Vanilla 1.1.9 is a product of Lussumo. More Information: Documentation, Community Support.

  1.  
    Touche', mon brave!
  2.  
    I wonder how Jeeves got that extremely crooked nose.
    •  
      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013 edited
     
    If you guys are THAT bored, why don't you volunteer to fix ecatnews.com? It seems to have "weekend syndrome". It always amazes me how many web sites go belly up during night and weekends. It must be that they require nearly constant maintenance just to stay up. Last error was "Database not found". Or it just hangs and times out.

    http://ecatnews.com
    •  
      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013
     
    Posted By: maryyugoIf you guys are THAT bored, why don't you volunteer to fix ecatnews.com? It seems to have "weekend syndrome". It always amazes me how many web sites go belly up during night and weekends. It must be that they require nearly constant maintenance just to stay up. Last error was "Database not found". Or it just hangs and times out.

    http://ecatnews.com


    Hey! This cultural stuff is more important. We'll attend to ecatnews if we have time.
    •  
      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013 edited
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanTouche', mon brave!


    And a magnificent poem to boot! How can you do better than
    the little lamp blooms
    Like a rose in the stew;
    •  
      CommentAuthorlegendre
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013
     
    It's working just fine here.
  3.  
    The Second Coming

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
    The darkness drops again; but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
    •  
      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013 edited
     
    Posted By: legendreIt's working just fine here.
    Thanks. Where appx is here?
    Still hung here (SoCal US ofA). Must be an internet quirk.
    • CommentAuthortinker
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013
     
    And working fine here, too.
    •  
      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013
     
    I still get
    Error establishing a database connection
  4.  
    Comcast San Jose says No Way, Jose
  5.  
    Dead in New York as well. But it doesn't matter. Despite the fact that the entire world has been turned upside down by the cataclysmic events of ICCF-18, there is little chatter in the LENR microverse.
    •  
      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanThe Second Coming

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
    The darkness drops again; but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?


    That's Yeats. A different Irishman entirely.
  6.  
    Now have ecatnews - 52 mins after last attempt
    •  
      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013 edited
     
    Oh hooray!!

    Now we can go back to blathering nonsense about somebody else's nonsense.
  7.  
    I did just post a blistering critique of Hadjichristos's bamboozlement of a respected senior scientist. It enrages me.
    •  
      CommentAuthorlegendre
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2013 edited
     
    Linky?

    ETA: Think I found it.. http://ecatnews.com/?p=2638#comments
  8.  
    Once more with feeling



    As has been realised by many, this was just a demo and as such no firm conclusions can be drawn except that PR succeeded in presenting something intriguing. To treat it as a test is to shoot way wide of the mark.

    However, certain remarks were made by Hajichristos and later by Dr. Yeong Kim, which I’d like to address here. They concern a massive magnetic field associated with the device, on order 1.6 Tesla. This is such an outrageous claim that it bears further scrutiny.

    Two days after the demo, Kim made reference to this field, but briefly and passed on almost immediately in his talk to other matters. Kim is a veteran of nuclear science and highly respected in his field. My immediate question was whether or not he made the measurement of this field himself. He replied via email that he did not, and that Hajichristos had “made the measurements” and he had taken Hajichristos at his word.

    This is an outrage. To manipulate such an illustrious and venerated scientist such that he is now the subject of public ridicule is inexcusable. Hajichristos, you are beyond my disgust.
  9.  
    What's the current word on Vort about this crazy strong bad magnetic field?

    Me, I think it was just a clever way to work the name of Nikola Tesla into the conversation.
  10.  
    The Vorts are skirting around the issue and pretending it isn't there. But denial and self-delusion is absolutely their forte, so I have a huge amount of confidence in their ability to absorb this latest garbage and somehow make it their own.