Posts by tullio

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What are you listening to? (Message 1960654)
Posted 33 minutes ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Joan Baez on my new tape reader. It is included in a radio with a vinyl player and a CD reader. The radio is FM but also Digital Broadcast. I don't know where it was made but I suspect it was China, like most electronic gadgets today.
Tullio
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1960606)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Candida is the name of my brother's first wife. I met doctor Costa in Chamonix and we talked about Italian wines compared to French wines with a log burning in the fogoler (so called in Friuli). He is a nice person and has gone back to his native Corsica after Candida died.
Tullio
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1960540)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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My brother, a professional seaman with a sailing experience (he once won the Giraglia regata on Kerylos, a maxi yacht) said that, had Tabarly survived, he would have sent him to jail for endangering his customers.
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space Exploration News (Message 1960522)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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On October 20 an Ariane 5 heavy launcher is scheduled to launch the BepiColombo mission to Mercury, which should take seven years to reach. You need eight times more energy to go to Mercury than to go to Mars since you must spend the angular momentum of the Earth's orbit to go to Mercury. It will make several flybys of Earth, 1, Venus, 2, and Mercury, 6, to achieve this, a technique pioneered by Giuseppe "Bepi" Colombo of Padua University in the Mariner 10 mission. The spacecraft carries two orbiters, an ESA one, MPO, and a JAXA one, MMO, with different instruments and targets. The overall cost of BepiColombo, an ESA mission, is of 1.85 billion dollars.
Tullio
The spacecraft has an ion thruster like the Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres. This may explain the seven years necessary to reach a Mercury orbit.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1960518)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Once my brother's first wife was sailing in a boat owned by Eric Tabarly in the Atlantic with Tabarly and her husband, a doctor from Sardinia. At night, during a storm, Tabarly was washed away. He had no safety rope. The boat had no radio, Tabarly did not want it, nor a GPS. They were saved by a passing ship the next day. Tabarly's body was found later on the Portugal coast.
Tullio
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What are you listening to? (Message 1960440)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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The Creation by Haydn at La Scala in Milano, but at 20.30 CEST I shall switch to Locarno, Switzerland, where they will perform the Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi.
Tullio
7) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space Exploration News (Message 1960439)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Chandra is again operative, while Hubble is still under scrutiny. Both have passed many times their planned time, as has the Opportunity Rover on Mars.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1960279)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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I think 20 knots is the limit for America Cup boats. If the wind is stronger they don't race.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1960267)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Probably they did not know the Gulf of Trieste and its vagaries. Spirit of Portopiccolo is a Trieste based boat and has already won last year.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1960255)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Spirit of Portopiccolo wins. Tempus fugit is second. Portopiccolo is a harbor and village of cottages deriving from a former limestone cave. In Aurisina there are caves going back to Roman times, when rocky blocs were hauled to a slide bringing them to barges in Sistiana bay. Venice palaces were built with them.
Tullio
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1960076)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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There is a new maxi yacht, Tempus Fugit.
Tullio
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1960066)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Giro di Lombardia
1 Thibaut Pinot France
2 Vincenzo Nibali
3 Dylan Teuns Belgium
Pinot also won the Milano-Torino three days ago Instead the Giro del Piemonte was won by Sonny Colbrellli.
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space Exploration News (Message 1960064)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Yes
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1960049)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Rosso di sera bel tempo si spera
Rosso di mattina pioggia s'avvicina
All countries agree.
Tullio
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space Exploration News (Message 1960048)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Both Hubble and Chandra space telescopes entered safe mode because of gyroscope problems. Opportunity rover on Mars still not answering communication messages from Earth after a dust storm covered its solar panels with dust.
Tullio
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space Exploration News (Message 1959820)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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I don't believe Roscosmos will take any risk if the causes of the accident are not fully understood.
Tullio
17) Message boards : News : NASA Technosignatures Workshop Webcast (Message 1959818)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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I tried to install Chrome on my Linux boxes but it did not work at all. So I installed Chromium, an open version of Chrome as suggested by SuSE, my distro, and it does not show any NASA video.
Tullio
18) Message boards : News : NASA Technosignatures Workshop Webcast (Message 1959736)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Unfortunately all my browsers, Firefox and Chromium, are unable to see the videos.
Tullio
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space Exploration News (Message 1959725)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Soyuz launch failure but two men are safe, thanks God.
Tullio
This may be the end of ISS since the Boeing and SpaceX launch vehicles are not yet ready. There are three men on the ISS and they must come down before January.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1959676)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Trieste is preparing for La Barcolana sailboat race next Sunday with 2000 registered starters.
Tullio


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