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by jmc
Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Iran may have acquired Nuclear War Heads.
Replies: 169
Views: 14312

I would say that 99.9999% of all them never believed their own crap. I think Hitler probably did. Apparantly when Chamberlain gave him the Sudenland land he exclamed "THAT DIRTY PIG!" because he wanted a bloody war instead of peacefully expanding his power. To want to extend you're power ...
by jmc
Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Iran may have acquired Nuclear War Heads.
Replies: 169
Views: 14312

On the other hand, he could really be a religiously fanatical nut. I have met my share of nuts, religious and otherwise. (Some might say I'm a nut. :) ) They DO exist, and they think all sorts of kooky stuff. I have known people who believe the rapture is coming and that the righteous will simply d...
by jmc
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Iran may have acquired Nuclear War Heads.
Replies: 169
Views: 14312

On the other hand, he could really be a religiously fanatical nut. I have met my share of nuts, religious and otherwise. (Some might say I'm a nut. :) ) They DO exist, and they think all sorts of kooky stuff. I have known people who believe the rapture is coming and that the righteous will simply d...
by jmc
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The average IQ in Europe has been dropping
Replies: 31
Views: 4079

I would say TV is more than a symptom, it is a catalyst. There's a form of natural selection happening in TV programmes. The most voyeuristic melodramatic programme always gets higher ratings than more measured ones. Television programmes evolve to attract our attention. And at the level beneath tha...
by jmc
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: The average IQ in Europe has been dropping
Replies: 31
Views: 4079

EFN consists of some Environmentalists but also alot of people who come from a background in Nuclear Fission and Fusion. "Environmentalist" basically is put there because we believe nuclear power is good for the environment (i.e. produces no CO2, no air pollution and doesn't trash the coun...
by jmc
Tue May 31, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The average IQ in Europe has been dropping
Replies: 31
Views: 4079

Don't forget according to friends of the Earth Nuclear Power is dirty and expensive. Much better to set a robot army of renewable energy generating machines loose on every square inch of nature so that in twenty years time when they all get rusty the whole countryside will look like a giant scraphea...
by jmc
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rise of the Machines.
Replies: 68
Views: 7842

One possibility that I think has not yet been raised in this thread is the possibility that instead of someone bad taking over a robot army what if something bad did instead. Do you really think its necessarily going to end with robot soldiers? What about computer programmes replacing generals, majo...
by jmc
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Liberal, Conservative? It May Be in the Brain
Replies: 12
Views: 2010

MSimon wrote:Did my brain structure change?
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Probably, people change their brain structure all the time.

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2 ... cture-yes/
by jmc
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: What is the state of decelerator R&D?
Replies: 54
Views: 10535

Efficiency only matters if your fuel is expensive, limited in supply, or both, no?


or if your reactor design requires large amounts of recirculating energy to break even (like p-B designs do)
by jmc
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: What is the state of decelerator R&D?
Replies: 54
Views: 10535

The alpha particle "beams" emerging from the cusps will be spiralling around magnetic fieldline, thus while their gyro averaged velocity may be in a "beam" their actual velocity will not and their energy component perpendicular to the decellerating fields of the decellerator will...
by jmc
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: What is the state of decelerator R&D?
Replies: 54
Views: 10535

I've been doing quite a lot of reading up on Nuclear Batteries recently http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_battery and their general efficiency is pretty pathetic for the most part, 1-5% most nuclear batteries are thermocouple based. Some betavoltaic based designs can convert the enrgy of radioacti...
by jmc
Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: We are Doomed! DOOOOOMMED I say!
Replies: 446
Views: 56054

I thought you supported the Fed.
by jmc
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "The Promised Land"
Replies: 20
Views: 4632

Well there's the oathkeepers http://oathkeepers.org/oath/ who are military personel that have sworn not to betray the constitution and disarm U.S. citizens. But other than that I agree with Diogenes, people are expected to accept the authority of the police and the military. If new legislation banni...
by jmc
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chinese professor explains decline of the US
Replies: 14
Views: 3252

Unless the state kills their senior citizens (I wouldn't put it past them)
by jmc
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chinese professor explains decline of the US
Replies: 14
Views: 3252

One thing I never understood is the idea that China somehow "needs" dollars. And I don't understand why Americans get so angry at "currency manipulation" If Chinese are willing to exchange real goods and services for what are essentially paper or digital numbers on a bank account...

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