October 22nd, 2014
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TIDBIT: A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD RECONSTRUCTS A FARNSWORTH FUSION REACTOR

Here’s a fund one shared with me by Mr. S.D., and I thought I should pass it along:

13 Year Old Builds Nuclear Reactor

23 Responses to TIDBIT: A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD RECONSTRUCTS A FARNSWORTH FUSION REACTOR

  1. j-

    An example of usage?

    None of the further dictionaries I’ve consulted say a thing about Spain or Visigoths regarding this word.

  2. If a smart thirteen can build this reactor why can’t this technology be scaled up to produce clean nuclear energy? Who or what holding it back this should have come on line a half century ago.

    • m-

      Several people have rebuilt the basic setup, what no one, at least publicly, has done is master the over unity part. More energy in than it takes to run.

      When Farnsworth ran his unit successfully, witnesses report it shining illumination through thick steel.

  3. also: there doesn’t appear to have been a 1911 edition of the OED.

    there is a famous edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica from that year.

    • Would you like me too email you a picture of it, and the old definition of the word previously mentioned….would that satisfy your doubts?

  4. Building neutron generators based on Farnsworth’s designs is considered pretty easy, something other smart teenagers have done.

    It’s the sustained fusion reaction producing much more energy than is input that’s not been achieved by anyone else, at least publicly.

  5. This may seem to be off topic, but it says everything that is wrong in this world and everything that is right. It would be a shame that this one would be thrown in the dust bin.

    There is a movie out, called “the book thief”. It is fantastic. A little girl escaping communist Russia buries her brother enroute to her adoptive parents in nazi Germany via rail, and picks up “the graved diggers manual”.
    The book she steals is a dictionary.
    So many of our words have been changed that language is unrecognizable to the authors original story. ( The word bigotry, use too mean a man with a mustache for instance….).

    Nuclear fusion is child’s play people…..you just need a dictionary.
    The little girl who couldnt read or write signed her name with 3 Xs.

        • Thanks Lost for allowing me to expostulate (make friendly remonstrate) of my observations,

          I have in my hand a oxford dictionary from 1911.
          the definition as follows:
          one who holds irrespective of reason and attaches disproportionate weight too some creed or view. “Bigote” (source Visigoth and sp). mustache have been suggested”

          “they” take a language and make it there own. Ie they change the meanings of the words, effectively burning books that can no longer be understood when the meaning or the words have been changed. Thereby stealing knowledge and making it there own by lies.
          Notice how “they” have also falsely introduced religion into the new meaning thereby further obscuring, or attacking certain book from there intended message.

        • lol, lost, has been is what I meant….extremely sorry for “the one” typo, and thank you very much for pointing it out.
          Do you have anything to offer as to why a certain group of liars and thieves would attempt to thwart the truth? Were you aware that phoneus actually means murderer….pretty self evident what a certain philosopher was saying once you figure out what “the word” means.
          In the beginning was the word and the word was with god and the word was god.

          • that was verbatim from a 1911 Oxford dictionary.
            Do get yourself a copy though, it can be a mind expanding experience in the right hand.

          • Thanks Robert as I do enjoy yours as well as ALL other interactions on this site.
            It is humorous the typo I inadvertently made, from has to have been. Has to be in possession of, and with the removal of the S and replaced with the VE which is too have been or rather to be no longer in possession of “it”, which I guess could be “the word” itself. Noting that V is the roman numeral 5 and the E is the fifth letter in the alphabet is another coincidence of many coincidences that I observe and wonder if there is any significance to a in “between the lines” message or meaning from someone, somewhere trying to reach us that are trapped in the matrix.
            There is another movie out that i recommend, “ALL IS LOST”, as well as “the Book thief” I already mentioned.

          • j-

            The dictionary doesn’t appear to exist in an edition of that year. Okay that could be a simple mistake.

            Then, more importantly, the citation does not really say anything more than “some have speculated”, with zero sourcing. And zero examples of use.

            Everything I’ve read so far says the word is of unknown French origin and may have referred to Normans at one time.

          • j-

            The title of the dictionary appears to be something like “The Concise OED of Current Usage”, 1911.

            So not exactly the OED, nor clear that it would refer to the history of the word–perhaps someone made such claims about the mustached in 1905. But they are just claims sans examples of usage.

          • Lost, I have the book in front of me, and am sourcing from it as I type.

            perhaps this may shed some light, from the preface.
            Order of Senses.
            From the order in which the senses of a word are here given no inference must be drawn as to their historical or other relations, the arrangement being freely varied according to the requirements or possibilities of the particular word. Sense development cannot always be convincingly presented without abundant quotations from authorities, and the historical order is further precluded by the uniform omission of obsolete senses. Occasionally, when a rare but still current sense throws light on the commoner senses that follow or forms the connecting link with the etymology, it has been placed at the beginning;but more commonly the order adopted has been that of logical connexion or of comparative familiarity or importance.

            connexion seems to have been removed entirely from my language. It pertains too a state of being, a state of being connected, and also has something to do with criminal sexual relations interfering with connections.

            Thanks again for your interest in the fascination topic of etymology.

          • ahh, yes Lost, The concise oxford dictionary of current English……based on The Oxford Dictionary…

            wow, good observation, any ideas of what this is all about? I had no idea. Thanks for pointing that out.
            I also was given another dictionary of NT words by WE VINE.