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by ScottL
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2619
Views: 413765

Re: Mach Effect progress

Betruger wrote:Rodal & co are no Rossi
There's suckering and there's investigation


I don't see enough evidence to start spouting off that it works and its a done deal. Obviously I think their approach is far better than the Rossi sage or the Shawyer laugh-about, but we still need adequate evidence.
by ScottL
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2619
Views: 413765

Re: Mach Effect progress

Except that is not the case. No sir, it has been replicated. And far more than merely once, twice, or thrice. Attempts at replication have occured, yes. I know of some that have failed and I know of some that report similar results to Dr. Woodward, however; I note that even Dr. Fern has acknowledge...
by ScottL
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2619
Views: 413765

Re: Mach Effect progress

A bump at NextBigFuture https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/11/mach-effect-propulsion-2016-it-is-proven-replicated-and-will-scale-to-fast-interstellar-travel.html I read through what little actual words there were, watched a few of the videos, mind hasn't really changed. I did, however; read some of...
by ScottL
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 279
Views: 37850

Re: EMC2 news

About this matter of physicists not being good at code and software geeks not being good at physics, why would anyone believe you can't have both on a team and have them learn something about each other's craft? This is why Dr. Bussard hired Kitty King and later Loren Jameson to work with him prior...
by ScottL
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 279
Views: 37850

Re: EMC2 news

Or the incident in which the Patriot batteries didn't fire to take out a scud missile in Iraq because someone had used a float when they should have used an int. It showed up as a failure after days of operation. The Scud hit a barracks and killed a lot of our people. But I think Plasma physics sim...
by ScottL
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 279
Views: 37850

Re: EMC2 news

I find it highly improbable that the people entrusted with this work do not know how to code properly. It never occurred to me that there should be any question regarding their competence. For one thing, the output would demonstrate it if that were the case. Do you honestly think these people don't...
by ScottL
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 279
Views: 37850

Re: EMC2 news

I am well aware that many people with computer science degrees are highly concerned about code efficiency. My point here is that while it may be desirable, it isn't essential for this purpose that the code be efficient. What is essential is that it gets the physics right, and if you accomplish that...
by ScottL
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 279
Views: 37850

Re: EMC2 news

Yes, we get it. You think you are a super duper brilliant software guy, and obviously professional nuclear physicists don't know what they are doing and are not fit to shine your intellectual shoes. For those of you who think the "News" section ought to remain free of snark, I wish to say...
by ScottL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2619
Views: 413765

Re: Mach Effect progress

Their equipment is good for 6 sigma at the observed signal level. I find that interesting consider the question of scaling and measurement came up in the video. An individual asked why they hadn't scaled up instead or presenting measurements on the very edge of their ability to detect. Heidi, in my...
by ScottL
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2619
Views: 413765

Re: Mach Effect progress

Sadly most people won't be convinced until you land a 747 in their front yard. Also sadly, that would be rather expensive. You can't really claim thrust that is on the edge of your equipment's ability to measure and call it a success. People should still be skeptical at this point. Whether optimist...
by ScottL
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 279
Views: 37850

Re: EMC2 news

They are moving forward. Still some remaining sim work to do, however they have enough analysis and conclusions now to start seeking support for the next work. The final sim work, if it has positive outcomes, will further support what they have now with the completed live research and the sim resea...
by ScottL
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 642
Views: 119533

Re: EM Drive

I agree Shawyers theory appears to be rubbish. My opinion on the accounts is that Shawyer has spent many years and many hundreds of thousands of pounds testing his concept. He should know if it works or not. He is either right, criminal, or delusional. The remark about the B37b was meant to be mild...
by ScottL
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 642
Views: 119533

Re: EM Drive

The only X-37B drive testing that has been made public is potentially Ion Thruster work, as far as I know. Something probably along the lines of VASIMR. I recall seeing an article on it somewhere. No time to hunt it down right now. I do recall someone running around saying that the AF and DARPA was...
by ScottL
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 642
Views: 119533

Re: EM Drive

Except that Shawyer has (probably) sunk his own money into his company, along with that of other people willing to give him indefinite term, interest free loans - close friends. He has been paying back for a couple of years, as disclosed in related party transactions. Read the last 10 years account...
by ScottL
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 642
Views: 119533

Re: EM Drive

Yeah, this whole topic is done at this point. Shawyer makes claim for 20+ years. Prof. Yang publishes results of a poorly done experiment seemingly confirming above claims. EagleWorks joins the effort. First attempt, null result. Media sensationalizes as media does. "Believers" in the EmDr...

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