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21) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1780722)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
You, and other Name Callers (Both Left and Right) are the real problem.


I'm confused. Weren't you calling Wiggo names a minute ago?

Not to mention that I seriously doubt you think Dick Cheney is anything other than the very definition of an a*hole so now I'm doubly confused at what you're moaning about.
22) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1780719)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
"Pretty much whatever it was for the first half of your working life you genius."
Just for purposes of clarification, is that meant as a personal insult?


No, you're right. I don't know you well enough to tease you that hard.

I'll try that again:

"Pretty much whatever it was for the first half of your working life you genius."
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Anybody ever take apart a laptop? (Message 1780712)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
...and it looks like the connector is labeled BAT.


Wow thanx HAL.

So if my ghetto-fix falls apart and considering I hardly ever have the main battery attached... what's the worst case scenario? I'll have to set the clock each time I unplug obviously but... anything else that I should be aware of?

Any chance I can solder the wires to the PCB if I have to?

BTW. and purely out of curiosity, those disc batteries aren't rechargeable are they? Is there such a thing as a rechargeable coin-batt?
24) Message boards : Number crunching : No longer any cuda ? (Message 1780508)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Ken when you do Einstein it also uses Cuda to do units on the gpu so does it work when you are doing that project ??


Nope. Not since December:

https://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/hosts_user.php?sort=rpc_time&rev=0&show_all=1&userid=530703
25) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1780505)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
As I said a long time ago in the thread, which some refused to believe, Drumpf has already damaged the USA...


Not "some". Just me :)

Eh, I know it's too soon to debate this because most you guys are still in panic mode over Trump.... how 'bout we pick it back up after he's outta the picture?

And then maybe we can talk about the real major-league a*holes that gave rise to The Donald.

"U.S. Prime Psychopaths" like Cheney, The Newt, and Roger Ailes. That would be much more fun ;)
26) Message boards : Politics : Anyone else supporting Bernie Sanders for president? (Message 1780504)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
I try to look at the US from a world view.
https://rankingamerica.wordpress.com/page/3/

I see how we are doing against other countries, and where we are not doing well, and evaluate what the number 1 country in any parameter is doing. If I want to have the top cruncher in the world, I look at the statistics, and see how the top cruncher is configured. If I want the best health care, education, etc. I look at the number one position. I figure it is impossible to lead from last place.
We are number 1 in obesity.
We are number 1 in guns per person.
We are number 1 in number of people in prison.

We are far behind in other categories such as health care and education.
It would seem logical to emulate the countries that are doing much better than the US in many categories, instead of saying we are the best country, but really aren't.

Steve


Stop that! Logic has nothing to do with the reality-show we're watchin'! ;)
27) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1780499)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
I still have not seen an answer to exactly what is my fair share of everything you have worked for. I'm serious, I'd like a figure or a percentage of what I can expect in the great redistribution.


Pick a year - any year - between '47 and '77 (hell '87 even) and you'll have an answer (a bunch of answers really) to your supposedly rhetoric and "unanswerable" question.

One answer could even be:

"Pretty much whatever it was for the first half of your working life you genius."
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Anybody ever take apart a laptop? (Message 1780495)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Anybody have a clue what this little plug is for?
https://youtu.be/-P-1QtWMpcs?t=225
The plastic that was housing a black and red wire (I'm thinking maybe for the speakers) turned a bit buttery over the years and I completely ruined it. Shoved the two leftover (and naked) pins in the slot, covered the mess with duct tape... er, electrical tape and everything appears to working fine ;)

Damn thing didn't wanna unplug. Like it was locked in or something. Same thing happened later on with the old fan's plug but that's getting binned anyway so no real drama there.



And that's the old fan right there.

A bit anti-climactic, I know. After 5 years of getting smoked, crunching non-stop, getting dragged around everywhere, and even playing around with a couple of cats... You'd think I'd deserve a little gunky felt-pad of my own but nooooo... I guess the ball-bearings just gave up or something. There was hardly anything blocking the vents too... I almost feel cheated ;)
29) Message boards : Number crunching : No longer any cuda ? (Message 1780481)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
I installed the latest Nvidia driver and Bonic Manager. I get "no gpu found"

What is going on ?


Whatever it is, I think it happened back in January. It looks like that's when the GPU went AWOL. Any ideas?

And the GTX 650 is a pretty decent card @only 65W. Could get you 8000 a day maybe... not quite sure.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Anybody ever take apart a laptop? (Message 1778570)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
You need to sit down at a table with about 3 hours to spare....


Smart-ass that I am I thought, "Naaah. 2hrs should be more than enough"

And of course it took me exactly 3hrs :D
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Anybody ever take apart a laptop? (Message 1778567)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
"Let's see what we can see... everybody online? Looking good..."

I'm back! :D

I think it worked!!!

Ain't got access to my camera but I'll try and upload a pic of the old fan in the next couple of days.

I couldn't have done it without a push, I really couldn't. So thanx!

