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41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Christmas Wish List (Message 1603158)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I wish for the world to learn tolerance, and the ability to know how to say, "excuse me", "please", "thank you", "you are welcome", but most importantly "I'm sorry."

Let me add, "I forgive you", to that list.
42) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? II (Message 1603155)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I see there are a bunch of yo-yos here, who are more judgmental than sharia law. I would have hoped that humanity had progressed past 4th century thinking, but troglodytes seem to persist like the cockroach.

I expect the next thing out of their mouths is that Obama should propose mandatory victim insurance just like mandatory health insurance, after all no one should suffer the horrors of being a victim.

On any given day, what prevents a criminal from being a victim? I'm sure there will be lots of vengeful answers to this, all which reveal the thoughts of the speaker. That or silence.
43) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1603123)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Thorsday dawns bright.

All Hail Thor.
44) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Is the Universe Infinite? (Message 1602942)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Sphere?


As I said it is uncertain. If you believe that the Universe started from a single point and then expanded at a nearly uniform rate in all directions then the resultant shape would be a spheroidal structure. I don't think that these assumptions are improbable. Other configurations would require a more convoluted set of assumptions. I believe Nature would choose the simplest path.

Some put the diameter at as much as 92 billion light-years.

I do they they are a bit unlikely. Nearly everything we know of rotates, no reason the think the universe doesn't have angular momentum. If it do, then it will not be a sphere. Also miniscule deviations from perfect near the plank time would have huge effects today.
45) Message boards : Politics : Dishonest Bankers. (Message 1602766)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Did we really need a research study to prove that they are? :-O

http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/bankers-fail-honesty-test-according-to-swiss-researchers/story-e6frfmci-1227129203473

Cheers.

Which are "the bankers"? Tellers? CEO's?
46) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1602758)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Yep, getting some tasks here 2, but why does Rosetta work always want to go into high priority mode whenever I get SETI work? :-O

Cheers.

It is called a denial of crunch attack, a/k/a short deadlines.
47) Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos IV (Message 1602757)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The system does a very good job of remembering what you read last and taking you right to the first post you haven't read yet.

Gripe, when the have to restore the system loses track of what posts you have read.

Kudos to all the staff.
48) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1602700)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
In appropriate shirts or http://www.dw.de/watershed-moment-for-egypts-fgm-ban/a-18074456
Sohair el-Batea died after her father took her to a rural Egyptian doctor to have her genitals cut. The two men are the first to go on trial under Egypt's FGM ban, which could be a turning point. Kristen McTighe reports.
...
And for Eltahawy, it is what she calls "society's desire to control female sexuality" that needs to be addressed.

"What we need to confront in Egypt is our obsession with female virginity, because this is ultimately what FGM is about," she said. "FGM is a way that families control their girls' sex drives, and a way for society to control women's sexuality, and unless the conversation about FGM is carried out within those parameters, we stand no chance of eradicating it."

"You can have all the court cases you want and people will still do it, because they don't believe women have the right to sexual pleasure," she said.


Which should gather more attention?
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Talk about your profile pic (Message 1602695)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I have to say Gary's looks like a place I'd like to spend some time walking. Nice. :~}

It is a nice place. Come for a visit.
50) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1602565)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Just read what this criminal wrote. NOTHING about his victim(s). He doesn't care. Never will. He is scum.

So now the criminal is the reporter. I like how your mind works. Lock the press up!
51) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Is the Universe Infinite? (Message 1602563)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Though not certain: the shape of the universe would tend to be some sort of sphere. It did undergo faster than light expansion and still does. The actual diameter of the Universe has been estimated to be 56 billion light years across.

Sphere? Why not an ellipsoid? Why not a torus? Why not some string like structure? Why a sphere?
52) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1602544)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I think Cosmic sums it up quite nicely within my limits of comprehension. Matt said a couple of years ago that he couldn't foresee any Informix limitation that Seti might hit for the foreseeable future. That may have to be re-visited.

More likely Informix doesn't have a limitation but the hardware does impose a limit. Obvious ones would be a row that is so large it will not fit in RAM, even pass by reference. This is imposed by the machine and the O/S, not by the design of Informix.
53) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1602423)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
that cruel and unusual punishments should be inflicted for some crimes.

Sorry...

I cry for the victim's, and have seen too, too, too many.

You can cry for the criminals.

So you think vengeance solves things. Lets apply the golden rule to you. Do unto others (vengeance) what you want done unto yourself. Are you a masochist?
54) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Is the Universe Infinite? (Message 1602312)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
--it is just creating more space


I tried doing that once... complete waste of time. *look disapprovingly down nose at lack of space* It disappears faster than I can create it... then I end up at the bottom of a pile of things I can't find...

I believe that is a corollary to the law that work expands to fill the time and space available.
55) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1602263)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
ML1 wrote:
Also rather interesting in how the weather has been so unusually cloudy!

AP wrote:
Factors such as jet contrails

My, I guess there are more gamblers going to Las Vegas than predicted.
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1602258)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
It is the way of the world in the 21C Uli, I don't like it any more than you do, but in recessionary times, it is the way it is to survive.

New recession forecast

Psywall.
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 225 topic to be determined (Message 1602256)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Welcome back
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Talk about your profile pic (Message 1602232)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I think you mean "Avatar" Gordon.

His profile pic and avatar are the same.

My pic
is of a great place used to teach California History. http://www.lapurisimamission.org/
My avatar is also from there.
59) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1602226)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Nobody has said yet why it bounced ....

I'm sure there is an anomaly team working on that.
60) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1602218)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/solitary-confinement-torture
Rampant use of solitary confinement in the US constitutes torture
George Ruiz is 72 years old. For the past 30 years, he has spent every day alone — locked in a cramped, windowless cell inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) first at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison, then at Tehachapi prison. He is allowed out for only one hour per day to exercise – also alone – in another concrete cell.

What Crime(s) did he commit? He doesn't say.

Look at the 'Banner'. They don't care. Of course they don't.

Typical Screw The Victims(s).

Ah, Mr. [thankfully retired] Police Officer,
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
it it obvious that you believe that cruel and unusual punishments should be inflicted for some crimes.


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