Posts by James Sotherden

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1920832)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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Mark I wish you all the best on your quit date for smoking. And congtrats on the upcoming one year being sober.
Have you been trying to cut down on the smokes per day? Or doing the nicotine gum and or patches? I'm just asking because when I quit back in 89 . It was cold turkey or nothing.
For me the first 3 days were the hardest. And it was hard keeping my hands busy. I'm thinking buying one of those spinners the kids use would help in that. But they didn't have those back then either:)
Just think of the money you will save by not smoking. And good luck.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1912946)
Posted 14 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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The pain in My body is going down, I took 2 650mg Tylenol 8hr caplets, My arms were hurting too.

Dinner was good, home made spaghetti, and I have enough for Saturday from what I cooked, I didn't have enough spaghetti sauce, I had 4 cans, and 4 cans of tomato sauce, I used 2 of each, it worked, barely. I have enough ingredients for Sunday and Monday, after that it's back to fish fillets and mixed veggies, I think all the way until February 2nd.

Sounds like you should have sold those extra bottles of Diet MD and Chips on E-bay for some extra cash to buy food.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1912943)
Posted 14 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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The kitty crunching crew has reached 888 million all Seti kibblestones today!
Meowmeowmeow!

Congratulations Mark. That is indeed a milestone. How long do you estimate to hit the billion mark?
I just went over 89million my self.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1912517)
Posted 12 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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Well the $38.91 rim or wheel is not "completeable", the seller said that, this is because the rim/wheel is for a 2001 Hyundai Elantra(not in the ad, just afterwards), and not for a 1999 Ford Escort zx2 sport Hot Coupe, so they want to cancel the sale and refund the money back to My paypal account.

I found that 15x5.5" Ford made Escort zx2 rim again, it's the same type as I use now, it's $60.00 w/FREE shipping, and the rim comes with no center cap, so there goes another $9.44 when I have enough for that, plus $46 for the tire, and $6.00 for mounting and balancing, just so I can have a spare tire for My car, otherwise My car will shred a tire again.

Then I still need to replace 3 more Nankang 185/60x15 tires, which other people have said have given them trouble, as in going flat with no real warning.


The above was from your mid Sept. post. You knew you had issues with you cars tires back then.
And what did you do? You wanted a an Xbox and went on a Diet MD and Chip binge. You poured how many bottles down the drain and threw in the trash how many bags of chips after you won the xbox? Why did you not donate the left over spoils to one of your home community centers? Surely there must be some one in your community who would have loved to have some extras.
I'm still waiting on how the trash TV from E-bay will turn out.
Enjoy escaping from reality with your Xbox.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Ray Thomas dead at 76 (Message 1911696)
Posted 8 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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Sorry to hear that. The Moody Blues are one of my favorite bands. I'm an old guy who grew up listening to them.
The album I liked the most is, Days of Future Past.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1911440)
Posted 7 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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I never said you had bad ball joints. Just asked if you ever have seen what happens when they let go at speed. And about time you fixed the car and not buy crap off of E-bay.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1911420)
Posted 7 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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A traffic ticket is no big deal. Try being your own lawyer for a real case. like assault , shop lifting, robbery or even Homicide and see what happens.
As for your car. Hitting a speed bump, Curb, An object in the road, Or a pothole can cause major damage to the suspension of any car. I blew out a side wall and dented a rim on my car last year by hitting a steel object at night doing 65MPH on the highway.
But then you read the internet and are an expert on cars. Just get the car fixed so you don't endanger another driveror a pedestrian. Ever see what happens when ball joints fail at speed? I have.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1911084)
Posted 6 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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No one can't sue oneself.
My friend Lars did. He won. Not the smartest thing to do, but possible.

Is Lars a Lawyer or an Attorney?

My sister's first husband was one, He said "He could have had a fool for a client" or something like that, but then I was a young kid then.

The quote is, The man who is his own lawyer, Has a fool for a client.
Reminds me of folks who read something on the internet and say, I've read that-------.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Yesteryear (Message 1911031)
Posted 6 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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All those TV sets bring back some memories.

Any one else have a coal furnace with the old time steam radiators? loved coming in from outside and warming up against them.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Yesteryear (Message 1910786)
Posted 5 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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First cartoon I can remember is Felix the cat. Shown on a local TV station way back in 56 ?
Edit - Was the first TV we had.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1910782)
Posted 5 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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I've found that when they use an air wrench to put your tires back on , Its very hard to get them off by hand. I just position the cheap ass wrench they give you with cars now days, To stomp on them with your foot. And I do mean stomp.
If your tire is rubbing against what ever it is. It wont last untill you get that problem fixed.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Seasonaly Salient.... (Message 1910174)
Posted 2 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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I will add my 2 cents worth. We were not poor We had a roof over our heads and food to eat, But every penny had to count. I used to get hand me downs from my older cousin. My sister from and older cousin also.
My brother and younger sister got we handed down.
Tell the truth I hated hand me downs. They were 3 years out of style, And were talking the mid 1950's here. Not great decade for style to start with. But kids in school know. So yes I can understand the way I was when I was on my own. And had my own family.

