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21) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Out-of-body experiences are harder to remember (Message 1491153)
Posted 36 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.
Tullio
22) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Major Astrophysics Discovery to be Announced on Monday (Message 1490548)
Posted 37 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.
Tullio
23) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Sad state of science education in the USA (Message 1490172)
Posted 37 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.
Tullio
24) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Major Astrophysics Discovery to be Announced on Monday (Message 1490042)
Posted 38 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.
Tullio
25) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1489685)
Posted 39 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.
Tullio
26) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The James Webb Space Telescope (Message 1489304)
Posted 40 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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27) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1488936)
Posted 40 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".
Tullio
28) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1488864)
Posted 40 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.
Tullio
29) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1488422)
Posted 41 days ago by Profile tullio
Hypotheses non fingo (Isaac Newton)
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30) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The James Webb Space Telescope (Message 1488419)
Posted 41 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.
Tullio
31) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1488334)
Posted 42 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.
Tullio
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Energy Efficiency of Arm Based sysetms over x86 or GPU based systems (Message 1487865)
Posted 42 days ago by Profile tullio
IBM is still producing Power CPUs, Oracle (former SUN) produces Sparc, SGI has inherited the MIPS technology which I have used while at Trieste Area Science Park from 1991 to 1994. Olivetti had acquired the ARM CPU from Acorn RISC Machines but was foolish enough to sell it to an equity fund which only sells licenses, not chips, and gains millions.
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33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Why do you run SETI@home? (Message 1487810)
Posted 43 days ago by Profile tullio
It was my first BOINC project. Now they are 7 plus three which ended. So I am still doing it.
Tullio
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Travelling in Safety (Message 1486924)
Posted 45 days ago by Profile tullio
I think ice in the Pitot tubes is the most likely cause, like in the case of the Air France A330 on the South Atlantic. She was very high. My sympathy to all.
Tullio
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1486741)
Posted 45 days ago by Profile tullio
Yes, but I leave BOINC to manage requests. Up to a few days ago, it asked for work. Not it gets only Einstein@home and Test4Theory@home.
Tullio
I checked it. I must have pressed the "No new tasks" button. Sorry.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1486697)
Posted 46 days ago by Profile tullio
No stock MB on a BOINC 6.10.58 laptop. AP on my 7.2.41 workstation.
Tullio
37) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The James Webb Space Telescope (Message 1485764)
Posted 47 days ago by Profile tullio
They are optical telescopes looking to different parts of the EM spectrum, mostly visible and UV for Hubble, longer wavelength IR for Webb. Kepler is looking at a chosen constellation searching for planets passing in front of stars and diminishing their luminosity.
Tullio
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Stars are blue, Panthers are pink and the music plays here (Message 1484006)
Posted 52 days ago by Profile tullio
The Higgs boson is a boson, not a fermion like a quark. Leptons are particles interacting via the weak nuclear force, like the electron and the neutrino. Weakly interacting bosons are the W and Z particles.The Higgs field (not the boson) gives mass mostly to leptons and only in a minor way to strongly interacting particles (hadrons) like quarks and nucleons. Strongly interacting bosons are the gluons, which make quarks coalesce in nucleons.
Tullio
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1484003)
Posted 52 days ago by Profile tullio
"La grande bellezza" di Paolo Sorrentino, con Toni Servillo, ha vinto l'Oscar per il miglior film straniero, quindici anni dopo "La vita e' bella" di Roberto Benigni e cinquant'anni dopo "8 e 1/2" di Federico Fellini. E' un film dedicato a Roma, alla sua bellezza e alla sua decadenza, ma Roma e' sempre Roma.
Tullio
40) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : BOINC Projects and Legitimacy (Message 1483973)
Posted 52 days ago by Profile tullio
I am taking part in 7 projects, all public. I took part in the AQUA project managed by D-Wave, which sells a so called quantum computer for 100 million dollars, and it disappeared shortly after the sale of the first computer to Lockheed-Martin.Maybe they objected to have some of the computer's algorithms made public.
Tullio


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