Posts by Shari17

21) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Stem Cell Research - CLOSED (Message 330633)
Posted 8 Jun 2006 by Profile Shari17
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Sorry guys! I'm still learning how to post here. Is there any way to add my own smiley pictures within the words of my posts?
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Sulking thread III (Message 330155)
Posted 7 Jun 2006 by Profile Shari17
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[No I'll never get used to being modded ... I'm too sensitive and easily hurt!

SULK!

I've just been looking through the NC threads to see the one I was modded on. I think the whole thread has now been modded/gone. All that posting and I have nothing to show for it.]

I'm sulking because I just had oral surgery and I'm living with pain. I hate pain. Pain is my nemesis. I've been sleeping with drool all over my pillow case. Yuk!

By the way, wha t does "modded" mean?
23) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Stem Cell Research - CLOSED (Message 326426)
Posted 4 Jun 2006 by Profile Shari17
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As our fellow Californian, Nancy Reagan, said in a rare statement last month, “I am delighted with the decision to uphold Proposition 71. I am hopeful now that we can move ahead with this important work that means so much to so many.”

To our opponents in the minority: Step out of the way.


I can't believe that there are still debates going on within the scientific community re Stem Cell Research. Yes, there MUST be ethical considerations in all projects that allow man to take the hand of God to use any way that seems interesting. There is no question about it! Ethics need to be a part of scientific research, especially for such things as human cloning.

However, a person who has ever lived with someone for whom the stem cell research could be a blessing (and who were against this research until they had to live with the "disease") know almost instinctively that this research MUST CONTINUE AND INTENSIFY.

I don't think I would ever quote something of Nancy Reagan's except in this instance. I believe she was against stem cell research until her husband developed Alzheimer's Disease. How quickly she changed her tune once she experienced for herself how one such disease could deprive another human of their dignity. She had to live with this to really understand the situation and to see how there can be no doubt with regard to this debate.

I live with my 83 year old father who is in late stage Parkinson's Disease. This was an energetic, handsome, humorous and brilliant man and I was blessed (along with my younger sister and brother) to have this special person as my father. He was a wonderful dad and he gave all of us so much as we grew up. He now lives with the ravages of Parkinson's. We, along with him, must tolerate hallucinations, terrible pain, mobility problems and all of the well known (but little understood by the average person) symptoms that go along with this disease every day, hour by hour, second by second.

There can be no doubt that as far as research is concerned, Stem Cell research should be MANDATORY, by now.

Shari
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Very strange graphic (Message 321549)
Posted 31 May 2006 by Profile Shari17
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"I was running SETI@HOME via Boinc today, and happened to notice a most peculiar graphic. All the little lines on the graphic were lined up perfectly in rows. I have never seen this before. It was very striking."

Dr. Darmody...your message took me by surprise. I used to be a part of the old Seti@home before BOINC. However, now I'm a new participant. I enjoy watching the graphic - the SETI screensaver. I had the same experience re this "peculiar graphic." I stopped whatever it was I was doing at the time and just watched. However, it disappeared as quickly as it appeared.

Yes, I think I had the same experience as you did. It gave me goose-bumps. I see you're a doctor. How can one cure goose-bumps. LOL :)

Shari
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Very strange graphic (Message 321541)
Posted 31 May 2006 by Profile Shari17
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I was running SETI@HOME via Boinc today, and happened to notice a most peculiar graphic. All the little lines on the graphic were lined up perfectly in rows. I have never seen this before. It was very striking.

Data is from Friday, Feb 26th, 12:58:14 1999
Arecibo 1.42 GHz flat feed
Base Freq 1.420136717

Someone should run this data unit and watch the graphic. Maybe ET is sending pretty pictures.

Todd Darmody, MD
Fort Lauderdale, FL

26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Very strange graphic (Message 321537)
Posted 31 May 2006 by Profile Shari17
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Graphic 1:



Graphic 2:




Alright, explaination is here: Figure 1 is my lame attempt to show what a "normal" work unit looks like...pretty much a seemingly random garble of spikes on the graph.

Figure 2 approximates what I saw...they were lined up in perfect rows. I have only illustrated three partial rows due to the tedium of drawing them in PAINT. But picture about 20-30 of those rows extending all the way out towards the viewer, and that's what I saw on my screen.

The perfect symmetry was maintained for a few moments...enough time for me to look up from my reading, notice the phenomenon, watch it for a few moments, and call in my office manager to look at it as well. After a few moments, the graph went back to its normal garbled visuals.

Has anyone else ever seen this happen? Is this unique?

~Todd

27) Questions and Answers : Windows : I am a member of TeamUSA for SETI@home (Message 313519)
Posted 22 May 2006 by Profile Shari17
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I've been a member of TeamUSA for SETI. However, I've been unable to see this legitimized on Boinc Manager and I've had problems logging into the team. I have gotten through a few times but any post I leave does not show up.

Please help me with this matter.

Thanks,
Shari
28) Questions and Answers : Windows : I thought I was different! (Message 302452)
Posted 11 May 2006 by Profile Shari17
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This is more or less my first post to this board. I really want to communicate on a higher level than what I'm writing about now but until I feel that I'm really participating in SETI (or in any of the other types of research being done)I won't have anything to say. I'd rather say nothing, in general, than bitch and moan but I so want to be a part of Seti@home that I'm hanging in and hoping I can find some help on these boards.

I see that quite a few of the people who feel the same way about wanting to be involved are having the same problem. This is about not being able to connect up with my local host in order to allow my computer to work FOR this project. Until last night I was connected and my computer is giving the project unending amounts of time. However, since last night I have not been able to connect. I've gone back and forth all day long trying to get my computer back in with the project but to no avail and if I'm not connected then I'm not really being a part of anything at BOINC. I'm not a great computer expert and some of the advice that others have been getting involve descriptions much to technical for me to follow.

I'd appreciate any advice about how to get connected back up (as long as the advice is written in English - :).

Thanks,
Shari


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