Posts by tullio

21) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1929432)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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I am still getting updates on 1709. My Einstein@home GPU tasks rum smoothly on my GTX 1050 Ti board with nVidia driver, while Seti@home GPU tasks cause a frequent reboot of the PC while completing perfectly with no error. I am not a Windows fan, I have two Linux boxen running other BOINC projects, but Windows 10 seems OK to me.
Tullio
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1929360)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Le Repubblica paper reports of a mining factory in downtown Milano with 50 computers underground. But there is another near Ferrara with 400 computers. Giving the high price of electricity in Italy (I pay 19 eurocents/kWh) I wonder if they gain any money. I pay 120 euro for a two months bill with my 3 computers running 24/7. This includes also the cost of RAI TV, 9 euros/month for ten months. Then I have the SKY TV bill, which I watch very little, since it does not cover ski and bicycle racing, more 21 euros/month. But I shall abort it and watch Eurosport on a Telecom TIM Box decoder, 2 euros/month.
Tullio
23) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Fusion power on the grid within 15 years? (Message 1929261)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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I've worked with neutrons in my youth. They are bad beasts, they can destroy any metal in a matter of hours.
Tullio
24) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Fusion power on the grid within 15 years? (Message 1929024)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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There must be an easier way of boiling water. Neutrons are not an electric current, you must use them to boil some water.
Tullio
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1928821)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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GP Bahrein
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Kimi Raikkonen hits a Ferrari mechanic at a pit stop and retires
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1928810)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Paris-Roubaix
1 Peter Sagan Slovakia
2 Sylvan Dillier Switzerland
3 Niki Terpstra Nederlands
4 Greg Van Avermaet Belgium
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1928748)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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It will be covered on RAI 3 channel. Sky is not covering bicycle races, nor ski events, only football (soccer), auto GP and moto GP. I was pushed by Telecom Italia to buy a Sky subscription, but it is totally useless to me and I shall abort it. It comes on Internet via a decoder which connects the modem to my TV set. My Telecom line runs at 30 MBit/s. I could raise it to 100 MBit by paying 10 euro/month more, but 30 is enough for me. I don't watch films on my TV set, a Samsung which serves also as a monitor for my Windows 10 PC.
Tullio
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1928595)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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"Foundations of data science:computational; thinking with Python" is the first of three online course whose name I found on the Berkeley Online Newsletter. I thought I would try to run the first one (which I am doing with all its tests) and, if I like it, I could take also the remaining two. The price is affordable. I did not know about the webcam, I have it only on a laptop running SuSE Linux. Maybe that is the problem. But I can see its Youtube videos on my main Linux box.
Tullio
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1928572)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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The FutureLearn organization,which belongs to the UK Open University, never asked for a picture of mine. I wanted to take a MIT/Sloan course on Artificial Intelligence but they asked for 2600 USD, which I cannot afford to spend. So I went to Berkeley,which is associated with edX, sponsored by Microsoft, and I sent them my 80.4 Euros, corresponding to 99 USD. But they asked for a web cam image not only of me bu also of my IIdentity card or Driving license, and they say it is blurry. I only have e webcam on a HP laptop with Linux, so I wrote them to send me back my money, I renounce to the Diploma.
Tullio
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1928293)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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I've started an online course by Berkeley on data processing which should teach me to program in Python. But they want an image of me taken with a web camera and an image of a document with a photo on it in order to verify my identity. I tried to comply with this request, but they say that the photo of my driving license is blurry, so they will not give me a certificate after I finish the course, although I have paid 99 USD with my credit card. The Americans are getting more bureaucratic than Italy, and this is simply stupid. They got my money, what do they want more?
Tullio
31) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Fusion power on the grid within 15 years? (Message 1927993)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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The Divertor Tokamak Test Facility shall be built at Frascati,Italy, by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, with an investment of 500 millions euro financed by the European Community. It should provide a test of the machinery designed for both ITER and DEMO experimental fusion reactors. ITER is a proof of concept experiment not producing any electricity. DEMO should be its successor and the first fusion reactor capable of producing electricity. ITER is under construction in France and should produce its first plasma in 2025. DEMO is still a project.
Tullio
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1927734)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Niki Terpstra,Nederlands, wins the Tour des Flandres after an attack by Vincenzo Nibali. Second is Mads Petersen,Denmark, third Philippe Gilbert, Belgium.
33) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space Exploration News (Message 1927116)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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The European Space Agency has decided to build ARIEL, a spacecraft for analyzing the atmosphere of exoplanets. It should be launched in 2028.
Tullio
34) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery, Search for other habitable planets (Message 1926992)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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The TESS (Transit Exoplanets Survey Satellite) will launch on April 16 on a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket. It will take the role of Kepler in finding exoplanets.
Tullio
35) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The James Webb Space Telescope (Message 1926880)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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The launch is delayed to March 2020. Hopefully.
Tullio
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part VI (Message 1926805)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Some relatives of mine were on a yacht in the Atlantic Ocean with French skipper Eric Tabarly. He wore no lifeline and wanted no radio on board. He was washed away from a wave and my relatives found themselves alone in the Atlantic, with no way of calling for help. Eventually they were sighted by a ship and saved. Eric Tabarly's body was found later on the Portugal coast.
Tullio
37) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery, Search for other habitable planets (Message 1926803)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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The Kepler spacecraft is now used to detect supernovae in galaxies, now that it lost its ability to hunt for exoplanets. Astronomers are quick to find new uses for old instruments.
Tullio
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Fond Farewell (Message 1926715)
Posted 26 Mar 2018 by Profile tullio Project Donor
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I agree with Chris that no alien message was found and probably will never be found. I am running 5 BOINC projects Einstein, SETI, SourceFinder,Climateprediction.net,LHC@home which has 5 subprojects under the same umbrella and uses VirtualBox, like SourceFinder. I am still running SETI@home both on CPUs and GPUs, and Einstein@home for the same reason. The SETI message boards are the liveliest of all my projects, which are often very boring. I have made some friends and I like contributing to the Italian Cafe, although no other Italian cares to write. I shall miss you Chris.
Tullio
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1926497)
Posted 25 Mar 2018 by Profile tullio Project Donor
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GP Australia
1 Sebastian Vettel Frrrari
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrrai
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
4 Fenando Alonso McLaren
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What Are You Reading? (Message 1926360)
Posted 24 Mar 2018 by Profile tullio Project Donor
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His book is much easier than "Shadows of the mind" by Roger Penrose.
Tullio


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