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1) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1602367)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
The file name is wmpnetwk.exe. That is one possibility, and it can slow down a computer.

Here is a link on how to disable it.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-disable-windows-7-media-player-network-sharing-service-wmpnetwk/

Steve
2) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1602296)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Something else that can cause it is some file to do with media sharing. Start the task manager, and see what is pulling resources. Google that file, and it may shed some light on what program is accessing the drive. The media sharing file can be shut off. It won't affect most things, only media sharing streams.

Steve

Hi Steve,

I don't do media sharing, at least I don't think I am. ;) Nothing is hogging a lot of resources. I'm still leaning toward the controller getting wonky. The light is not showing any disk access. It is "burning bright" just as my power switch is, no winking, flickering or anything, just solid on.

Thanks Steve. :)

Keep on BOINCing...! :)

You don't have to do media sharing for that file to be active. It is running all the time, and does use a lot of resources. See the task manager, because I can't remember the name of the file. It runs as a service, and can be disabled.

Steve
3) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1602282)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Something else that can cause it is some file to do with media sharing. Start the task manager, and see what is pulling resources. Google that file, and it may shed some light on what program is accessing the drive. The media sharing file can be shut off. It won't affect most things, only media sharing streams.

Steve
4) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1602215)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I have had that happen several times, and it was due to the hard drive overheating. In each case, I replaced the hard drive before it failed completely, and it fixed the problem.

I have also seen a virus/malware cause that problem.

Steve
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Power Supply Opinions Please (Message 1600657)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Read the reviews at NewEgg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159131

It seems there are various levels of success.

Steve
6) Message boards : Number crunching : FYI: An Interesting Find About Heat Flow (Message 1597355)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
My radiators are several feet from the tower, and the fans pull air though them instead of pushing it. The fans themselves generate heat, and when they are pulling air, that heat is not introduced into the radiators. It is a good idea to use the coolest air possible to pull though a radiator, but I can see that may be difficult if the radiator is in or on the tower.

Steve
7) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1596940)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I am reading this book now, and it is fascinating.

No Meek Messiah: Christianity's Lies, Laws and Legacy

It's ALL Religions.

However... As an Atheist:

What exactly does anyone have against Christianity?

Whether Jesus was 'divine', or not: What exactly about 'His' teachings, if 'He' was a Secular Ideologue, does one object to? The world would be a better place if they followed them.

Note: I am not speaking about those who profess to follow 'His' teachings, and commit evil.

I agree, it is all religions.
Christianity is not what most people think. Much of it was copied from previous religions, and all of the reported sayings of Jesus were not as peaceful as one would think. He even encouraged his followers to abandon their families for him. This is not the family oriented values that are taught today. Modern Christianity has evolved to not focus on anything violent or contradictory, but it is cherry picked from a history of violence, deceit, and outright fraud. If people were true Christians, they would be killing each other because one brand of Jesus warship was better than another brand of Jesus warship. I have recently seen shows about ancient history, where priests hired scientists to create mechanical devices for their parishes that would trick the patrons into believing that particular church was the site of miracles.

I enjoy learning the actual human history, and how different reality is from what is commonly perceived. What Christianity is today is nothing like what it started out to be. This holds true for other religions also, but I admit I am more knowledgeable about the roots of Christianity, so much of what I say here is about Christianity.

Steve
8) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1596595)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I am reading this book now, and it is fascinating.

No Meek Messiah: Christianity's Lies, Laws and Legacy

Religious leaders generally spoon-feed their flock the few parts of the Bible that are not blatantly contradictory, nor evil, nor violent. The Bible is a very boring, very frightening, yet a very hilarious read. And the history of religious oppression is much more murderous than most people are aware. The book No Meek Messiah chronicles the cobbling of Christianity, its outrageous forgeries, and its immoral acts of torture, genocide, and obfuscation over the many centuries. The "virgin birth" tale was a forgery perpetrated 250 years before Jesus, even admitted by the Catholic Encyclopedia.
No Meek Messiah exposes that Jesus believed in Noah's Ark, Adam & Eve, Jonah living in a fish or whale, and Lot's wife turning into salt. (Historian Josephus, often cited by Christians as proof of the historicity of Jesus, also claims that he as actually seen the "pillar of salt" that Lot's wife turned into; "for I have seen it, and it remains at this day," Josephus lied.
Jesus even bought into the absurd notion (Jn 3:14) that a magical pole proffered by the OT (Num 21:9) could cure snakebites merely by gazing upon it.
Only a very selective reading of the Bible can adduce the eternal assertion that Jesus was a perfect and saintly figure. Meek Jesus boasted he was "greater than Solomon, and that he "came not to send peace, but a sword," and "to send fire on the earth."
Jesus desperately needs your praise, and advises savage whipping for disobedient slaves. These are scriptures never mentioned at the typical sermon or Sunday school. This is merely the tip of Jesus' "meek" iceberg.
No Meek Messiah exposes the plethora of forgeries perpetrated by Christian leaders over the centuries, showing how the corrupt Church gained massive power and wealth. The many murders and witch hunts are also exposed in great detail.


