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August 4, 2007

Conan the Barbrian saves the world

Filed under: Environment — iknowkeith @ 3:40 pm

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It has been brought to the attention of the editorial staff at The Incontiguous Brick that the following article might be a load of steaming crap. This is not the good kind of panda crap that can be molded into cute trinkets and sold to stupid tourists. This is the kind of steaming, stinking pile of BS that rots the very integrity of fine journalism and good blogging and make people doubt the truthiness of this blog. Therefore, the writer of this article shall be summarily flogged by the editor and then bannished to his room while he chants “I’m sorry, I won’t do it again, I am a worm” over and over until the editor is convinced that the appology is genuine.

If the subjuct of the below article would like to make it all true by donating $200 million to Dr. Bussard’s project then that would be most appreciated.
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In 1982 Conan the Barbarian set out to avenge the massacre of his family and tribe. Now he is at it again in a new adventure but this time he might save the world! Conan (now playing the role of a California governor) is using his gold (CA tax dollars) rather than his sword to rid the world of evil.

barbarian8.jpgHe has agreed to spend $200 million to help a Dr. Brussard (mad scientist and genius inventor) to build the Polywell fusion reactor. If it works, the new compact fusion reactor promises to revolutionize the world’s energy supply very soon. It will take about five years to find out if it works. If it does, it will end the world’s dependency on oil and change global politics as we know it today.

The Polywell reactor uses a gridless inertial electrostatic confinement fusion concept utilizing multiple magnetic mirrors. I admit that I have no idea what this means, but it sounds very impressive and I hope it works. As with any fusion reactor, it does not have dangerous emissions or radioactive waste. It does not harm the environment but does produce an enormous amount of power.

So we won’t know for a few years, but Conan might just pull this off and save the world. Nothing like having a mad scientist in your corner to make things happen.

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Dr. Bussard gave a presentation to Google, Click here for a edited Youtube version.

3 Comments »

  1. The technology is not getting the backing it needs to make or break it. The report that Calif. is backing this is false.

    Bussard Fusion Reactor
    Easy Low Cost No Radiation Fusion

    So I have decided to do an end run around the government by designing an open source fusion test reactor.

    Any one care to help? You can start here:

    IEC Fusion Newsgroup
    IEC Fusion Technology blog

    Comment by M. Simon — August 4, 2007 @ 8:22 pm | Reply

  2. M. Simon is correct. This story has been proven to be a false alarm, California is not backing this research. (Damn, how I wish somebody would!) Also, there is no reason to describe Dr. Bussard as a “mad scientist”. He’s one of the founders of the US nuclear fusion research program, has been doing heroic work in applied physics for decades, including a stint at Los Alamos, and it would be hard to name anybody more experienced or respected in the field of nuclear fusion.

    Comment by Tony Belding — August 5, 2007 @ 9:05 pm | Reply

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