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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Hawkwind (Message 1762646)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Graham Middleton
The gig is part of their latest tour, and the only date in the South of England AFAIK.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Pancakes (Message 1762643)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Graham Middleton
I like the classic Lemon & sugar and some vanilla ice cream on the sidefor sweet crepes. I also like American style buttermilk pancakes with crispy bacon & Maple syrup.

In fact I like most pancakes sweet or savoury, unless they have nuts.

I don't like nuts; not alergic, I just don't like most of them, cashews are an exception.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Hawkwind (Message 1762628)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Graham Middleton
For those '60s wild children in the South of England, Hawkwind are doing a show in Eastbourne in early April.

If you're interested.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Notes on Nvidia driver bloat [361.60 Hotfix] (Message 1761120)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Sh, well it was a hope...

BSOD this time so looks like HW something rude!!!, so I've powered it off, and start stripping it down to clean and see if I cann see any issues tommorrow.

My Luck!!!!!!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Notes on Nvidia driver bloat [361.60 Hotfix] (Message 1761116)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
OK,at last I've got some time to try things...

I tried the latest driver (361.75) on the PC that had issues, and it hung, then rebooted itself within about 3 mins of starting processing S@H.

So I reverted that system to 355.6. It's now been running for about 5 mins & OK so far (now, where's some wood.... touches head).

I'll update on how things go, or whether I seem to have a hardware issue later on, maybe tomorrow now as it's 22:10 here.


Wish me luck.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Ad slogans and jingles (Message 1761011)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
AH - The ESSO Blee Dooler!
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1760905)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Could it be said that that story was a shaggy son joke?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Notes on Nvidia driver bloat [361.60 Hotfix] (Message 1759996)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
I have 2 Pcs, both on Win 7 Ultimate, both with 361.43, BOINC 7.6.22, S@H 8 and Lunatics 0.44.

One (5974961) is fine & running great so far (touch wood). This is my daily driver as well as crunching

The other (7578105), with older hardware started hanging and BSOD soon after I upgraded it to 7.6.22 with S@H 8 and lunatics. This one only crunches.

I'll try upgrading the one that has problems to the lastest driver from NVIDIA and see how it goes.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thank you for the nice wishes on my birthday yesterday. (Message 1757453)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Indeed, I hope you have a great day Mark, and may there be many more to come.

I also went through that barrier a few years back, and have enjoyed good times and great friendships since then, may you also.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1743161)
Posted 18 Nov 2015 by Profile Graham Middleton
Hi Carlos, yes, you are our best hope, please post a new tool for us to ponder over.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1743139)
Posted 18 Nov 2015 by Profile Graham Middleton
Gary, sorry to disagree, BUT Digital (another name for the company DEC or the Digital Equipment Corporation) originally developed the StorageWorks product range to work as a Storage Management product line to go with their VAX, and later Alpha range of computers.

The basic building block of this was their BA356 series of storage shelves, capable of containing disks (starting at 1Gb and eventually up to 36Gb) in disk case, 7 cases per shelf if one power supply, or 6 if two power supplies fitted. Also in this range of products for these shelves were the TZ85, TZ86, TZ87, TZ88 and TZ89 tape drives and their derivatives, another DEC (or Digital) product line.

These shelves could then be installed in cabinets containing up to 10 shelves per 19-icnch rack. These shelves were then connected via SCSI or FWD SCSI, to controllers (the HSC and HSD ranges)and thence via DSSI, FWD SCSI or CI connections to the Computers.

I believe that StorageWorks could be connected to the PDP 11 range of systems, but I've never experienced this. I know that these shelves can be connected to PCs, as I had such a system at my home, using the Win XP native drivers for the DEC SCSI to PCI adapters.


When Compaq, and later HP took over DeEC or Digital, each then used the StorageWorks name for this and later other disk sub-systems. That is why I specifically said the StorageWorks 1 StorageWorks 2 and StorageWorks 3 product ranges, as these were the Digital (or DEC) products.

I have extensive experience of working with these products, both under VMS, and Tru64 operating systems, stand-alone and in quite large Clusters, thus I know these items very well.

If you wish to discuss this further can I suggest that we do this via PM or email, or another thread, to avoid going off-topic for this one?
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1743083)
Posted 18 Nov 2015 by Profile Graham Middleton
It is not for floppy disks.

Congrats Carlos as the closest without naming the device.

Digital StorageWoeks disk removal tool.

It is for removing/inserting Disk drive enclosures from Digital StorageWorks 1, StorageWorks 2 and StorageWorks 3 storage systems. It hooks over the two clips on each side of the drive, squeezing them together, and releasing the clips that hold the drive enclosure in the BA356 shelf. This allows easy removal of thedisk (it also saves broken finger nails, bruised knuckles, lost tempers etc.)

And yes, before you all point it out, it shows my age and nerdiness that I keep this without any of the kit it can be used on!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1742925)
Posted 17 Nov 2015 by Profile Graham Middleton
Anniet, you are certainly going for off the wall ideas :-) and no not that.

It is made of plastic.

Drives, yes, drum no.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #62 (Message 1742781)
Posted 17 Nov 2015 by Profile Graham Middleton
Sorry, people, We got busy last night, and I've just remmbered.


Judgement time

Nonourable mention for being so off the wall

Lynn with

"There is a colonial woman on the wing. There is something they're not telling us. She was out there churning butter. She was churning butter!"


Third place

Admiral Gloval with

When your budget can't afford coach.


Second place

Celtooth with

"3, 2, 1, ready or not, I'm coming to find you!"


And the winner is

rob smith with

I'll have it fixed in a mo
... What do you mean "we are wt 35,000 feet"?

PM will be sent after I post this
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1742777)
Posted 17 Nov 2015 by Profile Graham Middleton
Not to do with computer modules.

Not punch cards, paper tape or similar.


Hmm people are skipping round it atm.

I said not disk platters.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1742458)
Posted 16 Nov 2015 by Profile Graham Middleton
Not platters, but getting quite warm.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #62 (Message 1742358)
Posted 15 Nov 2015 by Profile Graham Middleton
8 suggestions, all very good, so I'm extending until tomorrow evening UK time.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1742245)
Posted 15 Nov 2015 by Profile Graham Middleton
Not circuit boards, or a digital core.

Inserting/ removing is the right operation, bur what is the question now.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1742171)
Posted 15 Nov 2015 by Profile Graham Middleton
Hi Rob, It has nothing to do with CDs, my mentioning them was in response to Anniet's post.

Betreger, is is not for working with chips, As I said far too large - about 5 inches (125mm) between the jaws.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1742144)
Posted 14 Nov 2015 by Profile Graham Middleton
No, Slidey trays were around, just not DVDs or Blurays


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