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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548653)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Chris S
Hello Angela!

There is no reason why this thread number 20 shouldn't also be in remembrance of John Clark. I'm sure that my mate Spawnie won't mind a bit :-))
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1548648)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Chris S
I sincerely hope that it will do William. There are times that I see little benefit in our present lives. But if we are actually paving the way for a better future for mankind, then that has to be the way forward, Shame you and I won't see it.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Miggins Magnificent Mouthwatering Mouthfuls (Message 1548643)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Chris S
Sounds like the hokey cokey :-)))
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #69 (Message 1548627)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Chris S
mechanics
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #216: Tracking the micronian Battle Cruiser... (Message 1548626)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Chris S
Getting to the end of a long day win .....
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1548624)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Chris S
I rather think Our Julie might like a drop of that :-)
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game (Message 1548614)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Chris S
perspective from the
8) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1548610)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Chris S
Well science for it's own sake is all very well, but those of us that in the end pay for it via our taxes would like to see some tagible benefits from it all. So far all we have is something called the Higgs Boson. Whether it exists or not, and they think that it might just possibly do, crossing fingers etc, is it gong to change any one of our lives for the better?
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Quantum Entanglement possible instant communication over very long distances (Message 1548608)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Chris S
Heisenberg's uncertainty principle tells us we can never know the momentum of a particle exactly, or even the total momentum of both particles put together. In fact, we can't ever know exactly what the momentum of a particle will be before we measure it, but we do know always that the total momentum of the two particles put together doesn't change when the particles act on each other.

In order to be sure that the total momentum is the same before and after the particles act on one another, we need to describe a pair of particles as a single quantum system rather than a pair of quantum systems. If this wasn't true, the Conservation law for momentum would be violated due to the quantum uncertainty of the momentum of each particle.

Bugger the tea, I need something a bit stronger after that. Now look here, if all this quantum entanglement stuff is so brilliant, and everyone except me understands it, why hasn't it revolutionised the world we live in? Will it cure cancer, end poverty, stop wars, take mankind to the stars? If not why the heck are we bothering with it?

Pass another Rich tea biscuit would you Annie, and don't break it this time!
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 17 (Message 1548606)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Chris S
Oooh Oooh can I swop a Warka for one as well :-)))))
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 4 (Message 1548604)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Chris S
Men sweat, Ladies perspire.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts V (Message 1548602)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Chris S
8.30p.m. on Sunday evening.

72F, humidity 57%, wind 2mph, barometer 1002 steady, rain forecast.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 17 (Message 1548573)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Chris S
A little strong at 6% but looks interesting.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #216: Tracking the micronian Battle Cruiser... (Message 1548563)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Chris S
And a post for supper time ....

Ooopps there was almost a song there
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Quantum Entanglement possible instant communication over very long distances (Message 1548558)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Chris S
Well I did ask didn't I :-)))

The principle of generating small amounts of finite improbability by simply hooking the logic circuits of a Bambleweeny 57 Sub-Meson Brain to an atomic vector plotter suspended in a strong Brownian Motion producer (say a nice hot cup of tea) were of course well understood — and such generators were often used to break the ice at parties by making all the molecules in the hostess's undergarments leap simultaneously one foot to the left, in accordance to the theory of indeterminacy.

Many respectable physicists said that they weren't going to stand for this, partly because it was a debasement of science, but mostly because they didn't get invited to those sorts of parties.

Then, one day, a student who had been left to sweep up after a particularly unsuccessful party found himself reasoning in this way: If, he thought to himself, such a machine is a virtual impossibility, it must have finite improbability. So all I have to do in order to make one is to work out how exactly improbable it is, feed that figure into the finite improbability generator, give it a fresh cup of really hot tea... and turn it on!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Costa Concordia (Message 1548550)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Chris S
BBC
17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1548545)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Chris S
All that these large particle colliders will do is to show even more unknown exotic particles that the scientists then have to explain the existence of. I'd rather see the money spent on cures for cancer.
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Evolution - In Two Places (Message 1548539)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Chris S
Russia wasn't the only Country Annie. Animals in space but I guess that their lives did pave the way for humans to go up and return safely. I just wish it hadn't been necessary.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Buzz Aldrin on U.S.S. Hornet Museum Today. (Message 1548532)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Chris S
Sounds like more of a PR event, which was a real shame. But hey, the man is pretty famous. But if you are happy with what you got then that is good :-)
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548531)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Chris S
Oh good grief, Chris. This is Canada. I'm literally the scariest person in this neighbourhood, apart from my son.

Oh my word Es, that is really scary. Either you are even scarier than even I thought, bearing in mind an Elvis song, a witches hat, and a mentos experiment, or Canadians are quite well behaved after all :-)))


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