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(AP)   Purdue university professor decides to tell everyone he created cold fusion, effectively solving the world's energy problems. World: "show us" Prof: "uh...."   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 107
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2008-08-28 09:18:56 AM
Haven't I seen this story already. Not just in that crap movie with Val Kilmer, in real life too?
 
2008-08-28 09:27:01 AM
Would that be the movie where Val Kilmer wears a series of advanced disguises. Each one making Val Kilmer look more like Val Kilmer?
 
2008-08-28 09:29:25 AM
The United States Government, aided and abetted by Big Oil, has been withholding information about cold fusion for nearly two decades. Do you think it's a coincidence that every time a scientist announces some sort of breakthrough, he either vanishes or is discredited by armies of other scientists leading carefully choreographed, well-financed attacks (and subsequently receiving large grants and fellowships)? Your government is lying to you. Your government is deceiving you. Your government has held the answer to the entire world's energy woes for 20 years. Why? Ask Cheney. Ask the Saudis. And ask the military.

Yes, the military. Cold fusion in a glass of water. Can you imagine the power of that? The power that could be harnessed for energy AND for destruction? Let me tell you something, folks. The Truthers are right about 9-11. They're right, but they don't know it all. They don't know how far it goes. Controlled demolition of the World Trade Center, of the surrounding buildings? Sure, makes sense, but where were the explosives? How could that much steel and concrete have been brought down without explosives, which would have taken an army of demolition experts weeks to place? That's the hole in their understanding, see? There were no explosives. There never were. The planes were a distraction for the final test.

You know what was under the twin towers, folks? Do you? You never read about the massive water tanks stored down there, did you? No, you never heard about those.

You feeling paranoid yet? You feeling scared? You should be. It's raining outside right now, folks. It's raining, and the government is watching you read this, just like they were watching Rusi Taleyarkhan, and no matter how scared you are right now, you're not scared enough.
 
2008-08-28 09:32:46 AM
Pocket Ninja: The United States Government, aided and abetted by Big Oil, has been withholding information about cold fusion for nearly two decades.

i98.photobucket.com
 
2008-08-28 09:37:43 AM
Pocket Ninja: The United States Government, aided and abetted by Big Oil, has been withholding information about cold fusion for nearly two decades.

I knew it! And the plane over PA wasn't shot down with a missile, it was a super soaker.
 
2008-08-28 09:50:10 AM
Cold fusion in water? I doubt it. It they really wanted to do something interesting with water they should have gone fission.
 
2008-08-28 09:52:55 AM
he published a paper in the journal Science claiming that he had produced nuclear fusion, long sought as an energy source by scientists, by making tiny bubbles collapse in a liquid.



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2008-08-28 09:55:21 AM
Proof? Just point them to Warren Miller's work.
 
2008-08-28 10:24:45 AM
DslainteC: Cold fusion in water? I doubt it. It they really wanted to do something interesting with water they should have gone fission.

bravo
 
2008-08-28 10:25:36 AM
Pocket Ninja: The Truthers are right about 9-11. They're right, but they don't know it all. They don't know how far it goes. Controlled demolition of the World Trade Center, of the surrounding buildings? Sure, makes sense, but where were the explosives? How could that much steel and concrete have been brought down without explosives, which would have taken an army of demolition experts weeks to place? That's the hole in their understanding, see? There were no explosives. There never were. The planes were a distraction for the final test.

You know what was under the twin towers, folks? Do you? You never read about the massive water tanks stored down there, did you? No, you never heard about those.


i249.photobucket.com

DslainteC: Cold fusion in water? I doubt it. It they really wanted to do something interesting with water they should have gone fission.

i249.photobucket.com
 
2008-08-28 10:41:00 AM
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Yeah, but she's totally hot!
 
2008-08-28 10:49:17 AM
Heh, what he discovered was sonoluminescence. Basically you can run a propeller in water, and at just the right rotation rate, you create little bubbles that collapse with a flash of light that makes it look like fusion is taking place. It isn't, but this theory was really popular up until a few years ago.
 
2008-08-28 11:20:10 AM
"Hmmmmmmm.....cold chicken fusion....aaahhhrrllgghhh...."
 
2008-08-28 11:41:08 AM
NewportBarGuy: Yeah, but she's totally hot!

Elizabeth Shoe. Yes indeed.
 
2008-08-28 11:41:13 AM
Pocket Ninja: The United States Government, aided and abetted by Big Oil, has been withholding information about cold fusion for nearly two decades. Do you think it's a coincidence that every time a scientist announces some sort of breakthrough, he either vanishes or is discredited by armies of other scientists leading carefully choreographed, well-financed attacks (and subsequently receiving large grants and fellowships)? Your government is lying to you. Your government is deceiving you. Your government has held the answer to the entire world's energy woes for 20 years. Why? Ask Cheney. Ask the Saudis. And ask the military.

