Posts by Chris S

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1833093)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Not seen that picture before Ang, but really lovely, plus the resident pussy cat. The exact same place that I fed the racoons in 2011. Never to be forgotten ever.
2) Message boards : News : Web site upgrade (Message 1832721)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
It is obviously a crime around here to say what everyone else is thinking anyway.

Ok Fred, ban me then. Two weeks, a month, you get to choose.

I'll be back.
3) Message boards : News : Web site upgrade (Message 1832715)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Too much alcohol in Berkeley or what?

No, just people of retirement age that won't go quietly.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Goodbye Seti (Message 1832613)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Now we know who's here for the science, and who's here for the social networking.
Oh yes, we most certainly do. I am still here crunching for the project in the background, but you can stuff your social networking where the sun doesn't shine. There is nothing social at all about this makeover. Just someone who is now of retirement age who needs to stand down, and jump before they get pushed.

Seti should follow standard business practices where they have Non Executive Directors. i.e. They can waffle but have no authority to change things. Or a Professor Emeritus? Same thing. People going through their second childhood need to have the key to the toy cupboard taken away.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Goodbye Seti (Message 1832451)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Sorry David Anderson, you and your new fangled website has killed this place for me.

Goodbye.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : 16th Anniversary (Message 1831999)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Thank you again everyone :-)
7) Message boards : News : Nebula: Completing the SETI@home pipeline (Message 1831750)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Yes guys, I fully accept that there are other telescopes than Arecibo and Green Bank, that we could get data from. But as DA has succinctly said. we simply don't have the back end processing power to deal with data received. In any case we only piggy back on where the scopes are pointing, we have no input as to where that might be.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : 16th Anniversary (Message 1831728)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Thanks guys :-)
9) Message boards : Number crunching : 16th Anniversary (Message 1831717)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
If there is one of these already, I can't find it, sorry!

I would have posted earlier, but the site wasn't available. 2 days ago was my 16th Anniversary of crunching for Seti@home. I joined 19th November 2000. It's been a roller coaster ride from Seti Classic to Boinc, and maybe now Atlas. But I'm still here plugging away despite a very sad holiday some years ago. But like all bedtime stories, the good guys do get to win in the end.

20 million credit for me and 1 Billion for my team I founded, not a bad record methinks. Also helped out with donations along the way where I could. Happy to be here, even if not so up front as before.

Kind Regards to everyone.

BT Retired Club

Chris S
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A heartfelt good by. In memory of Celttooth (Message 1831622)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Nice post Mark.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1831618)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Sadly India does not have a brilliant safety record on their railways.

Guardian
12) Message boards : News : Replica database offline... (Message 1831585)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Server Caroline has big, but not insurmountable, problems, that staff know about. If they need specific funds they can be found.
13) Message boards : News : Nebula: Completing the SETI@home pipeline (Message 1831583)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Phase 1 ends, phase 2 begins. Just carry on folks. I have for 16 years now, my anni was yesterday :-)
14) Message boards : News : SETI@home Fall 2016 Fundraiser (Message 1831411)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
The annual Autumn Fall fundraiser is a regular event, I don't think any particular recognition is really required. Spinning stars etc were special one off's, depending upon the level of contributions from those that were fortunate enough to be able to do so. This is more aimed at those that are happy to give $10 $20, or $30 or so.

But by all means it would be nice to recognise any and every contribution, in addition to the usual thanks from UCB, provided the coding can be done.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1830837)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Thanks Bernie.

Croydon Advertiser Newspaper
Posted at 15:39

Firefighters at Addington Fire Station are going to donate the wages they earnt while working to save the lives of passengers in the Croydon tram crash to the fundraising appeal set up to help victims' families and survivors.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1830831)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Interim report published. Looks like driver error, plus system faults. The brakes were applied but not soon enough.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said the tram, which was carrying about 60 people, was travelling at 43.5mph in a 12mph zone. Initial analysis shows the driver did apply the brake after coming out of the tunnel but only enough to reduce his speed from 50mph out of the tunnel to 43.5mph.

The report also found:

*At the time of the accident it was dark and raining heavily
*CCTV was not working at the time of the derailment
*The right side of the tram, which made contact with the ground, was severely damaged
*The tram would have had to begin braking 180m before the 12mph speed restriction sign to get the speed down


BBC Report
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A heartfelt good by. In memory of Celttooth (Message 1830812)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Annie and Angela, lovely words, thank you.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1830811)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Or evidently been caught ...

Ok we surrender, don't shoot, we admit it, we voted for Trump!
19) Message boards : News : Celttooth has passed away. (Message 1830810)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Thanks Eric, Ian deserves to be remembered.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1830736)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
We couldn't see the Super Moon yesterday in London because of total cloud cover. But here is a pic of the last Harvest moon taken in Fort St John, Northern BC, during my recent trip to Canada. I used my Nikon P500 at max 36 zoom, night time setting, and enhanced it a little bit in Adobe Photodeluxe.

It was rather more stunning in real life!



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