Posts by K3UZZ

1) Questions and Answers : Getting started : would like to install seti on my new pc with the old screensaver graphics (Message 1065160)
Posted 10 Jan 2011 by Profile K3UZZ
Thank You Ageless...finally found my way back here. Took care of the problem with your help. Again I Thank You...K3UZZ Seti since actually May 29, 1999...found no ET's yet however...
That is a picture of Richard Feynman
2) Message boards : News : The connectivity problem noted yesterday turned out to be one of our switches and not the router. We swapped in a replacement switch today and connectivity was restored. (Message 961042)
Posted 5 Jan 2010 by Profile K3UZZ
I've stayed with SETI off and on for 10 years. When the computer is turned on it is with SETI.
Has anything come of this?
Has anyting promising been found?
Is there a good reason to continue the SETI?
How many of us are still hunting for SETI?
I realize it is a large cosmos, but it is starting to seem as if it is a very large waste of space, as Carl Sagan suggested it might be.
Perhaps we should be content with 'them' at last making their presence known.
Perhaps the cost of electricity and other facilities is not so dear to them.
Perhaps if there is a 'them' they have found it too dear a SETI to continue.
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : Had to reinstall Win/Pro...Boinc to get SETI running again? (Message 933187)
Posted 14 Sep 2009 by Profile K3UZZ
Had to reinstall Win/Pro...Boinc ok...How to get SETI running again?
4) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : Team Richard Feynman (Message 347567)
Posted 24 Jun 2006 by Profile K3UZZ
Join the team...or not.
What matters is that you know who he was and what he did.

<----Richard Feynman

Team Richard Feynman

The book GENIUS by James Gleick is a very good biography about Feynman.
And there is lots on the internet and once in awhile on PBS there will be an hour about him. Take a look...
5) Message boards : SETI@home Science : are you interested in black holes? (Message 347562)
Posted 24 Jun 2006 by Profile K3UZZ
I'm really glad I clicked on the BlackHoles site you referenced...BUT, did you see that black holes is just one small part of The entire site is terrific.

<---Richard Feynman

Team Richard Feynman
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Albert Einstein (Message 347507)
Posted 24 Jun 2006 by Profile K3UZZ
"Those who understand compound interest are destined to collect it.
Those who don't are doomed to pay it."

Albert Einstein, well known for being smarter than the average bear, once called compound interest "the greatest mathematical discovery of all time".

"Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world"

.....Albert Einstein

Rule of 72

Albert Einstein once said that compound interest was the most powerful force in the universe.
Einstein is credited with discovering the “rule of 72,” which states that given a particular compound interest rate, you can determine how long it will take to double your investment by dividing 72 by that interest rate. For example, given a 10 percent compound interest rate, you will double your money in 7.2 (72/10) years. With an initial investment of $10,000 at a compound interest rate of 6 percent, you can determine the length of time needed to double your investment by dividing 72 by 6. In that case, it will take exactly 12 years to increase your investment from $10,000 to $20,000.


7) Message boards : Number crunching : 6 years on Seti (Message 118591)
Posted 4 Jun 2005 by Profile K3UZZ
Yes, just over 6 years also. Good endurance test for these boxes. Doubt mine has been off a total of one month in these years.
Okay, 6 more years, I'll try for another 6, at least. Hope ET gets the idea soon and stops in to say 'Hey'...

8) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Richard P. Feynman, May 11 (Message 110410)
Posted 12 May 2005 by Profile K3UZZ
May 11, 1918

"The best mind since Einstein"

Quotes by Richard P. Feynman:

"Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it." - R. Feynman

Physicists always have a habit of taking the simplest example of any phenomenon and calling it "physics," leaving the more complicated examples to become the concern of other fields...

"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts. "

"I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong."

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool."

"If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always uncertain... In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar."

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.

"We cannot define anything precisely! If we attempt to, we get into that paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers, who sit opposite each other, one saying to the other, 'You don't know what you are talking about!' The second one says 'What do you mean by know? What do you mean by talking? What do you mean by you?', and so on."

"...far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined it. Why do the poets of the present not speak of it? What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?"

(On pseudoscience) "...there is one feature I notice that is generally missing in 'cargo cult science'... It's a kind of scientific integrity, a principle of scientific thought that corresponds to a kind of utter honesty -- a kind of leaning over backwards... For example, if you're doing an experiment, you should report everything that you think might make it invalid--not only what you think is right about it... Details that could throw doubt on your interpretation must be given, if you know them."

"I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring." (last words)

9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Byron Leigh Hatch - User of the Day... (Message 106691)
Posted 3 May 2005 by Profile K3UZZ
Wonderful Byron, for all your efforts for SETI et al, and for keeping Carl Sagan's
image and our memories of him so fresh. Well Done....
10) Message boards : SETI@home Science : 'Picking on Einstein'-NASA's Gravity Probe B (Message 91811)
Posted 28 Mar 2005 by Profile K3UZZ
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What's Your Favourite Peom (Message 70997)
Posted 18 Jan 2005 by Profile K3UZZ

The Cremation of Sam McGee

There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.

