Posts by hiamps

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Still not about the science.... (Message 1340990)
Posted 26 Feb 2013 by Profile hiamps
Bummer, I had always hoped this project would finally come to the science but it seems be politically correct is still the order of the day....
Still rationing work, if it were about the science this would be gone....And my video sits idle so slow machines can pretend.....

"2/26/2013 2:59:32 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
2/26/2013 2:59:32 AM SETI@home Requesting new tasks for GPU
2/26/2013 2:59:38 AM SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2/26/2013 2:59:38 AM SETI@home Message from server: No tasks sent
2/26/2013 2:59:38 AM SETI@home Message from server: No tasks are available for SETI@home Enhanced
2/26/2013 2:59:38 AM SETI@home Message from server: This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress
2/26/2013 2:59:38 AM SETI@home Message from server: Project has no tasks available"
2) Message boards : Politics : Seems Google Strong Arming didn't work... (Message 1296845)
Posted 19 Oct 2012 by Profile hiamps
Too funny that googles profits are down. Seems their strong-arm tactics didn't work. We haven't had our google adds running for 4 or 5 months now because I can not update my payment info with Internet Explorer or by phone! They told me I had to download some other browser and I told them they were crazy....Some salesman from Google keeps calling telling me Microsoft made it so their browser wouldn't work on Google Account page yet every single link works except the UPDATE PAYMENT INFO. I guess Google is admitting that Microsoft is that much smarter and that google can't fix a link....
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Old boinc or new version? (Message 1177792)
Posted 13 Dec 2011 by Profile hiamps
Just wondering which version most are using? Just had to switch back to 6.10.58 as the newest one wouldn't keep enough work going. Changed Saturday night and finally my cruncher has been busy. Was playing with buttons non-stop just to keep a little work but now I have had work non-stop since changing back to the old version. Anyone else notice the same thing?
4) Message boards : Politics : Japan spending 29 Million to kill last whale... (Message 1176520)
Posted 8 Dec 2011 by Profile hiamps
Japan wants to kill every last whale and is even taking 29 Million from earthquake victims to make sure they can keep slaughtering Whales...Very Sad!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (60) Server problems? (Message 1168182)
Posted 5 Nov 2011 by Profile hiamps
I can't report or request now.

And in reply to the last two post, I am sure the extra long back-offs in 6.12.nn are actually causing more problems than they are curing. Very noticable if you abuse the buttons.

Would you believe that in the distant past, I actually gave written warnings to people who played with switches and twiddled with variable controls for no good reason.

Thats one of the reasons I left.....
6) Message boards : Politics : Color of law? (Message 1161504)
Posted 12 Oct 2011 by Profile hiamps
Just curious since we seem to have a lot of smart people here...
Recently an incident happened on my property when my step daughter and her ex while exchanging kids. It got a bit ugly and the cops had to come. During the incidence my step son grabbed the keys of his ex (my Store Manager)and supposedly threatened the other father with a baseball bat. He put the truck back and after both men were arrested and things were winding down a police officer came to my store where Managers truck was parked and said he was impounding the vehicle. I got my Manager and we tried to explain to the cop that it was not his truck to take and that he could search the truck with her permission. He didn't want to hear anything and threatened us with Obstruction. Then his buddy called me aside and Made me stand there and listen to his lecture. Since the Police were being LETTER of the law I decided I would hold them to their own standards. Didn't know where of how to complain so I called the Police Cheif, but got his assistant. While I was telling him what happened he threatened me with SLANDER which promptly had me backing out of that call. The poplice officer who detained me for the lecture has since told the girls at my coffee stand about the incidence which blows my mind. I had complained about that and told the assintant cheif her name, ne never asked her but this morning a couple windows were broken out of her truck...I am pretty sure it is a coincidence but am writing it here in case more things happen to her. I feel screwed, and will now go to the City Council meeting trying to push for a fair way to report Police Abuse...
Am I wrong for the way I feel. BTW...My manager and I had nothing to do with the incident or the Police until they came to my store to take her truck. The only relationship between the batboy and her are 2 kids.
7) Message boards : Politics : Entitled (Message 1143588)
Posted 21 Aug 2011 by Profile hiamps
i'm sorry you misunderstood me...
i think you made the stories up...

