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41) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : What is the "best" GPU card for about $50? (Message 1541582)
Posted 14 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
the 5670 like the 5590 had 400 compute core and uses very little power

you won't set records but this is enough card to begin the slow climb to the top.

especially if you can run 2 or more. these cards are mostly pci will run in a

machine with 550 watts or less power supply and three will slightly outperform or

at least be close to an hd6870 which can run 2 tflop's.

so if you can find someone to give you an older machine, even if you dumpster

dive or curb surf to find a couple, this can be a path to the

start of respectable numbers.

I have found the 5590 on ebay for about 25 to 30 dollars I Would offer something like that for the 5670.
42) Message boards : Number crunching : Some questions about a laptop (Message 1541486)
Posted 14 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
All laptops by the vary nature of their design run hotter than is optimal for the

longest life of their hardware so even if you do not crunch any cooling you

provide will add to the life expectancy of your laptop.

Also there are several good temp. monitoring software packages available that can

throttle the cpu and gpu if they get too hot, I highly recommend using one.

Bare in mind that if the software crashes it can not throttle so checking once in

a while to see if it is too hot is not a bad idea.

As to laptop gpu's and crunching some can and some can't for ati ant chipset

5590 or later should work, intel driver have recently become available don't

know how many of them can now be used you will have to check by chipset number

do not know about nvidia once again must check by chipset number.

go luck, my current laptop is very weak but still doing between 70 and 90 rac per day.
43) Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : What does loss of net neutrality mean for volunteer computing? (Message 1541480)
Posted 14 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
In a teacup net-neutrality is about controlling content.

If I control the price of access I control what you access.

having the internet turned into a junkyard by everyone with something to sell or

say I can live with.

This is what filters are for.

AS to alternatives to the isp's I highly encourage this the internet works best

when information flows around any blockage.

you may be right in that letting the current isp's kill the current internet can

speed the adoption of other more robust means of communication.

It just seems a lot easier to try to save what we have now.

as you say in the end it will make no difference information will flow regardless.
44) Message boards : News : What does loss of net neutrality mean for volunteer computing? (Message 1541470)
Posted 14 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
The bottom line is this is not about cost ,but about access if the isp's can

charge the content providers they control access.

If they so choose at that point the only person that may be allowed to afford to

provide content may be the guy with the dancing cat videos.

that is why this is so important.
45) Message boards : Politics : 'Ordinary people'? (Message 1541461)
Posted 14 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
oops
46) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1541334)
Posted 14 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
while that is mostly true,our recycling is not yet up to the roman standard.
47) Message boards : Politics : 'Ordinary people'? (Message 1541331)
Posted 14 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
while reproduction is cyclic and the % of sex resulting in pregnancies is small,
remember there is a name for people that use the cycle method of birth control,
they are called parents.
48) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1541328)
Posted 14 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

translation...

Congress, shall not establish a Faith at the federal level, or disallow a state to have theirs, the federal government shall not disallow any individual the right to speak and address congress and the same applies to the press, the people have the right to join together in any form they seem to want or need, and the one as well as a whole state can fully address the federal government to make or remove laws as seen fit by the people.



the ACA was a law passed by congress as such since the SCOTUS made an exception for religious reasons in the hobby lobby case, they are stating that the law is prohibiting the free practice of religion.
49) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1540826)
Posted 13 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
That was my point the first decision opens the door.
50) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1540757)
Posted 13 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
...I'm still waiting for the link where Hobby Lobby at one time paid for abortifacients.
My edit time has expired on the original post.

I was kindly sent the link. Hobby Lobby did at one time pay for abortifacients but not IUDs. They didn't know they did until it was forced upon them to do so. So they don't have an agenda against Obamacare as would be the case if they objected just to bring the suit.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/03/hobby-lobby-supreme-court-obamacare

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So if the corporation
has rights under the first amendment than those right's are good as long as

they do not interfere with an employee's first amendment right to use the

offending methods if their religion requires.

that will be the next suit who takes presidents?
51) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1540726)
Posted 13 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
Employers by law have to pay minimum wage, so having to hand it over doesn't make it any less of a renumeration for your work.
I don't understand what you are saying. Yes they have to pay minimum wage but that is the only thing they have to pay. Wal*Mart gets around Obamacare by only having part time employees. No vacation, no health care, no 401k, no define penton, no stock option. Should I continue? And you make Hobby Lobby out to be the bad guy. BTW I'm still waiting for the link where Hobby Lobby at one time paid for abortifacients.

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No they also take matching funds for social security that no business since the

late 40's hasn't figured in to the cost of an employee basically meaning unless

you are self employed and already know you pay ssi twice, and if your company

pay's for health insurance you may be paying half or more of the premium.

this of course does not count the unemployment disability and anything else the

state or the fed want to take out.
52) Message boards : Politics : More on how Neo-Darwinism has it wrong again... (Message 1540717)
Posted 13 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
Have very little value in figuring out how the universe works.

