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From: Walter Hicks (wallyshoes@mindspring.com)
Date: Tue Sep 03 2002 - 19:19:59 EDT

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    John Burgeson wrote:

    > Glenn -- you have a lot of data on how the oil supply is running out.
    >
    > Do you (or anyone) have any ideas on when Nuclear Fusion will replace it?

    Hey Burgy (& Glenn),

    When the USA decides to apply the talents, then it will be a minimal period of
    time --- like 6 months.

    (Piece of cake !!! - even I have notions as how to proceed)

    Instead of "brute force", the talents of Physicists and Feedback Engineers will
    solve the problem in very quick order --- with minimal funding. ( I say 6
    months)

    But ----- first, Glenn's abysmal oil predictions will have to converted into
    "fact" .

    The "6 month recovery time" will start and end -- based upon fact -------
    instead of predictions of "gloom and doom".

    Walt

    >
    >
    > Below is part of an article in NewScientist I came upon today. It was
    > published a month ago. What I have been unable to find in a fairly extensive
    > internet search is anyone making any predictions on when this technology
    > will go on line and begin producing energy which can be substituted for coal
    > and oil.
    >
    > It only took a few years for nuclear fission to go from the German lab to
    > the American bomb -- less than six if my memory serves me correctly. Nuclear
    > fission appears to be tougher. Yet it is apparent that the govts and
    > industry are spending increasing amounts on the research necessary for its
    > development.
    > --------------------
    > Fusion reactor breaks duration record
    >
    > 10:50 06 August 02 NewScientist.com news service
    >
    > A powerful plasma discharge has operated for a world record 210 seconds in
    > an experimental French fusion reactor. The demonstration is a significant
    > step toward the long plasma confinement times needed in a practical fusion
    > reactor.
    >
    > Physicists sustained the three-megawatt electric discharge in the Tore Supra
    > reactor at the Association Euratom-CEA in Cadarache. During that interval,
    > it dissipated more than 600 megajoules of energy, more than twice the
    > previous record, also set by Tore Supra in 1996.
    > ----------------
    >
    > Burgy
    >
    > www.burgy.50megs.com
    >
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    Walt Hicks <wallyshoes@mindspring.com>
    

    In any consistent theory, there must exist true but not provable statements. (Godel's Theorem)

    You can only find the truth with logic If you have already found the truth without it. (G.K. Chesterton) ===================================

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    <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> &nbsp; <p>John Burgeson wrote: <blockquote TYPE=CITE>Glenn -- you have a lot of data on how the oil supply is running out. <p>Do you (or anyone) have any ideas on when Nuclear Fusion will replace it?</blockquote>

    <p><br>Hey Burgy (&amp; Glenn), <p>When the USA decides to apply the talents, then it will be a minimal period of time --- like 6 months. <p>(Piece of cake !!! - even<b> I </b>have notions as how to proceed) <p>Instead of "brute force", the talents of Physicists and Feedback Engineers will solve the problem in very quick order&nbsp; --- with minimal funding. ( I say 6 months) <p>But ----- first, Glenn's abysmal oil predictions will have to converted into&nbsp; "fact" . <p>The "6 month recovery time" will start&nbsp; and end -- based upon <b><u>fact&nbsp;&nbsp;</u></b><i>&nbsp;&nbsp; ------- i</i>nstead of predictions of "gloom and doom". <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp; <p>Walt <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp; <blockquote TYPE=CITE>&nbsp; <p>Below is part of an article in NewScientist I came upon today. It was <br>published a month ago. What I have been unable to find in a fairly extensive <br>internet search is anyone making any predictions on when this technology <br>will go on line and begin producing energy which can be substituted for coal <br>and oil. <p>It only took a few years for nuclear fission to go from the German lab to <br>the American bomb -- less than six if my memory serves me correctly. Nuclear <br>fission appears to be tougher. Yet it is apparent that the govts and <br>industry are spending increasing amounts on the research necessary for its <br>development. <br>-------------------- <br>Fusion reactor breaks duration record <p>10:50 06 August 02&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; NewScientist.com news service <p>A powerful plasma discharge has operated for a world record 210 seconds in <br>an experimental French fusion reactor. The demonstration is a significant <br>step toward the long plasma confinement times needed in a practical fusion <br>reactor. <p>Physicists sustained the three-megawatt electric discharge in the Tore Supra <br>reactor at the Association Euratom-CEA in Cadarache. During that interval, <br>it dissipated more than 600 megajoules of energy, more than twice the <br>previous record, also set by Tore Supra in 1996. <br>---------------- <p>Burgy <p>www.burgy.50megs.com <p>_________________________________________________________________ <br>MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: <br><a href="http://photos.msn.com/support/worldwide.aspx">http://photos.msn.com/support/worldwide.aspx></blockquote>

    <p>-- <br>=================================== <br>Walt Hicks &lt;wallyshoes@mindspring.com> <p>In any consistent theory, there must <br>exist true but not provable statements. <br>(Godel's Theorem) <p>You can only find the truth with logic <br>If you have already found the truth <br>without it. (G.K. Chesterton) <br>=================================== <br>&nbsp;</html>

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