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1) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1545685)
Posted 9 hours ago by Sten-Arne
Prediction: Both recorders, the flight data recorder (FDR) and the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), will probably be unreadable. They have probably been subjected to 380 Volt current, so the memory chips as well as the eventual tape (if that's still used), is totally destroyed. Nothing of value will be found in them. They're fried.

Why else would those criminals hand them over?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : AP credit, can someone expain this? (Message 1544857)
Posted 2 days ago by Sten-Arne
Wow, take a look at 3636714988 and 3636594228 - returned within 8 hours of each other, both with 0.00% blanking, both ran in a little under 6k seconds with about 2k CPU time but one yielded 312 credits and one yielded 832. How can one possibly do that? A random number generator? Magjic 8-ball? There are many other examples on my machines which also include tasks with similar credit but 200-300% differences in run time...
Flop count is used for verification, right? Why isn't credit equal to flops divided by a constant?


The answer is indeed a random number generator, called CreditNew.

Read about it here: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/CreditNew
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1542636)
Posted 5 days ago by Sten-Arne
Some trivia facts on that tooth key, while we wait for the next "Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool" picture.

A high quality c. 1850 antique dental toothkey marked: H. HERNSTEIN. This handsome dental antique has an exaggerated dog-leg shaft and a removable rotating and reversible fulcrum that allows the claw to be adjusted to whatever tooth is to be extracted. The handle is checked-coromandel. At 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) long, this is relatively large toothkey. The dental and surgical instrument maker Hermann Hernstein was active in New York City from 1843 to 1861.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1542488)
Posted 6 days ago by Sten-Arne
Dental torture device? Yikes!

Tooth extractor?


Yes, it is a tooth extractor. I give you the win for that, however back in the days it was used, it was called a "tooth key".

Lynn was close, but you grabbed the win in the end by saying what it was used for.

Your turn!!

PM coming.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1542481)
Posted 6 days ago by Sten-Arne
That handle looks too nice to have been used outside, and the teeth look like they need to grab into something, which I thought Byron was on the right track with, but I'm going out on a limb and say a printing press crank?

That's as wrong as any of the other suggestions, but as a clue, you used one word in your guess, that could lead to the right answer...

Something to do with trees?


No, Lynn is on the right track though....
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1542480)
Posted 6 days ago by Sten-Arne
antique dental tool


Yes, that is right Lynn, but to get the win, you need to answer the initial questions:
"What is the name of this tool then, and what is it used for?"
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1542165)
Posted 6 days ago by Sten-Arne
That handle looks too nice to have been used outside, and the teeth look like they need to grab into something, which I thought Byron was on the right track with, but I'm going out on a limb and say a printing press crank?

That's as wrong as any of the other suggestions, but as a clue, you used one word in your guess, that could lead to the right answer...
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1542162)
Posted 6 days ago by Sten-Arne
Used for cooking?

No, not anything to do with cooking.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1542107)
Posted 6 days ago by Sten-Arne
@Byron: Not a rope making tool.
@Chris: Right, it is not used today, it's from circa 1850. At least not in the developed parts of the world. It might still be used though, in other parts of the world.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1542096)
Posted 7 days ago by Sten-Arne
OK then, here we go.
What is the name of this tool then, and what is it used for?

11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1541656)
Posted 7 days ago by Sten-Arne
That's the last time I trust something that's written on a forum LOL, thought it was a windshield repairer for a Packard 1927:))

Pm sent...


Yes, never trust what you read on a forum, even those who seems to know what they talk about, are often wrong. :-)

I'll have to wait until tomorrow evening before I have the time to post something mysterious.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1541651)
Posted 7 days ago by Sten-Arne
That is a Jeweler's Measuring Tool, as can be seen on this picture. The exact same type is on the right, a smaller one to the left.



