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To: scion who wrote (19214)2/22/2012 3:21:01 PM
From: SteveF
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Wow, did you know Frank Coy is over 70? He was 68 in 2007 (

Frank’s Friends Swim Some Laps for YMCA Strong Kids
In Uncategorized on April 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm

YMCA kids fundraisers enlists young swimmers

Frank Coy had a personal reason for starting a swimming fundraiser for a YMCA kids program six years ago.

When he started his 10-kilometre swim to raise funds for the Strong Kids campaign, he was already an avid swimmer, coming to the pool five days a week.
Problem was, the lane swimming sessions were only 90 minutes long. “I wanted to swim longer,” he said.

Since then, Coy’s efforts have raised nearly $50,000 for the campaign, which provides recreation and exercise opportunities for children who may otherwise not be able to afford it.

In recent years, though, he’s had to slow down, bringing in his son, Frank Jr. to swim half the laps for the last couple. And this year, with a bad shoulder, Coy decided he’d only be able to do a handful of the 400 laps needed to complete the 10-km. swim.

“I didn’t think I could swim 10K or even five,” he said. But that doesn’t mean the event, known for the past five years as Frank and Frank’s 10K Swim for Kids, is petering out. In a way, it’s just beginning.

Now it’s called Frank and Friends’ 10K Swim.

One of Frank’s new friends is Christine Arsenault, a mother who frequently brings her children to the Y. Recently, Arsenault met the centre’s director, Sally Jane Southern-Grice, and told her of her upcoming aquatics plan — swimming across Lake Ontario.

Upon hearing this and knowing another long-distance swimmer was needed, Southern-Grice asked if Arsenault would like to fill Frank’s shoes, or perhaps flippers.
“I said I would love to,” Arsenault said. “To be able to use my swimming and offer it the Y — it’s perfect.”

While Aresenault spent much of Thursday in the pool completing the laps, she wasn’t alone. In the lanes beside her were a few more of Frank’s new friends, many of them kids themselves.

Southern-Grice said it just made sense to get kids involved in the campaign. “We thought what’s better than children swimming for children,” she said.
She laughed as she thought of what it must have looked like for the regulars at the pool, seeing all these kids there on a weekday. “They’re supposed to be in school.”

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To: scion who wrote (19218)2/22/2012 3:21:42 PM
From: Joseph B. Schmidt
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Sometimes I see stars after reading her posts but haven't found out yet if it's a signal or not, lol.

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To: SteveF who wrote (19219)2/22/2012 3:22:28 PM
From: scion
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That's Frank Coy, Snr.

Frank Coy (Junior) joined his dad Frank Senior in a 10K swim at the St. Catharines YMCA in April. Together they raised over $9000 to help disadvantaged youth in Niagara. Story is here:

Frank is also retiring from RBC gradually over the next year, and will be using his spare time to help ex-Brock Niagara Meet Manager Lisa Matheson run her business.

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To: scion who wrote (19218)2/22/2012 3:27:30 PM
From: SteveF
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i prefer change that actually means something

Another neat coincidence:

Judith Vazquez donated $310 to Obama in Q3 2008, about 8 months before Bordynuik acquired control of the 310 Holdings shell. Since then she has made four other various contributions totaling $41:

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To: SteveF who wrote (19201)2/22/2012 4:03:18 PM
From: MorningLightMountain
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pretty funny.......felt like I was reading the real thing, since it makes about the same sense......

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From: scion2/22/2012 4:06:26 PM
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Faster-than-light neutrino result reportedly a mistake caused by loose cable

By John Timmer | Published about an hour ago

Since September, scientists have been scratching their head over results that appear to show neutrinos traveling between Switzerland and Italy faster than light would. As far as anyone could tell, the team behind the results had done everything they could to eliminate errors, and had even released some preliminary data that had strengthened their results. But the results remained difficult to square with everything else we know about how the Universe operates.

But now, ScienceInsider is reporting that there was a good reason the measurements and reality weren't lining up: a loose fiber optic cable was causing one of the atomic clocks used to time the neutrinos' flight to produce spurious results. If the report is confirmed (right now, there's only one source), then it provides a simple explanation for the fascinating-yet-difficult-to-accept results. According to the new report, researchers are preparing to gather new data with the clocks properly hooked into computers, which should definitively indicate whether the loose connection was at fault.

