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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part III (Message 1789932)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Why has the Last person to Post thread gone dark?

Baseball?
2) Message boards : Politics : EgyptAir flight MS804 disappears from radar (Message 1789911)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Gary Apollo 13 was a space mission so unless your saying that a Airliner can fly in space then it means nothing , as they say S-t happens !
Part was bad and installed. Manufacturing defect. Sorry but Airbus can F up off the line just like North American Rockwell who made the bad part on 13. Not everything fails PDQ.

Now you can return to your rant that plane mechanics aren't any better than the local car shop. I shocked, shocked that they employ humans!

You are aware that most airlines do not do their own maintenance work, aren't you? They hire contract shops to do the work. You will see planes from several airlines on their ramp. So if you have a bitch, direct it at the contractor doing the work.

Every mechanic passes the same test to get his license (in his country). Doesn't mean some are faster than others, it means they know how to fill out the paper work, which is 90% of the job and were the day they passed able to do all the basic functions which should be required of them. It doesn't mean there isn't greed, greed to sign off inspections as done that never were and pocket the money for doing it. Or greed to grab a nut from the local hardware shop rather than wait a couple days for the certified part to arrive.

Now if you want to urinate on some airline, name it, or shut up with your nationalistic nonsense.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V8 (Message 1789905)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Hope this item doesn't end up in politics! :)
4) Message boards : Politics : EgyptAir flight MS804 disappears from radar (Message 1789878)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
your Airlines
My airlines? Never had a crash when I was Pilot in Command.

As to the rest of you fallacy, parts fail. There is this thing called metal fatigue and it hides. Even dye inspection and x-ray can't always find it. Now as to electronics tin migration is another hidden danger. Never mind a cable chase made with a burr in an inaccessible area finally rubbing through insulation. There are things that can not be inspected for until you turn the aircraft back into boxes of parts. Then you run the risk of not putting it back together right as it isn't being done on the assembly line.

No Glenn the world isn't perfect and it can't be inspected and tested into perfection. Tell it to the crew of Apollo 13!
5) Message boards : Politics : EgyptAir flight MS804 disappears from radar (Message 1789860)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I wont and any fire in the avionics bay is lack of maintenance or sabotage from a terrorist

Tell that to the crew of Apollo 13. Or you forgot manufacturing defect.
6) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1789839)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Sentence 20 years for abortion.
7) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1789805)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
MK,

Potus can in many cases refuse to do what congress wants, e.g. not hire workers to do it. But he can't do what congress forbids.
8) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI E.T. Search Radio Interference ?? (Message 1789802)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Monday May 23 2016, 6:57 AM

It is a SAD thing that NOTHING is "holy" in our society because of commercialism; i.e. the need to make more and more $$ at the expense of anything else. In respect of the lifes work and memory of Carl Sagan and others behind SETI their work is more important, IMO, than computer chip sales. Geez!

I'm sure that radio telescope sites are carefully chosen, and, if possible, surrounded by hills, and maybe totally isolated. My point is that it should NOT be necessary to create a "noise generator" that runs AT 1420 MHz, the "sweet spot on the cosmic radio dial." Commercial interests should give THAT frequency a wide berth for the greater good in our search of the cosmos.

I really doubt that if the 1420 MHz chip frequency was moved off to one side or the other, a little ways, that their performance would NOT be affected by one iota? IMHO, any reduction in "background" noise coming from earth-based sources may be ALL that is needed to FIND we are not alone in the universe. Who can say?

Well, your idea won't work. Square waves. That is the problem. They generate radio noise over hundreds of MHz wide. That is the reason they must remove the aircraft radar from the Arecibo data.

Shielding is a much better idea; and it is required. Keep the radio noise inside the case. Works well, except for the dolts who won't put the covers on the case.

After all you wouldn't want to be near a microwave oven operating with the door open.
9) Message boards : Politics : EgyptAir flight MS804 disappears from radar (Message 1789764)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor

A very real problem with a Airline like Egypt Air low maintenance and years of unrest .


If the planes are that bad how the fu#k do they pass the air worthiness certification that I think planes have to have to operate ?

Someone needs a lesson in flags. It applies to cruise ships too.
10) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1789694)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Question , can anybody run for president in the USA ?

Seriously if they can ......anyone has to be better than what's coming Trump or Hilary ......

throw a spanner in the works some one put there hand up and run for President ...

The legal requirements are laid out in the constitution. Natural born, age 35.

The practical requirements are $1-$2 billion cash to run a campaign. Name recognition helps. Not to many burned bridges. Decent looks. Reasonable voice. Ability to bald face lie with a straight face. Willing to kiss babies. In some states to get your name on the ballot you must be nominated by the party, in others a pile of petitions will do.
11) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1789652)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor

why does it matter to you so much what we do within our own borders? It is OUR decision, not yours


The reason it matters is because your NRA are here trying to change our gun laws .Stop inviting them!


