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by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 34002

Holy smokes! Lookit what Alex found! FY 2007 Accomplishments: The primary objective of this initiative is to revalidate and prove the effectiveness of inertial electrostatic confinement using the polyhedral magnetic field systems studied over the previous 19 years of R&D. The final success of t...
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Reaching VC folks
Replies: 1
Views: 5961

I would send him a link to the EMC^2 site, reminding of our meeting and conversation. If it rings true to him, he'll find these boards on his own.
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: proton boron 11 fusion / fission shielding
Replies: 42
Views: 11958

You can also use 1 km = 5/8 statute mile. That one is handy for me because I can usually do the math in my head. The nautical mile is 1.15 miles. I have to use a pencil and paper if I'm drunk or tired. The US gallon is 231 cubic inches. That got pounded into my head when I was working on some hydrop...
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 34002

Wars are becoming increasingly expensive because we are spending large sums to limit casualties on both sides. What do you suppose Iraq would look like today if we had used the same bombing techniques we used in WWII, or even in Vietnam that matter? The perceptions of war a different today as well. ...
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: proton boron 11 fusion / fission shielding
Replies: 42
Views: 11958

Meters and yards are easy if you do not have to bee tooo precise with it. A yard is roughly 1 meter (well 1 meter is 1.09 yards). So that is not so bad. I usually simply multiply meters by 3 to get a rough estimate in feet. And to get pounds you multiply the kilograms by 2 (well 2.2 if you have to ...
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 34002

Sort of back to topic; If Nebel is on a gag order, but we're reading all the receipts, can we reasonably infer that Nebel is happy we know what's up? Like some others, I do have a small shred of fear the Navy would keep this from really changing the private energy sector. The Navy will not "pr...
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 34002

JohnSmith wrote: And Billy, cite your sources on the war economy overload. I've never heard that before.


Sorry, John. I am not about to send you copies of my tax returns.
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 34002

Perl harbour, I guess. I don't understand how you think it applies, since it was a navy fleet that got bombed. Having more ships would have helped? We were perceived as being an easy target with most of our battleships bottled up in Pearl Harbor, lacking the budget necessary for them to stay out on...
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Global Warming Concensus Broken
Replies: 424
Views: 51589

It NEVER mattered. It was always a political tool and, oddly enough, it started on the right with Maggie Thatcher. The left seized hold of it as an excuse to establish a "socialist utopia". Of course, true to Orwell, what they are knowingly establishing is a dystopia. We Americans have a h...
by Billy Catringer
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Global Warming Concensus Broken
Replies: 424
Views: 51589

Positive feedback loops are rare and short-lived. Of course water vapor is a negative feedback loop.
by Billy Catringer
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 34002

I was on the list that got Dr. B's e-mail when the contract for WB-7 was let. I had no idea he was close to death. I can tell you that he seemed to be a very happy man. And to have Dr. N say on Cosmic Log that bloggers were a great help in making that happen? I'm going to die (when the time comes) ...
by Billy Catringer
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 67826

Here's another picture of the shells nested together without the SC Core in the way. http://www.flickr.com/photos/36049122@N05/3336106056/sizes/o/ Volume of LHe: 3,063L or 809 US gal. Weight of He = 383kg. (This will go down some after I add supports.) Volume of LN2: 2,143 Liters or 563 US gal. Weig...
by Billy Catringer
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 34002

Holy smokes! Lookit what Alex found! FY 2007 Accomplishments: The primary objective of this initiative is to revalidate and prove the effectiveness of inertial electrostatic confinement using the polyhedral magnetic field systems studied over the previous 19 years of R&D. The final success of th...
by Billy Catringer
Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 67826

Okay, here it is revised. That is to say that the diameter on the center line of the SC core is now 2 meters. The SC core is 29cm x 29cm square as Chief Simon requested. http://www.flickr.com/photos/36049122@N05/3334245791/sizes/o/ The LHe jacket is 58.24cm OD in cross section with a wall thickness ...
by Billy Catringer
Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 67826

KitemanSA wrote: Check with MSimon. I think your scale is off.


Oh, don't I just wish! This is drawn with a one meter radius, that is a two meter diameter. I am going to double it. That will help, but this is still going to be an expensive thing to do.

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