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1) Message boards : Politics : Calais Migrants (Message 1707628)
Posted 1 minute ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I would endorse that advice Iona, but well, you know him, he hasn't got an original thought in his head. His whole world is the Waily Fail and how they tell it how it is.

But yes they are right in one respect to highlight this issue, and most British tax payers will not be very happy about it. Of course it is all about the Mail trying to put pressure upon the government to do something about it, look good to the readers, and also earn a few bob upon the back of others misery.

But what they have also done is to encourage those migrants still in Calais to re-double their efforts to get here. Now it has been confirmed to them what's on offer the problem will escalate.

High time the mail got issued with a DA notice.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1707623)
Posted 29 minutes ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I'll take one dozen... :-))

Confirmed Guinness-holic ....
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : BBC Shows - An American's Perspective (Message 1707622)
Posted 35 minutes ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
The truth is that UK Humour is nothing like American humour, it loses a certain something in travelling over the pond. We can laugh ourselves silly at Morecambe & Wise, while they would think it rubbish!

Oh and a Government Surgeon General's health warning

Avoid UK soaps at all costs, i.e. Emmerdale, Coronation Street, and East Enders. They are fictional programs that bear no resemblance whatsoever to everyday real UK life. We do not have pubs burning down, train & plane crashes, murders, or extra marital affairs every week on every street corner. It is all hyped up for the ratings here Soap awards. Th winner gets the most advertisng revenue for their channel. That is what it is all about, money. Bad acting and cheesy scripts = cash in the bank.

Quite apart from which all three of them portray screeching female actresses in their 20's/30's that haven't got an ounce of talent between them, and in real life actually would be buried under the patio!

AVOID
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Exaflop Supercomputer (Message 1707612)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
In the same way I have always been wondering why there are not any, or at least many supercomputers contributing to distributed projects like BOINC for scientific computing.

Because most super computers are engaged on government work i.e. Dept of Energy, military scenarios, climate change modelling etc. In any case super computers would not need to use a distributed model like BOINC, they are powerful enough in their own right.

Titan is a supercomputer built by Cray at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for use in a variety of science projects. Titan is an upgrade of Jaguar, a previous supercomputer at Oak Ridge, that uses graphics processing units (GPUs) in addition to conventional central processing units (CPUs). Titan is the first such hybrid to perform at over 17 petaFLOPS.

The average across the whole of Boinc is 7 petaflops, at nearly half the power of Titan. Seti@Home manages 668 teraFLOPS. Boinc is a very cost effective way to process data essentially for "free".
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc Down (Message 1707609)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
They thought I could do a weekend without supervising Mark and so took everything down. :)

Yep Seti had the pleasure of his/her company this weekend.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc Down (Message 1707431)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
BOINC is offline

Due to a web server crash, BOINC is offline until further notice.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/4/2015 (Message 1707423)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Mr S, I take issue with you young man :-))

David, David, David, I will grudgingly accept that the apostrophe was a mistake, but you are also wrong on the Grammar.

More correctly it should have been "upon the behalf of all of you".

Ye gods what is the world coming to when we have Americans (of all people) picking Englishmen up upon English language grammar, when they can't even spell it correctly! Next time I meet Annie our drinks are going on your tab :-))

As it is spoke
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1707407)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
OK, we have 11 now. Judging tomorrow, been away for a couple of days.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1707406)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Well, some have their own priorities don't they.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : PTSD 2 (Message 1707404)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
anniet's need hugs...

Yes they do, and I give you as many as I can in real life as well as on the net :-)))
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1707397)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Has this link been mentioned before? It's a live LHC site of whats happening.

OP Vistars
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1706680)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Had I been the pilot of that aircraft I would have said this

"My concern is the safety of the 144 passengers on my aircraft. I am landing at your airport whether you f'ing like it or not. When I have safely done so I will make my way to your control tower and bang a few heads together. Now get out of my way I am coming in!".
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Skype warning (Message 1706677)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I think that getting your Skype account hacked is about as likely as someone breaking into your e-mail.

That very well may be James, but I thought it best to err on the side of caution. Quite apart from protecting my street cred!
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706671)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Pretty fair comments Bernie, I can't disagree with them. I might swop one of my 6 machines over to Win 10 just for an experiment in a couple of months when I have more feed back, I'll see.

I agree that those that are happy with Win 7 should stick with it for the meantime.

@Cliff, useful feed back - thanks.
15) Message boards : Politics : Calais Migrants (Message 1706667)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Good points there, thank you :-)
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1706637)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Raccoons are the most lovely creatures you could imagine. Anybody that says different incurs my distinct displeasure. Looking forward one day to meeting some skunks :-))
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1706635)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Off to Devon to sort out final probate matters. Will have a couple of beers on the train :-)
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1706633)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Keep 'em coming!
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706629)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Piggys might fly Jason :-)))
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Voyagers disks (Message 1706615)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Thanks Gordon.


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