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by hanelyp
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 822
Views: 61388

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

In other words, yet another mass shooting that doesn't fit the gun grabber's Narrative that we'd be better off with more laws that would end up disarming good citizens.
by hanelyp
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Skynet is coming.
Replies: 722
Views: 73204

Re: Skynet is coming.

Speaking of robot overlord masters ... Inside chilling religion creating ‘God robot’ a billion times smarter than humans A FORMER Uber worker has formed an odd cult to build a “godhead” robot, “a billion times” smarter than any human. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/660937/anthony-levan...
by hanelyp
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 277
Views: 31252

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

The big problem I see is voters who never learned the lessons of history keep sending fools with the same bad ideas back to elected office term after term.
by hanelyp
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff in Space
Replies: 42
Views: 1582

Re: Stuff in Space

paperburn1 wrote:The milk carton-sized satellite makes up the entirety of territory of the self-proclaimed "Space Kingdom" of Asgardia.

And what, beyond good manners, prevents someone from shooting down the self proclaimed sovereign nation?
by hanelyp
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Skynet is coming.
Replies: 722
Views: 73204

Re: Skynet is coming.

A lot of flying wing designs have stability problems. Easily solved if you put a modern flight computer in the control loop. Some of those old designs would be interesting with active stability control.
by hanelyp
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1933
Views: 181620

Re: SpaceX News

One problem with a lower G launch is increased gravity losses, increasing the delta-V the engines need to produce.
by hanelyp
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1933
Views: 181620

Re: SpaceX News

I'm thinking that jerk, change in acceleration with respect to time, is a very important factor in passenger comfort. Ease into it and 2G shouldn't be shocking to a passenger. Slam into or out of the acceleration too hard and you invite injuries to unprepared passengers. Granted, 2Gs may not be the ...
by hanelyp
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump
Replies: 717
Views: 38417

Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Seriously, Ginsburg looks like a walking corpse.
by hanelyp
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1933
Views: 181620

Re: SpaceX News

What about the people who want to get out of their seats during the "weightless" phase of the suborbital hop?
by hanelyp
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2014 only the hottest year on the cooked books...
Replies: 62
Views: 7023

Re: 2014 only the hottest year on the cooked books...

The whole greenhouse gas "theory" is bunk. Most heat transfer between the surface and stratosphere is already connected to convection and phase change of water.
by hanelyp
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 279
Views: 37996

Re: EMC2 news

Moving charged particles create a magnetic field, which influences the path of the particles, which if your configuration isn't dynamically stable can lead to a very complex mess. All the good plasma codes at least try to account for this. Some might, in the interest of efficiency, use shortcuts tha...
by hanelyp
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 279
Views: 37996

Re: EMC2 news

There seems to be some confusion between 2 different meanings of scaling. In the software world scaling refers to how well code deals with a larger system or dataset. In physics scaling refers to how a system changes behavior at different length scales. A simulation that deals well with physical sca...
by hanelyp
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 434
Views: 59031

Re: General Fusion in the news

mvanwink5 wrote:Ever worked in a coal fired power plant? I have. GF's system is simple compared to it.

There's parts count and design complexity, and then there's required precision. General Fusion implosion needs a lot more precision than anything I expect to find in a coal plant.
by hanelyp
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: NTR fuel
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: NTR fuel

A hydride would not have mono-atomic hydrogen, but be a compound with hydrogen. Mono-atomic hydrogen is hydrogen atoms not chemically bound to anything.
by hanelyp
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: NTR fuel
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: NTR fuel

Mono-atomic hydrogen would be a chemical fuel, potentially the ultimate chemical fuel in terms of energy/mass if it could be stabilized without excess dilution. It has been proposed that deep frozen hydrogen could be irradiated to break apart the molecules. But that can only be taken so far before t...

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