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      CommentAuthorEndeavour
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013
     
    The west is lost.
    Didn't the Chinks have some sort of space drive they stole from the British?
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013
     
    Posted By: EndeavourThe west is lost.
    Didn't the Chinks have some sort of space drive they stole from the British?
    Do you mean the Shawyer StaysPut(tm) Drive?
    • CommentAuthorcwatters
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013
     
    Shush... They only think they stole it.
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    Then there's the high frequency gravity wave research from Baker. In all functional respects, just like the GoNowhere drive
    • CommentAuthortinker
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013
     
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013
     
    Without going through the laborious maths my expectation is that this is premised on mathematical error similar to the way that Shawyer is.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013
     
    Posted By: tinkerI see you have strong opinions on this topic Andrew.

    http://www.americanantigravity.com/news/space/andrew-palfreyman-on-inertial-propulsion.html



    Having watched only the first ten minutes (because of my aversion to video), I have to say I enjoyed your responses to the idiot interviewer.

    This Woodward thing is new to me. I am seeking his papers in freely accessible form. Any suggestions?
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    Are you sure? I have gigabytes. Here's a starting point.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodward_effect
    http://physics.fullerton.edu/~jimw/
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013
     
    Posted By: Angus
    Posted By: tinkerI see you have strong opinions on this topic Andrew.

    http://www.americanantigravity.com/news/space/andrew-palfreyman-on-inertial-propulsion.html



    Having watched only the first ten minutes (because of my aversion to video), I have to say I enjoyed your responses to the idiot interviewer.

    This Woodward thing is new to me. I am seeking his papers in freely accessible form. Any suggestions?
    Tim Ventura is just barely this side of Sterling Allan. Everytime I think of his interview with Tom yuck yuck see my phony Ph.D. Valone, I crack-up. It featured such notable quotes as not a Dr. yuck yuck explaining that heat pumps are OU devices, and that he had convinced some poor slobs to invest over a million dollars in a CMB-bot type quest to try and harvest Johnson noise with diodes.
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    Ventura is a treen. I distanced myself from him quite quickly after that interview, because he took up with Richard Hoaxland.
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    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanI have gigabytes.


    Get help, quickly. If you act fast, it may be possible to get rid of them and make a full recovery.
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013 edited
     
    Posted By: tinkerI see you have strong opinions on this topic Andrew.

    http://www.americanantigravity.com/news/space/andrew-palfreyman-on-inertial-propulsion.html


    Hmm.... 26 minutes, perfect lulling length (LL) for a power nap. If I remember anything of it when I wake up, or if it makes me have strange dreams, I'll let you know.

    (I usually put on an episode of "Thriller"...)
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      CommentAuthorlegendre
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013 edited
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanAre you sure? I have gigabytes. Here's a starting point.

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



    Wow, that reeks of serious woo.

    Am I correct that they're avoiding the "little" problem with N3, by claiming that the reaction mass is essentially the rest of the matter in the universe? "Distant cosmic objects"?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013
     
    @Andrew

    Have you considered switching to E cigarettes?

    They are more expensive then normal ones but are a lot safer, indeed the NHS is considering putting them on prescription.
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013
     
    Why don't you ask if he is still smoking rather than presuming that he still does?
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      CommentAuthorlegendre
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013
     
    Posted By: Trim@Andrew

    Have you considered switching to E cigarettes?

    They are more expensive then normal ones but are a lot safer, indeed the NHS is considering putting them on prescription.


    More expensive? On initial purchase, sure - but over time, they cost a tiny fraction of tobacco cigarettes.

    So what were +you+ smoking, Trim?
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    avoiding the "little" problem with N3
    Not understood. N3?
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      CommentAuthorlegendre
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013
     
    Newton's 3rd law of motion.
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    Yes, the conservation issue is the point of maximum controversy. Because the theory is Machian, the rest of the mass in the universe is anyway necessarily involved. Wheeler-Feynman advanced waves are Woodward's book-balancing mechanism, on a cosmic scale.

    Argumentation around this particular issue got me booted out of the inner circle last year, having been there for over a decade. It's not that I "proved the theory wrong" so much as some of the consequences embarrassed Woodward.