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  1. IT would be nice if the 5minutes I took to locate a data link did not get me blocked from  the thread I was writing in - or was it simply because you didn't like what I was saying?

    I guess- in science censorship and sackings for having opinions others

    dissagree with is now the way everyone behaves.

    Community reputation -1 poor ? Block him quick I dont like what he said.

    Is that really how this forum is run?

    Shame on you.

     

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    2. zapatos

      zapatos

      What thread are you blocked in? Is it the one where you called other people's idea "stupid"? The thread still seems to be open.

      "Is that really how this forum is run? Shame on you."

      No, it is not how this forum is run. But thanks for shaming us even though you didn't know how things worked here.

      I'm hopeful you can do better in the future.

    3. MigL

      MigL

      To be fair Zap, he called the 'notion' stupid. No people were mentiond.
      I do think he deserves the opportunity to explain WHY he thinks the notion is stupid before piling the negative reps on him.

    4. zapatos

      zapatos

      No one in particular was mentioned but the notion (or "idea" as I called it) comes from people. 

      While we attack ideas around here and not people, it is generally good practice to not suggest someone's notion is "stupid" without supplying justification. Even better is to avoid the word "stupid" altogether.

  2. That article reads like a propoganda piece to me. Let us hope the stupid notion of using batteries dies a death real soon. question: Which generates the most CO2 ? a) Running a current big mercedes diesel car b) Running a current tesla electric vehicle
  3. Hi starchaser137 The site I pop into from time to time is https://opencores.org/ There you will find open designs you can look at and make contact with others doing this. I'd suggest you start with something fairly simple (6502 type design maybe) and popular. That will give you a better chance of both getting a leg up and finding people to help when you get stuck. I'm personally a Xillinx fan but would warn you that if you get into FPGA's the learning curve is both long and steep - not for the faint hearted. On the other hand you don't have to spend
  4. Sorry I lost this thread I don't visit here too often - I don't recall the details - I was responding to a TV news broadcast not long before - if I remember rightly now it occurred somewhere in the northern hemisphere - possibly arctic/russia - (I don't recall sorry) If I remember correctly it was only recognised long after the fact and was quite a substantial blast hence my curiosity. (It may have been volcanologists or geologists that spotted it in their records)
  5. Massive explosion on earth a few months ago - strange nobody detected it - not even the super sensetive gravity wave monitors. Is there an explanation for that?
  6. Killing an animal for fun is fun. Killing an animal for food gives you the energy to have more fun.
  7. Many yars ago I listened to a radio interview with an american researcher who had cured 98 out 100 mice by cutting out portions of the pancreas. (The other 2 in her trial were still in recovery at the time) Apparently recovery was total and permanent. She was complaining that no one would fund her human trials. I never heard any more of that. PS. If anyone wants to look it up if it's even possible - it was on the Ed Doolan radio show on radio WM (UK)- year unknown sorry.
  8. Sure you're right DrP I don't doubt it's great we have this "new" material to experiment with and it's properties are very interesting. I just dont want to waste my time reading about what might be possible one day. I'd much rather it stayed out of the general press until at least a prototype was produced. There's an interesting editorial in the magazine for the med-tech show in Coventry (UK) that touches on this - pointing out the pharmaceutical industry hates to say too much too soon because they don't want to have to publish "sorry it doesn't work in after all" papers afterwards.
  9. Can't see it, can't register any effects, don't know what it's made of, don't know where it is. But if we make up enough if's but's and maybe's we can fit it into the empty hypothesis box we have over here. There is a phenomenum you don't understand - fair enough - but you don't go on a snark hunt untill you've killed all the wild boar. Some say gravitational lensing indicates the existance of dark matter. Once again the tail is put before the horse because it seems to fit. The trouble with "doing science" is people are programmed to believe anything with the term "science" in
  10. My replies are sparse here as I'm having trouble getting the quoting system to work and end up doing it all manually. (Not a fault I just can't get my head around it) I still don't think shell theorum applies but I'll spend more time understanding it better. On the other hand - who is to say what gravity does outside of gravity wells entirely. As far as I know we can't have any frame of reference for that beyond guesswork. OK - a citation was asked for - this was something I read and asked about some time ago however I've gone away and looked for something I can actually quote - an
  11. I agree that the concept of "dark energy" seems to resolve the maths - but that's because it was designed to. Not because it was seen to do so. I prefer to think there is something we don't know about gravity - or the amount of black holes or their behaviour. Inventing 2 new things before breakfast is fun - but I find it somewhat suspicious. There seems to be a growing trend of scepticism about dark matter and dark energy in general. I don't think it's just me. As an asside: When it comes to dark energy maybe I've missed the explanation of the "opposite reaction" - what is
  12. I really hope it can be made to work - I'm just tired of seeing announcements of things that can't be done - or are never done - as if they already exist. Anyone can come up with ideas that "might" work. I just wish those never made it into newsrooms. Graphene seems to collect these - hence I asked if graphene is actually used for anything right now?
  13. Thanks - but I was looking for a tutorial kit of some sort not a water pump. I've never heard of a "tesla water turbine" but I'll look it up.
  14. Does anyone know of a commercial hydro electric generator kit we could buy for tutorial purposes ?
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