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by cksantos
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HackerSpace Global Space Program
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Hi guys, Its been a while since ive posted here. Anyway, HSP is atm being negotiated with DARPA. A group of us wrote the grant on google docs. Right now me and Jerry are doing the initial negotiation through maui makers, our local hackerspace. You can join our mailing list, we are a small group with...
by cksantos
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Food
Replies: 66
Views: 41897

@cksantos. I think you've got the right take. Semi closed loop organic farming is where the best understanding lies. From this knowledge base will spring a true closed loop. It is an interesting hobby. But it will not sweep the nation unless it lowers prices. However, learning something is good. He...
by cksantos
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Food
Replies: 66
Views: 41897

Commercial closed loop is far off but back yard semi closed loop is getting more and more popular, its only a matter of time before it moves into the commercial arena. I do recirculating aquaponics with chickens over the top combined with vermi-composting, black fly larvae, and duck weed blended tog...
by cksantos
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 73611

I think most people don't consider automotive transport to be a niche application for liquid fuels. A barrel of oil yields these refined products (percent of barrel): 47% gasoline for use in automobiles 23% heating oil and diesel fuel 18% other products, which includes petrochemical feedstock-produ...
by cksantos
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Food
Replies: 66
Views: 41897

I think this ties into another implication for the social environment. I think that, in general, people don't trust technology, and view it as a force for evil in the world. I think that the technology=evil is an older generation thing. Because the younger generation is convinced that technology ca...
by cksantos
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Transprotation
Replies: 61
Views: 40936

Ahhhh I see so we can still drive cars, but the fuel is made from air. I was just thinking about it from the battery perspective too, with A123's new batts electric cars probably aren't that far off, and they can just plug in at home. We need polywell here in hawaii, I pay 40 cents per kilowatt/h i...
by cksantos
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Transprotation
Replies: 61
Views: 40936

Ahhhh I see so we can still drive cars, but the fuel is made from air. I was just thinking about it from the battery perspective too, with A123's new batts electric cars probably aren't that far off, and they can just plug in at home. We need polywell here in hawaii, I pay 40 cents per kilowatt/h i...
by cksantos
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Fusion vs. Fission
Replies: 30
Views: 21397

So why dont we have bombs filled with powered DU? Why would you? What folks have just said is that the danger from DU is chemical, not radiological. And chemical weapons are banned. Ahh I see. So radiological weapons are not mentioned in international law? Actually the casing on most nukes is made ...
by cksantos
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Food
Replies: 66
Views: 41897

I doubt polywell will *directly* impact food production-- however it will lead likely to a reduction in costs for transport, fertilizer, and storage (refrigeration) which will lead to a reduction in end point prices. BUT, even today, in most cases when we see a famine or price spikes, the cause is ...
by cksantos
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Fusion vs. Fission
Replies: 30
Views: 21397

So why dont we have bombs filled with powered DU? Why would you? What folks have just said is that the danger from DU is chemical, not radiological. And chemical weapons are banned. Ahh I see. So radiological weapons are not mentioned in international law? I guess the question becomes what you mean...
by cksantos
Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Fusion vs. Fission
Replies: 30
Views: 21397

KitemanSA wrote:
cksantos wrote:So why dont we have bombs filled with powered DU?
Why would you? What folks have just said is that the danger from DU is chemical, not radiological. And chemical weapons are banned.


Ahh I see. So radiological weapons are not mentioned in international law?
by cksantos
Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Water
Replies: 21
Views: 16827

Getting back to the original topic, I've been thinking some more, and I could definitely see a hybrid approach in areas where there is never enough water (CA, NM, AZ, NV, Middle East, North Africa, etc). You already mentioned AWGs being used in Saudi Arabia, I'm just extending the idea, because che...
by cksantos
Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Fusion vs. Fission
Replies: 30
Views: 21397

So why dont we have bombs filled with powered DU?
by cksantos
Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Food
Replies: 66
Views: 41897

insure against risks the insurance companies would not have gone slack - they would have had skin in the game. And thus the existence of building codes. Insurance inspectors (UL) are more reliable than government inspectors. BTW if government inspectors screw up does their company go bankrupt? How ...
by cksantos
Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Water
Replies: 21
Views: 16827

Also, directing water to specific areas- like through a window, or under the rafters is often necessary. Dumping from above may be very inefficient. Ok so the helotanker transfers the water to the fire truck and goes for wore while the tanker feeds the fire hoses. Dudes, use your imaginations! This...

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