Posts by Mr. Kevvy

1) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Trappist-1 - did we really search it? (Message 1850595)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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IHow much did we really listen it?


Given what we now know to be there, I think the answer must be:
"Not nearly enough."

Hard to starboard on the Robert C. Byrd, mateys. :^)
2) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery, Search for other habitable planets (Message 1850585)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Today NASA is holding a press conference on exoplanets at 1 PM EST, 19 CEST, to be published in "Nature" magazine.
Tullio


Streaming now from NASA. This one isn't working for me for some reason (probably blocked at work) so watching on CTV. Dunno if that works outside Canada.

Summary: There are seven earth-sized planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 39.1 LY away and three of them are in the liquid-water habitable zone.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hei there. (Message 1849705)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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... 40 years ago.


Well I'm not surprised it wasn't successful... that was quite a long time ago and a lot has been learned since then and the therapies are much more effective (and less hit-and-miss of not knowing which to use.)

And there was another drug they gave me...........
Cannot remember the name, but it was evil sh-t.
Years ago I read that it is usually reserved for the clinically insane.


Er... Haldol?
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hei there. (Message 1849694)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The PC term of the day does not change it's effect on one's life.


It wasn't changed due to hypersensitivity or political correctness or any other reason than simple accuracy; "bipolar" was initially introduced to differentiate it from unipolar chronic depression and then it was officially changed because bipolar cyclothymia wasn't included in manic depression so it was an incomplete designation.

(FYI My mother is bipolar, although after two decades tweaking her meds. someone who had just met her would never know, so I look into these things. :^) )
5) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1849503)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Mark, I've seen you say several times that you are a George Carlin fan. What material have you seen by him... Hippy-Dippy Weatherman? A Place For My Stuff?

The skit he's probably best known for is this one. And on the subject, this one is essential. Seems like you may be badly in need of them.

(NSFW language in links, of course.)

//back to lurking
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hei there. (Message 1849335)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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"Fake mews!"


:^)
7) Message boards : News : Problems with centurion (Message 1847770)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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If you really had CDO you would have put the letters in their correct order. ;-)


They are already... they are sorted by roundness in descending order! :^)

And to anyone not getting work for days try restarting the BOINC client, check over your preferences, maybe even reboot. There's no way it should have been this long for anyone, at most a few hours on all of my machines (and this is without "micromanaging" their requesting.) The client will sometimes just get stuck where it is not requesting work every five minutes if it doesn't have enough on either platform.
8) Message boards : News : Web site upgrade (Message 1847215)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The rotating star that a few of us have was designed for a light background so has light fade pixels that stand out rather poorly on the new dark background. I corrected this and here's an updated one:



Please feel free to save and use this one to replace the existing file.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : IS it allowed to discuss moderating on the boards? (Message 1846299)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : IS it allowed to discuss moderating on the boards? (Message 1846296)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I live in a home bought and paid for by my grandparents, and then bought and paid for again with my sweat and spriit and pain.
I now own it outright, by God.
Only He can take it from me.
Are not MY standards of what is right and wrong applicable?


Absolutely! In your own home bought and paid for by you, you set the standard.

However this forum is not owned by any one person, but is a "home" for all of us. So there are different standards and different people to set them.

P.S. Unsure why you haven't tried blogging yet as depending on the policies of your blogging host you can write an unlimited amount of just about anything you like (unless it's illegal of course!)

Edit: Heading home now... everyone play nice. :^p
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : IS it allowed to discuss moderating on the boards? (Message 1846290)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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WHO's standards should be applied?

I know 'kid freiendly' applies.

Who's kids? ...


Just pretend you're writing for these ones and you will be fine:



Hey it's kept me out of trouble so far. Also on the left of every of the thousands of posts you make is:

The moderators may be contacted at seti_moderators@ssl.berkeley.edu

It's always better to use that.

P.S. Yes, I know that you know this. :^)
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1845869)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Speaking of donations, and because it's tax time here in the USA:
Those donations are tax deductible, right? Seti@home is a non-profit
organization, isn't it?


