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Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA

sterlingda Re:Zero sympathy (841 comments)

Exactly. Morale at NSA should be low, since what they are doing has nothign to do with freedom and everything to do with trashing freedom. If they have an ounce of conscience, the should clean house or get out in protest.

about a year ago
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Users Revolt Over Yahoo Groups Update

sterlingda Re:I hate the new interface (Avid user for 10+ yea (331 comments)

Correction. I just checked, and I have 223 groups at Yahoo!Groups.

Another thing I don't like about the new UI is that the urls for the pages are different now. That's going to take a while to get used to and to learn the new syntax.

One thing I do like about the new format is the look of the group home page. However, I can't see how to edit the backdrop image. hunt hunt.

about a year ago
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Users Revolt Over Yahoo Groups Update

sterlingda I hate the new interface (Avid user for 10+ years) (331 comments)

I realize that chaning user interfaces is painful; but once you get used to the new interface, usually you prefer it over the old one.

But in this case, I must say that the new interface totally sucks.

I've been a loyal and grateful Yahoo!Group user for a good decade+, with over 100 groups I manage.

Until now, they've not changed their interface at all -- except a couple of tiny things -- for that whole time. That's one of the things I loved about them -- consistency.

I can't find stuff in the new interface. They have all kinds of links I have no use for.

The new layout is so different it's like a completely different product from a different company. As a user/group manager, It's about as radical a change as if I were an auto mechanic, and all the sudden all the cars coming in are electric cars but I only know how to work on ICEs.

By the way, I don't like their new logo either.

about a year ago
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Why Weather Control Conspiracy Theories Are Scientifically Ludicrous

sterlingda Need to watch documentaries (251 comments)

You all need to watch the excellent documentaries that put forth scientific proof behind these things. - What in the World are They Spraying? at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybWku-lJe6I - Why in the World are They Spraying? at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEfJO0-cTis also available in Spanish, French, Russina, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Czech, Serbian, Romanian, Portuguese, Korean and Japanese subtitles.

about a year ago
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Does Italian Demo Show Cold Fusion, or Snake Oil?

sterlingda Re:Site moving to high-traffic shortly. (PESWiki) (479 comments)

Here's the latest update we posted at PESWiki

So far, it seems that the test of the E-Cat went well. Around thirty scientists and engineers from around the world showed up. Among these individuals were Christos Stremmenos, who is on the board of directors of Defkalion. In addition, professors Levi and Ferrari from the University of Bologna were present at the test. Dr. Focardi also attended the test. Media representatives from NyTecnic, Radio 24, and Focus.it documented the test. They took many photos and videos that will be posted in the coming days.

On the technical side of things, it seems the E-Cat performed well. We do not have final numbers for energy in and out, but we have been told the E-Cat self sustained for four hours with no input. We were told the E-Cat itself got incredibly hot (so hot those present could not touch it), the heat exchanger worked well, a steam temperature of 110 C was recorded inside of the E-Cat, and the energy output was so much larger than the input, that there was no need to extend the length test.

What is very important is that no one has indicated the test was a failure, the results were bad, or that there was a major technical problem. From all reports, this test was a success. Of course we will have to wait until tomorrow for all of the information to be posted online, before we form a final conclusion.

If this test was as successful as it seems, this could be the dawning of a new age. Perhaps in the next few days the results of this test will wake up the dumbstream media from their slumber, and force them to admit to the world that cold fusion is a reality.

