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1) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Europa and Jupiter and Saturn (Message 1580971)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Image from Titan from Huygens


2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : NASA's next big rocket in Air & Space Magazine October, 2014 (Message 1580970)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Certainly looks interesting .....
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : too much (Message 1580915)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Perhaps you should question why you post ??? :-))
4) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1580909)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I have been to Pittsburgh and seen one of the Carnegie museums, but sadly time constraints prevented me from visiting inside.





The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a foreign-policy think tank, its work is not formally associated with any political party. In the University of Pennsylvania's 2013 Global Go To Think Tanks Report, Carnegie is ranked the third most influential think tank in the world, after the Brookings Institution and Chatham House.

I would suggest however, that their view is just one of many in the world, that needs to be taken into consideration to appreciate the wider picture, rather than just one side of it.

Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. is the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, in office since 2009. What merits has he in foreign affairs?

According to your personal opinion, not much. I assume that you will be writing to him to express your views?

Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

I am quite sure that he will appreciate hearing from a 60 year old Scandinavian.
5) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1580898)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
It is true that the Wikipedia that we all refer to is based in San Francisco. But the views expressed are world wide.

US Attorney General Eric Holder is WRONG!

Well I am glad that someone from Sweden is able to advise him otherwise .....
6) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1580895)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Janne, we have covered all this before ...

previous post

Khorasan Group

The “Khorasan Group” is a term that gained currency only in the past two weeks.

"This is a group that has been known to us for two years," US Attorney General Eric Holder told Yahoo News.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1580880)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I certainly wouldn't call myself an anorak Wiggo, but I do love the old steam trains and the modern High speed stuff. For a modest donation I have apparently bought a bolt somewhere for the Flying Scotsman restoration project, and I am a "Friend" of the Settle & Carlisle Railway.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1580878)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
[At a surgery near you]

Do come in Mr S, take a seat. Now what can I do for you?

Well Doc, I keep hearing the B word wherever I go.

I see, is this a problem?

Well, I don't want to appear green about it, but when I think back, to the time when I smoked, the memories of it are a bit streaky. But they have come along again. Can I be cured?

Clearly Suidae isn't an option here, but we may be able to treat you for ungulateism.

Sounds good, what's it entail?

You sit quietly on the Sus scrofa, and repeat 5 times "I love bacon" twice a day.

Will it work?

Maybe, but avoid burnt electricians, they are too far gone to be helped by therapy.

Thanks Doc.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1580861)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
The N700A was unveiled in 2012, the E7 is the latest.

In Europe the East Coast Line usually refers to the London to Edinburgh route via York, once operated by the LNER. The West Coast line is the London to Glasgow route via Crewe, once operated by LMS. There was great rivalry pre-war between the the companies as to who could get their passengers to Scotland the quickest.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 19 (Message 1580546)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Uggh!!! they look like eyeballs!!!
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1580493)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Hehehe, Julie has been taking ventriloquist lessons .....
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Catalyst 14.9 released (Message 1580485)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Would anyone recommend updating from

13.9 for my ATI 4770 on Win 7 64 bit

12.6 for my ATI 5850 on Win 7 64 bit.

If so what benefits would I get, if any?
13) Message boards : Politics : Is it time for a repeat of Tiananmen Square? (Message 1580479)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Everyone knew exactly what would happen in time when the UK gave Hong Kong back in 1997 to China. Unfortunately the UK did not have any choice in the matter as in 1898, Britain obtained a 99-year lease from China from the Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory, Lantau Island and the area north of Boundary Street in Kowloon up to Shenzhen. Hong Kong's population is 93.6% ethnic Chinese and 6.4% from other groups. China has got so big and powerful in the last 50 years that even the USA cannot challenge them any more.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1580469)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Blub blub .....

Tar dog
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : An ugly duckling or not? (Message 1580437)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
The Beluga Airbus looks like a Bottle Nosed Dolphin, and the Dreamlifter is comparatively ugly, but so what? Provided that both are certificated as airworthy, are any of us likely to see them in our daily lives?

The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) or Beluga, is a version of the standard A300-600 wide-body airliner modified to carry aircraft parts and oversized cargo. It was officially called the Super Transporter at first, but the name Beluga became popular and has now been officially adopted.

The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter (formerly Large Cargo Freighter or LCF) is a wide-body cargo aircraft. Cargo is placed in the aircraft by the world's longest cargo loader. It is an extensively modified Boeing 747-400 and is used exclusively for transporting 787 aircraft parts to Boeing's assembly plants from suppliers around the world.


They are simply oversized cargo planes. Shakespeare wrote "Much ado about Nothing" in 1598, some 400 years later it is as relevant today.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1580433)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Both Captains and First Officers if each ship should be relieved of duty, pending an investigation. But you will find that 90% of each ships crew won't speak English.
17) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1580432)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
IMHO there will never ever be peace in the Middle East, because the existence of every country in it, is based upon religion, which in turn is locked in to biblical times, which they all seem to want to revert to. The complicating factor is of course the oil deposits, which is a 21C issue.

It is very tempting to want to build a 30 foot high wall around the Middle East and let them all get on with it, but of course that is just idle daydreaming. It is also tempting to offer ISIS an island somewhere where their 30,000 poeple can go and live in peace with each other and leave the rest of the world alone. Any offers?
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1580241)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Because they're there! Plus they form a great threat to all matter in the Universe, including us.

Well exactly, precisely so.

....thinking about evolution and creation instead?

Because thinking about creation brings religion into it which has nothing to do with science.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Win7 ate 9 & spit out 10! (Message 1580188)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Win 10

The software will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with applications sold from a single store.

Across desktop PCs as a whole, only 13.4% currently run Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, according to research firm NetMarketshare. By contrast, it says 51.2% are powered by Windows 7 and 23.9% by Windows XP, a version that is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Corporates won't touch it with a bargepole until SP1 comes out. Even then most users will go back to classic menus and the Win 7 look. Clearly MS want one single product that will run on anything. Not like the days of NT for power users and Win 95 for consumers. Ever since Bill took the money and retired, and the Marketing boys took over, they have lost their way. MS offers their customers what MS want them to have, not what their customers actually want.

You can just imagine the corporate bean counters gnashing their teeth "How the hell can we make any profit with a 1/4 of our customers still refusing to move from XP? We deliberately stopped supporting it, and the buggers are still using it!!!".

Simple answer MS, bring back Bill, make him President, Chairman, CEO, Chief Engineer etc etc. And let the software engineers listen to the market place, and produce what they want. If the Marketing lot throw a hissy fit, sack 'em! If they produced a popular enough product they wouldn't need to market it, it would sell itself!
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : what's this? (Message 1579850)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
That Koala is quite clever!


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