Yes, they certainly are...

Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: If you are in the United States and Canada, your donation is tax-deductible. The University of California is a nonprofit educational and research organization governed by the provisions of Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The University's Federal Identification number for reporting and tax purposes is 94-6002


Nice that they updated the page to show it's also tax deductible for Canadians (There are many Canadians who attend U.S. universities so gifts to them are exempted.)
13) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1845555)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Maybe Trump has business interests in those countries not banned...

Not just 'maybe'.
14) Message boards : News : SETI@home volunteer parent and child in SF Bay area wanted for TV interview. (Message 1845468)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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It would be a nice touch to add a link to the completed episode into this thread when it is released, if of course it is generally available on the internet for public access. Even if it is not in English nor subtitled, I may only know a few words of Japanese but it's amazing what Google Translate can accomplish these days. :^)
15) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1845247)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Love dA Mooslims at US Airports and Around The Vrold Airports STOPPED IN THEIR TRACKs. SAAAAAWeeeEEEETness.


Here are some other "Mooslims" that were also "stopped in their tracks":



REAL AMERICAN Yap


Really? You gave your life for your country like they did too? Wow! It's amazing that you can still type. It's unfortunate that you waste this beyond-the-grave gift on posts that, in my humble opinion are a hair's-breadth from violating the forum policy on abusive posts targeted towards a specific group, if not beyond it.

However, it turns out that you've actually accomplished something good. Given enough time, most of the people who clamor about "national security" or "terrorism" end up just outing themselves as plain old bigots (yeah, I didn't misuse the word "racism" so don't tar me with the SJW brush, thanks.) To oppose bigotry and uphold the United States Constitution (a document I have much respect for) I've just donated $20 U.S. to the A.C.L.U. as they have recently and once again demonstrated that they have the fortitude and legal acumen to actually do something about unconstitutional "executive orders" and other violations. I suggest anyone else who is concerned about the current situation to do the same.

Further spittle-flecked authentic frontier gibberish promoting bigotry will result in further A.C.LU. donations. Keep up the good work.

P.S. I actually agree with some of POTUS Trump's policies, especially the jobs/trade/economics ones.... but not this one! He and you have gone too far.

OK it's back to lurking. I need a shower after posting in Politics. :^p
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Actor John Hurt has passed. (Message 1844980)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Along with The Elephant Man, another favourite of mine he starred in was 10 Rillington Place. Not just brilliantly acted by Richard Attenborough and him, but also a very accurate true story of historical importance.

Another light has gone out...
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Cruncher Down (Message 1844756)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I was looking at the label on the Thermaltake TR2 430W and I see it has 2 12V rails. First one is 18 A, second is 17 A. I'll be buying only single 12 V rail PS from now on.


I personally haven't had good experiences with Thermaltake... ironic that they make the "Dr. Power" PSU tester as their own PSUs are the ones I have most needed to use it on when they failed. :^p

I personally have had good experiences with Corsair, eVGA and Seasonic PSUs.... I'd recommend those brands.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What do you do with Christmas trees afterwards (Message 1844325)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Launch them of course.


♪ "And the rockets' red glare,
Tannenbaums bursting in air..." ♫
19) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Breakthrough listen (Message 1843249)
Posted 20 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Here is a document on it in PDF format. Linked from here.

I had thought that the Kepler objects would be given priority. <shrug>
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Cruncher Down (Message 1842871)
Posted 18 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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But I have never had a bad ASUS.


Mine went from bad to worse... received the RMA replacement, put everything together and then "the lights went on but no one was home": when it blew, it took out the AMD FX 8-core CPU. This is exactly what the MSI boards kept doing. And its warranty had expired.

So, about $300 (Canbucks) later as I bought a three-year in-store replacement warranty, I have a new CPU on the RMA board in case it dies the same way and fries another one. Funny... the fellow at the store mentioned just this, the some people just have more luck with certain brands of boards and swear by them whereas others have endless problems. I hope this was my only ASUS lemon.


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