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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Pluto will always be a Planet to me (Message 1702755)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile James Sotherden

You know. It did look like a heart at fisrt glance. But ever since I saw Pluto superimposed on the heart. I can only say that The PLANET was apply named:)
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Uli!!! (Message 1702748)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Happy birthday Uli.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The next Mod rotation (Message 1702430)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
And don't ban Eric!!!

If a ban vote on Eric succeeded, it would be more than two weeks before he even noticed!


Though I am fairly certain that Admins cannot be banned, never seen the underside of this forum software.

Except he was once in the distant past. Obviously he also has the root password so ....

LOL!!! Eric shares a once-banned status with somebody else I know...

LOL, And some of us know who that person was:)
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The next Mod rotation (Message 1702080)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Welcome to the new Mods. What the hell were you thinking? :)
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The celttooth thread...Reprinted for Uli.... (Message 1702076)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Just went in to Lamont to the hospital, check-up, all good.
Then.
LSM and I found a New Second Hand Shop and went crazy!
She got a smack of things that were fun for her to buy, and I
found three old science fiction books for .80 cents each. I got
Clarke's "Songs of Distant Earth."
F. Pohl's "Heechee Rondezvous."
Hold on to your hats, "Man-Kzin Wars" by Niven, Anderson,
and Dean Ing! Not to mention an old Laura Smith CD.
Gee, and it is only 10:20 or so in the A.M.



Man-Kzin Wars, Is a great series of books. Spoil alert. It about how humans in the distant future who have become pacifist, When they encounter a not peacefull alien race of sentient tiger like beings. Alter non weapons for good into weapons of war.
I have 1 through 9 in the series.
26) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1701621)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Unarmed and innocent, but dead.
http://ktla.com/2015/07/14/federal-judge-orders-gardena-to-release-videos-of-fatal-2013-police-shooting/

Oh dear, more trigger happy cops. :-(

Something drastic will have to be done with the way police behave and are trained over there or the general public just won't have any confidence at all with them.

In fact they'll wind up being looked at as just another bunch of hoods.

Some one in this thread brought up the possibilty that its the hiring of combat veterans that is the reason they shoot first ask questions later.
Send a young soldier or Marine to a city where they face upclose combat. Yes its shoot first or die.
Then they come and and some become cops. I cant buy that either. Many WW2 vets became cops. So did Korean and VietyNam vets. And we didnt see all these shootings. Or was it not reported?
I dont have any answeres for whats going on.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Pluto will always be a Planet to me (Message 1701372)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
looking at that last photo Pluto has an atmoshere. Thin yes but thats a great picture.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Pluto will always be a Planet to me (Message 1700640)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Pluto

Blame it all on finding Eris!! Everything was fine up until 2005! The Astronomers Trade Union (IAU) rewrote the rule book, and card carrying Members agreed.

Well Eris is round due to gravity and orbits the sun. I say its a planet. And any others they find that fit the bill are planets also. And it wasnt unanimous amongst the IAU either. There still is a lot of rancor among them.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Suddenly BOINC Decides to Abandon 71 APs...WTH? (Message 1700636)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I just had 173 abandonded tasks on my vista # 5065145 machine.
Stdder just states outcome- abandoned. Client state new.
What ever that means.
Ive had it happen before. But it still sucks.

Were those tasks still being crunched on the host afterwards?

What does the Event Log say for that time period?

Claggy

Like an idiot I rebooted the computer before I saw your message. So event log just shows the last half hour. Sorry.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Suddenly BOINC Decides to Abandon 71 APs...WTH? (Message 1700425)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I just had 173 abandonded tasks on my vista # 5065145 machine.
Stdder just states outcome- abandoned. Client state new.
What ever that means.
Ive had it happen before. But it still sucks.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Pluto will always be a Planet to me (Message 1700424)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I just looked at the picture of Pluto and Charon. WOW!!!
I sure hope they get a lot closer pics.
But at least we have a clear picture of both.

And Pluto is a planet. By the IAU own definition Earth isnt a planet nor is Jupiter.
It has to be round due to gravity. Orbit the Sun. And clear its orbit of debris.
I ask you what planet has cleared out debris? Erath hasnt, We still have the NEO's. Jupiter gets whacked pretty regular with space rocks. So obviously it hasnt cleard out ots space yet. So why is Pluto not a planet?
Id say any thing that is round by gravity and orbits the Sun is a planet. Forget the IAU.
32) Message boards : Politics : Educating Unthinking Uncritical Consumerism... (Message 1700422)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
... Critical Thinking regarding those who believe 'Other's (not them) are Inferior, and can not make Intelligent Choices?

