Posts by ML1

1) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1868981)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile ML1
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More proof that the modelling business is out of touch with reality.

Skinny model sacked for allegedly appearing “bloated” and “too big”.

When will they learn to get "real".

Cheers.

Model's are just people's fantasies. Just as car advertisements are.

Get real.

Or just the game of accounting imbeciles blindly following 'the numbers' and real people and reality be damned?...

Past where I walk, there is an advertisement for a women's brand of swim/beach-ware. The main model is painfully anorexic with disproportionate thin limbs and gaunt face - painful to behold... Do the advertisers really believe she is good for showing their brand? Or is the unhealthy look a deliberate ploy to get noticed?

Goes completely against what I consider attractive or positive.


How do we get positive feedback into that artificial world?

All in our only one world,
Martin
2) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1867265)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile ML1
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Just another positive instance for what is happening now in the UK and for what can be done further...

As shown by Gridwatch (UK) (despite the bias shown towards fossil fuels...), at the moment the UK electricity is being powered by about 75% NON-fossils.

The mix is:

Coal:       0%
Gas:       26%
Nuclear:   23%
Wind:      10%
Solar:     24%
Biomass:    7%
Imports:    9%


(The imported electricity is from Holland and France which is wind and nuclear. There is also hydro and Ireland import at about 0.5% each.)


There is more wind power and solar to come online, despite subsidies being slashed/removed such that oil remains the biggest beneficiary via 'tax breaks' (pollution costs be damned).

Here's hoping that where morals and pollution have failed, the cold costs will eventually win. Hopefully not too late...


All on our only one planet,
Martin
3) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1867262)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile ML1
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A scientific experiment to PROVE that the leaking of harmful greenhouse gases in the Arctic can be slowed.
http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/features/urgent-how-you-can-help-bring-back-the-woolly-mammoth-arctic-landscape/
And how you can help.
https://youtu.be/MfLwGLSs-Uk

After seeing the pic of Sergey Zimov I thought that I was either looking in a mirror or that I had a long lost twin brother. ;-)
Cheers.

Here is Sergey.
https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/519000/the-russian-scientists-bringing-back-the-ice-age/
There is still hope:)
If not the Arctic region will have 4 centigrades warmer winters in only 30 years!
That's a FACT!

EXCELLENT effort and by just ONE isolated family.

That sort of inspiration and dedication for PRACTICAL positive action is what may well save us all yet...

That and overcoming the corruption of greedy profitable pollution at all costs...


All on our only one planet,
Martin
4) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1865621)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile ML1
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Where are all those eyeballs ... They are the eyeballs writing the malware!

Ask the Marketing division?...
How does one contact the Marketing division of Linux?

Good trolling there but wrong response.

Linux provides the infrastructure.

Marketing 'requirements' can abuse anything provided...

The Linux kernel may be secure by design but is open to abuse when controlled by any rouge master... As is scarily sold now by various corporates for short term profit...

Hopefully there will be enough strength of a backlash from Linux users to avoid Linux becoming poisoned in the ways that certain other OSes have so badly lowered users' hopes and expectations.

Do we have a new age of slavery? This time to intrusive intrusion of online-privacy and Marketing driven victimization?...



IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
5) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1865459)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile ML1
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Where are all those eyeballs ... They are the eyeballs writing the malware!

Ask the Marketing division?...


IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux SETI on a flash drive, which distro? (Message 1865340)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile ML1
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Two part answer
It is "fairly simple" to upgrade the kernel to which ever version you want.
Updating the rest of the distribution to another version is not impossible, but not for the faint hearted to do on a bit-by-bit basis. Some distros, and I think Mint is one of them, offers an update path as part of the installation process.which makes that a simple task.

Good answer there.

To add...

There are different arrangements to how the Linux distros are put together...

There are the mainstream distros that release a specific version where a kernel version and a collection of applications are all bundled together. The application versions and (Gnu) OS structure are matched to the kernel. (Hence the description is sometimes used of Gnu/Linux.) (eg Ubuntu family, Magia, CentOS...)

