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  1. My question is how do you DETECT a fossil microbe on Mars? They would be microscopic. Is there a microscope on Perseverance?
  2. Anyone know how heavy a slab of concrete is over their head? If you are on the first floor, you have that weight times the number of stories hanging over your head. Concrete is the cheapest method of building, right? What about Buck Minster Fuller and the geodesic dome? What about the high structural integrity of a tetrahedron? Bamboo is very rigid and grows very fast. Why not have a light-weight grid of bamboo tetrahedrons between stories? I was thinking of an exterior frame of steel I beams. Upon that a framework of wood lumber, then between floors a lattice of tetrahedrons made from bamboo and other light-weight and flame-retardant materials between the floors. Anyone know how to build a 12-story building without using concrete?
  3. In my retirement I have lots of time to kill, so I wanted to see Rush Limbaugh’s reaction to the attack on the Capitol on January 6th. His entire show for January 7th was available on Youtube for several weeks, but it is gone now. I listened to it a few times, taking notes. Then I completely transcribed the first 20 minutes because I want to understand Trumpers. Rush started his show on the 7th by saying that he was having a “hard time” (from his cancer and he died about 6 weeks later). Rush was a major factor in Trump winning in 2016, and 74.1 million votes in 2020, because of his large radio audience. Rush began his 1-7-2021 show exalting himself, repeating as Trump does, like a magician or hypnotist telling his audience what they are about to hear, preparing them, misdirecting them. Then craftily repeating and reinforcing the same messages, and the same lies. I deleted many of Rush's repetitions. Repeat it often enough and long enough and they will believe because THEY WANT TO BELIEVE. That makes it a “good lie” because “the ends justifies the means.” Figure out what lie your audience wants to hear, then tell it over and over. The ends = Trump in power, the means = by ALL means, even to lie cheat and steal for the “greater good.” Trump: “Fellas, fellas, all I need are 11,000 votes.” My opinion is there are 2 things that got Trump elected in 2016: 1. The enemy of my enemy is my friend 2. Pro wrestling Trump sold his hatred for Democrats to 1/3 of Americans who are GOP and were raised to hate the other party. Trump expressed to them hatred is good. Trumpers like that. To them he is cute. “It’s just Trump being Trump.” Anyone who likes pro wrestling likes it fake and stupid, and the ends justifies the means. ------------------------------------ Rush 1-7-21: “Every show seems like the most important show. Every caller matters. Everyone is on the edge of their chairs. Every program reverberates with the truth that the country we were born in is the best. There are going to be an infinite number of emotions and explanations today” [about the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6th]. Rush continues that on Oct. 10, 2016 he warned everyone about what is happening now. “One wrong word.” Rush repeats this over and over. “One wrong word.” “Monitors are out there. Big brother is listening for one wrong word. That is how precariously we are all balanced here. Everybody is condemning Trump. Bill Barr and Lindsey Graham. Barr said Trump betrayed the presidency by inciting the mob.” It turns out many GOP, including McConnell and McCarthy, who initially condemned Trump for the riot, reversed to support Trump again. “Why are people abandoning Trump? Because if you desire a political life in DC you have to say that. Hawley and Gaetz are not backing down, but most of them are. They have to say Trump betrayed the presidency.” Rush reminds us that he predicted what will happen to anyone who challenges the establishment. The “left” are the “enemy” who want to “destroy” anyone who challenges them. “They want to destroy anyone who tries to take control from them. They will destroy that person to send a message to the next guy. Don’t even think about it. Don’t even try. Look what they did to Trump. How did I know? I know the people on the left. I know who the enemy is. I know how they roll, how they live. I know how you don’t do this to them. They want a scalp. They want somebody buried. They want a political coffin.” Then Rush complains about what Hank Johnson said about criminals, who follow Trump’s example, will be held accountable, they will be treated like “negros.” That is a step too far for Rush. “Hank Johnson said: ‘we don’t want to be nice. We don’t want to move forward. We want blood. We got to make sure that those that come after Trump will not be allowed to get away with what Trump did. They will be held accountable. They will be treated like negros. They will be purp-walked to jail with hands cuffed behind their back. They will be booked. If we allow him to get away with it there will be others who will try to do the same thing.’” If you don’t prosecute crime, that will encourage crime. “I predicted exactly what happened yesterday and today to Trump, to you who voted for him. Hank Johnson confirmed my prediction.” This does not confirm his prediction. Rush quoted Lindsey Graham: “Trump and I had a hell of a journey. How I hated it to end this way. From my POV Trump has been a consequential president, but today 1st thing you will see….all I can say is count me out. Enough is enough. I’ve tried to be helpful.” Rush said: “There you see if you