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by Skipjack
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 26
Views: 15880

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

That's the "staged Z- Pinch", not the "Sheared Flow Stabilized Z- Pinch", big difference there. Never had that high of an opinion of the former. The latter however... I had a really good conversation with Uri Shumlak a few months ago and it looks to the layman me like this has a ...
by Skipjack
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merkel is a traitor
Replies: 23
Views: 2837

Re: Merkel is a traitor

In order to give some context to what I said about US foreign politics regarding Germany and Russia earlier, I highly recommend watching George Friedman's keynote speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the most important US foreign policy think tank. I think that he is spot on for the most...
by Skipjack
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merkel is a traitor
Replies: 23
Views: 2837

Re: Merkel is a traitor

I asked because if one is a citizen (of the US) then one is reasonably expected to have ones loyalties aligned with your own country; you may care about the world outside it of course. If you thought Austria (Europe) was such a socialist paradise why did you move here? You sound a bit like Californ...
by Skipjack
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merkel is a traitor
Replies: 23
Views: 2837

Re: Merkel is a traitor

"Piss off" Trump enough and you may see; a full scale trade war between the US and Germany that the US would likely win. Maybe, maybe not. Depends on whether Germany partners with other nations like Russia or China, I guess. Perhaps the US had a significant hand in Germany immigration pol...
by Skipjack
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merkel is a traitor
Replies: 23
Views: 2837

Re: Merkel is a traitor

"The U.S. military won't buy weapons from other countries and freezes other countries weapons out of the market" Not true. The U.S. military has and does buy foreign systems, as well as partner regularly in multi-national development and sales engagements. The real crime is that the U.S. ...
by Skipjack
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merkel is a traitor
Replies: 23
Views: 2837

Re: Merkel is a traitor

Yes but pissing off Trump further by going through with the Russian pipeline deal would not necessarily be in Germany's best interest regardless of what Merkel's true motives might be. Who cares if Trump is pissed off?! This is Germany, not the US! Germany should not be a colony of the US. As for t...
by Skipjack
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merkel is a traitor
Replies: 23
Views: 2837

Re: Merkel is a traitor

Yes Skipjack brilliant moves on the part of Donald Trump; certainly consistent with his "America First" agenda. Imagine...a United States President who thinks his highest priority is acting in the best interest of America as opposed to how he "looks on the world's stage" whateve...
by Skipjack
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merkel is a traitor
Replies: 23
Views: 2837

Re: Merkel is a traitor

Didn't she spend her childhood in E. Germany? Hence the suspicion of a STASI past. I mean, they might have some other dirt on her as well. In any case, it has become quite clear that the US is a major benefactor of the Energiewende, especially now, but also before. A reduced competitiveness of Germ...
by Skipjack
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merkel is a traitor
Replies: 23
Views: 2837

Merkel is a traitor

I am not a conspiracy theorist, I am really not. I usually debunk conspiracy theories. But I am having a hard time defending this. First Merkel orders an exit from nuclear power. Nuclear plants get replaced by "clean coal" (hahahaha!) and natural gas. Then she signs up for sanctions agains...
by Skipjack
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 26
Views: 15880

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

7 papers on Uri Shumlak's Sheared Flow Stabilized Z- Pinch FuZE will be presented at the upcoming 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics in November. Among them interesting topics like scaling the output up to reactor conditions and a paper on how it can be used as a propulsion sy...
by Skipjack
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2203
Views: 319142

Re: SpaceX News

Let's not forget that congress cut the funding for commercial crew by 67% between 201 to 2013 and continued to underfund it thereafter, which resulted in the delays of commercial crew and the continued reliance on Russian Soyuz.
by Skipjack
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2203
Views: 319142

Re: SpaceX News

Yeah, I saw :(
Well, lets hope for better luck next time!
by Skipjack
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2203
Views: 319142

Re: SpaceX News

Pretty launch tonight. Uneventful, but pretty. Wonder whether they caught themselves a fairing today :)
by Skipjack
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 386
Views: 98699

Re: EMC2 news

Some of the units in that PDF look odd?
by Skipjack
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 386
Views: 98699

Re: EMC2 news

Thanks Joe! This does look really interesting! Looks like they have all the pieces together and just need to get the funding to build more test devices. Let's hope that this comes along. Maybe they can get funding from ARPA-E like so many others did. NIAC seems to be a means to get small funding as ...

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