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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th August 2022, 12:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,738
Posted By rjh01
Apollo 8 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_8)...

Apollo 8 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_8) orbited the moon without a lander (it was not ready). Apollo 10 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_10)was a dress rehearsal for the landing....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th August 2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,232
Posted By rjh01
There probably will be bone loss from living on...

There probably will be bone loss from living on the moon. How much will not be known until we start living on the moon. Worst case people will spend 6 - 12 months on the moon and then return home....
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th August 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 188,963
Posted By rjh01
Now will Jones actually pay? Alex...

Now will Jones actually pay?



Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2m in punitive damages to Sandy Hook family...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd August 2022, 04:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,232
Posted By rjh01
G-WO-z-QuWI Here is your video. To terraform...

G-WO-z-QuWI
Here is your video. To terraform Venus will take several centuries.

One thing that could be done is to live on airships in the atmosphere above the clouds where the air pressure is...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 31st July 2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 144,215
Posted By rjh01
100% wrong. My quotes were only 5 months old. The...

100% wrong. My quotes were only 5 months old. The stats show that some people dying from Covid would otherwise have lived for at least a year.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 31st July 2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By rjh01
The building would be just a bit shorter than the...

The building would be just a bit shorter than the world's biggest buildings. I suggest its height would make it very expensive to build. I wonder how they would deal with the wind that would exist at...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 31st July 2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 144,215
Posted By rjh01
Here are a couple of quotes I was referring to in...

Here are a couple of quotes I was referring to in my above two posts. The stats I produced say many people died at least a year (and probably many years) early because of Covid 19. The quotes below...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 30th July 2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 144,215
Posted By rjh01
There was a debate somewhere in this forum about...

There was a debate somewhere in this forum about people who died with Covid. Would they have died anyway within a few months from other causes? These stats show that these people would have lived...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 30th July 2022, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 144,215
Posted By rjh01
Just found a graph of deaths in Australia over...

Just found a graph of deaths in Australia over the last 12 months. It shows that deaths increased when Covid 19 infections went up. Go to the bottom of the page in the link and you will be able to...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th July 2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,123
Posted By rjh01
The boy violated the safety rules. It shows this...

The boy violated the safety rules. It shows this in the video and text.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd July 2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 43,990
Posted By rjh01
Someone else was sentenced to two years in jail....

Someone else was sentenced to two years in jail. https://www.northants.police.uk/news/northants/news/in-court/2021/december-21/man-handed-two-year-sentence-for-voyeurism/

The main differences are...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 18th July 2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By rjh01
I hope everybody’s thing this link...

I hope everybody’s thing this link https://haveibeenpwned.com/
It will tell you if your email has been involved in a data breach. It will tell you about that data breach. There is also a link...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 18th July 2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By rjh01
For starters I suggest you read this post. It...

For starters I suggest you read this post. It explains why it would take more than a few seconds to work out what a password is given that you know the hash of a password.

And remember it is not...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 18th July 2022, 04:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By rjh01
No. Watch the video I linked to above and you...

No. Watch the video I linked to above and you will understand.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 18th July 2022, 03:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By rjh01
The problem arises when a database containing...

The problem arises when a database containing usernames and passwords hashes is stolen. Then the people can have as many guesses as they like and as fast as their hardware will allow. If the rules...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th July 2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By rjh01
A good computer can do far more than 100,000...

A good computer can do far more than 100,000 attempts per second. Six years ago the figure was 10,000,000 per second. That only used four graphics cards. Now get a good mining computer (think...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th July 2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By rjh01
That may not be 100% true. Give a computer a...

That may not be 100% true. Give a computer a 2,000 word dictionary and tell a computer to use it to guess the password it would need a maximum of 2000^4 = 1.6E+13 guesses. Your 11 character password...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th July 2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By rjh01
Password rules stupid

Just worked out something amazing. When creating passwords you are often told that you need to use upper, lower case, special characters and numbers as part of the password. I have just worked out...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th July 2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 775
Posted By rjh01
We cannot compete with money with China. But both...

We cannot compete with money with China. But both Australia and New Zealand should be able to do lots of this with many of the Pacific Island nations. And out-compete China. I just do not see the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th July 2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 72,253
Posted By rjh01
Science has seriously undermined religion and...

Science has seriously undermined religion and other nutty ideas. It used to be that everyone was a creationist, but then Wallice and Darwin came along. If you got sick you used to go to someone who...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th July 2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 72,253
Posted By rjh01
How JWST is useful 1. It inspires people to...

How JWST is useful
1. It inspires people to take up science as a career.
2. People learn about science and then want to learn more about other science.
3. Undermines religion and other stupid...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th July 2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,109
Posted By rjh01
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th July 2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 72,253
Posted By rjh01
Seeker has published a 5 minute video ...

Seeker has published a 5 minute video
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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th July 2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By rjh01
Cannot read the article as it is behind a...

Cannot read the article as it is behind a paywall. That is one good argument for allowing many good immigrants to enter the country. They improve the country's wealth.

Edit. I think this would be...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th July 2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 72,253
Posted By rjh01
Dr Becky is first ...

Dr Becky is first
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la8dLLsuG9g
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/OEGdzOojKBc
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th July 2022, 01:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,109
Posted By rjh01
If it was not a good deal then why do it? For...

