Brin on Coast to Coast AM tonight (Wed. 17 Sep)

2014-09-17 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
nothing more to add here . . . ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Things you probably didn't know about Noah and the Flood . . .

2014-03-28 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
The Good Lord was talking to Noah about something else the first time He mentioned the coming Flood and the need to build a boat and went off on an arctangent . . . Some of the animals couldn't find the way to the ark so Noah put up an arcsine to guide them . . . Noah couldn't afford

Re: Power satellites was and the rest of you

2014-03-05 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 12:04 Tuesday 04-03-14, Keith Henson wrote: [...] Time to displace fossil fuels is a bit over two decades from the start. Will probably take at least that long before second- and third-hand used electric vehicles get cheap enough for those who today cannot afford anything newer than

Stephen Hawking: There are no black holes

2014-01-24 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Notion of an 'event horizon', from which nothing can escape, is incompatible with quantum theory, physicist claims. http://www.nature.com/news/stephen-hawking-there-are-no-black-holes-1.14583 ___

Brin on the radio!

2014-01-10 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
FYI: Coast to Coast AM Schedule 1.10.14 - 1.16.14: Sunday, January 12, 2014: What if the 21st Century begins in 2014? The last two centuries (and possibly more) didn't start at their official point, the turning of a calendar from 00 to 01, suggests futurist and author David Brin.

Earth-size planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B

2012-10-17 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Not in the habitable zone, however . . . Here are the announcements, in increasing order of technicality: (1) Popular-level from 'Bad Astronomer Phil Plait:

Re: Employment you've been searching!

2012-09-02 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 08:56 AM Thursday 8/30/2012, , wrote: I would like to take this time to welcome you to our hiring process and give you a brief synopsis of the position's benefits and requirements. If you are taking a career break, are on a maternity leave, recently retired or simply looking for some

Re: Job opportunity - hurry to apply!

2012-08-29 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Figured it must be spam. Found it interesting that nowhere in the message did it ever actually state what the position is . . . ;) (Speaking of spam, first thing I did when I sat down at the machine this afternoon was spend upwards of 45 minutes trying to find a place to report a somewhat

Re: phished

2012-08-29 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 06:13 PM Wednesday 8/29/2012, Jon Louis Mann wrote: 1. Re: Job opportunity - hurry to apply! (Matt Grimaldi) 2. RE: Job opportunity - hurry to apply! (Horn, John) 3. Re: Job opportunity - hurry to apply! (Nick Arnett) 4. Job opportunity? (Jon Louis Mann) Nick, Is

Re: Brin: Book / Time = Joy%

2012-06-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 03:50 AM Monday 6/18/2012, Charlie Bell wrote: Reading is a very expensive habit! Glad I can afford it. I have a backpack full of books to return to the library tomorrow (or as soon after that as I can get there: only two are actually due tomorrow). Last time (a couple of weeks ago),

RE: Time Well Spent

2012-06-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 06:15 PM Monday 6/18/2012, Dan Minette wrote: So, I just ordered a 16 foot cat Dang! And I thought I had a lot of litter box scooping to do with two regular-size ones . . . . . . ronn! :) ___

Re: Br¡n: Quantum Cryptography Outperformed By Thermodynamics

2012-06-15 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 11:31 PM Thursday 6/14/2012, KZK wrote: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/428202/quantum-cryptography-outperformed-by-classical/ The idea is straightforward. Alice wants to send Bob a message via an ordinary wire. At each end of the wire, there are two different resistors that

Uncle Ray’s Dystopia

2012-06-09 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
The character complains that he's relentlessly pestered with calls from friends and employers, salesmen and pollsters, people calling simply because they can. Mr. Bradbury's vision of tired commuters with their wrist radios, talking to their wives, saying, 'Now I'm at Forty-third, now I'm at

Re: Tuesday afternoon . . .

2012-06-04 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 07:29 PM Sunday 6/3/2012, Charlie Bell wrote: Wednesday from 8:30am ish in Oz. Does that mean you're in that time zone that's an hour and a half different from the next one over? But forecast is cloudy in Melbourne. :( This morning here, Thor seems awfully annoyed about

Re: Tuesday afternoon . . .

2012-06-04 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 08:49 AM Monday 6/4/2012, medieva...@aol.com wrote: In a message dated 6/4/2012 6:31:36 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time, ronn_blankens...@bellsouth.net writes: I plan to drag my 10 out on the driveway or somewhere nearby where I'll have the best view, slap on the solar filter, and at

Tuesday afternoon . . .