want a life in DC you have to say that. So, get used to it. Voices of dissent will be silenced on Facebook and Twitter, including Trump and you. Dissent will be dealt with accordingly.” Rush was correct about Trump being silenced from Twitter and Facebook. “How would it have been different today if congress was as mad at business being burned, and as innocent citizens were attacked last summer during the riots in many cities. Imagine if there was anything like that. The political class was not being attacked. Nothing was done about it. It was ignored in the mainstream media. No video of the burning and looting. What would congress think if what happened at the Capitol happened for months? The people protesting yesterday got no such benefit of the doubt. Even the most fervent supporters of Trump have turned 180 degrees against him because if you want a career in DC you have to abandon Trump. You have to almost apologize for helping Trump.” It turns out that most GOP who “abandoned Trump” have reversed, and now support his BIG LIE. “Remember ‘defund the police’? What if the capitol police were defunded? There are two sets of rules. The law will not be applied fairly. Leftists bailed out rioters in the summer. What if the NRA did that? Dems don’t care. There are two sets of rules.” Then Rush said something about “seditious conspiracy” and “cutting edge societal evolution.” “One wrong word. I predicted it. But I failed to educate us about the American and world-wide LEFT. The way they think. Lack of morality. Lack of devotion to traditions we used to hold dear. John Adams said “There is no power to deal with immoral and unreligious people. The constitution is not for people who are not moral.” Trumpist projection at its’ best. Trump and his grifter cohorts, carefully selected for loyalty and not competence. They are certainly not moral. “I’ve been watching media coverage. There are no fires or stores being looted. So, it’s no big deal. No ANTIFA. No fires? No looting? Big deal. They took selfies. You dare not set foot in the Capitol. Trump’s inauguration had fires.” Why burn the place they are occupying? That would be counterproductive to overthrowing the government. This was the first 20 minutes of Rush’s show on 1-7-2021, the day after the Capitol riot. Rush Limbaugh's show has been the number one commercial talk show since at least 1987 when record keeping began. Among the most highly compensated figures in American radio history, in 2018 Forbes listed his earnings at $84.5 million.[1] In December 2019, Talkers Magazine estimated that Limbaugh's show attracted a cumulative weekly audience of 15.5 million listeners.
  4. Grand jury convened for Trump Organization. Trump is like Al Capone, you can't get them for their worst crimes, so the only check on them is income tax evasion. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-investigation-nyc-prosecutor-convenes-grand-jury-signaling-charges-could-be-coming-report/ar-AAKnjRX
  5. What about Trump money laundering for Russians? He sold a property to a Russian oligarch for $95 million that he bought 4 years previously for $41 million, a $54 million gain. Trump Sold a $40 Million Estate to a Russian Oligarch for $100 Million—and a Democratic Senator Wants to Know Why (newsweek.com)
  6. No wonder his neighbor tackled him when he was doing yard work. Prosecutors reveal why Rand Paul was attacked by neighbor (nbcnews.com)
  7. That's what I was thinking. When Trump called Dr. Fauci and Birx "self-promoters trying to reinvent history" that was the best example of Trumpist psych projection I have ever witnessed. Trump, the king of branding and self-promotion, calling a couple of doctors self-promoters is funny and sick. The Latest: Trump blasts Fauci and Birx as 'self-promoters' (msn.com)
  8. I agree. Thanks for the info! You get plus 1 for that.
  9. Dr. Fauci should be able to clear up this confusion with a simple statement. He doesn't need to prove a negative. All Fauci needs to do is explain how Paul is either wrong or lying about him lying.
  10. Yesterday, 5-12-2021, Rand Paul called Dr. Fauci a liar about what happened in the Wuhan lab. Fauci needs to explain how he didn't lie to Rand Paul. Would someone please bring a microphone to Dr. Fauci? "Sen. Rand Paul said that Dr. Anthony Fauci lied Tuesday when he said that the National Institute of Health (NIH) did not fund gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology before the coronavirus outbreak." "I would say we don’t know for certain [where the virus came from], but I would say what Dr. Fauci said yesterday was verifiably false," Paul said. "He said no NIH money went to the Wuhan Institute for gain of function. Well, the main doctor there, the one they call the bat scientist or the bat woman... wrote a paper that MIT scientists have looked at that they said was gain of function -- meaning juicing up these viruses to make them very potent and infect humans. She wrote this paper and, in the paper, acknowledged her funding came from Dr. Fauci’s group, the NIAID, which is part of NIH. So, he is verifiably telling you something that is not true." Rand Paul: Dr. Fauci "Lied" About NIH Funding Wuhan Lab | Video | RealClearPolitics
  11. Then would you care to speculate on how an "anti-star" could form from a big region of antimatter dust and gas? Suppose anti-stars DID exist, how did they form when in the early universe matter and antimatter were in close proximity? How does a region of antimatter survive in an early dense universe that is majority matter?