And then there are "rolling release" distros where you install one version and then everything can be incrementally updated bit-by-bit, week-by-week to be always up-to-the-moment current. (eg Sabayon and other Gentoo spins)

And then there is the full custom options whereby you can select any combination you want! (eg Gentoo, Arch, Linux-from-Scratch...)

A good place to see recent activity is on DistroWatch.

(Aside: Linux systems normally use separate partitions for the OS and your user data so that you can install a new distro over the top of your existing distro and your own data/documents are still there. All very good but always make a backup FIRST! ;-) )


Don't worry about the choice. Go for whichever you like the look of or have been recommended!

Happy crunchin',
Martin
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Ryzen and win 7 (Message 1865337)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile ML1
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11500 posts!...

Is Microsoft THAT FAR behind the times and new technology?!...
?
WTF are you going on about?
The Ryzen memory problems have nothing to do with any OS; just the motherboard manufacturers, memory manufacturers & AMD having issues with each other.

Eeeeeeeee---Oooops!

Quite right, I got that one wrong... WRONG THREAD!!! Ooops. (Even Humans can multitask worse than Wondows sometimes... ;-) )


To clarify, there is much to be gained from the hardware and BIOS settings to get the external memory (RAM) timings right. There is much discussion about that at the moment... With various dud benchmarks and silly jumps in timings dependent on the BIOS.

And then separately there is the Ryzen CPU architecture with two "CCX" blocks that have their separate groups of CPU cores connect through L1 - L2 - L3 cache and then through the on-chip memory controller. This is only a problem/slowdown if the OS scheduler knows nothing of the NUMA split and throws threads around in too frequent random abandon...

I believe there is now a patch for the Windows scheduler to reduce non-optimal scheduling... Called "Game mode"?... Mmmm...


Other positive comments:

Interestingly, AMD have made their L3 cache a "victim" cache that exchanges data between the L2 and L3 caches. Rather neat and a potential performance boost despite the extra complexity. Also that should be more easily scalable for adding more cores.

And the NUMA scheduling was long ago a standard part of the Linux SMT scheduler from long ago. Microsoft are very welcome to copy that.


Happy fast crunchin',
Martin
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Ryzen and win 7 (Message 1864917)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile ML1
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This new RAM discussion thread is only a few days old too. Not too long now to keep up with compared to the original threads which are over 11,500 posts long now.

official-amd-ryzen-ddr4-24-7-memory-stability-thread

11500 posts!...

Is Microsoft THAT FAR behind the times and new technology?!...


IT is what we make it......
Martin
9) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1858364)
Posted 30 Mar 2017 by Profile ML1
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Darth:

Excellent comment. Thanks.


Major Kong:

You've been majorly walloped for your defeatist Trumped-up defeatism.


We can save our planet easily immediately by 'just' quashing the "Big Agri-business" corruption that is the secretly quietly THE biggest polluter with expensive fertilizers and environmentally bad farming practices...

We have options yet.


Sooner means better and more effective and cheaper. How do we pull the Trump short-term stupidity around?...

All on our only one planet,
Martin
10) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1857792)
Posted 27 Mar 2017 by Profile ML1
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7000 Gas Bubbles Expected to 'Explode' in Siberia

Yes. Discovered: 200-plus Arctic lakes which bubble like jacuzzis from seeping methane gas
http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/discovered-200-plus-arctic-lakes-which-bubble-like-jacuzzis-from-seeping-methane-gas/
Btw. The Yamal peninsula experienced temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) last summer.
So why do the Russians want to go to Crimea when they have Yamal:)

Putin politics and oil corruption :-( :-(


All in our only one world... For ALL of us!
Martin
11) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1857786)
Posted 27 Mar 2017 by Profile ML1
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One small token of awareness today:


Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

The Empire State Building and United Nations headquarters in New York joined other iconic buildings and monuments around the world plunging into darkness for sixty minutes on Saturday to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate change.

The Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, the Acropolis in Athens and Sydney's Opera House also dimmed their lights as millions of people from some 170 countries and territories were expected to take part in Earth Hour, the annual bid to highlight global warming caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to drive cars and power plants...




Meanwhile, here the UK has had a good sunny weekend with about 25% of the electricity supplies from renewables. Around noon, solar power alone provided over 25% of the National Grid (electricity) supply. Wind, biomass and hydro added to that.


