Posts by nevermore

1) Message boards : Promotion : Is there a trademark on the name "BOINC"? (Message 41354)
Posted 28 Nov 2011 by nevermore
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Ok, thx.
2) Message boards : Promotion : Is there a trademark on the name "BOINC"? (Message 41346)
Posted 27 Nov 2011 by nevermore
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The reason I ask is that I found a first page Google ranking hit for "boinc", which leads to a social music service.
3) Message boards : The Lounge : The last who posts (***) before 1212 posts and before the year 2010 wins. (Message 24693)
Posted 2 May 2009 by nevermore
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Seven Of Nine?
4) Message boards : The Lounge : The last who posts (***) before 1212 posts and before the year 2010 wins. (Message 24660)
Posted 30 Apr 2009 by nevermore
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Who next will be the lucky poster that will get to guess the secret word? Will that effectuate the end? Tune in to find out. Now a word from our sponsors...
5) Message boards : The Lounge : The last who posts (***) before 1212 posts and before the year 2010 wins. (Message 24644)
Posted 30 Apr 2009 by nevermore
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4 more posts to go?
6) Message boards : The Lounge : The last who posts (***) before 1212 posts and before the year 2010 wins. (Message 17996)
Posted 23 Jun 2008 by nevermore
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Searching for another bad joke... maybe even tasteless...
7) Message boards : The Lounge : Firefox 3 has been released. (Message 17995)
Posted 23 Jun 2008 by nevermore
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But the Linux build seems to be the same as from May 29th...


I believe that is dependent on the distro. I'm using Kubuntu and it updated (meta package) to the stable release shortly after Mozilla released.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : What project has the shortest task times (Message 17771)
Posted 11 Jun 2008 by nevermore
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One suggestion would be Rosetta@Home. You can select work unit run times of "not specified", 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours, etc. ... up to 24 hours.
9) Message boards : The Lounge : The last who posts (***) before 1212 posts and before the year 2010 wins. (Message 17760)
Posted 10 Jun 2008 by nevermore
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LOL ¬°Muy bien!

10) Message boards : The Lounge : The last who posts (***) before 1212 posts and before the year 2010 wins. (Message 17738)
Posted 9 Jun 2008 by nevermore
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bump


this thread is crawling along quite slowly.... don't make me have to post more bad jokes, 'cause I'll do it.

For example:
What do you call four matadors in quicksand?
Quatro sinko.
11) Message boards : The Lounge : The last who posts (***) before 1212 posts and before the year 2010 wins. (Message 17169)
Posted 4 May 2008 by nevermore
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Q: What is the difference between your first honeymoon and your second?
A: The first: Niagara; the second: Viagra.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : Look this up in Google and tell me what it means :) (Message 16502)
Posted 7 Apr 2008 by nevermore
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Besides a thread that's scrolling all the way to the right and is an annoyance?


No, it's the binary ARECIBO-message !

Again, look it up in google ;)


DE ARECIBO BOODSCHAP !!!!! YEAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!

Ia, ia, ia ia ia ia !!!
SHUB-NIGGURATH !!!!!

The black goat of the forest with the thousand young!


The Elder Gods have left the building. Besides the string is too long for Google.
13) Message boards : The Lounge : The last who posts (***) before 1212 posts and before the year 2010 wins. (Message 16496)
Posted 6 Apr 2008 by nevermore
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Marking the halfway point...
14) Message boards : The Lounge : Computer upgrade question (Message 16495)
Posted 6 Apr 2008 by nevermore
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Pentium processors are "old". The way to go now, is "Core" processors.
Presently Core 2, with either Duo or Quad.

They use less power, (and so run cooler), and they have a larger inbuilt cache, which speeds things up for some projects.
You'll probably find that they are also cheaper than a Pentium chip, as these get harder to find.

As for faster ram, for some projects it will make a difference, for others, possibly not. But whether or not it's worth it on a Pentium cpu, is another matter.


I can't afford to buy a new core 2 processor, I just have enough for a RAM upgrade at the moment. I'm not upgrading just for BOINC, I just want a computer that will be usable for a few more years before I buy a new one.


Upgrading RAM is a way to breathe new life into older machines. Setting the rated speed and BOINC issues aside, I believe overall it helps when increasing the amount of RAM (256 -> 512 -> 1Gb, -> 2Gb.,etc.) of not having a system use virtual memory (swap space) as much. It is quite a bit faster to utilize RAM than the HDD.

edit- I changed out the RAM on a P4 the other day, from 1Gb pc2-3200 333Mhz to 2Gb pc2-4200 533Mhz and find that the box is a bit snappier and rarely needs to use virtual memory for what I run on it. It is dependent on what memory intensive applications are being run (I'm not a gamer per se...)

I'd suggest throwing as much RAM @ as fast speed as you can afford. And not necessarily the high dollar stuff like Corsair (there is a cheaper line by the company called "Value Select"), I'd suggest PNY (never had any problems with the brand and it is priced reasonable)
15) Message boards : The Lounge : The last who posts (***) before 1212 posts and before the year 2010 wins. (Message 15705)
Posted 7 Mar 2008 by nevermore
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16) Message boards : The Lounge : The last who posts (***) before 1212 posts and before the year 2010 wins. (Message 14241)
Posted 9 Dec 2007 by nevermore
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We're at 10%. Yay.

Your enthusiasm is spreading fast.
17) Message boards : The Lounge : The last who posts (***) before 1212 posts and before the year 2010 wins. (Message 14084)
Posted 25 Nov 2007 by nevermore
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At the rate this game is going, it won't be resolved until sometime next year.


Well if you'd get off your duff and post...








...oh, you said "get off your duff". Oops.
18) Message boards : The Lounge : The last who posts (***) before 1212 posts and before the year 2010 wins. (Message 13943)
Posted 19 Nov 2007 by nevermore
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At the rate this game is going, it won't be resolved until sometime next year.
19) Message boards : BOINC client : Install problem (Message 13630)
Posted 7 Nov 2007 by nevermore
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Thanks Jord, I'll it a try. I noticed also that I forgot to type a backslash in my original post.


Probably not.

The forum loves backslashes so much that it eats them when you edit a page a second time.

It eats those from reply quotes (even within code tags) as well, it's a real backslash junkie.


Weird.

I noticed months ago at Einstein@home, that editing my profile would sometimes cause mysterious backslashes (or maybe it was forward slashes) to appear (multiply - one would become two) on edits. I don't know if it still happens. Hmmmm, maybe that is where the slashes gravitate to.
20) Message boards : BOINC client : Install problem (Message 13580)
Posted 4 Nov 2007 by nevermore
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I am using an admin account so, no. To clarify on my earlier post, I had no problem with the Username: box being filled out automatically on earlier BOINC installs (only today when I tried 5.10.28, 5.10.20, and 5.8.16 in that order). The protection aspect is plausible though but I have no idea what may have changed and when (this box gets used as testbed quite a bit). Oh well, it's all good and I'll know in the future. Thanks for the help.


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