Keep checking here over the next few days for the latest news and information about the test! There is a flood of information that should be arriving over the next few days, and you can get all of the updates on this page!

about 3 years ago
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Does Italian Demo Show Cold Fusion, or Snake Oil?

sterlingda Site moving to high-traffic shortly. (PESWiki) (479 comments)

Well, we got slashdotted, and we were already getting bogged down on the server from the traffic we were getting; so we're in process of moving the site to a high-traffic server. Sorry for the inconvenience. It should be resolved shortly. Today is a historic day for cold fusion. Lots of people will be watching.

about 3 years ago
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3D Cinema Doesn't Work and Never Will

sterlingda 4D Holographic Tesla Show Presents and Answer (436 comments)

In the last weekend of June, as part of an expo highlighting the life and inventions of Nikola Tesla, AV Concepts is going to help James Turner of Teslanet Entertainment Network introduce a new presentation method that has never been done before. A 2-D high-definition screen at the MGM Grand in Vegas will be the backdrop, with holographic images in front of it, interacting live with 30-40 performers on the stage. They're calling it "4-D – The next level of entertainment." This will be the first venue ever. And what better subject to do it with than the Father of the 20th and 21st centuries! A young actor posing as seeking material for a science fair project will transition from real, to holograph to 2-D, then back, as part of the 1.5-hour show. Bruce Heyning and his wife have joined the project as executive producers for the show. Bruce has been credited for the technical features utilized for uniforms in the movie Tron and this year's Super Bowl halftime show. What breakthrough free energy energy technologies would be good to include in the exhibit hall?

more than 3 years ago
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Bruce Schneier vs. the TSA

sterlingda JESSE VENTURA ABUSED BY TSA WILL NO LONGER FLY (741 comments)

If you don't have anything to hide you don't have anything to worry about.

Former Governor Jesse Ventura doesn't have anything to hide, but because of the metal in his body from various surgeries, he always sets off the scanners and is subjected to additional screening. Yesterday he vowed off public flying as long as this TSA obscenity persists due to their mistreatment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVKmMD-_QuA I love his quote: "I'd rather face the dangers than lose my freedom." http://peswiki.com/index.php/Review:Jesse_Ventura:American_Concentration_Camps_Conspiracy_Theory Don't touch my junk or you're going to jail.

more than 3 years ago
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Feds Discover 1,000 More Government Data Centers

sterlingda Big Brother Doesn't Know How Big He Is (246 comments)

This Orwellian government that is taking every opportunity it can to pry into our private lives, increase its control over us, destroy liberty, and ruin our free republic is so out of control. When are people going to wake up and kick the Orwellians out? Let's get back to the Constitutionally-mandated government -- which is what govt. officials are sworn to uphold, but which most ignore, making them liars and traitors. 9/11, which is what spurred their "mandate" to increase Big Brother snooping, was an inside job, designed to do just what they have been doing -- destroying liberty from the inside, having been given their "excuse" to do so. What thinking person can really believe that those three World Trade Center towers could have come down at near free-fall speed (actual free-fall speed in the case of Building 7 that wasn't hit by a plane) without the help of pre-placed demolition charges. It was a conspiracy, and if you keep buying into that lie (that it was just an act by foreign terrorists), you're helping them keep their control over you and us. Big Brother is the terrorist. The ones calling for the war on terror are the terrorists. Get them out. And the government insiders are just puppets for the real criminals calling the shots here, which include the huge banks.

about 4 years ago
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Gulf Gusher Worst Case Scenario

sterlingda Errata from Paul; Collaboration of Fractionating (799 comments)

I've added the following to the story:
Errata 5/16/2010:
We originally reported that the main hole was 5 feet in diameter, spewing an estimated 4 barrels per second, with a possible total approaching 1 million barrels/day. The pipe is actually 21 inches in diameter; and the high end estimated total leakage is in the range of 3.4 barrels/day (Ref.). We deeply regret the error.

