Re: Evony (was Re: Starting Engineer's Salaries)

2010-10-24 Thread Rceeberger
On 10/24/2010 4:06:59 PM, Lance A. Brown (la...@bearcircle.net) wrote: Rceeberger said the following on 10/22/2010 9:23 PM: I've been here...I read the conversations and more or less keep up. I just haven't had much worth adding recently. Mostly I spend my online time playing Evony, where

Re: Starting Engineer's Salaries

2010-10-23 Thread Rceeberger
On 10/23/2010 9:41:08 AM, Damon Agretto (damon.agre...@gmail.com) wrote: I played Evony for a while, until other powers decided to farm the crap out of my cities, and my alliance disintegrated while I watched. That pretty much killed any enjoyment I had from the game... The thing about Evony

Re: Starting Engineer's Salaries

2010-10-22 Thread Rceeberger
On 10/22/2010 8:13:45 AM, Charlie Bell (char...@culturelist.org) wrote: On 22/10/2010, at 1:41 PM, Rceeberger wrote: One at a time please. Xponent Insert GOATSE Here Maru Rob LOL!!! Rob, I've missed you. I've been here...I read the conversations and more or less keep up. I

Re: Starting Engineer's Salaries

2010-10-21 Thread Rceeberger
On 10/20/2010 1:52:45 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:44 AM, Nick Arnett nick.arn...@gmail.com wrote: Hard to know if the quiet was due to trolling or some externality. It looks to me like this email list is usually quiet because the vast

Inconstant Moon

2010-07-14 Thread Rceeberger
A little ditty Karl Haberl of Sun Microsystems whipped up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NSD1qtstOw Hope you enjoy it. xponent Fun To Do Maru rob GCU Xposted because I am laaazy! ___

Re: Brin: Lesley's copy of Kiln People

2010-01-13 Thread Rceeberger
On 1/12/2010 4:13:29 PM, Nick Arnett (nick.arn...@gmail.com) wrote: On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 1:39 PM, David Brin db...@sbcglobal.net [link: mailto:db...@sbcglobal.net] wrote: Nick, if it consoles at all, I wish I grew up in a family as clearly tight and loving as yours must have been. Stay

Re: Nomenclature (was) Chemicals R Us

2009-11-18 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/18/2009 7:00:59 PM, Ronn! Blankenship (ronn_blankens...@bellsouth.net) wrote: At 11:58 AM Wednesday 11/18/2009, Deborah Harrell wrote: I'll bet there's a difference of wording -- 'organic chemistry' here primarily refers to petrochemicals; 'biochemistry' refers to life-related

Re: DeLong on health insurance reform

2009-09-07 Thread Rceeberger
On 9/7/2009 4:06:38 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 1:31 PM, David Hobbyhob...@newpaltz.edu wrote: Your argument seemed to be: Money I pay in taxes is money I won't give to worthy charities. I didn't buy the ARGUMENT, for obvious reasons. That

Monopoles?

2009-09-06 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090903163725.htm Perhaps they have finally found them. xponent Space Drives Maru rob ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: DeLong on health insurance reform

2009-09-06 Thread Rceeberger
On 9/6/2009 7:45:14 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 4:38 PM, Bruce Bostwicklihan161...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Freedom of choice is never absolute. Especially when the government prevents people from providing free health care to others.

Re: DeLong on health insurance reform

2009-09-06 Thread Rceeberger
On 9/6/2009 7:47:52 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Rceebergerrceeber...@comcast.net wrote: We do not tax everyone in the world, so they do not need to be considered as part of this discussion. We do not tax everyone in the US, so are

Re: DeLong on health insurance reform

2009-09-06 Thread Rceeberger
On 9/6/2009 7:59:34 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 5:51 PM, Rceebergerrceeber...@comcast.net wrote: It isn't the government. It is 50 (or 49 depending on how you are looking at the question) governments involved. 50 (or 49) times more reforms

Re: DeLong on health insurance reform

2009-09-06 Thread Rceeberger
On 9/6/2009 8:11:40 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 5:58 PM, Rceebergerrceeber...@comcast.net wrote: On 9/6/2009 7:47:52 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Rceebergerrceeber...@comcast.net wrote:

