Search found 109 matches

by jgarry
Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Space Based Solar Power Closer to Reality?
Replies: 14
Views: 2462

Large ocean-going vessels....(pick, pick, pick)
by jgarry
Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Space Based Solar Power Closer to Reality?
Replies: 14
Views: 2462

Aircraft carriers are the fastest things on the ocean. The speed range you're in would be more like that of a nuclear submarine.
by jgarry
Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 49831

It's like the Blair Witch of Commerce.
by jgarry
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 49831

http://theeestory.com/files/NASA_JSC-FOIA-09-255.PDF

Eestor is a scam, right? NASA? Lockheed? wtf?
by jgarry
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: manmade black holes
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

manmade black holes

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17980

Pretty exciting stuff, surprised it hadn't been posted here already. In the article they mention the possibility of using this for solar power, but I have to wonder about other applications, such as optics.
by jgarry
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: WB-8 Timeline, details (they are burning p-b11!)
Replies: 10
Views: 6229

Have I asked this question before? Can't remember. Anyway, the question is: has anyone ever successfully initiated a p-b11 fusion reaction?
by jgarry
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nuclear power for commercial ships
Replies: 18
Views: 3078

I think there are some designs with great potential for nuclear reactors. However, don't bring up the soviets. They weren't very careful.
by jgarry
Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Polywell = Navy Advantage
Replies: 58
Views: 11603

We're singing from the same hymnal. Free energy combined with order of magnitude improvements in storage technology. I see I294 packed with quiet little electric cars. No need to rent a cart at the golf course. You're driving one.
by jgarry
Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: Government Not Funding Research
Replies: 56
Views: 12611

The lottery is for people who are bad at math, and if you're haunting this neck of the intertubes, you're probably not that bad at math.
by jgarry
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Liberal Media Greater threat than terrorism
Replies: 177
Views: 29479

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2009/06/democrats_to_rep_mark_now_whos.html?hpid=sec-politics This story doesn't seem to have gotten much copy. Yes it's in the WaPo, but safely tucked well away from the front page where people might actually read it. And Mr. Kirk seems to have gotten no pres...
by jgarry
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Liberal Media Greater threat than terrorism
Replies: 177
Views: 29479

Several years ago I was enjoying a days skiing at Vail in Colorado, and cursing the fact that a beautiful large area was still undeveloped. To my horror I discovered that a leftist organization had sabotaged attempts to build there. It was a bit of a wake up call. After all, we're simply skiing out ...
by jgarry
Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: sonarluminescence
Replies: 15
Views: 3087

I've heard of this in the past. It's a naturally occurring phenomenon. Shrimp in the ocean, for instance, are far noisier than they should be. Like cold fusion, whatever's happening is interesting in its own right, whether or not fusion is actually occurring.
by jgarry
Fri May 29, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ITER Delayed, Scaled Back
Replies: 81
Views: 17748

Iter has become almost comic. What is needed is some sort of anthropological/sociological study of large projects and organizations. Projects like this take on an inertia somehow in their planning stages. In corporations a hit man will generally quietly appear and kick the project directors upstairs...