Posts by Jord

1) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory, Corona and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 108774)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Jord
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If you live with family, fit PIR's for lights in hallway, stair and any space where people walk through.
Funny if you have cats or other roaming animals...

But having said that, I use a cat light in the hallway. Found it among stuff I was giving away after my last animal died, it still had batteries fitted and was still working. Has a Day/Off/Night setting, not sure the difference between Day and Night as both will have it go on when I walk into its view. I set it to the side across from the door to the toilet, so at night when I have to go pee, I don't have to turn on all these lights everywhere.

My bed lights btw are all battery powered as well. I do have one electric light, but the bulb in it is 0.5 watts if I am not mistaken.

Get a boiling water dispenser instead of a kettle, so that only the water needed is boiled or heated to the correct temp for coffee.
An electric kettle isn't an option? You can fill it with as much water you need for your cuppa as well. Mine (from the Aldi) even has options of temperature: 40C, 60C, 80C, 100C.

(And if someone suggests insulating the pipe, I suggest they plan on three days of swearing and cursing when they come here to fit it, at their expense. Not to mention all the knuckle rash.)
At least your pipes can be approached. If you want to insulate mine, you have to start by drilling through the concrete of the floors and walls to get to them, then fill it all back in again and put my floor boards back. 😝
2) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory, Corona and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 108772)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Jord
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I always delete excessive quoting
No you don't. In none of your posts on this page of this thread have you deleted a single word or letter. Deleting excessive quoting means you answer only to that part of the message, like I do.
But some context is necessary when there are a few conversations going on at once, if I hadn't quoted you it would look like I was replying to Dave as that's the post above this one.
What do you think "in response to Message 108767" is for?

Or use a computer, a mobile device is not really suitable for a forum.
So you are the moderator then, deciding for everyone else how they should approach these forums and what to read them on?
3) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory, Corona and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 108767)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Jord
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What is it with you an needing to quote every post completely? You know how annoying that is to try to scroll through on a mobile device? Heck, even on a PC. Use the Reply button if you're posting immediately in reply to the post above yours. Simple bit of netiquette.

And besides, I wasn't talking to you. I was answering Sirius. Why do you always need to answer everyone? Are you the "moderator" of this forum?
4) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory, Corona and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 108765)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Jord
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Are they mains powered or battery operated?
Battery operated, they'll last about 10 years. I asked that when mine were installed in the old apartment. Same now for the smoke alarm, also battery operated, also lasting about 10 years.
5) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory, Corona and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 108746)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Jord
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One plus of the smart meter and its app, I caught secret micro use of gas by my central heating system. It was pre-heating tap water so that when I asked for warm water, it would come earlier.
I'd seen that before, as when I went on vacation, it would daily use 0.25 cubic meters of gas. No one home.

So I thought I turned that off, but this central heating apparatus then has a secret mode that still pre-heats some water once a day, showing on the app as using 0.02 to 0.09 cubic meters of gas on days I didn't use warm water at all. It took a service mechanic to shut that off, and since that time the app shows me on the days I don't use warm water: 0 cubic meters of gas used. Glory!
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : Recurring issues with grayed out remove option "they don't seem to care about. Best ask at their site" (Message 108734)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Jord
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Prodigit wrote:
You can't remove a project that's been added via account manager.
You either log off from account manager, and then remove the project, or go to the project website, and remove it there from the account manager page..
A project added via an account manager can only be removed via the account manager. Not via BOINC Manager - also not after logging off from the account manager, AFAIK.
Addendum: When you stop using an account manager and sync that decision to BOINC Manager, all projects you added via the account manager will disappear from BOINC Manager. Technically they may be seen as removed.
7) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory, Corona and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 108728)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Jord
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Have to thank Jord for that. He said, it's always best to have a paper trail. :-)
Here's another golden bit then: write down your meter readings, at least once a week. I do so every Friday, usually between 8am and 12pm - but sometimes I forget and it's done later or the day after. I've got a Calc sheet (Libre Office) that 's been added to and adjusted over the years, my meter readings go back to 2011 - even though that's in my old apartment.

But that it's a good thing shows here, our network administrator has updated their software and since that time the server can no longer read out every smart meter every day, or every week. Only sometimes. Which shows in the app I have of my energy provider, plenty of days showing that there isn't anything read.

Additionally, I get an energy report from my provider every month in email, but there it only says "You have used this amount for electricity and that for gas", without showing starting and ending meter readings. I've already complained about that, because even though they should be trustworthy, they can just give any arbitrary number and say I have to pay extra. But since my readings go back to 2011, I can make a pretty good guess how much I've used per month, just based on the meter readings. That paper trail, although it's in Calc sheets, on my computer's HDD and a backup on my NAS.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Recurring issues with grayed out remove option "they don't seem to care about. Best ask at their site" (Message 108727)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Jord
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Prodigit wrote:
You can't remove a project that's been added via account manager.
You either log off from account manager, and then remove the project, or go to the project website, and remove it there from the account manager page..
A project added via an account manager can only be removed via the account manager. Not via BOINC Manager - also not after logging off from the account manager, AFAIK. And certainly not via the project's website.

