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1) Message boards : Politics : To Work or Not? (Message 1708196)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile betregerProject donor
If poor McDonalds is so poor that it can't possibly afford a higher minimum wage, then why the hell does it still operate in the rest of the industrialized world, which has much higher minimum wages than in the US? Why aren't they going out of business yet? Indeed, why isn't every business operating in Europe going down since they can't possibly afford to pay those high minimum wages?

LOL, the classic answer is American exceptionalism.
2) Message boards : Politics : To Work or Not? (Message 1708193)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile betregerProject donor
Plus loss of exempt from Federal Income Tax status... Plus loss of Government social program benefits...

Major 1 point that should be considered is that the fast food model you describe is one that relies on a govt subsidy for the cost of labor. Another point is if these costs are passed on to the consumer is how much business will be lost. The answer to that would be determined by how elastic is the demand for greasy burgers.
I ask who should be paying for that labor, all of society or the consumers who use the service?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : FIFO?? (Message 1707934)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile betregerProject donor
Frankly, with the very relaxed deadlines at this project (most other BOINC projects set 7-day or 14-day deadlines), it would actually take considerable effort and ingenuity to get BOINC to worry about deadlines (invoke 'high priority' or EDF processing) for a SETI-only cruncher, and I've not seen any evidence of it yet in this thread.

Richard I have 2 examples of high priority. My XP box when it runs AP only and they are plentiful as they have been recently does it on its GT430, as does my W7 box on its CPU. I'll admit I try to run a 20 day cache but since nothing ever times out and all validates I figure that's OK.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1707871)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile betregerProject donor
The XP box is good for 20 days and the W7 box is good for 10 on the GPU and 20 on the CPU.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1707863)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile betregerProject donor
We just ran out of channels to split now the drought begins, but like the previous run it was a fine run.
6) Message boards : Politics : To Work or Not? (Message 1707860)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile betregerProject donor
According to economic theory there are 3 factors of production, land labor and capital. Each should earn according to it's marginal productivity. As we advance our technology robotics and computers, which are capital are replacing much labor. The problem is what do we do with the displaced. As it is they are putting downwards pressure on the price of labor while those who own the capital are able to keep a larger portion of their production. This will create social chaos, witness the French or Russian revolutions, where the critical factor was land and eventually the "pitch forks" came out. To avoid that it is obvious that the market has to find a way to distribute more equitably across the populous.
7) Message boards : Politics : To Work or Not? (Message 1707796)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile betregerProject donor
let's get back to the question, does raising the minimum wage cause people to desire less work to maximize their wallet?

If man is an economic animal then the old saying make hay while sun shines applies. Using logic if the wage drops close enough to zero no one will work. At some point more people will be willing to work, as it rises further more people will opt in.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1707745)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile betregerProject donor
21 AP channels to split then we are out. The end of this grand run is near.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1707533)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile betregerProject donor
With only 152 channels to do on AP it seems doubtful that this run will last thru Sunday. It has been fun.
10) Message boards : Politics : To Work or Not? (Message 1706862)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile betregerProject donor
Work is in physics, the amount of energy converted when a transfer takes place under the action of a force.
Per definition that means every human are working.
But why so big differences in what you do for a living?

Jann you ask a very deep philosophical question. Due to the large number of ideologues it will never be answered in our lifetimes.
11) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #3 (Message 1706852)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile betregerProject donor
Today the celebrations have been going very well, I am home now and intend to continue.
Hail Thor and all things Thoristic.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1706727)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile betregerProject donor
Does anybody know if the APs that are out that claim the application is
Not in DB
will validate?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit: How is it calculated? (Message 1706554)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile betregerProject donor
Credit: How is it calculated?


Randomly, and poorly.

Yes, but it does add an added sense of adventure.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (99) Server Problems? (Message 1706553)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile betregerProject donor
At 1:35 UTC I got an AP which the server recognized as an Anonymous platform (NVIDIA GPU). So Eric is working overtime, in his case I doubt that means time and a half.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (99) Server Problems? (Message 1706532)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile betregerProject donor
I sent E-Mail to the admins.
Because 'not in DB' and '.vlar's to NV GPUs'.

I got E-Mail from Eric, he's looking to it.

Well ssp shows most of the servers are not among the living.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (99) Server Problems? (Message 1706524)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile betregerProject donor
So....What does This Mean?
Not in DB
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1856190977

Same on this Host, http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1856190636

This one Too, http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7258715


?????

Yup same for me. I feel sooo left out of the DB :-)

Sounds like there are a few rough edges left over from yesterday's upgrade, it will be interesting to see if they validate.
17) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #3 (Message 1706466)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile betregerProject donor
Wiggo you are among the fortunate first but in 1/2 hr I shall waddle down to the pub and happily prepare for tomorrow.
Hail Thor
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1706319)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile betregerProject donor
All of my inconclusive APs are gone and I think they were validated, I hope.
4 mins ago I was able to report 11 APs and some validated. The ssp shows we are up and running with APs being split.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (99) Server Problems? (Message 1706111)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile betregerProject donor
Front page just posted a message that the project would remain down til tomorrow for testing.

Well I can live with that as my caches have almost 10 days worth of APs.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1706072)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile betregerProject donor
Has anybody else noticed a large number of inconclusive APs starting today?


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