• group photo

    From jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jun 24 20:31:46 2022
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us.
    On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making
    progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing,
    over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression
    and fusion yield.



    --

    Anybody can count to one.

    - Robert Widlar

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  • From boB@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jun 24 20:59:28 2022
    On Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:31:46 -0700, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com
    wrote:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us.
    On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making >progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing,
    over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression
    and fusion yield.


    CooL !! Great pic ! Must have been a nice tour.

    Is that you in the green shirt on the right side of center ?

    Would love to see that place some time. Good movie background too of
    course.

    boB

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  • From jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com@21:1/5 to boB on Fri Jun 24 21:25:23 2022
    On Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:59:28 -0700, boB <boB@K7IQ.com> wrote:

    On Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:31:46 -0700, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com
    wrote:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us.
    On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making >>progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing,
    over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression
    and fusion yield.


    CooL !! Great pic ! Must have been a nice tour.

    Is that you in the green shirt on the right side of center ?

    Would love to see that place some time. Good movie background too of
    course.

    boB

    I'm the little guy on the left, back row.

    It's about the world's biggest clean room, which is great for
    allergies.



    --

    Anybody can count to one.

    - Robert Widlar

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  • From John Doe@21:1/5 to jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com on Sat Jun 25 04:28:10 2022
    jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us.
    On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    Boldly going where no man has gone before!

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  • From Anthony William Sloman@21:1/5 to bobenge...@gmail.com on Sat Jun 25 06:37:48 2022
    On Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 3:20:13 PM UTC+2, bobenge...@gmail.com wrote:
    On 6/24/2022 11:31 PM, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    [...] getting increasing, over-unity energy gain. [...]

    Keeping in mind that those fusion researchers measure efficiency in
    terms of heat out of the device vs. heat into it. Without considering
    the energy used in the very inefficient supporting equipment. Overhaul efficiency so low as to be absurd. "Over unity" is newspeak.

    It's a proof-of-principle machine, and mainly intended to let people work out how well nuclear bombs are going to work without having to go to the bother of testing an actual bomb.

    Something seriously intended for net energy generation would look very different.

    https://hb11.energy/

    is actually aimed at that. Fusing hydrogen and boron doesn't release neutrons so it is a whole lot more practical. It needs much higher temperatures but Heinrich Hora has got a scheme that he thinks can be made to work - there's a very non-linear
    interaction involved. I haven't put any of my own money into it yet - the first stage got over-subscribed very quickly, and I hadn't looked at the web-site since they started raising more capital.

    --
    Bill Sloman, Sydney

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  • From Bob Engelhardt@21:1/5 to jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com on Sat Jun 25 09:20:07 2022
    On 6/24/2022 11:31 PM, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    [...] getting increasing, over-unity energy gain. [...]

    Keeping in mind that those fusion researchers measure efficiency in
    terms of heat out of the device vs. heat into it. Without considering
    the energy used in the very inefficient supporting equipment. Overhaul efficiency so low as to be absurd. "Over unity" is newspeak.


    Anybody can count to one.

    - Robert Widlar

    BTW - it's "Every idiot can count to one"

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  • From jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com@21:1/5 to BobEngelhardt@comcast.net on Sat Jun 25 07:17:08 2022
    On Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:20:07 -0400, Bob Engelhardt
    <BobEngelhardt@comcast.net> wrote:

    On 6/24/2022 11:31 PM, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    [...] getting increasing, over-unity energy gain. [...]

    Keeping in mind that those fusion researchers measure efficiency in
    terms of heat out of the device vs. heat into it. Without considering
    the energy used in the very inefficient supporting equipment. Overhaul >efficiency so low as to be absurd. "Over unity" is newspeak.

    One milestone was to get more fusion energy out than light energy in.
    It took about 20 years to understand how to do that.

    There are people who think that there is a real path to using lased
    induced fusion as a practical power source. It's a long shot but not impossible.

    NIF is used for a lot of other experiments, with very different
    targets, so one may as well fire some fusion shots.



    --

    Anybody can count to one.

    - Robert Widlar

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  • From Dimiter_Popoff@21:1/5 to jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com on Sat Jun 25 17:33:38 2022
    On 6/25/2022 6:31, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us.
    On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing,
    over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression
    and fusion yield.




    Pretty cool.
    Why are you all wearing masks? Here they abandoned them, the pandemic
    has subsided (and it is summer). Or is it to protect the site you are
    at?

