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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts V (Message 1604633)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Nice one David :-))
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 225 topic to be determined (Message 1604632)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Hey, didn't the girls do well :-)))

football
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : To whom it may concern..... (Message 1604630)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
+100
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1604549)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Therefore, already CreditNew both because of technical reasons and "political" reasons is not working as it should, as we already know.

But they are too embarrassed to fix it because it means admitting they got it wrong.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 225 topic to be determined (Message 1604547)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I hope that DQ stands for Dairy Queen...

Nope!!

Deliciously Quintessential :-)))
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1604520)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Supreme cats
7) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1604514)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
(Another quick in and out post, then gone again)

I said here previously that the UK Parliament was very unlikely to vote for across the board British "boots on the ground" to deal with this matter. I said that it was most likely that Special Forces operations would be sanctioned as the best way forward. I'm pleased to confirm that I was correct in my assessment, which is now being publicised.

Apologies for the source on the first one.

Special Forces

BBC
8) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Russia tests 'satellite catcher' (Message 1604065)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I think you are dead right and I have being saying this for a while now :-)
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1604038)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
John gets remembered by his friends every Spring in the UK, and will always do.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dead phone (Message 1604037)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I've been having the same cell phone for over 5 years now and it most certainly isn't dead yet:)

My phone is a Nokia 6020 from 2004. It has a camera and is 3G and I can get the internet and email on it if I want to. You can stick all your iphones and tablets up where the sun doesn't shine!! It does what I want, and I will keep it forever until it dies or I do. If I want the internet 24/7 I'll go and live in a data centre :-)))

Water and liquids to not mix with electronic equipment, THEY DO NOT. Occasionally a drying out will work, but not very often.
11) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1604034)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
(Very quick post in and out, then gone, but it needs to be said)

So that people know where I stand, I support the views of Es99 and Hev. My Niece did a BSc, MRes, and a PhD in research in medical science, she has found some of it in the UK, but it may be more rife across the pond?

Harden up? Are you aware that the women who dared to complain about the shirt are getting death threats now?

The very fact that no one at any point thought to tell him before he went on TV that the shirt wasn't the best way to represent Science, says an awful lot about the culture in science research.

TA, you may have untreated PTSD from the past because of a previous relationship, perhaps that colours you views? The man was a well known eccentric that just didn't think in the euphoria of the moment, and surrounded by monkey level media types. But the fall out from it all has been totally out of order.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Mineral Oil Cooled and submerged computer (Message 1604025)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Hey here's a thought, perhaps we could flog a few to the Harry Ramsden's chain? They just fry the fish, we supply all the chips from the shoulders of those in Politics! Then everyone crunches :-)))

Yay!

© Chris S 2014
13) Message boards : News : Running out of workunits (Message 1604011)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
This question may not be posted in the proper forum, but I don't find one where the Seti server hardware/software/systems is up for discussion.

I don't recall if there ever was one actually. Generally speaking we have relied on the Project staff, Eric, Matt, Jeff and others, advising us what hardware they need to continue with the work. Sometimes it has been a fundraiser for a specific bit of kit like GPUUG used to do, other times X amount is raised and they use it to best advantage. Sometimes a personal bequest arrives as in the case of Paddy and GeorgeM.

In terms of the topology of their set up, they rely upon donated database software, that might not be available free in the future, and generous donations of hardware from various computer manufacturers in addition to the other fund raising. I have said in the past that I thought it was self defeating for the team to have to be server engineers rather than project scientists, but in doing so, they have gained an enormous amount of expertise along the way. They best know what database system suits them, given the financial, hardware, and manpower limitations they work under. Erics main role may be as a project scientist and astronomer, but you only have to read his posts to see that he is fully clued up on all the possibilities.

They have been asked many times what they would do with a donation of serious money i.e. hundreds of thousands of dollars, the answer has always been to endow a rolling bursary for a full time intern to join the team. Lack of manpower is hampering the project as much as kit getting older.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 14 year club (Message 1604000)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Thanks guys, onwards and upwards to the 15th, that will tie in nicely with Uli's 15th Anni shirt :-)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Mineral Oil Cooled and submerged computer (Message 1603999)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Presumably if there is no fluff it doesn't need a service? It was probably built as a talking point just to prove that it could be done. No servicing yes probably, but you would still have to drain the tank to add memory, or upgrade, or repair. Just not very practicable.
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1603996)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Does this help?

Black holes
17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Is the Universe Infinite? (Message 1603987)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Your bubble in a cosmic soup idea is very close to my own Glenn, keep going, you're getting there :-)

Universe bubble
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Is the Universe Infinite? (Message 1603540)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Anti-gravity wouldn't form any object as such. It would simply be a force that counteracts gravity. If you sat in a flying saucer and switched anti-gravity on it would hover rather than stay on the ground.
19) Message boards : Technical News : Status Update (Nov 19, 2014) (Message 1603536)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
IDS 10.00, unfortunately.

Any Mileage in updating to V12?
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1603226)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
It's one of those traditions that grew up because of popular endorsement by the producers and the public. It went out of fashion but appears to be making a comeback. If you buy a top end bottle at really silly money it is palatable, don't bother with any of the rest. It's all a bit of fun and a big con really, bet many people enjoy it.


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