Posts by Graham Middleton


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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1614278)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
BASIL! Which builder did you use while I was away???
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1614171)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
The bridge builders found out an slight design issue with the changeover point in the new Channel Bridge
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Tech support scammer (Message 1613984)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
We get quite a few of these, now some of them are coming from what at first appearance seems to be a UK phone number, but isn't, so it doesn't seem to be ignorable! We also have a very good friend that for various reasons has his phone permanently on withhold

I had one that I strung along for a bit like Ozzfan did, and when I got fed up I pointed out that, being MSDN registered and having worked with computers for over 35 years I knew more that he did. The guy on the other end, then got angry and accused ME of wasting HIS time! He rang off after I pointed out the he called me... LOL

I was really quite surprised how long he stayed on the call. More recently they are getting smarter and hanging up after too many awkward questions.

These can be good fun if you're not busy. :-)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : no finished file (Message 1612939)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Having watched go round again, I've now aborted it

All GPUs working OK on the last 2 AP WUs and the MB WUs.

Thanks for the comments.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : no finished file (Message 1612910)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
More info, it's not every WU on that GPU, it seems to be the SAME WU running on that GPU over and over again - it errors. so it restarts and has the same symptoms!

Go I abort that WU or what?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : no finished file (Message 1612908)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
A little further info...

It seems to be every AP WU that runs on my GTX580. The work on the GTX570 all goes through just fine, AP and MB.

I've just suspended APs until the current one finishes and I'll see what happens with the MBs on that GPU.

Also, all the AP WUs that run on the GTX580 seems to be running almost completely in CPU, with very little GPU usage, about 85%+ CPU time, about 12% - 17% CPU on the GTX570!

Hummm
7) Message boards : Number crunching : no finished file (Message 1612702)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
I've had a few of these today, they seem to use next to no GPU resources, and be almost completely CPU work, even though they are scheduled for the GPU.

Is this a symptom of a dying GPU, or a faulty WU?



254 SETI@home 12/12/2014 09:05:13 Task ap_08jn14ab_B2_P1_00001_20141210_07383.wu_0 exited with zero status but no 'finished' file
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015 Seti@Home Members (Message 1612669)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Many thanks for the lovely pics, Blue Angel.

Seasons greetings to everyone.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : animal care (Message 1610834)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Not so much us caring for animals, rather one of them caring for us, but a very well trained dog performing a useful role:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK-T_t166TY

I'm well impressed.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1610670)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Trying out his new one-sleeved coat, he is about to find out that it seems to attract large amounts of water...
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1610668)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
I'm sorry, guys & gals, I can't find a suitable tool picture with a good description. If anyone has one ready, please be my guest...
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1610359)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
OK, peoples, it looks like you're stumped.

My Info says that it is an antique hand wire drawing tool, possibly for jewelery.

http://www.oldtoolphotos.com/toolphoto.asp?photo=375

I'll try for another pic later today.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Berks R Us Report (Message 1609855)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
True, Chris, but that was an emergency capability in case of no other power sources and a totally cold ship, both rare occurrences, normally manned, the ship has some onboard power systems working, and/or shore power supplies if in port and on major maintenance. AFAIK, this cold start wasn't used, but was there as a fallback that we occasionally rehearsed to ensure the concept might work.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Berks R Us Report (Message 1609455)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Off the main topic, but relevant to the James' post

When I was in the Royal Navy, one class of ships had an interesting fit -

A pull-start petrol motor was used to start a 6-cylinder Diesel Generator which was used to run the compressors to provide air to start a 0.65MW gas-turbine generator which in turn ran the main air compressors to start 2 off 1 MW Diesel generators and, if necessary, the 4 gas-turbines which were one half of the propulsion engines to move the ship. The electrical power then let the ship light the main boilers, which ran the steam half of the propulsion, and 2 off 1Mw steam generators, and the remainder of the ship's systems.

Thus "How do you start a County-class destroyer from cold?" Answer "Pull the starter cord".

I'm not sure if this level of cold-start ability has been done elsewhere.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1609449)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
No and No
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1608727)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Pic bump & to ask, are we done with guesses yet?

17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1607941)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
I remember seeing something like that
on TV, is it a spoke straightener?


As far as the Information I have is concerned, No

Note:

What it produces is straight

A specialist metal worker may have used it

The slots in it are of different sizes
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1607907)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Do the name cycle mean any thing to you?

I think....




Hot directly from the description I have...
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1607796)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
I got it, I remembered what it was used for.....


You'll be able to tell me if I'm wrong :-)
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1607794)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Graham Middleton
Used for heading nails?


Nope


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