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21) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1658678)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Wiggo
Well the Aussies just walked over the Kiwis and topping their season off with being the WC champions, winning by 7 wickets with 101 balls remaining (cementing our #1 ODI ranking). :-D

I think that the Kiwis were just shell shocked walking out on a near full and proper cricket ground (even if it is the largest in the world), with about 94,000 spectators in the stands (not just some little NZ rugby union stadium). ;-)

Micheal Clarke (captain) in his last 1 day match scored 74 off 72.

And David Warner's 45 off 46 got the Aussies out of the blocks.

But Steve Smith (future Aussie ODI captain) hits the winnings runs on the 1st ball of the 34th over and scored 56 off 71 (5x 50 run innings in a row).

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/match-report/live-2015-cricket-world-cup-final-australia-new-zealand-match-report-highlights/2015-03-29

"Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!!!"

Cheers.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 The number was 708, TL wins! (Message 1658082)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Wiggo
Got one computer out today, and another in.....


I went and voted in our state elections this morning and came back with 3 jobs to do next week, and I've spent the rest of the day finishing off the refurbishment of my old Q6600 rig as someone wants to buy it.

Live music on down the bottom pub tonight to rock on to (and likely get myself into trouble again). :-D

Cheers.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1658032)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Wiggo
James, have you installed new/updated USB drivers for anything lately?

Connected any new USB hardware lately?

I've also come across some USB hardware that you should never have plugged in while booting/rebooting a PC as they will cause the same problem that you're experiencing.

Cheers.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #60 (Message 1657993)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Wiggo
"Damn! I was going fishing tomorrow."
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 24 (Message 1657992)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Wiggo
Well I dodged all those annoying, irritating and wasteful tree killers getting into the polling location (the local public school around the corner), did the paperwork, then picked up 3 jobs for next week on my way out.

Now what to do in the 2hrs before a quick LLB?

Cheers.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1657919)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Wiggo
A chilly start to the day here at 1C, -2C with windchill, with another very thick fog (which has finally just left).

23C is the expected max.

Cheers.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 24 (Message 1657914)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Wiggo
G'morning to everyone from the highlands down under where the fog banks keep rolling through.

A chilly start here today, 1C and the windchill took that to -2C.

Off to vote soon, after I have another coffee.

Grant, the Mythbusters did a show on that subject some time back and they did it too. ;-)

Gordon, a lot of people will start their voting after 10am so that they can have a de-stressing beverage as soon as they're done.

Cheers.
28) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1657529)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Wiggo
Great report...

"Hope" may be Australia's future

...unfortunately, don't see reports like that here in the UK.

Wonder who she'll be rooting for today? :-)

Seeing as she wants to play for the Southern Stars I'd say the Aussies, her father may have been backing the wrong team though. ;-)

I just watched a bit of the footage from over in India where crowds surrounded large outdoor screens to watch the game live, instead of going to work, there were Cat5 cyclones of tears in the streets over there on the outcome of the game.

Cheers.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 24 (Message 1657518)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Wiggo
one great thing Wiggo is you can choke the hell one out of the beer bottle,:))

I've got to try and restrain myself a bit today Grant, if I'm allowed to, as I've got to vote in the state election here tomorrow morning and a big night is planned down at the bottom pub with live music playing until very late that night (more likely it'll finish in the wee hours of Sunday morning, hopefully before sunrise). ;-)

*Looks back through the shed and up the driveway, nope, no visitors yet for a change.*

Cheers.



Do they restrict alcohol sales on an election day in Australia?

No they don't Gordon, alcohol sales will likely go up for the day. :-D

No I just want to be there at dawn when the doors open so that I can get it over and done with before the village idiots turn up. ;-)

Cheers.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Multi GPU physical support (Message 1657508)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Wiggo
Hi Zalster,

Sounds a bit like the GPU support from a Coolermaster HAF-X case.

I have two of those cases, and find the GPU bracket doesn't actually work with double width cards.

In fact most of the Coolermaster add on bit don't work for me:-/ like the fan shroud that is supposed to blow air over the GPU's from the door fan.. it fouls the GPU's, and another shroud that's supposed to also redirect air from the front to rear of the case simply wont fit if all the drive bays are occupied as the sata & power cables for the drives get in the way..

From what I understand of the GPU droop problem, GPU's with a backplate that are properly screwed into the case rear don't actually droop, its the GPU's lacking the solid backplate that are more prone to that.

Regards,

I certainly agree about the GPU support bracket, it's useless (I have 2 of them 942's as well).

