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by JoeStrout
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Upgrading the forum to phpBB 3 pretty soon
Replies: 32
Views: 26947

Trying again

OK, Dreamhost's "one-click" upgrader is hopelessly FUBAR. I am about to attempt a manual upgrade. This will mean exporting the data from the current DB, and re-importing it into the new DB. Any messages posted after this one, and before the new system is ready, may be lost. Please be patient and bea...
by JoeStrout
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Upgrading the forum to phpBB 3 pretty soon
Replies: 32
Views: 26947

The email-me-for-manual-account-activation step stops almost all the spammers. So, there's no real harm done by all those spam accounts, except that the new-account notifications clog up my email, and of course the "Memberlist" link is utterly useless.
by JoeStrout
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Upgrading the forum to phpBB 3 pretty soon
Replies: 32
Views: 26947

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: 18359

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: 8145

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: 9072

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: 20578

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: 933843

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, and it's eno...
by JoeStrout
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 933843

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: 44044

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: 14255

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: 32623

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 Manhattan Project ...
by JoeStrout
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cold Fusion Is Hot
Replies: 21
Views: 7131

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: 34747

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: 8037

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 ...