Posts by Bob DeWoody


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1) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1603886)
Posted 11 hours 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?
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1603879)
Posted 11 hours 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/
3) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1602874)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I needed a good laugh.
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1602219)
Posted 3 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
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1600481)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I'm watching it now. They lied.
6) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1600435)
Posted 9 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.
7) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta Mission (Message 1600434)
Posted 9 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.
8) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1600343)
Posted 9 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?
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : What are you reading? (Message 1599235)
Posted 12 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.
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Forward Contamination on Rovers, Landers... (Message 1598971)
Posted 13 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.
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta landing this week (Message 1598970)
Posted 13 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.
12) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Rosetta landing this week (Message 1598642)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The landing of the space probe Rosetta on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is scheduled for the 12th and will be transmitted live on the Science Channel. Here's a link to the latest from NASA.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4364
13) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1598606)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Well, one would hope that the spread of the ebola virus has been halted and is dying like this thread finally is. In the USA, thanks to pressure from the President, there is almost a complete news black out. I guess they are thinking, ignore it and it will go away.

I truly hope that the virus has been contained and the number of new cases will drop to zero, but I'm not holding my breath. So in a few months the natives in africa where it all started will go back to eating bats and it will start all over again.
14) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1597986)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I think that generally some form of religion is necessary for most people to cope with life. That way they don't have to take responsibility for the results of their actions or inactions claiming that what has happened to them is God's will.
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Forward Contamination on Rovers, Landers... (Message 1597888)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I think it is highly possible that microbes from earth have hitched a ride on every lander that has been sent to Mars, Titan and the moon. Whether they survived and are now growing is another matter,
16) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1597371)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Ooops I guess I didn't read enough. But I was surprised it even got a majority.
17) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1597207)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Christianity has evolved over the past 2000 years, its just not the same thing anymore as it was 2000 years ago.

Who is the editorial board that has edited "the book?" If the book hasn't been edited, it has not evolved. Same issue with another faith that is presently doing exactly what their book that can't evolve says.

Maybe he should have said that they way Christianity is taught and practiced has evolved.
18) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1597188)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
For the most part it is not the basic religions that are flawed but rather the direction religious leaders take in promoting their particular branch. The core teachings of Christianity if followed would make for a much better society, but I also believe the same could be said for most of the others.
19) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1597186)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Well, election day has passed and an odd thing happened in Florida. The voters picked a controversial republican governor,republican congressmen and approved a state constitutional amendment supporting the legalization of cannabis for medical applications. The amendment had no details concerning implementation of the measure so it still remains up to the legislature to determine the rules.
20) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1595982)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I just read that Canada, along with Australia has decided to disallow any visas from the african nations where the ebola virus has taken hold.


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