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Comment: But there is a better solution (Score 1) 300

by Sqreater (#49365063) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen
Get rid of human pilots. Planes have been able to fly and land themselves for decades now. Strangely, we change laws to allow testing and use of driverless cars that are fairly primitive but well-developed technology that flies planes and lands them is not trusted. Start with one plane on one route and give steep discounts on tickets.

Comment: Re:The real issue is.... (Score 1) 339

by Sqreater (#49335369) Attached to: Feds Attempt To Censor Parts of a New Book About the Hydrogen Bomb
I feel the task of creating a fusion bomb would have gone a lot faster if they had just given the job to engineers. They would not have spent years attempting to mathematically model the damned thing in excruciating detail. True engineers would have just built trial ideas until they got it. And, this radiation compression thing is a rather obvious try for an engineer in my opinion. I wonder how long mankind would have waited for the procedure to tie one's shoes if it had been given to physicists to determine. Also, for all we know, the idea came not to the physicists but from an invisible nobody, maybe even an engineer. But nobodies cannot invent the hydrogen bomb, now can they? The most important thing that comes from the pdf reference that is pointed to in the slashdot entry is that no "sparkplug" of fissile material is mentioned. I always thought that the hydrogen bomb design shown to the public was bogus. It seems to me that gross phenomenon are straightforward and cannot be finessed. It seems to me that the public design is really just the combination of two things, a design to increase the yield of fission devices and the design of a fusion device. It always seemed to me that the fission sparkplug crapped up the process. You want pure fusion fuel for a gross phenomenon. Therefore you want extreme compression to raise the temperature of the fusion fuel, and a reduction of surface area to reduce the escape of energy due to radiation which is not explicitly mentioned, but which has its analog in fission core reduction by compression. I have no expertise in this subject area and you should take that into account.

Comment: The real issue is.... (Score 1) 339

by Sqreater (#49334797) Attached to: Feds Attempt To Censor Parts of a New Book About the Hydrogen Bomb
Making them small, not making them. Information about the Ulam-Teller design is all over the internet. Ford's book may help others make them small enough to put on missiles (in my untutored opinion). If you want info about the Ulam-Teller device you can get it in detail all over the internet.

For example: http://nuclearweaponarchive.or...

With regard to "thermal equilibrium" we have from the above, Quote: "[Note: Many descriptions in the open literature exist dating back to the late seventies claiming that energetic X-rays from the primary are absorbed by the radiation casing (or plastic foam), and are re-emitted at a lower energy - implying that some sort of energy down-shifting mechanism (like X- ray fluorescence) is at work. This is a misconception. The lining of the casing is in local thermal equilibrium with the energy flux impinging on it, and re-radiates X-rays with the same spectrum. The X-ray spectrum softens simply because the photon gas cools as it expands to fill the entire radiation channel.] In physics a closed container of radiation, like the radiation case, is called a "hohlraum". This German word for "cavity" (which has the obvious English cognates "hole" and "room") has been attached to the study of the thermodynamics of radiation since the last century in connection with blackbody radiation. German physicists early in this century used it as a theoretical model for deriving the blackbody radiation laws from quantum mechanics. Energy in a hohlraum necessarily comes into thermal equilibrium and assumes a blackbody spectrum. This is important for obtaining the necessary symmetry for an efficient implosion. Regardless of how uneven the initial energy distribution within the casing is, the radiation field will quickly establish thermal equilibrium throughout the casing - heating all parts to the same temperature."

Hans Bethe said they made complicated bombs in those days. Hmmmm...

Comment: More nonsense from Hawking (Score 1) 532

by Sqreater (#49099879) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression
No aggression, no Apple, no Microsoft, no civilization. And war is a group definition and expansion tool that comes from aggression and is absolutely necessary for expanding human civilization. Ever wonder why women do not invent powerful tech ideas and push them to dominance? Neither have they aggressively pushed any political idea. I don't mean participation. I mean none has taken the cutting edge. Ever wonder why women have to be pushed, forced, encouraged into aggressive tech environments? Why the urinals have to be taken out and the curtains put up? They don't have the aggression and they need the aggression removed in order to feel comfortable. Unfortunately, when you take out the aggression you take out the aggressive creativity. I don't doubt the doer-ship of women, but don't ever confuse it with aggressive creator-ship. Hawking, like many today, argues for the feminizing of mankind, and, therefore, its destruction. You don't need nuclear bombs to destroy it all. Just listen to and follow the naive rantings of people like Hawking.

Comment: Parents? Who are you kidding? (Score 1) 740

by Sqreater (#48968799) Attached to: New Jersey Gov. Christie: Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinations
It is mothers. Have you ever seen a man thundering about how he is not going to have his kids vaccinated come hell or high water? This is just more hidden feminist sociopathological empowerment of women. Now 20-year-old mothers are supposed to have the right to determine how dangerous their kids are to other children and the general community. And who can deny this? Nobody, they are WOMEN (and they need their vote). Expect more of this murderous political pandering to a demographic.

Comment: The cost of freedom (Score 1) 577

Rights and freedoms are defended not only on the battlefields of our nation's wars but in our daily lives. And when we can no longer accept the daily cost of rights and freedoms in our lives we cannot have them. The goal can never be to save the last life because we can give up all our freedom and rights and not save the last life. Taking a right or freedom, however justified it may seem, takes it from the hundreds of millions of Americans alive today and the billions to come. It is an extremely serious thing to do. Today it is being done thoughtlessly for our own good in secrecy by people who consider they have the right to do that. They do not.

Comment: Re:Incredible - but (Score 1) 109

by Sqreater (#48856371) Attached to: <em>Star Trek Continues</em> Kickstarter 2.0
They should vigorously fight the present day force toward the gynocentrification of all plots and the forced equality of women in all things - as we absurdly saw, for example, when the ship's counselor and doctor became trained to do bridge duty on Star Trek: The Next Generation. All kinds of TV series today start out with a vigorous male theme and then rapidly decline into female soaps. ST 1 was a glorification of male attributes and culture in a sci-fi setting. To boldly go where no MAN has gone before. It was a different time. Change the tone and destroy the verisimilitude of this endeavor.

"You're a creature of the night, Michael. Wait'll Mom hears about this." -- from the movie "The Lost Boys"