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by Zixinus
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell = WMD?
Replies: 65
Views: 37153

Let me guess: They're so obvious you can't bare to lower yourself by actually listing them? The I can't be bothered to argue back argument sucks big harry ones and will do little to convince the ill educated paranoid popularity fanatics (otherwise known as politicians) who run your country. They wi...
by Zixinus
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell = WMD?
Replies: 65
Views: 37153

ANTIcarrot

It is obvious you mean well, however the idea of using a Polywell as a WMD is simply ridiculous for a variety of reasons.

I'd recommend that you learn a bit more about how nuclear power works in the first place. And then how Polywell works.
by Zixinus
Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Rockets!
Replies: 48
Views: 31853

1) Missing out on significant practical issues; without even saying he was leaving them as 'minor engineering problems for the student'. An attitude contributable to the fact that the man definitely won't see the ground tests of the thing, let alone someone building a rocket out of it. If it is pos...
by Zixinus
Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Neutron & radioactive waste production in p11B polywells
Replies: 38
Views: 23428

That means that aneutronic grids have to be shielded as well, I recall that Bussard wants to use boron-based material. However, an aneutronic reactor could have its operating lifetime massively increased. EDIT: Also, I recall that neutron-producing p-b11 based reactions only occur in certain situati...
by Zixinus
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Rockets!
Replies: 48
Views: 31853

Even the optimistic predictions for QED/DFP engines don't have high thrust and high Isp because there are usually fundamental problems with that. I recall that QED engines in particular were relatively high Isp and had enough thrust to get to LEO, and then some. Yes a Isp of 4k-5k would be very nic...
by Zixinus
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Should EMC2 publish reasons to go over Rider´s limitation?
Replies: 25
Views: 15917

If you have to play with neutrons, fission has the advantage of being surrounded with water. Fusion needs a vacuum so it's hard to stop the neutrons and absorb their energy. In the case of the tokamaks, where they are trying to put helium between the cryogenic-cooled superconducting magnets and mol...
by Zixinus
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Should EMC2 publish reasons to go over Rider´s limitation?
Replies: 25
Views: 15917

um whats the point with fusion and radiation? you can just do fission then What's the point of fission in the first place? But even the radiation of a normal neutronic fusion is x1000 lower than fission because it doesn´t produce radioactive sub-product . In case of D-T fusion the helium produced i...
by Zixinus
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Should EMC2 publish reasons to go over Rider´s limitation?
Replies: 25
Views: 15917

what in gods name does this mean: "The nearly aneutronic fuels are not merely more difficult, but are impossible, unless you can find a very large loophole." ? It means that "No one should try with aneutronic fuels, anyone saying anything else is whacked. Unless we can find the magical pixie dust t...
by Zixinus
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: New Website for Polywell
Replies: 23
Views: 16228

Livechat is easier to access, and there could be volunteer members that would try to answer anyone that would inquire. And would moderate. Nice job with the webpage. It certainly looks better that what EMC2 already has. My suggestions for improvements: 1. Use switching quotes, not just Bussard's. I ...
by Zixinus
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Administration
Topic: Posting Guidelines
Replies: 6
Views: 14231

And could you please attach another rule?

"KEEP ON TOPIC!"

It's rather annoying to see topics get side-tracked by something unrelated or people saying stuff in a tread that has nothing to do with that.

Also, why name the fusion-specific forums "evangelical"?
by Zixinus
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: So, are you doing art that is somehow connected to Polywell?
Replies: 2
Views: 3084

Oh, the 2150's is pretty peaceful. No nuclear explosion has been recorded for over 40 years, the last one in China (long story with that one, suffice to say that was an end-result of a long fiasco in Asia alone, other continents have became peaceful much earlier). Since then, there has been a UNE ba...
by Zixinus
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, are you doing art that is somehow connected to Polywell?
Replies: 2
Views: 3084

So, are you doing art that is somehow connected to Polywell?

There was a fellow member that said that he (or she?) said that he/she is working on a movie regarding how fusion would change the world. So, are what other, fellow artists and writers and such have imagined with the power of what mighty sunfire can do? Myself, I'm slowly writing a web-novel. The id...
by Zixinus
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: website
Replies: 5
Views: 5008

Cool. Will you use some stuff from this site? My FAQ I'm trying to write and everyone seamlessly ignores, would be helpful.
by Zixinus
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tom Ligon's link & resource list
Replies: 1
Views: 4309

Handy.
by Zixinus
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Most of $3 billion from a "space enthusiast" for s
Replies: 6
Views: 5630

I think the rocket engine specification or even power alpha of the reactor would make the rocket engineers wet their pants in joy.