Posts by Chris S

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1863619)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Some splitting going on yes, none to send yet though.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds And Other Projects (Message 1863616)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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1. Pentium Quad Q6600 2.4 Ghz, 8Gb ram, 750Ti card
2. Xeon i7 2600 3.4Ghz, 8Gb ram, 950 card
3. Twin Xeon X5460 2.16Ghz, 12Gb ram, 980 card

Nothing is over clocked I want my kit to last, and the cards are at 90-95% utilisation. The total power draw at 240V is shown as 890W on the meter. I know that the Quad m'c takes 250w so the Xeons are about 320W each.

Actually I was wrong. I had to reboot each m/c in turn for some cleaning up and I kept an eye on the power meter.

The Quad takes 270W, the single Xeon 200W, and the twin Xeon 420W.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1863607)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Shedloads of Guppis and no AP's :-(
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1863602)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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if its fishing for food it forgot the bait on the hooks LOL!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1863506)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Go to Defcon 2, fire up Airforce 1.

{Marineville]
Anything can happen in the next half hour
[/Marineville]
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1863504)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Which puts more responsibility upon the patient to organise suitable aftercare, when perhaps they are not in the best position to do that.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1863500)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I think that any person who will be having an operation in the near future will quite naturally be apprehensive about it beforehand, and somewhat on edge. Particularly if it is more of a "personal" procedure for a male patient as in this case. Hospitals need to cover themselves in standard letters so that patients know what is expected of them for their own safety after a general anaesthetic. A safe journey home is essential once they judge you are fit to leave i.e by bus wouldn't be acceptable, and confirmation of responsible adult supervision for 24 hours afterwards.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Are we notified directly? (Message 1863498)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The convention is that if Seti does believe that it has discovered a valid ET signal, it will not be announced at that time. They will then ask for verification from other Seti labs around the world, that the signal is repeatable and verifiable.

But you couldn't keep something like that quiet however hard you tried, it would leak out. At that point most people expect the National Security Agencies to step in. If it was true that the Earth had made contact with ET then every government on the planet would want to reverse engineer their technology to rule the world. Then yes at some point it might be made public and certain crunchers and wingmen might be named.

The UN is just a talking shop, they have no authority at all over any country in the world, Nations sign up to it in name only.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1863490)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I think that Sirius was very much in favour of the Westinghouse brake system.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1863476)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Blimey, that is still some Gatehouse even for that structure!

Tixall Gatehouse is a 16th-century gatehouse situated at Tixall, near Stafford, Staffordshire and is all that remains of Tixall Hall which was demolished in 1927. The gatehouse is a Grade I listed building. Tixall was used a prison for Mary, Queen of Scots for two weeks in 1586.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1863475)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Yes me too, and there are plenty :-))
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1863468)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The gatehouse to the long departed Tixall Hall

THAT is JUST the Gatehouse???
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1863467)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Janne, Hubby is a Husband!!
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1863458)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Yes, on top of all my hubby's problems he has Diabetes.

Oh no :-((
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1863457)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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As to discharge and aftercare - It must certainly be a concern with him living on his own, and not enjoying the "best of general health", with numerous other ailments to consider, including respiratory issues, none of which help with the recovery process.

Yes the list of problems that Vic has recently chosen to post do seem to be rather disconcerting to say the least. Particularly his weight which at 440lbs is not only clinically obese it is life threatening. In fact some might question whether is it sensible for him to be living on his own in the first place. But in his circumstances I guess he maybe has little choice, it would certainly be different here in the UK.

The clinical details of the procedure would have been decided by the hospital, i.e. whether general or local, so Vic may not have had a choice there. Assuming of course they are aware of his medical details.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1863454)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I think we can all decide for ourselves the reason why Vic refuses offers of help. But you also quite rightly bring up an additional important point. All the hand ops I had for Dupuytrens (4) were under general anaesthetic, and you had to be monitored at home by a responsible adult for 24 hours afterwards in case of an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic, the type of transport home didn't matter. Vic lives on his own, he may well find that they will keep him in for another day anyway before discharging him.

I did ask him earlier what arrangements he had made for the cat if there were any complications requiring him to be an in-patient for a time. He declined to answer.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1863453)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Yes me too. As Bernie knows Croydon is virtually on my doorstep and I use the Tram regularly. If it not as safe as it should or could be, I also would like to know about it.
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1863450)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Pretty accurate forecasts for something nobody can prove exists???

I'd say detailed instead of accurate. Accurate implies verified truth.

Its just scientists trying to explain things that they don't understand. If they don't come up with something then people don't class them as proper scientists any more. And lets face it the gullible public will swallow pretty much anything.

Statistics can be used to prove that Unicorns are busiest at 3am in the morning. That to me is much more likely to be true!

Well of course they are, we've always known that. Look, we cant prove that they are active from 12 midnight until 2am, nor can we prove that they are active from 4am until midnight. Therefore simple logic says it must be 3am QED.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part IV (Message 1863447)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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What I am prepared to believe is that God created the science. I just get stuck on the question of "where did God come from in the first place before He created the universe?" But so far, science can't explain that one either, and just thinking about it makes me loopy. I mean, the Big Bang is all well and good, but where did the matter that banged come from, and where did the space it's expanding into come from? In short, why is there anything at all?

All people at some stage in their lives ask themselves the simple question "Why are we all here, what is it all about?". The simple truth is that religion will not explain it nor will science.

There is no evidence for creationism as in a God or any God, an omnipotent entity that created everything. If people choose to believe in one that is their personal choice. There is scientific evidence for evolution however.

Mankind has a problem with infinity as a concept. We live we die, things have a beginning and an end. We can see all three dimensions of a book. The idea of a Universe that is infinite in all directions and has been there forever, and will be there forever is quite alien to us.

My belief is that the main universe is exactly that, but what we are seeing is the aftermath of our local Big Bang. That was likely caused by a super massive black hole devouring so much matter, that in time it couldn't contain it and simply exploded. The stuff ejected from that will in time be captured by other black holes elsewhere in the universe and they will have their local Big Bang.

I don't really care why I exist, I just accept that I do, and get on with it. The ones that think too much about it just go loopy as you mention, or go all evangelical and being a nuisance knocking on peoples doors.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1863443)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Some of the old ways were perhaps the best. I can remember in the 60's seeing tube train drivers come into the station with a cloth rag over the go handle to save marks on their hands.


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