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41) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1572635)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Hard objects, what, made out of rock, metal, plastic, glass,.. They could've elaborated a bit... Thanx for the update Lynn:)

They probably don't know until they haul some up for a closer look.



How do they know the objects are 'hard' then?

I expect hard objects probably reflect sound waves differently in a way the detector can identify.
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1572632)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I would advise you to yes. An addiction to frequenting karaoke bars is a treatable condition these days.

:-))

43) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1572626)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Hard objects, what, made out of rock, metal, plastic, glass,.. They could've elaborated a bit... Thanx for the update Lynn:)

They probably don't know until they haul some up for a closer look.
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1572625)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Scene: karaoke bar, time: last night ~10pm.
Present: me, some other people.

Previous singer has just desecrated Blondie's Atomic, next bloke (~40 years of age) walks up to the mic, says "i'd like to dedicate this to my girlfriend", then proceeds to sing (not very well) Young Girl by Gary Puckett.

I'm left thinking WTH just happened? And should i call social services?
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 19 (Message 1572604)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Hello Wiggo.

How do you make sure the brew is ready for bottling ?

Have a good one. Cheers :))

A hydrometer is the best method. But a simpler way is just to watch for when the bubbles stop passing through the airlock. When it has been still for a couple of days one can be fairly sure fermentation is finished.
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 19 (Message 1572211)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Bottled a new brew yesterday evening.

It's a dark ale with hint of blackberries. (Blackberries from the garden).

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47) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1572140)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile The Simonator
There's a stone one on a roundabout in Leicester.

48) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1572136)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Are they crossword clues?
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 19 (Message 1571897)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Many lager yeasts were invented by Louis Pasteur, who wrote a book about them containing a very specific instruction that it never be translated in german, as he hated germany because of the franco-prussian war.
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part II (Message 1571883)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile The Simonator
. But when they
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What's for breakfast? (Message 1571880)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile The Simonator

Weekends are a bit slower, though since i have a habit of going kayaking or mountaineering or whatever, there's often still a time limit. A frequent choice is bacon or sausages, with hash browns, in bread buns; multiplied by however hungry i'm feeling. This is great because it cooks in the oven while i'm in the shower, so i can make more efficient use of time.


What's going on in that kayaking picture? It looks like a wire fence above the water.

It's a kayak slalom course, those wires hold up poles (like the green and white pole in shot). Usually in pairs, greens one should go through downstream, reds one should turn around and go back through upstream.
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 19 (Message 1571876)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile The Simonator
My first (and last) experience to make my own beer ended with a explosion. Messy thing.
But it was very funny in the beginning.
Checking the fermentation.
Bacterias who are eating sugar and as a result produces alcohol.
I takes time to get that skill to make good beer.

Cheers

Yeast i'd hope, not bacteria.

Easy enough to not get explosions, just make sure nothing is contained without some method of release until the fermentation has stopped.
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 19 (Message 1571457)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
If I ever think about doing my own beer there's a place nearby that has the supplies...


Cheers :)

Oooh, jealous!

I have a Chemist nearby which devotes about a third of the shop to homebrew stuff.

Ironically it's run by a family of muslim Pakistanis.
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Jumbled word game (Message 1571456)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Clue: oink!
55) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1571451)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
... MPs also warned that the technology could be out of date by the time the roll-out is complete...

And the reason given:
The Committee also said that some of the technology is likely to be out of date by the time it is installed.
At the moment the meters carry an in-house display, which tells consumers how much energy they are using at any given time, and how much it is costing.
The idea is that will encourage consumers to use less electricity and gas.
But the MPs said customers could receive similar information on smart phones.


That doesn't make them out of date. The little display will be of far more use to my grandparents than a smartphone app.
56) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1571450)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
All that i'd expect smart meters to save is the small amount of wood pulping for bills and statements and the diesel from vans on people whose job it is to read the meter.

I already use electricity sparingly to save on bills. Little things like turning off the lights, installing LED bulbs, and not spending hours in the shower.
When i had a smart meter installed my bill only dropped by pence a month since i was no longer receiving paper statements, and that's all i was expecting. The main advantage is the convenience of not having to read the meter.

Got a far bigger saving from my little solar plant.
57) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1571446)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Where is the emotional argument?

I don't miss that.

Too many arguments on other subjects (vaccines, climate change, antibiotics, capital punishment, etc) get sidelined by people's petty emotions. I for one am glad that for once a debate about an important topic is being conducted predominantly using cold facts and reason.
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Is anyone famous left? (Message 1571051)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Sophia Loren is still beautiful at eighty.
Tullio

Amazing what a good plastic surgeon can manage.

No no no ....
Sophia Loren?


If she hasn't had plastic surgery then i'm a thai gymnast!

(She still looks good for 80 though, i'm not decrying that)
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Is anyone famous left? (Message 1571047)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Sophia Loren is still beautiful at eighty.
Tullio

Amazing what a good plastic surgeon can manage.
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Is anyone famous left? (Message 1570968)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Yin to the yang. Infamy is still fame of sorts.


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