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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Rapparee 31 Jan 06 - 05:15 PM
Amos 31 Jan 06 - 01:25 PM
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MMario 31 Jan 06 - 10:23 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Jan 06 - 05:15 PM

I am skimpy with references because I feel that you are intelligent enough to look 'em up your own self.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 31 Jan 06 - 01:25 PM

I recognize that piece -- Mere de Chaussee, I think...1961, Berkeley Pronuclear Press, Summat-under-Dawedder, as I recall. Sigh. For a librariarian you sometimes are skimpy with source references, Good Rapaire. IS this a sort of backlash from too much time spent Deweying much about nothing?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Jan 06 - 12:04 PM

HAD we but Pu239 enough, and Time,        
These explosions Lady were no crime.        
We would sit down, and think which what        
To destroy, and pass our explosive out.        
Thou by the Indian Ganges side                 
Should'st U235 find: I by the Tide        
Of Humber would complain. We would        
Explode things ten years before, and flood:        
And you should (if you built a shed)        
Effect the Conversion of some lead.
Our mutated vegetables should grow        
Vaster then Empires, and more slow.        
An hundred years should go before we raise        
The shelter's lidded door and Gaze        
Out upon the blasted moor
Where once did frolick Fawns and more.        
But at my back I alwaies hear        
Times winged Charriot hurrying near:        
And yonder all before us lye        
Cities we did cause to Frye.        
Beauty shall no more be found;        
Nor, in their marble Vault, a sound.        
Now therefore, while the youthful hew        
Sits on thy skin like morning [dew]        
And while thy willing Soul transpires        
At every pore the nuckleer Fires,        
Now let us sport us while we may;        
And now, like am'rous birds of prey,        
Rather at once our Time devour,        
Than languish with our Awesome pow'r.        
Let us roll all our Strength, and all        
Our fissionables, up into one Ball:        
Thus, and we can make our Sun,        
Our own Sun, and we will make him run.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 31 Jan 06 - 10:51 AM

Ahh Amos, you need to refine your materiel, prefably using a gas centrifuge....

This is the original: from upsatirs:Les Barkers Administarium

Now lets's see if a few carefully chosen words, and the physics scarttered around here are enough to attract the attention of the FBI's computers. The decoder wheels should really worry them.....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jan 06 - 10:23 AM

aha! like plumbum and lead.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 31 Jan 06 - 10:12 AM

These are enough for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 31 Jan 06 - 10:11 AM

Same stuff, just using the Anglosaxon, rather than the Latin name for it. Go ahead and use it, if you like; it makes you look knowledgeable in an arcane way.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jan 06 - 10:01 AM

I thought Bs was Ballocksine


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Jan 06 - 09:16 AM

Ah. I wasn't aware of the discovery of Bs. I was taught the elements from 1 through 217, but that was years and years back and in my high school chemistry class. Granted, we had to create elements 104 to 217, but that wasn't a problem because back then we were well educated young people, not like nowadays when the students couldn't build a linear accelerator or a cyclotron or bevatron out of tinfoil and burnt matchsticks if their lives depended upon it. Why, did you know that Quantum Mechanics and Tensor Calculus aren't even taught in the grade schools anymore??? I was shocked, I tell you, shocked to my very core! Back in my day we only had a slide rule and/or an abacus to work out problems, but today, even with all the fancy calculators and computers you can't find a sixth grader who can integrate a nested trig function correctly! And as for matrices, well, just forget it!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 07:24 PM

Bullshitonium (bs) has been around for a long time, Rapaire. It floats freely in atmosphere, but there are two conditions which unstabilize it. One is when a certain amount of gravity is injected into the atmosphere, which tends to make Bs expand unless it is the far rarer isotope known as Bs -g. That isotope tends to permeate and levitate in the presence of atmospheric gravity and dispel the density thereof.

The other destabilizing effect is when Bs -g encounters Administrarium which is composed of a high concentration of   Bs+G anyway; small explosions at random tend to ensue.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 07:07 PM

Can we have an element abbreviated "Bs"????


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 06:48 PM

On this day:


In 2079, A final Grand Unified Theory is determined, and it turns out the universe was created by beings which are too far beyond our imagination for me to descibe, in their equivilent of a drunken bet.

