beachbumbabs
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October 15th, 2014 at 6:58:06 PM permalink
I am not in the loop on content changes, if any. So I would say carry on (within reason and in accordance with past practice) until something is posted on this board by either Wizard or Zuga posts something differently. I could be wrong.
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thecesspit
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October 15th, 2014 at 7:25:08 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I am not in the loop on content changes, if any. So I would say carry on (within reason and in accordance with past practice) until something is posted on this board by either Wizard or Zuga posts something differently. I could be wrong.



I thought Bob was in charge of allowable content now? I must of misunderstood...

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October 16th, 2014 at 7:17:43 AM permalink
Having read some more about this, what Lockheed seems to have made is a better magnetic field that may solve one of the stickiest problems in making a fusion reaction. That's not the same as having developed a prototype working fusion reactor.

Fusion means limitless energy as far as fuel is concerned. There's so much hydrogen in the world we'll never run out of it. And it's very very cheap. But we don't know yet how expensive a fusion reactor will be to operate. Just the same, this is interesting news and may rank up there with the development of other revolutionary technologies like the transistor, the microchip, or the cellular network.

What one must keep in mind is that thousands of people and billions of dollars have been applied to fusion research for decades, without as yet significant results. If cell phones had developed at the same pace, then for a few millions of dollars you could today make a call lasting a tiny fraction of a second from a unit as big as a mobile home.

In contrast it took less then 30 years from the first laboratory-observed uranium fission to working fission reactors.

But then fission is absurdly simple, the problem being how to contain the reaction so it won't produce too much energy. In fusion the problem is producing any energy at all.

I apologize for the interruption, You may now return to the pointless argument about posting on topic, whatever the hell the topic happens to be.
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ajemeister
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October 16th, 2014 at 7:54:06 AM permalink
Sorry if I'm off topic.. but what exactly is DT?
MrV
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October 16th, 2014 at 8:03:36 AM permalink
Quote: ajemeister

Sorry if I'm off topic.. but what exactly is DT?



Probably means "delirium tremens."

Delirium tremens is a severe form of alcohol withdrawal that involves sudden and severe mental or nervous system changes.

It can, if left untreated, lead to the posting of vapid posts on obscure message boards such as "Diversity Today."
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October 16th, 2014 at 8:27:01 AM permalink
Quote: MrV



It can, if left untreated, lead to the posting of vapid posts on obscure message boards such as "Diversity Today."

Or, in extreme cases, "Diversity Tomorrow" :P
MrV
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October 16th, 2014 at 9:00:50 AM permalink
Yeah, that too.

Today is yesterday's tomorrow.
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onenickelmiracle
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June 20th, 2017 at 1:52:16 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I put this on DT where it belongs. The
new owners have asked this to be
about gambling, and Mike has said
no gambling threads on DT.

That was just a ruse to get the deplorables to leave.
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!

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