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by JoeStrout
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 59663

Dr. Park invites questions from the community

I've been contacted by Dr. Jaeyoung Park of EMC2. He expresses his appreciation for the Talk-Polywell community. As a token of appreciation, and considering that they no longer work for the Navy and thus no longer have to keep mum, he is inviting the community to come up with a "Top 10 Question...
by JoeStrout
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 693
Views: 260784

Re: EM Drive

There seems to be a lot of irresponsible journalism on this topic. "NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works" is just plain false. An accurate headline would be "NASA eliminates some sources of error, hasn't yet falsified EmDrive thruster." It's not a con...
by JoeStrout
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back Up!
Replies: 11
Views: 4600

Re: Back Up!

You're all welcome — I'm sorry it took so long, but hopefully with all the upgrades we're not only back, but better than ever!
by JoeStrout
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Administration
Topic: About the outage and upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 21629

About the outage and upgrade

OK. I think we are finally back in action. I'm too tired to type up a complete report of what went wrong, so let me sum up. Dreamhost upgraded their systems, broke the board, denied it for a while, flailed around trying to help for a while, and finally became nonresponsive. It became clear that the ...
by JoeStrout
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Joe (Talk-Polywell admin) needs your help
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

Re: Joe (Talk-Polywell admin) needs your help

Thanks guys, I really appreciate it!
by JoeStrout
Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Joe (Talk-Polywell admin) needs your help
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

Joe (Talk-Polywell admin) needs your help

Hi guys, I know I haven't been terribly active here lately, but I do check in now and then, keep the site running, activate new users' accounts, and so on. I hope I've done a good service to the world by providing this place to exchange news and ideas about polywell fusion, and I will continue to do...
by JoeStrout
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A Sequel to The Google Talk
Replies: 98
Views: 34296

Re: A Sequel to The Google Talk

This has been an interesting, and possibly useful, thread polluted by off-topic vitriol. At the request of users whom I greatly respect, I'm going to try to go through and delete the off-topic posts and leave us with a nice neat thread that (apart from this message) will be on-topic. Remember, don't...
by JoeStrout
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "High Frontier" space settlement video game
Replies: 31
Views: 5027

Re: "High Frontier" space settlement video game

Tom, thank you very much for sharing the project! We're halfway through the campaign and oh-so-close to halfway funded. I'm sure there are still plenty of space enthusiasts (or city-simulation gamers) out there who haven't heard about it yet, so the more we can spread the word, the better. I agree t...
by JoeStrout
Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "High Frontier" space settlement video game
Replies: 31
Views: 5027

Re: "High Frontier" space settlement video game

Thank you for the suggestion. I posted to the SSI mailing list, but I haven't tried contacting Gary directly.

Thanks for forwarding the link, and I'll see if I can follow up with him myself!

Best,
- Joe
by JoeStrout
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: "High Frontier" space settlement video game
Replies: 31
Views: 5027

Re: "High Frontier" space settlement video game

Sorry, no Linux support at this time. That would make a sensible stretch goal if we surpass the base goal, though.

As for the economic model, it will be simple, but I think it will capture the most important elements needed for the game.
by JoeStrout
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "High Frontier" space settlement video game
Replies: 31
Views: 5027

"High Frontier" space settlement video game

I've been working all summer on a new video game where you design, build, and manage space settlements. It's called High Frontier . https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/789/939/8d8bfc98a9a7fed7a23deb7110e2e96f_large.jpg?1414083648 The game is based on realistic physics, and has already led to sev...
by JoeStrout
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Outage this week
Replies: 1
Views: 4603

Outage this week

My apologies for the site being down this week. My ISP upgraded all their machines to PHP 5.4, and this apparently is incompatible with the phpBB software we're using here. I've set this site back to PHP 5.3 for now, but at some point I will need to drag it, kicking and screaming if necessary, into ...
by JoeStrout
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: I was anticipated by a Greater Mind.
Replies: 84
Views: 5373

Re: I was anticipated by a Greater Mind.

Because talking about this is tantamount to sawing through a major load bearing structure for civilization. Humans turn into evil bastards when deprived of their religious beliefs. This seems to be a fairly common belief among theists. I've seen no evidence for it, however. I know quite a few athei...
by JoeStrout
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good day in china
Replies: 16
Views: 1533

Re: Good day in china

They're both sure to build hundreds of coal-fired electric plants. There's not a darn thing anyone can do to stop them. Well, cheap and effective Polywell fusion plants might do it. (And as soon as anybody shows it can be done, you can bet that China will figure out how to do it cheaply, patents or...
by JoeStrout
Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: HOT: Big Shakeup in Hominin Evolutionary Tree
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: HOT: Big Shakeup in Hominin Evolutionary Tree

I doubt this is a hybrid, though that's certainly one possibility. It's more likely that, as you say, what was previously thought to be several different hominid species will turn out to be all one species. Of course there are other scientists who think too much is being read into the new find. But,...

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