In 2015, the other assisins of JFK come forward.

and in 3701, a Canadian team made up of clones of William Shatner wins the Superbowl, which you funny colonials seem to make a slight fuss over....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 06:39 PM

Ha! I know, I have a box from there!

Bluff Point, NY!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 06:21 PM

POsitronium!! I always thought it should exist, and now it does!!!

The best study of the rare "atom" consisting
of two electrons and one positron is being reported. Positronium
(abbreviated Ps) is a very "clean" two-body object: it consists of
an electron and a positron which after about 150 nanoseconds
annihilate each other. For studying the theory of quantum
electrodynamics (QED), Ps is in some ways better even than the
hydrogen atom: with pointlike constituents and with no complicating
nuclear forces (the size of the proton and its own internal
structure interject uncertainties into QED estimates of H behavior),
Ps is a simpler, albeit fragile, quantum system. An even more
fragile "atom" is the tripartite object consisting of two electrons
and one positron. Ps-, as it is known, is less suitable for QED
studies than Ps, but has the great virtue of being the simplest
three-body system in physics.




Yaaaaay for positronium, the optimistic atom!!

When a sufficient amount of it is gathered in one place, guess what happens? A condition of critical levity ensues which makes any person within n+r^3 meters^2 of the center of effect feel delightfully happy and start laughing.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 05:20 PM

Seattle? Portland, Oregon? NE Ohio?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 03:13 PM

you know;

when your mind is in the gutter you don't see much sun - but the

percentage of clear days is less then 20%

percentage of possible sunshine is below 30% for several months of the year and doesn't average above 70% for any month.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 03:03 PM

So, Mario -- are you saying that you live where the sun don't shine?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 01:25 PM

I just checked - current hometown gets an average of 27 inches of precipitation a year - heck - we average 2 inches of SNOW in the month of may!    We are also way under the US average percentage of sunlight and way OVER the US percentage of overcast days.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 01:08 PM

Shucks, we get about 17 inches of precipitation of all sorts in an average year. Timbucto gets 9.13.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: kindaloupehackenweez
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 12:53 PM

lol You never miss a beat.

Todays Trivia Tidbit:

The south pole is actually a desert enviorment, averging about the same amount of monthly rainfall as the Sahara Desert.

kindaloupehackenweez


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 12:26 PM

Dumb trick? You ain't seen any dumb trick until you've seen Old Harold try over at Betsy the Bed's place! Betsy says that Harold is the dumbest trick she's ever turned!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 11:57 AM

Sunny Munndy here also. We could use a little snow to melt, it's still way too dry around these parts.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 11:55 AM

yes, Amos, it is.


MOM!



Amos is CHEATING!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 11:51 AM

BWL:

This is really a dumb trick!





A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: kindaloupehackenweez
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 11:45 AM

Very good commentary this last weekend. Tryed to get here but that damn worm wouldnt let me past the "Page cannot be displayed" same ole same ole.

A totally clear (not a cloud in the sky) day with snow melting temps.
Gotta get some of that. Hopes its as nice where you all are at. Nothing quite like a sunny monday. Humm sounds like the title to a song.

DID YA KNOW?

1933 - The first episode of the "Lone Ranger" radio program was broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit?      OR

1968 - The Vietcong launched the Tet offensive against South Vietnamese cities.                         OR

1969 - The Beatles made there last public appearance together, on the roof of their Apple Studios in London.    OR

1972 - In Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 13 unarmed civil rights demonstrators were shot dead by British Army Paratroopers, a day later known as "Bloody Sunday."

Humm for what had first appeared to be a bright sunny day has now become a sort of Memorial Day.. Damit\

