Utah Jazz will win a championship before we see flying cars and Rosey-like maid robots.
scripting does not belong in documents!
Microsoft should invent Inactive-X
WANTED: Security expert to help patch the problems caused by our search for security experts.
AT&T has been dicking with our bills for years. They have added "insurance" fees and plan-change fees without asking or warning, for example. When confronted with it, they usually pull a Steve Urkel: "Oh gee, how did that little charge get on there?"
Some people just like to complain.
Is Lena by chance Hawaiian?
It's interesting researchers say the efficiency falls off at higher power. That suggests it *is* quantum-related, because quantum stuff always seems to have tricky walls that limit its practical use. God doesn't only play dice with the universe, but teases us with near misses.
To me, she has 2 vaginas and 1 tit
I have an ugly feeling this ultimately involves unpleasantries with cats.
Oops, I meant PMM. I have Lexdysia. My ships travel backward.
use Cold Fusion to power the EM drive.
That's for amateurs. Elite engineers use a perpetual motion machine (PPM) to power it. In fact, skip the EMD, just use the PPM to power the whole damned ship. Keep it simple.
If nobody knows how it works, how did the guy invent it?
Just like penicillin.
1. Bacteria invents it thru mutation and natural selection
2. Humans discover it
3. Conglomerate steals credit & patents it
Look Ma, no "???" needed!
*without* spitting anything out.
But no known container is 100% radiation-leak-proof. Thus, energy is leaking out of the container in some form. Even heat can generate thrust, as the "Pioneer anomaly" investigation showed. I would assume they accounted for that.
But it would be cool if they discovered the lopsided chamber resulted in the conversion of microwave radiation into dark energy or dark matter, which seem difficult to measure, explaining the puzzlement.
Flying saucers: just around the corner?
Just because we can't see the balance doesn't mean it isn't there.
So it's powered by a typical Comcast bill
Works based on fairies flying out of an engineer's butt
Does that mean we have to send that blessed engineer into space to power the probe? I'd rather "have to" send politicians. If bullsh1t turned out to be a powerful propellant, we could hook it up to the bozo's in Washington DC and visit Andromeda.
P.S. don't walk into the EMD lab wearing a red shirt until they find out how it works.
[eliminating the need to carry propellant]...violate conservation of momentum by invoking some sort of vaguely defined quantum woo...
What are we calling "propellant"? It requires power to generate the radiation. How is this diff than say an ion engine? It needs SOME energy source, just not necessarily traditional sources such as flammable chemicals.
And as the radiation bounces around inside the Gumby-head-shaped chamber, it does lose some energy on each bounce such that the radiation generator has keep doing its job.
What's unknown is if we get "bonus" energy beyond what say an ion engine can do with the same amount of electricity.
The speculation is kind of like cold-fusion for space: direct matter-to-energy conversion without the messy side-effects such as high temperatures and dangerous radiation found in traditional nuclear reactors.