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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : happy Christmas (Message 1319603)
Posted 482 days ago by Profile bill_mole
Merry Christmas John - and to Everyone involved with SETI.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1300483)
Posted 537 days ago by Profile bill_mole
Thanks Guys - I've been working toward this for a long time.

Now started on my next Million . . .
3) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1300343)
Posted 538 days ago by Profile bill_mole
Just wanted to mention passing the Million Credit Mark TODAY!

Wheeeee!

It's been a while getting there but I finally made it . . .
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Steve Jobs has passed away... (Message 1159702)
Posted 926 days ago by Profile bill_mole
RIP - this week the world has lost some colour and is poorer for it.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Error while computing (Message 1029937)
Posted 1328 days ago by Profile bill_mole
Thanks everyone for your help.

It looks like perryjay probably has the answer. I'm not really technical enough these days to mess with the setup/applications, and don't have the time to get into these things at the moment, as Real World issues are getting in the way, so reboot occasionally sounds like a workaround I can live with for a while.

6) Message boards : Number crunching : Error while computing (Message 1028861)
Posted 1332 days ago by Profile bill_mole
I have looked through the forum, and can't find an explanation for this message - maybe I looked in the wrong place. If so, please point me to the answers.

I have been getting this message more frequently lately. As far as I know I have not changed anything since things were running smoothly. Everything else I run seems OK.

Example cases:
Task 1680837159
Task 1680826663
Task 1680826585
Task 1659527842
Task 1659527838

Any suggestions - or do I just take the hit and waste compute time on dud units?

These units seem to run on & on - long after the time to complete counter hits zero
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Infinite time to completion? (Message 1007311)
Posted 1397 days ago by Profile bill_mole
Thanks Perryjay - that seems to have worked. The WUs became tagged as "Compute Error" and then a while later they went away.

Normal service has now been resumed - aside from a big dent in my performance chart . . .
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Infinite time to completion? (Message 1006872)
Posted 1399 days ago by Profile bill_mole
I have two WU under Enhanced 6.03 which have been running for over 150 hours and are still 0% completed, with no estimated time to complete.

Anyone got any ideas what's going on?
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Life on Mars? (Message 881303)
Posted 1845 days ago by Profile bill_mole
A report from the BBC about possible locations for Life on Mars:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7966437.stm

I hope you find it interesting . . .
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Meteorite found (Message 879344)
Posted 1851 days ago by Profile bill_mole
I thought you might like to see this report from the BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7964891.stm

11) Message boards : SETI@home Science : News from the BBC (Message 866285)
Posted 1889 days ago by Profile bill_mole
I thought this looked interesting so I'm passing it on . . .

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7893414.stm
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : BBC News on ET Life (Message 862295)
Posted 1900 days ago by Profile bill_mole
I thought you might like to check this out:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7870562.stm

Bill_Mole
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Domestic bliss (Closed) (Message 744134)
Posted 2186 days ago by Profile bill_mole
I couldn'rt resist joining in this one - Congratulations and may you be together as long & be as happy as we have been these 30+ years.

Music - If you want to make an entrance how about the opening music to 2001 played on a church organ, with the base turned up and the Vox Dei board linked in! Start low in pitch & volume, and build as far as you think people will stand. I heard it done once in a cathedral (not our wedding actually) - it's UNBELIEVABLE!
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Big Brother is here (Message 540849)
Posted 2573 days ago by Profile bill_mole
Interactive Street Cameras have been tested in Great Britain, to not only watch what people are doing, but to tell them off too! These are to be rolled out across the country, "in order to make our Town Centres safer and cleaner"

Check it out here

Happy Goldfish bowl!
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The seti sci-fi and fantasy book club. (Message 540010)
Posted 2575 days ago by Profile bill_mole
As a Science Fiction reader of many years (since the 1960s, I would like to add a couple of my favourites:

Dragon's Egg by Robert L Forward
The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
Ringworld by Larry Niven

amongst many others.

For the bibliophiles in general, check out www.bookcrossing.com for a new way of sharing books . . . if you sign up please confirm you were referred by Red-Kite.

Thanks . . .
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : " . . . get a clue" COMPUTER Jokes (Message 503067)
Posted 2653 days ago by Profile bill_mole

FUND-RAISING . . . Advt for raising funds for insuring it's astronauts



Hi Nobody - great Picture!

Now just imagine - on the pad, fuming gently and ready to lift off - A Saturn 5, painted all black, with golden letters down the side . . . .

"John Player Special"

Think they could have funded a Moon Colony that way?
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Year Riddle (Message 498322)
Posted 2661 days ago by Profile bill_mole


Wheat or corn turned into bread


Very good Chris S - The answer I have is Bread, but Wheat fits just as well.

These are all Victorian Children's Riddles I have picked up from very old comics over the years - I am always on the look-out for 'new ones'!

Anyone else got any good riddles?

Best Wishes to Everyone for a Happy & Prosperous New Year.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Year Riddle (Message 498314)
Posted 2661 days ago by Profile bill_mole


Coal



Well Done Dark Angel !!

I only have one more - try this one:

I am the golden Prince. Cut down in my prime by the blades of friends,
beaten and crushed, I rise again, transformed by fire to sit dressed in
gold on a throne of white.

Who am I?
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Year Riddle (Message 498297)
Posted 2661 days ago by Profile bill_mole


Clouds


That was close John, but Beethoven got the answer exactly right.

How about this one?

I used to live above the ground
Midst Sun and Wind and Rain
But no-one came to talk to me
For comfort in my Pain
So then I lay beneath the ground
In darkness was my rest
Till crushed beneath an Iron Hand
I from the Earth was wrest
But not for long was daylight mine
In fire I met my Doom
To keep the wheels in Motion
And Light up every Room.

But who am I?
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Year Riddle (Message 498079)
Posted 2662 days ago by Profile bill_mole



How about this one . . .

Insubstantial as air, Substantial as stone,
I ride on the wind bearing Life and Death in my wings.
Ever changing, I remain always the same.
What am I?


seeds


Sorry Captain - close but not the answer this time. Seeds don't fit the first line well - or the last . . .


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