Posts by Bob DeWoody


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1) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1783561)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
If Trump wins I would love to see what happens when he and Putin have their first face to face meeting.
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1783560)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I say we most likely have less than 10% of the information needed to discover the true nature of the universe. Especially since most of it is made of stuff we call dark energy and dark matter which are names that have been assigned to components we know little or nothing about.
3) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery, Search for other habitable planets (Message 1783102)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
a well built android could survive just about everywhere. though arguable if that can be considered life. perhaps a biological brain with everything else android

Something living had to have built it or it's predecessor.
4) Message boards : Politics : Could it Work? (Message 1782924)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
That's why I said in the Trump thread, that the jobs, the mainly blue collar workers that support Trump want back, will not be coming back. If the industry does come back it will be automated, and they, unless they get more education, are not qualified.

If most human workers are replaced by machines.

Who will have money to buy, what the machines produce?

Machine Unemployment?

It's been said before. If you want a solution to the main problems that mankind faces in the near future, global warming, food and water shortages and now job shortages, reduce the population.

I have been thinking and saying for years that the elephant in the room is overpopulation. But other than war, disease, natural disaster, famine or a combination of the above how does the earth reduce the human population. I'm quite sure we won't do it consciously without help from mother nature. No matter how it is accomplished it won't be pretty.
5) Message boards : Politics : We need to push to allow nuclear weapons to be used in space. (Message 1779384)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Unlike in some science fiction in the real world you don't need to apply power to maintain a cruise speed, only to accelerate or decelerate.
6) Message boards : Politics : We need to push to allow nuclear weapons to be used in space. (Message 1779288)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
With all the natural harmful radiation in space I doubt that setting off a few nukes would make any difference. After all every star is basically a gigantic hydrogen bomb or something worse.
7) Message boards : Politics : Anyone else supporting Bernie Sanders for president? (Message 1779236)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I'm not quite that liberal. My vote is for none of the above.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Anyone┬┤s leaving the project ? (Message 1779083)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
What the heck are the credits good for? As far as I know they only buy me access to these forums. I can't pay the rent or buy a meal with them. To me they are just another number attached to my profile. Since 1999 every computer I have owned has been crunching seti@home data 24/7. I doubt that I could buy a cup of coffee with the money I could save in a day by shutting down my computer for a few hours.

I participate in this project because I think it is important to the future of mankind to find ET. I will continue to participate until I die or the project shuts down.
9) Message boards : Politics : House of Cards (Message 1779080)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Isn't it ironic that even though the founders of the USA gave the voters such enormous power over our elected leaders, we freely abdicate that power by continuing to elect the same corrupt politicians to lead our nation.
10) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Do you think aliens use radio waves to communicate with each other? (Message 1779076)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Almost every theoretical means of either communicating or travelling faster than the speed of light requires harnessing vast amounts of energy that may or may not ever be attainable by us humans. So, in the vastness of the universe, we may never be able to communicate with or travel to star systems more than a few dozen light years away. But there is a lot we can accomplish right here in our own backyard.
11) Message boards : Politics : House of Cards (Message 1778712)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
replacing all the members of the house of reps doesn't require changing the constitution, we have the power to do it every two years but instead we re-elect most all of the same corrupt politicians every two years for fear of loosing power.
12) Message boards : Politics : House of Cards (Message 1778640)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I just got turned on to watching this Netflix series. It stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. If this program is only 10% accurate in portraying how politics works in Washington D.C then we really need to replace every member of congress effectively creating a new revolution in America. Imagine 435 freshmen members of the house of representatives. It would probably take them a year to figure out who is in charge of what. Nothing ever gets done in Washington that is purely in the interest of the people. Every now and then a law gets passed that has some benefit for some of the people but I think it is purely an accident.

I still have three more seasons of the series to watch if I can stomach it.
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Cassini and Potential Planet Nine (Message 1778072)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Just goes to show that when people really want something questionable to be true they will go to almost any length and fabricate backup data.
14) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1777372)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Haven't you been reading about the FBI breaking encryption? Can't verify without unbreakable encryption.


No, I haven't really been following that. There should be some sort of solution for internet voting. If everybody was honest, it would work. ;~)

If everybody was honest we wouldn't need a massive government, or elections or the need to vote.


So, "honesty" and "different ideas" are mutually exclusive? I.E., the set of all completely honest people contains only those with the same ideas?

I didn't read that outcome in the statements made. Me thinks you are putting words and ideas in other people's statements that were not there nor were implied.
15) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1777149)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Haven't you been reading about the FBI breaking encryption? Can't verify without unbreakable encryption.


No, I haven't really been following that. There should be some sort of solution for internet voting. If everybody was honest, it would work. ;~)

If everybody was honest we wouldn't need a massive government, or elections or the need to vote.
16) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1776832)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Maybe the widely spread out primaries are the brainchild of big advertising companies.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Not much science discussion going on lately (Message 1776099)
Posted 4 Apr 2016 by Profile Bob DeWoody
I guess there must not be much of interest happening in the world of science lately, at least judging by the lack of volume in the science thread. Everybody's all ate up with the U.S. presidential race.
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Story of God with Morgan Freeman GLOBAL EVENT SUNDAY APRIL 3 9/8c (Message 1776098)
Posted 4 Apr 2016 by Profile Bob DeWoody
Nothing much new that I didn't already know was covered in the first installment. I doubt that any conclusions regarding the existence of God will be made. Which is as it should be. It is up to each individual to decide whether there is a God. One statement was made that i feel is true. That is that we all want to be remembered after we are gone. A lot of time was spent talking about eternity. According to the latest theories about the universe eternity isn't infinite. I do admit that I would like to be remembered, even if only for a generation or two.
19) Message boards : Politics : Are you left wing or right wing? (Message 1776053)
Posted 3 Apr 2016 by Profile Bob DeWoody
Said I am a leftie but I am more a centrist.
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Hubble still making discoveries (Message 1775808)
Posted 2 Apr 2016 by Profile Bob DeWoody
Recently released Hubble find. Most distant galaxy yet GN-Z11.
http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/hubble-team-breaks-cosmic-distance-record


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