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by dnavas
Wed May 06, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell article wins an award ...
Replies: 15
Views: 4856

Well done and thank you...

... and good luck with the next one!
I have both your Polywell articles (one from subscr, one not).

This will make an interesting longer story at some point, regardless of success or not (I'm reading Jaoa's VSL book right now, so, you probably have a future audience of at least one :)).

-Dave
by dnavas
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Crossfire Fusor
Replies: 63
Views: 15943

A bit off-topic, but worth noting

The problem with that is aberration which shows, for example, that the direction of the force of gravity from the sun always points directly* at the sun's calculated position in the sky and not its light-lagged visible position. The information I read indicated that if gravity is not instantaneous ...
by dnavas
Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Some comments from Rick Nebel
Replies: 29
Views: 10156

We know that they will have ion injection guns soon because the navy contracted for one (to be delivered) with keep-alive funding. That implies longer burn times, if not continuous operation. And they said, "larger," so it should be a "Larger, continuous operating Machine." Gues...
by dnavas
Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Some comments from Rick Nebel
Replies: 29
Views: 10156

Appreciate the link -- nextstep question?

I'm wondering what the next step really is. From the commentary below, I get: Alan writes: It sounds as if the scale of the experiment is such that you have to calibrate what you're seeing in terms of output, and they need additional data points at higher energies to really get a sense about the wor...
by dnavas
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "The verdict is positive"
Replies: 99
Views: 24979

Massive congratulations

Happy to hear of a successful navigation through peer review. I'm looking forward to hearing the details, hopeful that scaling, continuous operations, and net energy extraction will prove successful, and dreaming of the day my grandkids plow the moons of Saturn.

Massive kudos folks!

-Dave
by dnavas
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A little news from Alan Boyle
Replies: 25
Views: 6603

The 200K superconductor would be... huge. [...] Of course, I'm not sure I want to get my physics news from a random website. I'm interested in seeing these reproduced. Well, even if we buy the existence (MSimon -- I think the mixed-compound test was from 2006? Edit: Ah, yes, I see "a method of...
by dnavas
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A little news from Alan Boyle
Replies: 25
Views: 6603

Aero wrote:You got that right! Help me out here with some cliches :)
Strike while the iron is hot.
Get while the getin's good.


Don't count your chickens before they hatch? :)

Random interesting (nearly on-topic) News: http://www.superconductors.org/200K.htm

-Dave
by dnavas
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sigma Think-Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 3750

Re: Sigma Think-Tank

There is a "think-tank" of science fiction authors that has been working behind the scenes since the early 90's. They adopted a more public profile a year or two back. I recently learned my name was "in the hat" for consideration. Evidently it is now official ... http://www.sigm...
by dnavas
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: and some more eestor news
Replies: 65
Views: 11818

Re: Weight comparison

Comparing the weight of the EESU to the weight of gasoline is not a fair comparison. You need to compare the weight of the gasoline and its tank Actually, the tank weighs mainly nothing. An electric motor weighs a lot less than an ICE, especially if you include the tranny (not needed -- well, most ...
by dnavas
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: and some more eestor news
Replies: 65
Views: 11818

Re: and some more eestor news

dont have much time so I'll just post a link : http://theeestory.com/articles/52 note: i have doubts about eestors credibility, but still posting its news...sorta http://www.lightevs.com/ EEStor EESUs are expected to provide over 450 watt hours per kilogram and over 700 watt hours per liter seems l...
by dnavas
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Article: 60% of oil price is speculation
Replies: 150
Views: 29237

stop blaming "Greed". You might as well blame rainbows. "greed" is responsible a lot like gravity is responsible for the death of someone who took a long walk off a short balcony.... Greed and Fear are the operative forces in the market, so yeah, I admit to a certain glibness th...
by dnavas
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Article: 60% of oil price is speculation
Replies: 150
Views: 29237

That and the elimination of proof-of-income requirements, IIRC, a creation of Phil Gramm's. I really doubt that. Gramm's name comes up mostly in lefty blogs due to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act which partially repealed Glass-Steagall (I mentioned that above). It intersects with CRA in an amusing way, ...
by dnavas
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Article: 60% of oil price is speculation
Replies: 150
Views: 29237

>>>"I" think the main fault lies with governmental meddelling by the same people who set the bad example of pilling debt on top of debt.

Oh, we can definitely agree on that!

-Dave
by dnavas
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Article: 60% of oil price is speculation
Replies: 150
Views: 29237

Obviously you are unfamiliar with the hue and cry over redlining and "The Community Redevelopment Act". That would be an incorrect assumption. It's called the Community Reinvestment Act, and it's been on the books since Carter. The hue and cry is clearly political in nature, and the data ...

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