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  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Changes to MyFDL by Jane Hamsher.

    2014-09-19 10:33:53View | Delete

    … nope.

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Changes to MyFDL by Jane Hamsher.

    2014-09-19 10:33:25View | Delete

    Hmmm… lettuce c if eye can edit this comment…

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-05-22 07:17:47View | Delete

    Could try routing around the deniers :)

    http://focusfusion.org/index.php/forums/viewthread/1346/

  • “Fusion requires very strong magnetic fields”

    . Nope. Not all forms of fusion require the application of intense magnetic fields and of those that do…

    “The electromagnets (being machines) are subject to failure.”

    … not all require electromagnets. The dense plasma focus is essentially an carefully crafted spark plug. It has no need for electromagnets, so your worries [...]

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Over Easy: What’s the New Cold War Really About? by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-05-06 23:26:44View | Delete

    Responding to Starbuck @ 72, 73 & 75

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aneutronic_fusion … Read the Technical Challenges.”

    “Temperature” LPP has already exceeded the needed temperatures for hydrogen-boron fusion. “Power balance” This section combines the needed confinement times, which LPP has already exceeded, with worries about bremsstrahlung radiation cooling… while simultaneously acknowledging that quantum magnetic effects, such as will occur [...]

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Over Easy: What’s the New Cold War Really About? by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-05-06 10:33:27View | Delete

    ? The device is filled with a gas, a hydrogen-boron compound, and the electrical pulse is sent into the device. The gas is ionized into plasma, that is, it becomes a cloud of electrons, hydrogen nuclei (the protons) and boron nuclei. The pinch occurs, and for a brief, brief span of time in a very [...]

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Over Easy: What’s the New Cold War Really About? by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-05-06 09:52:04View | Delete

    Look again at the schematic.

    Errr … that’s not a schematic of the device, that’s a peace sign :) It’s there to illustrate that cheap energy will end using nuclear bomb materials to generate our power. Overlaid on it are the fuel components (hydrogen, boron), the intermediate stage (carbon, for an instant) and the final output [...]

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Over Easy: What’s the New Cold War Really About? by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-05-06 09:00:10View | Delete

    In response to Starbuck @ 61

    “Oh, and only $200K? Really?”

    They do operate on the thinnest of shoestrings, just about $3 million so far, but the $200k is for a specific part they need to order in advance for the final push to net energy after their current phase of research is done.

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Over Easy: What’s the New Cold War Really About? by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-05-06 08:51:17View | Delete

    There is no figure on the energy level of the proton, nor it’s source. Usually, it’s a linear accelerator or similar.

    Nope. The device is a Dense Plasma Focus and it is self-contained… and cheap :) It’s been a known fusion source for decades but conventional wisdom had it that it could never be a net power [...]

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Over Easy: What’s the New Cold War Really About? by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-05-06 07:27:17View | Delete

    Good morning all!

    Want to try something different today?

    How about crowdfunding a fusion power generato?

  • zapkitty commented on the blog post Game of Thrones Returns on Sunday!

    2014-04-06 00:49:07View | Delete

    … pardon me, I seem to have wandered into Daily Kos by mistake…

  • The EPA. They addressed the problem by mandating that all new smokestacks have scrubbers built into them.

    This kept most of the sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide out of the water and off of the trees.

    And of course this blatant government overreach makes the Koch brothers very sad.

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Introducing Facebook, Google+ Login at Firedoglake by Brian Sonenstein.

    2014-02-10 12:24:18View | Delete

    How about edit capability in myfdl comments?

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-01-27 07:26:40View | Delete

    “Here’s a setup for studying antihydrogen atoms outside a magnetic bottle in hopes of explaining that.”

    The missing antimatter might, in a way, be much closer than we thought for . Damn cold here in west-by-southwest Indiana and it’s going to get colder but not all that much in the way of snow predicted. The power grid is [...]

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Over Easy: Monday Science by BoxTurtle.

    2014-01-27 07:16:53View | Delete

    Morning all, and it is indeed sad to hear about E. F. Beall.

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Net Neutrality: Goodbye, Open Internet? by Kit OConnell.

    2014-01-15 09:30:07View | Delete

    “… and the Obama administration failed to fix the mistake.”

    The Obama administration did not fix the “mistake” because this wasn’t any damned mistake . Julius Genachowski knew exactly what he was doing and what the end result would eventually be. He ignored a myriad of warnings from experts in order to pave the way for what happened [...]

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Net Neutrality: Goodbye, Open Internet? by Kit OConnell.

    2014-01-15 08:35:11View | Delete

    “The Telecommunications Act of 1996… Not surprising that this law is a product of a Republic(an) controlled Congress.”

    The past has been very much prologue. Do you believe that ObamaCo and the DC dems would not aid, abet and sign similar or worse legislation today?

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Net Neutrality: Goodbye, Open Internet? by Kit OConnell.

    2014-01-15 03:53:47View | Delete

    Barring the Obama administration actually keeping a campaign promise to its base… … you can stop laughing now… … the internet, one of the supports of the U.S. economy and the primary means of communication for much of the nation, has just been effectively deregulated and handed over to the uber-elites. The only question then [...]

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Net Neutrality: Goodbye, Open Internet? by Kit OConnell.

    2014-01-14 23:46:30View | Delete

    “Does anyone remember the details of that stuff?”

    The elites do… and that’s why the FCC will continue to refuse to classify broadband and wireless as the common carriers that they obviously are. What happens next is that we lesser people will told that what wired non-broadband internet remains will be a good enough common carrier [...]

  • zapkitty commented on the diary post Net Neutrality: Goodbye, Open Internet? by Kit OConnell.

    2014-01-14 22:19:33View | Delete

    “They buy x amount of speed for the internet and often do not get that because the providers aren’t maintaining and expanding their system…”

    Do you mean the maintenance and expansion the public paid for in advance over quite a few years before the telcos told us all to fuck off and pocketed the advanced money [...]

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