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1) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Android phone seti@home (Message 1565778)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
seti@home/AstroPulse beta


SETI@Home beta is a separate project so the stats cannot be combined.
2) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : AMD GPU? (Message 1565772)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
"ATI Technologies Inc. was a semiconductor technology corporation based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, that specialized in the development of graphics processing units and chipsets. Founded in 1985 as Array Technologies Industry, the company was listed publicly in 1993 and was acquired by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in 2006."

Hence ATI is AMD and has been for 8 years.
3) Message boards : Politics : UK terror threat level increased to severe (Message 1565618)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
i believe the rules also say we can self censor our words .I seem to have no trouble understanding others slang and idioms i just don't whinge about it


Just to clear things up, this is Fred's statement on the subject.

Swear words need to be self censored. (&%(^##^ is perfectlly accpetable as is f***, f**k, f-ing, and WTF. If you do not censor yourself, we will be forced to do it for you. Repeat offenses and repeat offenders will find themselves banned from posting. Bannishments may increase in length of time for repeat offenders at the request of the Mods.


Thank you.

Bernie.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman's home thread. (Message 1565384)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
work tomorrow.


I believe tomorrow is a holiday in the USA.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Free SMS text messages to Mobiles! (Message 1564984)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
And how does the recipient reply?


If the recipient replies to the text message, it gets sent to the email address that was used to send the original text.


Sorry I meant the original

http://www.afreesms.com/intl/
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1564979)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
If you like chromes minimalism interface give comodo dragon a try. I found it an absolute doddle. Install it, copy your chrome profile over, fire it up and off you go. Word of warning, it'll want to change your DNS to their own secure servers but you can just skip that.


Used to be my browser, but I found it just too slow, back to Google and I was surprised just how quick it was!!

Still it is much more secure and never "phones home" to Google!!

I suppose you can have speed or security no both.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Free SMS text messages to Mobiles! (Message 1564978)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
And how does the recipient reply?

PS. The link given did not work. I could not type in any of the fields.


Worked OK for me once I clicked though several attempt to get me to log into Facebook.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1564944)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Does it have a railroad connection?
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1564928)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
OK as Angela has always said that nothing is off topic here and I cannot find the gardening thread:

Can any body help identify these:



I have had thistle and teasel suggested by I cannot find a match.



The flower is almost perfectly round and intricate and liked by bees.

Any suggestions would be most welcome.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1564046)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Never realized the "European" style locos I watched coming out of the Electromotive plant for so many years were just re-packaged SD40s. I guess the European right of way clearances didn't permit the big cab that North American crews loved?

From the Wiki on the original 59/0's

Derived from the EMD SD40-2, the cab layout was based on the British Rail Class 58 for easier driver assimilation. To meet the British loading gauge, an estimated 40,000 to 80,000 man-hours of design work was carried out by EMD. Some compromises were required; the large exhaust silencer required to meet BR noise levels left no room for Dynamic Braking equipment. However, it was possible to retain the all-important Super Series wheel creep control, which because of its superior traction can eliminate the need for double heading. Foster Yeoman therefore reduced their original requirement from six to four locomotives, ordering four in November 1984, and a fifth in 1988. All five locomotives were custom built by General Motors Diesel Division at its La Grange, Illinois plant.

The 59/1's and 59/2's and all the 66 class were built in London, Ontario.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1563802)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Freight scheduled via South Croydon today.

Purley Foster Yeoman - Acton T.C. 11.08

Purley Foster Yeoman - Bardon Hill Quarry Fhh 11.37

Newhaven Day Aggregates - Acton T.C. 13:45

Acton T.C. - Purley Foster Yeoman 13:55


TC stands for Terminal Complex or "yard"

This is an almost daily occurrence.

Foster Yeoman

"Foster Yeoman transports most of its stone product from Merehead to various UK distribution points using the services of jointly-owned rail company Mendip Rail, with Hanson plc."
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1563768)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Talking of the class 59 (as we were) yesterday spotted from a bridge near East Croydon heading north, was 59103 Village of Mells



This was a loco from the second batch built, shipped and in service in 1990.

How do I know it is 103? because rather than have huge numbers like other operators, Hanson have little stars in the middle of the front yellow section and there are 3 and as Hanson operate 101 to 104 that makes it 103

It also has the distinction of being the only one of the 15 class 59's to have been damaged in an accident.