No one else has either.

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you start with the 3 feet directly around you and go from there.

It may amaze you how far you can get before running into true imponderables.

Philosophy at best will teach you how to think, but in and of itself has no

answers, don't get lost in the glitter.
53) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality (Message 1540714)
Posted 13 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
And that is the crux of the problem. There are in many cases no other providers.So the comsumer gets shafted. Like allways.
I have a choice of 4 cell providers and they all shaft; Verizon and at&t are more expensive but have better coverage, T-Mobile and Sprint less expensive but if I get out of the metropolitan area there is no coverage.

I find it amusing all of this net neutrality talk was started by a false premise that this will be harmful to low bandwidth users. How seriously do you think the FCC will take those writing stating such?

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In south America many of the cell towers are owned by the drug cartels, they need this to give them encrypted communication as a result I can get a smart phone connect for 1/4 what is is in the US a better connect.
54) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1540709)
Posted 13 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
Yes the founding fathers understood this well, that why do you think the

constitution and bill of right were written as shackles meant to slow the growth

of government.

It is we the people that have forgotten this and heaped power on D.C. .

hope it is not to late to get some of it back.
55) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1540675)
Posted 13 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
this whole discussion is moot since the first amendment states


"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."


paying particular attention to the part that states "prohibiting the free exercise thereof" you realize that by allowing any exemptions the SCOTUS has acknowledged that the law is prohibiting the free exercise of religion and as such the whole law is unconstitutional.
56) Message boards : Politics : More on how Neo-Darwinism has it wrong again... (Message 1540671)
Posted 13 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
Unwilling to support crap by buying the book i first went to the webpage,
unlike many books no sample was available.

So looked the reviews and Q&a none of the reviews hed scientific weight.

The Q&A was all philosophy once again no scientific weight.

If this is the kind of source you use no wonder you make so little sense.

Having read many such books while they may have scientific information,the

conjectures drawn from this.

Have very little value in figuring out how the universe works.
57) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality (Message 1540594)
Posted 13 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
Ideally in a capitalist society I would have hundreds of providers

to choose from and the competition would keep them honest.

Having a system that started out with phone and wire only

the move from a central provider too something were a lot of competition can

happen has not accrued.

As long as there are a vary limited number of providers the emily litella line

"I don't care I work for the phone company I don't have to," is all to true.

And there are really only 2 choices 1) constant vigilance, 2)building more paths

For 1) people are going to congress and the fcc and telling them what we think.

For 2) this is more local and maybe harder talk to your city councilman and

insist on more than 1 provider, now since a lot of the local cable companies

are owned by well connected local businessmen you my need your friends and their

friends when you talk to the city council.

Until you can tell comcast and the like, I do not need your service and I am

taking my business elsewhere they can and will keep trying to do this stuff.

comcast may be a lot more reasonable when reminded that eminent domain was used

to let them put up their infrastructure and it can be used to take that

infrastructure and lease it to someone else.
58) Message boards : Politics : 'Ordinary people'? (Message 1540580)
Posted 12 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
For a consistently warped view on reality posting the winner here is you I.D..

At least from my perspective now i freely admit my view may also be warped.

As to your view that life begins at conception then any woman that have a

fertilized egg not implant would be guilty of at least negligent homicide.

Even though this happens quite regularly or what about all the un viable

fertilized eggs should the woman receive a mandatory sentence for stillbirth.

what about fetus's that though genetic testing are known to have such profound

defects as to no POSSIBILITY of any quality of life if carried to term.

you clearly have not thought out all of the what if's or you would not say what you do.

Here is another what if for you (Holo anencephaly) this is when the fetus is born

with the brain entirely lacking no consciousness possible how is this the same

as a healthy child.

you make blanket statements about what is right or wrong but do not bother to look at the whole picture.
59) Message boards : Politics : Throw the First Stone... (Message 1540562)
Posted 12 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
If anyone says they, in private, never said anything derogatory about a person or persons because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex/orientation is a liar. Don't forget these phone conversations were also illegally recorded.

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In the state of Oklahoma only one party need give permission for recording.

So I do not know what it is like in the other 49 states but in Ok

always be polite.
60) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1540551)
Posted 12 Jul 2014 by Profile dancer42
If I am a landlord and I have been offered a lot of money for one of my

properties more that I could normally dream of getting but the building is full

of tenants with leases that do not want to leave I might suddenly discover that

the buildings water heater complained about for years needs repair now.

requiring the cutoff of all water in the building, if this failed I would then

find the electrical needed work and so on.

So it will be real interesting to see who comes in to buy up and redevelop

Detroit when this is all done.


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