And I've added this from Paul Noel:
May 15 Update and Correction
Take a look at the May 15 story in the New York Times: Scientists Find Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/us/16oil.html
This represents the oil per my prediction including the distillation that I told you was happening with the tar balls. The stunning implication is that I was wrong in quantity and the leak may in fact be much larger than I said. My curiosity has to do with the motion of these mats. Will they sink or will they warm up and float up somewhere? Big surprises and not fun ones could be in store. I sort of suspect they will hang around and wander for a while and then rise to the surface. (Only a suspicion-- Lets hope it doesn't happen!) Round and round they go, where they stop nobody knows.
Just one mat the size described represents over 240,000 barrels per day over the entire spill duration and the article implies more than one of these! We are absolutely safe to say I am totally confirmed on oil volumes and then some. The article suggests 4 or 5 such mats. If this is so the gush could easily have exceeded 1 million barrels of oil per day.
I can safely say now that if there was any doubt of what I was saying about the leak there should be no doubt now.
On a side note: I just learned from Alabama sources that the situation is far worse than is being portrayed. No facts to describe this except that qualitative analysis.
Sterling the riser is in fact and I was wrong on the size it is a 21 inch riser. Sorry to all but none the less it is massive. Even if the pressure were 20,000 PSI shouldn't that about be Sci-Fi to most people. You don't want to stand in the way of that for sure. I suspect based on the mat sizes that my pressure statements are correct.
The facts are that BP has just kicked out into the ocean a spill that is much more than equal to Exxon Valdez every day for 18 days now. It could be 3 times that every day.
I will say it now and without any reservation: The heads of BP, Haliburton and Transocean should be arrested and tried under the Common Law for crimes against humanity and against nature itself. On conviction they should be executed for their crimes as a monument to corporate management that you should never consider to do such evil deeds again. What has happened here is beyond war crimes. It is absolutely evil what they have done. Silence and no action on this licenses more disasters to come.
BP testimony before Congress states that their worst case was 60,000 Barrels per day. That estimate is at least 7 times too low to account for the now observed facts. I am assuming only one such mat exists for this estimate. I can only guess based on this that my estimates could be low by a very wide margin. I am definitely not high at all.
My apologies for any errors that may have allowed distraction, but this situation is vastly out of hand.
I think if you realize that one mat described is about 1.7 cubic miles in size, and the well keeps on blowing and easily could do this for years, you get a hint of the size of the oil deposit under the Gulf of Mexico. At this rate the Deposit could deliver in 1 year something in the order of 35 cubic miles of oil. It could blow for a decade or more if it is not stopped. It isn't anywhere near out. I just hope they get it corked up shortly. That relief well they are drilling could blowout too!
I told you there was a "dragon" down there! [Symbolism] I have warned people that he has only nipped us. [Symbolism]
This is by no means the limit of this deposit. You could get many times this much out of the deposit. The facts that have now come to light should absolutely settle once and for all the following facts.
[1]There is no energy shortage.
[2] The oil men have been manipulating us terribly for decades.
[3] That solving the energy needs of the world using oil is too costly and unbelievably dangerous for us in so many ways that only a crazy person would try.
[4] Alternative energy is a much better option.
[5] If I was wrong it was because I was too conservative. ...

A warning here: The removal of 2 cubic miles of oil from this deposit is setting us up for a sea floor collapse. We could see earthquakes, tsunami and worse. We may get by with very little or no problem but the risk grows each passing day. I do not want to predict such. I only say they are possible. Action at Petronius nearby has in the past caused 4.0 earthquakes and near Atmore Alabama they also caused similar earthquakes. I think the shifts and energies there were actually much lower.
Please note the discussion of depletion of Oxygen in the water columns in the article. This spill is going to assassinate sea life in massive quantities. Unaccounted for in their studies is the massive quantity of natural gas escaping which is probably even more damaging in this respect than is the release of oil.
I know I have sounded insane to some. I wish I was wrong. I wish above all things that this could get stopped up and we could at least begin the process of recovery.
Sterling: It was a bit of hyperbole that this could kill all life in the oceans but now it seems more like the plague in the bible where a 1/3 of living things in the sea died and the sea became as blood. I am not trying to say it is that bad, but it is awful. People have to understand the massive dangers here.
All of this having been said, I am not against deep sea drilling. I am in favor of strict safety management of the oil drillers. I am in favor of being more careful. I have nice words to say about the heroism and bravery of the oilmen who risk their lives in trying to get us oil. I am dead set against the killing of our earth in a reckless mad rush for saving a few dollars on the way. We demand safety of our Airlines, how much more should we demand of these people.
A painful analysis of the energy situation has to be made. Mankind must turn away from oil but in turning away it will take 50 or 60 years to make the turn. Until that time we will need oil. This is something that will take much time and effort. It is the work of lifetimes. I have supreme confidence that we have the ability to do this. But even the best solutions require much time. We have to start the journey. It is time for us to head for the land where we will be Beyond Petroleum and not with BP. Wasting time here only assures more sorrows.

