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by taniwha
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using drugs makes you stupid.
Replies: 125
Views: 11837

KitemanSA wrote: Dude, people AREN'T rats! :!: :!: :!:

Well, YOU may be, but people in general aren't. :wink:
I think I saw a rat walk off in disgust ;).
by taniwha
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2010:warmest year ever since records began
Replies: 547
Views: 44671

WizCom wrote:Caffeine? Are they serious? What do they think the withdrawal symptoms are from that? Getting tired?
Nasty headaches, irritability, and yes, unusual levels of tiredness. And that's from personal experience (the only way I could stop the headache was to drink coffee).
by taniwha
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2010:warmest year ever since records began
Replies: 547
Views: 44671

Don't forget that at base nature, man is a beast. Still I see someone thinks very lowly of humans and thus himself. That could explain it! :wink: Actually, I think I got the cause and effect backwards, but it comes down to the same end result. Anyway, it seems to me that Diogenes does not trust him...
by taniwha
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2010:warmest year ever since records began
Replies: 547
Views: 44671

Diogenes wrote:Don't forget that at base nature, man is a beast.
I see someone thinks very lowly of humans and thus himself.
by taniwha
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High Speed Rail
Replies: 37
Views: 4968

Randian? Nah, Long. As in Lazarus Long.
by taniwha
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: We are Doomed! DOOOOOMMED I say!
Replies: 446
Views: 75482

Chinese writing does not permitt the creation of new words. Not true. Chinese writing is very amenable to creating new words. Often, just select the appropriate characters and you've got a new word. If that doesn't quite do the job, it's quite easy to create a new character (or would be if it wasn'...
by taniwha
Fri May 07, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Most Energy Efficient Economy In History
Replies: 8
Views: 1887

Definitely railways, at least here in Japan. In ten minutes during rush hour, I'll see six or more 10-car passenger trains pass, each car crammed with people. So that's maybe 100000 people passing per hour. You won't see a four lane road (similar width) carry anywhere near that number (all those 1 o...
by taniwha
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Regeneration
Replies: 8
Views: 1911

That makes me wonder how long until we see regenerative dentistry. I've heard mention of some progress there, but this might be helpful.
by taniwha
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Really Neat Science Page
Replies: 26
Views: 3474

It's the slope of the current, ie the amount of change in the current per second.

for current = I, derivative of the current = dI/dt.
by taniwha
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Shielding Analysis Of A Small Compact Space Nuclear Reactor
Replies: 14
Views: 7485

DeltaV: thanks for that shielding pdf. It looks like it will be an interesting read. I should be able to do a better (more accurate) shielding design for my ships :)
by taniwha
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Polywell in fiction
Replies: 28
Views: 4316

I'm using the Polywell in a story I'm writing, though I haven't specifically mentioned it yet., though I have mentioned one of its effects ($2/kg to L4! (that includes pilot's pay, airport fees, etc)). However, one problem I have: how much bigger than the magrid does the shielding have to be? (ie, h...
by taniwha
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Design
Topic: 2D WB-7 B-filed simulation
Replies: 49
Views: 18434

kbaugh: that's a beautiful plot. I've been meaning to do one for a while, but never got a round two-wit. I'm glad you found the source of those funny null points.
by taniwha
Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Managing The Decline
Replies: 47
Views: 6181

If all that about the "Club of Rome" is true, my comment a couple couple of months ago about AGW etc being about preventing a post-scarcity economy wasn't so ridiculous after all.
by taniwha
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: LPP fusion experiments getting ten times more neutrons
Replies: 57
Views: 19177

Diplomatic? That is so yesteryear. We must strike now! Strike before our enemies even think of becoming our enemies! bluster bluster

On a more serious note, I think that "fusion terrorists" will become a problem only if access to fusion (by countries, anyway) is denied.
by taniwha
Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sun Catalytix
Replies: 48
Views: 7841

And the "good former of clouds" would be very plausible: 2H2+O2->2H2O => clouds. As for other chemistry: I can't comment on probabilities of various reactions, but I wouldn't worry about a major hydrogen leek depleting atmospheric oxygen because it would be taking out oxygen that we put there in the...