Now Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton blooms and blows.
Why he left his home in the South to roam 'round the Pole, God only knows.
He was always cold, but the land of gold seemed to hold him like a spell;
Though he'd often say in his homely way that he'd "sooner live in hell".

On a Christmas Day we were mushing our way over the Dawson trail.
Talk of your cold! through the parka's fold it stabbed like a driven nail.
If our eyes we'd close, then the lashes froze till sometimes we couldn't see;
It wasn't much fun, but the only one to whimper was Sam McGee.

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Finish reading 'The Creamation of Sam McGhee'at this : <a>
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What's Your Favourite Peom (Message 70994)
Posted 18 Jan 2005 by Profile K3UZZ
The Shooting of Dan McGrew
Robert Service

The bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon;
The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-time tune;
Back in the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew,
And watching his luck was his light-o’-love, the lady that’s known as Lou.

When out of the night, which was fifty below, and into the din and the glare,
There stumbled a miner fresh from the creeks, dog-dirty, and loaded for bear.
He looked like a man with a foot in the grave and scarcely the strength of a louse,
Yet he tilted a poke of dust on the bar, and he called for drinks for the house.
There was none could place the stranger’s face, though we search ourselves for a clue;
But we drink his health, and the last to drink was Dangerous Dan McGrew.
here’s men that somehow just grip your eyes, and hold them hard like a spell;
And such was he, and he looked to me like a man who had lived in hell;
With a face most hair, and the dreary stare of a dog whose day is done,
As he watered the green stuff in his glass, and the drops fell one by one.
Then I got to figgering who he was, and wondering what he‘d do,
And I turned my head – and there watching him was the lady that’s known as Lou.
kind of grin, and he spoke, and his voice was calm,
And “Boys,” says he, “you don’t know me, and none of you care a damn;
But I want to state, and my words are straight, and I’ll bet my poke they’re true,

Go to link to finish 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew'
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What is your fav film of all time? (Message 69468)
Posted 15 Jan 2005 by Profile K3UZZ
Agreed, Airplane is a very funny and witty movie. BUT, there is one running joke in it I bet most did not get since no one I've asked did get it:

When viewing the 'jet airplane' flying along and hearing the roar of the engines, the engines we hear are not jet engines but piston engines. Propeller engines. Go listen. And that adds to what makes it such a fun movie!
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Did Sagan actually say that? (Message 61866)
Posted 7 Jan 2005 by Profile K3UZZ
Shown in a NASA window, as a quote, by Carl Sagan
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rachel Is User of the Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Message 56983)
Posted 24 Dec 2004 by Profile K3UZZ
You're the BeesKnees!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Christmas greetings! (Message 56773)
Posted 23 Dec 2004 by Profile K3UZZ
Best to you and yours in the North Country this Xmas and the New Year season Byron; and may The Creator give ET a strong enough Laser to Call Home and a little left over to call all here also.

Everyone should visit Byron's Carl Sagan web site at least twice to get its full impact.
17) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Carl Sagan (Message 56771)
Posted 23 Dec 2004 by Profile K3UZZ
Came upon a less recent NYT article about Carl Sagan

Good photos and nicely written too.

18) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Carl Sagan, we need your help - Where have you gone, Simon & Garfunkel? (Message 56682)
Posted 23 Dec 2004 by Profile K3UZZ
> What we need is another Carl Sagan, who doesn’t talk down to the general
> (ignorant) public, but also wants to bring them along for the ride through
> this wondrous and mysterious universe. Sagan used to appear regularly on
> Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show, talking about the Voyager missions to
> the outer planets or the latest discoveries in astronomy as if he was telling
> a story about something that had happened to him last week. People made fun of
> his delivery at times—“billions and
> billions…”—but they respected him, and they understood him
> because he had a way of taking the extraordinary and making it seem
> understandable, yet still extraordinary. When he explained how the basic
> matter that makes up every human being was generated in the cores of exploding
> stars he coined a memorable shorthand exploration: “We are
> starstuff,” he said, and it all made sense.
> from this article...
> Thanks Bruno, very Good Post als always

I remember seeing Carl Sagan on the Johnny Carson show. It was always a memorable occasion, a terrific learning moment. But he insisted in his book "Billions and Billions" that he never said 'billions and billions' in the Cosmos series. I know I heard him say it! Several times too...
19) Message boards : SETI@home Science : REMEMBERING CARL SAGAN - Hello - K3UZZ - Charles - Sir Ulli - Bruno - please read (Message 56677)
Posted 23 Dec 2004 by Profile K3UZZ
Byron, looked at your web page, quite impressive indeed. You have spoken eloquently for Carl Sagan all along and I am sure you will do so always.

I urge all to see Byron's tribute to Carl Sagan, not just once but several times, there is so much to see and read and understand! And about Albert Einstein also.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Calling Janus - over (Message 56434)
Posted 22 Dec 2004 by Profile K3UZZ
> Give Rom a +1 all, please
Now I know what that number below our 'names' is for.

Good idea Lena. Gave Ken a +1, and you also, Lena. And Rom too. And if Victor Borge were here, he'd get a round of applause.

And for the very large PLEASE, even gave NA a +1...

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