Posts by Bernie Vine

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread # 28 (Message 1945133)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Gordon.

That sounds like the kind of place I would like!!

Also interesting that Samuel Smiths seems to have a following in the USA. Weirdly I have never found that variety of Samuel Smith beers here in the UK.

Places I have found it usually have just a couple of different choices.

I will be interested to see what you think. Neither of those should be served really cold.

The chocolate stout says "Best served at about 51°F (11°C)." And the Imperial Stout "Best served at about 59°F(15°C.)"
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread # 28 (Message 1944818)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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1 caught my eye there in that pic Bernie, Organic Chocolate Stout, is there really chocolate in it?


Well I have never tried that one myself, but here is the description from the website.

Organic Chocolate Stout
Brewed with well water (the original well, sunk in 1758, is still in use with the hard water is drawn from 85 feet underground), the gently roasted organic chocolate malt and organic cocoa impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavours and a delightful finish – this is the perfect marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate.


5% ABV

Best served at about 51°F (11°C).

Ingredients; water, organic malted barley, organic cane sugar, yeast, organic hops, organic cocoa extract, carbon dioxide.


So yes it appears so!!
3) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1944815)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Well I think it would be news if Russia did NOT try and influence the last USA elections. They had everything to gain.

Surely people aren't that naive to believe what the Russians say, of course they can "prove" they didn't just as I suspect the USA can "prove" they don't have people spying on Russia.

What of course is surprising is that a Republican president would publicly condemn his own security services and say he believes the Russian president.

He will now have to move fast to discredit the heads of the USA security services and remove them. As I believe he intends to.

As I have said I believe America will go start moving far right and it will not be pleasant.

Unless there is a smoking gun somewhere, Trump can now do what he likes.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread # 28 (Message 1944803)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Hello Wiggo, and everyone in Beerland.

Pretty quiet night at home - which is the way I like it. No beer, though, but I might look for something interesting tomorrow. I'm making a note to myself to remember to look for Toohey's.

I keep meaning to ask if you have ever seen a UK beer called Samuel Smiths I discovered their nut brown ale many years ago and they also make a nice porter and two "stouts".

I ask this because back in 2013 I was in the USA and hired a car to travel around New England and I stopped at a store in Yarmouth Mass, and found this display (not too clear but it was an iPhone pic quickly taken)



If you see any of their beers I highly recommend them.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1944800)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Well no both of my cameras work fine, and I take lots of pictures however I am just going through a slightly "slow" period.

Not really used to high temperatures and no rain for weeks on end, that doesn't happen in the UK!!


Sorting them and uploading to website takes time and effort. I am trying to start to get things in order, so here is the sunset tonight from my kitchen window..



The one thing I really miss about the Isle of Wight is I have no horizon here, but that shot was quite a good one.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts X Spring Is In The Air (Message 1944798)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I think the trees are mostly OK because during May we had some of the heaviest rainfall I have seen in a while.

This park is Wandle Park, named after the river that runs through it.

Here you can actually seen where the river runs due to the green vegetation. Compared to the brown grass



Interestingly although named for the river up till a few years ago the river was completely covered over.

The weather here has been the hottest I can remember for some while, 6 or so weeks of temperature in the 80's not normal.

The forecast for the next few days predicts slightly lower temps ( high 70's) but still no rain.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Remaining (estimated) going up, not down (Message 1944774)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Have you stopped and then restarted Boinc?
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts X Spring Is In The Air (Message 1944698)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Well here in London we have not had any rain for over 6 weeks.

This is one local park a week ago



More brown than green.

I am about to go for my walk there today so will take another picture.
9) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1944692)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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The fact is that the British loathe Donald Trump
This is because he is the polar opposite of a ‘ Gentleman ‘, who has qualities the British admire. A fine example is Gareth Southgate.
To the British, a ‘ Gentleman ' is a man who is modest, well-mannered, self deprecating, quietly intelligent, considerate of other people’s feeling, and well-informed.
He is not vulgar, inflated, vain, boastful, noisily ignorant, sleazy and common as muck


Try to imagine............................




.............how little he cares.

And how little that matters to the growing support for his Administration. A lot of people here don't like him either and also run screaming into the streets........it...........doesn't ............matter.

What will matter will occur in November. And again in November of 2020.

But until the British are allowed to vote in American elections...........it ......................doesn't .......................matter.

But go ahead, 'dance little puppets' dance in the streets, in Trafalgar Square and the dunes of Bonny Scotland.............it...........doesn't...........matter.


What matters to the British is how the leader of the USA can appear to be such an idiot.

Many here are now convinced after his performance that he must be taking some sort of medication,

Why oh why would a Republican president give an interview to the Sun newspaper, did no one tell him that its catchphrase is "News, Sport, Celebrities, Gossip".

It is bit of a joke as far as "news" is concerned, as he discovered when it focused on all the negative things he said. I assume he has advisers that he just ignores

Whilst many British people realise that a lot of isolationist in the USA care nothing for the rest of the world, I for one am sorry for a country I once believed to be better than many but discover both here and in the press is really a bully of the worst kind. I am due to visit the USA in September. I suspect it will be my last visit, if the far right wing come to power, as it seem they may, then it will not be a nice place and it will not recover in my lifetime.

