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by blaisepascal
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell Sketch
Replies: 33
Views: 8028

I am not sure I buy the fixed wing part. Our carriers also fly helos. They don't get u/w without helos if aircraft are embarked. According to Wikipedia, aircraft carriers were originally conceived as similar to cruisers (which had the designation C), and the V came from the Frence verb voler, meani...
by blaisepascal
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: A new (?) paper on a sorta- Polywell concept.
Replies: 19
Views: 4970

Pick a diameter of a sphere and then arrange a series of planes perpendicular to that diameter. The circles where the planes intersect the sphere define the coil positions. Coil polarity alternates from one to the next, so N is facing N, S is facing S, except at the ends of the diameter. The ends a...
by blaisepascal
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Now the Gov't will regulate your home
Replies: 25
Views: 3866

MSimon wrote:First the camps THEN the ovens.


We've descended to argumentum ad hitlerium already? Perfect. That means I can ignore this thread with a clear conscience.
by blaisepascal
Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Now the Gov't will regulate your home
Replies: 25
Views: 3866

I don't what group produced the cap an trade bill, but I can smell a skunk without actually having to read the bill. This is the same kind of crap they tried to do in the Seventies, with a new label. There are two ways to know it's the same kind of crap they tried to do in the 70's: Read the bill a...
by blaisepascal
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Now the Gov't will regulate your home
Replies: 25
Views: 3866

The problem is that I keep finding stuff that says the same bad things: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/04/onerous_new_doe_regulations_he.html We also have, a government right now that has amply demonstrated that it will go to any lengths, including outright deception to get what it wants....
by blaisepascal
Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Now the Gov't will regulate your home
Replies: 25
Views: 3866

I don't know. the original email did actually have links to the bill and commentary: Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home http://www.nachi. org/forum/ f14/cap-and- trade-license- required- your-home- 44750/ Unfortunately, in general commentary tends to be bullshite. Also, while I'm plann...
by blaisepascal
Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Now the Gov't will regulate your home
Replies: 25
Views: 3866

It has been my experience that when I see a post about how disastrous a bill will be that doesn't link to the bill or provide clear pointers to where in the bill the particular onerous provision is most of the time the cited problem is either non-existent, based on a misunderstanding (sometimes inte...
by blaisepascal
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Programming languages
Replies: 120
Views: 12459

BTW, I assume theydo currently us some sort of source versioning system. Do you know what is typically used? Not currently. Do you mean that you don't know what source versioning systems are used in the development of FAA-certified flight software, or that you do not believe that developers of FAA-...
by blaisepascal
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Design
Topic: cooling a WB and maximum size of WB's
Replies: 30
Views: 8562

I read in science fiction books that superconductor always maintains the same temperature across itself. Is it true? If so then all the cooling problems can be solved by having a superconducting heat pipe. Nobody has chimed in, so I will. In my ignorance I'll assume that the constant temperature of...
by blaisepascal
Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Math Markup
Replies: 25
Views: 20015

MathML is limited, unfortunately.

MathML is not supported with WebKit-based browsers like Safari or Chrome, is only supported with an add-on with IE, and apparently there are issues with Opera's support. Firefox needs special fonts installed to do it right.

Just something to keep in mind.
by blaisepascal
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Programming languages
Replies: 120
Views: 12459

MSimon, I will fully admit that I haven't really tried Forth on a modern Forth system. The last time I tried to seriously use Forth was in the 1980's. If modern Forth systems have advanced the art significantly, I haven't seen it because I haven't been looking. The few times I've looked at Forth sin...
by blaisepascal
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Programming languages
Replies: 120
Views: 12459

Yes, well. I can do COBOL, ALGOL, FORTRAN, BASIC, Pascal, C, C+, C++ ... unfortunately I just don't understand Forth, LISP etc. Must be a mindset thing. I bought all the books (ages ago admittedly) but I just cannot get a Forth or a LISP program to do anything. I don't mean anything predictable - I...
by blaisepascal
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: "No B.S. and no excuses"
Replies: 19
Views: 4519

Re: "No B.S. and no excuses"

This is outright B.S., because EMC2 have excused themselves from their public service of revealing that which the public has paid for (in any tiny or remote part). This is therefore an excuse . This is the very definition of the word!! Except they have revealed that which the public has paid for, p...
by blaisepascal
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FoI: grounds for appeal:
Replies: 150
Views: 33845

Hint: To correctly estimate your "share" that will be going to EMC2; NB: More than one half of the population pay no income tax at all or are net beneficiaries of state funding (like EMC2 employees), so a "per capita" share calculation is nonsensical. 1: Remove your entitlement ...
by blaisepascal
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FoI: grounds for appeal:
Replies: 150
Views: 33845

Taxes are not paid on a per capita basis, your "share" calculation is a complete fiction, bordering on misinformation. So is the assumption that tax money once collected is still "my taxes" and that I then have any say, except through my elected representatives and Senators, in ...

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