Ian Walker

Doncaster South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

About Ian

Bio

Ian Glen Walker

Is an experienced Systems Analyst and Software Engineering Developer. Wrote and project managed, software for the games and the military simulation industries.
Worked as everything from a building labourer to CEO of an international company, with stop offs as an engineer, welder, social worker, librarian, musician, sound engineer, climbing instructor and satellite administrator, in-between.

Former CEO of AGG LLC, a military simulation supplier. Managed an international company over the internet, which included a physicist from CERN, three PhDs, a world expert on AI and a Network software designer for games companies, as well as artists, core scripters and coders; that produced high quality products such as the Artillery module, Command Engine, and Network services among several others, for Virtual Battle Space (VBS). Introduced the simulation to NATO and the UK MOD on behalf of Bohemia Interactive, it is now the de-facto simulation for NATO, in roles as diverse as operational planning, part task training, area of operations familiarisation and historical simulation.

Received security clearance to attend NATO and UK MOD meetings. Attended NATO Modelling and Simulation Group meetings and conferences as well as MOD Simulation conferences as part of the NATO Research and Technology Organisation OTAN.

Was the senior member of the CoC game modification module developers for OFP and ArmA. Helped write and integrate four separate cutting edge modules so they were all optimized to use the same systems. The systems were seen by the military who asked us to make military simulations.

Have done complex Data Mining, using Seagate Analysis based MIS for analysis of sales figures that turned around a climbing wall by allowing it to confidently introduce a new pricing structure based on memberships and changed it from just surviving to a massive expansion to where it became the foremost Climbing Wall in the UK.

Instructed people in the use of computers, from complete beginner to expert. Wrote performance evaluations. Wrote training and help manuals for everyone from new computer users to experts.

Project managed everything from large charity music festivals to complex software engineering projects.

Trained Climbing Instructor, working at the UK s premier climbing wall.

B.Sc. Combined Honours in Business Information technology.

Travelled extensively, sometimes accidentally in conflict zones, including catching the last train out of Zagreb before they blew the train line. Shot at. Been on trains full of smugglers in the tribal regions of Pakistan, on one occasion I was between the lines when they and the local constabulary were pointing loaded and cocked guns at each other; over heated and somewhat violent discussions as to the past and future ownership of a large amount of opium. The smugglers had better guns AKs and Uzis to the policemen’s Lee Enfield’s and colt on a string, the police withdrew, though an on the spot fine/donation was paid. Was one of the first UK citizens to travel in to Iran after the Revolution.

Climbed in the Himalayas, Alps Caucuses and on rock in Europe and Thailand. Broken bread with Royalty and squatters. Had a few tropical diseases that almost killed me. Play sing and write songs, largest audience 2000 Plus.

Left a successful career in the simulation industry 5 years ago to look after his elderly and infirm parents who both died 5 months apart in 2013.

Ian is now buying a new house and working on recording 3 Albums of his own music.

An idea worth spreading

Representative Democracy is the 17th Century idea of send a man on a mule to speak for you. This is the 21st Century, age of the Web, we can speak for ourselves. Time to replace representative democracy with a web forum. Look up the Manifesto of the Last Politician on Facebook.

I'm passionate about

Music, real democracy, science, improving the world we live in for the next generation.

