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    My criticism referred to the overall progress (or lack thereof) in the conversation. I said "There's a general tendency to confuse temperature with power". Power refers to both the electric input to the heater, and the heat and other forms of power…
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    I think I posted Zhang's recent results in this thread. Anyway, today he reported more experiments. He works fast! Someone suggested he try "thermoacoustic" stimulation. Which is what it sounds like, but don't ask me. Anyway, he tried that, in record…
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    OK, I missed that detail in your original proposal, and my comment applied mainly to those responding to it. Each of the cylinders should be considered as a "black box" containing a source of heat, and I agree with your conclusion that given identical…
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)

    I think that is not correct. The heat is already coming out and an external heat engine can make use of it without violating conservation. There are also non-linear dynamics due to the 4th power of radiation, and that will act to…
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    That would be true (in time) only if the outer wall was not losing heat to the outside.
    But because it is not a closed system, and because it is losing heat to the outside, the same wall temperature can't be achieved. The result…
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    We had enough entertainment on this thread. 20 posts moved to Clearance. Now get back to saving the planet.
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    Don't be hard on Bruce-H. He lives in a world where everything should be revealed,. That;s why he uses a screen name.
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    Or co-deposition?
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    (Quote from Paradigmnoia)


    By 'smaller fonts' are you referring to the data cell labels? They can't be any bigger and still fit. The whole layout would have to be re-done.
    The 7-segment data numbers maybe could be made bold, I'll have a look next time the…
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    I'm with Paradigmnoi on the font size, trend line width/weight, low contrast colors, etc... Hard to see for these tired old eyes even with a large monitor. I also suggest reducing the size/scale of the control panel in favor of…
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    That's sort of interesting. But sort of pointless. There must be hundreds of things you should not do in an experiment. So don't do them! What is the point of exploring a configuration that no one would use in the first place,…