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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : animal care (Message 1649397)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Just got Sauron back from the vet from being spayed. She is high as a kite and very upset with us right now.

2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Tim Hunt/Captain Avatar (Message 1647573)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Oh jeez...this is upsetting.

I can't believe Timmy is gone. :(
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy (Message 1647410)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Leonard Nimoy's Cameo on The Big Bang Theory
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What song was #1 the day you were born? (Message 1647406)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
The Candy Man, Sammy Davis Junior.


...but rather disturbingly it suggests I was conceived when the number one song was "Go Away Little Girl" by Donny Osmond.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #59 (Message 1646633)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor



Martha demonstrates some of the money collecting techniques she picked up while inside.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1645526)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Canadian Sniper is the Oscar film parody we've all been waiting for
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I am not off the rails......... (Message 1645511)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor


I was sliding sideways at about 50mph throgh the ditch and hit it dead on.
The car had flipped over in a 180 and then abruptly came down of the roof.
You could not have scripted it better. Years later, I learned that you could do this on purpose for a living...LOL.

I drove stunts for many years after that. And not one was as spectacular as thet first event.


msattler wrote the above claim.
That's awesome man!
Can you tell us what movies you are credited in as a stuntman?
Of course, if you didn't do movie work, you must be on YouTube for your stunt driving at county fairs and demolition derbies.
No one can spend years as a stunt driver and have no film.

He used to be in the movies with Brian Williams. I think they were in Nam together.
8) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1645508)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
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Never seen 2 Broke Girls...

I watched it once. It made me cringe and it was pretty sexist.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 232 - Julie wins! Yer #786!! (Message 1645506)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Where are the wins at?
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #59 (Message 1645462)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I think we have enough entries to declare a winner.

3rd place goes to: Angela with her politically charged "Lord Vader hired scabs when the droids went on strike..."
2nd place goes to: Lynn for her tie in between George Lucas and the seti project "George Lucas, has gone too far in search for ET."

and finally,

the winner is: Zalster with "I told those cloners I wanted 10,000 6 foot soliders!! Not 60,000 1 foot soliders!!!"

for his clever play on words. Congrats.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 232 - Julie wins! Yer #786!! (Message 1645445)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Bump
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I lost a bet....part II....the rest of the story. (Message 1645375)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
If I were an alien, I am not, and I was studying on earth, and I found out about this project,
perhaps I would study here. I may be just trying to find out how humans treat each other as
a guide to how humans may react to "aliens" should they ever meet them.
How do you think we are doing to-day?

I think we are not pretending that someone in our midst doesn't have a problem.

Is it the right thing to do?

In the end that is up to Mark. If he wants posts removed or his thread closed he can ask and he will be listened to.

All I can do is make sure that the rest of you can post in peace as you wish.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I lost a bet....part II....the rest of the story. (Message 1645348)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I pledge a donation of $100 to SETI@Home on Monday 2015-Feb.-23 if, and only if, userID 421968 is able to post to these forums under the name "msattler" on that date. So, his choice.

(Edit: Just so it isn't misinterpreted, I'm offering an incentive to Mark to stay within the guidelines... not bribing the moderators to not enforce them! Yes, I know it's obvious to most.)


.....

I just saw this, so to put any concerns at rest about whether this would have any impact on my decision to ban or not to ban Mark, I can assure you it would absolutely not.

It would take far more than a mere $100 to stay my had. You'd have to add quite a few zero's on that...and even then....

What did stay my hand last night was that Mark appeared to listen to my warning.

That will be the last warning I give him this weekend as I have an essay to write and no time to clean up kitty mess. How much the other mods feel they can deal with is totally up to them.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1645170)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Some mods are apparently just not getting it.
A post or two has gone away.
This is heart an soul comms from myself to a woman I admire dearly.

Put them back, please. And try to understand the gyst of what I was saying.
I love and admire Angela.

She is a wonderful soul. I think at times, she needs to hear that expressed in words.
I did so, and you are not correct in wiping those posts.

Meow.

Just because Angela is a woman, it does not mean she is obliged to enjoy your attentions.

I sincerely believe she does not.

