Posts by John Neale


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1) Message boards : Number crunching : remaining AP v6s (Message 1605325)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile John Neale
Losing faith in my prediction that it will run out by my birthday.

MB Enhanced v6 took 2½ months to go from 180 to 0.
2) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1605324)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile John Neale
I wish Phil Hughes all the best. He's a gritty and determined cricketer; he'll need lots of those qualities in the months ahead.

I played cricket (very badly, mainly in the lower leagues) in the pre-helmet era. I was a specialist no. 11 batsman, and sometimes had to face some hostile and erratic fast bowling on pitches of dubious quality when the opposition was trying to win the match by getting rid of the tail. I also often faced very fast first-team bowlers in the practice nets. I got hit on the chest, forearm, shoulder, fingers and foot, but I never got "sconed". I think that, although helmets are an essential facet of cricket, they can create a false sense of security in batsmen. I knew how to keep my head out of the way when the balls were flying about above shoulder height.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1605230)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile John Neale
This is why we need a second seti project from a different source unattached to Berkeley looking for different signals/signs of intelligence.

Then why dont you see if the Seti institue has any to send? Oh waite they dont have any funds to operate either.


James, I was referring to SKA, ASKAP or UKSRN which would all appear to be capable of doing such. As to the liquidity of the Seti Institute, that is a different issue. BTW, no need to be snotty.

L.

It'll be a while before the SKA project produces anything for us, or anyone else, to process.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1600575)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile John Neale
I will say though.. at least for me, since the maintenance this week, all of the pages on this site have been very snappy and responsive. They're done loading practically before I'm done clicking.

This is a new feature of BOINC, the BOINC Anticipatory Browsing Experience, or BABE. All BOINC users now have a BABE.

And before I get into trouble, might I add this: ;)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : No uploads in 7 days (Message 1600433)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile John Neale
The stats have been updated, and should reflect on the external stats sites shortly.
6) Message boards : Politics : ECONOMICS!! (Message 1574710)
Posted 19 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
Got TEA? I DO.

Here's a cuppa, just for you, our resident, but rather dull, once-upon-a-time worm. ;)



(Definitely better than the Kool-Aid!)
7) Message boards : Politics : ECONOMICS!! (Message 1574385)
Posted 19 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
The Liberal White 'Racist Thinking' is that Black people are Inferior, and therefore MUST be considered Children. Who cannot be held responsible for their failure's, and do not expect any success's. They NEED Assistance from their 'Superior's'. AKA 'White Man's Burden'.

That is a straw man argument. And for context, I speak as a 51-year-old white male liberal, who's lived his entire life in South Africa.

Stating that those who believe that Black People can't 'Make it' on their own, as other Races have, are themselves Racist, is a 'straw man' argument. Why?

Looks like I hit the 'nail on the head'.

Because "white liberals" don't think that.
8) Message boards : Politics : ECONOMICS!! (Message 1574259)
Posted 19 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
The Liberal White 'Racist Thinking' is that Black people are Inferior, and therefore MUST be considered Children. Who cannot be held responsible for their failure's, and do not expect any success's. They NEED Assistance from their 'Superior's'. AKA 'White Man's Burden'.

That is a straw man argument. And for context, I speak as a 51-year-old white male liberal, who's lived his entire life in South Africa.
9) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1569397)
Posted 8 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
Bit sneaky using a ground that our boys had not played on and did not know what to expect . Not that i'm saying you cheated or anything but cricket is suppose to be a gentleman's sport and that tactics is not gentlemanly


If you check the results, you will find that the Aussies played SA on the 2nd at the same ground & won by 62 runs, so your comment is totally off target :-)

Glenn, all seven matches in the Zimbabwe Triangular Series were played at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe (which is a neutral venue)! Australia has now played ten ODIs at that ground.
10) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1569172)
Posted 8 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
john i'm waiting for you to post the result mate it's not on free to air so i can't watch it

Here's the scorecard.
11) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1569135)
Posted 8 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
It's gone very quiet in here!
12) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1567534)
Posted 5 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
All South Africa v's Australia in the finals ay!

We gona kick your arse sunny Jim......(John Neale)

Should be a good match!
13) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1565669)
Posted 1 Sep 2014 by Profile John Neale
England isn't doing so very well at the moment either.

But you're only as good as your last game, and so I'm not going to say too much about the Australian's loss yesterday, other than that it was a remarkable result for Zimbabwe, which they thoroughly deserved!
14) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1563647)
Posted 28 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
Then Why the hell dont they just stop everyone from leaveing Africa. You want to leave stay here at this qurantine place for 2 weeks and then you can go.
The UN has its head up there collective keyster by not restricting anyone leaving the continent.


As we in Africa sometimes say, "Africa is a big country".

Do you have any idea of the ramifications of this suggestion?
15) Message boards : Politics : Cricket (Message 1563645)
Posted 28 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
Lost your tongues, boys?
16) Message boards : Number crunching : data and distance for pulses in space (Message 1556137)
Posted 13 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
I doubt very much it will be used for SETI.
Tullio

I believe it will.

What will the SKA be used for?

Radio astronomers will use the SKA to understand how stars and galaxies formed, and how they evolved over time, and perhaps to detect life elsewhere in the Universe.
17) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1553708)
Posted 8 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
... cretin countries.

What are these?
The CDC list is on their web page; Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria

From Oxford: cretin (NOUN, INFORMAL, OFFENSIVE): A stupid person (used as a general term of abuse).

My question stands.
I of course meant certain. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to correct myself.

You are welcome. ;) Carry on...
18) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1553680)
Posted 8 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

My country is now ruled by the African National Congress (ANC), which is an alliance with, among others, the South African Communist Party.

The global icon of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela, was once regarded by many in the western world as a terrorist, including Great Britain and the United States. In the USA, this continued long after Mandela's release from prison, and even long after he became the first president of the democratic South Africa.

So be careful with labels. They come unstuck.

More on topic: how did the ANC progress from terrorist organisation to ruling party? Well, maybe Benjamin Netanyahu should have a chat with FW de Klerk and ask him what he did.
19) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1553668)
Posted 8 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
... cretin countries.

What are these?
The CDC list is on their web page; Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria

From Oxford: cretin (NOUN, INFORMAL, OFFENSIVE): A stupid person (used as a general term of abuse).

My question stands.
20) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1553533)
Posted 8 Aug 2014 by Profile John Neale
... cretin countries.

What are these?


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