Posts by Bernie Vine

1) Questions and Answers : Windows : Time, Power, Frequency Grid Empty (Message 1975829)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Yes I can see this.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part VII (Message 1975143)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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As you may, or may not, know. One of my favourite pastimes is computer gaming.

I have been playing on and off for around 30 years.

My latest game comes from the "Fallout" franchise. Fallout games are set in a alternate timeline that diverged from ours around 1947, when the Fallout universe didn't discover transistors. However went to to become the world that was portrayed in 50's Sci-Fi stories, robots, power armour fusion power etc.

If you want to know more go here.

Fallout World

However all was not well in this timeline and on October the 23rd 2077 China attacked the USA with nuclear weapons.

The game centres on survivors of "The Great War" and the struggle for survival. Most of the protagonists were the lucky few who survived in underground "vaults" run by a crooked company called "Vault Tech".

The latest episode is called Fallout 76 and is an online game (not my favourite way to play). You play as one of the 500 vault dwellers in Vault 76 who on the 23rd of October 2102 leave the safety of the vault to go and "Rebuild America".

Note: The post apocalyptic world is full of people and things, mostly things that will certainly try and interfere with any rebuilding. :-)

Vault 76 is in Vest Virginia, which as you may be aware is where the Greenbank Telescope resides in our universe :-)

So I was interested to see if the Fallout world had it's counterpart. It is a large game map and it take a while but recently I was on the eastern side of the map and saw this.





It is called "The National Isolated Array", in the fallout world but is obviously Greenbank

Early morning shot.



Interesting that the game designers would go to the trouble to include that.

Oh and this is my character resplendent in his "Excavator Power Armor".

3) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1975136)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I can remember when we got our first computer with a HDD- 20MB.
After dealing with 180k & 360k floppies, it was more space than I could ever imagine using.


Same here :-)

Now I have a 64GB SD card in my phone and camera and wonder what I would have thought of that back then!!
4) Questions and Answers : Getting started : What does all of this mean? (Message 1974890)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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This is a good place to start.

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_about.php

Just in case your browser doesn't translate:

http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/screensaver/index.html
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : Time, Power, Frequency Grid Empty (Message 1974795)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Bernie

All photos I posted are appearing on my end of the forum thread including the photo I posted again below. Do you see my screen saver photo below?



No all I see is


6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Time, Power, Frequency Grid Empty (Message 1974783)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Success! Ageless, thank you for your patience and help.

The FIX: I deleted the Nvidia driver and windows automatically started to reinstall the Nvidia driver. I let it proceed and if it continued to NOT show the "Time, Power, Frequency Grid Display" then I would have deleted the driver again and reinstalled it manually as per your advice. However after windows reinstalled the Nvidia driver, I reeboted and the graphic finally appeared in the "Time, Power, Frequency Grid". The display also appears successfully inside the BOINC manager under "Show graphics".




Sorry but you picture does not show for me
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1974782)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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01dc06aa

Coming now to your local cruncher.
Interesting ...


. . and 01dc06ab as well ...

. . like the words of the song ... "let's go back, way back!"

Stephen

? ?

See Eric's post here

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=83798
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks long-since completed by all crunchers still awaiting validation (Message 1974041)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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This problem is usually cleared when the tasks reach the report deadline, which is the 12th Jan for the first one.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 99 (Message 1973567)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Monarch
10) Questions and Answers : Windows : No Work? (Message 1973200)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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When this happens it is best to go to "Number Crunching" and look for the "panic" thread

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=83574

Where you will see everybody has been having problems getting work since the end of yesterdays outage.

Hopefully thing will get better in a few hours when staff arrive.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1973152)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Just got 30 WUs for my GPU only cruncher
12) Questions and Answers : Getting started : credits to post (Message 1973057)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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It is not a question of total credit, but Recent Average Credit or RAC.

You just need an RAC of 1 or more, as yours is 72 you should be able to post OK
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 99 (Message 1972774)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Lookout
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part VII (Message 1971862)
Posted 24 Dec 2018 by Profile Bernie Vine
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I have just finished my first full shift for Crisis at Christmas.

Crisis is a homeless charity in the UK which for the past 30+ years has run homeless shelters around the UK There are 11 in London this year and one is in Croydon.

The shelters provides food, beds, and a safe environment for homeless people. They also have showers, advice centres, medical personal, and safe storage for all guest possessions., plus an internet cafe.

This runs for a week and is totally staffed by volunteers, all food and equipment is donated.

Last night was the fist night the shelter was open and had 50 sleepers, they are expecting 200+ during the week.

There were around 200 volunteers for the "day shift" and you can end up doing, anything, I helped prepare the cafe, helped unload the food, cleaned toilets and guided the guests at different spots.

The centre is in a school, as it has all the facilities needed and is of course empty at this time of year.

What is totally humbling is just how grateful the guests are many came up to me and just wanted to shake my hand and wish me a happy Christmas.

I also met lots of volunteers who just wanted to help in any way they could.

Altogether an eye opening experience.

I will be doing another "day shift" (7:45 am to 4pm) on Thursday, followed by a "night shift" (10:15pm to 8:30am) on Friday then help with the "close down" and clear up on Sunday.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part VII (Message 1971768)
Posted 24 Dec 2018 by Profile Bernie Vine
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@Bernie
Have you ever eaten at a Taco Bell?

No never, so I have no idea what the menu is like.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 99 (Message 1971767)
Posted 24 Dec 2018 by Profile Bernie Vine
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Colorado
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part VII (Message 1971457)
Posted 22 Dec 2018 by Profile Bernie Vine
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Well I was surprised when the sign went up on a shop in Croydon that is being refurbished.



I didn't even know they had a presence in the UK, but apparently they are all over.

It is not open yet so I cant say what it is like yet.

Almost forgot this, a couple of weeks ago the Google Bus was in town



Personally I didn't even know they had a bus!!

Also that is one of the old much loved Routemasters, not sure what bus aficionados make of the "alterations"
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 99 (Message 1971367)
Posted 21 Dec 2018 by Profile Bernie Vine
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Sky
19) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Location of FAQ for new users and should I join? (Message 1971173)
Posted 20 Dec 2018 by Profile Bernie Vine
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Ok. I was looking for an email notification of replies but not seeing any only recently returned . I'll read the cited document.

Click on the "subscribe" button at the top of the thread to get an email when there is a reply.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite non-alcoholic beverages (Message 1970917)
Posted 18 Dec 2018 by Profile Bernie Vine
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Bernie, I can't believe it's just beer or water for you!


Don't forget wine and coffee, :-)

But no soft drinks of any kind


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