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Old November 16th 18, 06:28 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46219656

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Old November 16th 18, 08:04 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Default Even relatively honest but left-wing BBC sometimes publishes rubbish

On Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:28:19 AM UTC, RichA wrote:
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46219656


When people grow older and become more confident, the notions of left and right social politics start to fade, at least for those who don't rely on social groups, political affiliations, social status and so on. The Brits have created a situation based on so much wishful thinking that presently there is only chaos where extremists have a lot in common which drowns out more balanced views.

All societies go through these situations now and again but are resolved when the pseudo-intellectual convictions that escape from the academic realm into the the social/political realm are put back in their box. The march of folly is well known but few have the courage to deal with the excesses of academic convictions projected into a political format -

” A lopsided education has helped to encourage that illusion. Man must realize that a fundamental law of necessity reigns throughout the whole realm of Nature and that his existence is subject to the law of eternal struggle and strife. He will then feel that there cannot be a separate law for mankind in a world in which planets and suns follow their orbits, where moons and planets trace their destined paths, where the strong are always the masters of the weak and where those subject to such laws must obey them or be destroyed.” Hitler



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Old November 16th 18, 02:57 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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On Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:28:17 -0800 (PST), RichA
wrote:

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46219656


What's "rubbish" about it? It's a legitimate news story about
something that some businesses are claiming they can do. That's what
good reporting looks like.
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Old November 16th 18, 03:28 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Chris L Peterson wrote in
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On Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:28:17 -0800 (PST), RichA
wrote:

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46219656


What's "rubbish" about it? It's a legitimate news story about
something that some businesses are claiming they can do. That's
what good reporting looks like.

"We're just five years away from harnessing almost unlimited power
from "miniature suns", some start-ups say"

The same as they've been saying for 50+ years.

No doubt it will be used to power the self-piloting flying cars that
run on desktop Linux, justl ike everything else.

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Old November 16th 18, 05:30 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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The Troll RichA:
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46219656


Chris L Peterson:
What's "rubbish" about it? It's a legitimate news story about
something that some businesses are claiming they can do. That's what
good reporting looks like.


Right. But that's not the big take-away from that story. The big news
is that fusion power is just five years away! I'm pushing 75 pretty
hard, and it's been between 5 and 25 years away for at least 70 of my
75 years. That's because we're stuck in some sort of Star-Trek tachyon
loop, an ellipse, perhaps, in which time is highly elastic and every
time we approach controlled fusion, gravity slingshots us away from it,
only to have our elastic tachyon loop snap us back every 5 to 25 years.
It's a miracle our necks have not all snapped from whiplash. I further
believe that my thinking on this matter is Nobel-worthy (Physics). And
if I can figure out why our necks haven't snapped you can add
Physiology and Medicine to that.

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Old November 16th 18, 06:12 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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On Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:28:19 PM UTC-7, RichA wrote:
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46219656


Fusion power is a potential source of clean, cheap energy. Calling a tokamak,
say, a "miniature sun" is, in my opinion, too much of a stretch. Using that term
in the case of inertial confinement fusion is not as bad, but still, a naive
reader might imagine a "miniature sun" as something still held together by its
own gravity.

Apparently, though - the article won't display for me in a reasonable time, my
connection is having problems today - the issue is that the BBC published a news
release in an uncritical manner that seems to be highly overoptimistic.
Uncritically publishing news releases, however, is very common, so the BBC can
hardly be singled out to be faulted for that.

John Savard
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Old November 16th 18, 06:32 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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On Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:12:24 -0800 (PST), Quadibloc wrote:

On Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:28:19 PM UTC-7, RichA wrote:
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46219656


Fusion power is a potential source of clean, cheap energy. Calling a tokamak,
say, a "miniature sun" is, in my opinion, too much of a stretch. Using that term
in the case of inertial confinement fusion is not as bad, but still, a naive
reader might imagine a "miniature sun" as something still held together by its
own gravity.

