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by Mike Holmes
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Beginnings of a F.A.Q.
Replies: 24
Views: 8318

Note that a Glossary is a good idea if, and only if, the terms are put into the context of the Polywell. For instance, somebody can look up the term Maxwellian Distribution, and this might not give them any idea what the pertinence was when used in conjunction with the discussion of the Polywell. A ...
by Mike Holmes
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: New Power Source for Polywell?
Replies: 9
Views: 5535

The bright boys at MIT seem to have a solution: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 153408.htm

Mike
by Mike Holmes
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Media "Control" of the Elections?
Replies: 328
Views: 66453

You have the essence of my argument, yes. The Joe McCarthy post was in response to the quote in the post previous to it from Gary Graham, who intimated that the liberal bias is a slippery slope to communism emerging in the US. "Worldwide, I’ve seen Liberalism metastasize into virulent incarnations o...
by Mike Holmes
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Panel Suggests Fewer Restrictions on Science
Replies: 24
Views: 12207

Panel Suggests Fewer Restrictions on Science

The president elect is being advised to loosen secrecy and immigration policies for scientists: http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre507 ... y-science/

Not sure whether, if this is implemented, it would have any effect on the secrecy surrounding Polywell. Interesting, nonetheless.

Mike
by Mike Holmes
Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: End of Days ...
Replies: 30
Views: 7034

As for the Y2K bug, I'm not at liberty to describe my exact observations of the event. No, the world did not end. But if you think it went by smoothly, that's because a lot of people like me were up all that night trying to make it look that way. I will recall that 24 hours til the day I die.

Mike
by Mike Holmes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fusion skunkworks
Replies: 8
Views: 3597

Maybe we should ask...

Arclein, before we vote, what precisely in your estimation constitutes a skunk work for this purpose?

Or are you asking what makes sense for one, indirectly?

Mike
by Mike Holmes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be Careful Out There:
Replies: 71
Views: 11065

As I said, I'd read about the birth certificate issue, at least to some extent. The one that I really had heard nothing about, and was asking for links regarding, was the license suspension issue. Or do these links also include that?

Mike
by Mike Holmes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Media "Control" of the Elections?
Replies: 328
Views: 66453

Beware the slippery slope!!!

Joseph McCarthy's shade does not yet rest.

Oh well...

Mike
by Mike Holmes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fusion skunkworks
Replies: 8
Views: 3597

I'm guessing he means a government funded site (probably somwhere in the New Mexico desert) where lots of secret experiements are carried out... the romantic view of the skunkworks.

Mike
by Mike Holmes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What happened to the dinosaurs?
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

I think that your math is a bit spurious, as is most on this subject. But, if we assume it's correct, it's not something to make any conclusions about. Your paper would be rejected if you did not have at least a P.05 certainty, statistically. It's a hypothesis at this point, hardly tested. Discovery...
by Mike Holmes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: End of Days ...
Replies: 30
Views: 7034

IIRC the Mayan ages always end with something like a world-destroying flood or earthquake, and we're facing the same sort of thing in 2012, according to their reckoning. What really interests me is that there are obscuritan Christian cults who have caught on to this, and use numerology to confirm th...
by Mike Holmes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: What is the state of play with the polywell research?
Replies: 2
Views: 2587

There has, apparently, been some real progress, but the details are quite obscure at this point. Most of what you might need to know can be found in this thread: http://www.talk-polywell.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=965 Note that there is considerable political debate in the thread, so you'll have to pick...
by Mike Holmes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Media "Control" of the Elections?
Replies: 328
Views: 66453

Oh, I believe that people think this is a problem. You're not alone. But I think it's just more fear-mongering. The sky is falling because people in the media have a liberal tendency. I'm not seeing it. Fortunately for me, I think that radical ideas for altering the system will not be adopted. Compl...
by Mike Holmes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be Careful Out There:
Replies: 71
Views: 11065

Um... Perk... Huffington was, at one point a Republican (married to one, at least, even if he did turn out to be bisexual), and spouted conservative rhetoric. Then she did an abrupt left turn, you're right, but I'm old enough to recall her conservative days. Some might say she's politically complex,...
by Mike Holmes
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To those concerned Obama was anti-nuclear (IntLibber)
Replies: 41
Views: 7092

The dubious part is the overall benefit. That is, if one hundred lives are saved by the deterrent effect, but one thousand lives are lost because of accidents or crimes that would be less lethal had the perpetrator not had a gun, is it a net benefit? I think that the lives lost to GSW in the US is s...