Posts by SciManStev

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Holidays (Message 1972013)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Steve
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 4 (Message 1971971)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Have black holes really been confirmed to exist? Have astronomers observed things getting sucked into them?

Yes. The gravity waves we detected came from two merging black holes, and two merging neutron stars.
At the center of our galaxy, if you peel the stars back, you can see stars orbiting an invisible object at millions of miles an hour.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/black-hole-galaxy-supermassive-milky-way-earth-space-eso-european-southern-observatory-a8609896.html

A quasar is a black hole feeding on it's galaxy. Huge jets of material and energy shoot out of the poles, generated from the edge of the event horizon. The tidal forces are enormous on the matter entering a black hole.

Steve
3) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 4 (Message 1971969)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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can one day a super blackhole , billions time bigger than the biggest at this day, explode in a new big bang ?

Possibly. I have guessed that our universe is a black hole explosion.
I vision a black hole as a single particle of infinite density. No protons, electrons, neutrons, quarks, or anything except solid matter.
Its gravity warps space tremendously. I always wondered if it is feasible for a black hole to be so big, it would crush in on itself, immediately
changing every bit of it to energy. The temperature would be what existed in the big bang, requiring a bit of time to cool enough to reform matter
as what we guess happened at the beginning of our universe. Of course, I certainly don't know, but it seems to make sense.

Steve
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 4 (Message 1971963)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I came across this, and it is truly mind blowing.
Keep in mind that there are at least thousands of black holes in our galaxy, with a super massive black hole in the center.
There are as many as 4 trillion galaxies in the known universe, each with hundreds of billions of stars.
Super massive black holes are in the center of at least the largest galaxies.

Read the article, then watch the video.

https://www.sciencealert.com/this-video-on-the-scale-of-black-holes-will-crush-your-poor-human-brain-forever

The earth is really an insignificant tiny chunk of dirt, at least on a galactic or universal scale.
It is very significant to us, as we live here.

Steve
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1961035)
Posted 19 Oct 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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A man who'd just died is delivered to a local mortuary wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit.

The female Blonde mortician asks the deceased's wife how she would like the body dressed. She points out that the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing.
The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit. She gives the Blonde mortician a blank check and says, 'I don't care what it costs, but please have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing.'

The woman returns the next day for the wake. To her delight, she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe; the suit fits him perfectly...She says to the mortician, 'Whatever this cost, I'm very satisfied.. You did an excellent job and I'm very grateful. How much did you spend?’

To her astonishment, the blonde mortician presents her with the blank check. 'There's no charge,' she says.
'No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit!' she says.
'Honestly, ma'am,' the blonde says, 'it cost nothing. You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband's size was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black suit instead, and she said it made no difference as long as he looked nice.'


'So I just switched the heads.'
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1960750)
Posted 18 Oct 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I thought about that, but although I didn't see the mother, I wasn't keen on trying to help her cub, and meeting her head on.
I only had one pair of underwear that day........

Steve
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1960458)
Posted 15 Oct 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Last week, on my way home from work, I got off an Exit, and was on the ramp to another road. To my left was a triangle of trees, surrounded by roads. Right next to the ramp I was on, was a little baby black bear. I didn't see the mother, and there was no way he could get back to the woods without crossing a road. He was the cutest little thing. I didn't want him to get hurt, so when I got home, I called the state police, and they said the bear had already been reported. I hope the little fellow is OK.

Steve
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Seti accounts hacked? (Message 1958016)
Posted 1 Oct 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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A while back a scammer did the same thing to me, and the password they mentioned was connected to a Seti account, as well as other places, so I can't confirm for certain they got it from Seti, but with your statement, that does point to Seti as being a possible breach point.

Steve
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Your first job and career aspirations? (Message 1957139)
Posted 24 Sep 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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My first job, was a paper boy. My first job in my skill set when I was 16 was installing radio communication equipment in cars and fleet vehicles.
Now, I am a software engineer, specializing in database based analog and digital test automation.

Steve
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (113) Server Problems? (Message 1951546)
Posted 23 Aug 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Oh dear. All the old symptoms are back: stuttering message boards, stats delayed on the server status page, and no new work being issued.

There. Is that enough of a prod to cure them all?

And my account page only partially loads......

:D

Steve
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : erm... there's this pigeon... (Message 1950008)
Posted 16 Aug 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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It was on my front doorstep this morning and apart from an occasional potter about in the garden, it's been here all day. It's really sweet and friendly although on the timid side of that and although I can see no obvious signs of injury, it clearly can't fly. I say it clearly can't because it has shown no sign of even trying and it won't even do a little hop down (or up) to/from the path but will only use the ramp to pootle itself out of the way of traffic in and out the door.

