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1) Message boards : Politics : 100 days to go (Message 1634045)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Whatever you vote is private to you and is never disclosed to anyone.

Seems you don't really need to as you already have a good idea

Any canvasser of any party knows before they knock on any door whether who answers it is a soft/hard Tory, a soft/hard Labour, a Lib Dem, a Green, UKIP, or undecided. That info has been gained from multiple local and national elections over many years, and many other opinion polls and data. If you thought any different then you are naive.


And please treat me with a little more respect.

Mr Vine. Sigh


Oh Lord, an even bigger sigh ....


I know that as you are involved with a political party you believe that you know better than others here when it comes to politics.

However I find your attitude to be condescending in the extreme.

I was just pointing out that in your original statement you used "absolute" language to express an "opinion". Like many politicians do. Please rejoin the real world and realise there are in fact millions of people in the country praying for a Conservative victory, the same as there are millions of Labour supports hoping they will be successful, most of them will also be hoping that there is no coalition. I agree that there are also millions of people hoping neither of the major parties has a majority, but please lets stick to reality.
2) Message boards : Politics : 100 days to go (Message 1633571)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Mr Vine. Sigh. May I ask how many doorsteps you have canvassed in the last month asking for peoples opinions and possible voting intentions in May, and what their main concerns and worries are? I have, and at night in the cold and the dark. I care about the future of my country, enough to get out there and want to try to do something about influencing it. So I don't make generalisations, I have hard facts gained on the street.


Ah and people aren't likely to tell doorstep canvassers what they think they want to hear?

You said "nobody wants to see a majority Tory Government" now it's "people"

Remember "nobody" means everyone who has a vote.

Sorry but I believe a lot of "people" will be voting Conservative or Labour hoping for a majority. Now whether they will be disappointed we will have to wait and see.
3) Message boards : Politics : 100 days to go (Message 1633550)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Then as now, nobody wants to see a majority Tory Government,


No of course not, not even the 10,706,647 who voted Conservative in 2010

They all voted Conservative so there would be a coalition .

Please less of the sweeping generalisations.

It might be better to suggest based on the last election.

Given that there was a 65.1% turnout with 29,653,638 votes cast.

you could say 18,946,991 people don't want a Conservative government.

Roughly two thirds of the people who voted.

I would suspect that quite a lot of the 10,706,647 who voted Conservative might well do so again, but quite a few will be hoping against hope not to be in a coalition again.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Invalid Host Messaging (Message 1633061)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Being a relative newcomer, I'm not comfortable with messaging other users about possible problems with -their- systems. This one, though, 6734838, seems to be trashing about 50% of WUs.

Unfortunately you cant message the owner as they are "anonymous"

Nothing that can be done I am afraid
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (94) Server Problems? (Message 1633005)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
NO Bernie I don't . And seeing as I know what is going on stuff bionic there is a problem but ..yours . I will keep what I have found out to myself roll back the offending program to a older version and stuff you all if you get problems and find your bank account empty bad luck . I tried to warn you but now F you's


Well you seem upset when several other posters have said that this sort of thing can and does happen.

If you believe there is a problem with Boinc, you should perhaps report it to the Boinc developers.

If you believe there is a problem with SETI@Home that might involve people on this forum, then you should report it to Fred who is in charge of the forums,
doing nothing seems to be a bit mean spirited, however it is your choice.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (94) Server Problems? (Message 1632948)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Glenn it can happen due to lots of reasons, sometimes the user has to do nothing for it to happen.

I remember a thread a while ago about this. I never said YOU did anything I just said until the facts are known typing Seti has been hacked in capitals is just a bit alarmist.

If you wait I am sure someone here can explain the technicalities as to why and how this can and does happen.

I get from your post that you suspect I have hacked into your machine is this correct?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (94) Server Problems? (Message 1632929)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
SET@HOME HAS BEEN HACKED and it's my account that has been used


If that were true it would be most likely that your computer that had been hacked, instead a clone appears to have been created, both machines are identical so as has been suggested try to merge them.

And please stop making alarmist statements until the facts are known. Which they are not.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1632687)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
(1) Why has this group been so inactive lately?

(2) Why am I not getting any tasks from seti?

I'm confused.


(1) Perhaps the critters are hibernating.

As for (2)

One of your machines got two tasks yesterday and the other hasn't connected to SETI since the 7th Jan.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman sharing corner......... (Message 1632653)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Google is you friend

Kay Starr was born Katherine Laverne Starks on a reservation in Dougherty, Oklahoma. Her father, Harry, was a full-blooded Iroquois Indian; her mother, Annie, was of mixed Irish and American Indian heritage.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1632639)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Well I never did see the railgrinder, but being 5-6 hours in front if it did come Chesterton way it was probably whilst I was asleep.

I did however get a rather poor shot (I was a little late hitting the record button and it was getting dark) of AMTK 509 coming in on the Southwest Chief on the 23rd, behind 139 and 192, I have see a few pics of this loco hauling trains in CA.