Re: DeLong on health insurance reform

2009-09-06 Thread Rceeberger
On 9/6/2009 8:15:52 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Bruce Bostwicklihan161...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Beyond proposals, though, there is a very strong argument to be made that it's inhumane to simply leave people to die if they can't find

Re: DeLong on health insurance reform

2009-09-06 Thread Rceeberger
On 9/6/2009 9:36:53 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Ronn! Blankenshipronn_blankens...@bellsouth.net wrote: How about first addressing what you propose for everyone _in the U.S._ who cannot afford such things (other than by going to the ER

Re: DeLong on health insurance reform

2009-09-06 Thread Rceeberger
On 9/6/2009 10:00:23 PM, Ronn! Blankenship (ronn_blankens...@bellsouth.net) wrote: At 07:44 PM Sunday 9/6/2009, Rceeberger wrote: On 9/6/2009 7:16:21 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 4:38 PM, Bruce Bostwicklihan161...@sbcglobal. net wrote

Re: DeLong on health insurance reform

2009-09-06 Thread Rceeberger
On 9/6/2009 10:26:41 PM, Ronn! Blankenship (ronn_blankens...@bellsouth.net) wrote: At 10:13 PM Sunday 9/6/2009, Rceeberger wrote: [snippety-doo-dah} John is a troll, why are people playing *his* game? Someone accused me earlier of trying to bring reasonable arguments

Re: DeLong on health insurance reform

2009-09-06 Thread Rceeberger
On 9/6/2009 11:10:38 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 9:01 PM, Rceebergerrceeber...@comcast.net wrote: I don't fault you for trying, but this will soon have been going on for a year with nary a sign of intellectual honesty on John's part. I

Re: DeLong on health insurance reform

2009-09-06 Thread Rceeberger
On 9/6/2009 11:39:43 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Rceebergerrceeber...@comcast.net wrote: You insult my intelligence with your faux arguments. No insult intended. And I assure you, my points are genuine. You are running a

Posted in a workcube

2009-08-30 Thread Rceeberger
I will not brew Decaf. Decaf is the mind-killer. Decaf brings the little sleep that leads to total oblivion. I will embrace my caffeine. I will brew my beverages and let them... flow through me, and when they are gone, I will remain...alert xponent Findings Maru rob

Re: Ben Bernanke, fearless leader

2009-08-29 Thread Rceeberger
On 8/29/2009 6:17:25 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: My point was rather that Bernanke, and others like him, were invested in making the situation seem dire AND that unless there were swift and large government intervention, that the consequences would be inconceivable.

Re: Ben Bernanke, fearless leader

2009-08-29 Thread Rceeberger
On 8/29/2009 8:23:09 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: Or on the other hand, they did do a good job of it and people of your political stripe are invested in pretending that they did nothing of any worth. Immense government debt, rapidly increasing with no end in sight,

Re: Ben Bernanke, fearless leader

2009-08-29 Thread Rceeberger
On 8/29/2009 10:10:54 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 7:39 PM, Rceebergerrceeber...@comcast.net wrote: If GM and Chrysler had gone out of business there would have been a wave of unemployment like we have never seen in our lifetime. There would

Placebos Are Getting More Effective

2009-08-24 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.wired.com/medtech/drugs/magazine/17-09/ff_placebo_effect?currentPage=1 A mind is a terrible thing. xponent Nocebos Maru rob ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: Passive-Agressive posting (was Re: The Role of Government in a Libertarian Free Market)

2009-08-18 Thread Rceeberger
On 8/18/2009 4:22:27 PM, Bruce Bostwick (lihan161...@sbcglobal.net) wrote: Yeah, Eliza and Parry could be quite entertaining if they talked to each other. Eliza and Racter could be too, but Eliza didn't get to say much in those conversations .. On Aug 18, 2009, at 4:08 PM, Patrick

Re: The Role of Government in a Libertarian Free Market

2009-08-17 Thread Rceeberger
On 8/17/2009 8:04:00 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 5:38 PM, David Hobbyhob...@newpaltz.edu wrote: That doesn't really prove anything. For instance, a flame war would produce a large number of posts, but one could hardly call that

Re: The Role of Government in a Libertarian Free Market

2009-08-17 Thread Rceeberger
On 8/17/2009 8:48:30 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Rceebergerrceeber...@comcast.net wrote: Your statement reads quite humorously.G That's great! Apparently there is a fine line between humorous and rude and sincere. Feel free to give

