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by JD
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: This is for you lot
Replies: 10
Views: 3890

I think AM is applying this here because of the Rossi conversation. To clarify, what Rossi is purposing is not Cold Fusion, but LENR. If I'm wrong as to why AM posted that quote, then I apologize. To clarify I am not anti CF or LENR, but extraordinary claims recquire extraordinary proof which of co...
by JD
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: draft report
Replies: 10
Views: 3172

Hmm... not sure what to think on this. There's enough vagueness here to keep me from forming an opinion of it's veracity. I actually have no problem with the concept of cold fusion. This Rossi drama is just too much like a bad B movie to instill any warm and fuzzy feelings in me. He may very well ha...
by JD
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Star Scientific: muon-catalyzed fusion
Replies: 28
Views: 20535

I would be interested in seeing more information of their pion generator. Also the quantities mentioned seem a bit on the low side by a couple orders of magnitude as replacements for the 1~2 percent of muon loss. Now if they actually have something that's great but I'd be skeptical till more informa...
by JD
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: No Love For Iter
Replies: 10
Views: 4351

by JD
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Economic turmoil
Replies: 71
Views: 28143

Hansen is a self serving political stooge that lost his credibility quite awhile back. The sun is the primary driver of climate, followed by continental distribution and followed a poor third by atmospheric composition (of which co2 is a very minuscule part of) These dictate our weather. Not pronoun...
by JD
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Fun toy the Navy could add with a Polywell-equipped fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 12343

The various branches have mandates concerning the areas they can fiddle with. Normally this serves us very well and prevents a huge amount of repetitive and blatantly wasteful projects. As observed the Navy cannot be the main researcher in energy sources and could only support Bussard's project to a...
by JD
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ITER Video
Replies: 8
Views: 4344

by JD
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Iran
Replies: 45
Views: 50398

Most of those tubes have been poorly maintained. They are good for 1 shot if that. Then the war is over. Ammunition gets old. Has any of it been replaced? In 1960 that stuff was scary. In 2008? Give me a break. The people are eating grass. The Army gets food - but early childhood malnutrition has s...
by JD
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Iran
Replies: 45
Views: 50398

Funny how once North Korea became nuclear, everyones leaving it alone.. People were leaving them alone before they had nukes. It is pretty simple. Neither South Korea nor China wants to deal with tens of millions on the verge of starvation. All they had to do to keep other governments at bay was to...
by JD
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: What's the big (64-bit) deal, anyway?
Replies: 49
Views: 17439

Okay, I took a few comp sci classes some years ago, had time on my hands after retirement and wanted to finish up a degree. You just explained the situation in one clear sentence... "When you do calculations in sequence the bit errors propagate. It is not a matter of dynamic range. It is a matt...
by JD
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: Details On The WB-7 Experiments
Replies: 54
Views: 25814

Stored cold is not a useful concept for dissipating 20 MW in a running reactor. Didn't say it was. I thought there might be ideas concerning design and insulation concepts that might be useful. Unless the plan is to run the reactor for 5 or 10 - 1 sec pulses in a 10 hour period. I doubt that was th...
by JD
Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: Details On The WB-7 Experiments
Replies: 54
Views: 25814

Whether the levitated dipole actually works or not isn't the issue. I raised the point as a possible place to look for concepts of design. They're trying to use a superconductor within an area containing highly energetic particles. Considering the slant of this thread I thought it might be of some v...
by JD
Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Details On The WB-7 Experiments
Replies: 54
Views: 25814

BTW the levitated Dipole looks like a research project not a design for a functional reactor. Proof of concept. Not sure what their funding status is these days. The reason I mentioned this earlier though, consider the environment the levitated, superconductor ring would be nested in. Perhaps some ...
by JD
Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Details On The WB-7 Experiments
Replies: 54
Views: 25814

Levitated Dipole experiment... http://psfcwww2.psfc.mit.edu/ldx/ It's plasma confinement but seems a bit more elegant than tokamak. Not sure how practical it is though. As to the rest well yes I agree, energy transport is the problem. Perhaps if it was broke down into different solutions paths the e...
by JD
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Details On The WB-7 Experiments
Replies: 54
Views: 25814

Question, is there a potential method of using an inner/shielding coil? Perhaps a smaller series of coils built with a non conductive material with a non pressurized coolant (molten salts?) to intercept a good portion of the collision prone 20% of the beta particles. I'm not sure how practical such ...

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