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by zapkitty
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: The funniest script line in a movie, EVER
Replies: 9
Views: 3944

Re: The funniest script line in a movie, EVER

I wish I knew why it was so funny. Cause the general public mistakenly thinks fusion reactors would explode if not cooled? ... if it hadn't been Aliens it would have been Dark Knight Rises and too many other instances. The DKR macguffin seems to have started out in the script as an SMR fission job ...
by zapkitty
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: PPPL Colloquium: The Lockheed Martin CFR, Aug 6, 2015
Replies: 34
Views: 11353

Re: PPPL Colloquium: The Lockheed Martin CFR, Aug 6, 2015

Nice Lockmart backstab on aneutronic: "pB11 = 30 years away" Redefinition of a "fighter" possible as most current fighter deployments are for ground attack missions... but if a chem-powered fighter or SAM can down the new fusion-powered behemoth then what advantage? Fighter escor...
by zapkitty
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 694
Views: 266799

Re: EM Drive

Searching on the paper title at least reveals the first page with abstract. They did tests in a vacuum. http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2015-4083 The paper at Dresden - 10 page pdf: http://tu-dresden.de/die_tu_dresden/fakultaeten/fakultaet_maschinenwesen/ilr/rfs/forschung/folder.2007-08-21.52...
by zapkitty
Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1780
Views: 324431

Re: LENR Is Real

So... 590 posts later... there's been little more real news than the odd bits that started out the thread. Why not ignore the subject untii if and when there's any more bits of acrual news? Axil, parallel... you are of course free to respond to this post of mine but you'll be ignored. Nothing person...
by zapkitty
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Including images
Replies: 2
Views: 4710

Re: Including images

Hmmm...

Image

... seems you need to link to a specific image file on flickr. So here I chose the original one you uploaded:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/330/1852 ... eee4_o.jpg
by zapkitty
Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 660568

Re: Mach Effect progress

That means not only mundane things like bicycles and "econobox" (Prius etc) vehicle get competition Training wheels... MET ground vehicle: wheeled version could be plug-compatible with current road systems and regulations if the MET "box" could be mounted so as to point downward...
by zapkitty
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Angara News
Replies: 19
Views: 6469

Re: Angara News

Do you rattle off stuff like this all the time? You must be fun at Christmas parties. Just a rocket fan... there's an Elton John-based parody waiting there :) But I spelled them out to emphasize just what the Soviets did to themselves with the stuff and why having tons of metal tankage crashing dow...
by zapkitty
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Angara News
Replies: 19
Views: 6469

Re: Angara News

I'm really curious what is "clean" about kerosene. Is this as compared to solid boosters that fill the air with toxins Oh no, much worse than that... The new rockets are to replace the Proton-class launchers, which use hypergolic N2O4 and UDMH Dinitrogen tetroxide and unsymmetrical dimeth...
by zapkitty
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 660568

Re: Mach Effect progress

93143 wrote:With sufficiently advanced M-E thrusters, I could literally modify my car to go to Mars, and it wouldn't look any different from the outside.


... well, only as different as you'd want it to look :)

All my friends know the low rider

The low rider is a little higher...
by zapkitty
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Go Navy!
Replies: 325
Views: 92175

Re: Go Navy!

williatw wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=D0DbgNju2wE


Detonating ordnance stacked in view is a useful test, but where the pedal hits the metal is when the laser can hull the boat to get at ordnance that's not in the line of sight...
by zapkitty
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Is a Purely magnetic (NO CABLING) Space elevator possible?
Replies: 38
Views: 10442

Re: Is a Purely magnetic (NO CABLING) Space elevator possibl

You've reversed the polarity :) The ion beam is what is expelled away from a DPF. The electron beam heads in the opposite direction and strikes the DPF anode. And at plasma densities approaching breakeven the corresponding electron beam is not expected to make it out of the plasmoid... it will just ...
by zapkitty
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2283
Views: 499118

Re: SpaceX News

D Tibbets wrote:... with new aerodynamic controls which was flown presumably after the failure of one landing test vehicle last summer.


A hop with the grids from last June complete with cows:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgLBIdVg3EM
by zapkitty
Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Skunkworks Announces Comm. Fusion in 4 years
Replies: 37
Views: 21204

Re: Lockheed Skunkworks Announces Comm. Fusion in 4 years

You don't suppose there is a perception of competition developing amongst the alternative small fusion efforts? LM, EMC2, GF, TA, FF(?) Nomenclature: Companies and their associated device names... any additions or corrections? Lockheed Martin: CFR (Compact Fusion Reactor) EMC2: Polywell Tri-Alpha E...
by zapkitty
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 826
Views: 279902

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

I guess the question is why do tungsten at all... The plan remains to first test with tungsten and then switch over to beryllium. The current delay is from the company that originally contracted to machine the tungsten cathode... apparently the piece proved to be beyond their capabilities and other...
by zapkitty
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2283
Views: 499118

Re: SpaceX News

Unfair would have been something like "Boeing will be primary for 7 billion with a guaranteed 10 year CC contract upon completion and SpaceX will be allowed to play at backup for 150 million...maybe"

... worse has been done to companies in the industry.

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