There is more we can do yet!

All on our only one planet,
Martin
12) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1857777)
Posted 27 Mar 2017 by Profile ML1
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How can the Denialists dream this ain't happening?...


'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016

In the atmosphere, the seas and around the poles, climate change is reaching disturbing new levels across the Earth...

... 2016 was not only the warmest year on record, but it saw atmospheric CO2 rise to a new high, while Arctic sea ice recorded a new winter low. The "extreme and unusual" conditions have continued in 2017...

In the Arctic, temperatures were about 3 degrees C above the 1961-1990 average. In Svalbard, the Norwegian island high in the Arctic circle, the yearly average was 6.5 degrees above the long-term mark. The report says that temperatures in 2016 were "substantially influenced" by the El Niño weather phenomenon, contributing 0.1 to 0.2 degrees on top of the longer-term warming driven by emissions of CO2...

In the face of all this information, climate researchers around the world are irked by the attitude of the Trump government in Washington. The new administration has rolled back some of the global warming measures taken by President Obama, while the newly appointed head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, denied that CO2 was a primary contributor to warming.

"The WMO's statement on the 2016 climate leaves no room for doubt. The much-hyped warming hiatus is over - and the 'missing' heat energy didn't go missing at all. Instead, that heat went into the ocean, and we got much of it back again last year," said Dr Phil Williamson, from the University of East Anglia.

"Human-driven climate change is now an empirically verifiable fact...




And apart from the direct Human deaths, here is just one on-going consequence that will lead to worse yet to come:

7000 Gas Bubbles Expected to 'Explode' in Siberia

... Well, we really hate to burst these bubbles, but further research into the wider Yamal and Gydan peninsulas has uncovered about 7,000 more of these mysterious mounds.

Scientists believe that these bumps are caused by thawing permafrost releasing methane. ..




Direct action needed now by all sane people with any interest in their future!

All on our only one planet,
Martin
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Ubuntu 16.04.2 - Stop Tasks (Message 1856589)
Posted 19 Mar 2017 by Profile ML1
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on command line :
boinccmd --project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu nomorework

Check webpage :
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Boinccmd_tool

Also available graphically on the boincmgr display on your local machine. Look on the 'advanced' view for the projects tab.

Happy crunchin,
Martin
14) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds And Other Projects (Message 1856587)
Posted 19 Mar 2017 by Profile ML1
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Greetings Zoom314

Sorry to hear about the water cooling hiccup but glad to hear you are on track to getting up and running again.

Thankyou for your thread. I have found it very informative on what to do and what not.

I would say some of us around here do thing the hard way cause we want to know if it can be done. It's human nature.

Keep it up and crunch away

You're welcome, I've got the PC up and running, Seti too.

I've got more to restore, but not tonight.

Quite an adventure and always good to learn!

Zoom onwards :-)

Keep searchin
Martin
15) Message boards : Politics : Windows 10? (Message 1853462)
Posted 6 Mar 2017 by Profile ML1
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As you see here, top displays each thread with a different PID. H for thread view and V for forest view.

[...]

Not everything is POSIX compliant and depending on what you are doing it can be a real PITA!

?

What PITA do you trip over?


Note also:

NPTL: The New Implementation of Threads for Linux

August 01, 2005

Introduced with Version 2.6 of the Linux kernel, the Native POSIX Thread Library brings full compliance to the POSIX Standard...

... NPTL brings full compliance to the POSIX Standard for all major features, and performance boosts varying from outstanding to orders of magnitude...




Other snippets to note:

"There are two thread values that get confused. pthread_self() will return the POSIX thread id; gettid() will return the OS thread id. The latter is linux specific and not guaranteed to be portable"

"Threads have tids (threadIds), and all threads run in the same process (pid). So, your threads should all have the same pid assuming they're created in the same process, but they'll have different tids.

pthread_self() gives tid, and getpid() gets the pid."


Or are you running a pre-2005 system?

Happy crunchin' in freedom!
Martin
16) Message boards : Number crunching : CES 2017 -- AMD RYZEN CPU (Message 1852542)
Posted 3 Mar 2017 by Profile ML1
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Thanks for a good summary.

