Posts by Michael Roberts

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1890765)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Thank you Michael for the stats and Mark for reminder.

You are welcome, Uli. There may be a delay in the stats for the next couple of weeks, as I am travelling. I have the laptop with me and should be able to deal with them, but my little script is misbehaving itself. If necessary I will catch up when I return.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1890078)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Green Hornets, some of Batman's not so favorite insects...

Holy Transmutation, Batman - that kryptonite gets everywhere!
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1890008)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Thursday 14 Sep 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8404235   5261   1753        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6555855   4770   1590        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               6013374   4487   1495        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5685293   4537   1512        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5655491   4511   1503        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5279096   4370   1456       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4760652   4448   1482        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234110      6      2        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3126879   4697   1565       23     0    23        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483164      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       27718     82     27      575     0   575        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 19509     73     24       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     13634     50     16      270     1   270        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Thu 14 Sep 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Mon 11 Sep 2017 18:09:05 UTC

Thanks for the update, Mark, and thank you Vandhall as always for Hydra!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1889806)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
I have not been stung by any Bee, but I did get chased by a Bumble Bee for a bit when I was 8yrs old and living on a hill in Mar Vista CA.

There once was a man from St. Bede's,
Who got stung on the arm by a wasp.
    When asked if it hurt,
    He replied, "No, it didn't,
But I am glad it wasn't a hornet!"

I'll bet this rhymes in some other language. (German?)

Now that would be fun to find! The three long lines all end in 'n' in Finnish, but I doubt if they actually rhyme. German was a good bet for a sort of rhyme (Biene, Wespe, Hornisse) but the natural word order is not our friend and St Bede doesn't change in most languages anyway.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1889629)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
I have not been stung by any Bee, but I did get chased by a Bumble Bee for a bit when I was 8yrs old and living on a hill in Mar Vista CA.

There once was a man from St. Bede's,
Who got stung on the arm by a wasp.
    When asked if it hurt,
    He replied, "No, it didn't,
But I am glad it wasn't a hornet!"
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1889351)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Monday 11 Sep 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8398974   6764   1691        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6551085   6352   1588        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               6008887   6018   1504        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5680756   5972   1493        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5650980   6045   1511        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5274726   5823   1455       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4756204   6090   1522        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234104      5      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3122182     31      7       23     0    23        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483164      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       27636     93     23      575     1   575        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 19436     82     20       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     13584     50     12      271     0   271        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Mon 11 Sep 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Thu 07 Sep 2017 18:09:05 UTC

You are welcome, Mark!
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1888474)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Thursday 7 Sep 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8392210   5850   1950        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6544733   5445   1815        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               6002869   5133   1711        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5674784   4954   1651        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5644935   5144   1714        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5268903   4851   1617       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4750114   5146   1715        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234099      5      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3122151    653    217       23     0    23        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483164      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       27543     63     21      576     1   576        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 19354     60     20       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     13534     39     13      271     3   271        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Thu 07 Sep 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Mon 04 Sep 2017 18:09:05 UTC

Uli, you are welcome!

Miss Moon hits six million! It's Party Time! This time she held the party by full moon in Arizona.


Arizona Moon
Author: John Fowler
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1887923)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Monday 4 Sep 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8386360   7981   1995        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6539288   7276   1819        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               5997736   6856   1714        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5669830   6856   1714        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5639791   6863   1715        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5264052   6825   1706       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4744968   6804   1701        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234094      7      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3121498   4976   1244       23     0    23        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483164      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       27480    113     28      577     1   577        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 19294    100     25       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     13495     70     17      274     1   274        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Mon 04 Sep 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Thu 31 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC

Mark, Lynn, you are welcome!

Unfortunately there are no pictures from Mr Lightbulb's three million party (a while ago now) since flash photography was for some reason not permitted. Let us instead take a trip down memory lane (which as we all know is dimly lit) and admire Thomas Edison's first light bulb:


Author: Alkivar
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1887367)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Thursday 31 Aug 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8378379   5944   1981        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6532012   4958   1652        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               5990880   4640   1546        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5662974   4680   1560        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5632928   4576   1525        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5257227   4607   1535       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4738164   4669   1556        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234087      4      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3116522   5167   1722       23     0    23        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483164      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       27367     91     30      578     1   578        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 19194     78     26       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     13425     59     19      275     1   275        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Thu 31 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Mon 28 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1887365)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Monday 28 Aug 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8372435   8007   2001        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6527054   6949   1737        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               5986240   6563   1640        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5658294   6560   1640        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5628352   6576   1644        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5252620   6442   1610       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4733495   6564   1641        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234083      5      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3111355   6905   1726       23     1    23        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483164      1      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       27276    122     30      579     2   579        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 19116    109     27       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     13366     72     18      276     1   276        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Mon 28 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Thu 24 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC

