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by Giorgio
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Earth's magnetic reversals, and risks..
Replies: 31
Views: 2981

Due to the size of the universe this type of planetarty extinction events are probably at the order of the day, and I think that no one will relly care if humanity ceases to exist from one day to the other (humanity apart that is). After all, until now, we have not been that succesfull race we beli...
by Giorgio
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Earth's magnetic reversals, and risks..
Replies: 31
Views: 2981

True, the more quick the timescale of the event, the less the survivors will be. If the timescale is quick enough than humanity will simply cease to exist and (if the conditions will permit it) something new will come out from the mud of this planet. Due to the size of the universe this type of plan...
by Giorgio
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Earth's magnetic reversals, and risks..
Replies: 31
Views: 2981

The individual who dies will learn from his death but "will not" be able to apply that knowledge a second time.
The others that survive will.

Like it or not, this is the way that species evolve.
by Giorgio
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FOIA
Replies: 475
Views: 103475

I second KitemanSA offer too.
by Giorgio
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: VASIMR
Replies: 127
Views: 14336

Where are we going to get a 200MW (megawatt) space nuclear reactor? Won't that be freakishly huge? The reactor is small. It is the radiators that are the problem. True, even if recent advancments in metamaterias and new understandings in the working of "highly mismatched alloys" might soon greatly ...
by Giorgio
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Gates & the Traveling Wave Reactor at TED
Replies: 7
Views: 2480

Even if we will have a cheap fusion solution the travelling wave reactor will be a good middle term solution to burn most of the spent nuclear fuel that is available today.
by Giorgio
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: LPP fusion experiments getting ten times more neutrons
Replies: 57
Views: 18821

IMHO, this answer is giving no clues, neither positive nor negative.
by Giorgio
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mach Effect Propulsion Research Update
Replies: 96
Views: 10154

hanelyp wrote:
- The capacitor acting as an electrostatic speaker, and the sound waves coupling with the sensors.
That's quite an interesting point.
Do you have any idea about the order of magnitude of such a noise in the described experimental setup?
by Giorgio
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mach Effect Propulsion Research Update
Replies: 96
Views: 10154

chrismb wrote:ubi somniari ibi somnia
ubi bullshit ibi bullshitters
Your latin seems a little bit rusty.
by Giorgio
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mach Effect Propulsion Research Update
Replies: 96
Views: 10154

chrismb wrote:
sapiens nihil affirmat quod non probat
While this is true, do not forget that "ubi dubium ibi scientia"!
by Giorgio
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 49148

Yes, but they didn't specify "which" new year they was talking about.
by Giorgio
Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: 2D Polywell SIM
Replies: 11
Views: 4657

Yes, he did sell the big one he bought first as it was too much big for the vacuum pump he had.
by Giorgio
Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Search issues.
Replies: 4
Views: 8741

Search issues.

I posted a news on the news section today, and I did a search for part of the URL I was going to put in the news to be sure that the news was not already present. I made a search for: "fti.neep.wisc.edu" and for "iec2009" The search returned o results, but after some hours I realized that the very s...
by Giorgio
Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IEC 2009!
Replies: 2
Views: 2735

Looks like the news was posted yesterday in the Theory section and I didn't see it.

viewtopic.php?t=1684

Sorry for dupe.
by Giorgio
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: IEC 2009!
Replies: 2
Views: 2735

IEC 2009!

I was googling around and I found this: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IEC 2009 11th US-Japan Workshop on Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion 12-13 October 2009 – Madison, Wisconsin -------------------------------------------------------------...