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41) Message boards : Politics : Iran and it's mock destruction of a US nuclear carrier (Message 1656587)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I can't seem to find the discussion thread relating to this recent action. I hope they really don't think they could pull such a feat off. But on the other hand I hope the Navy department still takes the threat with some seriousness.

May be much easier that most realize. How many ship killer missiles can it defend against at once? Just send a few more and .....
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 Sooner or later it will be done... (Message 1656559)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Last post before the outrage win Ping!

Aye, matey. Time to Pong you again.
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 Sooner or later it will be done... (Message 1656489)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Pong
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 Sooner or later it will be done... (Message 1656482)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
STANLEY CUP
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1656228)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Amtrak 5 and 6 will be busing between Omaha and Denver for a day or two. Here's why: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27763975/coal-train-derails-near-hudson-no-injuries


That will be why the "train" icons on the Amtrak "track a train" map are a long way from the rail track currently!!

I assume that they are the only places that the trains can be "turned" as they are over 500 miles apart and 8 hours by road!!

I also assume that the passengers will be compensated for the inconvenience, 8 hours on a bus is hardly comparable with "sleeper accommodation".

Will BNSF have to compensate Amtrak at all?

The trackers follow the conductors' phones, I think (educated guess). Turning the trains is not so much the problem (they can just run the power around to the back end if they have to), but I think the major factor is the availability of suitable buses.

Amtrak will give the passengers partial refunds or credits on future travel; I'm not sure how that works. I'd think BNSF will have to compensate Amtrak for it, but I don't know that either. I'll see if I can find out.

I'm sure an insurance company is the one ultimately on the hook.
46) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1656077)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
By a similar token effort, can we quickly reduce our industrial emissions by half for the good of all?...

Everyone born on an even numbered day, report to the extermination station .....

Sheeesh!... I was using that as a positive example of what "political will" can do, and quickly.

No mention there of an arbitrary pogrom!

Today the ban is even plates, tomorrow odd. Arbitrary.

Quick, so we shut half the power grid and half the heating gas off by even and odd.

Martin, you deny the enormity of the problem. Quick and sufficient on a world wide scale is not possible. As long as people like you live in an alternate reality no actual solution will come forward.
47) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1656044)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
what's got into people these's days

Organized Religion a/k/a mob rule
48) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1656021)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
By a similar token effort, can we quickly reduce our industrial emissions by half for the good of all?...

Everyone born on an even numbered day, report to the extermination station .....
49) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1655762)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
But you see the problem. Africa is still growing very fast.
Where will they go? Everybody knows the answer.

Darwin begin to operate. They kill each other in civil wars today, soon to be food wars of tomorrow. Where do they go? Ask that of the anti-immigration forces in nearly every industrialized country.
50) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1655663)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Well, not just state actors are betting their money in getting into BIOS code.
http://www.wired.com/2015/03/researchers-uncover-way-hack-bios-undermine-secure-operating-systems/
Now it seems >80% of all systems, no matter the O/S are vulnerable. No wonder the NSA doesn't care about breaking encryption, they already have the decryption key!

Isn't standardization wonderful? They standardized how to break into the BIOS!
51) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1655659)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Darwin however. Humans today doesn't follow the evolution...

Did humans cease being flesh and blood?

No:)
But we have a smart brain and instead of adjusting to the environment we change the environment to our liking...


You can think and adjust and change all you want to...

But if there is not any food for you to eat... Well, you get the idea.

Survival of the fittest is one of Evolution's most important principles.

Humanity's refusal to grow enough food to feed it's population doesn't sound very 'fit' to me.

Score one for 'Darwin'.

At least one other person on the boards gets it.
52) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1655658)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The experts want the carbon figures moved from the country where the components are made to the country of the assembling manufacturer, who sticks a label on saying made in UK or USA or whatever.

Of course they do. Because of that and the treaties it also means huge cash payments made by UK or USA in the form of carbon taxes. From that money those experts are paid. Dirtier than the fossil fuel people.
53) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1655553)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Darwin however. Humans today doesn't follow the evolution...

Did humans cease being flesh and blood?
54) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1655549)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
It really is time that people woke up & smelt the roses!

Just what is wrong with you Yanks...

Pledge receives apologies

...shouldn't you have been proud that immigrants pledge their allegiance to you? WHY does it have to be in English?

A pledge is a pledge regardless of language!

There are still primitives who persist in the west, and western culture will not be worth saving as long as they exist.

What makes Western civilization worth saving is the freedom of the mind; now under heavy attack from the primitives...who have persisted among us. If we have not the courage to defend that faith, it won't matter much whether we are saved or not.
---Elmer Davis, But We Were Born Free; 1954
55) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1655547)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
We get half of the human population starved to death.

That was very pessimistic.

Small agribusiness can't feed the population of today. If we get rid of the industrial agribusiness there isn't anything thing to fill its shoes. Therefore, we don't get rid of it, or people starve.

Less people on the planet means less CO2, so it is a good thing, and yet another way Darwin can act on humans.
56) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1655488)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
We also get a further win if we can also avoid the environmental costs and destruction and 'corruption' of the "Big Agri-business" Marketed farming practices foisting industrially produced fertilizers polluting our farming and farmland...

We get half of the human population starved to death.
57) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1655487)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
All a game of politics and 'cheating' on the World's environment?...


[UK] CO2 cuts claim sees ministers challenged by experts

The UK government’s claim to lead the world in cuts of carbon emissions has been challenged by researchers.

UK emissions are rising overall because current calculations omit pollution from goods imported from countries like China, Leeds University experts say.

So now the same CO2 has to be counted more than once to reach the levels to cause global warming?
58) Message boards : News : Berkeley SETI scientists using new techniques in ET search (Message 1655405)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The entanglement paradox was pointed out by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen in 1935.Today it is no longer a paradox but a scientific fact. But I don't think it can be used to transmit information.
Tullio

Two things come to mind. First, to know the pair is entangled you have to have them close and then move them at less than c apart, which may be the saving grace. Second, the kind of information you can transmit is not going to be information in the sense of changing the universe at a distance.

Rather obviously supernova will send entangled pairs flying out all over, so the galaxy should be filled with pairs, perhaps we need to think about what information is in the sense that it can't go faster than c. Does sending the Iliad to the Andromeda galaxy change anything, or only sending something that changes spacetime.
59) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1655265)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Venus is the way it is primarily because it is so close to the sun.

You have solved Global Warming. The Earth's orbit must be decaying! ;)
60) Message boards : Technical News : Weekend Update (Mar 20 2015) (Message 1655118)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Updates are always appreciated.

Thanks


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