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by quixote
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fusion Deception
Replies: 89
Views: 15283

Joseph Chikva wrote:With no need of mention of Chekhov or Dostoevsky.
I can't tell if that's wit too subtle for me to recognize, but just in case it's not, he means this Russian caricature.
by quixote
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thoughts on Thorium Molten Salt Reactors?
Replies: 96
Views: 21834

Aside from the passive safety features possible in the MSR designs, isn't one of the most attractive features that they can be used to burn transuranics and actinides produced by conventional LWRs and BRWs consequently turning a liability into an asset?
by quixote
Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 1170242

DeltaV wrote:Note that this post represents neither an endorsement nor rejection of Rossi, et al.
Since we have pathological scepticism and pathological faith, can we classify this as pathological noncommittalism?
by quixote
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 983
Views: 239370

If a active shooter is present then the police/ first responders have no idea if the person present is an active shooter or a teachers protecting their students. With a uniformed armed guard that problem is removed. I think this assertion is questionable. Any half-decent costume shop will stock pre...
by quixote
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2691
Views: 883761

... momentum is indeed being harvested from the rest of the universe, which ultimately causes it to accelerate in its expansion. The concept quoted has always confused me, and I wonder if someone might be able to explain it to me. For the sake of argument, say the M-E thruster is taking momentum fr...
by quixote
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Possibilities of 3D Printers
Replies: 35
Views: 8961

by quixote
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Administration
Topic: read/unread posts
Replies: 1
Views: 7043

Turns out it's a bug in chrome cookie handling. I cleared my t-p cookies (and only t-p cookies), logged back in, and the problem was resolved.
by quixote
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Administration
Topic: read/unread posts
Replies: 1
Views: 7043

read/unread posts

Anyone else having an issue lately of threads not being demarcated read when the last page is read? Or, alternatively, know how to fix it? It worked perfectly for me all the years I've been here up until about a month or two ago.
by quixote
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Design
Topic: X-ray Reflection (may be a repeated topic)
Replies: 1
Views: 4292

I think this answers both questions.

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by quixote
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Country to IP block mapping
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Yeah, you can use ARIN, but you have to process the extracts yourself, and accumulate the records into a usable format. It's easy, but I don't know your comfort level with such things. If you're interested, you can find the latest files for all the registries here . Each registry has its own subdire...
by quixote
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Country to IP block mapping
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

I use MaxMind at work.
by quixote
Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Santa Claus effect.
Replies: 31
Views: 3522

choff wrote:Does this mean belief in heaven is associated with increased crime?
Supposedly, it does.
by quixote
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: My own little conspiracy theory
Replies: 24
Views: 20801

Regarding NIF, in a working reactor something else would be used for the hohlraums, probably lead. From earlier this year. Slutz and Vesy start with a fairly standard pellet: a cylindrical piece of cryogenically cooled deuterium/tritium, surrounded by either aluminum or beryllium (this is the condu...
by quixote
Mon May 28, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Chapter 6
Replies: 83
Views: 45169

I think the relevant comparison here is not how fast the density of the plasma dropped off, but how slow it dropped off compared to the current being used to power the plasma source.
by quixote
Sat May 26, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Chapter 6
Replies: 83
Views: 45169

I get different numbers than both of you. Here's google calculator to show my work and so others can easily play with the numbers. 5.6042967 grams of 11b and p to generate 100 megawatt hours of energy. Of course this assumed that every atom of boron and every proton fused. I have no idea what the re...