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Message 106697 - Posted: 6 Jan 2022, 19:50:01 UTC

New inverter for solar panels that get feed in tariff ordered. Old one has packed up after 12 years. New one about 5% more efficient according to spec and kicks in at a lower voltage so should get something at light levels old one didn't produce anything. Will assuming it arrives when I have been told, will connect it up tomorrow.
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Message 106743 - Posted: 11 Jan 2022, 2:08:33 UTC

If we did not have enough things to interfere with BOINC running correctly...

Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security is reporting Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer
Norton 360, one of the most popular antivirus products on the market today, has installed a cryptocurrency mining program on its customers’ computers. Norton’s parent firm says the cloud-based service that activates the program and allows customers to profit from the scheme — in which the company keeps 15 percent of any currencies mined — is “opt-in,” meaning users have to agree to enable it.

Yea, they claim it's "opt-in" (for now)... but how many people just click through the "yes/agree" install prompts without reading what's on the screen?
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Message 106745 - Posted: 11 Jan 2022, 5:12:41 UTC - in response to Message 106743.  

... and now add this on to my lastpost ...
500M Avira Antivirus Users Introduced to Cryptomining
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Message 106746 - Posted: 11 Jan 2022, 5:48:12 UTC

All through December, someone was sending me emails to try and get me to renew a subscription to McAfee antivirus.
I've never used it, and the addresses used looked suspicious, so I assumed it was a malware scam of some sort.

Not even sure that it works on Linux.
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Message 106747 - Posted: 11 Jan 2022, 7:08:21 UTC - in response to Message 106746.  

Link for Linux version {url=https://www.mcafee.com/enterprise/en-gb/products/virusscan-enterprise-for-linux.html]here[/url] I use clamAV once a month to see if anything dodgy has arrived by email to stop me passing it on to my Windows friends. who are rather more vulnerable to such things.
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Message 106748 - Posted: 11 Jan 2022, 9:19:35 UTC - in response to Message 106747.  

oops! curly bracket instead of [ doesn't work!
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Message 106749 - Posted: 11 Jan 2022, 22:19:58 UTC

Funny. I'm watching TechLinked from Linus Tech Tips, news about the new AMD 7000 series chips. Sample chips are out there being used by people. Then a screen from a computer account in one of the BOINC projects is shown to show its capabilities. So, anyone can guess which project uses that colour scheme?
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Message 106750 - Posted: 12 Jan 2022, 8:43:45 UTC - in response to Message 106749.  

The Zen 4 ES chips were being used a bit after Xmas at Milkyway@home. A 16 core and 8 core. The integer benchmarks on the 8 core were out of this world. They never ran the benchmarks on the 16 core.
But the completion times were nothing unusual compared to their wingmen.
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Message 106751 - Posted: 12 Jan 2022, 8:47:26 UTC
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The integer benchmarks on the 8 core were out of this world. They never ran the benchmarks on the 16 core.
But the completion times were nothing unusual compared to their wingmen.


Don't know about Milky Way but for CPDN it is the floating point benchmark that is significant.
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Message 106752 - Posted: 12 Jan 2022, 9:26:17 UTC - in response to Message 106751.  

for CPDN it is the floating point benchmark that is significant.
I'd say that's true of most scientific projects, except the pure mathematics ones.
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Message 106757 - Posted: 12 Jan 2022, 17:22:10 UTC

From my "Joke Of The Day" calendar today...
Apple is designing a new automotive car...
But they are having problems installing windows!
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Message 106887 - Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 18:30:40 UTC

It's been over 3 days since anyone has posted now I am so Jord can look at something.
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Message 106891 - Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 20:00:32 UTC - in response to Message 106887.  

Why must I always look at something? Why can't you be nice and post something for Richard?
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Message 106892 - Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 21:02:43 UTC - in response to Message 106891.  

I was afraid you might be getting bored.
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Message 106898 - Posted: 27 Jan 2022, 10:19:08 UTC

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Message 106900 - Posted: 27 Jan 2022, 12:19:47 UTC

How about:
A rocket launched by Elon Musk's space exploration company is on course to crash into the Moon and explode.

The Falcon 9 booster was launched in 2015 but after completing its mission, it did not have enough fuel to return towards Earth and instead remained in space.
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Message 106901 - Posted: 27 Jan 2022, 15:40:00 UTC

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Message 106903 - Posted: 27 Jan 2022, 21:47:08 UTC - in response to Message 106898.  

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Message 106905 - Posted: 28 Jan 2022, 15:25:44 UTC

Before anyone blames me again: Highway Code: 'Dutch reach' rule change to Highway Code welcomed, do know we don't have anything like that, but we do learn from the first lesson to check mirrors before doing anything with the car: change lane, drive away, park or unpark and before you step out of your car.
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