2012-06-03 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
. . . in North America. Wednesday in some other parts of the world. In any case, last chance until 2117: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120603.html For a rough observing guide, including precautions to take when observing the Sun any time:

Re: Night Owls Demand Equal Rights!

2011-09-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 01:17 PM Sunday 9/18/2011, Matt Grimaldi wrote: Ticia wrote: B-Society: proposing an alternative to the 9-5 society, taking into account the needs of the 25% of us who are evening types (night owls). That sounds good! If there was a chapter in L.A., I would want to join! -- Matt

ADMIN: Re: Delivery Status Notification (Failure), was Re: Night Owls Demand Equal Rights!

2011-09-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
: wQTBkxOswBB2ka0039gsSbdFvCOkE7H2aWnCxwx8FOwaTAYIAa1kvciLKg-- X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Version 7.1.0.9 Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 13:49:35 -0500 To: Killer Bs \(David Brin et al\) Discussion brin-l@mccmedia.com From: Ronn! Blankenship ronn_blankens...@bellsouth.net Subject: Re: Night Owls Demand Equal Rights! In-Reply

Re: ADMIN: Re: Delivery Status Notification (Failure), was Re: Night Owls Demand Equal Rights!

2011-09-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 04:48 PM Sunday 9/18/2011, Ronn! Blankenship wrote: Is there anyone who knows why I and others (I presume the whole list?) receive this in response to EVERY message we sent to the list, and can do something about it? I see Ticia also wondered the same pretty thing at much the same

Re: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)

2011-09-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 04:32 PM Sunday 9/18/2011, Ticia wrote: And why do I keep getting this? On Sep 18, 2011, at 11:02 PM, postmas...@cenit.de wrote: This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. Delivery to the following recipients failed. a.freib...@cenit.de Without the extra e it reminds

Re: ADMIN: Re: Delivery Status Notification (Failure), was Re: Night Owls Demand Equal Rights!

2011-09-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 06:37 PM Sunday 9/18/2011, Nick Arnett wrote: Ugh - I didn't realize everybody was getting this. Yep. I get it every time I send a message to the list, and it sounds like everybody else does, too . . . Shouldn't happen. I'll figure it out and stop it. Thanks! . . . ronn! :)

RE: Electronic interface options

2011-09-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 08:00 PM Sunday 9/18/2011, Pat Mathews wrote: My problem is that I have quite a bit of trouble recognizing people in a different context. So if Kat wants to poke me, is this catmountain in Tijeras? Kat Roberts from the SCA? Or Kit Kat from the Porn Page? The on-line version of the

Re: Solar Bankrupcy

2011-09-14 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Is someone now foreclosing on the Sun?! ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: On this date in . . .

2011-09-06 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Given the obvious shortage of functional ones in Washington, perhaps it is a good idea to do whatever is needed to conserve them . . . At 12:19 AM Sunday 9/4/2011, medieva...@aol.com wrote: I now think all government is run under the rule of Cap and Trade ...of brain cells. In a message

On this date in . . .

2011-09-03 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
1958, President Eisenhower signed the National Defense Education Act, which provided aid to public and private education to promote learning in such fields as math and science (Insert your own comment here.) ___

Re: Alcor

2011-09-01 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 04:52 PM Monday 8/29/2011, Jon Louis Mann wrote: Keith, are you with Alcor? Yes. I've been thinking about it for years, but haven't seen anyone at cons lately to sign people up. If you are serious about it, at least get insurance (unless you can afford it out of pocket, and even

Re: Fw: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)

2011-08-31 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 04:53 PM Monday 8/29/2011, Jon Louis Mann wrote: Anyone else getting these? This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. Delivery to the following recipients failed. a.freib...@cenit.de Yep. (And I expect I'll get another one in response to this reply . . .

Re: Fw: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)

2011-08-31 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 06:02 PM Wednesday 8/31/2011, Ronn! Blankenship wrote: At 04:53 PM Monday 8/29/2011, Jon Louis Mann wrote: Anyone else getting these? This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. Delivery to the following recipients failed. a.freib...@cenit.de Yep. (And I

Re: Br¡n: On Fracking and Earthquakes

2011-08-26 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 06:57 AM Friday 8/26/2011, KZK wrote: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/08/human-activity-can-cause-earthquakes/ I really like the instructions given for those who want to leave comments. . . . ronn! :) ___

Re: Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury!