Just sharing          kindaloupehackenweez


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 11:00 AM

That there's a good 'un! Shore kin get a man a-goin'. 'Minds me of the time that Rusty Jack up at the Legion Hovel tried ta dig a hole clean through ta China. After he got down about fifteen feet he was yellin' fer a ladder er a rope or somethin'. Billy the Cob tossed down a lariat with a hangman's noose in the end, which brought forth all sorts of cussin' from Rusty Jack. Finally, Floozy Flossie -- she who used to be famous as one of the Bobbsey Twins -- poured a gallon of stompin' whiskey down inta the hole and ol' Rusty Jack jist stood at the bottom with his mouth wide open. Billy saw what was goin' on and wanted some of the action, so he jumped right inta the hole with Rusty Jack! Billy, though, had a lot more to him than Rusty Jack and he stuck fast about seven feet down. We coulda got him out eventually, only when he stuck Billy realized that his direrear was gonna cut loose agin. Well, it did, and if you think that the first bunch of cussin' was bad, you shore didn't want ta hear Rusty Jack this time! Anyway, the direrear made Billy the Cob so danged skinny that he slipped right on down to the bottom of the hole, where Rusty Jack clobbered him with the shovel. Finally, Pinto figgered out how ta rescue 'em, and we filled the hole with water and floated 'em out. Rusty Jack still ain't talkin' ta Billy the Cob, except for things like "Gimme that whiskey."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Jan 06 - 10:21 PM

BWL, you took this long to get back here and you pointed us at the thread we're already on? Is this the html version of navel gazing?

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=59418&messages=10842&page=217#1657491


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 29 Jan 06 - 09:51 PM

Hi, Mom! I finally got on the MOAB again!

Just wanted to share a new stupid HTML trick with everyone:

Click Here!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jan 06 - 06:53 PM

One could call it "Pointillism."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jan 06 - 06:53 PM

Of course it's not the point! The point is on the sword, and even though it's a point it's not impolite in this case. Get the point?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 29 Jan 06 - 06:29 PM

But there is a better way, and it works with almost any bottle.

Take bottle firmly in one hand, angled slightly away from your body, and with a powerful, but controlled motion, run the back of your sword up the bottle to catch it just under the closure. It will work with anything with a lip on the bottle, ie beer etc, most wine and champagne
bottles.

like so:
http://www.maisons-champagne.com/encyclopedie/vignes_au_plaisir/images/canardduch_sabre.jpg

Of course, you can achive the same with a shrp corner, or many other tools, but that's not the point.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jan 06 - 06:29 PM

I grew up with crew caps on wine jugs. First time I saw a cork in a wine bottle I musta been something like 21. Got it out with a screwdriver and woodscrew and a pair of pliers. When I got to Korea with the army an old Sergeant Major showed me how to whack the bottom of wine bottles to get hydrostatic pressure to pop out the cork -- he'd learned it in France in WW2. I've lost the touch over the years, but it's a great trick if you know how to do it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jan 06 - 03:57 PM

Yeah, and you gotta love those little twist off caps with contrails coming out of them zooming around the edge of the ad.

But, I mean, you'd look really silly sniffing a twist-off cap when first opened. It's just nopt the same.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Jan 06 - 03:31 PM

Here's a little chuckle for Mom and others--if you want to impress friends with the quality of your wine in the bottle with the twist top, call it instead a Stelvin Closure. (It's a heckuva lot easier to open than the cork!)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jan 06 - 02:56 PM

singultus:

hiccup: (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion; "how do you cure the hiccups?"
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn


Man, you never cease to impress, I gotta say. All them books must leak into your brain.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jan 06 - 02:32 PM

Deep inside Mom's germanium-silcon-deuterium-lithium VI soul these are quarks. These quarks are both left and right handed, and the left handed quarks have clockwise spin whilst the right handed quarks spin widdershins. They exchange Truth and Beauty between them, but when they are tossed back they are sent as antiquarks, specifically as Lies and Ugly. Up and Down then change places, causes an imbalance in the Mom's natural order. This in turn causes a sonoconvulsive singultus in Layers 5 and 7.

See? It's quite simple when you really understand it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jan 06 - 01:45 PM

Ya know, I think Mom doesn't really like science too much. Every time we start talking about these things she starts to fall down!

Woddya make of it?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 03:47 PM

Well, I dunno about sonofusion, but sonoluminescence (the same violent collapse of tiny bubbles, accompanied by the emission of wee bursts of cohere light) is well-documented, and requires only pure water, not benzene.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 03:32 PM

By bombarding a special mixture of acetone and benzene with oscillating sound waves, the researchers caused bubbles in the mixture to expand and then violently collapse. This technique, which has been dubbed "sonofusion," produces a shock wave that has the potential to fuse nuclei together, according to the team.


