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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 20 (Message 1591238)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Morning, Jules.

Well, I found out the hard way there's a difference between a Data CD-R and a Music CD-R. I put a blank Data CD-R in a record & tape to CD converter, and the darn thing is stuck, and the tray won't open!

Actually there apparently is very little difference.

Both audio and data can be duplicated onto both music and data CD-Rs. I’ll say it again. Audio and data can be burned onto music and data CD-Rs. However, whether or not you can get data onto a music CD-R depends on what type of hardware is used to burn the blank CD.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1591219)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Sorry Guv, I ran out of cement

I hate web pages that play video ads without asking me, especially with sound and especially more than one of them.

You should try an Ad-blocker, I get no ads on most sites, video or otherwise.
none on that page.
3) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1590784)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
I had a pretty bad school experience as I was a slow learner, so my primary school only focused on the bright ones, I failed my 11+ but had the good fortune to to to the best secondary modern in my area, however I was still not spotted as a slow learner till it was almost too late.

I scraped a few CSE passes due to the hard work of a few dedicated teachers.

All in all I hated almost all my days at school, they were not the best days of my life.

In the late 50's at my Secondary school, the girls went off to do Home Economics which was basically cooking, and typing classes, and the boys went off to do woodwork and metalwork. We met up later in class for the general subjects of maths, History & geography. Yes I suppose looking back it was sexist in a sort of way, it was designed to turn out stereotypes i.e. the dutiful little housewife and the breadwinner. But it was the way it was then, everybody was happy with it, and nobody queried it. Germaine Greer and womens lib came later and upset the applecart.

Of course it was sexist, no question about it. Are you really sure "everybody was happy with it". Perhaps the men were. People like Germaine Greer and womens lib, allowed women to take their correct place in society, allowing women a lot more freedom than they had up to then (it is still not perfect). I would hate to go back to the 1950's way of thinking.

I was never taught to cook, how many men would have found that useful. Instead I was taught woodwork and metalwork two skills I have never used to this day.

No I was glad to get out of school and start my real life.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1590779)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Whilst walking around London yesterday I happened to venture along the Thames Path halfway between Battersea Bridge and Wandsworth Bridge where there is an unnamed railway bridge that amongst other things carries freight.

Caught a quick picture of 66016 with Basil Spence's tower at Hyde Park barracks in the background.



On the way back caught 66085 hauling a long line of new DB Schenker hoppers, and in the background one of the chimneys and roof of the now derelict Lots Road power station.



Interesting fact, Lots Road power station played a part in the birth of commercial radio in the UK. When the first two radio stations, LBC and Capital Radio, opened in October 1973, the site for their medium wave transmitters was not complete. As a result, a temporary 'Tee' antenna was strung up between the two chimneys (transmitting LBC on 417 m (719 kHz), and Capital Radio on 539 m (557 kHz)), until the permanent site at Saffron Green was ready in 1975.

See you learn something every day!!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #72 (Message 1590766)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Rugby
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1590646)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Well seems I must have been a UFO fan

The SHADO HQ was famous for the girls with purple hair.


No the SHADO HQ was famous for people with fairly normal hair


MOONBASE was famous for girls with purple hair.



And Sky-Diver for people wearing string vests



These things matter to a fan.
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : v7.00 crashes entire desktop (Message 1590598)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
You might consider posting your problem in the main forums "Number Crunching" section as it has lots of knowledge people.

This part of the forums is really for people who have no RAC and therefore cannot post on the main forums.

It is rare for problems not to be sorted out at number crunching.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1590591)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Space 1999. It is like "Star Trek" but on Valium.


I just read a brief synopsis of that show; it sounds interesting and vaguely familiar. I think I may have seen some episodes, many moons ago.

Oh those moon base girls..... :-D

Cheers.

No that is another Gerry Anderson series UFO

9) Message boards : Number crunching : not getting jobs from SETI (Message 1590247)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
I have a 780 and I haven't received any GPU tasks since yesterday. I think there's a problem on some server, not sure if it is still ongoing.

Well I have 5 low power machines with GPU's and all were running low, but during today have all filled up to the max.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (91) Server Problems? (Message 1590078)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
And going to the account page is still slow, and it's still not possible to view any tasks.


Seems OK here must be intermittent, just viewed all my task pages and had a look at a few random results.

PS I can also view your tasks.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1590035)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
How about Wagon Train, with Ward Bond.

Or Rawhide with a very young Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates

All B&W here to
12) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1589781)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Locking thread. OP will start a new one due to length.

Thank you.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #72 (Message 1589778)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
lemons
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #72 (Message 1589482)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
juvenile
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #72 (Message 1589471)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Ellen
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1589340)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Today I went for a walk in a local park, that has a beautiful waterfall.




And really tame squirrels.



And I mean really tame



They even help themselves.



Possibly in the abscence of raccoons here in the UK, squirrels are a good replacement.

17) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Naming Pulsars & Black holes (Message 1589197)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Read more here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ap_faq.php
c/p:
"What else might Astropulse find?
In addition to ET, Astropulse might detect other sources, such as rapidly rotating pulsars, exploding primordial black holes, or as-yet unknown astrophysical phenomena."

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ap_info.php

Well as both of the articles in your links say astropulse is "new" they are a little out of date.

Also the word is "might" find, and as far as I am aware there is still currently no platform for actually checking any work units, MB or astropulse, to see if they contain any usable data. So it might be just a tad premature to encourage "naming" of anything until at least some start on analysing the data has begun.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link Discussion Thread III (Message 1588707)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Perfect Dark computer game.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #72 (Message 1588706)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
perfect
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #72 (Message 1588658)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
star


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