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1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Nasa media call on evidence of surprising activity on Europa (Message 1820050)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile William Rothamel
What would cause that?


Low gravity and a high steam temp. With a narrow slit acting as a venturi.

I am assuming it's water ??
2) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Will NASA announce the discovery of life on Europa next week? (Message 1820002)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile William Rothamel
If we had assets here then we should be able to analyze the plume--which must be frozen I presume. It would be nice to know if the "Ocean" under the solid ice surface is water or methane.

Heating of Europa is caused by the massive gravity of Jupiter squeezing and distorting its moon.
3) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819663)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile William Rothamel
Please retract.


Yes of course you are right. I redact "Communist" and since the rules were established by George Bull I replace it with "Socialist". (LOL back at you) . During the cold war the word "Communist" was a great pejorative and was applied to anything foreign and distasteful.

Don't take me too seriously; I get a kick out of decrying the popularity of Soccer in the USA.

In our local park we have 8 baseball fields and a dozen soccer fields. The baseball fields are almost always vacant except for the girl's annual high school soft ball tournament for which i used to grill hundreds of hamburgers to sell at the snack bar.

I think that the reason is that at a young age it is easier to learn the skills of kicking a larger size ball rather than hitting a smaller ball that is coming at you at almost 100 feet per second and breaking in two planes.
4) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819658)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile William Rothamel
LOL:)
Saying that is almost a protest!


Thank you Jan for your reply.

The other day I was in the supermarket and my heart was broken. I saw a nice young lad attired in his soccer uniform--not a baseball uniform that I used to see. Then there were these poor women in their scarves shopping in their long dresses.

Culture changes and we Luddites like the way that things were--gentler, kinder and more hopeful for the future.

“The old order changeth yielding place to new And God fulfills himself in many ways Lest one good custom should corrupt the world."

Tennyson
5) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1819657)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile William Rothamel
the Illuminati or what ever they are called


That would be "Cognoscenti"
6) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819600)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
It's all about culture--at least culture of the past clashing with the culture of the here and now. America defines (defined) itself partially by it's sports.

Baseball and apple pie are uniquely identified with the red white and blue. Both baseball and football were American sports and American cultural icons. Things change however; now we also have the communist sport of Kick Ball. (Soccer).

The culture has changed. The country has changed. Some feel for none the better.

We older farts served in the military, had fathers who fought and won World War II and grandfathers that fought and won World War I. Older Americans may well feel that the younger generation disrespects the country or that the culture, sacrifices, prosperity and pre-eminance of the United States is slipping away rapidly.

This snub is emblematic of the societal, politically correct, racial split. Also it is symbolic of a lack of a sense of purpose so common in our society today.
7) Message boards : Politics : Athelets and Celebrities anthem protests (Message 1819149)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Let's talk about the real issues here:

Actions have consequences, legal or not. What do you think is appropriate?
If you were an employer would you tolerate this in your workplace ?

Taking appropriate actions might just change the look of the NFL--what do you say ?
In this case are we Politically Correct, Politically Incorrect or just plain chicken and hypocritical ??
8) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1817551)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
and your proof is ?



The proof is easy; just look North to where you find the first stable glacier. What is the average temp there. Subtract it from the average temp in Carbondale Illinois where I can attest is approximately where the glaciers reached--I have seen the terminal moraines near that Latitude there while backpacking in the Shawnee National Forest. Compare this to the temps indicated on the time line where the glaciers started to retreat and you will have your answer.

Quod Erat Demonstrandum[/quote]
9) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1817518)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Interesting time line but obviously bogus as far as temperature goes. Changing the temperature a few degrees colder would not bring mile-high glaciers back to Illinois.
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Asteroids & Comets (Message 1817512)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
At the current time, I don't think that these are actionable plans. They are quasi-scientific musings that no one could implement now or in the near future.

It may take a disaster here on Earth to get humanity seriously working on this potential problem.
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Asteroids & Comets (Message 1817451)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
So how much do they pay this guy to make these illuminating glimpses at the obvious.So if we found one that was due to hit the Earth--what are we going to do what is the Plan.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1816885)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
I'm probably going to be giving up and selling the
machine.


Try this: use the bread machine to take the process all the way through except for the baking. I use a french bread recipe and then bake the bread in the oven with a baugette pan and have the most wonderful results. Add an egg wash and some sesame seeds. Spray the oven during the baking with water once or twice while it is baking. Chances are you will eat the whole thing as soon as it comes out of the oven.

Make sure that your yeast is fresh and the water at the correct temp for proofing--not too hot.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : College Football (Message 1816534)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Though we all love to watch it. College football is such a hypocrisy today.

it is also a modern version of slavery.
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1816494)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Yes you are right. We had all IBM hardware and Software, We ran IBM OS, RJE (Remote Job Entry) HASP (Houston Attached Support Processor) , SLACMON (Stanford Linear Accelerator Monitor), TSO (Time Sharing Option) and TSO to HASP job initiation which was written by some of our Chicago-based System Programmers.

But Tullio. Check the Wikipedia Entry for TCP/IP and you will see why I claim that DARPA was responsible for it's development.

Back in the seventies we were using stat muxes and still clung to the capitalistic notion of circuits. Only later did I come to realize that isochronous transmissions (voice and video) could be accommodated on a socialistic model of shared resources (ie TCP, IP --Ethernet). I am still surprised and amazed.
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1816417)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
I still say that ARPA-Net and Bit net were up and running in the very early 70's. ARPA net at 50Kbps (6 channel analog on DS1 with Bell 303-C modems and Bit net at 134.5 and 300 bps for University researchers to keep up with one another.

We had them both at the University of Illinois prior to 1972. Computers at our three campuses and at the 10 community colleges in Illinois were all hooked up to a single mainframe by myself and my staff. The mainframe--an IBM 370-168 was also where the "Three Color Problem" was also solved by two of our Math Professors.
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1816413)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
As I have said repeatedly on these forums. Let's send a probe and bring some of it back--if it is infact "Matter"
17) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1816145)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum | NASA


We are admittedly seeing some shifts in the climate of our old mudball.

If the cycle of Artic ice melting shows a diminishing year over year and the cycle lasts for a decade or so it will be a boon to shipping across a good portion of the Earth--at least during the Northern Hemisphere Summer.
18) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1816144)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Nasa animation shows stunning year in the life of carbon emissions


Don't know what I am supposed to be seeing here. It's like a graph with no scale on the axes. Also it is animation. What would an animation look like for oxygen emissions--really scary no doubt.
19) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1816118)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
North pole ice melting will not raise water levels in the Tibetan plateau nor anywhere else for that matter.


20) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1816117)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Really!
As someone who has taught Statistics to newbiies, you want to go with the lamest
excuse for disavowing the significance of Statistics.
I guess that Statistics were not good to you.


Your exception has been noted.


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