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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Michael Schumacher in critical condition after skiing accident (Message 1570021)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Off topic a bit but does anybody know who took Schumacher's place as the STIG on Top Gear or they hoping he will make a full recovery and come back to the show ?

He had already left Mercedes, which is now managed by Niki Lauda. The two drivers are Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, who collide almost every race. Nico is leading the championship, but Lewis is gaining points. There are still 6 races, everything is possible.The third is David Ricciardo, an Australian of Italian origins, who drives for Red Bull.
Tullio
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Has the identity of Jack the Ripper been uncovered? (Message 1569913)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
2001, A space odissey, by Stanley Kubrick, initial scenes.
Tullio
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Paul Allen radio telescopes in CA (Message 1569606)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I think the main problem is the format of the recorded data. I know that Einstein@home is getting data for its binary pulsar search from Arecibo, Parkes and the Fermi gamma-ray satellite. Evidently they have solved the problem.
Tullio
24) Message boards : Number crunching : don't need (Message 1569595)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
My Radeon HD 8670D seems rather fast on crunching APs. I have an unused HD 7770. Would it be better? I am a novice on graphic cards.
Tullio
25) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1569506)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Going back to the title of this thread, if I remember well Hawking did not even believe in the existence of the Higgs boson. Now that it has bee found with a mass of about 125 GeV, it decays rapidly into 2 gamma photons and, less frequently, in two intermediate vector bosons. I cannot understand how it could become a danger. But my friend Peter Skands of CERN wrote in the vLHC@home message boards that what is important is not the Higgs boson, but the Higgs field, which gives mass also to the Higgs. boson besides to other particles.
Tullio
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1569236)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Bravi gli italiani De Marchi (friulano di Buja) e Aru (sardo). Contador deve guardarsi da Chris Froome.
27) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1569084)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I would suggest you to read the following books by Roger Penrose: The emperor's new mind and Shadows of the mind. The second is more technical. Penrose is a first rate theoretical physicist, well known for his work on black holes.
Tullio
I forgot to mention Karl Pribram, who also wrote me back. I still have his letter, as I have that of Penrose. Your daughter should know who Karl Pribram is.
28) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1568974)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
In my humble opinion the brain is a macroscopic quantum object. Professor Roger Penrose, with whom I had an exchange of ideas, believes the same.
Tullio
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1568685)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Si, grazie, ma volevo che tutti sapessero i motivi per cui Alonso non puo' vincere, come lui stesso ha ammesso alla TV. Non e' colpa sua, ma delle politiche del gruppo. Non si fa abbastanza ricerca in Italia, non solo nelle auto.
Tullio
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1568675)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Unfortunately the Fiat group, led by Sergio Marchionne, has not developed any hybrid car and lacks experience in this technology. Ferrari is not able to compete with Mercedes powered cars, which are really hybrid cars.
Tullio
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1568660)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Gran Premio Monza:
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
3 Felipe Massa Williams
Fernando Alonso ha dovuto ritirarsi per un guasto al motore elettrico. Erano 86 Gran Premi che la sua Ferrari non subiva un guasto.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1568240)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
That was a scene from La dolce vita film.
Tullio
33) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Time Travel (Message 1568238)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have read the scientific biography written by Abraham Pais ("Subtle is the Lord") but also on a more popular level "Albert Einsten creator and rebel" by Banesh Hoffman and Helen Dukas, the former secretary. Also I had the opportunity of knowing a former coworker of Einstein, prof. Peter G. Bergmann of Syracuse University, whose book "The riddle of gravitation" I published while at Mondadori Publishing House. Einstein's work is carried on by people such as Bruce Allen at the Albert Einstein Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover, who conducts two BOINC projects, Einstein@home and Albert@home, in which I take part.
Tullio
34) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Time Travel (Message 1568138)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Einstein was a genius that deserved 5 Nobel prizes but got only one, never for relativity. His Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox has opened new horizons to physics, which are still unexplored.
Tullio
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1567653)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Giusto, ma e' la tredicesima tappa. Adesso aspettiamo le montagne. Io aspetto Fabio Aru, un vero scalatore.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : It is official! 15th Seti Anni Shirts are a go. (Message 1567651)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Wiggo & Chris: That looks cool folks! :-)


So far homes have been found in

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Germany
Netherlands
Russia
United Kingdom

It came to light, that we have no T-Shirts in Africa or Antartica.
Would it not be wonderful to cover every Continent.

I don't see Asia on the list either, unless you're counting Russia.

True! Not much activity from asian Setizens on the boards also.


Do we actually have crunchers from Antarctica here?

Penguins (Linux users)
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse 601 - when to give up? (Message 1567624)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
My first result of an AP with GPU:
Run time 32,221.73
CPU time 1,618.73
Credits 686.81
38) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1567543)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Amaldi was very firm on that. He tells the story that having visited his former boss Enrico Fermi in Chicago he was told he could not take a walk with him because he did not have the necessary clearances. Of course Fermi had taken part in the Manhattan project but also had refused to join Edward Teller on developing the H bomb.
Tullio
There is a project in Jordan, a synchrotron radiation facility, called SESAME in which Arab, Iranian, Jordan and Israeli scientists take part. It is directed by an Italian coming from the Elettra Synchrotron built by Carlo Rubbia near Trieste and the Area Science Park where I worked from 1991 to `994.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse 601 - when to give up? (Message 1567540)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Thanks Mike, it seems very fast compared to the CPU version on the same host. Also, it takes very little CPU (0.124) so other tasks can run.
Tullio
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse 601 - when to give up? (Message 1567489)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
On my new PC with AMD A10-6700 CPU, Radeon HD 8670D board, Windows 8.1 64-bit, I have an AP task running Astropulse v6.6 06 with opencl_ati_nocal_100. Since it is the first time I run AP on a graphic board (I used to run the Lunatics version on my Linux box), would I have any improvement in downloading the Lunatics version? Thanks.
Tullio


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