Posts by SciManStev

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Your first job and career aspirations? (Message 1957139)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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My first job, was a paper boy. My first job in my skill set when I was 16 was installing radio communication equipment in cars and fleet vehicles.
Now, I am a software engineer, specializing in database based analog and digital test automation.

Steve
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (113) Server Problems? (Message 1951546)
Posted 23 Aug 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Oh dear. All the old symptoms are back: stuttering message boards, stats delayed on the server status page, and no new work being issued.

There. Is that enough of a prod to cure them all?

And my account page only partially loads......

:D

Steve
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : erm... there's this pigeon... (Message 1950008)
Posted 16 Aug 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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It was on my front doorstep this morning and apart from an occasional potter about in the garden, it's been here all day. It's really sweet and friendly although on the timid side of that and although I can see no obvious signs of injury, it clearly can't fly. I say it clearly can't because it has shown no sign of even trying and it won't even do a little hop down (or up) to/from the path but will only use the ramp to pootle itself out of the way of traffic in and out the door.

It's got inside my hallway twice now and needed gently shooing-out and I'm wondering if it's a baby. I gather they're not distinctly different in size/appearance to adult pigeons. I also gather that to learn to fly, they're reliant on their dads being around to take that first flight with. And I don't know how to do that without ... considerable incident.

I've tucked a box to the side of the front door with some seeds and water for tonight, but our neighbour's cat, Oscar, has been managing to get in the garden again and the pigeon is going to be a erm... sitting duck before too long - which could mean any time soon too :( And then... indoors... there's my own felines... y-e-e-e-e-e-s. I'm stupidly wary of handling it because my immune system is being compromised a bit of a lot at present and I'm supposed to avoid catching stuff. But if I'm careful...? And I do it right so I don't hurt it? I have an old guinea-pig hutch which I think I can build a ramp to, for it to come and go when I know the garden's safe, and that can be secured overnight - and I can hope the dad turns up in the meantime

I don't know if we have any pigeon fanciers amongst our community - or people who've had similar experiences and can give me some advice. I've been having a look online. I'm trying to avoid the "bad omen and ill-portent" sites. And I'm also trying to disregard the existential crisis suffered by Jonathan Noel in The Pigeon and thinking of Poe's: The Raven too...

One thing I noticed at my last check - was that one particular variety of seed in the mixed bag of bird seed I've put out has ended up in the water. Coincidence? Spat out in disgust? The bird is telling me it wants it pre-softened?

Your caring is wonderful. I don't know what a pigeon eats, perhaps worms. Are there animal rescue people that would care as much as you do? I wish I could offer you more information. I am hoping that everything turns out OK.

Steve
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : congestive heart failure - signs - symptoms - treatments and disscussion. (Message 1946981)
Posted 30 Jul 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I am so sorry to learn of this news. Byron, you have always been an outstanding citizen, and I have enjoyed your posts for many years.
I wish you comfort and strength through your ordeal.

Steve
5) Message boards : Politics : Major Kong (Message 1945391)
Posted 19 Jul 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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May warm memories of your husband sustain you and your children, now and always.

+1
+2
+3

+4 Sending warm thoughts to his friends and family.

+5

+6
6) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1944828)
Posted 17 Jul 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Sadly Steve you seem to be in the minority, both those on the extreme left and right and their tribe's feel winning their case is more important than prospering as society.

I know.

Steve
7) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1944822)
Posted 17 Jul 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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LOVE dA WAy BIG BIG BIG BALLOON 45 EXPOSEs ALL dA HATERs

It is dA LEFTist Politicians; LEFTist Voters, LEFTist LOVin' RINOs, and LEFTist Media Who EVERY SECOND ATTACK Our DEMocRACY

dA GREATEST BEST LEADER of ALL TIME is WORKING His Buns Off fO WEEE dA WEEEEE Peoples of dA U S of A

DANCE PUPPETs DANCE

APEWorld

ORANG ORANGE YAPe

I don't reply often, but as I have looked at every bit of evidence, from many, many sources, I have to say that the president of my country is an idiot.
I look at other countries that succeed or fail in any instance, and want the US to emulate the successes, and dis the failures.
I don't care id a solution comes from the right, left, or other. I just want to see history of it working.

Steve
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 19 Year Club! (Message 1941794)
Posted 29 Jun 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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For me, it was June 20'th, but I was occupied and forgot.

Steve
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1939463)
Posted 14 Jun 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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She was lured into a trap with cat food, and was released into an appropriate area. I bet the grass felt good on her feet.

Steve
10) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1933223)
Posted 2 May 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Truly the standard by which all other presidential sibling's antics are judged, Billy burst onto the national scene as the boisterous, hard-drinking counterpoint to his pious, reserved brother

Never tried 'Billy Beer'.

Has anyone and how was it?

It was horrible, and I couldn't even give it away to young drinkers. I was ice skating on a lake, and my pockets were full of Billy Beer. Yuk!

Steve
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whatcha Watching? (Message 1930178)
Posted 15 Apr 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I have been watching this video. of me driving Juggernaught.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk5BlLSy3mo&feature=youtu.be

Steve
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : i've had a heart attack (Message 1926376)
Posted 24 Mar 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I wish you the best, and I'm glad you can tell us of your tale.
Rest, recover, and relax.

Steve
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1926259)
Posted 24 Mar 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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A strange visitor dropped by the other day.



Steve
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1923842)
Posted 10 Mar 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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It may not be a flower, but it is a gem!
Both Jeeps are out in the weather, but Juggernaught is warm and safe in the garage.



Steve
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1922002)
Posted 2 Mar 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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I have been working in my bar, to get it ready for new carpet Saturday morning.
As I was moving the old small refrigerator out, somehow the moonshine in it, made its way into my stomach.
I moved the old refrigerator out, and plugged it back in, so the quality beer it contained will remain cold.
After the new carpet is installed, I have a new small refrigerator to replace the 30 year old one.
I will have a fully refurbished man-cave complete with new carpet, refrigerator, Internet connected TV, stereo, Amazon Alexa, a huge python cage, a smaller snake cage, a complete bar, and pictures of naked women on the walls. I am going to be suffering with comfort......

Steve
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If you are a mamal post here. (Message 1920046)
Posted 20 Feb 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Are trolls mammals?

I thought it might have been a trick question.
As far as I know, sasquatches are mammals.
Therefore I am a mammal.

Steve
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If you are a mamal post here. (Message 1920033)
Posted 20 Feb 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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48 views but only 3 posts.

There are at least 45 of us who are not mammals!

Perhaps because the title is spelled mamal. I am not sure what a mamal is.

Steve
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1919610)
Posted 18 Feb 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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At this point, all I can say is,,,,,, Hiccup!
Dang, that was good beer.

i seem to be wobbling a bit.....

Steve

Don't tell anyone.....
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1919567)
Posted 17 Feb 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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Did you guys see this, or is it just me?



Steve
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread Part 27 (Message 1919553)
Posted 17 Feb 2018 by Profile SciManStev Special Project $250 donor
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This next beer is Julius Echter Weisbier Premium.
It says some more words in German, which I don't understand, but it is strong and good.

If I keep this up, I may end up a wee bit tipsy.

Steve


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