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by OneWayTraffic
Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Algae fuel, impressive, it seems.
Replies: 40
Views: 9656

Yikes 32 USD per gallon? That is insane! In order to be somewhat successful it would have to come down to at least 4 USD per gallon. That would still be quite pricey. Otherwise it would not be economic, even with lots of government subsidies. So I hope that their research will help reduce the cost ...
by OneWayTraffic
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any One Read Japanese/Chinese? Or is it Korean?
Replies: 7
Views: 2742

I have a Korean wife here, but this doesn't look like worth her time to translate. It very much seems to be a simple advertisement for services. As an aside, the Korean alphabet is very easy to learn. A linguist could do it in an afternoon, though it took me a couple of weeks. There's 20 odd main sy...
by OneWayTraffic
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: How did we convert from horse and buggy to automobiles
Replies: 91
Views: 13827

> Are there complaints? Sure! but what are people going to do about it.. My girlfriend walks 2 hours a day to work and back and her other workers think her kinda-weird for doing that, as they reply 'no one walks today with buses, trains!' as if to do so is free somehow.. . 2 hours on foot is 30mins...
by OneWayTraffic
Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Oil falls below $88/bbl
Replies: 7
Views: 3139

Re: Shocked I Say!

If turmoil reigns for a few more weeks....we'll see oil below $60/bbl And just a few years ago, we were "shocked, shocked I say!" to see oil bound up from the $20-$25 a barrel to over $40! Now we might be eagerly hoping for prices to go down to $60 a barrel... Hmmm... Be Safe Mumbles Quite right. R...
by OneWayTraffic
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Article: 60% of oil price is speculation
Replies: 150
Views: 40539

We could well see another spike next year and then another and so on... As of right now we simply don't have the margin between supply and demand that we've had in the 80s and 90s. That dictates historically high though volatile prices untill either demand goes down or supply up. I can't see supply ...
by OneWayTraffic
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Someone has the date of release of Information - Lets POOL !
Replies: 49
Views: 17154

I know exactly when:

When it's ready.
by OneWayTraffic
Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Hirsch : Head of the review panel ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4143

I know quite a few Germans who speak perfect English. But "Schweinhund" seems an unlikely surname.
What I meant was that if he's that well educated he's not likely to believe in such hooey.

And yes the name is a bit of a clue.
by OneWayTraffic
Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Hirsch : Head of the review panel ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4143

MSimon wrote:We designed steam engines for a long time before we got thermodynamics.
And of course, once you have a working prototype you can refine the theory to fit it and improve it.
by OneWayTraffic
Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Hirsch : Head of the review panel ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4143

It is mentioned in the comments to the new Adam Boyle article that Hirsch MIGHT be the one heading the review panel.. http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/08/28/1301440.aspx This comment was a gem. One has to wonder if by conducting these fusion experiments, as with nuclear weapons testing, ...
by OneWayTraffic
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 50773

Yes it's hard to imagine any current use for power that would be served by 1-10GW machines, that wouldn't be at least as well served by more, cheaper, 0.1-1GW machines. As for the practical limit: As long as it's well above the economic break even, who cares at this stage? I'm sure we'll find out i...
by OneWayTraffic
Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 50773

Yes it's hard to imagine any current use for power that would be served by 1-10GW machines, that wouldn't be at least as well served by more, cheaper, 0.1-1GW machines. As for the practical limit: As long as it's well above the economic break even, who cares at this stage? I'm sure we'll find out in...
by OneWayTraffic
Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: Generally, BFR effeciencies.
Replies: 8
Views: 3812

Even if you could handle that problem, then you'd have the not insignificant issue of moving that amount of energy from one location onto the grid. I doubt any part of a grid could handle that.

Better to have 128 1GW reactors IMO.

But we need to get breakeven first.
by OneWayTraffic
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric vehicle design questions
Replies: 16
Views: 5112

http://www.endless-sphere.com/forums/ http://visforvoltage.org/ Plenty of people who have hand built their own stuff here. I frequent the bicycle fora mainly. If you're really serious about a practical light electric vehicle; I'd buy an ebike, lights, helmet and a good raincoat. The bicycle is ideal...
by OneWayTraffic
Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any official news as of late July 2008?
Replies: 154
Views: 50773

MSimon wrote:
zbarlici wrote:been two weeks now... :?
I'm not even getting hints from my usual sources. The drums are silent.
I think that if this project was an utter failure, we'd know about it by now. The question is: How much of a not utter failure was it? :wink:
by OneWayTraffic
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: More EEStor news
Replies: 40
Views: 16828

Is it that we're concerned that EESTOR might be a scam because we don't have any information or prototypes showing that it works, even though mass production starts in a matter of months? The EEStore folks are scamming folks who know nothing about dielectric saturation. i.e. the dielectric constant...