Comments & conversations

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Ian Walker
Posted 4 months ago
NASA LENR Energy is Emergent for Good or Bad
Yoshino's Slides from the MIT conference; presenting the work of Dr. Tadahiko Mizuno of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Hokkaido National University, Japan: http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/YoshinoHreplicable.pdf Translated By Jed Rothwell Peter Lindsay you should look at this ditto everyone else. Kind Regards walker
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Posted 4 months ago
NASA LENR Energy is Emergent for Good or Bad
Hi all Along with NASA and the US Navy the US DOE is now funding research into LENR. This is along with funds from the European Union and several academic institutions. The government funding is dwarfed by private funding of LENR research. Rossi Secured 10s of millions of research funding with Cherokee Investment. Celani is being funded by STMicroelectronics S.R.L National Instruments CEO made LENR research the company's top priority and they have been giving aid to LENR research projects round the world. Sydney Kimmel is funding research at Missouri others are funding research in Texas, Idaho and the Japanese are funding a lot of LENR research both Kyoto and at labs around the country. In all honesty it looks like the genie is out of the bottle and Cold Fusion/LENR research is experiencing a renaissance. Kind Regards walker
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Posted 4 months ago
NASA LENR Energy is Emergent for Good or Bad
Hi all In reply to peter lindsay on the matter of University Research funding. The situation is changing over the last two years University funding for LENR/ColdFusion has begun to increase. In main this has been due to the success of the Edisonian approach in using the dry pre loaded Nickel Hydrogen method; pioneered by Rossi, Focardi, Piantelli, and Celani to produce significant results, with an obvious commercial level of output. As a result the following universities have small but growing research into LENR and the Fleischmann/Pons excess heat effect: Missouri, Purdue, Illinois, George Washington, Minnesota, Texas, LaVerne, Uppsala, Osaka, Kiev. The argument that we should not invest in LENR research because no one has invested in LENR research is a circular one. And only valid for religion not science. By the way have you watched the MIT videos yet? There will be a colloquium on LENR at MIT. This weekend I think. Kind Regards walker
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Posted 4 months ago
NASA LENR Energy is Emergent for Good or Bad
Hi all In reply to peter lindsay on the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project It is an open science site. You can look at all of it for free. No requirement to give them money. Donations are just that donations, they are as often as not in Kind. Engineering firms and scientific instrument manufacturers and scientists have donated equipment time and expertise. Others don't donate they just read and comment. They use their own money and donations of equipment and money and time precisely because of the catch 22 you are stating. If just 0.00005% of the budget spent on hot fusion research was spent on LENR it would pay for thousands of such experiments. Hence why people say LENR research has been suppressed. If these people are putting their own money into this rather than sucking on the tax payers tit more power to them. On the rather irrelevant matter of who has the biggest academic d**k I have a BSc. Combined Honours in Business Information Technology from the University of Westminster. But I have worked on the effects Hydrogen Enbrittlement on certain metals as part of a career in engineering this gives some understanding of the chemistry involved. Although what I did, was everything I could to exclude hydrogen absorption; where as in LENR the idea is to increase Hydrogen absorption to the maximum. So I guess if you had done some research in the area of LENR you could claim the longest member prize, but since you have not so far, honours are about even. On the matter of commercial use there are about a dozen firms working publicly on bringing LENR to the market all of them self funded. There are also at least half a dozen major multinationals involved in LENR research. They Include: National Instruments, STMicroelectronics S.R.L., Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Elforsk; some like Siemens, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Shell and BP are working in a cloud of NDAs. You just see them turning up at conferences and the odd paper slips through the cracks. Kind Regards Walker
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Posted 4 months ago
NASA LENR Energy is Emergent for Good or Bad
Hi all In reply to perter lindsay on the subject of scepticism. No one said you should stop being sceptical of the subject but in order to be so, you have to read the current literature on the subject presented by those doing the work and weigh up the evidence they present or better yet perform some of the experiments. Otherwise it is not scientific scepticism, it is religion. At the very least watch the MIT course videos, and visit the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project to see their open science work on the subject. If you want to be sceptical rather than pseudo sceptical, tell them what are the flaws in their experiments and how they could be improved. http://www.quantumheat.org/index.php/en/ Also consider reading some of the papers. Kind Regards walker
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Posted 4 months ago
NASA LENR Energy is Emergent for Good or Bad
Hi all In reply to peter lindsay on the perfectly valid question of whether people we communicate with are sock puppets. https://www.facebook.com/ian.walker.7140 I have shown you mine now you show me yours. And Profile added. Kind regards walker
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Posted 4 months ago
NASA LENR Energy is Emergent for Good or Bad
