Posts by Bernie Vine

1) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump’s father was arrested after a Klan riot in Queens (Message 1851875)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Like Father, Like Son.

And as usual, Gary adds his wit and wisdom.
Getting a bit sick of him taking advantage of his mod tag.


Look again it says "Volunteer Tester"

YOU look again..............
It also says volunteer MODERATOR.
And I happen to know you have the buttons, my friend.



Sorry I thought you said Gary, and Gary is not a moderator.
2) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump’s father was arrested after a Klan riot in Queens (Message 1851871)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Like Father, Like Son.

And as usual, Gary adds his wit and wisdom.
Getting a bit sick of him taking advantage of his mod tag.


Look again it says "Volunteer Tester"
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLOTPW - CCLXIII Making Roman numerals great again. (Message 1851624)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Yes the mods will, so I suggest that politics belongs elsewhere.

Ehum?? WHAT :-)

Top Definition
Mods

British gangs from the early 60's and 70's who's rival were the Rockers (Teddy Boys). The Mods (short for Modernists) were notorious for pill-popping (blues, bennies, uppers, downers, ecstasy, amphetamines, barbs, booze, goofballs, etc., riding really fast on their Lambrettas/Vespas Italian high-performance scooters, clubbing, orgies, well-dressed/chic, mod hairstyles, listening to jazz/funk/sixties R&B/The Who/The Kinks/The Beatles/The Rolling Stones/etc., partying non-stop (the original ravers), and anti-establishment/anarchy against the moors of The Establishment.


mods (small m for moderators) group of overworked underpaid dedicated volunteers who often have to spend hours reading both interesting and nonsensical posts

mods (small m) are not in fact pan dimensional super beings able to be in multiple places and times at once, but are in fact ordinary human beings, who you might quite like if you met them on the street .
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLOTPW - CCLXIII Making Roman numerals great again. (Message 1851619)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Yes the mods will, so I suggest that politics belongs elsewhere.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A question of TV's and Videos (Message 1851544)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Except for that, Bernie, I may possibly not be of any much help.

Er yes, or in fact, possibly it became no.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A question of TV's and Videos (Message 1851114)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Now his memory is a strange thing, names and places often allude him, however with TV he knows what he likes.

He recently told me about a character in a long running TV series that he could not stand, and while totally unable to remember the name he was able to describe the character and her actions so well I had no problem identifying her.

He then said he didn't want to see any episode with her in, so there went 106 episodes I had brought (the series had 372 episodes in total)

Also a couple of days ago I had made a mistake and managed to put the same episode of a program on twice, and he spotted it even with a 2 hour gap between.

Personally while I realise he may well not remember everything he sees I cannot just throw a few videos on a stick and not care. It just isn't me

He may be 92 and sometimes annoying, but I still want to do my best for him.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A question of TV's and Videos (Message 1851100)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Thanks for the suggestions so far

Your USB thumb drive must have a lot of storage space. Mine is only 128 GB.


Sorry I din't explain very well. I have brought an new 1TB USB HDD, and a 64GB USB stick

I currently have about 530 GB of videos stored.

I copy the daily videos from the 1TB drive onto the stick. Then arrange them in order.

I am afraid my dads colour vision may be affect by his poor eyesight, it is close up that is the problem, I know he can see distances quite well as he has commented on the squirrels and birds in the garden.

The TV remote has a green ON/OFF button, but he has to hold the remote so close to see it that it tends to be pointing vertically when he presses the button with mixed results.

And no matter how often the guy in the post office tells him to push the green button on the card reader, about 50% of the time he hits the yellow one next door which is "cancel".

As to the Apple TV, it sounds OK but with my dads memory the way it is he probably wouldn't remember the program name!

And "talking" to a machine!! Hmm not sure how he would feel about that!!

Thank you Sirius for the KODI suggestion, it reminded me I had brought an Amazon Fire stick when I first came here, without realising it was a bit restricted and the remote is tiny!

However I did find that there is an unofficial way to get KODI onto the Fire Stick that worked a treat.

After my dad went to bed I have been watching random TV and films on KODI via the Fire Stick, streamed from my PC in the back room onto the TV in the living room.

The playlist function is not "user friendly" and I haven't quite made it work yet.

Also the remote is wireless, so the "big button" remote will not work.

And I cannot find a "big button" Fire TV replacement.

There is a lot of ways to watch a lot of things but for a 92 year old with limited vision it has to be very simple.

I haven't found the perfect solution yet but I have a feeling it's out there somewhere.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A question of TV's and Videos (Message 1850958)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Now I need to see if anyone can come up with any suggestions to help with my problem.

As you may be aware I am caring for my 92 year old father. His main enjoyment is his TV, however with his failing eyesight he cannot manage the remote controls.

Even the "big button" ones, whilst better still occasionally result in him pressing the wrong button and losing his program.

My first answer was DVD's of some of his favourite programs, set all the buttons on the big button remote to "pause" so he can stop for lunch etc.

However that meant several episodes of the same show back to back.

