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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1597417)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Thank you Celt! If all goes well then I'll have to start saving up for a second one!
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Off to bed now...night night everyone #3 - and may all our moderators have sweet dreams :) (Message 1597415)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Batman sez goodnight to all:)



(he really is out cold in this pic)
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1597409)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Yeah but that's the easy part... the hard part is becoming a female!;)

On a side note I went ahead and ordered the high-tech cat flap. But OUCH at that price!



Not to mention another 50 euros to get Batman and his Mom microchipped...
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1597396)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
If I was a lesbian, I'd have that printed on a t-shirt!

LOL of the month!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1597392)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Is Mark in the penalty box a bit longer than usual?

Miss you buddy!:)
6) Message boards : Number crunching : @Pre-FERMI nVidia GPU users: Important warning (Message 1597388)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
For the host side, FWIW the application (2.2 & 2.3 planclasses) appears to not even be making it to device initialisation. That would seem to me the DLLs are somehow damaged, or the driver install has gone awry. I'd imagine a clean driver install (of a suitable known good older version for this GPU) and a project reset may be in order.

I was thinking of a project detach/reattach might be in order, a project reset doesn't clear out files not mentioned in the client_state.xml, in case the setienhanced cuda22 and cuda23 dll's are still hanging around. (Eric renamed them for Seti v7 release)

Claggy


And maybe uncheck the old v6 apps (SETI@home Enhanced) in SETI@home preferences and/or "If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications"?

I honestly can't remember anymore but I'm pretty sure I had to forgo v6 to get started on v7. Is this ringing any bells? (I could probably manage to dig up the thread if need be)
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : May all your pumpkins... (Message 1595303)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Happy Halloween everyone!

Awesome job Scarecrow! In fact it's nudging me to carve my own pumpkin next year even though nobody here will know what the hell it is :)

Blade too of course if those are your own!

Off topic a bit but Halloween is also my anni... it's officially my 15th!! Yeah:D

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/view_profile.php?userid=9652218
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1592448)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Thanx everybody for the kind words!

Monday, I'm still laughing at Dettol Cat :)
That cat is looking at that turkey as if he's trying to turn it a crispier golden brown...

Anyway, my cat-flap purchase will probably be in Dec-Jan, so if you guys come up with anything in the meantime it would be deeply appreciated.

And Chris, thank you for the link! Amazon UK was where I stumbled onto this gizmo and so far probably where I'll be purchasing it from (can't find it in Greece atm). I still can't get over the fact that a single cat-flap has a tad over 1500 reviews!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1590992)
Posted 23 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Thank you Celt!

He's also extremely affectionate and since he's still a youngster, can headbutt any part of your body for up to an hour even though you haven't stopped scratching him :) During which time he will quite literally walk all over you.

Needless to say no one can resist his charm:)
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1590986)
Posted 23 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Guys & Gals, I'm in need of your wisdom :)

Anybody ever have (or know anyone who has) something like this?

SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap

They're a bit pricey & I'd need two of 'em, so I thought I'd ask first.

P.S. Batman says Hi!

11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1581603)
Posted 3 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
He, he! Same same but different ;)

I'm using IE11 but unfortunately IE has been trying to be like Chrome for years now. Chrome is downright frustrating on my netbook and FF is downright unusable. Opera - out of the question for a number of reasons I can't even be bothered to recollect. IE8 was the best browser so far, for my little cruncher. It never went "Ooops!"

All these modern browsers seem to be going so fast that they are tripping over themselves and crashing all the time:( I preferred the old days where you'd wait a few milliseconds more, but at least get to where you actually wanted to go.


Oh, and your Hilary seems to think I'm running Netscape!:D
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1581278)
Posted 2 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Does the same thing happens to users name, message numbers, or any other text when you mouse over, or do they get underlined?


ATM they are getting underlined when I hover. Will double-check whenever I accidentally stumble across the behavior again, for a definitive answer to that.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1581267)
Posted 2 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Shame on you. Shame on you ALL!

Letting the Cats thread drop to page 2 ;)


Ok so I was wandering around the internet today and I came across this:
Dettol is toxic to many animals, especially cats. Dettol contains phenols. Phenols are of particular concern because cats are unable to eliminate the toxins following ingestion. A cat may swallow the product by licking his paws after they have come into contact with it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dettol

I can't remember it in the US but Dettol is big in the UK. In Greece it's widely available and I've got a Lime version of their liquid soap to wash my hands after playing with the cats.

