Posts by tullio

21) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery, Search for other habitable planets (Message 1850518)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullio
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Today NASA is holding a press conference on exoplanets at 1 PM EST, 19 CEST, to be published in "Nature" magazine.
Tullio
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1850514)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullio
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There was Emacs. Sic transit gloria mundi.
Tullio
23) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Brave Ideas (Message 1850487)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullio
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In a few minutes, the Dragon spacecraft launched by SpaceX will dock to the ISS carrying an amount of supplies and scientific instrumentation like SAGE III by NASA. In a few hours the Progress cargo craft will launch from Baikonur to bring other supplies to the ISS. This joint American-Russian effort is a joy to me, an Italian. My father was sent by Mussolini to invade Russia and came back full of admiration for the Russian people and its humanity. Forward, forward the ships! (Cristoforo Colombo, on his way to America).
Tullio
Progress has already launched and is on its way.
24) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1850467)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullio
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The Fermi orbiting gamma-ray telescope has discovered a strong gamma-ray emission from the center of M31, the Andromeda galaxy. NASA says it might be a sign of interacting dark matter or a number of gamma-ray pulsars like the ones which are discovered by the Einstein@home project with both CPU tasks and GPU tasks, which give a good amount of credits. My Einstein RAC has reached 20k, a figure never reached in any project so far.
Tullio
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1850413)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile tullio
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A bear called Francesco has awakened from lethargy in the Alpi Carniche, Friuli, because a hot February after a cold January. Temperature has risen to 17 C. He has a radio collar, so they can keep watch on him. He will descend in search of food and beehives, causing problems to the mountain people.
Tullio
26) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Brave Ideas (Message 1850391)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile tullio
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The shuttles have killed two crews. I think NASA could not afford the loss of a third crew. It is true that space is a dangerous enterprise, but shuttles had features (wings) unneeded in a spacecraft (a lifting body could have worked), wanted by the US Air Force. The X37-B is a mini shuttle with no crew.
Tullio
27) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Brave Ideas (Message 1850161)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile tullio
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The SpaceX Falcon9 rocket started from Pad 39A in the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, which had launched Apollo and Shuttle missions. It was the first time that a commercial rocket had started from a NASA launch Pad. The first stage of the rocket has landed also at Cape Canaveral on NASA ground. The Dragon capsule is slated to return to Earth in March with 2 tons (don't know if metric or Imperial) of old equipment and experiments, and junk.
Tullio
28) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1850155)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile tullio
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The Diderot University online course speaks of Fritz Zwicky as the father of the dark matter idea. He called it "missing mass" in 1933.
Tullio
29) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : SpaceX ready to launch again. (Message 1849971)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullio
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A SpaceX Falcon rocket has launched from Kennedy Space Center for the ISS, carrying a Dragon capsule and 2 tons of supplies.
Tullio
First stage landed safely at Cape Canaveral Landing zone. A TV press conference by NASA and SpaceX personnel is scheduled at 11.30 EST.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1849949)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullio
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Slalom men
1 Manuel Hirscher Austria as usual
2 Manuel Feller Austria
3 Felix Neureuther Germany
4 Henrik Kristoffersen Norway
End of World Championship. New week the cross country championship starts in Lahti, Finland. I shall try to cover it depending on what Italian TV will transmit.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A little bit of history (Message 1849709)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullio
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There were also French pilots, like Pierre Clostermann, who wrote a book about his years in the RAF. Le grand circus, if I remember the correct French title.
Tullio
But my favored book on the Battle of Britain is "The last enemy", by Edmund Hillary, an Australian like John Hillary, the conqueror of Everest. The title is a quotation from Saint Paul
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1849696)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullio
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I`m wondering that nobody mentions the stunning performance of Laura Dahlmeier :(

I cannot cover every sport. I try to cover skiing, both alpine and cross country, and cycling. If someone wants to help, he is welcome.
Tullio
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1849544)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullio
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Yes, but the author is not "Giovani marmotte" (Young marmots) which amounts to a boy-scout group in the Disney version, but me.
Tullio
There was a Club delle giovani marmotte, a book club, and the book was written for it. The Norwegian edition mentions Glauco Arneri, who was the book editor, and me, who was the author.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1849530)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullio
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Slalom womn
1 Mikaela Shriffin USA
2 Wendy Holdener Switzerland
3 Frida Hansdotter Sweden
Zuzulova out
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1849517)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullio
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Mikaela is first after first run, Wendy Holdener second and Veronika Velez Zuzulova third.
Tullio
A book of mine, "Esperimenti con i grandi scienziati", written for children and published by Mondadori, has been translated into seven languages. I have the Norwegian edition. Unfortunately I had conceded all translation rights to Mondadori, not believing that the book would have translations. Stupid me.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Who crunches near us? (Message 1849322)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullio
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I live in a small town outside Milano, but I am really from Trieste. I have a brother in Trieste and another in Genoa. My parents are dead, but I have a son and his family in Tuscany and a daughter and her family in Meda, 40 km from me. We all meet at Easter and Christmas at my daughter home in Meda, together with my ex wife, who lives in Seregno. I have 5 grandchildren, 3 male and 2 female,all very bright. Once the teacher asked the class of Rebecca, who is in primary school, if they knew any scientist. I know Einstein said Rebecca, eight years old. How do you know him? asked the teacher. My grand dad wrote a book on him, answered Rebecca. It is true. While working in Mondadori I had written a physics and astronomy book for children, which was translated in seven languages. Unfortunately, I had left any translated edition right to Mondadori, not believing it would be translated. I still have a Norwegian edition.
Tullio
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1849303)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullio
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Giant Slalom men

1 Marcel Hirscher Austria as usual
2 Roland Leitinger Austria
3 Leif Kristian Haugen Norway
4 Henrik Kristoffersen Norway
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1849286)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullio
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Giant slalom
1 Marcel Hirscher Austria
2 Philip Schoerghofer Austria
3 Alexis Pinturault France
This is the first run. A plane has cut a cable of a suspended video camera and the second run is postponed too 13.30 CEST.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1849124)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullio
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That may be, but I don't see any diacritical mark on my US keyboard. One has to have a keyboard for every language. On the Hebrew terminals that we at Bull sold in Israel Hebrew words would be typed from right to left, while English words on the same terminal would be typed from left to right.
Tullio
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1849063)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullio
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I know, but my Italian keyboard has no umlaut. That is the advantage of English, no diacritical marks, like Latin.
Tullio


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