Posts by Bernie Vine

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66 (Message 1842841)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I have NO idea how I did that................ " : ~ but it didn't involve Photobucket.

Well whilst you may be able to see it I can't and if I click it I get

Access to ch3301files.storage.live.com was denied

You don't have authorization to view this page.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1842672)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I and all the VR railfan members obviously had access to the same video but I thought it best to let Virtual Railfan do the honours.

Hope they got a good deal!!
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1842559)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Not sure whether this should be in the Transportation Safety thread!!

Ashland VA is the picture book town where the railroad runs right through the centre parallel with the main street.

On Saturday night a CSX freight hit an abandoned car about a mile from the camera.

Last night this happened. At around 6.22 pm a car turning left missed the street.




And ended up here;



His front wheels were in the ballast and he was going nowhere fast. Both occupants left the car and at 6.24pm the police arrived.




A couple of minutes later a bright headlight appears top right. The driver of the car is the guy at the bottom left of the picture.



The next was pretty inevitable.



CSX train Q13614 hauled by 3339 made contact with the car.



And of course "moved" it out of the way!! Luckily the engineer obviously had been told of the problem and the train was only going slowly and actually stopped here.



There were only 2 locos so that is the rear of 3339. Unlucky for the car driver as even at that slow speed his car was a bit bent.

As you can see when they hauled it away later.



It was another hour before the first train went through as CSX needed to check the track.

So one wrong turn caused 3 hours of delays and probably left one car driver wondering how he will get to work today.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1842494)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Now remember you did ask :-)

This is me and my maternal grandfather in the park where I was part of the community garden team 60 years later!!

Circa 1954



Our house at the time is the one just out of shot on the right.

Now gone to make way for the Croydon Crown Court.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Question about credit. (Message 1842466)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Post moved to it's own thread for better clarity.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Question about credit. (Message 1842464)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Upon reaching my 1,000,000 credit yesterday I printed out a certificate, but it is only showing credits from Nov of 2005,
since I've been doing this since the 1980's, I wonder where the other 17 years of computing are hiding.

JB

Well a couple of points, your sign up date shows 24th November 2005. So only credit from then will be shown.

Perhaps you had another user ID

Second SETI@Home only started in 1999 so you could not have been processing work units from SETI@Home since the 1980's
7) Message boards : News : New SETI@home donation project on Bitcoin Utopia (Message 1841506)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I do wish people would read all the posts.

To quote myself

https://www.hobbymining.com/mining-hardware/
Note this paragraph.


Bitcoin Mining Without Hardware?
It’s still technically possible to mine bitcoins without dedicated mining hardware. However, you’ll earn less than one penny per month. Mining bitcoins on your computer will do more damage to your computer and won’t earn a profit. So, it’s not worth it unless you’re just interested to see how the mining process works. You’re best bet is to buy dedicated hardware like the Antminer S7 or Antminer S9.


You will get nowhere with an ordinary PC even with a modern GPU. You do need a dedicated Bit Coin miner which in itself will set you back several hundred dollars/pounds/euros and be quite power hungry.

In the very first post Eric says

If you've got mining equipment and want to help out, please join the effort.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 91 (Message 1841504)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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stones
9) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841362)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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In any case this has been a good flame war the mods have allowed, so good for free speech rights!


But I think it might be time to get back on topic.
10) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841279)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Or how about this

So the Jews should be kicked out of Palestine because their ancestors originally settled it, then they left, so they can't come back?

So the Palestinians should be kicked out of Gaza by an invading horde of Jews with an army?

Yeah right!!



Perhaps context is important.

PS that is how I read what Gary posted.
11) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841274)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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IMHO

Not used enough here

In My Humble Opinion there is nothing wrong with the left.

See how I state my case but do not say it is 100% true everywhere.

Some here should try it sometime

Most of what is said here are peoples "opinions"

One can disregard the other without causing the world to end.
12) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841216)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I'd say having fun at the expense of another poster by deliberately mischaracterizing his meaning might fit into the above. Doing it over and over with many posters is a characteristic of an under bridge dweller.

Well Gary... (who posted "invading horde of Jews" - Message# 1834379)

Are you speaking of yourself?

BTW: To those, who will again fail at their attempt to silence/censor truths. What are your beliefs about your fellow attacker Gary's description of a people?

Your silence regarding his description of people(s) he disagrees with, I can post more, is very illuminating. And just proves what I have been saying.

Well I have tried and tried to see what is wrong with what Gary said in "message 1834379" However all I see is him using the two opposite to make a valid point.

Not sure what your problem is.

All land everywhere belongs to those who have the power to control it now. What a mixed up world it would be if all land was returned to the control of the descendants of those who originally settled it, if they even still exist.


+2


So the Jews should be kicked out of Palestine because their ancestors originally settled it, then they left, so they can't come back?

So the Palestinians should be kicked out of Gaza by an invading horde of Jews with an army?

No wonder the world is screwed up.

