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    01-10-2017, 09:43 PM
    I really like horses and we get along really well. I have had both a stallion and really big draft horses. The big ones are indeed quiet, calm and...
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    01-10-2017, 09:32 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT - Wet roads vs. tire wear in General
    I once had a Chevy Suburban with a nice new full set of all weather tires. In about two to three thousand miles the rubber traction chunks of the...
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    01-10-2017, 04:40 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT - Wet roads vs. tire wear in General
    My '59 Land Rover had original tires on it. 10 ply 16.5" and no matter what I did they didn't wear. I owned that thing for 35 years and used to drive...
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    01-10-2017, 04:33 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: update on my work in General
    Yeah, I imagine you are right. I just don't feel that way. I know I am supposed to be a smart guy but a lot of the time I sure don't feel very smart....
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    01-10-2017, 04:00 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: update on my work in General
    I found this pic of the G-15. Boy does this ever bring back some memories. It used very tiny vacuum tubes, about 1000 of them. That was of course all...
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    01-10-2017, 02:53 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: update on my work in General
    Thanks for the comments, it makes me feel better already. I just did a bit of research (wiki) on the G-15. What I did not realize is that it was...
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    01-10-2017, 01:18 AM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: update on my work in General
    No assembler in this project because of the need for cross platform compatibility. I wish I could use the Windows API at least but no way. One of the...
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    01-09-2017, 10:51 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT - Wet roads vs. tire wear in General
    No question that they last longer. Having lived in -40 country for 40 years I can say that the soft rubber ice tires wear out very quickly on dry...
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    01-09-2017, 10:46 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: update on my work in General
    You are certainly right about that. On one of my visits with the prof I had totally forgotten that I had moved certain parts of the brain display so...
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    01-09-2017, 03:52 PM
    Evan started a thread OT: update on my work in General
    I thought I should let all of you know what is now happening. My programming is now doing very well, better than I expected. The Ruby language is...
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    01-03-2017, 11:21 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    In my mind what really matters is to just know there are others. That is the biggest question and is why we have already sent evidence on the...
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    01-02-2017, 10:28 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    How you look at things is perspective, not science. If alien life is very common then the claim isn't extraordinary. It just means we haven't been...
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    01-02-2017, 09:55 PM
    Evan replied to a thread Semi OT: 3D Warehouse in General
    Strange. Yesterday when I went to my compilation there it said that it was discontinued as of yesterday and nothing at all showed up in my...
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    01-02-2017, 09:48 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    It is only a matter of perspective.
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    01-02-2017, 09:13 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    But is it extraordinary? It may be common as dirt with stuff growing in it. That seems far more likely.
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    01-02-2017, 05:42 PM
    Very cool video. BTW, that is how I dress when I visit the professor and his lab partners. It is interesting just how much difference how you dress...
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    01-02-2017, 05:03 PM
    Evan replied to a thread Semi OT: 3D Warehouse in General
    I never use the "cloud" as the only place anything I want to keep is stored. I always have backup of backups, especially since I lost quite a lot...
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    01-02-2017, 06:52 AM
    Evan replied to a thread Semi OT: 3D Warehouse in General
    This also creates a major amount of problems through the net with uncountable web page links that are no longer valid. I wonder just what sort of...
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    01-01-2017, 07:39 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    Heh, The Matrix is one of my favorite series of movies.
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    01-01-2017, 07:35 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    It isn't so special unless you consider what it takes in the brain to recreate the mind. Then the complexity goes up numerous orders of magnitude....
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    01-01-2017, 07:17 PM
    Evan started a thread Semi OT: 3D Warehouse in General
    As of today Google/Trimble 3D Warehouse has stopped making available any SketchUp models that were created using SketchUp 13 or earlier. All of my...
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    12-30-2016, 09:53 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    Yes, there is a difference. But exactly how much difference? It may well be that the old "laws" still hang around in ways we have not discovered. We...
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    12-30-2016, 04:11 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    Heh. I recall reading an analysis of what it would take to create a Star Trek transporter. Just how much data would it take to reconstruct a human...
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    12-30-2016, 03:56 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    Those deep field images were and are very illuminating. I was thinking of posting that. That is what I meant when I said that the universe is even...
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    12-30-2016, 06:25 AM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    The math I have seen on that allows the possibility but the energy required for something the size of a human would equal the entire energy present...
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    12-30-2016, 06:21 AM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    Yes, that is what I mean. We clearly do not know all that there is to know about physics. If we did it would be time to retire from further research....
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    12-29-2016, 07:08 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    Here is a nice use for lasers that is very much connected. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141014152542.htm
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    12-29-2016, 06:57 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    Then I might as well make this worth reading. Here is how to measure the flatness of a surface plate with a cheap laser. ...
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    12-29-2016, 05:41 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    I am aware of the non linear effect of a transmission medium and how that acts. I clearly recall the report stating that what was found was a...
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    12-29-2016, 04:04 PM
    Evan replied to a thread OT: We may not be alone in General
    It isn't a "Bessel beam" at all. I am familiar with the normal light diffraction and resolution rules. I designed my own telescopes. The super short...
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