Posts by Bernie Vine

1) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1883782)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I have no idea who little c, is if you are referring to another poster can we please out of common courtesy use the name they post with in a normal sized font.

If you find you cannot do this then I am afraid post will start to disappear .

Just because you disagree with someone there is no need to be rude, they, after all, in the long term, may proved to be right, or of course not.

Lets be civil please.
2) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1883757)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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If I go back and remove "bridge dweller" posts or mentions of similar, this thread will not make sense.

Please lets stop the name calling, and "bridge dweller" is just troll by any other name.

If you feel you cannot make intelligent comment without name calling then please don't post until you can.

Thank you.
3) Questions and Answers : Wish list : I wish that as a default, when you start a new thread you are subscribed to it (Message 1883355)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Don't think I have ever subscribed to a thread I started,

Certainly wouldn't want loads more emails than I already get if I had to remember to unsubscribe every time!!
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (107) Server Problems? (Message 1883354)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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And to add to the usual Scheduler woes, I notice my Pendings are gradually going through the roof. Usually around 750, now up over 1,000.


Very likely due to "bunkering" for the WOW event.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (107) Server Problems? (Message 1883271)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I just went through my logs here and I havn't had any issues getting work since our extended outrage ended and I also have plenty of GBT onboard so it must be that quirky problem you fellows have been battling this year.

Cheers.

Yes same here, my machines are not in the same league as some here but every time I see complaints about not getting work my old machines are usually full as they are now.

Just watched my 970 finish two tasks and get two more
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1882753)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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The report I posted yesterday is horrifying though, and no wonder people hang on at home for so long, you can't blame them.


Yes and based on that and the trouble I had arranging care for my 2 days , I realised I am on my own.

That's life, you have to put up with the cards you are dealt.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1882735)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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So by moving the wildlife cam much closer to the squirrel feeder I have discovered the culprit(s)

Unfortunately the only place near the feeder meant the actual feeder is too close and just out of focus, bit it did reveal these;



Then after dark:





So as I suspected the culprits are field mice not squirrels, there must be several as they get through 20 or so hazelnuts each night.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1882682)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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There is one side of being my dad's carer that I had not really considered. The fact that his is my father.

Now this may seem a strange thing to say but recently dad has been more confused than normal, this started after he had another breathing attack at 2am Wednesday. It was not as serious as the one that put him in hospital but it shook him up as he has no memory of the first time.

This has meant he now wishes to sleep in his chair in the living room again. This break in the normal routine has caused him to do and say odd things like, waking me up at 4.30 am to tell me he had been to the toilet and wanted to know what to do next!! He then developed a strange desire to get ready for sleep at 5:30 pm. When he does these things and has odd explanations as to why and usually says "you know what I mean" when I have no idea. I don't always see a 93 year old with a weak heart, bad eyesight, poor hearing and dementia, I still see my father and find myself getting annoyed with him as I know my dad wouldn't say and do these odd things.
It is quite difficult to become a "carer" only in these situations and we can both get a bit upset. With me it passes as I quickly realise it is the dementia not my dad.

When I came here 11 months ago I never foresaw the day I would be helping dad do almost everything and having to be alert all the time I am here, and actually taking shorter walks so I am not away too long, waking every couple of hours at night and just listening to make sure he is OK.

Still it has now become my life, 2 days off every 4 months and even worse pay!!
9) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1882588)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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How about we all discuss North Korea rather than other posters.

As the vote under discussion here was in the United Nations Security Council. (No matter what one may or may not think of the UN)

In this thread lets assume that all countries that vote in the security council are considered lawful entities and therefore hold the same sway as say the USA.

To me the fact that both Russia AND China voted to pass these sanctions says a lot about the way they view North Korea.

Lets perhaps discuss that.

Thank you.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1882403)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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So in an attempt to discover just what happens to the hazelnuts I put out for the squirrels (however many I put out they all disappear overnight) I brought a "wildlife cam"

Basically a video camera in a watertight box with PIR sensors and infra red for night shots. It comes with different mounting options.

However as hard as I tried I have had no shots of any activity on the squirrel feeder at night, just cannot fine the right spot. I did try out the camera pointing at the lawn and got a couple of interesting bird shots.

This is a magpie coming in to land



And a jackdaw doing the same from the other direction.



Now I knew that several jackdaws visited the garden, however I was a little surprised to find out just how many,

https://youtu.be/R2K4vssj7zk

I will persever with sighting the camera and hopefully get the shots I want.

A couple of my normal shots.