Yes, the military. Cold fusion in a glass of water. Can you imagine the power of that? The power that could be harnessed for energy AND for destruction? Let me tell you something, folks. The Truthers are right about 9-11. They're right, but they don't know it all. They don't know how far it goes. Controlled demolition of the World Trade Center, of the surrounding buildings? Sure, makes sense, but where were the explosives? How could that much steel and concrete have been brought down without explosives, which would have taken an army of demolition experts weeks to place? That's the hole in their understanding, see? There were no explosives. There never were. The planes were a distraction for the final test.

You know what was under the twin towers, folks? Do you? You never read about the massive water tanks stored down there, did you? No, you never heard about those.

You feeling paranoid yet? You feeling scared? You should be. It's raining outside right now, folks. It's raining, and the government is watching you read this, just like they were watching Rusi Taleyarkhan, and no matter how scared you are right now, you're not scared enough.


Golden. Just... golden.
 
2008-08-28 11:41:19 AM
GAT_00: Heh, what he discovered was sonoluminescence. Basically you can run a propeller in water, and at just the right rotation rate, you create little bubbles that collapse with a flash of light that makes it look like fusion is taking place. It isn't, but this theory was really popular up until a few years ago.

Interesting stuff.

Wonder what would happen if you put one of those ultrasound transducers into a glass of 7-Up?
 
2008-08-28 11:58:07 AM
www.provantage.com
 
2008-08-28 12:14:13 PM
I'm a witness to Professor Terk-mizer's experiments, so I'm getting a kick out of this cover-up.
 
2008-08-28 12:15:05 PM
gumpy: Would that be the movie where Val Kilmer wears a series of advanced disguises. Each one making Val Kilmer look more like Val Kilmer?

HA! I haven't thought about that retarded movie since I saw it when it came out.

Yeah, it was pretty lame to have a movie that was about a supposed master of disguise, who not only looked like Val Kilmer each time, but also didn't fool anyone in the movie, either.
 
2008-08-28 12:15:38 PM
Do people post excessive worship posts in response to Pocketninja's mediocre troll diatribes in exchange for some sort of compensation? TF sponsorship, maybe? Who knows...
 
2008-08-28 12:16:21 PM
"[Yawn] It's too eeeeaaarly. You guys wanna get some coffee or sumsing?"


/that movie rules
//"Son of de biatch!"
 
2008-08-28 12:16:50 PM
Independent verification?
Okay, step one: cut a hole in the box...
 
2008-08-28 12:17:22 PM
"Purdue's administration have a lot to answer with how they treat people. Unfortunately, bullies win until someone stands up to them," Lewis said.

How Purdue treats Mr McLiar Pants is awful!!1!
 
2008-08-28 12:19:05 PM
It'll probably turn out that his beakers were stuffed full of road kill.
 
2008-08-28 12:19:23 PM
GoldDude: Okay, step one: cut a hole in the box...

Two: Protons fuse in the box.
Three: Photons fly from the box.
 
2008-08-28 12:19:30 PM
No small organization or group of people will be able to create cold fusion. The technical challenges are just too great and the resources required to overcome them are enormous. The world is still at least 50 years away from having a large reactor that actually produces a net gain in energy and likely 100 years away from having fusion reactors as commonplace.

It's going to be a long, slow process... it won't be relatively quick like the development of fission reactors. There's plenty of good arguments for the building of many more modern fission reactors and breeder reactors.
 
2008-08-28 12:19:32 PM
gumpy: Would that be the movie where Val Kilmer wears a series of advanced disguises. Each one making Val Kilmer look more like Val Kilmer?

Surly_Duff: Haven't I seen this story already. Not just in that crap movie with Val Kilmer, in real life too?



The Saint
 
2008-08-28 12:20:20 PM
"Purdue's administration have a lot to answer with how they treat people. Unfortunately, bullies win until someone stands up to them," Lewis said.

BOILER UP!!

/looking at another mediocre season...
 
2008-08-28 12:20:53 PM
Wasn't this in the movie that starred Val Kilmer, where a giant space laser popped a houseful of popcorn and then he turned out to be in love with Tom Cruise's pilot?
 
2008-08-28 12:20:54 PM
Pocket Ninja: You know what was under the twin towers, folks? Do you? You never read about the massive water tanks stored down there, did you? No, you never heard about those.