If it was not a good deal then why do it? For work experience?
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 10th July 2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 923
Posted By rjh01
He headed an enquiry. How many people were even...

He headed an enquiry. How many people were even charged as a result of that enquiry?
Forum: Trials and Errors 10th July 2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,513
Posted By rjh01
It is usual for insurance to have a limited...

It is usual for insurance to have a limited amount it will pay. This is what most people who take out insurance should know. What the limits are in this case I have no idea.

Ref:...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th July 2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By rjh01
A lot of people move to countries that have...

A lot of people move to countries that have higher living standards than the countries where they used to live. To do the reverse they need good reasons to do so, like discrimination. Your stats show...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th July 2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,895
Posted By rjh01
You are right. I thought New Zealand had a bigger...

You are right. I thought New Zealand had a bigger population, but that is not correct, it is smaller. So they get only 12 Senators. Mind you that might upset the ratio of MPs to Senators. So...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 8th July 2022, 04:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,280
Posted By rjh01
What about viruses? Will the computer be...

What about viruses? Will the computer be vulnerable to hacker attacks?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th July 2022, 04:23 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,895
Posted By rjh01
There was an invitation for New Zealand to become...

There was an invitation for New Zealand to become a state of Australia in the 1890s (check the Australian Constitution for more information). Was this invitation ever withdrawn or expired? So what...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd July 2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By rjh01
This is a continuation of a trend that has been...

This is a continuation of a trend that has been going on since about the 1966 census. And if you look at history it has been going on far longer. We no longer burn people at the stack for being the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 30th June 2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 144,215
Posted By rjh01
I had a look at deaths in Australia, both road...

I had a look at deaths in Australia, both road and Covid. Discovered that in 2021 there were 1123 road deaths. For Covid

Total deaths
29/06/22 = 9837
01/01/22 = 2253
01/01/21 = 909

Covid...
Forum: Trials and Errors 28th June 2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,513
Posted By rjh01
Legal eagle has just commented on the case. The...

Legal eagle has just commented on the case. The insurance company is a long way from paying up. But eventually, it might have to. Depending on the results of a court case.

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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd June 2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By rjh01
That is it. Take guns away from most people and...

That is it. Take guns away from most people and criminals find it hard to get guns. So they need to use weapons that are not suitable for mass murder (outside of domestic violence).
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 23rd June 2022, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By rjh01
I agree science has helped make the world a...

I agree science has helped make the world a better place. It is just that the video does not do a good job of explaining that.

There are many other factors that have helped make the world a better...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 15th June 2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By rjh01
I think the author has a lot to learn. How does...

I think the author has a lot to learn. How does science make a better world?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th June 2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 72,253
Posted By rjh01
This is a very good youtube from Anton Petrov...

This is a very good youtube from Anton Petrov about the Meteoroid and related topics. It discusses several things not mentioned elsewhere, such as collisions with other satellites such as Hubble and...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th June 2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 72,253
Posted By rjh01
A very short video about that dust grain by Dr...

A very short video about that dust grain by Dr Becky Though she says nothing more than what is in the links above.

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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 923
Posted By rjh01
Glad you wrote that first paragraph. The HoS may...

Glad you wrote that first paragraph. The HoS may not need power. There is influence. They may say "Issue X is critical, the facts are these..." This is highly likely to get widespread publicity. Hard...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 923
Posted By rjh01
It gets even worse. In America, if you are a...

It gets even worse. In America, if you are a republican that means you support a major political party. In Australia, it means you want to get rid of the Queen as the head of state. It does not...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th June 2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 923
Posted By rjh01
State parliaments can nominate a person to be...

State parliaments can nominate a person to be head of state. They may want that person to make waves so they nominate a knowledgeable person. There is nothing the Federal government can do to stop...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th June 2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 923
Posted By rjh01
That is a generalisation. There are two...

That is a generalisation. There are two exceptions to the above
1. A president is elected who has some qualifications to give advice. There are many qualifications such a person could have.
2. A...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd June 2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 923
Posted By rjh01
There is one important role a head of state can...

There is one important role a head of state can do and that is a ceremonial role. If they are in the role for a long time (I am thinking of QE2), they can even give good advice to the PM on what they...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st June 2022, 01:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 923
Posted By rjh01
Both King Charles 1 and 2 were disasters so do...

Both King Charles 1 and 2 were disasters so do not expect the third to be much better. So soon after we have a King I suggest that there will be popular support for a republic. Until then we will...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th May 2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,895
Posted By rjh01
The Government can now appoint a speaker and...

The Government can now appoint a speaker and still have a majority.

NB: The speaker does not normally vote.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th May 2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,895
Posted By rjh01
Labor could get 77 seats if it wins Gilmore. But...

Labor could get 77 seats if it wins Gilmore. But it has only a slightly better than 50% chance of doing so. Otherwise Labor could lose its majority if a Labor MP ceases to be a Labor MP and is not...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By rjh01
She is not the only person to write a book on...

She is not the only person to write a book on killing your husband. Here is another book with the same title https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2792855-how-to-murder-your-husband
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th May 2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 4,895
Posted By rjh01
Anything would be better than the Australian...

Anything would be better than the Australian people being told that the Chinese are a threat to Australia.
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