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11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1705976)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
...not sure if they do specs a la Dennis Taylor :-)
12) Message boards : Politics : To Work or Not? (Message 1705972)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Why don't Americans take their holiday time?

Bit worrying to see this...

"This year four in 10 Americans do not intend to take all of their holiday time, partly in fear of losing their job or because it isn't encouraged by their employer."
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1705963)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Oh dear, I have egg all over my face!!! I didn't check properly, profuse apologies :-( I knew it was a Class A4 4-6-2 Pacific, and in Blue, but I should have noticed the number wasn't 4468.


Not just the number. That photo clearly shows three words which are Sir Nigel Gresley. How one can mistake that for the Mallard....
14) Message boards : Politics : Je suis Varoufakis :) (Message 1705941)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
I knew you'd enjoy those links. As for Herr Schoebbels, if he's not a psychopath, he's definitely a sociopath of the highest order.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Crop Circles (Message 1705697)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B

Aerial view of central US crop circles.

Leprechauns trying to play tic-tac-toe? :-)
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Philosophy (Message 1705677)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
I have a uni degree in math, thermodynamics, classical mechanics and quantum mechanics.

I have to say that I am very surprised ......

...why?
17) Message boards : Politics : Je suis Varoufakis :) (Message 1705675)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Greece really does need to be thanked as they have opened the EU's Pandora box & this time around, there will be no treaty to close it.

Germans used Grexit to "terrorise" France

Schoebbels push for Grexit put der Fuehrer on the defensive

Interview with Herr Schoebbels

Interesting comment from the French Finance Minister...

"Emmanuel Macron: On Treaty change I believe all of us are very careful right now about treaty change because if you ask people about Europe in the current situation, I do believe the answer will be a clear no in a lot of countries whatever the question will be"

...& that is one of the main reasons I believe as to why they did not want a Grexit - It would have meant the end of the EU.
18) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Kepler-452b (Message 1705601)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
"2001 A Space Odyssey" was simply an entertaining science fiction film that centred around a black monolith found in the moons Tycho crater, known as Tycho Magnetic Anomaly One (TMA-1). There would be no reason why NASA would go there for real.

I know it's your name, but no need to be so snarky!

Being snarky makes one brighter & more creative :-)
19) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1705597)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Will that be a mm or cm of salt? :-)
20) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1705583)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
LOL - That's the problem with the EU. Many rules & regulations, but some are totally ignored, so why have them in the 1st place?

Aw, there has to be something the bureaucrats have to show for their salaries :-)
21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1705580)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Even though I totally agree with most of the comments on this article, We must obey the Law right? :-)
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Reddit thinks SETI@home is not useful (Message 1705577)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
There's much worse than Dull around these forums. A genuinely intelligent person will know that it takes all sorts to make a world & make allowances for that.

By making comments such as we have all seen these past few years just makes the commenter much worse than those being commented on.
23) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1705576)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Well that's Ireland, Scotland, Afghanistan, Oman, The Netherlands & Hong Kong in the World 2020 next year :-)

England require 248 for 3rd ODI
24) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1705573)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
If you read the comment, it stated an individual country not the EU as a body which is what you've replied with.
25) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1705569)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Oh my word, no wonder our education is so FUBARed.

Philosopher of Law says teachers should not work after 5pm

Law Philosopher's career
26) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1705558)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Playing both ends against each other?

EU Referendum

Cameron on mission to SEA

An interesting comment from the trade link...

"As I understand it, it is illegal for an EU member state to make an independent trade agreement with a country outside the EU."

It would be nice for the Europhiles here to confirm that.
27) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Symbols Of Flying Objects (Message 1705555)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Our progress in developing 'flying saucer' technology should have already been developed. We are simply not a scientific civilization. Our progress is too slow.


Must agree with that.


There are so many branches in science and technology that need our complete attention and creativity. The above is not a priority for our evolution. I have to take back my words and not agree on the above statement.

It will be eventually. With the way the world is going, we'll either destroy all our resources or ourselves whichever comes first. For centuries man has stared at the stars. With our current attitudes, the only hope left is to aim for them.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Damn Ebayers :-) (Message 1705373)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
It wouldn't surprise me if in the UK the HMRC do monitor some of the more prolific sellers.

Oooh, look, somebody's been busy :-)

Net companies face "Tax Crackdown"
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Crop Circles (Message 1705361)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
And of course you can only really judge them from the air.

Or if the field is on a slope opposite one's view point ;-)

As for "hard to do in the dark" - not as bad as one might imagine, just a bit of simple geometry, and a few bits of string....

...a lot of good things happen in the dark, especially with the right tools...
30) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Symbols Of Flying Objects (Message 1705358)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
You mean the science of the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence? Hmm, wasn't the 5 year mission of the Enterprise to boldly go where no man has gone?

Who's to say that some time in the future S@H actually discovers genuine signals which prompts man to find ways to actually make the dreams of Star Trek come true.


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