Posts by Ageless

1) Message boards : The Lounge : Needful Things (Message 83895)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile Ageless
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Today I was stuck behind a Peugot Bipper. Its maker definitely didn't look up if that name was acceptable: Bipper.
A mortal human whose soul has been removed from their body; their conscious has become a ghost; and their body has been possessed by a bloodthirsty, pain-loving entity.

Uh... watch out who's delivering their packages to your door, and what they drive in! :p
2) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 83894)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Ageless
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FCC Votes To Repeal Net Neutrality, Throwing The Internet's Future Into Question. Your US ISP will now determine if you're allowed to run BOINC projects on your normal internet account, or if you need a special - more expensive - one. ;-)
3) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 83878)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
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I just got back from a day moving mum to her new flat. Was perusing something on the Seti forums when I noticed the message I posted.
Will now go feed the flurries.

Oh hey, welcome all!
4) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 83875)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
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/me changes the scroller to SETI@home is temporarily shut down for maintenance. Please try again later. and opens the doors and turns the tap on.
5) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 83864)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
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/me waves as they all go away again, tear in eye. Bye all, come back soon, you hear?

:-)
6) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 83849)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
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10:20 am local time. I've finished unpacking most of the moving boxes, installed the Christmas tree, washed some dishes. Seti is still down.

I'm going to hunt for coax cables and power strips and then home. Parking is hell outside the nursing home at any time between 8:30 and 16:00 anyway, so I'll go back there at 16:30
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Suspend on Battery Mac BUG (Message 83847)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Those Macs (in Energy Saver) recognize the UPS?

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25277?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US says for Battery, Power Adapter, and UPS: You see the Battery button only if you have a portable Mac. You see the UPS button only if your Mac is connected to an uninterruptible power source.

So are these portables or desktops?
8) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 83846)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Having been awake for over an hour already, I was pleasantly entertained by the raccoon. Bis bis!

And welcome, newcomers. Hope you come more. :)
9) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 83778)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
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One way I found to reset a keyboard, but you'll have to be nimble for it: press left CTRL, left SHIFT, left ALT, right CTRL, right SHIFT, right ALT all at the same time and hold for three seconds. That resets the keyboard buffer. (and has been since the days of good old DOS)
10) Message boards : The Lounge : Needful Things (Message 83777)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
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We had snow from 8 am till just a moment ago, it must be about 15 centimeters. A new thing started here, making a snowface with fresh snow: just put your face into a bank of 10cm snow, hold for a couple of seconds, pull out and make a photo of it. Gives a 3D effect of your face. Like so.

This stuff won't be gone tomorrow, so we just hope the movers can come close enough and not make an enormous mess of things. (btw, I'm not moving house)

Been driving in this stuff this afternoon. I have this thing, first time driving in the snow, where I drive away (in second gear!), then push the gas down so I start slipping, so I have a feel for the car. All the time thereafter I then know what's possible.

The woman in front of me should've done something like that, but no, now we drove everywhere at walking pace. If I wanted to walk, woman, I would've!
11) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 83763)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Unless he meant he got the message when he tried to take up money and failed... (automated teller machine) ;-)
12) Message boards : The Lounge : Needful Things (Message 83762)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
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After 10cm of snow yesterday, we had rain the rest of the day. Most of the snow was gone by nigthfall, but now it's snowing again. I see the new front is as large as Belgium and going Northwards very slowly. It's okay it all falls today, as long as tomorrow, when the house-moving is taking place it's dry (and most of the snow on the ground melted).
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc using integrated Intel GPU instead of Nvidia GPU - Lenovo Y700 (Message 83748)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
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That does use the GPU, quite heavily, but under the CUDA (v8.0) programming environment. And no load is registered.
GPU Load cannot be compared to CPU load. Where CPU load is basically any data calculations or transport that it takes care of, GPU load depends on screen refresh rate, screen resolution, the kind of OpenCL or CUDA kernels that data has been converted to, the clock speed of the GPU, and some other things.

The load you see here is the Direct3D load, which when running CUDA or OpenCL shouldn't be used much, of course depending on which shaders the science app is optimized for.
Direct3D exposes the advanced graphics capabilities of 3D graphics hardware, including Z-buffering, W-buffering, stencil buffering, spatial anti-aliasing, alpha blending, color blending, mipmapping, texture blending, clipping, culling, atmospheric effects, perspective-correct texture mapping, programmable HLSL shaders and effects.
14) Message boards : The Lounge : Needful Things (Message 83743)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
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It's snowing!
15) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 83712)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
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What I meant was that when you enter the Seti is down thread, the least you expect to find there is a whole discussion with table throwing over whose president is better, while you would expect to find that in the politics thread. So just the label is enough to tell you you'll be stepping into a potential minefield by entering that thread, whereas the Seti is down thread contains puppies, guppies and kittens.
16) Message boards : BOINC Manager : BOINC Manager - Windows version 7.8.2 (64) -Column Sort (Message 83705)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
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That's where I was going next, but glad you caught on and hope it didn't do too much damage.
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : Someone remind me.... (Message 83704)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Thank you. :)
18) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 83700)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Buy a Bitcoin and send that over the mail? :)

(I mean, for the uninitiated, you can print out a Bitcoin and send that piece of paper over to yourself or someone else, whose only job thereafter is to painstakingly input that whole string of numbers and letters again to make it back as a digital coin, if you didn't print it as a QR code.)
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : Someone remind me.... (Message 83696)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Thanks for that. But do you mean WCG doesn't have a link in there because it doesn't work with account managers? Or that it always was a problem with HTTPS vs HTTP?

As far as I know, AMs follow what the project wants, and while projects may use HTTPS for their websites now, that doesn't mean their scheduler contact is via HTTPS.

As for the authenticator, if you see that happening at a project, that's because David is doing away with the authenticator and setting up a new way of logging in. More about that pretty soon.
20) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 83695)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
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edited: there was a missing there up there which I've put in now so there isn't. There have also been 2 other edits since - miner minor changes - but you can ignore them *SIGH* and another one - do you know what I think? I think I need to go find my life...

;)
Or your reading glasses?


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