Posts by James Sotherden

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Phone Scam. Pretending to be a telemarketer from a resort. (Message 1863412)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Our good old-fashioned copper phone line has an answering machine attached to it. I prefer it to digital voice mail. It's easier for me to hit "play", and to screen calls.

Same here. Its one reason I keep it. If its an important call they will leave a message. I used to be annoyed by folks who screened calls. Not anymore. Not with the amount of scammers and robo calls out there.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds And Other Projects (Message 1856236)
Posted 18 Mar 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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I would suggest sticking with simple ready-builts with air cooling, and running them as is.

Nahhh... That would be too easy :-)

Id say it would be too. My wife bought me a HP Intel I7 -6700 for $500. 00 Even with out a GPU its gets 1100 RAC.
Ive lost track on much Vic has spent buying junk and trying to get it to work. I'm betting he could have bought a few good rigs all ready to go.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If I get your goat :) (Message 1855571)
Posted 15 Mar 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Here is one I heard when I was stationed at Otis AFB on Cape Cod. All the locals used the saying( and I will be nice) Your butt is sucking Canal water.
From what the locals could tell me , Was that during construction of the Cape Cod Canal there was some very fierce opposition to it.
The meaning I got from the folks who used it, Was your full of B.S.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Tullio joins the Mod team (Message 1855500)
Posted 14 Mar 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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I'm so sorry Tulio that now you have to read politics.

Congrats otherwise.

The one place even MODS fear to tread.
Congrats Tulio, You will survive. Burned but survive:)
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Spring forward! (Message 1854972)
Posted 12 Mar 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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I have two electric clocks that were programmed to set them selves automatically. That was before CONgrASS decided to muck the woks up.
Just leave the time alone. Jeez already.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mr. Kevvy is now a forum moderator (Message 1854699)
Posted 11 Mar 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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No problem give the lot a 12 hour cool off. Job done. Remember you are professional Moderators, not school Prefects with attitude!

Make a judgement call, and deal with any aftermath later. That's what you are there for.

As a former Mod I have had to make the call. And yes a few times I was called on it. That's part of the job. I was spanked by other Mods and by Fred.
And in hindsight I can see where it might have been wiser to wait for a group decision before I took action.
I stand behind the current MODS. They do a great job under thankless conditions.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The oldies fight back! (Message 1854692)
Posted 11 Mar 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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You see these young kids age 5-7 on the bus clutching a smartphone in their hands, and both thumbs going 19 to the dozen sending a text. And you think how the hell do they do that on such a tiny touch screen? I'm a one finger merchant on a phone, or 3 fingers and a thumb on a keyboard. Now you laugh, but I can copy type at 40 wpm, and time was when you could get a Pitmans certificate for that speed albeit on a manual typewriter.

I can do two thumbs on the small screen. I'm not the fastest touch typer. But I manage to muddle along. My iPad gets some added finger action on it's bigger screen.

I'm a ham handed one finger texting dude on my phone. And I still screw up and have to delete. I have grandkids that can do the thumb texting. The sad thing is that some schools don't teach how to write Cursive anymore.
So I think in the not to distant future you will have kids signing documents by using block letters because they were never taught Cursive.
And to take that further. What if they are not taught how to even do block letters by hand? I'm 64 years old I can remember trying to make a letter appear readable while learning to write.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mr. Kevvy is now a forum moderator (Message 1854030)
Posted 9 Mar 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Politics, Where angels fear to tread.
Good luck Mr. Kevvy. I have been there, Done that, And have the T-shirt. Although after wading in the political thread it is now in shreds:)
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hello again.......I am back for a while. (Message 1852765)
Posted 4 Mar 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Mark you are either manic- whatever, Or bi-polar. In either case drinking is the wrong thing to be doing.
You should see your family Dr. first and tell him whats going on.
Do you know the saying, Measure twice and cut once? Maybe you should think twice and post once.
And to tell the truth, I think you are loosing it. There was a time where you could hold a decent conversation with anybody on here. Those days are rare now.
Yes I know you saw your brother commit suicide. That would be tough to see.
But there are worse things. Like seeing a pilots cooked brains in his flight helmet. Or having a woman you are giving CPR to have a massive hemmorage in your mouth. Or seeing a 3 year old girl get ejected out the rea window of a van. Or seeing a jogger get hit by a car that ran a red light. And seeing him cartwheel through the air. Or when your fighting a fire and finding a 5 year old girl whos burnt to death, And your glad she was face down so you didn't have to see her face. Yeah that's what ive seen.
Life is tough. You either get on with it or you just give up and die. Me I want to live.
So you can get help and live or just feel sorry for yourself that you had a bad life.
Its you who decides what life you want. Not us!
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1849915)
Posted 19 Feb 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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That's what I'm worried about Wiggo, staying occupied. I like working at my job and I like the people I work with. I just hate having to have to go to work.
Its kind of scary actually thinking about being retired.
And I'm having a few beers here.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rest in peace Wingdi.. (Message 1849481)
Posted 18 Feb 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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May he rest in peace now.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLOTPW - CCLXIII Making Roman numerals great again. (Message 1848996)
Posted 16 Feb 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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MCMLII

