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RE: singing at soccer games

Wouldn't call the All Blacks a football team if I were you. Just the most successful rugby team on the planet. When & where I grew up, the Welsh Valleys, 50s & 60s, the word 'Football' meant Rugby!
Orion 07/01/16 04:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

What it doesn't show is if any other IL is still alive. Well it sort of does, the final 'L' shows 'L = the length of time for which such civilizations release detectable signals into space'. As for the cost, most of the SETI research is 'piggy backed ' off regular astronomical observations.
Orion 06/29/16 08:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

What it doesn't show is if any other IL is still alive. Well it sort of does, the final 'L' shows 'L = the length of time for which such civilizations release detectable signals into space'. As for the cost, most of the SETI research is 'piggy backed ' off regular astronomical observations.
Orion 06/29/16 08:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

As far as the 'Big Bang' goes, then yes, that is what the evidence shows. By measuring how far the galaxies are apart and how fast all of them are moving apart, it can be calculated that thirteen and a half billion years ago, everything was in one place. It's not quite as simple as that though as all this matter didn't 'explode' out into empty space, there was no space! The 'Singularity' which is what they call the particle that started it all, also contained space and that expanded outwards along with all the matter. This is why when you ask where was this singularity that started it all, the answer is 'everywhere'!
Orion 06/28/16 11:00am Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

The Drake Equation has value, not to calculate any figure, as most of the factors are guesses, but to show what factors are involved in the calculation. It shows for example that even if life could last for three billion years on a planet, intelligent life for two million years, then a civilisation capable of transmitting its prescience might appear right at the end of this period, and then of course, how long will that civilisation last? This cuts down the number drastically as there could be a VERY narrow window during which a civilisation could be transmitting.
Orion 06/28/16 10:49am Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

My view is not that dissimilar from yours, except I don't think the universe is teeming with life. As you say, we should of picked up their radar, etc., I would think. I agree, and of course, 'teeming' is a relative term! Earlier on, they used the Drake Equation to calculate the number of intelligent civilisations possible at the present and always got numbers like 1-3. I always thought that this was a useless exercise. as the real purpose was to show the factors involved . Now though, when they do those calculations they get higher numbers.
Orion 06/27/16 10:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

I've never been a believer in ET life. I know the theories, lots of universes/planets out there....more than mathematically possible. I'll believe it when I see it. Les, I'm curious, what do you base this on? Lack of evidence? Also, do you mean intelligent life, or any form of life? Or is this "I just don't believe it" with no actual reason? For myself, I don't have a 'belief' either way, I 'think' that the Universe is teeming with life, but am puzzled why there is no evidence, as many of those civilisations should be way ahead of us. We should have picked up their radars, or even the gamma radiation from the warp drive of the daily shuttle from Tau Ceti to Epsilon Eridani! :)
Orion 06/27/16 09:25am Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

Contact will never be made.........any intelligent life form will just bypass us. If by 'contact' you mean a visit from an ET, then yes, you are possibly correct. However, SETI is just concerned with detecting evidence of extra terrestrial life.
Orion 06/26/16 05:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

With a few exceptions, radio waves are not transmitted into space by radio telescopes, but are received by them. As already explained, 'radio' waves are just one part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and these receivers can pick up all kinds of frequencies. Much of the ET searching is done at the 21cm level as this is a common frequency throughout the universe, the frequency of hydrogen. What is puzzling is that apart from two puzzling incidents, nothing has been detected. With all the recent exoplanet discoveries, the number of civilisations, according to the 'Drake Equation has greatly increased. However, if that be the case, where are they?
Orion 06/26/16 12:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Canadian Banks - Changing American to Canadian $

You see this, and similar questions all the time, on here and other forums. So many Americans will come to Canada with apparently piles of US cash wanting to exchange it for Canadian. I have often wondered why? Is it that: a) We don't have ATMs here- Yes we do, probably the same as in the US but we have a more linked in system. b) If I take money out of an ATM in Canada from my account in the US, it will be in US dollars as that's what's in my account. (!!!) - No, except a few ATMs in larger cities, all our ATMs dispense Canadian Dollars. c) If I tap in to withdraw $100, do I get $100 Canadian and $100 comes out of my account in the US- No , the exchange amount will come out of your account. This amount will be the SELLING rate for Canadian Dollars at your bank, as your bank is actually selling you Canadian dollars, PLUS a foreign exchange fee of 2-3%, previously only c/c did this, now many debit cards are too. d) If I put in $100 to withdraw at an ATM in Canada, does $100 come out of my account but the machine will give me the exchange of, say, $132.17 Canadian? - No see c) above.
Orion 06/26/16 10:22am Around the Campfire
RE: Another Annual Surprise Comanche Invasion

I'll go warn the wimmin folk!
Orion 06/24/16 11:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadian Banks - Changing American to Canadian $

Why didn't you just go to an ATM when you got to Canada? That's what we would do if we didn't have a US dollar account in our bank here and transfer funds around at the staff rate. I can't imagine taking Canadian cash down to a US bank and hoping they would exchange it for US. They probably wouldn't!
Orion 06/24/16 09:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Favorite scenic drive?

Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper has to be #1.
Orion 06/24/16 10:42am Roads and Routes
RE: singing at soccer games

but three hours to play a 60 minute game is a bit much. Don't forget though that in that 60 minute game, that takes three hours, there is on average, only ELEVEN minutes of actual ball in play! Put an NFL game on the TV, and the chances are it will be a scene of helmeted heads walking!
Orion 06/14/16 04:21pm Around the Campfire
Visa & Wal Mart

They just announced that on July 18, Wal Mart Canada will phase in non acceptance of Visa! Guess they were squabbling about the merchant fee.
Orion 06/11/16 01:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: singing at soccer games

It is called football in all countries EXCEPT were they have NFL type football then it's called Soccer.... Australia Canada USA I have to admit that WAY back, where I grew up, Wales, 'kick ball' was called 'Soccer' as when they said 'Football' they meant.......Rugby. I don't think they say that there any more though. I do see what you mean, that at times the field seems too big. I don't get this though when watching Rugby which is on a similar sized field.
Orion 06/11/16 01:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: singing at soccer games

Fair enough! Kick Ball it is. It's still got a lot more action than that silly 'Throw Egg'! Funny timing on all this, as I just watched an entire Kick Ball game on TV, my national team, Wales defeated Slovakia and I wasn't bored at all, and of course, the Welsh singing was great!
Orion 06/11/16 12:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: singing at soccer games

It depends what game you mean when you say 'Football' To me, Football is a ball game, where the ball is round, played mainly with the feet. Hence Foot Ball. That other game, where they play for eleven minutes over a three hour plus, is an Egg shaped thing, played with the hands. Hence Hand Egg. I did call it a football MATCH as another clue! :)
Orion 06/11/16 11:23am Around the Campfire
RE: singing at soccer games

At least in a Football match there is action of some kind for virtually all of the time. The ball is nearly always moving. In a Hand Egg game though, which may last several hours, in the actual 60 minute, the egg is actually in play for ELEVEN minutes. Now that's boring!
Orion 06/11/16 10:34am Around the Campfire
RE: June 6th, 1944...

We should never forget this day. Unfortunately, many have. The TV has been on for the past few hours, and not one mention! :(
Orion 06/06/16 11:07am Around the Campfire
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