2011-08-26 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 03:47 PM Monday 8/22/2011, Nick Arnett wrote: On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Ronn! Blankenship ronn_blankens...@bellsouth.net wrote: The writer, who has always seemed to be ahead of his time, turns 91 Monday. His 30 books and more than 600 short stories have influenced a generation

Golden anniversary . . .

2011-05-05 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://comics.com/jeff_parker/2011-05-04/ . . . ronn! :) I always knew that I would see the first man on the Moon. I never dreamed that I would see the last. --Dr. Jerry Pournelle ___

Re: Transparent tracking with iphone.

2011-04-22 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 11:42 PM Thursday 4/21/2011, Dave Land wrote: On Apr 21, 2011, at 8:31 AM, Keith Henson wrote: Wonder what David thinks of this? http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/04/20/iphone.tracking/ David _Brin_ thinks this: http://twitter.com/#!/DavidBrin1/status/61181497515843584 Spy

Burp!

2011-03-21 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Scientists have directly observed for the first time the merger of two closely orbiting stars. http://sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/71387/title/Two_stars_caught_fusing_into_one ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Family Portrait, II

2011-02-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/gallery/sciencePhotos/image.php?image_id=399 ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Brin: Why we still use rockets . . .

2011-02-03 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Space stasis: What the strange persistence of rockets can teach us about innovation. - By Neal Stephenson - Slate Magazine - http://www.slate.com/id/2283469/ ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

The Purpose of Science Fiction

2011-01-31 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Science fiction teaches governments—and citizens—how to understand the future of technology. By Robert J. Sawyer Slate Magazine - http://www.slate.com/id/2282651?nav=wp ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: Brin: Real inventions since 1970

2011-01-31 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 04:48 PM Monday 1/31/2011, KZK wrote: Steve Roth asks an interesting question about the number and type of real inventions since the seventies (that aren't just improvements of existing inventions):

Bad Science in Movies (Graphic)

2010-12-30 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://graphjam.memebase.com/2010/12/28/funny-graphs-weird-science/ ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Book publishers see their role as gatekeepers shrink

2010-12-28 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Writers are bypassing the traditional route to bookstore shelves and self-publishing their works online. By selling directly to readers, authors get a larger slice of the sale price. [Photo] Science fiction writers Greg Bear, left, and Neal Stephenson created a subscription-based historical

Lunar eclipse tonight, particularly for North American locations

2010-12-20 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Some others will be able to see at least part of the show. Here's a link to times and links to webcams that will be broadcasting the eclipse live if you, too, are clouded out like it appears it will be here: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/observingblog/111597159.html

Re: For Alberto and others

2010-12-15 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 06:05 AM Monday 12/13/2010, Alberto Monteiro wrote: Ronn! Blankenship wrote: The middle segment on tonight's 60 Minutes was on Brazil and its economy. I don't know if when the show becomes available on cbs.com (tomorrow morning?) it will be accessible from outside the U.S. or not. I

Carbon, Rings

2010-12-13 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
The First Carbon Planet? - ScienceNOW - http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/12/scienceshot-the-first-carbon.html Violent Origin for Saturn's Rings - ScienceNOW - http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/12/violent-origin-for-saturns-rings.html

For Alberto and others

2010-12-12 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
The middle segment on tonight's 60 Minutes was on Brazil and its economy. I don't know if when the show becomes available on cbs.com (tomorrow morning?) it will be accessible from outside the U.S. or not. . . . ronn! :) ___

Re: Titties on Facebook

2010-12-10 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 01:46 AM Friday 12/10/2010, Jon Louis Mann wrote: Yes, I am a hater of censorship. But it's not fun to get _here_ and distill hate against Iran's or China's censorship. Alberto Monteiro How is different than, say, guidelines that discourage obscenities on a mailing list? Doug

WikiLeaks Founder Assange Vows Poison Pill If Arrested, Killed

2010-12-06 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
FWIW: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is threatening to go nuclear if he is killed or arrested, releasing a poison pill of secret documents even more devastating than the ones that already have sparked diplomatic chaos around the globe, according to the British tabloid The Daily Mail.

Wikileaks?

2010-12-06 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Is someone running a DDoS attack on Wikileaks tonight (US time)? I'm getting a lot more slow and dropped connections on the Web tonight than usual, so I wondered if it's all over the Net or just here . . . ___

Re: Wikileaks?

