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1) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798980)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Or the same uniform but worn by Trump?

This is his uniform
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1798948)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
pothole
3) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1798947)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Fair point, but don't security have the right to check that after all that has happened at airports & on aircraft?


Do you really need me to answer that?

He might want to know if you are the run and hide under the government coat tails type. :)

As long as we as a people are terrified (terrorists win) then they will look.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1798933)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Keynesian
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 256 (Message 1798932)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Send some to CA.

Or send it all!
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1798927)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/26/5-killed-when-amtrak-train-hits-van-in-colorado.html?intcmp=hplnws
Five people were killed when an Amtrak train hit a van Sunday in Colorado, state police said.

Colorado State Patrol said the crash happened around 10 a.m. in Las Animas County.

A juvenile girl was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colo., Fox 31 reported.

Amtrak told the television station there were 286 passengers on the train, but no crew or passengers were injured.

State troopers said they were not sure if the van was moving or stationary on the tracks when it was struck by the train.
7) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1798921)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Cowboys?..........


Have to add the Q at the end, and brit slang has the word.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1798918)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
spend
9) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798895)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
That's bad.

And it just boiled over ...
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/26/neo-nazis-protesters-violently-clash-in-sacramento.html?intcmp=hplnws

Why do I have this feeling?

The NAZI's will be greater problem for another Country.


You have this in mind, Clyde?



not just there ...
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-26/anti-immigration-and-anti-racist-groups-rally-in-melbourne/7544522
<ed>the arm band is backwards ...
10) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798888)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
That's bad.

And it just boiled over ...
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/26/neo-nazis-protesters-violently-clash-in-sacramento.html?intcmp=hplnws
11) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798879)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Oh a lot of them in America it seems...

Racism in America

Where have you been?? http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76199
Oh, wait, you have been there!

Well, try here.
12) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798877)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Populism destroys democracy. Populism is the breeding ground of dictators.

If Trump wins in November, will you still say that?

Already said it!
13) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798850)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Europe woke up on Friday morning & were shocked. Many were asking why? Others stated that they felt the same way, that the EU had gone way beyond it's original purpose.
...
Democracy won & those that want that changed, go live in a dictatorship somewhere.

Democracy was damaged. Damaged because the EU is a democracy.

In a democracy you have to accept the decision that goes against you. Not agitate that a decision that goes against you means that it is a dictatorship because you are right and they are wrong (because they aren't like you).

Populism destroys democracy. Populism is the breeding ground of dictators.

Watch out UK. You have your warning.

The machines of war will rumble across Europe again.
14) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1798841)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Oh holy cow. I do understand this, partially. But shouldn't an immediate resignation be appropriate now?

Not until he gets the next pay step so he can get that in his pension.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1798837)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Seems like an awful lot of surface tension for just water. The bubble gets really big and overhangs before it breaks.


Yeah. You're right.

My guess, dish soap and water.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1798836)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Lusitania
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 256 (Message 1798835)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
Oh yes, the place of shaking, fire, smog and no water.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1798833)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
I'm thinking you'd need inclinometers.

No. Accelerometers (3 axis) are what are inside a smartphone and it knows up. After all gravity is an acceleration. Remember your general relativity.

Yep.
But would the accelerometers in a car be sensitive enough to be effective on a slight slope (considering they have to deal with considerable vibration in general operation)?
I guess it would depends how good the software is.

I don't know about cars, except those fitted with a smart phone, but smart phones also have gyroscopes on all three axis. Which should be able to detect changes of less than a third of a degree of rotation.

Gyroscopes measure the speed and angle of rotation of the watch along three different axes i.e. how fast the device is spinning in any of three directions. Accelerometers measure the acceleration of the device along the same axes. Using these sensors together, apps on the phone or watch can detect specific movement.
Just to worry you about smart phones, it is possible using the motion detectors, to be able to monitor your keystrokes, and deduce things like passwords and pins.

Well, A single gyro can tell you your latitude. It can sense the rotation of the earth and from that work out how far north or south of the equator you are. I doubt the ones in smart phones are that sensitive though. Give it one more data item, the time (GMT), and it now knows your longitude. It is called an inertial navigation system. As long as it knows the time no matter how it is moved it will always know where it is. Even on a rocket ship to Pluto.
19) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1798783)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
If Gary Johnson can get a few bucks to get some advertising "Can't stand Clinton, Can't stand Drumpf, Vote Gary Johnson" on TV he might just suck off enough votes to throw the election to the house.

Gary you know this country is not comfortable with 3rd parties.

George Wallace.

<ed>You were thinking win. I'm thinking enough electoral votes to assure that neither of the others can win outright. This contest is going to be that close, that if only a couple or three states go 3rd party, the election will be in the house of representatives.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1798782)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
http://patch.com/illinois/algonquin/s/fsmp2/authorities-id-man-killed-in-tractor-versus-train-crash

This hits a bit too close to home. The UP at this crossing is right next to the museum main and west station lead. This might force us to finally put in gates. The two railroads are too close together for one to have gates and the other not. Our gates would have to be linked to theirs. This is complicated by the fact that we're electrified.

And I see the Hiway department calls them two seperate crossings. I could see how someone going north seeing the two tracks sign could confuse your two tracks as one and the UP as the second.

Also looking at the crossing is there actually enough room for a full size semi to sit between the two RR's? If not it really is a single crossing and mismarked for road drivers.

As to signals, electrified might be an issue, but I suspect it will be their equipment and you will have to supply signal indications at their electrical specifications. So you have to put in a relay box to connect to theirs. Of course if you don't have block signals on that track, that is another issue.


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