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by David_Jay
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell and Peak Oil
Replies: 59
Views: 52806

Maker? there's a Maker? A first cause???

oh-boy, it's all downhill from here :wink:
by David_Jay
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Energy Reports the Latest
Replies: 59
Views: 19947

I am struck by the level of fear that exists that some "evil" corporation will acquire and bury this technology. This is not the first, second or third time that I have heard this theme on a T-P thread. Does anyone have a documented case, say in the last 20 years or so, where a major corporation acq...
by David_Jay
Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More EEStor news
Replies: 40
Views: 17270

Oh, and a GFI circuit will protect you from the 480 if you drop the cable in a puddle.
by David_Jay
Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More EEStor news
Replies: 40
Views: 17270

Re: More EEStor news

If my calculations are correct 10 gallons (us) of gasoline has an energy equivalence of approximately 377.778 kilowatt hours or roughly 1,360,000,000 watt-seconds. I estimate at 200 V we get roughly 453,334 A per minute for 15 minutes! Of course the voltage and amperage are variable, maybe it's me ...
by David_Jay
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Science...What Is It...Good For
Replies: 24
Views: 7048

ckrucks: Let me take a shot at the Science/Religion question. Science has at it's root an assumption of naturalism. It's methodology is to explain everything by natural processes. Science therefore rules itself out of an exploration of the supernatural a-priori. That is the realm of Religion. If the...
by David_Jay
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Posting to other Blogs and Comment sites
Replies: 3
Views: 4050

Ten years is WAY too soon. Think of it this way. I have a '97 Chevy Tahoe that is my trailer-towing vehicle. It will serve me for another 3-5 years because I put very few miles on it. We would not turn over our entire transportation fleet in 10 years, even if there was a viable alternative TODAY. If...
by David_Jay
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Cap and Trade implications.
Replies: 39
Views: 15742

Mike:

I agree with Simon, you are putting the government in the business of choosing winning and losing technology (though their research subsidies).

That's how you end up with an ITER...
by David_Jay
Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Kick the tires, light the fires...
Replies: 27
Views: 14001

Simon: What efficiencies are you thinking about? The conversion efficiencies? I am not following. The Pentadyne specs claim a 1000Wh thermal load (for the HVAC system) when idling a 225kW storage system. Since essientially all losses (electrcial and mechanical) will take the form of heat, this looks...
by David_Jay
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Kick the tires, light the fires...
Replies: 27
Views: 14001

I especially like the molecular vacuum sleeve on the flywheel shaft that provides better than 5 mT vacuum without a discrete vacuum pump.
by David_Jay
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Kick the tires, light the fires...
Replies: 27
Views: 14001

These guys look even better - vacuum chamber with magnetic levitation bearings - 20 year maintenance free.

http://www.pentadyne.com/site/our-produ ... ology.html
by David_Jay
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Kick the tires, light the fires...
Replies: 27
Views: 14001

I am facinated by flywheel storage systems. I first started to think about them in the late '70s. I wanted to build a braking system for my car, storing the energy in a flywheel instead of dissipating it as heat! These guys have a nice 2MW off the shelf solution: http://www.activepower.com/fileadmin...
by David_Jay
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 24
Views: 12401

...probably wouldn't even phase them...

:wink:
by David_Jay
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Adding an option
Replies: 18
Views: 8841

Aluminum (my industry) smelting is very electricity-intensive.

Most of the smelters are located next to dams, etc. BFR technology could put the smelters where the bauxite is...
by David_Jay
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Wall Street Journal on Liberman warner and my letter
Replies: 12
Views: 4552

Tomorrow's weather ??? How about the weather one second from now?

93143, your solution reminds me of Einstein's solution of the U-boat problem in WWII.
by David_Jay
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DOE Labs in Crisis?
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

All of them???

Seriously, each federal department should create their own budget, rather than having a congressman force specific funding down their throat.

Earmarks suggest to me that we are in a late stage of the Republic.