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21) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1570906)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile ML1
Gary what the hell does that have to do with Flooding in Kashmir or Pakistan ???

I was commenting on MK's message. I know this board doesn't thread well, but there is an "in response to Message #"

Interesting thanks for the aqua-strata for that part of Texas.

So... With the unusually intense rainfall, the artesian wells are going to blow their tops and flood far away from the rainy area?... :-P



More seriously, is there where Big Industry can deny their impact on the surrounding world no longer?

Business finds new ways to save water for the future

... "I am not saying climate change is not important," he told the Financial Times in July.

"What I am saying is even without climate change we are running out of water and I think this has to become the first priority."

The statistics are certainly shocking...

... Less talked about, though, is the potential impact on business and the global economy. Water is after all an essential input just like energy...

... "So now when they go into a region like India, they invest in habitat restoration, ensuring the quality of the waterways. "You think it's not revenue-related but it is, because it also secures their factories' future in that region in the long run."




Can business really look after our environment 'for the long run'?...

All on our only one planet,
Martin
22) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1570629)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile ML1
... If this *IS* human caused climate change, I must say that I like it.

At the other end of the jet stream we have:


Anger grows amid flood disaster in Kashmir and Pakistan

There is mounting anger in Indian-administered Kashmir amid accusations that the government has acted too slowly in the flood crisis.

Many homes and even hospitals in the capital Srinagar are submerged...

... in Pakistan the authorities are preparing to battle rising rivers threatening Multan city.

The death toll in the two countries has passed 450 and is growing by the day...



There is a strong connection there...


All on our only one planet,
Martin
23) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1570505)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile ML1
Russia sends Obama a message

Wonder what the next message would be if Obama ignores it...

The World is a terrible place. With possible terrible consequences for every action.

Wonder if Obama is up to the task?

More to the point:

What does Putin and Russia gain by protecting/perpetuating the continued civil war and slaughter in Syria?


All in our only one world,
Martin
24) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1570435)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
What brand of paint thinner was she sniffing when she thought up that idea?

And how does one get a job as messenger? :)

I don't know, but it sure would be an interesting job :)

Also sounds like a good chance to get a good slap across the face!

Or worse depending on locality...


Good idea as an "ice-breaker" but that doesn't always work in too wide a group...

Also very good for too many pranks...


Still, very good 'fun' business with the fun at everyone else's expense!

Or a good giggle?
Martin
25) Message boards : Politics : So, where is the thread against Islamic violence? (Message 1570434)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
Is this where the real nefarious perpetrators get pulled into the politics?


Islamic State crisis: Kerry to meet Arab leaders in Jeddah

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet key Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, as he tries to build a coalition...



All in our only one world,
Martin
26) Message boards : Politics : So, where is the thread against Islamic violence? (Message 1570431)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
Also, where is the thread about the fathomless on-going atrocities in Syria:


Syria crisis: Chlorine gas used in attacks...

... Over the past year, Syria's declared stockpile of banned munitions was shipped out of the country and destroyed, under the terms of an international agreement.

However, Syria was not obliged to declare any stockpiles of chlorine, regarded as a weak toxic agent.

The latest OPCW report said a toxic chemical was used "systematically and repeatedly" in the villages of Talmanes, Al Tamanah and Kafr Zeta in northern Syria...



Just that one example gives a very stark contrast to the very different nature for the recent headlines on the other side of the boarder for Gaza...


All in our only one world,
Martin
27) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1569622)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile ML1
Except there is no need for the extreme and absolute solution of your total eradication...

Who suggested total eradication?

Martin.

Sheesh... So Gary gets his giggle... Good trolling.

Gary is well known for his 100% solution of nuke'm all...


Hopefully we can prove ourselves to be a bit more intelligent than that...


All on our only one planet,
Martin
28) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1569607)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile ML1
Some 'slime' is deadly:


E-cigs refills 'threat to children'

...a two-year-old girl accidentally licked some of the liquid.

The infant recovered, but high doses of nicotine can be lethal.

Doctors said parents should treat nicotine refills like white spirit, medicines and bleach. ...

... "Parents ideally should stop smoking, but as a minimum they should store bottles very careful like we store medicines or white spirit, we should store them away from children, this is not simply a harmless liquid."

About 40mg of nicotine is thought to be a lethal dose in adults. Much smaller doses would be lethal in children...




And such stuff is still being marketed to entice yet more people into a lifetime of addiction?!

All in our only one world,
Martin
29) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1569605)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile ML1
... As a Non-Smoker. I cannot understand this Anti-Vapor 'thinking'.

What is emitted is ONLY WATER VAPOR. There is no danger, unlike Real Cig's, to other's.

Unless one is a Puritan, or a Controlling Person: Why ban anything not dangerous to other?

Because it is not only water vapour as is claimed. There are a lot of other smelly stuff in there that smokers themselves cannot smell (due to their lack of a sense of smell as a consequence of smoking). There is also still nicotine in that vapour...

There is also the 'advertising effect' and enticement being proffered.


As a counter example, I'm sure anyone walking into a room with a giant maxi-sized can of air-freshener would be popular from discharging a good sized cloud of that into a room of people. After all, that is only 'water vapour and scent'...


