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by rjaypeters
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Skynet is coming.
Replies: 798
Views: 182695

Re: Skynet is coming.

Curare! Old school (but in a good way). I'd expect Skynet to use a nerve toxin.
by rjaypeters
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Skynet is coming.
Replies: 798
Views: 182695

Re: Skynet is coming.

This will be Skynet's vehicle of choice for maintaining ubiquitous surveillance of humanity before we are wiped out: The Robot Dragonfly by TechJet, Inc.

http://www.techject.com/

Before that time, governments and businesses will find also find it useful for the same ubiquitous surveillance.
by rjaypeters
Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?
Replies: 134
Views: 36153

Re: Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?

"Why Won't Obama Go After Criminal Bankers?" Snip On 24 September 2013, Syracuse University's "TRAC Reports," which is the only organization that tabulates the federal government's prosecutions of elite financial crimes, headlined "Slump in FBI White Collar Crime Prosecution...
by rjaypeters
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shutdown The Government
Replies: 62
Views: 6359

Re: Shutdown The Government

Term Limits I say! Term limits! Enough of this Dynasty Buildng Crap in D.C. Two total terms for all. Period. No if ands or butts. I might consider a Third if it is someone moving up a notch. Like from Congress to P/VP. I recommend we not re-elect federal incumbents for about twenty-five years. Prob...
by rjaypeters
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Awareness
Topic: A Not Incredibly Awful Article Which Mentions EMC2 & Others
Replies: 5
Views: 6402

A Not Incredibly Awful Article Which Mentions EMC2 & Others

Mostly about NIF, though...

"Fusion Experiments Inch Closer To Break-Even Goal"

http://news.yahoo.com/fusion-experiment ... 59247.html
by rjaypeters
Sun May 19, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Replies: 3
Views: 6389

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

These people: Laura and John Arnold Foundation might not be interested, but an introduction to EMC2 (and others we can think of) might be interesting. http://arnoldfoundation.org/front I read this article: "The New Science of Giving = A young Houston couple is planning to give away $4 billion—b...
by rjaypeters
Fri May 10, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2283
Views: 511900

Re: SpaceX News

Yes. And let us hope fifty plus years of technology development make a difference.
by rjaypeters
Fri May 10, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2283
Views: 511900

Re: SpaceX News

Those gentlemen wrote their report from their experience: "Station supporters envisioned that reusable spacecraft for logistics resupply and crew rotation would make operating the station affordable. In November 1966, James Love and William Young, engineers at the NASA Flight Research Center at...
by rjaypeters
Thu May 09, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2283
Views: 511900

Re: SpaceX News

An interesting bit on reusability: The X-15 Rocket Plane: Implications for Reusable Booster Schedule & Cost (1966) http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/05/the-x-15-rocket-plane-reusable-space-shuttle-boosters-1966/ Station supporters envisioned that reusable spacecraft for logistics resupply a...
by rjaypeters
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This is a very big deal.
Replies: 16
Views: 2277

Re: This is a very big deal.

I am suspicious of any carbon-based membrane exposed to dirty water. Life just loves to eat carbon. I think this technology is more mature and avoids the organic chemistry problem: "Multi-Purpose Wonder Can Generate Hydrogen, Produce Clean Water and Even Provide Energy" Quote: "Mar. 2...
by rjaypeters
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: David Brubeck has Died.
Replies: 32
Views: 4147

Back to Jazz: :D Well, I, for one, am shocked! shocked! Diogenes promotes this hedonistic, sensual, long-known-to-be-associated-with-dissolute-living form of barely-recognizable music known as jazz . Doesn't he know those musician types were and are in the forefront of drug use and culture? Shocked,...
by rjaypeters
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 981
Views: 182167

[sarc]Now, I must buy a gun...

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/25/f ... own-a-gun/

It has all become clear to me. Thank you, Dr. Cass![/sarc]
by rjaypeters
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 981
Views: 182167

I had the same Glock recoil jam problem, several years ago. The range instructor recommend I change from a cup-and-saucer grip technique to Parker (dominant hand wrapped around the grips & non-dominant hand around the dominant hand).

Worked for me, even though I held the pistol no tighter...
by rjaypeters
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flying wing rotates for supersonic flight
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Thanks for the enlightenment re: "what's wrong with an oblique wing?" In my experience, those who insist upon bilateral symmetry for its own sake tend to be limited in flexibility of thought.

Not liking oblique wings because of the raft of problems they bring is another situation...

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