New Poll: How long have you been following LENR/Cold Fusion?

I’m interested in finding out a little more about how long people have been LENR/Cold Fusion news and developments — I’m wondering if the majority of interested people have been paying attention to the story for a long time now, or if there is a lot of recent interest springing up.

It seems that many people who comment here regularly have had a long-standing interest in the topic, but I know that only a small minority of visitors to this site are frequent commenters, so they are probably not a very representative sample of people who are paying attention. The poll is in the right panel — it only takes a click to participate!

Comments below about how long you have been following the story, and how you became interested will be very welcome and interesting!

  • Lawrence Cotter

    since 1989! Magazine like infinite energy and the internet later on, kept updated on all the happening in the CF field. This should have happen 23 years ago. Death to the New Age Witch Burners Don’t forget P and F

  • Paw Suddergaard

    I’ve always been interested in (alternative)energy sources. Bu the LENR caught my attention last year with all the hype around Rossi.

  • http://PESWiki.com Sterling Allan

    I’ve been tracking it for a decade.

  • Brian

    A little over 2 years.

  • Alan Marshall

    I became interested in LENR in January 2012 when “The Australian” newspaper published Dick Smith’s response to an invitation to invest in the Australian rights to E-Cat technology.

  • Anonymole

    I propose another poll.

    What is your position regarding Andrea Rossi?

    A) I’ve believed from the start and still believe.
    B) I believed at the start but now have serious doubts.
    C) I doubted him from the start but am willing to wait for positive verification one way or the other.
    D) Rossi has been a fraud from the very beginning and has played us like a Stradivarius, stringing us out while we bow to his hearsay.

  • eps

    Back in 1989, I was following a boring lecture when my friend told me about a new and exciting energy source. We were sure that it would totally change the world in a few years. Little did we know that it would take well over two decades to get even this far.

    After a long quiet period, I restarted with pesn about a year ago. I soon moved here since this site is so much better.

    There’s something that I don’t understand. How come so may interesting LENR news seem to come from Italy? Do they know something that the rest of the world doesn’t or what?

    e.

    • vbasic

      Good question about the Italian scientists. I hope someone in the know can give a good answer. It would help explain Rossi’s work since he was acquainted with or worked with some of them. There’s probably a good book to be written there in the years ahead.

      • Francesco R

        I guess why you are so surprised… probably since you do not know the history of these last twenty three years related to LENR… and of the last centuries about modern science, otherwise you should know how many Italians made fundamental research and discoveries in Physics and other sciences.

  • GreenWin

    Always time for a bit of levity:

    To the optimist, the glass is half-full.
    To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty.
    To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

    Congrats UK friends for a right bang-up Olympic spectacle. Even if you aren’t a follower – these athletes are state of the art creations.

    • Peter_Roe

      I watched some of the ‘history of British pop’ thing at the end to see how some of my contempories (The Who, etc.) are faring, but that’s about it. Was it good then?

      • GreenWin

        Actually, the competitions were far better. These athletes are amazingly talented. The closing ceremony was described as East London. A good time had by all I think.

      • robiD

        I’m wondering what was Pink Floyd thinking about a show that put together their music with Spice Girls one.

      • daniel maris

        No it wasn’t and I don’t know anyone who thought it was! LOL (I live in London, so I think I’m entitled to my view. ) The opening ceremony was a lot better.

        The Olympics is supposed to be about young people but most of the stars were drawing their pensions. Terrible!

    • martinus

      To the scientist, this is what happens when a glass is really half empty: http://what-if.xkcd.com/6/

      • GreenWin

        Ha! ‘Cellent.

    • Stephen Taylor

      GreenWin,

      I second your Bravo! Congrats U.K.on a spectacular Olympic Games!