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Old 4th Aug 2011, 00:57   #1 (permalink)
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Man caught trying to split atom at home

Man caught trying to split atoms at home | Stuff.co.nz

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The 31-year-old Handl said he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home and kept a blog about his experiments, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove.
Pictures of a wirey haired man with a chisel, anvil, hammer and an atom come to mind!

If he did manage to make a nuclear reactor at home - imagine him feeding the main electrickery infrastructure near his home - the eletrickery company would be amazed..."where all this power come from?" - They'd prolly charge him too.
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kept a blog about his experiments,
Fission for complements no doubt.


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Fission for complements no doubt.
I'm sure they would've been glowing in their praise....

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Years back, there was this kid, David Hahn. If I recall, he was known as the Radioactive Boyscout.
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He didn't quite manage to split the atom, but he once dropped one on the kitchen floor and it cracked!
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Reminds me of the Oz movie about Young Einstein, who was trying to split the Beer Atom.

he was successful, and ever since then, beer has been fizzy.
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AC, as they say, fools never differ... I immediately thought of the same scene
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I can't split an atom, but the missus is an expert at splitting hairs....

Hate to agree with it, but yeh he had to be arrested and his
experiments flushed......keeping a public blog about nuclear
fission could attract islamic terrorists, esp in Sweden where
they're still all cranky about those cartoons of Moe.
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Pah! any numpty can split an atom, but can they put the buggers back together again afterwards?
Nope, same as the alarm clock, the washing machine, next doors cat...
At least he wasn't building a Black hole in his Shed!
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At least he wasn't building a Black hole in his Shed!
maybe he is and used the atom story to fool the authorities in to thinking that was it... there is a precedent - see Calcutta.
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Pah! any numpty can split an atom, but can they put the buggers back together again afterwards?
There is a whole community of people around the world sticking atoms together, rather than breaking them apart:

fusor

The group generally use a particle colliding, inertial electrostatic confinement, "Hirsch-Meeks" variation of the "Farnsworth fusor" device, which uses a charged grid and high voltage to create actual d-d fusion from parts costing a few thousand US dollars. To date, the fusion is neither self-sustaining nor efficient (it takes more energy to do than it produces.)

To date, the group lists 48 people or groups who have operated a neutron producing fusor or fusion system (normally deuterium-deuterium fusion).

A Fusor in "Star Mode", showing a glowing ball of plasma within the center of the inner grid with what appears to be multiple radiating, fine pencil like rays streaming through virtually every opening in the inner grid. This production of a visible plasma is the final step before proceeding to actual neutron-producing fusion.


One person's garage effort New Scientist Technology Blog: Fusion at home - New Scientist
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Sounds like a bit of a crank to me.................
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It was just the prototype of the new REAKTR from IKEA.
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I did mention that my mate built an Anti-Gravity machine
in his garage.
All they ever found of him was a hole in the garage roof.
We presume it worked.
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keeping a public blog about nuclear fission could attract islamic terrorists
Yeah, that would suck. Let's hope he only attracts the Christian ones.

Wait, haven't the Christian terrorists killed more people in Scandinavia than the Islamic ones?
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Wait, haven't the Christian terrorists killed more people in Scandinavia than the Islamic ones?

It is possible. But increasingly, it seems as though he is just a fg nutter!
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Splitting atoms... what good is it? Fella should be building on young Einstein's work... jet powered beer cooler sez I.

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Wait, haven't the Christian terrorists killed more people in Scandinavia than the Islamic ones?
H'mm, you need to keep up, I think they have generally dropped any Christian type link to him, and generally refer to him as a right wing extremist. There is a difference, even though the Islamic ones are sprouting their so called in the name of crap, apparently he has not made any statements to that effect.
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