Posts by TimeLord04

1) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 105395)
Posted 12 Sep 2021 by TimeLord04
Firefox 91.0.2 here, Pages are loading fine... Actually getting into Threads is another matter... Seems just a bit sluggish, intermittently.

2) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 105217)
Posted 22 Aug 2021 by TimeLord04
8-22-2021 at 8:51 AM - PDT

[Third Glory:]

+8 Days of good service on DISH. NO ISSUES!!!!! :-) :-D

I now consider the matter resolved and closed. :-) :-D

We finally have 21st Century TV, Internet, and MESH Networking! :-) :-D

I can FINALLY de-stress, unwind, relax, breathe better, and sleep better.
I can go on my trip in a month to my brother's place and NOT have to
worry about getting calls from my parents that the TV isn't working....

THANK GOD!!!!! :-) :-D

3) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 105215)
Posted 21 Aug 2021 by TimeLord04
8-21-2021 at 10:50 AM - PDT

This is my first time Posting in this Thread... I never felt I had anything of great issue to Grumble or Glory about until now....

For the last 6 Months, my family and I have gone through TOTAL TV HELL!!!!

We had a TOTAL NIGHTMARE under AT&T U-Verse TV service, (Original U-Verse TV, NOT DirecTV Satellite service), due
to the fact that we HAD to connect TWO Bedrooms via COAX. This was due to the fact that our home, (built in 1978), DOES
NOT have Ethernet in the walls, ANYWHERE! U-Verse TV and COAX NEVER seemed to mix properly. So, after YEARS of
various issues that COULD NOT get resolved by U-Verse, we switched TV service to DISH Network, (satellite), BUT kept
U-Verse Internet service. (50Mb DEDICATED Internet service. Which I've tested and beats COMCAST XFINITY Business
200Mb service - NOT Dedicated....)


Since February 24th, the day of Installation, we've had NOTHING BUT ISSUES with DISH Network! Due to the prior issues
with U-Verse TV, we INSISTED that DISH provide 4 Wireless Joey STBs, (Set Top Boxes), along with their latest Hopper 3
DVR. On February 25th a 2nd Installer had to come back to the house to install, (and first, sell us), a Linksys MESH Network
system solution. This consisted of ONE Linksys AC2200 Tri-Band Node as our new Router, (behind the U-Verse NVG-599 Gateway),
and TWO AC1300 'Child' Nodes elsewhere in the home. One Child Node was installed in the Master Bedroom to accommodate
one of two DISH Wireless Access Points to serve the Master Bedroom Wireless Joey Box, the other Child Node was placed in the
upstairs spare bedroom which is just outside of the reclaimed attic space nook where ALL our electronics reside. (Gateway, Hopper,
three Vonage Devices, my three computers.) I call this nook the 'Office'.

We had SUCH pixelation issues that I had to purchase two more AC1300 'Child' Nodes. I then stripped out the two DISH Wireless
Access Points. THEN, connected each 'Child' Node by Cat-5 Ethernet to EACH Wireless Joey Box.


By going Ethernet at each Joey Box to each 'Child' Node, the Joeys were DIRECTLY connected to the MESH Network. NO MORE

[GRUMBLE Continued:]

Next, we encountered CONSTANT drops of connectivity between the DISH Hopper 3 DVR and the U-Verse Network. (Both Wired
and Wireless to the U-Verse Gateway. (Feb 24, and 25th....) After the MESH Network was installed, I moved connectivity to the
MESH Router Node - AC2200.... I first connected by WiFi. STILL the Hopper dropped connectivity NIGHTLY AFTER completing
the TV Guide Update to itself AND the Joey Boxes. I then moved connectivity OFF WiFi and went wired by Cat-5 to the second
Netgear GS-108 Switch, (daisy chained to the first Netgear GS-108 Switch which holds connection to THREE Vonage Devices),
and from the 2nd GS-108, wired directly to the second Wired Port on the AC-2200. The first/Primary Port of the the AC2200
plugs directly to a free port on the U-Verse NVG-599 Gateway.

STILL, NIGHTLY, the DVR drops connectivity and ASSIGNS ITSELF an "Internal, Non-Routable IP Address of 169.x.y.z...." NOTE,
the AC-2200, NOR the U-Verse Gateway forward that address to the Hopper 3 DVR. Instead, (just like the old Win NT 4 days),
the Hopper 3 is failing to keep ANY Network Connectivity at all, and gives itself this address.

Time and time again, I'd go through this with Level 1 and Level 2 DISH Phone Tech Support. Time and time again, they'd send
a DISH Technician to the house. In April, the Technician that came to the house contacted his "Advanced Engineering Team"
which asked him to ask me what U-Verse Gateway we had. I told the Tech we have the NVG-599. (NOW, the 599, (per U-verse
Techs whom were at the home MANY times in the past), state that the 599 is IDENTICAL to the newer 5268AC Gateway, both
electronically and physically. ONLY firmware updates are different between the two Gateways....) The Advanced Engineering
Team told Geo, (the Tech), to turn 'Bridge Mode' on the Hopper "OFF" and reboot the Hopper.

