Posts by ML1

1) Message boards : Number crunching : CES 2017 -- AMD RYZEN CPU (Message 1847149)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile ML1
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I'm curious whether we really will have to install Windows 10 to use the Ryzen CPU as AMD and Microsoft proclaimed. ...

I believe that Ryzen is already supported for the latest Linux systems. Try a Linux distro?


Happy cool crunchin',
Martin

I briefly played around with a Ubuntu distribution for about half a year, a few years back. Is the Nvidia driver installation better supported now? Or do you have to go hunting around for a repository etc. I do read the NC threads related to Linux and am confused whether you have to first get a Nvidia driver that handles your card and then go find a OpenCL driver. Or is it all combined into one download and installation. It wouldn't be the worst thing to install a Linux distribution again. I know there are a lot more desktop interfaces available now compared to my last exposure. I think I ran a KDE desktop before.

Is there some acknowledged "best" installation for BOINC or a consensus?

Briefly, for Ubuntu (or Kubuntu and variants), select 'multiverse' in the package manager... That then should make boinc available as a normal download.

For nVidia... There is still some proprietary 'tensions' silliness with them. Their 'secret' nv driver is available as a special selection from the normal package manager or as part of the graphics settings. All point and click easy.

I'm sure others here can give more specific detail.

Don't try using the custom scripts to install boinc or the nVidia software... They do work OK but you need to understand what they are doing... Easiest and cleanest is to take advantage of the automated setup.


Happy fast crunchin'
Martin
2) Message boards : Number crunching : CES 2017 -- AMD RYZEN CPU (Message 1847144)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile ML1
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I'm curious whether we really will have to install Windows 10 to use the Ryzen CPU as AMD and Microsoft proclaimed. ...

I believe that Ryzen is already supported for the latest Linux systems. Try a Linux distro?


Happy cool crunchin',
Martin
3) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1846814)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile ML1
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I'll be frank. Had that been my daughter, that woman would have been dead. Does that make me a sexist?

Add a handgun to hand and... Aw gee... Is that why there are so many shootings in the USA?

Oooops! There's another thread for that one...


Just another example of sexist and unnecessarily extreme?

How do we instead promote some better education and Zen understanding rather than Trump bullying and misogyny?


All in our only one world...
Martin
4) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1845745)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile ML1
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[...]

Is it my imagination or has the old Fossils lobby gone suspiciously quiet whilst their pollution hangs in the air making a big stink until the wind comes to smear it across the Atlantic again?...

London's air pollution worse than Beijing's as smog chokes UK capital

Areas of London put on highest 'black alert' rating for smog and pollution



More on how diesel in our cities are killing us:

The trouble with diesel

Last week, the Mayor of London issued his first "black alert" warning about air pollution...

Today's pollution is usually invisible. But standing outside Sir John Cass Foundation School in the City of London, where some younger pupils had restricted time in the playground during the high pollution episode, we found parents who feel they can smell and taste it...

... The UK government estimates that the harm done by particulates, tiny particles we can't see, in shortening our lives is equivalent to 29,000 premature deaths a year. Add in nitrogen dioxide emissions, which, like particulates, are partly generated by diesel traffic, and that figure rises to about 40,000. This would make air pollution more deadly than obesity and alcoholism combined. ...

... Today, many campaigners believe that we need a modern Clean Air Act with a similar combination of carrots and sticks, to tackle particulates and nitrogen dioxide. Such an Act could clean up trains, taxis and buses, widen the network of emissions zones, and subsidise drivers to scrap older diesel vehicles in favour of electric.

We asked every campaigner we interviewed what this might cost. None would name a figure. But it would be expensive. Few people can afford to swap their diesel car or van...




All a question of the true cost of pollution?

Note how at the moment, polluters (industrial or individuals) do not pay for their pollution... All at what cost to everyone else?...


