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1) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1784635)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile j mercer
Here's a thought for you.

If Trump wins the election it'll be the first time in history that a billionaire moved into public housing vacated by a black family!

2) Message boards : Politics : Electric cars - Right move? (Message 1777864)
Posted 10 Apr 2016 by Profile j mercer
Interesting read.

Singapore levies carbon tax on used Tesla for electricity to recharge it
3) Message boards : Politics : Electric cars - Right move? (Message 1777859)
Posted 10 Apr 2016 by Profile j mercer
How environmentally friendly are electric cars?
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If you were going to live in the USA which state would you choose to live in? (Message 1773653)
Posted 24 Mar 2016 by Profile j mercer
After reading these posts I am still happy with the Puget Sound region of Western Washington, the only caveat is you should tolerate moss. It is very green here.

There are places in your area which I enjoy. Like the San Juan Islands, but there are also placed that get over 100 inches of rain in a normal year. I would call your area a cold and wet area. Florida, hot and wet.

I was a military dependent growing up and have traveled and lived all over. Been here in Pacific Northwest Puget Sound area since '71. Love it. It's green here most year round. I like that. When in Eastern Washington working they called us 'Coasters' and 'Mossbacks'. Har! 8^)

5) Message boards : Number crunching : v8 issues on very old cruncher (Message 1773648)
Posted 24 Mar 2016 by Profile j mercer
I'm afraid new build had no working non-SSE path. But hard to say w/o any stderr listing.

From the man in the know. Thanks for the insight.

Well that cinches it. New Topic:

*For Sale*

Inexpensive vintage boat anchor
Never used in water

Inquire with in


6) Message boards : Number crunching : v8 issues on very old cruncher (Message 1773646)
Posted 24 Mar 2016 by Profile j mercer
If you are in a mood to experiment - it may be possible under QEMU emulator but how "fast" (slow)...

Thanks, I looked into that and it was more than I wanted to take on. The machine is so slow that to try doing anything on it is laborious at best.

I read where 1995 full towers make good boat anchors. Har! 8^)
7) Message boards : Number crunching : v8 issues on very old cruncher (Message 1772706)
Posted 20 Mar 2016 by Profile j mercer
I'm having issues with my original cruncher a 200MHz Pentium MMx P55 128MB UW2SCSI. It errors v8 wu in 20 seconds or less.

It has crunched everything up to this point. It is bare bones rig. I shut everything down even Explorer on it when crunching to get those few extra cycles.

Not a major issue for now for it takes this machine two weeks a wu. It's pulling 120 watts continuous for that one wu so I only run it now when there is something new to test.

I double checked everything I believe and have read the forums with no luck yet.

I've gone over this thread several times. v7 issues on very old cruncher and did the 'libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll' renaming routine.

I would like to keep this machine crunching just for the nostalgic. Rolling up on 17 years. 8^)

8) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1766640)
Posted 21 Feb 2016 by Profile j mercer

Interesting read. TY


I like the concept of the first breath.
9) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1765546)
Posted 16 Feb 2016 by Profile j mercer

Interesting read. TY
10) Message boards : Politics : RIP Antonin Scalia (Message 1765230)
Posted 15 Feb 2016 by Profile j mercer



Those presently controlling Western Media, Education, Political Structures, et al.

11) Message boards : Politics : Paris attack (Message 1742128)
Posted 14 Nov 2015 by Profile j mercer
12) Message boards : Politics : Just curious (Message 1732990)
Posted 8 Oct 2015 by Profile j mercer
First off it is a tragedy no doubt. But...

I would venture to say that if the US Military had targeted that compound/building it would have been flatten with most in and around it killed. From the few photos it looks like some of the return fire strayed off a near by target. An AC-130 gunship has massive fire power. If it was an AC-130. 105mm, 40mm, 20mm rounds to start with. One stray 105mm round would do the damage seen.