My dads TV is not smart but does have 3 HDMI and a USB socket so my current solution is to put a mixture of programs ripped from DVD onto a USB stick.

(Yes I own all the DVD's currently about £500's worth)

As long as I renumber them 1,2,3 etc I can get the TV to play them in order. The "pause" system still works fine.

So far so good, however a couple of drawbacks, firstly I have to transfer the ripped videos to the stick, currently on a daily basis, then renumber them so they play in a nicely mixed order.

Secondly the USB "pause" is forgotten once the TV is turned off, so when my dad finishes for the night and he pauses the playback in the middle of a 2 hour program. I either have to leave the TV on overnight (not ideal) or sit and work out whereabouts he has got to and make a note to start playback there next day, before I can remove the USB stick.

Putting on more videos is of course a short term answer but putting on say 3 days worth takes a while and if you are not concentrating, as I was not last night, a careless "delete" wiped the stick clean after an hours work.

What I need is a way to remotely stream a "playlist" to the TV. That I can control.

What I want to know is if anyone has a better solution. I have considered getting an Android smart TV stick but have not had much experience with them and am not sure if they would do the job.

My dads TV is only a few feet away from the BT Home Hub so Wi-Fi would not be a problem.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1850803)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Back on the 4th December I posted this picture of 711



One of the ""East Coast" P32AC-DM's heading for Chicago.

Well it has been to Beech Grove Amtrak's maintenance facility in Indianapolis and returned today on the service train.



Resplendent in the "Empire Service" Phase III livery it joins 701, 704, 707 and 710.

I think you will agree it looks a bit better now!!
10) Questions and Answers : Windows : Increase efficiency on Win 7 - speed differences (Message 1850235)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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A quick look at the run times on the two machines seems to suggest that the Win 7 machine may well be handicapped by processing work on the inbuilt Intel GPU

Others have found that doing this slows down the CPU, so is not recommended.

As Rob says de-select the "Use Intel GPU" in you preferences and see if that has a positive affect.
11) Message boards : Politics : ....................45.................... (Message 1850193)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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?

!!!


Exactly
12) Message boards : Politics : ....................45.................... (Message 1850187)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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*A question mark after such a statement does not make it a question.


Why not. It did for me, I understood straight away that it was a question not a statement.

Perhaps formed in a way to make it look like a statement, but in the end still a question.

Different people express themselves in different ways, and definitely on these forums with many different nationalities and personalities involved comprehension can often be a problem.
13) Questions and Answers : Windows : Increase efficiency on Win 7 - speed differences (Message 1850145)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Well a quick look suggests the difference is this:

" GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M" In the Win 10 machine. A "proper graphics card" (albeit in a laptop) will process work quicker than a CPU.

I suspect that it would crunch even quicker if you didn't have the in-built Intel graphics trying to process work as well.

But others may well have better suggestions as to how to set things up.
14) Message boards : Politics : "Don't believe the main stream (fake news) media..." -D.J.T. (Message 1850052)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Well being a "foreigner" and having watched and listened for the last few weeks.

I can say I would trust the BBC before believing one word of what Donald Trump says.
15) Message boards : Politics : Totally FAUX news (Message 1849996)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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In a religious context, sin is the act of violating God's will by transgressing his commandments. Sin can also be viewed as any thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the perceived ideal order for human living.


Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin

or

any act regarded as such a transgression, especially a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle.


Source

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/sin
16) Message boards : Politics : dA Government in dA Shadows-Da Yapper Knows (Message 1849766)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Not advancing the discussion at all.

If people really do not like what others post, and do not get satisfactory replies, the moderators advice is always put them on filter.

It is very difficult for the moderator in a "he said" type of argument.
17) Message boards : Politics : ....................45.................... (Message 1849649)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Bernie...

Edit: Just discovered that an 'Ignore'. Also hides a vile and evil Avatar.

Thank you!


Which was just about to be my advice to you.

Please remember that your opinion on the avatar is just that "your opinion"
18) Message boards : Politics : ....................45.................... (Message 1849633)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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However if attacked
I reserve the right to reply in kind. Hide if you need to, ban if you need to, in that regard you're Da Boss.


Which is where it makes the moderators job much more difficult.

You perceive an attack and respond, the attacker replies, others attack or defend etc etc..

By the time a moderator sees things it is an impossible mess of quotes and half quoted posts that are difficult to untangle

If attacked perhaps try the red-x and ignore the attacker till a mod can sort it out.

However where is the "fun" in that.
19) Message boards : Politics : ....................45.................... (Message 1849627)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Oh no, we're not done with you and your Trumpist type yet.
More to come, have no doubt about that.


No I think not.

This is not intelligent discussion it is spamming the boards (4 threads now) to try and get "one over" on another poster.

Who in my opinion does themselves no favours,(probably on purpose)

I think that any further discussion on this subject should be taken off of these boards.

I can give you you own forum if you like, totally free for you to have a go at each other for hours whilst advancing the topic not at all.
20) Message boards : Politics : Totally FAUX news (Message 1849553)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Carrying your private war of words across threads is not good for these boards.


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