All on our only one planet,
Martin
5) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1845675)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile ML1
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Hopefully, this will put at least some of the 'Marketing' FUD of the old corrupt Fossils finally to bed forever:


UK 'need not fear electricity blackouts' says ex-National Grid boss

The UK has enough energy capacity to meet demand - even on the coldest days when demand is highest, says Steve Holliday, the man who ran National Grid for a decade.

He said news stories raising fears about blackouts should stop...

"It's time for the headline of Blackout Britain to end - it's simply wrong. We've been talking about blackouts for 15 years every time it gets cold, but it's a scare story.

"The lights haven't gone out yet and thanks to the measures the government is putting in place this week they definitely won't go out in future. The UK has one of the most stable supplies of electricity in Europe."...

... securing capacity to back up intermittent forms of energy like solar and wind might cost about £7 per year per household at first, shrinking to £2 over the long term...

... there has been no problem, despite a long cold windless spell during which wind energy has produced around 1% of electricity demand. The highest daily percentage of wind power was over 20%. ...



Is it my imagination or has the old Fossils lobby gone suspiciously quiet whilst their pollution hangs in the air making a big stink until the wind comes to smear it across the Atlantic again?...

London's air pollution worse than Beijing's as smog chokes UK capital

Areas of London put on highest 'black alert' rating for smog and pollution


All on our only one planet,
Martin
6) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1845672)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile ML1
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Is this where at least some computer users are tiring of the 'Marketing game' of forever something (supposedly) 'new' every few months?

Apple eats itself as iPhone fatigue spreads

... the latest bout of iPhone fatigue might be more than a passing bout of flu. It's prompted one Wall Street watcher to downgrade Apple stock.

The specific reason? Buyers are finding last year's supersized Plus model is better value than this year's svelte iPhone 7...




... And is this where forever Marketing change for the sake of change as something 'new' comes full circle to repeat the last generation...?

Microsoft's Cloud UI brings Windows full circle

You don't want a taskbar? Fine, we'll take it out. [...] OK, we'll put it back again...



IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
7) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1843025)
Posted 19 Jan 2017 by Profile ML1
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The UK Guardian gives a very good summing up of the search:


Why hasn't MH370 been found?

Australia’s multimillion-dollar search effort for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight ‘tested the limits of human endeavour’ – and failed. Where did it go wrong?



There's some rather interesting clues in there...

Keep searchin',
Martin
8) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1840368)
Posted 6 Jan 2017 by Profile ML1
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Then why have so many guns 'out there'?...

Because crazy people can buy them.

Here is a very good example of what can be done and is being done:


How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime

Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret?...

... "The moment you have guns in society, you will have gun violence but I think it's about the quantity," says Overton. "If you have very few guns in society, you will almost inevitably have low levels of violence."

Japanese police officers rarely carry guns and put much greater emphasis on martial arts - all are expected to become a black belt in judo. They spend more time practising kendo (fighting with bamboo swords) than learning how to use firearms.

"The response to violence is never violence, it's always to de-escalate it. Only six shots were fired by Japanese police nationwide [in 2015]," says journalist Anthony Berteaux. "What most Japanese police will do is get huge futons and essentially roll up a person who is being violent or drunk into a little burrito and carry them back to the station to calm them down."

Overton contrasts this with the American model, which he says has been "to militarise the police"...




All a question of who's freedom and liberty?...

All in our only one world,
Martin
9) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1840365)
Posted 6 Jan 2017 by Profile ML1
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99.95% are going to have to be eliminated.... SOON.

Nah. Less then 50% of the population have to be eliminated if humanity choose to live like today.
http://www.overshootday.org/
On August 8, 2016, we began to use more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.

My prediction is that the Overshoot Day in 2017 will be on August 2.
Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock....

How do we reprogram our present exploitative way of living to instead move soon enough to sustainability and clean?...


We have quite a race to not lose...

