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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 05:14 PM
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7. I wish, I wish, I wish
That this would come true.

But many times technology that works fine in the laboratory doesn't scale and fails to achieve real-world applications.

Perhaps I'm cynical because for the past 30 years I've heard that a "cure" for spinal cord injury is just around the corner. And yet here I sit, still in my wheelchair, still paralyzed. My quip now is "The cure for SCI is next year." I'll say that every year until I'm dead (or, miraculously there is a cure).

In much the same way I've been reading about fusion research for decades and a functioning fusion reactor is always "just around the corner."

I wish, I wish, I wish....
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  -Polywell Proton Boron fusion reactor approved FogerRox  Jun-29-09 04:09 PM   #0 
  - A little graphic eye candy  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 04:29 PM   #1 
  - 2 votes, thanks, can I get some peak oil love here?  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 04:33 PM   #2 
  - A 3rd vote, thanks, but I like comments too... please?  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 04:48 PM   #3 
  - I was told there would be no math. n/t  ColbertWatcher   Jun-29-09 04:55 PM   #4 
  - No math, just shiney pretty lights  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 05:11 PM   #6 
  - ...  ColbertWatcher   Jun-29-09 05:27 PM   #13 
     - OMG, thats great  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 06:32 PM   #22 
        - THere has to be an LOLcat variation of Rule 34. n/t  ColbertWatcher   Jun-29-09 06:34 PM   #23 
           - Only reference I found was  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 08:52 PM   #31 
              - Excellent! n/t  ColbertWatcher   Jun-29-09 10:17 PM   #34 
  - lol! K * R nt  glitch   Jun-30-09 11:50 AM   #40 
  - Kick Da Fusion Power Out Of It!  DaLittle Kitty   Jun-29-09 10:54 PM   #35 
  - Cool if it works, but sorta scary too...  hunter   Jun-29-09 05:11 PM   #5 
  - Fusion gets us off the planet, factories off the planet. It gives us the solar system.  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 05:15 PM   #8 
  - Does the trashing ever end?  GeorgeGist   Jun-30-09 03:22 PM   #43 
     - When you got essentially free energy recycling can begin.  joshcryer   Jun-30-09 10:43 PM   #58 
  - No it makes recycling free.  joshcryer   Jun-30-09 08:36 PM   #46 
  - I wish, I wish, I wish  Ezlivin   Jun-29-09 05:14 PM   #7 
  - These new contracts are to address scaling, we'll know n 2 yrs.  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 05:16 PM   #9 
  - Hell, I'll be walking by then  Ezlivin   Jun-29-09 05:21 PM   #12 
  - I'm hoping along with you...........  CrownPrinceBandar   Jun-29-09 05:33 PM   #16 
  - This looks promising.  Uncle Joe   Jun-29-09 05:17 PM   #10 
  - K&R nt  PurgedVoter   Jun-29-09 05:19 PM   #11 
  - I'm going to change my band name to Donut Shaped Fusion  rucky   Jun-29-09 05:29 PM   #14 
  - Oh was I ridiculing the ITER? LOL, such a sugary kind of fusion  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 06:14 PM   #19 
  - Pb-11? Lead?  Canuckistanian   Jun-29-09 05:30 PM   #15 
  - Boron 11 and a proton.  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 06:08 PM   #18 
  - K&R  Soylent Brice   Jun-29-09 06:00 PM   #17 
  - I look forward to this development  GliderGuider   Jun-29-09 06:19 PM   #20 
  - Never left the planet have you, dont know anyone who has  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 06:27 PM   #21 
  - Never imagined yourself as a jaguar have you?  GliderGuider   Jun-29-09 08:31 PM   #27 
     - Meh, all life on Earth is destined to go extinct.  joshcryer   Jun-30-09 08:43 PM   #48 
        - Is that supposed to justify our continued expunging of other species?  GliderGuider   Jun-30-09 09:28 PM   #52 
        - They would do it to us if they could.  joshcryer   Jun-30-09 10:46 PM   #59 
        - Every 65 million years or so we have a mass extinction. They say we are  alfredo   Jun-30-09 09:50 PM   #53 
        - We have been in a mass extinction event for quite some time now..  Fumesucker   Jun-30-09 10:15 PM   #55 
           - Holocene is incomparable to T-J or K-T extinction events.  joshcryer   Jun-30-09 10:55 PM   #62 
              - Eh, it's not over yet..  Fumesucker   Jul-01-09 05:59 AM   #64 
  - Well, everyone line up for the suicide machine then.  comrade snarky   Jun-29-09 08:49 PM   #30 
  - We already have.  GliderGuider   Jun-29-09 08:56 PM   #32 
     - Well according to what you seem to be saying we should  comrade snarky   Jun-29-09 09:17 PM   #33 
        - I'm guessing you live in a movie theater  GliderGuider   Jun-30-09 05:47 AM   #36 
           - Quick question  PVnRT   Jun-30-09 06:46 AM   #38 
           - Your question, as posed, is meaningless.  GliderGuider   Jun-30-09 07:38 AM   #39 
           - Fine, you're not a primitiveist  comrade snarky   Jun-30-09 12:50 PM   #41 
           - Actually, I have a lot to offer besides DOOOOOOOM :-)  GliderGuider   Jun-30-09 02:51 PM   #42 
              - There is no solution to anything that does not arrive  comrade snarky   Jun-30-09 03:54 PM   #44 
              - Yeah, technological progress in the last 100 years will look like nothing in the next 50.  joshcryer   Jun-30-09 08:49 PM   #50 
                 - A man of thirty is deemed mature  GliderGuider   Jun-30-09 09:59 PM   #54 
              - You're cynical about problems being solved by technology, yet hopeful...  Silent3   Jul-01-09 06:52 AM   #65 
                 - I know my position sounds naive  GliderGuider   Jul-01-09 08:21 AM   #66 
           - "[...] expecting it to have an up side but no down side [...]"  joshcryer   Jun-30-09 08:48 PM   #49 
              - You may believe that, but you cannot know it.  GliderGuider   Jun-30-09 09:26 PM   #51 
              - I can know it.  joshcryer   Jun-30-09 10:43 PM   #57 
              - Hey! Some of us like the urban life.  comrade snarky   Jun-30-09 10:38 PM   #56 
                 - I bet you'd like luxury skyscrapers with mass transit more.  joshcryer   Jun-30-09 10:47 PM   #60 
                    - I'll sure take the extra streetcars and  comrade snarky   Jun-30-09 10:55 PM   #61 
                       - You can keep your yuppy bicycles!  joshcryer   Jun-30-09 10:55 PM   #63 
  - What was it I taught you about the conservation of mass in chemical reactions?  joshcryer   Jun-30-09 08:38 PM   #47 
  - Dont forget to show some love for pt 3  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 06:35 PM   #24 
  - I was trying my best to make some sense from your post for for the life of me I can not.  ThomWV   Jun-29-09 07:03 PM   #25 
  - Its about practical Thermonuclear Fusion in my lifetime. I'm in my 50's.  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 08:32 PM   #28 
  - K&R  Wednesdays   Jun-29-09 07:31 PM   #26 
  - Thank you Wednesdays, have a very pleasant Monday evening....  FogerRox   Jun-29-09 08:42 PM   #29 
  - .  Wilms   Jun-30-09 06:27 AM   #37 
  - Kick for superior intellect n/t  autorank   Jun-30-09 04:13 PM   #45 
  - Kick. (nt)  Kurovski   Jul-01-09 06:16 PM   #67 

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