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Posts Made By: Paul Kammueller

March 31, 2003 09:02 PM Forum: Religion

Re: Peter Arnett

Posted By Paul Kammueller

Any opinions of the war itself aside, by exercising poor judgment and setting himself up to be used as a propaganda item by an enemy regime, he ceased to be a working asset and transformed himself into serious liability for his employer. Under such circumstances termination of employment is appropriate, IMHO.

April 7, 2003 07:26 PM Forum: Telescope Making

April 16, 2003 02:57 AM Forum: Telescope Making

Now THIS would be a pretty big project

Posted By Paul Kammueller

Hey guys, there's a 11" elliptical diagonal up for sale, perfect for that 40-50" dob you've been planning! Any takers?

April 25, 2003 11:01 AM Forum: Religion

The one GOOD thing about death

Posted By Paul Kammueller

is I won't have to sit through the flu ever again.

Bleah. Home sick today, talk to you chaps later.

April 29, 2003 04:06 PM Forum: Religion

Re: Political compass test

Posted By Paul Kammueller

Very cool link, James, thanks!

I landed just a little to the right of Ghandi. :-)

April 29, 2003 05:12 PM Forum: Religion

Re: Political compass test

Posted By Paul Kammueller

Interesting, if you answer 'strongly agree' to all the statements you land well inside the authoritarian camp, and slightly right of center.

May 2, 2003 07:57 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Re: I didn't see a plan

Posted By Paul Kammueller

a lot of time on our hands, have we?


May 7, 2003 09:24 PM Forum: Religion

Life's Basic Purpose

Posted By Paul Kammueller

Been thinking about the meaning of life. :-)

Seems to me that life, in the most general scope, through the development, replication and modification of DNA, etc. seems to be a basic form of information accumulation, modification, and preservation and it redirects energy in a fashion to serve this end.

I find that interesting. I'm going somewhere with this, just give me a few minutes to get there.

May 8, 2003 02:22 PM Forum: Religion

What would YOU do?

Posted By Paul Kammueller

This is as thorny as it gets. Tumor deep in the brain. No surgery, probably die in a year. Do surgery and have better-than-even odds of ending up in some sort of vegetative state. Do you go for broke, or make the most of the time you have left?

May 8, 2003 03:11 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Stocks - breakout, or next leg down?

Posted By Paul Kammueller

In case any of my fellow astronomers find charts interesting, I personally find trend analysis interesting (this is a highly complex form of analysis that can be done by anyone who can draw a straight line with a ruler).

The nasdaq just bumped off the top of its 3-year-long downtrend channel on the logarithmic scale. If it gets to a new high at all from this point, it could mark the end of the bear market on a trend-channel basis. If it fails, well...