Re: The Role of Government in a Libertarian Free Market

2009-08-17 Thread Rceeberger
On 8/17/2009 11:03:58 PM, Trent Shipley (tship...@deru.com) wrote: No, when I say we in this context, I mean that we have in the past booted people from the list as a group in most cases. There being no one person in particular one can suck up to in order to avoid consequences, it behooves

Re: The Role of Government in a Libertarian Free Market

2009-08-17 Thread Rceeberger
On 8/17/2009 11:04:59 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 8:48 PM, xponentrobxponent...@comcast.net wrote: But no, I do not give you the benefit of the doubt. I think I have you pegged as exactly the kind of intentionally obtuse person you appear to

Re: The Role of Government in a Libertarian Free Market

2009-08-16 Thread Rceeberger
On 8/16/2009 1:09:53 AM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 9:23 PM, Rceebergerrceeber...@comcast.net wrote: It is worth noting that this guy is one of the most respected members on this list Decide that with a vote, did you? One would have to be

Re: Torchwood: Children of Earth

2009-07-27 Thread Rceeberger
On 7/27/2009 7:42:51 AM, Alberto Monteiro (albm...@centroin.com.br) wrote: William T Goodall wrote: _Lost_ and _Fringe_ both return. _Lost_ was excellent last season and I expect great things from the final season. _Fringe_ kicked up a gear with the twists and revelations at the end of

Re: Death Note and japanese music [was: Torchwood: Children of Earth]

2009-07-27 Thread Rceeberger
On 7/27/2009 5:49:57 PM, Alberto Monteiro (albm...@centroin.com.br) wrote: Rob wrote: DeathNote just ended on The Cartoon Network here. Hopefully they will run the entire series again. From my house it appears to be the best anime series ever. Two weeks ago, I kind-of made all my

Re: Whatcha reading? (was Re: In despair for the state of SF)

2009-07-14 Thread Rceeberger
On 7/14/2009 10:37:23 AM, Nick Arnett (nick.arn...@gmail.com) wrote: I've been reading so much lately... been thinking it's time to post some quick thoughts about recent readings and ask what others are reading, too. I just started The Caryatids by Bruce Sterling. Somewhat over the top in

Re: Drinking Water From Air Humidity

2009-07-12 Thread Rceeberger
On 7/12/2009 1:53:34 AM, Charlie Bell (char...@culturelist.org) wrote: On 12/07/2009, at 3:42 PM, Warren Ockrassa wrote: On Jul 11, 2009, at 7:03 PM, Charlie Bell wrote: There are several devices to do this, some of them actually on the market. One is a wind turbine arrangement that

Re: Google Operating System

2009-07-09 Thread Rceeberger
On 7/9/2009 11:15:40 AM, Bruce Bostwick (lihan161...@sbcglobal.net) wrote: At the risk of being flamed, I might also point out that NASA has long since forbidden any primary functionality on ISS from running on Windows platforms because of stability concerns -- if it's onboard and actually

Re: Google Operating System

2009-07-08 Thread Rceeberger
On 7/8/2009 8:06:20 PM, Doug Pensinger (brig...@zo.com) wrote: Mauro wrote: So, any early adopters planning on switching over when it ships? I'm willing to at least give it a hard drive partition. Me too. I refuse to use Explorer and would jump on a new OS from Google especially.

The Hunt For Gollum

2009-07-02 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H09xnhlCQU A fan made film of unbelievably high quality. Freeking amazing! xponent Tricksy Maru rob ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Green Brief 11

2009-06-27 Thread Rceeberger
For those who are interested: http://iran.whyweprotest.net/news-current-events/3127-green-brief-11-a.html I'm NiteOwl AKA Josh Shahryar - twitter.com/iran_translator on twitter - and I've been immersed in tweets from Iran for the past several hours. I have tried to be extremely careful in

RE: Iran

2009-06-22 Thread Rceeberger
On 6/22/2009 7:36:48 PM, Dan M (dsummersmi...@comcast.net) wrote: Things do not look overly promising for the protesters, but if they manage to make it through tomorrow without their heads being cracked Iranian public sentiment may swing decisively in their direction. It really depends

