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by zapkitty
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2661
Views: 501121

Re: Mach Effect progress

paperburn1 wrote:Has anyone considered the reason why fermis paradox exists this just because of plant size... cannot reach orbit if the plant was 1.75 times as large as earth...


Heck of a beanstalk you got there...
by zapkitty
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 672
Views: 168551

Re: EM Drive

kunkmiester wrote:I can Google too, probably should have a bit sooner. It's the "Chinese National Space Administration."


Edited my post accordingly... reads almost coherent now :)
by zapkitty
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 672
Views: 168551

Re: EM Drive

Welp, things might be about to get even more interesting this weekend... It seems that the CNSA acknowledgment of EMD on orbit was not in that press release but was instead at a press conference that happened some time after the release. I've found no links to the PR event itself. This press confere...
by zapkitty
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 672
Views: 168551

Re: EM Drive

I happen to know Chinese and it's ridiculously easy to get tense wrong, especially from a translation site. As far as the "official" articles are concerned, there is a Professor currently working on the EmDrive and has claimed positive test results. The actual paper doesn't say they are t...
by zapkitty
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 672
Views: 168551

Re: EM Drive

I hate those click-bait articles. I can't find any sources to back up what they're peddling... Sites like the ibtimes and nextbigfuture... Actual EM drive news has been pretty much at a slow but stable rate of "good" news. The latest being that China says, through official sources, that i...
by zapkitty
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 40463

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

The Anti-AGW "thing" is simply a well-financed narrative. Very simple and it's documented. After the fossil fuel oligarchs such as Exxonmobile were made aware of the realities of unchecked CO2 emissions by their own researchers they decided to follow the example of Big Tobacco by spending ...
by zapkitty
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1780
Views: 224371

Re: LENR Is Real

hanelyp wrote:Patent law is messed up more than I thought (which was already pretty bad) if a patent can obstruct basic research into a "device".


Just an excuse for BLP to not provide any hydrinos for study :)
by zapkitty
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: boostrapping a mars colony
Replies: 71
Views: 9367

Re: boostrapping a mars colony

Upside: No danged lawyers. No environmental laws. The environment is toxic anyway... product that's high value per unit mass and noxious to manufacture on Earth... isolated biological test facilities.... agricultural pests or genetically modified organism, and ways to deal with them... Mars is a na...
by zapkitty
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: boostrapping a mars colony
Replies: 71
Views: 9367

Re: boostrapping a mars colony

FPGA's are a good idea. I was thinking "fully self-sustaining"? Well since most of your important stuff is going to be robots and electronic miscellany - you're not going to be "fully self sustaining" until someone builds a semiconductor fab on mars. Not so fast... :) It wouldn'...
by zapkitty
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2188
Views: 303943

Re: SpaceX News

i don't know about you, but i'd go to a toroidal space habitat for 1/50th the price of a mars colony. I think a lot of people would. and i think a lot more people can afford $2,900 than can afford $140,000. you've just turned a life choice into a Caribbean vacation. ... until a single stray ship or...
by zapkitty
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Skynet is coming.
Replies: 791
Views: 119179

Re: Skynet is coming.

Why does that sound like an Onion article to me? Because it is... half the of the Zero Hedge article is a quote from an Onion spoof on the subject: http://www.theonion.com/article/horrible-facebook-algorithm-accident-results-expos-53841 I guess the Onion article confirmed the bias of the Zero Hedge...
by zapkitty
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 672
Views: 168551

Re: EM Drive

... but the configuration inherent to Cannae drive design requires that almost all of that surface area to be facing other drives at close range rather than facing deep space. Why can't they be spread out? More surface area perpendicular to the axis of motion + significant fraction of light speed =...
by zapkitty
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 672
Views: 168551

Re: EM Drive

Georgio, paperburn... are you referring to Cannae, SPR or Eagleworks? I'll be honest, I didn't follow up Eagleworks closely... My original comment was referred to SPR and Cannae... I agree with you 100%. I don't believe Shawyer's intent is to create a Rossi trainwreck, but you never really know. We...
by zapkitty
Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 672
Views: 168551

Re: EM Drive

Georgio, paperburn... are you referring to Cannae, SPR or Eagleworks?
by zapkitty
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 672
Views: 168551

Re: EM Drive

Hoookay... IFLScience says they've received confirmation from the AIAA that the paper has indeed been accepted for the Journal of Propulsion and Power, but that AIAA policy is to not discuss details of a paper until it's actually out. http://www.iflscience.com/technology/rumored-emdrive-paper-sugges...

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