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by F33D
Thu May 31, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The first reactionless thruster?
Replies: 31
Views: 3313

Re: The first reactionless thruster?

2330ADUSA1 wrote:I would like to see it actually tested for real and see if it can work as they think.

+It's been done before. http://www.springerlink.com/content/m8q ... 47/?MUD=MP
by F33D
Wed May 30, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The first reactionless thruster?
Replies: 31
Views: 3313

Re: The first reactionless thruster?

Yes - it was Amazon, not Microsoft. (Apple even licensed for iTunes store, IIRC. Microsoft did file for a patent recently related to app purchases - not the same idea.) see - http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&...
by F33D
Wed May 30, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The first reactionless thruster?
Replies: 31
Views: 3313

Re: The first reactionless thruster?

Prime_Evil wrote:
F33D wrote:
BP wrote:Filing a patent is not an advancement. :roll:
What? M.S.'s One Click Purchase patent didn't advance computer science? :lol:
Ummm....wasn't that Amazon rather than Microsoft?
No.
by F33D
Tue May 29, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The first reactionless thruster?
Replies: 31
Views: 3313

Re: The first reactionless thruster?

BP wrote:Filing a patent is not an advancement. :roll:
What? M.S.'s One Click Purchase patent didn't advance computer science? :lol:
by F33D
Tue May 29, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The first reactionless thruster?
Replies: 31
Views: 3313

Re: The first reactionless thruster?

AdrianH wrote: So how much energy does ship B's reactor really need to supply to provide this acceleration?
The same amount of energy as it took yesterday. The mass of the ship B is what matters. Not the motion of the other observers.