Posts by Bob DeWoody


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1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Skunkworks breakthrough (Message 1634398)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I think it is as likely that I will discover a way to make FTL travel work as it is for a basement scientist to develop a working fusion reactor.
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Shuttle Orbiter, alternate designs to be nuclear (Message 1634082)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
In those days the long term effects of radiation in space on humans was severely underestimated. Had they known in the late 1960s what is known now about the intensity of radiation beyond the earth's magnetic field there probably would have been no trips to the moon. NASA got very lucky that none of the Apollo crews got toasted.
3) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery (Message 1634078)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I'm afraid a lot of what is being reported as facts about exo-planets is more like educated guesswork.
4) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1633377)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
eventually he will change possible to probable.
5) Message boards : Politics : Hi. I'm Alex and I am an INTJ. (Message 1632682)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Sayes I am ISFP.You are one of the Explorers - a bold and freedom-loving individual who enjoys pushing the limits and exploring the unknown. You are known for your quiet nature, artistic skills and ability to improvise. Above you will find a brief overview of your personality traits.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Switching internet providers today (Message 1632626)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Well it is now Sunday and Everything is back up and running with comcast as my IP. So tomorrow morning I'll be calling Direct TV and Centurylink and telling them to discontinue service.
7) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Kepler 186f (Message 1631273)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I think her claim needs a lot of peer review.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Switching internet providers today (Message 1630951)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I opted for self install as my computer guru neighbor instigated this change and promised to do the hookup but as it turns out he is unavailable until Friday morning. But billing doesn't start until it is connected and I won't terminate my existing service until comcast is up and running.
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Asteroids (Message 1630622)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Correction ... that should read 745,000 miles :-(

and 1.2 million km.
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space X (Message 1630621)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I have been using Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer for the last year or so and have not noticed any increase in spamming. As a matter of fact my gmail account filters out almost all attempts at spamming my account.

If these companies are willing to support SpaceX I'm glad to see it. I still have concerns that SpaceX has cut a few too many corners on their way into the space business.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Switching internet providers today (Message 1630617)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
It seems the only way I can keep getting a good deal on internet/TV service is to switch providers after their "introductory" rate runs out. Century link was OK but they could not provide TV service using the out of date phone cabling in my area thus requiring me to have Direct TV satellite service. So now that their rates have almost doubled I am switching back to Comcast/X-finity for at least the next two years. So I may be out of communication for a day or two.
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Is this alien communication? Mystery cosmic burst captured LIVE (Message 1630587)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I think it is a rare natural phenomena. It will probably take years to figure out the nature of the source.
13) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Were we contacted by aliens in 1977? (Message 1630584)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I don't think there has been any intentional attempt to contact earth since we discovered radio. Any attempt prior to that would have been a waste of time for the sender. Now, whether or not a signal was intercepted on that day remains questionable. I think it is possible but not very likely.
14) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Were we contacted by aliens in 1977? (Message 1629844)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Like the man said, I will sit up and take notice when someone produces one item of verifiable alien origin. Or when I get abducted myself, maybe they will cure my physical defects.
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space X (Message 1629841)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
According to the SpaceX web site the platform suffered only minor damage. I don't know whether there was enough left of the 1st stage booster after the crash to study but if they had crashed it into the ocean recovery would have been very expensive.
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Europa Mission Wins Big in New NASA Budget... (Message 1629794)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The article I read a while back indicated that they plan to melt their way through the ice with what is most likely a nuclear powered probe. Even if you wanted to I don't think explosives could open up a path through two miles of ice.
17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space X (Message 1629784)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Why didn't anyone think about consumption of the gas before?

And if the levels were too low, why wasn't the landing aborted?
:/

And do what? It had to come down.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Just watched the movie "Noah" (Message 1629211)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I'm just glad I didn't pay money to go see it in the theaters, just my normal monthly donation to Netflix.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Just watched the movie "Noah" (Message 1628986)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
And I'm not sure whether I liked it. The story line only very loosely follows the traditional plot in the Bible, but that is OK by me. But then they added creatures called watchers that resembled the fantasy walking trees from The Lord of the Rings. Another detail that bothered me was the weaponry employed by the enemy king supposedly descended from Cain. Cannons??? In this telling Noah has decided that God has told him that all humans must perish and leave the planet to the lower animals. So after saving the animal kingdom he and his family are supposed to die off and leave earth without any humans. I really don't know where that came from, surely not the Bible.

Any other opinions of this movie?
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : GoreSAT (Message 1628037)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Maybe information gleaned from this satellite can be used to help design instruments intended to be used in the search for earthlike planets around other stars.


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