tjokar wrote:
I am not sure about the structure of the Boinc project, but I would hope there is some moderator/admin who can halt this behaviour.
BOINC is open source. Anyone can change anything he or she wants under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation, therefore the BOINC developers cannot dictate what any project or account manager or external developer can and cannot do with the manager, client and server software.
9) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory, Corona and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 108628)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Jord
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Here you go, all them nifty speed limits: https://www.gov.uk/speed-limits
10) Message boards : The Lounge : Science and Technology in the News (Message 108600)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Jord
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https://news.sky.com/story/absolutely-bizarre-spirals-of-blue-light-spotted-in-sky-above-new-zealand-12637367

"As far as we can tell it's created by the sun catching the exhaust [fumes] from the second stage of a SpaceX rocket that reignited about an hour after it had been placed in orbit at Cape Canaveral"
11) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Application error on Windows 10 shutdown (Message 108599)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Jord
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Maar dank je wel, ik kan op jacht naar een Nederlandse vertaling die niet gedaan wordt.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 108580)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Jord
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Weird people those Scots: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/18/male-blood-donor-refused-say-pregnant-turned-away/

Leslie Sinclair, 66, who is a retired driver for an engineering company, is a committed donor who has given 125 pints of blood in the last five decades.

However, on his most recent trip to the Albert Halls clinic in Stirling, Scotland, he was barred from donating after he said it was unnecessary for him to answer a question on a form asking if he was pregnant as he is a man in his 60s, MailOnline report.

Staff at the clinic said they could not accept his blood unless he provided a response, arguing that it is not always clear if someone is pregnant and the policy is in place to "promote inclusiveness".
13) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory, Corona and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 108578)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Jord
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Curious. I got the following in my spam folder: "The following post, "Comodo Dragon v102.0.5005.61 32&64-bit are now available for download" by vasi.dragon has been reported by yigido (lugo_58) on a board you moderate:" with all links in the message going to the Comodo forums.
Now, I do have an account there... I just didn't know I was a moderator there. (Which I ain't, not with 2 posts under my belt. 😂)

Edit: Ah shoots. I'm not the only one.
Edit 2: One of their moderators explained what happened: "We get it, don't need to spam the forum with the issue, it was a mistake in the default permission profile that gave board moderation to regular members. It has since been fixed and you should ignore/delete the email that you received."
14) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory, Corona and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 108541)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Jord
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USSR Russia
You do know that despite Putin's best efforts, the CCCP or USSR doesn't exist anymore, but that it's the Russian Federation these days?
15) Message boards : Android : app_config.xml on android? (Message 108538)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Jord
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You started with asking Is there an app_config.xml on android? to which Dave said he wouldn't know why not... but there isn't ever an app_config.xml file unless you make one. And since you can't make one due to lack of write permissions, BOINC won't have one.
16) Message boards : Android : app_config.xml on android? (Message 108534)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Jord
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Total Commander will be able to see the files. On all my devices the directory has always been ./data/data/edu.berkeley.boinc, where ./ depicts root.
17) Message boards : Android : GPU on Android? (Message 108532)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Jord
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Running Boinc on a phone is not what the phone is designed for - it is not surprising that such intense load causes the phone to overheat.
Hence why the specific gaming phones come with vapor chamber cooling technology and some of them even with a (clip-on) fan. But otherwise, having a fan blow over the phone while it crunches helps keep the temperature down. And if someone finds that overkill they shouldn't complain if their device overheats. They won't run an Intel 12900ks without active cooling either.
18) Message boards : Android : app_config.xml on android? (Message 108530)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Jord
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What folder would I be looking for?
On the phone's memory /data/data/edu.berkeley.boinc, where the second /data/ is a hidden directory. Even when the phone is rooted, I don't think you can easily write to this directory.

Also "USB Debugging" mode, which is available without rooting, might allow you to see all the files using a PC through a USB cable.
No, since the /data/ directory is a hidden directory, so the PC doesn't see it. Besides, even if you would be able to see it, you only have read rights, no write rights. If it's pre-9 Android, you can try this trick to backup the data directory. I'm sure there's an adb command to push a file back into the hidden directory as well, but you do require write rights for that.
19) Message boards : The Lounge : Science and Technology in the News (Message 108455)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Jord
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China's FAST telescope detected several Fast Radio Bursts emanating from a star system 3 billion light years away.
https://www.wionews.com/science/china-detects-fast-radio-burst-3-billion-light-years-away-is-it-an-alien-message-486552
https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/frb-china-1.6481552
https://twitter.com/globaltimesnews/status/1536600248323231744
20) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.20.0 released for Windows (Alpha or pre-release version) (Message 108452)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Jord
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David Anderson wrote:
7.20.0 released for testing (Win and Mac)

Version 7.20.0 of the BOINC client is available to test.
Please download it from here:
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

... and report test results here:
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/alpha/test_form.php

Release notes:
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Release_Notes

Thanks to Vitalii and Charlie for coordinating this release.

-- David
Known issue:

Switching from Advanced view to Simple view will crash the manager with a WxWidgets Debug error. This is being worked on by the developers.


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