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by kunkmiester
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: tokomak startup?
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: tokomak startup?

Unless tritium is being used as a "starting fluid..." On a more serious note, Polywell is little known in the sci fi community as far as I can tell. When that strip was written (how long ago now?) The artist didn't know about Polywell. Tokomak is the default for the mpst part, so why not? ...
by kunkmiester
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Attn: Tom Ligon
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Attn: Tom Ligon

You using the speed reader Paperburn?

I had a chuckle, jab yet to read your response over there, but I was surprised to see someone else mention it over here.
by kunkmiester
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1764
Views: 153849

Re: SpaceX News

Does a rocket reach a velocity where something like hail would be a bigger deal than for an airliner? Aside from lightning and winds, thats the only other problem with inclement weather. I don't know how far they've gotten on limiting weather's effects on prep, but if all they'd be worried about on ...
by kunkmiester
Fri May 19, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Funding Polywell by an ICO
Replies: 32
Views: 1547

Re: Funding Polywell by an ICO

That would be the joy of a digital currency, it makes accounting easier. Not necessarily practical, but easier. The chain would provide the ability to tweak rates, different people would be able to set their hourly differently, and the math to account for the difference would be automatic, so it's s...
by kunkmiester
Fri May 19, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Funding Polywell by an ICO
Replies: 32
Views: 1547

Re: Funding Polywell by an ICO

If I recall correctly bit coin at least does had an absolute limit in how much can be created, though it is a very large number. The greater concern is the audit process, supposedly someone like the NSA could create a few billion coin purses, and if they have them all verify or refuse to verify tran...
by kunkmiester
Wed May 10, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Funding Polywell by an ICO
Replies: 32
Views: 1547

Re: Funding Polywell by an ICO

As I recall, there were plenty of investors interested, but Bussard insisted on a substantial amount of control over the technology, which was unconventional and kept anything from coming. There was also classification from the Navy, which while minor kept publishing for a while. I'm not sure where ...
by kunkmiester
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Einstein's biggest blunder documentary
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Einstein's biggest blunder documentary

Just watched this on netflix, was looking for some scientific reviews, how they covered it, how accurate the idea is. Seems some have been accepting of the theory, this forum is my big go to place for science stuff, was wondering if any here had seen the documentary and what they thought of it.
by kunkmiester
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2596
Views: 391565

Re: Mach Effect progress

What if it's a much lighter duty system running off a NTR? That wouldn't have as much of a heat signature. Thinking probe here, less a colony or invasion hsip.
by kunkmiester
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2596
Views: 391565

Re: Mach Effect progress

I was actually looking at a similar plot, slight tweak on the motives though. The big boss aliens don't care, but they have an hierarchy based on tech development. They don't have a prime directive analogue, in fact they embrace sharing the benefits. Problem is the client race that discovers earth r...
by kunkmiester
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1764
Views: 153849

Re: SpaceX News

A vast amount of the work I'd be doing by robot first anyway. About the only thing would be the stuff you absolutely need a human to do.

Thusly before human arrive life support systems and other things are running for weeks to months before you even launch, and you have a fix list to take with you.
by kunkmiester
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1764
Views: 153849

Re: SpaceX News

m thinking of the 1800s and British exploration now, albeit most of my knowledge of the subject is Hollywoodized. It seemed though that exploration, and being the first to the North Pole and Mount Everest and such was pretty much a rich man's hobby. Less for the sake of exploring for exploring's sak...
by kunkmiester
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1764
Views: 153849

Re: SpaceX News

I was looking at tunnels, someone pointed out moving material on the surface is easier, so just half bury your habitat at most, and put material on top of it. You only need a few feet for most radiation, iirc it was like ten feet at most. A decent robotics presence and it's be move in ready before y...
by kunkmiester
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1725
Views: 121706

Re: LENR Is Real

If he was really mamufacturimg, there would be little need to strip it.

Widom- Larson looks interesting, I believe the other prevailing theory was Bussard's, of having hydrogen- metal fusion occurring in the crystal matrix.
by kunkmiester
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1725
Views: 121706

Re: LENR Is Real

Anything worth a layman reading on characterizing reactions? I'd be surprised if someone hasn't done the math yet. Particles in a tokomak, I can ask what one is doing and I can learn at length what it's doing and the extent of how and why we can't know everything, etc. Energy needed to get a particl...
by kunkmiester
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 631
Views: 109877

Re: EM Drive

I can Google too, probably should have a bit sooner. It's the "Chinese National Space Administration." Apparently they do have a civilian program, I was under a bit of an impression the PLA had a bit more to do with it, at least officially.

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