2010-12-06 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 08:06 PM Monday 12/6/2010, Ronn! Blankenship wrote: Is someone running a DDoS attack on Wikileaks tonight (US time)? I'm getting a lot more slow and dropped connections on the Web tonight than usual, so I wondered if it's all over the Net or just here . . . Or maybe it's everyone

Eris smaller than Pluto?

2010-11-12 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Something happened yesterday that could upend the bragging rights among the kingpins of trans-Neptunian space. If the early results hold up, this time it's the dwarf planet Eris's turn to be demoted, and Pluto might have just regained its status as the largest object in the Kuiper Belt.

Explained.

2010-11-08 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://twitter.com/ChrisPirillo/status/1540301298597888 (not malware) ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Comet Hartley 2 close-up

2010-11-04 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
From this morning's fly-by: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/495296main_epoxi-1-full_full.jpg http://tinyurl.com/2bkv3jv ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Fwd: Spock as legal authority

2010-10-28 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
very largeboldStar Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is now officially a legal authority/very large/bold [stock photo of Spock on the bridge in STII uniform] The wisdom of Spock has guided us all for years, but now it's enshrined in Texas law. Ruling on the limits of police power, the Texas Supreme

RE: Down with the government

2010-10-15 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 03:23 PM Friday 10/15/2010, Dan Minette wrote: [snip] California has put itself in a box and I'd expect housing prices to drop another factor of ? before it can start to rebound. Now, there's a topic we can debate. :-) Dan M. Something missing here . . . . . . ronn! :)

Do you suppose they sell Popesicles?

2010-08-04 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Pope shop opens ahead of Benedict's British visit Religion - CNN.com Blogs http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/08/03/pope-shop-opens-ahead-of-benedicts-british-visit/ http://tinyurl.com/2crhe8q ___

First Pluto is not a planet, and now . . . .

2010-08-03 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Triceratops 'never really existed but was just a young version of another dinosaur' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1299666/Triceratops-really-existed.html or http://tinyurl.com/28tbfy8 ___

Blast from the Past: Re: Zebras

2010-07-30 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Particularly for Julia . . . http://actinglikeanimals.com/2010/07/28/funny-animal-photos-zedonk/ or http://tinyurl.com/27fxbdq . . . ronn! :) ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: Having Dads makes you Happy

2010-07-11 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 03:21 PM Friday 7/9/2010, Dave Land wrote: On Jul 9, 2010, at 12:49 PM, Ronn! Blankenship wrote: At 02:02 PM Friday 7/9/2010, Dan Minette wrote: -Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l- boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of Jo Anne Sent: Friday, July 09

Re: Having Dads makes you Happy

2010-07-11 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 08:55 AM Sunday 7/11/2010, Charlie Bell wrote: On 11/07/2010, at 11:40 PM, Ronn! Blankenship wrote: I had in mind more the conditions that lead to the need for such neologisms as baby daddy or other terms to indicate a parent who is little if at all involved in the lives of either

Live asteroid flyby coverage now

2010-07-10 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://www.livestream.com/eurospaceagency ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Having Dads makes you Happy

2010-07-09 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 02:02 PM Friday 7/9/2010, Dan Minette wrote: -Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of Jo Anne Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 1:49 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Having Dads makes you Happy Dave

Re: Brin: Beds, FM Radiation, and Left-Sided Cancer

2010-07-04 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 07:49 AM Sunday 7/4/2010, KZK wrote: http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=left-sided-cancer-blame-your-bed-an-2010-07-02 Exposure to the sun elevates the risk of melanoma, but the sun's intensity has not changed in the last three decades. Not what marketers of sunscreen

RE: replacing fossil fuels

2010-07-04 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 10:58 AM Sunday 7/4/2010, Julia wrote: -Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of Keith Henson Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2010 8:40 AM To: brin-l@mccmedia.com Subject: RE: replacing fossil fuels On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 11:00

0.28 eV

2010-06-22 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
BBC News - Neutrino 'ghost particle' sized up by astronomers http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10364160.stm http://tinyurl.com/3yrm78g ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Any comments on this piece?

2010-06-17 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 05:33 PM Wednesday 6/16/2010, Dan Minette wrote: This link was sent to another list a little while ago: http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6593#comment-648967 and people there (no experts in the field) are wondering if the author likely knows what he is talking about or not. There seem to be

RE: Any comments on this piece?

