Posts by SciManStev

21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1844877)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Heck, I look at every weekend as beer day.
Friday is close enough.

Steve
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1844226)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Wow! The freezing fog is spectacular!
Here everything is covered in ice, but the wind broke it off the trees.

Steve
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1843726)
Posted 22 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Perfect.

Steve
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1843683)
Posted 21 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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How much has my tab gone up to?....
Sometimes, on a Saturday night, beer may be consumed.

Steve
25) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1843673)
Posted 21 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I'm afraid though, that those with Neck Sunburn (RN's), only get their news from Fox News, and the Trump Nazi Twitter feed.
America (U.S), is so badly divided between the informed, educated, politically knowledgeable (the Liberal 50%), and the uninformed, uneducated, political analphabets (the Neck Sunburn (RN's) 50%), that
I fear for the future of the U.S of A

I did read an article that stated that Trump voters mostly got their news from Fox, while Hillary voters got their news from multiple sources.
There were certainly large exception both ways, and I'm sorry I can't put my hands on the article right now.

Steve
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1843668)
Posted 21 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Those are beautiful Bernie.
Thank you!

Steve
27) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1843662)
Posted 21 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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It certainly looks that way Betreger.

I must comment though, that these threads are so much more interesting and intellectual without a certain person's silly rantings cluttering them up.

Cheers.

What I do enjoy, whether I agree or not, is that there is a place where many can express their views that is visible world wide.

Steve
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1843642)
Posted 21 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Not here. Beer-Oclock is in progress.
I better start a tab.....

Steve
29) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1843239)
Posted 20 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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And as far as jobs go, this is more significant than globalization.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/amazon-is-going-to-kill-more-american-jobs-than-china-did/ar-AAm1vEp?li=BBnbfcN

Steve
30) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1843234)
Posted 20 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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...
But regardless of any of this, medical costs in the USA are totally out of control, and short of totally nationalizing the entire industry, there isn't much the Government can do to stop it.
...


If that happens, quality of care will greatly suffer. The Government can't manage its way out of a wet paper bag. The only REAL solution is to get Government totally OUT of health care.

Well, I can say that there is not a single example of that working anywhere. The only track record for successful health care is single payer.
Even if under state control, the problem is too big. Suppose state A has a single payer system. I live in state A, then travel to state B for vacation. State B has private insurance. If I get sick or injured, I could stand to lose every dime I have ever had. The same is true for military. It would not make sense for each state to have their own army, navy, air force, nukes. I am a believer in solutions independent of religious/political ideologies. They are traps that prevent solutions from even being explored. Martial Arts is a good example. If a person masters a particular style, the tactics he uses come from within that style. A practitioner of multiple styles can pick apart the one style, and exploit the weaknesses.

If I want to be the best snake handler, I want to learn from the best snake handler. If I want to be the best mechanic, I want to learn from the best. If I want the best health care system, then I want to learn from the country that has the best. The same for education. There are examples of what works, and what does not work. There are things that are best done by country, by state, and by the individual. All have a place, and none should be discarded. If health care can be made to work without a single payer system, then I wouldn't mind a bit, but there are no examples to follow.

Steve
31) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1843104)
Posted 19 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I personally had to pay a $2500 deductible that took almost 3 years when my wife broke her wrist.
I work a good job, but don't have $2500 sitting around. Now, my wife was put on two days a week, and lost her insurance, vacation, holiday pay. I put her on my plan, but $140 a week gets us a $5000 deductible. The US is 27'th world wide in health care. France is #1. I don't understand why we don't look at countries that have success, and keep defending being in 27'th place as the right way to go.

We are also 29'th in education. It seems to me that as AI and automation continue to take hold, a lack of education will cripple us.

https://www.thebalance.com/healthcare-costs-3306068

This is what is happening to jobs. What happens when this matures?

https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/flip.it%2FJouBYS-bet-you-didnt-see-this-coming-10-jobs-t/f-22fa871a8d%2Ffastcompany.com

Steve
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1840702)
Posted 7 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I think, it is time for a nice cold beer!

Steve
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread part 26 (Message 1839316)
Posted 1 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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At the end of 2016. I can take a beer or 70.

Steve
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1839313)
Posted 1 Jan 2017 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Well, to start the new year off, I need a huge burp.
It has been a difficiult year.

Steve
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1839155)
Posted 31 Dec 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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I appreciate all your support.
We are all connected by the science we are here for.
I have always appreciated that.

Steve
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1839111)
Posted 31 Dec 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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Well, my father passed away this morning.
I feel for anyone else in this situation.

Steve
37) Message boards : Number crunching : exclude GPU in cc_config (Message 1839015)
Posted 31 Dec 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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If it's dead you should Ignore it;
<cc_config>
   <log_flags>
   </log_flags>
   <options>
       <ignore_nvidia_dev>1</ignore_nvidia_dev>
   </options>
</cc_config>

Set the device number to the card you want to ignore.
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Client_configuration#Options
You need to restart BOINC to have it take affect.

That did it!
What I had tried before didn't work but that did it!
Thank you!

Steve
38) Message boards : Number crunching : exclude GPU in cc_config (Message 1838990)
Posted 30 Dec 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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The problem is that I need to pull the middle card first, which has plumbing. I can't pull the air cooled one because the plumbing is in the way. I have tried the cc_config file, to disable the GPU without success. I just don't have the time to remove it, for perhaps 2 weeks. It has totally failed, and as soon as I have the time, I have another water cooled one to replace it with. Draining my system down, and re plumbing it is an all day task, so I would rather disable it until I have the time to deal with it successfully. That is the biggest problem with water cooling, external to the case. I can not do a quick switch and go. Changes take a long time. On the other hand, with my huge radiators, I can't over heat a GPU no matter how hard I try.

Steve
39) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Interesting Physics (Message 1837087)
Posted 20 Dec 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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https://futurism.com/scientists-have-created-a-totally-new-type-of-laser-with-light-and-water-waves/
This is interesting!

Steve
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens - Originals only - any subject (Message 1835301)
Posted 10 Dec 2016 by Profile SciManStevProject Donor
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This is a balloon that landed in my back yard. Every August, Pittsfield New Hampshire has a balloon rally.
It is the only claim to fame from Pittsfield.



Steve


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