Posts by Gary Charpentier

1) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 91133)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Liar Liar Bailiff's pants on fire. Told the entire jury panel for Department 74, case settled we are excused, turn in you badges upstairs in Jury room. Jury room says, you have all been put back in the system, have a seat and wait to be called.
Hour later, last court is proceeding without a jury, you are excused as soon as I take roll. That hour later, traffic is now in full rush hour rage! GRRRRRRRRRRR!

Glory, didn't have to tell the judge why he didn't want me and how he would have to modify court hours to make my employer comply with tax law.
2) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 91129)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Owen Garriott, Astronaut
3) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 91128)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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It means some idiot scanned it and hopefully he threw it on the sprinter so they can transit it too you and do a drive by where the driver shoots an arrow with a sticky door tag saying, killjoy was here and pulls the string and drags the arrow back as he speeds away.
4) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 91121)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Since things were not broken it is time to fix them.

+googol
5) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 91114)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Nah......the servers have been saving up for a big dump just in time for the next round of public holidays

Ah yes, three day weekend everyone out of town dump, starts as you are piling the suitcase in the cab to the airport!
That Murphy fellow, who is going to do something about him?
6) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 91084)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Glory
git reset HEAD --hard
saves bacon

Grumble, bacon needed saving.
7) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Opinions requested from home Linux users (Message 91067)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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I'm going to guess that there is a lot of noise coming from people who want to run 24/7 headless crunch boxes. IIRC that is not the stated application or BOINC. BOINC was intended to be used on computers that did other things but when they weren't busy with other things, do science. Changing that stated purpose shouldn't be done without all the project managers input on what they might expect to happen with their installed user base and what it would mean to them going forward.

Now if the developers want to make a headless version and a GUI version, fine. My thought though is, for a box someone is using to do things other than crunch 24/7 they absolutely need the availability of GUI controls so they can make BOINC get out of the way when they know they are going to do some other processor intensive task.

As to that headless version, perhaps it needs a help function that brings up a window where the common terminal commands can be cut and paste so the users don't have to dig around to find them when they don't use them very often.

An additional thought is that the developer should see his job a bit like the compiler. He makes it easier for the user. He should also be a bit like the optimizer, if it can calculate an expression at compile time, it does, rather than do it millions of times when the program runs.

Perhaps the developers should survey which flavors of Linux are the top 5? 10? environments and concentrate their efforts on those flavors, let others roll their own.
8) Message boards : Projects : There are NO health/biology projects for Raspberri Pi systems (Message 91046)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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A more modern board will be more powerful as the 3B was released back in 2012 (the 3B+ was a disappointment) but it's still pretty good as the Pine64 or ODroids can cost double and suck more power as well.

Oh, well, i don't think that 70£ are a bleeding (and consume, at full load, 5W like Raspberry).
And, for example, Odroid N2 is 9/10 times faster in a lot of benchmarks (and 3/4 times in all the others).

Check the benchmarks carefully. If you don't run Raspberryian 32 bit, but run a 64 bit Linux on the Pi the benchmarks will be very different.
9) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 91045)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Ah, never ending Brexit, the perpetual motion machine that doesn't ever move. :-)

(Someone has to be making big money on the delay)
10) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 91038)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Well, I saw that can't be found message too and it loaded instantly indicating no entry. About 5 seconds later if found the Beta webpage. Took me another few seconds to retry main and it was back. So transient here and I'm using Google public DNS, not the flaky ISP's DNS.

As several people are reporting it, I'm wondering if there is an update to the DNS records for berkeley.edu being propagated.
11) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc doesn't respect "don't run projects when PC is being used" with multiple users logged in at the same time. (Message 91026)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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This was reported in another thread which is now locked or I would have responded to that one. I can confirm this is an issue even when the installation option to allow all users to control BOINC is selected. I have even uninstalled and reinstalled the latest version of BOINC. Is there any way to figure out why this is happening. It's a real pain since everyone has to remember to log out of the computer every time and if anyone forgets, the next person is hosed since BOINC continues to run.

I don't see a work around of the security sandbox that causes this. The issue is BOINC is started by user Q. He walks away and the computer isn't being used by user Q, even if user S logs on and does things. The BOINC program that detects keyboard/mouse activity is only able to see user Q's activity because it is running in the snadbox for user Q. If it was able to see user S then it could be a keylogger and that is a much bigger issue!

You work around is to have the O/S auto log out users after a period of inactivity.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 91014)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Dick Cole, Doolittle Raider, 103
13) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 91011)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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I wonder if it is going to be down well into the left coast evening?
14) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 91001)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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One we missed
Janet Jeppson Asimov
15) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 91000)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Well, today I had it planned so I would be away from the net doing a little driving for the company. Something about a lawn mower. But I didn't need the excitement of the police shutting down the freeway for a while. It is getting close to lunch time here on the left coast.

Predictions on the length of the outrage today?
16) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 90996)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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We got an early in the morning (for California) outage. They've been having issues lately, so I'll guess we will get a longer one today.
Should we start the outage with coffee and donuts or mimosas ??

Irish coffee
17) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 90982)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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In preparation for the great event to come tomorrow I'm posting to ensure this thread is warmed up and ready to go.

Yes, considering, it may be a really big event. Any predictions?
18) Message boards : The Lounge : Contemplation (Message 90978)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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No crunch? Hum ...
IIRC temperature changes such as going full bore to idle and the reverse are the biggest cause of chip failure because the chip leads pull off the chip.
Maybe exclusive application might lead to less wild temperature swings.
Of course maybe the chip is built well and it won't matter ;-)

No clue on specs for game boxes, might ask on gamer forums or NC at Seti.
19) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 90967)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Nahh, the server is responding just fine, it's the database that is not.

BTW, it's been 2 hours since I mailed Eric/Jeff and no word back ...


. . If there is an issue in the path for their emails they may not have gotten it. Or they might just be out having fun. You remember what fun is right? I think I can ... almost.

Stephen

:)

I'm sure that emails to his berkeley.edu address are handled by the school, PM via seti no.

There is the possibility someone has to make a physical visit to the colocation facility. Might take hours to get there and then procure any needed replacements parts and reload any backups etc.

BTW, you can always PM and/or e-mail Dr. A, he would know the status as well.

In the mean time, party through the Tuesday outrage and run your backup projects.
20) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 90954)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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