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21) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1804849)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Environmentally, the RNC platform is a disaster. This would not only put efforts to combat climate change way back, or undo-able, but industrializing federal lands would affect many species. This is clearly not science based, but business and emotion.

Steve

Steve I believe the sentiment you are attempting to express is: GIMME!

Have been watching an interesting series: - The American West. Isn't that what America was all about?

Unfortunately, much of our history all too often has been to use every resource available until completely depleted, regardless of consequences.

Steve
22) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1804839)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Environmentally, the RNC platform is a disaster. This would not only put efforts to combat climate change way back, or undo-able, but industrializing federal lands would affect many species. This is clearly not science based, but business and emotion.

Steve
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Name your top 3+ music artists (Message 1804818)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Pink Floyd
ZZ Top
Joe Satriani

Steve
24) Message boards : Politics : Faux (Message 1804225)
Posted 22 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
I remember when we bailed out the banks. The CEO's got millions in bonus money, for failing miserably.

Steve
25) Message boards : Politics : Faux (Message 1804190)
Posted 22 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
I always wonder why in our society, how bad behavior often results in huge financial reward.

Steve
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Grease Stains on clothing, removal (Message 1803359)
Posted 18 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Try Simple Green.
I have used it to clean Chucky Cheese costumes, and it does an excellent job.

Steve
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : State Fairs (Message 1803015)
Posted 16 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Steak and cheese subs, with peppers and onions, with french fries.
Something cold to drink, and I'm good.

Steve
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1802274)
Posted 13 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
+1

Steve
29) Message boards : Politics : Ark park (Message 1801831)
Posted 9 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Religion is a lie.

Richard Dawkins once said, We are all atheist of most of the Gods man has created. Some of us go one further.

Steve
30) Message boards : Politics : Ark park (Message 1801398)
Posted 8 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
That's a good post Gordon. I am 100% atheist. My belief will be where the evidence takes me.

Steve
31) Message boards : Politics : Ark park (Message 1801374)
Posted 7 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Or uranium decay into lead, which is accurate to billions of years, rather than 50,000 years of radio carbon dating.

What really astounds me, is that these people wish to remain wrong, regardless of evidence.

Steve

There is a reason that the faithful are called a flock. They do exactly what their masters tell them to do. It makes life simple and they don't have to think.

I guess my problem is that I can't stop thinking.

I choose my problem over theirs a thousand fold.

Steve
32) Message boards : Politics : Ark park (Message 1801367)
Posted 7 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Another thought. Hawaii and Yellowstone are over hot spots. The plates move, at a constant speed. The geographic evidence can time when each erroptive period existed, along with measuring the tectonic speed. The correlation is undeniable. Core samples, of both ice and rock, triangulation from one spot on earth to another to a distant star, the evidence is beyond overwhelming, but some people must keep their heads buried in the sand.

Steve
33) Message boards : Politics : Ark park (Message 1801365)
Posted 7 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Or uranium decay into lead, which is accurate to billions of years, rather than 50,000 years of radio carbon dating.

What really astounds me, is that these people wish to remain wrong, regardless of evidence.

Steve
34) Message boards : Politics : Ark park (Message 1801328)
Posted 7 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Except when the story was written into the bible it was by then an old story, the first copy known, at the moment, is on a Babylonian cuneiform tablet made of clay, discovered in an excavation in present day Iraq. It dates to about 1800 BC, and contains references to "all the animals of the steppe" and "two by two". At least 800 years before the Old Testament was first written.

Other versions of the story, older than the bible, appear in other parts of the world.

Exactly! Looking at archeological evidence, there were many localized floods depending on location, but nothing global. if I remember correctly there was a flood somewhere in the time and place where a lake berm collapsed. Still, just a local event.

Steve
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1800920)
Posted 5 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Several months ago, I posted, that Windows updates kept stalling, then uninstalled themselves, with a total of 8 reboots. Last week, it finally fixed itself, by uninstalling MSI Afterburner. It was an older copy, so there must have been something in it Win 10 didn't like. This week, I will find something more modern to monitor GPU temps, but with my water cooling, I don't have a problem with GPU overheating. My CPU is running at 4.4 GHz, but is only 30°C due to my new chiller.

It is such a relief to no be constantly be prompted to reboot my system, when I knew it was going to uninstall the updates anyway. I finally reinstalled Adobe Reader, as it had kept switching the pdf default application back to Edge. Now, it finally works! This has been a problem since I did a clean install of Win 10 with my latest computer build.

Steve
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 17 Year Club! (Message 1799431)
Posted 29 Jun 2016 by Profile SciManStev
I was preoccupied on June 20'th, but I made the 17 year mark just the same. :D

Steve
37) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Do black holes contain singularities? (Message 1794476)
Posted 8 Jun 2016 by Profile SciManStev
http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/06/07/escape-from-a-black-hole-not-in-this-universe/#415983d22722

Steve
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1792641)
Posted 1 Jun 2016 by Profile SciManStev
I hated to do it, but I had to take down my bird feeders, and stop feeding raccoons and other animals. A bear and her cubs just climbed up our neighbors deck, and stole one of his feeders. The last time, a couple of years ago a bear decided to visit, he made a problem in the neighborhood, and ended up in the neighbors freezer. Since I don't want that to happen to mother or cubs, I took down the feeders, and stopped putting out food. :(

Steve
39) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI E.T. Search Radio Interference ?? (Message 1789767)
Posted 23 May 2016 by Profile SciManStev
What I am thinking is if we did transmit, where would we point it, and what would be our time frame for a reply? To me, that would only make sense a few light years out. We could target some of the exo-planets we have found in the Goldilocks zone, but even if we sent out signals, and they replied directly back, it would take years, and our radio telescopes may not be pointed at the same place for all that time. You could re-point telescopes in that direction at the earliest possible reply time, but how long would you listen before shifting resources? What we are doing is certainly difficult, making a needle in a haystack easy by comparison. I fully understand that this search may take thousands of years, or may never be successful. On the other hand, we know where an alien civilization isn't broadcasting, or at least during the time Arecibo is focused on a possible target. If we either passed, or haven't gotten to a signal source by a few seconds, we would miss a signal unless it was repeating, such as radio and TV broadcasts from earth. I am much happier with the new targeted exo-planet data. It still make take a very long time, but chances are much greater of a possible success, although certainly not assured.

Steve
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1788524)
Posted 18 May 2016 by Profile SciManStev

Any moderately sized business I would expect to be using Windows Server Update Services instead of allowing each client to update individually. Which gives admins control over which updates the clients will get. That way if a business finds there is an issue with update KB8675309 they can block from their clients before it is ever deployed.

I have actually seen bad updates mentioned here in the past, and relayed them to out IT Admin before they caused problems. One update I am thinking of could actually brick a machine. Our Admin stopped the update until it was patched.

Steve

Edit: And they say I shouldn't be looking at Seti while I work...... :D


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