Myself, the new e-cigs are about as pleasant for everyone around as a bucket of Jay's toilet cleaning fluid.

Regardless, having such e-cig foul breath puffed into your face is a direct insult.


The indoor smoking ban for dirty 'cigs' and 'e-cigs' alike should stay enforced.


All in our only one world,
Martin
30) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1569599)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile ML1
... 'No child born to die' is a good mantra, 'Less children born' makes it far more feasible.

The only solution we know with 100% certainty that will work. I've said it several times before, but I get called a denier when I do. I say anyone who opposes the only solution known 100% to work is in denial.

Except there is no need for the extreme and absolute solution of your total eradication...


We generally have a culture of 'expansionism' and continual 'growth' that is guaranteed to hit disaster. However, there are some cultures that have very successfully lived for very long periods at a steady population level in sympathy with their environment...

Given the right politics and culture, the rest of the world can successfully do the same.


The question becomes how we can do that for all...

All on our only one planet,
Martin
31) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1568216)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
... And fags and smoking is Marketed as being "The Cool Thing"!?...

And the Tobbacco industry is allowed to Market such a lingering death?!!

And the Tobacco industry continues yet onwards with their Marketing, FUD, and addiction and death:


E-cigarette criticisms 'alarmist' say researchers

... For every million smokers who switch to e-cigarettes, more than 6,000 lives a year could be saved...

... "You have to be a bit crazy to carry on smoking conventional cigarettes when there are e-cigarettes available,"...

... "Emerging evidence from the States suggests significant numbers of non smokers are using e-cigarettes, with the potential for them to get hooked on nicotine.

"We need to curb the appeal of 'e-cigarettes' to non-smokers - it would help if we stop marketing what is essentially a medicinal product as a cool or trendy fashion accessory."



E-cigarettes: Debate - and confusion - is natural

... Highly-respected bodies in the UK such as the British Medical Association and Faculty of Public Health have also sounded notes of caution.

But there is also a vociferous health lobby...

... After all, e-cigarettes are a relatively new phenomenon. Since 2005, the e-cigarette industry has grown from one manufacturer in China to an estimated £1.8bn global business...



'Ban E-cigarette use indoors,' says WHO

The World Health Organization says there should be a ban on the use of e-cigarettes indoors and that sales to children should stop.

In a report the health body says there must be no more claims that the devices can help smokers quit...



The e-cigarettes phenomenon

The use of e-cigarettes has surged since smoking bans came into place...


I consider e-cigs and "vaping" to be still very much smoking and smelly and an assault on my nose and lungs.

Can we sue all the Marketeers who are inducing people to kill themselves?...


Simply scandalous!

All in our only one world,
Martin
32) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1568209)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
Such is the power of the tobacco industry addiction right through onto an explosive deathbed exit: ...

A man was killed when a charging e-cigarette exploded and ignited oxygen equipment he is believed to have been using...


So, to piece together that one:

  • Oxygen being used due to lungs destroyed by smoking;
  • Have fag whilst still on oxygen;
  • Pure oxygen comes too near to hot element and kaboom...



Oxygen is extremely reactive.


Smokers really are a dying breed. Shame about the advertising still trying to kill off yet more...


ahem... :) *pre-split all hairs* ...*check mirror*... *tumbleweed on legs effect achieved* :)

Hello martin! :) How are you?

Just wondering if you pieced the right bits together... :)

Don't think he was having a fag as such, and he certainly didn't seem to be doing so whilst he was on oxygen. The fault appears to be that he was charging the device with the wrong charger. Any actual smoking he may have participated in was inhaling the result of it catching fire... you know... pre-explosion...

off to sort out my hair now... :)

All very graphical in various ways! ;-)


I will admit to some prejudice there in that hopelessly addicted deathbed smokers are known to take their last gasp whilst on oxygen to then suffer their final fag becoming an oxygen enhanced flame-thrower to burn out the last shreds of what were their throat and lungs...

As a child, never could understand why my perfectly sensible grandfathers were wheezing and gasping and coughing and yet still smoked smelly fags. One managed to give up and lived another 20 years smoke-free, the other soon died.


And fags and smoking is Marketed as being "The Cool Thing"!?...

And the Tobbacco industry is allowed to Market such a lingering death?!!


All in our only one world,
Martin
33) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Primer Fields Theory (Message 1566698)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile ML1
... But I do find that the Sun is fusion powered from the outside. Find the highest temperature and you have the place where fusion is greatest. Simple logic. ... So in an externally powered Sun you have to explain the mechanism for the Solar interior being 5000K and the hottest areas in the corona-sphere being over 2 million K...

That's all well and good for temperature.

Another significant factor is pressure.

The pressure gradient towards the centre of our sun explain fusion well enough for the temperature there.

Also note that the temperature of the corona is so very high due to the material being so very rarefied and fast moving... Note that the "rarefied" description also suggests no or at most negligible fusion.


All already well explained by simple physics.

