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by Helius
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: richard Dell interview -claims space propulsion breakthrough
Replies: 60
Views: 18875

More on P+N15 please

P+19Cl isn 't a multiple of alphas. C12, P+B11, P+N15 are; so each has high binding energy per nucleon. Where can I briefly see/read more about P+N15? I'm surprised that the reaction would sputter carbon 12; You'd think there'd be too much energy for the carbon to hold together, and instead come apa...
by Helius
Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Someone else who knows what feedback is.
Replies: 24
Views: 3197

So when a law is passed banning the dumping of toxic chemicals in a river, it was really to help (who exactly?), and not keep unwitting people from getting cancer? Such new legislation could be to forestall worse legislation for the polluters, or, more likely, as a barrier to competitive entry. New...
by Helius
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NIF is abusing tritium pellets ...
Replies: 20
Views: 5398

Re: despite the sticker shock....

I agree with Dan and Talldave. Seems like a nice (and quite expensive) science experiment. I just can not see how will ever lead to an economic fusion based energy source. If it could be seen how it would lead to a working energy source, then experiments would be unnecessary. ... What a remarkable ...
by Helius
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NIF is abusing tritium pellets ...
Replies: 20
Views: 5398

despite the sticker shock....

I agree with Dan and Talldave. Seems like a nice (and quite expensive) science experiment. I just can not see how will ever lead to an economic fusion based energy source. If it could be seen how it would lead to a working energy source, then experiments would be unnecessary. Work done at the NIF w...
by Helius
Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 876809

The overall effort of this program is to lower carbon footprint and reduce reliance on petroleum through the Polywell fusion concept Does anyone else find this passage particularly ironic? There is so much rage on this board about funding of AGW initiatives, and this boondoggle happens to be anothe...
by Helius
Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: FoI for WB7 peer review.
Replies: 55
Views: 8179

For the gov, the public are the shareholders. Not even close. Bizarre actually. Being a citizen isn't *anything* like being a shareholder in a company. It's also a disturbing implication that if you purchase a share of common stock in a company, you then have the right to rifle their files for trad...
by Helius
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: FoI for WB7 peer review.
Replies: 55
Views: 8179

Seems reasonable, go for the appeal. The Navy peer review document does not belong to EMC2, some material contained within in it may be of a proprietary nature, but a blanket statement 'it all belongs to EMC2" is clearly dishonest and someone needs to call them on it. What else will they try t...
by Helius
Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Man from the future arrested at Large Hadron Collider!
Replies: 12
Views: 2964

Re: Man from the future arrested at Large Hadron Collider!

Hmm. Since he lived to get here, then his mission must have been a success.
by Helius
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ronald Reagan, the Greatest President Of My Lifetime
Replies: 121
Views: 20584

The Drug gangs are becoming so bold as to challenge the government. As George Will observes, the First mandate of government is to create and maintain a monopoly on the use of Violence. At some point the Mexican government will have to wipe these people out, or the Mexican government will cease to ...
by Helius
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FOIA
Replies: 475
Views: 95739

Perhaps they're ramping up.....

And why would they? Maybe that's something he could afford to say out loud back then. A lot of things can change in that time. That kind of political playing field isn't physics. Consider Ladajo's POV. I reckon he has a better handle on that major aspect of the affair than you do. At any rate, we s...
by Helius
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 876809

I got a response! _________ Thank you for contacting Recovery.gov. It appears that the Recipient did not report and should have because the project wasn’t completed yet. We are looking into this issue. Thank you, ---------------------------------------------------- Recovery.gov Webteam Recovery Acc...
by Helius
Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: Favorable Comments made by ONR on Polywell Fusion
Replies: 61
Views: 20684

Enviros are insane. Not insane. Well intended... After all, nobody wants dirty air, and nobody wants oceans covered with oil slicks, and nobody wants poisonous dirt. "Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their delibe...
by Helius
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Room-temperature superconductivity?
Replies: 1893
Views: 323303

GIThruster wrote:I'm the very last thing in the world to a marxist and I can recommend the book without reservation.
Agreed. Great essay. I don't understand the "marxist" parallel at all.
by Helius
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Possibilities for Small Modular Nuclear Reactors?
Replies: 21
Views: 3906

But without reprocessing, it is still questionalbly economic to install any new plants. Irritatingly, most of the economic questions for mainstream power sources are now actually questions of how much the government will punish or reward a particular energy source. That's why we're building lots of...
by Helius
Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2010:warmest year ever since records began
Replies: 547
Views: 40818

Alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous than heroin and meth (or its chemical analogs) is given to children. Whatever. lets discourage the use of Tobacco, Alcohol, and the self dosing of dangerous compounds for recreational purposes among children, OK? Privately, not thru government. And anecdote is...

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