RE: Iran [News]

2009-06-22 Thread Rceeberger
From a website run by Anonymous (the group): http://iran.whyweprotest.net/news-current-events/1966-green-brief-6-niteowl.html The Green Brief #6 - NiteOwl Please retweet this link. I'm Josh Shahryar AKA NiteOwl -

Iran

2009-06-19 Thread Rceeberger
My My it has been a busy week. I've twittered in support of Iranian democracy. DDOSed Iranian government websites.(ended up quitting that since it was bad for their network and hence causing problems for the people I wanted to help). Tried to give helpful suggestions. (I'm probably one of the

Fan Made Green Lantern Trailer

2009-05-25 Thread Rceeberger
http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/ Worth a look. You'd almost think it was a real trailer til you notice the Star Trek footage. xponent Green Mal Maru rob ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: Will Brain Augmentation be considered Cheating?

2009-05-14 Thread Rceeberger
On 5/14/2009 12:03:43 PM, Chris Frandsen (lear...@mac.com) wrote: Our society considers using hormone enhancement for improving physical performance cheating. Only during contests. Will we treat brain enhancement the same way? Only during contests. How about the Chinese, Japanese and

Eden Of The East

2009-05-09 Thread Rceeberger
I've been watching (via bittorrent) a new Anime, Eden Of the East. It's the best new anime I've seen since Death Note. The art is really really good and the story has me wanting to know more. Note to Alberto, you may be interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden_of_the_East First Episode:

Re: Uplift Universe question....

2009-05-08 Thread Rceeberger
On 5/8/2009 10:22:00 AM, Nick Arnett (nick.arn...@gmail.com) wrote: On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 8:04 AM, Leonard Matusik nanotreasu...@yahoo.com [link: mailto:nanotreasu...@yahoo.com] wrote: ... though the initial Uplift of Earth was a rogue undertaking... accomplished by Wolflings far removed

Re: Death Note [was: Weekly Chat Reminder]

2009-04-23 Thread Rceeberger
On 4/23/2009 7:27:31 AM, Julia Thompson (deg...@chiba.3jane.net) wrote: On Thu, 23 Apr 2009, Alberto Vieira Ferreira Monteiro wrote: But here it's not broadcast on normal channels, but on the cable-channel Animax (aka The Hentai Channel :-) ) The Hentai Channel? I have a friend who

Re: Weekly Chat Reminder

2009-04-22 Thread Rceeberger
- Original Message - From: Alberto Monteiro albm...@centroin.com.br To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion brin-l@mccmedia.com Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 1:32 PM Subject: Re: Weekly Chat Reminder The Brin-L weekly chat has been a list tradition for over ten years. (...)

Re: Death Note [was: Weekly Chat Reminder]

2009-04-22 Thread Rceeberger
On 4/22/2009 7:27:55 PM, Alberto Vieira Ferreira Monteiro (albm...@centroin.com.br) wrote: Rceeberger wrote: OTOH, right now my favourite series is the Anime Death Note - I don't miss an episode. I've seen the whole series and the movies based on the series. They are excellent

Is it time to legalize Marijuana?

2009-04-19 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/04/why-marijuana-legalization-is-gaining.html I think the time may be coming, but I don't think it is now. There are plenty of rational reasons to legalize or decriminalize, but I don't see the electorate suddenly doing the math and adding their opined weight

Solar Sats go mainstream

2009-04-14 Thread Rceeberger
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10218788-54.html Ok Keithlooks like the time is coming! xponent Small Doses Maru rob ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Canadians find vast computer spy network

2009-03-28 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE52R2HQ20090328 Someone in China is doing some hacking and spying. xponent GhostNet Maru rob ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Freeman Dyson on climate

2009-03-26 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/magazine/29Dyson-t.html?pagewanted=1_r=2hp Worth a read. Dyson is a Global Warming skeptic with an interesting take on the subject. Remember brinl brinl if you don't have an account for NYT. xponent This Is Not Crichton Maru rob

NQSFW The funniest Ann Coulter joke ever!

