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41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XVIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1404426)
Posted 243 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
raccoon's are notoriously good at opening things, crawling into things to get to food. Garbage cans are a favorite source, and they do not pick up well after themselves. Dog/cat doors they have no difficulty with, and they do dig.. often a bit at a time. Drywall is not difficult for them to dig through.
So besides the potentials for disease, there are many reasons to not want them inside.

They sure are cute outside though.
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New round of moderation changes (Message 1404143)
Posted 244 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
The psychologist is looking for you. Quit ditching her! ;-)

Shouldn't that be the Seti@Home psychiatrist? ;)


Either profession would probably help. :-D


All I got from them was a restraining order, what gives?
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beets Give Us a Caption #52 (Message 1403899)
Posted 245 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Steven stole my names!

okay it was funnier but still... ;)

44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XVIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1403573)
Posted 245 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
No, no, Happiness is my cat:))


I feel like i'm being hypnotised!

I'lL gO gEt ThE tUnA!

All Glory to the Hypnocat
45) Message boards : Politics : London Shard and other protests (Message 1403572)
Posted 245 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
They raised awareness and prompted thought.

I would say mission accomplished.
46) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions (Message 1403236)
Posted 246 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Um.. yes, yes I would. I think you assume much to assume you would need to lay prone the entire trip. And reasonably, he has billions at his disposal, and can acquire further billions. Is this so different ( and his cost analysis shows significantly LESS) than high speed rail?

seat belts fastened, in a pod, take out your reading material.. and quite possibly in and out a lot faster than it takes you to get molested at the airport.
47) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions (Message 1403155)
Posted 246 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
this is not a domestic solar installation, it would be pure industrialized. And we are talking about a payback in total kilowatt hours used. That is what makes it "self powering"( and the self powering/solar thing I am not sure who put that in, but I do not recall hearing about it for this project, although less fuel than flying seems an EASILY obtainable goal.
48) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions (Message 1403143)
Posted 246 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Chris, solar can feed excess back to the grid, providing additional power, and at night the conserved resources when demand is less.
These might be cogeneration, nuclear, wind(many areas are quite windy at night in California) hydro can easily fill the difference.

If the power generated exceeds the power used, and more is produced during peak demands then it can be said to be self powering.

As with Tesla, they said it would never happen and it is. Same with SpaceX. This guy has a track record of getting things done. While it is not a solution to all the problems, I would not be quick to dismiss it too quickly. Right of ways along the I5 corridor should be wide enough, and the primary this route would have been suggested is it is primarily straight and flat. Outlet tubes at alternate spots along the route should not be difficult to engineer. And in fact this project has been sent for further engineering. Case: open.
49) Message boards : Number crunching : Observation of CreditNew Impact (2) (Message 1403091)
Posted 246 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Same as it ever was,
same as it ever was.

Hi folks I have a large mug of calm-the-heck-down(aka coffee) and will happily share.

A bit of info just for reference..
Dr. Anderson does not like imperfections to be pointed out.

The staff are doing what they can with what they have to work with.

Along the way things WILL get balanced out again. Slowly. We are talking Glacial. Pre climate change.

The staff will not come in here and tongue lash you for not thinking everything is great. They know it is not. But they would really rather have a cup of coffee.

We all see some value to looking for E.T. . Not all of us see the same value.

Cheering and Jeering each other is not going to help matters. A grand sense of self importance is really going to end up embarrassing. For everyone. So have some coffee. It really is good.

If you must write a letter, then write a letter. Just be ready for less than satisfactory responses. And no, I do not want to know what they are.

In the mean time, I recommend crunching what you can get, let the credit situation work its way through the mill, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was.
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beets Give Us a Caption #52 (Message 1403084)
Posted 246 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Hi I'm Larry. This is my brother Daryl, and this is my other brother Daryl.
51) Message boards : Politics : London Shard and other protests (Message 1403067)
Posted 247 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Gandhi hunger strikes were a symbolic gesture.
The Boston tea party was a symbolic gesture.
Standing in front of tanks at Tiananmen Square was a symbolic gesture.
Protests at Tahrir in Egypt were a symbolic gesture.
Rosa Parks sitting in the front of the bus was a symbolic gesture.

Symbolic Gestures can and have changed the world.
52) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions (Message 1402898)
Posted 247 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Here is the secret: you use solutions where they work, and not where they will not. For where they will not work: you find another solution.

It sure beats putting your head in the sand and saying there is no problem.
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Salvation of the COSTA CONCORDIA in direct (Message 1402745)
Posted 247 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
That is science for you.. a giant set of water wings for it!
54) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions (Message 1402589)
Posted 248 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
they do not. Yet people still fly there on a daily basis.
As far as being unproven, Pneumatic tubes are a very well proven technology and certainly not new.

And doing things the same dumb way never solved anything.
55) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions (Message 1402338)
Posted 248 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/12/news/economy/hyperloop-elon-musk/index.html

People are still thinking. And have you seen TSLA stock lately?
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XVIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1402306)
Posted 248 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Well from what I have seen and read(it should be here Thursday and my serious exploration of it will take some time to follow, as I continue to re-train very rusty fingers) The Line 6 Variax should do everything but make my coffee.. hopefully there is an upcoming software update for that. Honestly some of the things it can do are a bit frightening to someone used to playing with vintage guitars.

It might not be fuzzy and cute but it should be nice.
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 3. (Message 1402019)
Posted 249 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Well it looks like she found some boobs to give her money.
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I can haz cheezburger??? (Message 1401894)
Posted 249 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
If Badgers are gonna be at the Rose Bowl.. I gotta go...
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I can haz cheezburger??? (Message 1401799)
Posted 249 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Sorry Chris.. you are giving us extra credit.

1 US fluid ounce = 1⁄128 US gallon
= 1⁄32 US quart
= 1⁄16 US pint

There is no decimal work to do. And it would be significantly less than 16 imperial ounces, which would be an imperial pint.
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I can haz cheezburger??? (Message 1401775)
Posted 250 days ago by Profile soft^spirit
Yes it has, but I can still buy my beer in pints!!!

That's your problem.

Problems like that I welcome. The continentals cheat you with 500ml cans at 7/8 pint, the Americans cheat you with 16.6 fl oz against the British 20 fl oz for a pint. If you want a proper pint of beer come to England, the only place in the world where you will still get one.


Actually the American Pint is 16 Fluid U.S. Ounces. A Canadian pint would be quite a bit larger. Sorry but if you get .6 they are being "generous".

US gal lqd =

L * 0.26417


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