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1) Message boards : Number crunching : PC Matic vs Kaspersky. (Message 1616331)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I've used PC Matic's Super Shield since it came online and have had no problems with it. Super Shield uses a combination of universally acknowledged black lists along with the same acknowledged white lists. Depending on the settings that you specify, you create your own local white list on your machine, that includes programs running on you machine, such as SETI, BOINC, & Lunatics. I've found it to be superior to AVG, Total Defense, Kasperky, and especially Norton as they give me too many false negatives. I've use Computer Assocs. internet software for years, but became unsatisfied with them in recent times and switched. PC Matic is currently negotiating with Microsoft to be a recognized vendor, and I'm not sure what the status of that is at the moment. What I like about Super Shield is the combination of both white & black lists and their database is constantly growing. I do not use the default settings of the product, which allows me to add to my local white list the first time that a program, not on their white list to operate. Which is most useful when testing/running BOINC applications.

PLEASE NOTE - If you use the default setting, every program associated with BOINC will be denied. Not because they are viruses, but for the fact that they are not on the massive recognized white list. Using the advanced settings will allow them to run.

Customer service is pretty quick and almost all question are answered via their forums. If there is a specific problem/bug that is reported, it is usually fixed quickly. Most of the problems that I see on these forums are just users getting to know the product and needing assistance.

I use it on remote machines belonging to my father, and brother in law. I use it on my laptop, but found the problem with Super Shield very quickly. It is very good software, but you do need to change those default settings. I didn't, and my laptop dumped all it's work units.

The two computer I mentioned other than my laptop, are owned by people completely computer illiterate, and for once I have not had to log in remotely and fix things since I installed it. PC-Matic is excellent software!

Steve
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Quantum Fyzix less complicated? (Message 1616248)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Very interesting!
I am anxious to learn more. At least I have next week off. :D

Steve
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Water Coolinbg GPU's Who's the GURU? (Message 1615446)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I will give you a good reply when i get home, and have more time.

Steve
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dinosaur Extinction Wasn't Totally Caused By An Asteroid. (Message 1614352)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I have heard this before, and the amount of volcanic debris in the atmosphere may well have contributed. The clincher in my mind is the complete absence of dinosaurs above the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) boundary, which contains a very high concentration of iridium. I also would not rule out additional volcanic action triggered by the asteroid impact. The tectonic shock waves must have been tremendous, and may have released many earthquakes and volcanoes.

Steve
5) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1605337)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
Here's the problem with Ferguson.

Apparently the Grand Jury, after hearing ALL The Forensics' and Eye Witnesses:

Ruled that The Force Used by one Human Being, against another attempting to Arm himself with that person's gun, and that Human Being's life was in reasonable danger - was justified. Very simple.

This was the wrong case to raise very valid race issue's.

The Black Leadership MUST choose the correct incident(s), or THEIR credibility will become the issue.

THAT is the real tragedy of Ferguson.

I agree completely. This did not start as a race incident. There are race incidents, but this was not one of them. If a big, heavy white person had done the same thing, then I expect the Officer Wilson would have reacted in the same manner.

Steve
6) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1605281)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject donor
I watched the coverage until early this morning. There were young, old, working, retired, men, women, black, white that made up the grand jury. The comments were that every demographic of Ferguson was included.

Steve
7) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1602367)
Posted 19 Nov 2014 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
8) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1602296)
Posted 18 Nov 2014 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
9) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1602282)
Posted 18 Nov 2014 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
10) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1602215)
Posted 18 Nov 2014 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
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Power Supply Opinions Please (Message 1600657)
Posted 13 Nov 2014 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
12) Message boards : Number crunching : FYI: An Interesting Find About Heat Flow (Message 1597355)
Posted 5 Nov 2014 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
13) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1596940)
Posted 4 Nov 2014 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
14) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1596595)
Posted 3 Nov 2014 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
15) 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
16) 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
17) 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
18) 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
19) 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
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Scenery (Message 1571888)
Posted 14 Sep 2014 by Profile SciManStevProject donor
From the top of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.



Steve


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