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by krenshala
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jerry Pournelle RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Jerry Pournelle RIP

Tom Ligon wrote:He will be missed, but he will not be forgotten anytime soon.


I cannot agree more with this, and with ladajo. That sucks.
by krenshala
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Army discovers new energy source
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Army discovers new energy source

I wonder if this would be something where combining thermal-to-electric, in addition to the fuel-cell nature, would be worthwhile. The article states its an exothermic reaction, and one part says not a catalyst (which implies O2 is getting bound up in the Al powder) but another part mentions recombi...
by krenshala
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1761
Views: 135914

Re: LENR Is Real

To my mind the sudden declaration of a second, previously unspoken of, pump is directly equivalent to teh device having a second, previously unspoken of, power source. Fishy.
by krenshala
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1828
Views: 168523

Re: SpaceX News

Is that sonic issue even with the (water) sound suppression system going?
by krenshala
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff in Space
Replies: 40
Views: 1098

Re: Stuff in Space

Assuming "metal detection via UV sensing" works, it seems to me that it would work best when the body being checked is not in conjunction with its local star, which is the opposite of most of the remote (extra-solar) system detection work done so far (as I understand it, anyway). That woul...
by krenshala
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1761
Views: 135914

Re: LENR Is Real

Am I remembering correctly that he's had four different variations on a theme so far? The e-cat, the hot cat, the one "in use" now, and the squawk ... I mean, quark-x ? Considering he hasn't actually sold anything , it amazes me that people still buy into it. I'd love for it to work, but n...
by krenshala
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff in Space
Replies: 40
Views: 1098

Re: Stuff in Space

We had a FLIR camera at the datacenter I used to work in. We used it to check breaker panels and subfloor power outlets for power issues/faults. It was easy to see which customers were exceeding the recommended 80% amperage on their power circuits based on the breaker temperatures (hmmm ... could it...
by krenshala
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Skynet is coming.
Replies: 684
Views: 69393

Re: Skynet is coming.

A rapid googling of 'dragonfly wing frequency' shows the following at the top of the page: Our experimental results show that the fundamental natural frequency of dragonfly wings is in the order of 170 Hz when it is clamped at the wing base. The average flapping frequency 27 Hz of dragonflies is abo...
by krenshala
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Skynet is coming.
Replies: 684
Views: 69393

Re: Skynet is coming.

A friend had a belt attached device that emits sound at the frequency of dragon fly wings to keep mosquitoes away, and it apparently worked pretty well for him. Having real dragonflys, of course, is better since they actively hunt the mosquitoes.
by krenshala
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff in Space
Replies: 40
Views: 1098

Re: Stuff in Space

Tom Ligon wrote:Another order of magnitude of resolution, or two, may get us there.


And at the rate we're going, that might not take too long.
by krenshala
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff in Space
Replies: 40
Views: 1098

Stuff in Space

I thought you folks would find this site interesting. http://stuffin.space

It displays data pulled daily from space-track.org, and shows it in a nifty WebGL 3d (javascript) display.

From this, you can really appreciate how much stuff is just floating around our planet. ;)
by krenshala
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1761
Views: 135914

Re: LENR Is Real

DancingFool wrote:Naw, he didn't call me a troll (this time).

Just irrelevant.

I guess thats a step in the right direction ... though a small one.
by krenshala
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1761
Views: 135914

Re: LENR Is Real

Ah, the sweet wisdom of (dancing) fools. :D Well stated, DF. I think that sums up the general feeling on that paper here quite nicely.
by krenshala
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks
Replies: 38
Views: 2073

Re: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks

At least initially, solar was subsidized to encourage development and adoption of solar electricity generation. It has definitely become much more widely used that it was 10 or 20 years ago, not to mention the improvements in efficiency and price. I've never heard of base load power being required f...
by krenshala
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1828
Views: 168523

Re: SpaceX News

From what I understand a big part of the weather concern is the risk of lightning strike during the ascent, and the damage that could cause to the craft.

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