This was done, and for six days, the issue 'seemed' resolved; however, we then started having the same connectivity issues
NIGHTLY! So, since April, I've been waking up between 4 and 4:30 AM to reboot the Hopper DVR to regain Network Connectivity
and provide TV Service to the Joeys and to the home.

FINALLY I got fed up with all of this, and did an Internet Search for "Why does DISH Hopper equipment have issues with U-Verse
Gateways?" or some wording close to that effect. My third search on this led me to some Website with ONE U-Verse Customer
whom also was on DISH and claimed the DISH HIC Device was the ONLY remedy to keep the Hopper 1 connected to the
Network and provide consistent and constant TV Services throughout the home.

I THEN contacted DISH Phone Tech Support ONE LAST TIME! I ACTUALLY got a Level 2 Tech, (Ethan, DISH Phone ID, "VHN"),
who stated my equipment and connections were ALMOST identical to his, and that "...YES, an HIC Device WILL resolve the
issues." A new Technician Service date was scheduled for us to FIRST replace the DVR, (in case it was defective), AND
install the HIC Device.

The Tech that came out was a Contractor, NOT a DISH Network Employee Tech. He had NO HIC Device available. He had
to go BACK to San Jose, (with traffic), which would take 2 Hours to do. THEN, he could search his Home Base for a HIC,
and come back to install the HIC and new Hopper 3. HOWEVER at 6 PM, a week ago Thursday, the Tech NEVER came
back! I called in to Phone Support AGAIN and got Violet who said that Tech Notes showed that Anthony, (the Tech who
went to get an HIC Device), states that his Home Base DID NOT have a HIC anywhere available. She insisted I speak
to her Supervisor whom just got out of a meeting. I was placed on HOLD for 20 Minutes. I hung up and called back
a week ago Friday morning. Got a NEW Tech scheduled for a week ago, today. THIS TIME the Tech WAS/IS a DISH
Network Employee Tech. (Will.) He replaced the DVR, set it up for Bridge Mode OFF, and installed the HIC Device.

[Second Glory:]

As of today, day of good service #7, we STILL have PROPER and GOOD Network Connectivity to and from the
MESH Network, to and from the Hopper 3 DVR! ALMOST 6 FULL MONTHS to the day that we started this
endeavor with DISH!

Installs SHOULD REQUIRE that an HIC Device be installed at the Hopper to resolve such issues IN THE
FIRST PLACE! We SHOULD NOT have had to endure this NIGHTMARE.

Should we have good TV Service tomorrow, I WILL consider the matter completely resolved and closed.

4) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 104716)
Posted 7 Jul 2021 by TimeLord04
A couple of weeks ago:

Joanne Linville dead at 93.

(Star Trek, (Original Series), "Enterprise Incident" - Romulan Commander.)
5) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 104488)
Posted 27 May 2021 by TimeLord04
William Shakespeare - (NO, NOT that one...)

The first elderly Brit to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, dead at 81.

(News released a couple days ago... Surprised no one else posted before me.)

R.I.P. :'-(
6) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 102786)
Posted 1 Feb 2021 by TimeLord04
Dustin Diamond, (aka: 'Screech', "Saved by the Bell"), dead at 44 - Cancer. :'-(

7) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 102431)
Posted 5 Jan 2021 by TimeLord04
Tanya Roberts - Dead at 65, Monday January 4, 2021.

While her partner prematurely declared her dead on Jan 3, 2021, TMZ reports she DID die Jan 4, 2021. (See article in Link above.)
8) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 100483)
Posted 26 Aug 2020 by TimeLord04
American irony?????

I think, it is an excuse to find a fresher tagline.

Covid finger lickin' virus.

"A pound of salt and 10 herbs and spices?"

"Chickens have three breasts!"

"Half the meat, twice the price!"

"Extra Grease or Double Burned?"

"The Colonel is a cross dresser!"

I'm sure they will come up with a tagline to go with their swill.


"Do you want gravy printed with that?"

9) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 100082)
Posted 22 Jul 2020 by TimeLord04
Found something interesting Posting, just now, at SETI....

Apple Emojis DON'T Post anymore. They get scrambled into random characters.

All my prior Posts that did have Emojis have also been scrambled.


10) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 99873)
Posted 11 Jul 2020 by TimeLord04
since we are entering the weekend it looks like we will get the pleasure of 7 days.

"We're going to undo that event." - Talmadge.

"We have the capability of sending a man back in time... Seven Days!" - Olga.

(Seven Days, Sci-Fi show. Jonathan LaPaglia....)



Seven Days Intro Theme. - Season 1.

New Seven Days Intro Theme. - Season 3.

"Let's do it again...."
11) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 98823)
Posted 25 May 2020 by TimeLord04
<<--- On MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 - (17G12034)

BOINC Forum/Site Display is normal for me in Firefox 76.0.1 - NO Dark Mode.

