Posts by Bernie Vine

1) Message boards : News : Splitters off, again :( (Message 1913182)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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As it was a Sunday a remote log in was tried to cure the problem but unfortunately that did not work so it will be looked when the staff get in today. In a couple of hours.
2) Message boards : News : Projects are (no longer) down (Message 1913147)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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The main reason for the drop in Recent Average Credit is the fact that there are no new tapes from Arecibo.

This means that we are currently only processing the Breakthrough Listen units (Green Bank) which do not give as much "credit per hour".

Also with no Arecibo tapes there will be no new Astropulse units which gave the highest "credit per hour".

To see the full discussion on this subject, look here

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82471
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : No longer works on GPU tasks (Message 1912940)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I am not an ATI person, but I think

1/12/2018 9:24:56 AM | | CAL: ATI GPU 0: ATI Radeon HD 4350/4550 (R710) (CAL version 1.4.1664, 512MB, 480MB available, 192 GFLOPS peak)
1/12/2018 9:24:56 AM | | App version needs OpenCL but GPU doesn't support it
1/12/2018 9:24:56 AM | SETI@home | Application uses missing ATI GPU


Might be the problem, from what I remember your GPU might be too old and not support OpenCL..

Hopefully an ATI person will be along to help.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1912775)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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A couple of pictures not directly featuring trains but from a train cam

This was West Newton PA and 9.30 ET last night



Then just a few hours later.



Just a little snow, and if you look closely in the bottom left you can just see a chilly bunny, that hopped across the rails.

Also both of the rail-cam sites I subscribe to are adding more cameras, Virtual Railfan added Flagstaff AZ a couple of days ago.



This is from both cameras together. The Southwest Chief 3 and 4 both stop here. This is the 4 from a couple of days ago, not sure health and safety would like the guy standing by the open door in the baggage car. :-)

These two cams allow you to see almost the full train at once.



Unfortunately both trains are stopping in the dark at the moment, the 3 around 9:50 pm and the 4 around 5.30 am.

This site aims to add another 20+ cameras this year, it is already getting difficult to decide which one to watch!!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Work unit cache size and potential "ghost work units" (again) (Message 1912142)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Is this yet another case of "Ghost work units" which where never downloaded onto my machine?


As your computers are hidden, it would have to be a guess, but yes, very probably.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1911775)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Just to put the record straight again

No one said they were illegal.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : A very steep decline in Average Credits!!! (Message 1911757)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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There were server problems last week as was detailed on the main page and in the news thread. So yes it will have impacted RAC
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1911728)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I am unlocking this thread.

To all concerned, if you see a post that concerns you for any reason please red-x it and try not to get into arguments.

Thank you for you co-operation.
9) Questions and Answers : Web site : Statistics and validation delay (Message 1911121)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Every task is sent to two computers.

This is so the results can be compared, if they match then they will be validated.

So you have to wait if your "wingmate" is slower at returning results.

Unfortunately sometimes your "wingmate" fails to return the result and it will then have to be sent out to a third machine.

Hopefully that machine will return a valid result.

It might take several months but hopefully they will validate in the end


PS. Your "oldest" task that you returned on the 23rd December has a deadline of the 13th of February 2018.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel security flaw (Message 1910655)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I am using only AMD Cpus both on Windows 10 and SuSE Linux. Should I apply the patches too? Microsoft sends me an upgrade every month, and I have no way to refuse it. I can refuse to install Linux updates, but so forth they have done no damages. I am running 4 BOINC projects using also nVidia graphic boards and/or VirtualBox.
Tullio


No, don`t do those updates.

Not sure the Windows Home edition can refuse, if so I don't know how.
11) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1910642)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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It has been noticed that there has been negative references to what job or position a poster held

This is of course inflammatory and against the rules when used in this way

"No messages intended to annoy or antagonise other people, or to hijack a thread."

If you cannot argue your point without negative references to other forum posters perhaps you should reconsider what you are about to post.

Thank you.
12) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1910569)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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It seems that he just likes playing word games.

What he says has little substance when broken down, it is just rehashes of old post to try and prove a point.

No idea why.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel security flaw (Message 1910562)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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For example, how easy is it for a hacker to become "an unprivileged, logged-in user". Can any counter-moves be made on this level ?


I would like to know this as well.
14) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1910557)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Bernie...

Your belief that if the Korean Border was open. Meaning that the North Korean people would not be murdered for crossing. Would not result in an mass exodus.


Where did I say that. Currently the people of North Korea only know what they are told and live in a society where the believe what they are told.

If they found out what was really happening, I have absolultly no idea what would happen, but I suspect it would not be good.

Your belief that if their was truly free elections, free speech, freedom of association, freedom of the press in North Korea. That the people would choose Kim.


I am sure everyone will marvel at you deductive powers!!! Where on earth did you get that idea. I was trying to explain to you what the North Korean people believe because that is what they are told to believe.

If there were fair and free elections and people able to cross into South Korea, the Kim dynasty would cease to exist, which is why he fights so hard to keep things running his way.

PS Sorry, missed this.

As far as we in the west are aware yes Kim runs North Korea as a tyrannical dictator, those who do not agree and sometimes those he does not like are almost certainly killed on his orders. and yes he keeps his people enslaved to his will.

I do not believe anyone here disagrees with that, except perphaps you.
15) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1910539)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Sorry... Does the following support or attack Kim?

"100% of his subjects are willing to suicide to protect him [Kim]."
"Except in the DPRK that revolution, when Kim's dad starved them, didn't happen and they now have a thriving advanced economy totally dedicated to destroying the bully USA."

Or do you believe that Kim is not a murderer and enslaver.


I see neither support nor condemnation, just statements at to what the people of North Korea believe.
16) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1910527)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Sorry your usual double talk proves not a thing.

Nowhere has anyone said that they even support the regime in North Korea, let alone that they support murder.

You are seeing spectres and spooks where none exist

You are putting words into peoples mouths, not "exposing" a thing.

But just carry on, the way you continue to behave is most enlightening, and not doubt provides entertainment to others.

Attempting to hide or ban the opinions of those who disagree. Will not assist us in our understanding of the world and its problems..


These are forums that have rules and support of mass murder is not allowed. These forums have little or nothing to do with "the world and it's problems"
17) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1910513)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Much more difficult when posters in these forums and around the world. Support the present and future murder and enslavement of the North Korean people.


I cannot fine anyone actually saying they support the murder of the North Korean people, I actually cannot find anyone posting they support murder, it is a serious charge so please point out where this has been said.

The least we can do, is expose those who support their continued murder and enslavement.


Again where has this been said. I will need to hide the posts concerned.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1910396)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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This cold weather is starting to take it's toll on the rolling stock, quite a few of the long distance trains out of Chicago leaving hours late.

However this was a first, normally you see broken done or units having problems towed in by a freight loco, first time I have see one towed out!!



"Executive" paintwork BNSF 9766 hauls an hour late California Zephyr out of Chicago whilst an on time Southwest Chief rushes past.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Posts (Message 1910275)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Vic.

I sat in a doctors office as he told me I almost certainly had a cancerous growth on my thyroid.

He the proceeded to describe the operation I would need and the quite scary consequences.

I spent several weeks worried sick

After I had the operation I was seen by another more pleasant doctor who said that it wasn't cancerous after all.

Wait for results and try not to worry too much.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW CCLXVII (Message 1910181)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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The one thing I miss being retired is not having weekends and holiday to look forward to (everyday is a Saturday when you are retired )

However I definitely do not miss the "back to work after a long holiday" feeling.

Now what shall I do today :-)


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