Holy Cow, Amos, but that's a toxic mixture! You'll kill everyone and everything in the vicinity whilst "shocking" this power.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 02:46 PM

Is that like staring out the window at nothing in particular? I've done that for a long time and I'm pretty darned good at it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 02:08 PM

In other news, not related to rapiers of any spelling, the following is of scientific interest in the eternal "body-spirit-mind" triangle debate:

"People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don't. Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains. Brain scans they conducted reveal that experienced meditators boasted increased thickness in parts of the brain that deal with attention and processing sensory input.

In one area of gray matter, the thickening turns out to be more pronounced in older than in younger people. That's intriguing because those sections of the human cortex, or thinking cap, normally get thinner as we age.

"Our data suggest that meditation practice can promote cortical plasticity in adults in areas important for cognitive and emotional processing and well-being," says Sara Lazar, leader of the study and a psychologist at Harvard Medical School. "These findings are consistent with other studies that demonstrated increased thickness of music areas in the brains of musicians, and visual and motor areas in the brains of jugglers. In other words, the structure of an adult brain can change in response to repeated practice."

The researchers compared brain scans of 20 experienced meditators with those of 15 nonmeditators. Four of the former taught meditation or yoga, but they were not monks living in seclusion. The rest worked in careers such as law, health care, and journalism. All the participants were white. During scanning, the meditators meditated; the others just relaxed and thought about whatever they wanted.

Meditators did Buddhist "insight meditation," which focuses on whatever is there, like noise or body sensations. It doesn't involve "om," other mantras, or chanting.

"The goal is to pay attention to sensory experience, rather than to your thoughts about the sensory experience," Lazar explains. "For example, if you suddenly hear a noise, you just listen to it rather than thinking about it. If your leg falls asleep, you just notice the physical sensations. If nothing is there, you pay attention to your breathing." Successful meditators get used to not thinking or elaborating things in their mind.

Study participants meditated an average of about 40 minutes a day. Some had been doing it for only a year, others for decades. Depth of the meditation was measured by the slowing of breathing rates. Those most deeply involved in the meditation showed the greatest changes in brain structure. "This strongly suggests," Lazar concludes, "that the differences in brain structure were caused by the meditation, rather than that differences in brain thickness got them into meditation in the first place." "...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 01:59 PM

We used to heat C rations by opening the can, propping it on a three rocks or over a small hole, and lighting a small chunk of C-4 explosive under it. You had to be careful just to use a pinch of C-4 or the heat would ruin your fine gourmet meal of ham-and-eggs.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 01:55 PM

This could be important. (From PhysOrg.com's newsletter, which I subscribe to solely for the purpose of finding things to add to MOAB....)

"A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University, and the Russian Academy of Sciences has used sound waves to induce nuclear fusion without the need for an external neutron source, according to a paper in the Jan. 27 issue of Physical Review Letters.

The results address one of the most prominent questions raised after publication of the team's earlier results in 2004, suggesting that "sonofusion" may be a viable approach to producing neutrons for a variety of applications.

By bombarding a special mixture of acetone and benzene with oscillating sound waves, the researchers caused bubbles in the mixture to expand and then violently collapse. This technique, which has been dubbed "sonofusion," produces a shock wave that has the potential to fuse nuclei together, according to the team.

The telltale sign that fusion has occurred is the production of neutrons. Earlier experiments were criticized because the researchers used an external neutron source to produce the bubbles, and some have suggested that the neutrons detected as evidence of fusion might have been left over from this external source.

"To address the concern about the use of an external neutron source, we found a different way to run the experiment," says Richard T. Lahey Jr., the Edward E. Hood Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer and coauthor of the paper. "The main difference here is that we are not using an external neutron source to kick the whole thing off."

In the new setup, the researchers dissolved natural uranium in the solution, which produces bubbles through radioactive decay. "This completely obviates the need to use an external neutron source, resolving any lingering confusion associated with the possible influence of external neutrons," says Robert Block, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at Rensselaer and also an author of the paper.

The experiment was specifically designed to address a fundamental research question, not to make a device that would be capable of producing energy, Block says. At this stage the new device uses much more energy than it releases, but it could prove to be an inexpensive and portable source of neutrons for sensing and imaging applications. "




Why, you may well ask, could this be important?

