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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : An ugly duckling or not? (Message 1580819)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
It's just amazing to me those things get off the ground, much less stay in the air.

Looks about as aerodynamic as a brick :)

From what I understand, they don't fly as well as the original aircraft. Every aircraft has limits as to what you can do with them and when they change the body that much, they have to change the maximum speed, takeoff speed, G load and degrees of banking to keep them in safe limits. Somebody who flew the craft before it was altered needs to be retrained to handle it after modifications.


I watched a video a few months ago of a cargo plane that fell out of the sky and it was theorized the contents shifted around during flight and that obviously affected the ability to control and maintain altitude.

Yes, center of gravity is extremely important to keeping an aircraft controllable in flight.
2) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1580756)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Whatever happened to mandatory quarantine?

The need it for D68 which is spreading like wildfire because it is infectious and contagious (airborne transmission) unlike Ebola which is only infectious (close contact).
3) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1580754)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Ah, not just plastic anymore ....
http://www.cnet.com/news/ghost-gunner-lets-people-make-untraceable-home-made-guns/
'Ghost Gunner' lets people make untraceable, homemade guns

Defense Distributed's newest project is a PC-connected milling machine that aims to streamline the process of self-assembling AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.

What is a "ghost gun?" It's any type of firearm that is self-assembled and untraceable. It's one of gun control advocates and lawmakers biggest fears.

A few years ago, putting together such guns took insider knowledge and expertise. But with the growth of 3D printing, making gun parts has become easier. Now, with the release of a low-cost home milling machine, anonymously making firearm parts is even simpler.

Cody Wilson, the self-described anarchist who debuted the first 3D printed handgun in 2013, announced the launch of his newest project on Wednesday called Ghost Gunner.

Ghost Gunner is a computer-connected milling machine that aims to streamline the making of metal lower receivers for AR-15 semi-automatic rifles. While putting together AR-15 lower receivers at home is nothing new, Wilson's machine could speed up and modernize the process.

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The Ghost Gunner costs around $1,500. Wilson said the machine can reliably drill one lower receiver per hour at the production output of a machine 10 times its cost.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : An ugly duckling or not? (Message 1580692)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
hee hee
5) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1580664)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Slow & Steady? Really? So we can expect more hostages, more beheadings, more women & children raped & killed all while the coalition will be looking for "targets of opportunity". What lovely human rights!

Well, Scotland is free to raise an army and send them over there to do what they think should be done. Oh, that's right, Scotland didn't vote to be independent.

The issue is that Islam, the real Islam, is peace loving and they won't fight for themselves. As long as they won't there is nothing anyone else can do without being seen as part of the problem by the peace loving Islam. It is a catch 22.
6) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1580465)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How about a little Spanish poetry? Or should that be "Spanish Inquisition" against our climate?...


A "Petrolhead" as the next Climate Commissioner?

In 24 hours a Spanish oil 'baron' could be chosen as our European Commissioner on Climate...



Denial and corrupt politics in the extreme!

A very shrewd move. Need Petrolheads on-board if we are ever to wean the planet off oil.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1580463)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Not exactly a critter, but our Canuck friends have an anniversary
http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/1-oz.-fine-silver-coin-25th-anniversary-of-the-canadian-space-agency-mintage-10000-2014-prod2180036;jsessionid=2420F3F951FC3ABF0A2A2AAC1DD6C183.node2-2#.VCr7hRZTqF8
Happy 25th Canadian Space Agency.

$20 face value and $100 worth of silver?

May be less that $20 of silver. Silver runs about $20 and ounce but pure silver is very soft so they often mix something else in so it wears better. That is a collectors item but they have already taken all the profit out of collecting it so don't buy it unless you just like how it looks.

Weight 31.39 grams, 99.99% Silver. Do the math with whatever price of silver you wish. The quoted price for the coin is Canadian Dollars. Yes a collectors item, never intended to be used as currency for exchange.
8) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1580462)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Geez, it's space year 2014, the USA is one of the richest countries in the world, and they're still having trouble with a water supply?!

