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1) Message boards : Number crunching : UBUNTU-Nvidia jobless (Message 1670519)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile ML1
Sorry for being too brief...

Multiverse is the name of the Ubuntu software packages repository for software that is available from a multitude of sources/licenses.

Also, for something like nVidia, there should be lots of comments in the Ubuntu forums to offer help.


Good luck,

And happy fast crunch in,
Martin
2) Message boards : Number crunching : UBUNTU-Nvidia jobless (Message 1670495)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile ML1
Hi, For some time I can not work in Ubuntu for my two NVIDIA GTX760.

In Windows no problem but for Ubuntu no work ...?

Greetings.

You likely need to enable installing software from "Multiverse" and accept the special licensing that comes with the nVidia drivers.

That is not normally enabled by default due to nVidia license restrictions... You have to read and submit to their terms and conditions...


All easy enough with a few clicks but something that nVidia need persuading to make easier and to respect user freedom. You've paid money after all...


Happy fast crunchin',
Martin
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Monster GPU Cruncher Build (Message 1670490)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile ML1
If you are wanting a Boinc-crunch-only behemoth, then do away with Windows and bloatware and license restrictions and go for one of the small Linux distros...

You can run a full Linux OS and Boinc entirely in ram. No HDD/SSD IO needed!

(Or more simply, just any of the mainstream Linux distros and simply run from a HDD or SSD. The disk IO is negligible in any case and in any case, Linux automatic file-system caching utilising any spare ram available is very good.)


No overhead from anti-virus or firewalls or "advertisements" software and no Microsoft nags!

Happy fast cool crunchin'!
Martin
4) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1670065)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
Electricity can be recovered from urine. With the help of pee researchers now hope to be able to improve the lighting and thus increase the safety of women in refugee camps.
http://www.dn.se/webb-tv/klipp/nyheter/ditt-kiss-kan-tanda-lampan/
And Pubs:)

Thanks for that.

Doing a quick search for that one gave these two examples:


Four young Nigerian girls have invented a generator that runs on urine

The invention was first displayed in Lagos, November, 2012...



University installs prototype 'pee power' toilet

... Students and staff at the Bristol-based University of the West of England are being asked to use the working urinal to feed microbial fuel cell (MFC) stacks that generate electricity to power indoor lighting...



Anyone see what I see as a big problem for the Lagos pee power?...

Meanwhile, the microbial fuel cell looks good so long as the microbes don't get too exuberant on the processed alcohol!


We also have an awful lot a sewerage that can be usefully used...


All on our only one world,
Martin
5) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1669819)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
- Duke University study looked at 1,000 years of temperature records...

... Daily Mail trash newspaper sensationalist stupidity...

Clyde,

That is a repeat of your Message 1669772 - Posted: 25 Apr 2015, 14:02:37 UTC posting.

Follow-ups on that thread.


And note: Storing up even greater disruption for the future is no solution and is reprehensible. Guess no cares at all when dead?

Not caring is no solution. For everyone in our world, neither is blind ignorance or corrupt and reckless pollution.


All on our only one planet,
Martin
6) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1669814)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
- Duke University study looked at 1,000 years of temperature records

- It compared it to the most severe emissions scenarios by the IPCC

- Found that natural variability can slow or speed the rate of warming

- These 'climate wiggles' were not properly accounted for in IPCC report

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3052926/Our-climate-models-WRONG-Global-warming-slowed-recent-changes-natural-variability-says-study.html#ixzz3YKTRF77V...

So... That nicely confirms what we are seeing. Shame about the media rhetoric and the dumb distortions for the denialist cause.

You can't deny the physics of CO2 gas mediated, H2O vapour amplified, human industry generated global warming and the increasingly extreme consequences.


For that article, note also:


Duke Researcher Denounces Rush Limbaugh's "Ridiculous" Distortion Of His Global Warming Study

Rush Limbaugh grossly distorted a new study from Duke University, claiming it shows that "there isn't any [global] warming going on." But one of its authors noted that the study actually confirms humans' role in driving global warming and said that Limbaugh's claim is "ridiculous." ...


