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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Imaginary work available (Message 1615948)
Posted 29 minutes ago by Profile Bernie Vine
I am having no problems getting MB work. MY machines that do MB are bouncing off their limits actually. Getting new work each time they upload completed work.

Same here
2) Message boards : News : Own a piece of SETI history. (Message 1615719)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
No items left in the auction anyway. All gone fast.

Not sure where you are looking but I still see 5 days left to go.

Plus a new addition

Agilent 16555A timing module

Uli, I really don't think you would want to get into shipping servers around the world!!
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #75 (Message 1615715)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
loose
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #75 (Message 1615693)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
channel
5) Message boards : News : Own a piece of SETI history. (Message 1615678)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
May not ship to Netherlands.. too bad then. Own a piece of Seti history, but only if you live in the USA. And have the money. :)

More wondering what's inside these servers. All have the same photos of dust in strategic places, but no explanation on what's actually inside them. So either it's an expensive paper weight, or it'll just gather more dust.

May not ship to UK either!

If you click on the pic it takes you to another page click where there is a generic set of pics, but is does show the insides.

6) Message boards : Politics : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1615410)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Bringing back an old topic, but I saw these in my home town today and wondered what the "art critics" at SETI thought;

First a bit of background, look here Year of the Bus

Transport for London are celebrating "The Year of The Bus" with events, one of them is described:

"Presented in partnership with Wild in Art, the Year of the Bus Sculpture Trails have brought businesses and artists together to create a series of free and accessible public art sculpture trails across London until 11 January 2015."

These are the ones I found in Croydon, all have a plaque:



Which explains what they are. Here the "Magic Carpet Bus"



Here is the "Surrey Street Market Bus" (Surrey Street market dates back to 1276).



The "Poppy Party Bus"



And the "Moquette Bus"



So what do the gathered minds of SETI think, art or bus shaped bits of wood?
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 22 (Message 1615192)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Just discovered that Wychwood Brewery, who produce Hobgoblin, one of my favourite tipples, also make



I have a few bottles for the "festive season"

Cheers.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #75 (Message 1614706)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Red
9) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXVIII (Message 1614339)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Depends which scene you mean

Blue Danube


Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30" by Richard Strauss

Both are very memorable
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1613990)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Progress report on my trying to tame the squirrels in my local park.

Yesterday went to the park and sat in the walled garden, threw a few bits of bread for the birds, before any birds turned up this chap appeared.



Obviously inquiring if I was the strange human who gave out free food.

At which point I offered a nut which he was quite happy to eat then and there.



In fact for the next nut he even rested against my foot!!



Today he (or a squirrel just like him) took me by surprise by running up to me as soon as I entered the walled garden.

So it seems I am making progress!!
11) Questions and Answers : Web site : enermous amount of errors ? (Message 1613581)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
The errors are because this computer 7413965 hasn't contacted the servers since 26th November and all it's tasks have timed out.

This computer hasn't contacted the servers for three days. 7413972 . So it seems all task are not completed within 1.5 hours and sent off.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1613388)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Catching this thread before it drops off the page.

In the UK around this time we get an increased number of "steam specials"

Most don't come this way as it is difficult to fit them into an already overcrowded schedule. Looking at the "realtime trains" on a normal day between 50 and 60 trains an hour use this section of the line.

However there were two scheduled for Tuesday, but the Fire Brigade strike caused one to be cancelled and the other moved to Wednesday.

The Wednesday outing was being pullled by one of my favourite loco's a Bullied light Pacific 34067 Tangmere, named after the WWII fighter station neart Chichester.

Unfortunately when it arrived it was in it's own shadow and I was not able to get a good pic



Here is the video

http://youtu.be/WrtxPvq_Et0

Today the "Christmas Lunch British Pullman" did a trip and although I have seen this train several times now it is always nice to stand on the platform as 35028 rushes past.

Today it was 15 minutes late, but thanks to "Realtime Trains" and my iPhone I was aware.
While waiting on the platform I finally got a pic of one of these, a Multi Purpose Vehicle, basically two back to back flatbed trucks with standard container mounting points allowing for different "modules" to be bolted on.

98925 on the front



It is configured as a RHTT with water tanks and Sandite modules.



And 98975 on the rear.

It was now approaching dusk and the light was fading but 35028 finally appeared, with christmas decoration above the number!!, with just about enough light for a picture.



And 67020 on the rear just in case.



Still in it's long obsolete EWS livery
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #75 (Message 1613314)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Apple
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A World With Cow-lifting Girls (Message 1613300)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
"Surprisingly strong Girls"

15) Message boards : Number crunching : What happens to your points when you quit and join another team? (Message 1613245)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
From my understanding:

Any credit earned with the old team stays with that team.

From the time you sign up with the new team any credit you earn will go to the new team.

Your total credit will not be affected of course.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #75 (Message 1613243)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Laptop
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #75 (Message 1612660)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Fries
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1612476)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
The picture of Uli and Julie was taken at St Pancras International when Julie arrived by Eurostar, taken by Chris.

The one of Uli was taken by me at Heathrow two days earlier when Uli arrived.

Clear now?
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #75 (Message 1612410)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
cruncher
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #75 (Message 1612154)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Found


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