Posts by Suzie-Q

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1970400)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Parrot who has made friends with its owner's Alexa keeps accidentally ordering things on Amazon... from fruit and veg to a kite
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1970046)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Milestone! I've just passed 4,000,000 in seti@home.

Coming very close to 4,000,000 in einstein@home.

I know this is just a drop in the bucket for many of you, but it's a big deal for me.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How do you like your caffeine? (Message 1969856)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Weird Science: Why do we like the taste of coffee?

"Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect the body from harmful substances – and by that logic, we should want to spit it out."


They changed the URL, so I did as well.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1969855)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Some Buddhist monks from Tibet visited the Thomas Merton center here in Louisville, last week, to create a mandala representing interfaith world peace.

After a chanting ritual that came before the beginning of the mandala design process, I documented the progress, starting out with just a blank blue board on the floor. They took rulers and compasses and drew out the basic design into which they subsequently started laying down dyed granules of pulverized marble with their special tools. The tools are long metal tubes with varying sized tips and they use a rod to carefully vibrate the grains out onto the surface. The culmination of the mandala is Dissolution, symbolizing the impermanence of life.

Beautiful and fascinating. What patience that must take. Oh, and, don't sneeze!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Bugs and Insects (Message 1969821)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Got this image from Physics-Astronomy on Facebook.
"Photographer Murat Öztürk captured an ant trying to take down a flying wasp"



Tried to link directly to the image but couldn't.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How do you like your caffeine? (Message 1969641)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Weird Science: Why do we like the taste of coffee?

"Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect the body from harmful substances – and by that logic, we should want to spit it out."
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photos of Holiday Decorations - Originals only (Message 1969639)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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I like leds and solar, the park put some lights up, 1st time I've seen that here since 2004, I didn't live here before 2004.

I'll try and get a pic or two and bear the cold. Right now forget it, the sun is out, that's no fun.

That's my problem with taking pictures of holiday decorations, too. One has to go photographing after dark. Now, it's really not excessively cold here in central Texas, but it's cold enough right now to put a damper on evening photography. It will most likely warm up a bit before Xmas.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1969634)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Now the threads gone cheesy. ;)


Bought some Taleggio cheese couple of days ago out of interest.

It stinks and tastes like fermenting real ale, halitosis, sour grapes and old salty socks.

(I never imagined something could have so many distinct flavours and smells all in one..)

It would definitely attract malarial mosquitoes from miles away.

Strange thing is that this slice of pungent poop is half gone.

I just can't help going to the fridge and nibbling a little more just to see if I really do hate it.

I do. I do. I truly hate it.

.. Hold on let me just go check again ... ;/

9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photos of Holiday Decorations - Originals only (Message 1969377)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Happy Saturnalia!

Back atcha!
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photos of Holiday Decorations - Originals only (Message 1969376)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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That's very festive, Sue! I like the fact the lights are solar, too.

I wouldn't have it any other way!
(Too much work.)
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1969375)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Good teeth are important, especially for tearing and ripping.

Just put your food in the blender/food processor. Have you ever tried liquid steak? ;-)

I don't own either device.

Just as well.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1969366)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Good teeth are important, especially for tearing and ripping.

Just put your food in the blender/food processor. Have you ever tried liquid steak? ;-)
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1969364)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1969363)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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After living in the remote countryside of Ireland all his life, an old
Irishman decided it was time to visit Dublin.

In one of the stores, he picks up a mirror and looks into it.

Not ever having seen a mirror before, he remarked at the image staring
back at him.

'How 'bout that!' he exclaims, 'Here's a picture of me Fadder....'

He bought the mirror thinking it was a picture of his dad, but on the
way home he remembered his wife didn't like his father, so he hung it in
the shed, and every morning before leaving to go fishing, he would go
there and look at it.

His wife began to get suspicious of his many trips to the shed. So, one
day after her husband left, she went to the shed and found the mirror.

As she looked into the glass, she fumed, 'So that's the ugly bitch he's
running around with!'
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1969138)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Doorbell-ringing moose wakes Alaska couple
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photos of Holiday Decorations - Originals only (Message 1969020)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Here are my holiday decorations! The snowflakes change colors.





Here's the story. I don't celebrate Christmas even though I'm a Christian. As many of you know, Christ was most likely not born in December. Also, almost all of the things done to celebrate Christmas come from the pagan celebration of Saturnalia. I'm hoping my sign will enlighten some Christians. It may or may not. This is one way to do so.

Oh, and I'm still expecting a couple more decorations. Should be here tomorrow, with luck.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1969015)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Cheese fixes everything. :~)

But it wasn't broken. :-( Now it is. :-(
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1969012)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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Congratulations on the new additions to your family.

I love my little woodland creatures, but personally I draw the line at "indoor raccoons".


Suzie, I thought you dealt with raccoons in the house.


I don't really have a choice at this point. The cats are dependent on the doggy door. They come and go at all hours. If I locked the doggy door at night, some would be locked outside and some would be locked inside. Mentally, I can't deal with that. I have too many cats to close them all inside. I tried that once when my neighbor put out a trap. It was insanity, and another thing I couldn't deal with, mentally.

I honestly wish I could close the doggy door. I wish I didn't have cats. (I used to love them. Now, not so much.)

I've accepted my life and I deal with it.

At least the raccoons are not tearing up my attic.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1968848)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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I put a trail camera up in my dining room. Here's what it caught.

My new raccoons.

The video was originally 10 seconds long, but YouTube sped it up so it's now only 5 seconds. I have no idea how to undo that.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1968843)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
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I watched something that, I think, was called The Last Hours of JFK, or something like that. Maybe JFK's Last Hours. (I watched it a couple of days ago and then deleted it from the DVR.) It was very good. It was about the day before and the day of Kennedy's assassination. It was on one of the cable channels.

Update: I think this was it: JFK: The Final 24 Hours

Also watched The US vs. John Lennon (2006). It's amazing how bad the government had it in for him. This was also on one of the cable channels.


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