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rasda started the topic in Monday, 7 Mar 2011 at 3:39am

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The Polywell is a hybrid fusion device that combines concepts from both magnetic confinement and IEC fusion. It has been in development for almost 20 years, ...

the efforts of the USYD fusion group to reverse engineer the physics behind the concept, as well as the results from our first prototype device. Areas covered will include the unique magnetic field geometry, measurements of potential well formation, and attempts at deriving the single particle loss rate.

INteresting or notImageand they who said fusion was a hoaxImage

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rasda commented Friday, 18 Mar 2011 at 3:31am

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break-even fusion energy
now in the plus.
http://www.iter.org/default.aspx
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rasda commented Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 at 2:10am

Bryan from USyd Physics has written a story

http://theconversation.edu.au/articles/hip-hip-hooray-for-the-aussie-squ...

http://www.skatelescope.org/

how soon do we stop seeing Orion in winter? Seems to me it's nearly always there :O:)

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jaffa1949 commented Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 at 11:29am

Daryl is that you?

I have opinions and sometimes i'm right

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rasda commented Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 at 12:57am

Daryl is that you?

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Yes.

Fusion was never in doubt, and now it's an economic reality. It was Cold Fusion didn't happenImageImage

and FYI Malcolm? http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/lecturesandforums/the_galileo_lecturesImage

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jaffa1949 commented Saturday, 16 Apr 2011 at 10:10am

"jaffa1949" wrote: Daryl is that you?

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Yes.

Fusion was never in doubt, and now it's an economic reality. It was Cold Fusion didn't happenImageImage

and FYI Malcolm? http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/lecturesandforums/the_galileo_lecturesImage

Good to complete the link to you, call again for coffee as you pass through the breaks of Flatnimbula.
Remember the elastic limits, hope you haven't gone beyond rebound.
Cheers return as Ilya or the CSI coroner .

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bigwayne commented Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 at 2:01am

excuse ones ignorance gentlemen, but do tell why mr rasda was escorted off the premises across the highway at realsurf? one has read the forums that he was posting on if that the right term? and the was nothing untoward at all. one understands the need to express ones poinion ( i do that from time to time) but one has heard rumblings among the natives that realsurf read hoaxsurf removed the thread is this not also true gentlemen? this was a line of inquire by you feerless leeder and swellnet club captain

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batfink_and_karate commented Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 at 11:05am

BW, not aware of Rasda (daz) being banned from realsurf, but funny things have been happening there lately.

I doubt Daz has been banned. He's inscrutable, but never offensive.

hhmmm cold fusion, tidal energy, wind and solar.

Soon we will be free of the hydrocarbon beast, and no one will thank those who made the big decisions, will they fong?

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bigwayne commented Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 at 10:16pm

mr martial arts, not sure if he was banned but their moderators seem a little heavy handed! i also doubt that he was offensive. as the only self appointed royalty on this progreesive site i will make the relevent enquiries,

tidal energy is what we need to harness there is a bloke in the isle of wight who has been doing this stuff for over 20 years one thinks one saw it on sbs tv some years back! looks like a big snake that bends and weaves with the tide and waves and hydraulic rams are used aswell one does not know the ins and outs anymore as i gave the idea to him a very long time ago and he has obviously gone forward with it see what i do for humanity?

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alakaboo commented Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 at 11:21pm

www.biopowersystems.com/
Don't need to go that far, there are some test sites off Tassie.

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bigwayne commented Monday, 18 Apr 2011 at 5:52am

mr kaboo, one has peroused this site and found it very interesting, the fella one refers to has almot the same set up but it is horizontal and not vertical but one surmises that there is more than one way to skin a cat! where in tassie are these sites? are they close to shore like the ones that one has mentioned or out to sea more? do tell mr kaboo. and would it be forward of one to think that you also have crossed the highway from hoaxsurf? if so glad to have you in the line up!

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jaffa1949 commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 at 1:09pm

Actually big Wayne due to your proximity to Oilies you would probably recall the wave powered electricity generator that was moored off the above named surf spot, which did the inevitable when a swell came and sank.Twas about as successful as those plastic bagged artificial reef.

As for Daryl not banned, and exercising personal freedom of association I believe!