2009-03-24 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/03/family-guy-ann-coulter-simpsons.html A small tour of the Fox news Offices. xponent Fridge Light Maru rob ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: Quiet

2009-03-18 Thread Rceeberger
On 3/18/2009 6:00:38 AM, Charlie Bell (char...@culturelist.org) wrote: On 18/03/2009, at 1:07 PM, William T Goodall wrote: since the Taliban imposed censorship on the list. Eh? Don't recall censorship. Just stop being annoying and posting entire articles without comment. Stone me Maru

Lets do it

2009-03-04 Thread Rceeberger
10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex http://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/features/10-surprising-health-benefits-of-sex When you're in the mood, it's a sure bet that the last thing on your mind is boosting your immune system or maintaining a healthy weight. Yet good sex offers those health

Hitler gets Watchmen spoilers

2009-03-04 Thread Rceeberger
Yup.SPOILERS: http://www.boingboing.net/2009/03/04/hitler-finds-out-abo.html But it is sooo damn funny! xponent Delicious Subtitles Maru rob ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: On the Housing Market

2009-02-25 Thread Rceeberger
On 2/24/2009 11:22:40 PM, Dan M (dsummersmi...@comcast.net) wrote: Thanks John! Those were pretty much the kinds of arguments I was seeing in 2006-2007 that made me anticipate the bubble bursting. Do you see the correction lasting 12 - 18 months or perhaps longer? I won't argue with the

Re: On the Housing Market

2009-02-24 Thread Rceeberger
On 2/24/2009 1:05:34 PM, John Williams (jwilliams4...@gmail.com) wrote: http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2009/02/house-prices-real-prices-price- to-rent.html Thanks John! Those were pretty much the kinds of arguments I was seeing in 2006-2007 that made me anticipate the bubble bursting.

On the Housing Market

2009-02-22 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-housing-chart-thats-worth-1000-words-2009-2 Housing prices may still have a ways to fall. xponent Bubble Bobble Maru rob ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: Australian Fires and Floods

2009-02-09 Thread Rceeberger
On 2/9/2009 3:54:44 PM, John Garcia (john...@gmail.com) wrote: On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 9:23 PM, sendai sen...@iicx.net wrote: Euan Ritchie wrote: It was almost a perfect storm for fire conditions. I'm 1,500 miles downwind and was reminded of the end to The Sheep Look Up last

Australian Fires and Floods

2009-02-08 Thread Rceeberger
Repeating the call-out on the Culture list. Are our Aussie friends doing OK? We worry for you. xponent Precipice Maru rob ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Br#n: Startide Movie?

2009-02-03 Thread Rceeberger
On 2/3/2009 4:05:22 PM, Mauro Diotallevi (diotall...@gmail.com) wrote: Ah, thanks. I haven't been as connected lately and thought I might have missed something. Cheers. Wellit was several years ago, but Trevor Sands was a listmember for a while during the writing of the script. Real

Flatland - The Movie

2009-01-31 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.flatlandthemovie.com/ This flew right under my radar. Anyone seen it? I really loved the book, it is a treasure. xponent Invaders From Higher Dimensions Maru rob ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Flatland - The Movie

2009-01-31 Thread Rceeberger
On 1/31/2009 6:59:32 PM, Ronn! Blankenship (ronn_blankens...@bellsouth.net) wrote: At 06:38 PM Saturday 1/31/2009, Rceeberger wrote: http://www.flatlandthemovie.com/ This flew right under my radar. Anyone seen it? I really loved the book, it is a treasure. xponent Invaders From

Bill Hicks on Letterman **This Friday**

2009-01-28 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.tvsquad.com/2009/01/28/this-friday-on-letterman-bill-hicks/ 15 years after Bill Hicks' death, the famous segment cut from Letterman's show will be shown. Hicks was quite bitter that this monologue was cut and he died 5 months later of cancer at 32 years of age. If you remember Hicks,

Re: Tweetsnet beta

2009-01-24 Thread Rceeberger
On 1/23/2009 9:46:54 PM, Nick Arnett (narn...@mccmedia.com) wrote: The social network analysis I've been doing on Twitter turned into a new site called Tweetsnet (http://tweetsnet.com) that shows web pages that are hot topics on Twitter. It's a blog, with a feed. It updates every 10

Re: Galactic Effect On Biodiversity

2009-01-24 Thread Rceeberger
On 1/24/2009 3:07:57 AM, Charlie Bell (char...@culturelist.org) wrote: On 24/01/2009, at 10:53 AM, Nick Arnett wrote: On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Charlie Bell char...@culturelist.orgwrote: It's closer to the first example you suggest than the second, but it's part of a

