Posts by SciManStev

41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1820537)
Posted 29 Sep 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I am told my fathers diagnosis is ALS, and kidney failure. He is in home hospice now. No more treatments or doctors. There is a lot of uncertainty at the moment, for a lot of reasons not mentioned.

Steve
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1820162)
Posted 27 Sep 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I can say that dealing with the demise of a loved one is extremely draining. My7 father may have ALS, or the degenerative Parkinson's, as the doctors still aren't certain. They have checked for tumors, and just about everything. His kidneys are failing, and his mental capacity is failing extremely rapidly. His ability to get out of bed has long passed. He may go into home hospice any day, or aspirate more food at any moment. He is home from the hospital at the moment, but there is a lot of uncertainty. My best guess is days to weeks. Certainly not months.

I really do sympathize will everyone going through a similar situation. It is difficult, draining, and stressful. As I mentioned, I am 1500 miles away, with no possible means to do anything. For those of you dealing with the situation directly, my thoughts are with you.

Steve
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1818620)
Posted 21 Sep 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I am going through a similar situation with my father, except he is in the hospital 1500 miles away from me. He understands next to nothing, and conversations are extremely difficult. It is easy to feel helpless, as there is little that can be done. My fathers specific problem is degenerative Parkinson's. He doesn't shake, but aspirated food, and things went south from there. Last night he told me to read a medical book, and tell the doctors what to do to get him out. He is extremely belligerent, not understanding why he can't go home, even though he doesn't remember his home, after just being in the hospital a week.

I sympathize with everyone dealing with aging parents or loved ones. Nothing about any of this is easy, and I'm 1500 miles away.

Steve
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1817741)
Posted 17 Sep 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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cheers

+1

Steve
45) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1816667)
Posted 12 Sep 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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And all this information.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/11/hillary-clinton-pneumonia-president

Steve
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1814200)
Posted 31 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Here's another one.


Buy here: https://goo.gl/c5iu7Q

I love that!

Steve
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Home Rooftop Solar... (Message 1813997)
Posted 31 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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This whole thread is full of excellent information.

Thank you!

Steve
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Ice Road Trucker Killed (Message 1813473)
Posted 29 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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That is terrible news!
I wonder what will happen to Lisa Kelly, his partner.

RIP Darrel.

Steve
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : SETI@HOME - php web application errors (Message 1813032)
Posted 27 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I wonder if this has anything to do with the green stars not relighting, or even confirmation emails being sent out after a contribution.....

Steve
50) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (103) Server Problems? (Message 1812765)
Posted 26 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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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
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1812639)
Posted 26 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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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
52) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (103) Server Problems? (Message 1810397)
Posted 19 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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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
53) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (103) Server Problems? (Message 1810390)
Posted 19 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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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
54) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@Home Wow Event 2016 (Message 1810261)
Posted 19 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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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
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Phone scam from India-Your Microsft computer is crashing our system. (Message 1809270)
Posted 15 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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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
56) Message boards : SETI@home Science : The Most Mysterious Star in the Galaxy (Message 1808557)
Posted 11 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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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
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1808519)
Posted 11 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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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
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Phone scam from India-Your Microsft computer is crashing our system. (Message 1808337)
Posted 10 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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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
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1807556)
Posted 6 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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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.
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1807255)
Posted 5 Aug 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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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


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