Posts by SciManStev

41) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (103) Server Problems? (Message 1812765)
Posted 26 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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

I guess the green star is really broke. Still nothing is even showing up on my account page.

Steve
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1812639)
Posted 26 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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Natural color, no Photoshop.

That is amazing.


feeding the squirrels.

I've never seen a squirrel get up in somebody's lap like that.

I have hand fed them, but I was always worried about my nuts. (Peanuts)

Steve
43) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (103) Server Problems? (Message 1810397)
Posted 19 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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
44) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (103) Server Problems? (Message 1810390)
Posted 19 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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
45) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@Home Wow Event 2016 (Message 1810261)
Posted 19 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Phone scam from India-Your Microsft computer is crashing our system. (Message 1809270)
Posted 15 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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
47) Message boards : SETI@home Science : The Most Mysterious Star in the Galaxy (Message 1808557)
Posted 11 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1808519)
Posted 11 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Phone scam from India-Your Microsft computer is crashing our system. (Message 1808337)
Posted 10 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1807556)
Posted 6 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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.
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1807255)
Posted 5 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1807085)
Posted 4 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1806891)
Posted 3 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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Lets try this one.



Steve
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1806887)
Posted 3 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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.
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1806764)
Posted 3 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1806707)
Posted 3 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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Give me a bit, as I wasn't expecting that. Now is bed time, and I have to work tomorrow.

Steve
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1806526)
Posted 2 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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Dogma.

Steve
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Grease Stains on clothing, removal (Message 1805143)
Posted 27 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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http://www.oxiclean.com/

It might be worth a try.

Steve
59) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1804849)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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
60) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1804839)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile SciManStev
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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


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