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41) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : 'Pillars of Creation' (Message 1625465)
Posted 8 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStev
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/08/opinion/bell-god-atheism/index.html

Steve
42) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : 'Pillars of Creation' (Message 1625446)
Posted 8 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStev
I saw a TV show a few months ago, that described a stellar explosion that happened in the past, and has not yet reached the Pillars of Creation. When the blast wave does reach it, the pillars will be deformed, or possibly swept away. I forget the time line of when the collision will occur, but it seems to be a certainty that it will, at least from the conclusions of the TV show.

Steve
43) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Pluto is a Planet! (Message 1624052)
Posted 5 Jan 2015 by Profile SciManStev
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuiper_belt

I personally don't care one way or the other, but the Kuiper belt has over 1000 known objects, and as many as 100,000 total objects. Is size the only parameter that designates Pluto as a planet among 100,000 similar objects? What about Haumea and Makemake?

Steve
44) Message boards : Number crunching : Happy New Year, SETIzens !!!! (Message 1621452)
Posted 31 Dec 2014 by Profile SciManStev
Lets find ET this year :DDDDD

Happy New Year Raistmer!
Happy New Year, all Setizens.

+1 from Steve and his snakes!

Steve
45) Message boards : Politics : do you thing so (Message 1621267)
Posted 31 Dec 2014 by Profile SciManStev
http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/30/technology/china-internet-firewall-google/index.html?hpt=hp_bn5

Steve
46) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1617652)
Posted 23 Dec 2014 by Profile SciManStev
I have one thing to say.

Yay!

Steve
47) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1617628)
Posted 23 Dec 2014 by Profile SciManStev
http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/22/world/asia/north-korea-internet/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Perfect!

Steve

Unless they take that as a reason for a tit for tat.

Perfection would be getting inside their botnet command and control so any attack they attempt to launch on someone, actually launches it against themselves.

They will, and I am looking forward as to what would follow.

Steve
48) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1617614)
Posted 22 Dec 2014 by Profile SciManStev
http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/22/world/asia/north-korea-internet/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Perfect!

Steve
49) Message boards : Number crunching : PC Matic vs Kaspersky. (Message 1616331)
Posted 19 Dec 2014 by Profile SciManStev
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
50) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Quantum Fyzix less complicated? (Message 1616248)
Posted 19 Dec 2014 by Profile SciManStev
Very interesting!
I am anxious to learn more. At least I have next week off. :D

Steve
51) Message boards : Number crunching : Water Coolinbg GPU's Who's the GURU? (Message 1615446)
Posted 17 Dec 2014 by Profile SciManStev
I will give you a good reply when i get home, and have more time.

Steve
52) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dinosaur Extinction Wasn't Totally Caused By An Asteroid. (Message 1614352)
Posted 15 Dec 2014 by Profile SciManStev
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
53) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1605337)
Posted 25 Nov 2014 by Profile SciManStev
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
54) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1605281)
Posted 25 Nov 2014 by Profile SciManStev
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
55) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [PROBLEM RETURNED] (Message 1602367)
Posted 19 Nov 2014 by Profile SciManStev
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
56) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [PROBLEM RETURNED] (Message 1602296)
Posted 18 Nov 2014 by Profile SciManStev
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
57) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [PROBLEM RETURNED] (Message 1602282)
Posted 18 Nov 2014 by Profile SciManStev
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
58) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [PROBLEM RETURNED] (Message 1602215)
Posted 18 Nov 2014 by Profile SciManStev
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
59) Message boards : Number crunching : Power Supply Opinions Please (Message 1600657)
Posted 13 Nov 2014 by Profile SciManStev
Read the reviews at NewEgg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159131

It seems there are various levels of success.

Steve
60) Message boards : Number crunching : FYI: An Interesting Find About Heat Flow (Message 1597355)
Posted 5 Nov 2014 by Profile SciManStev
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


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