Posts by SciManStev

21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1909656)
Posted 30 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Last minute beer run. What do you suggest? High octane and German.

EKU 28.
I wish I had some now!

Steve
22) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1909652)
Posted 30 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I do read every view point I can find. With general news, there isn't much difference. With anything political, the differences can be vast.
What I am opposed to is the destruction of our government as we know it.

I see a system now where the republicans went to the corporations for a wish list, and granted it.
I see mining companies that can pollute streams, and not clean up after themselves after mining is done.
I see where the justice department is finding every crime possible, and prosecuting it, in spite of the fact that America has 6% of the worlds population, and 25% of the worlds inmates.
I see the state department with a fraction of the trained diplomats it once had. These are the people who can diffuse a misunderstanding before it occurs.
I see a total war on science, with politics taking precedent over solid peer reviewed science. Many scientists have been fired or encouraged to leave.
I see an FCC that is getting rid of net neutrality.
I see the deportation of what could be good citizens, in many categories.
I see a huge tax deficit building, while it will give an excuse to curtail Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
The US is already highest in the world of income inequality, with the 0.1% pulling in over 90% of the wealth created by the GDP.
The 90% have stagnated since the late 80's. Up to that time the 90% saw a rising portion of the wealth the country got.
This new tax law just makes this even worse.
I see health care being made worse than it already is. It costs way more here than any other country, but we are rated 27'th.
I see the EPA not helping the environment, but granting every possible wish the corporations want.
On top of everything, I see a president who seems unable to understand anything, except the corporations must always be right.
I see a constant train of lies and deceit.
I see a president who may well get into a huge war with millions of casualties. Infrastructure breaking down in this country due to war, unlike just somewhere else.


So, no, I am not at all pleased with anything I see happening, regardless of where I learn of it.
This is unfettered corporations allowed to do anything they want, without regard to any US citizen.
I find the whole situation disgusting.

Steve
23) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1909629)
Posted 30 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I am an independent, not associated with any party, but I read news from every side I can find.

https://newsstand.google.com/articles/CAIiEM0xYyRlyvtg8A7EdaWXcFMqFwgEKg8IACoHCAowlOzSATCaiDUwo9dy

Steve
24) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1909627)
Posted 30 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-the-worlds-real-nuclear-menace-isnt-nor/f-1ae256df55%2Fcounterpunch.org

Steve
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1908664)
Posted 23 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Tonight, I just have Budweisers, but I have a lot of them. :D

Steve
26) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1908357)
Posted 21 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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...OBLABBYs Government CONTROLLED WORLD is INSIDIOUS; SNEAKY; SHADOWWy: STEALTHy; and DownLEFTy Gunna F**K You Over while You Be SMILING and HAPPY 'cause 'THEY' OWN YOUR MIND and LIFE.

Yeah, I AGREE with OVERTURNING ANYTHING OBLABBYs WORLD has INSTITUTED. ...

Really? In reality?

Is USA politics really so simplistic? One color is always 'good' whilst the 'other' color is always 'bad'?

Regardless of what their policies are and regardless of all consequences?...

Is this the start of a new North - South civil war? Or a continuation of the battle of old flags? Or the silly old game of going "tribal"?


Meanwhile, what of the consequence, for the USA, of the internet being turned into a kind of expensively restricted (CENSORED) cable TV?!

And only in Amerika?


All only in our one world...
Martin


I agree that solutions do not always exist in one ideology or another. Ideologies are traps that prevent people from seeing solutions. I prefer to look to history, both locally, and around the world for solutions based on previous success rates. I don't care where a solution comes from, as long as it has a history of working. I also agree that solutions that have been successful in one instance, may not be in a set of different circumstances.

