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by classicpenny
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Yet another Polywell website
Replies: 49
Views: 45787

polywellnuclearfusion operational

After an 8 month hiatus, my Polywell Nuclear Fusion website is mostly functional again. There is at least one minor bug: the links on the index page disappear when you roll over them with the mouse, but click anyway - they'll work; and once you get into the site, everything seems pretty much okay. E...
by classicpenny
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Yet another Polywell website
Replies: 49
Views: 45787

It would appear that -quite possibly- we have an enemy. My website http://www.polywellnuclearfusion.com has been shut down by my server. The 200 Gig data transfer limit on my website was exceeded in the past two weeks. To do that legitimately, 22,000 copies of my book would have to be downloaded. I ...
by classicpenny
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Undergrad Research
Replies: 15
Views: 5603

Solo wrote:I just learned I've been accepted to the physics REU program at UW.


Umm.. Washington or Wisconsin?
by classicpenny
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why isn't Polywell being funded?
Replies: 14
Views: 3373

When ever you post a comment on a blog use this tagline: Why hasn't Polywell Fusion been funded? If the blog allows embeded urls you can post this: Why hasn't Polywell Fusion been funded? http://iecfusiontech.blogspot.com/ or this: Why hasn't Polywell Fusion been funded? <a href="http://iecfus...
by classicpenny
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is Bill Gates when you need him ?
Replies: 159
Views: 17651

BTW, whoever trumpeted the Gates Foundations primary education efforts should look into WHAT they want to "educate future citizens" about. I'm not sure what you are suggesting here. As a teacher, I have, in several ways, been a beneficiary of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I have ...
by classicpenny
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Change.gov
Replies: 4
Views: 7777

JohnP,

Well done. Thank you for doing this! I did sign on to Change dot Gov, and vote up the Polywell. I also emailed friends and relatives with whom I have discussed the Polywell, and I asked them to do the same.

Bill Flint
by classicpenny
Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fusion skunkworks
Replies: 8
Views: 3139

When I voted yes, I was assuming that the definition was SKUNK WORKS as in Kelly Johnson P-80, U-2, SR-71, etc. I assumed the intent was to build a WB-100 with an approach and attitude and timeline similar to that manifested by Lockheed Martin and Kelly Johnson. Check out Wikipedia: http://en.wikipe...
by classicpenny
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Spherical and hierarchic grids
Replies: 30
Views: 7834

The thing that always bothered me about that drawing was the directions of the magnetic fields produced by the coils on the opposite faces of the octahedron: if you apply the right-hand rule to the coils on the opposite faces, the resulting magnetic fields do NOT oppose each other. This seems to me...
by classicpenny
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Spherical and hierarchic grids
Replies: 30
Views: 7834

ankovacs, your configuration reminds me of Tombo's first octahedron drawing back on May 31, in "Magrid Configuration Brainstorming." http://www.talk-polywell.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=289&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60 The thing that always bothered me about that drawing was th...
by classicpenny
Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell for Space Propulsion
Replies: 27
Views: 7354

Re: Polywell for Space Propulsion

There are good reasons to suspect that the polywell will never yield net energy in any way, shape, or form. Art, Ever since you came over to Talk-Polywell from the Cosmic Log discussion, I've been trying to follow the dialogue between you, Dr. Nebel and the others who seem to understand the in-dept...
by classicpenny
Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT POLYWELL?
Replies: 22
Views: 11063

Tom Ligon's piece: "The World's Simplest Nuclear Reactor Revisited or the Not Quite So Simple Reactor, and How They Made It Work" Published in the Jan/Feb 2008 Analog, but I actually received the magazine the first week in Nov 2007 - hard to believe it's only been a year!

Bill Flint
by classicpenny
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Book w/BFR Punch Line for Kids age 8-13
Replies: 3
Views: 4053

With the much appreciated help of Mike's and Yitzhak's comments (above); with the equally appreciated help of a Montana writer friend, a Bay Area engineer friend; and with the especially appreciated help of my wife, the kid's book with the BFR punchline has been upgraded to version 4. If you are int...
by classicpenny
Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forbes Article.
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

Re: Good one!

Do you think, as I do, the NIF will have a "Q" well above unity by about mid 2010? They say yes: https://lasers.llnl.gov/programs/ife/ https://lasers.llnl.gov/programs/nic/icf/how_icf_works.php But then, that’s what “they“ always say… Personally, I don't know enough to comment. Bill Flint
by classicpenny
Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forbes Article.
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

Re: Forbes Article.

Can anyone explain why the word isn't out? The word isn't out because in the eyes of the world, stories like the BFR are old news. Consider the history of controlled fusion (from Sun in a Bottle by Seife): Mar 1951: Huemel Island, Argentina. Juan Peron announces that Ronald Richter has achieved suc...
by classicpenny
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Radioactive Decay not a constant ?
Replies: 49
Views: 12008

It reminds me of the claims I heard from "young earth creationists" who needed to discredit radioisotope dating. However, in this report, these are only variations in tenths of a percent. Young earth creationists would need variations by several orders of magnitude, to get the young (5000...

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