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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1543346)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 17 Jul 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 5931108 6984 2328 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4447757 6161 2053 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4171980 5981 1993 2 0 2 NO Norway DvorakSociety 3940949 2 0 10 0 4 GB United Kingdom UAE Residents 3932925 5906 1968 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3820597 6041 2013 2 0 2 GL Greenland TFFE 3126785 3 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 2930163 5939 1979 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 1951541 5886 1962 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1294458 4 1 49 0 49 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 931 4 1 2750 3 2750 US United States Statistics taken at Thu 17 Jul 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 14 Jul 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, anniet, Byron, you are welcome!
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1541785)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 14 Jul 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 5924124 8542 2135 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4441596 7246 1811 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4165999 6913 1728 2 0 2 NO Norway DvorakSociety 3940947 3 0 10 0 4 GB United Kingdom UAE Residents 3927019 6702 1675 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3814556 6830 1707 2 0 2 GL Greenland TFFE 3126782 4 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 2924224 6742 1685 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 1945655 6780 1695 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1294454 0 0 49 0 49 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 927 8 2 2753 10 2753 US United States Statistics taken at Mon 14 Jul 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 10 Jul 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, Uli, anniet, you are welcome!
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1539947)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 10 Jul 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 5915582 7173 2391 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4434350 5798 1932 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4159086 5698 1899 2 0 2 NO Norway DvorakSociety 3940944 4 1 10 0 4 GB United Kingdom UAE Residents 3920317 5589 1863 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3807726 5662 1887 2 0 2 GL Greenland TFFE 3126778 3 1 5 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 2917482 5567 1855 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 1938875 5626 1875 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1294454 0 0 49 0 49 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 919 9 3 2763 19 2763 US United States Statistics taken at Thu 10 Jul 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 07 Jul 2014 18:09:05 UTC

anniet, Byron, Julie, you are welcome!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1537603)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 7 Jul 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 5908409 8494 2123 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4428552 6668 1667 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4153388 6512 1628 2 0 2 NO Norway DvorakSociety 3940940 3 0 10 0 4 GB United Kingdom UAE Residents 3914728 6063 1515 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3802064 6436 1609 2 0 2 GL Greenland TFFE 3126775 4 1 5 -1 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 2911915 6466 1616 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 1933249 6077 1519 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1294454 1 0 49 0 49 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 910 8 2 2782 14 2782 US United States Statistics taken at Mon 07 Jul 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 03 Jul 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Good stories, Mark. Thanks!

Byron, Julie, Uli, you are welcome!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1536128)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 3 Jul 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 5899915 6765 2255 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4421884 5801 1933 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4146876 5546 1848 2 0 2 NO Norway DvorakSociety 3940937 3 1 10 0 4 GB United Kingdom UAE Residents 3908665 5552 1850 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3795628 5467 1822 2 0 2 GL Greenland TFFE 3126771 4 1 4 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 2905449 5461 1820 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 1927172 5473 1824 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1294453 1 0 49 0 49 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 902 4 1 2796 8 2796 US United States Statistics taken at Thu 03 Jul 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 30 Jun 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Thanks Vandhall for maintaining Hydra. Byron, Mark, Julie, you are welcome!
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1536086)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Thanks for the excellent entries!

Third place goes to Gnu with this whimsical entry: "Maybe the rabbit wants a drink..."

In second place is Blurf with: "Nothing worse then a little girl scorned."

But for diabolical cleverness, Steven Meyer takes first, with: "One of Mephistopheles' lesser known disguises."

Looking here, I see a relevant quote: "That the name is a purely modern invention of uncertain origins makes it an elegant symbol of the modern Devil with his many novel and diverse forms." (Jeffrey Burton Russell).

PM on its way.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1535778)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
There weren't quite ten entries in the first 24 hours so I will let this run and judge on Friday evening. Good entries so far, keep them coming!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1535033)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Thank you, Chris. What do we make of this little minx?


