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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.

www.angelfire/va2/TomLigon

Thanks,

Tom Ligon
tomligon@compuserve.com
Let's try that link again ...Humma Hah
Jun 27, 2001 1:29 PM
http://www.angelfire.com/va2/TomLigon/

Click here
corrected linkHaiku d'état
Jun 27, 2001 1:29 PM
try this!
DOH! you already did it...NMHaiku 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.
DoublingsMeDotOrg
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.