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by mvanwink5
Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Federal Reserve funding US budget deficit
Replies: 48
Views: 7306

Thanks vankirkc, I had not heard that the Fed is not likely to continue additional Treasury security purchases. That is a major relief that the Fed is not going to monetize the US debt. Of course, that leaves the question of where the US will get the loans for their projected $9 trillion deficit. As...
by mvanwink5
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Federal Reserve funding US budget deficit
Replies: 48
Views: 7306

TallDave, thanks for the reply and wiki link. There is quite a bit to digest, but found this: "The Fed holds at least $534 billion of the national debt. The "securities held outright" value used to directly represent the Fed's share of the national debt, but after the creation of new ...
by mvanwink5
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Federal Reserve funding US budget deficit
Replies: 48
Views: 7306

Federal Reserve funding US budget deficit

I am posting this here because you guys are clear thinkers and I need a major sanity check. Tell me if I am guilty of thinking the sky is falling down when it is clearly not. There is a new graph, started last week, on the Federal Reserve weekly money supply report (see page 16 of the St Louis Fed w...
by mvanwink5
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Polywell 3D model
Replies: 18
Views: 7762

At this point, is the 3T 1M polywell redundant to the Navy effort wrt proving the polywell concept? By the time such a project got up and running, would we have gained more than 6 months? Perhaps it would be best to get the backing group in place to go for a larger machine the moment success is show...
by mvanwink5
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 44606

Kahuna, I have great sympathy for hope, optimism, and prayer. However, sorry to say, I have turned elsewhere wrt EEStor due to bogus patent data, no theory that comes within 2 orders of magnitude of explaining the posited energy denisity, and years of deadlines pushed off at the last minute to the n...
by mvanwink5
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 44606

Guys, believe what you want about EEStor claims. I personally think facts are king and there are very few facts out there. However, in the latest patent, data tables are presented of measured properties of actual powder and components made from powder. The trouble with the data is that the data is i...
by mvanwink5
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: WB-8
Replies: 14
Views: 5030

It just seemed to me that there might be enough insight gained early into WB-8 that waiting for 18 to 24 months would be a lost opportunity to the private guys. Heavens knows, the utility guys could use a program to replace old boilers. I am not a big fan of bat and bird mulching machines that might...
by mvanwink5
Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: WB-8
Replies: 14
Views: 5030

That brings back fond memories of an earlier time and the realization that I am supposed to be feeling old now. But I am not feeling that way. Still, it looks like the design effort here has stalled such as design for SC coils, power, coolant, and supports. Perhaps that is just another mirage to dis...
by mvanwink5
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: WB-8
Replies: 14
Views: 5030

3-4 months is not far off for first plasma. Are we in a holding pattern waiting for rumors of initial WB-8 success? As I get older, I find my patience for anything is vanishing. What's up with that?
by mvanwink5
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 18088

....Struts supporting the coils could be made like wings so that electrons that strike them don't loose too much momentum (I am not sure if it is an issue, but if it is...). ... But, what if the strut was insulated with a layer of very tough and smooth ceramic?. I'm pessimistic, but I suppose it mi...
by mvanwink5
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 18088

Between the He layer and N2 layer, why not use an insulator instead of vacuum? It would seem difficult structurally to transfer loads across the space. Because transfer of heat from LN2 to LHe is very expensive. (it is one reason thermos bottles were invented). It is going to cause engineering prob...
by mvanwink5
Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 18088

My first post here at Talk-Polywell. I got real excited about the technology and the possibility of practical fusion power production so I started reading and thinking about what you guys are trying to do. It seemed to me that the critical component is the design of the magnets, so I have been think...

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