But the kitties like to play ruff and I don't mind a few scratches so my hands/fingers are in their mouth all the time. Which freaked me out a little bit. Needless to say I'll be much more careful from now on.

Good thing I never bought the floor-mopping version...
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1581260)
Posted 2 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Aren't they not yet fixed. ?!


Nope. Still got
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 . . . 442 · Next Notice: Undefined variable: stickysql in /disks/carolyn/b/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/forum.inc on line 996
at the top of the Number crunching forum page.


One last obscure & entirely cosmetic little bug. Apologies if it's been mentioned.

There are times when I hover my mouse over the HOME/PARTICIPATE/ABOUT links bar (both on top AND on the bottom) where each "box" will get a pixel or two wider at the bottom. Unfortunately it doesn't happen often and though I've tried to recreate it I haven't figured out how.

Happened again. Here's what I mean:

Unable to figure out what triggers it though :(
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Win7 ate 9 & spit out 10! (Message 1580257)
Posted 30 Sep 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Win 10

The software will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with applications sold from a single store.

Across desktop PCs as a whole, only 13.4% currently run Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, according to research firm NetMarketshare. By contrast, it says 51.2% are powered by Windows 7 and 23.9% by Windows XP, a version that is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Corporates won't touch it with a bargepole until SP1 comes out. Even then most users will go back to classic menus and the Win 7 look. Clearly MS want one single product that will run on anything. Not like the days of NT for power users and Win 95 for consumers. Ever since Bill took the money and retired, and the Marketing boys took over, they have lost their way. MS offers their customers what MS want them to have, not what their customers actually want.

You can just imagine the corporate bean counters gnashing their teeth "How the hell can we make any profit with a 1/4 of our customers still refusing to move from XP? We deliberately stopped supporting it, and the buggers are still using it!!!".

Simple answer MS, bring back Bill, make him President, Chairman, CEO, Chief Engineer etc etc. And let the software engineers listen to the market place, and produce what they want. If the Marketing lot throw a hissy fit, sack 'em! If they produced a popular enough product they wouldn't need to market it, it would sell itself!


Just finished reading up on the announcement. First impressions... looks bulletproof! If MS can pull this off without a hitch (huge task obviously) then from what I've been reading there'll be no-one left* to complain. They are getting everyone sorted. Seriously... everyone. And allegedly STARTING from enterprise. One Windows to (not rule them all but) to customize into anything and any device you want. What's not to like? A lot of this stuff shoulda been in 7, let alone 8.

* Well, except for the M$ crowd, I'm sure they'll find something to complain about:)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1578944)
Posted 28 Sep 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Aren't they not yet fixed. ?!


Nope. Still got
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 . . . 442 · Next Notice: Undefined variable: stickysql in /disks/carolyn/b/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/forum.inc on line 996
at the top of the Number crunching forum page.


One last obscure & entirely cosmetic little bug. Apologies if it's been mentioned.

There are times when I hover my mouse over the HOME/PARTICIPATE/ABOUT links bar (both on top AND on the bottom) where each "box" will get a pixel or two wider at the bottom. Unfortunately it doesn't happen often and though I've tried to recreate it I haven't figured out how.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1578942)
Posted 28 Sep 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Whatever happened to Brad (Slavac)?

He burned so bright and then suddenly fell off the face of the earth...

Sure hope he's OK.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young diagnosed with dementia. (Message 1578872)
Posted 27 Sep 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
I was talking about fun Music:)
AC/DC - Ain't no fun (waiting round to be a millionaire)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AfKGBXhMyw
2 minutes and 20 seconds before changing chords:)


No argument here!! Though really fun music usually ends @2:20!:)

Hey! Ho! Let's go!

BTW Been singing 'It's a long way to the top' in my head all day today
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young diagnosed with dementia. (Message 1578782)
Posted 27 Sep 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
What happened to the fun in Music today.
In those days it was fun.
Or am I getting old...


No, no!! NOT getting old :)

The last great super-group were Guns 'n' Roses. It's been 25 years and I'm still waiting for someone to come along and fill their shoes!

('Some might say' Oasis, but you can't rock-out to the Gallagher bros)
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dinosaur seeking help... PS3 500GB Super Slim console doesn't like my CRT television... (Message 1578777)
Posted 27 Sep 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Ah yes. The "hard reset" trick :)

Had forgotten about that one, but now that you mention it I remember having to press the power button for 5-6 seconds straight, from time to time on my PS2. For the life of me can't remember why though!

Moral of the story: always ask a youngster first!! :)

Glad you guys are sorted:)


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