Kinderstreich, Luigi Crosio (1835–1915)
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1534207)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 30 Jun 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 5893150 9341 2335 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4416083 7429 1857 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4141330 7334 1833 2 0 2 NO Norway DvorakSociety 3940934 5 1 10 0 4 GB United Kingdom UAE Residents 3903113 7184 1796 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3790161 7251 1812 2 0 2 GL Greenland TFFE 3126767 5 1 4 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 2899988 7217 1804 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 1921699 7223 1805 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1294452 6 1 49 0 49 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 898 8 2 2804 16 2804 US United States Statistics taken at Mon 30 Jun 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 26 Jun 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Uli, anniet, Julie, you are welcome!
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1534164)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
I absolutely do not approve of what is on Television these days.








(Chris will probably get this, but here is a clue for anyone who doesn't)
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Memorial Day (Message 1532974)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Thomas, that is a super picture of the regular grid of crosses in the cemetery. As a contrast, here is the Ridge Wood Military Cemetery near Ypres which I visited recently. This was a front-line cemetery used by various units during the First World War. The graves were not lined up in the same planned way:


Click the image for higher resolution versions.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : It's D-Day! Have We Finally Forgotten? (Message 1532965)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Even those of us who have never served in that way, remember. There was a ceremony yesterday at the Menin Gate in Ypres to mark the beginning of the First World War (BBC). This is a huge marble structure listing (along with one other memorial) all those from the Commonwealth (then of course the Empire) who died in the Ypres Salient during the First World War but whose final resting place is unknown. There are a lot of names. I visited the memorial a few weeks ago:


The gate and moat seen from the town wall.


A wall filled with names.


The dedication.


This is the only such memorial where there is a last post ceremony every evening.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1532899)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Thursday 26 Jun 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 5883809 6363 2121 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4408654 5217 1739 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4133996 5106 1702 2 0 2 NO Norway DvorakSociety 3940929 1 0 10 0 4 GB United Kingdom UAE Residents 3895929 4955 1651 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3782910 5060 1686 2 0 2 GL Greenland TFFE 3126762 3 1 4 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 2892771 5025 1675 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 1914476 5031 1677 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1294446 13 4 49 0 49 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 890 7 2 2820 17 2820 US United States Statistics taken at Thu 26 Jun 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 23 Jun 2014 18:09:05 UTC
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1531640)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Mark, great to see you back!
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1531396)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 23 Jun 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 5877446 9073 2268 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4403437 7275 1818 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4128890 7067 1766 2 0 2 NO Norway DvorakSociety 3940928 6 1 10 0 4 GB United Kingdom UAE Residents 3890974 6887 1721 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3777850 6984 1746 2 0 2 GL Greenland TFFE 3126759 5 1 4 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 2887746 7056 1764 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 1909445 6852 1713 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1294433 4954 1238 49 0 49 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 883 8 2 2837 15 2837 US United States Statistics taken at Mon 23 Jun 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 19 Jun 2014 18:09:05 UTC

Julie, anniet, Uli, Lynn, you are welcome!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #56 (Message 1530078)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Per pondus ad astra.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1530050)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
In response to Message ID 1528800:

Stats for Thursday 5 Jun 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 5841369 7429 2476 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4371988 6552 2184 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4103427 6441 2147 2 0 2 NO Norway DvorakSociety 3940908 3 1 10 0 4 GB United Kingdom UAE Residents 3861079 6248 2082 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3752574 6320 2106 2 0 2 GL Greenland TFFE 3126737 2 0 3 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 2862608 6216 2072 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 1879575 6305 2101 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1263485 6939 2313 49 0 49 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 835 4 1 2915 1 2915 US United States Statistics taken at Thu 05 Jun 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Mon 02 Jun 2014 18:09:05 UTC
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News IV (Message 1530049)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
It is about time to start a new thread for the Mini-Cities.

Please see Thread V.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1530048)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Here is the fifth instalment of Whiskey's

THE MINI-CITY NEWS THREAD.

So let's have a thread for all the Mini-City stuff. Stats, congrat's, etc. all in one place.


