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by MSimon
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Al Gore
Replies: 33
Views: 46030

The Problem With Fission

The problem with fission is plutonium.

If we start building a lot of nukes every one will want one.

Not such a good idea. IMO.

BTW I've had Naval Nuke quals. Passed with flying colors. So I'm not unmindful of the various suggestions for reducing the production of plutonium. I'm not sold.
by MSimon
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Al Gore
Replies: 33
Views: 46030

The Parade

The job of a politician is to find a parade and get in front of it.

No parade. No politician.

Persuade the people. The politicians will follow.
by MSimon
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Can we tie environmental concerns to polywell funding?
Replies: 7
Views: 6208

What is TED?

What is TED?
by MSimon
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Can we tie environmental concerns to polywell funding?
Replies: 7
Views: 6208

Official policy? That's intriguing — do you have a reference for it? Dr.Bussard did talk about this in his video, beyond that I seen some project outlines regarding DoE. Currently, I can't access DoE's website right now, but from what I read about it, they are totally behind the tokamaks. Actually ...
by MSimon
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Can we tie environmental concerns to polywell funding?
Replies: 7
Views: 6208

Short version: Not likely, consider that environmentalist are protesting againts ITER. They have reason to. ITER, whether it's successful or not, is going to generate prodigious amounts of radioactive waste. It's not a clean technology, and almost certainly never will be, because p-B11 fusion is to...
by MSimon
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Cutting Costs?
Replies: 32
Views: 21191

Salvage WB-6 and give it new magnets instead of building a new one from scratch? Or would that make experiments less meaningful? Other than the vacuum pumps there is nothing useful to salvage from WB-6. It is a pulsed machine. Continuous operation of WB-7x is a requirement for scaling up to WB-100M...
by MSimon
Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Cutting Costs?
Replies: 32
Views: 21191

Re: Cutting Costs?

Any realistic avenues for cutting costs to develop the polywell? Wrong way to think about it. If there is proof of the pudding (continuous operation of WB7-x). The big bucks will flood in. Not a problem. Let us focus on raising the $5 to $15 million to do WB7x right. That shouldn't be too hard. I h...