more than 4 years ago
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Gulf Gusher Worst Case Scenario

sterlingda Re:Paul is ahead of the class, not behind (799 comments)

Publishing in peer review papers is the realm of mainstream science and has its place. It also takes a long time. When were talking about a population and world at risk, someone needs to to be brave and venture forth with some observations and information, willing to take flack.

more than 4 years ago
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Gulf Gusher Worst Case Scenario

sterlingda Re:Paul is ahead of the class, not behind (799 comments)

I didn't say he was an expert because of what his Dad did. I said he's brilliant and the kind of person who is way ahead of the class. Who his dad is contributed to that. Look at how far ahead he was of the slashdot crowd on the "Wilma the Capacitor" story published in 2006 at http://pesn.com/2005/10/25/9600196_Wilma_Capacitor/ just recently confirmed by science in April http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100413202850.htm He was totally lambasted by people such as you in Slashdot in 2006 http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/10/26/1158233&tid=232&tid=14

more than 4 years ago
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Gulf Gusher Worst Case Scenario

sterlingda Re:Paul is ahead of the class, not behind (799 comments)

My schooling including graduate work was in the biological sciences. My career is in renewable energy. The college traning has been helpful; but not having a college degree in one's area of professional interest does not disqualify one from being able to learn and become very knowledgeable in a field. The experts in the oil industry are not talking. They are cowards.

more than 4 years ago
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Gulf Gusher Worst Case Scenario

sterlingda Re:Paul is ahead of the class, not behind (799 comments)

You can't dismiss the evidence that this guy is an information spunge and far ahead of the class in his drive to do things.
"I was doing College level Chemistry by 5th Grade. I was doing rocketry, mapping and a lot more before high school. I was breeding plants before I was 11. My bedroom was a radio station for 8 years (Ham) during the time I built transmitters, antenna and receivers."
He's in the far upper reaches of the bell curve in nerd world.

more than 4 years ago
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Gulf Gusher Worst Case Scenario

sterlingda Re:Paul is ahead of the class, not behind (799 comments)

Give the guy a break. Mispelling, all caps, bad punctuation, is all common among nerds. It should be seen as certification, not discrediting. Some of the most brilliant people are awful spellers. They were to busy imaging ways to invent the next wigget to worry about how to spell widget.

more than 4 years ago
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Gulf Gusher Worst Case Scenario

sterlingda Paul is ahead of the class, not behind (799 comments)

I remember when an article by Paul Noel was linked from Slashdow in Oct. 26, 2005 called "Wilma the Capacitor", in which he said: "Energetically speaking, the vortex that forms in these storms is also a natural particle accelerator, and a massive capacitor bank. As the harmonic circuit develops, it resonates acoustically and functions as a capacitor, extracting the heat from the storm and transmitting it away. Without this electrical circuit, the storm would fail almost instantly due to the accumulation of heat from condensation of water."

You all thought he was crazy and you were all so smart for pointing that Science Daily published an article on April 14, 2010 titled: "Giant Natural Particle Accelerator Above Thunderclouds". Now its official science.

Are you still laughing?

He was right, you were wrong.

No, he isn't just a software engineer, whose dad encoded the software that put the first astronauts on the moon.

Here is what he wrote this morning to me in a moment of reflection:

It isn't possible that I know what I am talking about is it?



For the record.

I hold 3 college degrees with about 240 Semester Hours including Physics (Including calculus based), Chemistry (Organic, Inorganic, analytic, Qantitative and Qualitative , Accounting, Computer Science, Microbiology, Biology, Accounting, Business, Nursing, and much more). Most PhD's have far less than I hold. I was doing College level Chemistry by 5th Grade. I was doing rocketry, mapping and a lot more before high school. I was breeding plants before I was 11. I don't do it now but I know what is going on. My favorite sciences are agriculture and chemistry. My bedroom was a radio station for 8 years (Ham) during the time I built transmitters, antenna and receivers.