Cattalica

2009-01-23 Thread Rceeberger
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6798/af20907621cbf76cee7547eco9.jpg Heavy Metal Cats xponent Built By Anons Maru rob ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Portal Gun

2009-01-22 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30109...@n03/sets/72157612758626401/ xponent Want Want Want Maru rob ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Galactic Effect On Biodiversity

2009-01-22 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/07/the-milky-way-c.html Horoscope enthusiasts will be happy to hear that a grand cosmic force does indeed seem to be responsible for controlling the direction of all life on Earth. However, this grand cosmic cycle has more to do with extinction than

The Hunt For Goldilocks

2009-01-22 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/05/goldilocks_plan.html http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/04/1st_habitable_p.html?cid=109278512 http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/05/dead_zones_in_t.html http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/02oct_goldilocks.htm xponent Little Red

The Whole World

2009-01-20 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/20/AR2009012002411.html Excerpt: Nairobi Crowds of students -- future doctors, politicians, engineers and others -- gathered hours early on the sprawling green lawn of Nairobi University, where three big screens were set up to

Re: airliner ditches in hudson river

2009-01-15 Thread Rceeberger
On 1/15/2009 4:01:48 PM, John Garcia (john...@gmail.com) wrote: a US Airways Airbus A320 went down in the Hudson River near the USS Intrepid after a bird strike crippled the engines http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/us.airways.crash.2.909535.html john you can't make this up maru

Number 6 is dead

2009-01-14 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-patrick-mcgoohan15-2009jan15,0,3951859.story xponent Number 5 Is Alive Maru rob ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Number 6 is dead

2009-01-14 Thread Rceeberger
On 1/14/2009 9:12:05 PM, John Garcia (john...@gmail.com) wrote: On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 5:52 PM, Rceeberger rceeber...@comcast.net wrote: http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-patrick-mcgoohan15- 2009jan15,0,3951859.story xponent Number 5 Is Alive Maru rob

Pentagon installs LED lighting

2009-01-10 Thread Rceeberger
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10134721-54.html Take that! CFLs!! xponent In Sight Maru rob ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Tesla Bluestar

2009-01-10 Thread Rceeberger
Tesla Roadster = Blackstar Tesla Model SO = Whitestar Proposed Tesla family vehicle = Bluestar http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10049993-54.html Tesla Motors has received many accolades for producing an all-electric luxury sports car. But its long-term plans may hold its most challenging

Metric Conversions

2009-01-08 Thread Rceeberger
http://xkcd.com/526/ xponent Spit Goes Cunk Maru rob ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-05 Thread Rceeberger
On 1/5/2009 12:26:56 PM, Bruce Bostwick (lihan161...@sbcglobal.net) wrote: Probably true, but don't let the Canadians hear you say that .. :D .. Hey, you, down in the States, take off, eh?! Hoser! (Bit of a sensitive subject up there, I hear.) On Jan 5, 2009, at 10:49 AM, Dan M wrote:

Brin : Former Brineller makes good

2009-01-05 Thread Rceeberger
I waited for someone else to mention this after seeing it on the Culture list. Former listmember Gord Sellar got a story in Years Best Science Fiction, 26th annual edition for his story: LESTER YOUNG AND THE JUPITER'S MOONS' BLUES, Gord Sellar (Asimov's, July 2008) Good going Gord

Physicists offer foundation for uprooting a hallowed principle of physics

2009-01-05 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.physorg.com/news150388964.html An apple and an anti-apple might not fall at the same rate. xponent But A Mac And An Anti-Apple 2E Do Maru rob ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

1-1-09

2008-12-31 Thread Rceeberger
Happy New Year xponent MaruMaru rob ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

ElectricMotoUnicycle?