Let's start with a little history...

Before the 5th of October 2008 the populations of the cities founded by Whiskey, Moon, Uli and Eagle were increasing at a rate of approximately 18 per day.

On 8th of October 2008 the population increases were in the hundreds per day.

Now they are in the thousands, the higher numbers the result of using various click exchanges.

Pictures of the Mini-Cities are generated from information in a database. Each independent click on a city's page (per 24 hours) contributes to the development of the city. As well as population, the city model includes industry, transport, security and the environment, which deteriorate if the city is neglected, causing people to leave! You can create a city by visiting MyMiniCity.com. "Click exchanges" (listed below) automate the clicking and increase click counts, but if you start using them straight away on a new city, you miss all the early evolution of buildings etc in the display, so I suggest you build the city just using real clicks for a while first.

Here are links to the previous mini-city threads:

Whiskey's Mini-City News IV
Whiskey's Mini-City News III
The New Mini-City News
Mini-Cities News

Here is a summary of the click exchanges which have been mentioned in previous threads:
Idarionis Hydra
Utopia Click Exchange
Autoclicks (in French, follow the English link for pages in English)
Yarolds (no information about this is available until you create an account)

Also on Idarionis Hydra, msattler runs 'Team Seti':
If you are not on a team there and would like to join him, you would be most welcome. Team members can receive extra visits, either by changing their IP address or by drinking from the Youth Fountain as a single-IP user.

Soooooo....
The kitties invite you to join them on 'Team Seti'.

Meow meow.

If you use Firefox (and in some cases related browsers,) the following add-ons are relevant:
Flashblock: replace Flash content by buttons -- reduces mini-city page load times;
Cookiewhitelist: cookie management -- otherwise you will have thousands of extra cookies cluttering up your browser;
NoScript: JavasScript etc management -- decide which sites may or may not execute JavaScript;
LeechBlock: block particular sites completely -- avoid sites you do not wish to support
BetterPrivacy: delete Flash supercookies -- recommended by The Dreamer.

The featured mini-cities are:
Seti City: this is "the" seti@home mini-city created for us all (and of course our kitties) by Mark.
Skofus: this was a Ruined City adopted and rescued in true Nevil Shute fashion by Uli.
Ariz Moon City: Miss Moon's mini-city.
DvorakSociey: created for Antonin by KWSN Ekky Ekky Ekky.
UAE Residents: Whiskey's mini-city.
rwrwton: Bill's mini-city.
city of rOZZ: (Belgian) Julie's mini-city.
Thirteenth Tribe: Sparky's mini-city.
En-Ki-Du: (U.S.) Julie's mini-city, currently deliberately receiving no automated clicks
KWSN, TFFE: cities for the corresponding teams.
Utopia ref: used to receive clicks from Utopia only, as a result of a single account using one IP address, currently not being updated.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News IV (Message 1528800)
Posted 36 days ago by Profile Michael Roberts
Stats for Monday 16 Jun 2014:
Name Pop Rank Country now change 24hrs now change highest Seti City 5861507 5286 1321 4 0 4 US United States Skofus 4390608 4647 1161 1 0 1 NO Norway Ariz Moon City 4121174 4100 1025 2 0 2 NO Norway DvorakSociety 3940922 3 0 10 0 4 GB United Kingdom UAE Residents 3878832 4381 1095 2 0 1 AE United Arab Emirates KWSN 3770265 4158 1039 2 0 2 GL Greenland TFFE 3126751 4 1 4 0 2 IS Iceland rwrwton 2880072 4093 1023 11 0 11 CA Canada city of rOZZ 1897283 4365 1091 16 0 16 BE Belgium Thirteenth Tribe 1283079 4863 1215 49 0 49 GB United Kingdom En-Ki-Du 867 10 2 2863 13 2863 US United States Statistics taken at Mon 16 Jun 2014 18:09:05 UTC Previous figures from Thu 12 Jun 2014 18:09:05 UTC

anniet, Uli, Julie, you are welcome!


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