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21) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1565157)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
What I find really disturbing is that even with all the protective crap they wear they still get Ebola. WHY?
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Running Stock Experiment (Message 1565148)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
This running stock MB only test is now done. NNT is set. And I will go back to running lunatics.

I started this test with an average RAC of 5450 running luntaics doing MB and AP work.
I went to stock MB only with HT on no GPU useing 8 cores. RAc ended up at 2017 Average.

Turned off HT ran four cores no GPU average rac at end was 1,834

HT off and running GPU RAC average 5,043.
Freed one core HT off and running GPU Average RAC 5,083

HT on 8 cores and GPU running average RAC 5,326.

Freed one core and running GPU, average RAC 5,442. End of test.

I came into this test with alot of preconcieved notions on what would happen.
The only one I had right was not running a GPU will hurt RAC a lot.
For my machine the I7 920 with my GTS 250, Its debateible if freeing up a core with HT on or off makes a dfferance. Higher end cards thats something else.

I had read ( cant find the link ) that MBv7 is oppitimized for users, And that lunatics really cant speed it up.

So for a new cruncher just trying out Seti@home the stock build will do then ok, As long as its MB work. AP stock Im afraid to try:)

I will leave this thread open for any criticisms on anything I overlooked or didnt do. Or did wrong.
As allways your milage may vary.
23) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1564267)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
James i am not making fun of this with the comment about 15 mins to midnight mate think about what the good book says . when in the past has all the events that it says will happen , have happened i tell you mate i'm very freaking worried about what is going on and not just Ebola .

Also the brain eating microbe if you read the story they say as global warming gets worse this will spread north so i was not joking there either , it is appropeate to post that 1 in Climate threads

We have had several beaches up here in NY state close beacause of blue green alge, That just makes you sick not kill you. Im worried to.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 4 (Message 1564261)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Does just one grain of salt means it's petred out?

And never to rise again?
25) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1564257)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Yep Africa is a big continent. So what. And that is still where Ebola is. Your own link says that Liberia and Sierra leone are closing the borders. Any bets on when the shooting starts?
The WHO totaly underestimated this disease.
26) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1564254)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Wow, fantastic reply Cliff. I never thought to differentiate police from military & I believe that was my problem.

The same was said of 7.62 which is why Geneva had it reduced to 5.56.

:-( shame though.

Well 7.62 nato is still being used. Also by the Geneva convention, Militarys are forced to use ball ammunition. No lead points no hollow points.
Also the twist in the barrel of a rifle has a lot to do with how effective it is on hitting flesh. The M16 when fist deployed had a 1 in 6 twist. The bullet was just barley able to stay stabilized in flight, But when hitting flesh it tumbled, Causing a massive wound channel. I think twists nowdays are running 1 in 8 or 1 in 9.

I find it hard to stomach that the militarys of all nations cant use more effective bullets. But the use of landmines, grenades, artillery, cluster bombs, or what ever can make limbs sever or guts spill out are OK. What the hell is the differance in shooting a guy trying to kill you 8 times when a better bullet could have done the job in one or two.
27) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1564248)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Then Why the hell dont they just stop everyone from leaveing Africa. You want to leave stay here at this qurantine place for 2 weeks and then you can go.
The UN has its head up there collective keyster by not restricting anyone leaving the continent.


As we in Africa sometimes say, "Africa is a big country".

Do you have any idea of the ramifications of this suggestion?

As I stated you wait in quarintine untill you are deemed safe. Why would that stop the shipment of goods? Im sure someone knows the lifetime of ebola outside the body on an inanimate object.
So Now if the latest report pans out and 20,000 people get ebola. What do you think will happen? You will see border fighting. Ebola world wide will devastate the world worse than the Bubonic plaque ever did to middle age Europe.
And seeing how that they didnt have airplanes back then to spread that diasease. Look at how much death was deliverd to so many counrtys.
So lets all laugh off ebola.
As for that brain eating microbe. Im sure nobody is laughing that one off either. I think last year a girl and a boy got that from being around warm standing water. How it got in the public water system will be found out.
28) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1563587)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Ebola outbreak: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'

(CNN) -- "It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak rampaging through West Africa. "Every day this outbreak goes on, it increases the risk for another export to another country.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/27/health/ebola-outbreak/


Then Why the hell dont they just stop everyone from leaveing Africa. You want to leave stay here at this qurantine place for 2 weeks and then you can go.
The UN has its head up there collective keyster by not restricting anyone leaving the continent.
29) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1563585)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Yep, recoil can be a bugger! The first weapon I ever fired was a Lee Enfield .303 rifle & did not have it securely braced against my shoulder. It hurt for weeks.

