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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1758732)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Secret scrooge

Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1758729)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I really don't know why people do secret santa, it's so childish and people get embarrassed.

Because, if you genuinely like and are liked by your colleagues, it can be fun...

(And just for the PC record, out here in the People's Republic of Berkeley we prefer the term "Secret Snowflake" over "Secret Santa" to make the game more welcoming and inclusive.)
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #63 (Message 1758292)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
"You don't bring me flowers. You don't sing me love songs."
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 250 -- waiting for v8 GPU work (Message 1758288)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
That is Vic talk for I can't think of anything to say, but I'll post anyway.

And that is Chris talk for:

I am positively determined to present here as a grumpy-bear until

1. ...somebody brings me a nice vintage port, a lovely Stilton and a small bowl of roasted nuts, preferably artfully arranged upon a silver platter

2. ...somebody guides me to a comfortably worn, over-sized leather chair placed strategically by the dying embers of a previously roaring fire, within the confines of my mildly musty, slightly dusty, leather bound tome filled personal library

3. ...whereupon I simply must insist that all of you leave me alone for the remainder of the evening, allowing me to fall peacefully asleep in my chair with a bemused smile playing across my port stained lips, as I dream of the glorious days of yore.
25) Message boards : News : SETI@home Version 8 for Android and GPU to be released January, 21st (Message 1758066)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Versions have been released. The main one that is missing is the OpenCL NVIDIA x86_64 linux version which has some problems.

Android versions for ARM and x86 have been released.

I'll see if I can get a cross compile environment for Raspberry PI set up...


Oooooohhhh baby!!! I love it when you talk geek-talk.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 250 -- waiting for v8 GPU work (Message 1757793)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Congratulations, Carlos.

As always, Ol Pookers has a lot on his plate right now...
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Relay for Life 2016 (Message 1757791)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Awesome!!!
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1757790)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Don't do much good to human beings either.

+1000; BUT, they taste SOOOOO good... ;-)

(Now I'm craving French fries... :-O )

Argh!!! Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1757573)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Our back yard blue jays prefer peanuts in the shell over shelled. They will struggle to get the peanuts in the shell out of a wire ring holder we use, and not go for the shelled peanuts in the nearby tray until the ring is empty. (Not my photo, but that is the kind of ring holder we have.)

My jays prefer peanuts in the shell too, probably because they are better for cached storage. Little do the jays know that the crows watch where they stash the peanuts, and then go raid the stashes!!! I think the crows watch the squirrels cache peanuts too.

Crows are crazy smart!
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1757526)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Try unsalted peanuts. My squirrels LOVE unsalted peanuts in the shell.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thank you for the nice wishes on my birthday yesterday. (Message 1757395)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor

Happy Birthday, Mark.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dogs (Message 1757245)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Blurf, so sorry to hear about Abigail. Wishing you peace.

Ulibelle, what a wonderful way to remember a beloved pet.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The absence of Celttooth (Message 1757244)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Looking forward to Ian returning to us. Wishing you and your family the best.

Angela & Eric
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 250 -- waiting for v8 GPU work (Message 1756809)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

(Ok, actually we had cream cheese and some smoked salmon on bagels...)
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1756797)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Ulibelle is Spawnie's godmother, and I'm quite sure she will approve.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1756788)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Hello Friends, and welcome to the latest installment of the Critter Cafe.

If you are new to us, this is a place where Critter People come together to talk about whatever is on their critter-lovin minds.

All are welcome here. Nothing has ever been "off topic" in the Critter Cafe, but I do ask that people be mindful of forum rules and conventions.

It is my greatest wish that all who post here try to be kind, not only to critters, but to all members of our own species as well.


To start us out in our new thread, here is a picture of Spawnie.

Those of you who have visited us know him as our "outside cat", but as of today he is our newest "inside cat".



Spawnie is a stray who just wandered into our backyard one day and stayed, presumably because the eats were good. After he showed no signs of moving on, Eric and I took him to the vet for a check-up and we were told, among other things, that he tests positive for the kitty cat equivalent of HIV, which is FIV.

For years Eric and I were hesitant to make Spawnie an indoor cat. Even though Eva and Stinky Lou have been vaccinated against FIV, we were still unsure of how reliable the vaccine was. Besides, Spawnie never seemed particularly unhappy outside.