It's somewhat ironic that ScienceInsider, which is part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, broke the news now. Over the weekend, the AAAS held its annual meeting, which included a discussion of the biggest news in physics, where the neutrino results were highlighted. The session indicated that five different neutrino experiments were upgrading their hardware in order to check timing, and some would have data before the year is out. So even if this report doesn't pan out, we should know more soon.

At the AAAS meeting's discussion, CERN's director of research, Sergio Bertolucci, placed his bet on what the results would be: "I have difficulty to believe it, because nothing in Italy arrives ahead of time."

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To: Joseph B. Schmidt who wrote (19217)2/22/2012 4:20:26 PM
From: YAWN
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I have been reading that drivel for years. I think the same posts are just cut and pasted time after time after time. Just swap out the stock symbol.

A normal person after getting it wrong so many times for so long would either fess up, or stop the drivel.

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To: scion who wrote (19224)2/22/2012 5:10:12 PM
From: MorningLightMountain
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thank causality!!!!

(it figures......bad connections, the root of all evil......)

Faster than light neutrinos? More like faulty wiring February 22, 2012 by Jason Major, Universe Today

Part of the OPERA project's underground lab. Image credit: CORBIS/CERN

You can shelf your designs for a warp drive engine (for now) and put the DeLorean back in the garage; it turns out neutrinos may not have broken any cosmic speed limits after all.

Ever since the news came out on September 22 of last year that a team of researchers in Italy had clocked neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light, the physics world has been resounding with the potential implications of such a discovery — that is, if it were true. The speed of light has been a key component of the standard model of physics for over a century, an Einstein-established limit that particles (even tricky neutrinos) weren’t supposed to be able to break, not even a little.

Now, according to a breaking news article by Edwin Cartlidge on AAAS’ ScienceInsider, the neutrinos may be cleared of any speed violations.

“According to sources familiar with the experiment, the 60 nanoseconds discrepancy appears to come from a bad connection between a fiber optic cable that connects to the GPS receiver used to correct the timing of the neutrinos’ flight and an electronic card in a computer,” Cartlidge reported.

The original OPERA (Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus) experiment had a beam of neutrinos fired from CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, aimed at an underground detector array located 730 miles away at the Gran Sasso facility, near L’Aquila, Italy. Researchers were surprised to discover the neutrinos arriving earlier than expected, by a difference of 60 nanoseconds. This would have meant the neutrinos had traveled faster than light speed to get there.

Repeated experiments at the facility revealed the same results. When the news was released, the findings seemed to be solid — from a methodological standpoint, anyway.

Shocked at their own results, the OPERA researchers were more than happy to have colleagues check their results, and welcomed other facilities to attempt the same experiment.

Repeated attempts may no longer be needed.

Once the aforementioned fiber optic cable was readjusted, it was found that the speed of data traveling through it matched the 60 nanosecond discrepancy initially attributed to the neutrinos. This could very well explain the subatomic particles’ apparent speed burst.

Case closed? Well… it is science, after all.

“New data,” Cartlidge added, “will be needed to confirm this hypothesis.”

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To: YAWN who wrote (19225)2/22/2012 5:18:23 PM
From: donpat
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Do you think this JBI apparatus will work?

Do you think if it works that it will be profitable?

I, myself, like the idea of taking 'garbage' out of RockTenn's raggertail storage pits with a what, digger of some sort, maybe it will need dynamite, then taking it with a transporter like a truck to a loader at the front end of the apparatus and process it into a saleable product of some sort. BUT there are many obstacles along that pathway.

This is not as easy as it looks.

I've always believed in the KISS principle and THIS is NOT simple.

I doubt it will work as advertised. It will take years to refine and that requires plenty money.

Where is it?

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To: MorningLightMountain who wrote (19226)2/22/2012 5:22:32 PM
From: donpat
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At first glance, I thought that pic was the 5000 ton/hr JBI rotary kiln!

Boy oh boy, I gotta get out more! WILL happen.

The kiln, eh.

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