Posts by KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!

11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (108) Server Problems? (Message 1901197)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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"Results ready to send: 28"
"Current result creation rate: 1.2/sec"

...someone needs to give one or more of the splitters a kick, they should be up in the 20 or 30 results created per second, when the queue is that low...
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 68 (Message 1901195)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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"yeah, mon - park it over dere..."
13) Message boards : News : Database slowness (Message 1900920)
Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Vacuum hose to suck up the dust.


I try to get the dust in a "dustbuster" type, but it doesn't work too well... My radiators have a fan on both sides (one pushing, one pulling...) so the vacuum hose solution doesn't really work...
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 68 (Message 1900732)
Posted 12 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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The bubble is fine for air, but when do i get a real space suit? The micro-metors are killing me!
15) Message boards : News : Database slowness (Message 1900731)
Posted 12 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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since about 2 days it started it has become very slow
my pc has just turned itself off and shut down
and independently removed 2 annoying suspicious entries


I was having similar symptoms, a few days ago. I fixed it by taking a damp Q-tip to the vanes of my CPU heat sink. CPU temperature dropped by 30C. One of these days someone will invent a self cleaning heat sink. (Reversible fan maybe?)


Big can of pressurized air pointed in the reverse direction to the fan(s) on your radiator/heat sink (depending on whether you have liquid or air cooling...) always works for me... (every 6 months or so, my computers are in a dusty environment!)

Of course, then my dust allergy kicks in... :-(
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1900542)
Posted 11 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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I'd go with a woodchuck/groundhog... Do you live near Punxatawni, PA? ;-)
17) Message boards : News : Database slowness (Message 1900533)
Posted 11 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Have you checked with your ISP?


Eric is talking about the response of the BOINC database, which is all in one location, on one computer...
even if SETI was having a slow ISP responce, (they aren't!) the symptoms displayed would be different.

I've set all my fast machines to what I call "pester" mode... (every time the machine updates, [which it does every time it finishes and uploads a WU...] it requests new tasks...)
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1900079)
Posted 9 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Lovely photo! Where were you traveling that you saw a myna bird in the wild?


The species is also in Honolulu, HI, and Hong Kong, by my personal observations...
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1899859)
Posted 8 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Lovely photo! Where were you traveling that you saw a myna bird in the wild?


Yes, that's in Bangkok's Lumphini Park, not that far from the site of the monitor lizard photo...
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Large fire extinguisher recall........ (Message 1899561)
Posted 6 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Rechargeable extinguishers should be recharged every 5 years, and the base/can/vase (whatever the term is: the "bottle"…) should be pressure tested every 10 years.

Around here the fire marshal wants yearly testing/recharge, at least for business use, and they do come and check the tags.


I was speaking for the home user...
21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1899352)
Posted 5 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Getting back to critters, here's another, sometimes kept as a pet (but this one is photo'd in the wild...)


Common Myna Lump Bang 4-1-17 4 by Paul Sullivan, on Flickr

Photo Copyright © 2017, Paul Sullivan (AKA: THE Holy Hand Grenade!) All rights reserved
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Large fire extinguisher recall........ (Message 1899340)
Posted 5 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Rechargeable extinguishers should be recharged every 5 years, and the base/can/vase (whatever the term is: the "bottle"…) should be pressure tested every 10 years.

In answer to one of the questions posted, rechargeable units have a virtually unlimited lifespan, PROVIDED that they are recharged and pressure tested as above...

I've personally seen "wet" extinguishers that are over 80 years old in some of the older San Francisco buildings...

My personal extinguisher (in my kitchen...) is over 20, and has been used once - and recharged / pressure tested.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1899335)
Posted 5 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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2800 posts to the message boards!
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 68 (Message 1899333)
Posted 5 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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No Iron Throne for me: it has too many claws!
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 68 (Message 1898869)
Posted 3 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Can't a cat get some privacy?
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 68 (Message 1898690)
Posted 2 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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4. Hate-ers!

or

4. White paint that covers in one coat!
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1898521)
Posted 1 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Squirrel tries to hide a hazelnut in a dog's fur


after end of video: dog goes "woof!", squirrel keels over, dead of a heart attack!
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 68 (Message 1898502)
Posted 1 Nov 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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big dog [Italian accent]: "You leave my bitch alone or I'll whack ya!" [/accent]
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 68 (Message 1898091)
Posted 29 Oct 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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[srch] We have a 413, dog mugging in progress at MLK and Uni! 1 Adam 12, respond...[srch]
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1897883)
Posted 28 Oct 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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This be no ordinary Lizard, nay, this be a Komodo Dragon...


Arr! This be a dangerous lizard!


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