As for letting minors handle machine pistols/guns, just what are you Yanks thinking of?

I am assuming that your phrase machine pistols/guns means exactly what it says. IE a machine pistol and or machine gun. IMHO no minor should be allowed to fire a class 3 weapon. Especially a 9 year old. My two grandsons are still working on on .22 rimfire. And they are 15 and 17 years old now. But I feel they are now ready to take the next step up and shoot .38 specials. But they will still get one round at first. Just so I can see how they handle recoil.

I want them to know how to safely handle a firearm. If at some point they say I dont want to do this anymore. Thats fine with me. At least they will have the knowledge to handle a firearm safely.

Im sure some of you in other lands are peeing your pants reading about me teaching two of my grand kids how to safely handle and shoot a firearm. Well I pee my pants reading about the crap going on in other lands also.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1562928)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Chris, heard anything on Annie ?

Last she posted was, She is still having big time issues with her ISP. Im sure she is whacking her head on the keyboard in frustration.
31) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1562875)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
What is done then?

You can catch and bring to justice those terrorists without glassing the general area where they are thought to hide.

And with Muslim terrorism, violence as a response only creates more violence down the line. It would be feeding their cultural victim complex which underpins so many of their extremist organizations.

Well how about a UN sanctioned hit squad? terrorist bomb a place. A UN contract is put in place to assasinate all particpants and the one who issued the order.

Oh wait that wont work. Nobody in the EU likes the Massad doing that.
32) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1562867)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
More stupidity from the great land of the gun. :-(

http://www.news.com.au/world/girl-nine-accidentally-kills-shooting-instructor-with-uzi-at-arizona-shooting-range/story-fndir2ev-1227038261240

AN Arizona shooting instructor was accidentally shot and killed while showing a nine-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said.

Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, died on Monday shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Mohave County sheriff’s officials said.

Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said.

WTF, a 9yr old girl being taught to use an Uzi?

Well the outcome had to be expected I suppose where idiots want their guns so badly.

The same thing happend a few years ago. Ony it was a 10 year old boy who shot himself using a uzi.
When I introduce a new shooter to a firearm of any age, they get one round. I want to see how they handel recoil. But then again I dont have any auto weapons. But still the same rule should apply. Take a gander at youtube for the idiots who think its fun to let someone shoot a .44 magnum or a .500 S&W with out telling them what to expect. Thats downright dangerous and stupid.
33) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1562862)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
There are 5 strains currently. If this is a new one that would be six.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1562860)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
The AP 7 apps are Lunatics technology.
Brilliant work by our group i might add.

So does that mean the credit granted for AP will drop like a stone as happened with MBv7 thanks to Credit New?

I am seeing an average of 519.43 credits for AP on Beta, but they are running faster. So it might work out to be the same average per day. I have not done that calculation as of yet.

When Lunatics code was used for MBv7, the end result was a halving of RAC for those that had been using optimised applications previously.
If Credit New continues to work the same way, that's what will happen to those who have been using optimised AP applications.

Of course they could fix Credit New, and pay MB crunchers appropriately, then current AP optimised crunchers won't suffer deflation in their credit.

Or they could just let AP credit fall to the same ratio of payout that used to be before the roll out on MBV7. Used to be nobody wanted AP work untill the new MB version payed less. Then everyone started likeing AP work. I have a feeling it will be back to par for both types of work.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home project : 1.5 million volunteers ! (Message 1562857)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
... only two computers? I don't understand. How can someone have only two computers...

$

Yep that $ keeps me from building another one to replace my aged I7 920.
At one time I was running 4 machines. But only 3 for the last year or so.
36) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1562567)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Returning to gene modification, envision a nation which would develop an
army of super-warriors (and, lots of them); with them led by a ruling class
with an average IQ of 1000 (to pick a figure). Far-fetched?

Kinda. The simple fact remains that gene manipulation is expensive, slow and will always produce limited results. Other avenues of research in human enhancement are much more promising and far more likely to happen and result in 'super soldiers'. Although honestly I think that idea is rather dated as well. Soon we have robots that can do much more than your average soldier, so why would you bother with enhancing humans to do the fighting? Robots are cheaper.

