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41) Message boards : SETI@home Science : The Sun (Message 1462413)
Posted 100 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
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1462364)
Posted 100 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Very cool!
I guess he/she likes cat food better than dog food.

Steve
43) Message boards : Politics : A modest proposal (Message 1460704)
Posted 105 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Who are you? God?

Surely God can type in a way that is not a pain to read.

1 would think so, though we'll never know for sure.

Cheers.

Of course we will. It either makes sense, or it doesn't. :D

Steve
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I can't do mathematics. (Message 1460693)
Posted 105 days ago by Profile SciManStev
A Fruitbat sets off east from Perth at the average speed fruitbats fly at. Another Fruitbat sets off west from Brisbane, but there's a twist. This Fruitbat has hitched a ride on a Harley. At which pub do they meet at?

Free drinks for whoever figures it out.

The closest one.

Steve
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I can't do mathematics. (Message 1460656)
Posted 105 days ago by Profile SciManStev
. You can have bags of money and not be evil. I would love a chance to prove this.


+1

Steve
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather forecasts II (Message 1460185)
Posted 107 days ago by Profile SciManStev
My forecast has temps in the 60's for the next week.

Dang! Hiccup!0

Steve
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather forecasts II (Message 1460179)
Posted 107 days ago by Profile SciManStev
-17.7C, blowing a lot of snow, and I am not going to work tomorrow. My generator is hooked up and ready for anything, and it could be a lot worse. Not going to work is a good thing..... :D

We should get about 14 inches of snow, plus a lot of drifts.

Steve
48) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU load measurement (Message 1459902)
Posted 108 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Nvidia Inspector

Steve
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1459562)
Posted 109 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Happy New Year everyone!
Here is a deer in my front yard.
Deer in front yard

Steve
50) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1456809)
Posted 117 days ago by Profile SciManStev
It was politely pointed out to me that there is evidence of religion prior to 10,000 years ago. I am thankful for the correction, and am posting the link that was given to me.

Prehistory Religion

Steve
51) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1456118)
Posted 120 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Atheism has delivered nothing to mankind or the world for that matter. It has had zero impact on anything.

Faith on the other hand has fed the poor, gave them clothes, put a roof over ones head.

I have to disagree. Modern man has been on this planet about a million years, and no evidence of any religion exists prior to the last 10,000 years. That leaves about 990,000 years where there was no belief system. Clearly food, shelter, and some level of comfort was acquired, and shared by the early human groups.

As a more modern example, I am a very caring person, who will do anything I can for anyone regardless of what they believe, and I have not a single shred of religious belief.

Steve

Richard Dawkins said,
“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”


That is a true statement. The Catholic is Atheist for Islam, or Hindu, or Judaism. How many of us believe in the mufti-theism of the ancient Greeks and Romans? Does that make us all have zero impact on anything?

There are tens of thousands of different religious belief systems, including Scientology, where L. Ron Hubbard told a friend he could invent a religion and make money with it. I would infer than many of us are also atheist when it comes to Scientology. Atheist is simply a lack of belief, not a moral corruption.

Steve
52) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1456059)
Posted 120 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Atheism has delivered nothing to mankind or the world for that matter. It has had zero impact on anything.

Faith on the other hand has fed the poor, gave them clothes, put a roof over ones head.

I have to disagree. Modern man has been on this planet about a million years, and no evidence of any religion exists prior to the last 10,000 years. That leaves about 990,000 years where there was no belief system. Clearly food, shelter, and some level of comfort was acquired, and shared by the early human groups.

As a more modern example, I am a very caring person, who will do anything I can for anyone regardless of what they believe, and I have not a single shred of religious belief.

Steve
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : home security (Message 1455586)
Posted 121 days ago by Profile SciManStev
http://www.totalsecuritynh.com/
I use this company. All the rooms have pet safe motion detectors, and the perimeter is fully protected. The communication to the rest of the world is through phone lines, with cell phone backup. There is an alarm that sounds at the house, and the monitoring company is instantly alerted.

For the installation I purchased, it was a lot more than what they advertise, but that is true of many companies. On a good note, I know the system very well, and I could not penetrate it without my security code.

Steve

Looks like they only serve New Hampshire...?

That may be the case, but look for a system that uses motion sensing and perimeter breach. Also a cell phone backup is a great idea. A crook could come up, cut the phone lines, and think the alarm would just scream. With a cell phone backup, the police are called no matter what. My system also has a wet cell battery backup, so will work for a long time even when the power goes out.

A good tip if you have a garage door opener, is to remove the rope that can be pulled to unlatch the door. A crook could break a garage door window, then reach in an grab the rope. Of course my garage is motion protected also.

Steve
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : home security (Message 1455482)
Posted 122 days ago by Profile SciManStev
http://www.totalsecuritynh.com/
I use this company. All the rooms have pet safe motion detectors, and the perimeter is fully protected. The communication to the rest of the world is through phone lines, with cell phone backup. There is an alarm that sounds at the house, and the monitoring company is instantly alerted.

For the installation I purchased, it was a lot more than what they advertise, but that is true of many companies. On a good note, I know the system very well, and I could not penetrate it without my security code.

Steve
55) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home Enhanced v6 is now done, finito, kaputt. (Message 1451235)
Posted 133 days ago by Profile SciManStev
:D

Steve
56) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Earliest Signs of Life on Earth (Message 1442638)
Posted 156 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Although the building blocks have been identified on asteroids, there are the obstacles of high radiation and extreme cold in space for perhaps eons, and extreme heat and impact during entry in the Earths early methane atmosphere. I would not say life could not survive those conditions, but I find it more plausible that life here on earth originated by the correct conditions being met for an extended period of time, along with the delivery of the building blocks from space.

Steve
57) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Earliest Signs of Life on Earth (Message 1442322)
Posted 157 days ago by Profile SciManStev
I found this quite interesting.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/13/world/asia/australia-ancient-life/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Steve
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : John Clark (Message 1441237)
Posted 160 days ago by Profile SciManStev
This is terrible news. I am greatly saddened by John's passing.

Steve
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : John Clark's family (Message 1427285)
Posted 190 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Oh my! I just read this. I am so sorry John!
I am glad you have you family, both furry and not.
You certainly have my condolences, and I am very sorry for your loss.

Steve
60) Message boards : Number crunching : 15th Anni T-shirt discussions (Message 1424228)
Posted 197 days ago by Profile SciManStev
2, XL for me.

Steve


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