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by Diogenes
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: How very smart people can believe very weird things.
Replies: 52
Views: 7648

Re: Oh, you clever sillies!

Clever Sillies - Why the high IQ lack common sense The results of cognitive stratification and IQ-advertising are therefore bad enough to have destroyed the value of whole domains of the arts and academia, and in the domain of public policy the results have been simply disastrous. Over the past fou...
by Diogenes
Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Magnetic Monopoles?
Replies: 3
Views: 1787

Dumb question. Why would a monopole scatter neutrons?
Neutrons are neutral aren't they ?
by Diogenes
Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Replies: 35
Views: 4347

MSimon wrote:Diogenes,

I told that one to my mate and she nodded sagely. Thanks for that!


You're welcome! Master and Commander was a great movie, and that was my favorite line from the movie. Have you seen it?
by Diogenes
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Around the Mars in 80 days.
Replies: 5
Views: 1970

Around the Mars in 80 days.

Actually, 39 days to get to mars, presumably 39 days to get back, two days to goof off... Well, I thought it was funny. http://www.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/adastravasimr.jpg (PhysOrg.com) -- Last Wednesday, the Ad Astra Rocket Company tested what is currently the most powerful plasma rocket in th...
by Diogenes
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Magnetic Monopoles?
Replies: 3
Views: 1787

Magnetic Monopoles?

http://www.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/hires/largescaleco.jpg Magnetic monopoles are created (top) when the spin of an ion in one corner of a spin ice crystal is knocked askew, creating a monopole (red sphere) and adjacent antimonopole (blue sphere). Neutron scattering at the NCNR allowed the team ...
by Diogenes
Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Replies: 35
Views: 4347

Why are you so easily provoked? It is my nature. Are you sure it isn't your nuture? :) MSimon sometimes reminds me of Captain Jack Aubrey in "Master and Commander, The far side of the World" when he responds to the Doctor on how to thank him for stopping in the Galapagos Islands. " N...
by Diogenes
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Advanced Deuterium Fusion Rocket
Replies: 25
Views: 6987

For those of you who haven't seen it, this is pretty cool. It's video of the original tests of "Hotrod" the explosive powered prototype experiment for the Orion project.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQCrPNEsQaY
by Diogenes
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Advanced Deuterium Fusion Rocket
Replies: 25
Views: 6987

Advanced Deuterium Fusion Rocket

Don't know if anyone else posted this, but in case they didn't, here it is! The design could achieve 6.3% of the speed of light. Winterberg also describes deuterium micro-bombs that can launch off of the earth using a total of 100 kilotons of small fallout free nuclear micro bombs for launching 1000...
by Diogenes
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Translating FRCs
Replies: 41
Views: 11050

I think I could do 5 nS with current technology - with feedback. The trick is to make the device repeatable to 5 nS on 1 second time scales. Not too tough even for drive power on the order of 100 KW. I might be able to get repeatability to .1 nS with a lot of effort. If I can get some kind of phase...
by Diogenes
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dr Strangelove I presume ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3505

I'm always a bit skeptical of these rumors. My guess is it exists, but if it ever activated the launch officers would just mutter "Что за черт" and dump vodka on the thing. Funny you should mention that. http://www.worldcitizens.org/pe...
by Diogenes
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dr Strangelove I presume ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3505

Dr Strangelove I presume ?

http://www.wired.com/images/article/magazine/1710/mf_deadhand3_f.jpg A decade and a half later, Stanley Kubrick's satirical masterpiece Dr. Strangelove permanently embedded the idea in the public imagination. In the movie, a rogue US general sends his bomber wing to preemptively strike the USSR. Th...
by Diogenes
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pretty unbelieveable...
Replies: 225
Views: 67215

I may be too close to the topic to be of much good to you but consider this. Given that a capacitor dielectric can vary its total mass cyclically over a period of time around an average value, and you can apply an external force to the dielectric so it pushes the dielectric when it is heavy and the...
by Diogenes
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pretty unbelieveable...
Replies: 225
Views: 67215

[ Okay, let me see if I can break this down in terms of Newtonian physics. F=m*a. If you alter m, then either the force or acceleration changes. If you alter m while applying an acceleration or deceleration (push/pull on the device), then you can change the acceleration if the force stays the same....
by Diogenes
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Second Worst President in US History.
Replies: 530
Views: 92973

Btw, as you may have noticed I am not american. We didn't notice. You see, we have Americans that talk like idiots too. Now that we understand you're not an American, we will thank you to keep your unsolicited opinions about our politics to yourself. Have a Coke and a Smile and STFU. :) David And I...
by Diogenes
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Major Electronics Magazine Picks Up On Polywell
Replies: 162
Views: 33271

Short, sweet, to the point. Obviously written for web access, but still good none the less. Like I mentioned over at Power and Control, you resemble my Uncle Jessie, except for the beard. Again, you generates some good Publicity for Polywell. I'm not sure anyone has done more to promote this idea th...

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