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41) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1603851)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
My Santoku knife will be flashing and flying through the air next week, as in football fashion I "tackle" Thanksgiving.

Any other cooking enthusiasts having a house full of family this year? Whatcha cookin'? (Besides turkey, of course...)
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1603844)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Yes, R.I.P. Hal and John - two crunchers deeply missed...
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1603744)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Jalapenos are very HOT... Try a small piece at first, it took time, but My Nephew eventually acquired a taste for them...

Actually Vic, jalapeno peppers are pretty low down on the Scoville Scale, relatively speaking.

Scoville Scale

The heat in any chili pepper lies primarily in the seeds and pepper ribs. If you enjoy the flavor of a particular type of chili but want to go easy on the heat, just remove some or all of the seeds or ribs.
44) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dead phone (Message 1603468)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Eric worked on a satellite once that got rained on. Somebody forgot to close a dome door. Anyway, it turns out electronics can be "washed". Just don't turn them on until they are dry. The satellite worked fine once it was completely dried.
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1603336)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Vic, those are hilarious!!!
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1602950)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor

Inky, Winky, Blinky and Stinky say, "Don't believe everything you've heard about skunks.
When it comes down to spraying, we're predictable, measured and quite reasonable!!!!"
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1602946)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor

The skunk in the foreground of this picture is even less alarmed by the raccoon. The skunk's tail is only partially puffed and the skunk hasn't even bothered to point his posterior in the direction of the raccoon.
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1602944)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Yes. I have regularly observed skunks, raccoons, opossums and our cat to all share food in our back yard without there being any problems.


That's amazing. I never would have guessed.


The only time skunks spray raccoons is when raccoon kits stupidly try to get in a skunk's "personal space".
Even then, I've noticed that raccoon kits have to be VERY persistent in order to get sprayed. Adult raccoons pretty much never get sprayed.

This picture that I found on Google Images shows a skunk giving what looks to be juvenile raccoons (they look a bit too big to be kits) a very mild warning in the form of a puffed tail with the skunk's posterior pointed towards the raccoons. Please notice that the skunk is still eating, as are the raccoons. This skunk is not feeling terribly threatened by the raccoons and these raccoons are not at all concerned about being in close proximity to a skunk. These raccoons are also old enough not to be curious about the skunk. They are all about the food... which tells me that while they look like young raccoons (note the pristine ears), they are old enough to have an "adult raccoon perspective" on skunks.

As far as I can tell, a puffed tail is skunk-ese for "Hey you. Notice me. I'm a skunk." A puffed tail is nothing that worries a raccoon. Based on my observations, adult raccoons seem to understand that a puffed tail is at the very bottom of a skunk's hierarchy of warning behaviors.
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1602933)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
CC Sending you care, concern and cats...

50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTGAWUW!!! #0 (Message 1602900)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
20 Nov 2014, 3:09:39 UTC
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Christmas Wish List (Message 1602347)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
My recollection is that last year, you graciously allowed him to pop over to the lab to kick a frozen server, for which we were ALL extremely thankful. And that's something that won't be necessary again, thanks to the co-lo.

Last year we were in Wisconsin for Thanksgiving. It was the year before that I let him zip into work while I basted the turkey and prepared for our guests. Never again!!!
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTGAWUW!!! #0 (Message 1602346)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Eric, Jeff and Matt better spend some time blogging or he won't have a project.
;-)


Did I mention that I can tap dance?
Ta Daa!!!
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1602344)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Yes. I have regularly observed skunks, raccoons, opossums and our cat to all share food in our back yard without there being any problems.
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Talk about your profile pic (Message 1602336)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
My profile picture is Runtsy, a wonderful little raccoon kit from years ago, and one of my all time favorite raccoons. My avatar is Bravesy, who was Runtsy's brother.
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTGAWUW!!! #0 (Message 1602016)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Crunch on!!!

Ok, ok... nibble on.
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTGAWUW!!! #0 (Message 1602008)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Angela we are waiting on your ruling and your decision on who the winner is

;)


Zalster


Eric said that there are always a few computers returning invalid results and these get re-sent out to new computers. This means any one of us could still get a work unit. The way I see it, the contest is still on until the project starts sending out new work.
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1601808)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In: 168.0 lbs

The three pounds from last week must have, in fact, been water. (Whew!!!)

In light of last week's discussion about scales, I tried moving my scale around on our hall bathroom floor. My weight was the same in 4 random spots, so shockingly our bathroom floor must be level. This actually surprised me because we live in a cheaply built, post WWII / 50's-era track house, on a very steep hill in the middle of earthquake country. Nothing in our house is typically level!!! I saw Eric hang a towel rack once. It was perfectly level on his leveling tool, but he had failed to account for the fact that our house was not level. It was hilarious!!! He kept insisting that it was level, but it looked so wonky!!! Now we hire out for most home improvement tasks, in the interest of preserving marital harmony. Anyway, last year we did have new tile put into our hall bathroom and maybe the tile installers somehow made our bathroom floor level before they put the tile down. That is the only explanation I can think of for why it appears that our hall bathroom floor is level, when absolutely nothing else in the house is.

Anyway... nothing really lost, nothing really gained - I am a study in pudgy little raccoon stability, plus or minus a few pounds either way depending on my salt indulgence.

Honestly, I think my only realistic weight goal is to just not gain any extra cookie-pudge through the winter holidays. This is my favorite season for baking and I have more time this year to bake than I have had in previous years. I have no plans to scale back my baking, but I will try to scale back my eating.
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTGAWUW!!! #0 (Message 1601643)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
16 Nov 2014, 2:35:32 UTC
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cylon Centurion: A Human has died, By Your Command (Message 1601641)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
R.I.P.
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : To whom it may concern..... (Message 1601575)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Final Score
Wisconsin Badgers 59
Nebraska Cornhuskers 24


We are having pasta for dinner tonight, but I do believe that Cowboy Dave will be dining upon crow...


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