No it does not mater to right wing America, but this is still an open forum and as your president was in this country making his badly thought out and stupid remarks then we British will respond.
10) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1944600)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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The fact is that the British loathe Donald Trump
This is because he is the polar opposite of a ‘ Gentleman ‘, who has qualities the British admire. A fine example is Gareth Southgate.
To the British, a ‘ Gentleman ' is a man who is modest, well-mannered, self deprecating, quietly intelligent, considerate of other people’s feeling, and well-informed.
He is not vulgar, inflated, vain, boastful, noisily ignorant, sleazy and common as muck

Correct Bernie Vine...

But, we are not, nor wish to be British.

Er never said you would want to be, seems you missed that whole point of the post.

As usual
11) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1944587)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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A tweet from John Cleese

My American friends are asking me about President Trumps’s observation that the British ‘like him’.

I regret this is quite unfounded.

The explanation for this canard is that Trump is pronoid.

Pronoid is the opposite of paranoid. A paranoid person thinks, without any basis in reality, that everybody is out to get them.

A pronoid person is someone who thinks, without any basis in reality, that everybody likes them

The fact is that the British loathe Donald Trump

This is because he is the polar opposite of a ‘ Gentleman ‘, who has qualities the British admire. A fine example is Gareth Southgate.

To the British, a ‘ Gentleman ' is a man who is modest, well-mannered, self deprecating, quietly intelligent, considerate of other people’s feeling, and well-informed.

He is not vulgar, inflated, vain, boastful, noisily ignorant, sleazy and common as muck

I hope this clears up any confusion
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cash or Card? (Message 1944442)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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But Debit card are also billed monthly or in my case once per year, a fee about 20 Euros.


Just shows the difference, I don't get charged for a debit card and I am fairly sure other UK banks don't either.

There was a time when I had an "advance" account (more benefits, personal banker etc) and was charged a monthly fee, but gave up on that when I retired.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cash or Card? (Message 1944414)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Yes same here my card is Visa and as my bank says.


Whether you're shopping or at a restaurant abroad, enjoy the convenience of using your cards anywhere that displays the logo on your card.

You can use your cards at cash machines abroad whenever you need extra local currency.


I remember my last trip in 2013, I hired a car online and the details said I would need a credit card to actually hire the vehicle.

So I went and got one from my bank

When I got there they were quite happy to accept my debit card as it is a Visa card, so I didn't need a credit card, I am assuming it will be the same in September!!
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 96 (Message 1944400)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Fence
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cash or Card? (Message 1944391)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Still using the credit card, while out shopping, Bernie?

No, don' have a credit card, haven't had one for years now.

I use a debit card, which by the name is the direct opposite of a credit card.

If you are not aware of the difference, a credit card lets you buy things with money you don't necessarily have at that moment, whereas with a debit card, you have to have the money in your bank to pay.

Just for the record since I started this thread I have not used any cash at all.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 96 (Message 1944272)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Boston
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Nvidia drivers fail install (Message 1944021)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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387.92 and 396.36 both fail to install. I have tried safe mode and deleting all Nvidia files and folders as suggested and it still fails.

Does anyone have any ideas?

I've never had any issue downloading a driver from Nvida & installing it using the Advanced option & select "Perform a Clean installation".



As I said I have 4 other machines (one over 10 years old) that never have a problem with a) Windows 10 updates or b)installing Nvidia drivers so there must be a problem with the Win 10 install on this machine.

If I can keep it running as it is then all will be fine, I really don't want to mess with it as it currently acts as a sort of "server" with 2 extra 1 TB HDD's being used as "online drives" to store and back up the other machines.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Nvidia drivers fail install (Message 1943896)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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The quickest way turned out to be reverting to the previous version of Windows 10

This succeed and 387.92 was working after it rebooted with no re-install necessary

So now I have had to disable future Windows updates as I have no wish for this to keep happening.

Perhaps I will, in time, re-install Windows, although apparently reading on the web this will not guarantee a fix!

Not sure why this happens as I have 4 much older machines that have updated to Windows 10 with no problems.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Nvidia drivers fail install (Message 1943826)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I am assuming that no one here has had thisproblem but I will ask anyway.

My number 2 machine.

6851722

Had a problem with the "fall creators update" many things stopped working including installing Nvidia drivers.

I manged to do a "system restore" which worked and brought everything back to before the update, however Nvidia drivers newer than 387.92 failed to install.

As it happens from then on all Windows updates failed which was OK as I never got another update.

Last night the latest update somehow installed, this morning I have loads of aborted tasks and no video driver

387.92 and 396.36 both fail to install. I have tried safe mode and deleting all Nvidia files and folders as suggested and it still fails.

Does anyone have any ideas?
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1943738)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Just noticed there was another car vs train a couple of weeks ago at Thomasville NC.

See it here, best watch full screen, no injuries luckily. Watch how long it takes the freight to stop!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QvsuCBOjIo

Question, if you find yourself trapped between the two gates, why do so many panic and not just drive through the gate?


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