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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beets Give Us a Caption #52 (Message 1408250)
Posted 27 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Body Language 101: Todays lesson is mixed messages.
22) Questions and Answers : Windows : Equipment safety (Message 1407679)
Posted 25 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
SETI@home will give your graphics card and CPU a pretty good workout.
It should be able to handle it assuming your power supply is up to the job.

You WILL be burning more electricity than you are accustomed. But you can also
have some fun doing it. And yes keeping things clean especially on air cooled rigs is a great idea. But 70c should not be an issue. 80c is a good time to clean things up.. and at 90c PANIC.

Note: this is my personal rule of thumb and does not represent the views of SETI staff, nor Nvidia nor any manufacturer. Advice is guaranteed to be worth what you paid for it.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beets Give Us a Caption #52 (Message 1407619)
Posted 25 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm ........
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Google Chrome (Message 1407494)
Posted 25 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
guess what.. regardless of software, when you log in somewhere? They have the information and your history on that site. Any site they redirect you to? They have the information too. And anyone they share it with? They have it too.
And anyone they shared it to that shares it to someone else? They have it too.
Mac Address? Not a problem getting. Use a Proxy server? Ahh great collection point for those that want to collect data. Wipe your cookies? Not a problem. New ones will be there in no time. Match the MAC address with the old ones.
Turn off cookies? Sure, and see how many sites you can actually get to. And those you do can still collect whatever information they get.

Am I greatly worried about all of this? No not really. More irritated than anything else. Comes from remembering the Telecom days when everything was held in strictest confidence. Those days are now long gone.

So Google will continue to collect info on what I look for. And continue to look for ways to sell it to someone else. But they sure do not need additional assistance by me installing their browser/toolbar/whatever.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : English is really difficult to learn (Message 1407470)
Posted 24 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Tokyo Hotel - Is forbitten to steal hotel towels please. If you are not person to do such thing is please not to read notis.

On the box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong: Guaranteed to work throughout its useful life.

In a Bangkok temple: It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed as a man.

In a Vienna hotel: In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the hotel porter.

Thought I would try to break down some of the problems here....
Tokyo Hotel mostly spelling, and in the notice it is telling if you are honest do not read it. Too late!

Clockwork toy: They are saying it will work until it stops.

Temple: It comes across as do not have sexual relations with a woman even if they are dressed as a man. At least they spelled Forbidden right though..

Hotel: They are telling us if we see a fire to scare the porter. Charging at them naked with a kitchen knife should work.

26) Questions and Answers : Windows : Equipment safety (Message 1407466)
Posted 24 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Look at the top machines.
Also realize people have done the math of credit per watt.
GPU wins.

27) Questions and Answers : Windows : Help Please !!!!! (Message 1407464)
Posted 24 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Download the software, and then attach to the seti@home project.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : English is really difficult to learn (Message 1407438)
Posted 24 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
I just received a cable with some other things I ordered

It is made in China, and advises me of the following::

Insert securely lest should be detached in set

:: While the general message seems clear enough, push it all the way in..
the language is a bit confusing, and not in a manner we would be familiar with

I guess what I am trying to say is that with minimal English skills, you too
could write technical guidance.

It is a confusing language, as the one comic strip played with:
GNU(a type of animal)
New(recent, not old)
Knew(Previous knowledge of)
All pronounced the same.
and it is common for us to play with the phonetic similarities in much of our humor. Our slang vocabulary is always changing and near limitless, and should probably be reserved for advanced studies.

You could even go to, but it may have a high content of vulgarities.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Google Chrome (Message 1407399)
Posted 24 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Data mining. The more data that goes through google(or anyone for that matter) the better profile they can build of my life, which is really no ones business.
And of course they happily share this information between "business partnerships" and such, which allows virtually any company to build as much specific information as they want on anyone, and then of course they can sell this compiled information as a "service" to.. well anyone.

IE does what I need, allows me some control(not great, I have other programs to make it better) and I have no desire to go to google anything.

My youtube pages got assimilated by Google. Such is the way things go. But I do not need to make it easier.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beets Give Us a Caption #52 (Message 1406704)
Posted 23 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Nesting Sharks never quite had the popularity as the Nesting Dolls.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carnivors(squimish might want to avoid) (Message 1406106)
Posted 21 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Most of the veggies I do not care for can be made tolerable via a Japanese Tempura process.

