Posts by SciManStev


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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (103) Server Problems? (Message 1810397)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile SciManStev
My results are the same as yours. No email confirmation, and it isn't showing up on my account page. I did download the pdf confirmation, which I have at home.

Steve
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (103) Server Problems? (Message 1810390)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile SciManStev
I was lucky to be able to reach Jeff so quickly, and that it was an easy problem to fix.

Not so lucky in getting my little green star to reignite....

Meow!

My star hasn't reignited either, and I made a donation the day before you did.

Steve
3) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@Home Wow Event 2016 (Message 1810261)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile SciManStev
BojanR is a Million + producer before the WOW. It's not surprising that he would over take Freezing after 4 days. No bunkering there, just a heck of a lot of computers chugging out work...

There is nothing better than raw brute force computer crunching. :D

Steve
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Phone scam from India-Your Microsft computer is crashing our system. (Message 1809270)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile SciManStev
I read an article where a tech savvy guy was playing with the scammer. He setup a virtual machine, and left it open. Once the scammer told him it would cost about $350 to fix his machine, he rattled off some fake credit card numbers. When the charge didn't go through, he tried again. When it failed the second time, he said he couldn't see very well, and sent the scammer a picture of his credit card. The picture was actually ransomeware disguised to look like a jpeg, so the guy actually tricked the scammer into installing ransomeware on his own computer. I thought that was just awesome!

Steve
5) Message boards : SETI@home Science : The Most Mysterious Star in the Galaxy (Message 1808557)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Just a passing thought:
How many of you have watched the dying embers of a log fire? One moment it burns up brightly, the next it sits there smouldering, then flairs up again. Are we seeing something like this, but on a stellar scale?

I had the same thought, but I don't think stars work like that. They expand as hydrogen turns to helium, and collapse/explode when the fuel is gone. There are no other known examples of this happening.

Steve
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1808519)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile SciManStev
http://www.wmur.com/weather/stormwatch/intense-heat-humidity-bears-down-on-new-hampshire/41149568

Doctors are urging runners participating in Thursday's Cigna 5K to prepare for intense heat. It will be an uncomfortable night for sleeping.


Several people from my company are running in this race today.
Fortunately, I am not one of them!

Steve
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Phone scam from India-Your Microsft computer is crashing our system. (Message 1808337)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Sometimes they tell me my computer is sending out errors, so I ask them the error code. Sometimes they say it is a virus, so I ask them the IP address. Sometimes they say they are from Microsoft, and sometimes they don't. Sometimes I play with them, and sometimes I swear and hang up. One time the guy called me back and threatened my mother swearing more than I did. One time my wife asked the guy if he had parents, and when he said yes, she said his parents would be ashamed of him lying and scamming people. One time she told them that they were angering their Gods, which neither of us believe in. I have had at least 40 calls by these people. Many of the people I know have gotten these calls. People must be falling for the scam, because they are still calling.

Steve
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1807556)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Lynn is the winner with
What do you mean I'm not a "people"? You tell everyone I'm your baby.


Steve

PM Sent!

This is more difficult that it looks, as I don't often get a chance to check in.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1807255)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Clearly, I am not the best at this, so if there are no more captions, I will pick tonight when I get home, and head back under the rock from which I came. :D

Steve
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1807085)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Steve's younger life before SETI.

Ummmmm, that's actually my father from about 1975-76.
The dog's name is Mike, and he was just a puppy at that time. He is an Irish Wolfhound.

Steve
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1806891)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Lets try this one.



Steve
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1806887)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile SciManStev
I won't know how large this picture is until I post it, so here goes.
Photobucket wouldn't let me re-size it.



Steve

Edit: That one was copyrighted. I need to find another.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1806764)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Yes, that's a first. I haven't even posted a caption in years. I am at work now, but I'll do some looking when I get home.

Steve
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1806707)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Give me a bit, as I wasn't expecting that. Now is bed time, and I have to work tomorrow.

Steve
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1806526)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile SciManStev
Dogma.

Steve
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Grease Stains on clothing, removal (Message 1805143)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile SciManStev
http://www.oxiclean.com/

It might be worth a try.

Steve
17) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1804849)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Environmentally, the RNC platform is a disaster. This would not only put efforts to combat climate change way back, or undo-able, but industrializing federal lands would affect many species. This is clearly not science based, but business and emotion.

Steve

Steve I believe the sentiment you are attempting to express is: GIMME!

Have been watching an interesting series: - The American West. Isn't that what America was all about?

Unfortunately, much of our history all too often has been to use every resource available until completely depleted, regardless of consequences.

Steve
18) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1804839)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Environmentally, the RNC platform is a disaster. This would not only put efforts to combat climate change way back, or undo-able, but industrializing federal lands would affect many species. This is clearly not science based, but business and emotion.

Steve
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Name your top 3+ music artists (Message 1804818)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
Pink Floyd
ZZ Top
Joe Satriani

Steve
20) Message boards : Politics : Faux (Message 1804225)
Posted 22 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
I remember when we bailed out the banks. The CEO's got millions in bonus money, for failing miserably.

Steve


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