As long as I am a mod here she has the right to post unpestered.
15) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1645166)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Princess Awesome: the fight against 'pinkification'

We have to start young to stop girl's worth being defined by ability to be ornaments. No reason you can't look good and do math and science.

There aren't 'Good Looking' Female Mathematicians or Scientists?

There are, of course, but girls are encouraged to value their looks more than their brains from a very young age.

for a woman, beautiful > intelligent

Having raised 2 Daughter's, and 4 Grand Daughter's:

How much is Nature, and how much is Nurture?

A significant portion is nurture.
16) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1645138)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Princess Awesome: the fight against 'pinkification'

We have to start young to stop girl's worth being defined by ability to be ornaments. No reason you can't look good and do math and science.

There aren't 'Good Looking' Female Mathematicians or Scientists?

There are, of course, but girls are encouraged to value their looks more than their brains from a very young age.

for a woman, beautiful > intelligent
17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Question for astronomers (Message 1645135)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Artificial gravity is not the same force as gravity.


Actually in G.R. the Equivalence principle shows the two as the same, with the caveat that it holds true for point-sized samples. (You can tell if your local "gravity" is due to "upwards" acceleration through space or acceleration due to gravity by whether it has tidal falloff by the square of the distance from the hypothesized other mass.)

This equivalence is strong enough that it was used by Einstein to deduce the bending of light rays by gravitational fields. The equivalency is that a beam of light traveling across a room accelerating "upwards" will curve "downwards", so the exact same curve should appear under acceleration due to gravity. That it did was yet another confirmation of G.R.

The equivalence principle says that the acceleration is the same. That is not the same as saying the force is the same.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Berks R Us Report (Message 1645069)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I forgot that a diverging lens has a negative focal point during a teaching observation.

I can only put my slip up down to nerves, but I'm still very upset about it. :(
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Question for astronomers (Message 1645013)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
...

Rotating wheel space stations can create "artificial gravity". Stations

...

Artificial gravity is not the same force as gravity. It just creates an acceleration the same as the one that produced by the gravitational force.

Much like a spinning round about. You feel the acceleration because the wheel is spinning, you don't fly off as long as you are holding tight. In the case of the space station you will be stopped from flying off because of the walls of the spaceship. This will feel like gravity. It has nothing to do with gravity and more to do with inertia.
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Question for astronomers (Message 1645010)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
If the Earth stopped rotating we wouldn't all fly off into space! but we would weigh less than we do now. But there would be no alternating days and nights, and the tides would be affected.


[off topic]

http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/ask/q1168.html

If the Earth stopped spinning suddenly, the atmosphere would still be in motion with the Earth's original 1100 mile per hour rotation speed at the equator. All of the land masses would be scoured clean of anything not attached to bedrock. This means rocks, topsoil, trees, buildings, your pet dog, and so on, would be swept away into the atmosphere.

...

As for other effects, presumably the magnetic field of the Earth is generated by a dynamo effect that involves its rotation. If the Earth stopped rotating, it's magnetic field would no longer be regenerated and it would decay away to some low, residual value due to the very small component which is 'fossilized' in its iron-rich rocks. There would be no more 'northern lights' and the Van Allen radiation belts would probably vanish, as would our protection from cosmic rays and other high-energy particles. This is a significant biohazard.


Whether the Earth were to stop spinning suddenly, or slowed to a stop, it would not be good for its inhabitants.

Exactly, gravity is nothing to do with the Earth's rotation. We would only fly off because of Newton's 1st law.

Gravity is an attractive force related to the separation of two masses according to Newton's law of Gravitation.

F= GMm/r^2 in the case of the Earth, the two masses would be the mass of the Earth and whatever object we are talking about, e.g. a person. Your weight is the value of the force, F. r is the distance between your centre of mass and the Earth's centre of mass and G is the universal gravitational constant. (6.67 x 10^-11 N m^2/kg^2.).

Your weight (the size of gravitational attraction between you and the Earth) has nothing to do with the spinning of the Earth's core.

Einstein uses the curvature of space-time to model this attractive force quite successfully. The CERN people have been trying to figure out what gives things mass.

Light does bend around gravitational objects and this has been shown via Eddington's famous experiment of 1919. The bending of light because of the curvature of Space-time is a different effect that the everyday bending of light we see due to refraction.


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