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21) Message boards : Number crunching : SSD and Bionic??? (Message 1657241)
Posted 26 Mar 2015 by Profile SciManStev
I just recently bought and installed a 1 TB Samsung 850 PRO, and I went from 20-25 minute boot up times to a complete restart in less than 3 minutes. I wish they had included the 850 in their tests, but this drive has a 10 year warranty. Now that I have made the jump to SSD, I will never go back!

This thing is fantastic!

Steve

You had a 20-25 minute boot up time? What the heck is your machine doing at start up. Loading the matrix? And I mean the actual matrix not the movie or game. :P

Is the 850 the replacement product for the 840 or just a higher end series? In either case I would hope for the same or better out of it vs the 840.

The 850 is an upgrade from the 840. It took top marks in the research I did.

I have a full developers installation of LabVIEW with hundreds of device drivers, along with many, many other programs. Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, and of course hundreds of naked dancing girls! That is what caused the long boot up times. Now, once the desktop appears, I am at full usage in just a few seconds.

Steve
22) Message boards : Number crunching : SSD and Bionic??? (Message 1657205)
Posted 26 Mar 2015 by Profile SciManStev
I just recently bought and installed a 1 TB Samsung 850 PRO, and I went from 20-25 minute boot up times to a complete restart in less than 3 minutes. I wish they had included the 850 in their tests, but this drive has a 10 year warranty. Now that I have made the jump to SSD, I will never go back!

This thing is fantastic!

Steve
23) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Losing hope... (Message 1653702)
Posted 16 Mar 2015 by Profile SciManStev
I too am sure there are other intelligent civilizations in our galaxy. But I'm not sure they want to contact us. Based on the behavior of the more advanced civilizations here on earth toward other less advanced peoples I think we are nowhere near ready to meet our neighbors.


+1 Look at all the religion based wars going on, just awful:(

As many as 400 million people have been killed with just Christianity over the last 2000 years. I have no idea about the other religions.

Steve
24) Message boards : Technical News : Results (Mar 11 2015) (Message 1651880)
Posted 11 Mar 2015 by Profile SciManStev
Matt, these updates from you and/or the staff go light years with us crunchers.
Thank you!

Steve
25) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Losing hope... (Message 1648669)
Posted 3 Mar 2015 by Profile SciManStev
This is a search that may well take thousands of years, or a few hours, if it is ever successful. We are a part of that search. Finding a needle in a haystack is simple. Finding evidence of ET is a true challenge.

Odds will increase when Green Bank data is analyzed, as the source is targeted planetary systems. The data from Arecibo is what other scientists have collected with their own experiments, and we just piggyback that data. We are limited to about 100 light years for multibeam data, and about 50,000 light years for Astropulse, but either way, with only some adjustment, we are tied to a stripe of data as the earth rotates, both on its axis, and around the sun. If a signal comes a few seconds before or after Arecibo can detect it, then we would miss it completely.

Targeted data gives much better odds, but even those are very small. The only thing that is for certain, is that if we don't search, our chances are zero.

Steve
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Images of the fruit of the labor of my hobby (Message 1648198)
Posted 1 Mar 2015 by Profile SciManStev
Very cool!
The quality of the builds is exceptional!
I used to build models, but it has been many years since my last attempt.

Steve
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : LEONARD NIMOY HOSPITALIZED FOR SEVERE CHEST PAINS (Message 1646132)
Posted 24 Feb 2015 by Profile SciManStev
I bought a three dimensional chess set years ago. There is technically no such thing as three dimensional chess, but I had the set, and created rules such that if a move was legal in the dimensions being moved, then it was OK. It took me 5 days to play an intelligent game with those standards. It took a great deal of thought, and I did lose a game or two.

Spock has always been my idle, approaching each task with total logic.

I wish Leonard well.

Steve

Religion is not logical. :D
28) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : A question for the scientist. (Message 1644542)
Posted 20 Feb 2015 by Profile SciManStev
The fusion into heavier elements, occurs as a result of the blast wave, and not in the core. Iron is the final step in core fusion, and it formation signals the death of the star.

Steve
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1643072)
Posted 16 Feb 2015 by Profile SciManStev
Tomorrows meeting will be held in the igloo.

I have to show this comment tomorrow at work, and I bet they laugh as much as I did. I am over 6' tall, and that picture was taken at my eye level.

Steve
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1643063)
Posted 16 Feb 2015 by Profile SciManStev
What is snow?
Well this is the courtyard where I work. It is totally surrounded by building.



Steve
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1642953)
Posted 16 Feb 2015 by Profile SciManStev
Its expected to go to below -10F. tonight. And irs still windy. We had maybe a foot of snow last night but hars to say as the wind was blowing so hard. Im sick of shovelling snow. I have a good 3 feet of just standing snow in my yard. Where I have to shovel Its getting almost over my head.

+1

Steve
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1639429)
Posted 9 Feb 2015 by Profile SciManStev
Snow, more snow, and still lots more snow!

Steve


Still? We are getting into Spring here @7°C.

I have seen it snow here as late as May 18'th.
We are a long way from Spring.

Steve
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1639391)
Posted 9 Feb 2015 by Profile SciManStev
Snow, more snow, and still lots more snow!

Steve
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1636773)
Posted 2 Feb 2015 by Profile SciManStev
Here it is 5°F (-15°C) with 7-14 mph winds, and it is still snowing. We have close to two feet on the ground, after last weeks blizzard of over two feet.



Steve
35) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : UFO's are Canadian, here is the proof... (Message 1635747)
Posted 31 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStev
Now this is what I am waiting for.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/billrobinson/techfuture-hold-on-paul-m_b_5092345.html

Steve
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1634052)
Posted 28 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStev
We survived the blizzard just fine. Due to the high winds, it is difficult to know exactly how much snow fell, but it is safe to say we got at least 2 feet, and we had no power outages.

The blizzard of 1978 was much worse.

Steve
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1633521)
Posted 27 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStev
Here is a plow truck going by. It is snowing very hard, but at least it is light and fluffy. The wind is whipping it everywhere, so it will be difficult to gauge how much has fallen.



Steve
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1633360)
Posted 27 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStev
I will try to post a "Before", "During", and "After" photo from my webcam.

Here is the before.



Steve
39) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Is this alien communication? Mystery cosmic burst captured LIVE (Message 1633319)
Posted 27 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStev
Article says neutron star and at 5.5 billion light yrs that was a long time ago when the universe was much smaller and before our own solar system was form'd


I know what the article stated. The last burst was 3/14.

‎Natural phenomenon, most likely.

Agreed.

Steve
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1633316)
Posted 27 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStev
I would never suggest that our taxes are theft, only that the tax code is much more complicated that it needs to be.

Steve


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