All on our only one planet,
Martin
10) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1840364)
Posted 6 Jan 2017 by Profile ML1
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One much needed positive side effect of going clean is very much needed here, now rather than pollutingly later:


Brixton Road breaches annual air pollution limit in five days

... King's College London, which runs the air quality monitoring stations, said some London streets have the highest levels of NO2 exposure in the world. Oxford Street, Kings Road and the Strand are other pollution hotspots.

Under EU law hourly levels of NO2, mostly caused by diesel vehicles, must not exceed 200 micrograms per cubic metre...

... The news has come on the day Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced 10 new low emission bus zones in the capital.

The new routes bring the total number of Low Emission Zones planned to 12, including previously announced zones in Putney High Street and Brixton. The mayor has pledged to double funding to tackle air pollution to £875m over five years..

... "Too many people have had their lives shortened, their asthma and other respiratory problems worsened and their quality of life reduced..."




All on our only one planet,
Martin
11) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1840358)
Posted 6 Jan 2017 by Profile ML1
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Sorry, there is no middle ground.

Whether and where we can reach a "middle ground" is something of a race between politics and selfish greed and brinksmanship...

Education is a very big help. As is a feeling/sense of 'stability'/'security'. Note how some areas/societies have naturally reached a steady or even a lowering population level due to a change in their society whereby everyday mortality is seen to be low enough that a very big extended tribal family is no longer needed or even desirable.

There are positive ways possible to save our planet and ourselves.

Perhaps our biggest enemy is now our corrupt ways of finance and business, all without morals or care, and the reckless impractical greed of a few psychopaths that have clawed their way to what they consider to be "The Top". All at the expense of everything else, including everyone else...

So:

Can we have a positive change of society and politics and business such that a healthy population can survive and cleanly thrive?...


All on our only one planet,
Martin
12) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1840032)
Posted 5 Jan 2017 by Profile ML1
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Microbook v Facebook

Ah, so, all employment applications will be powered by Micro$oft on the Micro$oft cloud with Micro$oft monthly subscription fees!

So if you want to hire, you can't use open source, it has to be Micro$oft! What a wonderful way to ensure you have 100% market penetration. Maybe I should buy some of that Micro$oft stock while it is still a bargain!

Microsoft has greater penetration yet... By legally restricting your intellect:

Intellectual Ventures


Really? You have to pay tax to Microsoft for anything software or computers?...

IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1839723)
Posted 3 Jan 2017 by Profile ML1
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Again, I possess just enough programming knowledge to totally screw up a machine. My experience with VM software is basically 0. Any links to installation guidance or sources would be greatly appreciated.

Heck, why not start my 70th year on this world learning something new? Gives a reason to go for another 70........... " : >

Using a VM to run Quicken on Linux is one (cumbersome) way.

Alternatively, you may have success with the latest version of WINE. The listed reports are a mixed bag but some people have their versions working. See: WINEhq - Quicken

(I'll let others explain what WINE is...)

Good luck,
Martin

(Linux mobile!)
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1839514)
Posted 2 Jan 2017 by Profile ML1
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What a mess!

I really do not understand why people pay money to suffer this!....

Really folks: Find freedom from such silliness and check out a Linux distro. The Big Boys make Billions running Linux. You can run Linux for yourself for just the cost of your time to install. Or you can pay a company for Linux.

Easiest is to look up Ubuntu (Mac-like), Kubuntu (Windows desktop similar), or Zorin (for Windows users). Sorry no links, on an Android Linux mobile!


What is your New Year Resolution for Computer Freedom?

Keep searchin,
Martin
15) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1837647)
Posted 24 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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Thanks Bernie for cooling the (personal heat) of the thread.


Back into the real world, can the deniers deny this:


Arctic heatwave could break records

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve...

... these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change.

Temperatures throughout November and December were 5C higher than average. It follows a summer during which Arctic sea ice reached the second-lowest extent ever recorded by satellites...