It's got inside my hallway twice now and needed gently shooing-out and I'm wondering if it's a baby. I gather they're not distinctly different in size/appearance to adult pigeons. I also gather that to learn to fly, they're reliant on their dads being around to take that first flight with. And I don't know how to do that without ... considerable incident.

I've tucked a box to the side of the front door with some seeds and water for tonight, but our neighbour's cat, Oscar, has been managing to get in the garden again and the pigeon is going to be a erm... sitting duck before too long - which could mean any time soon too :( And then... indoors... there's my own felines... y-e-e-e-e-e-s. I'm stupidly wary of handling it because my immune system is being compromised a bit of a lot at present and I'm supposed to avoid catching stuff. But if I'm careful...? And I do it right so I don't hurt it? I have an old guinea-pig hutch which I think I can build a ramp to, for it to come and go when I know the garden's safe, and that can be secured overnight - and I can hope the dad turns up in the meantime

I don't know if we have any pigeon fanciers amongst our community - or people who've had similar experiences and can give me some advice. I've been having a look online. I'm trying to avoid the "bad omen and ill-portent" sites. And I'm also trying to disregard the existential crisis suffered by Jonathan Noel in The Pigeon and thinking of Poe's: The Raven too...

One thing I noticed at my last check - was that one particular variety of seed in the mixed bag of bird seed I've put out has ended up in the water. Coincidence? Spat out in disgust? The bird is telling me it wants it pre-softened?

Your caring is wonderful. I don't know what a pigeon eats, perhaps worms. Are there animal rescue people that would care as much as you do? I wish I could offer you more information. I am hoping that everything turns out OK.

Steve
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : congestive heart failure - signs - symptoms - treatments and disscussion. (Message 1946981)
Posted 30 Jul 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I am so sorry to learn of this news. Byron, you have always been an outstanding citizen, and I have enjoyed your posts for many years.
I wish you comfort and strength through your ordeal.

Steve
13) Message boards : Politics : Major Kong (Message 1945391)
Posted 19 Jul 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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May warm memories of your husband sustain you and your children, now and always.

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+4 Sending warm thoughts to his friends and family.

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14) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1944828)
Posted 17 Jul 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Sadly Steve you seem to be in the minority, both those on the extreme left and right and their tribe's feel winning their case is more important than prospering as society.

I know.

Steve
15) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1944822)
Posted 17 Jul 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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LOVE dA WAy BIG BIG BIG BALLOON 45 EXPOSEs ALL dA HATERs

It is dA LEFTist Politicians; LEFTist Voters, LEFTist LOVin' RINOs, and LEFTist Media Who EVERY SECOND ATTACK Our DEMocRACY

dA GREATEST BEST LEADER of ALL TIME is WORKING His Buns Off fO WEEE dA WEEEEE Peoples of dA U S of A

DANCE PUPPETs DANCE

APEWorld

ORANG ORANGE YAPe

I don't reply often, but as I have looked at every bit of evidence, from many, many sources, I have to say that the president of my country is an idiot.
I look at other countries that succeed or fail in any instance, and want the US to emulate the successes, and dis the failures.
I don't care id a solution comes from the right, left, or other. I just want to see history of it working.

Steve
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 19 Year Club! (Message 1941794)
Posted 29 Jun 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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For me, it was June 20'th, but I was occupied and forgot.

Steve
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1939463)
Posted 14 Jun 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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She was lured into a trap with cat food, and was released into an appropriate area. I bet the grass felt good on her feet.

Steve
18) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1933223)
Posted 2 May 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Truly the standard by which all other presidential sibling's antics are judged, Billy burst onto the national scene as the boisterous, hard-drinking counterpoint to his pious, reserved brother

Never tried 'Billy Beer'.

Has anyone and how was it?

It was horrible, and I couldn't even give it away to young drinkers. I was ice skating on a lake, and my pockets were full of Billy Beer. Yuk!

Steve
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1930178)
Posted 15 Apr 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I have been watching this video. of me driving Juggernaught.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk5BlLSy3mo&feature=youtu.be

Steve
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : i've had a heart attack (Message 1926376)
Posted 24 Mar 2018 by Profile SciManStev Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I wish you the best, and I'm glad you can tell us of your tale.
Rest, recover, and relax.

Steve


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