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1) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Pulses, but too bright for pulsar. ET beacon? (new nuSTAR discovery) (Message 1589712)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Lint trapProject donor
There is a serous problem with this object. At only about 1.5 solar masses, it would have to draw in more surrounding material than a much more massive object, a black hole, does. Otherwise, there is no known way to account for the high energy x-rays observed from it. These are about ten times as intense, as in a typical pulsar.
The possibility that this is an example of stellar engineering by some super-advanced extraterrestrial race can not be ruled out at this point. They could have arranged to force-feed the pulsar with much larger amounts of material than could be expected in a natural astrophysical scenario.
That could make for a very conspicuous beacon, of sorts. It might serve some other purpose, or a combination of purposes.



If the technology exists to do that, why use a SOL beacon? We don't warn ants of imminent danger.

If it is not a natural object, is this confirmation that the SOL is absolute?

or, maybe it's a trap? A duck blind...

Lt
2) Message boards : Number crunching : I need a ups especially for when I have to flash the bios (Message 1582780)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Lint trapProject donor
You may get a few minutes use from your old ups'. That could be a few minutes saved if you are around for the event to do a safe shut down of the computer.


With many (most?) newer UPS's you don't need to be present. My Cyberpower is connected by usb cable to the pc and the UPS software will shut down the pc when it is necessary.

You can 'test' the shutdown operation by pulling the UPS' plug from the wall long enough for the run time to reach it's limit..

Lt
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Max temp for getting the normal life out of a video card? (Message 1582403)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Lint trapProject donor
Personally I won't run any video card above 70C, and preferably no more than 60C. Only had one die on me in all these years.



Yes, the cooler the better.

Just now, my 970 is crunching 4 mb's plus daily driver stuff at ~52c with the fans turning on a curve at 56% speed (almost total silence). Room temp is ~78f.

Lt
4) Message boards : Number crunching : I need a ups especially for when I have to flash the bios (Message 1582392)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Lint trapProject donor

I think Cyberpower 900 watts is close to $140 from NewEgg but some places go as high as $200. Make sure to look at Watts not Volts



@Zalster

The Cyberpower here is also 1500va/900w and looks similar to the unit you linked, but produces a true sine-wave output, has 10 outlets and is ~$200 at Newegg and elsewhere.

A true sine-wave output is supposedly better for newer psu's.

I have this one and so far, so good...we'll see when the weather turns in the next month or so...

@OP

I had a Gigabyte mobo lockup during a BIOS flash once. Three or four years ago. RMA'd it to Gigabyte and they soon sent me back a working board. No problem.

Lt

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5) Message boards : Number crunching : Potential (temporary) problem for GTX 980/970 early adopters (Message 1581800)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Lint trapProject donor
344.16 did not recognize my 460's as compatible hardware; failed system requirements check.

Lt

[edit] and Nvidia's Supported Products tab says only the 900 series, 980/970, are compatible with it.
6) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI@home in the News (Message 1580918)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Lint trapProject donor
The circle of SETI@Home's influence is widening. SAH is mentioned here as a partial influence for a non-BOINC related project.

http://lib.giveawayoftheday.com/MJ12node_95017/

Lt
7) Message boards : Number crunching : What's in stock? (Message 1579814)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Lint trapProject donor
Found my new video card with the aid of this site...many select options available. UK and Canada recently added.

http://www.nowinstock.net/computers/videocards/nvidia/gtx970/

HTH

Lt
8) Message boards : Number crunching : i7 4770K overheating when running seti@home (Message 1549597)
Posted 29 Jul 2014 by Profile Lint trapProject donor
Intel is reportedly changing it's "lidding" process (How the metal cpu lid is fitted to the chip underneath) on the next generation HEDT chips.

Should be Good News for those who can afford them...uh, Not Here..:(

Lt
9) Message boards : Number crunching : 80 Plus PSUs for low powered systems? (Message 1531108)
Posted 23 Jun 2014 by Profile Lint trapProject donor
Not a low, low power psu, but a Seasonic SFX 300w that meets the 80+ requirement in the range you want
here. It's an older model that is still available at Newegg (~$40+sh) and there's an in-depth review here.

Lt
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Donated Computers in Canada and elsewhere (Message 1524073)
Posted 3 Jun 2014 by Profile Lint trapProject donor
[quote]That's good news that organizations like this exist. Thanks for the information, Michael.

Also, the link posted in your first Thread by Candorchasma seemed to have good information in it; as well.