Study: Global Warming Has Slowed But Could Heat Up Again

A study led by Duke University of 1,000 years of temperature records has shown that global warming is not occurring as fast as some have suggested, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported...

... This natural balance, however, could shift, the scientists warn, and the "climate wiggles" seen over the years could change, forcing Earth to warm at a faster speed than expected, the study said.

"At any given time, we could start warming at a faster rate if greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere increase without any offsetting changes in aerosol concentrations or natural variability," said Wenhong Li, assistant professor of climate at Duke, who worked with Brown on the climate change study...




Such is the games that the sensationalist media and shill denialists ('Marketing'?) misleadingly and corruptly play to everyone's cost.


So, what that study actually shows is that we are presently storing up far greater trouble for the future for faster warming and greater disruption. All just a question of when the deep ocean currents change or of when the newly warmed deep ocean water melts the thousands of years of stored methane clathrates...

Meanwhile I expect the denialists to claim that "nothing is happening", "nothing is happening", "oh look still nothing is happening", and then the warming increases for the denialists to then say: "oh we're all doomed already so time to die and have fun burning off the rest of the oil" to spite the rest of the world! Such are stupid corrupt games with our world.


Or all a part of continuing corruptly manipulated ignorance?


All on our only one planet,
Martin
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Ubuntu Linux GPU woes nearing end (Message 1669758)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
Oh dear... A few woes there...

Ubuntu is based on the Debian distro and both have recently moved to using systemd to control how the system components start up. That replaces upstart and there is some controversy for the changes.



Waffling on a bit... ;-)

Complete conjecture on my part: Could well be that AMD hasn't caught up yet with their proprietary drivers...

However, I would expect the Ubuntu repository distro supported drivers to work fine. Check back with those?

Also take care if you have multiple versions of whatever driver installed...


Did a clean install work ok? Are the Ubuntu standard distro drivers recent enough?


If this is only for running Boinc:

An alternative to try that should be on the leading edge is Centos although I strongly dislike the default menu style. That distro is the root of its own distro tree distinct from Debian.

Or one of the small footprint distro even...


Good luck and let us know how you do,

Happy crunch in,
Martin
8) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1669637)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile ML1
The prosecution rests.

Just Martin, being Martin.


So... No useful comment or discussion. Just ad-homium.


Looks like you both have no case or anything much to offer to any discussion.

Long past time for you both to "rest"?...


All in the Amerikan Gone-West!...
9) Message boards : Politics : DEAD. Murder? usa internet LAW REFORM REQUIRED! #2 (Message 1669634)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile ML1
Despite the complete unawareness of some posters on this thread, at least some of the "Lawmakers" of the USA realise how some so called "crimes" as claimed are ridiculous...


'Aaron's Law' back on the table to bring sanity to US hacking laws

Zofgren, Wyden and Paul back changes to Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

... The bill [PDF] would reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to make sure it did not fall so heavily on minor abuses of terms and conditions.

Its namesake, Aaron Swartz faced up to 35 years in jail, and a $1m fine...

... As a result of his actions, Swartz was arrested under breaking-and-entering charges under state law, and then prosecuted under federal law for 11 violations of the CFAA – actions that many felt were wholly out of proportion to what he actually did.

Swartz turned down a plea bargain that would have seen him sentenced to six months in jail; the day after his counteroffer was rejected, he was found dead in his New York apartment having hanged himself...

... The senator also said: "Violating a smartphone app’s terms of service or sharing academic articles should not be punished more harshly than a government agency hacking into Senate files" - a reference to the controversial CIA hacking of the Senate Intelligence Committee's computers last year. He went on: "The CFAA is so inconsistently and capriciously applied it results in misguided, heavy-handed prosecution. Aaron’s Law would curb this abuse while still preserving the tools needed to prosecute malicious attacks."...



So... USA 'law' is all just a capricious game of "gameshow" plea bargaining...

And yet people die before ever reaching Justice...


Only in the USA?...

All in our only one world,
Martin
10) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1669630)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile ML1
Here we go with the euphemistically named "Trusted Computing" revamped take 2:


Windows 10 Device Guard: Microsoft's effort to keep malware off PCs

... Device Guard, when enabled by an administrator, checks to see if each and every application is cryptographically signed by Microsoft as a trusted binary before it is allowed to run...

