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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Overheating on laptops (Message 1504624)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullio
I am running SETI@home, Einstein@home and Test4Theory@home 24/7 on my HP 635 laptop with SuSE Linux 12.3 and VirtualBox 4.3.10. But I changed its 320 GB hard disk at 5400 RPM with a Samsung 840 SSD of 256 GB.
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2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1504621)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullio
I read the CERN Courier to keep track on what is happening in elementary particle physics. I don't trust much other sources, except "Nature".
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3) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1504254)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile tullio
This may mean that the symmetry group of elementary particles is not SU(3) but SU(4).
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4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1504183)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile tullio
The Internet Society has nominated dr. Ben Segal, chief scientist of CERN Test4Theory@home, to the Internet Hall of fame.
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5) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Kepler Telescope (Message 1496002)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile tullio
From Berkeley Online News
Lick Telescope
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6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Stars are blue, Panthers are pink and the music plays here (Message 1495136)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile tullio
I don't believe much in Artificial Intelligence. We are not even able to find a big plane full of people. Sigh.
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7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Stars are blue, Panthers are pink and the music plays here (Message 1494714)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile tullio
Special relativity does not deal with gravity. General relativity does it. The recent discoveries of Bicep-2 at the South Pole seem to indicate that gravitation is also quantized, that is it obeys the laws of quantum mechanics, but nobody so far has been able to quantize the gravitational field, possibly because it is highly non-linear.
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8) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Let's see some results! (Message 1494701)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile tullio
Carlo Rubbia says he found aliens in the Italian Senate, where he was nominated for life by President Napolitano.I imagine he feels like a fish out of water.
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9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Stars are blue, Panthers are pink and the music plays here (Message 1491886)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile tullio
Photons don't have a rest mass, neutrinos may have a very small one.
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10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Out-of-body experiences are harder to remember (Message 1491153)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile tullio
Ernest Hemingway, in "Farewell to arms" describes his experience when hit by a shell on the Isonzo front in the First World War. Unfortunately the translator in Italian did not understand what he was expressing and I found it when reading the English original version.
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11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Major Astrophysics Discovery to be Announced on Monday (Message 1490548)
Posted 30 days ago by Profile tullio
I scanned all articles and videos but found no indication about the wavelength of those GW. So I still think it is very large.
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12) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Sad state of science education in the USA (Message 1490172)
Posted 30 days ago by Profile tullio
I simply note that many US Nobel prizes are foreign born who migrated to the USA in search of opportunities which were denied to them in their countries.
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13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Major Astrophysics Discovery to be Announced on Monday (Message 1490042)
Posted 31 days ago by Profile tullio
AFAIK gravitational waves from the Big Bang should have huge wavelengths, which were the target of the LISA system, abandoned by NASA and mothballed by ESA. Einstein@hone and Albert@home, which I take part in, search for much smaller wavelengths.
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14) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1489685)
Posted 32 days ago by Profile tullio
Recently an Ethiopian pilot locked out of the cabin an Italian copilot who had gone to the toilet and diverted the aircraft to Switzerland, where he was arrested. But the Malaysia airliner did not land in any known airport and maybe crashed into the sea after finishing its fuel supply.
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15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The James Webb Space Telescope (Message 1489304)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile tullio
The JWST has to deploy its mirrors in space,since it they are launched folded. That is a big risk.
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16) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1488936)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile tullio
I find impossible for a modern aircraft such as the Boeing 777 to disappear from the sky without emitting any signal of distress. The Air France A330 sent many automatic signals while plunging to the sea. One recalls the simple Morse code emitted by a postal airplane over the same South Atlantic in Saint Exupery's novel "Vol de nuit", "the purest form of despair".
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17) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1488864)
Posted 34 days ago by Profile tullio
Communications from the plane ceased at 1.07 PM local time. Radar contact was lost at 1.30 PM local time. According to CNN a representative from Rolls Royce declined to comment saying there is an investigation going on. If the engines sent a warning message to Air Malaysia to be transferred to Rolls Royce is not ours to know. Maybe somebody knows the truth and is not telling it. It would cost too much money.
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18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1488422)
Posted 34 days ago by Profile tullio
Hypotheses non fingo (Isaac Newton)
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19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The James Webb Space Telescope (Message 1488419)
Posted 34 days ago by Profile tullio
Hubble was saved by a Shuttle mission after being put in orbit with flawed optics It was upgraded by two more Shuttle missions. If the JWST incurs in some problem no mission can reach it. Kepler has overtaken its deadline but it is still working with different objectives.
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20) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1488334)
Posted 35 days ago by Profile tullio
An Air Lauda aircraft, I believe a 767, broke instantly into pieces when somebody made a cell phone call which inverted the thrust of one of its engines. It is true that in the ocean there are no cell phone antennas but maybe somebody on the plane was trying to contact his relatives.
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