As far as Japanese dishes, I have heard of what translates to "Dancing Prawns". I am not inclined to go seeking those out. Nor Klingon "Gak".

I am inclined to assume unless proven otherwise that everything with a central nervous system feels pain. I have not evolved to the point I would not eat it anyway, but I think it is due as much respect and dignity as can be allowed before being converted into a delicacy.

Oysters:.. Do not like em. Tried them different times and different ways and..

At this point in time, my taste buds are in "Technicolor". I swear I can taste magenta. And this leads me to deeply appreciate the flavors of organics.

Wild caught tastes better than farmed, fresh is better than frozen...
But for the most part if it looks good and tastes good, I will eat it.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carnivors(squimish might want to avoid) (Message 1405780)
Posted 21 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
even cooked some swear by sucking their brains out.. um.... okay I am not a Cajun native and will pass on this bit of tradition.. But they sure do know how to cook 'em in New Orleans...
Tails have most of the meat anyway.

And they do seem to prefer less than pristine waters, so cleaning them off/boiling them seems like a REALLY good idea to me. But again.. I am west coast.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carnivors(squimish might want to avoid) (Message 1405713)
Posted 20 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
The discussion in Mystery Kitchen tools was getting pretty off track.. so I thought I would open this..

Discussion went to humane dispatching of food.. if this disturbs you you might want to close this thread NOW.

Okay we talking about ways to kill lobsters and crabs so they basically did not poop in the water that is going to be used to cook them with.
Lobsters traditionally are put up on their head and kept upright, their tails drooping over until they basically fall asleep.. and then plunging them head first into the water, killing them almost instantly. Another is to put a kitchen knife through their heads, again causing a near instantaneous death.

As far as snails, I have never cooked live snails.. but ducks do love to eat them that way.. very handy at keeping yards snail free. I do know that the French and many Americans find them a great excuse for a lot of garlic. Over all I find a roasted garlic plenty of excuse. Apologies to any non garlic eaters around whew! But yummy.

I do love crawfish.. honestly I have not cooked them so I have no real clue on humane ways to convert them from mud bugs to yummy. Perhaps there is more to learn, or perhaps this thread will die a quick and painless death. Either way..
I had to get it out of the tools thread, and it seemed a bit too much for the Critter Corner.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Kitchen Tool four (Message 1405669)
Posted 20 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
When crab or lobster are just tossed live into the water, they(not surprisingly) dirty the water.. which becomes part of the seasonings. The difference in taste is not your imagination.

35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beets Give Us a Caption #52 (Message 1405668)
Posted 20 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Oh what a great video, Just wait till they see this on Yoooou[THUD]
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Television programming has reached a new low. (Message 1405666)
Posted 20 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
I turned off Comcast, and I threw away the dish advertisements.
All I get now is what comes through hulu (at least I can pick what garbage to watch, and NO INFOMERCIALS!) and what I get over my digital rabbit ears.

There was once a song.. "57 channels and nothing on". Now we have a lot more channels and still nothing on.

"Do you know the greatest thing about television? If something important happens at any time, ANYWHERE in the world....
.... you can always change the channel."(Rev. Jim/TAXI)

37) Message boards : Politics : London Shard and other protests (Message 1405126)
Posted 19 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
yes deliberate civil disobedience can be peaceful. It is never well appreciated by those trying to enforce against it.

Where peaceful protests fail, often violent protests follow. Shutting up dissent is not the answer. Discussing it intelligently often is.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 7 (Message 1404923)
Posted 19 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
See the aussies are at it again, Hydrating Beer: Researchers Create Brew That Rehydrates Drinkers By Adding Electrolytes.

This bit stood out:

However, don't expect the hydrating beer to contain the same amount of alcohol as your average brew. In order to achieve the feat, researchers also had to reduce the alcohol content.

*very very very sad smiley*

Cheers :)

Wait.. what?
Let me think about this for just a moment.. they are hydrating the beer..
the typical way a beer drinker would rehydrate would be to have a glass of water..
This beer has a lower alcohol content.. so basically they water down the beer..
oh and add electrolytes.. so they can call it science.

Sorry.. but I prefer my beer without Gatorade.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XVIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1404837)
Posted 18 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
I thought I was alone here. Thought I was the only one who had a genuine affection for both cats and dogs.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Google Chrome (Message 1404691)
Posted 18 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
As far as the toolbar, I installed it once and then just leave it disabled in IE. Uncheck it when I see it. Google knows far too much about me without a toolbar.

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