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1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Long term missions in space may cause permanent eye damage. (Message 1505033)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
This could be something that will delay any long term manned space flight missions. It appears that microgravity increases fluid build up inside the skull which causes pressure on the eyeball. Up to 33% of astronauts who have been in space for six months or more have suffered permanent eye damage.
Here's a link to the story I read.
http://www.space.com/14876-astronaut-spaceflight-vision-problems.html
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Red Moon (Message 1504572)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
It was fun to watch when it was visible. Sitting there right next to Mars which is always red. I wonder what horrible omens ancient civilizations would have attached to this event. Maybe a war in the Crimea.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Question about windows 7 (Message 1504570)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Bob, have you considered buying a Windows 7 OEM disk for that PC?

http://www.directron.com/gfc02050.html

Cheers.

Thanks for the link. At this time I can't justify spending another $100 on a ten year old computer. For now I am leaving it with XP and am only using it as an extra machine crunching seti@home data with limited internet access. If it gets hacked or struck by a virus I will retire the machine.
4) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1504566)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I looked on a map of the area and noticed that without Crimea and eastern Ukraine Russia only has about 200 miles of shoreline on the Black Sea and no major seaports. I wonder if this could be part of the reason they want control of the area.
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : total lunar eclipse, will begin early on the morning of April 15 (Message 1504564)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
If it had been tonight I would have seen nothing. Completely overcast.
6) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1504490)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
If Murphy's law was used as a basis on which to determine whether something new was used we would still be in the stone age. Sorry about this, I was responding to a post on page one, didn't look at the date it was posted. But I guess it still applies.
7) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : total lunar eclipse, will begin early on the morning of April 15 (Message 1504259)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
There were some high cirrus clouds overhead and they lent a spookiness to the scene as the moon progressed into the earth's shadow. All of the clouds to the east turned reddish while the ones to the west stayed silvery until totality when all the clouds had a red hue. Going to bed now.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Question about windows 7 (Message 1504252)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
According to the microsoft web site the deal is that if a computer is sold with one of their products as the OS it is only legal with that specific computer and can't be transferred to another for any reason. I think it stinks and that an individual should be allowed to install a purchased OS on all personal computers in his/her home. They say you can purchase a limited site license for up to three computers, but it ain't cheap.
9) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1504249)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Now Russian fighters are buzzing US destroyers in the Black Sea. Looks like Putin and Obama are playing chicken but with other people's lives. This reminds me of a line in "The Hunt for Red October" where the Admiral on the US carrier says the situation could go critical at any moment.
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : total lunar eclipse, will begin early on the morning of April 15 (Message 1504230)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
It looks like it will be clear enough here in central Florida to watch the entire event.
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Message 1504179)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Through my new roku3 streaming media device I have found some online college science lectures conducted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and they go into more detail on the subjects covered in this new Cosmos series. Even so I an finding the Cosmos content interesting enough to watch.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Question about windows 7 (Message 1504130)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I just discovered that up to but not including XP, microsoft allowed a site license and you could load the OS on up to three computers. Now the OS is not even transferable, like if my computer with win 7 dies I still can't load the OS, for instance, on my laptop with Vista.

I can understand why some folks really dislike windows and will go out of their way to use a different OS.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Question about windows 7 (Message 1504115)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
OK, I bought a new computer with windows 7 pro pre-loaded. Can I legally load the OS on my older computer with XP.
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : X37B still in orbit (Message 1504114)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Jan, 1985, STS-51-C Discovery, launched Air Force Magnum spy satellite

Dec, 1992, STS-53 Discovery, last semi classified DOD mission
There were 10 clasified or semi classified DoD missions.

source wikipedia
15) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1504111)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
At this stage of things I would be hesitant about riding in an airliner piloted by a muslim. They seem to be able to hide their true intentions right up to the time they are called on to make their ultimate sacrifice to Alla, making the whole muslim community suspect in the eyes of the rest of the world.

It's this kind of speculation that does much of the damage to Muslims and other groups. Better to stick to facts, fact is we don't know what happened, and until such time as we do know what happened, wild guessing doesn't help.

So, if it does end up being proved that it was a pilot induced crash in an attempt to create a hostage situation how would you feel then? I know it's not fair to all the law abiding peace loving muslims of the world but incidents of the recent past do not help their case. Everyone has the right to practice the religion of their choice until that practice starts violating the basic rights of others. It then goes beyond religion and becomes simple crime.
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : X37B still in orbit (Message 1503977)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
NASA, as far as I am aware has no defense responsibilities. The Air Force has satellites in orbits higher than the ISS.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Movie Night (Message 1503823)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I just got my Roku3 working and set up with my NetFlix account. I could spend the next six months sitting in front of my big TV but I am trying to limit myself to one or two movies or programs per day
18) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1503822)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Fortunately the biggest difference between now and what happened in the late 1930's is the influence of the electronic media. Nobody, including Putin can completely control the news and propaganda gets recognised for what it is more quickly and broadly. All of this rubs both ways and tends to keep the playing field even.
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : X37B still in orbit (Message 1503820)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The Air Force was given responsibility for space defence a long time ago but I think Air & Space Force would not be taken seriously by many.

I hope they can progress quickly with the X37c and choose a reliable enough booster to launch it. I would like to see manned launches from Cape Canaveral again before I die.
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : NASA: People to Mars and hijacking an asteroid. (Message 1503668)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
When I made my last post I had missed that Yo's post was about the Mars One project. I too believe that project has little chance of coming to fruition but I wouldn't go so far as to call it a scam. My remarks were about the future plans of NASA, which was the initial subject of this thread.


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