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by Tom Ligon
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 331
Views: 58547

Re: EMC2 news

the only polywell promotion I have seen as of late . http://freefall.purrsia.com/lastthree.htm A more permanent link, http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3200/fc03104.htm That's no accident. Mark Stanley pumped me for information on it, although I had mentioned it more than once on the comic forum.
by Tom Ligon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device
Replies: 32
Views: 4775

Re: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device

As I recall Dr. Park's talks a few years ago, the beta = 1 condition with 5T superconducting magnets suggested a plasma pressure of some stupendous number like 120 atmospheres! High-performance steam boiler stuff! Dr. Bussard was always concerned with fast ion, slow neutral interactions, which produ...
by Tom Ligon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The list of duds
Replies: 17
Views: 1380

Re: The list of duds

The machine I always wanted to see tested was an automobile using flywheel storage. I keep wondering just how you'd mount the rotating mass. Fully gimballed, coupling power to the wheels would be tricky, unless it was all-electric. For rigidly mounted flywheels, I would expect the vehicle would occa...
by Tom Ligon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A blast from the science fiction past
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: A blast from the science fiction past

I was raised with a set of Encyclopedia Britannicas in the home, dated 1944. The article on Atomic Energy was surprisingly thorough, considering this was a year before Hiroshima. I recall it included both reactors and the prospect for nuclear weapons. Because most of the people capable of contributi...
by Tom Ligon
Mon May 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device
Replies: 32
Views: 4775

Re: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device

In my personal opinion LN2 is going to be the necessary coolant do to availability and cost restraints and usability. He2 is just too hard to manage in an industrial environment. No argument there. While I was at EMC2 in San Diego, I ordered a sample of high-temperature superconducting ribbon. Prio...
by Tom Ligon
Mon May 07, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device
Replies: 32
Views: 4775

Re: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device

Way cool! Wait, I guess "way cool" would be liquid helium. But pretty darned LN2 cool, anyway, and I'd love to see a Polywell built like that!
by Tom Ligon
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 962
Views: 85685

Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

Crime and Punishment, Mexican style ...

Don't mess with guys in cowboy hats. They don't even need a steeenking gun!

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/04/25 ... -shop.html
by Tom Ligon
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 962
Views: 85685

Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

Doing a little background checking, that tweet with the shot of confiscated tools is apparently the result of British police work, not US. One still must wonder how hand tools qualify as illegal weapons. If they ever found my tools, I'd probably be in for life! Just the chain saw would surely be eno...
by Tom Ligon
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 962
Views: 85685

Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

ladajo wrote:Ahh, one of my prefered weapons of mass mayhem, a file.
The memories...


Hmmm, the FBI has files on you!
by Tom Ligon
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2102
Views: 241090

Re: SpaceX News

More notable, the judges who have been bored with so many recent launches just slept in.

This is victory. Space travel is becoming routine.
by Tom Ligon
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 962
Views: 85685

Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

A sweep turned those up and did not turn up a far more dangerous weapon? Surely they found ball point pens!
by Tom Ligon
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 962
Views: 85685

Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

She didn't shoot him, but you could still call this Crime and Punishment, Florida Style. When Natalie Holloway vanished in Aruba years ago, two young men were suspected. Van der Sloot is in prison for another murder. This is the other guy ... claimed to have helped bury her body but none was found. ...
by Tom Ligon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 4
Views: 1690

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

This should be fun to watch.

If nothing else, the magnets will benefit several fusion efforts, Polywell included.
by Tom Ligon
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 962
Views: 85685

Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

Which is why some communities HAVE gone with arming some teachers. They can't afford guards. In small rural systems, it may not be as hard to find wiling teachers. This is a local decision. Some schools are depending on stats. If there are 125000 public schools in the country, and two a year are hit...
by Tom Ligon
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 962
Views: 85685

Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

I recently visited my old high school. I got in via the metal detector with 3-4 uniformed guards present. I dropped off some materials I was donating in the office. The principal is an interesting fellow ... he has two Master's degrees, but his first degree is: Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal...

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