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1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Venus Project-The Choice Is Ours (Message 1636122)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile William Rothamel
Platitudes, an illuminating glimpse at the obvious and to top it all off : "The sky is falling".

What ever shall we do ??
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Skunkworks breakthrough (Message 1634784)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Looks like Hogwash to me.
3) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery (Message 1632229)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Lynn:

From Berkley:


Nearly Earth-size planets found orbiting nearby
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, despite being hobbled by the loss of critical guidance systems, has discovered a star with three planets only slightly larger than Earth, located only 150 light years away. The outermost planet orbits in the “Goldilocks” zone, a region where surface temperatures could be moderate enough for liquid water and perhaps life to exist. A paper describing the find by astronomers at UC Berkeley, the University of Arizona, University of Hawaii, Manoa, and other institutions has been submitted to Astrophysical Journal and is freely available on the arXiv website.

Perhaps we are finding now a more --Earth-like planet to investigate. What do we hear when we listen in this region??
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Asteroids (Message 1631290)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The launch platform would be an arm that extended away from the space station. If you wanted to you could set the rocket free and move it away from the space station using small thrusters before firing the main engines. this would not be necessary however as long as the rocket backwash did not hit the space station. As you can see below the jeep would not experience any motion whatsoever since the 106mm weapon is a rocket.

5) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1630779)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
When the ice in your scotch melts the level in the glass will be the same unless you have had a sip or two. It is only ice that melts over solid ground that will raise the sea level and then only if there is no further snow falling over those regions in a given amount of time.
6) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1630676)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Some say hiatis. Some say no change in the past 26 years. Some say hottest year on record. Some auy 14 out of 15 record hot years in a row.

Figures don't Lie but liars can figure.

Who's lying ?
7) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Science gifs or clips. (Message 1630660)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
do a google and you can take your pick from many. Also I recommend KHAN ACADEMY
8) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Were we contacted by aliens in 1977? (Message 1630659)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The point is we will not ever know what this apparent message was. It was not repeated and apparently there was no recording of the actual signal--only it's signal strength.
9) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Is this alien communication? Mystery cosmic burst captured LIVE (Message 1630658)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
This is old news. These were first noticed back in 2007. If we haven't figured them out by now I don't know how we expect to figure them out now in the near future. Can you enlighten me? Is there any content in these captured "messages"??

a millisec at these frequencies could contain a lot of data.
10) Message boards : Politics : AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore missing (Message 1630416)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
QZ8501 had ascended at a speed of 6,000ft (1,828m) per minute.


That's less than 70 miles per hour. I would have guessed that that is not unusual--did the pilot have the yoke pulled back in a climbing position ??

No passenger or fighter jet would attempt to climb so fast, he said.


That's nonsense, I have seen an F-i8 climb vertically at well over 500 miles per hour

Very poor reporting if you ask me.
11) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Were we contacted by aliens in 1977? (Message 1630310)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
been a sustained signal such as our TV and radio signals.been a sustained signal such as our TV and radio signals.


Not so. If it were TV and Radio then it would still be there. Such signals are not detectable once you move out a 100 light years or so. So, If it were an alien civilization it would have been a focused beacon to parts unknown by the sender. What do you all think ?
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Kicking a dead horse... again (active SETI) (Message 1629848)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Think about it: Why would only "The Government" know about any alleged visitation ??
13) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Were we contacted by aliens in 1977? (Message 1629847)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Think about it: Why would only "The Government" know about any alleged visitation ??
14) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1629827)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
. Keystone will have no effect on local prices at the pump because there is no direct link between gas prices and local oil production or availability...


REALLY ??

Where did this guy study economics ?

If there is more supply than demand then the price will drop. I think that I will name this remarkable discovery "DADDIO's Law of supply and demand", what do you all think.
15) Message boards : Politics : Je suis CHARLIE (Message 1628945)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
I always said that WWIII would start in the Middle East.


Unfortunately it won't be that kind of war. They will hit soft targets all over the world.
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Europa Mission Wins Big in New NASA Budget... (Message 1628941)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Lasers still require power--lots of it ; and the ice is 2 miles thick. Most likely if we try this it will require nuclear power.
17) Message boards : SETI@home Science : The ultimate question.. (Message 1628132)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
My understanding is that they are simply catalogued to see if they repeat. When they don't repeat --that's what I am concerned about.
18) Message boards : SETI@home Science : The ultimate question.. (Message 1628077)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The question I'm asking myself is Does this project sill make sense?


What would make more sense is to examine any "signal" that correlates above the noise for intelligent content.
19) Message boards : SETI@home Science : UFO lights over Phoenix Arizona, real or not? (Message 1628074)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
Actually, I Think that the only ones that would be panicked would be the clergy.

As for the notion that THEY have been here---Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.

There is not one artifact.
20) Message boards : SETI@home Science : UFO lights over Phoenix Arizona, real or not? (Message 1627976)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile William Rothamel
The SR-71 Blackbird can be seen outside of Huntsville Alabama's Space Flight Center. It has a titanium skin which would glow red at high speed. It could achieve a speed of about 2300 miles per hour. It was actually capable of dodging surface-to-air missiles.



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