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by tomh on Fri, Dec 2nd, 2005 08:02:03 UTC
In the next few weeks or months, we intend to release all our DOS software. You can see the beginning of this now under Products/DOS software - FREE!

More important than these products is the underlying development system used to create them which we shall make available too. This is a powerful applications development system which is still very useful today, especially in light of the immortality DOS has been given by products such as Free DOS, DOSBOX and QEMU.

    Re: Supreme Court
    by tomh on Sun, Dec 8th, 2002 01:00:00 UTC
    Unfortunately, I was out of state when this
    finally came to a head and was decided. I
    could spew reams about corruption (and I have -
    Click Here )
    but the fact is that we ourselves are to blame
    for letting things get this bad. We have
    allowed decades of legislators to sell us
    security and fixes for problems which we should
    have taken responsibility to handle ourselves
    as individuals instead of trying to get fix-all
    laws, committees and agencies which apply to

    These laws and their infrastructure
    are so thick, so compounding and confusing that
    leagues of experts can not agree on their
    meanings anymore. When that happens, your have
    what I call "corruptable interpretation". In
    other words, since no average citizen can
    understand the totality of the laws, we appoint
    experts to interpret those laws. Those experts
    are corruptible either by direct lobby,
    threatening influence or through misleading and
    deceptive information. The governor was quite
    clever, using Nevada's balanced budget law, he
    got the legislature to approve the budget
    before they thought about funding it. Then, he
    threw that gap back on them. I noted,
    according to the RGJ, that a majority of
    expense in the budget was allocated to police
    and fire. It's a shame that the public accepts
    these expenses without question. There are so
    many laws which need no enforcement. So many
    laws in which we are better off without
    enforcement. And, so many laws which were
    designed to prevent events which are
    statistically irrelevant. Were I on the
    legislature, I would have proposed a
    significant cut in police funding. To offset
    that, I would propose an increase in citizen's
    policing rights. And then give the police
    departments more opportunity to use volunteer
    citizen help. Many policing duties do not
    require the intense training police officers
    undergo. Cell phones and eyes for watching go
    a long way. As for laws which they try to
    enforce, for example, I don't feel that most
    citizens need protection from prostitutes or
    more so, the "johns" they service. The
    "stings" they set up are a waste of taxpayer
    money and destroy peoples lives who are
    otherwise productive citizens.

    I am quite sure there are many other such
    opportunities for cuts in other agencies and
    departments which do not affect schools or
    educational services.

    The puppet masters are so arrogant these days, they could care less whether or not their audience even likes the show.

    Re: Gauss Gun
    by tomh on Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000 01:02:03 UTC
    I don't really know where this stuff stands anymore. The thing to remember is if you heard about it, it's probably old. If it's not old, then you heard about it because it probably doesn't work very well. If it works well and its new, don't count on hearing about it until its old - :) But, remember in all of these that they are not free energy machines. The amount of energy released in a .22 cartidge is probably on the order of a Kilojoule, but I would invite comment from a physics expert here. That's a pretty damn big electrical energy device (like a capacitor) compared to the size of a .22 cartridge. Energy storage technologies are the thing to really keep your eyes on because this gives us clues about what the big boys may be doing.

      Re: Gauss Gun
      by zhiwong on Mon, Dec 4th, 2000 07:01:04 UTC
      A friend of mine told me that the military had recently succeeded in making a practical gauss gun. The weapon is supposed to be capable of downing aircraft from the ground. He also told me that video of test fires of the weapon is available online but I don't know where. As for the mass driver, I don't know what happened to earlier efforts, but nasa is funding to conduct a preliminary study to see if a mag-lev driver to space is feasible. This is a somewhat recent development. Check out Scientific American's website for information on this. Search for "halbach array train". The article is from ~1-2 years ago.

    large version
    by futurewealth on Thu, Oct 31st, 2002 03:01:04 UTC
    I seen a site with pics of one in use. It was actually a rail and gauss guns.
    there were several sizes. a small version about the size of a small ice chest that fired at a high rate, not sure of the velocity.
    the rail gun was on the back of a flat bed truck and fired 1gm projectile at just over 9 miles/second 16,000 m/s.
    stated it would fire a 1.6 kilogram/ 3.5 pound projectile at about 2800 m/s or 1.6 mile per second.
    This would be an awsome application for a tank, could fire smaller non-explosive rounds further and at high enough velocity to tear the toughest tank apart. and with out the need to hull large amounts of explosive materials inside the cabin with the crew.

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