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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1684542)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Wiggo
G'morning everyone, now that today's outrage is over.

The housework is all up to date now and I'm just waiting on another laptop to turn up here (it's late getting here) to finish my working day off with.

Just under 2.5hrs to go for Beer O'clock and I hope that today's won't be so crowded.

Cheers.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1684392)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Wiggo


I think some cars must be using LED lights nowadays (as well as other lights), because they blind me!

A lot of upmarket vehicles over here are now using LED headlights and out here in the countryside LED driving light bars are very popular for turning night into day.

Cheers.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1684388)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Wiggo
I think Grant mentioned LED street lights. I don't know if they're switching to those here, but I just started seeing LED bulbs in the store for home use. Seems like it wasn't that long ago when CFL's were the new thing, but I never have liked them because they take time to warm up. Still prefer incandescent's, but I think the LED's supposedly use much less energy and last a lot longer.

They've been available out here for a few years now, but the price was hard to swallow in the beginning, though they're now getting closer to what CLF's were back then.

Yes, they do last way longer and use way power than CLF's, but you must also get the right colour warmth to suit you and the environment Gordon. ;-)

[edit] N/P DG. ;-)

Cheers.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer ID's (Message 1684375)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Wiggo
I does happen randomly at times, did you do a hardware change?


No, nothing changed on my end.

Just an interrupted communication with the servers can cause that Gordon.

Cheers.
5) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1684373)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Wiggo
I think when a cop can jump on the hood of a car and shott 14 rounds through it on unarmed folks and walk is BS. Why was this not a jury trial?
This case stinks to high heaven.

It wasn't a jury trial because the cop didn't ask for a jury trial. Likely a very smart lawyer. Yes, a jury would have hung him, but a judge, lawyer, would have precisely followed the logic of the law, no matter how perverted the result.

It still highlights some very bad flaws in the system/s over there sadly that don't go down well with the majority (either there or OS). :-(

Thankfully I live where I do.

Cheers.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Major problem with a user (Message 1684366)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Wiggo


Same for me here:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1799369095

2 overflow's validated each other while mine was marked as invalid.

Yes, the old AMD/ATi curse.

It's either that 1 or the GTX 560 Ti curse.

Cheers.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1684249)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
The "Murray" bit refers to the Murray River (named in honor of Sir George Murray) which is 1 of the main rivers that make up the Murray–Darling basin which is the system where those fish are found DG.

Hopefully the dew will be dry here soon so I can get a mow in before Beer O'clock.

Cheers.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1684207)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
There's a nice spot just upstream of the village with a big hill blocking out the village street lights where you can star-gaze while trying to catch a Murray Cod. ;-)

There certainly isn't anything wrong living "wayyyy out in the country" in my books (I'm probably bias about that though as I do). :-D

Cheers.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : U.S. comedian Anne Meara, mother of actor Ben Stiller, dies at 85 (Message 1684195)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
R.I.P.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Khaleesi, Mother of Raccoons! (Message 1684193)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
Happy Birthday Angela and I hope that you had a great time. :-)

Cheers.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1684188)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
G'morning everyone, from another busy morning down under.

We're still getting more rain than frosts here atm DG. :-(

Star-gazing is great here in the highlands and you only have to walk 5mins out of the village (if the street lights go out then no walking required) and you feel that you could touch them all.

Beer O'clock in 3.5hrs so I better get a few more things before it arrives. ;-)

Cheers.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1683862)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Wiggo
G'day Mike and enjoy those beers.

Office hours has finally finished and I got a load of washing on the line, plus a couple of other jobs that didn't get done over the weekend, so there's only 90mins to go until Beer O'clock here (sadly it's Monday here).

Cheers.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1683810)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Wiggo
G'morning everyone, from another frosty start down under.

It's nice to be back home, but spending the weekend in a small cabin out in the bush was a nice change.

4.5hrs until Beer O'clock so I'd better finish a few domestic jobs before any other jobs turn up.

Cheers.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part VII (Message 1682507)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Wiggo
sauce which has
15) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1682504)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Wiggo
Abel Tasman

Ah the geezer that found the islands of Van Diemen's Land, now Tasmania.

That's the 1. ;-)

He was the earliest of them explorers, but he missed the mainland so his charting couldn't have been that good. :-D

Cheers.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1682494)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Wiggo
If it gets any colder and more humid than it is now, we could have a dusting of snow here by morning.

Cheers.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1682493)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Wiggo
I'm sorry to hear about your sad news Mike. :-(

Well I've had 1 of those days today with half of it spent in town (it was bloody freezing in there) and now I'm just having an hours rest before heading out for the night. :-)

It's good to see you back Grant. :-)

Well I think that I can squeeze in a rum or 2 before I get picked up so I better go and get the 1st.

Cheers.
18) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1682492)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Wiggo
Australia needs to buy a new map.

According to Glenn, they probably couldn't afford it! But if we clubbed together we could send them a copy of Captain Cooks maps. He seemed to know where he was.

Nah, I wouldn't bother as we have copies of those a plenty as well as copies by Dirk Hartog & Abel Tasman, not to mention the updated version by Bass and Flinders. ;-)

Cheers.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 25 (Message 1682050)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Wiggo
Don't work too hard Gordon. ;-)

I just finished enjoying afternoon beers with another 2 mates. :-D

Now I'll have to think about something to eat.

I know, I'll have a rum while I decide.

Cheers.
20) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #3 (Message 1682047)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Wiggo
And happy Thorsday to you Julie.

It's been a good 1 here, except for the constant rain (and not a bit of thunder to be heard).

All Hail Thor!!!

Cheers.


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