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
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  • From jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com@21:1/5 to All on Sat Jun 25 08:33:01 2022
    On Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:33:38 +0300, Dimiter_Popoff <dp@tgi-sci.com>
    wrote:

    On 6/25/2022 6:31, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us.
    On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making
    progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing,
    over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression
    and fusion yield.




    Pretty cool.
    Why are you all wearing masks? Here they abandoned them, the pandemic
    has subsided (and it is summer). Or is it to protect the site you are
    at?

    They are required inside NIF, don't know why. They didn't require us
    to wear booties or walk on sticky pads to de-dust our shoes, like a semiconductor fab would.

    Few people wear masks here in normal life. Maybe 5% are masked in
    public outdoors, maybe 20% at supermarkets, almost none in bars or
    restaurants.

    I think some people will wear masks forever.

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  • From Dimiter_Popoff@21:1/5 to jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com on Sat Jun 25 19:41:04 2022
    On 6/25/2022 18:33, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:33:38 +0300, Dimiter_Popoff <dp@tgi-sci.com>
    wrote:

    On 6/25/2022 6:31, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us.
    On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making
    progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing,
    over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression
    and fusion yield.




    Pretty cool.
    Why are you all wearing masks? Here they abandoned them, the pandemic
    has subsided (and it is summer). Or is it to protect the site you are
    at?

    They are required inside NIF, don't know why. They didn't require us
    to wear booties or walk on sticky pads to de-dust our shoes, like a semiconductor fab would.

    Few people wear masks here in normal life. Maybe 5% are masked in
    public outdoors, maybe 20% at supermarkets, almost none in bars or restaurants.

    I think some people will wear masks forever.


    Well masks are not much help against infection unless everybody wears
    them but I can understand how people in desperation would wear - say
    someone on chemo, even if all the mask gives them is just a feeling
    of better safety.
    What might be an alternative last line of defence is what what I do, I
    put a "Fisherman's Friend" https://www.amazon.com/Fishermans-Friend-Lozenges-Original-Strong/dp/B01IAI1YN0/ref=sr_1_12?crid=2ZN87NLGDC133&keywords=fishermans+friend&qid=1656174992&sprefix=fishermen%27s+friend%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-12

    in my mouth when on public transport etc. Don't know if it works
    and I am no longer addicted to these (which I was to a point where
    my tongue was constantly dark brown, may years ago while I lived
    in Germany) but well, they don't hurt. And I still enjoy them.

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
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  • From Lasse Langwadt Christensen@21:1/5 to All on Sat Jun 25 09:47:54 2022
    lørdag den 25. juni 2022 kl. 18.41.12 UTC+2 skrev Dimiter Popoff:
    On 6/25/2022 18:33, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:33:38 +0300, Dimiter_Popoff <d...@tgi-sci.com> wrote:

    On 6/25/2022 6:31, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us.
    On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making >>> progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing,
    over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression
    and fusion yield.




    Pretty cool.
    Why are you all wearing masks? Here they abandoned them, the pandemic
    has subsided (and it is summer). Or is it to protect the site you are
    at?

    They are required inside NIF, don't know why. They didn't require us
    to wear booties or walk on sticky pads to de-dust our shoes, like a semiconductor fab would.

    Few people wear masks here in normal life. Maybe 5% are masked in
    public outdoors, maybe 20% at supermarkets, almost none in bars or restaurants.

    I think some people will wear masks forever.

    Well masks are not much help against infection unless everybody wears
    them but I can understand how people in desperation would wear - say
    someone on chemo, even if all the mask gives them is just a feeling
    of better safety.
    What might be an alternative last line of defence is what what I do, I
    put a "Fisherman's Friend" https://www.amazon.com/Fishermans-Friend-Lozenges-Original-Strong/dp/B01IAI1YN0/ref=sr_1_12?crid=2ZN87NLGDC133&keywords=fishermans+friend&qid=1656174992&sprefix=fishermen%27s+friend%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-12

    in my mouth when on public transport etc. Don't know if it works
    and I am no longer addicted to these (which I was to a point where
    my tongue was constantly dark brown, may years ago while I lived
    in Germany) but well, they don't hurt. And I still enjoy them.


    try this instead ;) https://www.drinksupermarket.com/fisherman-the-original-70cl-30-abv

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
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  • From Dimiter_Popoff@21:1/5 to Lasse Langwadt Christensen on Sat Jun 25 20:11:42 2022
    On 6/25/2022 19:47, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote:
    lørdag den 25. juni 2022 kl. 18.41.12 UTC+2 skrev Dimiter Popoff:
    On 6/25/2022 18:33, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:33:38 +0300, Dimiter_Popoff <d...@tgi-sci.com>
    wrote:

    On 6/25/2022 6:31, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us. >>>>> On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making >>>>> progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing,
    over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression
    and fusion yield.




