Posts by ML1

21) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1908807)
Posted 24 Dec 2017 by Profile ML1
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All in the land of the Amerikan 'free'? <--- America is spelled with a "C" NOT a "K".
Really? No need for the magical "k"?...
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What the frak does ANY of that have to do with you disrespecting us like that? ... Stop misspelling America and disrespecting us like that.

Akin to childish name calling in a schoolyard. Nothing more, nothing less.

As I have correctly observed. Ideologies are... Well... What they are.

All just a gentle prod to stir some thought... And positive ACTION?

And the approach taken to so blatantly corruptly 'vote' the demise of Net Neutrality regardless of whatever outcry and disbelief, and all cynically at the last moment before Christmas, well: Does that deserve any 'respect' for the 'American way' of things?

Really, is this all to be forgotten, abandoned, come the New Year?!

Instead put some pride into actually gaining some fair play and real freedom from the business-with-no-morals extremism?

For the Net Neutrality supposed vote, the Kafkaesque description is very sadly very apt...

So respectfully... What are the great Americans going to do to regain their freedom on the internet?

Only in the USA?
22) Message boards : Number crunching : SETIspirit News & Updates (a free BOINC add-on) (Message 1908773)
Posted 24 Dec 2017 by Profile ML1
Excellent good work there. Full kudos!

A very good jump up from the long ago setiSpy add-on.


And keep searchin!
23) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1908661)
Posted 23 Dec 2017 by Profile ML1
We like money. Our voters are driven, in the most part, by their wallets and pocketbooks.

Getting rid of net neutrality will cost the voters money. The idiocracy just is unwilling to see that and when they do then they may complain. As long as corporations are "people" and citizens united are the law of the land this is the way this country will roll.

And here is just one real world live example of how the demise of Net Neutrality will cost money:

Totally shock claim: Comcast accused of gouging TV rivals

Wow, who'd have thought it?

US cable giant Comcast has been accused of strong-arming smaller carriers into paying too much for some of its TV channels...

... As a result, Wave said in its complaint to US regulator the FCC, it ended up paying too much for channels that, in many cases, its customers didn't even want...

... The complaint from Wave is similar to the case recently filed against AT&T in Houston, Texas. Like Comcast, AT&T was accused of using its control over the local sports broadcasts to unfairly price its competitors out of the market.

Merger-hungry AT&T sued for price gouging by Texas ISP

AT&T has been hit with a particularly badly-timed antitrust lawsuit accusing it of price gouging...

... The high price demand, En-Touch alleges, was a not-so-subtle effort by AT&T to stop its competitors from carrying local sports broadcasts, thus making those services far less attractive to customers in the Houston area...

... Normally a lawsuit over local sports broadcasts would not be considered particularly important news. In this case, however, it could further undermine AT&T's efforts to sell regulators on its plan to acquire Time Warner in a massive $85bn tie-up. Federal agencies have opposed the deal over concerns that, armed with Time Warner's huge catalogue of cable TV channels, AT&T could block its competitors out of the market by keeping those channels for itself or jacking up the prices...

All just a Trumped-up game?

Time for a new democracy??

All in your AmeriKa?

Only in the USA?
24) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1908657)
Posted 23 Dec 2017 by Profile ML1
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All in the land of the Amerikan 'free'? <--- America is spelled with a "C" NOT a "K".

And all in the two weeks before Christmas!...


Really? No need for the magical "k"?...

To spoon-feed the damnable obvious to the 99% oblivious:

Wiktionary: Kafkaesque

IMDB: Kafka (1991)

NY Times: Kafka’s Last Trial

Wikipedia: Amerika (miniseries)

All just the USA version of 1984 but more 'real' and 'immediate'?

Only in AmeriKa?...

And now in the present day USA?...
25) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1908532)
Posted 23 Dec 2017 by Profile ML1
Comcast and AT&T already Capitalize on the demise of Net Neutrality:

Comcast is giving its employees $1,000 bonuses because net neutrality is dead

Celebrating the death of consumer protections

Comcast today announced that it would be doling out $1,000 employee bonuses in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules last week, as well as the Senate and House’s passing of Republicans’ tax reform bill poised to provide a substantial windfall to wealthy Americans and corporations...

... The news coincides with AT&T’s similar announcement today that it plans to give 200,000 employees $1,000 bonuses each in response to tax reform. AT&T did not mention the FCC or net neutrality, but as an ISP the company stands to benefit in ways similar to Comcast...

All in the land of the Amerikan 'free'?

And all in the two weeks before Christmas!...

What are you American 'freedom' lovers going to do about that?... Are you freely a democracy?...

Only in the USA?
26) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1908347)
Posted 21 Dec 2017 by Profile ML1


Really? In reality?

Is USA politics really so simplistic? One color is always 'good' whilst the 'other' color is always 'bad'?

