Canyonero
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October 15th, 2014 at 4:11:50 PM permalink
Like the clickbait title?

Well if this story is true (I have some doubt), the thread title would be entirely accurate:

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-lockheed-martins-nuclear-fusion-works-2014-10

100MW reactors on the back of a truck, no harmful emissions... This would change the world as we know it today, politically and socially. What do you all think?
AZDuffman
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October 15th, 2014 at 4:13:01 PM permalink
Quote: Canyonero

Like the clickbait title?

Well if this story is true (I have some doubt), the thread title would be entirely accurate:

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-lockheed-martins-nuclear-fusion-works-2014-10

100MW reactors on the back of a truck, no harmful emissions... This would change the world as we know it today, politically and socially. What do you all think?



This is already under discussion at DT.
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EvenBob
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October 15th, 2014 at 4:18:44 PM permalink
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.
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GWAE
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October 15th, 2014 at 4:20:44 PM 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.



so people that don't go to DT can't discuss things other than gambling. Just curious where the new owners asked this to be only gambling?
Nareed
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October 15th, 2014 at 4:47:43 PM permalink
Quote: Canyonero

Like the clickbait title?



Frankly, no.

Quote:

Well if this story is true (I have some doubt),



I have every doubt. I think Clarke said fusion energy is 20 years away, every 20 years. Or something like that.

But at least this development doe snot claim anything too improbable, like using sound waves to force gas into fusion (not energetic enough), or cold fusion (not real enough). So maybe this one is real. Whether it works or not, I reserve judgment until I see it work.

Quote:

100MW reactors on the back of a truck, no harmful emissions...



Weeeeelll, not quite. The reason to sue deuterium and tritium is that they have more neutrons. Neutrons don't repel each other, nor do they repel protons. But tritium has three nucleons, and the end product, the helium atom, has 4. This means two neutrons will end up flying away after each atom is fused. These will be highly energetic neutrons heated to millions of degrees and under a lot of pressure. I expect they'll be hard to contain.

In other words, your reactor will grow increasingly radioactive due to high-speed, hot, energetic neutrons striking every surface within reach. But at least your main by-product will be helium, which should be safe enough.

And the fuel is cheap and plentiful, too.
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AZDuffman
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October 15th, 2014 at 5:05:00 PM 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.



Not that we had them anyways but didn't hear about the no-compete clause.
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EvenBob
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October 15th, 2014 at 6:07:42 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Not that we had them anyways but didn't hear about the no-compete clause.



It's on DT, Mike came right out and said
no gambling or casino threads on DT, he
doesn't want to compete with WoV.
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MrV
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October 15th, 2014 at 6:14:00 PM 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.





As far as limiting this board to gambling only topics: they should remove the "Off Topic" thread area, if that is what they want.

Otherwise, keep posting off topic, it's allowed.
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Boz
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October 15th, 2014 at 6:42:52 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

As far as limiting this board to gambling only topics: they should remove the "Off Topic" thread area, if that is what they want.

Otherwise, keep posting off topic, it's allowed.




It's always been a gray area and until told otherwise I think it is fair to post off topic things here.
GWAE
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October 15th, 2014 at 6:49:33 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

It's on DT, Mike came right out and said
no gambling or casino threads on DT, he
doesn't want to compete with WoV.



well not everyone goes to that board. Obviously that was part of the buy out, I am sure he has a non compete clause.

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