Posts by Bernie Vine

1) Questions and Answers : Windows : Other BOINC projects run without my permission (Message 1960914)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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When you downloaded Boinc you didn't happen to join Science United on the left?



If so this will do exactly what you describe, it will work on any project in an area you have chosen.

Other than that I have no explanation as no one else has reported this problem.

I would suggest downloading the latest version 7.14.2 from the link on the right.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Test thread (Message 1960265)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Thanks Bernie, that restored the thread to usable format. Even though some pictures posted there, does not take into consideration that so many people
are still using slower connections like ADSL, or even dialup connections.


I still use ADSL and am not 100meg, just 65 meg download and have never had any problems with pictures here.

I was away recently and was using "hotel Wi-FI" that just about managed 2meg and I have to say I didn't notice the picture threads being any slower to load.

However, if it is a problem I will no long post pictures as I feel they do need at least 1100x800 (which all my usually are) to get a good picture.

And yes I could post links but many may not bother to click them.

Sorry to have caused a problem.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Test thread (Message 1960260)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Doesn't work with IE11 in at least the below included thread. The entire thread is killed by this post (second picture), which is extremely big (5184 X 3888):
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=83240&postid=1953764

I have to scroll like crazy in all directions, to see the full picture, and scroll like mad to the right to see the text in any longer messages in that thread.
What the heck has David done this time with the board??


The pictures was a mistake on my part, which had now been corrected by resizing.

My apologies
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1960043)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Makes me think of the old saying "Red at night, sailor's delight. Red in the morning, sailor's warning."


Yep I was thinking the same thing as I took the pictures.
5) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Nvidia RTX 2080 cards (Message 1960039)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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A quick look at the number crunching forum reveals at least one user is already successfully crunching with 2 RTX 2080's

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/hosts_user.php?userid=110834
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1960037)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Just a couple of pictures of the sunrise over Croydon this morning.



7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part VI (Message 1960036)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Walking in Croydon town center the other day I saw this sign.



Nothing unusual about that you might say as there is a lot of building work going on at the moment'

However 100 yards up the road.



Now just a small thing you might think, but if a company who will be making large holes in a major thoroughfare, hasn't looked at a map!!

If they cannot get the little things right??? Oh and it is actually Scarbrook ROAD, see little things.

By the way Croydon residents are very protective about Katharine Street, "Kathrine"is pronounced to rhyme with "wine"

Also this morning on my walk I saw this in a shop window



OK, I suppose middle of October only 73 shopping day left!! :-(
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1959670)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Anyone know why I now have to scroll side to side to read posts this thread?
Very annoying.

Edit- and some other threads as well.


I think it may have something to do with this

GitHub. #2743
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 98 (Message 1959471)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Navy
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1959272)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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As the article states, Micro$oft needs to generate trust with users. I saw that someone lost 120GB of personal data after the update install.


I am assuming that in this day and age when HDD's and even SSD's are fairy cheap that "someone" would have backed up at least the important files.

I mean it is not just a question of trusting Microsoft HDD's don't last forever.

I have all my important personal documents and pictures backed up to my NAS AND backed up to a USB HDD that is kept offline other than when I back up and kept in a different room than the computer.

I do agree that perhaps Microsoft does need a bit more testing :-(
11) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Computer kept rebooting (Message 1959251)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Well as the computer concerned seems to be a laptop that may be difficult. Though it will be worth checking that any fan duct entries or exits are clear

Couple of suggestions, don't use the INTEL Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 to crunch, many people here have found it negatively affects the CPU crunching, and will of course add more heat.

Also with a laptop crunching SETI@Home I would always use some sort of cooling pad.
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : How do I get SETI@Home to start giving me work units again. (Message 1959218)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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OK for a start you may have cut of your Boinc log a bit early as the last entry for Seti@Home is:

10/07/18 04:08:10 PM | SETI@home | update requested by user
10/07/18 04:08:14 PM | SETI@home | Fetching scheduler list

I think others who might be able to help need to see if and what happens next.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (113) Server Problems? (Message 1959133)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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This is the "Panic Mode" thread

Can we keep discussions in that vein thank you.
14) Questions and Answers : Getting started : can not login to my account (Message 1958536)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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The original post contained information that is better not displayed on open forums so I hid it for security.

Here is the post with the non secure portions removed

hi, I installed new boinc client, trying to login to my account and It does not work. BOINC always reports this error:
Login failed. Check email address and password and try again.


I am sure that my email and password are correct because I am able to login via website and can see my details, computers and credits.
When I try to reset password via link in project in BOINC it opens a website and when I enter my email it does not want to reset my password and there is this error:
There is no user with email address (removed)


only creating a new account via project in BOINC works and is able to get new tasks but I want to use my old account and not start from the 0.
Is there any chance how to fix it? Account is accessible via website but BOINC client does not know about it and reports that account does not exist.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cash or Card? (Message 1958157)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Well after my sojourn to the USA, where I found that large shops in big cities do in fact take "contactless" payments.

Some smaller shops and businesses use the "swipe and sign" method, obviously no more secure that the old system.

Also if say in a restaurant your card is removed from your sight taken to the swipe machine then returned for you to sign, you then sign the receipt, and remove your card.

Making it impossible to check the signature.

At no time did I ever see anyone ever check the signature!

Over all it was a lot safer to use cash, which I hated having to carry money around in my wallet

So now I have been back in the UK for a week and I have not used cash once. I will now see how long I can go without using cash.

I will let you know.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Photographs by Setizens 2 - Originals only - any subject (Message 1957777)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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I have just returned from a trip "from coast to coast" of the USA.

All by train of course.

As I took over 2200 photos it has taken a while to look at them all. Here are a couple.

The wheat-fields of Illinois, taken from Amtrak 29 en route to Chicago



And crossing the Rockies taken from Amtrak 5 en route to San Francisco

17) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (113) Server Problems? (Message 1957297)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Thanks to those who stayed late to get seti up and going again!!!


I am surprised that many people think in this day and age it requires "hands on server" to sort out problems.

I am pretty sure that all it requires is a laptop and internet connection.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW CCLXXIV (Message 1957296)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Posting with first breakfast back in the UK
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 98 (Message 1957294)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Bernie Vine
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Lie
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1956291)
Posted 19 Sep 2018 by Profile Bernie Vine
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OK you have seen this sort of picture before from me.

This is the Chesterton IN railcam on Riley's Railhouse and this the the Capitol Ltd Amtrak 29 yesterday



However yesterday was a little different, this is my picture from the lounge car



I took the picture from here



And this was the front one of the P42's that carried me to Chicago. Up close at Chicago Union Station



Today I move on again, wonder if you can guess where and what train.


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