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by kcdodd
Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2691
Views: 842188

Re: Mach Effect progress

I think you are missing my point again. You say science disproves alternatives. Alternative, what? Theories? What does a theory do, exactly. Well, a theory predicts correlations. We take measurements of the things that the theory says are correlated. If they are not correlated, the theory is thrown ...
by kcdodd
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2691
Views: 842188

Re: Mach Effect progress

The claim that this thing is pushing on the rest of the universe is different than the claim of thrust being generated. The only thing that proves is that thrust is generated under a set of conditions. You claim that the set of conditions needed for thrust are predicted by this theory. A completely ...
by kcdodd
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SPM - Criticism Welcome
Replies: 6
Views: 4165

Re: SPM - Criticism Welcome

That is a decent summary of the differences from polywell. The beta is actually pretty high here. But yes, non-neutral and non-thermal plasmas are out (except in the plug itself). The self plugging (wiffleball) is out too. But I think even without those things there is still a fusion reactor in ther...
by kcdodd
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SPM - Criticism Welcome
Replies: 6
Views: 4165

SPM - Criticism Welcome

I have made a little Google site and put a couple documents on there for anyone that cares to read them. I don't claim to be doing too much new. I don't mind admitting that a lot of my thinking originated from thinking about polywell, and how it might or might not work. However, this is not about po...
by kcdodd
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2691
Views: 842188

Re: Mach Effect progress

The point is that the claim that conservation of momentum is violated is indistinguishable from the claim that momentum is conserved by pushing on the entire universe. Science tends to like falsifiable claims.
by kcdodd
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2691
Views: 842188

Re: Mach Effect progress

So, if you say the answer is 5, and you show the answer is not 4, then you must be right.
by kcdodd
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2691
Views: 842188

Re: Mach Effect progress

Can you explain how "pushing on the rest of the universe" is a testable claim, even in principle. I think I explained this problem before. If that is what something does, then there is not really any way to know that is what it is doing because the observer is a part of the universe too. It would si...
by kcdodd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tiger of freedom on the web scared offline.
Replies: 25
Views: 3385

Re: Tiger of freedom on the web scared offline.

Why do people just assume the government has good intentions? And why do people just assume that good intentions are good enough?
by kcdodd
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: I Hate The way People Are Treated By Corporations
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: I Hate The way People Are Treated By Corporations

You hate job-hoppers? Or the other way around?
by kcdodd
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Progs lie because they know best
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Progs lie because they know best

Somebody better reel this guy in. He's way off reservation letting all the cows loose.
by kcdodd
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Question regarding Warp Drives, FTL and time travel
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Re: Question regarding Warp Drives, FTL and time travel

Do all FTL trajectories create a time-like loop?
by kcdodd
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Help Needed with an Integration
Replies: 9
Views: 3281

Re: Help Needed with an Integration

You might try not integrating to infinity, but only up to the Debye length. That is sufficiently messy looking that I would do it numerically. But I'm pretty lazy when it comes to integrating. lol. [edit 1] I just noticed the angular dependence. What is the angle wrt? For that matter, is R a distanc...
by kcdodd
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell = Atom (first approximation)
Replies: 7
Views: 3218

Re: Polywell = Atom (first approximation)

Yes, it truly does bring to mind "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants"
by kcdodd
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell = Atom (first approximation)
Replies: 7
Views: 3218

Re: Polywell = Atom (first approximation)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boltzmann_equation

It's the general equation for the particle distributions. This is in the classical mechanics realm.
by kcdodd
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell = Atom (first approximation)
Replies: 7
Views: 3218

Re: Polywell = Atom (first approximation)

The ion distribution is solving the boltzmann equation. So, you'd have to show that you're getting a solution to that, instead of the schrodinger equation.