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1) Message boards : Politics : Animal hunt for entertainment (Message 1657933)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Well this could well be the thread where I finally get myself banned ...... But I am quite prepared to go into exile for something that I passionately believe in, and this issue is one of them.
Carefull Chris S:
You broke the rules.
Soon I will Close this thread because of you!

And which rule did he break?
2) Message boards : Politics : 50 days to go (Message 1657693)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Still all to play for on May 7th.

Another "donation" resignation

Seems they're all at it - Now why is that not surprising? :-)

Well certainly came across to me that your point was not so much that "fiddling" was occurring but that they were "all at it" or is that not what you were implying?
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1656846)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
The Superliner is a bilevel car used by Amtrak on long-haul trains that do not use the Northeast Corridor. The initial cars were built by Pullman-Standard in the late 1970s and a second order was built in the mid-1990s by Pullman's successor, Bombardier Transportation. As delivered, the cars came in various configurations, including coach, diner, and sleeper.


And for those who wonder what all the "configurations" are: (I am sure David will correct me if I am wrong :-)



Coach class, standard long distance "aircraft type" seating but with more leg room. Having traveled Amtrak "coach" on the North east corridor those seat were very comfortable. Has 64 seats on the upper level and 12 seats on the lower.



Coach baggage, no seating on lower level, some of these cars were converted to "smoking" on the lower level, but have all apparently now been converted back.



The Lounge sightseer car, has a cafe with some seating on the lower level



The all important restaurant/dining car, no windows downstairs, this is where the kitchen is located. You need good food if you are on the train for 51 hours!!



Finally the sleeper, 10 2 person "roomettes" and five larger "bedrooms" upstairs, 4 "roomettes" and a "family bedroom" downstairs, also downstairs are toilets, bathrooms, and showers.

Now if I could just afford a trip!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1656773)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Today I was waiting for the City of New Orleans to come over the airline at Chicago, when this appeared.



Seems like 821 may have suffered some sort of breakdown, however what was stranger was this.



Number 41 on the end and when it reversed into the station I could hear that 41 was running but 821 was not.

So I wonder why 41 was not on the front?

Here is the reversing shot a nice close up of CN 5686, I am trying to remember if I have ever seen a CN loco on the Chicago camera before!!

5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The NEW youtube thread.... (Message 1656318)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
One for Bernie, next time we're driving and I hear this song I think I'll sing along:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRYvuS9OxdA

This one too..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptxZwwfQj9c

You remembered!

Thanks
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1656312)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
The trackers follow the conductors' phones, I think (educated guess)

Which is what I thought, however it appears they bussed all the passangers for stations between Omaha and Denver then the train carried on via the "northern" route as the 6 was spotted by one of the other Railstream devotees passing Grand Island Nebraska

Not the best pic but still interesting given the circumstances!



However the 6 was over 11 hours late at Chicago.

Today they seem to be back on the normal route.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1656005)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
For those of us basking in a warm March day, here is a reminder from the USA

If you saw my "sparrow" picture yesterday of Chesterton Indiana, well here it is today.

8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1655957)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Amtrak 5 and 6 will be busing between Omaha and Denver for a day or two. Here's why: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27763975/coal-train-derails-near-hudson-no-injuries


That will be why the "train" icons on the Amtrak "track a train" map are a long way from the rail track currently!!

I assume that they are the only places that the trains can be "turned" as they are over 500 miles apart and 8 hours by road!!

I also assume that the passengers will be compensated for the inconvenience, 8 hours on a bus is hardly comparable with "sleeper accommodation".

Will BNSF have to compensate Amtrak at all?
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1655822)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
This is the video, it, only 3 seconds!!

Sparrow
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1655808)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
I wasn't sure where to post this as it is taken with a "train cam"

However, one of the cameras faces a road/rail crossing in Chesterton IN.

These cameras also have microphones and during the day what I assumed to be flocks of sparrows seem to congregate on or near the cameras, occasionally flying right up an seem to be landing on top.

I have never, managed to catch one in flight, until now, the website has recently added a 10 minute "playback" feature allowing you to wind back the action, so when I saw a sparrow fly up to the camera today I got this.



I showed this to a friend who said it didn't look real, I can assure you it is, I just advanced the action frame by frame to get it.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1655494)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Ah yes that would be Merchant Navy class "Clan Line" 35028, that sped through South Croydon station this afternoon.



And who just happens to be leaning out the cab.



Well done Mr Clarke!!
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1655104)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
A "weekend" post from Matt

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76956#1655100
13) Message boards : Politics : Codes & Cyphers (Message 1654714)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Of course if you are a crook and you deal with other crooks, who do you turn to when they make off with all your virtual money

BBC-Big dark-web drug market goes offline
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1654216)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for all installations of win7/8/8.1--genuine or not.

Hmm MS is serious then!!

"One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them"
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 24 (Message 1653842)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Beer for St Patrick's Day

16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1653689)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Matt has posted a new update

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76933
17) Message boards : Politics : Codes & Cyphers (Message 1653324)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Also a large number of the messages from weather stations always started with the place, date, and time and ended with "Heil Hitler"

I forgot about those but you are right.

That's how they told it in the "Imitation game" movie. Which is a must see for anyone interested in this topic.

It was slightly more complicated than The Imitation Game suggested, however I did indeed enjoy the film.
18) Message boards : Politics : Codes & Cyphers (Message 1653304)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Also a large number of the messages from weather stations always started with the place, date, and time and ended with "Heil Hitler"
19) Message boards : Politics : Codes & Cyphers (Message 1653201)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
I already gave that quote

Some people believe what they want to believe no mater if the evidence is right in front of them.

Either that or there is a language problem.
20) Message boards : Politics : Codes & Cyphers (Message 1653196)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
doco's i've seen say England did get a enigma machine from a sub and England only had 3 months to crack it or they would have had to surrender .


OK fair enough, which website or Wiki can I see them on?


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