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1) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1804110)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile John Neale
I really wish that some of you would have a bit more respect.

Respect?

For this guy?

Frankly, he makes Hillary Clinton look like Mary Poppins.

Respect is earned. In my view, he's not even close. As I've said before, he's dangerous, not only for the USA.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 47 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. (Message 1804109)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile John Neale
I was six years old. The moon landing of 1969 is one of my earliest memories.

In South Africa, one of the consequences of the Nationalist apartheid government that ruled the country at the time was that we had no television - it would only arrive seven years later. I recall listening to a live broadcast of the moon landing, and the subsequent moon walk, on a transistor radio in the kitchen of my house in Cape Town. The radio was perched atop a large Amana fridge-freezer combination. Amana is a well-known American brand, so I guess that was appropriate!
3) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1803488)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile John Neale
I'm going to try to stay up past my bedtime and watch Melania.

BBC - US election: Melania Trump 'plagiarised' Michelle Obama
WP - Melania Trump’s speech appears to have cribbed from Michelle Obama’s in 2008

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

It's akin to shooting yourself in the foot while it's firmly lodged in your mouth. As one wag said on Twitter, I'd rather be the guy who led the failed Turkish coup than the guy who wrote the #MelaniaTrump speech.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Say goodbye to SETI@home v7. (Message 1802191)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile John Neale
As of 12 Jul 2016, 6:50:05 UTC, there are 3 tasks left.

Is that worth a "woo hoo"? ;)
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Eric!!! (Message 1800411)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile John Neale
Many happy returns, Eric, and congratulations on the milestone!
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (103) Server Problems? (Message 1799870)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile John Neale
Is anyone else experiencing a problem with uploads and scheduler requests?
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Today, I shall be mostly talking about something bizarre (Message 1784934)
Posted 5 May 2016 by Profile John Neale
I'm sorry, but I simply couldn't get past the idea that ANYBODY on the planet would find an Almond Joy to be "non-essential".

I'm allergic to almonds (among a few other things), so ... non-essential it definitely is! ;)

(Not that they're available in my neck of the woods, anyway...)
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1782393)
Posted 25 Apr 2016 by Profile John Neale
Is it fair to assume that these MESSIER031 tasks were created when the GBT was pointed at the Andromeda Galaxy?
9) Message boards : Politics : Anyone else supporting Bernie Sanders for president? (Message 1782275)
Posted 25 Apr 2016 by Profile John Neale
We are now at a point where 11,000,000,000 (or much more) Illegal Aliens, are present in our Country.

Just for the record - there are three zeros too many in that number. ;)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Say goodbye to SETI@home v7. (Message 1781329)
Posted 22 Apr 2016 by Profile John Neale
at that rate, you are going to run out of size and colour before you run out of tasks :D

you check once a day? care to make a graph? I'd like to make a quick extrapolation.

A linear extrapolation of the data since the beginning of April suggests 26 April at 10:52 (UTC).

Reality - which is represented by the data I have for the deprecation (if that's the right term?) of AP v505, MB Enhanced v6 and AP v6 - dictates otherwise. AP v505 took over a month to process the last 62 tasks; MB Enhanced v6 required three months to process the last 452 tasks, and AP v6 took three weeks to decrease from 452 to 88 tasks, after which the data were no longer available.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1781323)
Posted 22 Apr 2016 by Profile John Neale
I've been rewarded with five on my one little laptop. Happier face!
12) Message boards : Politics : Anyone else supporting Bernie Sanders for president? (Message 1781301)
Posted 22 Apr 2016 by Profile John Neale
John...

... you are attacking ...

I haven't attacked anyone.

I have questioned your use of the same name-calling that you accuse others of, since it smacks (to me) of hypocrisy. Nothing more and nothing less.

