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by mad_derek
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Significance of Electron Recirculation Revisited
Replies: 135
Views: 40442

Betruger wrote:FWIW I got some website suspiciously looking like a malware portal when I went to www.textify.com. No text input window, and an advertisement overlay you can't close on top of everything.


That's because the site you want is http://www.texify.com ...
by mad_derek
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Programming languages
Replies: 120
Views: 13330

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 mad_derek
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A couple posts on wind energy
Replies: 15
Views: 2994

The beauty of solar panel is exactly that. They give out maximum power when extra power (generally for cooling in summer) is needed. Yes, right, in the med that might be true. In UK max power is required in Dec-Mar when there's no sun. It never gets hot enough to require AC unless you're a complete...
by mad_derek
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A couple posts on wind energy
Replies: 15
Views: 2994

The beauty of solar panel is exactly that. They give out maximum power when extra power (generally for cooling in summer) is needed. Yes, right, in the med that might be true. In UK max power is required in Dec-Mar when there's no sun. It never gets hot enough to require AC unless you're a complete...
by mad_derek
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rick Nebel comment
Replies: 95
Views: 67652

I didnt ask chrismb what he thought the time line would be. He doesnt know Dr. N well enough to give a good estimate. I was asking people like msimon or Tom Ligon. It's pretty much common sense that a question is usually addressed to people that can answer it, not people that cant answer it. I dont...
by mad_derek
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rick Nebel comment
Replies: 95
Views: 67652

what do you guys think is the most probably amount of time for WB8 to once and for all confirm or deny if polywell works or not? 200,000 years. Sigh, get out of here, Chrismb. You ask what I think. You get what I think. If you don't want to know, don't ask. Or say "...except chrismb...". ...
by mad_derek
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FoI: grounds for appeal:
Replies: 150
Views: 36099

EMC2 IS definitely protecting their potential future commercial interests. That is perfectly legitimate, and I think few of us if any would not hope that he succeeds in commercializing polywell. What leaves a bad taste in my mouth is his previous strong suggestions that he wished he could tell us m...
by mad_derek
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rick Nebel comment
Replies: 95
Views: 67652

You kids play nice now. Yep, I was thinking along the same lines ... a lot of threads seem to be going that way at the moment! What can you expect if the, supposed, "adults" refuse to participate in an adult capacity. It is a joke to pretend that all possible information about these tests...
by mad_derek
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rick Nebel comment
Replies: 95
Views: 67652

TallDave wrote:You kids play nice now.


Yep, I was thinking along the same lines ... a lot of threads seem to be going that way at the moment!
by mad_derek
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Republicans are stupid thieves.
Replies: 222
Views: 28931

If you have a legal argument that trumps my legal argument, let's hear it. OK. I'll take that as a challenge. Primary legislation (I hope that's the same term in US as UK?) - on the other hand it's the enactment of that legislation you're arguing against. IS that your argument? The courts strike do...
by mad_derek
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Republicans are stupid thieves.
Replies: 222
Views: 28931

If you have a legal argument that trumps my legal argument, let's hear it. OK. I'll take that as a challenge. Primary legislation (I hope that's the same term in US as UK?) - on the other hand it's the enactment of that legislation you're arguing against. IS that your argument? The courts strike do...
by mad_derek
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Republicans are stupid thieves.
Replies: 222
Views: 28931

Diogenes wrote:If you have a legal argument that trumps my legal argument, let's hear it.


OK. I'll take that as a challenge. Primary legislation (I hope that's the same term in US as UK?) - on the other hand it's the enactment of that legislation you're arguing against.
by mad_derek
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tax The Rich, Kill Your Paycheck
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

That might be more workable if there weren't laws on the books preventing more than x number of unrelated folks from cohabiting in an undivided residence. Now that is an interesting law. We do not have such a law in Austria. I know lots of people, students mostly, who live in a so called WG, Wohnge...
by mad_derek
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: An example of what i'm talking about.
Replies: 21
Views: 2509

Here you go to prison if you cant pay your parking fines. False parking is not a crime. It is a misdemeanor, yet you can still go to jail for it. Still, you are right, it is of course not well regarded by people. What will happen though is that the person in question will have his or her income sei...
by mad_derek
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Republicans are stupid thieves.
Replies: 222
Views: 28931

Unless it is a deer who darted out in front of you... Ah, in that case we're quids in - the bl**dy aristocrats own all the deer so ... Ha ha ha... not around here. Outside the City, and just north on the Ft. Sill range where the Deer and the Antelope play,(literally) there are Turkeys, Bobcats, Rat...

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