There's a slight funky smell @the exhaust... Is that from dislodging all the grime or is it the Arctic Silver heating up? Never used the stuff before...
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Anybody ever take apart a laptop? (Message 1778513)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Hope that helps.


It sure does!

The first time I took my old Pentium M apart I pulled a furry mat of dust out of the heatsink.


Yeah, Ivan here posted a picture once of one of those and it's been giving me nightmares ever since ;)

Unless you are literally ripping the notebook open the ribbon cables should not be a problem.


Awesome. If the ribbons aren't delicate then the worst case scenario is I end up with a bruised ego from dumping it on someone else to finish the job for me. I can live with that.

Thanx everybody. Video was awesome too. Feel free to place bets on how many screws I'll have left over after reassembly :P
33) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1778480)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Alex Storey

Gerald Ford was a good man who was treated badly, his calm demeanor helped heal the biggest rift in America since the Civil War. Far better VP than Agnew....

Ever since the partisan demeanor the Newt brought the the Republican party they have no taste for good people. Winning means more to them than doing the right thing.


Timeline? Because the first batsh*t-crazy young psycho republicans (I think) appeared during Reagan's admin. I probably got that from this fantastic doc:

Casino Jack and the United States of Money

Edit:
Eew! Pro IMDB? Bleah! Blame Bing for putting it up top and me for... using Bing;)
Here's vanilla IMDB:
Casino Jack and the United States of Money

Since next to no-one will have watched or will watch the doc, please just watch the trailer on IMDB. It's only 2:30 min :) I promise it's worth two-and -a-half minutes of your life.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Anybody ever take apart a laptop? (Message 1778471)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
I need to change my little netbook's fan 'cause it sounds like a Monster Truck after 5 years of crunching pretty much 24/7. Poor thing :)

Anyway, here's what I need to do (I don't really expect you to watch the video but here it is just in case):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P-1QtWMpcs

OK, so I've obviously got the replacement fan. And I got a little tube of Arctic Silver so that's crossed out of the to-do list.

First question: It looks to me like I'll only be needing one type of screwdriver. Is that usually the case?

But my real phobia and therefor my real question is:

How delicate are the ribbon connectors? Are they easy to ruin when getting yanked out? And more importantly, are they easy to reconnect?

Any other advice/tips/achtungs! ? :)

Thanx!
35) Message boards : Politics : Electric cars - Right move? (Message 1778442)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Forgot to ask, are there any F1 fans here? :)
36) Message boards : Number crunching : 55 anniversary of first human space flight (Message 1778440)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Hear, hear! :D
37) Message boards : News : Breakthrough Listen data now flowing. (Message 1778438)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Happy Yuri's Night #55, the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic first space flight on April 12, 1961.

In celebration, we're starting distribution of Breakthrough Listen data from the Green Bank Telescope today.


Two thumbs up for one of humanity's luckiest men, and two thumbs up for the eagerly awaited Green Bank data! :D

May we all live long and prosper :)
38) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1778376)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
I was speaking of Hillary's failed Russian Re-Set...


Can somebody please expand on this a bit? I'd like to find out more.

Oh, and I hit a mini-jackpot today :) Some days the internet makes you feel like there's a plethora of answers to any question imaginable and other times either my google-fu fails me or it's just next to impossible to find.

Well today I got lucky. In all the economics stuff I've been reading & watching I've never managed to find anyone guesstimate what's being said in the first 1:20 in this vid (you don't really need to watch the rest):

Real-Life Gordon Gekko Is Feeling The Bern

5-10%? Ouch! I thought at worst that'd be 25-35% :(
39) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1778265)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Anyway the US & UK do have ugly trade agreements in place and the proposed Trans Pacific Trade Agreement is well...


Oops. Wrong ocean. You'd think I'd know the difference ;)

Pacific is already in place:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Partnership

But I obviously meant Atlantic:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_Trade_and_Investment_Partnership

Interestingly...

The only ones speaking against this are:

Socialist Bernie Sanders and Mega-Capitalist Donald Trump.


Well actually no, it makes perfect sense. Neither are on strict corporate payroll.

And I don't know where Farage get's his money from but he's one of the few people on this side of the Atlantic right now that actually understands the meaning of the word "undemocratic".
40) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1778173)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
I still think you should make a thread. I may know nothing about Unions but a lot of my US "vetted sources of information" (LOL) keep saying unions need to come back. If you had a thread I would have dropped in links from time to time. Of course you'd have to sit through links about how the EU is totally anti-union and pushing it under the radar ATM ;)

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Glad you guys brought up the Aussie ABC doc 'cause I missed it the first time 'round too. Old School BBC style. Love it! Mid-Nineties I was in Manchester UK studying Audio Engineering and then TV Production and Engineering. Docs are my bread & butter. They've taken me to over 20 countries. Stories for another day.

Anyway the US & UK do have ugly trade agreements in place and the proposed Trans Pacific Trade Agreement is well... without exaggeration and for lack of a better word:

a true abomination


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