And can we "re-educate" Trump to put our only one planet before his own and that of his cronies' corrupting businesses?...

All on our only one planet,
Martin
16) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1837646)
Posted 24 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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... Meanwhile, it's being a bit windy over the north of the UK these last few days and...

At the moment, we have a steady 7GW of wind generated power (national grid maxed out) to give about 20% of UK demand. Similar proportion to nuclear and about twice that of coal. (Gas turbines supply the most at about one third at present, they also soak up the demand variation.)


There are good ways to go. How quickly can we bankrupt the polluters before they forever bankrupt the planet for us?...

We're now slumbering over on this part of the planet and with the reduced electrical demand, the wind power is well on the way to providing 25% of the UK electricity supply. That is more than dirty old coal (7%) and that of the more efficient gas (16%). Nuclear is up at about 33% with hydro, bio and (wind) imports from Holland and nuclear from France making up the rest.

All a good move in the right direction but we can still do more and better and cleaner. All a question of "how soon"?


All on our only one planet,
Martin

[edit]
To update the numbers on that:

Interestingly, nuclear has increased to 8.4GW, whilst the wind power has eased to 6.1GW.

Demand is still decreasing for the night and so nuclear and wind will continue to increase in their proportions.
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17) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1837645)
Posted 24 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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We are Screwed.

Good summary and with the present all-too-slow political response and the business-as-usual extreme profits and all else be damned business with no cares or morals, yes we are completely screwed.

However, that is still no excuse for the deniers and the corrupt oil sponsored FUD of: "It's not a problem, it's not a problem, it's not a problem, it's not a problem, SUCKERS - FOOLED YOU ALL! It's all now too late so just go home and die quietly."

Politics and business changes.

In this case, we really do need the politics and business to change more quickly for the better. The fabulous magic of Science does have physical limits to what can be saved...

This is all a Worldwide Experiment that we have no business to conduct on our planet.


All on our only one planet,
Martin
18) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1837514)
Posted 23 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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Can this hold back at least some of the tide of Big Oil rape and pillage and pollute for greedy profits-at-all-costs?


Obama bans oil drilling 'permanently' in millions of acres of ocean

Outgoing US President Barack Obama has permanently banned offshore oil and gas drilling in the "vast majority" of US-owned northern waters.

... The move is widely seen as an attempt to protect the region before Mr Obama leaves office in January. Supporters of president-elect Donald Trump could find it difficult to reverse the decision.

Canada also committed to a similar measure in its own Arctic waters, in a joint announcement with Washington.

The White House said the decision was for "a strong, sustainable and viable Arctic economy and ecosystem."...

... President Obama is heeding advice from scientists warning that humans have already discovered three times more fossil fuels than we can burn without risking the climate.

Oil firms will still want to explore for further profits, though. And the next secretary of state, Exxon's Rex Tillerson, may offer the industry a route round the ban by paving the way to an Arctic drilling deal with Russia...



Meanwhile, it's being a bit windy over the north of the UK these last few days and...

At the moment, we have a steady 7GW of wind generated power (national grid maxed out) to give about 20% of UK demand. Similar proportion to nuclear and about twice that of coal. (Gas turbines supply the most at about one third at present, they also soak up the demand variation.)


There are good ways to go. How quickly can we bankrupt the polluters before they forever bankrupt the planet for us?...

All on our only one planet,
Martin
19) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1837002)
Posted 19 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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A new low and sadness for USA road-rage?...

When there is no mental health system, what is your surprise?

Then why have so many guns 'out there'?...

Some crazy way for population control?...

Only in the USA...
Martin
20) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1836922)
Posted 19 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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A new low and sadness for USA road-rage?...

Now with added guns:


Boy, 3, killed in Arkansas road rage shooting over slow driving, police say

Grandmother ‘wasn’t moving fast enough at a stop sign’, authorities say, as boy becomes second child killed in Little Rock road rage incident in recent weeks...


Only in the USA?...
Martin


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