Posts by KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1931648)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Well that's 25+ hours and only one caption, so it's Judgement Day! Time!

First, special points for Lynn and Carlos for recognizing that this is an Egyptian Goose (although the location is Frankfurt am Main, Germany...)

Third place goes to Sirius B. for:
"I'm supposed to swim in it, not get cooked."
Err, Goose in pea soup?

Second place goes to Lynn for:
"Egyptian Goose says: I want my pyramids now!"
Gonna be hard to do, Lynn, the goose is over 1000 miles from the pyramids!

and First Place and next pic goes to Carlos for both:
"Want to see a Swan Dive?
Well you came to the wrong place." AND
"(glyphs )
Translation: Cats don't deserve to be Gods."
...not sure why the goose would be thinking of cats...

Pm will be on the way as soon as this missive is posted...
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1931462)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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I count 8 captions, (plus some multiple caption posts...) so another 24 hours are called for...
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1931293)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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OK, what is this goose thinking?


Egyptian Goose WL FRA 5-21-16 1 by Paul Sullivan, on Flickr

As usual:
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4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1931288)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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I thank you for the win.

For those that missed it, my reference in the first two captions is to the ballet Swan Lake. The Lohengrin reference supposedly once really happened.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1930785)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Lohengrin after the swan boat pulls out without him:
"When goes the next swan?"
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1930759)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Can it turn 32 fouettes within 32 bars of music?
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1930758)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Your Highness Odette, this girl Odile just turned up, applying for a job as your royal stand-in...
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1930595)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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The DOG did it! - whacked it with his tail, he did...
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1929380)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Egg foo yung chief was retired and replaced with new automation.


Egg Foo (too) Yung? :-)
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1929379)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Pancake 'bot awaits your order...

BTW, there actually is an automatic "pancake" machine - saw one in Frankfurt! (Holiday Inn Express, Hauptbahnhof...)
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1929197)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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OK, time for a winner...

Dishonorable mention to Grant for "Regular price, $4, $4"... Grant, the price is a LOT higher nowadays...

in third place, with the bonus points is The Admiral with:
"One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free"

In Second Place is JaundicedEye for:
...wow...

and First Place goes to Lynn for
"Why Thai women are picky"

PM going out as soon as I finish this post...

MY caption? It would be a thought bubble over the girl with the soccer ball/football on her top"
"I hope that fat a## in the AC/DC shirt doesn't insist on missionary AGAIN..."
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1928767)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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err, didn't he notice my "not for the win"?
Thanks for the win... What are the girls on the left thinking in this:


??? 3-29-17 2 by Paul Sullivan, on Flickr

Bonus points for "where is this?" (hint: the poster is bound there...) and don't cheat by clicking thru the photo!

As always with my shots:
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13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1928542)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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...Not the thread owner, but I refer you to the first post on the thread, which are a summary of the group rules...

(hint: use the "oldest first" option, switch to page 1, once the rules are read, you can return to however you had that setting...)
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1928253)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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...The underwires help with the reception...
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1928065)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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...And when we see a second triplet at a location, Eric, you down the shot. Matt, you've got the second pulse, and I'll do the second Gaussian...

Not for the win, I'm traveling!
16) Message boards : News : Unexplained database slowness (Message 1928064)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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I do think that making work units longer would help if that is feasible to do. Over the years computers have gotten a lot faster and can do more WUs at one time. That means lots of people trying to connect and trying often. Many folks spend a lot of money on powerful rigs and pride themselves on doing a lot of work. More time crunching and less time trying to get enough work makes sense to me.


They recently (about 6 months ago, IIRC...) doubled the size of the WU, first on Beta, then on production.
17) Message boards : News : Unexplained database slowness (Message 1927886)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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...The tasks which make the database 'messy' will be the ones which hang around, and their wingmates - the errors, the failed validations, the ghosts, the users who walk away without clearing their caches...


Speaking of ghosts: Is anyone working on removing the 71 ghost MB 7.0 WU's? That might clear up some space, as not only the space for those WU's could be re-allocated, but once they are gone, the entire set of MB 7.0 executables could be deleted... These ghosts have been bothering me ever since the number of "in the field" 7.0 WU's went to zero - and I'm on one of the ghosts! (as in: I processed the WU, and a wingman also came in, but the WU never got deleted!...)

And as far as "Walking away without clearing the cache" goes: sometimes you have no choice about it - sometimes a computer will fail on you without warning, and you have to either buy or put together a new one, and let those WU's that were on the failed computer get picked up when they exceed deadline...
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1927517)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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It's Judgement day! Judging time...

with an Honorable Mention, we have Stargate with:
"On the cat walk"

In Third Place we have Carlos for:
I'll get that mouse next time.
(although the cat is stalking a bird...)

In Second Place we have Betreger with:
On the prowl

And in First Place and next photo to caption goes to Grant for:
meet the bad ass on the block.

This feral "Siamese" tom cat (as in: He lives in Thailand, AKA: Siam) was brought to you by THE Holy Hand Grenade!, who will be taking a month's vacation,
including 2 weeks in the hometown of this kitty (Bangkok), starting tomorrow. (April 1, PDT)

PM sent
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1927343)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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I see only 7 captions, so another 24 hours are called for...
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1927117)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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I thank you for the win: and sticking to the theme of the feline persuasion,
Caption this!:


Tomcat Lump 4-1-17 3 by Paul Sullivan, on Flickr®

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