Well, the years have worn on and Spawnie is getting older. This winter we are expecting El Nino weather (which we need desperately here in California), but Spawnie simply hates rain.

So, a couple of weeks ago Eric and I made plans to bite the bullet.

A week ago we gave Spawnie a worm treatment... just in case. Today he went to the groomer for a very thorough bath and flea treatment (... or "spa day" as Spawnie prefers to call it.) All three kitties are getting their flea treatments tonight and, unless I discover that Spawnie is a sprayer, Eric and I have finally accepted the fact that now we once again have three indoor cats.

Eva and Stinky Lou are adjusting well.

Spawnie has already found our bed and enjoyed taking a nap there.

I think this is going to work out well for all involved.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1756786)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Oh my. With over 1600 posts, we are all over due for a new thread.

I'm locking this one.

Please join me in the new Critter Cafe for a fresh 2016 start.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1756769)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Hey!!! You kids settle down back there!!!
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1756501)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
It does seem that us awesome critter people would like, on occasions, to discuss political matters a little more deeply and in a kind, polite, and respectful manner. We won't get that in Main politics, the usual gang will gatecrash it and ruin it.

Chris, since I joined seti I have had the pleasure of discussing impolite dinner conversation topics (politics, religion and even you-know-what!!!) with a variety of people through the pm system. Perhaps that will work for you?

Perhaps we need a Critter political thread to ourselves?

If you wish to start a thread to discuss political issues in our Raccoon Lovers team forum, I happen to know first hand that your team founder will not stand in your way! Many people who post in the Critter Cafe are also on our team. (Just know that all are welcome on Team Raccoon Lovers. I will never turn anyone away who wishes to join our team.) Still, starting a politics thread in our team forum might work for you.

In addition, you are also free to create as many new accounts as you wish and use one of them to start your own team at seti. Your team would automatically be assigned a team forum. If you made your team "by invitation only" (like the GPUUG does) you could discuss whatever you wish with your invited teammates on your team forum. Being able to create multiple accounts and found multiple teams is a system that might work for you. You could still enjoy the company of your original BT team members with your primary account. You could enjoy the company of your fellow Raccoon Lovers with your second account and you could enjoy the company of your politically active "by invitation only" team members with your third account.

Alternatively, I have known people who have set up private (by invitation only) forums that are completely independent of seti. That is yet another option for you.

Personally, I enjoy the seti Politics area. I don't post there often, primarily because when I do I am instantly reminded that it requires great effort, sucks up all my free time and is intellectually exhausting. Trying to write a thoughtful, well reasoned post defending a position against six people attacking it from different angles is not for the faint of heart!!! Still, I'm not above a good lazy lurk over there, now and again.

If the Politics area isn't working for you (or for anyone frustrated with that area of the seti forums) I hope that you are able to explore one of the above solutions to your problem.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1756464)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Angela is not backward in coming forward, if she is unhappy about the way this thread has drifted, she will soon say so. But yes I agree with the Eye, we should leave the USA States and Federal matters to another thread elsewhere. It should be in politics, but if so I will decline to participate.

LOL!!! "Not backward in coming forward" is a very cute way of putting that, Chris! Thank you for the compliment.

I have, indeed, been quite busy lately and I see that I have arrived late to the party.

Truth be told, I am quite conflicted. On one hand, I just love a messy thread and I feel that nothing should be completely "off topic" here in the Critter Cafe. I have always wanted this to be a place where "Critter People" come together to discuss whatever is on their minds... kindly, politely and respectfully, of course.

That being said, this thread should not be in violation of the general rules of these forums. If a topic being discussed in the Critter Cafe is political in nature, and the discussion moves beyond a few casual comments between participants, then I do ask that, out of courtesy for Cafe readers, the participants move their discussion to the Politics area and continue it there.

My hope is that people will police themselves. Sometimes a discussion turns political, and it is not really anybody's fault. It is just the way some discussions meander. I think that is what has happened here.

I feel no need to move or hide posts. I thank Bernie for handling this thread with a light moderating touch and I completely agree with his advice.

Critter people are awesome!!! If further discussion of a political nature is indicated, I trust that all the participants will display the maturity to move the discussion to another venue.


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