The BIOS comment sounds very typical... Quirkiness until you have installed one or two updates later than the version your motherboard/mainboard is supplied with!

Good luck for your new adventures.

And we really need AMD to succeed with this one to wake up Intel for new developments (hopefully without the all too profitable and crippling very negative 'sabotage' that we've seen in the past...).


Happy fast crunchin',
Martin
17) Message boards : Politics : Windows 10? (Message 1852537)
Posted 3 Mar 2017 by Profile ML1
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One small "sop" to the very disruptive problem of having the Windows 10 unexpectedly randomly slam the window closed on you:

Windows 10 to offer update 'snoozes'

Microsoft will enable Windows 10 users to choose when security updates are installed once they arrive rather than enforcing them straightaway.

Users have complained that the reboots required for some updates, which cannot currently be deferred, are disruptive. ...

... said John Cable, a director of program management at Microsoft.

"What we heard back most explicitly was that you want more control over when Windows 10 installs updates," he wrote. "We also heard that unexpected reboots are disruptive if they happen at the wrong time."...




Don't you just love the positive spin on that?!

Try explaining that to a presenter when the Windows 10 laptop goes into sulk mode right in the middle of a presentation in front of a theatre of a 100 or so people... Add a mad scramble for a second laptop and to reload the presentation and get back to the right slide and so on... Whilst the first laptop is waiting for a WiFi connection with the happy message about "update in progress, do not switch off"... Quite a fantastic advertisement!


How do people put up with such silliness?...

Rule one should always be: NEVER blindly terminate a live user session...


IT is what we allow it to be,
Martin
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1852536)
Posted 3 Mar 2017 by Profile ML1
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One small "sop" to the very disruptive problem of having the Windows 10 unexpectedly randomly slam the window closed on you:

Windows 10 to offer update 'snoozes'

Microsoft will enable Windows 10 users to choose when security updates are installed once they arrive rather than enforcing them straightaway.

Users have complained that the reboots required for some updates, which cannot currently be deferred, are disruptive. ...

... said John Cable, a director of program management at Microsoft.

"What we heard back most explicitly was that you want more control over when Windows 10 installs updates," he wrote. "We also heard that unexpected reboots are disruptive if they happen at the wrong time."...




Don't you just love the positive spin on that?!

Try explaining that to a presenter when the Windows 10 laptop goes into sulk mode right in the middle of a presentation in front of a theatre of a 100 or so people... Add a mad scramble for a second laptop and to reload the presentation and get back to the right slide and so on... Whilst the first laptop is waiting for a WiFi connection with the happy message about "update in progress, do not switch off"... Quite a fantastic advertisement!


How do people put up with such silliness?...

Rule one should always be: NEVER blindly terminate a live user session...


IT is what we allow it to be,
Martin
19) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1852315)
Posted 2 Mar 2017 by Profile ML1
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That can still include complete freedom as demanded by Free/Libre Open Source Software/Systems.
I'm so glad you will work for free. Where do you send you paycheck?

You are such a good tease! :-P

The FLOSS is free-of-charge and guarantees your freedoms.

My professional time comes at a cost and is charged. That comes with no "additional overheads". That works very well and is very cost effective and productive. The no overheads are a real pleasure when compared to the widespread silliness of EULAs, registrations, Marketing hurdles and distractions, and the tangled artificial restrictions on use imposed due to the arbitrary restrictions imposed by the Marketing of that 'other stuff' called proprietary software...

You can have freedom in IT. After all...


IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
20) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1852281)
Posted 2 Mar 2017 by Profile ML1
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Unmanaged open source security and compliance risk are reaching epidemic proportions – threatening the very integrity of the software supply chain.
Which is where everyone must demand FREEDOM rather than just an assumed 'free of cost'...
And that thinking is the problem, that open source means free. Creative content will always require payment to the creator...

Indeed so and quite rightly so. Also needed to maintain a sustainable system. That can still include complete freedom as demanded by Free/Libre Open Source Software/Systems.

We have no need of the various corporate Mafias and "IP" trolls waging a greedy war of extortion upon all users to smite all our freedoms...

Such is the way of greedy Neo-Kapitalism all-without-morals? Cooperation is non-destructive and much much more productive for all.


All in our only one world,
Martin


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