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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1616610)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Ketil Jansrud vince anche il SuperG davanti a Dominik Paris e .Hannes Reichelt.
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Quantum Fyzix less complicated? (Message 1616271)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not more (Albert Einstein). A recent outline of quantum mechanics was made by Federico Faggin in the video I have posted recently. But it is in Italian, of course.
Tullio
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1616267)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Steven Nyman, USA, vince a sorpresa la discesa libera sulla pista Saslonch in Val Gardena, davanti al norvegese Kjetil Jansrud. Terzo l'ottimo Dominik Paris, Italia. Neve artificiale. Domani il SuperG sulla stessa pista, domenica lo slalom gigante sulla Gran Risa in Val Badia, lunedi' slalom notturno a Madonna di Campiglio.
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Big Bang (Message 1615371)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
A higher state of complexity or order can be reached; but what is required is an input of additional energy. This energy can come from a source that is outside of the system being considered.

See Ilya Prigogine and his "dissipative structures".
Tullio
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Big Bang (Message 1615255)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I've heard on YouTube two talks by Federico Faggin, the builder of the first microprocessor, the MicroComputer System 4, then called 4004, then 8008, then 8080 then ....
He has now turned to the problem of consciousness, like Roger Penrose ("Shadows of the mind") and has founded a Foundation to support researches in this field, the Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation.
I cannot resume his ideas in a short post, but he believes we are part of an energy field (see also Freeman J.Dyson, "Disturbing the Universe") which antedates the Big Bang and will survive us. We are part of an Universe which tries to understand itself and has created a biological evolution to this purpose, giving birth to living beings of increasing complexity (and this reminded me of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, and his "noosphere", which he has described in his posthumous book, "The human phenomenon"). All this is fascinating.
Tullio
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1613921)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Oggi nello slalom maschile Marcel Hirscher ha battuto Felix Neureuther e uno sconosciuto russo di nome Alexander Horoshilov.Attenti ai russi!
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1613354)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Lascia che corregga il tuo ottimo italiano. Tina e' una sciatrice, essendo una femmina e anche Lindsey Vonn.
Tullio
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1613280)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Tina ha gia' vinto uno slalom, una libera e un gigante (ieri) ed e' arrivata seconda in due gare, compresa quella di oggi. Sta accumulando punti per la Coppa del Mondo.
Tullio
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1613232)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
CERN has launched a Grand Challenge competition for processing LHC data. It is not necessary to have a BOINC account, also Google, Facebook and Twitter accounts can participate. See lhcathome2.cern.ch.
Tullio
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1613230)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
In a recent ESA meeting in Ferrara the scientists managing the Planck satellite observatory said that the excess of high energy positrons in space is not due to the annihilation of dark matter, as it was proposed. When I find a link I shall post it.
Tullio
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1613219)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Sto guardando lo slalom femminile di Are, in Svezia. Bella neve, solo un po' di nebbia. Io tifo per Tina Maze, che e' slovena e quindi mia vicina di casa (io sono triestino).
Tullio
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Now We Can Help Fight Ebola! (Message 1613161)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Journalists are ignorant and you confirm this.
Tullio
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1612771)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Per chi vuole sentire Federico Faggin in una conferenza all'Universita' di Padova, ecco una prima parte:
Faggin
Tullio
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Now We Can Help Fight Ebola! (Message 1612340)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I've read the Associate Press article on the Ebola project by World Community Grid (see the BOINC home page). BOINC is not even mentioned.
Tullio
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Is the potential of our moon being overlooked? (Message 1610849)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I've read that some Australian scientists have reached a 46% efficiency in photovoltaics. That is a good news.
Tullio
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1610801)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Ieri sera ho visto Daniel Barenboim dirigere Fidelio di Beethoven alla Scala, intercalando con le gare di sci in Canada e America. Brave Lindsey Vonn, Tina Maze, Lara Gut e Anna Fenninger, come bravo Ted Ligety che ha vinto lo slalom gigante di Vail con una mano ingessata dopo un incidente in allenamento. Beati loro che hanno la neve, qui in Italia non c'e'.
Tullio
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Now We Can Help Fight Ebola! (Message 1610469)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor

That was your interviewer and not IBM. They have constructed one of the largest if not the largest computers for research and they pay for World Community Grid. IBM is many divisions and they are for the most part independent of each other. An example would be the people who developed the IBM PC didn't talk to the mainframe or mini computer division. If they had, the IBM PC would have been much different and much bigger. They do this in order to reduce the risk of committing to a failed product. Having a second product available should a line not work out is one of the reasons IBM is still around today.

Yes, and they are using Linux on their supercomputers. On a second occasion, in 1985, after I had worked on UNIX computers designed by Scott McNealy, the former SUN boss, the interviewer said: UNIX? That is for students, not for us!
Tullio
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Is the potential of our moon being overlooked? (Message 1610353)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Opinions can differ. When I see a photo of Mars surface sent from Opportunity or Curiosity I agree with Carl Sagan, who wrote "Mars is a place like Arizona or New Mexico". The surface of the Moon looks like an alien place.
Tullio
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Now We Can Help Fight Ebola! (Message 1609898)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have sent money to dr.Gino Strada, the founder of the Emergency team who is now in Sierra Leone fighting Ebola. One of his doctors has fallen ill and is now in Italy in a critical conditions. But I refuse to have anything to do with IBM because when I was searching for a position with them, the interviewer asked me what interested me in IBM. I told him that I was interested in scientific computing, I have a degree in theoretical physics. We don't do any scientific computing, was his answer, and I was not hired. Later I worked with Honeywell Bull at Trieste Area Science Park as head of the Unix Bull Laboratory.
Tullio
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Is the potential of our moon being overlooked? (Message 1609894)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
As I said, I would start by building a Space Station in Moon orbit. From this expeditions could be sent to search for water ice. If there is no water ice on the Moon, no base is possible. To build a space station in Moon orbit could take from ten to 20 years, depending on funding. All its part should be put first in Earth orbit, then transferred to the Moon orbit. The cost of such an enterprise? No guess is possible. If the Chinese or Japanese want to do this, let them try.
China ha put on the Moon only a Jade Rabbit, which lasted 24 hours.
Tullio


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