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by JoeStrout
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "The verdict is positive"
Replies: 99
Views: 30276

"The verdict is positive"

Please see Alan Boyle's latest report on EMC2's progress, " Fusion We Can Believe In? " The team has turned in its final report, and it's been double-checked by a peer-review panel, Nebel told me today. Although he couldn't go into the details, he said the verdict was positive. Finally, so...
by JoeStrout
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Fusion Generators, or peak oil and another Great Depression?
Replies: 18
Views: 8515

The villagers will shut down all carbon based fuels, and not allow nuclear either. Kind of hard to run a civilized society on renewables. Hard at our current level of development, but not impossible. If we were sufficiently motivated, I think we could make space solar power work. That's clean, stea...
by JoeStrout
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: Administration
Topic: Isochroma's junk thread deleted
Replies: 3
Views: 6005

Isochroma's junk thread deleted

I'm no fan of censorship, and in the years now that talk-polywell has been up, I've never had to do this before, but: I just deleted the thread in "Implications" where Isochroma was not just frothing at the mouth while grinding his axe, but also posting pictures that are wholly inappropria...
by JoeStrout
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Found this during google search on Polywell Fusion
Replies: 55
Views: 120487

FedBizOpps fusion bids

Good work, everyone! Clearly that's a site we should be keeping an eye on. If nothing else, it means that the research is continuing, and that's a good thing. (I also agree that, in this economic climate, research would not continue if the results obtained earlier in the year were not promising.)
by JoeStrout
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: Administration
Topic: Better Software?
Replies: 7
Views: 10338

phpBB does suck, but it's what's readily available on my server. However, this is phpBB 2; phpBB 3 is also available, and I hear it sucks less. I hope to upgrade to that soon.
by JoeStrout
Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Google offers $10M for ideas to better the world
Replies: 3
Views: 2574

Google offers $10M for ideas to better the world

Google's new Project 10^100 is an idea contest (not unlike the X PRIZE Foundation's "Crazy Green Ideas" ) offering up to $10M to fund ideas that will better the world. Ideas are submitted in text form (with an optional 30-second video) by October 20th. Public voting will narrow the submiss...
by JoeStrout
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: X PRIZE Foundation invites "Crazy Green Ideas"
Replies: 1
Views: 1948

X PRIZE Foundation invites "Crazy Green Ideas"

The X Prize Foundation is inviting public ideas for what should be the next X PRIZE competition in Energy and Environment. Go to the What's Your Crazy Green Idea? contest page on YouTube. Submissions must take the form of a 2 minute (max.) video, and the contest offers $25,000 in prize money itself....
by JoeStrout
Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: McCcain on Energy
Replies: 14
Views: 5480

I've moved this from News to General, as it is clearly not news, and has degenerated quite a bit into sarcasm and ranting. Any more of that and I'll lock the thread. Please see our new guidelines for political statements, and do your best to follow them.

Thanks,
- Joe
by JoeStrout
Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Too much politics?
Replies: 14
Views: 9525

OK, thanks for all your input. I think a complete moratorium (even until Dec. 1) is a bit extreme. And even after Dec. 1, there are going to be a lot of bitter folks on one side or the other tempted to vent their frustrations. So instead, how about we all try to follow these rules when it comes to p...
by JoeStrout
Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Too much politics?
Replies: 14
Views: 9525

Too much politics?

Is all the politics over on the General forum reducing people's enjoyment of or interest in Talk-Polywell? It has been suggested that we should change our policies to limit or disallow political rantings (from either side, of course). On the other hand, I figure, as long as it's in General, you can ...
by JoeStrout
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which party will support this effort?
Replies: 148
Views: 21384

All politicians are liars. All politicians are unknown variables. Politicians are "handled" by a feedback. If they *don't* do what they promised they would do, and cannot give a good explaination for their failure, then they may or may not get reelected. That's certainly been the case for...
by JoeStrout
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which party will support this effort?
Replies: 148
Views: 21384

And Obama doesn't make promises he does not intend to keep. The question is how long will he keep them? Until the polling results change? No, I really don't believe that's the case. While many politicians do engage in flip-flopping to chase poll results, everything I've seen of Obama so far leads m...
by JoeStrout
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which party will support this effort?
Replies: 148
Views: 21384

I think most lefty Green NGO’s will adapt as well. There will always be something bad to yell about and offer ideas for improvement. However, I still think they (NGO’s) could represent a bigger road-block to this – assuming BFRs actually work, than big corporations. If you poke around on the intern...
by JoeStrout
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which party will support this effort?
Replies: 148
Views: 21384

In his acceptance speech Obama said he'd have the US free from foreign oil in 10 years. If Polywell or something like it has any chance, that would obviously be part of the solution. Right — and in addition, to meet that goal will require an Apollo-scale national effort. Few presidents could pull t...
by JoeStrout
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Preparation for Slashdot Effect
Replies: 1
Views: 4383

Re: Preparation for Slashdot Effect

Is the system ready for the Slashdot effect when the EMC2 and the Review Reports are released to the public? There will be Kaos (pandemonium) when the reports are submitted. :lol: I sure hope so! In all seriousness, the server is pretty robust, and I doubt even Slashdot would bring it to its knees....

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