2010-06-17 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 07:15 AM Thursday 6/17/2010, Alberto Monteiro wrote: Petrobras was :-) Did they make women's undergarments out of petroleum? . . . ronn! :) ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Dan: Any comments on this piece?

2010-06-16 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
This link was sent to another list a little while ago: http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6593#comment-648967 and people there (no experts in the field) are wondering if the author likely knows what he is talking about or not. . . . ronn! :) ___

4 Alberto

2010-06-11 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://tinyurl.com/24bcgj4 (Sorry, it's a graphic, so you'll have to go to the link.) . . . ronn! :) ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

For book lovers -- FREE for the next ~3.5 hours only

2010-06-09 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Sorry: I didn't feel up to checking it out until late in the day. Must download and install (seems to work OK on this old machine running XP with SP3) before midnight PDT (UTC - 7). And I guess they know their probable audience: two of the books which are given as example files are the 7th

Remember when . . .

2010-06-06 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/30/how-2525-hit-the-top/ http://tinyurl.com/25rs2oc ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Snakes on a Plane

2010-05-30 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://tinyurl.com/2bk99cp ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

ObBenford, sort of . . .

2010-05-16 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
(Sorry, since the list won't allow graphics all I can post is the link.) Non Sequitur Comic Strip, May 16, 2010 on GoComics.com - http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2010/05/16/ ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: ObBenford, sort of . . .

2010-05-16 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 08:50 AM Sunday 5/16/2010, Bruce Bostwick wrote: On May 16, 2010, at 7:49 AM, Ronn! Blankenship wrote: (Sorry, since the list won't allow graphics all I can post is the link.) Non Sequitur Comic Strip, May 16, 2010 on GoComics.com - http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2010/05/16/ How do

Re: The Onion: Study Reveals Dolphins Lack Capacity To Mock Celebrity Culture

2010-05-14 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 06:04 PM Thursday 5/13/2010, Dave Land wrote: Folks, Too quiet around here lately. Need a laugh? How about a groan? http://somuchpun.com/2010/04/28/funny-pun-photos-but-i-didn39t-shoot-no-comic-sans/ . . . ronn! :) ___

Re: Your mama . . .

2010-05-06 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
And everyone else's . . .

Re: Question of the Day

2010-05-04 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 07:48 PM Monday 5/3/2010, John Garcia wrote: On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 5:37 PM, Ronn! Blankenship mailto:ronn_blankens...@bellsouth.netronn_blankens...@bellsouth.net wrote: Any troubledome out there figured out if Zanzibar is still the right size? To stand on? john http

Question of the Day

2010-05-03 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Any troubledome out there figured out if Zanzibar is still the right size? ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: On Listmail

2010-05-03 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 04:07 PM Monday 5/3/2010, Dave Land wrote: On May 3, 2010, at 9:14 AM, Bruce Bostwick wrote: There was research on exactly that sort of strategy, a few decades ago. Then it went out of style and what research there was was starved of funding and allowed to die, and we went right back to

Armstrong: Obama NASA plan 'devastating'

2010-04-13 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Editor's note: In an open letter obtained by NBC's Jay Barbree, former astronauts Neil Armstrong, James Lovell and Eugene Cernan urge President Obama to reconsider what they warn would be devastating new policies for the future of NASA. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36470363/ns/nightly_news/

Ununseptium

2010-04-07 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Scientists Discover Heavy New Element - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/science/07element.html http://tinyurl.com/yb3dypy . . . ronn! :) ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: Two interesting Articles for Dr. Brin:

2010-03-20 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 05:02 PM Saturday 3/20/2010, David Brin wrote: I challenge libertarians to imagine it is 1861. In which army do they fight? Subquestion #1: Where do they live? Subquestion #2: What is the color of their skin? (Point being that although some people had a choice in that matter — and

Reminder: Daylight-Saving Time begins this weekend!

2010-03-12 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Unstrange Phenomena free online comic strip library at comics.com - http://comics.com/unstrange_phenomena/2010-03-12/ ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Today's EE/Physics homework assignment . . .

2010-02-20 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://thereifixedit.com/2010/02/20/epic-kludge-photo-resistance-is-futile/ ___ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: Apple's big announcement . . .

2010-01-31 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 04:03 PM Wednesday 1/27/2010, Damon Agretto wrote: I should also add that I know it was a funny, but my statement should cover me for all Apple products... Including this one? (cue appropriate music) http://comics.com/cam_cardow/2010-01-29/ . . . ronn! :)

RE: Is this thing on?

