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by ladajo
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Article: Knowledge, Capital, and a Growing Sense of Mission: Fusion Energy Development Enters a New Era
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Article: Knowledge, Capital, and a Growing Sense of Mission: Fusion Energy Development Enters a New Era

Sadly, two mentioned are slow motion flaming trainwrecks seeking a mountain to run into.
And Polywell was not mentioned at all (or contacted as far as I know).
by ladajo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device
Replies: 41
Views: 11577

Re: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device

I think you should be looking at efficiency vice size. While size does bear on efficiency, it is more appropriate to say that efficiency is the horse, and size is the cart. So looking at electron confinement efficiency is key. After that, it is the efficiency regarding driving a well in support of h...
by ladajo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2175
Views: 290494

Re: SpaceX News

And also don't forget that the Russian Ukraine Adventure cost them access to some of the most experience rocket engine builders and facilities.
by ladajo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device
Replies: 41
Views: 11577

Re: 1st Superconducting High-beta Device

The second generation will conclusively determine feasibility of the technology


How so?
by ladajo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2175
Views: 290494

Re: SpaceX News

And yet another breathtakingly routine launch and recovery...
Man, almost not worth making popcorn for these anymore. :(
by ladajo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 358
Views: 81010

Re: EMC2 news

:D :D :D
Simulation almost ready for e-beam driven potential well and dynamics equilibrium for advanced fuels
by ladajo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2175
Views: 290494

Re: SpaceX News

The TELSTAR-18 mission was successful <yawn>.
Although they lost points on the 1st Stage landing, more off center than usual I think (Judges give it 9.2)

Let's see how fast they recycle this booster for flight again.
by ladajo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 971
Views: 105895

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

The biggest fault I saw in the work was no accounting for experience / training levels of the operators, either in mass or by weapon type. Novices tend to move towards certain weapons in my experience. Cost being one of the larger factors. Additionally, while he touched on round types, he did not re...
by ladajo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 971
Views: 105895

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

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by ladajo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 971
Views: 105895

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

For shotgun lethality, #1 or #2 shot tends to do better in tactical usage. This is mostly due to holding a tighter pattern at tactical ranges over #00. In close, #00 hits harder, and quickly degrades as distance goes up. Hot load .45 has always been a personal favorite, such as what we used in the M...
by ladajo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 358
Views: 81010

Re: EMC2 news

Well I guess that cat is out of the bag.
by ladajo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2175
Views: 290494

Re: SpaceX News

Oh... <yawn>... hey, it was the first Block V recycle. I wonder when the first "3rd Flight" will be?
Crew Dragon coming up soon. Then we can stop paying the Russians maybe. So friggin' sad
by ladajo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange magnetic field source.
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Re: Strange magnetic field source.

I think it is dependent on the core make up and layering. If it is active nuclear, which it seems so, having a strong field due to circulating layers does not seem far fetched.
by ladajo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2824

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

So, in layman's terms, larger would be better More B Field is better, to a point. And that point is probably closer than most realize. Think in terms of squeezing something between your fingers, you reach a point quickly where more squeeze does not produce more results other than your effort. The s...
by ladajo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2824

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Increasing magnet power has an exponential diminishing return. It is somewhat of a red herring in regards to more magnet means better fusion with better containment. The real containment happens with adiabetic behaviour.
Just saying.

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