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by Zixinus
Sat May 17, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: I Just Got An e-mail from a Tokamak Guy
Replies: 10
Views: 13320

Because I don't have permission and I'm not going to ask. You do have permission: that e-mail he sent to you is now yours and you can do whatever you want with it. It would help allot to understand the context of the links. He visits here and if he wants to chime in he can. I am pretty sure he alre...
by Zixinus
Sat May 17, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Other methods to raise money
Replies: 32
Views: 21155

I don't think we're more correct now... do you? We may be able to make better predictions of our own observations, but "correct" is the wrong word. It implies a metric upon ultimate reality, and this can't be. Measurement can only be on our own collective observations, not ultimate realit...
by Zixinus
Sat May 17, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: I Just Got An e-mail from a Tokamak Guy
Replies: 10
Views: 13320

Why can't you quote the e-mail?
by Zixinus
Fri May 16, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Oil prices at new highs
Replies: 21
Views: 21700

A lot of people have/are investing a lot of money in energy technologies. The Polywell is their worst nightmare. Consider for a moment who isn't going to like the Polywell: 1. The fusion people. They've already gone ballistic (but we're not going to go there). 2. The fission people. They're working...
by Zixinus
Fri May 16, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Other methods to raise money
Replies: 32
Views: 21155

In 1908 the consensus was our Galaxy comprised the entire universe. And they thought they had nearly nailed down all the laws of physics. So? Did they have access to data and inforamation at the time that said otherwise? Instead of looking at an example about when they were wrong, look at WHY they ...
by Zixinus
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NRL and LPP
Replies: 10
Views: 3551

Eric Lerner = crank.


Why?
by Zixinus
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Other methods to raise money
Replies: 32
Views: 21155

Here's the main trick - if it works, 200 million dollars would have a payoff of 10 to 20 trillion over a 10 year period. If it works. The thing is, that you won't get 200 million for big ifs. Fusion relies on plasma physics, a field notorious for its stories regarding ideas that are supposed to wor...
by Zixinus
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Other methods to raise money
Replies: 32
Views: 21155

What is your magical idea to raise money then? Government funding or funding by a corporation that has every reason to research this? 200 mil of pure R&D is not exactly something you can find easily. Private corporations are interested in making money, not R&D. Promote a better tomorrow? Pr...
by Zixinus
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: JET passes break-even during preliminary testing
Replies: 5
Views: 3248

Ahem.



11th February, 2008
by Zixinus
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Problems with ITER
Replies: 15
Views: 6565

Second - we don't build power plants near big cities (generally). I've never said that it should be built near to a big city. I said that to power a city, you need something big and powerful. Small towns and villages can be run on renewable energy sources, but factories with big businesses have hig...
by Zixinus
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Problems with ITER
Replies: 15
Views: 6565

If it weren't for the physics we would be better off spending ITER money on wind turbines. In my humble opinion, on fission designs it would be better spent. It was compared that a fission reactor producing roughly the same amount of heat as proposed future Tokamaks would, at 1/3rth of the price an...
by Zixinus
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Replacing furnaces with Polywells in coal/oil power plants
Replies: 16
Views: 8068

Let us be reminded that p-b11 is still the future's song. Even if it works, there is still the matter of "streamlining" the production and working out the infrastructure of such a reactor. However, with upgrading, there are many problems avoided. You already have some of the staff, you alr...
by Zixinus
Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Replacing furnaces with Polywells in coal/oil power plants
Replies: 16
Views: 8068

Replacing furnaces with Polywells in coal/oil power plants

Bussard mentions that Polywells could replace the furnaces in coal/oil power plants by using Polywell units. While environmentally, this makes sense, and it makes sense somewhat economically (upgrade an existing facility then to make a new one), has anybody looked deeper into this?
by Zixinus
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Spaceship Design
Replies: 16
Views: 9855

Thanks for these links. I have read something else (but of course it could have been wrong). I _think_ (but I am not sure, it was long time ago) it was NASA scientific paper and it showed that there would be no thermodynamics violation in that particular gas dynamic laser cooling concept. But I don...
by Zixinus
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Spaceship Design
Replies: 16
Views: 9855

Any other tips? I have read in the past that theoretically there can be radiative cooling based on gas dynamic laser principle, but I can't find anything about it now. Do you know anything about it? Some thoughts? In essence, it most likely would violate thermodynamics. Discussion here: http://grou...

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