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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1594688)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 30 Oct 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6178121 7922 2640 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4658334 6475 2158 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4375771 6120 2040 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4114846 51 17 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4022299 6084 2028 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 3941015 3 1 14 0 4 GB United Kingdom rwrwton 3131310 5984 1994 11 0 11 CA Canada TFFE 3126897 4 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland city of rOZZ 2134188 54 18 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1527660 7344 2448 45 0 45 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 1126 6 2 2441 5 2441 US United States Statistics taken at Thu 30 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 27 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Hmmm, a couple of cities seem to have gone AWOL, I wonder if James Blish has found something interesting for them to do?
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1594686)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 27 Oct 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6170199 10838 2709 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4651859 7933 1983 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4369651 7989 1997 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4114795 4792 1198 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4016215 7883 1970 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 3941012 1 0 14 -1 4 GB United Kingdom TFFE 3126893 4 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 3125326 7927 1981 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 2134134 4784 1196 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1520316 10336 2584 45 0 45 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 1120 5 1 2446 9 2446 US United States Statistics taken at Mon 27 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 23 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, Sparky, Lynn, you are welcome!
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1591120)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
This is a bit early for driving me mad.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1591086)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 23 Oct 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6159361 6666 2222 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4643926 6362 2120 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4361662 5623 1874 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4110003 5493 1831 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4008332 5551 1850 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 3941011 2 0 13 0 4 GB United Kingdom TFFE 3126889 3 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 3117399 5548 1849 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 2129350 5560 1853 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1509980 6255 2085 45 0 45 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 1115 4 1 2455 6 2455 US United States Statistics taken at Thu 23 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 20 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, Sparky, you are welcome!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1590886)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
"Come on baby, fly my 'plane"
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1589567)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 20 Oct 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6152695 9737 2434 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4637564 8251 2062 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4356039 7669 1917 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4104510 7564 1891 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 4002781 7541 1885 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 3941009 1 0 13 0 4 GB United Kingdom TFFE 3126886 4 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 3111851 7551 1887 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 2123790 7512 1878 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1503725 8886 2221 45 2 45 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 1111 9 2 2461 16 2461 US United States Statistics taken at Mon 20 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 16 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Uli, Julie, Sparky, wingdi, Lynn, you are welcome (and a second sort of welcome to wingdi on your first visit here).

The Knights hit four million, which is pretty Ni't. The party was a great success. The guest of honour was the first Earl of Bellamont, who came dressed in his ceremonial finery:


Portrait of Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont (1738–1800), in Robes of the Order of the Bath
Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792)

Yes, they really did find a Knight in white satin!
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1588465)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 16 Oct 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6142958 7963 2654 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4629313 6759 2253 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4348370 6535 2178 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4096946 6314 2104 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3995240 6365 2121 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 3941008 2 0 13 0 4 GB United Kingdom TFFE 3126882 3 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 3104300 6316 2105 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 2116278 6330 2110 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1494839 7460 2486 47 0 47 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 1102 6 2 2477 9 2477 US United States Statistics taken at Thu 16 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 13 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, Sparky, you are welcome. Our intrepid reporter has not been able to find out what the Knights will be getting up to this weekend. All they will say is, "Ni!"
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1586812)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 13 Oct 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6134995 10032 2508 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4622554 8589 2147 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4341835 8013 2003 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4090632 7844 1961 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3988875 7934 1983 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 3941006 2 0 13 -1 4 GB United Kingdom TFFE 3126879 4 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 3097984 7932 1983 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 2109948 7840 1960 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1487379 9735 2433 47 0 47 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 1096 2 0 2486 2 2486 US United States Statistics taken at Mon 13 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 09 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, Sparky, Lynn, Uli, you are welcome!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1585271)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
An honourable mention to Graham Middleton for "An early Les Dawson recital (An example for our colonial cousins - http://youtu.be/9nNGlaiVypU )". Browsing the related links led me to lots of classic moments of television comedy - thanks for the link.

Third place goes to Angela for this chrontradictory celebration: "Isn't it great that we don't have smart phones?!!!"

Julie takes second place with her surreavolutionary artistic analysis: "A moment in time evolution evolves to the evolutionary evolution of...music..."

N9JFE David S wins this time with: "[woman in stripes to woman leaning over] Just look at that slut, standing there and turning the pages for him!". Quite possibly all three were thinking that, whatever they were actually saying!