I have done extensive exhaustive studies on public education and what works and doesn't work. I have done extensive work on electronics design and embedded programming.

I have traveled 40 US States and 4 foreign countries.

During my work in Mobile County a typical day might take me as far as Washington County or Dauphin Island. I have worked for months on Dauphin Island and the region around it where the Oil industry works out of.

I am not really wanting to publish all of this. I sort of hate credentials stuff. I figure if the facts don't carry the day it is all a lie anyway.

I just though you might like to know.



So before you go jumping all over this story and dismissing things, do some digging. You just might find out that he is actually far ahead of the curve. He knows as much as most industry experts. The difference? He's not afraid to talk.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Our "Amazing" Science Fiction Future Fizzled

sterlingda The future has been stolen by BlackOps (499 comments)

Those fancy technologies have been developed. They just never made it to the civilian population because the BlackOps sequestered them for their own nefarious purposes. How many of the UFO craft flying overhead are of human origin? Probably a lot, if not most. Including cloaking technology. Many of the wild inventions of our day have been stolen and sequestered. And anyone who says as much is called a crack pot and put on a list for a concentration camp when the regular civilization starts major meltdown. The military-industrial complex, and then some. MIB on steroids.

more than 5 years ago
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How Do I Put an Invention Into the Public Domain?

sterlingda Re:Have to publish it in the right place (233 comments)

Wikipedia is not a good place to publish cutting-edge stuff. They only allow well-entrenched stuff. If it hasn't made it into the Wall Street journal, you're wasting your time there. They'll just delete it.

That's why I founded http://peswiki.com/ for breakthrough clean energy technologies back in 2004. Most of our stuff is cutting edge, and not safe from deletion at Wikipedia. Wikipedia is "old wine", we are new. New wine can't be put into old bottles.

more than 5 years ago

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Alexa goes political -- cooks the traffic books

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  about two weeks ago

sterlingda (732011) writes ""Amazon-owned Alexa, which tracks and ranks website data, has been caught cooking the books on their data reporting, showing a dramatic / precipitous drop-off in traffic for the past month to popular conservative sites that contradict the mainstream media line of thought, while boosting the traffic report to liberal websites that tow the line. This is documented by comparing Alexa reports to Quantcast reports for same time-frame. On October 1, Alexa reported: "Alexa Increases its Global Traffic Panel", but the data seem to suggest they did far more than that, with some funky political biasing. Given this data, do you trust Alexa? What should the consequences be? Boycott Amazon.com?""
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Alex goes political -- cooks the traffic books

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  about two weeks ago

sterlingda (732011) writes "Amazon-owned Alexa, which tracks and ranks website data, has been caught cooking the books on their data reporting, showing a dramatic / precipitous drop-off in traffic for the past month to popular conservative sites that contradict the mainstream media line of thought, while boosting the traffic report to liberal websites that tow the line. This is documented by comparing Alexa reports to Quantcast reports for same time-frame. On October 1, Alexa reported: "Alexa Increases its Global Traffic Panel", but the data seem to suggest they did far more than that, with some funky political biasing. Given this data, do you trust Alexa? What should the consequences be? Boycott Amazon.com?"
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A Neutron Bomb would NOT Neutralize Fukushima

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  about a year ago

sterlingda (732011) writes "Proposed: By detonating a 25-km radius neutron bomb at the Fukushima plant, it would turn off the nuclear reactions taking place, while also neutralizing the radiation emitting from radioactive particles that have been emitted within that radius. NASA nuclear physicist says "not". This story has spurred some very intersting dialogue that I thought the Slashdot crowd would have fun with. Who knows, maybe even something productive could come of it."
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Radar Evidence of HAARP Affecting Weather