    Pretty cool.
    Why are you all wearing masks? Here they abandoned them, the pandemic
    has subsided (and it is summer). Or is it to protect the site you are
    at?

    They are required inside NIF, don't know why. They didn't require us
    to wear booties or walk on sticky pads to de-dust our shoes, like a
    semiconductor fab would.

    Few people wear masks here in normal life. Maybe 5% are masked in
    public outdoors, maybe 20% at supermarkets, almost none in bars or
    restaurants.

    I think some people will wear masks forever.

    Well masks are not much help against infection unless everybody wears
    them but I can understand how people in desperation would wear - say
    someone on chemo, even if all the mask gives them is just a feeling
    of better safety.
    What might be an alternative last line of defence is what what I do, I
    put a "Fisherman's Friend"
    https://www.amazon.com/Fishermans-Friend-Lozenges-Original-Strong/dp/B01IAI1YN0/ref=sr_1_12?crid=2ZN87NLGDC133&keywords=fishermans+friend&qid=1656174992&sprefix=fishermen%27s+friend%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-12

    in my mouth when on public transport etc. Don't know if it works
    and I am no longer addicted to these (which I was to a point where
    my tongue was constantly dark brown, may years ago while I lived
    in Germany) but well, they don't hurt. And I still enjoy them.


    try this instead ;) https://www.drinksupermarket.com/fisherman-the-original-70cl-30-abv

    Hah! Did not know that one - but I am not much of a drinker anyway.
    One of these bottles would last for years at my drinking rate,
    whereas I had to buy 240 packages of my "Fisherman's Friend"
    at amazon.de (so the transport charge would be acceptable) after
    they disappeared from Sofia.

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)
  • From Lasse Langwadt Christensen@21:1/5 to All on Sat Jun 25 10:38:03 2022
    lørdag den 25. juni 2022 kl. 19.35.18 UTC+2 skrev jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com:
    On Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:47:54 -0700 (PDT), Lasse Langwadt Christensen <lang...@fonz.dk> wrote:

    lørdag den 25. juni 2022 kl. 18.41.12 UTC+2 skrev Dimiter Popoff:
    On 6/25/2022 18:33, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:33:38 +0300, Dimiter_Popoff <d...@tgi-sci.com> >> > wrote:

    On 6/25/2022 6:31, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us. >> >>> On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making >> >>> progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing,
    over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression >> >>> and fusion yield.




    Pretty cool.
    Why are you all wearing masks? Here they abandoned them, the pandemic >> >> has subsided (and it is summer). Or is it to protect the site you are >> >> at?

    They are required inside NIF, don't know why. They didn't require us
    to wear booties or walk on sticky pads to de-dust our shoes, like a
    semiconductor fab would.

    Few people wear masks here in normal life. Maybe 5% are masked in
    public outdoors, maybe 20% at supermarkets, almost none in bars or
    restaurants.

    I think some people will wear masks forever.

    Well masks are not much help against infection unless everybody wears
    them but I can understand how people in desperation would wear - say
    someone on chemo, even if all the mask gives them is just a feeling
    of better safety.
    What might be an alternative last line of defence is what what I do, I
    put a "Fisherman's Friend"
    https://www.amazon.com/Fishermans-Friend-Lozenges-Original-Strong/dp/B01IAI1YN0/ref=sr_1_12?crid=2ZN87NLGDC133&keywords=fishermans+friend&qid=1656174992&sprefix=fishermen%27s+friend%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-12

    in my mouth when on public transport etc. Don't know if it works
    and I am no longer addicted to these (which I was to a point where
    my tongue was constantly dark brown, may years ago while I lived
    in Germany) but well, they don't hurt. And I still enjoy them.


    try this instead ;) https://www.drinksupermarket.com/fisherman-the-original-70cl-30-abv
    Bah. Poor substitutes for dark chocolate.

    not a substitute, addition ...

