Posts by Graham Middleton

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part V (Message 1878568)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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For those that are interested, the next Doctor Who is to be a woman, Jodie Whittaker.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Things you have found written on a wall (Message 1877712)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
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In a Gents toilet:-

If you sprinkle when you tinkle,
Please be a sweet, and raise the seat!
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Seti Science Fiction Book Club (Message 1874780)
Posted 24 Jun 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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Anne McCaffrey's Whiite Dragon was the first paperback in the UK to have a 1 Million copy first print run. I had (I think I still have somewhere) a copy of it sighed by the author 2 days before it went on General Release. (She came to a meeting of a Pern-orientated S.F. Book that I and a friend ran in the UK, she was in the UK for the book launch)

A lovely lady and very keen to meet her fans. RIP
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Seti Science Fiction Book Club (Message 1873969)
Posted 19 Jun 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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For me, Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke, EEDoc Smith are all greats and I frequently re-read them.

In addition, the Sector General books by James White I enjoy, also the Dorsai series.

For a bit of light escape, I dip into the Perry Rhodan series (not hard SF, but light relief)

Currently I have about 2000 SF paperbacks across most of the spectrum, from Poul Anderson via Terry Pratchett and Anne McCaffrey to Roger Zelazny.

I was lucky for my English Literature 'O' Level exam, I had Fahrenheit 451, The Chrysalids, and another SF book that I can't remember atm. I had read both of the ones that I remember, but didn't really like the last one that I can't.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1856331)
Posted 18 Mar 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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Dust bunny removal, combined with virus removal.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Sticky thread for useful scripts and software locations (Message 1856267)
Posted 18 Mar 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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What do people think about having a single thread for useful scripts, programs, software locations etc (NOT discussions of then)?

My idea is to have a single source for the items themselves, to save people having to trawl through large threads to find the latest version of a particular item or program location.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1853304)
Posted 5 Mar 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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ignore the glasses and all I see is a well endowed lady in a bikini.. Anyone else? Oh, must be my mind then!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hello again.......I am back for a while. (Message 1853232)
Posted 5 Mar 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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One thing I fail to understand, Why Oh Why do these people who profess to dislike Mark and his comments so much, still insist on reading and commenting on the threads Mark has started. If you dislike or hate him so much, then DON'T read threads that Mark started!!!!!

The fact that they do read and post to these threads, in my opinion is very like shooting fish in a barrel and getting close to trolling,, or even cyber-bullying. It seems that all they wish to do is to try to provoke Mark into an outburst that will get him banned for that behaviour. I feel that the provoker should also recieve a similar punishment.

I am NOT trying to excuse Mark for his drinking, or for what he posts after a few drinks, he is an adult and as such responsible for his own actions. However I AM trying to defend his right to post within the forum rules.

This post is not aimed at any one person, but if you feel offended by it, then probably it WAS aimed at YOU.

I fully understand that this probably means that I am now a target for flaming etc., Enjoy.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part IV (Message 1853224)
Posted 5 Mar 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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Be afraid, very very afraid ......

Actually I know some Grauniad readers that are far more intelligent than me (hard to believe I know ....) and it bothers me that they actually read the damn thing. It can only be that they like a good laugh over muesli for breakfast to start the day.

Grauniad



In my experience, Intelligence (as measured by IQ tests) is not a measure of wisdom, or common sense (which I think belies it's name, being not at all common). Thus leading to experts and people with high IQ levels coming out with some VERY doubtful ideas and statements. ( e.g. "Why is MENSA so elitist? It should be more easy to join.")
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1852360)
Posted 2 Mar 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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Judgement going on now...

Well done to all the entrants.

OK Chaps, The Results:-

Third: Admiral Gloval with
Stop staring so hard at the women you old coot! ( I am informed that men always do this)

Second: Carlos with
I always wanted a cool grandfather.

And THE WINNER IS

KWSN The Holy Hand Grenade with
Both

Albert, stop messing around with your mother's lube supply!
and
My, this glycerine is viscous...

Over to you, The Holy Hand Grenade

PM on it's way
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1852226)
Posted 2 Mar 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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Over 24 hours and less than the requisite number of entries, extending for another 24 hrs.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1852045)
Posted 28 Feb 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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Sorry for the delay, People. Thanks for the unexpected win, Rob.


Ok, Folks, try this for size, I hope it's not been used before...

13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1851860)
Posted 27 Feb 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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NOOOOO, you're meant to put in the other end!!!




back to the naughty step (or didn't I leave it?)
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1848351)
Posted 12 Feb 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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Audrey 2 reloaded
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V9 (Message 1847915)
Posted 10 Feb 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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Odd, I've something looking very similar, but was described as a tool used for moving the power pickup arms on trams and trolley busses onto and off of the overhead power cables.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V9 (Message 1847601)
Posted 9 Feb 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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Is it associated with an old form of transport?
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1847301)
Posted 8 Feb 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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I wonder what's happening to it to make it's eyes (or is that aye-ayes) stick outlike that???



OK I'm back on the naughty step again...
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1847155)
Posted 7 Feb 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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I don't know about the animal with the big ears, but the person that is carrying it has just got plastered...
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The English Cafe (Message 1847147)
Posted 7 Feb 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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Hmmm, David, Could it be that the first speaker is referring to alternate meanings of the word "brick"?

From the date, I believe that at about that time, and for some time after, the term "brick" could also mean a stout or supportive fellow, so he could be a brick, without being a parallelogram.

Thus the statements almost create a pun.




editted to fix my poor typing
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1847145)
Posted 7 Feb 2017 by Profile Graham Middleton
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Ok, everyone, it's that time I guess. 24Hours and over 10 entries.

Well done all. And the results are:-


In Third place is Sirius B with (I seem to think this a lot :-) )

I knew I should've stayed in bed this morning"


In Second place is Admiral Gloval with

Dang it. I'm not through counting the bananas.



And the Winner is betreger with

I don't need no stinking tie down straps.


Well done betreger PM on its way.

No-one thought of the one that occurred to me - "Sorry, Officer, but we ran out of string" , but betreger was the closest, and that most tickled my fancy!


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