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by hanelyp
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2230
Views: 342057

Re: SpaceX News

As I understand it, carbon fiber produces fewer secondaries from cosmic rays than a steel structure. A matter of atomic number.
by hanelyp
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2230
Views: 342057

Re: SpaceX News

Until we can launch despite common winds, space flight won't be where we want it.
by hanelyp
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Extraterrestrial colony companies
Replies: 23
Views: 5587

Re: Extraterrestrial colony companies

If polar regions are premium real estate on the Moon, a transfer station at L1 or L2 seems a strategic location to catch a shuttle to the lunar surface. I'm assuming a transportation architecture where using 3 specialized spacecraft and 2 transfer stations, one in LEO and the other somewhere near t...
by hanelyp
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Administration
Topic: possible legislative threat
Replies: 3
Views: 7517

Re: possible legislative threat

Since the original post, the bill has morphed twice, first to a mostly harmless form, then to the form of a study committee on the issue, with much harder to predict long term fallout, passed the legislature, and been vetoed. It may return in future legislative sessions in some form, as the veto was...
by hanelyp
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2230
Views: 342057

Re: SpaceX News

Launches from Vandenberg are used for polar orbits.
by hanelyp
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Deneum - deuterium/titanium interaction produces energy
Replies: 8
Views: 3751

Re: Deneum - deuterium/titanium interaction produces energy

This reminds me of the electrolytic cold fusion fiasco.

Claimed energy costs less than a tenth natural gas? That smells of a badly considered scam.
by hanelyp
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Extraterrestrial colony companies
Replies: 23
Views: 5587

Re: Extraterrestrial colony companies

If polar regions are premium real estate on the Moon, a transfer station at L1 or L2 seems a strategic location to catch a shuttle to the lunar surface. I'm assuming a transportation architecture where using 3 specialized spacecraft and 2 transfer stations, one in LEO and the other somewhere near th...
by hanelyp
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump
Replies: 950
Views: 118848

Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Under a federal government shutdown, it would nominally be on State and local governments, and prepared citizens, to keep order. Hopefully local police will give rabid democrat mayors the big middle finger if ordered to stand down in the face of rioters. If not, being on favorable terms with some we...
by hanelyp
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump
Replies: 950
Views: 118848

Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Constitutionally, the President may not spend a single penny without Congressional approval. However some of that approval may be ongoing law, not dependent on regular budget passage. Military spending, however, is specifically excluded from ongoing spending resolutions. Note that the people most di...
by hanelyp
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mach effect questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3283

Re: Mach effect questions

The symbols you're not recognizing are calculus operators. dropping the less significant (for experiment we're like;y to do near term) second term inside the square brackets, roughly translates to (If I'm remembering the notation correctly): change in rest mass (relative to base mass?) = (1/4pi*G) *...
by hanelyp
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mach effect questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3283

Re: Mach effect questions

Looking up the equations, found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodward_effect

Question, kunkmiester, do you know any calculus? I got through differential equations, but that was over 20 tears ago, and haven't used them much since. I'll have to refresh myself on some notation.
by hanelyp
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump
Replies: 950
Views: 118848

Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

The instability of crypto-currencies makes them impractical for setting prices or wages. If you accept them as payment, you need a frequently updated exchange rate, or charge a premium to accept the unstable currency. A project I'm involved in, accepting payment in cryto has come up for ancillary be...
by hanelyp
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 7881

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

I have done some rather simple calculations that show that for a given number of amp-turns making the device smaller increases the power inversely. i.e. half the size doubles the power. Smaller is better. Where this gets good is in Polywell rockets. And for rockets smaller is intrinsically better. ...
by hanelyp
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump
Replies: 950
Views: 118848

Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Swelling the money supply, thought insanely low prime interest rates, was the policy of the federal reserve and other central banks through the Barrycade years. Swelled stock prices, but did squat to help the overall economy. The only thing keeping inflation from exploding out of control was those w...
by hanelyp
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 324
Views: 70807

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

The number I came to looking at mortality figures several years ago, excluding old age and infant mortality, was an average lifespan around 1000 years. Of course both luck and lifestyle choice would impact that. Half the population would have a fatal accident sometime during their first 1000 years, ...

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