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
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  • From jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com@21:1/5 to langwadt@fonz.dk on Sat Jun 25 10:35:04 2022
    On Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:47:54 -0700 (PDT), Lasse Langwadt Christensen <langwadt@fonz.dk> wrote:

    lrdag den 25. juni 2022 kl. 18.41.12 UTC+2 skrev Dimiter Popoff:
    On 6/25/2022 18:33, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:33:38 +0300, Dimiter_Popoff <d...@tgi-sci.com>
    wrote:

    On 6/25/2022 6:31, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us.
    On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making
    progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing,
    over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression
    and fusion yield.




    Pretty cool.
    Why are you all wearing masks? Here they abandoned them, the pandemic
    has subsided (and it is summer). Or is it to protect the site you are
    at?

    They are required inside NIF, don't know why. They didn't require us
    to wear booties or walk on sticky pads to de-dust our shoes, like a
    semiconductor fab would.

    Few people wear masks here in normal life. Maybe 5% are masked in
    public outdoors, maybe 20% at supermarkets, almost none in bars or
    restaurants.

    I think some people will wear masks forever.

    Well masks are not much help against infection unless everybody wears
    them but I can understand how people in desperation would wear - say
    someone on chemo, even if all the mask gives them is just a feeling
    of better safety.
    What might be an alternative last line of defence is what what I do, I
    put a "Fisherman's Friend"
    https://www.amazon.com/Fishermans-Friend-Lozenges-Original-Strong/dp/B01IAI1YN0/ref=sr_1_12?crid=2ZN87NLGDC133&keywords=fishermans+friend&qid=1656174992&sprefix=fishermen%27s+friend%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-12

    in my mouth when on public transport etc. Don't know if it works
    and I am no longer addicted to these (which I was to a point where
    my tongue was constantly dark brown, may years ago while I lived
    in Germany) but well, they don't hurt. And I still enjoy them.


    try this instead ;) https://www.drinksupermarket.com/fisherman-the-original-70cl-30-abv

    Bah. Poor substitutes for dark chocolate.

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)
  • From Tabby@21:1/5 to Dimiter Popoff on Sun Jun 26 09:54:16 2022
    On Saturday, 25 June 2022 at 18:11:50 UTC+1, Dimiter Popoff wrote:
    On 6/25/2022 19:47, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote:
    lørdag den 25. juni 2022 kl. 18.41.12 UTC+2 skrev Dimiter Popoff:
    On 6/25/2022 18:33, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:33:38 +0300, Dimiter_Popoff <d...@tgi-sci.com> >>> wrote:

    On 6/25/2022 6:31, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us. >>>>> On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making >>>>> progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing,
    over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression >>>>> and fusion yield.




    Pretty cool.
    Why are you all wearing masks? Here they abandoned them, the pandemic >>>> has subsided (and it is summer). Or is it to protect the site you are >>>> at?

    They are required inside NIF, don't know why. They didn't require us
    to wear booties or walk on sticky pads to de-dust our shoes, like a
    semiconductor fab would.

    Few people wear masks here in normal life. Maybe 5% are masked in
    public outdoors, maybe 20% at supermarkets, almost none in bars or
    restaurants.

    I think some people will wear masks forever.

    Well masks are not much help against infection unless everybody wears
    them but I can understand how people in desperation would wear - say
    someone on chemo, even if all the mask gives them is just a feeling
    of better safety.
    What might be an alternative last line of defence is what what I do, I
    put a "Fisherman's Friend"
    https://www.amazon.com/Fishermans-Friend-Lozenges-Original-Strong/dp/B01IAI1YN0/ref=sr_1_12?crid=2ZN87NLGDC133&keywords=fishermans+friend&qid=1656174992&sprefix=fishermen%27s+friend%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-12

    in my mouth when on public transport etc. Don't know if it works
    and I am no longer addicted to these (which I was to a point where
    my tongue was constantly dark brown, may years ago while I lived
    in Germany) but well, they don't hurt. And I still enjoy them.


    try this instead ;) https://www.drinksupermarket.com/fisherman-the-original-70cl-30-abv
    Hah! Did not know that one - but I am not much of a drinker anyway.
    One of these bottles would last for years at my drinking rate,
    whereas I had to buy 240 packages of my "Fisherman's Friend"
    at amazon.de (so the transport charge would be acceptable) after
    they disappeared from Sofia.

    do Victory Vs still exist?