[EDIT:] In FF under Tools --> Add-ons --> Themes - I have "Light" Theme "Enabled".

I hope this info helps, Jord.

12) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (Message 98053)
Posted 24 Apr 2020 by TimeLord04
So leaner means? Less RAM usage?
Mostly lower overhead so, but also less bloatedness, as the video card drivers don't need AND OpenCL AND OpenGL components, but can just do with Vulkan.

But will Vulcan run games which require OpenGL? If not, the driver will still need that present.

VulKan, (NOT VulCan), is/will be used in Windows and Linux.

Apple has developed "Metal" and "Metal2" for MacOS. Vulkan WILL NOT run on MacOS.... (Even though the PC Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX-580 Card and the Mac Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX-580 Card are PHYSICALLY Identical.)

IF one has Dual Boot on a Mac, (both Windows and MacOS), the GPU under Windows would use Vulkan and under MacOS use Metal/Metal2.
The only caveat for MacOS is the High Sierra 10.13.x Operating System under which one MAY choose to use NVIDIA Pascal Cards,
(10x0 Models), and in High Sierra the Pascal Cards CAN make use of CUDA, (under the 418.163 NVIDIA CUDA Driver), or OpenCL
under the NVIDIA Web Driver - the Latest is 387. Pascal Cards DO NOT function under Mojave NOR Catalina. So,
IF one, on MacOS, wants the Latest OS AND a modern PCI-e GPU or e-GPU then one MUST use AMD/ATI Cards.

The functionality, (as I understand it), of Vulkan and Metal/Metal2 are equivalent. Vulkan is PC and Metal/Metal2 is MacOS.


OpenCL, and OpenGL WILL still function for Games. As Jord said; however, these protocols are near or at End-Of-Life. Apple under MacOS has already
deprecated OpenCL though it still functions under Mojave and Catalina.

As Vulkan and Metal/Metal2 become more prevalent and mainstream, OpenCL and OpenGL will go from being just deprecated to UNUSED/Killed Off.

13) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (Message 97906)
Posted 20 Apr 2020 by TimeLord04
How did I get tagged as a help desk expert and volunteer tester? I don't remember for signing up to that.

The 'Volunteer tester' came from running SETI Beta. 'Help desk expert' came from being helpful to
several people here with technical questions.

14) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 97652)
Posted 14 Apr 2020 by TimeLord04
Einstein has an interesting technology structure. Either the web server is at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and the database is in Hanover, Germany, or the other way round. Everything has to go one way or the other over the private line linking the two sites. Sometimes it glitches.

The University of Wisconsin closed out their OLD '.edu' Websites for Einstein Project LONG ago.

The above Link, (a '.org' Site), now goes to the Einstein Cafe. All the Einstein pages NOW are '.org'.

However; as you state, the DB and Science part of the Project are ALL in Germany.

I haven't had issues, myself, getting into the Einstein Forums. However; quite some time ago,
when the change from the '.edu' Base of things was made to '.org' and even the BOINC Project
Links were changed to what they are now, I initially had problems keeping BOINC happy when
trying to Upload or Download Units.

The last time I ran Einstein from my System - "Exeter", a Win XP Pro SP-2 x64 System, things
seemed to run pretty smoothly. However; that was in late 2018. Exeter has LONG since been
retired. (I still have her, but she's unplugged, and the GTX-760 has been pulled and put to

15) Message boards : The Lounge : That other thread (Message 96789)
Posted 15 Mar 2020 by TimeLord04
Simple. Upgrade to Win 10 Professional. (BEST $99 USD spent on Windows is to
Upgrade from Home to Pro.) Pro LETS YOU manage Updates to YOUR schedule!

I have Updates postponed to their Maximum. One Set is 35 Days from Release, the other
is 180 Days from Release. This gives MickeySloth time to FIX things that they SHOULD
NOT have initially released without completely checking the Update. (Which they seem


AND, Pro DOES NOT Auto-Restart the OS on the fly.

16) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 96209)
Posted 29 Feb 2020 by TimeLord04
Joe Coulombe, Founder and former CEO of Trader Joe's
dead at 89.

17) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95526)
Posted 26 Jan 2020 by TimeLord04
Hello everyone! 😀

18) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95406)
Posted 21 Jan 2020 by TimeLord04
I can FINALLY get back in here!!!

FRAKKING Double Outrage!!! Couldn't get in here for the PAST HOUR!
Firefox kept giving me:

"Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem."


"Is it Down or Just Me" was telling me that "BOINC is TOTALLY DOWN!"

Glad to see this place back up and running.

19) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94690)
Posted 4 Jan 2020 by TimeLord04
1-4-2020 at 6:18 AM - PST

Well, it seems to be down, now... 😔

20) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 93909)
Posted 26 Nov 2019 by TimeLord04
Good morning everyone. 😀😃😄😁


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