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by mvanwink5
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Finding Pinhole Leaks With High Voltage
Replies: 2
Views: 2770

We routinely vacuum leak checked our condensers which operated under a vacuum using helium and a helium leak detecter. The procedure involved injection of helium using "cake pans" to limit surface exposure to small areas we were checking for leaks. If a vacuum leak existed at the injection...
by mvanwink5
Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 45607

Parallel, I closely followed Eestor, reading everything in print, patents, articles, blogs, research papers, etc. There has been no theory with real numbers that support the energy density within an order of magnitude of claims, and there are no real measurements of components that support claims of...
by mvanwink5
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 45607

I saw zenn's price recover from 3.5 and went to investigate at theeestory site and found the total substance boiled down to a smile. Such is the totality of the evidence that Eestor is not a scam. There is really no reason to put hopes on rumors of unicorns based on a smile and an unanswered question.
by mvanwink5
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: J and A for WB-8
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

Simon wrote, "I wonder if the actual work didn't begin before the award of the contract. i.e. EMC2 put up their own (an investor's) money to get things moving." That is heartwarming speculation for me. If it is so, there is likely to be an attempt to accelerate the whole schedule unofficia...
by mvanwink5
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 45607

Zenn is in the position to know what is going on, completely, no excuses. The City Zenn has had three stages in its short life: Stage 1 was planned development for sale, stage 2 was development just to demonstrate the technology, and stage three is now to abandon it as vaporware finally should be. O...
by mvanwink5
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: Major Electronics Magazine Picks Up On Polywell
Replies: 162
Views: 32557

Saltwater condensers for steam turbines is not that unusual. There has been a learning curve though on what materials are best to use. We recently replaced our condensers with titanium tubes and tube sheets. Since the cold war end, titanium costs have become competitive. Barnacle and muscle growth r...
by mvanwink5
Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Why Not Just Build The Darn Thing
Replies: 82
Views: 29747

Simon, re: "About 9 months to the next contract way point. We should see a blizzard of new government paper around then. If the current experiments show promise."

Any chance of intermediate rumors? :)

Cheers (yes, I know you are patient!)
by mvanwink5
Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Federal Reserve funding US budget deficit
Replies: 48
Views: 7517

Thanks vankirkc, I had not heard that the Fed is not likely to continue additional Treasury security purchases. That is a major relief that the Fed is not going to monetize the US debt. Of course, that leaves the question of where the US will get the loans for their projected $9 trillion deficit. As...
by mvanwink5
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Federal Reserve funding US budget deficit
Replies: 48
Views: 7517

TallDave, thanks for the reply and wiki link. There is quite a bit to digest, but found this: "The Fed holds at least $534 billion of the national debt. The "securities held outright" value used to directly represent the Fed's share of the national debt, but after the creation of new ...
by mvanwink5
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Federal Reserve funding US budget deficit
Replies: 48
Views: 7517

Federal Reserve funding US budget deficit

I am posting this here because you guys are clear thinkers and I need a major sanity check. Tell me if I am guilty of thinking the sky is falling down when it is clearly not. There is a new graph, started last week, on the Federal Reserve weekly money supply report (see page 16 of the St Louis Fed w...
by mvanwink5
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Polywell 3D model
Replies: 18
Views: 8090

At this point, is the 3T 1M polywell redundant to the Navy effort wrt proving the polywell concept? By the time such a project got up and running, would we have gained more than 6 months? Perhaps it would be best to get the backing group in place to go for a larger machine the moment success is show...
by mvanwink5
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 45607

Kahuna, I have great sympathy for hope, optimism, and prayer. However, sorry to say, I have turned elsewhere wrt EEStor due to bogus patent data, no theory that comes within 2 orders of magnitude of explaining the posited energy denisity, and years of deadlines pushed off at the last minute to the n...
by mvanwink5
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 45607

Guys, believe what you want about EEStor claims. I personally think facts are king and there are very few facts out there. However, in the latest patent, data tables are presented of measured properties of actual powder and components made from powder. The trouble with the data is that the data is i...
by mvanwink5
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: WB-8
Replies: 14
Views: 5175

It just seemed to me that there might be enough insight gained early into WB-8 that waiting for 18 to 24 months would be a lost opportunity to the private guys. Heavens knows, the utility guys could use a program to replace old boilers. I am not a big fan of bat and bird mulching machines that might...
by mvanwink5
Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: WB-8
Replies: 14
Views: 5175

That brings back fond memories of an earlier time and the realization that I am supposed to be feeling old now. But I am not feeling that way. Still, it looks like the design effort here has stalled such as design for SC coils, power, coolant, and supports. Perhaps that is just another mirage to dis...

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