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by Professor Science
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: More - Supersymmetry Down?
Replies: 16
Views: 6016

One of the aspects is confining the particles, we can produce stable magnetic fields in the neighborhood of 10 tesla, 100 tesla is explosive at current tech levels so we just can't do it. The reason the magnetic field is important is because we the magnetic lorentz force to keep charged particles mo...
by Professor Science
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: How The ISS went together
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Funny how modular designs work out like that. It'll be nice when they start slapping on bigelow modules, then they'll really be cooking with gas.
by Professor Science
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 672
Views: 174621

Yet another potentially super disruptive technology that made a splash while i was in high school that nothing has happened with in the intervening half decade. I was rather excited about it then too, played around with a colony ship built around the idea of a poly-well and EMdrive travel combo.
by Professor Science
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Administration to Push for Small 'Modular' Reactors
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

For some reason I think that recently the regulatory agency that oversees this kind of shenaniganry for safety now will accept old designs coupled with site assessments, as opposed to having do both site assessments and full review of designs. I may be remembering incorrectly though.
by Professor Science
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB-8 article
Replies: 92
Views: 24818

they're starting to take a lot more slack with regards to science teachers these days. They'll let you earn the teaching degree on the side if you have an actual science degree to waggle. But the point is, the universe will exist for at least the foreseeable future, people who accept that fact and s...
by Professor Science
Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB-8 article
Replies: 92
Views: 24818

Giorgio, it's a matter of what you're willing to do, the US has a radical shortage on Highschool physics teachers, if you're willing to do that, you'll never go hungry. And the fact that physics is weird enough to most people you can kind of brandish it as this weird badge. If you're friendly enough...
by Professor Science
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB-8 article
Replies: 92
Views: 24818

Well, see the bright side of it... at least you didn't waste your time while waiting ;) pssh, like i was gonna do anything else with the time, a physics degree is practically a license to print money. I can take things as lazy as I want since I'm pretty much guaranteed a job as something . Course I...
by Professor Science
Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB-8 article
Replies: 92
Views: 24818

The distinction that seems often to be lost here at TP is that between "some kind of report" and "some kind of report to us ". If a report is filed in April, do we care? Dr. N said something like " We will know in about 18 months". I guess the question then remains &qu...
by Professor Science
Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: WB-8 article
Replies: 92
Views: 24818

Their final report is due at the end of this April

Is it unreasonable to think that when a final report is due in April, some kind of report would be produced in April? or has language stopped being used to convey information?
by Professor Science
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB-8 article
Replies: 92
Views: 24818

Dreadful tease. So, we're not really expecting anything till late April? and at that point all we might be allowed to know is that the military is making it a strategic power source secret, followed by a freedom of information request on our part? Is that an accurate/concise summary of polywell news?
by Professor Science
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Immateriality of wealth
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

I think the two tags that display accumulated joule pricing and sellers preference is interesting. I'm sure vendors would hate having to show customers how much they're marking up on the good.
by Professor Science
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Immateriality of wealth
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

What's wrong with joules? you have nearly an arbitrarily fine grain of pricing option. Micro-payments for web functions would be built right in. Calories and food calories are just very large denominations of joules. why not just use kilo or mega joules as the base "dollar"?
by Professor Science
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This reminds me of This.
Replies: 33
Views: 2834

Diogenitals, you're a twit. I'm refusing to refer you by your handle because I respect Diogenes too much, and you're throwing around Twain quotes to discourage curiosity by labeling it supposition and conclusion. You should stop abusing either great thinkers works.
by Professor Science
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This reminds me of This.
Replies: 33
Views: 2834

... There are no emoticons for my face right now, but it's mostly bewilderment at your baffling attention to inanity. I wonder if the "gay rights" iconography they're talking about is a triangle, which is a pretty fundamental shape regardless. and the breast feeding thing, so? Children go ...
by Professor Science
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Immateriality of wealth
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

I was thinking about the joule based economy awhile ago and found the issue of inflation somewhat tricky, but perhaps not so bad, as after all, after you make a terawatt reactor, you now have a terawatt reactor, as opposed to after you print off a trillion dollars, you have made the communal dungeon...

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