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by CaptainBeowulf
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Nasa Spaceflight On pB11
Replies: 35
Views: 7765

I wonder if it will be technically possible to design a way to "re-download" into a clone of your biological body. Could you fly along in a coke can sized ship, deploy some nanites at your target to build factories etc., and eventually grow new bodies and transfer into them? Seems difficult as the h...
by CaptainBeowulf
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christy Has Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 2048

Personally, I'm hoping that LQG may verify parts of Heim (whichever parts are right) and build on it. Hopefully it will get some sort of experimental feedback through Tajmar's gravity experiments too. But it's a very long shot. Oh well.
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It Is Official Himalayan Glaciers Are Not In Trouble
Replies: 41
Views: 3758

And, there's this: http://www.canada.com/technology/Scientists+using+selective+temperature+data+skeptics/2468634/story.html The crux of the article: "In the 1970s, nearly 600 Canadian weather stations fed surface temperature readings into a global database assembled by the U.S. National Oceanic and ...
by CaptainBeowulf
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Nasa Spaceflight On pB11
Replies: 35
Views: 7765

Kurt, I agree with you to some extent there. If rockets remain the only viable technology, humans won't leave the solar system for centuries, probably until it's basically all colonized. There may be some robotic probes sent out... but more likely super-space telescopes will be deployed at the edge ...
by CaptainBeowulf
Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 18
Views: 2565

My sleep patterns are almost completely random. Good to see lots of other people have odd sleep patterns too. Rather like Skipjack, I have to be exhausted to fall asleep. Otherwise, just like him, I lie there thinking of things, working out problems etc. Once asleep I sometimes will myself to keep s...
by CaptainBeowulf
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NASA cuts space shuttle price
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

I think a Jupiter style Ares is still a good idea. Currently, it's still only the government that can afford heavy lift. I think we need a decent heavy lift capability. An Ares-III, Ares-IV, or Ares-V shouldn't cost much more than a space shuttle to run because: 1. With shuttle, you throw away the e...
by CaptainBeowulf
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engineers are intrinsically 'right-wing'.
Replies: 39
Views: 9550

Chris, I think you're saying that right-wingers want to grow the size of the overall economic pie by leveraging the dynamism of capitalism to create new technology and new industries. Left-wingers think the size of the pie is set, and just want to slice it up differently, thereby killing the golden ...
by CaptainBeowulf
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NASA cuts space shuttle price
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Um, couldn't the engines be reused on an Ares V? Seems like a waste of money. The shuttles could be put in a museum with mock-up engines. This is assuming that Obama has indeed decided to go with the Ares V "classic" or, in DIRECT parlance, Jupiter 251 or 256 (depending on whether the J2-X is used a...
by CaptainBeowulf
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Solar and GHG effect in vertical temperature of the atmos.
Replies: 131
Views: 12369

Eart þu se Beowulf, se þe wið Brecan wunne? Hwæt. þu worn fela, wine min Unferð (Alex), beore druncen ymb Brecan spræce, sægdest from his siðe. Soð ic talige, þæt ic merestrengo maran ahte, earfeþo on yþum, ðonne ænig oþer man. But unfortunately, years of sitting in front of a computer has done not...
by CaptainBeowulf
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Solar and GHG effect in vertical temperature of the atmos.
Replies: 131
Views: 12369

Old English:

Eal menn weorthan brothor

(More or less. Not sure I got the declensions 100% right. Don't get much chance to practice dead languages.)

:P
by CaptainBeowulf
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Solar and GHG effect in vertical temperature of the atmos.
Replies: 131
Views: 12369

A google search led to various results, including a wikipedia page which provides the following translation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._9_%28Beethoven%29 Joy, beautiful spark of divinity Daughter of Elysium, We enter, drunk with fire, Into your heavenly sanctuary! Your magic reunites ...
by CaptainBeowulf
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: There Have been Some Complaints
Replies: 35
Views: 15883

No no, it has to be a sex/religion/politics/AGW forum. It should have a challenge. You can post about sex, religion, or politics, but you only get extra points by somehow tying it back to your position on AGW. The prize for the person with most points is having to build your own mini-polywell and re...
by CaptainBeowulf
Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: There Have been Some Complaints
Replies: 35
Views: 15883

Come to think of it, a good example of leftists starting it is the guy who shows up here every few weeks and yells "I bet you're all creationists!" I would say people on this forum have actually been quite mature by just ignoring him.
by CaptainBeowulf
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: AGW Supporters always ignore this question
Replies: 183
Views: 19285

It has been my experience that Israelis are particularly obnoxious. And this coming from a Jew who is no stranger to arrogance. I haven't known a lot of Israelis well, but I have heard this from non-Israeli Jews I do know well, including some who have worked in Israel for a bit. Of course, it will ...
by CaptainBeowulf
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: There Have been Some Complaints
Replies: 35
Views: 15883

Well this is why I say that when people smear Obama and other "liberals", it's free speech. Leftists, especially on university campuses, have been throwing epithets such as "Nazi" at people on the right for years. Nevermind that Hitler and company were socialists (as in the name of their party - Nat...