Regardless of what their policies are and regardless of all consequences?...

Is this the start of a new North - South civil war? Or a continuation of the battle of old flags? Or the silly old game of going "tribal"?

Meanwhile, what of the consequence, for the USA, of the internet being turned into a kind of expensively restricted (CENSORED) cable TV?!

And only in Amerika?

All only in our one world...
27) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1907548)
Posted 16 Dec 2017 by Profile ML1

Is this the one Politics thread where for possibly the first time, all the posters are in agreement?! (Including certain posters who normally are irreconcilable...!)

In brief summary, we have:

ISPs Are Now Free To Discriminate Against Internet Services
The FCC, led by its new chairman, Ajit Pai, voted to repeal the net neutrality rules...

... Net neutrality may indeed not normally be needed, if the market was highly competitive and consumers could easily switch from one ISP to another in their local areas the moment one ISP began to misbehave. However, as most Americans know, that’s hardly the case right now...

And for a fun (or not) summary of how the USA 'internet' got there, this gives an excellent summary:

The Net Neutrality Lie
Published on 11 Dec 2017

Net Neutrality explained! Ajit Pai has been telling #PaiLies about Net Neutrality. In fact the entire anti Net Neutrality argument has been based around these series of falsehoods that only exist because people don't know the truth. So allow me to explain the history of Net Neutrality and how everything Ajit Pai the head of the FCC has said, is completely false.

Spread this video! Shut down the Pai Lies!

(Also, I know he actually says "Toasty")

*I will say, I should have not said "the entire anti- Net Neutrality argument is built on lies* as I was referring only to the factual portion of the debate. There are ideological reasons one can be against NN, which I do not get into in the video. This is only about establishing what the facts actually are...

Very well put together and almost compulsive viewing... See it while you can. Incredible.

Can officials be sued/sacked for willful ignorance? (Or in this case worse?...)

What next for the (Tzarist?) USA?

Only in Amerika?!
28) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1907126)
Posted 15 Dec 2017 by Profile ML1
Just in case anyone has missed the Ajit Pai fiasco and what he is destroying/enslaving/exploiting/monetizing:

US regulator scraps net neutrality rules that protect open internet
Decision a major victory for FCC chair and Trump appointee Ajit Pai

Critics warn plan will hand control of the web to big cable companies

The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death.
... When the rules go, the internet will still work, but it will look like and feel like something else altogether — a network in which business development deals, rather than innovation, determine what you experience, a network that feels much more like cable TV than the technological Wild West...

Wikipedia: Net neutrality
Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. For instance, under these principles, internet service providers are unable to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content...

A widely cited example of a violation of net neutrality principles was the Internet service provider Comcast's secret slowing ("throttling") of uploads from peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) applications... In another minor example, The Madison River Communications company was fined US$15,000 by the FCC, in 2004, for restricting their customers' access to Vonage, which was rivaling their own services...

How free do you want to be and how much of a Toll are you happy to pay?...

Only in the USA?...
29) Message boards : Politics : DEATH of the USA - by the FCC (Message 1907116)
Posted 15 Dec 2017 by Profile ML1
First you have Trump.

Now you have Ajit Pai with:

FCC douses America's net neutrality in gas, tosses over a lit match
Watchdog's clown, er, chairman debases policymaking in the United States

5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing
Shut your whining, it's going to be great

You next get Tzar Putin in person.

So... In the supposed land of the supposed free... How can such a travesty come to pass on the (corrupt) whim of just one person and any pretence of democracy blatantly in-yer-face be blatantly ignored?

All in the land of the greedy ignorant?

The test is how long the present fiasco stands... (Gobsmacking such silliness has gone so far!)

Really? Ajit Pai knows better than all those that have MADE and use the internet?...

Who and for how much has been bought?

This even Trumps Putin!

Only in Amerika? The new Tzarist state of the new Russian Federation?


The internet be damned: More seriously...

This is the death of any pretence of Amerikan supposed democracy.

To ALL Americans: What are YOU going to do about it?
30) Message boards : Politics : The Dismantling Of British Services \ Structures \ Values: (Message 1906582)
Posted 12 Dec 2017 by Profile ML1
All a 'game' of unfettered greed and Kapitalism and Marketing gone MAD?...

Where is the good old balance of Peer pressure?...

All in our only one world?
31) Message boards : Nebula : Finding better multiplets (Message 1904532)
Posted 3 Dec 2017 by Profile ML1
Just a wild idea for a check for how the processing handles the inevitable interference:

Do you have the luxury of enough data and enough processing to do multiple runs where you work with only:

    1. Data acquired during known (guaranteed?) non-RFI periods (eg overnight local time with no aircraft and no radar?);
    2. ... vs data acquired in the direction of the same stars during known RFI periods...

... And do you then still find a persistent signal? (Or at least get interestingly different results?)

