[ExI] Asteroidal mining was Nukes was less expensive energy

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Thu Sep 22 20:11:31 UTC 2011

On 09/21/2011 06:46 PM, Keith Henson wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 5:00 AM,   May<dennislmay at yahoo.com>  wrote:
> snip
> Dennis, there is a vast literature on the subjects you have been
> talking about, much of it where people actually worked the numbers.
> Re cooling, there is rule of thumb number anyone can calculate on the
> radiator area you need per kW of waste heat at room temperature.  I
> suggest you might want to look up the formula and calculate it.
> There is a subtle problem with scaling down heaters like induction
> furnaces and scaling up radiators.
> Best wishes,
> Keith
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This is so much of a snip that a catching up reader has no idea what is 
being discussed.  Surely not optimal.

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