Posts by Bob DeWoody


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1) Message boards : Politics : Dishonest Bankers. (Message 1605043)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
There has to be a reason why the largest buildings in most cities are the banks and insurance corporate offices.
2) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1605041)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
So... What does this little ditty say about the caliber behind those "MSCE" qualifications?...


Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam

A boy from Coventry has become the youngest computer specialist in the world.

Ayan Qureshi is now a Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the tech giant's exam when he was just five years old...




All just "child's play"?...

IT is what you make it...
Martin

This post says a lot about your calibre!

You ever heard of two words...

...Child Prodigy?

I was thinking the same, has his own computer lab and a network he built himself.

At five year old.

I wouldn't even know where to begin.

This kid is definitely one to keep your eyes on as he grows up. May as well give him everything he wants since he will most likely be able to do whatever he wishes in the computer community.
3) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : So many stars (Message 1605012)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
All the more amazing when you realize that when looking up the area of the image could be covered by your thumb at arms length.
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Russia tests 'satellite catcher' (Message 1604913)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
There is no doubt in my mind that China will make the attempt sometime soon, hopefully with success. I think their mindset is one that would tolerate a certain degree of initial failures or setbacks.
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Is the "Planet X" theory back? (Message 1604911)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The original planet "x" theory was that another large gas giant was lurking out there somewhere and now that voyager has passed through the area with nothing altering it's track that idea has been put to rest. More objects in the size range of Pluto (planet 9 in my book) will be interesting but difficult finds.
6) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Extreme Shrimp... (Message 1604713)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Life like shrimps is a lot more complicated than what exobiologists are hoping to find swimming deep in the seas of europa but I am sure such a find would really set the no life beyond earth crowd on their behinds.
7) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1604708)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Whether or not we are the prime contributor to the observed global weather trend over hyping the threat has numbed the public to a large degree relating to the believability of some of the more radical claims about how bad the day to day weather might get. It's been several years since The Day After Tomorrow and I don't see a noticeable degradation of weather in general.

It's pretty obvious to me that changes will be gradual enough for man and beasts to adapt. Some species will adapt and others won't but that's the way it has always been.
8) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : So many stars (Message 1604593)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I just downloaded a new desktop wallpaper at space.com. It is one of several Hubble deep field shots of stars. Looking up at night it is hard to comprehend how many stars there are, just in our galaxy. But looking at this image you can't help but wonder which ones support planets or moons with life.
http://i.space.com/images/i/000/043/859/wW3/messier-7-star-cluster-1920.jpg?1416453303
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Russia tests 'satellite catcher' (Message 1604056)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The next big space race will start when China puts men on the moon with the intention of establishing a permanent base of operation.
10) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1603886)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
He has to believe it or he would not be the best man for the job. I am still not sure why Australia has taken so much time, energy and expense in this quest. Is Malaysia paying them to continue the search, or Boeing?
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1603879)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Back to the Rosetta Mission. The comet and Rosetta are still moving inward toward the sun but they will not cross the earth's path. That makes me wonder how active the comet will get. I found this 3D graphic that shows the comet will pass about half way between the earth and Mars.
http://sci.esa.int/where_is_rosetta/
12) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1602874)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I needed a good laugh.
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1602219)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The lander is just a small portion of the overall Rosetta craft. Even though the anchors didn't deploy properly the lander did settle on the comet, unfortunately in a location that doesn't get much direct sunlight. They have still retrieved a lot of data that will be useful. Here is the link I read.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/11238049/Rosetta-mission-new-images-show-Philae-bouncing-across-comet.html
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1600481)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I'm watching it now. They lied.
15) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1600435)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Maybe the reason Linux hasn't been hacked is the fact that it is not in mainstream use like the various versions of windows.
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1600434)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
What I can't figure out is the promotion by the Science Channel. Live tonight at 9:00 PM EST coverage of the landing is what they have been advertising.
17) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1600343)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I'm not sure why the families of the passengers would be upset at an official declaration that the airliner and it's passengers are lost. It's time to face reality and get on with their lives. It also makes it possible to pay out insurance claims and damages from the airline.

The only scenario that gives any hope that the passengers are still alive is a hijacking where the plane has been landed somewhere and they are being held hostage. But who would hold over 200 people hostage this long without announcing demands for their release?
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : What are you reading? (Message 1599235)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I finished reading The Martian. This is one story that will most likely be better told as a movie with some wild special effects.

One can only hope that the first manned missions to Mars, or the moon for that matter, go better. But the author did, in my opinion, a good job of keeping the mishaps within the realm of possibility.
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Forward Contamination on Rovers, Landers... (Message 1598971)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
What about the meteors that are credited with being from Mars. They are thought to have originated from a period when Mars had water and a more substantial atmosphere. Based on that scenario I can see where the earth, when life was much simpler, may have sent rocks containing microscopic life out into the rest of the solar system. Now whether said life could have survived the journey is another matter and is highly debateable.
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta landing this week (Message 1598970)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Somehow I didn't notice the other thread before I made my post but at least the links are different.


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