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by IntLibber
Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 710
Views: 333789

There is also a picture and the mobile phone of the guy who wrote the paper. I will ring his mobile tomorrow. If he didn't change the number and he can speak some decent english I might even have an interesting chat :) PLA will be listening. Use code phrases such as "the recipe", "microwave oven po...
by IntLibber
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aussies Claim Working Fusion Reactor
Replies: 58
Views: 7257

Tritium supply: buy a few 300 dollar glow in the dark exit signs, crack open the glass ampules containing the tritium... .... ...... PROFIT!
by IntLibber
Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 943925

ladajo wrote:Zumwalt is also a 4160VAC generation setup with conversion to 4KV DC for distribution.
Thats a lotta volts, dangerous even.
by IntLibber
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 943925

I would argue that the amount of funding polywell requires is trivial compared to what the DoE is already wasting on NIF, tokamak, and other immense wastages. I can easily see the Navy getting the DoE's funding for fusion nixed while they move polywell to black budget.
by IntLibber
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Climategate II -
Replies: 23
Views: 3739

What is telling about Muller's PR unscientific and biased PR blitz AHEAD of peer review, is that his coauthor, Judith Curry, totally disagrees with him on these concusions and calls the papers "still deeply flawed".... Personally, I think Muller did this simply to get off the governments funding bla...
by IntLibber
Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 943925

3rd quarter 2011 recover.gov project page says EMC2 has done 500 firings of the polywell on the current model....
by IntLibber
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Topic is to legalize Hard Drugs. NOT THC.
Replies: 76
Views: 8590

You can't consent when you don't understand to what you are consenting. Ha ha ha ha ha! Hilarious. Also, nonsense. People "consent" all the time without knowing the future. It is the essense of mature adult life. It is also the reason why children are often protected from situations where immaturit...
by IntLibber
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Space X to build reusable launch vehicle
Replies: 390
Views: 46663

ladajo wrote:Mach 3.5 still gets purdy darn hot, even worse with a non-aero shaped structure.
Falcon 9 first stage separation is at mach 8
by IntLibber
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Space X to build reusable launch vehicle
Replies: 390
Views: 46663

If their plan is to use the engines to stop the stage 1 in mid-air, at least horizontally, it's possible it could make it down with no heat shield altogether. Yeah, but they showed a heat shield in the video. I guess it will be minimal. My 10% was very conservative. They might also do aerobreaking ...
by IntLibber
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: general fusion in the news
Replies: 7
Views: 4435

some experts say poses serious dangers. Heh. To the investors, maybe. I don't know if I'd heard Bezos was involved before. Best of luck to them, it's an interesting approach and it's not impossible it could work. Richardson said General Fusion is still three years away from actually attempting a fu...
by IntLibber
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 780412

Which paper are you referring at because in the paper I'm looking at: http://gltrs.grc.nasa.gov/reports/2004/CR-2004-213310.pdf there is no constant K. There, the mass variation of a charging capacitor is completely determined without any need for unknown parameters. Apparently tomclarke is unreach...
by IntLibber
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: This is how you feed at the DOE money trough
Replies: 16
Views: 4812

This is how you feed at the DOE money trough

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/green-tesla-motors-another-day-another-solyndra/?singlepage=true Green Tesla Motors: Another Day, Another Solyndra The "green" loan scandal grows to include yet another seemingly hopeless company. October 17, 2011 - 12:00 am - by Richard Pollock Email Print Decrease Font...
by IntLibber
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Space X to build reusable launch vehicle
Replies: 390
Views: 46663

According to this: http://www.spacelaunchreport.com/falcon9.html there will also be a Block3 of the Flacon9, which is supposed to be using the Merlin 1d (Block2 is only supposed to use the Merlin 1C+, not sure whether they changed plans though). Anyway, the Block 3 is supposed to have a payload of ...
by IntLibber
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Legal opiates now tied to more deaths than heroin + cocaine
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

I thought Fentanyl produced a poor high, and junkies weren't so stupid as to use something that dangerous. Junkies will use whatever relieves their pain that they can afford/get their hands on if they dont have an option. "Saving" junkies from their addictions is counter-evolutionary, and rarely wo...
by IntLibber
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seeking a Libertarian opinion.
Replies: 39
Views: 5047

Seems that world wide, the NATURAL average birth ratio is about 1.05 m/f. There are a FEW countries that seem to be selectively aborting females and have a significantly higher ratio. But in a large number of countries, despite a normal BIRTH ratio, and even a reletively normal teen ratio, the adul...