Information is never lost, not even in a black hole (as per Hawking) seems to be the consensus among all or nearly all astro-physicists.

Can someone knowledgeable please explain what they mean by “information?”
If that proposition is true, does it mean that, in principle, It is possible to learn what happened at any moment in the past, by gathering all the bits of information, and analyzing how they fit together?
I really do hope to read responses to this question.

Ocean Clean-Up

Why don’t we task the U.S. Navy with cleaning up the oceans? 

The program is paid for, they have boats and people, and they are out in the oceans of the world all the time.

Okay, so you want some naval defense. Fine. If not 100%, why not 50%, or 10% of their assignment be ocean clean-up?


I’ve come to expect RoboCalls. I usually get 3 or four per day. Some days I get none.
However, today I keep getting them. I estimate I’ve received at least twenty, so far.


Seeking Recommendation: Jetta with Electrical Problem

Hi, all. Has anyone else had a VW Jetta with electrical problems? ie, the headlights come on by themselves, or the daytime running lights, or the plate light, or the seat belt warning comes on when you are buckled in. How did you resolve it, where did you take the car for repair? What did you pay? Were you satisfied with the repair work? Thanks.

UPS Delivery Problems?

Has anyone else been having problems receiving delivery from the Brattleboro UPS terminal? I have had a package “out for delivery” in Marlboro for four days now (Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and today) and at the end of each day I get an email that the package is delayed, even though the UPS tracking system says it’s on the truck. An email to UPS has had no response, and it’s impossible to speak to anyone at the UPS 800 number.

Should Brattleboro Hold Representative Town Meeting?

With the flurry of cancellations and postponements in the area, would it be smart to postpone Brattleboro’s Representative Town Meeting?

On one hand, Brattleboro hasn’t had any confirmed cases. And there is a bit of time pressure on representatives to pass the budget before the fiscal year ends. Perhaps it would be best to get this out of the way early and hold it as scheduled.

Seeking Moving Advice or Recommendations

Hello friends,

I’m moving the contents of my apartment into a storage space here in Brattleboro in about a month.

In 2012, I hired Crofter’s to move me, and their rates seemed fair. Now, they’ve been bought by a company in Lebanon, NH, and their minimum is $800. That’s more than my monthly rent. My stuff can easily fit into a small rental truck. $800 is ridiculous.

How to Watch Harris Hill on BCTV?

Big front page story in Ref this am about all the prep for & equipment & etc to “broadcast” today’s Harris Hill Ski Jump o BCTV.  Many of us, of course, aren’t on cable (not available here) so I thought I’d try the online live stream.  Clicked on the link given in the Reformer article & got an error message.

Been poking around on the BCTV site — found the 2019 jump!  But can’t find today’s — if it’s really there.