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by ltgbrown
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: We lost so many members :(
Replies: 28
Views: 1209

Re: We lost so many members :(

I second that! :)
by ltgbrown
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 344
Views: 219820

Re: More Helion Energy news....

"Musk is making a mistake betting on solar and batteries." Perhaps he is betting on decentralization versus centralization of the power grid. Batteries are, for the foreseeable future, required for transitioning away from fossil fuels for vehicular transportation (maybe planes and small boats/ships)...
by ltgbrown
Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 543
Views: 267539

Re: General Fusion in the news

Having earned my submariner's pin as a midshipman and a naval aviator living under catapults, I can tell you with a high degree of certainty there is plenty of machinery/activities producing 110 db of noise. The trick is keeping the noise in the boat/ship, and that we are very good at. :wink: So, I ...
by ltgbrown
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 543
Views: 267539

Re: General Fusion in the news

“All announcements are backing the view that fusion commercialization is upon us. This is not wishful imaginings.“ from mvanwink5 I agree! It is a very exciting time. I remember touring RPI as a senior in high school and seeing their “donut” for exploring plasma and then a demonstration of the magne...
by ltgbrown
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: We lost so many members :(
Replies: 28
Views: 1209

Re: We lost so many members :(

I agree! I don’t post often but I visit on a more than weekly basis. I find this board to be the best and most concise source of fusion related news. I also find the discussions to be thought provoking and sometimes fun to argue out the different thoughts on how things will/could progress. I support...
by ltgbrown
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fusion devices are not "nuclear fusion reactors"
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Fusion devices are not "nuclear fusion reactors"

Greenpeace has already started lobbying against fusion. Why in the world would they be against fusion? I agree there will be a sector that feels threatened by fusion power and therefore will try to use the stigma attached to the word "reactor" to undermine the speedy transition. So, it is maybe wort...
by ltgbrown
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: NASA: Lost its grip on reality or accepted it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

NASA: Lost its grip on reality or accepted it?

NASA has sole sourced landing astronauts on the moon with SpaceX and its still in early (and explosive) development Starship. https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/04/16/1023038/nasa-spacex-starship-lunar-lander-artemis/ or https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/04/16/nasa-lunar-lander-contr...
by ltgbrown
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: "Final nail?"
Replies: 14
Views: 6060

Re: Polywell: "Final nail?"

Isn't this from Feb 2018?
by ltgbrown
Fri May 08, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Apologies for the long down time
Replies: 10
Views: 6259

Re: Apologies for the long down time

Thanks Joe for all that you are doing. I have missed Talk-Polywell!
by ltgbrown
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2289
Views: 861667

Re: SpaceX News

It has been awhile, but they just landed their 47th booster (this makes two in row at sea)! https://www.space.com/spacex-falcon-9-jcsat-18-launch-landing-success.html They are also forecasting more satellites being launched in the next decade than all the years up to now. And SpaceX will be the oper...
by ltgbrown
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2289
Views: 861667

Re: SpaceX News

3 for 3 on the booster landings and they recovered the fairing! Awesome day for space exploration.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch 11 April 2019

https://www.spacex.com/webcast
by ltgbrown
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2289
Views: 861667

Re: SpaceX News

One step closer to commercial based manned missions!

https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-drago ... allow.html
by ltgbrown
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 434
Views: 367313

Re: EMC2 news

Well I guess that cat is out of the bag.
What do you mean by "that cat"? Are there other cats to get out of the bag? :wink:
by ltgbrown
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2289
Views: 861667

Re: SpaceX News

Way to go SpaceX. Making access to space common place!
by ltgbrown
Sun May 06, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Go Navy!
Replies: 325
Views: 161087

Re: Go Navy!

This is also part of the establishment of a third Joint Force Command within NATO. Something I have had a part in making happen.