Posts by SciManStev

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1906071)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Brilliant set of photos, Carlos...

+1

Steve
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1906019)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Mine will be closed in, in about a week. The top is canvas, and plastic, but I had screens put in so I could drive in swamps during the summer without bugs taking me out of the cab, and eating me. I can't wait for the top to get here. The snow will fill the back end without the top, but at least it has drain plugs, and a bilge pump.

Steve
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1905998)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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I have been out riding my 8 wheel toy in the snow, and loving it.
Now it is time to come in, get warm, and have a few hundred cold beers. :D

Steve
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1905991)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Mine has a heater, and heated hand grips. These tracks are good to about 2 and a half feet of snow, but I have a winter extension kit that has such jagged edges, it will climb a 45° ice sheet. It is a handlebar steering, and is easily very preciously controlled. I was just out in the snow again, and can't believe how well it works. It even has dual windshield wipers, head lights, and fog lights. I took it out the other night, and had no trouble seeing what was ahead. The one problem it did have, was I couldn't see the dash board, so I will add a dash board light in the next few weeks.

This thing is tremendous fun.

I have wanted one since I was 10 years old, and it's even better than I thought it would be.

Steve
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1905977)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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It turns with a skid steer mechanism in low gear, and in high gear, the wheels on one side turn faster than the other side.
The brakes are standard, although I have a fan on them keeping them cool. There are a lot of options on this beast, and I intend to get many, many years of fun out of it. Everything is designed to be as easy as possible as I get older.

Steve
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1905973)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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New mud flaps. I was out in the snow today, and even though there is only an inch at the moment, this beast will go through any amount of snow.
I am still configuring it as a boat, and will study to get my boating license before spring. The top with the screens should be here next week, but maybe not.

I have created very deep mud holes in my back yard, and Juggernaught has no trouble with anything.



Steve
7) Message boards : News : Special Fundraiser for Parkes Data Store and GPU development system (Message 1905935)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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You gave $250.00

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on December 9, 2017

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Steve
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1902771)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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There is a lining up of Venus and Jupiter this week. The two in the photo may be them. They are spreading apart now, but they were quite close together.

Steve
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1900590)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Well, everything that could go wrong today did, so I may as well settle down for a few cold beers.

Steve
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1898129)
Posted 29 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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The winch is just in case I get stuck, which is extremely unlikely, but I will be able to pull others out that do get stuck. I am as prepared for any possible event as I can be. I even have a land anchor in case I get stuck with no trees around. I have a boat anchor, and paddle along with life jackets.

Steve
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1898128)
Posted 29 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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It is extremely fun! Once I get the boating lights on, and it registered, and my boating license, it will be even better. I have a 9,9 hp outboard motor for it with electric start and electric tilt. This is definitely an all season, all weather, all terrain machine. It will go through any amount of mud, water, or snow, and will climb a very steep incline. The canopy will be great, especially after it is fitted with screens to keep bugs from taking me apart piece by piece.

Steve
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1898113)
Posted 29 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Juggernaught has arrived. This is a very impressive machine.



The canopy isn't here yet, as it is being fitted with screens.



These are some of the controls. We are upgrading the switch panel with one that has more switches.



These are some very aggressive tracks. They did very little damage to the lawn, except for cutting a few worms in half......



This is the hood painting of Juggernaught. I love this. Juggernaught is unstoppable.



It is hard to believe this is sitting in the trailer in my back yard.



When the canopy is finished, I will be able to ride on rainy days like today. now, i just down have sufficient rain gear.



Steve
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A little help with Alexa please (Message 1896845)
Posted 22 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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After reading this, I tried it with my new Echo Show, and it worked by my saying "Alexa, play songs from playlist Steve". I am glad you were able to get it working. These machines are awesome.

Steve
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1895373)
Posted 14 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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It's beer-o-clock here in New Hampshire.
Things have been quite hectic lately, and I am more than ready for a few cold beers.

Steve
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1895371)
Posted 14 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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My next door neighbors.



Steve
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1894075)
Posted 8 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Very beautiful Bernie!
Today, I have one of my own. My new toy arrived yesterday, even though it isn't finished. It will go back to the dealer to be finished in the next few days, but it is here for my sister's visit from Virginia. It is unbelievably capable. We went up and down a heavily rutted steep trail with boulders in the rain with ease. We were spinning donuts in my back yard with no lawn damage. The tires have just 3 psi in them now, and will operate down to 1 psi.



Steve
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1891454)
Posted 23 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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I think this is the place to post, when I have to work all day Saturday, and maybe stay the night at work until Sunday. There is some alcohol induced prep happening now, along with several hundred four letter words.

Steve
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1890182)
Posted 16 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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It is quite satisfying to feed the neighborhood critters. Last year I was to financially strapped, but this year I will be back in business. I will keep feeding into the Spring, as long as the bears don't show up. I don't mind the bears, except that when they show up, not only are the neighborhood pets, children, and gardens at risk, so are the bears.

In the meantime, I enjoy feedin any critter that is hungry.

Steve
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1888900)
Posted 9 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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hahahahahahaha.

People that round up/down to sensible levels get moaned at for being imprecise.

People that are precise get moaned at for being too specific.

Doesn't matter how precise you are, if you're not accurate.
Precision is nice, accuracy is essential.

+1

Steve
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1888879)
Posted 9 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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I don't follow football much now either, but beer is good. I enjoy sitting down in my man-cave bar, watching a movie, and tossing back a few hundred beers. One thing for certain though. I never handle my snakes once I've had a few......

Steve


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