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by ANTIcarrot
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: You can't make this stuff up
Replies: 19
Views: 3686

Re: You can't make this stuff up

How exactly is this different from US military data passing through any other part of the internet not owned by the US? Assuming the IT guys aren't amazingly stupid the data will be sent by some kind of high level VPN and will be impossible to read. In the worst case scenario where the Chinese do cu...
by ANTIcarrot
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: White House announces new US open access policy
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

White House announces new US open access policy

In a long-awaited leap forward for open access, the US government said today that publications from taxpayer-funded research should be made free to read after a year’s delay – expanding a policy which until now has only applied to biomedical science. http://blogs.nature.com/news/2013/02/us-white-ho...
by ANTIcarrot
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Maintinance requirements for a 100MW net power polywell
Replies: 2
Views: 7060

Maintinance requirements for a 100MW net power polywell

What would scheduled and ongoing maintenance/monitoring look like for a small off-grid polywell? Presumably they'd have to load high quality hydrogen and boron ever few months/years. Period shutdowns would also be desirable to visually inspect the insides. Vacuum pumps, fuses, filters may all need c...
by ANTIcarrot
Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 983
Views: 224816

Firearms safety training is usually a free service provided by NRA and law enforcement officials. Straw man arguement. We are not talking about using them safely, but using them to reliably kill another person with minimum risk to bystanders; with a side order of CQB drills. I'm pretty sure police ...
by ANTIcarrot
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 983
Views: 224816

How much will it cost to train the member of staff to handle guns, and regularly recertify them, and the ammunition chest in their place of work? There may also be insurance costs. Are you happy for your taxes to go up to pay for this? Weren't several thousand people injured last year in America by ...
by ANTIcarrot
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chik-fil-A
Replies: 65
Views: 8421

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Wiki say: ...
by ANTIcarrot
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: USAF Energy Vision
Replies: 14
Views: 4326

I see the project limits itself to goals achievable within 15 years. The F-22 took 24 years from initial requirement to entering service. Development of the Nimitz class would only just barely fit in that time period. I understand the USAF wanting to identify achievable goals, but I wonder if they u...
by ANTIcarrot
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Costa Concordia disaster - what if it had been a polywell?
Replies: 14
Views: 14720

The most energetic thing would be the superconducting magnets letting go, but that would be contained in a properly designed/modified ship, so a bit of leakage would be all you could expect. On the other hand, a properly designed ship would have been monitored via transponder, and alarm bells shoul...
by ANTIcarrot
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Costa Concordia disaster - what if it had been a polywell?
Replies: 14
Views: 14720

Costa Concordia disaster - what if it had been a polywell?

Shipping has been touted as one of the major applications of polywell reactors; both for military and civilian appications. Assuming they're still viable (fingers crossed) what woudl have been the implications of the Costa Concordia had been fitted with a polywell? The ship sank comparatively quickl...
by ANTIcarrot
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Trip to Mars Just Got a Little More Difficult...
Replies: 9
Views: 2231

What they really mean is "long term free fall" - because they can't imagine a powered flight to Mars. Or doing most of the trip under spin gravity. Let's face it. A martian ship is not going to be launched in one go from Earth - discounting orion - so if it's going to be modular, you might as well ...
by ANTIcarrot
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sacrificing Our Standard Of Living
Replies: 6
Views: 1686

Re: Sacrificing Our Standard Of Living

The beginning of the end. Do we really want tosacrifice everthing we have built to Progressivism? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304911104576443893352153776.html How many zeros can appear on my paycheck before I'm eligable for this 70% income tax? Because if someone has 6 or 7 zeros,...
by ANTIcarrot
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Human Caused Global Warming Will Not Happen
Replies: 138
Views: 24026

Posting a link to Wikipedia is probably the best way to answer this foolishness. But I won't bother because they'll be ignored, or they'll give the standard "I don't care man. I don't [fracking] care." type of answer. That is in fact why I compared AGW 'truthers' to every other kind of crack pot 'tr...
by ANTIcarrot
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Human Caused Global Warming Will Not Happen
Replies: 138
Views: 24026

Is this possibly a joke thread, and I'm just missing the punch line? Or are some people on this board truely disagreeing with the global scientific concensus on AGW? In the same sense that some people really believe the world is 10,000 years old, that the second coming will happen within our lifetim...
by ANTIcarrot
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Organization Chart for All Major Tech Companies.
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

I can't help but feel the Apple chart should have a map of Europe behind it...
by ANTIcarrot
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Human Caused Global Warming Will Not Happen
Replies: 138
Views: 24026

Is Mann one of the denial bots these days??? While not wishing to extend this thread any more than it already has been, perhaps some perspective should be restored. Why should we care what this Mann or any other individual thinks? I know three things in this area: 1) I am not an expert in climate c...