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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - AO Woman's Finals!!! (Message 1635571)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
You are sooo strict....

Beep!


Off to the Principal's office with you!
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1635547)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Scotland showed the way how to make a lot of money from Nessie, can't blame others and the Colonies for wanting a slice of the action with their own versions.

Zappy, Es, Julie were is the rolling pin?

Sorry, I was busy cleaning out my handbag. I took a mug of coffee with me to the movie tonight and managed to open the top of it while it was still in my bag.

Lucky the handbag is machine washable and Mr. 99 was carrying a lot of napkins with him.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - AO Woman's Finals!!! (Message 1635543)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
It's A Grimm Night!

Of course, watch it all you want, but only first run shows get a night!

... ... ... ... ...

No spoilers please. We haven't watched it yet.
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Science gifs or clips. (Message 1635480)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor


Forgot about independence of perpendicular vectors, eh?
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - AO Woman's Finals!!! (Message 1635477)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Winning from the pub ( isn't technology great?)

Hooray! Technology nowadays means I can post a win while sat on the crapper or enjoying a bath.

What a lovely image your present. Thank you!
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - AO Woman's Finals!!! (Message 1635461)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Winning from the pub ( isn't technology great?)
7) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1635435)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I'm old enough to have eaten fish and chips in Britain wrapped in old newspapers. Some connoisseurs could then even tell what newspaper it was:)

Janne my good man you have redeemed yourself. Actually though, the food was always wrapped first in greaseproof paper then the newspaper. But 'elf 'n safety stepped in by the 1980's and decreed that printing inks were detrimental to health. Nobody actually died from eating fish tainted by the Daily Mail, but one couldn't be too careful considering.

Then they switched to soy based ink just so you could eat your newspaper.

Most soy is GM, so probably not an improvement ;)
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : book readers (Message 1635202)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
There is just something about a book that feels right....

I agree..however I am such a prolific reader that I absolutely love my kobo ereader. It is a slice of heaven for me to be able to carry an entire library around in my bag.

I read at least a book a week and sometimes several at once. I don't have room to keep them in the house if I buy them and although our local library is actually very good its hard work endlessly schlepping back and forth.

So I am currently reading the 3rd book in the Outlander series. I just finished the final book in the Thomas Covenent series by Stephen Donaldson, The Last Dark. I also started to read Robogenesis (the sequel to Robopocalpyse) by Daniel H. Wilson, Snuff, by Terry Pratchett and an interesting looking book translated from Russian set in the future called Metro 2033. I'll finish all of these in the next couple of weeks I am sure.

Other books I have read in the last couple of months are:
The Girl With All the Gifts, M.R. Carey. A cross between the walking dead and day of the Triffids. It felt like good old fashioned British Sci-Fi.
The Shell Collector, Hugh Howney. An easy read. I liked his Dust series so I read this too. Set in a climate change affected future.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie. Actually a teen book about a young man growing up on an Indian Reserve. Really good book.
The Long Mars, Terry Pratcheet and Stephen Baxter. The 3rd book in the Long Earth series about parallel Earths.
9) Message boards : Politics : Hi. I'm Alex and I am an INTJ. (Message 1635184)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I see our professional controversial poster Es99 is at it again.

I've been told by several mediums that I will be rich. Still waiting. Maybe they got a minus sign confused somewhere.

Did it ever occur to you that it might have not been intended to be about your financial position? Possibly about rich in terms of lifestyle, family, friends, relationships. If my memory serves me correctly you recently emigrated to another country for a better life and have fairly recently got happily married. Would that not correlate with what you were told?

Nope. Not at all. It was quite clear it was about money...and not just that, it was supposed to be wealth I hadn't worked for. I strongly suspect that I was being told what I wanted to hear.

I suspect those one on one astrologers are just very good at reading people.

Wrong again. Astrologers go by fixed charts, and documented personality traits. It is the Mediums that tell people what they think they want to hear. Like Madam Zsa Zsa at the end of the pier, I see a tall dark handsome man .....

Oh Chris, seriously? I know exactly what astrology is and I know how vague it actually is. The personal ones you go to will "tweak" things a bit if they know you. The other stuff will be general.

All those people who believe in astrology need to remember that the constellations have moved a whole star sign in the sky since it was invented

Sigh. It wasn't invented, it was practiced by the Summerians circa 3500BC.

They had to invent it before it could be practised. Did they do it alongside entrails readings?

Presumably you have been looking at sites like these.

Observation 1

Observation 2

Nope. I did a degree in astrophysics, remember? I also was born in the 70s when all that stuff was the rage.

Everybody knows that any star sign has traits from the one either side, it would be unusual if they didn't. I think you are intellectually bored again.

I think you are being rude again.
10) Message boards : Politics : Hi. I'm Alex and I am an INTJ. (Message 1635089)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
There are things out there that none of us fully understand. Some are more attuned to those than others.

In the late 70's I had a session with a medium and she said something will happen in a three. It could be hours, days, or weeks, but you will know, you will know. That was at 8pm. At that time I was living on my own in the ground floor of a house, the upstairs tenants were away. Almost to the minute at 11pm I put my hand on the door handle to the ground floor bedroom, to retire and

W H U M P !

