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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Even crocodiles arn't safe from snakes in Australia. (Message 1484177)
Posted 46 days ago by Profile SciManStev
The trick is to separate fact from fiction. Many of the snakes on Snakes on a Plane were non-venomous, and quite harmless. Some of the truly venomous species were behind glass when they were photographed.

Steve
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Even crocodiles arn't safe from snakes in Australia. (Message 1484134)
Posted 46 days ago by Profile SciManStev
I wouldn't think the snake could move very well after that. How does it get away from what eats it?

The snake will move just a short distance, then sleep for a week or more. That is an Amethystine, or Scrub Python. They are Australia's longest species. Usually they feed on birds, as they hang out on cliffs and trees.

If disturbed after a meal like that, they will regurgitate it, so they can defend themselves. Having dealt with large snakes, the strength they can muster is amazing. Scientists once did an experiment with a 10 foot anaconda. They taped a pressure transducer to a live duck, and let the snake have it. The amount of pressure recorded was the equivalent to putting a school buss on a mans chest, and that was only a 10 footer.

I have 46 years of experience with snakes.

Steve
23) Message boards : Politics : Crimea (Message 1480615)
Posted 55 days ago by Profile SciManStev
I am not sure what all this means, but here is the article.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/22/world/europe/ukraine-protests/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Steve
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Seti@home beard survey (Message 1480610)
Posted 55 days ago by Profile SciManStev
I replied to the survey.
I love my beard.

Steve


Are you Gandalf?

Lat time I looked I had two Gandalfs. Are you the other one?




That was me a few years ago on my back deck at Halloween.

Steve
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Seti@home beard survey (Message 1480232)
Posted 56 days ago by Profile SciManStev
I replied to the survey.
I love my beard.

Steve
26) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Controlled Fusion (Message 1476576)
Posted 64 days ago by Profile SciManStev
I saw this article, and thought it was very interesting. My company is sending two 8 unit signal conditioners to Larwence Livermore Labs, but I don't know how they will be using them. They are designed to be used with extremely sensitive tilt meters.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/12/tech/innovation/energy-fusion/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Steve
27) Message boards : Number crunching : New PSU, capable of feeding O.C:d CPU and 4 GTX780's -- oppinions, hard facts. Please anyone? (Message 1474364)
Posted 69 days ago by Profile SciManStev
i have to agree with Jason.
Over kill, over kill, over kill.
That is the safest way. I ran a dedicated 30 amp circuit to run 1 computer with an AX1200 Gold PSU. I am having issues with it at the moment, but it can take all the power it wants without me worrying at all. I usually run 850 watts continuous just from the tower, and more from the support equipment. That is with two againg GTX 480's. Newer GPU's are much more efficient, but I over clock my system to the maximum possible.

Steve
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Mom (Message 1474194)
Posted 69 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Allie, thank you so much for telling us this. I am so sorry to learn of her death. Kenzie was a very intelligent and wonderful person. I enjoyed many conversations with her both in public and private. Her knowledge and appreciation of science was very strong and appreciated. My thoughts go out to you, and all those Kenzie cared about. She will be greatly missed.

Steve
29) Message boards : Number crunching : What's the fastest GPU at the moment? (Message 1473745)
Posted 70 days ago by Profile SciManStev
+2

Steve
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1470959)
Posted 78 days ago by Profile SciManStev
OK. This is my computer.








Steve
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1470429)
Posted 79 days ago by Profile SciManStev
This is not my system, but the link was sent to me from the IT Admin at my company, and I had to share it.

http://imgur.com/a/IISox#OeXLhKn

Steve
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What are you watching on YouTube today? (Message 1468696)
Posted 83 days ago by Profile SciManStev
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhtfiKl4VWg
Awesome performance!

Steve
33) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1468690)
Posted 83 days ago by Profile SciManStev
That is truly fascinating! I have always liked the singularity theory, as you would have just one chunk of mass that has infinite density. It can vary in size, but it takes a lot of mass to equal a small amount of size do to the compression.

It's too bad, we can't perform direct measurements to confirm the nature of these gravitational collapses.

Steve
34) Message boards : Politics : So, is Windows XP officially dead come April 1st? (Message 1464632)
Posted 93 days ago by Profile SciManStev
What I have learned is that many hackers are holding onto any exploits for XP, and not using them, until Microsoft stops support. By not using them now, they may go unnoticed until it is too late.

Steve
35) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Message 1463375)
Posted 97 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Awesome!
Science is the way to the future.

Steve
36) Message boards : Politics : Where Science and Faith Collide (Message 1463359)
Posted 97 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Thank you! That was an excellent reply.
Once I have had a good night's sleep, I will reply to your post.

Steve
37) Message boards : Politics : Where Science and Faith Collide (Message 1463337)
Posted 97 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Where Science and Faith Collide

This topic was posted before. The thread was closed.

Then I apologize. I was taking the title of the link I posted. If it is inappropriate then I am sorry.

Steve
38) Message boards : Politics : Where Science and Faith Collide (Message 1463321)
Posted 97 days ago by Profile SciManStev
All in all, what do you think of the segment itself?
I think that science draws conclusions based on evidence, not politics.
Politics, and beliefs can get in the way of seeking the truth. True science changes when an observation or contradiction occurs that disputes the original theory. It has no political or faith based prerequisites.

Steve
39) Message boards : Politics : Where Science and Faith Collide (Message 1463232)
Posted 97 days ago by Profile SciManStev
This is a segment from MSNBC, and there is a great deal of science here, but it is also a political discussion. I thought the link was worth sharing. I kept the title the same as the segment. Bill Nye shares his views here also.

Where Science and Faith Collide

Steve

Edit: I am having trouble getting the link to connect to the right video. The video in question is not about the GOP, but as the title I indicated suggests, which is a video or two after the one the link points to.

Got it. The original link now works as I intended.
40) Message boards : SETI@home Science : The Sun (Message 1462413)
Posted 99 days ago by Profile SciManStev
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/01/solar-storm-arrives/
Solar Storm Arrives


The solar storm that’s been hurtling a billion tons of material toward our planet at two million miles per hour is now slamming into Earth’s atmosphere, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center tells ABC News.

thoughts?

Now I have to go outside, and look for an aurora.

Steve


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