... Device Guard will approve trusted universal apps on Windows 10 desktops, tablets and phones. Applications available from the Windows Store will be signed off and ready to run via Device Guard. Enterprises with legacy apps can send hashes of the executables to Redmond to be signed...



Really? Sign off all your hardware and software to Redmond?!


I wonder how much that will cost?!...

I also wonder when the embuggarance of UEFI becomes "mandatory" as 'required' by Redmond?...

Really, there can be no other OS but the one OS?


IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
11) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1669468)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile ML1
What was incorrect about This Ruling?

The only thing wrong is Martin's mind is hermetically sealed. It appears to operate like this, once upon a time a man discriminated against a woman, therefore all men always discriminate against women. Same thinking as a black man broke the law therefore all black men break the law.

Now, I'm sure Martin wasn't sitting in the jury box so he does not know what evidence was presented, nor did he watch the witnesses testify to know their creditability, so how he can form an opinion on this specific case .... he can't, but he can use a thought process like that outlined above .....

That might be what YOU alone think and an unfortunate example of your style of thought processes.

Or are you lost in your own prejudices?...


So... To clear one small point: The OJ Simpson example was used just to highlight how USA courts appear to be more greatly influenced by the flamboyance of the lawyers and the protagonists than by the actual merits of the case... All coloured yet further by unwieldy games of "plea bargaining"...

"Bargains" should be no part of Justice!


And I wonder if you even realise the difference between arguing/discussing the ideas being discussed, rather than simplistically going ad-homium (and ignoring any discussion)?

Same goes for sexism... Some men do not even realise they are patronizing towards all women... As seen in this very thread...


All a game of education and upbringing?


All in our only one world,
Martin
12) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1669388)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile ML1
As we've seen in some of the rather patronising sexist comments on this thread recently, moving to a more balanced and enlightened 'attitude' and culture is in some areas still a long long way away...

Here's yet another example and one example where the numbers are suggestive:


Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill in sexism case

Ellen Pao, the woman who took a Silicon Valley firm to court over sexism claims and lost, has been asked to pay legal costs of nearly $1m (£660,000).

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has said it will waive these costs if former employee Ms Pao does not appeal against the jury's decision...



And for my own experience for my 'high tech' areas of work, the male-female ratio has been as extreme as 200:1 !!! For various areas I've seen in high tech, women seem to be seen as more of a 'non-tech support'.

All from too many years of 'stereotyping' and 'type-casting'?

Unfortunately, attitudes seem to be inherited and perhaps need a few generations to break out into new areas...

Interestingly, the far more pleasant office areas where I've worked have been where the male/female balance has been better balanced.


A crying need for better balanced education and less misogynist TV and religion?

All in our only one world,
Martin

So...

This Individual Accusation, was deemed Legally False.

This is why, one should not believe Every Individual Claim, about anything, as Gospel.

Except... So dubiously so that there is great temptation placed there to dissuade from taking the case further...


So... Also the case that the American legal system looks to be more of a gameshow gamble than of dispassionate judgement... "OJ Simpson" anyone?...


All in our only one world,
Martin
13) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1669383)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile ML1
Heading for a train crash that is just waiting to happen:


Rail signal upgrade 'could be hacked to cause crashes'

A hi-tech signalling system that will eventually control all of Britain's trains could potentially be hacked to cause a serious crash...

... plans to replace ageing signal lights with new computers could leave the rail network exposed to cyber-attacks...

... part of the reason that transport systems had not already been hacked as frequently as financial institutions and media organisations was that much of the technology involved was currently too old to be vulnerable.

All of that will change in the coming years, as aircraft, cars and trains become progressively more computerised and connected...



The "too old to be vulnerable" is very important... If there are not the features in there to be exploited in the first place, then such features cannot be exploited! Why add internet complexity for the sake of attackers to attack?!

My safety-critical exposure has always been to design "fail-safe" systems where any fault forces the system into a safe state. Or rather, everything has to pass a positive check/test before allowing (continued) operation. And full kudos if you can achieve a system that is intrinsically safe that needs positive action for operation that then fundamentally will fall/fail back to intrinsically safe.


