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    I think it's true that most have moved on. Many of that most have come to, or continue to, classify Rossi supporters along with anti-vaxxers, flat earthers, and young earth creationists. That is to say, along with people who can NEVER be convinced by…
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    Well, if anyone thinks IH were the real villains, they'll be glad it cost them millions of dollars!

    IMO, they were just gullible and somewhat incompetent.

    I'll be writing to Woodford - and others-, pointing out that they could do with a scientifically…
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    (Quote from Dr Richard)

    That continues to be the only really interesting thing about the whole Rossi saga.
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    (Quote from Paradigmnoia)


    Yes, - but WHAT is it a picture of, exactly?
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    (Quote from Wyttenbach)


    Indeed. My post was somewhat tongue-in-cheek.
    Nevertheless, the basis of Rossi's SK "claims" and of the "maths" "supporting" them is this arc-like doodad wherein he calculated the temperature of c. 8000K.
    Whatever magic elements…
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    Well, I can reproduce some at least of Rossi's claims.

    I take an arc lamp - for the sake of argument, a deuterium lamp - and its appropriate power supply.
    I turn it on - after a brief warm-up, high power is temporarily supplied, and the arc is struck.…
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    (Quote from THHuxleynew)


    A warped sense of fun? Nothing else to do? A genuine scientific enquiry into just how much crap some people will believe?
    You choose.
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    (Quote from Dewey Weaver)

    Thanks, Dewey!
    I'd forgotten the full extent of that particular magnificence
  • Nigel Appleton

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    (Quote from robwoudenberg)

    Easy! You just install a massive, but invisible, heat exchanger.
    Rossi knows how!
  • Nigel Appleton

    Replied to the thread Rossi E-Cat SK Demo Discussion.
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    There is also the knotty problem of how to contain a plasma or arc that has a supposed real temperature of thousands of degrees.
    Envelopes of fused quartz, magnesium fluoride and so on won't cut it.
    But maybe Rossi has invented a brand spanking new…
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    I should perhaps make it clear that although I am quite sure that the ecat and all its manifestations are fraudulent, I am agnostic on LENR in general. There seem to be enough reports from actual scientists of anomalous heat and/or unexpected products…
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    Although I am (was) a mere microbiologist, my bullcrap detector is active in other fields.
    Lots of people are ignoring the facts that a) Rossi, in his first equation is calculating COLOUR TEMPERATURE, and b) that colour temperature is in no way…
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    Amongst the many other things I'm dubious about, one is that I can't help wondering if a 20% saving on heating bills is going to be sufficiently attractive to the discerning customer. Even assuming minimal disruption and cost in installing the SKBeast, I…
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    In my working life, I was offered 2 technologies said to be game-changers (in biology rather than in engineering)
    When I enquired about lack of controls in experiments used to generate (supporting) data, I got the "this is so good it needs no controls"…
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    I have a simple question for the Rossi supporters / wait for more "evidence" folks. I assume, and please feel free to correct me, that it would be fairly straightforward (by which I mean it would not require any technological or other breakthroughs) to…
  • Nigel Appleton

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    I cannot for the life of me understand what the purpose of that "demonstration" was.
    A dog and pony show with no canine or equine components whatsoever, very badly presented.
    Nor can I understand how Rossi still has faithful believers.
    But then I am…