HA HA HA

We don't that's part of the problem

Yes you do!! It isn't like you don't have a big moat around your country. Someone invites them. Stamps their visa or lets them in through your firewall.
12) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1789646)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
why does it matter to you so much what we do within our own borders? It is OUR decision, not yours


The reason it matters is because your NRA are here trying to change our gun laws .
Stop inviting them!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1789544)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRAIN_HITS_CAR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-05-22-13-48-11
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) -- Officials say a one person is injured after a car they were driving was struck by a CSX train carrying coal in Maryland.
14) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1789503)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
In large cities, there are places where the police can take quite some time (15 to 30 minutes or so) to arrive when called. These places have such a long response time for a number of reasons:

1. They are densely populated, therefore have lots of crime. The police tend to be quite busy.

2. Not enough police. It can take quite some time for the police to muster sufficient numbers to feel safe going into some areas.

Los Angeles, Florence & Normandie, April 29, 1992, took several days to respond.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMP6bXnXdZM
15) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1789486)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Still it make no sense to us outsiders that you still keep a legislation that is now outdated in every country but the US!

Would Assad be in power?
Would Kim be in power?
Would Tibet be free?

<ob>Drumpf finally has a position that does not read "We'll fix that!" Has he made a mistake?
16) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1789148)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The pentagon is quite correct to track christian extremists just as they track all other extremists.

I am no longer surprised ET hasn't contacted us as we allow primitives in our society who will fight wars over myths.

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Any civilization even a 100 yrs ahead of the human race would approach with caution.
It is well within the Christian Mythos to give rise to a Doomsday Cult that could subvert
all of Scientific Knowledge to a Final End. Armageddon.

And Drumpf is one of them and watch him drape another around him like Sarah Palin. It is so unfortunate they insist upon runnig your life by their beliefs.

I'm liking the NSA, FSB, Mossad, CSIS, et al, more and more each day.

They have their function, but I worry that they will learn how to do their job so well that if they go rouge there will be no way to contain them.

Alas poor clyde, he doesn't understand we have been talking about the people who will write the checks to put Drumpf in office and thus own him and get their way and no other with the people. His policy group.
17) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1789105)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Sorry to report that Drumpf draws support from ISIL like followers.

Gary, that's twice in three days you have directly compared a group of people, who have never physically harmed another human being, to brutal butchers who have tortured, murdered and enslaved thousands of innocents. If you had ever personally witnessed someone dying in a violent manner you might understand how vacuous and distasteful such a statement is.

Your compulsion to repeatedly make such comparisons to groups who do not share your dogmatic beliefs borders on the psychotic. Perhaps you should seek professional help with your anger issues before you bite yourself.

As a former poster used to respond to such posts:

"Why,'cuz you sez so?"

In long form, when one doesn't like the data presented, perhaps it's not the best reaction to stick fingers in ones ears and loudly state "la la la la la la la" at the person presenting the data. A better approach might be to show where the data is in error. Opinions are not data. Gary provided data, you responded with opinion.

As you know Bobby there isn't a machine that will beep and say Christian or Other when you point it at a person. There is no uniform definition of Christian. The same of Jews and Muslims or any other who claim to follow the God of Abraham. By saying they follow, then they do.

People who think their internal concept of Christian is the only possible one, are the dangerous type. They are the ones who are likely to go screaming blasphemy or apostate and do violence to others in an attempt to force compliance with their thinking. They exist. They do violence. They teach others they hate. They are Christian because they say they are. If someone doesn't like it because they claim to be a religion but aren't in your mind, then you are no different than they are as they judge you wanting in their mind.

The pentagon is quite correct to track christian extremists just as they track all other extremists.

I am no longer surprised ET hasn't contacted us as we allow primitives in our society who will fight wars over myths.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1789100)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Gordon,

Keep an eye on that brand and container type and size and see if all of them
have far-away expiration dates. Let us know what you find.

They do in my local store. As I said, Kroger is using the expire date as a selling point.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1789086)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I find it amazing that you can print so much details of the product on the package understable to most people.
But giving a date format understable to most people when the product is going bad seems to be impossible.
Because there are so many variables once it leaves the manufacturers warehouse ...

I've seen milk that has sell dates several months out before. IIRC they called it "ultra-pasturized". Only have seen it in bottles with heat seals. Never cartons.

Kroger is now using the sell by date of its milk as a selling point.

Of course the only good milk is still warm from the udder, but that can't be sold!
20) Message boards : Politics : EgyptAir flight MS804 disappears from radar (Message 1789067)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
3 air marshals on board and terrorism?

Did they have specific info on this flight? Why 3? Don't they usually work alone?


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