Posts by Gary Charpentier

1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Opportunity Rover (Message 1869965)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The odd thing is that the scientists knew very well that Martian dust could be a problem, and I'm quite sure that some simple windscreen wiper mechanism could have been designed to combat that. But it seems that providence has been on our side. :-) Even that is a good name for a Rover!

Every gram of additional weight hefted to mars costs how many million? Also do you want to scratch the surface of the solar cells with your wiper too?

That's why the Mars Science Lab doesn't use solar cells!

Actually looks like the bigger problem is wheel and motor design and bearing seals. Remember the seals go from earth pressure to space vacuum for a couple of years to mars pressure and get the crap shook out of them at launch, never mind the wild temperature swings..

I'm sure they would love to have Spirit in a lab to tear it down for a failure analysis.
2) Message boards : News : Web site upgrade (Message 1869963)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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That doesn't read like "significant research". I don't even see any cited studies, surveys, or testing methodology. It was written by a single author so I'm inclined to believe it's his opinion, and I think it may be confirmation bias of those that agree. Even the commenters are arguing with the author and telling him he's wrong.
Try Ogilvy on Advertising ISBN 0-394-72903-X pages 96 to 101. The caption on page 101, David Ogilvy wrote:
This charity raised money for starving children by running advertisements set in reverse - white type on a black background. When I suggested that they test black type on a white background, they raised twice as much money.

I think the head of one of the most successful direct response advertising agencies might know a thing or two about typography.


What does advertising got to do with website design?

What does typography have to do with website design? Did you actually say that?
3) Message boards : Politics : Would you want to live forever? (Message 1869902)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Even though I have no immediate desire to end my stay here on earth I really doubt that I would enjoy life past 100 or so. Even with unlimited resources and a nice friendly planet to travel around on I get the feeling that it would all end up getting very old and stale after a while.

I agree totally.
Doing the same thing over and over again seems very boring.
On other hand you would like to know more about future science.
But I could live with that.

Imagine going to work for 900 years. No thank you.
4) Message boards : News : Web site upgrade (Message 1869876)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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That doesn't read like "significant research". I don't even see any cited studies, surveys, or testing methodology. It was written by a single author so I'm inclined to believe it's his opinion, and I think it may be confirmation bias of those that agree. Even the commenters are arguing with the author and telling him he's wrong.
Try Ogilvy on Advertising ISBN 0-394-72903-X pages 96 to 101. The caption on page 101, David Ogilvy wrote:
This charity raised money for starving children by running advertisements set in reverse - white type on a black background. When I suggested that they test black type on a white background, they raised twice as much money.

I think the head of one of the most successful direct response advertising agencies might know a thing or two about typography.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1869834)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Wow, 15 found a gun, I know, lets rob somebody!
http://mynewsla.com/crime/2017/05/27/teen-robbers-shot-by-fed-agent-in-arcadia-15-year-old-dies/?google_editors_picks=true
One of two teenage robbery suspects shot and wounded by an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer — who authorities said was defending himself against attackers — died Saturday an area hospital.

The 15-year-old boy was pronounced dead at 5:34 a.m., the Sheriff’s Information Bureau reported.

A 14-year-old boy who was also struck by gunfire remained at an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A third teenage suspect, a 14-year-old boy, was in custody following the incident, which was reported at 8:13 p.m. Friday near First Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, according to Deputy Caroline Rodriguez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is investigating the shooting.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1869828)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The GMB union says the problem could have been avoided if BA hadn't made hundreds of IT staff redundant and outsourced their jobs to India at the end of last year.
Well, that certainly would not have helped would it? If it was an overnight database upgrade that screwed up, which idiot decided to do it over a Bank Holiday weekend? Traditionally the busiest time of the year. Serious questions to be answered.
Our DB vendor just told us of a zero day in the wild and rushed a patch out, with us at critical attack level it must be put in place now. They assured us that the patch can be laid on a running DB without disruption.
<ed>Now it seems more like the janitor unplugged the data center to plug in the floor polisher!
7) Message boards : Politics : Manchester UK Bomb (Message 1869722)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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You have mistaken my meaning. Of course I would call that evil, or something that should never be aloud anywhere, anytime.

Steve

My misunderstanding.

Still awaiting Gary's response.

RESPONSE: Don't bite troll's bait, put on ignore.

If you are asking about evil, it only exists because of religion. The correct view of any action depends on the perspective of where you look at it.
Example, lion eats Clyde. From Clyde's perspective that is evil. From the lion's perspective it may also be evil as he will get indigestion. Sorry, Bad example.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1869717)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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That's not scary,

Really?
Even though if those were actually explosives it would be more than enough to level a reasonable sized house?

The fact is the person that bought it and then left it sitting unwrapped or boxed in plain view in the car is an idiot.

Especially because several other people have also been prosecuted for the very same mass produced novelty clock.

As to how much bang, the six sticks there would do more than just level it, knocking some substantial holes in the walls of buildings facing the blast, likely causing them to collapse as well.
9) Message boards : Politics : Manchester UK Bomb (Message 1869474)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Nothing is fool proof in eliminating these modern threats, but addressing the root causes of the complaints is necessary...

The 'root cause' of Islamist Extremism, as Nazism and other Evil Movements. Is not poverty, nor any Social Injustice.

It is the Islamist Extremist belief that they have a God Given Obligation to Convert all humans to their beliefs.

Those that do not convert. They have a God Given Obligation to murder them.

