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by JohnFul
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fundamental physics from geometry
Replies: 2
Views: 2684

Re: Fundamental physics from geometry

As an amateur faceter (it's hobby), this is very interesting indeed. To be able to take a bit of quartz or topaz or beryl or corundum, and cut it in such a way as to produce a "light cage" that is a thing a beauty has its allure. To think that the universe is based in its core upon such creations .....
by JohnFul
Mon May 16, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 376
Views: 167543

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

Oh my. Get your degree in underwater basket weaving, accrue $100K in "college education" debt with no job prospects, and wonder why. What has this world come to? DOn't expect me to fund your folly...
by JohnFul
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: We Are Exemt From Your Morality
Replies: 5
Views: 2240

Re: We Are Exemt From Your Morality

This passage was quoted in "Elliott Wave Principle" by Robert Prechter Oh my, as a dual major in both economics and psychology I am well aware of the work of Ralph Nelson Elliott, and those that came after... Hamilton Bolton and Robert Prechter to name a couple. I'm shocked that anyone would refere...
by JohnFul
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR
Replies: 186
Views: 96577

Re: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR

@Hanleyp Now that was helpful. I'm not a lawyer, and definitely not a patent lawyer, but I do have multiple patent submissions where I am the named primary inventor. I do get the gist of "patent speak". It looks like here, they've found a novel way of containing the plasma to the vessel that reacts ...
by JohnFul
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: Energy Storage
Replies: 12
Views: 3709

Re: Energy Storage

The trouble is, I need something I can buy at a lowes or Menards to store power from my system.. I bought a 3.5KW Natural Gas powered generator from Lowes last year. Where I live, the power goes out occasionally. Not too often, but when it does it goes out for a day or two. When the power goes out,...
by JohnFul
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NIF
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: NIF

Image

The Dante Detector is behind the rail to my left.
by JohnFul
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: NIF
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: NIF

So how do you post a picture? In any event, the recent limited success of NIF (power of light hitting the target = net power out, not the power used to generate the light in the first place ..) was apparently due to the shaping of the pulse. Over the 1us of the pulse (about 20 feet of light) you sta...
by JohnFul
Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: JET will attempt Q-record by the end of the decade
Replies: 24
Views: 15091

Re: JET will attempt Q-record by the end of the decade

One of the takeaways I got from my recent visit to NIF was that shaping the power delivered over the period of a shot drastically altered the output or gain from that shot. At NIF, they shoot ~1us laser pulses at a target. The pulse is shaped. It starts out with a certain level of power, then bumps ...
by JohnFul
Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: NIF
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

NIF

I spent the day Thursday out at NIF (they're a customer). I was able to go on a walkthrough inside laser bays and also some of the onsite manufacturing facilities. I never before really realized how small the targets actually are. The laser technology was interesting, but certainly not state of the ...
by JohnFul
Sun May 25, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: What The Climate Change Gravy Bowl Looks Like
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Re: What The Climate Change Gravy Bowl Looks Like

File that one under "Sad, but true".
by JohnFul
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Warmists off the deep end
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Warmists off the deep end

I tend to think the the international reaction due to a degree raise in temperature to be kind of silly but when I think about sea life unable to grow calcium carbonate shells I get kind of worried. Uh, well... there's this thing called limestone; and if that's not enough there's this other thing c...
by JohnFul
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: bureau of land managment
Replies: 19
Views: 3823

Re: bureau of land managment

Let's hope nobody gets killed in a stampede by a herd of turtles. It's over now, looked like something straight out of a John Wayne movie when the cowboys went in and took the cattle back. The powers that be need to find a better way of doing things, because if some kid had set off a pack of firecr...
by JohnFul
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 951003

Re: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker

"It would be easyer just to keep on course and look back later to see if things changed. Sad but true."

Now that last part "sad but true" is a statement that has applied way too frequently in America since January 2009... Sad, but true.

Sigh
by JohnFul
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Vortex Rings, Application to Plasma Injection, FRC?
Replies: 6
Views: 2595

Re: Vortex Rings, Application to Plasma Injection, FRC?

"could lead to a better understanding of nuclear dynamics in studying fission, superconductors and the workings of neutron stars."


Alrighty then. Fission powers stars ... at least according to this article. Oops.
by JohnFul
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Skynet is coming.
Replies: 799
Views: 217468

Re: Skynet is coming.

Small linux based appliances like Linksys or NetGear WiFi APs depend on security through obscurity. Security holes in virtually every major lLnux distribution are not only well know, but a mile wide. BTW, that little Linksys or NetGear AP isn't running any Antivirus...