Posts by Bob DeWoody


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1) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1706819)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Well if they can establish that the part is from the B-777 one conspiracy theory is dead and the plane won't be carrying explosives into any highly populated areas.
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Then Again - There May Have Been No Big Bang (Message 1706169)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Over 75% of the universe is composed of stuff we know practically nothing about. It makes sense to me that with such great unknowns out there we have little hope of unravelling the big mysteries. One person's hunch is as valid as another person's theory. We do know with a fair degree of certainty that the earth will not be here forever even if the universe will be. The big question is, will mankind survive long enough and become educated enough to figure out a way to move on when our sun gets too hot, or will we either blow each other up for some stupid reason, or make earth uninhabitable for humans, or get driven to extinction by some natural disaster. I'm pretty sure I won't be around to get an answer to that question and probably neither will the rest of you.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : DealDash.com what a get rich quick scheme (Message 1706141)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
This is the latest online auction site that is advertising on TV. The deal is, all items start at 1 cent and each bid goes up by one cent. They advertise $500 TVs going for $29.95 to the winning bidder. Here's what they really make. Each bid costs 60 cents. That TV had 2,995 bids x $0.60 = $1797 + $29.95 = $1,826.95. They say that if you lose the auction you can apply the cost of your bids toward buying the item at their advertised price. No wonder they brag that shipping is always free.

More proof there is a sucker born every minute. Not the winner but the other 2,994 who threw away their money.
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dawn Mission now Nearing Asteroid Ceres (Message 1705943)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Maybe, if it is water ice, Ceres could support a mining colony or even a vacation destination. But it's even further away than Mars so it would be a long trip.
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : "One Earth Message" in the works by NASA (Message 1705705)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
It should read "Best leave us alone, we are crazy and hostile to outsiders as a rule."
6) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dawn Mission now Nearing Asteroid Ceres (Message 1705703)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Is someone terraforming Ceres? ;)
7) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Kepler-452b (Message 1705342)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I can just as easily turn that around and say you need to prove there is an object in Tycho crater that was planted by aliens and that NASA knows about it.
8) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Pluto is a Planet! (Message 1705302)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Ah yes, but the name of the (dwarf)planet came before the name of the dog.
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Philosophy (Message 1705300)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
When at school we had applied maths and pure maths lessons. We could see the point of applied maths, but pure maths was just maths for the sake of it.

Unless that math leads you to split the atom or better yet fuse two of them together. Applied math would never get you there.
10) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Kepler-452b (Message 1705298)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Because NASA knows the difference between science fiction and scientific fact. Other than having a vivid imagination A.C. Clarke had no inside information regarding an artifact on the moon or elsewhere. Some of today's youth have grown up believing in space fairy tales.
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Pluto is a Planet! (Message 1705112)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
We all know that Pluto was named for the Roman god of the underworld, don't we?
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : New Seti initiative (Message 1704750)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The way I see it, the naysayers may be right and we are alone in the galaxy but what does it hurt to keep looking.
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Star Gazing (Message 1704635)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
There is an astronomy forum that is dedicated to amatuer telescopes regarding which to buy or how to build your own. They also have a pretty good space and science section too.
http://www.astronomyforum.net/forum.php
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : NASA Unveiling New Exoplanet Discovery from Kepler Telescope Today. (07-23-2015) (Message 1704536)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Julie , thank you , I listen , I 'm afraid the conference was a bit hard to hear sometimes, but that's okay. The announcement is fascinating and it is always good news to know that one day we can have another home , and here we are today. 452b will be stepped on by humans one day.

At 1,400 LY humans will need to make some amazing discoveries and advancements before considering such a journey.
15) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery (Message 1704534)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I wouldn't say that Kepler 452b is on our block unless you consider anywhere in the Milky way qualifies. At 1,400 ly we aren't going there any time soon.
16) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1703964)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Dull...

I normal don't respond to your Posts, but...

McCain IS A HERO!!!!

His repeated torture, and his attempted suicide, so as not to sign Fraudulent Confessions:

Makes McCain a HERO!!!!

Anyone, including 'The Donald', who says not:

Doesn't deserve to be elected Dog Catcher.

Note: McCain, according to many reports, is suffering, quite understandably, from PTSD.

Shouldn't have run for, and wasn't elected President. Quite a different matter.

+10
It should also be noted that after the accident on board the Forrestal McCain was eligible to go home and not return to combat. It was his choice to join a squadron on board the Oriskany and return to combat. After being shot down he suffered several broken bones and landed in a lake in downtown Hanoi making avoiding capture impossible. After discovering who he was the North Vietnamese government offered to release him but he refused release unless all US prisoners were released too. That also makes him a hero in my book.
17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1703289)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Just watched a documentary about the failed attempts by researchers at the south pole to detect gravitational waves theoretically produced shortly after the big bang. The BICEP2 telescope was originally thought to have detected the sought after wave patterns but after further review sharing data from the Planck telescope it was determined to be interstellar dust instead.

What a bummer for those scientists who have spent the last 15 years or so on this project. They are hoping their next telescope BICEP3 will have the capability to detect the elusive gravity waves.
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space Junk (Message 1702537)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
According to the program about space junk the ISS has it's own maneuvering thrusters but it takes more than a day to do the programming for a coordinated burn. Some objects, due to other collisions change their track and the warning system doesn't always have time to predict a possible collision.

Small pieces about the size of a bb can't be tracked but still pack the energy of a speeding 50 cal machine gun round. One scientist predicted it's only a matter of time until a spacewalking astro/cosmo naut gets hit by one of those objects and he or she may not survive long enough to get to one of the airlocks.

All it is going to take is one more collision of two normal sized satellites after which it may be impossible to prevent a chain reaction that will disable a significant number of important satellites. Don't cut you land line yet.

u can't survive that...or it's pretty improbable!
Depends on the size of the object striking the astronauts space suit and where. It was reported that the suits are designed with enough air to keep the pressure up for approximately 15 minutes if it is a small enough hole.
why?
vacuum would such out your blood like a spider of a bug...u would die sooner than a cut on arteria femoralis!
;)
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Pluto is a Planet! (Message 1702496)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
who tells u that Pluto is molten inside? without it, very little tectonic is possible...especially in that COLD environment, where everithing is so HARD 6 BRITTLE... ;)

These people do
http://etheric.com/pluto-found-to-be-geologically-active-where-does-its-heat-come-from/
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space Junk (Message 1702495)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
According to the program about space junk the ISS has it's own maneuvering thrusters but it takes more than a day to do the programming for a coordinated burn. Some objects, due to other collisions change their track and the warning system doesn't always have time to predict a possible collision.

Small pieces about the size of a bb can't be tracked but still pack the energy of a speeding 50 cal machine gun round. One scientist predicted it's only a matter of time until a spacewalking astro/cosmo naut gets hit by one of those objects and he or she may not survive long enough to get to one of the airlocks.

All it is going to take is one more collision of two normal sized satellites after which it may be impossible to prevent a chain reaction that will disable a significant number of important satellites. Don't cut you land line yet.


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