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41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1647030)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Still, it's pretty stupid of the nav system to not tell them.

Yes, that is a big issue. Ask your nav system how to get to the USS Arizona memorial and it happily tells you, you can, when you aren't on the island in the middle of the Pacific.
42) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1646997)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What is it with you? Not your countrymen!

I suspect he has a case of the usvsthem flu. Many people suffer worse near elections.
43) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1646990)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Nope, typical bad tempered Swedish attitude to the world. Are you a relative of Janne because you sound just like him. What is it with you and your countrymen?

Chris, you need some chill pills today.
44) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1646986)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Is this article good news??


It's only the beginning. Now for the impending lawsuits from ISPs and the GOP's attempt to write a law overriding the FCC in this. And even if the President veto's the bill, there will likely be a GOP President elected in 2016, and seeing as the GOP has been persistent in trying to repeal the ACA, I would bet on them trying to override the FCC at that time.

Shall be interesting. Hollywood being split. Their heart for neutrality, their pocketbook for monopolization.

As per usual, the lawyers make piles no matter what.
45) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis Use & Smoking Part II (Message 1646984)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Oh and by the way Mr 297902, I have had you on filter for 2 years, I pretty much know who you really are, and you are nowhere near Uruguay either. Off the meds again are we?

It says 1100+ posts but only 500 are now viewable. That is a interesting rate of posts going away.
46) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1646874)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If these 'types' will allow it.

Look out, see ...
Clyde looks in mirror ...
47) Message boards : Number crunching : Splitting an internet feed (Message 1646870)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
(for those who might still be confused the title of this thread should have really been "Using a Y adapter on a LAN")

More than happy to have it changed :-)

Whatever the title, many thanks for all the input.

Chris, if you have your answer, you can always ask for a lock and you can change the title if that is your desire.
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1646759)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
- "where tracks are wider and stronger than in most other parts of the world"??? stronger, maybe, but standard gauge (as established by the silly Brits)

Likely means rail profile, not gauge.

- how can you weld the other side of a round object that you weld all the way around?

Easy when it passes all the way through the flat object you are welding it to. The other side of the flat object, not the round one.

- 10,000 Amps? maybe the total for all of them at maximum load and also running the air compressor, cooling fans, and every other electrical accessory all at once... but I still doubt it

Inrush surge.
49) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Strange Question: Time Difference between stars (Message 1646734)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Now is what you and the distant observer agree is now. For two people standing a few feet apart, it is impossible to measure any difference, but there is one. For two GPS satellites the difference is measurable and you have to agree on a single reference frame to measure now. If you are just looking in a telescope, then the difference is the distance from your eye -- light years. If you are driving a robot on Mars, you picked a prime meridian on Mars and know the rotation rate of the planet so that noon happens when the sun transits the prime meridian and you correct for your longitude of your robot. If you mean what time is it on ET's planet, we and ET have to know how each keeps time on their home world and agree on a "now" -- likely the distance between the worlds -- and how each expresses the value of now, then a little math and you can convert times either way.

What might be a bit more interesting is talking to an ET 13 billion light years away and finding out what they measure the age of the universe as. Did it expand uniformly, did the expansion start at the same time .....

And last, if you are a photon, now is!
50) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1646715)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Clyde wrote:
Much verbiage, signifying nothing.

Now that is the best self assessment I've seen on the boards.

Not bad.

Finally, an interesting comeback. Keeps me on-board.

:) :) :)

Why? Did you fall over?

I was being pushed.

:) :) :)


Welcome back on the wagon?

WOW!!!

THREE good come backs. I'm impressed.

Too bad it wasn't in TCF32.
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1646694)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
California

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/02/25/federal-investigators-say-truck-involved-in-california-train-crash-wasnt-stuck//
Federal investigators say truck involved in California train crash wasn't stuck on tracks

Federal investigators said Wednesday that they are trying to determine why a pickup truck driver drove on to tracks and abandoned his truck, leading to a train crash that left three cars derailed and dozens injured in Southern California.

"It was not stuck, it was not bottomed out on the track or something like that," National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said at a media briefing late Tuesday at the crash site in Oxnard. Officials had said immediately after the crash that the driver got stuck on the tracks.

"We're very concerned about that, we're very interested in it," he said.

The badly wrecked truck's emergency brake was in the on position and its headlight switch was in the high-beams position after the pre-dawn crash, Sumwalt said.
52) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1646657)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Clyde wrote:
Much verbiage, signifying nothing.

Now that is the best self assessment I've seen on the boards.
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #78 (Message 1646570)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
recreation
54) Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : What does loss of net neutrality mean for volunteer computing? (Message 1646567)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Now I wonder if that means US taxpayers will also get the (never rolled out) internet infrastructure upgrades they already paid for since 1996.

Unfortunately I think that money went to pay bonuses for the CEO's for stealing it from the taxpayer.
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1646565)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I won't buy goods labelled made in China as a matter of principle.

Hope you don't have the same kind of money grubbers we have here, who buy containers of goods from China, all properly marked made in China so they clear customs, ship them to a factory in the USA that takes the made in China label off and slaps a made in USA label on, frequently with undocumented workers and sub-minimum cash under the table wages, and sends it out to the retailer. Totally illegal, but how can you detect it?
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1646559)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.stltoday.com/news/vehicle-pileup-in-snowy-maine-leaves-at-least-injured/article_14b3b618-b46a-504a-981c-8d179d744c15.html
40-vehicle pileup in snowy Maine leaves at least 14 injured
57) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1646455)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
GARY...

Do agree with you, about Long Poster's who WILL NOT answer a Simple Question.


You do realize he was talking about you, right?

No he doesn't.
58) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1646453)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Perhaps they got what they paid for 1867. At least Sarah Palin has disappeared (for now).

She was spotted a few weeks ago at the "Shot Show" in Las Vegas. as ditzy as ever.
59) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1646246)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Why do you not, and when will you, accept that I am independent and, despite any leanings I have, I do not subscribe to the idea that our goverment is or has been perfect? Why is it, for so many (and that includes some posting here), that if one does not agree with a person on one point, it is belleved the disagreer must therefore hold an opinion diametrically opposed from the other on all issues? Why is it, besides work and life (such as it is) that some people disappear from here for months? To answer the last question: because there's only so many ways we can explain ourselves and get tired of running over the same old ground.

I believe in the instant case it is not because they actually believe it, but that by saying it they can evoke bad feelings, and loud shouting posts which somehow they assume validates themselves in some sick twisted manner. Perhaps someone with a medical practice related to the study of personalities can offer a better description. Perhaps, feeling totally isolated and in need of any kind of human interaction, even the most vile kind. An internet addiction?
60) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1646243)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
- - in the same way European Country's are.

Am I right in assuming, that this individual doesn't even know his mother tongue so much as to being able to form plural of the word 'country' correctly? And still he claims to know something? What utter nonsense.

You would be 100% correct.


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