Posts by Bernie Vine

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1834388)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
This camera shot appeals to me for a couple of reasons.



First it is Amtrak's California Zephyr which is train 6, in this instance pulled by P42 number 6.

Which is also unusual as the 6 normally is double headed, when it left Chicago on the 30th, 189 was leading 6, wonder what went wrong.

It was also over two hours late so I suspect that was when 189 failed.

Secondly Chicago kind of looks festive, with the lights and the light covering of snow.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link Discussion Thread IV (Message 1834371)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Moon Zappa was born Moon Unit Zappa
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 90 (Message 1834370)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Moon
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1834304)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
I see by the last picture that you're trying to get her hooked. ;-)


Yes it was rather prominent. That was only a temporary arrangement to see if the squirrels would use it.

I have now moved on to phase 2



A Wight Squirrel Project feeder. Currently I have left the lid open so they can get at the nuts easily.

Apparently they have no trouble lifting the lid once they know what is inside. At the moment a mix of peanuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds and walnuts

Hopefully some pictures soon.
5) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Merging accounts (Message 1834297)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
When I tried to post to that thread it said I have to have minimum average credit to post. Average credit of 3,589.93 isn't enough?


If you look at the RAC under this name you will see it is 0

So you have logged onto the site under the other account/email address.

As Rob said to prevent fraud you cannot combine accounts. It is not the username that matters, there are many identical users at SETI@Home, it is the e-mail address.

Use a different e-mail address with a new computer and you will create a second account and never the twain shall meet.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 90 (Message 1834296)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
silent
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1834137)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Just be glad you don't have to face this;



Chesterton Indiana just a few minutes ago.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1834086)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
OK cute squirrel pics warning!!

Having now volunteered my services to the Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust. I have a bit more information on what to feed them.

I started small a few hazelnuts and some sunflower seeds.

Well the hazelnuts were very popular.



Sat in the dish and eat them all.



Sitting back occasionally with paws across stomach .



And occasionally looking toward the window.



But mostly just enjoying the nuts.



Amazing.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1834083)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Well time for a few pics perhaps.

Firstly this looks like just another shot of yet another Lake Shore passing Chesterton.



Except to "anoraks " like me it is unusual. 711 is not a P42, it is in fact a P32AC-DM. The DM standing for "Dual Mode" i.e 3rd rail electric and diesel.

If you look closley in the center of the bogies (wheels) you can see the red conductor shoe, which 186 doesn't have.

It is one of the locomotives that work in the tunnels in and out of Penn station in NY. They normally work around NY, Albany and upstate NY. The Lake Shore is in fact P32AC powered to and from Albany.

I suspect this one is going to Chicago for a repaint into "Empire Service" livery. joining 701, 704, 707, and 710.

Just happened to see this yesterday



NS 8105 ES44AC in Interstate heritage livery. Interestingly the two guys by the track "high fived" after it had gone past, so made someones day.

If you are currently not in Illinois you may not be aware it it snowing quite well

So here is my first "snow train" of this winter in Coal City IL



Was waiting for a train at Chicago but very quiet there today.

Finally a I saw a strange thing today at Chesterton, that was not train related.

Just what is going on here.



They were there for perhaps 30 seconds then all flew off at once and did not return.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Exclusive app (Message 1834071)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
A quick question.

As you may be aware I watch several streaming web cams, crunching will often cause problems with the video.

Obviously I can stop crunching while watching the stream, but I often forget to restart boinc.

Also I could make my browser (google chrome) an exclusive app, that works fine but means I cant crunch if chrome is running even if not watching the stream

Is there any way to stop crunching when I am on a particular web site?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Missing link (Message 1834065)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
I think it is this page.

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_status.html

Where there is no user name on the right and no way to get to the user page from any drop down.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 closing session (Message 1833999)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
New thread created to move post to NC
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Can I get the old layout back (Message 1833998)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
I want to get back the old layout of the site. How can I do this?
Any hints are welcome.
Regards _heinz

You cannot get the old layout back.

However if you use Firefox you can adjust the colours.

Have a look here:

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=80613

First post by TimeLord04

I believe there may be similar extensions for other browsers.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 12-3-2016 - Using Color-That-Site for Firefox. (Message 1833997)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
And of course it works either way.

If like me you don't now like the BOINC Dev site you can chage that too.




Happy fiddling :-)
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1833608)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
A veritable heatwave here +3C this morning.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1833547)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
OK two posts in a row I know, but the subject matter is rather different.

Today I had cause to take an almost "coast to coast" trip. Now anywhere else that would seem like a long trip, here on the island it was 17.4 miles.

I went to Ryde in the east, where I discovered,



Railway tracks, and possibly a station.

To be fair I did know about this it is called The Island Line and is all that is left of a proper passenger carrying railway.

However it has a few interesting features, the terminus in Ryde is at the end of this



Ryde pier, why you ask, would you take a train to the end of the pier, well if you look closely there is a catamaran moored on the end of the pier and it provides high speed service to Portsmouth so you can catch a train to London. In fact the timetable lists London Waterloo as the final destination.

Also to a Londoner the trains look strangely familiar



They are London Underground 1938 stock.



There is even a tunnel. Which is not high enough for standard coaching stock hence the ex-underground stock as it fits the tunnels.



I didn't have time today to go to the end of the pier, which by the way you can drive down. Hopefully I can do that on another sunny day.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1833538)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Today was very clear and cold, because I had things to do I went for my walk before the sun was fully up.

There had been a hard frost over night and the road up to the old fort looked like this.



It is very exposed here with the sea just a hundred yards or so to the right and no buildings close.

From the fort looking east you should be able to see the mainland to the left and Yarmouth to the right
Not today a large bank of mist was in the way.



Even a little way inland the frost had made the hedgerow look very seasonal.



When I got into Yarmouth, I could here the approaching ferry sounding its horn but could see nothing till it was quite close.



It was the rising sun that made for the best pictures.



Looking out across the River Yar estuary



Not sure which is my favourite.



Probably the second one.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1833535)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
I subscribe to e-mail from the Heritage Units website that tells me when a "heritage" or unusual train has been spotted within 25 miles of Chesterton.

Mostly I read them well after the train has passed. However today I read it before the train got to Chesterton.

Now it was 3 am at Chesterton and you don see much at that time, however this particular train was difficult to miss

Apologies for the quality but the camera couldn't cope



Yes the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

It looked a bit better live but unfortunately as it was at a strange time I was using my main machine and had forgotten to suspend crunching, so the recording is very jerky!!

A longer view from the other cam, the loco is CP 2246 which is a rebuilt EMD GP20C-ECO



Even at 3 am there were some people waiting.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1833434)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Well it is a cold -2C and misty start to December her.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1833376)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Well the superliner mystery rumbles on.

Today the 381 to Quincy looked like this



Normally has three horizon and an Amfleet cafe

Today 3 SL coach.

Even stranger the 391 to Carbondale looked like this



While you can't see the first car due to the glare it is a diner, followed by 2 sleepers?? (Don't often get a double superliner meet on the old airline, that is of course 58 The City of New Orleans)



Followed by 4 coach. So I assume the diner and the 2 sleepers were there just to make up the wheel-count.

On wonders why??


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