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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (99) Server Problems? (Message 1706722)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I went to my account page, and clicked on tasks, and a bunch of them said "Not in DB". I seem to be crunching some unknown type of work...... :D

Steve
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706477)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
http://time.com/3977862/windows-10-solitaire/

Unbelievable.

Steve
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Nvidia driver 353.62 (Message 1706416)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Good to see this.
My GTX 480's are only DirectX 11 compatible.
I will be prepared before I go for Win 10.

Steve
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706298)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Strange, but I thought that hysteria over the device driver updates that popped up over the weekend was debunked fairly quickly. I found a couple references to already existing "Device Installation Settings" in Win 10, either from System Properties, Computer Properties, or Devices and Printers. I don't have Win 10 yet on any of my boxes, but here's a couple screen shots that I saw a few days ago.


This is absolutely correct. This option, to install or not Device Drivers, is available in both the pro and home versions. (I am running both versions and the option is there is both)

Also found at: Control Panel/System/Advanced System Settings/Advanced/Hardware/Device Installation Settings

I am very glad to know this. For the dozens of articles I have read, this is the first I knew about it. I may well have missed it in this thread, as I am at work..... :D

Steve
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706283)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Thank you Bernie,
Keep us posted on your results. I will learn from what you go through, and may do mine this weekend.

Steve
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706251)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor


If you read the link is seems that Windows 10 installs a newer Nvidia driver than the Nivida Gforce Experince is aware of so it immediately tried to downgrade the driver.

So how did MS have an Nvidia driver that Nvidia didn't know about!!

Seems it may well have been Nvidia who dropped the ball there.

Also anyone in the know will have not have Geforce Experience install anyway.

Apparently it was fixed at the weekend anyway.

You can go to the Microsoft website, and download a special app that will give you control over driver downloads. This was just made available yesterday as far as I can tell, in response to Nvidia complaints. Unfortunately, it isn't yet a part of Windows 10, but it is available. You can uninstall a driver, put what you want in, and as long as you keep the Windows driver hidden on the downloaded app, it won't re-install itself.
I do not have the link available at the moment, so it will require a search.

Steve
7) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Voyagers disks (Message 1706247)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I guess I shouldn't have bought the CD last year..... :D

Steve
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Skype warning (Message 1704633)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
After this incident, I did read an article where many Skype accounts had been spoofed. There should be an update coming out at some point, but the advice I read was anyone who has their Skype account spoofed, should change their password. From my understanding, the spoofing is terminated by changing the password. I tend to make my new passwords 12-15 characters long with upper case, lower case, numbers and symbols. That makes it very hard to guess, so I have to keep them in a secure manner off line.

Steve
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Pluto is a Planet! (Message 1702279)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
What about the tidal effect that Pluto and Charon have on each other? That should generate some internal heat.

And doesn't the lack of impact craters indicate that Pluto has cleared it's orbital path?

I was thinking about the tidal forces Charon has on Pluto also. I was not certain it was strong enough to cause tectonic motion, but those are certainly mountains. I think the the Kyper Belt orbits as a whole, but I could be wrong about that.

Steve
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Pluto is a Planet! (Message 1701896)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I just read a bit of trivia. The original PlayStation CPU is what is powering the New Horizon space craft as it flew by Pluto.

Steve
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1701842)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Thank you! I am totally enjoying this conversation.

Steve
12) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1701821)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I agree with that. Gravity is the distortion, but then how would its propagation be limited to the speed of light. Gravity is a property of mass.
Steve

The speed of light is the ultimate speed limit.
Nothing can travel faster not even information.

Then here is a question. Quantum entanglement. Supposedly particles are instantaneously connected over vast amounts of space. How would that not be a transfer of information?

Steve
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1701820)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I still have problems with the notion of spacetime. I understand Euclidean space with time as the fourth dimension, and I understand that time passes differently on something observed than for the observer. But combining space and time into a single manifold just to simplify theories, just seems wrong to me.

I think of it as a movie. An object/event occurs at a location and time. Even when you move beyond the time frame, the event is still where and when it was, even if it is no longer accessible to the observer. Describing a location/event without the time factor just doesn't give enough information, and since time is relative to to event/observer, it must be included.

Steve
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1701810)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Gravitational waves are ripples in spacetime. They are very weak and Einstein doubted that they could ever be detected. But physicists are trying hard to detect them, because they are the only untested part of Einstein's relativity.
Tullio

I hope I live long enough for them to be detected. This is fascinating stuff. I love thinking to the point, where there is an answer, but none of the evidence makes complete sense. It makes sense, but there are still voids in our understanding.

Steve
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1701804)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I agree with that. Gravity is the distortion, but then how would its propagation be limited to the speed of light. Gravity is a property of mass.

Steve
16) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Green Bank West Virginia (Message 1701786)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
We have all heard about the data we may get at some time from Green Bank. I saw this article about Green Bank, and wanted to post it. It may have been posted elsewhere, but I didn't see it in my quick search. (I am currently at work.)

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2015/07/us/quiet-town-american-story/

Steve
17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1701737)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
A question I have had myself, and have seen posted elsewhere, is if gravity propagates at light speed, then how does it escape a black hole? As far as I know, the answer is unknown, but I am seeing such an excellent discussion here, I thought I would ask it.

Steve
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space Junk (Message 1701428)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
At least something is in the works.

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/82248.html

Steve
19) Message boards : Politics : Damned hard to be a Christian these days.......... (Message 1700211)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I have personally known 2 different people, that formed their own religions, just to avoid property taxes on their homes. It worked for both of them, as they taught their religion in their houses once a week. That is also the only way the Duggards with 19 children avoid taxes, and can afford to have so many children.

Steve
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1700194)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
That was my understanding as well. I just wondered if there had been new evidence. It does make me think that I could understand a wave caused by any huge event such as stellar explosion/collapse/combination, but how would the propagation be different, as it was a part of the mass since the mass was first formed?

Steve


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