I LOL'ed. And then I realized why we aren't allowed to carry liquids through airport security. OMGZWTFBBQ!!1!
 
2008-08-28 12:21:16 PM
silentsentinel: Do people post excessive worship posts in response to Pocketninja's mediocre troll diatribes in exchange for some sort of compensation? TF sponsorship, maybe? Who knows...

Mainly because they are a hilarious way of beating all the idiots who were going to post inane comments at their own game.
 
2008-08-28 12:22:39 PM
Pocket Ninja rides again...huzzah!
 
2008-08-28 12:22:43 PM
Not this again! Pons and Fleischmann must be laughing their rears off....We wasted weeks trying to replicate the experiment after the first claims of fusion in a bottle back in 1980 whatever it was...
DARPA was so mad at us for wasting their money.....
 
2008-08-28 12:23:08 PM
As a grad student at Purdue I am really getting a kick...
 
2008-08-28 12:23:15 PM
Purdon't.

Enough said.
 
2008-08-28 12:24:55 PM
Lt. Cheese Weasel: fusion in a bottle

i139.photobucket.com

"Eyaaaaooooooh! Eyaaaaooooooh!"
 
2008-08-28 12:25:22 PM
WTF - didn't all this happen like 6 years ago?
 
2008-08-28 12:27:09 PM
Pocket Ninja:
You know what was under the twin towers, folks? Do you?

Yeah, black people shoveling coal into a furnace....after the attacks it was mainly expensive suits and guts.
 
2008-08-28 12:27:37 PM
silentsentinel: Do people post excessive worship posts in response to Pocketninja's mediocre troll diatribes in exchange for some sort of compensation? TF sponsorship, maybe? Who knows...

It's performance art.
 
2008-08-28 12:28:41 PM
Pocket Ninja: The United States Government, aided and abetted by Big Oil, has been withholding information about cold fusion for nearly two decades. . . . . You should be. It's raining outside right now, folks. It's raining, and the government is watching you read this, just like they were watching Rusi Taleyarkhan, and no matter how scared you are right now, you're not scared enough.

That is awesome, but unfortunately way to much to fit on one Fail posters. Can you edit it a bit down?
 
2008-08-28 12:28:45 PM
Makes me wonder how much Federal grant money he had dropped in his lap before he was busted as a fraud.
 
2008-08-28 12:29:22 PM
TFA: Taleyarkhan was denied an appeal and stripped of his named professorship by a university committee.

Okay... well, that sounds a lot like "You're untrustworthy because we say so." It doesn't seem like they actually challenged him to replicate the experiment -- only that, since he falsified something, everything he says is bunk. Really though, the age of the ethical scientist died sometime around the inception of the War on Drugs, so it's somewhat of a pot-kettle-black situation.

If he can't replicate his experiment, then he's a liar, and should be disbarred -- permanently. If he's only guilty of exaggerating to bring in more grant money, though, then this is SOP, regardless of the righteous indignation of his fellows, and the review board is really taking things too far.
 
2008-08-28 12:35:21 PM
wmoonfox: only that, since he falsified something, everything he says is bunk

Amazingly, the scientific community frowns on shenanigans like falsifying data.

wmoonfox: disbarred

Scientists aren't "barred" to begin with. That's lawyers. But falsifying data is grounds for blacklisting. Regardless of how snow white his motivations might have been, it's just asking for trouble, especially in a field that's already flooded with bunk and pseudoscience.
 
2008-08-28 12:35:24 PM
tonesskin: I'm a witness to Professor Terk-mizer's experiments, so I'm getting a kick out of this cover-up.

Yeah? Well, I've been withholding information about cold fusion for nearly two decades so I'm getting a kick out of this cover-up.
 
2008-08-28 12:36:08 PM
BobtheFascist: Makes me wonder how much Federal grant money he had dropped in his lap before he was busted as a fraud.

I don't know if cold fusion is strictly considered a faith-based initiative.
 
2008-08-28 12:37:14 PM
wmoonfox: disbarred

LOL
Turn in your "Science" badge on the way out.
 
2008-08-28 12:38:37 PM
Diogenes: "Hmmmmmmm.....cold chicken fusion....aaahhhrrllgghhh...."

I'm glad I'm not the only one who read that as Perdue.

/delish
 
2008-08-28 12:41:22 PM
I thought it was University of Utah. Moroni taught them how to table-top fuse or fiss or something.
 
2008-08-28 12:42:58 PM
There's a goddamned good reason why Pocket Ninja's posts show up in green highlighting on my Fark. Your newsletter, show it to me.
 
2008-08-28 12:44:14 PM
pocket ninja beat me to it.. water-bomb-proof tinfoil hat pls
 
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