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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631447)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Raistmer
On forth device it will fail. You have 2 more tries to go :)

Even when calling M$?

At least calling M$ and interacting with their automatic telephone system.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631443)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Raistmer
On forth device it will fail. You have 2 more tries to go :)
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631383)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Raistmer

The way I understand that is that a "full retail" license is bound to an owner. It can be moved from one computer to another as long as the computer, it was previously activated for, is retired (or reinstalled with another license/OS).

Is it your wishful thinking or did you try such transfers of license indeed?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631195)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Raistmer
And another interesting question: will users of preinstalled OEM Win7 be eligible for free upgrade too?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631193)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Raistmer

Fair enough. And you're not the only one to come to that conclusion. I had to clarify to some coworkers as well who made the same mistake. At least discussing the topic is better than remaining confused.


Currently one can pay for own copy of OS and use it until hardware will die, if one doesn't want any new features/bloats M$ brings with new OS.
There is no any required month/year fee.
Will "OS as service" change this policy?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631182)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Raistmer
And what about the old CRT monitors that I still have to use due to my low income?


Since you won't be installing Windows 10 on the CRT itself, it won't be considered as part of the device's lifetime. The device will be the computer, tablet, laptop, or phone that you install the OS onto.


Listed "devices" quite different. What is "computer" device? I keep same case more then 10 years already, replaced almost all inside. Is it same "computer" or different one?...


What resides inside the case is the device. Otherwise you're essentially defining the device as the case itself, regardless of internals. We both know that's not true.


It's more complex too. Devices are mobo, CPU, memory sticks, any separate entity is device. And computer is compound device. And since WinXP M$ has some obscure policy when to treat compound device as another device.
Sometimes XP worked after mobo change, sometimes not.
So, the real question what exact policy will be with Windows 10, not what is "device" per se.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631168)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Raistmer
And what about the old CRT monitors that I still have to use due to my low income?


Since you won't be installing Windows 10 on the CRT itself, it won't be considered as part of the device's lifetime. The device will be the computer, tablet, laptop, or phone that you install the OS onto.


Listed "devices" quite different. What is "computer" device? I keep same case more then 10 years already, replaced almost all inside. Is it same "computer" or different one?...
8) Message boards : Number crunching : The Highest Ranked SETI AMD Host is a MAC: Time for a STOCK MAC APP? (Message 1630197)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Check also that MultiBeam work allowed, not only GPU types.
9) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Pulses, but too bright for pulsar. ET beacon? (new nuSTAR discovery) (Message 1629778)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Raistmer

causion first & then we can build from that.


Yeah, that's why we will not be interstellar race at least for next few generations. Demolish then study remnants - safest way...
10) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Kicking a dead horse... again (active SETI) (Message 1629746)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Yep, though there are many possible views on interstellar communications could be I think that Efremov's Great Circle from "Туманность Андромеды" much more true than Hoyle's Andromeda ...
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange, utterly strange MB v7 run as MB v6 with MB v7 app.... (Message 1628725)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Has anyone been able to contact any SETI staff to look into this?

yep. The answer was "Jeff is on the case".
In my understanding it means no new such work will be splitted.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel gpu not seen by BOINC (Message 1628439)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Raistmer

And finally, if OpenCL.dll is just a stub, can you suggest what other libraries and components we should be scrutinising for differences? I suppose, for completeness, we should open our minds to both possible compiler changes, and runtime library support changes. Which is a very big haystack to search for needles.

1) Look Intel driver in device manager - there is list of files it consists of.
Also, some md5 of system directory approach can be used to see what particular file changes between particular driver versions.

2) What about OpenCL MultiBeam? No errors under all drivers or what?

3) Case with invalid signals under particular driver version and good ones under another (but for same device, not CPU ref) will go too.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel gpu not seen by BOINC (Message 1628403)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Raistmer
1) Nope, OpenCL dll is just a common stub to call correct vendor function nothing more.
2) I will try to report issues to Intel but need concise summary of issue with clear test case. Weakly similar will not go.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : @Pre-FERMI nVidia GPU users: Important warning (Message 1626908)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Bug Information
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Requester: Raistmer _
NVIDIA Bug ID: 1554016
Date: 09/13/2014 2:13 AM
Company/Division: CUDA RegDev Program [DevZone]
Severity: High
Priority: 1 - High
Synopsis: OpenCL support broken in 340.52 driver for pre-FERMI cards
Description: With 340.52 driver OpenCL SETI@home AstroPulse app generates incorrect results on pre-FERMI hardware. With previous drivers like 337.50 beta app generates valid results on the same hardware
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Last comment from NVIDIA (01/09/2015 5:45 AM):
Hi Raistmer,

This issue has been fixed in our development versions of R340 drivers, the fix would be available for you in the newer versions of R340 drivers. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Please also noted that beginning with Release 343, the NVIDIA graphics drivers no longer support the Tesla generation of NVIDIA GPUs. The R340 drivers will continue to support these products until April 1, 2016, and the NVIDIA support team will continue to address driver issues for these products in driver branches up to and including Release 340. However, future driver enhancements and optimizations in driver releases after Release 340 will not support these products.



