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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 22 (Message 1615898)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Well I've spent the day with my jumper inside out... how old am I? TWO?!

As long as it wasn't any other itemn of apparel, you might have ended up with two dents :-))

*I might just be cheeky enough to get away with that ....*
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Tech support scammer (Message 1615828)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
There is something called "IP spoofing" yes. But if the whole shebang wasn't financially viable, then they simply wouldn't do it. And yes, Indian call centres are the worst in the world, not only for scammers but also for outsourced tech support.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1615823)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
What are they doing with the other 99 ties? :-)))

I have a genuine pinecone picked up outside the Seti lab during my visit in 2011, but it ain't for sale at any price!!!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Tech support scammer (Message 1615806)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
The trouble is that all these people work for foreign call centres where your own countries legislation has no legal effect. A lot are in Eastern Europe or the far East. The local governments there have no interest in stopping it because it brings income into their country.

Modern phones can block all "number witheld" and "international" calls from getting through. I only give my mobile phone as a contact point not my land line, I also registered with the TPS, and am ex-directory, it all helps. But as more and more people buy online via the web, more people give their home number, and don't tick the box "don't pass on my details to associated companies".
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Big Bang (Message 1615731)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
On a bigger timescale also energy will die

Doesn't the law of energy conservation say differently?
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Tech support scammer (Message 1615730)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I listen for 20 seconds then tell them that the police have put a trace on my line and that they will be receiving a visit from Interpol.

Click, brrrrrrrrr ......

:-)
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1615722)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
57F barometer 997 and rising. Good job I'm a teller for a local by election today, wont be quite so cold and wet as I feared :-)
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1615694)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Love to have one but just not on to get to the UK :-(

But the idea ia great. Could they not auction smaller bits of kit that could easily be posted? Even a coffee mug used by one of the lads?
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 22 (Message 1615692)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Sadlers Wells
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1615691)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
The history of eggnog is interesting, and which is known as Eggflip in the UK made by Seagers.

Eggnog
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Berks R Us Report (Message 1615685)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I am right handed but I hold a phone in my left hand, Deal cards with my left hand, Drink a beer or a soda with my left hand. And Like most people catch a ball with my left hand. Ive tried dealing cards right handed It just does'nt work.


Interesting! I am also right handed.

I hold a phone in my left hand, and dial with my right hand, which also leaves the right hand free to take notes. I hold the pack in my left hand and deal with the right hand. I drink beer with my right hand, and catch a ball with BOTH hands.
I catch a cold with my nose, and a bus with my feet!
12) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615477)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Just don't rely on too many free police lifts in the future.

cuts
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1615474)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Having USED that kitten for his JOB, he had a moral duty to protect it. I am angry ......
14) Message boards : News : Database Rebuild Status update. (Message 1615466)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
That would explain your RAC then! But that must be at your place of work not at home?
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Berks R Us Report (Message 1615424)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
edit: fledgling ambi perhaps? :)


Would that be a Fambi or an Bambi?

Oh BTW, in polite English Society and establishments of fine cuisine, one places ones food on the BACK of the fork with the knife. Down the local caff you just shovel it in any old how.

And of course it is still correct etiquette to place mustard, horseradish sauce, salt etc in little piles on the rim of the plate, NOT dump it straight onto the food.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1615422)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I think he may have meant the little trees between the two big redwoods?

Redwood/Sequoia
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 22 (Message 1615389)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
it's my daughter's fault - splashing out so sweetly on a treat for me :)

Awwww. But it's Christmas AnnieT, if I had known I would have gone 50/50 with her :-)))
18) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615386)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Many thanks for the clarification Hev. Es didn't make the location of the story 100% clear at the time she posted it, nor the timescale of it, and it was fair to assume that she was talking about her present place of residence. If I completely misunderstood and should have realised that she meant the UK, then of course she is due an apology, which I am happy to give.

But I am a little confused, because in my experience in Central and South London, I really wouldn't have thought that they would park a bus for an hour in a busy city in circumstances like that, even if there were plenty of following services. So I think that my conclusions are still valid.

Notwithstanding, I still support her stance against institutionalised and endemic racism against black people. which has no place in the civilised world.
19) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615256)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Well one of the times it happened was in the afternoon. While my black friends would be stopped by the police on a regular basis for running for the bus, I got a ride home once for holding up a bus for over an hour after the bus conductor falsely accused me of not paying the correct fare. Have you ever been stopped by the police for running for a bus?

I've just got an extreme stubborn streak when I know I'm right. Luckily I'm white and the police simply give me a ride home when I've dug my heels in over something.

Hold on, that story is two separate matters in one. Firstly it is being suggested that the police would usually think that a black man running is doing so, because he is more likely than a white person to have done something wrong, and is legging it away from the scene of the crime. That is pure racism, based on colour, unless there are police stats to the contrary.

The second matter is one of alleged fare dodging. Standing up for ones personal principles is perfectly laudable, but when it inconveniences others to a large degree, that could even be seen as a bit selfish. Could it be that the police deliberately drove you home to make sure that you didn't cause any more trouble that day?

In the UK that wouldn't have happened, within 5 minutes the driver would have called for a police presence, you would have been "escorted" off the bus, and the vehicle allowed to continue on it's way. The matter would then have been dealt with, one way or the other. I would have paid up, then gone straight down to the Bus Managers office and given them bloody hell, with a full report to the local papers. And demanded compensation and a public apology for being falsely accused.

From ES's general experiences over the last couple of years I don't think I'd want to live in Canada!
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 22 (Message 1614784)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I am outraged that there is no outrage, what is the world coming to?


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