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)
  • From Dimiter_Popoff@21:1/5 to Tabby on Sun Jun 26 22:33:01 2022
    On 6/26/2022 19:54, Tabby wrote:
    On Saturday, 25 June 2022 at 18:11:50 UTC+1, Dimiter Popoff wrote:
    On 6/25/2022 19:47, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote:
    lørdag den 25. juni 2022 kl. 18.41.12 UTC+2 skrev Dimiter Popoff:
    On 6/25/2022 18:33, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:33:38 +0300, Dimiter_Popoff <d...@tgi-sci.com> >>>>> wrote:

    On 6/25/2022 6:31, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us. >>>>>>> On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making >>>>>>> progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing, >>>>>>> over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression >>>>>>> and fusion yield.




    Pretty cool.
    Why are you all wearing masks? Here they abandoned them, the pandemic >>>>>> has subsided (and it is summer). Or is it to protect the site you are >>>>>> at?

    They are required inside NIF, don't know why. They didn't require us >>>>> to wear booties or walk on sticky pads to de-dust our shoes, like a
    semiconductor fab would.

    Few people wear masks here in normal life. Maybe 5% are masked in
    public outdoors, maybe 20% at supermarkets, almost none in bars or
    restaurants.

    I think some people will wear masks forever.

    Well masks are not much help against infection unless everybody wears
    them but I can understand how people in desperation would wear - say
    someone on chemo, even if all the mask gives them is just a feeling
    of better safety.
    What might be an alternative last line of defence is what what I do, I >>>> put a "Fisherman's Friend"
    https://www.amazon.com/Fishermans-Friend-Lozenges-Original-Strong/dp/B01IAI1YN0/ref=sr_1_12?crid=2ZN87NLGDC133&keywords=fishermans+friend&qid=1656174992&sprefix=fishermen%27s+friend%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-12

    in my mouth when on public transport etc. Don't know if it works
    and I am no longer addicted to these (which I was to a point where
    my tongue was constantly dark brown, may years ago while I lived
    in Germany) but well, they don't hurt. And I still enjoy them.


    try this instead ;) https://www.drinksupermarket.com/fisherman-the-original-70cl-30-abv
    Hah! Did not know that one - but I am not much of a drinker anyway.
    One of these bottles would last for years at my drinking rate,
    whereas I had to buy 240 packages of my "Fisherman's Friend"
    at amazon.de (so the transport charge would be acceptable) after
    they disappeared from Sofia.

    do Victory Vs still exist?

    Not sure what this is... I remember there was a brand of cigarettes
    named "Victory" - is it that? I don't smoke since 1992 so I have lost
    touch, don't even notice what other people smoke.

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  • From Clive Arthur@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jun 27 12:13:46 2022
    On 26/06/2022 20:33, Dimiter_Popoff wrote:
    On 6/26/2022 19:54, Tabby wrote:

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    do Victory Vs still exist?

    Not sure what this is... I remember there was a brand of cigarettes
    named "Victory" - is it that? I don't smoke since 1992 so I have lost
    touch, don't even notice what other people smoke.

    They're a type of lozenge, similar to Fisherman's Friend.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_V

    They used to contain Chloroform and Ether in sufficient quantity to make
    you quite floaty if you ate a whole packet. I used to eat loads of them
    at school.

    --
    Cheers
    Clive

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  • From John S@21:1/5 to jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com on Tue Jun 28 17:57:48 2022
    On 6/24/2022 11:25 PM, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:59:28 -0700, boB <boB@K7IQ.com> wrote:

    On Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:31:46 -0700, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com
    wrote:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8zc7g56jul39d0/NIF_Tour-Highland%20Tech%20group%20photo%20TC.jpg?raw=1

    We got a tour of the NIF laser. That's the target chamber behind us.
    On that spot, a Star Trek episode was filmed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

    After 20 years of operation, and roughly 8000 shots, they keep making
    progress, in the sense of learning stuff and getting increasing,
    over-unity energy gain.

    Like the plasma experiments, dynamic instability limits compression
    and fusion yield.


    CooL !! Great pic ! Must have been a nice tour.

    Is that you in the green shirt on the right side of center ?

    Would love to see that place some time. Good movie background too of
    course.

    boB

    I'm the little guy on the left, back row.

    It's about the world's biggest clean room, which is great for
    allergies.


    Yup. I recognized your mask right away.

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