The only 'root cause' of any Evil and Murdering Movement. Be it Secular or Religious. Is their individual personal internal evil.

You claim that is an Islamist belief. Sorry that applies to all who believe in the vengeful, all powerful, all knowing god of Abraham. A god that is so powerful he created the universe, but so week he needs mortal man to do his bidding.

The root cause is poverty, or wealth disparity and social injustice. That is how the god of Abraham came to be, to escape slavery. Yet how quickly those descendants of slaves are willing throw the chains on anyone else.

Take a sun god or a rain god. These did not come from social injustice. These came from nature and man's inability to understand random chance and a need to blame. I can't recall ever hearing of a sun god or a rain god that was vengeful, displeased yes, but not vengeful.

Try looking at the peoples of Oceania. Many of their languages do not have words for the concept of ownership of property.

The god of Abraham is unique because he came about due greed creating social injustice and envy. He is a god that needs to be forgotten as he is no longer needed.

Man must also address the disparity between the haves and the have nots. As long as the gap is at big as it is today envy will cause terrorism. Man must face the face he is on spaceship earth and there is only so much stuff to go around. Everyone should get their fair share and no more. If that makes the shares too small then population control is needed. Today that seems to be taking the form of terrorism, although it isn't actually doing much to reduce the population.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1869469)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Time for the Thorsday celebrations.

All hail Thor!

Woo Hoo.
Hail Thor and his celebrations, Woo Hoo

Penguins are celebrating, Senators crying in beer.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1869456)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Time for the Thorsday celebrations.

All hail Thor!
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1869454)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Should've stuck to riding horses

"Pendergast was jailed for 18-months and given a four-year driving ban."
A four-year driving ban?
He can effing commute for the rest of his life as many of us others.
Or doesn't he have feet?

He won't have money for a car or to commute after he pays for all the damage.
13) Message boards : Politics : Manchester UK Bomb (Message 1869443)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Again, How do you complete/combat this Ideology?

I have found that any Ideology, whether religious, political, or business related can be a trap. Solutions can many times be derived from historical success, regardless of which Ideology spawned them.
In this case, a religious Ideology is strengthened by lack of stability, whether that be food, shelter, jobs, or spouses. When someone has few or none of those items, then they will look elsewhere. It can be very difficult to fix these situations, depending on local climate, natural resources, or political attitudes. I do think that if the root causes were addressed, then religious extremism would certainly be reduced, if not eliminated.

Steve
I tend to agree with much of what you say but there are those who have good futures in developed western countries who become radicals. I can think of a couple of reasons they might become radical, the most obvious one is family left behind. Another is the realization they will never amount to more than a cog on a wheel, even if they have a million dollars. Perhaps some take an easy route to what they perceive as fame and glory.
14) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time (Message 1869385)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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'Education' without Good Judgement, Common Sense, Life Experiences, Ethics, and Values.

Is also very limited, as less educated persons. In its ability to vote for the correct person.

So a question for you Clyde: - Are your coppers DF's or educated?

Leaks likely by law enforcement

Send this bulletin on the detonator to all law enforcement agencies, yes even to podunk hollow. Wail and cry, how did it leak?

http://www.popsci.com/how-many-minions-can-you-have-before-your-conspiracy-fails
15) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time (Message 1869383)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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An "educated person" would look at the choices and probably choose the first, those of "limited education" and wanting to return to the 'good old days' would vote for the second, probably because they believed his very dubious claim to be a successful business man. The claim has to be dubious because he has only run a family business where nobody survived if they opposed him. He has never been a CEO and had to deal with board members or shareholders, who in many cases can be just as ambitious, with equally large ego's and opposing views on the best way forward. Therefore never understanding the essential requirement of compromise.
Would a "limited education" person even be able to realize the difference between running a family business and a public company?
16) Message boards : Politics : Daesh (Message 1869360)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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And here I thought it was a for-prophet business.
English spelling wasn't consistent in the old days ... ;-)
17) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time (Message 1869359)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Your country as a whole would have to take a huge step to the left for that to happen Guy. ;-)

Though that looks to be a mission impossible from here. :-(

The Voter's of the USA. Having the Intelligence to dismiss The Left, The Democrats, The Washington Swamp. The Media, and all their supporters. Made a mistake, as all Intelligent people make mistakes. By selecting Trump as their Anti Ruling Class Savior.
And are now apparently dismissing Trump.

Way to go USA!!!

Now I was told that the "intelligent" voters, i.e. those with above high school diploma, voted for the democrats. And as these were in the majority, won the popular vote, didn't make a mistake. The fault is in the way the President is chosen. The electoral College has a built in bias to the smaller states, and these are usually red.
Re Guys response to the above.
ROTFLMAO!
Me thinks he really is so ignorant he didn't see the irony in your words.
ROTFLAMO!
18) Message boards : Politics : Manchester UK Bomb (Message 1869355)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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How do you compete with and or combat a religion that promises heaven for a jihadist dying for the cause?

It is more than that https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=81470&postid=1868915
How do you stop a person promised eternal damnation if they don't die for the cause.
19) Message boards : Politics : Daesh (Message 1869352)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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That ain't no religion

Exactly!
If religious people really did read religious texts they probably could behave.
But alas...

Religion isn't about religious texts. Religion is about fleecing the flock and growing the flock. It is a greed driven for profit business!
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1869225)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Right after this post and checking my glucose I'm heading out to prepare for Thorsday.
Hail Thor and good preparations!


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