Posts by Alan Smith

    From the message boards today...


    https://uk.advfn.com/stock-mar…t-capital-WPCT/share-chat


    'Quoting from the article: Link assesses Mr Woodford’s investments at least every six months and said Industrial Heat’s “development had not progressed at the rate upon which previous reviews were based”. So what new things have Link learned about cold fusion the past 6 months? More than that, what did they think had been the significant progress the 6 months prior that warranted a 357% valuation uplift? Especially as IH are in the habit of publishing close to nothing. To me, they are more culpable, even, than NW - it’s akin to corrupt police.'

    The comparative time scale of the two events has nothing to do with it.


    Well, I only partly agree. The longer the calibration runs the more the influence of ambient conditions (like the weather) becomes visible and can be taken into account. Because of the daily temperature cycles in the lab anything less than 24 hours would be folly, and preferably a calibration run should take in several working days and a weekend. This should be done at both the beginning and end of a very long test run, to allow for seasonal changes such as a lower or higher sunshine level inside the lab.


    But there is no way it must be the same duration as the test. In a better world I would like to see a matched pair of reactors, test and control which have been exhaustively calibrated before testing begins and then run side-by side in their own calorimeters. But all this costs time, money and takes up space Mizuno might not have. Old London vernacular 'When if's and ands become pots and pans I can cook some dinner' Alternative vulgar version 'If my aunt had balls she would be my uncle'.

    RE THE POST ABOVE. LENR FORUM INCLUDES REGULAR UPDATES ON THIS ADVENTURE POSTED BY OUR MEMBER GENNADY. THEY ARE OFFERED MERELY AS NEWS, AND ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN AS A PROMOTION, ENCOURAGEMENT TO INVEST OR ENDORSEMENT OF THE COMPANY IN ANY WAY. AS ALWAYS WITH INVESTMENTS IN BLUE-SKY SCIENCE THEY ARE HIGHLY SPECULATIVE AND MAY GO DOWN.

    SPAWAR Systems Center-Pacific Pd:D Co-Deposition Research: Overview of Refereed LENR Publications. A synopsis of 20 papers collected (and presumably re-edited) by Jack Dea.


    https://www.academia.edu/83360…ublications?auto=download


    Abstract
    Scientists at the US Navy SPAWAR Systems Center-Pacific (SSC-Pacific), andits predecessors, have had extraordinary success in publishing LENR papers in peer-reviewed journals. This success hasn’t come easily and is due to severalfactors. One key reason for this success was the courage of the SSC-Pacific upper management in allowing scientists to conduct research and publish results in acontroversial field. The few journal editors, who had the fortitude to consider our work, also contributed to this success. This contrasts with the majority of their peers who, taking the path of least resistance, ignored our work out of hand andreturned manuscripts with, ‘the subject matter is not in the purview of the journal’.The reviewers also played a role in the successful publication of LENR-related papers. A multitude of reviewers, many outside the LENR field, had to put asidetheir biases and look objectively at our data. In turn, the reviewers’ relentlessconcerns forced us to tenaciously address their issues. Ultimately, the SSC-Pacificteam published 21 refereed papers in seven journals and a book chapter, spanning19 years beginning in 1989. This paper is a brief synopsis of those publications.

    Amateur diagnoses of mental health problems are totally off topic and have no place here. They are tolerated to a certain (and very limited) extent in the Rossi thread, but that is it. You can always ask the Mods for helpm such requests have never been ignored internally at least.

    Shares in under-fire money manager Neil Woodford’s listed fund crashed 10% on Friday after one of its key investment’s faced a £30m write-down.

    WPCT.L) announced on Friday morning that independent assessors had written down the value of its investment in Industrial Heat, a startup developing new energy sources including cold fusion." data-reactid="23">Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT.L) announced on Friday morning that independent assessors had written down the value of its investment in Industrial Heat, a startup developing new energy sources including cold fusion.

    “an idea on the fringes of modern physics.”" data-reactid="24">Industrial Heat is one of Woodford’s biggest investments. It has attracted scepticism, with the Financial Times saying in June that Industrial Heat is based on “an idea on the fringes of modern physics.”

    READ MORE: Woodford fund freeze 'undermines trust' in whole industry" data-reactid="25">READ MORE: Woodford fund freeze 'undermines trust' in whole industry

    Woodford Patient Capital Trust said write-down is based on “a reassessment of the current progress of the business.” It will affect the company’s net asset value by about 3.4p per share, or about £30m. Woodford Patient Capital Trust’s total net asset value is £710m.

    Any concern about oil vapor getting into the turbo etc without the foreline trap? I'm in the same situation, waiting for foreline trap to arrive.


    Well, having changed the filaments, rebaked the QMS and pumped it down for a couple of days we are now at 3.4x10-8mB - and the foreline trap only arrived today and isn't fitted.


    So maybe- depending on your roughing pump you don't have to worry. They are mostly to trap water vapour anyway.

    Calorimeter is garbage, his paper reads like a first year high school student. Just saying.


    Unless you can provide proper detail (just like a high school student could) your remark as my colleague Curbina said is just flinging mud. As a first time poster, you are 'ind of' forgiven, but if you continue making posts of this quality you will eventually become a former member.

    An oil-based pump will allow a lower vacuum, but may not be worth the extra trouble.


    If you have a good turbo pump then an oil-filled pump is fine. I'm using a single stage Edwards oil-filled roughing pump with a turbo and we have seen 4.5 x 10-8 mB without a foreline trap- though I have one on the way.

    They do have a finite life, and are also fragile, being made from very thin thorium-oxide coated iridium wire. The system was showing a filament fault so we changed them - it had been moved over 200 miles after getting it, so vibration may have played a part. One looked ok, the other a big deformed but changing them is a delicate task not to be undertaken lightly. Happily there is a YT video showing how it is done- which was way more help than the instructions that came with the new parts.