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by Brent
Tue May 27, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Synthesizers
Replies: 16
Views: 4947

drmike,

I remember hearing about this nerve simulation. Is it coming along pretty well?
by Brent
Mon May 26, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plasmapunk
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Is it true that plasmapunks and steampunks share many personality traits? The only person who has mentioned the Polywell concept to me seems destined to become a steampunk.
by Brent
Mon May 26, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Separation Processes to Deal With Reactor Products
Replies: 26
Views: 8792

I have been trying to develop a way to separate the reaction products using the separation method described by Simon in the third post in this thread, but since then, I have hit a wall trying to determine the phase behavior of boron. There seems to be LITTLE thermodynamic data available for this ele...
by Brent
Sat May 24, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Synthesizers
Replies: 16
Views: 4947

I'd like to get an Oberheim Xpander one of these days, it seems like a very sweet instrument.
by Brent
Sat May 24, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Synthesizers
Replies: 16
Views: 4947

Hee... I put out 4 CD's in the past several years and produced a 5th as a compilation of mine & other people's work: http://cdbaby.com/group/mnml They've done a lot of great things with digital over the years but analog has a lot of life left in it. Call me old fashioned but it's also a lot more fu...
by Brent
Fri May 23, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Synthesizers
Replies: 16
Views: 4947

Thanks. This looks interesting!

Note: I edited my first post, along with the title, since I am becoming notoriously bad a making typographical/spelling errors. I misspelled synth and synthesizer.
by Brent
Fri May 23, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Synthesizers
Replies: 16
Views: 4947

Synthesizers

Some things beg to be shared. Analog synthesizers are some of them. The first guy is Dr. Bob Moog. He is one of the greats for the analog synthesizers. In this particular video he does a demo of the Minimoog’s makeup http://youtube.com/watch?v=0z0cbMkOvY0&feature=related But I found in order to see ...
by Brent
Fri May 23, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Zomes
Replies: 12
Views: 4537

OK. I get it now. The question is: is there some frequency of drive or wave shape that will get us the results we want? A monoenergetic beam that gives us the particle energy annealing we want in order to limit upscattering and increase the density in the reaction zone. Is that a fair representatio...
by Brent
Fri May 23, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Strange Attractors (Branch of General: Zomes)
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

One other thought. Strange attractors tend to form sheets in phase space that infinitely fold back on themselves, so I read.
I thought I would share.

See the lovely book by Steven H. Strogatz, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos.
by Brent
Fri May 23, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Strange Attractors (Branch of General: Zomes)
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

Strange Attractors (Branch of General: Zomes)

This is in response to MSimon's posting in the general discussion forum under Zomes. I felt that it would be better than I post my response here. OK. I get it now. The question is: is there some frequency of drive or wave shape that will get us the results we want? A monoenergetic beam that gives us...
by Brent
Thu May 22, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Zomes
Replies: 12
Views: 4537

Thanks Simon for encouraging me to clarify my search. It may be helpful that I provide a link to what a strange attractor is. I found the following site on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attractor I have also provided a few papers in my previous post. Here they are listed again in order. I ...
by Brent
Wed May 21, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Zomes
Replies: 12
Views: 4537

Simon, Here it goes (for all my crude understanding): I should have used different wording, it was more of an inference. What I said was a rather crude conclusion based on reading Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos by Steven H. Strogatz. I found this book after searching for Mandelbot, after seeing him me...
by Brent
Tue May 20, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Zomes
Replies: 12
Views: 4537

Simon,

I hate to mention this, but I did a search for the Polywell concept, and all I could turn up is fractals and strange attractors.
by Brent
Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Separation Processes to Deal With Reactor Products
Replies: 26
Views: 8792

Note: Group contribution theory may be a pretty lame thing to use. However, not knowing much about it, may prove useful. I may discover later that it does work. I truth, I chose it because literature was limited to me.
by Brent
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Separation Processes to Deal With Reactor Products
Replies: 26
Views: 8792

Separation Processes to Deal With Reactor Products

I figured that understanding ways to deal with the reactor products will be useful eventually when the reactor becomes continuous. Hopefully I am not too far off topic. The following is a brief description of what I have found. If anyone finds this interesting, please comment. I’m investigating ways...