1952, The year I was born.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1848995)
Posted 16 Feb 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Hi Grant and Wiggo. Yes I'm still on second shift. Plus working overtime on Saturdays. I have been working to hard to get things fixed on the house before I retire in 2018.
I'm having a few beers now before I go to bed.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1848769)
Posted 15 Feb 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Hello all. I have neglected this side of the board way to long. I will pop in now and then to say Hi and share a brew with you all.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLOTPW - CCLXIII Making Roman numerals great again. (Message 1848768)
Posted 15 Feb 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Wow. Beets with Roman Numerals. Talk about a flashback to the old days:)
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The English Cafe (Message 1844914)
Posted 28 Jan 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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The very articulate people who post in Politics should join this thread; not for political reasons, but just to give some insight on how language affects everyone.

I agree. lately all I have been hearing about is the wall. The wall to me means the one in Washington D.C. The one with 56,000 names on it. Not the wall I hear Trumpeted. (pun intended)
Hows that for words that affect people?
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What do you do with Christmas trees afterwards (Message 1844722)
Posted 27 Jan 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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That was a FIRocious pun, Mr. Betreger.
Thank you. I WOOD love to play with YEW. I have been PINEing for a pun war for TREE or four months now. The s@h BRANCH of Jim's old pun room has been abandoned and nobody appears to be around to SPRUCE the place up. Well, I won't bother to CONIFER with my colleague Jim before accepting your invitation. I may, however, send him a pm and NEEDLE him to play along with us.

Your PITCH, good sir.

Oh my word the infamous pun wars of yore, but if I recall, a certain lady won 7/10 of them!!!

I OAK that you WILLOW it to turn out nicely, and it is seen as POPLAR, it's too cold yet to go on the BEECH in my TRUNKS, but you MAPLE have TWIGGED that. We could BOX clever here. ALDER wise you take over the ELM :-)

I think said lady kicked my Aspen 95% of the time.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What do you do with Christmas trees afterwards (Message 1844469)
Posted 26 Jan 2017 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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It aldepines on when you will have it. As I work second shaft, and wont even get home until 11:00 pm. You will all have a deciduous advantage over me.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hello again.......I am back for a while. (Message 1837804)
Posted 25 Dec 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Please understand that I am trying to teach our youth.
That old age is not an adversity, but something to be cherished, for it has learned many more lessons than they have.

LOL. I loved that movie. And anyone who has ever watched it. That was a teachable moment.

I'm 64 now, And at one time I thought I knew it all at 18. Hell, I'm just starting to learn now.
Except for my youngest kid, They are all in their 40's. Only now do they realize that I wasn't a dolt:)
I have been imparting my some what limited wisdom on the grand kids. They seem to be way more receptive. Just as I was when I was a kid, to my grandparents thoughts. I think its because as grandparents we are a heck of a lot more patient.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Merry Christmas and A Happy NewYear 2017 (Message 1837798)
Posted 25 Dec 2016 by Profile James SotherdenProject Donor
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Merry Christmas To all of you Sitizens. May the coming New Year be a great one.
And Blue Angel, Thank you for the wonderful gifs. You have again out done yourself.


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