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Comment: Re:Environmental questions... (Score 1) 564

by Neil Boekend (#48157339) Attached to: Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Yes and no.

Fusion power would mean solar power is outdated. The area currently used for solar power can then be used for one of the (currently experimental) CO2 to CO and O processes. Combined with splitting water (directly with fusion power) and the Fischer-Tropsch process to convert CO and H to petrol it could give us both petrol for our cars and remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
That is, in an ideal world. In practice we have no good method to split water in large quantities (electrodes wear out relatively fast) and none of the CO2 to CO and O processes have been effective at a large scale.

Comment: Re:Not another scam! Right on! (Score 1) 564

by Neil Boekend (#48157237) Attached to: Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

If we use all the deuterium in all the water we'd still have 99.9844% of the water left. Deuterium is that rare.
That 60 l of water each year for each person will still be 59.99064 l of water when all the deuterium is out of it.
And that is additional to the 4 billion years argument. If we still need energy in 4 billion years we'll be able to harvest helium from the sun and use that as a fuel source with beryllium as a waste product.

Running out of deuterium is not a problem. It really isn't.

Comment: Re:Why Do You Accept This? (Score 1) 232

by Neil Boekend (#47925281) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

From my experience: fear usually inhibits creativity. Thus a FDD shop is probably not really innovative.
This may seem suitable for run of the mill work, even there I wouldn't advise FDD. All your good programmers are going to wise up and get a new job, in a company like Gazzonyx's.

Is a person who blows up banks an econoclast?

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