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 3 years ago

sterlingda (732011) writes "A YouTuber named meklvin8865 uploaded a video showing the recent severe weather over the conspicuous areas of Arkansas and surrounding areas of the New Madrid Fault Line as well as where a recent animal die-off occured. The video shows some obviously man-made parallel-grid-lined radar marks in the effected areas."
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TSA To Block Websites With Controversial Opinions

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 4 years ago

sterlingda (732011) writes "As if our country isn't already galloping toward tyranny, now The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is blocking certain websites from the federal agencyââs computers, including halting access by staffers to any Internet pages that contain a âÅ"controversial opinion,â according to an internal email obtained by CBS News. The new rules came into force on July 1, and prevent TSA employees from accessing such content, though what is deemed âÅ"controversial opinionâ is not explained."
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Google Sponsors Downwind Faster Than Wind Test

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 4 years ago

sterlingda (732011) writes "A wind-powered car has been clocked in the US traveling downwind 2.85 times faster than the 13.5 mph wind. The definitive research by Rick Cavallaro of FasterThanTheWind.org is being funded by Google and Joby Energy. The run should now settle the DWFTTW (down wind faster than the wind) debate that has been raging for some time on the Internet about whether or not such a feat was possible."
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Texan accused of disabling 100 cars over Internet

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 4 years ago

sterlingda (732011) writes "The associated press reports that Austin police arrested Omar Ramos-Lopez, 20, on Wednesday, charging him with felony breach of computer security. Ramos-Lopez used a former colleague's password to deactivate starters and set off car horns, police said. Several car owners said they had to call tow trucks and were left stranded at work or home. "He caused these customers, now victims, to miss work," Austin police spokeswoman Veneza Aguinaga said. "They didn't get paid. They had to get tow trucks. They didn't know what was going on with their vehicles.""
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MYT Engine as Pump/Compressor for Underground Wind

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 4 years ago

sterlingda (732011) writes "Yesterday, Slashdot ran a story with the title "The Future of Wind Power May Be Underground". Also published yesterday was a story about the MYT(tm) Engine (Massive Yet Tiny, by Angel Labs LLC), which also has application as a pump or compressor. The company says the engine as a pump/compressor is able to combine all three key elements of pumping/compressing — pressure, volume, and flow — into one device, making it the ideal candidate for applications like pumping and retrieving pressurized air from wind turbines into underground chambers, making the storage cycle much more efficient and cost effective. Yesterday's article was about applying the MYT engine technology to geothermal energy harvesting. On May 15, 2010, Angel Labs will be demonstrating its engine to the Oregon Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers. The MYT (Massive Yet Tiny) Engine by inventor Raphial Morgado, is an award-winning internal combustion engine of new design that features multiple firings in one cycle, producing enormous torque in a small area. They claim 40 times higher power to weight ratio, low parts count, low maintenance, high mechanical efficiency, and low pollution."
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Cybersecurity Bill Would Destory Open Internet

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 4 years ago

sterlingda (732011) writes "Wired writer, Ryan Singel says the biggest threat to the open internet is not Chinese government hackers or greedy anti-net-neutrality ISPs, it’s Michael McConnell, the former director of national intelligence. And Infowars.com points to the cybersecurity bill (HR 4061) that has passed the U.S. House and is now in the Senate under the direction of the renown internet hater, senator Jay Rockefeller. It would pave the way for requiring that websites be registered with the Federal Government in order to operate, essentially obliterating the free speech pillar of freedom that allows for dissent. The software standardization provision (section 3.1) would require that all software would have to go through the cybersecurity panel, with oversight by NIST, which cooked the books in its report blaming fire as the cause of Building 7 of the WTC collapsing at free-fall speed on 9/11, defying the laws of physics they are supposed to champion. Watch Alex Jones and Jason Bermas discuss the various draconian aspects of the bill, reading from it and commenting [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3]. I can't imagine any slashdotter supporting this bill if they knew its contents. How did it pass the house with such a strong margin? With your help, maybe we can stop it in the Senate."
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Why Not Harness Deep Sea Vents?

