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Old Nov 21st 2006, 11:59 pm
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"..."The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Thiago Olson, a 17 year old Michigan teen, was able to create a small fusion device in his parents' basement. The machine uses a 40,000 volt charge and deuterium gas to create the small reaction, which he says looks like a 'small intense ball of energy.' The teen's fusion device is obviously not a self-sustaining reactor, but it still shows how fusion technology is becoming more accessible. Hopefully this points to a future where large scale fusion reactors are both economical and widely used."..."

http://hardware.slashdot.org/article...22206&from=rss

amusing comments, but for the full article-
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...WS03/611190639

So what is it with these cold, quiet places?

Anyway, so what are kids getting up to in your neck of the woods?

Where we use to live, most went skate boarding as there were a few skate parks, except in winter...as for current place, don't know what they get up too, don't see them except on halloween....
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Good for him.

How nice to have a thread which is not suffering from the current outbreak of stupid.
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they're all playing skateboarding games and learning how to hurt themselves or others while their parents drink long island iced tea's in the living room.
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Old Nov 22nd 2006, 2:03 am
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Originally Posted by Sally
How nice to have a thread which is not suffering from the current outbreak of stupid.
Because building a fusion reactor in the basement is completely sensible
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"..."The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Thiago Olson, a 17 year old Michigan teen, was able to create a small fusion device in his parents' basement. The machine uses a 40,000 volt charge and deuterium gas to create the small reaction, which he says looks like a 'small intense ball of energy.' The teen's fusion device is obviously not a self-sustaining reactor, but it still shows how fusion technology is becoming more accessible. Hopefully this points to a future where large scale fusion reactors are both economical and widely used."..."
Was it COLD????
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Good for him.

How nice to have a thread which is not suffering from the current outbreak of stupid.
Aye, a 1000 hours though...that's patience...till he finds a bird
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Was it COLD????
I'd hate to see the folks electric bill after firing off 40K volts
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Because building a fusion reactor in the basement is completely sensible
And to think that the smart gits at MIT tried and failed to build one in a lab for all that time
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I'd hate to see the folks electric bill after firing off 40K volts
I would assume that there is very little current. At least until he shorts it out on something. FWIW you could probably get a good 20 kV blast off a carpet on a cold dry day.
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Anyway, so what are kids getting up to in your neck of the woods?
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well my neck of the woods is Detroit

so I guess my answer would be fusion devices in basements.
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well my neck of the woods is Detroit

so I guess my answer would be fusion devices in basements.
You left out car-jackings, crack dealing and pimping
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And to think that the smart gits at MIT tried and failed to build one in a lab for all that time
They did? That's pretty damned funny!

I think this is exceptionally wonderful, gives me hope for the youth of today. And the experiments that could leave small holes in the Earth tomorrow.
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You left out car-jackings, crack dealing and pimping
crack is so yesterday........

meth is in dude, it's all meth.
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crack is so yesterday........

meth is in dude, it's all meth.
need to be more inventive...just so common
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Originally Posted by Sally
Good for him.

How nice to have a thread which is not suffering from the current outbreak of stupid.
I blame the winter. It is so freezing cold where I am and I'm so bloody miserable I find myself drawn to pointless crap perhaps that's why so many pointless threads are appearing?


the alternative is scrabble I suppose.
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