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by Paul_Schatzkin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: "The amateur scientists tackling the global energy crisis"
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: "The amateur scientists tackling the global energy crisis"

I do wish Paul could get the credit he so justly deserves as prime mover in the internet genesis of amateur fusion. I just hope that the adoration, admiration and recognition of those here is enough to make him proud, 'cause that is all he seems to get....To paraphrase R. Lee Ermey in the movie "Fu...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: "The amateur scientists tackling the global energy crisis"
Replies: 2
Views: 195

"The amateur scientists tackling the global energy crisis"

That's the headline of a article published this week in an online publication from the UK called "Newstatesman" about our efforts here, quite prominently featuring Resident Den Mother Richard Hull: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/energy/2018/12/amateur-scientists-tackling-global-energy-crisis ...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: PBS Interpretation of a fusor...
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: PBS Interpretation of a fusor...

That’s a cool presentation. It treats fusion as something almost commonplace, and as a source of inspiration for the next generation of experimenters. One of whom, one of these days, is going to crack the code...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Going Out On A Limb
Replies: 14
Views: 2654

Re: Going Out On A Limb

In my biography of Philo Farnsworth, I quoted the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, who said that "the truth goes thru three phases: first it is ridiculed, then it is opposed, then it is recognized as having been self-evident all along." I think the evolution of the fusor falls somewhere between step...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Topic deletion now works
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Topic deletion now works

Rich Feldman, I received your contribution for the maintenance of the forums this morning. Thank you very much for that.

--PS
by Paul_Schatzkin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: It Was 90 Years Ago Today...
Replies: 0
Views: 948

It Was 90 Years Ago Today...

If you happen to turn on a TeeVee today... hell, if you look at a video screen (actually, you're looking at a video screen NOW) ... tip a nod toward Philo T. Farnsworth, who delivered electronic video to the planet 90 years ago today... In 1977 (FORTY years ago!) I worked in concert with Farnsworth'...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Fusor.net Outage
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Fusor.net Outage

Passwords. Right.

I will make it my mission to get on the horn with Media Temple today and get them to walk me through where those passwords are stashed, and then I'll share them with you.

A frequent offline back up.. yeah, good idea.

--P
by Paul_Schatzkin
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Fusor.net Outage
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Fusor.net Outage

So, yeah... As Frank explained above, Media Temple upgraded something on their servers. The upgrade included some factor that invalidated the passwords to access the database, and since those passwords were invalid, the database became inaccessible. Net effect, no fusor.net for almost 24 hours. When...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Asheboro, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Hello from Asheboro, NC

Re: the registration and login protocols for this new member: I exchanged several messages with Arvin (or was it Ari?) Singh over the past couple of days asking how his group could register for the forums. I told them it would be OK to do it this way – use this one name as a proxy for the entire gro...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy from Tennessee
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: Howdy from Tennessee

where in Tennessee are you? I'm in Nashville (or nearly so).

--P