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by BenTC
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: FoI for WB7 peer review.
Replies: 55
Views: 8714

Re: FoI for WB7 peer review.

Let's make something quite plain - the peer review on the <=WB7 work that lead to funding for WB8 was an independent work of EMC2 and paid for by the Navy. The peer review is owned by the Navy. If it is not owned by the Navy, then it wasn't an independent peer review! I think the Navy is right to a...
by BenTC
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Site that tracks website changes. Link to EMCs changes
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Interesting to see before and after. In particular... + Phase 1 validate & review WB-6 becoming validate & entend and the forecast $3-5M over 2 years came in better than expected at completed for $1.8M over 1.5 years. + The split into Phase 2 & Phase 3. + Phase 3 being "in-design" for " full scale 1...
by BenTC
Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Room-temperature superconductivity?
Replies: 1893
Views: 355282

The only thing I can think of is that you are not logged in the second time you are trying to edit you post. At the top of each topic, look for whether it says "Login" or "Log out of johanprins" "? At login, do you tick "Log me on automatically each visit" ? For cleanup, you can't fully trust virus ...
by BenTC
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Proliferation
Replies: 15
Views: 5522

A Polywell removes arguments for having operational enrichment facilities of fissile material. That is a step towards non-proliferation.
by BenTC
Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A 100 GW D-T Plant
Replies: 96
Views: 15461

Thanks. This was interesting... > http://www02.abb.com/global/seitp/seitp202.nsf/0/5392089edc1b3440c12572250047fd78/$file/800+kV+DC+technology.pdf Every year China installs new power-generating capacity equivalent to the entire installed capacity of Sweden. China is currently planning to build one 8...
by BenTC
Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: A 100 GW D-T Plant
Replies: 96
Views: 15461

Axil wrote:But for a BIG country that makes steel and aluminum
As an aluminium producer, I would rather have my very own fusion reactor over which I had complete operational control, than relying on a grid that might trip once every five or ten years. Cheaper too.
by BenTC
Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Any News about Polywell ?
Replies: 104
Views: 24256

Axil wrote:“meaning you're saving hundreds of tons on shielding.”

Concrete and dirt are cheap.
Not for a ship.
by BenTC
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: human poses for HV pylons
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

human poses for HV pylons

This is cute... An architecture and design firm called Choi+Shine has submitted a design for the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition which proposes giant human-shaped pylons carrying electricity cables across the country's landscape. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/a...
by BenTC
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Storage of Experimental Data
Replies: 2
Views: 5558

Storage of Experimental Data

Some informative extracts from idle chatter about storage of experimental data, which may be of interest to some. From... Ask Slashdot - How-Do-You-Organize-Your-Experimental-Data Hello, I'm a space research guy. I've recently made a comparison of MySQL 5.0, Oracle 10i and HDF5 file based data stora...
by BenTC
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 950803

Giorgio wrote:I wasn't able to find our friends inside it. Pretty strange........
So they are moving off the map? So... then we can at least thank the Iraq war - for cancelling Bussard's the original contracts - else we may have never known...
by BenTC
Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer’s
Replies: 0
Views: 893

Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer’s

The way that science should be done... Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer’s The key to the Alzheimer’s project was an agreement as ambitious as its goal: not just to raise money, not just to do research on a vast scale, but also to share all the data, making every single finding public i...
by BenTC
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Political Opposition To Polywell
Replies: 29
Views: 4227

Skipjack wrote:IMHO, this is a sign of degeneration. Some people think it is a sign of the decline of western civilization. The lack of evolutionary pressure and natural selection is bringing about all sorts of self destructive things.
Like Ow My Balls from Idiocracy ?
by BenTC
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 793934

Love the tag line: Tomorrows Momentum Today.
by BenTC
Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Math Markup
Replies: 25
Views: 25971

Maybe ask these guys: http://www.shatters.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12397 They are just using latexrender on phpBB3, the install of which I describe above. I had hoped my investigation would be picked up by the admin, but wasn't any interest. With phpBB3 the install is dead easy, however talk-p...