Posts by Donald L. Johnson


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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1604785)
Posted 1 day 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: "Cats Acting Like Dogs" & "Dalmation Foster Mother"

13.6643 million meals fed so far.....
456,280 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!
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 225 topic to be determined (Message 1604782)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning before bed.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1603929)
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: "Anemic Cat Gets a Transfusion" & "Abandoned Pit-Bull Bunny"

13.6531 million meals fed so far.....
448,530 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!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : For the Apple lovers out there.. what was your first apple computer (Message 1603924)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
1981 Apple II+ 16K, 2 5-1/4 floppy disk drives, 9 inch green-screen monitor.

Later models include Apple IIE, IIc, IIGS (still in use) and Mac Performa, G4, and iBook G4.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : question for anyone who has been affected by cancer (Message 1603919)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
It looks like it depends on the cancer. A clear, pearl, or white ribbon would be for lung cancer. A yellow ribbon is for support of troops or military personnel, but is also for bone cancer. A blue ribbon can be for colon cancer or mouth cancer (go figure!).

If it helps, here's a list of awareness ribbons and their meanings.

Thanks for that. It looks like there are two different colors that apply to what she has.

I'll ask her husband what she would think. (I was hoping to keep it a surprise to him as well.)

Nice thought. Expressions of support are usually appreciated, but a smart move to check with her husband on how she might react.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Talk about your profile pic (Message 1603914)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
My avatar pic was taken at a fundraisder for the Veterans' Group at the local Community College. We were at Buffalo Wild Wings and I had come straight from work. Quite a group - 6 Viet Nam-era vets plus wives/girlfriends, and a dozen youngsters (male and female) fresh out of service after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lots of fun.

My profile pic was taken several years ago at a "4 Chaplains of the Dorchester" service put on by the local AMVETS Post.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dead phone (Message 1603905)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Eric worked on a satellite once that got rained on. Somebody forgot to close a dome door. Anyway, it turns out electronics can be "washed". Just don't turn them on until they are dry. The satellite worked fine once it was completely dried.

Absolutely nothing wrong with water and electronics, the water just has to be pure distilled or de-ionized, with no contaminates.
I used to work on 20 kW water cooled amplifiers. The supply voltage was ~35 kV.

It's the conducting contaminating dirt that does the damage.

Back when I was on the boats, I had the entire control cabinet for an R-114 air conditioning turbo-compressor flooded with seawater. Fortunately, that unit was on stand-by, so it didn't go up in smoke. Took everything apart, rinsed it with D/I water, dried it out, put it back together (6 hours later), and it worked fine. Just glad we were up in the north Pacific, and not down south in warmer waters.....
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 225 topic to be determined (Message 1603896)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning after a light dinner.
Worked 12 days so far, one more to go before a day off. Not working any more Sundays, but boss says plan on every Saturday until mid-January. Bah. Humbug!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How do those of yous who live on the Ring of Fire feel? (Message 1602941)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/

Here is the site Donald :)

Thanks, that's the one.
San Juan Bautista is near Monterey, in the central Coast Range, too far away for me to feel over on the east side of the Central Valley.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1602936)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Sitting by the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate, waiting to get sleepy so I can go to bed.......
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How do those of yous who live on the Ring of Fire feel? (Message 1602934)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
M4.5 - CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

When? I didn't feel anything today.
Drat - where did I put the link to the USGS Earthquake site?
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 225 topic to be determined (Message 1602932)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning between the late news and bedtime.

Added a new (for me) cruncher, a used Core2Duo E4600 running Windows Vista. One of my older WinXP boxes (Phred) died, got a new one at the County Surplus Store a couple weeks ago, just now getting it set up. Attached to S@H, but no tasks yet.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1602918)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Eric's post mentioned it has taken 5 days to get to 25% & that was about 6 day ago. So if it still going it should be somewhere around 50% complete. In theory that would put the completion time around the 28/29th. Being a holiday weekend for the US maybe after maintenance on the 2nd AP shall return.

Keep in mind those figures were before the Database became non responsive & the whole show went down for a while.
It's possible the rebuild had to be restarted from scratch.

Eric has posted an Update in Tech News - looks like the AP rebuild failed and will have to be redone.....
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1602916)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Woo hoo...just got a bunch of MB for 1 rig...unfortunately half were shorties but at least the GPUs fired back up.. ;)

Just got 14 MBs for my Core2Duo - all seem to be mid-range/normal tasks. My other WinXP box has a couple tasks, and my iBook has 1, but I just added a Core2 Duo running Vista, and it has no tasks yet,,,,
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1602002)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
In Nova Scotia they have heavy water, comes in
half and one litre bottles you know. I heard that.


Would those bottles have a Moose on the label?
Remembering a port-call at HMCS Shearwater(?) at Halifax in 1981.....


Monday evening weigh-in: 233 after a light dinner.
Down 7 lbs since I went back to work on 14 October.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTGAWUW!!! #0 (Message 1601997)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
WinXP boxes are dry, but my iBook has two tasks - the latest received Sunday 17 Nov 2014, 20:47:29 UTC
Like Gary's, it's a _2 resend.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 225 topic to be determined (Message 1601993)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning after work. We worked both shifts on Saturday AND Sunday - first time we've worked a shift on Sunday in the 19 years I've worked cotton. Will definitely have next Sunday off - we aren;t allowed to work more than 13 days straight.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1601990)
Posted 7 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: "Striking Cat with Stripes and Spots" & "Rafale Mantesso and his Dog, Jimmy Choo"

13.6271 million meals fed so far.....
430,615 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!
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1601987)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
A bump for Donald

Thank you, uli, didn't realize it had been so long....
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : PTSD 2 (Message 1601979)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Been a bit busy and not paying as much attention to this forum as I would have liked.

Praying for all of you who are caring for loved ones, that God grant you the strength, courage, patience, and wisdom to do what is best for all of you, including making hard choices when necessary.

When I was helping my parents take care of each other, there were many difficult days, including a few bouts of dementia as the cancer took Mom. It helped to have both my sisters to spell me, and remembering that God has promised us that He will never give us more burdens than we can handle. Still, there were days I wished He didn't have so much faith in me (insert laugh track here).......

A couple of my Shipmates, and one VFW Comrade's wife, are in various stages of Alzheimer's. Some are still at home, with an aide to help out, others are in care facilities because their condition was such that the spouse simply could no longer care for them at home, even with help. They get daily visits, but it can be rough on the family members to visit and not be recognized. I would not wish Alzheimer's on my worst enemy.

Annie, I hope your family conference went well, and you are able to keep your Mother at home for awhile. Fight hard to give her the best life you can, but be aware that the time may come....

For Ian and Marie, I pray for a speedy recovery and return to something resembling normal living.....


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