Posts by SciManStev

41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photobucket (Message 1876604)
Posted 3 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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If they really wanted to convert their free customers to paying ones, this was not the way to go about it!!


I agree. It's shockingly bad manners the method they've chosen. I would think a major decision like this would be carefully thought out by a team of people at the company, but it's as if one person in charge just said the heck with it, and pulled the trigger.

This reminds me of Martin Shkreli, jacking up the price of medications to something ridiculous.

Steve
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Internet usage stats (Message 1876007)
Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Perhaps do a search for "Network traffic analyzer ". There must be programs that tell what is going in and out of your network.

Steve
Edit: Bernie got to it first. :D
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Internet usage stats (Message 1876000)
Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Try running Malwarebytes. It is a free program that is excellent at detecting malware. I am on my phone now, and it is difficult to post links, but it is easily searchable.

Steve
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Internet usage stats (Message 1875991)
Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I am not sure if this is what you are seeing, but Windows 10 does report back about 1000 times an hour to several hundred servers. A lot of that telemetry is now present on older Windows versions as well.

Those are rather big uploads, so there must be something else.

Steve
Edit: Perhaps your system is being used as a botnet.
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Depression (Message 1875888)
Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Mark, you are accurately describing the chemical roller coaster I mentioned above. It is a big dice roll, and every patient is different.
I salute you for taking your own initiative to try to improve your outlook on life. I sincerely hope you find the right chemical composition if it exists for you.
It is not easy, but if successful, is life changing.
My thoughts are with you and everyone dealing with this tremendous issue.

Steve
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photobucket (Message 1875844)
Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I have had a paid Photobucket account for years, but it is middle grade one. This is a test to see if it still works.



Steve
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Depression (Message 1875578)
Posted 29 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I do understand that depression can be both biological and environmental. It is rooted in biological. I also understand that it is no joke. I feel for anyone either going through it or is with someone going through it. I really do.

Steve
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Depression (Message 1875503)
Posted 28 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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My wife has always been depressed, even since she was a child and tried to kill herself by deliberately walking out in front of a car. When we first got together, we tried treatment with medication, but that sent her on a chemical roller coaster that almost ended in her death. Years later, things got very bad again. Our regular doctor gave her a medication that helped a lot. She is still very depressed and easily triggered into severe bouts, but overall is much better than she was before medication. In addition to feeling like she doesn't care about anything, she is extremely negative about most everything. I do my best to reassure her, and provide the best I can. I never force her to do things, but do my best to guide her to good decisions. It doesn't always work. I know that depression is a serious ailment that one can't just snap out of. It is a life altering situation. Sometimes the treatment can be even worse than the disorder.

Steve
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1875090)
Posted 26 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Beer good. Add more.

Steve
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1874777)
Posted 24 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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When my grandmother passed, her daughters found a whole huge jar of her toenails in her drawer. They didn't go off when found, but it was perceived as gross.

Steve
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1874337)
Posted 21 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Beer time!
I have steaks cooking on the grill, and the beer is cold!

Steve
52) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 18 Year Club! (Message 1874117)
Posted 20 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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It just turned midnight, so it is officially June 20th. I can now join the 18 year club.

Steve
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite vacations (Message 1873789)
Posted 18 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I went scuba diving in the Florida Keys, and saw Herman, a moray eel.

Steve
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1873781)
Posted 18 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I have a cousin that had no home or food. He robbed a bank for $50, then went outside and sat on a bench waiting for the police. In jail he had food and shelter.

Steve
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1873650)
Posted 17 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I think I will have an Ayinger Weizenbock.
Yummy!

Steve
56) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................aka CITIZEN No. 1 Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1873350)
Posted 16 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Of course, regardless of which countries are affected by the travel ban, about 30,000 US citizens are shot every year by other US citizens.

As for me, an outsider, I think you should fear your countrymen more than the very few terrorists operating in the US.

I agree 100%.

Steve
57) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................aka CITIZEN No. 1 Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1873338)
Posted 16 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Yes, and that is part of the irony. We are trying to ban citizens from the countries that didn't harm us, and allow the ones that did.
Of course there is a lot of money in arms sales and oil between the US and Saudi Arabia.

Of course, regardless of which countries are affected by the travel ban, about 30,000 US citizens are shot every year by other US citizens.

Steve
58) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................aka CITIZEN No. 1 Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1873327)
Posted 16 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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There is a bit of irony in the travel ban from Muslim majority countries to keep us safe, when no terrorist from those countries have killed anyone on US soil, but 30,000 people a year are shot by our own citizens.
Steve

Not really true. 9/11 comes to mind.
But banning so many Muslims to travel to US because they are Muslims...

The 911 hijackers were not from the targeted travel ban countries. Most were from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is not included in the proposed travel ban.
Egypt is also not on the list, and some of the hijackers came from Egypt.

Steve
59) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................aka CITIZEN No. 1 Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1873315)
Posted 16 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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There is a bit of irony in the travel ban from Muslim majority countries to keep us safe, when no terrorist from those countries have killed anyone on US soil, but 30,000 people a year are shot by our own citizens.

Steve
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1873158)
Posted 15 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I am very glad it wasn't worse than it was. You were very lucky that a tree didn't directly land on your house, and that you and your kitties are safe.
Out of sheer curiosity, do you have a way to post some pictures of what happened?

Again, I'm very glad you are OK.

Steve


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