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by ScottL
Thu May 31, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 653
Views: 142541

Re: EM Drive

Anyone here still holding out any hope that Sonny White will succeed in pulling a rabbit out of his hat and proving EmDrive is valid? Understand that Tajmar hasn't exactly killed it yet just seems to be saying you can't rule out some kind of interference causing the apparent "thrust" resu...
by ScottL
Wed May 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 653
Views: 142541

Re: EM Drive

That statement rings true to me. How would one go about designing a thruster based on this interaction with Earth's magnetic field? Some compact propellantless device that could counter drag on a satellite orbiting at 100 - 200 km altitude would be very useful indeed. Here is my simplified down ans...
by ScottL
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2658
Views: 460163

Re: Mach Effect progress

To further explain my position which you quoted, I have not seen (read/heard) of any compelling evidence to date. The primary evidence that sparked the interest 2 years ago came from China. A Professor Yang had published data eluding to high thrust and a possible pseudo-confirmation of Shawyers (agr...
by ScottL
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2658
Views: 460163

Re: Mach Effect progress

The EMDrive front is mostly quiet these days. Still a few DIYers around, but the hype has definitely died off. Last I heard, Paul March retired, but still toys around with EMDrive/Mach Effects ideas. If he's around, he could probably say more. There is dead silence from the EagleWorks lab and Sonny ...
by ScottL
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2658
Views: 460163

Re: Mach Effect progress

It does seem to me most of what you just listed are easily compensated for tho: * Have a control to compare against * Measure acceleration, not initial velocity * Have multiple test units in case of malfunction. You can't really have a control in space without being there. The reason is that you ca...
by ScottL
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2658
Views: 460163

Re: Mach Effect progress

Update on SSI experiments from Heidi Fern: https://youtu.be/B1KfN7y4y4I http://ssi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ssiapw2017_12_fearn.pdf I continue to be hopeful about his, but when asked about doing an orbital experiment, she suggests they don’t have near enough money to do that. I find it hard t...
by ScottL
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1780
Views: 185879

Re: LENR Is Real

People see what people want to see: someone will see proof, someone will see flashing lights. IIRC, from 2011 we have many PhD with tenure and a life time of experience looking at Rossi work and stating their support; Prof Levi from University of Bologna Prof Sven Kullander from University of Uppsa...
by ScottL
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2658
Views: 460163

Re: Mach Effect progress

Since I only used spouting and you used suckering It is easy to get sucked into something promising, but even harder to admit when one is wrong if it doesn't pan out. go around stating something definitively They don't "go around", they state things as formally as anyone else. They do not...
by ScottL
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2658
Views: 460163

Re: Mach Effect progress

That is not to say their measurements are errors, but I would like to see more evidence. My position is completely reasonable and not pathological at all. You argue this subtlety yet you can't see that using the words spouting and suckering is hyperbole and insult. Since I only used spouting and yo...
by ScottL
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2658
Views: 460163

Re: Mach Effect progress

You have yet to demonstrate anything but pathological skepticism as backing up your assertion the existing evidence is not adequate. Before you continue to so much as mention Rossi as being any sort of equivalent, I suggest you actually look at Woddward's, et al's, experimental protocols and the ca...
by ScottL
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2658
Views: 460163

Re: Mach Effect progress

Why write something you wouldn't say to their face? They're not "spouting" I would say this to their face. TD's post sounds like he's definitively stating that it is a done deal. I disagree with that idea given the evidence thus far. I do think Woodward's approach is correct, but that doe...
by ScottL
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2658
Views: 460163

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: 2658
Views: 460163

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: 2658
Views: 460163

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: 331
Views: 58872

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...

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