  12. Would anyone care to try to explain how "anti-stars" could form? Antimatter could be so isolated that the majority of matter in a region of the universe could form stars? But in the early universe, matter and antimatter could not be isolated, so they would annihilate. For that reason it is hard to imagine how a star could form from antimatter.
  13. Thanks for the info. What is the weight limit for a Mars copter? Is there a weight/power/flight-time analysis for this? It must depend on weight and length of flight. A few minutes would be enough flight time for scouting. At some size of batteries, flight becomes impossible. Maybe have a giant mechanical sling shot that throws a glider with big wings into the air. It could glide with the help of a propeller, and carry more weight in cameras and sensors, maybe longer than a helicopter could hover?
  14. Is Ingenuity a small prototype of a larger "Mars-chopper" that can fly a long time and carry heavy cameras and sensors? What would be the biggest practical size for a Mars chopper, and what weight capacity, that is only powered by solar? Could there be another power source?
  15. This Mars-chopper is about 4 lbs in weight on Earth. How much bigger and more capable could a helicopter be on Mars? How long could the flight time be?
  16. "Due to differential heating, it was argued, a tidally locked planet would experience fierce winds with permanent torrential rain at the point directly facing the local star,[21] the sub-solar point. In the opinion of one author this makes complex life improbable.[22] Plant life would have to adapt to the constant gale, for example by anchoring securely into the soil and sprouting long flexible leaves that do not snap. Animals would rely on infrared vision, as signaling by calls or scents would be difficult over the din of the planet-wide gale. Underwater life would, however, be protected from fierce winds and flares, and vast blooms of black photosynthetic plankton and algae could support the sea life." Habitability of red dwarf systems - Wikipedia
  17. Sorry that was not my intention. I mean getting better for you may be just improving something inside your own home. Anything about your daily life. Or cooking something better. Exercising to be more fit. Exercise your memory. Remember the year of important events in your life. Or saving time by not watching commercials on TV, but change the channel so you never need to look at commercials you don't like, too much. But be careful, you may forget to return to your original channel in 2 or 3 minutes! Watch YouTubes about science. I like YouTubes about astronomy and cosmology, and many other subjects. Anything, no matter how small, can be an improvement in your life. 🙂
  18. Are you sure you are already good? "Getting better" can mean adapting and surviving to pass on your genes, incorporating advantageous mutations. However, you may be the exception to the rule. Are you SURE there is nothing in your life that can be improved a tiny bit through your own effort? Maybe in a few decades you will think of something. 🙂
  19. Maybe in the "margin zone" of a tidally-locked, Earth-like planet in the habitable zone, there could be VALLEYS that provide protection from the winds that make Earth's hurricanes and tornados look like summer breezes. In those valleys there could be water and an environment where simple life could evolve to more complex forms. But such a harsh environment would be a challenge for intelligence to evolve.
  20. Last night Science Channel's "How the Universe Works" addressed the potential for life evolving on a tidally-locked planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star. The "margin zone" of a tidally-locked planet is blasted with constant hurricane winds. So I think finding complex life, much less likely intelligent life, is not likely because of the high winds between the day and night sides of a tidally-locked planet near a red dwarf. "Rare Earth" now seems more likely.
  21. Because 75% of stars in our galaxy are red dwarfs, they seem like a good place for life to evolve in their habitable zone. The problem with red dwarfs is they have gigantic flares that would be deadly to life in the habitable zone. Also planets close enough to be in the habitable zone would be tidally locked. What about a tidally locked, earth-like planet? I've never heard this before, but what if life could thrive just out of reach of solar flares? Suppose life could evolve just "over the horizon" of the solar flares? The day side is too hot, the night side too cold, but the margin zone could be just right. The margin zone of such a planet could be habitable, and shielded from solar flares by being located out of reach of solar flares. Life would have liquid water in the margin zone, and because it is not directly facing the red dwarf, life could evolve to even intelligence if it stays just beyond the direct star light. "Red dwarfs are often flare stars, which can emit gigantic flares, doubling their brightness in minutes. This variability may also make it difficult for life to develop and persist near a red dwarf.[41] It may be possible for a planet orbiting close to a red dwarf to keep its atmosphere even if the star flares.[42] However, more-recent research suggests that these stars may be the source of constant high-energy flares and very large magnetic fields, diminishing the possibility of life as we know it." Red dwarf - Wikipedia
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