Railway electrical signalling and mechanical interlocks are expensive and cumbersome and inflexible but then again, they have proven to be very safe precisely because they are localized, independent, cumbersome and inflexible... No electronics or internet needed...


IT is what we allow it to be,
Martin
14) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1669380)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile ML1
Yeah, sad isn't it? I'm just wondering what would "those evangelists" be sprouting if Linux had not existed?

Before the IT age they were called used car dealers.

Just like this example?...

Ballmer sells windows1.0


Amazing how that all started as the big push to sell solitaire all "bundled in" "for free"...

Have times changed?...


IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
15) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Losing hope... (Message 1669373)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile ML1
That, I don't exactly know yet...

Enjoy the adventure and enjoy fun times?


:-)

Good luck... ;-)


Keep searchin'!
Martin
16) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1669369)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile ML1
As we've seen in some of the rather patronising sexist comments on this thread recently, moving to a more balanced and enlightened 'attitude' and culture is in some areas still a long long way away...

Here's yet another example and one example where the numbers are suggestive:


Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill in sexism case

Ellen Pao, the woman who took a Silicon Valley firm to court over sexism claims and lost, has been asked to pay legal costs of nearly $1m (£660,000).

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has said it will waive these costs if former employee Ms Pao does not appeal against the jury's decision...



And for my own experience for my 'high tech' areas of work, the male-female ratio has been as extreme as 200:1 !!! For various areas I've seen in high tech, women seem to be seen as more of a 'non-tech support'.

All from too many years of 'stereotyping' and 'type-casting'?

Unfortunately, attitudes seem to be inherited and perhaps need a few generations to break out into new areas...

Interestingly, the far more pleasant office areas where I've worked have been where the male/female balance has been better balanced.


A crying need for better balanced education and less misogynist TV and religion?

All in our only one world,
Martin
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Installing BOINC 7.2.42 on Ubuntu 14.10 instead of 7.4.8 (Message 1668653)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile ML1
Can you not copy the boincmgr from 7.2.42 over 7.4.8? BOINC Manager is just the GUI interface to BOINC & doesn't have to match the version of BOINC itself.
Personally I'm sticking with BOINC Manager 6.10.48 to retain the messages tab. Rather than have to open the "Event Log" view that is used in newer versions.

Very good idea and something I've done on odd occasions...

The problem for someone new to a Linux system is where to put the binary from Berkeley and how to make the boinc GUI auth work... Any howto notes anywhere?... If the cruncher is game?...


Happy cool crunchin,
Martin
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Installing BOINC 7.2.42 on Ubuntu 14.10 instead of 7.4.8 (Message 1668590)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile ML1
Welcome to a taster of Linux!

Such as boinc is usually a low priority for those contributing to make up the collection of software that makes a full distro of which Ubuntu is just one.

Looking on the package listing for boinc + Ubuntu suggests there's usually only the current version of boinc packaged up for each distro release...

If there's some irritating bug, then you can bet there'll soon be a follow-up version!

Try asking on the Ubuntu forums?


Happy cool crunchin,
Martin
19) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1668467)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile ML1
More of an industrial spin-off increasing trend:


Australia storms: Flood-threatened homes evacuated in Sydney

Residents in parts of the Australian city of Sydney have been urged to evacuate their homes as powerful storms continue to lash the region...

... Parts of the region have experienced more than 30cm (one foot) of rainfall, wind gusts of more than 100km/h (60mph) and waves reaching record heights of 15m (50ft)...

... told to leave their homes amid fears the nearby Georges River is about to burst its bank...




Ironically:

The world's largest port for coal exports in the city of Newcastle, north of Sydney, has been shut due to the storm



All on our only one planet,
Martin
20) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1668452)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile ML1
Here's a beautiful example of how it can get to be so badly frustratingly wrong:


Enraged US man shoots his malfunctioning computer

... so frustrated with his computer that he took it outside and shot it eight times, police say...

... Mr Hinch "shot the darn thing" when ctrl+alt+delete - the traditional method used to re-boot computers - "consistently did not work"...



The old Microsoft ctl-alt-del?...

To my mind, IT shouldn't be that way...


And IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin


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