Fan confusions

It’s nice to have fans!

But right now some people seem to confuse me with pseudonym Mary Yugo, the number one nightmare of cold-fusionist crowd! [1]

Maybe I should be honored, but sorry, Mary is not me and I am not Mary.

I was banned from the LENR-forum not once, but twice.

No, I am not proud. Just saying.



Sloppy replication of an epic error

Martin Fleischmann memorial project has had a major breakthrough [1]. They have replicated the epic failure of Pons and Fleischmann. Some may remember that P&F were discredited, not because they thought they invented “cold fusion”, but because of their communication error: too much and too early [1].

I had higher hopes for these guys (and I mean MFMP [1]). I did not think they would resort to such sloppy tinkering and wishful thinking, that has been so emblematic to cold fusion community.

Mats Lewan bets his ass for the these guys, of course [2].

I don’t have anything else to say, than it is nice to have a new twist to refresh the already diminishing entertainment factor of the E-Cat saga.

Oh, almost forgot. The recipe.


1. Bake Ni
2. Reduce Ni
3. Hydrogenate Ni
4. Mix: Ni + LiAlH4 + Li
5. Bake and vac reactor, add Mix, vac warm, add H2, Vac
6. Heat to above Mössbauer determined Ni Debye (say 135C), pressure regulated to approx 1bar abs.
7. Hold, pressure regulated to approx 1bar abs.
8. Heat slowly to as close to Ni Curie as comfortable (Say 340C), pressure regulated to approx 1bar abs.
9. Hold, pressure regulated to approx 1bar abs.
10. Slowly lower temp to above highest known Ni Debye (Say 220C), pressure regulated to approx 1bar abs.
11. Hold, pressure regulated to approx 1bar abs.
12. Go as fast as possible through Ni Curie
13. Hold, pressure regulated to approx 0.5bar abs.
14. Cycle through 500C internal, pressure regulated to approx 0.5bar abs.
15. Hold, pressure regulated to approx 0.5bar abs.
16. Raise internal temperature to over 1200, pressure regulated to approx 0.5bar abs.
17. Drop to around 1000C and hold, pressure regulated to approx 0.5bar abs.
18. Raise internal temperature to near boiling point of Lithium
Some of the above steps may in time be redundant.
1h Thermal > x/β- (0-100KeV) emissions thermalised in Lead > IR/THz (via blackbody) > 5h (SSM)
where ‘>’ means ‘leads to’





New round for good Dottore Rossi

Andrea Rossi has announced, that his one year megawatto e-catto test has now been completed [1]. Ahead of schedule! Wow, this man works so hard his years seems to be shorter than for us mere mortals.

Now we wait for the report from mysterious “ERV” (thats rossitalk and supposedly means ”Expert Responsible for Validation”). Should be ready within a month, according to Rossi, and thus looks like we are going to get it for April’s Fool’s Day.

So, whats’ next? Let me guess.

Rossi will inform, that the test was a success but no detailed report is publicly available because it is confidential. Also, there are some problems with old e-cat technology, so the modules should be replace by the brave new E-Cat X.

And then we wait for couple of more years. And the believers will be fascinated by the genius of good Dottore Rossi.

Same pattern has repeated several times already, so I why would the basic story change. It won’t.

Of course, this is not a guess, because Rossi has already said, he will now totally concentrate in new E-Cat X, with a whole new team [2].

Meanwhile, Mats Lewan seems to be entering deeper into never-never land [3].

More empty talk coming up. More excess heat.

Interested to see if the entertainment value will still be there after all these years.


The Lookalikes

[1] 17/02/2016: A historic date to remember

[2] The E-Nut World

[3] Mats Lewan in Never-Never Land


The Acid Breath of the Angry Photographer

There is this funny camera guy on Youtube, The Angry Photographer.

He owns a ton of Nikon gear and uses profanity as his trademark. Of course, English profanity is so mild in Finnish standards, that my mother in law would think it is school girl talk, only if she could understand it.

Well, The Angry Photographer if somewhat funny to watch, though he could cut down the length of his presentations to 1/10th of the time he is using repeating f-words and giggling.

I was watching this piece yesterday.