I can understand Saharan Africa having problems, but America?


The symptom is water, but the root cause is money. And a lack of a social conscience.

The root cause is politics and the love of power. The need to be reelected no matter the cost. Agree with part 2.
9) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1580461)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Isn't the middle east supposed to be out of oil by now? I read twenty years ago that there was only about ten years worth of oil left in that region.

The was ten years worth twenty years ago, there's ten years worth today and there'll still be ten years worth in another twenty years.

Amazing what those new fuel efficiency standards have done .........
10) Message boards : Politics : Stupid or Not Stupid? #2 (Message 1580322)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Is this the Spanish Inquisition for our World Climate?...

A "Petrolhead" as the next Climate Commissioner?

... a Spanish oil 'baron' could be chosen as our European Commissioner on Climate...

Likely a very shrewd move. Will need one or two petrolheads on board to wean the world off oil or it will never happen.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How do those of yous who live on the Ring of Fire feel? (Message 1580275)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Gosh there's a lot of shaking going on :/

Yes, zoom in on Mammoth Lakes CA, (Long Valley) and last week something over 1,000 earthquakes.
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/calvo/ wrote:
Despite the several felt earthquakes, this is still rather modest activity compared with the much more energetic swarms occurring in the 1980s and 1990s.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #221 We have a winner! (Message 1580266)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
clueville
13) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1580262)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
That report is a bit misleading. Was it contracted in Liberia or the US?

Of course it is ambiguous. The reporter couldn't figure out a way to ask the virus when and where it entered the human it now infests.
The incubation period, that is, the time interval from infection with the virus to onset of symptoms is 2 to 21 days.
14) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1580247)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Windows can't or don't count?!!

Oh too bad. People have free will and won't do exactly what Martin orders. :(
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1580073)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Not exactly a critter, but our Canuck friends have an anniversary
http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/1-oz.-fine-silver-coin-25th-anniversary-of-the-canadian-space-agency-mintage-10000-2014-prod2180036;jsessionid=2420F3F951FC3ABF0A2A2AAC1DD6C183.node2-2#.VCr7hRZTqF8
Happy 25th Canadian Space Agency.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #221 We have a winner! (Message 1580052)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What happened to the outrage?
17) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1580046)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Got their day in court and ...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/29/usa-detroit-water-idUSL2N0RU0Q920140929
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes wrote:
Detroit cannot afford any revenue slippages ...
As it prepares to show the court its plan is feasible... the last thing it needs is this hit to its revenues
18) Message boards : Number crunching : How big is your rack? (Message 1579758)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How big is your rack?

I don't have a "rack", do you?
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=rack

:))

Well, some us us remember when all the guys here were commenting on Angela's RAC and Eric mentioned how it was a bit strange having us talking about his wife's RAC.
19) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (cont #2) (Message 1579731)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
In the Linux world, the first fix and then the follow-on fix were available within hours. For some proprietary vendors, the fixes are yet to roll out...

Scratch Apple from that list. And patch files below if you need them
OS X bash Update 1.0 may be obtained from the following webpages:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1767 – OS X Lion
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1768 – OS X Mountain Lion
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1769 – OS X Mavericks


And for whatever systems left abandoned, they will only get noticed when they fail or cause a nuisance that is noticed...

Like Cisco, Actiontec, Netgear, Linksys .....
20) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1579682)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
... No concept that more than 50% of the world's population will be out of their present job if his cuts are implemented. How much work with human muscle will be required to farm the plot...

You sound like you are really enjoying yourself with the scaremongering!

FYI
wiki wrote:
Agriculture in the United Kingdom uses around 70% of the country's land area .... The UK produces less than 60% of the food it eats.

I guess you could stand to lose a little weight.

Martin, just once use your brain. The problem is far worse that a little 5% CO2 haircut will solve. I know you want to do that, wave your hands and claim it is fixed and run off to the next thing to save. Unfortunately that attitude is one of the major problems that must be solved before we can honestly tackle AGW. The Manhattan Project was a cakewalk compared to this issue.


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