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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Sweet or Savory? (Message 1683736)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
McDonalds ... Disgusting:(

That is the definition.
Ranks as next to the bottom http://qz.com/385241/in-n-out-is-still-americas-favorite-place-to-get-a-burger-a-survey-says/ or 110 of 111. I'm hating it.

From the article Gary:)
"The results should be taken with a grain of salt."
Or should it be?
"The results should be taken with lots of sugar."

De gustibus non disputandem est, as Dr Asimov was wont to say.
I don't eat at McDonald's often, but when I'm out and about, my stomach starts complaining, and there is nothing else close, I'll stop in for a Quarterpounder with cheese or a tilefish sandwich. Much prefer Arby's roast beef or Reuben sandwiches, or Wendy's, or A&W's burgers.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Wins #U-238 (Message 1683520)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
That long?

Only two more days. .....
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dunkirk Remembrance (Message 1683508)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Things like this make me wish I was back in school. I wasn't a history buff back then, but I find it all much more interesting now.

When you have time, visit the Military History section of your local library. Or The History Channel's website, for some of their shows....
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Wins #U-238 (Message 1683504)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Am I the last?

Not yet, but maybe by this time Monday.......
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Sweet or Savory? (Message 1683501)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
salt


The devil who stalks us all....


Salt, like sugar and fat, is a necessary part of our diet. But some of us take in much more than we need, or is healthy for us. Finding that balance, between what our mind and taste buds desire, and what our bodies need, is often difficult.....

That's what's so great about eating at Rocky's - absolutely no real detrimental effects on our bodies...
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Sweet or Savory? (Message 1683421)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
As my parents aged, and their health declined, they found that things didn't taste the same. One of the things they did was grow Fresno chilis in the garden. Mom would seed and blanch them, them put them in the freezer. Whenever we had casseroles or meatloaf, one or two diced peppers went into the mix. Not real hot/spicy. but enough to be noticeable. And usually more so when the left-overs were reheated after a day or two in the refrigerator....
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/4/2015 (Message 1683417)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Just in from the cemetery. 2900 veterans' graves marked with US Flags. Tired, sore, but very satisfied - things went better today than the past week might have lead us to expect.

May I have, please, 4 eggs, scrambled with grilled mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, and cheddar cheese; a slice of grilled SPAM, a small dish of melon, and a large mug of chocolate milk? Thanks much.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Wins #U-238 (Message 1683229)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning before the dawn, on short sleep.
Off to the cemetery in about 1/2 hour.
Planting 2900 small flags on veterans' graves.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's FreeKibble IV (Message 1683228)
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://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/home

Today's Topics: "Kittens Strike Back" & "Memorial Day Giveaway"

14.8697 million meals fed so far.....
1.2636 million scoops of KittyLitter donated.
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!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1683223)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I see the Replica database has gone off-line again.
Looks like it happened about 23 May 2015 1020 UTC.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Things I wish that all people who work with the public knew... (Message 1683185)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I for one always say thank you when I have been waited on or checking out or doing business at the bank.
It pays itself back when you see the same person week after week.

Please, Thank you, and You're Welcome - three phrases that I was taught were mandatory when dealing with others, but seem seldom used nowadays...
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Wins #U-238 (Message 1683182)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
All Hail celttooth The New Pun King!


Gee, you don't look orange to me.........
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1683175)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Interesting ...
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7454279&offset=0&show_names=1&state=5&appid=11

2 invalids and never validated.

EDIT: scratch that, now they show resends ....

And now they show Invalid.

And for each task, the std.err.txt does not contain a signals table. That usually means something happened to corrupt the results file. I have one like that, too, which will probably be ruled Invalid.

As long as it doesn't happen on a regular or frequent basis.......
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Wins #U-238 (Message 1682637)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning after break with a lot of hair:))

You may not be able to tell from my avatar or profile pics, but I have longish hair. Mostly I keep it bound in a pony-tail, because it tickles my ears, and I work with machinery and don't want it getting caught in things. But when I let it loose, it falls in waves below my shoulders. It's almost long enough to donate to Locks of Love.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's FreeKibble IV (Message 1682634)
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://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/home

Today's Topics: "Adele's Right-Size Friend" & "State with Most Puppy Mills"

14.8437 million meals fed so far.....
1.2612 million scoops of KittyLitter donated.
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!
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1682631)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I'm having Cricket graph withdrawal issues.

I go to check them out, but there's nothing there. It feels rather peculiar.

Since the upgrade at the Colo, there are NO valid Cricket graphs for Seti@Home.
See the discussion here.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1682200)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
First time on the mainline under its own power in twenty years

Lovely pics. Thanks, Bernie.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Things I wish that all people who work with the public knew... (Message 1682197)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Rule 6: No matter how bad a day you are having, do your best to maintain a positive attitude.

People respond to attitude. If you can stay positive, or at least civil, even the most obnoxious, upset people can be successfully dealt with. But if you have a bad one, they will, too, and it's downhill from there.

I remember a time I was traveling from Hawai'i to San Diego for a meeting and short vacation. My flight was delayed, and arrived in Los Angeles an hour late. Many of us had missed connecting flights, and the couple ahead of me in line gave the airline agent a particularly bad time. When my turn came, I asked her if she needed a couple seconds to recover, as I was in no great hurry. She gave me a funny look, then closed her eyes and took three deep breaths. When she opened her eyes, she was kinda smiling, and she got me on the next flight to San Diego. I think some of the folks behind me in line got the message, too, because nobody else gave her a hard time.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Wins #U-238 (Message 1682189)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on a cool, cloudy day, rain expected tonight and tomorrow, but not Saturday-Monday.

My target event occurs Monday afternoon. At the current posting rate, we will reach the event before we reach my target number.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's FreeKibble IV (Message 1682186)
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://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/home

Today's Topics: "Winnie Saves Cathy" & "Common Traits"

14.8381 million meals fed so far.....
1.2572 million scoops of KittyLitter donated.
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!


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