Steve
9) Message boards : Number crunching : definition: radiator (Message 1583206)
Posted 7 Oct 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I use two of these radiators. One for each GPU.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/23919/ex-rad-707/Black_Ice_Nemesis_GTX_560_Radiator_-_Black.html?tl=c95s1148b215

I use an aquarium chiller for my CPU.
Liquid all the way!

Steve
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : NASA confirms ‘impossible’ thruster actually works, could revolutionize space travel (Message 1582202)
Posted 5 Oct 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I don't know if this has been mentioned in another thread, but I stumbled onto it, and found it interesting.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/nasa-confirms-impossible-space-drive-actually-works-revolutionize-space-travel/?utm_source=o1&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=o1

Steve
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Win7 ate 9 & spit out 10! (Message 1580470)
Posted 1 Oct 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
What I just heard, is that the reason they are using Windows 10, instead of Windows 9, is that older programs that were Windows 95, 98 compatible looked for Windows 9x, and if they saw it, they would install. They had to jump numbers to prevent that from happening.

Steve

That would be a weird installer. Most use the OS version to determine the OS for installation. With Windows 7 being v6.1 & Windows ME being v4.90.

I could be wrong. The IT pro at my company told me that.

Steve
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Win7 ate 9 & spit out 10! (Message 1580464)
Posted 1 Oct 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
What I just heard, is that the reason they are using Windows 10, instead of Windows 9, is that older programs that were Windows 95, 98 compatible looked for Windows 9x, and if they saw it, they would install. They had to jump numbers to prevent that from happening.

Steve
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : is it a hoax? (Message 1577020)
Posted 24 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
She should have had the extra breast installed on her back.
Yeah, it would look funny but she'd be fun to dance with.

I read this at work, and burst out laughing!
People were wondering what was so funny.

Steve
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Scenery (Message 1571888)
Posted 14 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
From the top of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.



Steve
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Scenery (Message 1571109)
Posted 12 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
From the top of Cannon mountain, after riding the tram with Bernie during his visit last year.



Steve
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Time Travel (Message 1568718)
Posted 7 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
The way I see it, you need time to describe the position of an object. You can move the object through a Cartesian plane, and it changes coordinates. The thing is that by changing the coordinates of an object, it is still where it was, at a specified time. Time moves in one direction, but is still required to determine exactly where an object is in space.

An example is that the dinosaurs existed 65 million years ago, and they still exist at that time. If you had a big enough telescope, and could travel 65 million light years away, you could theoretically observe the dinosaurs going about their daily lives.

Steve
17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Time Travel (Message 1567329)
Posted 5 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Time travel in the forward direction is possible and most likely inevitable for long distance high speed space travellers. But I doubt that anyone will ever invent a machine that you can step into, push a button, and seconds later step out into a different time, either forward or backward.

I totally agree!

Steve
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Time Travel (Message 1566993)
Posted 4 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I understand your skepticism, and I share it.
Here is the embedded link explaining a little bit.
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140619/ncomms5145/full/ncomms5145.html

Nature Communications owns Scientific American, so this is a bit more reputable source.

All they did is use current knowledge of quantum mechanics to work some equations.
Mathematical evidence is certainly not conclusive, but it is more than there was. I personally don't think we will ever have a mechanism to travel back in time, even for an elementary particle, but I will look at evidence. If they can back it up with experimental proof, then I would be more open to the idea, once I understand the mechanism. Without experimental proof, it is just numbers.

Steve
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Time Travel (Message 1566950)
Posted 4 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
In the article, there is no need for faster than light travel, and they have only theorized about it at the photon level. I am quite skeptical, but am willing to look at evidence whether it agrees with my current understanding or not.

After learning that something actually lived on the surface of the space station for some time, caused me to re-think my position on life traveling on comets or asteroids, instead of just the building blocks. I still think it is more likely the building blocks could be transported over millions of years, rather than life itself, but now I think there might be a possibility that some form of life could survive millions of years in a space environment.

As to time travel, the math is working at a very small scale, but like M-theory, nothing experimental has been done to confirm it.

Steve
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Time Travel (Message 1566936)
Posted 4 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I am not sure what to make of this, but it is interesting.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/03/grandfather-paradox-resolved-simulation_n_5758148.html?ir=Science

Steve


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