Apparently, though - the article won't display for me in a reasonable time, my
connection is having problems today - the issue is that the BBC published a news
release in an uncritical manner that seems to be highly overoptimistic.
Uncritically publishing news releases, however, is very common, so the BBC can
hardly be singled out to be faulted for that.

John Savard


While the article displayed well for me, after the 1st couple sentences,
it came across as overly-hyped: a mixture of bits of truth and
distortions. Not good jouranlism - imo.
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Old November 16th 18, 06:36 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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On Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:30:37 -0500, Davoud wrote:

The Troll RichA:
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46219656


Chris L Peterson:
What's "rubbish" about it? It's a legitimate news story about
something that some businesses are claiming they can do. That's what
good reporting looks like.


Right. But that's not the big take-away from that story. The big news
is that fusion power is just five years away! I'm pushing 75 pretty
hard, and it's been between 5 and 25 years away for at least 70 of my
75 years. That's because we're stuck in some sort of Star-Trek tachyon
loop, an ellipse, perhaps, in which time is highly elastic and every
time we approach controlled fusion, gravity slingshots us away from it,
only to have our elastic tachyon loop snap us back every 5 to 25 years.
It's a miracle our necks have not all snapped from whiplash. I further
believe that my thinking on this matter is Nobel-worthy (Physics). And
if I can figure out why our necks haven't snapped you can add
Physiology and Medicine to that.


I'm not holding my breath... or investing in those companies. But the
story is good (and emphasizes, more than once, that such claims are
nothing new and have not panned out in the past).
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Old November 16th 18, 10:17 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Bill wrote in
:

On Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:12:24 -0800 (PST), Quadibloc wrote:

On Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:28:19 PM UTC-7, RichA
wrote:
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46219656


Fusion power is a potential source of clean, cheap energy.
Calling a tokamak, say, a "miniature sun" is, in my opinion,
too much of a stretch. Using that term in the case of inertial
confinement fusion is not as bad, but still, a naive reader
might imagine a "miniature sun" as something still held
together by its own gravity.

Apparently, though - the article won't display for me in a
reasonable time, my connection is having problems today - the
issue is that the BBC published a news release in an uncritical
manner that seems to be highly overoptimistic. Uncritically
publishing news releases, however, is very common, so the BBC
can hardly be singled out to be faulted for that.

John Savard


While the article displayed well for me, after the 1st couple
sentences, it came across as overly-hyped: a mixture of bits of
truth and distortions. Not good jouranlism - imo.


It wasn't intended to be journalism, it was intended to be marketing
hype. Whatever company is behind it has stock to sell, dammit!

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Terry Austin

Vacation photos from Iceland:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/QaXQkB

"Terry Austin: like the polio vaccine, only with more asshole."
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Jesus forgives sinners, not criminals.

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Old November 17th 18, 02:14 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
RichA[_6_]
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Default Even relatively honest but left-wing BBC sometimes publishes rubbish

On Friday, 16 November 2018 13:12:27 UTC-5, Quadibloc wrote:
On Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:28:19 PM UTC-7, RichA wrote:
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46219656


Fusion power is a potential source of clean, cheap energy. Calling a tokamak,
say, a "miniature sun" is, in my opinion, too much of a stretch. Using that term
in the case of inertial confinement fusion is not as bad, but still, a naive
reader might imagine a "miniature sun" as something still held together by its
own gravity.

Apparently, though - the article won't display for me in a reasonable time, my
connection is having problems today - the issue is that the BBC published a news
release in an uncritical manner that seems to be highly overoptimistic.
Uncritically publishing news releases, however, is very common, so the BBC can
hardly be singled out to be faulted for that.

John Savard


Forget the BBC, go to phys.org. Take every glad prediction about an invention or advancement they post on. Come back in 2 years. Almost NONE will have come to pass. Favourites include greatly advanced batteries and flying cars. BTW, where is that space elevator?
 




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