So, let me know when new driver from that line will be awailable, I'll make build with lifted driver version limitation for testing.
15) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1625200)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Who decided to betray faith of ancectors jut not to angry white masters?

There may have been an element of that I would agree with you, but Christianity as a religion has never really been forced down anyones throats, it's always been basically a take it or leave it option. Compare that however with many other religions, where you are forced to comply else you actually get killed. In fact look back at the Welsh Valleys in the 1800's, if you didn't attend Chapel the Preacher would bang on your door and demand why, and people were drummed out of their Villages for it. In Victorian England you were socially ostracised if you didn't attend church. Even in the 50's we had compulsory School assembly with hymns and prayers and RI/RE lessons. The Colonies and Territories actually had more freedom!!

Even more freedom they would have being leaved alone, not? And regarding christianity as peaceful religion - no need to tell black is white here. Google in help if you need particular examples. Just to read how Rus' was baptized. How many peoples of old faith were killed. And not just killed, but tortured to death by ways even can't be listened on children-friendly forums... So don't even tell me that christianity is peaceful...
16) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1624527)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Raistmer
and yes Christianity to those that wanted it.

To those that wanted, ot just to those who did not want to be limited in rights and be considered as outcasts? Who decided to betray faith of ancectors jut not to angry white masters? Be careful whit such "those that wanted" thing...
17) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1623582)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Is using the white culture capitalistic yardstick of success in and of itself a racist act?

Yes.

But there are more universal criteria for "development" and "quality of life" - health and mean life duration.

If one suppose that "inherently" there are no considerable diffrencies between races in these params, of course.

If one has no 3D TV one not necessarily lives in underdeveloped community. But if one most probably dies very young... it's quite different.
18) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1623376)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Raistmer

You see, America really never did deal with the horror of slavery. The other examples of imperialism in the book also follow the same theme. If you take everything away from a group of people (land, money, language, inherited knowledge, education) its awfully hard for them to suddenly be able to pick themselves up and be just the same as their former oppressors. In America that actual very real oppression is still in the life time of a lot of black people. So how many generations do you think it will be until they can "be as good as white people" especially as white people are so grudging about sharing the wealth they gained from centuries of slavery.


Most probably it's the truth too. BTW, if you read that article carefully you will see that fact of absolute exclusion of black population from "being human" is reflected


The problem here is that the Founding Fathers invoked the myth of equality in the Social Contract tradition "only in order to justify independence for the colonists in light of their being maltreated by the British Crown, but not to abolish slavery, since the very idea of equality was not intended to apply to non-whites (especially blacks)." (P. Baofu 2002) After all, Jefferson, like many of the Founding Fathers, were themselves slave owners.


So, no denial of the fact that black population was highly mistreated in USA for a long, very long time.

Article about some different. About danger of over-reaction. In this particular example, the danger of over-reaction on past black population sufferings.

Can't judge regarding blacks in USA fully, but I see similar signs of over-reaction of "West" on other minorities. Yep, all deserves equal rights, but there are signs that older "minorities" now more equal than others. Such over-reaction is dangerous too.

EDIT: BTW, another example of such over-reaction is Nobel prize of Peace (!) given to Obama... For what? For Libya? For riding to WWIII?... No, just for being "first black president" it was enough...
19) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1623368)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Raistmer

Yes, its a hateful little article full of hidden "white superiority",

After reading I would rather say "asian superiority" if any superiority involved at all. All examples for superiority are given for Chinese peoples :) Well, it's really amazing what China did last decades, indeed. I remember times when "made in china" was equal to "made for trash can". Now... well, almost ALL made in China, and quality is very good most of time. Don't see white superiority there, Chinese not quite "white", they are third, different race.
20) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1623360)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Raistmer
It contained a strong profanity.


Hm.
Well, Cause I consider that article as worth to read I would post the link for anyone to read or not read w/o being accusing to pollute forums with non-allowed words.

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/02-01-2015/129423-black_white_america-0/

Part regarding creationism though offtopic in this thread I agree with fully :) Other parts are for discussion by "natives".

EDIT: BTW, I was not able to find that article in Russian, so different contents for different languages there, at least in parts.


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