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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1633229)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Am I being thick, or is it doing thick?



I'm Thick, Thick, Thick up to here!!
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1633228)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Tee Hee!




+1
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1633139)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
This is a sticky one!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1632970)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Deadly virus holder for use by baddies in a spy film.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Solar Electric Power (Photovoltaic Panels) (Message 1630246)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
(Cynically)

Remember, they're in the business of making money, not spending it, so excess (and low-use) generating capacity is wasted money for the shareholders.

Also, at least in the UK, the Energy companies have been giving these dire warnings of brownouts and cuts for years, without them coming true so far. I think they do it to press the government to give them more money, or let them put up prices again...

I have a PV system, With Crystalline panels commissioned September last year, all well so far.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1625863)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
I am currently bracing myself for flaming :-)


A Woman was out golfing one day when she hit the ball into the woods. She went into the woods to look for it and found a frog in a trap. The frog said to her, "If you release me from this trap, I will grant you three wishes." The woman freed the frog, and the frog said, Thank you, but I failed to mention that there was a condition to your wishes.

Whatever you wish for, your husband will get times ten!" The woman said, "That's okay." For her first wish, she wanted to be the most beautiful woman in the world. The frog warned her, "You do realize that this wish will also make your husband the most handsome man in the world, an Adonis whom women will flock to". The woman replied, "That's okay, because I will be the most beautiful Woman and he will have eyes only for me." So, KAZAM-she's the most beautiful Woman in the world! For her second wish, she wanted to be the richest woman in the world. The frog said, "That will make your husband the richest man in the world. And he will be ten times richer than you. " The woman said, "That's okay, because what's mine is his and what's his is mine." So, KAZAM-she's the richest woman in the world! The frog then inquired about her third wish, and she answered, "I'd like a mild heart attack."

Moral of the story: Women are clever. Don't mess with them.

Attention female readers: This is the end of the joke for you. Stop here and continue feeling good.

Male readers: Please scroll down.




























The man had a heart attack ten times milder than his wife!!!

Moral of the story: Women are really dumb but think they're really smart. Let them continue to think that way and just enjoy the show.

PS: If you are a woman and are still reading this; it only goes to show that women never listen!!!

Forward this to all the guys for a good laugh, and to all the ladies who have a good sense of humour
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1624284)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
The latest challenger for the Guinness Book of Records entry for the world's smallest apartment.

or

How to cope with the monsoons - don't have a large flat roof!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1623333)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Is it for relieving the major symptom of very severe Montezuma's revenge?


:-P
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The New Years Eve Thread (Message 1621492)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
A bit past One o'clock, and several bottles of Campaigne style drink disposed of ( 2 undrinkable, but 3 OK!)

A Very Happy New Year to all our Readers.

Margaret & I wish you all the best, and all your could wish yourselves for this New Year of 2015
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy B-Day Chris S! (Message 1619089)
Posted 26 Dec 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
Have a Great day, Chris, and may there be many more to come.

From one Berk to another (look where I live).
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1617876)
Posted 23 Dec 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
WHAAT! Those pesky Americans have crushed the Sleigh for not having air-bags, or Catalytic Converters on the exhaust!!??!!
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1616928)
Posted 21 Dec 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
Do you think he has realised that he's got a mole on the back of his head?

or

Taz gets his next victim
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1614278)
Posted 15 Dec 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
BASIL! Which builder did you use while I was away???
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1614171)
Posted 15 Dec 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
The bridge builders found out an slight design issue with the changeover point in the new Channel Bridge
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Tech support scammer (Message 1613984)
Posted 14 Dec 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
We get quite a few of these, now some of them are coming from what at first appearance seems to be a UK phone number, but isn't, so it doesn't seem to be ignorable! We also have a very good friend that for various reasons has his phone permanently on withhold

I had one that I strung along for a bit like Ozzfan did, and when I got fed up I pointed out that, being MSDN registered and having worked with computers for over 35 years I knew more that he did. The guy on the other end, then got angry and accused ME of wasting HIS time! He rang off after I pointed out the he called me... LOL

I was really quite surprised how long he stayed on the call. More recently they are getting smarter and hanging up after too many awkward questions.

These can be good fun if you're not busy. :-)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : no finished file (Message 1612939)
Posted 12 Dec 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
Having watched go round again, I've now aborted it

All GPUs working OK on the last 2 AP WUs and the MB WUs.

Thanks for the comments.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : no finished file (Message 1612910)
Posted 12 Dec 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
More info, it's not every WU on that GPU, it seems to be the SAME WU running on that GPU over and over again - it errors. so it restarts and has the same symptoms!

Go I abort that WU or what?
18) Message boards : Number crunching : no finished file (Message 1612908)
Posted 12 Dec 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
A little further info...

It seems to be every AP WU that runs on my GTX580. The work on the GTX570 all goes through just fine, AP and MB.

I've just suspended APs until the current one finishes and I'll see what happens with the MBs on that GPU.

Also, all the AP WUs that run on the GTX580 seems to be running almost completely in CPU, with very little GPU usage, about 85%+ CPU time, about 12% - 17% CPU on the GTX570!

Hummm
19) Message boards : Number crunching : no finished file (Message 1612702)
Posted 12 Dec 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
I've had a few of these today, they seem to use next to no GPU resources, and be almost completely CPU work, even though they are scheduled for the GPU.

Is this a symptom of a dying GPU, or a faulty WU?



254 SETI@home 12/12/2014 09:05:13 Task ap_08jn14ab_B2_P1_00001_20141210_07383.wu_0 exited with zero status but no 'finished' file
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015 Seti@Home Members (Message 1612669)
Posted 12 Dec 2014 by Profile Graham Middleton
Many thanks for the lovely pics, Blue Angel.

Seasons greetings to everyone.


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