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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Has the identity of Jack the Ripper been uncovered? (Message 1569912)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Me too, but I think He was histories 1st serial killer, a modern day one would be the Hillside Stranger or Son of Sam or the Zodiac Killer, the last one took Me a bit to remember, so far He's never been caught.

Maybe recorded history's first serial killer, but I doubt he was actually the first of our species to be so criminally insane. The first time I visited the La Brea tar pits, I saw the fossilized remains of a young prehistoric woman who had been killed and tossed in a tar pit. Man's inhumanity to man goes way back.

I dont think he was the first either for the same reasons you gave. For proof I give you Caligula. And he isnt the first by a long shot.
22) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1569909)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Whatever next? Apple Anklets?

Apple Watch & iPhone 6 unveiled

Well maybe a penis implant that tells you when you have to take a whizz:)
This is Sari. But my sensors say your bladder is 80% full. If you pass this next rest stop, The next bathroom is 300 miles a way.
23) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1569904)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Oxford study predicts 15 more countries are at risk of Ebola exposure

Until this year's epidemic, Ebola did not exist in West Africa. Now with nearly 2,300 people dead from the virus, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, scientists still don't fully understand how Ebola arrived from Central Africa, where outbreaks of this strain of the virus had occurred in the past.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/09/09/oxford-study-predicts-15-more-countries-are-at-risk-of-ebola-exposure/

Its this simple. The WHO lets people fly in and out of infected Countries with ease. Mark my words, In a month you will see outbreaks in Southern Africa, And the Middle East. I sure as hell hope Im wrong.
24) Message boards : Politics : So, where is the thread against Islamic violence? (Message 1569900)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Republicans worse than ISIL?
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/02/dem-candidate-for-congress-says-republicans-worse-than-islamic-state/
The greatest country on earth is being bullied from within. Actions of Republicans in congress are worse than #ISIL.

So now we can really see how far down the sewer a politician will climb.
When I see a tea party member actually behead a democratic member of Congress. I will agree. I call it BS. And big BS.
Both partys are so out of whack I want to vomit. Each party should look in the damn mirror. They both are rotten to the core.
We need term limits for congrass and senatewhores.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : total stars in "shooting distance range" AP vs MB (Message 1569895)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
And Harvard is doing Optical Seti. looking for laser signals. To bad we couldnt crunch them.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : total stars in "shooting distance range" AP vs MB (Message 1569514)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor


our solar system marked in an area between two of these areas.



That does look like we're far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy.

I think we live in the Persus spur?
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1569512)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
A blue chicken in Trafalgar Square? Ive been there. Have you Brits lost your mind? As a veteran myself I felt that homage was being paid to a great naval hero.
And now it also the home of a freaking blue chicken? And you have the nerve to chastize Americans over a rock?
Whats next? A staue of Bozo the Clown in front of No. 10 Downing Street? Oh wait he lives there:)

All kidding aside, Art is what moves you. There are some things that I really like that my wife thinks are wierd. But that works both ways.
As the saying goes one mans art is another mans junk. Which is why people find art worth big bucks at garage sales every once in a blue moon.
28) Message boards : Politics : UK terror threat level increased to severe (Message 1569503)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
The former captain of HMS Ark Royal? Is he alive?
In the WWII there were a famous air craft carrier called that.
I Think HMS Ark Royal chased Bismark and sank her by torpedoes launched from aeroplanes.

That Ark Royal took part in the search but didn't contribute to the sinking.
Bismarck was sunk by the battleships King George V and Rodney, along with the heavy cruisers Dorsetshire and Norfolk.

Correct me if I am wrong.

The British Navy did not, in fact, SINK The Bismarck.

The British Navy had already expended its torpedo's, and The Bismarck was still afloat. With its engines still operational, but no steering. Its entire armament's destroyed. The British Navy was running low on fuel, and started a withdrawal from the conflict. To return later, and 'Finish' the job.

I believe it was the German Officer's aboard The Bismarck, who 'scuttled' the ship, thereby not allowing The British Navy to Capture The Bismarck.

It does bring a smile to my face, thinking about The British, using The Bismarck as 'War Scrap', to defeat Hitler.

My correction:
HMS Ark Royal chased Bismarck and hit her by torpedoes and her rudder.

According to German data Bismarck blew up on the orders of the Kapitän zur See Ernst Lindemann, and / or opened the sea cocks. The latter is supported by the wreck on the bottom not implode by water pressure, which indicates that Bismarck been filled with water.

Do we see anything like this anymore where soldiers are showing mercy?
Survivors from the Bismarck are pulled aboard HMS Dorsetshire on 27 May 1941.
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bismarck_(slagskepp)#mediaviewer/File:HMS_Dorsetshire_Bismarck_survivors.jpg

Yes they pulled some survivors out of the water. They also left a lot in the water. The reason given was they feared U-boats were near or closing in.
29) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1569500)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Sean Connery will serve as the head of an independent Scotland's intelligence agency, it has been confirmed.
A Downing Street source said the Prime Minister had been left shaken but not stirred by the news.

I thought he was Welsh?
30) Message boards : Number crunching : total stars in "shooting distance range" AP vs MB (Message 1569497)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Joe,
But 1% would still be nearly 3 billion suns. To me that is an awfully large sample of stars. If it's not in there we may be alone.

