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1) Message boards : Politics : First Scientific Proof Of God Found (Message 1546515)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile William Rothamel
As a matter of fact. One of my old Irish Girlfriends from 45 years ago married a Livermore scientist. Mary Agnes McMahon (Nee O'Brien). So call Frank McMahon at Livermore and tell him that you met a former admirer of his wife and see if he will help you out. I would venture to say that you can find other super computers as well. Probably some there in the Emerald Isle.

In the US 925-422-1100 is the main operator. I don't know if Frank still works there, but I still think that they live in Livermore California. I used to canoe on the lake there 30 years ago.
2) Message boards : Politics : First Scientific Proof Of God Found (Message 1546498)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile William Rothamel
It sounds simple to just swap the letters around. But its actually quite difficult when you try.


Au Contraire' Mon Herr

It would be a cinch. A computer could run every possible substitution on, say, a sentence and then match it with a computerized copy of the bible, the human genome or whatever you say is encoded. It would then quickly reject the many mismatches until it found that sentence intact. Then to verify your theory you would use the substitution that was successful on the next sentence and of course it would match as well if what you say is true. Todays supercomputers at Lawrence Livermore can do 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 instructions per second so it shouldn't take too long at all. It would be a rather simple program at that.

You of course would have to specify in which language that you found this remarkable discovery.

Early accounts of the Bible were written in Greek. I presume you are talking about the New Testament.

There are only 3 billion pairs in the human genome so probably a random match of a long sentence might be possible but not the entire text.

As you can see my alter ego Daddio has also made significant breakthroughs in this important field.

3) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1546413)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile William Rothamel
Ya Know

Them Ozzies have gotten it right on Global Warming and the Carbon Tax falderal. How can I get citizenship ??
4) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1546412)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile William Rothamel
How much protien do you get from beef versus poultry, Fish, And Pork?


They are all about the same: A little less than 20% protein for relatively lean meat; fish is perhaps a little higher than this. The information on the internet shows somewhat higher figures but I think my numbers are probably right since not just the leanest portions of meat are eaten. For instance roasted turkey breast would have several times the protein content of the skin of the bird.

Soy beans are 40% protein when the oil is extracted and dried and have the right mix of Amino Acids to grow human flesh and sinew. If we got rid of our cows (steers) and didn't feed them grain we could increase protein production per acre by perhaps a factor of 10 or 15 by growing soybeans and feeding them to humans instead of to bovines.

When I lifted weights competitively I supplemented my diet with soy protein.

I also raised over 100 Cow/Calf combinations on my farm in Southern Illinois and grew wheat, corn and soybeans to feed those whom were hungry. This was more or less a hobby farm and our main profit from operations came from upland hardwood timber which yielded over $1000 per acre when we cut it. In another 25 years the same yield could be extracted again.

This farm was now sold to the Government and is part of the Shawnee National Forest. I do retain the Oil and Gas rights for the next 50 years however.
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Quantum Entanglement possible instant communication over very long distances (Message 1545969)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile William Rothamel
There is no way to send information.


That's what I say as well.
6) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1545859)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile William Rothamel
the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging



Answer me this:

If god didn't want us to eat cows then why did she make them out of steaks ??
7) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Quantum Entanglement possible instant communication over very long distances (Message 1545846)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile William Rothamel
To send a message in binary and Quantum format you would first have to order and mark a long string of pennies. Then you would have to order and mark their virtual quantum twins in a remote place in the same way. Next you would have to turn over the local pennies in the right pattern to represent your message. The message at the other end would not be instantaneous since you cannot enter the original message at faster than light speed.

So: I am still awaiting an explanation of how information can be transmitted faster than light if it exceeds one bit.
8) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Where do we search? (Message 1545841)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile William Rothamel
There most likely is not any alien existence in the nearby regions of our galaxy.

There are not that many stars in 1000 light years from us that are main sequence, non-binaries. Additionally we have been listening for some 50 years now.

