|New website ...||Humma Hah|
Jun 27, 2001 1:27 PM
|... well, its kinda basic. The only eye-candy is the Angelfire banner ads (if the consulting business is successful, I'll get a commercial site with no ads, and my own domain name).
There is some cycling stuff under Hobbies. If a few of you could pop in and hit a few of the links, and let me know if you find any bugs, it would be appreciated.
|Let's try that link again ...||Humma Hah|
Jun 27, 2001 1:29 PM
|corrected link||Haiku d'état|
Jun 27, 2001 1:29 PM
|DOH! you already did it...NM||Haiku d'état|
Jun 27, 2001 1:30 PM
|NOW I know...||MeDotOrg|
Jun 27, 2001 3:33 PM
|...both the history of the name Hummah Hah and your obsession with single speeds. Fascinating stuff...thanks...
It is also the first site I've seen use the phrase "good old-fashioned hot fusion".
Ah, the good old days. Kids today have it easy. When I was a boy, we used to smash out atoms together one by one...if it was good enough for Edward Teller, it's good enough for me!
|Teller did NOT smash one by one ...||Humma Hah|
Jun 28, 2001 10:11 PM
|... Teller was a wholesale, industrial-scale deuterium-tritium smasher-togetherer.
As my former boss, who also had cause to set off a nuke or two in his prime, told me, "Tom, once you've set off one nuke, it makes you feel like a god, and you want to do it AGAIN!"
Me, if I'm getting 3000 fusions per second out of the little machine in the garage, I think that's plenty sporty. At that rate, you could stand beside it for a year and not worry about the dose. At Teller's level, you wouldn't worry either, because you'd be vaporized, along with everything else for a few miles around.
Jun 29, 2001 2:32 PM
|Well yeah, I guess Edward didn't smash atoms one by one. I seem to remember that when you are describing "super-critical" events the term used is "doublings", as in how long it takes to double the number of nuclear fissions / and / or / fusions. In a super-critical event, a doubling takes place in nanoseconds. (Or, as some physicists say, 'shakes', as in 'shakes of a lamb's tail').
But if you are truly working on a sustainable fusion reaction...wow...what that could mean for the world...
BTW, the book that introduced me to this subject was "The Curve of Binding Energy" by John McPhee. Highly recommended.