I will disagree about the GPU fan shroud though, even if my triple GPU rig has had a section of it cut off, as it certainly helps keeping mine cooler (when lined up properly) than without it, but then again I only use mid-range GPU's here (nothing spectacular anyway).

I have seen people though who have carved small pieces of thin timber to do the job with heavy oversize cards (there were a lot of them around back in the old days).

Cheers.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 24 (Message 1657489)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Wiggo
one great thing Wiggo is you can choke the hell one out of the beer bottle,:))

I've got to try and restrain myself a bit today Grant, if I'm allowed to, as I've got to vote in the state election here tomorrow morning and a big night is planned down at the bottom pub with live music playing until very late that night (more likely it'll finish in the wee hours of Sunday morning, hopefully before sunrise). ;-)

*Looks back through the shed and up the driveway, nope, no visitors yet for a change.*

Cheers.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 24 (Message 1657477)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Wiggo
G'day Mike, if you're still awake that is. ;-)

I'm just having my 1st beer of the weekend now (and on time too). :-)

And now that the beer fridge has been opened I'll see how long it takes before visitors turn up.

Cheers.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 24 (Message 1657427)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Wiggo
G'morning everyone from a brightly sunny (maybe a little to bright) and busy (a little too busy actually) Friday down under.

I've got a house call on this morning in about 20mins, but that shouldn't delay the start of Beer O'clock here, which gets underway in 2hrs.

I have been watching the games on TV here,
and I think I am getting the hang of it.
I am still trying to get the finer points
of the play. Looks like a lot of fun...

Those finer points I gather would be mainly the fielding restrictions involved during certain overs in the short forms of the game I take it Celt, but I certainly did enjoy playing the game myself, though I'm content these days just watching a good match. ;-)

Cheers.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 24 (Message 1657244)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Wiggo
A top Thorsday has been enjoyed here with the Aussies easily beating the Indians in their cricket WC quarter final match (it's the Aussies against the Kiwis in the final on Sunday).

But seeing as it's now Friday I better head off to bed, so while I do that I hope that the rest of yous have fun. ;-)

Cheers.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : SSD and Bionic??? (Message 1657242)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Wiggo
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.

I also have to wonder about those times as both my rigs use 128GB Crucial M4's as boot drives with just Windows and most of my major programs installed on them while WD black HDD's handle data, BOINC, swap files and files being worked on.

From a cold start my 3570K is ready to use in 17sec's and my 2500K in 20sec's (more than half that time is taken up by the motherboards initialising), yes that is seconds, and even when I was using WD black HDD's as my boot drives those boot times were still not much longer than a minute (and well less than 2min's).

So yeah I also have to wonder what the heck you're loading at boot.

[edit] you beat me to it Steve.

Cheers.
36) Message boards : Politics : Support Norfolk Island (Message 1657224)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Wiggo
The big problem with Norfolk Island Chris, which is not mentioned in either of your links, is their long running financial crisis.

http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/jb/speeches/2014/jbs007_2014.aspx

http://www.traveller.com.au/how-norfolk-island-has-gone-bust-1vqve

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2012/s3519790.htm

There are many more links available on the subject if you Google "Norfolk Island financial situation". ;-)

Basically they have been broke for the last several years and need help badly plus a vast majority of the population (80% of which are Australian citizens anyway) want the take over to happen. That BBC story was very likely based on info sourced from a very small group of wealthy people there that don't want the take over to happen.

But if the British tax payer wants to take over the financial burden facing the island then by all means please do so so that we don't have to.

Cheers.
37) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1657210)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Wiggo
It's raining Indian tears at the SCG as the Aussies put on another crushing display winning by 95 runs with 19 balls remaining.

So it's the Aussies against the Kiwis in the final at the MCG on Sunday.

Cheers.
38) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1657113)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Wiggo
The Aussies have just set India a target of 329 runs to win.

Cheers.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 24 (Message 1656875)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Wiggo
G'morning everyone.

Thorsday is here!

The ginger beer brew is still going.

And Beer O'clock is in 3.5hrs.

Cheers.


Cheers, Wiggo,

what's the alcohol content on your Ginger beer?

5% DG, while the beer is 6% and anything spirit based is 40% and that covers everything that comes out of my brewroom. ;-)

Time for another coffee.

Cheers.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 24 (Message 1656866)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Wiggo
G'morning everyone.

Thorsday is here!

The ginger beer brew is still going.

And Beer O'clock is in 3.5hrs.

Cheers.


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