Posts by SciManStev

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1895373)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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It's beer-o-clock here in New Hampshire.
Things have been quite hectic lately, and I am more than ready for a few cold beers.

Steve
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1895371)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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My next door neighbors.



Steve
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1894075)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Very beautiful Bernie!
Today, I have one of my own. My new toy arrived yesterday, even though it isn't finished. It will go back to the dealer to be finished in the next few days, but it is here for my sister's visit from Virginia. It is unbelievably capable. We went up and down a heavily rutted steep trail with boulders in the rain with ease. We were spinning donuts in my back yard with no lawn damage. The tires have just 3 psi in them now, and will operate down to 1 psi.



Steve
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1891454)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I think this is the place to post, when I have to work all day Saturday, and maybe stay the night at work until Sunday. There is some alcohol induced prep happening now, along with several hundred four letter words.

Steve
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1890182)
Posted 16 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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It is quite satisfying to feed the neighborhood critters. Last year I was to financially strapped, but this year I will be back in business. I will keep feeding into the Spring, as long as the bears don't show up. I don't mind the bears, except that when they show up, not only are the neighborhood pets, children, and gardens at risk, so are the bears.

In the meantime, I enjoy feedin any critter that is hungry.

Steve
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1888900)
Posted 9 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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hahahahahahaha.

People that round up/down to sensible levels get moaned at for being imprecise.

People that are precise get moaned at for being too specific.

Doesn't matter how precise you are, if you're not accurate.
Precision is nice, accuracy is essential.

+1

Steve
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1888879)
Posted 9 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I don't follow football much now either, but beer is good. I enjoy sitting down in my man-cave bar, watching a movie, and tossing back a few hundred beers. One thing for certain though. I never handle my snakes once I've had a few......

Steve
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1888808)
Posted 9 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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janneseti...probably correct, but I have had the beard so long I would feel naked without it.

I see.
I wonder if Frank Beard also feel naked...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wRHBLwpASw

Now these are my type of folk! :D

Mark, I am pleased that your changing hair color gives you so much pleasure. My beard does that for me. I look in the mirror, and feel very good about what I see. To me, it doesn't matter what others think, I just know I am happy with not only what I see in the mirror, but who I am.

In Afghanistan, prior to 911, the men were forced to ware beards. Here, we have the freedom to wear them.

Steve
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 3 (Message 1887934)
Posted 5 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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The new findings about black holes can continue.

Steve
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1887514)
Posted 2 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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That sounds like a very good day.
I also like it when it rains, so I don't have to mow the lawn. On the other hand, in less than a month my 8 wheel toy will be here, and regardless of what the weather is, my 5 acre lawn is toast. :D

Steve
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1886339)
Posted 27 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I loaded myself with beer tonight.
I won't regret it until morning.

Steve
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1884481)
Posted 17 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I used to have a Bonneville SSEI. I had to replace the water pump once. It would have been easy, except for one metal tab that was covering one bolt. It was engineered that way on purpose, as the tab served no function except to prevent the easy replacement of the water pump. To remove that tab, required me to remover the alternator, the alternator bracket, and jack the engine up a few inches. It took two of us two full days to change a water pump. I haven't tried to repair a car since then. That was about 15 years ago.

Steve
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1884426)
Posted 17 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I am very sorry Bernie. You did a Herculean job of taking care of your father, and I know he appreciated everything you did.
Losing a family member is very difficult, as they are always a part of our lives. I am glad you had the chance to share so much time with your father, and that he was in his home when he passed.

Steve
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1883252)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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It's a good thing you didn't need anything really expensive......

Healthcare in the US is broken, but we pay way more than any country on earth.
I would like to see us do what other countries do that don't have these problems.

Steve
15) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1883241)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/11/politics/us-north-korea-strike-first/index.html
Within minutes of initiating the attack, US aircraft and artillery assets would also be forced to coordinate with allied forces to destroy the thousands of North Korean missile tubes pointed directly at the South Korean capital of Seoul.
And that would just be the beginning.
"The problem is not hitting North Korea, its what happens next," Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshare Fund, an organization working to stop nuclear proliferation, told CNN.
"You strike North Korea, they are going to strike back and they have a devastating conventional arsenal built up on the border that could lay waste to Seoul," he said. "Estimates are that hundreds of thousands of South Koreans would die in the first few hours of combat -- from artillery, from rockets, from short range missiles -- and if this war would escalate to the nuclear level, then you are looking at tens of millions of casualties and the destruction of the eleventh largest economy in the world."
"That's what you are going to roll the dice on," Cirincione added.


Steve
16) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1883230)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I know the average person in North Korea doesn't have access to real information about the outside world, but Kim and those closest to him surely do. I have trouble understanding the rationale for Kim continuing an isolationist policy for his country when he knows things could be much better for all the citizens(including himself) if he'd open up and play nice with everybody.

Because without a constant enemy, they have no reason to exist. As long as we are perceived as a threat, they are happy, and feel justified to continue on. Their people would revolt if there wasn't an enemy that they needed protection from. Iran is the same way, but they are very ambitious, which is far more dangerous than isolated Kim, who is mostly concerned about his own survival.

Steve
17) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1883173)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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This whole scenario scares the daylights out of me. It's true previous presidents did little, but we are all still alive.

Steve
18) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1882964)
Posted 10 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I have read numerous assessments of what a war would look like with NK. None of them are pleasant. Also, the logistics have not been set up. That takes months to get going. Perhaps 3 carrier groups in the area, many more troops in SK, fueling and resupply lines have to be established. Militarily, we would defeat NK, but the initial contact would be lobbing missiles at each other, and if theirs are nuclear, then whether their targeting system are any good or not, potentially millions could die, and radioactive clouds would circulate world wide. Beginning the logistics build up, may trigger a NK response, before we were ready. They are already ready. Their artillery positions would devastate SK, with 10's of thousands dying in the first hour. Then the really big wildcard, is if China gets involved. That would change things in a really, really bad way.

Doing nothing is an uncomfortable option as well, but I think it may be the best. We allow NK to establish their weapons, and either ignore their boasts, or engage them in a positive way. The only reason they can still exist, is because they tell their people that the US is a constant threat. Like Iran, NK can't afford to allow peaceful investments and cooperation from the west. Their virtual enemy would vanish, and their reason for existence right along with it. As I have stated before, NK has not shown ambition to take over the world, or even attack its neighbors. It's moves have been to ensure the survival of the regime. I think hat getting to know an enemy, then working with them is a far safer solution than any form of military confrontation. One could reason that with all the nuclear potential, NK could attack us. Well, so could China, and Russia, but they don't.

It might be better to try our best to learn about our enemies, and understand what their real fears are. I tend to think that the real fear for both NK, and Iran, is normal interactive relations with the west. That could collapse both regimes. These are terrible, cruel regimes, and letting them off the hook, may seem like it is against what we stand for, but it may be the best way to enact positive change. A war where potentially millions could die, radioactive clouds floating around the earth, and infrastructure collapse doesn't sound like a workable alternative to me.

Perhaps, as in the movie War Games, the only winning strategy is not to play.

Steve
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1882448)
Posted 6 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Of course. One thing I am really looking forward to, is being back in the woods without having to over exert myself. I will be taking pictures of wildlife and scenery and posting them here. Guessing from where I will be riding, I should see moose. This machine will give me access to some very interesting habitats.

Steve
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1882405)
Posted 6 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Bernie, as always your pictures are very soothing, and a pleasure to see.

Steve


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