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by happyjack27
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are we taking supercomputing code seriously?
Replies: 27
Views: 3582

a good programmer should be able to produce more readable and flexible code that runs orders of magnitude faster and has higher accuracy than a non-programmer, and in considerably less time. a good programmer knows things about computational complexity classes, program optimization, good coding stan...
by happyjack27
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Near Spherical Magrid
Replies: 217
Views: 42025

then if you want you can do a level-1 sierpinski gasket iteration on the faces (thus the former north in coils become 3 1/4-sized north-in coils with 1 1/4 sized north-out (virtual) coil in the center, and vice-versa for the north-out planes. giving you a 4x8 = 32-sided polyhedron.
by happyjack27
Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Near Spherical Magrid
Replies: 217
Views: 42025

try removing every other coil. i.e. all "north out" coils, since like you said adjacent coils in this are going in the same direction, the three neighboring edges of the "north in" coils will provide the necessary current for the "north out" field. then you get rid of t...
by happyjack27
Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: POPS iec fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 7085

... The key (as I understand it) is the bunching of the ions into spherically converging waves so that ideally all of the ions reach the core at the same time... that's what i meant when i said "...so as to reduce radial maxwellianization"; i meant inducing "spherically converging wa...
by happyjack27
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: magrid configuration brainstorming
Replies: 632
Views: 139976

...so to get an idea of the induced current, just picture half-arcs connecting each face to the neighboring faces of opposite color. those are the recirculating paths for electrons. protons just get trapped inside by repulsion with the recirculating electrons. There has been a bit of debate as to w...
by happyjack27
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: POPS iec fusion
Replies: 25
Views: 7085

i thought it was oscillating the driving current to resonate with the ion transit, so as to reduce radial maxwellianization, in addition to oscillating between a low and high well depth, thus having a higher peak well depth.

in anycase if its not i think that might be a good idea.
by happyjack27
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: magrid configuration brainstorming
Replies: 632
Views: 139976

...so to get an idea of the induced current, just picture half-arcs connecting each face to the neighboring faces of opposite color. those are the recirculating paths for electrons. protons just get trapped inside by repulsion with the recirculating electrons.
by happyjack27
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: magrid configuration brainstorming
Replies: 632
Views: 139976

edges vs. planes and electric / magnetic fields.

So, for ANY magrid design you will have a set of faces where the magnetic field goes inward and a set of faces where the magnetic field comes outward. In this respect the octahedron configuration of which I’ve spoken earlier is no different than a WB6 (truncated cube) or WB7 (rectified cube). The o...
by happyjack27
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2011 DOD alternative energy research budget
Replies: 34
Views: 7122

...and 2 consultants

and you know what consultants do: farm their work out to companies which in turn farm that work out to contractors who get maybe $30/hr. so by "2 consultants" they really mean "10 independent contractors who actually do all the work but don't get any credit (or money) for it".
by happyjack27
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Possible higgs discovery.
Replies: 34
Views: 6322

really the absence of evidence / evidence of absence thing is a non-sequitor. you're making a probabilistic assertion, collecting data, and then refining that assertion by using the data acquired. sort of a bayesian update, if you will. the assertion is that the mean of the poison process "seei...

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