Lynn, you are welcome!
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1885836)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Thursday 24 Aug 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8364428   5835   1945        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6520105   5315   1771        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               5979677   5013   1671        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5651734   4946   1648        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5621776   5022   1674        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5246178   4929   1643       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4726931   4998   1666        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234078      3      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3104450   5968   1989       24     0    24        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483163      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       27154     85     28      581     0   581        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 19007     78     26       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     13294     56     18      277     2   277        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Thu 24 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Mon 21 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1885331)
Posted 21 Aug 2017 by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Monday 21 Aug 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8358593   5994   1498        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6514790   5351   1337        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               5974664   4972   1243        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5646788   4989   1247        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5616754   4966   1241        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5241249   4893   1223       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4721933   4991   1247        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234075      4      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3098482   3751    937       24     0    24        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483163      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       27069    117     29      581     1   581        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 18929    104     26       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     13238     68     17      279     1   279        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Mon 21 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Thu 17 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, Mark, Lynn, you are welcome!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1884544)
Posted 17 Aug 2017 by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Thursday 17 Aug 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8352599   5278   1759        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6509439   4245   1415        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               5969692   4036   1345        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5641799   2934    978        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5611788   4020   1340        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5236356   2887    962       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4716942   3993   1331        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234071      3      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3094731   3660   1220       24     0    24        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483163      1      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       26952     90     30      582     0   582        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 18825     77     25       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     13170     51     17      280     2   280        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Thu 17 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Mon 14 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1884543)
Posted 17 Aug 2017 by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Monday 14 Aug 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8347321   7370   1842        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6505194   6123   1530        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               5965656   5841   1460        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5638865   2927    731        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5607768   5818   1454        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5233469   2881    720       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4712949   5789   1447        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234068      5      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3091071   5648   1412       24     0    24        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483162      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       26862    119     29      582     0   582        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 18748    103     25       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     13119     68     17      282     1   282        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Mon 14 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Thu 10 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1883219)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Thursday 10 Aug 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8339951   6276   2092        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6499071   5635   1878        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               5959815   5409   1803        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5635938    179     59        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5601950   5393   1797        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5230588    184     61       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4707160   5389   1796        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234063      5      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3085423   5868   1956       24     0    24        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483162      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       26743     88     29      582     1   582        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 18645     78     26       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     13051     52     17      283     0   283        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Thu 10 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Mon 07 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1883218)
Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Monday 7 Aug 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8333675   8576   2144        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6493436   7681   1920        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               5954406   7306   1826        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5635759   6314   1578        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5596557   7315   1828        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5230404   6330   1582       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4701771   7336   1834        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234058      6      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3079555   5612   1403       24     0    24        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483162      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       26655    109     27      583     4   583        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 18567     99     24       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     12999     73     18      283     0   283        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Mon 07 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Thu 03 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC

Mark, Lynn, you are welcome!
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1882028)
Posted 4 Aug 2017 by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Thursday 3 Aug 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8325099   6162   2054        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6485755   5518   1839        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               5947100   5233   1744        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5629445   5212   1737        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5589242   5267   1755        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5224074   5150   1716       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4694435   5212   1737        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234052      4      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3073943   5402   1800       24     0    24        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483162      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       26546     88     29      587     1   587        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 18468     79     26       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     12926     53     17      283     1   283        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Thu 03 Aug 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Mon 31 Jul 2017 18:09:05 UTC
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1881609)
Posted 2 Aug 2017 by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Monday 31 Jul 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8318937   8731   2182        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6480237   7704   1926        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               5941867   7509   1877        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5624233   7355   1838        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5583975   7505   1876        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5218924   7269   1817       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4689223   7465   1866        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234048      6      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3068541   6280   1570       24     0    24        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483162      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       26458    119     29      588     1   588        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 18389    108     27       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     12873     71     17      284     0   284        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Mon 31 Jul 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Thu 27 Jul 2017 18:09:05 UTC

Mark, you are welcome!
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dr SETI needs help. Please send love and kind thoughts to Richard who is in his last days friends. (Message 1881253)
Posted 30 Jul 2017 by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
+1 Pete.

I also have had chats across the oceans with Richard many years ago, one of life's characters, and I am truly sorry to hear this news. Warmest regards from me to you both.

I also remember a chat via Skype with Richard, very good company. Wishing him a full recovery.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News VI (Message 1880818)
Posted 28 Jul 2017 by Profile Michael Roberts
Post:
Stats for Thursday 27 Jul 2017:
Name                             Pop                   Rank                        Country
                                 now change  24hrs      now change highest
Seti City                    8310206   6217   2072        3     0     3        US  United States
Skofus                       6472533   5766   1922        1     0     1        NO  Norway
Ariz Moon City               5934358   5373   1791        2     0     2        NO  Norway
UAE Residents                5616878   5500   1833        2     0     1        AE  United Arab Emirates
KWSN                         5576470   5295   1765        2     0     2        GL  Greenland
DvorakSociety                5211655   5384   1794       14     0     4        GB  United Kingdom
rwrwton                      4681758   5330   1776        9     0     9        CA  Canada
TFFE                         3234042      5      1        7     0     2        IS  Iceland
Thirteenth Tribe             3062261   5451   1817       24     0    24        GB  United Kingdom
city of rOZZ                 2483162      0      0       15     0    15        BE  Belgium
En-Ki-Du                       26339     86     28      589     2   589        US  United States
Nothing2c here                 18281     79     26       15     0    15        ZM  Zambia
BacoN City                     12802     54     18      284     0   284        BR  Brazil

Statistics taken at   Thu 27 Jul 2017 18:09:05 UTC
Previous figures from Mon 24 Jul 2017 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, Lynn, you are welcome!


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