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by badflash
Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: On Becoming a Walking Check Source
Replies: 7
Views: 2250

Re: On Becoming a Walking Check Source

<t>At my power plant we have a couple of incendents a year with radio active treatments. We recently started monitoring people who come in to the plant for actiiivity as a result. One person with a radio iodine treatment has in their bodies more radio iodine that our 2 unit nuke site is allowed to d...
by badflash
Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.
Replies: 68
Views: 38079

Re: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.

<t>Larry, most people just stay in the way and they niether lead nor follow. I think that is part of the process designed to slow things down so we have time to assess what it is we are doing.<br/> <br/> Posts like this allow us to vent, think, and look at our own thoughts. Once in a while it sparks...
by badflash
Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: FAQs: Neutron - Radiation Detection
Topic: FAQ - Bubble Fast Neutron Detector
Replies: 45
Views: 29029

Re: FAQ - Bubble Fast Neutron Detector

Just ordered mine. It shouldn't be long now before I can try it out...
by badflash
Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.
Replies: 68
Views: 38079

Re: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.

<t>If you say UGGG to Rand, you were unable to wade through the repetition to get to the meat. Anyone that has worked in any big organization can see that only a few keeps any system running. Pull out the keystones and the entire system falls down.<br/> <br/> Pull those key creators out and put them...
by badflash
Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:20 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Frederick Soddy - futurist - prophet
Replies: 8
Views: 4950

Re: Frederick Soddy - futurist - prophet

From the bio:
"He was a man of strong principles and obstinate views, friendly with students and prickly with colleagues."

Hmmm... This sounds familiar.....
by badflash
Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: The worst way to extract power from any process
Replies: 17
Views: 5321

Re: The worst way to extract power from any process

<t>We grow up when we learn to stop trying things that other people say don't work. I try to remain a kid a heart, but use my head about it. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, and I've been trying more than 50 years now.<br/> <br/> The crazy thing about many failures is that they a...
by badflash
Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.
Replies: 68
Views: 38079

Re: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.

<t>If you haven't already, read a copy of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Her solution would be great (maybe already in place). Barring that, stock pile the fire wood. Other forms of energy will be many years in comming.<br/> <br/> Other books for required reading are Lucifer's Hammer and Mote in God's ...
by badflash
Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.
Replies: 68
Views: 38079

Re: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.

<t>I may be missing something, but other than a lot of really neat info, what is the point? If something happens bad enough to make our current system unworkable, gold & silver will be too. You can't eat it, or live in it. When the ecomomy really dies, you want food, guns, bullets, shelter, and ...
by badflash
Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:35 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Eat your brain! Neutron thearapy for cancer
Replies: 3
Views: 2923

Re: Eat your brain! Neutron thearapy for cancer

<t>I worked with a guy from Lowell about 20 years ago that told stories of his (then) current research on this. They would start at the hospital, dose the guy's brain with boron, saw off the top of the guy's skull to expose the brain, then drive like maniacs in an ambulance to the test reactor at Lo...
by badflash
Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: FAQs: Neutron - Radiation Detection
Topic: FAQ - Bubble Fast Neutron Detector
Replies: 45
Views: 29029

Re: FAQ - Bubble Fast Neutron Detector

<t>I've been e-mailing Rob Noulty, Ph.D of Bubble Tech (good people) and asked about the shelf life of the detectors. I've attached a paper he sent me that give the conclusion that you can use these detectors for 2 years if they are not temperature compensated and you close them up when you are done...