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41) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1502465)
Posted 111 days ago by Profile SciManStev
That would be real good and not only for Ukraine but for Earth as whole - burning produces lot of CO2 and we have beed told constantly that warming effect grows...

This is true, but also, in 1500 years, we will be in another ice age. The "warming" is actually delaying that a few hundred years, but in 1500 years, the earth's orbit and tilt, will bring us to another ice age.

I guess it what we do between now and then that could alter things, if only to a portion of the natural occurrences.

Steve
42) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1501943)
Posted 112 days ago by Profile SciManStev
What wasn't planned was how long it would take, and still not have control of Iraq's oil. I consider that a huge blunder on the US's part, and it never should have happened.
The US doesn't need foreign oil as much as it did only a decade ago because of franking. Canada is begging US to take more and the US at present burns off 30% of the Natural Gas it pumps along with oil because there is no place to put it.

The Western World is treating this "crises" with a big yarn, nether gold or oil has gone up.

You are right about the fracking reducing the US dependance on foreign oil sources.
Things have changed a lot in the last 10-15 years.

Steve
43) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1501933)
Posted 112 days ago by Profile SciManStev
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2014/04/09/russia-trying-to-create-climate-of-chaos-in-ukraine-zakaria/?hpt=hp_t3

This is a reasonably well balanced opinion. Fareed Zakaria is well known for understanding the situations around the world.

Steve

I'm afraid not.
He allows factological errors that makes his opinion and fairness very questionable:

We invaded Iraq, we invaded Afghanistan, and Putin still invaded Georgia and he still annexed Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Thank you!
All I want is an unbiased account of what is happening. I know the US has done some really stupid things in the past. The second war with Iraq, was all about oil, and was planned long before 911. What wasn't planned was how long it would take, and still not have control of Iraq's oil. I consider that a huge blunder on the US's part, and it never should have happened.

Steve
44) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1501922)
Posted 112 days ago by Profile SciManStev
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2014/04/09/russia-trying-to-create-climate-of-chaos-in-ukraine-zakaria/?hpt=hp_t3

This is a reasonably well balanced opinion. Fareed Zakaria is well known for understanding the situations around the world.

Steve
45) Message boards : Number crunching : Recommend CPU/GPU over-temp throttle program (Message 1501674)
Posted 113 days ago by Profile SciManStev
http://www.efmer.eu/boinc/

Steve

Edit: I missed the part where you already had this.
46) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : How do you measure time in space? (Message 1499496)
Posted 118 days ago by Profile SciManStev
A light year is still linked to earth measure, ie. the year. On a planet with a longer year their definition of a light year would be longer.

As long as the end result is equal. It is a specific distance, whether defined in miles, kilometers, light years, or any other unit of measure.

Steve
47) Message boards : Politics : Crimea (Message 1498194)
Posted 121 days ago by Profile SciManStev
This is just an opinion piece from CNN. I don't know if it is valid or not.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/31/opinion/russia-euphoria-crimea/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

Steve
48) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Asteroids (Message 1495705)
Posted 127 days ago by Profile SciManStev
http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/26/tech/innovation/asteroid-rings/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Steve

Edit: Oops! It was already posted in the new discovery thread.
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Shannon/kenzieb (Message 1493635)
Posted 131 days ago by Profile SciManStev

Everyone here speaks with passion about the things that matter to them. That's what makes these boards so interesting. Long may they continue. :)


+1

Steve
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Shannon/kenzieb (Message 1493609)
Posted 131 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Was Nora the one that hated everybody?

No Nora was the best cat I ever had. He was the one that would drink my tea and turn on my radio in the middle of the night if I forgot to feed him. He was a very smart cat.

tURN THE RADIO ON? REALLY? i GOT TO TEACH MY KIDS THAT ONE.

mEOW

Heck, my kitty Graham just rebooted or shut down my computer. I spent a long time trying to determine that.

Steve
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Shannon/kenzieb (Message 1493590)
Posted 131 days ago by Profile SciManStev
I always tended to think of intellect before what sex a person is. Educated and informed people can be either male or female, as can those without those qualities.

The person representing Kenzie had the intellect and knowledge that separated him/her from many.

Even though there was deceit, there was also understanding.

Steve
52) Message boards : News : Friday March 21 SETI talks to be webcast live. (Message 1492904)
Posted 131 days ago by Profile SciManStev
That was fascinating! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute!

Steve
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Shannon/kenzieb (Message 1492407)
Posted 132 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Yes, Gandalf is real...... :D

Steve
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Even crocodiles arn't safe from snakes in Australia. (Message 1484280)
Posted 149 days ago by Profile SciManStev
You get plenty of pic's over here of croc's eating very large sharks (and other large animals plus humans), but it's very rare to get to see something making a meal of a croc. :-D

The Australian Scrub Python is known to grow up to 8.5m (approx. 28') so a 3-4m (10-13') croc isn't really a problem for them (they really do need to eat more of them though ATM).

Cheers.

Your information is 100% correct.

Steve
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Even crocodiles arn't safe from snakes in Australia. (Message 1484245)
Posted 149 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Two children are dead in Campbellton, New Brunswick after they were strangled to death by an escaped python while on a sleepover in an apartment over Reptile Ocean, an exotic pet retailer.

The above is another reason i do not like snakes.

That is what gives snakes a bad name. Under no circumstances will I ever allow any of my snakes to escape. Prevention is much better than the cure. I have cats. Some of the snakes would be killed by the cats, and some of the snakes would kill the cats. I rely on my intellect, and experience to make certain that neither happens.

These things are so easily preventible.

Steve
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Even crocodiles arn't safe from snakes in Australia. (Message 1484222)
Posted 149 days ago by Profile SciManStev
I have posted this before, but this was Cleo, a 14 foot, 100 pound Burmese Python. She died a few years ago of pneumonia, but I do have two more, not quite so large.



Steve
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Even crocodiles arn't safe from snakes in Australia. (Message 1484177)
Posted 150 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
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Even crocodiles arn't safe from snakes in Australia. (Message 1484134)
Posted 150 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
59) Message boards : Politics : Crimea (Message 1480615)
Posted 159 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
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Seti@home beard survey (Message 1480610)
Posted 159 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


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