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1) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Losing hope... (Message 1648669)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
This is a search that may well take thousands of years, or a few hours, if it is ever successful. We are a part of that search. Finding a needle in a haystack is simple. Finding evidence of ET is a true challenge.

Odds will increase when Green Bank data is analyzed, as the source is targeted planetary systems. The data from Arecibo is what other scientists have collected with their own experiments, and we just piggyback that data. We are limited to about 100 light years for multibeam data, and about 50,000 light years for Astropulse, but either way, with only some adjustment, we are tied to a stripe of data as the earth rotates, both on its axis, and around the sun. If a signal comes a few seconds before or after Arecibo can detect it, then we would miss it completely.

Targeted data gives much better odds, but even those are very small. The only thing that is for certain, is that if we don't search, our chances are zero.

Steve
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Images of the fruit of the labor of my hobby (Message 1648198)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Very cool!
The quality of the builds is exceptional!
I used to build models, but it has been many years since my last attempt.

Steve
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : LEONARD NIMOY HOSPITALIZED FOR SEVERE CHEST PAINS (Message 1646132)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I bought a three dimensional chess set years ago. There is technically no such thing as three dimensional chess, but I had the set, and created rules such that if a move was legal in the dimensions being moved, then it was OK. It took me 5 days to play an intelligent game with those standards. It took a great deal of thought, and I did lose a game or two.

Spock has always been my idle, approaching each task with total logic.

I wish Leonard well.

Steve

Religion is not logical. :D
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : A question for the scientist. (Message 1644542)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
The fusion into heavier elements, occurs as a result of the blast wave, and not in the core. Iron is the final step in core fusion, and it formation signals the death of the star.

Steve
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1643072)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Tomorrows meeting will be held in the igloo.

I have to show this comment tomorrow at work, and I bet they laugh as much as I did. I am over 6' tall, and that picture was taken at my eye level.

Steve
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1643063)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
What is snow?
Well this is the courtyard where I work. It is totally surrounded by building.



Steve
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1642953)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Its expected to go to below -10F. tonight. And irs still windy. We had maybe a foot of snow last night but hars to say as the wind was blowing so hard. Im sick of shovelling snow. I have a good 3 feet of just standing snow in my yard. Where I have to shovel Its getting almost over my head.

+1

Steve
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1639429)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Snow, more snow, and still lots more snow!

Steve


Still? We are getting into Spring here @7°C.

I have seen it snow here as late as May 18'th.
We are a long way from Spring.

Steve
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1639391)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Snow, more snow, and still lots more snow!

Steve
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1636773)
Posted 2 Feb 2015 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Here it is 5°F (-15°C) with 7-14 mph winds, and it is still snowing. We have close to two feet on the ground, after last weeks blizzard of over two feet.



Steve
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : UFO's are Canadian, here is the proof... (Message 1635747)
Posted 31 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Now this is what I am waiting for.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/billrobinson/techfuture-hold-on-paul-m_b_5092345.html

Steve
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1634052)
Posted 28 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
We survived the blizzard just fine. Due to the high winds, it is difficult to know exactly how much snow fell, but it is safe to say we got at least 2 feet, and we had no power outages.

The blizzard of 1978 was much worse.

Steve
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1633521)
Posted 27 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Here is a plow truck going by. It is snowing very hard, but at least it is light and fluffy. The wind is whipping it everywhere, so it will be difficult to gauge how much has fallen.



Steve
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1633360)
Posted 27 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I will try to post a "Before", "During", and "After" photo from my webcam.

Here is the before.



Steve
15) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Is this alien communication? Mystery cosmic burst captured LIVE (Message 1633319)
Posted 27 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Article says neutron star and at 5.5 billion light yrs that was a long time ago when the universe was much smaller and before our own solar system was form'd


I know what the article stated. The last burst was 3/14.

‎Natural phenomenon, most likely.

Agreed.

Steve
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1633316)
Posted 27 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I would never suggest that our taxes are theft, only that the tax code is much more complicated that it needs to be.

Steve
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1633300)
Posted 27 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
It just amazes me that the USA has these ridiculous rules about taxes and out of state taxes. In the UK we have one single tax. It used to be called Purchase tax, but they renamed it to VAT, Value Added Tax. That was just an excuse of course to bring more items into the tax bracket. When you are a Chancellor you have to raise money somehow, and by the back door if necessary.

We pay one tax where ever and whatever we buy, that in itself is hard enough to oversee, why you guys make it twice as difficult with Use Tax and Sales Tax seems just silly. You are not a UNITED States of America, you never have been, You are a disparate collection of individual Fiefdoms, each with it's own laws. We had that in the 13-14C in Feudal England with Lords of the Manor and Tithes.

If you put the US tax code in paper form it would be a stack of papers 10 feet high, printed on both sides. Yes it is a bit ridiculous.

Steve
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1632541)
Posted 25 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Yes, but they gouge you when it comes to other taxes. Let me just mention one.. Property taxes

That is an understatement!

We have no sales tax, and no income tax, but we have whopping property tax!

Steve
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1632289)
Posted 24 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
As far as I know, ALL states have required sales taxes to be paid on out of state purchases. Wisconsin always has.
I have always just 'paid tribute' by sending them a hundred bucks or so on my income tax return for what I bought online.
I do not keep records, so it was always estimated. But I try to be an honest man, so I send the bit to the man.

As a citizen of New Hampshire, I pay no sales tax for online purchases. I only pay a sales tax if I travel out of state to purchase in person.

Steve
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631661)
Posted 23 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
This thread has finally got my attention enough to start acquiring parts for a new computer build. The heart of it will be the latest Intel Extreme CPU, on an ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard with a clean install of Windows 10 on a Samsung 850 Pro, 1TB SSD. It will take me a while to gather (pay for) the parts, so when Windows 10 is actually released, I should be close.

Steve


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