Posts by Bob DeWoody


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1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Asteroids & Comets (Message 1805400)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Over a month of increased meteor showers starting tonite. But better viewed from the southern hemisphere.
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1805283)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
$10 million to go look down a deep dark hole and look for something that apparently can't be detected or isn't there to start with. And all to make their math look correct. I did that once on a math problem I couldn't solve. I just added an X at the end of my incorrect answer. When asked by my professor what the X stood for I responded that it was the number needed to multiply my answer by to get the correct answer. The professor laughed and then gave me a zero fo that part of the exam.
3) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1804539)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Even though I will most likely never be a passenger on an over water flight again I think that if I did take a trip abroad it would be on a US carrier with no muslims in the crew. That pilot waited a very long time to make his mark in the terrorist world.
4) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1803942)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
UK firm key to tracking MH370 will fit 'cloud black box' on Airbus jets
European plane maker Airbus is to install technology built by British firm Inmarsat that will render the black box virtually obsolete and could prevent air disasters.

Inmarsat, the satellite company that helped Malaysia Airlines pinpoint the likely flight path of the downed MH370 airliner, said the technology was a “gamechanger” for airline safety.

It beams flight information via a satellite to an airline’s control centre within seconds, capturing real-time data about what is happening onboard the plane.

This is particularly important if an aeroplane crashes into the sea, because signals sent by a flight recorder, or black box, typically stop within weeks as its batteries run down.

This device or one similar to it is already in use by many of the world's major airlines but unless it is made into international law some airlines will avoid it's expense.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Proper use of Go Fund Me (Message 1803604)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The sense of refound freedom having this vehicle offers is very refreshing. Now I am back to where I can go places totally on my own. Now I hope I will have enough money to put gas in the thing.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Proper use of Go Fund Me (Message 1803515)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Well, the fund raising stalled at $1,000.00. Considering my limited exposure in Facebook I think that wasn't bad. I bought a 1999 Plymouth Voyager van that is in very good shape, I hope. Thanks to those of you who made a contribution.
Here's a picture.
7) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1803142)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
We potentially have so much power over our government without having to resort to a revolution or violence. But with the bureaucracy in place (non elected government officials) how much would our government change if we replaced every last elected federal official.

As I recall the internet in 1991-92 was just an oddity. I wonder if today such a campaign would yield better results.
8) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The size of stars explained (Message 1803136)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Ours is a pretty small star by comparison.
9) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1803135)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Ah, so it does have the same general meaning. How is this for a January scenario, the members of the electoral college, being disgusted with both of the mainstream candidates decide to vote some else, like Gary Johnson, into office. There is no federal law requiring the electors to vote for anyone although most states do have some penalty on the books for such an action.

I also think it is time to shake up congress by replacing every member of the house with someone new. We have the power to do so every other year. It also might not be a bad idea to dump 1/3 of the senate.

Can anyone fathom the chaos that would ensue in Washington DC. Like who would get the choice parking spots in the congressional garage? Not to speak of committees.
10) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1803090)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
What's "TP"? Last I heard it stood for toilet paper, as in, my house got TP'd last night.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : WOW!!!! It's world Emoji day. (Message 1803089)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The news was on my Google Chrome home page. Is this what the world is coming to? I see ads on TV promoting the silliest stupid games for play on smart phones. Every time I try to play a game of solitaire, like while I'm waiting at the Doctor's office, my phone gets bombarded with loud obnoxious ads for more games I have no interest in. World Emoji Day, really.
12) Message boards : Politics : Coup in Turkey (Message 1802940)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
We, meaning the USA, should consider getting all of our weaponry out of Turkey ASAP before they go down the same road as Iran.
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : China's space station Tiangong-1 uncontrolled return (Message 1802645)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Yeah, 70% water and we only live on about 10% of the land.
14) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1802319)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
This thread is most likely just going to be a continuation of the Donald Trump thread.
15) Message boards : SETI@home Science : What will you see on the BOINC screensaver if your computer discovers an alien message? (Message 1802284)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Trick question; the government will know before you, and you'll see nothing, know nothing. :)

But in all seriousness, you won't know anything off the bat.[/code]

Where's the question?
16) Message boards : Politics : Ark park (Message 1801746)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
What bothers me more are "scientific" expeditions to Mt. Ararat looking for signs of the Ark at altitudes that any sane person should know never flooded.

Actually Mt Ararat has been flooded.
But that was some 100 million years ago.
It was the seabed then and you can even find marine fossils there.
Caucasus is the youngest and the fastest rising mountain ridge in the world.
Maybe scientists have got some calculation wrong and that Caucasus rised only in a couple of thousand years:)

Actually I knew that and should have included the statement "since the dawn of man".
17) Message boards : Politics : Ark park (Message 1801723)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
What bothers me more are "scientific" expeditions to Mt. Ararat looking for signs of the Ark at altitudes that any sane person should know never flooded.
18) Message boards : Politics : Ark park (Message 1801403)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I believe in the message Jesus was trying to deliver, but all the stuff that got added later is mostly garbage. I am an agnostic leaning toward atheism. Most churches have too many rules not relating to the true mission of Christ.
19) Message boards : Politics : Ark park (Message 1801376)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
They claim that all scientific proof of the age of the planet, solar system, galaxies and of course the universe are lies perpetrated by the scientific community to lead us astray. No man or woman of science is to be trusted.
20) Message boards : Politics : Ark park (Message 1801353)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I know several people who thoroughly believe every story in the Bible is literally correct. According to them this is because the Bible is the infallible word of God and for any of it to be correct it all has to be correct. These people scare me no end and I never get into a religious discussion with them. They are right and they know it and there is no way they will ever be persuaded to think otherwise.


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