If you can create fusion by peppering certain fluids with ultrasound, which causes the mysterious cavitation and explosions at a molecular level and also generates the strange nergy coherent pattern known as sonoluminescence, you may be on the brink of the next major energy solution.

It is my considered opinion that in all of technology land there is no task more important than developing an affordable, renewable or at least minimally depleting, home generator that will be smaller than a washing machine and provide all the power a home needs for domestic and transportation needs.

If it has to be nuclear, then let it be fusion.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 11:00 AM

We used to heat our various government food ration cans in hot spots along the fire line when I was fire fighting for the U.S. Forest Service. You were be careful not to get too many ashes in the can by opening the lid most of the way around but leaving it in place to protect the food.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: kindaloupehackenweez
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 09:27 AM

Fact of the Day: pancake

The oldest surviving pancake recipe in the English language dates from the 15th century. It describes a thin flat cake of batter, fried on both sides in a pan and usually served either flat or with several stacked. Blin (as in blini and blintze) is Russian for 'pancake' and blintz(e) is from Russian blinets 'little pancake.' 'Cake itself first meant 'small flat bread roll baked on both sides by being turned - as in pancake.

Added is my own personal receipe for Johnny Cakes: Most probley from the ole magizine "Practical Survival"

l cup white corn meal
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
                  Mix above ingredients
                Gradually add water - Stopping accasionally to stir.
             Stop adding water when mix is too thick to pour
                  (but will drop from spoon)
                            THEN
                Brush back coal and ash from wide end of fireplace.
               THEN: Drop 2 or 3 large spoonfuls onto the Hot Earth.
               THEN: Rake hot coals and ash onto cakes
                     BAKE: 4-5 minutes
                     CHECK: with sliver of wood (for Doneness)
               NO moisture means its done.
Enjoy
To add an extra flare. Start the fire infront of friends using flint and steel, char cloth and flax.
It looks like and excellant weekend for a camp-out.
Have fun
kindaloupehackenweez


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: kindaloupehackenweez
Date: 28 Jan 06 - 01:35 AM

Hey Stilly River Sage: That was a good one. Good visuals. And still laughing out loud while chuckling in-between the out burst.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 27 Jan 06 - 10:53 PM

Oh, and there's a second punchline. The ex, told of this response, came up with a great one-liner. It was evening when this happened, and he said she was probably afraid she'd get the name wrong, that she might call it "Eine nine-o'clock music". . .

(Then there was the one while we were in the theater watching the Superman movie with the Lana Lang picnic and the boy and his dog had strayed into the corn field. . . and the combines are looming and the theater is silent and he leans over and whispers in my ear "it's the grim reaper. . . " I burst out laughing, the sole voice heard in the theater at that tense moment.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 27 Jan 06 - 10:39 PM


gasp. . . wheeze. . . I finally dragged myself up that steep cliff and got in here through sheer determination . . .

Mom, they were talking about lame and then the subject changed before I got back.

And now they're onto Mozart. . . I love Mozart! . . . one night the ex and I were relaxing (okay, he was in the bathtub and I was sitting on the pot visiting with him) and when the radio announced the piece they were going to play was "Mozart's Serenade in G, K 525," only to start playing Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. I called the funky little NPR station (at Fort Hood, Texas) and pointed out that this piece is commonly called "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik." The twit who answered the phone said she'd seen that on the LP cover, but "I didn't think anyone would know it by that name." . . .

Gasp. . . Mom, think of me often, even if I can't make it in here as often as I'd like . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jan 06 - 10:11 PM

No. In new clothes, huh? Is Wolfy into cross-dressing or something? And on public broadcasting at that! Oh, the shame of it! I'll have to tell Pat Robertson and Co. about that deviant, perverted, betrayer of his manhood. Ol' Pat'll fix his wagon! Wolfy will never get a gig on "The 700 Club," I'll betcha! And his so-called "music" will be banned at Liberty University, too! And at Bob Jones' University and maybe even Oral Roberts! No more royalties for him!! Before you know it he'll die and be buried in a pauper's grave, and serve him right, too!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jan 06 - 03:14 PM

Anyone catch the "Mozart in New Clothes"competition reported on PBS?

They had one entry which was based on 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" but which segued into a ferocious, impeccable Irish fiddler's jig. A real toe-tapper, still cleaving to the Mozart form.

DEEElightful!


A


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