Oh no! I was so shocked to hear, that you should NEVER breath fog on your lenses to wipe them clean. What? Everybody does that. But what really shocked me was, that he said human breath contains harmful acids, that will damage multi-coating of the lenses front element (go to about 1:40 if you don’t want to watch it all).

Of, my! I have been ruining my lenses!

But wait! Were does the acid come from, if you don’t vomit on your lenses (don’t do that, bugger). Human breath should be mostly atmospheric gases, with less oxygen plus some added carbon dioxide and water. Carbon dioxide dissolved to water can be acid, but other than that I would think the fog condensed on your lens from your breath should be practically water, not much else.

Come on, Angry! Though you probably know more about Nikon lenses than I do (and thank god for that), I was breathing on my lenses even before you even needed diapers!


So, what I think is that The Angry Photographer is spreading an other urban legend.

There is nothing more I hate, than a false piece of information disguised as a fact, but is actually just hearsay. Even if spread inadvertently, I cant stomach such an abomination.

Well, we all do that, don’t we (and that’s why I hate it!). So it’s not a big deal, I forgive you, Angry Protographer, and may still watch you videos when I feel somehow inferior and need to know I am not the biggest deuchebag on the planet.

But hey! maybe I am wrong and the acid in human breath really eats through the multi-coating of your lens. If anyone can prove me this is true, I am happy to learn being wrong again and learn new things.

So, true or not, anyone?


P.S. It appears from Internet, that Nikon may have been the source of this piece, but they have since removed the advice not to breath on your lenses from their website.

Update: Here is a post discussing the “acid breath problem”

Nikon had the “acid breath” warning removed from their website shortly after.

Update 2: Found someone else calling bullshit on Angry Photographer:

Update 3: Ken Wheeler, alias Angry Photographer, calls bulshit on Richard Feynman, QED, and claims to be the only person to understand magnetism!

Whoaa! He is so cute! And he owns a shitpile of Nikon lenses! And can explain magnetism! And has an acid breath!

I think this case is closed.

The Judgement Day is near

It should very soon be a moment of truth for Andrea Rossi’s megawatto e-catto. The test period should be complete in about one month, a least that is what the good dottore has been telling us mere mortals.

It also seems, that we LENR/E-Cat deniers are facing a grim fate, when the truth is revealed to whole world and we are forced to see.


I was recently approached by LENR blogger Peter Gluck. He has asked Rossi opponents, including my humble self, for answers to some of his questions in his blog. Well, I am not an opponent to anyone and found myself unable to answer the questions [1] directly, but I did write something.

Conversation between Peter and myself, including my answer to his blog, can be found here and is published with Peter’s permission:

Peter is a true gentleman and an honest person, as far as I can tell.

But this doomsday approaching is scary. Should I say my prayers?



Industrial Heat Dumped Rossi?

Already last year we saw some signs, that the relations between Andrea Rossi and his investor Industrial Heat might not be as they used to be.

What do you say about this, apparently newly published, Leonardo Corporation history? In his blog, “The Journal of Nuclear Physics“, Andrea Rossi writes:


And from the web page:


Something missing? Maybe they just forgot to mention their investors.

(Screen shot from January 7th, 2016, full page in pdf)

European Business Number – they want to steal your money

Just received a letter from one DAD GmbH, a company allegedly registered in Hamburg, Germany.  The letter goes like this:

“Dear Entrepreneur,
In the context of the registration of European companies and the updating of European Business Numbers we ask you to verify your current data:
for accuracy and completeness, and to correct it if necessary. The basic entry and the update are free of charge. If you want to amend /complete any data, please do so on the website and select the menu item registration.
The EBN will publish your information as soon as possible.

(bullshit continues, full scan of the letter at the end of this post)

It all seems very convincing and official. But it is not! It has nothing to do with European Union.  It is an attempt to sell you something. Read the small print carefully:


Especially this line:


It seems they have been sending these letters to many small companies in Europe, you can find references around the Internet, for example here.

The scamming bastards have a nice web site here:


If you ever encounter “European Business Number”, let everyone know: it is a scam devised to steal your company’s money.

Scan of the letter: