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by OrionCA
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Off the wall question:
Replies: 20
Views: 8917

Off the wall question:

All the discussion about polywell is how much it can be ramped up if the current experiments pan out. I'm curious about the opposite: What is the smallest polywell fusion reactor that could theoretically be built, and is there a guess how much power could be extracted from it? Could you say...build ...
by OrionCA
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Media "Control" of the Elections?
Replies: 328
Views: 94583

1) If Obama's election were merely media bias, why didn't the Democrats think of that back in 2004? They did. Unfortunately for them, they went with John "Doofus" Kerry. 2) John McCain and the GOP selected someone as a VP candidate who was and is a complete ignoramus. She didn't know about the Bush...
by OrionCA
Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Global Warming Concensus Broken
Replies: 424
Views: 93857

Follow the process: 1. AGW advocates state unequivocally that increases in the Earth's average temperature to (x) degrees will irrevocably alter climate and doom civilization. 2. You point out that during the Medieval Warming Period and the Roman Warming period the average temperature was a good deg...
by OrionCA
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Glenn Beck on the Stimulus
Replies: 37
Views: 25718

The problem is when the people selling owe more than the market will allow. If I owe $400K on a house and can only sell it for $200K, either I don't sell or I hand the bank the keys and walk away. Yep. Every market has winners and losers. The guy who was renting while you bought a $400K house is th...
by OrionCA
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Glenn Beck on the Stimulus
Replies: 37
Views: 25718

If deflationary type pressures continue (Housing dropping 30%), we'll be begging for some inflation to counter it. Why? No one complains things are too cheap; computing gets cheaper every year. Are you against affordable housing? The problem is when the people selling owe more than the market will ...
by OrionCA
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: sci-fi inertial damping
Replies: 2
Views: 2793

You have 2 plates: a "graviton" emitter and a graviton absorber. gravitons flow between the plates but nowhere else. objects between the two plates "fall" toward the absorber plate. Now imagine a room with emitter/absorber pairs on opposite walls. Turn one set on, *this* is the floor Turn another se...
by OrionCA
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Shielded Building Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 4794

In production the first criteria for a containment structure would be one strong enough to discourage men with funny accents and suicidal tendencies from flying planes into it to see what would happen. Radiation containment is a smaller problem by a couple of orders of magnitude. Someone else in thi...
by OrionCA
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Q&A : Major hurdles to overcome for Polywell Reactors
Replies: 50
Views: 25038

Re: Q&A : Major hurdles to overcome for Polywell Reactor

What are the major hurdles in making a Polywell work right now (besides the obvious size of the machine). What are there obstacles that one might face while trying to reach break-even ? And as far as theory goes, did Dr. Bussard/anyone else face any problems while developing the process on paper ? ...