100% agree...

Well...

Critical and insightful thinking is a skill to be learnt just as with other practical/manual skills.

And teaching children how to learn for themselves and think for themselves from what I've seen and experienced is something too often not taught (especially here in the UK)...


Another example that is only recently being addressed is for how we have suffered over a decade where instead of IT and Computer Science being taught at schools, we've had the children being turned into zombies bored senseless in front of whichever one manufacturer's word processor or spreadsheet had been given to the school under whatever 'special deal'...

Hopefully, education can quickly move onwards to better ways.


Are we what we are taught or what we find out for ourselves?...
Martin


ps: And in case not noticed, there is a very deliberate double meaning to the use of this thread title...

Maybe you should donate Linux computers to said schools then. Teach the heathens the error of thier ways right from a young age.
If you make a better mouse trap they will come.
Apparently your favorite OS hasnt gotten there yet.
33) Message boards : Politics : Damned hard to be a Christian these days.......... (Message 1700091)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I read the first few posts and here's my take. It's not hard to be a Christian, just practice what you preach and even better quit preaching. I believe in the principals of Christ's teachings and think the world would be a better place if more people who claim to be christians would behave like christians.

You hit the nail on the head with that statement. Ive had the misfortune to have had dealings with die hard born agains, Both perosnal and as being employed by one.
They are the most intolerant, Judgemental, Narcisstic people I have ever had the misfortune to meet. All they care about is themsleves and those who feel the same way. And yes they will cheat you out of your fair pay if you work for them.

As for the con artists.
I give you Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggert, and the Bakers of the 700 club.

How devout they were. Yeah right.

Religions should be taxed on income. Show that you do good works to the needy and that gets deducted from your tax bill. Buy artwork and gold and property you get taxed.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds (Message 1699441)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Holy Cow! I'm an electrician. It is not a hobby! I will give sound advice though. I installed dual 20amp circuits for my electronics (dedicated). Please feel free to ask questions, especially where an older mobile home is concerned.

Mines not that old, it's a 1987 Fleetwood Westfield, the manufacturer went bankrupt in 2009(almost 3 years after I bought the place and moved it here, it was in a park that was closing in N. Las Vegas NV), I have two 20A 115v circuits, both use 12ga wire and was installed by an electrician, I'm not in shape to do that anymore, nor will I ever be, trust Me on this. I do know what to do of course, I just don't know what the brand or type of breaker is, the gas heater uses a one or two 15A breakers, both will I was told, need replacement. Getting any replacement parts through the current Fleetwood is impossible.

I'll eventually need 3 or 4 20A 115v circuits installed in the living room of this 810sqft singlewide.

Vic, Just take the breakers to any electrical supply store and they will match them with what you need. Just because Fleetwood used them doent mean you cant find any to match.
35) Message boards : Politics : Damned hard to be a Christian these days.......... (Message 1699241)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Heres an Idea. Make it a law that all businesses, Must post a sign as to who they will serve.
Lets see how long the ones who will not serve some humans stay in business.
Social media is a powerfull force. And the young folks not only know how to use it, They do use it.
Us baby boomers had this great notion that we would change the world. B.S.
Its the young folks after us who are changing the world.
Im glad to see they wont put up with the petty crap about who is what color or who is married to who of what ever gender.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Things that make you feel good..... (Message 1698905)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Being able to have a birthday every year still feels good.And another one is coming up .
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : July 6th is Vic's Birthday!!! (Message 1698902)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Happy birthday Vic. Your still a kid:)
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Some prayers in need!!! (Message 1698800)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Prayers on the way Mike.
For Luis and each of you also.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Another food idea with bacon that I haven't seen yet (Message 1698358)
Posted 4 Jul 2015 by Profile James Sotherden
I just made some bacon and cheddar cheese deviled eggs. I like them. Lets see how the inlaws like them tomorrow.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1698047)
Posted 3 Jul 2015 by Profile James Sotherden
The wife and I like to watch Bath Crashers, Yard Crashers, Kitchen Crashers.(Alison Victoria is hot) Rehab Addict, Treehouse Masters And Tiny house nation.

Plus I watch my own shows. But thats for another post


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