Hopefully we will concentrate on these near neighbors to look for the elusive " Truly Earth-like" planet. I also think that the first order of business would be to verify the existence of life having once started on Mars or perhaps on a moon in our own solar system. This would spur interest and dollars in supporting a wider search and SETI effort.
9) Message boards : SETI@home Science : NASA: Finding Life Beyond Earth is Within Reach (Message 1545085)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Right on!
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Quantum Entanglement possible instant communication over very long distances (Message 1543311)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Where do they keep the photons and how do they tell them apart and how long does it take to "type" in the messages to one set of photons ??

I will still believe that information cannot travel faster than the speed of light until i get some understandable answers to these questions.
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Voyager I (Message 1542569)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
I am confused. It's been said that Voyager 1 has left the solar system and ventured out into deep space. Now we say that the Oort cloud surrounds the Sun. If so; I think that it is still very much in our Solar system.
12) Message boards : Politics : "Great Grand Parents Maths!" (Message 1542047)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Nice work there Johnny. If you take 6000 years as the start of humankind and divide it by the 40 year generation cycle you get 150 generations. Now if the population only doubled each generation then you would erroneously conclude that there should be:

1,430,000,000,000,000,000,0000,000,000,000,000,000,000,0000 people alive today

Since people in the past had large families then the number should be much higher.

Can you help me with this discrepancy ??
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Russian Brothers Attempt to Re-create Wardenclyffe Tower Experiment (Message 1542042)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Alas and alack !!

Another invention quashed by THEY; just exactly like the Fish carburetor. This may be akin the ONE WEIRD TRICK that "the Greedy Power Companies don't want you to know"
14) Message boards : Politics : "Great Grand Parents Maths!" (Message 1541526)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Let's see:

If Adam and Eve started just 4000 years ago then how many should be alive today. Or, conversely, what is the growth rate for the population to go from 3 to 7.1 Billion in 4000 years. How long does it then take to double the existing population at any time (on average) ?? Are these believable numbers ??


It is well known how to calculate this--I think that you all should try it too while we are discussing the Mathematics of population-related numbers.
15) Message boards : Politics : Our Descendants Future (Message 1541524)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The sun will incinerate the Earth long before it burns out.
16) Message boards : Politics : "Great Grand Parents Maths!" (Message 1540431)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
I could believe 400,000 years. I maintain that we (gibbon-like apes) came down from the trees and started walking and running in the grasslands of the African Savannas about 6,000,000 years ago. This point in history would probably account for a high proportion of our Human DNA.
17) Message boards : SETI@home Science : UFO lights over Phoenix Arizona, real or not? (Message 1540428)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
what?? no sonic boom ??

The human perception has been likened to 3000 frames per second. Most likely this id beyond this guy's camera's capability.
18) Message boards : Politics : "Great Grand Parents Maths!" (Message 1540221)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Daddio,
The Maths are not wrong! The Maths are 100% correct!


Yes, my son, that's right--I was testing your logic to see if you could approach the next question?

Can you determine from today's count of world population how many people have ever lived. Can you use Math to even estimate this number ??

You can use, say, 50,000 BCE for your starting point or Adam and Eve --just 4000 years ago which would start with just two. You could probably prove that Adam and Eve could not possibly have existed; at least not just 4000 years ago. There are currently 7.1 Billion people on the planet--you may take it from there.

As for 4000 years: the pyramids may cause trouble with this dogma unless they were built by zero people.
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Quantum Entanglement possible instant communication over very long distances (Message 1540216)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Let's await a working model. Perhaps in a laboratory or at my local electronics store. Where can I buy such a device?
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Russian Brothers Attempt to Re-create Wardenclyffe Tower Experiment (Message 1540214)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The tower was to be a radio antenna. Even if you could transmit commercial quantities (mega watts) of electric power efficiently over long distances without wires (you can't) you would still need a source of that energy. The tower was never touted to PRODUCE energy.

We were able to transmit miniscule amounts of energy to power sensors used in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia using microwaves. We also receive satellite signals of very small power --also via microwaves.

I would label this idea as a hoax; sort of like the "what the power company doesn't want you to know" or "gain energy independence using this one WEIRD trick" type of scam that comes along as a paid ad with my E-mail.


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