There was this god almighty noise from the first floor and dust coming down the stairs. I though we had a burglar that had fallen through the roof! Gingerly creeping upstairs I discovered that an area 10ft sq of plaster had perished and dropped on the floor on the upstairs landing. Could have happened at any time but EXACTLY three hours later, just as I touched that door knob? That was scarily weird.

Ain't going to one again ....

Something happening in three is a rather vague prediction and could mean literally anything. More importantly, its a prediction that almost cannot fail. As you move up in time units, (second, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, decades) the chance of something significant happening increases drastically. And dont forget, the time unit in which this can happen also increases. From a minute, to an hour, to a day to a year to a decade. And if by some kind of weird coincidence nothing significant happens to you in that time, the fact that she said something could just as well mean something not so significant. You could check your watch after three minutes or three hours to see if its been three minutes/hours already and technically the prediction would have been fulfilled already, albeit in a rather unspectacular fashion. In fact, something doesn't even have to refer to you.

See, mediums are full of nonsense.

+1.

I've been told by several mediums that I will be rich. Still waiting. Maybe they got a minus sign confused somewhere.

All those people who believe in astrology need to remember that the constellations have moved a whole star sign in the sky since it was invented. I suspect those one on one astrologers are just very good at reading people.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : book readers (Message 1635078)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Any more books people want to share?

I'm actually reading the Outlander series that someone on seti recommended a long time ago and they made into a good tv series.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - AO Woman's Finals!!! (Message 1634832)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
wassup
13) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1634580)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I haven't been following this thread so I just read most of it in one go and got general sense of the concerns.

Most people seem to agree that there are some problems with the North American diet and the way food is marketed.

Clyde provides a strangely regular counterpoint to the rhythm of the thread with cries of "freedom" and "free choice". You could almost set this thread to music with Clyde on percussion.

The free choice is an interesting argument because of course we all want it for ourselves, which sometimes (as Angela has pointed out) means restricting someone else's poor choices.

What I have noticed with moving from England to Canada is how much harder it is to actually have free choice. Its actually worse when I try to do food shopping in the US.

Why you ask? When America is such a bastion of freedom? How come when i shop in a grocery store in the UK do I have much more free choice than in a grocery store in the US?

Well I'm an avid label reader so I know exactly what I am buying. That way I can actually exercise my free choice.

America and Canada, your labelling sucks. I lost freedom when I moved here. I miss my comprehensive government regulated labelling from England that protected my freedom to choose what I fed my children.

Also, Canada, you really need to sort out the salt content in your food. It drowns out the taste.

America? Why so much damn sugar in everything? Seriously? You put sugar in foods that I never would have even suspected needed sugar in them. It does not taste nice. :(
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My first post... (Message 1634424)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Welcome to SETI Café, Jorge.

Remember, you can take the cruncher out of the forms,
but you can't take forms out of the cruncher's nightmares!


This is so true.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - AO Woman's Finals!!! (Message 1634406)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
8:52pm
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - AO Woman's Finals!!! (Message 1634397)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
8:12pm
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1634229)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Trying to do my marking, but Sauron has other ideas. Gandalf watches.

18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - AO Woman's Finals!!! (Message 1634128)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Good morning
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My first post... (Message 1633899)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Hi all, its my first post here but I have been using seti@home since 2003.

I'll be pokin my head in here every so often.

Just remember, you can check out, but you can never leave.
20) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1633624)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
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Es99 is muddying the waters playing the feminist card

There's a feminist card?

where she suggests that boys are expected to be a bit of a lad, but nice girls are expected not to. That is a separate issue to this one. Yes it takes two to become pregnant, and rightfully both should take equal responsibility for it. But in the real world if an unwanted pregnancy occurs, jack the lad can do a runner, it is the female that is left with the baby and possible birth. Mother nature decided that the woman would be the baby carrier not the man, woman = womb-man i.e. a man with a womb. So don't blame men for natures decision. In a parallel universe it could be the men having the babies.

I'm really not sure what point you are trying to make here.

Cue 99% of women wanting to go and live there !!!

Plenty of women are happy having babies. So 99% seems a little high. Feminism is about women having choices. Not becoming men.

Because of all that there seems this view in the world at large, that the onus on preventing unwanted pregnancies is left more to the woman than the man. I think that is wrong, but it is the way it is. How we change that is for another thread.

Oh and finally, I have replied to Es99 via PM regarding 11/12 year olds on the pill. The information that I have is strictly private and I am not willing to make it public.

No one will hear it from me.

However, your point does not change what I said. I've taught many many teenage girls and often know more about their personal lives than their parents do. I know that the average age that someone loses their virginity is still about 16 or 17 and anyone that tells you otherwise is probably lying...and I can tell you that teenagers lie a lot for various reasons.

I can also tell you that if a 11/12 year old is having sex she is probably being pressured into it by someone. How do we prevent that? By talking openly with our children. By teaching boys to be respectful. By teaching girls to respect themselves and not worry about being disliked because they say no.

I am afraid I've heard too many stories about girls being emotionally blackmailed by their boyfriends into having sex when they weren't ready and didn't really want to. Or being lied to about the risks.


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