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41) Message boards : Technical News : What's happening... (Nov 8, 2014) (Message 1601805)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Following satellites in orbit and chasing Near Earth Objects with its radar capabilities.
Tullio

Also something about ionospheric heating.
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : U-verse Back On-line. :-) (Message 1601776)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Well, it turns out that the reported Bridge Tap on Port two was actually a bad pair of house wire

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76099&postid=1600461

Why did I think it? Don't know.

Glad that all is fixed.
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1601738)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
First, for those of you in Snowville, this is Southern California, November 15, Today! We get out the 1969CADY, convertible Carpool De Ville, and go for a swim on the freeway!


Not sure how safe this ride is

The Worlds Fastest Hot Tub


No seat belts.


Hot tub power in the trunk.


Yes, it is a car and drives on the street!
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1601727)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Gary has the symptom, but the cause remains the pursuit of money, regardless of other results. It is easy to count money, and therefore easy to compare your financial results and efforts to others, so too many people focus on those numbers only. History will tell if we missed some other important results along the way.

I agree. Its profit at all costs for the major shareholders. They cant seem to think that a sustainable profital company is good enough. They want more no matter that it might kill said company by sleazy acts.

It is really a reflection of society, not per say a shareholder issue, society has a very short memory and very short time frames. Just look at a TV program and tell me what is the longest they go without a cut to something else?
45) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1601598)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Who paid them off so quickly?!...

No one. They are after TAXES! This is the result of income tax.
46) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1601596)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Reuters - Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet

But the angle of attack doesn't match the damage.
And the "photo's" contain 2012 Google Earth images.

That's about what I expect.

Scale is wrong too. Looks like someone didn't realize that the plane shouldn't be bigger just because it is flying. Of course when all you have ever seen is air to air shots but never a space to ground shot!

Some years ago I did get to see an actual "photograph" of a airplane shot from space. Was of a commercial airliner on the downwind leg on approach to LAX. The shot had been blown up to wall size. You realized that the wingspan was only a couple of residential lots. Just as if it had been parked there. Of course that is correct as it makes little difference if the plane is 899 miles from the bird and the ground is 900. So those photos showing a 40 acre wing span are pretty laughable!
47) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1601592)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
It doesn't belong in either thread..because...this may surprise you...humans are not chimpanzees.

What I find odd is how often you fail to post articles about our other closest relative, the Bonobo.

Since a bonobo is a chimpanzee ..........
48) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1601590)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Your use of the words "dark skinned" could be perceived as a form of oppression. You appear to be automatically connecting "Dark skinned" and "beggar". Couldn't you have made your point by saying "...approached by a beggar"?

My point is that there is lots of oppression to go around. Nobody seems to have an exclusive claim on it anymore.

OMG. This is exactly what I'm talking about when I say how meanings have been stretched. There is no way I was inferring that "all beggars are dark skinned" or that "all dark skinned people are beggars" and if you think either of those terms was what I meant you really need to detune your sensitivity. That is exactly the sort of PC BS this thread is about.

It was an accurate description of the beggar in question and no, I couldn't have made the point without giving a description of said beggar

The reason I used the term "dark skinned" was to demonstrate why the beggar used the term "White c***"". If the beggar had been white, he would have just called me the name without the adjective.

T.A.

They will accuse you, because you were the last one to speak it, when clearly it was the beggar who started the name calling, you just responded in kind.

Reminds me of a beggar who harassed me a couple times in a fast food joint. He wanted a quarter. Called me many derogatory racial and appearance terms when I said no and ha also wished me to choke on my food. Well, when all you have on you is plastic, you don't have a quarter to give. I think after the third time an employee ushered him out with a no trespass warning and I haven't seen him again. (Once in a while an employee there will grow a spine)
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1601435)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The focus on the next quarter comes from the CEO having to make the "earnings call" to the investment bankers. If they don't like what he says, the stock tanks and as the CEO is paid in stock .......
50) Message boards : Technical News : What's happening... (Nov 8, 2014) (Message 1601430)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Eric said:
Second, because of funding, Astronomy isn't top dog at Arecibo anymore, so Astronomers get a smaller fraction of the observing time.

I thought research in astronomy was the reason Arecibo was built.
I have a question. When the people running Arecibo aren't using it for astronomy, what are they using it for?

It is owned by the US Government, what classified uses their are for the most sensitive antenna on the planet ......
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1601339)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Not true Vic. Some of us Bean Counters care.

I stand corrected Uli,

Thankyou.


Right, but there have been some really bad decisions made by bean counters. If anyone remembers the Fort Pinto and exploding gas tanks? Some bean counter did the math and figured that if the average death cost the company a certain amount of money, it would be cheaper to save $0.50 / and pay the judgements for deaths caused by the faulty gas tanks than to pay the $0.50 / car and avoid the deaths.

Somehow the courts got hold of the memo and upped the award per death to a number large enough so that saving the $0.50 was decidedly not worth it.

The bean counter didn't make that decision, the CEO made that decision after he asked a bean counter how much to fix and how much will not fix cost and then asked a lawyer how much hot water not fix would make. Bean counters provide information on how many beans there are. Other jerks, fools and idiots make decisions based on them.
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : U-verse Back On-line. :-) (Message 1601295)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Yet, according to Tech four, the problem is something in the Network.


TL

Which network? Theirs or yours?

I've seen a failure which locked the Ethernet network. I've seen them where they get overloaded with packet resend requests.

I'm trying to remember if the TV service is on the same network interface as the WAN for the internet service.