2010-01-26 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 05:53 PM Monday 1/25/2010, Julia wrote: -Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of John Williams Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 6:44 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: Is this thing on? On Thu,

Apple's big announcement . . .

2010-01-26 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://comics.com/prickly_city/2010-01-26/ ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Gravity wells

2009-12-31 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://xkcd.com/681/ (You will need to click to embiggen.) . . . ronn! :) ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: Avatar

2009-12-25 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 02:34 AM Thursday 12/24/2009, Bruce Bostwick wrote: On Dec 23, 2009, at 2:56 PM, Max Battcher wrote: On 12/23/2009 13:11, Julia wrote: When I've seen the preview, I've had uncanny valley issues. I don't think I could sit through the whole thing without having a brain-ache. :( I don't

Uplift!

2009-12-20 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
F Minus free online comic strip library at comics.com - http://comics.com/f_minus/2009-12-20/ . . . ronn! :) ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Astro potpourri

2009-12-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Mars orbiter lines up both Martian moons in one photo: Scientific American Gallery - http://www.scientificamerican.com/gallery_directory.cfm?photo_id=8E6C48CB-C925-05E5-86D78678378F19AAsc=WR_20091217 - - - - - Astronomy.com - Theorists propose a new way to shine — and a new kind of star

Re: Kid's telescope buying advice?

2009-12-10 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
getting one for themselves or a kid, esp. one who has shown any serious interest in astronomy, or if you hope to plant such an interest . . . ) . . . ronn! :) Ronn Blankenship Sometime Adjunct Instructor of Astronomy/Planetary Science University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL Disclaimer: Unless

Another observation about e-books . . .

2009-12-08 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
Rudy Park free online comic strip library at comics.com - http://comics.com/rudy_park/2009-12-08/ ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: Fake religion

2009-12-04 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 07:40 PM Tuesday 12/1/2009, William T Goodall wrote: Remind me which one of these is supposed to be the evil phoney religion? http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2009/12/irish_govt_report_on_catholic.php http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/2009/11/16-john-lindsteins-lawsuit.html Is

On this day in . . .

2009-11-30 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
. . . 1954, in Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, an 8.5 lb (3.86 kg) sulfide meteorite crashes through a roof and hits Mrs. Elizabeth Hodges in her living room after bouncing off her radio, giving her a bad bruise, in the only unequivocally known case of a human being hit by a space rock

Re: Google vs Bing

2009-11-25 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://bingle.nu/ ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Again, The Future

2009-11-24 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
1. http://i39.tinypic.com/24w7ed0.jpg 2. http://comics.com/the_buckets/2009-11-24/ And one response: http://comics.com/brevity/2009-11-24/ . . . ronn! :) ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Groan.

2009-11-24 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
http://comics.com/frankernest/2009-11-24/ ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Again, The Future

2009-11-24 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 08:55 PM Tuesday 11/24/2009, Julia Thompson wrote: -Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of Ronn! Blankenship Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 5:32 PM To: Recipient list suppressed: Subject: Again, The Future 1. http

Re: Nomenclature (was) Chemicals R Us

2009-11-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
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 chemicals. This is an incorrect terminology in my opinion, but I can't change what is taught

Re: Chemicals R Us

2009-11-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 01:36 PM Wednesday 11/18/2009, Alberto Monteiro wrote: But if PVC is carcinogen than we could suffer the same doom the lead-piped romans suffered... At least we won't go plumb crazy. You Can Lead A Horse To Water But A Pencil Has To Be Lead Maru . . . ronn! :)

Re: List of The 50 Best Inventions of 2009

2009-11-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 05:42 PM Tuesday 11/17/2009, Andrew Crystall wrote: On 17 Nov 2009 at 12:48, Ronn! Blankenship wrote: starts here . . . The Best Invention of the Year: NASA's Ares Rockets The 50 Best Inventions of 2009 - TIME http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article

Re: Chemicals R Us

2009-11-18 Thread Ronn! Blankenship
At 11:28 AM Wednesday 11/18/2009, Deborah Harrell wrote: And no, I who at one point could fill an entire blackboard with the Krebs cycle and multiple connecting metabolic pathwaysincluding peptide synthesis, had _no idea_ that some amino acids (not to mention hormones etc.) were aromatic...

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