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by Curtis Faith
Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Successor to Polywell - Solving Poincaré the Right Way
Replies: 24
Views: 9133

I'm happy to answer questions but I already gave enough information for anyone capable of understanding.

Try skydiving if you can't picture what I already described.

- Curtis
by Curtis Faith
Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Successor to Polywell - Solving Poincaré the Right Way
Replies: 24
Views: 9133

I'd be willing to bet anyone a legally binding bet of any amount whatsoever that we can build faster than light in less than 30 years.

- Curtis
by Curtis Faith
Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Successor to Polywell - Solving Poincaré the Right Way
Replies: 24
Views: 9133

I was, in fact, never even talked to by the CFTC and didn't even know this was going on until it was over. You might try checking video searches on Google and you'll find that using my math I predicted the rise in the markets starting last March. I also predicted a precipitous drop in the markets in...
by Curtis Faith
Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Successor to Polywell - Solving Poincaré the Right Way
Replies: 24
Views: 9133

I suggest not repeating libel. It makes you libel as well. Read the law. I'm suing Covel and you don't want to be involved. I'll take an apology.

- Curtis
by Curtis Faith
Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Successor to Polywell - Solving Poincaré the Right Way
Replies: 24
Views: 9133

I respect quite a few others including especially MSimon and Indrek but I don't think anyone else is open minded enough to understand this as it represents a huge split between very wide gulfs. Meeting them in the middle will require those who understand the very edges. If you are not as smart as Ne...
by Curtis Faith
Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Successor to Polywell - Solving Poincaré the Right Way
Replies: 24
Views: 9133

I only care what Nebel and Carlson think.
by Curtis Faith
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Successor to Polywell - Solving Poincaré the Right Way
Replies: 24
Views: 9133

The Successor to Polywell - Solving Poincaré the Right Way

Polywell could probably be made to work. I have a design that centers around a fractal based on a TetraHedron as the starting point radiating outward with 60 degree twists at each turn. Since it is fractal it can be built at any size. So as I was thinking about the implications of all this and every...
by Curtis Faith
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Customer for BFR
Replies: 13
Views: 4973

I think we should just call it a: Bussard Matter to Energy Converter

and drop the word fusion altogether, especially for the p-B11 reaction.

The word Fusion has too much baggage, with it being at least 20 to 30 years in the future and all that.

:D
by Curtis Faith
Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Polywell Will be a Chapter in My New Book on Risk
Replies: 20
Views: 10444

I have spent a lot of time in startups and believe that the source of U.S. innovation has been the novel way we fund new ideas. Initially this was venture capital but more and more the VCs are only interested in proven ideas. Most of them are no longer willing to risk much. They prefer the sure thin...
by Curtis Faith
Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Polywell Will be a Chapter in My New Book on Risk
Replies: 20
Views: 10444

I have spent a lot of time in startups and believe that the source of U.S. innovation has been the novel way we fund new ideas. Initially this was venture capital but more and more the VCs are only interested in proven ideas. Most of them are no longer willing to risk much. They prefer the sure thin...
by Curtis Faith
Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Another possible shape for the coils
Replies: 15
Views: 5967

Squashed Ellipse with Changing Profile Around Perimeter

Funny, I was just thinking about this yesterday. It seems to me that the best shape would be one that is conformal to the shape of the field itself at any given point around the coil. I'm assuming that since round was much better than square and round is much closer to the shape of the fields, that ...
by Curtis Faith
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Polywell Will be a Chapter in My New Book on Risk
Replies: 20
Views: 10444

There is certainly some merit to rules, especially as they relate to safety. I agree that a mixture of the two is probably best. Small for innovation and exploration, with larger teams for more incremental development and straight engineering tasks that represent more of an application of known scie...
by Curtis Faith
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Polywell Will be a Chapter in My New Book on Risk
Replies: 20
Views: 10444

Tony, I'm not saying that the peer-review process is bad. I think it's a good process for establishing science. It is not a good process for innovating or funding innovation. There is also a tendency for scientists, especially newly minted Phds and graduate students, to follow their mentors too clos...
by Curtis Faith
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Polywell Will be a Chapter in My New Book on Risk
Replies: 20
Views: 10444

Polywell Will be a Chapter in My New Book on Risk

Hello everyone, I've been following Polywell Fusion for about six months now and plan on devoting a chapter to it in my new book on Risk and Uncertainty. My book will be published by McGraw Hill in January. My first book sold very well so my new book should be a reasonably good opportunity to spread...