The weather has been quite changeable here lately, with sun and rain, this was my daily shot yesterday looking across the Solent towards Hurst castle.



And one of the pleasure boats that does trips round the Needles the Fast Rib "Summer Rose" with Hurst Point light.

11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Seti Science Fiction Book Club (Message 1882069)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Anne McCaffrey also re-wove (reweaved?) her Pegasus series together into her Damalitia's (sp) Children series.


The two series became know as the "Talent" series.

The Talent series is composed of two sub-series as indicated. Several of the novels are composed in part of previously published short stories or are anthologies of short stories, as noted below.

Pegasus
To Ride Pegasus
"A Womanly Talent"
"Apple"
"A Bridle For Pegasus"
"To Ride Pegasus"
Pegasus in Flight
Pegasus in Space

The Tower and the Hive
The Rowan
"Lady in a Tower"
Damia
"A Meeting of Minds"
Damia's Children
Lyon's Pride
The Tower and the Hive
12) Message boards : Number crunching : What happen the SETI Server? (Message 1881842)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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If of course you use Notepad ++ it tells you it need admin privileges and ask you if you would like to edit the file as admin!!
13) Message boards : Number crunching : What happen the SETI Server? (Message 1881807)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Hello,
Where is the host file ???
What is the name of it ???
Win7 config


C:/Windows/System32/Drivers/Etc

Copy the above line and paste it into the Windows Explorer address bar (NOT Internet Explorer)

(Yes the last directory is called Etc)

It should take you right there as long as your windows installation is on the C drive
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1881649)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Standing in the kitchen on Sunday and noticed a young robin eating the walnuts from the squirrel feeder.



Still not got adult plumage.

And one of dad's neighbours dog Misty, a beagle in her favourite spot, the living room window sill!!



Even has a pillow.
15) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1881196)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Trump stance regarding bumping a Murderer's head against a door. Has no relationship to Mass Murdering Nazi's, Marxists, et al.

Oh I see, the President of the United States condones beating SUSPECTS and you see no correlation .

Police brutality sanctioned by the state, what next?

Morning roll call finishing with "lets be brutal out there"!

If you were a police officer, I can see you were one of the many who immediately believed all suspects are guilty, otherwise why would you say "murderers".

The police arrest "suspected murderers".

My point is as the rule of law breaks down, which it certainly seems to, then the mass murders follow. Please don't paint me with the same tired phrases of "not condemning" mass murdering states.

I do totally condemn them, but they all start somewhere and somehow.
16) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1881170)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Do you have any clue of what specific actions must be taken?


No I don't.

I was hoping that perhaps some sort of understanding between the USA and China could be found, but I can see it would also need to involve Russia.

I cannot seriously see that happening.

Trump is a businessman not a politician, some say this is his strength, he doesn't "play by the rules" perhaps that it what is needed here.

Of course the price of failure will be high for many many people.
17) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1881168)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Bernie Vine...

Isn't the Kim Family Guilty of Mass Murder and Enslavement?

Or am I incorrect?

Isn't Kim a threat to millions of innocent people?

Or am I incorrect?


Er yes, but what possible relevance has that to do with the leader of what is sometimes called the "free world" saying it is perfectly OK to beat up suspects.

I was comparing his stance to what probably goes on in North Korea.

"Guilty until proven innocent"

My point was it is a very slippery slope he seems to be embarking on.

The mass murder and enslavement come later.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Discussion of UK car registration plates (Message 1881167)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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A good second hand 3 year old vehicle with a known servicing history would likely do that for you. But if you are willing and able to pay what it costs to lease a brand new car, that is your personal choice.


No cannot possible fulfil my stated intention of not having to worry about an MOT .
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Discussion of UK car registration plates (Message 1881154)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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why waste my money on a new car?


As I have paid monthly for my car since 2010 it is not too much of a problem, and as I have reduced the cost substantially with this one it makes sense as 3 years servicing is also included.

To me it is trouble free motoring, with Nissan Rescue included for free.

In my present situation I do not want to have to worry about servicing or MOT's I just want a car that will start whenever I need it and get me from A to B.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1881153)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I have been trying for a while to capture what I thought was a field mouse that lives in the rockery/garden bed just outside the kitchen.

I have seen it dash out, grab a seed and rush back just as quick

The other day I saw movement, got out my camera and stood quite still



Not perfect, but it allowed me to see that it is almost certainly not a mouse but a bank vole.

Not that common in gardens.

But you can see by the size of the bird seed on the ground that one seed will go a long way ;-)


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