We learn as we get older that some thing are learned by not knowing we are learning them.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Seasonaly Salient.... (Message 1910147)
Posted 2 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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That's a lesson the wife and I learned the hard way. We were like your work friend. Overtime up the wahzoo spending it all on toys, Instead of saving it. Then we both lost our jobs when they moved the factory to China. Still didn't take the lesson yet to heart. Still had those credit cards. The house of cards fell apart in 2013.
Going bankrupt was embarassing as all heck. But the best thing that could happen to us. We had to take a money manegment course. I think it should be required to take before you get married.
For 3 and a half years we learned that we can pay cash for things we want. Its called saving up for it.
Some of my paycheck goes right to savings off the top. When I get a raise that extra money goes in savings. If I work overtime that money goes into savings.
Now, I do have a credit card. It gets used when we shop online. I feel safer using that then a bank debit card. But when the bill comes in it gets paid in full because the money was already set aside for that purchase.
So dont be like me and have to learn the hardway. We did learn though. And its a great weight lifted off ones shoulders not having to worry about money.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1909986)
Posted 1 Jan 2018 by Profile James Sotherden
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[quote]Look this far from civilization, the only place for the Samsung would be the trash bin...

Most of them are by now, but why do you keep wasting $'s on what was just crap to start with Vic (it's just like those poor performing power hungry GTX580's you bought, not mentioning the water cooling parts for them) and I'm over 2hrs away from any sort of place that others would call anywhere near real civilisation.

Cheers.

Well that will change asap Wiggo, but I have to wait for a check to come in from the Liheap program, and for February to get here, and the last post was about the TV, not a 1070 Ti.

So your going to spend Your Liheap money on parts that you have no clue that will work, And not its intended purpose for those funds?
Sure sounds like a case of fraud to me.
Of the many cases where familys need those funds, Your going to piss it away on a broken ass SAGA TV.
If I had a phone number to report you to the governing bodies, I would in a heart beat.

No I'm getting a 1070 Ti card, but then you are probably confused.

Fraud?

BS, do you even know what a sub meter is?

Of course not, typical jumping to conclusions, the park has an SCE account, I have an account with the park, but then you've never lived in a mobile home park, just in a stick built home.

The check is to be deposited to My bank account, as reimbursement for My electrical expenses, so how is that fraud?

Think hard on that.

Since it's reimbursement, it's not fraud, and is mine to use, it will make My PC more energy efficient, and that's a good thing.

It's a grant, so no fraud... https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ocs/programs/liheap[/quote
Well I do live in a mobile home park. Its a double wide as a matter of fact. My home is 20 years old and paid for. I get sewer and water for free. (well that is factored in my lot rent )I have my own electric meter and for my propane.
Unlike your home I only have one outside light switch that dosent work and that will be fixed in the spring. And I dont need 50' extension cords to power other rooms. instaed of buying junk parts for the SAGA TV or buying GPU cards , Why not fix your electrical problems?
We have HEAP here in NY state to. its called Home energy assistance program. Its for poor folks who have a hard time paying winter energy uses.
Im sure there are crack heads and alcoholics who use the money for other uses. But then I havent seen any post on the SETI@ home boards bragging they are going to buy GPU cards or fix an old junk TV either.
Thanks for the number. But i wont call it. Id rather see you hoist your self on ypur own petard.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1909789)
Posted 31 Dec 2017 by Profile James Sotherden
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Look this far from civilization, the only place for the Samsung would be the trash bin...

Most of them are by now, but why do you keep wasting $'s on what was just crap to start with Vic (it's just like those poor performing power hungry GTX580's you bought, not mentioning the water cooling parts for them) and I'm over 2hrs away from any sort of place that others would call anywhere near real civilisation.

Cheers.

Well that will change asap Wiggo, but I have to wait for a check to come in from the Liheap program, and for February to get here, and the last post was about the TV, not a 1070 Ti.

So your going to spend Your Liheap money on parts that you have no clue that will work, And not its intended purpose for those funds? Sure sounds like a case of fraud to me.
Of the many cases where familys need those funds, Your going to piss it away on a broken ass SAGA TV.
If I had a phone number to report you to the governing bodies, I would in a heart beat.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1909756)
Posted 31 Dec 2017 by Profile James Sotherden
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About $80.00 total, which includes the labor of testing the psu board.

People just cause they can post here, does not give them the right to tell Me what I can and can not do.

How much did the TV itself cost?
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1909715)
Posted 31 Dec 2017 by Profile James Sotherden
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Id like to know how much the Saga TV cost and how much money you have invested in the random replacement of parts so far?
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1909403)
Posted 29 Dec 2017 by Profile James Sotherden
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I love reading the saga of the TV. In my neck of the woods, Its called the random replacement of parts. Its like roulette, You might get lucky and get the right part soon before you could have just bought a new TV.
Keep the saga going though, Very entertaining.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1908140)
Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Profile James Sotherden
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I found another source for a main board, more than ebay, but far less than Samsung, with FREE shipping.

And yes I'll post some pics, plus I usually get something for Xmas from My relatives, yes I do know what it is, but you do not.

And yes thanks to some local friends and My car, I now have 1/2 a tank of gas, and I will get some help from My relatives if I need it to get home.

Since the TV is not broken, and I was sold 2 incompatible mainboards for the TV,
cause the seller thought wrongly that a 46" mainboard would work in a 55" TV,
well Samsung afterwards said they do not.

But then you don't know what you are talking about...

Since the TV is still broken after many months. I do believe you don't know what your talking about.
I cant wait untill the next installment of othis saga.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1907824)
Posted 18 Dec 2017 by Profile James Sotherden
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I should buy some boards for my tv, even though I don’t use it

Sure go ahead, I don't care what you do.

And for the nay sayers, I don't care about your opinions, don't like what I do?

Tough, what are ya gonna do about it?

I'll tell ya, NOTHING... Since there is nothing you can do.

Im just going to sit back and read about all the money you spend on a worthless TV. Its been quite entertainimg so far. You brag how you are going to fix it. Spending money you cant afford. Then whine you dont have any money to visit the relatives for Christmas.
I cant waite for the next chapter .


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