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by dweigert
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chapter 6
Replies: 83
Views: 43100

Wouldn't it just be easier to pull it out of the seawater itself? Kinda sucks for a fresh water navy, but you should be able to find room on board a naval vessel to put a boron recovery plant and materials needed in the steps to refine it.
by dweigert
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Any polywell news?
Replies: 59
Views: 59621

I was a student at Ohio U. and remember seeing it. They also have one of the largest Van De Graff accelerators in the world there.
by dweigert
Sun May 01, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 942653

Yeah, since the down turn the unobtanium suppliers have had a tough time! The 'something-from-nothing' machines that they used to share time on with the Financial Markets have all broken!!! Are you constitutionally unable to accept a communication without snide implication that Polywell is somehow ...
by dweigert
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your brain cooker is more effective than you thought
Replies: 5
Views: 1773

I tend to use a low powered bluetooth headset next to my head, and leave the cell on my belt holster. I'm wondering if that would make much of a difference.. I can't stand wired earpieces though, they get caught in things.

Dan
by dweigert
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Room-temperature superconductivity?
Replies: 1893
Views: 349338

Please keep up the very good work you do! And yes, I'm one of the ones hoping your successes are recognised..

Dan
by dweigert
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nuclear Reactors Hit By Earthquake In Japan
Replies: 293
Views: 76774

Unfortunately, this will kill non-military fission power, at least for the next fifty years.. We won't be able to educate the general public on safety of the reactor vessels and emergency cooling when Japan is evacuating the area around the plants for ten Km (or more by now). Even worse, it isn't on...
by dweigert
Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: Focus Fusion Solstice Seminar - Tues December 21 2010 NJ US
Replies: 3
Views: 2275

*Grumble*
I live five miles from the place and didn't see the notice until 8 hours after the conference...

I have to check more often...

Dan
by dweigert
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do We Really Want To Bet Our Lives On the Dems?
Replies: 20
Views: 6944

Much better them, than Bush, Cheney. and Rove.
by dweigert
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 'Bloom Box' on 60 Minutes tonight
Replies: 31
Views: 5714

The missing solar piece is this: you can run them in reverse. Electricity in + water gives off H2 (for storage) and O2 to vent to the atmosphere. He originally developed the tech at NASA to use on a Mars mission to generate O2. Since these things use common materials in manufacturing, (cheap beach s...
by dweigert
Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Post-Scarcity Economics
Replies: 142
Views: 14015

See Lee Corry's Manna for a glimpse.
by dweigert
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Laser propulsion.
Replies: 17
Views: 6468

High Justice

The SF collection "High Justice" by jerry Pournelle explored this back in the 70s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Justice
The Wikipedia article gives some more information on the concepts.

Dan
by dweigert
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 23565

I have a concern with the possible turbulence in the coolant. How fast is the LHe supposed to be pumped through this? Lots of sharp edges to form vorticies with...
by dweigert
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Zero point energy, hu?
Replies: 83
Views: 22164

From what I was told, the particle pair that is spontaneously created, contains a "normal" particle, and a particle with negative mass. The negative mass particle is what falls into the BH. The normal one escapes and is seen as Hawking radiation, while the other causes the BH to shrink ever so sligh...
by dweigert
Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: So... what if it didn't work?
Replies: 29
Views: 13897

For some strange reason, the symmetry of having it done at the University of Chicago appeals to me. Too bad there are no more squash courts to take over...
by dweigert
Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Economic Facts and Fallacies
Replies: 124
Views: 20831

Violent paranoia is, as a "rule", caused by other things mixed with the cannabis. For instance, PCP is a common thing to mix. *Shudder*

Dan