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by JoeStrout
Sun May 10, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Administration
Topic: Apologies for the long down time
Replies: 10
Views: 2039

Re: Apologies for the long down time

Just to follow up: DreamHost informed me this week that it would soon be disabling PHP 5.6, forcing an upgrade. Fortunately we managed to do this, and I think we're all up and running again on the latest version of phpBB.

If you spot any weirdness or misbehavior, please let me know.
by JoeStrout
Sun May 03, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Apologies for the long down time
Replies: 10
Views: 2039

Apologies for the long down time

It's been a long few months. In case anyone's curious: 1. Dreamhost (our hosting provider) provides "one-click installs" for things like phpBB, with automatic upgrades! 2. But they appear to think (incorrectly) that the latest version of phpBB is 3.0.13. (It's not.) 3. In January, automatically upgr...
by JoeStrout
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 49
Views: 65096

Re: Lockheed Martin news

Anybody have access to Aviation Week, or another source for this story? Skunk Works Building Bigger Fusion Reactor Los Angeles. Lockheed Martin’s ambitious plans to develop a compact fusion reactor (CFR) to provide clean nuclear energy remains on track according to the company and are set to move to...
by JoeStrout
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 433
Views: 281119

Re: EMC2 news

The address of the whole ENN Group is accessible at http://www.enn.cn/wps/portal/enn.en , but I have not been able to locate the symposium site from there. Maybe the third option will work out and the missing site will again be accessible on the first of October? Apparently so; it's accessible now....
by JoeStrout
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 433
Views: 281119

Re: EMC2 news

ladajo wrote:Still working through a couple of initiatives. More to follow in a couple of weeks.
Any news?
by JoeStrout
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Princeton FRC work
Replies: 34
Views: 44968

Re: Princeton FRC work

I just read the paper. That's really interesting. But, as a noob to it, here's what I don't understand: they seem to have a design for a small (a few meters) reactor that will produce 1 to 10 MW of net power with relatively low nutrino radiation. And they're tinkering with how to use it to send thin...
by JoeStrout
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 86859

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

Here are Dr. Park's answers for questions 7-10. 7. Is there a reconciliation between this machines low Beta cusp confinement numbers and those claimed for WB6? WB6 was ~ 60 passes , while this machine was ~7 passes. Given that simple biconic mirror confinement was quoted as ~ 5-8 passes (in the old...
by JoeStrout
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 86859

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

Dr. Park has kindly sent me very thoughtful answers to questions 1-6, and intends to work on the remaining questions over the weekend. I know you will have follow-up questions, but let's try to be respectful of Dr. Park's time and glean as much as we can from just the answers provided for now. Here ...
by JoeStrout
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 86859

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

Well, I've sent the top-10 questions off to Dr. Park. Some of the questions are quite detailed, and possibly more than he bargained for. I think we should be grateful for whatever information he's able to provide.

I'll pass along his answers as soon as I get them!

Best,
- Joe
by JoeStrout
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 86859

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

I like it. That makes sense to me.

Going once... I'll send this off to Dr. Park in the morning if there are no further suggestions.
by JoeStrout
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 86859

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

OK then, unless somebody strenuously (and quickly!) objects, I think I'm going to send on questions 1-8, 11, and 12. Question 13 is interesting but the answer is likely to be "probably not," and "as if we should have such a problem." 12, on the other hand, is more concrete and seems more likely to p...
by JoeStrout
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 86859

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

Seems reasonable so far. Any other opinions?
by JoeStrout
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 86859

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

OK, thanks everyone for the brainstorming. I've fallen behind schedule now, and asked Dr. Park to give us a few more days to get our act together. So let's see if we can whittle this down to our top 10. Here I've gathered all the questions I found, combined ones that were essentially the same, and a...
by JoeStrout
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What would a fusion reactor look like from the outside?
Replies: 17
Views: 8257

Re: What would a fusion reactor look like from the outside?

Thanks, guys! Radiators are a separate component; in fact that's what that giant fin is in the image above. (It has sunlight on it only in design mode; when you actually build your colony, the radiator always faces directly towards or away from the sun, to see as much black sky as possible.) So, yea...
by JoeStrout
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What would a fusion reactor look like from the outside?
Replies: 17
Views: 8257

What would a fusion reactor look like from the outside?

Hey all, I've been working for about a year and a half on a video game about space settlement . In this game, you can choose various power sources for your space colony, including solar and traditional fission. You can see the fission plant at the bottom of the long axial boom in the image below. ht...