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 4 years ago

sterlingda (732011) writes "Bruce Marshall has filed a patent for a hydrothermal system that would harness the vast energy available from deep sea hydrothermal vents in which water seeps into near-surface magma, where it is continuously heated and ejected through vents at around 750 degrees Fahrenheit. The hot water and minerals would be brought to the surface to turn turbines. The vent output is very consistent and energy dense and at very high volumes. This is a brand new, previously untouched, energy source — a discovery on the scale of man's harnessing nuclear power, but cleaner and potentially cheaper. National Geographic estimates the power of just the known worldwide vents at around 17 million megawatts, with thousands of miles of ocean still unexplored. It's difficult to estimate the quality and number of vents that are convenient enough to be practical, but Marshall believes that several thousand gigawatts of power are recoverable worldwide-- the equivalent of perhaps 1,000 or more nuclear power plants. Also, as the hydrothermal fluid rises it carries with it some of the richest ores to be found anywhere, laden with just about every metal and mineral that we mine the surface for now. Anyone have a few spare billion to help build the pilot plant?"
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Fractal antenna arrays proposed as energy source

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 4 years ago

sterlingda (732011) writes "Jack Passerello, who was involved with the invention of the first computer chip, proposes that the fractal antenna technology that is used in cell phones could be engineered to capture naturally-occurring electromagnetic waves and convert them into usable power. An engineering breakthrough would be needed, along with a multi-discipline cooperative approac, to get sufficienty coherence from the wide array of miniscule power inputs."
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Ohmasa Gas makes water as fuel more feasible

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 4 years ago

sterlingda (732011) writes "Mr. Ohmasa, president of Japan Techno, Inc., has devised a method of producing an unusual hydrogen-oxygen gas by using low frequency vibrations to circulate the water upon which electrolysis is run, creating a highly stable H2-O2 gas called Ohmasa gas which exhibits unusual characteristics. Also, while oxygen normally liquifies at -183 C, and hydrogen liquiefies at -253 C, Ohmasa gas liquefies at -178 C. Also, the Ohmasa gas does not escape from containers that hold oxygen but not normal hydrogen; it holds its pressure in the container, making storage and shipment feasible. Similar to Brown's Gas, one can wave their hand through the Ohmasa gas torch flame, yet that same flame will vaporize Tungsten in a second. When Ohmasa gas is burned, its emission is water vapor. Hence, with this new method, water could conceivably become the energy carrier of choice for energy produced from renewable sources such as solar and wind. Some modifications would likely need to be made to existing engines for it to work well with them, and it would require new tanks (gaseous rather than liquid), and new dispensing orifices."
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NASA Scientists Levitate Mice

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sterlingda writes "Scientists working on behalf of NASA built a device to simulate variable levels of gravity. It consists of a superconducting magnet that generates a field powerful enough to levitate the water inside living animals. Experiments are being run to test how they respond to microgravity, both physically and psychologically."
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NIST presently setting grid connectivity backbone

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sterlingda writes "Right now at this very instant of time and for a very short period of time in the near future the standards for the transmission, formats and processes for all of the data handled in the Smart Grid are being written by NIST. Everything that proceeds for decades after this time will hinge on what we do in the next approximately 25 days. Just think of how some of the present bottlenecks in the Internet could have been circumvented with proper foresight. Now is the time to chime in to make sure that the standards set for the Smart Grid are the best the can be."
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Has DOE Reneged on Its 1977 Charter?

