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by kunkmiester
Fri May 19, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Funding Polywell by an ICO
Replies: 32
Views: 1028

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: 1028

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: 1028

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: 158

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: 385537

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: 385537

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: 1746
Views: 147341

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: 1746
Views: 147341

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: 1746
Views: 147341

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: 1691
Views: 114705

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: 1691
Views: 114705

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: 107218

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.
by kunkmiester
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 631
Views: 107218

Re: EM Drive

That "CN" label is confusing me, keeps making me think Canada, though I know that's wrong. In China all the armed forces are under the People's Liberation Army, so everything has that in the acronym, and so things are weird. Don't recall what they call their space people.
by kunkmiester
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 631
Views: 107218

Re: EM Drive

I still want to see an audit of current satellites. If Shawyer got his ideas from seeing thrust on satellite antennae, anyone can run the numbers and find the trend.
by kunkmiester
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 12502

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Isn't most of that cost red tape and over the top redundancy? The technical issues haven't changed much, just the environment. Perhaps. But I feel like I remember reading that even in states where pro-nuclear policy was put in place, no one wanted to build. But most of the red tape is national, fro...

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