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by ltgbrown
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...
Replies: 343
Views: 52606

Re: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...

And thus why aircraft carriers remain relevant for the foreseeable future.
by ltgbrown
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Bifilar coil for electromagnet
Replies: 28
Views: 21950

Re: Bifilar coil for electromagnet

Thus making a single strand of wire that folds back on itself?? I am confused.
by ltgbrown
Sat May 04, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Can we contain the electrons only with the Magnetic field?
Replies: 18
Views: 7278

Re: Can we contain the electrons only with the Magnetic fiel

I have to say, Ladajo's description seems much more accurate.
by ltgbrown
Wed May 01, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Can we contain the electrons only with the Magnetic field?
Replies: 18
Views: 7278

Re: Can we contain the electrons only with the Magnetic fiel

In recirculation, what causes the electrons, once outside the magrid, to recirculate? hummmmmm. Isn't it the magnetic field lines? Soooo, if recirculation is the mechanism for "containing" the electrons, then isn't the magnetic field "containing" the electrons?

So the short answer IS yes.
by ltgbrown
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ignorance Moved
Replies: 20
Views: 3736

Re: Is the ABSENCE of news, news?

Agreed.
by ltgbrown
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: Is the ABSENCE of news, news?
Replies: 56
Views: 15807

Re: Is the ABSENCE of news, news?

When they start clearing trees and farming in Greenland again then we can say it's warmed up as much as a thousand years ago. I hope you are aren't seriously suggesting that Greenland did not have an extensive ice sheet 1000 years ago. Perhaps you forgot the "one hundred" that should be in front of...
by ltgbrown
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Upgrading the forum to phpBB 3 pretty soon
Replies: 32
Views: 26946

Re: Upgrading the forum to phpBB 3 pretty soon

A small part of me is sad that there are not 100,000s of people registered on Talk-Polywell. Just us meager 1000 or so. I use to have some comfort in thinking Polywell was well populated. Now, not so much.

Even so, I like the upgrades!
by ltgbrown
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Navys new toy
Replies: 23
Views: 6540

Ok, let me be more verbose. While the catapult is not weight limited, the current structural capacities and aerodynamic qualities of today's non-Navy developmental and operational UAVs cannot handle the minimum settings on today's steam catapults. However, the Navy's UAV has been and will be launche...
by ltgbrown
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Navys new toy
Replies: 23
Views: 6540

I had my boots launched when I completed my tour as an Air Boss. Steam catapults can launch UAVs.
by ltgbrown
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ITER news
Replies: 25
Views: 5086

Think about Iran. Their whole premise for doing anything nuclear is for energy. If we offer, free of charge, polywell reactors for producing energy, what can they say? Also, if countries now have access to energy not from oil, then isolating a country like Iran is that much easier. What about Saudi ...
by ltgbrown
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thoughts on Thorium Molten Salt Reactors?
Replies: 96
Views: 19457

Speaking of hidden costs, how about the hidden costs of fossil fuels in the form of climate change? National security expenditures?

Now begin the visceral climate change argument.
by ltgbrown
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Cool levitating graphite toy
Replies: 5
Views: 2195

Laser pointer on steroids! My dad and I would terrorize the cat with dueling laser pointers while playing "squirrel"; one of us would lead and the other follow as the cat tried to keep up. This adds a new level of terror for the cat!
by ltgbrown
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Obama=Carter, Embassy Security Failure Deja Vu
Replies: 10
Views: 2904

Do you Osama feels that way?
by ltgbrown
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thorium Fuel Cycle Using Fusion Neutron Source
Replies: 16
Views: 17110

Polywell as a neutron source to make plutonium and bad guys. Hummmmm. Isn't Iran pursuing a polywell program?[/quote]
by ltgbrown
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX's Dragon capsule captured by ISS
Replies: 249
Views: 45640

the fielding of Ohio class submarines and the Trident D-5 MIRV system around 1990 I was on that first deployment as a midshipmen. Earned my sub pin and stood Diving Officer of the Watch for the surfacing at the end of the deployment. Everyone on the crew was very excited about the missile and what ...