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by scareduck
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What does Maxewllian mean?
Replies: 46
Views: 14585

alexjrgreen wrote:Prejudice based on limited experience. Politics, not Science.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof" is the operating principle here. It's not prejudice, it's called requiring the people making the claims to back them up with actual data.
by scareduck
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 37234

Another reason for radio silence: if the thing doesn't work...
by scareduck
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: problems with polywell device design
Replies: 24
Views: 11456

Re: simple physics

jwalding wrote:First and foremost, the data, what little has been released, has indicated that the #6 design made fusion at a rate almost unmeasureable against background.
And what is background radiation for neutrons?
by scareduck
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Energy book - Polywell in perspective
Replies: 17
Views: 11894

There is many times as much thorium in the Earth's crust as there is uranium.
by scareduck
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Crossfire Fusor
Replies: 63
Views: 20817

This site is getting overrun with cranks.
by scareduck
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: Crossfire Fusor
Replies: 63
Views: 20817

This guy's almost as crazy as that loon you found who thinks lightning strikes in water can create energy-positive fusion reactions. Oy.
by scareduck
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: comp?
Replies: 23
Views: 13256

TallDave wrote:I never got the impression he was even interested in a technical discussion. Lerner was eventually banned from editing Wikipedia, and fairly I think.
Burning question: if Lerner is so allegedly brilliant, why is he spending time at Wikipedia arguing with his (supposed) intellectual inferiors?
by scareduck
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Small Tokamak
Replies: 12
Views: 4461

Looks like they want to build a fusion reactor, not as a way to get energy per se, but as a way to generate a lot of neutrons to process nuclear waste, or to process thorium to generate fissionable uranium fuel.
by scareduck
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: comp?
Replies: 23
Views: 13256

Not to mention the not-yet-available problem. (IIRC the thing holding back nanotube conductors is the difficulty connecting to everything else, and the problems of manufacturing.) Also, wouldn't the waste heat be a fairly substantial loss mechanism?
by scareduck
Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Down side of electric cars?
Replies: 11
Views: 3435

MSimon wrote:
Jeff Peachman wrote:or if EESTOR works
Very soon now.
Missing their deadlines (again) makes me think EEStor is done.
by scareduck
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Media "Control" of the Elections?
Replies: 328
Views: 66614

2) John McCain and the GOP selected someone as a VP candidate who was and is a complete ignoramus. Come on. You show your own ignorance by saying something that ridiculous. She is most obviously not an idiot or even close to it. She couldn't answer a simple question about what newspapers she read. ...
by scareduck
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Media "Control" of the Elections?
Replies: 328
Views: 66614

You cheated. You should have quoted the opening of the wikipedia piece which said that there were a number of evolving doctrines of which a few had been codified. I quoted Froomkin because he made that point clearer. So yeah. I had looked at the wiki first and Froomkin is not a revisionist. He refl...
by scareduck
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Media "Control" of the Elections?
Replies: 328
Views: 66614

A quick trip to Wikipedia indicates that Froomkin's revisionism is just a smokescreen. The main elements of the Bush Doctrine were delineated in a National Security Council document, the National Security Strategy of the United States, published on September 20, 2002.[5] This document is often cited...
by scareduck
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Media "Control" of the Elections?
Replies: 328
Views: 66614

1) If Obama's election were merely media bias, why didn't the Democrats think of that back in 2004? 2) John McCain and the GOP selected someone as a VP candidate who was and is a complete ignoramus. She didn't know about the Bush Doctrine, couldn't answer a simple question about which newspapers she...