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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1573123)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Gregory Kreuger's House" & "Faithful Tommy in India"

13.2366 million meals fed so far.....
169,000 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can![/quote]
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1573115)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Hint: The diameter is far less important than the circumference.

The circumference of the metal disc on the end of the shaft?
Which would make it a revolution counter, which multiplied by the disc circumference would yield a distance traveled measurement.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1573112)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on the late-night pass again.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (89) Server Problems? (Message 1573109)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
As I write over 67,500 MB are been returned an hour with an average return time of 39.38 hours. It has been high for some time I am just curious if this is shorter work or are more people participating? It would also appear that there has been a lot of data sent to the servers or perhaps it is data then returned to the scientists.

For about the past week, 30% of the Tasks on my Core2 Duo has been shorties.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1572568)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Another late-night win.
104F today, didn't feel like doing anything.
Smoke from the wildfires in the air not helping.
Chipped away at a few projects, took a couple naps.
Supposed to start cooling down by Thursday - we'll see.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What did I see? (Message 1572123)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Got a Launch Alert newsletter tonight.

Last Vandenberg launch was an Atlas-V carrying a commercial satelite on 13 August.

Next announced launch is an Atlas-V carrying a Classified Reconnaissance satelite around 19 December.

For more information, or to subscribe to the email newsletter, visit the SpaceArchive website here: http://www.spacearchive.info/
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts V (Message 1572117)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Still 80F at midnight - BAH! Humbug!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1572114)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "End of Summer Sweepstakes" & "Little Lion-Dog"

13.2228 million meals fed so far.....
160,140 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1572111)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Late Sunday night listening to soft jazz streaming from the local NPR station.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1571921)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on a warm Sunday morning with cloud cover.

Too warm to sleep last night, tried playing a computer game. Only a few rounds, to make me sleepy - Oh no, it's 0630 already! But finally I can sleep for a few hours.

Off to feed my grumbling stomach. See you all later.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts V (Message 1571803)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
We're 1 week away from the Autumnal Equinox, and it's still freakin' 100F. And the hot air from politicians' campaign speeches is just starting.....
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1571802)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Keeping Your Kitty Happy" & "The Call of the Wild"

13.2169 million meals fed so far.....
156,340 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1571795)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on the late shift again.

Was cleaning out a closet a few weeks ago and found several pair of my (younger) brother's polyesther bell-bottom slacks and a brown leisure suit. He didn't want them, but a 70s retro fashion store gave me $10 each. Better than the rag bag......
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1571793)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Just took the bacon addict test - 69%

Interestingly, I had a Barbeque Bacon Untimate Cheeseburger from Jack-in-the-Box for dinner tonight.......
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What did I see? (Message 1571787)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Another possibility is the Pacific Missile Test Range facility at Point Mugu/Port Hueneme, south of Vandenberg in Ventura County. They do mostly aircraft and anti-ship missile testing, but once in a while they get a submarine in for exercise launches (inert/instrunented dummy warheads, of course). There was a flail a year or two ago in the L.A. area that turned out to be an Ohio-class missile boat doing a test launch to recertify after an overhaul. Such launches would go west/southwest toward Kauai or Kwajelain, and are generally NOT publicized much, if at all.....
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1571364)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "First Cat in the White House" & "Hallie the Painter"

13.2111 million meals fed so far.....
152,567 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What did I see? (Message 1571359)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Uli, quite so. They test ABMs there; a missile is launched from the South Pacific and the ABM is launched from Vandenberg. I used to work with a guy who lived in Elk Grove. He not only saw the missile track from Vandenberg, he also saw the interception over the Pacific. He was freaked out because he thought we were under attack. They do this approximately twice a year, in March and September, near enough (these launches are not advertised ahead of time, for security reasons). I suppose what I saw could have been a launch from Vandenberg that went astray.

While MOST Vandenberg launches go south, they do launch Minuteman and ABM interceptor tests to the west/southwest, towards the Barking Sands test range in Hawaii. I get an email notice from a guy in Ventura who tracks Vandy launches. ALL launches are announced to the public on Vandenberg's website, but the exact launch window for Missile Defense tests is usually not released until the morning of the launch.

I've seen night and pre-dawn launches from Visalia.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #220: 70's Disco dancing music :) (Message 1571352)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on the late pass again....
Just slogged through two days of posts
(NO, I did NOT click on every Youtube link.....
Otherwise it wuld be 0200 instead of 0002....)
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1570356)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Venus, a Very Distinctive Cat" & "Cute Puppy Crashes"

13.1973 million meals fed so far.....
142,725 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1570350)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Went out last night to B.D.'s Mongolian BBQ. They were having a benefit, 20% of sales to No Kid Hungry. I really blew both the budget and the diet. Instead of the cheeseburger egg rolls, I should have had the bacon.

The Arby's a few blocks south of me is doing a "No Child Hungry" promotion - donate a couple bucks and they put your name on the wall for all to see. I had a chicken cordon bleu sandwich tonight after the vets meeting, but declined to fill out a piece of wall-paper when I added to the donation jar.

Think I'd like a dish of orange sherbet for a bed-time treat.


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