I wish I knew of such an organization in the US; but, I don't.

snip...


For those in the Washington DC area there is Project Reboot, which is run by the Capitol PC Users Group, Inc (CPCUG) in DC. Project Reboot sells donated pc's (with a new fully licensed copy of Win7Pro (32-bit)) for $25 USD. "Sells" because Microsoft won't let them give away their software.

The website is http://reboot.cpcug.org/index.html.

Lt
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1471177)
Posted 31 Jan 2014 by Profile Lint trapProject donor

SETI@home use. However PCIe v3 may be enough bandwidth at x1 now.


Maybe not enough for a top-end card (690, 770+), but might be enough for a mid-level (460) card.


Maybe someone will do a test in different PCIe configurations as was done a few years ago to show the % slow down for running fewer PCIe lanes.


The software tool 'NVidia Inspector' has a Bus Usage monitor which is not enabled by default.

IIRC, one of my factory o/c'd 460's needed about 35% of a pcie v1 x4 slot to crunch 2 version 6 mb's simultaneously. That was on a long gone E8400 C2D system.

Crunching 1 AP + 1 MB today, with the same model of 460 in a pcie v2 x16 slot is using at most 5%, according to the monitor.

Lt
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 14 year club (Message 1385932)
Posted 29 Jun 2013 by Profile Lint trapProject donor


Missed my 14th Anniversary on 17 June while in the hospital recovering from hip surgery and complications...

SO GLAD to be back crunching again!!

Congrats to all!

Lt

13) Message boards : Number crunching : chart to compare gpu power? (Message 1368914)
Posted 17 May 2013 by Profile Lint trapProject donor
One of these, maybe??

Passmark, HWCompare, or SAH's own gpu_list.

Lt
14) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXV [ CLOSED ] (Message 1367451)
Posted 13 May 2013 by Profile Lint trapProject donor


Reached 20 Million BOINC credits today!

Should reach 20m SETI tonight or tomorrow...

Keep crunching!!


Lt

15) Message boards : Number crunching : ASUS MB Owners (Message 1367261)
Posted 12 May 2013 by Profile Lint trapProject donor
I get memtest86 from here:

http://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

You want a Windows package if you are using Windows to create the bootable device of your choice.

Lt
16) Message boards : Number crunching : ASUS MB Owners (Message 1367118)
Posted 12 May 2013 by Profile Lint trapProject donor

I know that memtest is better , but I have a 64 Bit OS and memtest is for a 32 bit OS .



Memtest86 runs independent of your installed OS.

You only need your OS to create a bootable device (floppy, cd, etc) for the memory test program.

After rebooting to run the test program your OS is out of the picture.

Lt

17) Message boards : SETI@home Science : The subject of UFOs (Message 1327134)
Posted 12 Jan 2013 by Profile Lint trapProject donor

The Law may still hold Universally, but suppose energy/matter could transfer from one multiverse "bubble" to another. That would give the appearance of violating the Law.


Lt

18) Message boards : News : SETI@home scheduler is down until further notice. (Message 1314277)
Posted 12 Dec 2012 by Profile Lint trapProject donor


是的,你可能是正確的!即使是斯蒂芬·霍金假設第一次接觸將最有可能是一台機器。

地球人已經被污染的空間,月球,火星和一些小行星,所以這是很合理的想法。

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19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Today I retired my last working IDE device. (Message 1311270)
Posted 29 Nov 2012 by Profile Lint trapProject donor
I don't think the OP started this as a game thread!



Sorry Uli,

I wasn't attempting to start a game thread...just Saluting Victor for recognizing the old "hardware."

Lt
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Today I retired my last working IDE device. (Message 1310701)
Posted 27 Nov 2012 by Profile Lint trapProject donor


Victor wins!! YAY!!!

Yes, it's a floppy punch! ...

I still have plenty of diskettes around, but I don't think I have any Single-sided floppies anywhere.

ok, here's another old piece of hardware:



It's a six CD cartridge for a Panasonic 1x speed reader. I have the reader in the closet, but it's just too bulky to drag out right now... The reader connects to a scsi i/f card (around here somewhere, in one of the storage bins...). Though, it just occurred to me I might have thrown out the scsi cable when I was downsizing, getting ready to move to the apartment....dang! Well, that shouldn't be too hard to replace.

I had it working on my XP system a few years ago. Still have the s/w driver for it.



Lt



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