Dudley Allen Buck

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Dudley Allen Buck
« on: September 06, 2015, 01:41:36 am »
Heres a tech guy from the 50's that probably would have invented everything before we were born, and suddenly died when he was 32 - which makes no sense.  was he murdered?

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

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Re: Dudley Allen Buck
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2015, 05:04:55 am »
Doing some quick investigating it said he died of a mysterious illness on a different website.

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Re: Dudley Allen Buck
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2015, 07:07:52 am »
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Five months after presenting this paper, Buck died suddenly. The last entry in his lab notebook, dated 18 May 1959, describes his effort to deposit a film of the element boron. Stricken in the following days by respiratory distress, Buck perished on 21 May. Not one month had passed since his 32nd birthday.

Although his death was attributed at the time to viral pneumonia, I believe that his deposition experiments may have been to blame. Buck’s work of 18 May involved two substances that require the utmost care. His source of boron was boron trichloride gas, and the process for depositing the boron film generates hydrogen chloride gas. Exposure to either gas, to say nothing of their combination, can cause fatal pulmonary edema to develop, with symptoms similar to pneumonia.

Reference: http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/dudley-bucks-forgotten-cryotron-computer
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Re: Dudley Allen Buck
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2015, 07:41:54 am »
Thanks for the more detailed info on his death.  O0

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Re: Dudley Allen Buck
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2015, 04:17:12 pm »
Excellent delivery by Ranch. 

It got me curious as to what happened.

There was also an angle that the KGB

may have been spying as exchange

students at the university, then.

An intriguing investigation...

Like you said, Raven...  Mysterious

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Re: Dudley Allen Buck
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2015, 06:06:35 am »
8pla - so making microconductors is dangerous??

But back to what I was thinking -> I have reason for suspicion,  because Johnathan Nash died recently too,  and hes a powerful engineer/mathematician also,  I wonder if intelligent men are picked off and killed by more backward future destroying people, peed off because they dont have the capacity in their minds for engineering. ;)

And we are centuries behind where we should be because of these assassinations.

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Re: Dudley Allen Buck
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2015, 05:35:26 pm »
And let's not forget the gentleman who was working on an engine that used a form of electrolysis to separate WATER into Hydrogen and Oxygen to run an automobile.

He was later found dead of "Food poisoning" at some midwestern restaurant. Hmm...Big Oil? Big Automakers?...

Reports say his brother has been trying to carry on his experiments somewhere in Florida.

(Suddenly, if successful, I see water costing $3.00 / gallon!!) :knuppel2:
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Re: Dudley Allen Buck
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2015, 06:16:19 pm »
If you get to doing the mechanics of your robot,  water fuel probably packs more punch than a magnet - but magnets are bloody powerful already.

One little tiny magnet can lift a fairly big thick iron rod already - ive been doing tests at home myself.

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Re: Dudley Allen Buck
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2015, 08:23:44 pm »
8pla - so making microconductors is dangerous??

Well, the technology they did by hand just over fifty years ago, now fits on the head of a pin, a hundred million times over.  I wonder if Buck wore an early prototype of what today is a fully sealed clean room suit with face mask and boots (almost like an astronaut)?

As to what you were thinking... Take a look at the history of the sewing machine:

Partial quote, "Thimonnier had a factory running with 80 machines, but then ran into trouble from Parisian tailors. They feared that, were his machines successful, they would soon take over from hand sewing, putting the craftsmen tailors out of work.  Late one night a group of tailors stormed the factory, destroying every machine, and causing Thimonnier to flee for his life."

Reference: http://ismacs.net/sewing_machine_history.html

Lastly, Nash was 86.  So, I think he lived past the average lifespan, at least.  However, Nash and his wife did die in a car crash, while riding in a taxi which went out of control.  The driver of the taxi and other car both survived the crash
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Re: Dudley Allen Buck
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2015, 02:44:34 am »
8pla,  i think if you divide a millimetre by 64. (a single flop is a 64th of a millimetre and 8 times shorter than its fat and long) you can work square or cubed and thats the limit of miniaturization today (thatll fit 2megabit in 1 cubed millimetre volumetric style.)  unless in some zoo laboratory in japan they have 10 terrabytes on a millimetre squared alone.... but i doubt it.

God man, it makes me sick with fear for myself - and others of my kind.

Its just selfishness,  when something good comes out - unless it was some moral objective, not just jealousy greed and underarrogance, or just simply fear, thats the biggest shame of all time stopping it from happening.
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