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1) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Europa and Jupiter and Saturn (Message 1682426)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Europa:

NASA TV to Air Announcement of Instruments for Europa Mission

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will announce on Tuesday, May 26, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa, to investigate whether Jupiter's icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nasa-tv-to-air-announcement-of-instruments-for-europa-mission-300087650.html

I hope they take this http://www.geek.com/science/nasas-ice-drilling-europa-robot-gets-tested-in-alaska-1600265/
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Through the Wormhole Season 6 (Message 1682040)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
If my life was a program written by some computer geek I want a free replay with a different programmer.
3) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Symbols Of Flying Objects (Message 1681733)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Actually many rocket experts think the Star Trek Enterprise design is bad engineering and would tear itself apart the first time it tried to go to warp.

well, no it wouldn't!

'cause there is no INERTIA in going to WARP...inside a Acumbere bubble the ship is massless! ;)

Yeah but the Enterprise didn't go to warp from a standing start. At least that is not how it was presented. I watched every one of Star Treks original airings back in the 1960's. It was the first TV show my parents allowed me and my brothers to stay up after 9:00 PM to watch. So to be more correct I should have stated, the first time it fired up it's impulse engines to travel at sublight speeds
4) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Symbols Of Flying Objects (Message 1681629)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Actually many rocket experts think the Star Trek Enterprise design is bad engineering and would tear itself apart the first time it tried to go to warp.
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Secret Air Force Space Drone Heads Back Into Orbit (Message 1681111)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I still wonder if and when they announce they are going to scale this thing up to a size that would allow it to work as a taxi to the ISS as originally planned.
6) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Raj Encounter of Campbell Drone 2007 in Silicon Valley Related To Pioneer 10 Last Contact (Message 1681107)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
look real hard , a picture does tell a thousand words .


Bad photo shop picture and i didn't even have to blow the picture up to see the flaw in it .

Wow, I was going to comment this morning but decided that since that post was made two days ago, no one was even going to validate it by replying. My comment was going to be simply " Oh really?"
7) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Symbols Of Flying Objects (Message 1680933)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
My advice is to get back to rational thought and speculation or else this whole effort will be classified as an errand of a bunch of fools and buffoons

+10 I think this forum wanders way too far into the realm of the ancient aliens crowd as it is without threads like this one.
8) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Speeding up space travel - EM Drive (Message 1680749)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
actually the limit for normal functioning is 4000m altitude on Earth

For those of us who speak English that is 13,000 feet in real terms. Now how many places on earth are above that sea level? And of those that are, are you suggesting that the inhabitants are not normal, or have just adapted to their environment?

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102004164

From your own link Chris:)
http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102004164
Many highland areas have become economic growth zones. The teeming millions of Mexico City live at over 7,000 feet [2,000 m] above sea level. Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.; Nairobi, Kenya; and Johannesburg, South Africa are at elevations of more than 5,000 feet [1,500 m]. Millions of people in the Himalayas live at over 9,000 feet [3,000 m]. In the Andes several large cities are over 11,000 feet [3,300 m] above sea level, and people work mines there that are 20,000 feet [6,000 m] up. With so many living in the highlands, the study of how the body adapts to life there has gained importance. What has been learned can deepen your appreciation for your body’s marvelous design.

btw English spoken scientist use meters becuse it makes maths so easy...
Isaac Newton did:)
Humans need 1G to survive.
Thats about 10 m/s².
How much is that in feets/s²? And who's feets?


I'm sorry, Issac Newton lived and died 200 years before the metric system was invented!!!
9) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI@home in the News (Message 1680102)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
ugh. I personally don't believe it is wise to actively attempt to signal ET's. There is a strong danger element present, and with no plan in place if the mission is a success...I just don't know if a 50/50 chance of a friendly ET encounter is a risk we as a civilization should act upon.


It is What we send that is most important. It should be a message of peace, showing the good sides of humans, our creativity and our features of caring for and loving other creatures. Most of us have that in us, naturally.

I'm afraid that is overly optimistic. All they have to do is sit back and watch and listen at a safe distance and discover the ugly truth about most of the people in charge and how we would likely react if they made themselves known to all.
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Asteroids (Message 1679752)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I can't think of a thing to say about this non event.
11) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1679299)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I think, in the not too distant future, that mankind will discover in a very tragic way, the limits of how many people this planet can support on a continuing basis. At that point we will also discover again how low man will sink in an attempt to survive.
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : We are alone in the universe (Message 1679162)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I just saw where some astronomers are estimating the current size of our universe at 45 billion LY. At that size and distance there could be billions of other civilizations and we will never know they are out there.
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Pluto is a Planet! (Message 1678970)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Personally I still think of Pluto as a planet. But just having moons doesn't seem to qualify an object as a planet. Several asteroids have moons and they are not even round.
14) Message boards : Politics : Just watched the Showtime series "The Tudors" (Message 1678745)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
They changed actresses for the part of Jane Seymour from season two to season three which confused me at first. I also kept waiting for Henry VIII to get plump.

Regarding the church it has always seemed to me that the primary difference between the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England is the Pope. I have never thought of the COE as protestant like the Lutheran or Presbyterian churches.
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Shapes on Mars (Message 1678553)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Some of the features referenced seem to require a stretch of the imagination while others would benefit from getting a closer look. It would change our concept of self to discover that Mars fostered the development of an advanced race of beings long before man made his appearance here on earth.
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dawn Mission now Nearing Asteroid Ceres (Message 1678280)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Now, if this is the asteroid the President proposes that our next manned mission should be heading to I could really see some benefit and some exciting science.
17) Message boards : Politics : Just watched the Showtime series "The Tudors" (Message 1678125)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I thought it was entertaining and from what I have read on the subject fairly accurate. I'm sure glad I didn't live in 16th century England, or europe for that matter. Much like modern day Iraq and Iran, one could get their head lopped off for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's hard to imagine the degree of religious intolerance of the time in light of the freedoms we have today in most of the world.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A pleasant surprise today. (Message 1677412)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
For a couple of weeks I've been getting messages on my Metro-PCS cell phone telling me that I needed to go to a Metro-PCS store and upgrade my phone. I was sure that I was going to be charged big bucks for the replacement phone. Well I finally went in today and to my surprise the new phone didn't cost me anything and my plan stays the same at $25/mo. unlimited talk and text only. Now that they are part of T-mobile all of their phones have to be compatible with the signals transmitted by the T-mobile towers. All I had to do was turn in my old phone.

I also found out that I might be able to get a part time job at a Metro-PCS store. From what I have seen they surely don't do much and the pay just might be enough to help me get by.
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Speeding up space travel - EM Drive (Message 1674679)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Good for travelling around our solar system but a bit slow for interstellar flight.

You can always build a BIGGER ONE! :D

Bigger isn't necessarily going to be faster.
20) Message boards : SETI@home Science : RFI (Message 1674676)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Now, if we could just detect ETs using their microwave ovens.


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