So in the end its robots against robots. So why have a war anyway? Reminds me of that old Star Trek episode where computers fought each other and said who had do go in the chmaber to die to meet the quota. Kinda stupid way to have a war. Either shed blood in your belife or dont have a war.
37) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1562566)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
What planet are you living on?

ISIS motto: -

you are either with us or against us. If against us, we will kill you

No trial, no Geneva convention - either a bullet or a decapitation.

I said they would never be the same threat. What their motto is is irrelevant as long as they don't have the actual capacity to follow up on their motto. Look, a few thousand extremists are just not going to conquer an area with 500 million people of which the majority wouldn't stand their guts. Like I said, the worst they can technically do is set off bombs and blow up civilians. Its simply terrorism. But terrorism is the absolute weakest form of combat. Groups that rely on terrorism to achieve their goals will never win.

Bull Crap! If the Us had not intervened in Irag, ISIS would have taken over huge chunks of Iraq. If we had not invaded Iraq in the first place Saddam Hussien would have wiped out ISIS the first time they had set foot in Iraq.
Would you like to make a bet that ISIS never gets to Iran or even close to it.
Id like to know who bankrolled ISIS. Theres an organiztion who will bite the hand that fed them.
38) Message boards : Politics : The reassertion of whiteness in Canada (Message 1562565)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
I am happy to see a frank discussion of race on the boards. As a citizen of the USA, I think most of my fellow citizens would agree that our country has come a long way in this area, but that we still have a very long way to go.

I do not think it is possible to discuss race until we all agree that we are, to some degree, all racists. We do not live in a race-free climate. It matters not what your skin color is - we have, each one of us, absorbed racism to some degree, whether we know it or not.

My father, good man though he was, certainly had his "Archie Bunker" moments. My mother, good woman though she is, does not have "Edith Bunker's" compelling kindness and gift of consistently being able to see things from another's vantage point. I grew up in a mostly white neighborhood full of families who tended to be comfortably resourced. The television shows I watched in the 60's and 70's were certainly not race-blind. We are all influenced by the environments of our formative years. I would be lying if I said that a racist thought never ever ever ever popped into my head. When such offensive thoughts occur, I try to recognize them as such. When I examine one of these thoughts I invariably discover the following:

1. The thought was untrue
2. The thought was unfair
3. The thought was a consequence of my living, for 51 years, in a society that is not yet free of racism
4. The thought must NOT be allowed to influence my behavior

And while we are on the subject, I will also admit that I did not grow up in a society free of class-ism, homophobia, sexism and a host of other nasty things. I genuinely believe that the first and most important step to eliminating unfairness in our society is to first recognize and examine unfairness in ourselves.

Angela, I graduated HS in 71 and we had one Afircan- Ameraican out of a total of 2000 students for the whole High school.
My first interactions with any other race was when I enlisted in the USAF in 1972. And you know what. I learned that regardless of skin color we all have a lot in common.
And I will admit my parents were less than stellar in being tolerant. But they did learn to be. They had no choice, As three of my Grandkids are bi-racial.
Yes Ameraica has a long way to go when it comes to ending Racism. But Im hoping my grandkids generation will get there.
39) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1561857)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
Another Missouri cop, Michael Pappert, suspended over personal comments made on Facebook.

http://www.news.com.au/world/missouri-police-officer-dan-page-im-into-diversity-i-kill-everybody/story-fndir2ev-1227034529974

The police department in Glendale, another St Louis suburb, said on Friday it had suspended one of its officers who had expressed contempt for the Ferguson protesters on his Facebook account.

“I’m sick of these protesters. You are a burden on society and a blight on the community,” wrote Michael Pappert, in one of at least five posts that have gone up since Sunday.

“These protesters should have been put down like a rabid dog the first night,” he added.

In a reference to the Boston Marathon bombing, he also wrote: “Where is a Muslim with a backpack when you need them.”

Also Ray Albers, a cop for the St Louis suburb of St Ann, was suspended after pointing a semi automatic assault rifle at Ferguson protesters and using obscene language threatening to kill them.

A very sad state of affairs going on over there. :-(

Cheers.

Suspended? They should be fired.

Suspended pending a hearing leading to firing.

And that should be a learning lesson to the young folks who just love social media. You do not need to post every thought that comes to mind. And show pics of you doing doobies while holding a bottle of Jack Daniels half naked. Well stupid is as stupid does.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 4 (Message 1561845)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James SotherdenProject donor
We're off on a wrecked-angle.

Speaking of that if the brothers Wilbur and Orvill had lived back in ancient Greece would they have discoverd the Wright Angle?


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