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Message 79897 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 6:39:17 UTC - in response to Message 79893.  
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Is this thread title, The Einstein is Down Cafe?
No it isn't but as it was/is a thread for a Boinc project being down I thought it would do no harm to post it here. Sorry if you're offended Jim, Can I suggest that you send a message to the Admins here voicing your disquiet and see what they say.


Takes a lot more than that to get me offended. Just pointing out the discussion from before by several folks that found it annoying to get alerts in this SETI thread to those that have no interest in non-SETI projects when another thread exists specifically for the purpose. Seems to me to be a matter of common courtesy, not a call to mods.
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Message 79902 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 7:03:17 UTC - in response to Message 79900.  

Right. Einstein is back. Matter closed. Can we all move on please.
Fair enough.
Today is the usual Seti outrage day, usual reprobates will be expected to appear :-)
Jeez, thought this was Monday morning... So I _did_ belong here, was just early, accepting reprobate title as offered:)
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Message 79904 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 7:38:09 UTC - in response to Message 79903.  

Well you see Jim,the UK is some 5-8 hours ahead of the USA. So we are awake when you lot are not ;-)))

Phbbt :P Been counting hours in GMT (or, as we called it, Zulu or CUT) since I joined the war in '73. Days, now, those are harder and these days, less well-defined...
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Message 79907 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 10:04:03 UTC - in response to Message 79905.  
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The official abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time is UTC.
Called D├ętente comrade!!

but GMT is no longer precisely defined by the scientific community.

Why do scientists have to go off and do their own thing all the time, confounding everyone else. Are they a necessary evil?
Gotta tell ya, some of those scientists are really nutcases. Remember several of them that were really off the map, including one who would wander the halls of NBS singing opera at the top of his lungs. Long time back, I used to work at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) [now National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)] labs in Boulder, CO, where the Atomic clocks reside. Either via WWV/WWVH (2.5, 5, 10, 15, 20 mhz), at time.nist.gov, or on dial-up at +1-303-499-7111 they're still into Coordinated Universal Time.
And those clocks are really cool!
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Message 79909 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 12:14:12 UTC

One reprobate reporting in just before...
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Message 79911 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 12:18:46 UTC

...its a late one today!
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Message 79913 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 12:35:43 UTC - in response to Message 79912.  

Naw, don't need to prove attendance to claim my weekly allowance :-)
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Message 79915 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 13:13:43 UTC - in response to Message 79914.  

Who mentioned benefits? To refresh memories (Carlsberg can help) without the need to peruse the wiki :-)

MP's attendance allowance
MEP's attendance allowance

Well, I suppose they can be seen as benefits of a sort.

Seti's weekly allowance has no need for a visitor book, so no need to look for a toaster :-)
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Message 79917 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 13:37:48 UTC

Kudos to you for attaining that achievement.

Many don't & the only visitor's book they sign is at the gates of St Peter.
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Message 79919 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 13:55:51 UTC

It's down.
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Message 79921 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 16:09:02 UTC - in response to Message 79916.  

Not had a toaster in nearly 17 years

Really? My toaster gets a workout everyday. Sometimes more. I can't live without my toaster.
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Message 79924 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 17:57:48 UTC - in response to Message 79923.  

But Gordon, we were talking about a Seti toaster, now they are very rare and collectors items these days :-)

Ah, yes. I wouldn't mind having one of those, either. Might find ET's face on the toast. ;~)
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Message 79928 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 18:46:39 UTC - in response to Message 79923.  
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I am also intrigued at the apparent Visitor's book at the gates of St Peter. I always thought that a visitor was someone that stayed temporarily as a guest, being distinct from a permanent resident. I wasn't aware that one could pop in and suss the place out before deciding to move in.
Wel for someone who believes that E.T has visited Earth, anything is possible :-)
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Message 79931 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 18:59:10 UTC - in response to Message 79930.  

They could've made it a 4 slice one to accomodate GPU crunching :-)
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Message 79932 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 19:07:43 UTC

They could've made it a 4 slice one to accomodate GPU crunching :-)


Now being a grizzled old cynic not much makes me laugh, but that brought a smile to my face!!
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Message 79936 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 19:52:33 UTC - in response to Message 79932.  

They could've made it a 4 slice one to accomodate GPU crunching :-)


Now being a grizzled old cynic not much makes me laugh, but that brought a smile to my face!!

Ditto. :~)
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Message 79937 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 19:53:16 UTC

...Mind you the hat check girl was rather nice.

That would be "hat check clerk", if you please.

Some of our hat checking professionals are men, some are women and some are transgender.
All of them bristle at the sexist term "girl".

Anyway, here is my hat...
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Message 79938 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 19:59:25 UTC - in response to Message 79937.  

Some of our hat checking professionals are men, some are women and some are transgender.
I wonder what that makes a:
- cowboy
- fireman
- barman
- policeman
- landlord
- headmaster
- foreman
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Message 79939 - Posted: 1 Aug 2017, 20:02:20 UTC - in response to Message 79926.  

Try here!

Well, the problem with that is it's absurdly expensive, and you have to send away for it, so obviously you couldn't eat it.

My concept is a toaster at home that you could insert a photograph into, and the bread would come out toasted with the image. Edible art.
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