Posts by Mr. Kevvy

41) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1870548)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I don't see anyone else implied, as each of your parents/grandparents would not have all of those characteristics at once, thus... the one and only "Polish Jewish Episcopalian Roman Catholic" would be yourself. And the old lightbulb jokes were not always about stupidity, but also guilt and other things. It seemed a pretty mild and gentle prod, at least to me, but I guess our skins get worn thin by the abrasion around here over time.

Hoping we can return to the topic of arguing about the POTUS. :^)
42) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1870528)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I remember Yiddish Theater. Where the Actors would speak all their lines in Yiddish. It is, I believe. All gone now.


There is one left in North America unexpectedly not in NYC but Montreal. Montreal even had a Yiddish newspaper but it went out of print about thirty years ago.
43) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : NASA takes aim at the sun. (Message 1870521)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Going to the sun? How will the spacecraft survive that much heat and radiation?

Oh, I know... they will send it at night. 😀

Sorry, just had to get that out of the way.
44) Message boards : News : Jodrell Bank to partner with Breakthrough Initiatives (Message 1870402)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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"The huge yellow something went unnoticed at Goonhilly, they passed over Cape Canaveral without a blip, Woomera and Jodrell Bank looked straight through them, which was a pity because it was exactly the sort of thing they'd been looking for all these years."

Perhaps now they will find something... although I do hope it isn't the Vogons. 😀 Excellent to have another facility onboard... the more resources the better the odds.
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1870349)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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My first attempt at pineapple upside-down pie was not a success.
46) Questions and Answers : Windows : Understanding Seti (Message 1870244)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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It takes at least two matching results on a work unit for it to be validated, and the team would need more than one work unit from the same point on the sky to even consider it as a candidate. Once it was identified it would then be verified by other astronomers in other countries, and then there is a protocol for releasing the discovery to the scientific community, media, governments, etc. Most of the BOINC projects have stated outright that the people who processed the work unit(s) would be given credit but I haven't seen anything definite here. As you can see however there would be many names to acknowledge.
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1870232)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I concede.


I was trying to work out some corny "My ice" / "Mice" gag but then Ang posted that and I knew it was hopeless. :^)
48) Message boards : Number crunching : Your thoughts/opinions on what SETI@home needs to succeed (Message 1870144)
Posted 29 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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And how do you acheive that?


Right here.
49) Message boards : Number crunching : Do we have more data than volunteers? (Message 1870089)
Posted 29 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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It confirms the amounts stated in the article. The third graph begs the question of what happened from April 21 to April 22nd to cause a loss of 39,000 active users?


Just prior to this there was a purge being done of bad team pages; due to no check whether the team founder had any credit/work done (which was also fixed) the team pages were being used as a free hosting service by spammers, mostly for the type of things that can't get legitimate hosting and need to be sent in spam e-mails. This may have been the purge at completion of the accounts that created those pages.
50) Message boards : News : Free Speech and SETI@home (Message 1870001)
Posted 28 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Actually I don't have too... All your accusations are just that, accusations. Not facts.....


Yap? Is that you?
51) Message boards : News : Free Speech and SETI@home (Message 1869922)
Posted 28 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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...LEFTY MEDIA(Most of What Public Consumes), Portrays ALL Right of Center White Men as 'White Supremacists'. Among Other NASTY Descriptors.


Really... if you're going to post a steamer like this, you could at least link to one of these examples. Since this is all over the "lefty media" you can go right to the source and direct link it from there. Should be easy to find since there's so much of it, right?
52) Message boards : News : Free Speech and SETI@home (Message 1869919)
Posted 28 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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... but the TRUTH is they are and continue to be part of the DEMOCRATIC Party...


Certainly in the past (the up-to-the-early-1960's "Dixiecrats" prior to the south going Republican in federal elections) but I'm extremely dubious of the "continue to be" part... please provide some evidence.
53) Message boards : News : Free Speech and SETI@home (Message 1869891)
Posted 28 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Just to keep things factual, the Klan did actually back Donald Trump for president. This "endorsement" was immediately rejected and disavowed by his campaign. Every political party has "fringe supporters" that may not be representative of the party's official views and policies.
This is getting rather political rather fast.
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1869793)
Posted 27 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Thanks for the patience... wanted to write the winners last night but fell asleep. Fridays will do that. :^) And as usual I let my missus pick with only the photo and captions:

#3 - Sirius B - Who parked that boat in my driveway?
#2 - Carlos - It's the big white boat at the end of the dock, You can't miss it.
#1 - Carlos - Guess what the court ordered me to deliver to my husband as part of the divorce.

Congrats and PM sent.
55) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1869661)
Posted 26 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I know a country where absolutely everyone believes in God (at least in public), the government is inseparable from the official religion, and both abortion and gay marriage are forbidden, heck... even being gay is forbidden: Saudi Arabia... oh, and the areas ISIS controls though they aren't really recognized as countries. Seem like your ideal kind of places.

So good on the U.S.A. for being different.
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A interesting fact about Bitcoins (Message 1869562)
Posted 26 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Any other charter members?


Excite has a seat at the table... in 1999 some unknowns with nothing but a bunch of code and search algorithms offered to sell them their entire company for only a million. Bah, said Excite. Just a pile of bits and ideas. So they dropped it to $750K. Still no interest. Excite was probably put off by their odd name...

.... Google.

(actually they tested Google's algorithms and didn't think they performed any better than what they had.)
57) Message boards : Politics : Manchester UK Bomb (Message 1869548)
Posted 26 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Wondering if Gary and Mr. Kevvy also agree.


Agree with what, and what does this have to do with you misusing the word "secular"?
58) Message boards : Number crunching : Your thoughts/opinions on what SETI@home needs to succeed (Message 1869544)
Posted 26 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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What would be feasible is what the GPU Users Group used to do, as in post a list of hardware and software urgently needed e.g. so many SSD's at so much each, the housing for them etc. People WILL buy a drive. Whether we could raise enough for a new server I don't know, that would be in the $18-20K range for a top spec one. Extra memory for existing servers could be feasible, as could software upgrades.


Our funds transfer bottleneck was just cleared so all is well and we can start new fundraisers. I've let them know so I'm hoping to see a "shopping list" in the near future. We'll probably have to wait on the big drive bay but we can certainly start a few smaller ones ie for replacement drives in the interim.
59) Message boards : Number crunching : Screen saver not working under Windows 10 (Message 1869541)
Posted 26 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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It is being reported that the latest Windows 10 Creators Update resolves this issue.
60) Message boards : Politics : Manchester UK Bomb (Message 1869532)
Posted 26 May 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I will try again. Your posting that I was speaking about the UK or other nations.


Interesting that you would use a non-secular nation that I didn't even mention as your example. The head of state (the Queen) is also the head of the Anglican church and the church has seats in Parliament. But please continue to redefine the language as you see fit...


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