Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell R&D

Discuss funding sources for polywell research, including the non-profit EMC2 Fusion Development Corporation, as well as any other relevant research efforts.

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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

Postby ladajo » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:57 pm

Mike,
The comments you made are helping make my point. They are more aligned with Engineering Technician than Engineer.
Also, citing your limited experiences with a world full of good engineers, I don't think that you can generalize as broadly as you are attempting.
Your sample size is too small.

In any event, you know that I think you are competent in what you do related to electronics, especially as one former RO to another. I just don't think you should be as dismissive as you have tendency to be with those who have paid the dues and have the ability, just because they paid the dues.

I think there are morons at every level and in every field. That, however, does not make all folks in the field morons.
You have issues establishing generalizability of your data, which also have validity issues sometimes. This applies across most things you discuss.
It makes what you are trying to argue less credible.
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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

Postby derg » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:17 am

I agree with MSimon- in engineering in particular there is no direct correlation between credentials and ability. Naturally those who've spent lots of time and money in schools will tend to be credentialist.

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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

Postby MSimon » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:55 am

Well I was hired by an aerospace company twice for about two years each stint (10 years apart) as an engineer. Programming, circuit design, systems design. And misc disaster clean up.

I may not have gone to school. I believe I qualified.

Credentialism is the stupidest racket going. When I'm doing hiring I barely glance at school work. I look for capability. It is a better indicator.

And yes. A lot of time on the bench as a technician greatly improves engineering ability. I believe the Japanese require a one year stint before a person fully qualifies an engineer. In the US there is no such requirement. Pity. What advantage does that give you? You see the real problems up close and personal. You tend to avoid designing things that can't be built. And if your technician(s) need some coaching you can help them. I once taught a technician assigned to me how to solder. He was a friend forever after.

In fact I had some managers who were not happy with me and so they assigned me their lowest performing people. I turned the team around and made my unit the best performing in the section. So I have some management skills. And I didn't need an MBA. But I did and do read extensively and not just engineering stuff.

And besides engineering I can write. Self taught at that too. What does that kind of ability get you? Well I can work well on the frontiers because I know how to learn things not taught in schools.

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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

Postby Teemu » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:58 pm

I bet 99% those people applying without degree are not going to call themselves computer science engineers, but rather programmers or someting else, because computer science engineer is a title for specific education, not skill set. Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg might have been better at programming the year they graduated high school than the average computer science engineer graduating the same year, but I'm pretty sure neither of them has ever called themselves computer science engineers.

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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

Postby ladajo » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:15 pm

Did you feel that way when you were qualifying RO?
How about your boat pin?

You are a hypocrit.

You are also not an engineer. You are a guy with some engineering experience.
There are also legal implications to this. Especially since you can not PE your work.
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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

Postby mvanwink5 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:52 pm

So, is Polywell dead due to no interest in funding it, all the gubermant crony money goin to bird / bat choppers and we care chest ribbons??
Near term, cheap, dark horse fusion hits the air waves, GF - TED, LM - Announcement. The race is on.

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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

Postby ladajo » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:16 pm

Mike,
You would not have passed ET school in Great Lakes with that kind of behavior. You also would not have passed NPS of the 80's. They would have tossed you out.
IRT Prototype, you self admitted played the game. Granted you like to embelish circumstance with self-agrandisement, however, you make my point. You in all cases met the requirements to get the "piece of paper". Once you got to your boat, you did the same, again. I don't recall what boat you went to, it was too long ago that we discussed that, however, as you well know, if you don't play, you don't qual. If you don't qual you get tossed off.

As you oft profess to have been the historically smartest guy in the room, you sound very much like other life-fail nukes I have know. They did the same, and as you have so aptly shown around here, you fell way short of the true contributions you could have made to our society, our nation, and our world. It is a sad waste of talent based on socio-pathic tendencies which you have retained your entire life. To this day and moment you are convinced you are better then everyone else and your misguided and poorly researched opinions are always the only right answer. I knew another RO just like you, and he is also a one tour wonder life fail. His favorite debate line was, "we are not arguing, I am telling you where you are wrong." To this day I still think that is one of the funniest and saddest things I have heard someone say. I am sure you are familiar with it. He, like you, was probably not well liked as a watch team member, mostly because he was not on the team, he was a self proclaimed team of one that knew better than all. The kind of guy that eventually lets his ego destroy equipment and kill others. That is why guys like you never really get real authority. And when you do, it is limited in time and scope, while the organization that granted it keeps close tabs on leveraging your possible abilities temporarily, with no intent to keep you long term.

How many jobs have you had? How long have they lasted on average? How much time have you spent without a real job? How much money have you taken from taxpayers?

You are a taker from our society, self proclaimed even. You rely on the rest of us to support your fundamental largess and ego. It is wrong. You should try and support the team for once. You will find it amazing how fast your life would improve and self sustain. You have some ability, and news flash: you are not the smartest guy in the room, but you do have talent and ability, and if it was not for the chip on your shoulder where you think deep down no one takes you seriously (they don't because you act out like a petulant child who thinks they know better), you would do much better.

Too bad about not being a Professional Engineer. You might have actually been a good one, hubris not withstanding.
You know, I have designed mechanical components, and seen them get adopted as a standard method. One of my favorites was a non-binding weight cell mounting system (fairly proud of that one). But I don't run around saying I am a Mechanical Engineer, it is not my lane, nor my qualifications. Not what I really did or do. But I think I can say I have some experience, and that is good enough for me. I also at one point did some Telecommunications circuit card and processor design and engineering work for programmble digital switching equipment. But, never claimed to be a Telecommunications Engineer. I, again, have some experience in Telecommunications Engineering, but that is it.

You live in a culture that you claim to depise and decry. You want to make the culture conform to your perception of what the culture should be. Because the culture ignores you, you reject it and substitute your own reality based on self delusion.

You are not an Electrical Engineer, nor are you qualified to say you are. At best, you are an Engineering Technician. And the funny part is you don't even really know what that is, just like you don't really know what being a real engineer or being educated is. Doing some engineering work does not make you a fully fledged engineer. Just like going to sea on a submarine does not make you a submariner. There is more to it.
The development of atomic power, though it could confer unimaginable blessings on mankind, is something that is dreaded by the owners of coal mines and oil wells. (Hazlitt)

What I want to do is to look up C. . . . I call him the Forgotten Man. (Sumner)

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Re: Seeking assistance with a plan for well-funded polywell

Postby KitemanSA » Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:25 pm

Well, Thank you Ladajo and MSimon, you have totally side-tracked this topic too.


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