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Message 103351 - Posted: 1 Mar 2021, 22:32:22 UTC

I knew I still had to change that, thanks for reminding me. Sirius B had it first. He should keep it, I'll change mine.
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Message 103355 - Posted: 2 Mar 2021, 7:25:28 UTC - in response to Message 103352.  

It is well known that assumptions are the mother of all cockups.
10% cockup, 90% success, suits me.

So why do you use the same picture?

As for arrogance?
Really?
Mirrors are very handy items.
I'm not arrogant, I just call a spade a spade, especially if it's.... [not allowed to say that in here]

When training in psychotherapy, one of the things we were told was that if we were hearing something from only one person, then the issue may well only be with them but if we were hearing it from several people and not getting evidence that others supported our view, then we needed to take a good long look at ourselves.
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Message 103367 - Posted: 2 Mar 2021, 14:29:16 UTC - in response to Message 103352.  

So why do you use the same picture?
Being an avid reader who has read 1000's of books, 1 thing I have never done is...
...purchased a book because of it's cover. :-)
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Message 103403 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 20:08:39 UTC
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LIVE: Starship SN10 Flight Test (about 6 minutes to launch) -- launch 0.1 second before lift off aborted by the rocket.
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Message 103407 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 22:38:07 UTC - in response to Message 103403.  

Going for a next try for lift off.
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Message 103408 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 23:26:18 UTC
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Well, it worked and it landed, but not on it's landing legs. It's a leaning tower, and there was a fire at the base, but that seems to be under control now.

Edit: And after some minutes on the ground leaning, it just went up in the air and Kaboom.
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Message 103496 - Posted: 12 Mar 2021, 14:12:20 UTC

Moving discussion from Jord's thread as requested:

Generating about 4.5 zips/task of about 95MB each they take about 17 minutes to upload if only one uploading at a time. That works out at about 10.2 hours of uploading a day running 8 threads. Actually doing the arithmetic confirms my instinct that with a threadripper using all its cores I would be producing data at a substantially faster rate than I could upload it.
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Message 103522 - Posted: 14 Mar 2021, 14:08:17 UTC

Just discovered some unexpected information. I wanted to record it, but not to start a competition between projects. This is posted in the hope of encouraging collaboration and cooperation.

I recently offered to help Sandman192 work out why his BOINC tasks weren't finishing in time. We still haven't fully got to the bottom of it, but the first thing that struck me was that his CPU (i7, Windows) was running extraordinarily slowly - one task was showing elapsed time 338,484.76 seconds for 15,419.56 CPU time. His wingmates were finishing with an et only slightly above ct. I pointed this out, and he told me that he had been running Folding@Home at the same time as BOINC. He's stopped folding, and BOINC elapsed times have dropped dramatically.

So I decided to conduct my own experiment. These two screenshots were taken from the same computer, running similar tasks (the BOINC task was multithreaded).

Folding:

BOINC:

Folding FAQs say this:
How do I manually adjust the priority of the Folding@home core?
The work is done by the fahcore, not the client process, so changing the priority on the client has no impact on performance. The priority for the fahcore is set to “Idle” by default (but displays as normal in Task Manager). The client is already designed to use all spare CPU cycles, so changing the Windows priority is unnecessary. If the FAH client is competing with another process running at “Idle” such as a background AV scan, there is a client option to run at a “Low” priority.
The Folding core is shown as running at base priority 4, which they describe elsewhere as 'the lowest possible', but BOINC has undercut it with a base priority of 1. BOINC, on the other hand, is using all four cores, whereas Folding leave one free.

Horses for courses, but this shows it's better, for the time being, to pick just one platform and stick with it.
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Message 103525 - Posted: 14 Mar 2021, 15:12:12 UTC - in response to Message 103522.  

Found that quote about "lowest possible". I forgot where I'd seen it for a while!

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Message 103582 - Posted: 18 Mar 2021, 4:18:28 UTC

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Message 103716 - Posted: 28 Mar 2021, 0:00:57 UTC

Good news: New research shows that we won't be killed by this giant asteroid for another 100 years.

Apophis asteroid will not hit Earth for 100 years, Nasa says
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Message 103729 - Posted: 29 Mar 2021, 5:00:16 UTC - in response to Message 103723.  

Good news: New research shows that we won't be killed by this giant asteroid for another 100 years.

Apophis asteroid will not hit Earth for 100 years, Nasa says
I'm beginning to think the Sci-Fi documentaries on Sony Movies were wrong. I actually watched one the other day where a hole in the ozone layer caused really cold air to appear and instantly freeze people solid.
Speaking about frozen people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmcQKnxuN7s
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