Can be found on this page, way down:

http://www.toolexchange.com.au/Jewelers-Tools.html

Search for #5147 on that page.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1536081)
Posted 17 days ago by Sten-Arne
Think nose, people. And think pick... (yuck)

You're not very good at this are you? I found out what it was 5 minutes after it was posted. :-)

I refuse to say more about what it is. I do not want the win.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : I'm falling, I bought a parachute. From 100% AP, to 100% MB. (Message 1501144)
Posted 105 days ago by Sten-Arne
Please close this thread. I'm outtah this board.

If you folks haven't noticed it yet, the cold war is back. Perhaps it's time to read Churchills "Iron Curtain" speech again:

http://www.historyguide.org/europe/churchill.html
15) Message boards : Politics : Crimea (Message 1501127)
Posted 105 days ago by Sten-Arne
Face it too that Crimea did what majority of its inhabinants wanted to do, you can call it opportunism or add another negative labels, but fact is the same.

And regarding prices - just LoL, do you mean that IMF will give money just for bright Julya's eyes? Don't make laugh my slippers. But again, the fact remains, discounts were and discounts were quite a long times. And such discounts did good for Ukraine. Yes, Russia did discounts not just for free, but it did them. And it's the fact.

Stop it Raistmer. You're making a fool of yourself by this insane support of the criminal Putin and his equally criminal country.

Nobody in the free world (Russia is not free, it is a dictatorship, and the world knows that the recent so called elections was rigged) believe anything that comes through the Russian propaganda machine, so you might as well stop your actions for the criminal country of Russia now, while you still have some traces of credibility left.

The credibility you once had as a reasonable person is sinking faster than a rock in water now. We in the free world know exactly what Russia is planning.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : I'm falling, I bought a parachute. From 100% AP, to 100% MB. (Message 1500993)
Posted 106 days ago by Sten-Arne

23+ hours later (3 Apr 2014, 15:24:00 UTC ), at 10,907.24 feet (RAC). Lost 24911 feet (RAC) since March 6th. It ain't over yet....

RAC dropping much slower now. As of now (5 Apr 2014, 11:17:11 UTC), at 10,589.25 feet (RAC). Lost 25229 feet (RAC) since March 6th.

22 hours later, I see a tendency of the RAC levelling out. Let's see if that's the case, or if it's just temporary.
Now (6 Apr 2014, 9:19:25 UTC), at 10,535.01 feet (RAC). Lost 25283 feet (RAC) since March 6th.

Now (7 Apr 2014, 15:10:32 UTC) at 10,478.37 feet (RAC). Lost 25340 feet (RAC) since March 6th. Slowly but steadily it seems to level off now. I can breath the air at this altitude, without any oxygen mask.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1500949)
Posted 106 days ago by Sten-Arne
@ CC: Not a spritz cookie press
@Wiggo: Yes, the handle can be moved up and down, in the up position you can open the hinge, and load something in the device.
@John McLeod VII: No not a sausage press
@Julie: Not used in navigation.

Clue: The handle can be moved up and down, in the up position you can open the hinge, and load something into the device.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1500739)
Posted 106 days ago by Sten-Arne
Trouble on the horizon?
Cricket graph dropping considerably.
http://fragment1.berkeley.edu/newcricket/grapher.cgi?target=/router-interfaces/inr-211/gigabitethernet6_17&ranges=d%3Aw&view=Octets

I think that's because of no more APs to send out. Splitting stopped hours ago and now the cache is dry.


Even with MB only the graph is usually much higher than that. I tell you, this is the end of the world as we know it :-)
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1500736)
Posted 106 days ago by Sten-Arne
Trouble on the horizon?
Cricket graph dropping considerably.
http://fragment1.berkeley.edu/newcricket/grapher.cgi?target=/router-interfaces/inr-211/gigabitethernet6_17&ranges=d%3Aw&view=Octets
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time v3 (Message 1500714)
Posted 106 days ago by Sten-Arne
Do the name pepper mean any thing at all?

No, the name pepper does not mean anything when it comes to this tool.

Edit: First clue will be given tomorrow, when I'm at work. In about 12 hours time. I would be suprised though, if someone here haven't posted the right answer by then.


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