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rasda commented Thursday, 12 May 2011 at 12:28am

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Hi all,

As you'll be hearing on the news and internet, there's a spectacular alignment of the planets Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars tomorrow, Friday the 13th! But you need to get up early, really early. Best time is between 5 and 5.30am, and you need a clear view of the NE-ENE horizon. Such an alignment of 4 planets is rare, and unlikely to occur again in your lifetime.

What will you see? Venus, Jupiter and Mercury form a close triangle, with Venus the brightest, then Jupiter and Mercury. Mars is below this trio and easily recognisable because of its red colour.

Cheers,
Dick.

P.S. Binoculars will help,

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These are thanks to Brian and SebImageImagenot getting me up that early, would have to walk around the streets to get that bit of sky
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spongebob commented Monday, 16 May 2011 at 10:35am
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rasda commented Tuesday, 17 May 2011 at 2:41am

If you have the time....

http://leakspinner.wordpress.com/into-eternity/

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yup, no brainer in every direction, the knowledge, training and experience required to manage a plant like that is fairly superhuman, and that's w/out an accident or natural disaster. Sadly I know the qualifications require an incredible ability both brainwise and commonsense which unfortunately at this stage of techno knowhow will be spread pretty thin within the nuclear field. Good luck humanity. I don't support nuclear energy at this time because of a) the above, and b) it's the most valuable expendible commodity on the planet and is there for the future e.g. emergencies over the next million years or so, not to both waste and lay waste now.

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dav-e commented Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 at 12:23am

For anyone in Sydney- We know of the Nuclear Reactor in Lucas Heights, about 31km south west of the cbd, but did you see this report by Siobhain Ryan in the The Australian on May 31, 2011.

" Despite the existence of maintenance plans, "staff argue that maintenance is only undertaken for the most urgent matters."

In 2009-10, ANSTO Health had one breach of its licence and 56 radiology "events or near misses."

One employee, David Reid, who went public last year with the safety concerns that triggered the Comcare investigation, has been suspended from his job for about two years on full pay.

The facility is also the subject of other, ongoing review, including one by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency."

Comforting hey. Hope you sleep well tonight.
Anyone else keen to move out of the metro sprawl.

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rasda commented Friday, 3 Jun 2011 at 3:02am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC8q562FCSo

Flying Koori flag on land of, how to spell Gadigal, told it's Cadigal people of Eora Nation.

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spongebob commented Sunday, 5 Jun 2011 at 1:13am
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rasda commented Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 at 3:19am
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spongebob commented Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 at 8:11am

Set to go diving now?

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rasda commented Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 at 10:08pm

Set to go diving now?

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change the beltImageImage

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rasda commented Friday, 24 Jun 2011 at 2:26am
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rasda commented Friday, 24 Jun 2011 at 2:35am

Was looking for the story about symbiotic relationship between Victorian fishing and killer whales, this was it tho might be from a different site http://www.ayton.id.au/gary/History/H_Aust_Vic_Whalers.htm

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Whaling (1820's-1850's):

the unique whaling pattern in Eden - a symbiotic relationship between killer whales and man:
before the British arrived in Eden, the indigenous peoples had developed a rapport with the local killer whales which would systematically force the migrating whales into Two Fold Bay and then attack the whale cubs - the "Killers of Eden" - ABC broadcasting in Australia have a documentary about this.
when the British came and started whaling, they employed the local indigenous people who assisted with hand-harpooning the whales and passed on to the whites, the "Law of the Tongue" - by leaving the killed whale to float for a day in the bay before bringing it ashore, the killer whales would get their reward by eating the whales tongue region. In return the killer whales rounded the whales up into the bay, alerted the whalers and had a very close rapport with them which extended to stories that killer whales saved a drowning whaler by bringing him back to the surface as well as circling a smashed whaleboat to keep the sharks away from the whalers in the water. When the whales had diminished in number causing starvation of the killer whales and perhaps the killing of a stranded killer whale by a white man, the trust and food supply was lost and the killer whales left and have not assisted the locals again.
without this symbiotic relationship, neither the killer whales nor the humans with their hand spears would have been able to kill the adult whales alone which were able to dive deeper and for longer than the killer whales in the bay.

Nah, didn't the fishos stop handing over the tongue bit, then the whales stopped helping them hunt?

That, and the death by toothache of, think it was a killer whale too.