While working the 6A20 Whatley to Acton (West London) stone train locomotive number 59103 and the first ten hopper wagons derailed at 23:20 on 12 September 2000 between Great Elm Tunnel and Bedlam Tunnel on the single track branch line to the Hanson Quarry at Whatley. The locomotive and the first two hoppers rolled and 59103 came to rest on the parapet of a small bridge on the driver's side (left by direction of travel) with the trailing bogie partially torn off by the following hopper wagon. The locomotive was pulled upright on 19 September 2000 and removed to Whatley Quarry where an initial assessment of the damage was made and repairs made to make the locomotive safe for removal by road. The locomotive was then moved by road to Derby on 2 November 2000 for further assessment before moving to Eastleigh for repairs


Also On 26 May 1991 class member 59005 set the European haulage record for a single locomotive, with a stone train weighing 11,982 tonnes (11,793 long tons; 13,208 short tons) and 5,415 feet (1,650 m) long

And all based on an EMD SD40-2

Today through the railings next to the footpath near South Croydon station I managed to get a shot of 66529



Hauling a long consist of hoppers, which were immediately obscured by a passing passenger train on the down fast!!

I did manage to get a shot as the end wagons rolled by.



PS both pics were obtained by me holding the camera through the fence, I did not trespass on railway property. Safety first!!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #70 (Message 1563695)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
beanstalk
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos IV (Message 1563111)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Jim S has asked the mods that we remind people the rules of this thread.

As he feels the last few posts have strayed from the idea of this thread

This thread is for Gripes and Kudos.
Rules NO Personal attacks.
Gripes and Kudos about S@H Only.
Personal attacks WILL be hidden.
STAY ON Topic.


Post have been hidden for being off topic.

Jim is currently indisposed and does not want people sending him PM's about this.

Thank you.
15) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1561979)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
[off topic]
I'd say 30's, with men 40's, yes. Of course it depends on various factors.

Isn't that just a tiny bit sexist ?

I could imagine the reaction from yourself, Es and the other women on the boards if, FOR EXAMPLE, I said something like "women don't exhibit 'adult behaviour' (whatever that is) until after menopause". It would bring the wrath of the Valkyrie down on me. :)

I accept the fact that you said it tongue in cheek, but fair is fair, and if somebody wants dish it out they have to be able to take a similar level of slightly sexist humour in return without getting their panties in a bunch.

[/off topic]

T.A.


As a 60 something male I agree with Es!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #69 (Message 1561951)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Penelope
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts V (Message 1561950)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Bank Holiday here in the UK so wet and 14ºC - 57ºF
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1561946)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
It feels like fat, although I may have been a bit dehydrated last Monday due to a massive hangover.

Whilst I am no expert, I believe consumption of large amounts of alcohol are not necessarily helpful in loosing weight!

I have a prostrate problem and was advised to cut down my alcohol and caffeine consumption.

Having been in hospital for for 4 days that was all the advice I needed. From drinking almost every day (two or 3 pints or two or 3 large glasses of red wine.)

I have not touched a drop in over two weeks now.

I will not give up completely, but reserve it for special occasions.

Where health is concerned you need to be serious!
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Telco Problems (Message 1561747)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
OK Annie, is this what you have at home:



If so you are saying that the "power" light on the home hub starts flashing by itself?

That as far as I am aware means the Hub has reset, nothing to do with the broad band or any phone or internet cables, but could be a dogey power plug or adapter.

It could also mean the Home Hub is faulty.

I assume you have had an Openreach engineer to check it out?

And yes if you unplug the Home Hub as far as I am aware it wipes out the log, also if the hub is rebooting it may also erase the log.

Here is a copy of my hub log when I disconnected then reconnected the cable to the Infinity modem(the white box underneath in the picture)

00:23:28, 25 Aug. NTP synchronization success
00:23:15, 25 Aug. NTP synchronization start
00:23:12, 25 Aug. WAN connection ETH connected
00:23:12, 25 Aug. PPP IPCP Receive Configuration ACK
00:23:11, 25 Aug. PPP IPCP Send Configuration Request
00:23:11, 25 Aug. PPP IPCP Receive Configuration NAK
00:23:11, 25 Aug. PPP IPCP Send Configuration ACK
00:23:11, 25 Aug. PPP IPCP Receive Configuration Request
00:23:10, 25 Aug. PPP IPCP Send Configuration Request
00:23:10, 25 Aug. PPP CHAP Receive success : authentication successful
00:23:10, 25 Aug. PPP CHAP Receive Challenge
00:23:10, 25 Aug. PPP LCP Receive Configuration ACK
00:23:09, 25 Aug. PPP LCP Send Configuration ACK
00:23:09, 25 Aug. PPP LCP Receive Configuration Request
00:23:09, 25 Aug. PPP LCP Send Configuration Request
00:22:50, 25 Aug. WAN connection ETH disconnected


It reads bottom up. As you can see it is timed and dated.

Do you know how to "log in" to the hub?
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Telco Problems (Message 1561537)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
So over to Annie, are you interfering to the orange and blue lights on the BT home hub?

Any other speculation at this point will not be helpful until that question is answered.


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