Posts by Peter Hucker

1) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104777)
Posted 12 Jul 2021 by Peter Hucker
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I usually take the view that if you cannot express yourself without abusive language it would be better to keep quiet, it hides your ignorance.

Words are words. A swearword is just a powerful adjective. There are many intelligent people who use the F word. A lot better than saying "I say, it is raining extremely heavily today don't you think?"
2) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104772)
Posted 11 Jul 2021 by Peter Hucker
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This place is worse than the BBC for censorship. And abuse is part of the English language. It would be pretty dull if everyone was polite all the time.
3) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104761)
Posted 10 Jul 2021 by Peter Hucker
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Opinions are like a-holes, everyone has one and occasionally people prove it.
The people who can't handle someone else's opinion are the a-holes. You can call me any name you like, even standing right in front of me, I will not bother reacting, because I have the intelligence to know that words can do no harm.
4) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 104758)
Posted 10 Jul 2021 by Peter Hucker
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Are they using MacOS? Surely there's Windows at every desk.

Actually most of the programmers there run Linux.

Isn't that admitting defeat?

Linux users never wine about da feet.

I'm including that in my study of why some jokes make people groan.
5) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104757)
Posted 10 Jul 2021 by Peter Hucker
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Mods are less tolerant than the police, I can argue with them.

Police are minions. Mods are judges. Try abusively arguing with a judge in his courtroom about his job.
A mod is not a judge. A judge is an important member of society. A mod serves no purpose whatsoever.
6) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104756)
Posted 10 Jul 2021 by Peter Hucker
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Mods are less tolerant than the police, I can argue with them.
There is a big difference between Argument & Abuse.
On your next confrontation with the boys in blue, be abusive & see how tolerant they are.

Abuse is in the eye of the beholder, and mods are very touchy. I shouted "wanker!" to a policeman who had parked his car causing an obstruction. Say that to a mod and they play their silly little game of banning people. The policeman ignored me.
7) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104746)
Posted 9 Jul 2021 by Peter Hucker
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Winning while banished by the left wing liberals at Seti


You were banned for using an obscenity to describe moderators, and even as a moderators I do not believe I have to put up with that.

This was after you had made several post discussing moderators and their decisions which you know is against the rules.

Mods are less tolerant than the police, I can argue with them.
8) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104737)
Posted 9 Jul 2021 by Peter Hucker
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Winning while banished by the left wing liberals at Seti...................
Poor miserable people that they are........LOL.
They just can't stand to be called out for what they are and so they lash out in the only way that they can.
Meow.

Left wing is theft, forced charity. But we're not allowed to talk about politics in here. It's rule number 473B subsection 2A.
9) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 104734)
Posted 9 Jul 2021 by Peter Hucker
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Are they using MacOS? Surely there's Windows at every desk.

Actually most of the programmers there run Linux.

Isn't that admitting defeat?
10) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 104724)
Posted 8 Jul 2021 by Peter Hucker
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A friend has just handed in his notice to Microsoft's UK headquarters in Cambridge. One of his reasons is that in a building where even with most working part time from home there will be upwards of 200 people a day working there, he is unable to open any windows!
Are they using MacOS? Surely there's Windows at every desk.
11) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 104654)
Posted 28 Jun 2021 by Peter Hucker
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April Fool's is early/late this year: https://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/releases/otago830110.html
Researchers develop world-first weight loss device

University of Otago and UK researchers have developed a world-first weight-loss device to help fight the global obesity epidemic.

DentalSlim Diet Control is an intra-oral device fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth. It uses magnetic devices with unique custom-manufactured locking bolts. It allows the wearer to open their mouths only about 2mm, restricting them to a liquid diet, but it allows free speech and doesn’t restrict breathing.

I can think of three things more comfortable than that, and one of them is not eating less, that would be torture.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104653)
Posted 28 Jun 2021 by Peter Hucker
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You should rename yourself to "I know better than all of you even when all that leaves my keyboard is utter BS". Welcome back to my ignore list.

A UPS is a system to power something at mains voltage when there is no incoming supply. So anything with a battery and an invertor that can run without input, and then recharge when that input reappears is as UPS.
13) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104641)
Posted 27 Jun 2021 by Peter Hucker
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That's still not a UPS and can only be used during daylight hours and preferably when the sun is shining. It doesn't help during the dire hours of rain-, snow-, thunder- and other storms that cause the power to go out in the first place.

If he has enough batteries so things can run in the dark, it's a UPS. Daylight is just a charger.
14) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104640)
Posted 27 Jun 2021 by Peter Hucker
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A UPS doesn't keep your computer running when the power's out, it'll just allow you to gracefully shut it down when the power goes out. If you want to keep your computer running through a brown- or blackout, you need a generator and quite a beefy one at that.


No, you add more batteries. My computer stops all Boinc processing and shuts everything off it can as soon as battery mode occurs. Hibernation only happens if it reaches 20% battery. A few deep cycle leisure batteries designed for caravanning will keep a UPS on for hours if you're not thrashing the CPU and GPU with a game or Boinc.
15) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104626)
Posted 26 Jun 2021 by Peter Hucker
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You pee ess....
16) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104425)
Posted 20 May 2021 by Peter Hucker
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My old one used to give up and say "drive to the nearest road, then turn left". It wasn't the map half the time, it had some bug that sometimes placed me 100 yards west of where I really was. You could manage, by looking at the map, unless you were in a busy town then you didn't know which road you were on.
17) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 104421)
Posted 19 May 2021 by Peter Hucker
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Grumble.
I retired just one month before this pandemic took off for real in 2020. My idea was to travel a lot and see other countries.
That came to a total nothing :-(
Explore your own country (which I believe is a nicer place than mine). I've just bought a set of scuba equipment to explore the underwater parts of my own country. £700 including a compressor to refill the tanks myself isn't bad. The glory is it was fairly cheap. The grumble is I just found a compressor that's 5 times faster for only an extra £26. Can't really return it now.
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : Display initial information without restarting client? (Message 104299)
Posted 4 May 2021 by Peter Hucker
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Should I be concerned about this at the end of that file? "<warning>No ATI library found.</warning>"
Only if you have an ATI card and no driver for it.
That machine has two ATI cards. But they function perfectly in Windows, games, and 5 Boinc projects. Whatever this library is, I assume it's either something outdated, or something only very few projects use. I remember a long time ago, I had to deliberately download an extra bit from ATI, as the standard driver didn't do OpenCL or something.
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : Display initial information without restarting client? (Message 104297)
Posted 4 May 2021 by Peter Hucker
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First place to look is client_state.xml which appears to hold the GPU enumeration "for ever" following a restart of BOINC.

Edit to add:
Second place coproc_info.xml which is easier to read
Thanks, coproc_info.xml contained what I needed. I wanted to make sure the cards were still in the same order. Boinc used to (could be a few years back, earlier version) swap them randomly, or at least put them in reverse order than Windows or anything like GPU-Z did. I only suspected they'd swapped because the little one was running as fast as the big one on certain tasks. But I think that may be because, despite it being slower, it's newer and has other improvements.

Should I be concerned about this at the end of that file? "<warning>No ATI library found.</warning>"
20) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 104295)
Posted 4 May 2021 by Peter Hucker
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Time to put on the hard hats, and get down in the bunkers:
A giant piece of space junk is hurtling towards Earth. Here's how worried you should be
This is the funniest bit:
Western Australia fined NASA for littering


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