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by dch24
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Room Temperature Superconductors?
Replies: 5
Views: 3483

This could be really exciting, as it would help solve the "First Wall Problem" in polywell designs. Let me see if I can explain it. (Obviously, I'm just restating a lot of things MSimon has said.) The magnets that generate the wiffle ball field need really high currents to generate a magnetic field ...
by dch24
Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: eyewitness report from the new lab
Replies: 43
Views: 14635

MSimon wrote:First wall problem
Is that the outer vessel wall? (I'm sorry, what is the first wall problem?)
by dch24
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Awareness
Topic: latest mention of polywell/Bussard fusion
Replies: 13
Views: 9061

http://thesis.mit.edu/ ...and it`s been like that for months, just showing the text "it works!" The text "It works!" is the default home page for the Apache web server. (You may have seen some of the other default pages, like this one ) In other words, somebody wiped the machine clean. Any page you...
by dch24
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Gov't vs Free Market Polywell Development
Replies: 31
Views: 14636

Re: Gov't vs Free Market Polywell Development

MSimon wrote:You can copy posted pages. You can download pdfs.

I don't think it is much of a worry.
OK. It's not a big deal, but I thought about "copying posted pages" over in this thread and it has no response from Joe yet.
by dch24
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Gov't vs Free Market Polywell Development
Replies: 31
Views: 14636

Re: Gov't vs Free Market Polywell Development

MSimon wrote:You have been making copies haven't you?
Is there a good way to be making copies? I'm not sure what to do.
by dch24
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Space Magnetism
Replies: 23
Views: 8071

Somewhat off topic --

Here is a gravity-confinement fusion reactor with a "wiffle ball effect"...
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Sorry if that's not helpful. I just connected the two in my head, and I'm interested to learn from the rest of you.
by dch24
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Gov't vs Free Market Polywell Development
Replies: 31
Views: 14636

There is another good reason the Federal Government regulates power lines. Power distribution (not generation) is a natural monopoly. That is, in economic terms, there is less incentive (and dollar value) for a second company to build a national power grid after the first company has built one, and ...
by dch24
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Indrek's electron video and the down hill skier.
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

drmike wrote:Which could explain physicists...
:lol: Not quite. It would take a woman to do that.
by dch24
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Virtual Polywell
Replies: 468
Views: 98772

drmike wrote:I think I got electron_fluid.c to work finally.
I downloaded electron_fluid.c and it runs fine here. I'd like to try visualizing the data as well.
by dch24
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Back up forum's contents?
Replies: 16
Views: 16076

To clarify, it would have to be a dump of only a few tables. I don't want people's passwords, email addresses, etc. Just posts.
by dch24
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Administration
Topic: Back up forum's contents?
Replies: 16
Views: 16076

Back up forum's contents?

This is a question for Joe Strout or other admins: Is there any way I can get a dump of the posts on the site? I think the information here is valuable and should be available in some sort of archive. PHPBB uses a database backend, so a few SQL queries should do it. I have no intention of setting up...
by dch24
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Spaceship Design
Replies: 16
Views: 12056

Zixinus wrote:Borns-Einstein Condensatum (spelling?)
Bose-Einstein Condensate
by dch24
Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Virtual Polywell
Replies: 468
Views: 98772

MSimon wrote:Big honking coils made of silverplated Cu tube and capacitors with air or Teflon dielectric.

Did some one say Tesla Coil?
So you're telling me every fusion power station will need, absolutely need, a Tesla coil somewhere near the fusion core?

Is this Christmas in February? :D
by dch24
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Virtual Polywell
Replies: 468
Views: 98772

I also got a chance to read one of the POPS papers. They assume spherical symmetry and do 1D calculations in that paper (it's from 2005). If we can do 3D I think it will help the fusion community a lot. And we can have a lot of fun too! So is that different or the same as Bussard's 1/(r^2) assumpti...
by dch24
Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This can only be good
Replies: 39
Views: 11416

TallDave wrote:Anyways, again I have to say I applaud the sentiment that we should stand up for constitutional rights. Eternal vigilance really is the price of freedom.
Hear, hear!