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sterlingda writes "Begun officially on August 4, 1977 during the Carter administration, now with 16,000 employees, 100,000 contract employees and an annual budget of over $24 billion, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was created to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil; develop energy efficient technologies; strengthen America's energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality; and ...bring clean, reliable and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace. Three decades later, how has this well-funded federal department done? PES Network has posted a Poll, the results of which so far give an overwhelmingly negative assessment of the DOE's performance. What's your take? Has it become a matter of the foxes guarding the henhouse? (Regarding the response option: "Our NEC is going a better job", the "NEC" refers to the New Energy Congress, a relatively small group that specializes in finding and facilitating the best clean energy technologies."
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Angel Flight Pack enters last frontier of aviation

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sterlingda writes "Isn't it about time we achieved the Jetson-like capability of personal flight via a jetpack type of apparatus? Raphial Morgado, inventor of the NASA-award-winning Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) engine, is setting forth to devise just such a flight pack, named after his company: Angel Labs, LLC. He says his systems will be comprised of two 3.5-inch diameter engines, one for backup, that would power a counter-rotating turbofan engine. "It would be practical and safe, with redundancy built in." But this is just his hobby. His primary objective is to go into production of a MYT engine that could be retrofit into existing cars, claiming that the energy density of his engine is so high that the engine size needed to retrofit an SUV would be a little larger than an alternator — tiny in comparison — even while having essentially the same cubic inch cylinder displacement. The resulting vehicle would have better performance, while achieving the mileage of a Prius."
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eCoupled hooks up with Energizer for wireless erg

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sterlingda writes "Fulton Innovation's eCoupled technology(TM) has added Energizer to their list of partners that also include Motorola, and Texas Instruments, with a promise of wireless power products arriving on the market in 2009. eCoupled technology enables one power transmission device to cover the range of power needs from milliwatts to kilowatts — simultaneously — by dynamically adapting as it seeks resonance at high frequencies. They can power directly or charge devices. Until some distance can be achieved, the eCoupled approach merely eliminates the "plug in" step. It doesn't eliminate the constraints of distance to the recharge console. However, it does render a one-size-fits-all aspect for all portable devices. No doubt, it's a fun baby step toward a wireless power future. Those first few steps can be the most enjoyable. No doubt, there will yet be astonishing leaps in the future, including the ability to not be constrained by distance — something Nikola Tesla was working on a century ago. Someday we might catch up to him."
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Downwind Faster Than The Wind

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sterlingda writes "Is it possible to build a device in which the forward motion (e.g. on a treadmill) turns a wheel that turns a propeller which provides enough wind propulsion to accelerate the device forward? Some investigators appear to have accomplished just this. One, who goes by "spork33" on his YouTube account, is convinced that existing laws of aerodynamics can explain this phenomena, and he is in process of composing a scientific paper for publication in a refereed journal that will detail the mechanics involved. Bear in mind that you will not be able to just plop this on a flat surface such as a gym floor, give it a good push, and it take off accelerating. The device on the treadmill is analogous to a cart going along with a tail wind of the same speed, and the mechanism makes it go faster than the tail wind."
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Raser Ribon-Cutting Ushers New Geothermal Era

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sterlingda writes "Raser Technologies had a ribbon-cutting for their first geothermal plant Thursday. Senator Orrin Hatch, after whom the plant is named, praised the development as opening a new chapter in energy independence — one based on clean, renewable, and affordable electricity. He sees the Raser approach as opening the door for geothermal power in the United States, and even the world, to eventually account for as much as a third of the entire electricity production."
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Rowan University Replicates BlackLight Power Tech

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  about 6 years ago

sterlingda writes "BlackLight Power Inc. (BLP) has announced the successful independent replication and validation of its 1,000 watt and 50,000 watt reactors based on its proprietary new clean energy technology based on a new physics model of a hydrogen atom state they have dubbed the "hydrino".BLP's 50,000 watt reactor generated over 1 million joules of energy in a precise measurement made by Rowan University engineers, led by Dr. Peter Jansson. The independent study included full characterization of a proprietary solid fuel to generate the energy before and after the reaction.This new process could allegedly generate electricity for as cheap as 1 cent/kw-hour — two to four times cheaper than any other contemporary power sources. On May 28, 2008, the company announced that they have a 50 kW prototype ready to take commercial. The present development validates that prototype."
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Comments on Focus Fusion

sterlingda sterlingda writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I saw your comment on Focus Fusion http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=172745&cid=14380913

Let's talk.

Sterling D. Allan
sterlingda{at}pureenergysystems.com

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