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by Roger
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: reddit: We are nuclear fusion researchers, ask us anything
Replies: 553
Views: 80895

Robthebob wrote:nah, he's trying to do what Art Carlson was doing back in the days, except really poorly.
Just stop interacting with him.


Thats my impression, and I'm weak in the theory dept. I've been following this thread for a while and have come to the conclusion its gone nowhere, for no gain....
by Roger
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: reddit: We are nuclear fusion researchers, ask us anything
Replies: 553
Views: 80895

KitemanSA wrote: Indeed, it is in one person's signature line, I think.


Might that be my sig? I think I stole it from something MSimon posted concerning a chart that was being discussed at one point... ages ago.
by Roger
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Design
Topic: I predict/guess xray/gamma rays problem in larger polywells
Replies: 3
Views: 3222

Ahhh, no.

X-rays wont be seen at any significant level (Bremsstrahlung).

Slow electrons that are dense should not be creating any real Bremsstrahlung.
by Roger
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Go navy!
Replies: 146
Views: 21892

Can you cite the incident? Something went not according to plan. Those old guns were purdy darn accurate. Surface fires were routinely made at 20nm or more. At the Battle of Leyte Gulf, specifically Surigao Strait, after the intitial torpedo volleys, the initial big gun engagement ranges were on th...
by Roger
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Go navy!
Replies: 146
Views: 21892

You can have a submunition ejector, that sprays sub 'splinters' of tungsten mini-rods over an area. Very lethal, very effective, very tested. No electronics neccessarily involved, a simple setback mechanical timer could do it.. In WW2 the US used a proximity fuse utilizing radar IIRC, very effectiv...
by Roger
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Go navy!
Replies: 146
Views: 21892

During the Lebanese conflict, the New Jersey was criticized for missing it's target at times up to 10,000'. . Wasn't that tracked down to a variance in bagged powder & the charge ratings? IIRC many ol those shots fell short. Because in WW2, those 16 inch guns were one salvo=one hit under 5-6 mi...
by Roger
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Free at last, free at last ...
Replies: 30
Views: 5257

Any plans for building something in the barn? A birdie told me the barn has some heavy beams, good for supporting some serious weight......

Great news Tom, best to you and yours. BTW that Mcdermmit writer (Deepsix) wrote a lot of books, pretty good stuf, I read most of them.
by Roger
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Science magazine article
Replies: 91
Views: 29108

Ladajo, I hope I'm not going off the deep end here....How about a flying wing Boeing 797 style of transport? One that could fit Abrahms tanks-etc. and could be built as a tanker for aerial refueling? Just finished reading Death Trap, 3rd heavy Armored div WW2 story, by Belton Cooper. Being able to a...
by Roger
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: reddit: We are nuclear fusion researchers, ask us anything
Replies: 553
Views: 80895

Recall that firs tokamaks were quite small and cheep machines but showing much better results that there competitors - much complicated and expensive stellarators. A small detail, IIRC the first magnetic donut to study plasma was in the UK, late 1940's. about 2 meters. Then in 1953 came the Steller...
by Roger
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Science magazine article
Replies: 91
Views: 29108

we are trying to build more carriers, when in fact we have reduced the force,. Well that one I know right off the top of my head, Not too long ago we used to have 10, Kitty Hawk was retired, that leaves 9. Enterprise is on its last deployment, might be replaced by GHWB (in qualifications as I type)...
by Roger
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Science magazine article
Replies: 91
Views: 29108

http://www.cbo.gov/publication/42911 Try Table F-4. But all are germaine. Excellent link , thanks. SO my BOE was 4.9% in 2010, not a bad guess (4.8%). And from 1972 to 1996 the DOD budget was lower than 4.8% og GDP for 6 years out of 24. And the issue was during the Cold War compared to now, though...
by Roger
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Science magazine article
Replies: 91
Views: 29108

Roger, I am not sure what you mean. The numbers I am using are straight from CBO and include OCO. I interjected because I feel that there is a need to agree on what numbers to use, CBO? Iraq & Afghanistan on budget or off. SO yes, CBO is good, on budget and probably current, certainly no older ...
by Roger
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Science magazine article
Replies: 91
Views: 29108

ladajo wrote:I am not sure your numbers are right.


Just guessing, if one were take the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts off the books, otherwise I am not sure your numbers are right.
by Roger
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: reddit: We are nuclear fusion researchers, ask us anything
Replies: 553
Views: 80895

KitemanSA wrote:
Roger wrote: IF P-b11 can be done by Polywell, that makes Lunar He fueled Polywell's very interesting...
Why?


Consider it a question.
by Roger
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: reddit: We are nuclear fusion researchers, ask us anything
Replies: 553
Views: 80895

It will certainly be interesting if they pick up the p-B11 contract option. Yes, interesting and exciting. & if EMC2 shows P-b11 fusion, even the Tok guys will take notice, P-b11 fusion with Dr. B's predicted low Bremm would make some waves, and I would would be cheering loudly. IF P-b11 can be...

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