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    Indeed, how likely is the UK to compete in the future for projects like this to be built on the little island? If you're in the customs union you've access to many many suppliers without red tape when crossing borders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post
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    you have a point, but the difference between using the money to build houses and using the money to experiment with the goal of finding this new form of cheap electricity is....

    Building a house just houses that family

    Do the experimental project for 50 years will employee the father who feeds the family and buys the house

    Therefore the investment in the Experimental Thingy is better for the economy

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    How many workers would it take to erect/modify the houses and the solar panels? Im guessing the kinds number of people that can work on nuclear fusion reactors are fairly small compared to the thousands of bread winners that can build a wall or re-roof a building.

    In an ideal world we should do both but seeing as there is already a sun there to provide the free energy today spending billions to re-create one is a little pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post
    Bob,

    you have a point, but the difference between using the money to build houses and using the money to experiment with the goal of finding this new form of cheap electricity is....

    Building a house just houses that family

    Do the experimental project for 50 years will employee the father who feeds the family and buys the house

    Therefore the investment in the Experimental Thingy is better for the economy

    Milan.
    There are probably only a thousand people in the world who would work on this sort of project, there are millions of builders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Indeed, how likely is the UK to compete in the future for projects like this to be built on the little island? If you're in the customs union you've access to many many suppliers without red tape when crossing borders.
    Why not. Japan, Korea, and Russia all have smaller economies than the UK.

    http://fusionforenergy.europa.eu/und...er_parties.jpg

    Isn't CERN outside the European Union.

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    We are a global leader in wind technology. Long may it blow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post

    We are a global leader in wind technology. Long may it blow.
    and there is so much hot air here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    and there is so much hot air here!
    Should the EU be making progressive scientific constructions like this?

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    its excellent I note the Beeb sent their historians over and made some great telly there

    BBC Two - Secrets of the Castle with Ruth, Peter and Tom

    but we got there first (after Kon Tiki)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butser_Ancient_Farm

    The Roundhouse Project

    and

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experimental_archaeology
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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post
    the "Project" has a 20 years timeline just to get to the point where they switch on the machine !!
    I did the maths of this in final year at university. And then there were building a machine that would take 20 years to switch on.

    I have more faith in the church than that load of charlatans. I f**king hate the church....

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    Impressive, but I like this clock better :-)
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