PM on its way. Thanks to everyone for playing.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1585030)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Lots of good ones already, but you are still being creative and it is my bedtime so I will judge tomorrow morning.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1584195)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 9 Oct 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6124963 7593 2531 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4613965 6250 2083 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4333822 6148 2049 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4082788 3863 1287 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3980941 6049 2016 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 3941004 1 0 12 0 4 GB United Kingdom TFFE 3126875 3 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 3090052 5959 1986 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 2102108 3900 1300 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1477644 6828 2276 47 0 47 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 1094 4 1 2488 3 2488 US United States Statistics taken at Thu 09 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 06 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, Lynn, Sparky, you are welcome. Sparky, you may be right about that party...
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1584176)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Thank you, Graham. Let's see what we think of this:


The Recital, Vittorio Reggianini (1858–1938)
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1583357)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
The new playground was late: while testing, the manufacturer got a little behind with the orders.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1582787)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
This little piggy went to the supermarket and stole a trolley.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1582762)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 6 Oct 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6117370 11350 2837 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4607715 8746 2186 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4327674 8589 2147 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4078925 8298 2074 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3974892 8478 2119 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 3941003 1 0 12 0 4 GB United Kingdom TFFE 3126872 4 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 3084093 8480 2120 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 2098208 8445 2111 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1470816 10563 2640 47 0 47 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 1090 9 2 2491 11 2491 US United States Statistics taken at Mon 06 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 02 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, Sparky, Uli, Lynn, anniet, you are welcome!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1581245)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 2 Oct 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6106020 7405 2468 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4598969 6117 2039 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4319085 5924 1974 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4070627 5789 1929 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3966414 5806 1935 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 3941002 1 0 12 0 4 GB United Kingdom TFFE 3126868 2 0 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 3075613 5753 1917 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 2089763 5732 1910 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1460253 7024 2341 47 0 47 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 1081 4 1 2502 5 2502 US United States Statistics taken at Thu 02 Oct 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 29 Sep 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Lynn, Julie, Sparky, Uli, you are welcome!
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1579711)
Posted 30 Sep 2014 by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 29 Sep 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6098615 9917 2479 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4592852 8367 2091 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4313161 8175 2043 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4064838 7987 1996 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3960608 8081 2020 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 3941001 4 1 12 0 4 GB United Kingdom TFFE 3126866 4 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 3069860 8068 2017 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 2084031 8026 2006 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1453229 9186 2296 47 0 47 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 1077 7 1 2507 13 2507 US United States Statistics taken at Mon 29 Sep 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 25 Sep 2014 18:09:05 UTC

anniet, Lynn, Julie, Sparky, you are welcome!
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1579710)
Posted 30 Sep 2014 by Profile Michael Roberts
Thanks for stats Michael, enjoy your trip? :)

Yes thank you! Among other places, we visited Pozzuoli.


Piazza della Repubblica, Pozzuoli.


The harbour, Pozzuoli.

Yes, that is a volcano in the background, that one has been inactive for a long time but there is a hotspot a couple of kilometres away and the whole area is a supervolcano caldera, with Vesuvius a bit further east.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1579196)
Posted 28 Sep 2014 by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 25 Sep 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6088698 7694 2564 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4584485 6299 2099 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4304986 6110 2036 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4056851 5995 1998 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3952527 6066 2022 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 3940997 1 0 12 0 4 GB United Kingdom TFFE 3126862 4 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 3061792 6044 2014 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 2076005 5999 1999 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1444043 7026 2342 47 0 47 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 1070 6 2 2520 10 2520 US United States Statistics taken at Thu 25 Sep 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 22 Sep 2014 18:09:05 UTC
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1579194)
Posted 28 Sep 2014 by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 22 Sep 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 6081004 10259 2564 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4578186 8397 2099 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4298876 8147 2036 2 0 2 NO Norway UAE Residents 4050856 7993 1998 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3946461 8087 2021 2 0 2 GL Greenland DvorakSociety 3940996 2 0 12 0 4 GB United Kingdom TFFE 3126858 4 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 3055748 8059 2014 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 2070006 7999 1999 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1437017 9368 2342 47 0 47 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 1064 8 2 2530 13 2530 US United States Statistics taken at Mon 22 Sep 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 18 Sep 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, anniet, Lynn, you are welcome!


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