Also this pair went out on the Southwest Chief on the 20th.



In the UK regular passenger trains never ever haul any thing extra, all of that is done on special trains either steam hauled or in some cases preserved older diesel freight locos so it is quite strange to see it.

Today is pretty grey and wet in Chesterton, snowing in Chicago, but I did get this earlier, I could see as it approached it had a several older locos on the rear



I wasn't however expecting this as loco number 5!



Seems to be HLCX 503, but can find nothing much about it online, only a brief note on a forum in 2003 that it had been hauled way to be scrapped. Possibly not.

Seems to be snowing on most of the cameras now!!
11) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Credits reset? (Message 1632510)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
I had to reset my password today. After I did this, my account does not reflect BOINC seti@home project. So I've been running seti@home for about 4 years with two computers and have about 1.7 million credits, but that's not reflected in my account. Is it possible that I mistakenly made another account when I reset my password. I'm by no mean a computer geek. I really have no fracking clue.

There are two accounts created on the same day , 23 Oct 10, both with the name David Henry, you are posting from the on that has never processed a work unit.

However this one David Henry has and has 1,689,393 credits.

As has been said it is the e-mail address that identifies you to the project so the other account will have a different e-mail.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631752)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Well my laptop came with Vista, I upgraded to Win 7, then to Win 8 when it was on sale cheap, no problems.

However when Win 8.1 came out it totally failed to find the upgrade in the Microsoft store, yes that is how it worked in Win 8. I tried in vain to find the answer, I even contacted Microsoft support and had a tech remotley connected for several hours on three separate evenings, he totally failed to get it to upgrade and as a last resort uninstalled my graphics drivers and bingo, my screen which is 1440x900 wnet to 600x800 and could not be changed. Being and older dell there were no Win 8 drivers for the old Mobility Radeon HD3670, which had worked fine under Win 8 because it was an "upgrade" So I told the MS tech not to do any more and had to do a complete reinstall of Vista then Win 7 where it still is.

So the only problem I foresee is that older hardware (especially in laptops) may not have compatible drivers. Or may not perform as expected.

I will give Win 10 a try, after backing up my laptop and know I can re-inistall from the ground up if all else fails
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631219)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
So the cheapest I can find Windows 7 on Amazon is around £40, I wonder if that will go up when people realise that for £40 they can go from XP/Vista to 7 and then to 10 (XP would be a re-install I know).

Hmm Windows 10 for £40
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (94) Server Problems? (Message 1630792)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Thanks Dog that we are so well informed, that nobody needs to wonder why the Astropulse science database marvin is down and out again.


Perhaps there is no one there to tells us.
15) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1630790)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
I believe we have already decided that the word "troll" is in fact an insult

I don't really wish to remove posts as it breaks up the flow of any thread.

However a little less use of certain words and a reminder again:

*No messages intended to annoy or antagonize other people, or to hijack a thread.
*No messages that are deliberately hostile or insulting.


I know that might be difficult for some here but please try.

Thank you.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #77 (Message 1630564)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
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17) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (94) Server Problems? (Message 1630529)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor


Does it really matter?



Yes. It is about recognition for effort.
cheers


New Math...... $=Effort
Therefor 3X$=3XEffort

:-~


Not sure what you are getting at?

Regardless of how your machine(s) run, you should get the same level of recognition for MB and AP. This was the case under MB6 and AP6. They were fairly well matched so it did not matter which one you did.

It is not the case for MB7 (and AP6 and AP7).

As a rough example, if you do AP6/7 (yes I know that there is no more AP6) you would get X (based on how you ran your machine(s)). If you do MB7 based on the same behaviour, you get about 70% of X. Thus you get less recognition (from Berkeley) for your effort if you do MB compared to AP.

cheers


Wait are you saying that if you and I both crunch an AP on a similar GPU one of use gets more credit than the other?

And if my cpu is identical to yours and we crunch MB or AP we get different amounts of credit for the same task.

I didn't realise that.

Or is it that we both get the same credit, just less than it used to be.

And it is high credit you really want?

If I missed the point please explain.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (94) Server Problems? (Message 1630208)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Yes. It is about recognition for effort. You get less recognition for effort on MB than you do for effort on AP.


I do not think you or anyone deserves "more recognition" you can just afford to spend more on equipment than I can, so you are saying that because you have more money to spend you deserve more recognition?

That is not what distributed computing is about, if someone can only afford a low powered computer but wants to help SETI@Home, you are saying they deserve less recognition than me, as their total and RAC will be a lot lower.

I know several who would love to build high powered rigs and crunch more but cannot afford to, me being one. Still nice to know you look down on people like me.

People give what they can and all deserve the same recognition for doing what they can.

Still if that is all you care about I hope they fix things so you can get your recognition, the "credit problem" has little effect on poor people like me.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link Discussion Thread III (Message 1630034)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
Ford Taurus
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #77 (Message 1630033)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bernie VineProject donor
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