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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1695072)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Your blood pressure goes up in altitude. But I am wondering how much of the mountain spirit is left to people taking this technological machine. In the mountains, as you go up with your feet, you understand you are a part of a whole encompassing the mountain and you. This is what I felt when I was a ypung climber.
Tullio
22) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1695061)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
No problem. I am having a cooperation with CERN on three BOINC projects, LHC@home, vLHC@home, ATLAS@home plus something else of which I cannot speak now. I just try to learn something every day.
Tullio
23) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1695044)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have a degree in Theoretical physics and know something about fermions and bosos. Bosons are quantized by commutators, fermions by anticommutators.
Since my degree is 50 years old, I have taken an online course on the Higgs field, of which the Higgs boson is the force carrier, by the University of Edinburgh just to learn something new.
The gravitational field, of which the graviton should be the force carrier, has never been quantized so far. The quantum loop gravity theory is the latest attempt.
Tullio
24) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1695005)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Gravitons are spin 2 bosons, that is force carriers, not particles. Particles are spin 1/2 fermions, such as protons, neutrons, electrons, neutrinos.
Tullio
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1694938)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Success is counted sweeter by those who never succeed
(Emily Dickinson)
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1694871)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
E' stata inaugurata la nuova cabinovia Skyway che porta dai 1300 metri di Courmayeur ai 3460 di Punta Helbronner in 19 minuti. Poi si puo' proseguire per Chamonix. E' uno sbalzo di 2160 metri che puo' essere pericoloso per chi ha problemi di ipertensione. Io avevo preso la vecchia funivia fino al Rifugio Torino senza problemi, ma un mio amico stava male. Poi e' morto in Himalaya.
Tullio
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1694864)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I got a message that my upgrade is already reserved.
Tullio
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1694624)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I am a Linux user but since having bought a HP PC last year with Windows 8, soon updated to 8.1, I find Windows 8.1 very reliable. I am running 4 BOINC projects on it, two of them use VirtualBox. So when Windows 10 arrives I don't think I shall have any problem.
Tullio
29) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Hoax photo on Mars? (Message 1694543)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Since some kind of pyramid was seen on Ceres by the Dawn orbiter, some people thought to make a scoop out of it.
Tullio
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1694533)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Papa Franceso sta visitando il Tempio Valdese di Torino. E' la prima volta che un Papa cattolico entra in una chiesa protestante e recita con loro il Padre Nostro.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1694355)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Solita vittoria Mercedes nel Gran Premio d'Austria.
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Felipe Massa
4 Sebastian Vettel

Alonso ha tamponato Raikkonen e per poco non lo ammazzava. Per fortuna i due sono usciti illesi dai rottami e sono andati via assieme. Bravi.
32) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1694253)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
We can take part in their effort thanks to Internet,the World Wide Web (invented at CERN), BOINC, VirtualBox, etc.
Tullio
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1694245)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I am running Windows 8.1 on a HP minitower. I got the message that I have been reserved for Windows 10 upgrade. What I use Windows for is to run a VirtualBox platform for my CERN programs, written in Scientific Linux.
Tullio
34) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1694239)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I visited CERN in 1964 because a relative of mine was working in the Theory Division. Now things have changed and CERN is much bigger. It is the most important center for particle physics in the world, thanks to Edoardo Amaldi and Pierre Auger.Europe needed a European laboratory after the war, but now it is a world class laboratory. Amaldi was also one of the Founding Fathers of the European Space Agency, which is making headlines with its Rosetta-Philae mission. When Europeans don't kill each other in wars, they can cooperate.
Tullio
35) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1693935)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I suspect a tour around Cern would be interesting to see all the kit and what the money has been spent on.

I think that just reading CERN Courier you can get an idea of what CERN is and what it has meant in the history of science. One of its Founding Fathers, Edoardo Amaldi, asked to prohibit any military research in CERN. Scientists from all over the world work in CERN. One of the CERN projects I am running, ATLAS@home, is the work of a pretty girl from China.
Tullio
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Furtherst north sight for the telescopes (once in a year - repeatedly) (Message 1693497)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
A midsummer's night dream?
Tullio
37) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Galaxies Observed May Not Exist From Light-Years (Message 1693350)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Sure, the Messier Catalogue.
Tullio
38) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Galaxies Observed May Not Exist From Light-Years (Message 1693133)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
The galaxy name is CR7, a very strange name, because soccer fans identify it with Cristian Ronaldo, a soccer star.
Tullio
There is an article on the NYT but I cannot read it having filled my quota of 10 articles/month.
39) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Galaxies Observed May Not Exist From Light-Years (Message 1693126)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
A network of big telescopes has discovered a very brilliant and very far galaxy with very massive Population III stars. I found this news on theregister.co.uk and it had a link to the Astrophysical Journal I could not open. But it must still be in print. Now scientific news (or their abstracts) go online even before being printed, a very bad habit in my opinion.
Tullio
40) Message boards : Number crunching : My computer is IDLE??? (Message 1692909)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
If you want a project to keep your CPU busy. I suggest "Climate Prediction". I don't know if they use GPU's or not. The work units are extremely long. I have received wu's with 1 year to complete. Others taking a few days to do running at 24/7.

CPDN does not use GPU. I just completed a task in 32 days on this Linux box, not a very fast one.
Tullio


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