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by JoeStrout
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Upgrading the forum to phpBB 3 pretty soon
Replies: 32
Views: 22167

Upgrading the forum to phpBB 3 pretty soon

Hi all, I attempted today to do a simple upgrade of this forum through DreamHost's provided script. It failed horribly. So, I've restored everything back the way it was. I'm giving them a chance to fix their script, but if they don't have it working within a week, I'll try a manual upgrade. So, if y...
by JoeStrout
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Scientific Irrationalism: Origins of a post-modern cult
Replies: 117
Views: 15510

I'm closing this thread. It's not news, nor does it have much of anything to do with polywell fusion. If you want to continue discussing the pros and cons of various religions (or non-religion), I'd prefer you find another forum entirely. This sort of thing can be pure poison to a community such as ...
by JoeStrout
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: spambots?
Replies: 5
Views: 6749

Done. I apologize for letting these spammers slip through.
by JoeStrout
Tue May 15, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: realign the fusionspot
Replies: 22
Views: 8039

Everyone, please grow up. This thread is now closed.
by JoeStrout
Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: News
Topic: Whoa Navy!
Replies: 79
Views: 18937

Yes, let's please not take the extreme nuts (in either political direction) and use them to paint the majority of people, who are generally quite reasonable. I for example am a member of the Sierra Club, consider myself an environmentalist, and want to see an end to fossil fuels as soon as practical...
by JoeStrout
Mon May 02, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 882943

I for one am encouraged. Those of you who aren't wondering, "Joe who?" may be wondering why I haven't been posting as much in the last few years. It's simply because, without any real news to discuss, I haven't felt an urge to participate in the discussion. But this is some actual news, an...
by JoeStrout
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 882943

I agree, this sounds like it was making progress. I cringe to think we may be causing headaches for Dr. Nebel, but on the other hand, it doesn't look (from the outside, at least) like these reporting requirements are too onerous, and if you're getting government funding, you can expect to have to re...
by JoeStrout
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: WB-8 Testing Pre-solitication
Replies: 64
Views: 39805

TallDave wrote:I'm surprised Alan Boyle hasn't written about this.

Has anyone forwarded this info to him?

I have, just now. I agree, his clear reporting would be a welcome contribution here. Very exciting stuff!
by JoeStrout
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: The race is on Polywell vs ITER
Replies: 59
Views: 13620

Topic locked due to serious drift. This is the News forum, guys — keep it to news. Please show some restraint yourselves, so I don't have to spend my time policing.

Thanks,
— Joe
by JoeStrout
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Shovel ready?...
Replies: 26
Views: 27164

This is exciting! FWIW, I agree with Kurt — this seems an appropriate level of funding for the near term. With that, plus the recent Navy contract, they should be able to answer some of those fundamental questions that are making the results "nuanced." Sure, we'd all love to see a Manhatta...
by JoeStrout
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cold Fusion Is Hot
Replies: 21
Views: 6842

Off-topic: Morgan: yeah, I find it rather depressing that it takes longer to build up enough knowledge to reach 'the edge' and start doing real research. One of these days, we'll reach the point where nothing new happens at all unless we stumble across a new Einstein.... This makes a good case for ...
by JoeStrout
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 33739

This is a news thread, guys. Take the war philosophy and other politics someplace else (such as the General forum, if you insist on having it here at all).

Thanks,
— Joe
by JoeStrout
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Princeton Fusion Project Gets $390 Million
Replies: 27
Views: 7468

But you kow - just skip the Obama rants. Or skip the blog. As long as it is still a free country I intend to express my opinion. I do skip your blog, but then you go and post it here (in the News forum, no less). I've moved the thread over to General, where it belongs, but I'd rather you just keep ...
by JoeStrout
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Princeton Fusion Project Gets $390 Million
Replies: 27
Views: 7468

Look at what he is doing to the auto industry Yes, finally! An administration that will do what's right for the country (national security) and world (climate) rather than what's right for the oil industry. If Polywell worked it would destroy most of the market for wind and solar. True. Till then, ...
by JoeStrout
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: "The verdict is positive"
Replies: 99
Views: 30276

I must object to the Polywell following being described as "cult-like". It doesn't seem to me that it was. The "cult following" was a reference to the fusor community — but the polywell is not a fusor (and the failure of Seife to understand the distinction just indicates to me t...

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