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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 255 - Posey hits pair of 3-run homers, Giants beat Rockies 10-5! (Message 1791647)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Seems this thread needs a little help getting somwhwere
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1791646)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Eastwick
3) Message boards : Number crunching : No work being done by one of my laptops??? (Message 1791404)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
I personally am a fan of Boinc Task and have run it for years.


Currently I am only running 3 machines due to heat and monetary considerations, but have run 8.



I love the interface and cannot imagine not using it.

You can configure all the colours to what you want.

The reason one machine is showing red on the CPU task is because it is this machine and I am doing several things at once including watching a streaming web cam!!

I never look at the Boinc manager, even for the local machine.

PS there is also a "messages" tab that lest you look straight at the logs for each machine.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part III (Message 1790713)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Hey, what's with the little "spinning" green stars? A subtle reminder to inform that one's subscription is running out :-)

Anyone who donated over a certain amount to the "Crowdfunding" gets one.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79382
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part III (Message 1790600)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Now this is a little unusual.

Royal Mail unveils stamps to mark 50 years of Pink Floyd

And just serves to make me feel even older!!

Nice stamps though!



That's pretty cool. Pink Floyd is really my favorite band. I saw them in 1994, the last time they played in the U.S.

I have seen them many times, can't remember the first, think it was here:

(yes Croydon is spelt wrong)



or possibly here



They were my all time favourite band.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1790560)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Well to be fair that is a lot older an SD40-2 built for the ONT in 1973!!

Actually orange in not a very hard wearing colour, if you look at the body.



The darker colour hides the rust from a distance :-)
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1790543)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Nice pic

Older power too.

If the internet is to be believed CN 2105 which is a GE C40-8.

Started life as Chicago and North Western (CNW) 8558 in 1991

I prefer the look of the Dash 8's and older locos, the "wide cabs" while better for the engineers doesn't have the same history.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part III (Message 1790534)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Now this is a little unusual.

Royal Mail unveils stamps to mark 50 years of Pink Floyd

And just serves to make me feel even older!!

Nice stamps though!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1790532)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Er is it just me or is Gary's green star spinning?

Oh and Mr Kevvy too!!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 17 Year Club! (Message 1790501)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Well I think this is the first year I have actually remembered "on the day"

17 years, was 2 jobs ago and I am now retired.

Forward to the next 17 :-)

Cheers

11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1790216)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Latte
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1789543)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine

But, since it is as broken for everybody else as it is for me, it still allows some comparison between myself and all others here on Seti.


Except for the people who are abandoning all GPU Green Bank work. Saw a dude on the first page of the top computer stat page who, between his 4 computers, has abandoned almost 2000 tasks to keep his precious RAC up. That's getting to the point of absurdity IMHO...

Chris

Well actually if you look since the 19th May it is 3,990 tasks.

If top users all start doing that we will start getting 10 "abandons" and the tasks will be lost.

Worrying.
13) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1789185)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Another Flame/Hate hijacking, by the same 'group'.

Moderators...

Please take note.

No abusive comments involving race, religion, nationality, gender, class or sexuality.

As usual in this thread it is difficult to see exactly what is being said.

However as many have condemned the violence perpetrated in the name of Islam.

Then can some not condemn other religious groups for their extreme right wing views and acts.

Saying a group does or does not do something does of course need to be backed with some sort of factual evidence. As far as I can see right wing Christian groups have been involved in violence and murder in the USA, and other countries.

For a moderator a fine line.

However can we please stop calling people names or attributing actions to people.

Perhaps some of you should take a leaf out of the Chinese governments book

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36340514

I particularly liked this:-)

The vast majority of the comments and posts made on social media are crafted to look like they come from ordinary people, said the authors of the paper, who were led by Gary King from Harvard's department of government.

Many of the posts do not attempt to rebut or argue with critical commenters, they said.

"They do not step up to defend the government, its leaders, and their policies from criticism, no matter how vitriolic; indeed, they seem to avoid controversial issues entirely," said the paper.

"Letting an argument die, or changing the subject, usually works much better than picking an argument and getting someone's back up," it said.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1789180)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
What
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1789035)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Valley
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1789013)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Anvil
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1788964)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Jedi
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1788921)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Allow
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 87 (Message 1788772)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Theory
20) Message boards : Number crunching : OpenCL MB v8.12 issues thread (Message 1788426)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
Thread locked. Op request


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