Hi all In Reply to peter lindsay's pseudo metric of impact factor. You are aware that impact factor: 1) Does not work across academic boundaries? 2) That it has been shown to be gamed by publications, so as to produce false results? 3) That the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee told higher Education Funding Council and their Research Exercise panels to stop using as it is flawed? 4) That it has lead to a reduction in real research, as reviews score more highly in this skewed metric? 5) That the European Association of Science Editors put out an official statement saying it cannot be used in the way you just used it? 6) That the International Council for Science wants to penalise those scientists that over rely on this measure to game publications and this measure? 7) That the National Science Foundation (US) and the Research Assessment Exercise (UK) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft have all downgraded this metric and has lead the American Society for Cell Biology to create The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) precisely to end the use of Impact Factor? I remind you also that one has to put ones eye to the telescope to call ones self a scientist. Once again: In the immortal words of Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Yay! I win" :D Kind Regards walker
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Posted 4 months ago
NASA LENR Energy is Emergent for Good or Bad
Hi all In Reply to peter lindsay 1) On the matter of Neutrons. No high energy Neutron output has been reliably and repeat-ably detected in any LENR/CF experiment. Fast Neutrons are function of Hot Fusion. This is a process that does not involve the high temperatures that are associated with high energy Neutrons. That is not to say that there appears to be no nuclear process, that has yet to be determined and Gamma Rays, Tritium and Helium have all been reliably and repeatedly detected and are linked in several of the papers I linked above, so those do indicate a nuclear process; all though for gamma, experiments seem to show the gamma is output only at the initiation of an excess heat producing reaction or where the experiment is designed to poison the reaction, analogous to a car backfiring. 2) On the matter of continuing quibbles about what constitutes a peer reviewed publication. I just want to verify your position as it appears odd; "Transactions of the American Nuclear Society" http://www.ans.org/pubs/transactions/ and the "Japanese Journal of Applied Physics" http://jjap.jsap.jp/ are not reputable publications according to you? You might wish to re-examine that remark. I am sure you did not mean it that way and would be happy to withdraw the remark. I await your next post on the matter. "Could you provide links to some of the peer reviewed papers? "is what you asked for, and exactly what I supplied This was in order refute the fallacy that the Fleischmann/Pons effect has not been reliably repeated when you said "...when many experiments in cold-fusion all failed they decided to change the name to LENR. as cold-fusion had a siigma. The problem is that the experiments continue to fail, even with a catchy new name," An unverified statement with no supporting evidence what so ever. In the end Peer Reviewed Publications are Peer Reviewed Publications, In the immortal words of Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Yay! I win" :D Kind Regards walker
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Posted 4 months ago
NASA LENR Energy is Emergent for Good or Bad
Hi all In reply to peter lindsay's point quibbling about which which field the Fleischmann/Pons (F/P) effect should be peer reviewed in. In your last post you wanted them to reply in a medical journal. You do not seem to be grasping the fact that the fundamental enabling factors here are chemistry. Peer review is peer review. You do not ask Sir Simon Rattle to Peer Review a paper on Astronomy. The process that creates the loading of the material and the environment that the physics takes place in is 90% advanced Chemistry, so it is in the chemistry field that there is a primary source for peers who can understand what is happening, most physicists would not have the expertise to comment on this subject, perhaps a few nuclear chemists and some interdisciplinary teams of chemists and physicists, in fact if you look at the the successful repetitions of the F/P effect most are chemists or interdisciplinary teams. Physics only plays a part afterwards and is a matter for physicists to work on a physics theory that fits what is happening. Some are doing this and there are currently about a dozen competing theories as to the cause of the excess heat. As the MIT videos pointed out the theories keep being made but none has successfully explained the experimental results in full. As said there is a whole bunch of research to be done by the Physics community. In the mean time the chemists have to continue on refining and improving the experiments while the engineers continue to increase output and build useful tools from the effect. I sure at some stage the Physics community will catch up. Kind regards walker
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Posted 5 months ago
NASA LENR Energy is Emergent for Good or Bad
Hi all In reply to peter lindsay on the matter of age of the linked papers. I was quoting from the indexed list at the bottom of the post: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/253470031_Tally_of_Cold_Fusion_Papers The posts were a selection from the top of the list which is sorted by date. And as older papers they are more likely to be available free on the internet, to get to the newer papers in that list either you must go to a library or subscribe to the publications. I presumed you would investigate the links and methodology to check the details for your self rather than just relying on some one who might be biassed; hence why I posted up the search methodology for you to check yourself, that was an assumption and it made an ass of both of us :( There are some recent papers indexed and archived on the web here: http://lenr-canr.org/wordpress/?page_id=1097 Cross check to verify source is using actual papers! Here are some other more recent papers again the library. Heavy Element Transmutation in Low Energy Nuclear Reactions Iwamura, Yasuhiro, "Transmutation Reactions Induced by Deuterium Permeation through Nano- structured Pd Multilayer Thin Film," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 107, ISSN 0003-018x, p. 422-425, (2012) Heavy Element Transmutation in Low Energy Nuclear Reactions Hioki, Tatsumi, Takahashi, Naoko, Kosaka, Satoru, Nishi, Teppei, Azuma, Hirozumi, Hibi, Shogo, Higuchi, Yuki, Murase, Atsushi and Motohiro, Tomoyoshi, "Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Study on the Increase in the Amount of Pr Atoms for Cs-Ion-Implanted Pd/CaO Multilayer Complex with Deuterium Permeation," Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 52, (October 4, 2013) Isotopic Shifts and Transmutations Bush, Ben F. and Lagowski, Joseph J., "Trace Elements Added to Palladium by Electrolysis in Heavy Water," (Albert Machiels, Thomas Passell, Project Managers) EPRI TP-108743, November 1999 (Pons experiment) Kind Regards walker