The compound/building with flammable liquids & gases is in a combat zone. There is no weapon that is 100% accurate every time including computer drive. One quarter of a degree of MOA (moment of angle) is how far off target from airplane flying one kilometer away? There will always be collateral damage. It is a tragedy but the price of combat/war.

Just some things I think about here.
13) Message boards : Politics : Another Mass Shooting in the U.S.A. (Message 1731904)
Posted 4 Oct 2015 by Profile j mercer
What I find interesting is Chris Mintz was not killed because he fought back for his life and others. With his training and background had he been armed it might have ended there. There are former/retired military/LEOs teaching in most every US school these days with more to come. ;) If allowed it could make a difference.

The fixing of all this will take generations if ever. In the mean time I choose to defend myself and those around me.

“Insurance companies aren’t emotional or political, they look only at the risk,” she said. “They know the risk of having armed people on campus increases the risk of gun injuries and gun deaths.”

With so many current events lately they might want to check their math again.? There will be more litigation over not protecting the $tudent$ enough. In$urance is a for profit business don't forget that.
14) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1722869)
Posted 6 Sep 2015 by Profile j mercer
Funny how internal affairs works.

Here it's called "kåranda".
Something like the US Marines "Semper fi".

"Semper fi" is a John Wayne line from a movie.

Semper Fidelis is the Marine Corps motto - "Always Faithful"

15) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1717917)
Posted 24 Aug 2015 by Profile j mercer
How long do you think it will take M$ to just start rewriting all this stuff back in with every update?

It almost looks like one of those social experiments where they wait and watch what happens to learn what to do.
16) Message boards : Politics : (Un)Justify Same Sex Marriage (Message 1697922)
Posted 2 Jul 2015 by Profile j mercer
Welcome back the guy with no name and a deleted posting history.

I suspect that there was a major breach of the Seti Forum database when
User ID: 7787259 decided to become a referee in this playground and
edited all of his posts up to june 3, 2014. The posts weren't hidden, but
rather changed. That's not nice.

There was a moderator that was doing this. I tried to point it out to no avail. ;)
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Bionic crahing laptop and not running? (Message 1697919)
Posted 2 Jul 2015 by Profile j mercer
I've had notebooks/laptops running 24/7 for years. One of my Alienware notebooks was ranked #62 in 2006.

18) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 16 year club (Message 1690586)
Posted 12 Jun 2015 by Profile j mercer
Hmmm... It's that time again. Fired up my original cruncher just for the anniversary. Only use it on special occasions. It takes 10 to 14 days for one work unit now. Just not worth it to crunch.

1995 – Micron Millennia Mxe 200MHz Pentium MMx P55 128MB UW2SCSI
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : States (Message 1606240)
Posted 27 Nov 2014 by Profile j mercer
The trouble is that the American States are not united. The Country or Nation may be called the UNITED States of America, but that is purely historical, or perhaps hysterical depending upon your view. These days the fact is that each state is run like a Middle Ages Fiefdom by the Governor acting like a Lord of the Manor, and makes its own laws. Get caught in one State it's prison, in another it's the death sentence. It's dead set for another Civil War, (pun intended) but over politics this time not slavery.

Then we have particle physics where they are in such a state that they don't know whether they are up, down, strange, charmed, at the bottom, or the top. Surely that have missed off upside down and back to front, and inside out?

I reckon that everything is in a right old state. I know let's call a state of emergency, yep that's it, sorted, go to Defcon 2, women and children first!

@Angela - smartphones are only smart because they are smug enough to think that they are. Give them a good slap with a wet raccoon, and stick them in the fridge overnight and they're not so smart any more :-))

Notice: I intend for this to be a lighthearted, fun thread. This is not the Politics forum.

I see the double standard is alive and well.

Happy Thanksgivings Folks...
20) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.4.27? (Message 1600374)
Posted 12 Nov 2014 by Profile j mercer
If it works so perfectly why would all these people waste so much time & effort on over 40 some fixes? ;-) ;-) :-)

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