Posts by SciManStev

41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1898128)
Posted 29 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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It is extremely fun! Once I get the boating lights on, and it registered, and my boating license, it will be even better. I have a 9,9 hp outboard motor for it with electric start and electric tilt. This is definitely an all season, all weather, all terrain machine. It will go through any amount of mud, water, or snow, and will climb a very steep incline. The canopy will be great, especially after it is fitted with screens to keep bugs from taking me apart piece by piece.

Steve
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1898113)
Posted 29 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Juggernaught has arrived. This is a very impressive machine.



The canopy isn't here yet, as it is being fitted with screens.



These are some of the controls. We are upgrading the switch panel with one that has more switches.



These are some very aggressive tracks. They did very little damage to the lawn, except for cutting a few worms in half......



This is the hood painting of Juggernaught. I love this. Juggernaught is unstoppable.



It is hard to believe this is sitting in the trailer in my back yard.



When the canopy is finished, I will be able to ride on rainy days like today. now, i just down have sufficient rain gear.



Steve
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A little help with Alexa please (Message 1896845)
Posted 22 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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After reading this, I tried it with my new Echo Show, and it worked by my saying "Alexa, play songs from playlist Steve". I am glad you were able to get it working. These machines are awesome.

Steve
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1895373)
Posted 14 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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It's beer-o-clock here in New Hampshire.
Things have been quite hectic lately, and I am more than ready for a few cold beers.

Steve
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1895371)
Posted 14 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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My next door neighbors.



Steve
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1894075)
Posted 8 Oct 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Very beautiful Bernie!
Today, I have one of my own. My new toy arrived yesterday, even though it isn't finished. It will go back to the dealer to be finished in the next few days, but it is here for my sister's visit from Virginia. It is unbelievably capable. We went up and down a heavily rutted steep trail with boulders in the rain with ease. We were spinning donuts in my back yard with no lawn damage. The tires have just 3 psi in them now, and will operate down to 1 psi.



Steve
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1891454)
Posted 23 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I think this is the place to post, when I have to work all day Saturday, and maybe stay the night at work until Sunday. There is some alcohol induced prep happening now, along with several hundred four letter words.

Steve
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1890182)
Posted 16 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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It is quite satisfying to feed the neighborhood critters. Last year I was to financially strapped, but this year I will be back in business. I will keep feeding into the Spring, as long as the bears don't show up. I don't mind the bears, except that when they show up, not only are the neighborhood pets, children, and gardens at risk, so are the bears.

In the meantime, I enjoy feedin any critter that is hungry.

Steve
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1888900)
Posted 9 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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hahahahahahaha.

People that round up/down to sensible levels get moaned at for being imprecise.

People that are precise get moaned at for being too specific.

Doesn't matter how precise you are, if you're not accurate.
Precision is nice, accuracy is essential.

+1

Steve
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1888879)
Posted 9 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I don't follow football much now either, but beer is good. I enjoy sitting down in my man-cave bar, watching a movie, and tossing back a few hundred beers. One thing for certain though. I never handle my snakes once I've had a few......

Steve
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1888808)
Posted 9 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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janneseti...probably correct, but I have had the beard so long I would feel naked without it.

I see.
I wonder if Frank Beard also feel naked...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wRHBLwpASw

Now these are my type of folk! :D

Mark, I am pleased that your changing hair color gives you so much pleasure. My beard does that for me. I look in the mirror, and feel very good about what I see. To me, it doesn't matter what others think, I just know I am happy with not only what I see in the mirror, but who I am.

In Afghanistan, prior to 911, the men were forced to ware beards. Here, we have the freedom to wear them.

Steve
52) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 3 (Message 1887934)
Posted 5 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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The new findings about black holes can continue.

Steve
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1887514)
Posted 2 Sep 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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That sounds like a very good day.
I also like it when it rains, so I don't have to mow the lawn. On the other hand, in less than a month my 8 wheel toy will be here, and regardless of what the weather is, my 5 acre lawn is toast. :D

Steve
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1886339)
Posted 27 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I loaded myself with beer tonight.
I won't regret it until morning.

Steve
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1884481)
Posted 17 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I used to have a Bonneville SSEI. I had to replace the water pump once. It would have been easy, except for one metal tab that was covering one bolt. It was engineered that way on purpose, as the tab served no function except to prevent the easy replacement of the water pump. To remove that tab, required me to remover the alternator, the alternator bracket, and jack the engine up a few inches. It took two of us two full days to change a water pump. I haven't tried to repair a car since then. That was about 15 years ago.

Steve
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1884426)
Posted 17 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I am very sorry Bernie. You did a Herculean job of taking care of your father, and I know he appreciated everything you did.
Losing a family member is very difficult, as they are always a part of our lives. I am glad you had the chance to share so much time with your father, and that he was in his home when he passed.

Steve
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1883252)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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It's a good thing you didn't need anything really expensive......

Healthcare in the US is broken, but we pay way more than any country on earth.
I would like to see us do what other countries do that don't have these problems.

Steve
58) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1883241)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/11/politics/us-north-korea-strike-first/index.html
Within minutes of initiating the attack, US aircraft and artillery assets would also be forced to coordinate with allied forces to destroy the thousands of North Korean missile tubes pointed directly at the South Korean capital of Seoul.
And that would just be the beginning.
"The problem is not hitting North Korea, its what happens next," Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshare Fund, an organization working to stop nuclear proliferation, told CNN.
"You strike North Korea, they are going to strike back and they have a devastating conventional arsenal built up on the border that could lay waste to Seoul," he said. "Estimates are that hundreds of thousands of South Koreans would die in the first few hours of combat -- from artillery, from rockets, from short range missiles -- and if this war would escalate to the nuclear level, then you are looking at tens of millions of casualties and the destruction of the eleventh largest economy in the world."
"That's what you are going to roll the dice on," Cirincione added.


Steve
59) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1883230)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I know the average person in North Korea doesn't have access to real information about the outside world, but Kim and those closest to him surely do. I have trouble understanding the rationale for Kim continuing an isolationist policy for his country when he knows things could be much better for all the citizens(including himself) if he'd open up and play nice with everybody.

Because without a constant enemy, they have no reason to exist. As long as we are perceived as a threat, they are happy, and feel justified to continue on. Their people would revolt if there wasn't an enemy that they needed protection from. Iran is the same way, but they are very ambitious, which is far more dangerous than isolated Kim, who is mostly concerned about his own survival.

Steve
60) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1883173)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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This whole scenario scares the daylights out of me. It's true previous presidents did little, but we are all still alive.

Steve


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