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by kurt9
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 77666

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Bill gates did meet with some polywell guys a while back ; but by the end of next year Elon Musk will be solving the power problem "FOR the WORLD because he will have finished his second solar cell plant and that can account for 2 percent of the production needed to make the WORLD solar powered. (I...
by kurt9
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 77666

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

I have a feeling that not a cent of that will go to a fusion research. The entire AGW is an idea designed to provide excuse for government growth and overreach and since warming is not a real problem nobody looks for real solutions like fusion. I really hope I am wrong and substantial funds from th...
by kurt9
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Too early for Polywell?
Replies: 12
Views: 24100

Re: Too early for Polywell?

The Chinese are starting to replace coal burning plants with pebble-bed fission reactors. They are also investing a lot of money and time in developing molten salt reactors, very high temperature reactors and the like. The reason isn't so much of this global warming charade (which I think is a hoax)...
by kurt9
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Too early for Polywell?
Replies: 12
Views: 24100

Re: Too early for Polywell?

My question is if we find a source of energy that almost eliminates the non-monetary costs and provides a reduction in the monetary costs (that I think many of us here argue is what Polywell will do), are we losing an opportunity to change our relationship with mother Earth? Is the loss of that opp...
by kurt9
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 763465

Re: Mach Effect progress

Both the dielectric and electrostrictive materials (what you're calling the piezoelectric) have to operate in the GHz range and show no thermal decay or variance due to thermal effects. The current colossal dielectrics do not work well in the GHz range and tend to decay due to thermal effects. The l...
by kurt9
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 763465

Re: Mach Effect progress

Woodward and Fearn's Mach Effect work is demonstrably real (having been duplicated by three independent labs) and the EMDrive is not quite as real. The big question now is if the thrust can be scaled upto 1 G or more. If so, rockets and airplanes go away and are replaced by "flying vehicles". If not...
by kurt9
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Too early for Polywell?
Replies: 12
Views: 24100

Re: Too early for Polywell?

If global warming is real, we need breakthroughs such as polywell even more urgently than if it is not. In any case, the sooner we get it, the better off we are. Piddle power (solar, wind, etc.) simply cannot generate the terawatts of power that modern civilization requires. Nuclear, in whatever for...
by kurt9
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Comets can’t explain weird ‘alien megastructure’ star after all
Replies: 29
Views: 35818

Re: Comets can’t explain weird ‘alien megastructure’ star after all

What about a planetary collision that has mostly destroyed both planets? This would produce a cloud that would blot out the sunlight in the periodic fashion as seen. This cloud would disperse over a period of time (centuries? millennia?) that could account for the dimming effect that has been observ...
by kurt9
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turkey and ISIS
Replies: 16
Views: 6006

Re: Turkey and ISIS

If the request is not honored, we need to send in a squad to specifically locate these nukes and then fly them out. If we 'gave" them to Turkey, we can certainly take them back with the same military squad. It is silly to pussy-foot about in this matter.
by kurt9
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turkey and ISIS
Replies: 16
Views: 6006

Re: Turkey and ISIS

I would assume that we have already removed those nukes to a safe location (outside Turkey). If not, I would assume gross incompetence on the part of our government and/or military.
by kurt9
Tue May 24, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 372
Views: 161350

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

No, we don't need other people to be politically on-board with our individual choices on this. If anyone attempts to make it illegal for individuals to change their own genetic makeup, we'll use the courts instead. We'll just sue their asses on the basis that any such ban is a blatant violation of o...
by kurt9
Tue May 24, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 372
Views: 161350

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

Something else you need to know. Bioviva is essentially a "garage-level" effort, sort of like the two Steves in 1977. All of Bioviva's gene therapies were developed for a measly $250K and her home is listed as the business address. I and my contacts in Asia could come up with $250K if our lives depe...
by kurt9
Tue May 24, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 372
Views: 161350

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

I told my wife about this last night. I have my doubts about telomere shortening being the cause of aging (I think its mostly mitochondrial DNA damage and a few other things - essentially the SENS hypothesis). However, I read Dr. Fossel's book, which argues rather persuasively that telomere shorteni...
by kurt9
Sun May 15, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 372
Views: 161350

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

There really isn't any legitimate argument against life extension.
by kurt9
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 710
Views: 326324

Re: EM Drive

This will likely land me in hot water, but I think I will say it anyways. These EM drive experiments have produced positive results under certain conditions. The experiments done at the Eagleworks involved the use of a plastic disk in the microwave chamber. Apparently plastic is weakly dielectric. I...