Coalition of the Confused

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Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.

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Started 8/29/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 11701 views.
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3/10/20

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3/23/20

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You need to listen to this, it's beautiful!


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BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

Apr-14

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

The promise is enticing - a safe form of nuclear power to end the world's reliance on fossil fuels. But can it be done?

That's much more optimistic than previous reports I'd seen:

"Five or six years ago, ITER was not in a good shape. It was late, it was over-budget. But a new directorate was put in on the project and they have really got the thing moving in the right direction."

The first plasma experiments are now expected to begin in 2025.

For ITER to be considered a success, according to Professor Garrett, it must demonstrate that it can achieve an energy gain of a factor of 10.

"ITER consumes 50 megawatts of power to produce this plasma at 150 million degrees, and the goal is to produce 500 megawatts of power from that plasma," he says.

"The second goal is to be able to maintain that condition for many minutes at a time, so maybe 10 minutes, up to an hour, and that's what you would need for a steady-state power reactor."

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Apr-17

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

Apr-17

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Two experiments show key components of quantum computers known as qubits can operate at much higher temperatures than seen before.

I have made so many wrong predictions about technology that its embarrassing. Over and over I've said that computers (much though I love them) won't be able to do this that or the other.

My predictions on national matters have sometimes been very wrong too - but at least I can recognise and expose the driving forces.

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May-11

bml00

From: bml00

May-11

great idea hope it succeeds , with enormous oceans you need to have ever more efficient search and rescue capabilities

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