--edit--
Thanks again for the reference. I gotta hang on 'til 2020! :-)

There is an theory of a galactic habitable zone. Where stars are less dense in the galaxy and not blurting out radiation that would be harmful to life. Making the number of stars much smaller that may contain planets with life.
With that theory they created a map of the Milky Way galaxy. http://www.hal6000.com/seti/images/yah.png With the red areas denoting potentially to high of levels of radiation for life to be present & our solar system marked in an area between two of these areas.

Another theory is that those stars could have planets with life if the planet were to have a much stronger magnetic field. However that might make it harder to detect intelligent signals from such planets.

If we don't look we won't know.

I watched an episode on How the universe works about that same thing It seems you dont want to live in arm of the galaxy but between tham. Where we are.
Also thats why the lab slpits old tapes to send back to us. As detection im proves letrs have a look at an old tape and see if we get anything. Plus as a bounus it keeps us in work when Aricbo is down.
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (89) Server Problems? (Message 1569492)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
WOW!

3 AP top ups in a week, my CPU cores are very happy.

Cheers.

I like it to, But I think they are just testing the splitter code. Once they get either none are very few errors on tapes it back to feast or famine time:)
32) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1569048)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
OR maybe they want to go back to being under a Caliphate.

They may. Some need to live under a dictator.

When 80% of a formally oppressed population wont fight for freedom, then they are screwed.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 4 (Message 1569047)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
If doctors of psychiatry and proctology went into business, in the same
building, together, would their sign, outside, refer to them as doctors
of odds and ends?

Very good. But you could have said an Ear Nose and Throat Dr. And a Proctology Dr. As The Ins and Outs.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1569043)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
I have seen the Mona Lisa painting in person. I was not impressed. Nor did I like the paintings from the rennasciance peroid.The depiction of religious torture was repulsive to me.
I did enjoy the Impessionist paintings alot. Monet, Manet, and Cezane and the others who did such, Were much reviled and hated works at the time, I love that kind of art.

I aslo think Jackson Pollack did some awesome abstract work.
35) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1569032)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
I have to wonder if the sudden increase of rear diseases spreading to places that have not had them as they are normally only found in warm climates weather we are now seeing 1 of the effects of Global warming .

I'm curios about Ebola , does anybody know if the spreading of this has anything to do with mosquitoes or if anybody is even looking into weather they are causing it to spread ?

Now that is a great question. I wonder if that has even been considered?
36) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1569029)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
From the 'Junior Varsity' President?


mm gets economy working , get's the U.S out of Afganistan and Iraq allows poor people to now be covered if they get sick

no scandels like Clinton and yet hes is a Junior President !!!

Seems to be doing a better job than J.W.B did after all whom was the 1 who got Bin Laden oh that's right it was not J.W.B .

Seems like he has his head screwed on right and is actually thinking and planning his moves not like some other um cowboy did .

And i for 1 trust his judgement on this as he hasn't put a foot wrong yet so if he say's no troops on the ground then i think we should listen and back him .

Our current President is wishy washy. To tell the truth he dosent no what to do.He is totaly out of his league when it come to foreign affairs.
He has surrounded himself with brown nosers and butt kissers. At it shows Alot during his last term. Now this is just my opinion but he sucks worse than President Carter did.

As for ISIS in Syria I could care less. Let the rats eat each other. However we Screwed up in Iraq. WE do need to fix that. But the Iraq's need to grow some balls and fight for there own right to exist. OR maybe they want to go back to being under a Caliphate.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1568553)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Sorry moving a 340 ton rock from 1 place to another at a huge cost !.

WASTE FULL

A rock is still a rock no matter where you put it . It's only the arty farty types that see it as anything and they just go with what others say it's called being a sheep .

The painting of a rock is art .

The national monument of the president is art

Blue Polls is art but not the price that is just a rip off and rubbish art a 5yr old could do it with a big strong fan

It's like the cost of 2 match sticks outside the Sydney Art Gallery a waste of money and gets very old to look at after a while , 1 mach is harf burnt the other is not what the hell it is supposed to represent ??

How about how to rip big money out off silly ppl

That what i think of so called ART

Well thats your opinion. Im just gratefull that this rock was moved with out the taxpayer being butt slammed by it. Ive payed good money to see stupider stuff on display. Like the Eiffle tower,The Lourve, The Arc De Triump. The Imperial war Museum in London. Even 221 Baker street.
Its a waste of money? Guess I can cross off seeing Ayers rock off in person then.
38) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1568550)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
I don't think it will to many more decades when blood transfusions may be the only way to cure someone when Antibodies stop working totally

Well if the person lives he or she has antibodies for that diasese or strain in there blood. When antibodies stop working we are all dead. A transfusion wont help.
39) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 5 (Message 1568548)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
The BBC news talked with the Azov Battalion from Mariupol.
Its an Ukrianian battalion fighting against Russian militia (terrorists)
But Azov Battalion is also a volantary unit with 4 swedes with a criminal record and neo-nazi ideas.
Sorry Alex Stiletto. This is going to backfire

Understand. But let's be Practical.

It's just a Battalion. Anyone who 'supposedly' changes his/her mind regarding The Russian Invasion of Ukraine, and Occupation of Crimea, because of this Unit: Is already on the side of The Invader's.

Historically: The Enemy, of My Enemy. Is My Friend. Think Churchill vis-à-vis Stalin.

And then they bite you in the ass.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 4 (Message 1568531)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Ok if Jerome Lawrence And Robert Ediwn had lived in modern times, And one was storm chaser and the other a Vasectomy doctor. Would they have wrote Gone with the wind? Or the song, Dust In the Wind?


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