Here is the thought. If it is and it gets screwed up then it should be messing with all the TVs at once, assuming nothing is hooked through Ethernet switches. Also if you watch a recorded program the issues would happen at a different point in the recording as it is happening in the distribution from the DVR to TV side.

However if the issue is upstream, before the TV and Internet are split by the "modem" then other than total load or bad QoS settings I'm a bit at a loss as to how it is doing it. In this case it gets recorded on the DVR and would playback with the same identical fault at the same second on any TV, even if everything else was disconnected at playback time.

Now depending on how you and they have the network configured and the tv/net splitter maybe it is possible for a hang on the WAN to cause some process on their split box to hang or be late.

Hope you don't need these http://www.specialized.net/Specialized/Fluke-Networks-990DSL2-CopperPro-Broadband-Loop-Tester-183.aspx and http://www.tequipment.net/Fluke-Networks/1T-1500-2PK/Network-Test-Equipment/?Source=googleshopping&gclid=CNyV2tDI-8ECFU9efgodbTgAIw to ring out the problem.
53) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1601213)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Just read the words written in BIG letters... then flame them with 7 year old data.

Oh, so I should flame you that climate science isn't settled and the data changes every time to fit the new hot button?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPCC_Fifth_Assessment_Report
The global surface temperature increase by the end of the 21st century is likely to exceed 1.5 °C relative to the 1850 to 1900 period for most scenarios

Why you are right, the data changes, now instead of 1.7°C it is down to 1.5°C. So the 4.2°C is now 2.8 times, not 2.5 times the predicted amount. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

BTW, you missed the point. Motherjones are the people who uttered the big words. Which I heard on the local news station and others. Finding who actually first wrote them may be hard in this day of news scoop and internet speed of distribution of not fact checked stories.

The question is still valid though.
54) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1601124)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Let's look into an alarmist headline and expose the utter BS behind it .....

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/11/climate-change-means-more-lightning
The US Will See 50 Percent More Lightning Strikes, Thanks to Global Warming
Lightning strikes in the continental United States will increase roughly 12 percent for every degree Celsius of global warming, a study published today in Science finds.

Okay, 50% / 12% per degree C means that by 2100 it will be 4.2°C warmer.

Now what is the prediction? .....
http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg1/en/spmsspm-projections-of.html
For the next two decades, a warming of about 0.2°C per decade is projected

So we have 8.5 decades to go to 2100 at 0.2°C or 1.7°C.

1.7°C <> 4.2°C is it? 4.2°C is 2.5 times the actual prediction!

Another filthy warmist lie exposed!

Why would a warmist feel the need to lie?
1) Most obvious, they don't believe what they espouse? <that is kind of the definition of lying>
2) They need to lie to get press (publicity stunt)?
3) Only lying will convince people to fund them?
4) Henny Penny cry Wolf need for attention?
5) ... you fill in you favorite set of reasons.
55) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1601111)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Not sure if this belongs in the PC thread, or the against women thread ....
http://www.designntrend.com/articles/25429/20141114/chimpanzees-bullying.htm
A study involving chimpanzees from Tanzania has shown that aggressive male chimps that attack female chimpanzees have a greater chance of impregnating them. Ian Gilby, one of the researchers, said the findings do not convey a happy message.

Gilby quoted, "Males who directed aggression toward females at high rates were more likely to sire those females' offspring than less violent males were. This effect was particularly strong for high ranking males (in the chimpanzee community)."
56) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1600964)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Did you read the article?

I did, however I can't find where Oliver Burkeman is described other than "columnist" or "blogger."

Perhaps my comment about groups of 3 didn't quite register.
For 3 you have only 2 possible cases. All one sex, or 2 and 1.
For a group of 4 there are 3 possibilities, 4-0, 3-1, 2-2
For a group of 5 there are 3 possibilities, 5-0, 4-1, 3-2
For a group of 6 there are 4 possibilities, 6-0, 5-1, 4-2, 3-3

As per the study a all one sex non-PC group scored similar to a mixed sex PC group, I hypothesize that in a "large" group the presence of a single person of the opposite sex may not make a PC group "better" than a non-PC group. (Please note this does not describe the desirability of PC or non-PC, just the result obtained.) I'm simply curious about such possible groups from a behavior perspective.

The other issue I see as a possible problem is that in some groups there may be one highly creative person, who essentially provides all the input. I did not see where they attempted to account for that possibility and it may not be an issue in their data.

Also this study directed the participants to come up with ideas for a building, as a building is used by humans of both sexes, the instruction to think PC may have serendipitously caused the subjects to address more sex specific use issues than they would otherwise thought of, in which case the PCness of the results are specific to the particular idea being solicited.

Finally this says nothing about gender variant persons and PC in a group, which is another interesting monkey wrench.

I suspect a more comprehensive study would find more complexity than the simplistic result given by this study. In other words, it is an interesting start to a complex subject.
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1600948)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Not true Vic. Some of us Bean Counters care.

Yes we do. CEO's may force us to give them expected costs of ignoring a problem, but it doesn't mean we don't care.
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : To whom it may concern..... (Message 1600946)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Looks like the Golden Bears tried to make a game of it, but they let the spoiled children get too far ahead in the first quarter.
59) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1600837)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
...personally, any man that has to get a woman drunk so that he can have sex is a coward!

People who have to be filthy drunk to say yes are cowards.
60) Message boards : Number crunching : Time to warm up back up projects? (Message 1600828)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Well, wonder how fast the web will get without all the work units being tossed around?


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