If you want my opinion, name-calling is puerile and unhelpful, from whichever quarter it arises and for whatever reason it is practised. I subscribe to SciManStev's philosophy, which is to seek workable solutions to problems, regardless of their origin. That requires maturity and objectivity, dialogue and engagement, listening and understanding ... traits and behaviours that are the antithesis of name-calling and baiting.
13) Message boards : Politics : Anyone else supporting Bernie Sanders for president? (Message 1781293)
Posted 22 Apr 2016 by Profile John Neale
"CLYDE", you accuse the "left wing" and the "right wing" of name calling. Sometimes, in these forums, some of those that hold left- and right-wing views do indulge in name calling. More generally, your accusation is against perceived left- and right-wing extremists that, you say, have given rise to the candidacy of Donald Trump through their name-calling.

Fair enough.

But, as bobby has pointed out on several occasions, you yourself, claiming the political middle ground, are also frequently guilty of name-calling. The most recent example from this thread:

As I said: Welcome back, Silly Little Socialist.

Surely that invalidates your argument?

Name Calling regarding an Ideology. IE: NAZISM, Marxism, Capitalism, KKK, Progressive, et al. Is not personal.

You really believe that Silly Little Socialist. Is a Personal Attack.

And (Fill-in the negatives) Capitalist.

Is not?

If one is not. The other is not.

John...

"Surely that invalidates your argument?"

Did I say that calling capitalists names is not the same as calling socialists names? No.

Did I (or you, for that matter, in your oft-repeated arguments) say that the name-calling is necessarily personal? (It might well be, but that is a subset.) The answer, again, is no.

In forums such as these, name-calling invariably descends to the personal level. The argument that you put forth is that Trump's candidacy is fueled by the name-calling of (and I paraphrase) "unthinking, unintelligent, left- and right-wing extremists, ideologues and zealots".

But then you indulge in name-calling. What does that make you?

My argument is not invalidated.
14) Message boards : Politics : Anyone else supporting Bernie Sanders for president? (Message 1781202)
Posted 22 Apr 2016 by Profile John Neale
Engineers of the world, unite!

I've always said that the world would be a much better place if it was ruled by engineers. Not everyone agrees with my sentiment. Especially my wife. ;)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1781200)
Posted 22 Apr 2016 by Profile John Neale
Pathetic AP run. As usual.

I must agree, Sten-Arne. So far, despite altering preferences and wearing out the <Update> button, I've hooked a grand total of ... zero. Sad face.
16) Message boards : Politics : Anyone else supporting Bernie Sanders for president? (Message 1780724)
Posted 20 Apr 2016 by Profile John Neale
"CLYDE", you accuse the "left wing" and the "right wing" of name calling. Sometimes, in these forums, some of those that hold left- and right-wing views do indulge in name calling. More generally, your accusation is against perceived left- and right-wing extremists that, you say, have given rise to the candidacy of Donald Trump through their name-calling.

Fair enough.

But, as bobby has pointed out on several occasions, you yourself, claiming the political middle ground, are also frequently guilty of name-calling. The most recent example from this thread:

As I said: Welcome back, Silly Little Socialist.

Surely that invalidates your argument?
17) Message boards : News : Breakthrough Listen data now flowing. (Message 1778706)
Posted 13 Apr 2016 by Profile John Neale
Congratulations to you, Eric, and the entire team at Berkeley. It is a major milestone, worthy of a celebration.

I look forward to the day when data from the southern skies start being processed by the SETI@Home project.
18) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1771344)
Posted 13 Mar 2016 by Profile John Neale
http://video.foxnews.com/v/4788291323001/judge-jeanine-mitt-romney-awoke-a-sleeping-giant/?#sp=show-clips

blame the republicans blame the republicans blame the republicans...

Who's she blaming?

Thought so.

Yap.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Two Questions About the BOINC Statistics Tab (Message 1770960)
Posted 11 Mar 2016 by Profile John Neale
I would like to know: how is the Host/User average calculated?
That is, how many days does it go back, and how are the different days weighted in the calculation, ...

This is from the BOINC Wiki, and it's pretty useless.

Digging deeper into the WWW revealed this, which is probably what you are looking for.
20) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1770959)
Posted 11 Mar 2016 by Profile John Neale
On the TV news here right now (sorry no link yet), a black protester was "coward punched" as he was being escorted away and Dump says that he'll cover the "cowards" costs. :-O

Oh dear..... :-(

Here's the 9News report, and a local one.


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