<ed>never mind those islands in the South China Sea


I don't see that as a racist statement. I suppose I am reading it wrong.
13) Message boards : News : New SETI@home donation project on Bitcoin Utopia (Message 1840987)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Having had a look around it seems that if you want to make more than $1 a year you need specialist Bitcoin "miners"

Have a look here.

https://www.hobbymining.com/mining-hardware/
Note this paragraph.


Bitcoin Mining Without Hardware?
It’s still technically possible to mine bitcoins without dedicated mining hardware. However, you’ll earn less than one penny per month. Mining bitcoins on your computer will do more damage to your computer and won’t earn a profit. So, it’s not worth it unless you’re just interested to see how the mining process works. You’re best bet is to buy dedicated hardware like the Antminer S7 or Antminer S9.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1839971)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Chinese drivers in Chinese trains in the UK ?????

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38497997

Logically no Chinese trains or drivers

Because of the different railway gauges involved, a single train cannot travel the whole route and the containers need to be reloaded at various points.

Just Chinese containers.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1839706)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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If you checkout the Hosts in the Top 30 you'll find they have similar In Progress to Pending numbers. The difference becomes greater the Faster your Host is compared to the Average Wing-Person.
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/top_hosts.php

If the User running all those Tesla K80s ever finds the Linux Special App it's all over. Or rather, he'll be all over the front page.

That person certainly has a lot of them, https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/hosts_user.php?userid=9299609. :-O

Cheers.


Yes and it seems the 8 K80's are really in groups of 3, how else do you explain the machine creation times.

8159697 Created 10 Dec 2016, 19:19:59 UTC
8159698 Created 10 Dec 2016, 19:19:59 UTC
8159699 Created 10 Dec 2016, 19:19:59 UTC
8159701 Created 10 Dec 2016, 19:20:02 UTC
8159702 Created 10 Dec 2016, 19:20:02 UTC
8159703 Created 10 Dec 2016, 19:20:02 UTC

Two batches of 3, 3 seconds apart, not sure I could do that!!

Also not all machines are running all the time

5 havent reported since the 10th, 11th and 12th of December .

Seems it could be another "test" using SETI@Home to test new clusters of machines.
16) Questions and Answers : Web site : SETILive not functioning properly, unable to login (Message 1839332)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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NOTICE: After 12-Oct-2014, live data will no longer be available.

SETILive has had a long run but unfortunately, serving live data must come to an end. The last "Active" live telescope data session will be on Sunday, October 12.

Since its launch in March 2012, the SETI Institute have supported SETILive even beyond initial funding. It was a difficult decision, but after taking a long hard look at competing demands on the Allen Telescope Array and support staff they must now, quite reluctantly, re-direct telescope resources to other important, funded activities.

The site will otherwise continue to operate normally as a matter of interest only, but without live data sessions. Archive classifications can continue.

The software that provides live data capability and followups will be preserved in a way that it can return in the event SETI Institute is able to support it sometime in the future.

Zooniverse will begin preparing site software for open-source release and will look at ways to make the classification database publicly available.

We deeply appreciate the interest, from casual to downright passionate, that you SETIzens have shown for this task and it's purpose over the past two and a half years.
17) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1839273)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I just abused the power vested in me like many of our elected officials. What's the big deal? EVERYBODY DOES IT!


No they do not. I know many who would be insulted by you crass statement.

It just says more about you than words ever can and is why I for one treat all your posts as

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Yes, I was insulted and offended every time I heard that crass statement from Bill Clinton supporters when he was in a position of power and abusing gullible young women.


But you decided to follow in his footsteps anyway.
Happy 2017
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1839268)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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A new year is about 30 minutes away as I start to type this.

2016 has seen my whole life change. From living alone with a cat of 17 years, to living with my 92 year old father as his sole carer

I have never really thought about that phrase before I just typed it "sole carer" it is kind of scary and makes you stop for a moment.

I have been here now for 4 months and I know from what my father has said I have made a positive difference to his life.

It has not been easy, as I have had to adjust to living with someone else after all those years alone, and adjust and adapt to my fathers way of life as it is obviously for him I am here.

It does have it's rewards when he says how much he enjoys some of the things I have done, and there are few places better for scenery and escape than the Isle of Wight.

I am not sure whether I look forward to 2017 or not, I suspect it will not be any easier.

I would just like to wish all in the same position as myself a peaceful and hopefully happy new year.

Bernie.
19) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1839262)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I just abused the power vested in me like many of our elected officials. What's the big deal? EVERYBODY DOES IT!


No they do not. I know many who would be insulted by you crass statement.

It just says more about you than words ever can and is why I for one treat all your posts as

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20) Message boards : Number crunching : Time for a new Lunatics installer .....?? (Message 1839209)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Richard hasn't posted for a week and as it is Christmas and the new Year I suspect he may well be away with friends and family.

Or just taking a well earned break.

I am sure he will devote his free time to a new installer just as soon as he can.


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