2008-12-20 Thread Rceeberger
http://greenupgrader.com/1307/the-uno-electric-motorcycle-or-motorunicycle/ Ingenuity! xponent Freeway Eyecatchers Maru rob ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: It's confirmed: Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations

2008-11-30 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/30/2008 2:26:19 AM, Ronn! Blankenship ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: At 08:25 PM Saturday 11/29/2008, Bruce Bostwick wrote: (Although to be fair, classical mechanics does sum up pretty well what we see on our scale. It's just right for the wrong reasons, is all. :) Why is it for the

RE: It's confirmed: Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations

2008-11-30 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/30/2008 5:30:23 PM, Dan M ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Rob wrote: If physics were anything more than approximate, we would have final answers to all our questions. How? All physics does is model observations. Models make predictions. And over time models have made predictions with

RE: It's confirmed: Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations

2008-11-29 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/29/2008 11:50:26 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Original Message: - From: Rceeberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 09:04:20 -0600 To: brin-l@mccmedia.com Subject: It's confirmed: Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations http://www.newscientist.com/article

It's confirmed: Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations

2008-11-28 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16095-its-confirmed-matter-is-merely-vacuum-fluctuations.html Matter is built on flaky foundations. Physicists have now confirmed that the apparently substantial stuff is actually no more than fluctuations in the quantum vacuum. xponent Tenuous Maru rob

Treasury Dept Mistakenly Bails Out Sperm Bank

2008-11-25 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.crystalair.com/content.php?id=12200811014 xponent Onion Competitor Maru rob ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: European bank failures

2008-11-24 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/24/2008 2:37:47 PM, John Williams ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Dan M [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ah, I'm very tired of me doing virtually all the leg work in this discussion. I try hard to look up data, you typically list articles (with little more

The Empire Of Dumpling

2008-11-24 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.esquire.com/features/dean-kamen-1208 On the genius and what he is up to these days. xponent Pure Water Maru rob ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: How Government Stoked the Mania

2008-11-16 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/16/2008 2:13:10 PM, John Williams ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 11:51 AM, xponentrob [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The other problem, one that is often overlooked over here, is that this situation is basically occurring worldwide. As should be quite clear by now,

Re: Taking responsibility (was Re: How Government Stoked the Mania)

2008-11-16 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/16/2008 3:42:06 PM, John Williams ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 1:36 PM, Nick Arnett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: By what metric(s)? Over a trillion dollars stolen in the last few months, for one. I think you need to clarify which trillion dollars you are referring

Re: Ask the Next Question Q---

2008-11-15 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/15/2008 11:55:20 AM, John Williams ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Did you make any posts predicting the housing crisis before, say, 2004? I don't recall having posted about this onlist, but it has been on my mind for a few years as being a serious problem w/consequences. What got me

Re: Ask the Next Question Q---

2008-11-15 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/15/2008 2:40:44 PM, John Williams ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 11:46 AM, Rceeberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 11/15/2008 11:55:20 AM, John Williams ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Did you make any posts predicting the housing crisis before, say, 2004? I

Re: Ask the Next Question Q---

2008-11-15 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/15/2008 7:50:42 PM, John Williams ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Rceeberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Then, one must also consider that I have no expertise in this subject, just some observations based on what I know from the news and the experiences

Re: Ask the Next Question Q---

2008-11-15 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/15/2008 10:35:11 PM, Euan Ritchie ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Surely you can give a single example to support your claim that Bush deregulation was responsible for the subprime mortgage crisis. It's fairly obvious it all began with private investment banks going public in the 1980's

Re: Ask the Next Question Q---

2008-11-15 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/15/2008 11:00:14 PM, John Williams ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 8:36 PM, Rceeberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It is that subjects where the volume of knowledge is large and my own understanding is limited are not subjects where I pretend to have an opinion

Re: Ask the Next Question Q---

2008-11-15 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/15/2008 11:43:53 PM, John Williams ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 9:05 PM, Rceeberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Since market information is not filtered through the government but through the market itself, exactly how does that work? Exactly how does what

Re: SL failures

2008-11-08 Thread Rceeberger
On 11/8/2008 1:52:05 PM, John Williams ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Not everything fits into your simple physics models, and you (and government regulators, and I) do not know anywhere near as much as we need to if we are to play god with millions or billions of people interacting in a market.

Glee overseas as Obama wins

2008-11-05 Thread Rceeberger
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117995346.html?categoryId=3230cs=1 Barack Obama's historic victory was greeted around the world with reactions ranging from hope to hostility. In Kenya, Obama's ancestral home, folks danced in the street, while in Moscow, President Dmitry Medvedev took the

  1   2   >