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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 Get well soon Lisa.... (Message 1657101)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning without March Madness.
Now that Fresno State is out of the WNIT......

Talkin' Baseball....
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1656585)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
oh bloody heck! my beer supply will be threatened.

Nay, sir, these ladies can put away a few, but not so many as to empty the warehouse. There will be plenty for all, have no fear.

Oh, bejeezus...for a moment there, I thought you said empty the wh***house.
Gave me the shivers.

Mark! We are talking about Uli & Julie, not a platoon of Royal Marines!
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's FreeKibble IV (Message 1656584)
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: "Benefits of Neutering Cats" & "Roscoe & Clover"

14.4689 million meals fed so far.....
1.0020 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!
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1656579)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
oh bloody heck! my beer supply will be threatened.

Nay, sir, these ladies can put away a few, but not so many as to empty the warehouse. There will be plenty for all, have no fear.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 Get well soon Lisa.... (Message 1656578)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning after dinner.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's FreeKibble IV (Message 1656251)
Posted 5 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: "Cat-related Fashion Trend" & "North Carolina State Dog"

14.4623 million meals fed so far.....
997,200 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!
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : book readers (Message 1656247)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I am afraid to open a discussion thread in politics
about the this election cycle for fear it would denigrate
into chaos......

Still Double Down is not a bad read, I think the authors
were very concerned with over taxing the minds of the targeted
readership....
(This is not a criticism, but the book sort of reads like a
Sunday supplement.)


Doesn't a election cycle have a certain amount of Chaos Theory built into it?

Read "Double Star" by Robert Heinlein. How to run for elected office and hold it. Even if the real candidate is incapacitated and later dies. And his double has to go forward in office.

"Double Star" is one of the few by Heinlein I have not read, have to find it soon.

There was a very good movie a few years ago based on that premise. Can't think of the name, starred Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver, as I recall.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1656241)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
173.2

I am hoping this is just because I forgot to weigh myself this morning and that I am heavier in the evening from having eaten breakfast and lunch and several cups of tea...

My weight can vary up to 4 pounds over the day. Thats why I always do my weigh in first thing in the morning before getting dressed or having a coffee. I think it,s the best time for consistent results.

I spent the whole weekend (Friday-Sunday) going to meetings and eating at buffets, so knowing that my weight would be affected, I passed on the weigh-in. Next Monday should be a valid result.....
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 Get well soon Lisa.... (Message 1656233)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
You know there is a cure for March Madness. It's called April.

Ah yes, the dreaded April.

She's a fine young Lady, as long as she stays on her meds......

Winning after the VFW potluck.
Both the pots and the people were very lucky tonight.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : 963 Multibeam tasks with "Validation Pending" (Message 1656223)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
But, on a 10 day cache ... ok a slow computer that takes 4 days computing time to complete a task, that's 14 days to get it back, fine whew. So to get to 6 weeks that is 96 hours out of 1008 hours, not bad, roughly 10% daily computing time.

THAT IS ONE TASK AND THEY HAVE 99 MORE THAT THEY GOT THE SAME DAY. Ok, being conservative, they only got 30, but still ... 29 or 99 lost tasks.

Slower hosts are not going to have 99 tasks in a 10 day cache. Remember that the cache is time based, so if the host takes over 240 hours to crunch a single workunit, it will only get a single workunit in its 10 day cache. 120 hours and it will only have 2 tasks in a ten day cache. etc. etc.

These slower systems not clogging up the database as much as you think. It is the faster systems that download several dozen, then the owner loses interest and never bothers to complete them that are a bigger problem (relatively speaking, as I don't think there are many of those either).

There seems to be an unstated assumption here, that all hosts run 24/7 and/or are crunching whenever they are not doing something else. That ain't necessarily so, and that's why some hosts take 2 hours to crunch 1 task, and a similarly-capable host may take 2 days.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1655602)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
A family looking very much like the Rules passed me on the highway today. I'm sure their license plate read Alberta....


Secrets out....


Actually, I was speaking only half in jest.
When i was on the missile boat, I had a shipmate named Robert "Rocky" Rule. But that was over 33 years ago. Still, that driver with the Alberta. Canada, plates looked a lot like him....
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 Get well soon Lisa.... (Message 1655598)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on a warm Spring afternoon.....
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Some sad news I need to pass on... (Message 1655401)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Shortly after that photograph was taken, the whole family (father, mother and I) flew to California, where my father had a four months sabbatical at Caltech, working with Fred Hoyle to model stellar evolution using computers. But that's a whole different story.

Which I, for one, would love to hear..........
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1655255)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Welcome!

There are a few rules, so as soon as you learn them
please let me know what they are.... There is some
concern that the rules are in fact being held in a
secret vault some where in Manitoba Canada...

Have fun Sir....



A family looking very much like the Rules passed me on the highway today. I'm sure their license plate read Alberta....
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Some sad news I need to pass on... (Message 1655249)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Thank you, Richard, for sharing that bit of history.

And thanks to your late Mum, for the ground-breaking work she did, laying the foundation for so much that we take for granted today. And for you and all the good things you have done, here and elsewhere.

I pray God has taken her home to Himself, and she is reunited with your father.

And may God's healing Grace flow over you and all your family in this time of sorrow and loss.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1654981)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
It's the aluminium angle bit in the middle that puzzles me ...

I'd say that is either a guide of some sort,
or the mounting point for the return spring for the moving arm.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1654979)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
"See what you get for five bucks!?"

There is a story told about George W. Bush, but you could probably substitute the name of any President and his chief political nemesis....

President Bush departs Marine One helicopter, is saluted by Marine Guard, who notices Bush has a small pig under each arm. He comments "Nice Piglets, Sir".

Bush replies "Thanks. Got them for Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Reid".

Marine Replies "Good Trade, Sir".
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Informativeness (Message 1654975)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor

Yes, often wondered what the qualifications were for "Headline Writer". Definitely not as stringent as for "Journalist/Reporter" or "Editor"....
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 Get well soon Lisa.... (Message 1654972)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on a sunny Friday morning.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1654967)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
You said Chris was close with reference to paper, but it is not a punch...

And not a film or tape splicer, but that triangular shape under the right end of the pivoting finger looks like a cutter blade...

Would this be used in the Gift-Wrap booth at a Department Store?


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