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1) Message boards : Politics : Why do the devoutly religous search for E.T. life? (Message 1338514)
Posted 564 days ago by Profile Bill Turner


2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A General Discussion of Phobias (Message 1338087)
Posted 565 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
Best phobia ever!!

Girl scared to death of pickles

I couldn't help but lmao.

As for myself, I have a slight fear of heights. That's one of the many reason I became a pilot. Don't really have that rear anymore...unless my prop starts windmilling (only happened once in 14 years), then it starts to creep back slightly.
3) Message boards : Politics : Why do the devoutly religous search for E.T. life? (Message 1338080)
Posted 565 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
It doesn't really matter. The major religions in the world will just simply do what they done over the last 2000+ years and change their doctrine to include ET's as part of Gods plan...even though there is absolutly no mention of anything outside our little bubble. Makes it easy when you can change the rules at will and everyone just goes along with it as if it were always there to begin with.
4) Message boards : Politics : Discussion of State of the Union address (Message 1337777)
Posted 566 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
This is basically what I witnessed last night...



5) Message boards : Politics : Like Anyone? (Message 1331478)
Posted 584 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
I've always had the impression that the infamous like/dislike buttons have given people yet another avenue to be lazy. Instead of engaging in conversation and having to either support or debate a certian topic, people now only have to simply click a single button. It would be different if you could click a like or dislike button, but only if it came with a response by default. Scrolling through threads with three posts, two with 150 likes and one with 74 dislikes just makes me wounder why those other 224 people couldn't give an opinion, regardless if it were relevant or not.

6) Message boards : Politics : Why are we still having to debate about abortion? (Message 1331154)
Posted 585 days ago by Profile Bill Turner

How do such stupid people get into positions of power? WTF???



I blame the voters, and their lack of interest/knowledge in who they vote for.


+infinity
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Why no English food restaurants in the USA? (Message 1331013)
Posted 585 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
We have Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Thai, Italian, German, Mexican and other ethnic food style eateries in thr USA but I have never seen an English, Scottish, Welch or Irish restaurant. I think American style cooking and meal selections are not much like what is eaten in those places so I wonder why no one specializes, other than some fish & chips places, in English food? I also rule out Irish and Scottish Pubs as they are primarily drinking establishments.


If you ever make your way up here to Northern Idaho, check out Eichardts Pub. The owner started it after spending 14 years in England and Australia. Great place.
8) Message boards : Politics : Why are we still having to debate about abortion? (Message 1331011)
Posted 585 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
A friend of a friend just sent this to me. Just shows what lengths some people will go to push their agenda on others.

New bill would consider abortions from rape as "tampering with evidence"
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Viewing 3D DVDs............. (Message 1330582)
Posted 586 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
Get one of these. Problem solved.
10) Message boards : Politics : What if expanding the safety net is LESS expensive than cutting it? (Message 1329936)
Posted 589 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
Care to test that hypothesis? ;)


Aaaaaand that that, this thread just got ridiculous.
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Passing by now, but what happens in 2029 or 2036 (Message 1329868)
Posted 589 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
Just FYI in case you weren't aware.

Cheers
12) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU or GPU (Message 1328867)
Posted 591 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
I run on an HP laptop at the moment and use both. Seems to do ok for a laptop, just dont expect much.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I'm having a medical/dental problem, so far the flu, stay tunaed.... (Message 1328865)
Posted 591 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
About to leave for Doctor Frankensteins lab on a sample return mission.


Should make it fun. Put the "sample" in a black briefcase or "football", and handcuff yourself to it. Noting the number of very odd looks you get along the way.
14) Message boards : Politics : West Point analyzing "terrorists" in the US. (Message 1328829)
Posted 592 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
I had to chuckle a little bit at this..

Just....wow

I'm a Libertarian, and I found this rather...well, just read and decide for yourself.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I'm having a medical/dental problem, so far the flu, stay tunaed.... (Message 1328668)
Posted 592 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
I'm only 46 and already starting to dread when I go on Medicare.


By the time I'm 46 (13 years from now) I'll be lucky if Medicare even exists. Might have to re-enlist or get my commission just to get sub-standard health care from military docs. Scary thought.
16) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects, Environment, etc part III (Message 1327979)
Posted 594 days ago by Profile Bill Turner

Are the wildfires and recent 54 deg C (129 deg Fahrenheit) of Australia ironic?...


No, what ironic is 200 people standing around in 34°F weather protesting global warming. Your reference to temps in Austrialia is for an area roughly 100 sq miles (not very large for Australia). Not to mention the fact that the effected area is so sparsely populated...



...due to the fact that the area is ummmm, DESERT!!



Death Valley consistantly see temps reaching 120°F+ during the summer...It's desert, it's suppose to get hot. When Sydney hits 129°F, let me know.
17) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects, Environment, etc part III (Message 1327949)
Posted 594 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
The Irony!!!

Got a little chuckle out of this. Maybe they should've held their protest in Arizona and teleconfrenced via Skype.
18) Message boards : Politics : What is China Building in the Desert? (Message 1326844)
Posted 598 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
Anybody have any idea of what the Chinese are building in the desert? I figure it's either a missile launch complex or maybe an archaeological dig of some sort. It was found by the people at Google Earth.


I read a little article about what you're refering to several months ago. The "expert" they interviewed said it resembles a proving ground, or perhaps what will become an area for urban warfare training. Russia is said to have several of these areas in the middle of Siberia as well. Who really knows though. :/
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Awesomeness (Message 1326798)
Posted 599 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
Yeah, but, the clicky keyboards don't have a choice of 16 million customizable colors!!

And you know how much I post.


That and it molds so nicely to your hands.

Ohhhhhhhhh, you dont have to pay for stupid cans of compressed air to clean it either...MX cost savings right there!! Besides, it just LOOKS cool!
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Awesomeness (Message 1326732)
Posted 599 days ago by Profile Bill Turner
I wonder what it costs. (If you have to ask, it's probably too much.)


These guys are right up the road from where I work. I'm thinking about making a pilgrimage over there this afternoon and see if they might offer tours and get more info.... might even drop off a resume. I remember seeing a Kickstarter project that they put out about 6-8 months ago. Apparently it was highly successful! I'll post more when I find out.


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