I am extremely concerned about the loss of Net Neutrality. I don't see a single good thing about it. It is very clear to me that the current administration is letting everything be run by the major players, without the protections for the public. If this type of attitude has existed in the past, the tobacco companies would have kept selling to everyone until everyone had died of cancer. The gas companies would have kept selling leaded gas until all the drinking water was lead contaminated. The aerosol manufactures would have kept selling chlorofluorocarbons until we had no ozone left. We need protections from run away companies that will do anything for a buck regardless of the consequences.

Steve
27) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1908154)
Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Similar legislation was tried in Kansas recently, and it did not work as intended. Police, Fire, infrastructure all but failed. Companies did not flock to Kansas, and wages did not go up.
Now they have a huge deficit and few services.

Steve
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1907569)
Posted 16 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I don't have any mini kegs, but I do have a bunch of beer, which I will make vanish before my own eyes......

Steve
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1906775)
Posted 13 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Absolutely beautiful pictures!

Steve
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1906071)
Posted 10 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Brilliant set of photos, Carlos...

+1

Steve
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1906019)
Posted 9 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Mine will be closed in, in about a week. The top is canvas, and plastic, but I had screens put in so I could drive in swamps during the summer without bugs taking me out of the cab, and eating me. I can't wait for the top to get here. The snow will fill the back end without the top, but at least it has drain plugs, and a bilge pump.

Steve
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1905998)
Posted 9 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I have been out riding my 8 wheel toy in the snow, and loving it.
Now it is time to come in, get warm, and have a few hundred cold beers. :D

Steve
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1905991)
Posted 9 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Mine has a heater, and heated hand grips. These tracks are good to about 2 and a half feet of snow, but I have a winter extension kit that has such jagged edges, it will climb a 45° ice sheet. It is a handlebar steering, and is easily very preciously controlled. I was just out in the snow again, and can't believe how well it works. It even has dual windshield wipers, head lights, and fog lights. I took it out the other night, and had no trouble seeing what was ahead. The one problem it did have, was I couldn't see the dash board, so I will add a dash board light in the next few weeks.

This thing is tremendous fun.

I have wanted one since I was 10 years old, and it's even better than I thought it would be.

Steve
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1905977)
Posted 9 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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It turns with a skid steer mechanism in low gear, and in high gear, the wheels on one side turn faster than the other side.
The brakes are standard, although I have a fan on them keeping them cool. There are a lot of options on this beast, and I intend to get many, many years of fun out of it. Everything is designed to be as easy as possible as I get older.

Steve
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1905973)
Posted 9 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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New mud flaps. I was out in the snow today, and even though there is only an inch at the moment, this beast will go through any amount of snow.
I am still configuring it as a boat, and will study to get my boating license before spring. The top with the screens should be here next week, but maybe not.

I have created very deep mud holes in my back yard, and Juggernaught has no trouble with anything.



Steve
36) Message boards : News : Special Fundraiser for Parkes Data Store and GPU development system (Message 1905935)
Posted 9 Dec 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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You gave $250.00

to SETI@home

on December 9, 2017

via Visa
Your confirmation number is 305069

Steve
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1902771)
Posted 24 Nov 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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There is a lining up of Venus and Jupiter this week. The two in the photo may be them. They are spreading apart now, but they were quite close together.

Steve
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1900590)
Posted 11 Nov 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Well, everything that could go wrong today did, so I may as well settle down for a few cold beers.

Steve
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1898129)
Posted 29 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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The winch is just in case I get stuck, which is extremely unlikely, but I will be able to pull others out that do get stuck. I am as prepared for any possible event as I can be. I even have a land anchor in case I get stuck with no trees around. I have a boat anchor, and paddle along with life jackets.

Steve
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1898128)
Posted 29 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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It is extremely fun! Once I get the boating lights on, and it registered, and my boating license, it will be even better. I have a 9,9 hp outboard motor for it with electric start and electric tilt. This is definitely an all season, all weather, all terrain machine. It will go through any amount of mud, water, or snow, and will climb a very steep incline. The canopy will be great, especially after it is fitted with screens to keep bugs from taking me apart piece by piece.

Steve


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