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by clonan
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Food
Replies: 66
Views: 62069

Any cost is significantly more than free. Millions of square miles are in agriculture, and we don't need that room. It is not cost effective to provide hydroponics for bulk crops, but vegetables and vine fruits might be practical. The advantage of an underground completly controlled environment is ...
by clonan
Wed May 12, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell and Peak Oil
Replies: 59
Views: 58435

Just because a cost doesn't show up on a companies balance sheet doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. It just means that the rest of society pays it for the company. And all the ways we profit from oil (increased forests due to mechanized chemical agriculture for one - or the reduction in electrical...
by clonan
Tue May 11, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell and Peak Oil
Replies: 59
Views: 58435

most nations aren't willing to use the most environmentally destructive methods, quite rightly in fact. In fact it is just the opposite. Most nations run by corruptocrats are willing to use the most environmentally destructive methods. And yes - getting off oil is a good thing. It will take about h...
by clonan
Fri May 07, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Bremsstrahlung and Focus Fusion
Replies: 5
Views: 4262

Bremsstrahlung and Focus Fusion

I was recently watching a few videos from Focus Fusion and it occurred to me, Why can't Polywell fusion use the same type of Bremsstrahlung absorption that Focus Fusion is developing? As I understand it, it is a photo voltaic effect using many layers of thin foil which gradually absorbs the energy, ...
by clonan
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 829
Views: 356823

zapkitty wrote: ... locked-room mystery... power failure in close orbit around Jupiter... the storm shelter will protect you from the Jovian radiation belts... but how do you get out long enough to make repairs and leave orbit?
Teleoperated Robots...
by clonan
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A couple posts on wind energy
Replies: 15
Views: 4465

What do you win that way? Thats right: Nothing! Peak... you get peak power. Solar especially tends to top out right along with peak power consumption. In addition PV and small wind turbines reduce the need for long distance power cables. Plus, Coal, Oil, Natural Gas and Nuclear are all heavily subs...
by clonan
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Boron Fixed Target
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

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by clonan
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Geo-nuclear reactor versus red dwarf
Replies: 16
Views: 2983

So, if we figure out how to move the planet with a heim gravity drive or woodward inertial drive, we can stay in the habitable zone (might have to put another drive on Mars and fly it out of the way, though). How do we deal with the core cooling? Anyone got any ideas about injecting more uranium, o...
by clonan
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looks like it will be a Slaughter in November...
Replies: 11
Views: 1381

MSimon wrote: So we can see how it actually works. People who favor such plans would rather avert their eyes.
And Hawaii Health care, which is the most similar to this plan, is a resounding success and has been for 20+ years.

Opponents to such would rather avert their eyes...
by clonan
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looks like it will be a Slaughter in November...
Replies: 11
Views: 1381

"But while about 30% think the current law goes to far, 30% think it doesn't go far enough!" Except that's not true. It's not that popular. More people oppose it than support it, and four times as many people strongly oppose it as strongly support it. It's a dead dog only a yellow dog could vote fo...
by clonan
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looks like it will be a Slaughter in November...
Replies: 11
Views: 1381

Re: Looks like it will be a Slaughter in November...

What happens to a political party that does something they know ahead of time that about 60% of the people do not want, and where the strong feelings run about 4 to 1 against? But while about 30% think the current law goes to far, 30% think it doesn't go far enough! So when the law passes, individu...
by clonan
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Republicans are stupid thieves.
Replies: 222
Views: 49398

What is your life worth? Can you be compensated for your life with money? Were you to lose your head in a car crash, would it make any difference to you whether the accident was your fault or the other guy's? My life is worth about 2.14 million. I will probably average out making around 150K a year...
by clonan
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Earth's magnetic reversals, and risks..
Replies: 31
Views: 3981

We have been successfully in doing what? Surviving? Just for the love of making an example, ants and mosquitos have been on this planet from much before than our race, and will be probably on this planet much after our departure. Thats easy...The true measure of a species success is the number of B...
by clonan
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Solar Cells, alright
Replies: 35
Views: 5675

I wonder if a similar arrangment of depleted uranium nanorods and embedded DU nanospheres might lead to more mass-efficient gamma-ray shields. Maybe stacking several layers of the same. Hmm, if it could absorb Gamma and turn it into electricity it could also do Bremsstrahlung from the polywell sinc...
by clonan
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: We'll know in 7 months time?!
Replies: 203
Views: 52289

Now let's see for JET with 16MW for $300M; "JET = [ 0.04 oom +100uW ]/$1M What is the 100uW cost for JET? Please excuse the freshman level math but it seems that since JET and polywell are very different devices it is reasonable to assume the curves will be different. Since Polywell is early in dev...