Posts by William Rothamel


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1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Mars Curiosity Rover - Mission Progress (Message 1665096)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
What is the scale of that picture ??
2) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Aliens could be huge, says scientist (Message 1665094)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Elephants are better at being Elephants than you all are. They do not reap nor do they sow. They do not worry what to wear, what to eat to eat and their sustenance grows on trees.

Dolphins are good at being dolphins as well.
3) Message boards : Politics : Question about the NSA (Message 1664749)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
You make the mistake in believing that "they" could sift competently through millions of data points.

Since there is no profit motive or performance review "They" could just sit there and collect their salary and comment how each new nut was "on their radar".
4) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Were we contacted by aliens in 1977? (Message 1664746)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
"They" would be more than 4 light years away--it is not likely that a transmission to a ship or satellite would be powerful enough at that distance to cause a "WOW" signal here on earth. The point is that we will never know since it was not recorded to the best of my knowledge. if it were recorded then we would have determined by now if there were any intelligence in the signal.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1661082)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
To Tullio and all of my fabuloso Italian friends.

Hats off to creativity and artistry !!

You will enjoy reading the article in the MAY 2015 edition of Automobile Magazine.

This article presents a brief Bio on 25 influential car designers.

Oh ! The italian geniuses : Pininfarina (shorty wheat ?), Bertone, Giugiaro, Michelotti, Gandini, Scaglione and others.

Italy has been and still is a leader in design and style
6) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Is this alien communication? Mystery cosmic burst captured LIVE (Message 1661078)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The signals, called fast radio bursts (FRBs), all have in common a peculiar measurement – the figure 187.5cm−3


What is this? : why a volume measurement of .000000153 Cubic Centimeters. Is that what the -3 means in the above number ?

Since we have been aware of these for about 15 years then we should have decoded them by now if they contained any intelligence.

"They" would have no way of knowing that we were here in the Milky Way. So if it is a beacon you would assume some intelligent info in the burst of signal.

Most likely a natural phenomenon from a neutron star that is in a multiple system that rotates our way every so many years.

Not likely that aliens could control this enormous amount of energy (TYPE 3 Civilization).
7) Message boards : Politics : Animal hunt for entertainment (Message 1661027)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
I agree. I see no sport at all in hunting for trophies or pleasure. That includes game birds.

I did my shooting in the Army. That's enough for me.
8) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery (Message 1660051)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
If Jupiter were somewhat bigger then we would have two suns ourselves.
9) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1659901)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
What are you Brits paying per Kilowatt Hour ?
10) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658551)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The global warming folderol will just move over to the Science-Non SETI board.
11) Message boards : Politics : Will the Dalai Lama (be allowed to?) reincarnate? (Message 1657265)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
You all missed the humor in my post.
12) Message boards : Politics : Will the Dalai Lama (be allowed to?) reincarnate? (Message 1657060)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Will the Dalai Lama reincarnate?


It's been a long time since that's been done well.
13) Message boards : Politics : CommunistOrganizerHustlin'Hussein Vs NukeWhackin'Bibi (Message 1656398)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The Kings English ceased in 1952 over 60 years ago when King George VI died


Yes, I remember watching the Coronation of Elizabeth II on TV. Actually there was only audio and a few still drawings and photos as there was no world-wide TV transmission possible. Film was made and flown over to the United States some hours later. That station in the area also tried some of the first color TV transmissions which could not be received on the TV sets of that era--we would get all wavy lines during their test times.

I was in the third grade and lived on the shore of Massachusetts not far from Boston. like Charlie Brown I played baseball, and I got all tingly when I looked at a little red-haired girl in my class at school.

On the hillside above our apartment a few blocks away was the WRUL "Voice of America" radio tower that was transmitting radio around the world. Under the tower was a good place to pick wild blueberries.
14) Message boards : Politics : CommunistOrganizerHustlin'Hussein Vs NukeWhackin'Bibi (Message 1656030)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
We speak the "King's English" and youse guys speak "STRINE" down under.
15) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1655383)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The Earth's orbit must be decaying! ;


It does precess and wobble. Also solar output varies as does average cloud cover.
16) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1655216)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Venus is the way it is primarily because it is so close to the sun.
17) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1654898)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
At any one time during the day there are more than 5000 flights over the United States.
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Sun (Message 1654896)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Turn off the sun for a day or two--That would cure GLOBAL WARMING by Jove !!
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : 100 Finalists Have Been Chosen For A ONE-WAY Trip To MARS. (Message 1654894)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
I have obtained ownership of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. I am interested in selling and am now taking bids. What am I offered?

Also: Selling Condoms approved by the Pope. They are $2.50 a piece (so to speak) How many do you want.
20) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Europa and Jupiter and Saturn (Message 1652418)
Posted 13 Mar 2015 by Profile William Rothamel
Thank-you thats good info


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