Posts by SciManStev

41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1880947)
Posted 29 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Wish you the best Mark.

+1

Steve
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1879758)
Posted 22 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Suzie I'm ROTFLMAO.

+1

Steve
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1879706)
Posted 22 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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My wife is sore and sleeping from laser iris surgery, and we both slept most of the day.
It's time to wake up with a few beers!

Steve
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1879052)
Posted 19 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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... but I think about my mother and my dad(who died 35 years ago), and I wonder what I'm supposed to do now. What's my purpose in life, now?

Gordon, even though I never knew your parents, I think that I can say with about 99.99% certainty that when you were born, your parents didn't look down at you in your crib and say, "Gosh, I hope Gordon's sole purpose in life is to take care of us someday. Then he will have fulfilled his destiny."

Rather, I'm betting that your parents looked down at you in your crib, smiled and imagined all the wonderful life experiences you would have, from cradle to grave.

It is still so close to your mother's passing that you may not be able to explore options easily right now.

I just hope that, with the passage of time, you will find it in your heart to give yourself permission to continue to have a life full of experiences, rather than a life full of memories.

Wishing you peace, friend.

That helps me also. My father always wanted me to prepare for the future, and not concentrate on fun things. It was all academics at school. Seldom were any of the things I did good enough. I have felt guilt about the things I am planning now, but in a way I realize that this is the future I was always planning for, even though I could not have achieved them without his help after his death. I will just make the best decisions I can.

Steve
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1878774)
Posted 17 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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@ Dr Who fan
Lol! But seriously I could see that happening. I used to work with a group of people that could peel the paint off the walls. Walk in the bathroom after them and you wish you didn't.

Apparently that one knocked a plane out of the air......

Steve
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1878435)
Posted 15 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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It is Saturday evening here, so count me in for a few beers!

Steve
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Depression (Message 1878415)
Posted 15 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Annie...........
Please know you have friends here that care about you.
You are most welcome to post whatever you wish to share any time, speaking for myself.

+1

Steve
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Kick your browser speed up a bit. (Kim Komando tip.) (Message 1878403)
Posted 15 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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That was good information. I ran it, but it said my current DNS server was the fastest, so no need to change.
I am sure others will find their own individual results.

Thank you Mark for posting this.

Steve
49) Message boards : Number crunching : Is there anyway to search for specific Boinc/Seti computer systems? (Message 1878218)
Posted 14 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Not that I am aware of, except looking down through the Statistics pages.
Top Participants, and Top Computers is a good start, but you would have to look through thousands to get all the information.
Perhaps much of the information you want is within the top 100-200 or so listings in each category.

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/stats.php

Steve
50) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1877737)
Posted 10 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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You might be right, but one has to consider the resulting power gap. Would the military assume power? if so, then the situation may not improve. The people have been repressed for a very long time, and know no other life. We know China wants stability, and not millions of refugees streaming across the border. Looking at recent history, nation building hasn't gone so well in the US's favor. I don't really know what the right answer to all this is, but there are certainly a lot of possible bad outcomes, depending on the chosen course forward.

Steve
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1877611)
Posted 9 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Lawn mowing after tractor finally fixed.



Steve
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Super volcano? (Message 1877271)
Posted 7 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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https://www.yellowstonepark.com/things-to-do/yellowstone-supervolcano

Steve
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Victor (Message 1877177)
Posted 6 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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Happy birthday Vic! I hope you do have a nice relaxing day.

Steve
54) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1876954)
Posted 5 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 donor
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The US can totally wipe the NoKo military from existence conventionally inside of a week...............remotely!

This is not consistent with the numerous assessments I have read. The US would eventually come out on top, but it would be very difficult and bloody. South Korea and Japan would suffer enormous damage and loss of life. If China became involved to support their long time ally, then the mess would escalate 10,000 fold. US infrastructure could be completely wrecked, with electricity, and food distribution failing. I don't think US residents would react favorably to cities being demolished, and a massive US refugee crisis unfolding. We would win, but with an enormous cost. I suggest there must me an alternative that doesn't cause the death and suffering of millions. Perhaps allow the situation to exist as is. Yes, Kim is a terrible person, and causes untold terror to his own people, but so far all of his blustering has been defensive in nature. He has not shown the ambition of attacking other countries, except for smaller local incidents. Even those are more like statements that say "Don't mess with me". Survival is a dominant factor in North Korea thinking. Not ambition.

Steve
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photobucket (Message 1876604)
Posted 3 Jul 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 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
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Internet usage stats (Message 1876007)
Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 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
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Internet usage stats (Message 1876000)
Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 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
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Internet usage stats (Message 1875991)
Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 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.
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Depression (Message 1875888)
Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 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
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photobucket (Message 1875844)
Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Profile SciManStevSpecial Project $250 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


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