Keep searchin',
Martin
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1566692)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile ML1
... My leaning is not to run HT as these are research machines and we are more interested in single-thread efficiency than overall throughput; but, I'll run like this for some time if I can. It's not often I get to play with two identical machines simultaneously.

I've been trialling a HT enabled CPU for some time now and I've found that the HT is of too little gain for my application to be worth the Intel expense.

You also get a repeated surprise when you are under the impression that you have for example 4 CPU cores to use to then find they in effect run at half speed when you get HT tasks sharing the same physical core. Completely fouls up job execution time estimates!


Hence, I'm now minded that unless you really do need CPU-FPU number crunching, then AMD seem to have the better mix of two cores sharing a "HT"-style FPU. Also, that is all at much lower hardware cost.


So... To get back to s@h, go AMD + multiple-GPUs for a compute monster?! ;-)

Happy fast crunchin',
Martin
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1566690)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile ML1
I guess this would be the place to post the obituary.
The Frozen One has crunched it's last.

Say farewell to one of the coolest computers ever to crunch Seti.
She was a grand beast, and did it's work very well and long. ...

Dare I share this link to tickle your whiskers?...


AMD claims record with latest overclock-happy FX Series chips, again

How's 8.7GHz at 125 watts sound? Plus, eight cores at 95 watts...


Note: Even at such a phenomenal overclock, you should still get better by overclocking a GPGPU...

Happy super cool super fast crunchin'!
Martin
36) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1566518)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile ML1
Indian "elders" to blame yet again for:


Indian girl 'humiliated' by village elders found dead

The semi-naked body of a teenage girl who was allegedly humiliated by village elders for protesting against her father's harassment has been found...

... Police suspect the 15-year-old girl in West Bengal was raped and murdered. ...

... a day after a village court had summoned her and her farmer father to settle a dispute over a tractor.

Her family members told the police that the elders "threatened the girl with dire consequences" when she protested against the "harassment of her father" by the village court.

Villagers said the girl "disappeared"...




A better culture needed sooner rather than very sadly yet continued more of the same?

All in our only one world,
Martin
37) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1566517)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile ML1
Why pay more for your chips?... An ongoing story...?


Philips, Samsung and Infineon in 138m-euro cartel fine

Philips, Samsung and Infineon have been fined 138m euros (£110m; $182m) by the European Commission (EC) for fixing prices of chips in used in smartphones...

... "As a result, Philips plans to appeal the decision."

In June this year, US chip giant Intel lost its appeal against a 1.1bn euro EC fine for anti-competitive practices.

In 2009, the European Commission found that between 2002 and 2007, Intel gave rebates to PC makers Dell, Hewlett-Packard Co, Japan's NEC and Lenovo to favour its chips over those of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).



We all pay a price...

IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
38) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : RasPi-Farm and SETI@Home, please donate. (Message 1566514)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile ML1
Hi,

here is an project from Indiegogo from someone how wanna build an ecology RasPi-Farm, to compute for SETI@Home.
So, if you´ll spent some money, use this link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/eco-friendly-seti-with-raspberry-pi-s

Sorry to pull the fuse on that one but the RasPi is far better suited to other things.

Far better for "eco-crunching" for s@h is to fund a GPU farm with heat-recovery equipment to do something useful with the heat from the GPUs.

Cue "Perpetual Power" computing? :-)


You will get far far more numbers crunched for your Watts using GPUs than you can ever hope to achieve with any number of a RasPi cluster. The RasPi cluster will also be badly power hungry for the network switches...

Compare with this recently released RasPi-like SOC but backed up by a very capable on-chip GPGPU:

Number crunching: NVIDIA Jetson TK1


Happy fast GPU crunchin',
Martin
39) Message boards : Politics : UK terror threat level increased to severe (Message 1565521)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile ML1
A little collateral damage and fallout from the game of terrorist states?...


To really combat terror, end support for Saudi Arabia

... some reflection after 13 years of disaster is surely needed. One element has been missing, and that is the west’s relationship with Middle Eastern dictatorships that have played a pernicious role in the rise of Islamist fundamentalist terrorism. And no wonder: the west is militarily, economically and diplomatically allied with these often brutal regimes, and our media all too often reflects the foreign policy objectives of our governments...

... Qatar... Kuwait... the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia...



We need to tell the truth about what Russia is doing in Ukraine

As the Ukraine crisis has intensified over the past six months, Russia has been developing a new form of warfare – inserting special forces, provoking, and slowly, deliberately escalating the conflict...

... True, there is no “military” solution to Ukraine. The only solution is diplomatic: Putin must be persuaded to cease and desist. ...

Information, training, military advice and hardware provided now will likely save thousands of lives and billions of dollars in the future. This is the time to speak the truth about Russian aggression and to act resolutely in aiding Ukraine to halt it.




All a strange game of politics while the pawns on the ground are cast asunder...

All in our only one world,
Martin
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1565181)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile ML1
... I turned hyperthreading off to see what the difference might amount to.

Let us know for what you find for the 'hyperthreading'.

For my own applications, I've been very underwhelmed with the throughput and I'm left wondering if the whole idea is a x2 Marketing ploy for a meagre x1.1 performance...


Happy fast crunchin',
Martin


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