(Completely unrelated aside: I like your mention of using Make to coordinate all the processing steps. Simply ideal! :-) )

Keep searchin',

32) Message boards : Number crunching : Ross 128 b (Message 1904530)
Posted 3 Dec 2017 by Profile ML1
Hey! That's an interesting comparison... With a very interesting early result... Exactly what s@h-type Science is all about. Likely not ET but you may have found something...

And your comparison sounds a lot simpler and perhaps more practical/immediate than Dr A's adventurous 'BIG DATA' piplined (Nebula) crunch through of all the results so far... (OK, quite different but also very interesting in a different way.)

Note though:

Do you see any time or direction specific extra signals relative to Arecibo (or GBT or Parkes) that merely identify the local airport and the aircraft flight paths?...

Or might you be mapping where we have our geosynchronous satellites?

Is the view to Ross coincident with the geosynchronous orbit?...

At least for the geosynchronous satellites, is there a sky location arc published for each of the telescopes? Highlight those differently? Or mark similarly as for the Milky Way / Zodiac? (Then see what everyone else finds?...)

Look forward to seeing the results!!

Keep searchin',


OK, not quite an answer for you regarding Ross but go FLOSS-style and release what you have thus far with the usual admonishments about being an experimental work in progress? Then see what testers/people find?

Sounds good!
33) Message boards : Number crunching : OpenCL SoG builds wrong best Gaussian issue (Message 1903343)
Posted 29 Nov 2017 by Profile ML1
Good work. I'd suggest it would be wise to run the whole scenario past Eric again, reminding him of those tweets, before coming to a final release decision. (Eric is prepping up for Parkes data - expect an announcement on Wednesday - and keeps talking about a SETI v10)...

And a fix for the "VSYSCALL deprecated - s@h client recompile needed" for the Linux clients?... ;-)

(That should be the case automatically if a recent compiler and glibc are being used.)

Keep searchin',
34) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Every task results in "error while computing" (Message 1903336)
Posted 28 Nov 2017 by Profile ML1
When you click on the task ID of any of your tasks, you will get the stderr.txt output of such a task, with the actual error. In your case, all say process got signal 11, SIGSEGV: segmentation violation , which is usually caused by bad memory. See this BOINC FAQ for options and other possible causes.

I also get that exact same error due to the "VSYSCALL deprecated - s@h client recompile needed".

Memtest86+ is always good to check the system memory.

However, for the deprecated VSYSCALL error for the newer Linux kernels/distros: Is this fixed in the new upcoming v10 s@h clients?

;-) ;-)

Happy crunchin',
35) Message boards : Number crunching : ubuntu Install (Message 1903003)
Posted 26 Nov 2017 by Profile ML1
This completely normal and shows that maximum use is usefully being made of the system RAM.

Note the cache/buffers numbers.

The one to watch is if your swap space starts to become heavily used...

All by good design :-)

Happy fast crunchin',
36) Message boards : News : Arecibo Status (Message 1901417)
Posted 17 Nov 2017 by Profile ML1
Is now a very good time for s@h data collection at Arecibo whilst the telescope is left in a statically pointed sweep-as-the-earth-rotates?

Or is there no power and support to run the s@h recorder?...

Keep searchin,
37) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU FLOPS: Theory vs Reality (Message 1900630)
Posted 12 Nov 2017 by Profile ML1
Very good thanks... Eying up for 'Black Friday'...

(Hope you're not being 'sponsored' ;-) ;-) )

Happy fast crunchin',
38) Message boards : News : Arecibo Status (Message 1899942)
Posted 9 Nov 2017 by Profile ML1
EXCELLENT! Fantastic work! And all good for good Science.

They survived a hurricane.

They have yet to survive the stupidity of ignorant politics...

Best wishes to all there in adversity,

Keep searchin'!
39) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1899517)
Posted 6 Nov 2017 by Profile ML1
When the government outlaws guns, only outlaws WILL HAVE guns.


And so in the Great USA, medieval vigilantes rulz OK...

Only in Amerika and other unholy lands...

All in our only one world,
40) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1899083)
Posted 4 Nov 2017 by Profile ML1
And for another outlandish Trump-ism:

Climate change: US report at odds with some in Trump team

The White House has sought to downplay a major climate change report, which was compiled by 13 US federal agencies. The study is at odds with assertions from President Donald Trump and several members of his administration...

... Mr Trump, who has embarked on a tour of Asia, once said the concept of global warming was created by the Chinese in order to make American manufacturing less competitive. Earlier this year, he announced he was pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement to cut global emissions...

... Running to nearly 500 pages, the report concludes that the current period is "now the warmest in the history of modern civilisation". It is "extremely likely that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the dominant cause", it finds, adding that "there is no convincing alternative explanation"...

Which will win, and how soon? The view according to Trump or the real world?

Only in the USA?

All on our only one planet,

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