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by dnavas
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Picture Of WB-7 Fusion Test Reactor Available
Replies: 57
Views: 20849

rnebel wrote:If it is OK with you, I may chime in from time to time on your blog. However, this is your forum and I don't want to stick my nose in too heavily.


Err. Wanted: rnebel.nose
by dnavas
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: The Answer to the Plutonium Proliferation Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 3490

Maybe that's why the Chinese and Russians are so focused on going to the moon to mine Helium-3 for?! Err, wow. Just when I thought the fusion folks couldn't make their technology any less affordable, apparently we're now going to import the fuel from the moon.... I know, let's just build a tokamak ...
by dnavas
Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What's the big (64-bit) deal, anyway?
Replies: 49
Views: 15842

It might be useful to do multiplies on the accelerator and adds/subtracts on the main processor. Unless they are MADDs, as those tend to run in a single cycle on GPUs.... 64bit isn't that far away for GPUs, the issue won't be computational intensity, it'll be memory. 1G video ram is terribly rare. ...
by dnavas
Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Virtual Polywell
Replies: 468
Views: 83721

Well, I took a giant step back and found a lot of stupid ideas :D But it led me to an idea which I haven't seen bandied about, so I tried one that looks pretty good. I simply changed the E field on the MaGrid from static to be cos(w*t). Sorry for being dense -- what's the frequency here? I would th...
by dnavas
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Novice configuration WB7-8 questions
Replies: 9
Views: 5676

Novice configuration WB7-8 questions

I'm trying to understand the conflicting messages I'm getting wrt WB7/8's configuration, and the rest of Dr. Bussard's google TechTalk. 1. My reading of the text leads me to believe that the hoop/rings will be replaced: "but would not use circular coils, rather they will use coils that follow t...
by dnavas
Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Virtual Polywell
Replies: 468
Views: 83721

I was going to bring that up, so, I'm glad someone else did. Probably should talk to the Folding@Home guys, as they have an ATI port. Note that it is optimized for stream processing (DSP). What we want should be optimized for cell processing. If you can design your system so that you can keep 64 dif...
by dnavas
Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: warfare, strategical and tactical implications
Replies: 25
Views: 11021

Fixed magnetic fields do no work on charged particles. You can't charge superconductors by induction. They don't like changing fields. (It is being worked on) ... Heat a very small section so it is not superconducting. Input your current across that section. Once your current is up to the final lev...
by dnavas
Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: warfare, strategical and tactical implications
Replies: 25
Views: 11021

Its still doing my head in. Take a coil of wire (an inductor). Put some dc current through it. A magnetic field rises with time. When the current stops, the magnetic field collapses which induces current back out of the inductor the exact reverse it entered it. The magnetic field is mathematically ...
by dnavas
Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two Manifolds
Replies: 28
Views: 11618

I thought there was something to it

It must seem odd to sign up to a discussion forum of far more interesting topics to respond to this thread, but, my abilities don't even allow me to understand the geometry of the confined electrons in this device, so, I follow the main threads in a state of constant bewildered interest :) I DO thin...

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