I kind of wonder the same....
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 12 year club (Message 1136241)
Posted 5 Aug 2011 by Profile hiamps
Wow, 12 years + on seti...But I had DSL when it started...
9) Message boards : Politics : What will really happen when the US Defaults? (Message 1132562)
Posted 27 Jul 2011 by Profile hiamps
Hey Gary, why don't we just stop paying all taxes alltogether??? I pay way more than most and if I shouldn't get ANYTHING at all like you seem to suggest why bother?
With all this Politics as usual it has probably already cost the American tax payers big time...When we lose our 3 star credit rating and become a second rate Country I guess that will be worth it to you...As long as No One gets a thing that will be OK. I see you don't care if our Military becomes second rate...My guess not a Vet. There are a hell of a lot of things that need fixing especially all the Huge Tax Breaks most big companies get but haven't noticed you talking about that much....Wonder which side of the fence you sit? Just for a BREIF second sit in the middle.
10) Message boards : Politics : What will really happen when the US Defaults? (Message 1132201)
Posted 26 Jul 2011 by Profile hiamps
Thanks to everyone but especially REBEST and Skildude, I feel out of all the posts you 2 try and see all sides a bit more that Dena or Gary. They both seem to have already made up their minds about everything....Never was good with a Black and White World....Guess we will all know more in a few days if the POLITICS keeps up.
11) Message boards : Politics : CO2 Detector SCAM.... (Message 1132187)
Posted 26 Jul 2011 by Profile hiamps
The point being...We don't need a law to require Carbon Monoxide detectors unless you live in a house that has a high probability or at least some kind of source. The commercials are scare tactics like the US always uses and just like the boy that cried Wolf, the tactics will eventually quit working...You can only scare the Sheeple so long before they become complacent.
12) Message boards : Politics : Norway bombings (Message 1131430)
Posted 24 Jul 2011 by Profile hiamps
Nope, he will get out at 53. 21 years is the Maximum sentence no matter how many you kill.....
13) Message boards : Politics : Norway bombings (Message 1131399)
Posted 24 Jul 2011 by Profile hiamps
Just think, with no death sentence or life prison terms...the guy will get out at 53 and may do it again....Just doesn't seem right to me or I bet to the families of those murdered...
14) Message boards : Politics : CO2 Detector SCAM.... (Message 1130397)
Posted 21 Jul 2011 by Profile hiamps
Watching all the commercials for CO2 detectors are driving me crazy and scaring people for absolutely no reason. My brother and I went on a service call yesterday to a really nice old lady. She has Electric utilities and swears she NEVER BBQ's in the house yet wanted us to install 5 CO2 detectors that Home Depot sold here. We told her to take them back and get her money back as they would do nothing at all in her house except beep when the battery gets old. Why is it not mentioned in any of the Scare Commercials that they are only needed if you have gas or some other source of CO2???They will sell Millions of these things to people that have absolutely no need of them out of Fear and Ignorance. WoW, so the biggest source some claim is breathing????? Give me a break, unless you live in a sealed aquarium...then this...
"Other nonliving sources of the gas may include space heaters, clothes dryers, stoves, or any other unvented gas-burning appliance. The gas may also infiltrate the home from an outdoor source, in which case the cause is most likely to be a large industrial area or any processes which involve the burning of fossil fuels."
This is really a scare tactic to sell a bunch of useless detectors, maybe the Government should do something that will actually help someone...
Mythbusters already busted the myth of someone farting to much....
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Are Galaxies Polarized? (Message 1127798)
Posted 15 Jul 2011 by Profile hiamps
If each Galaxy has it's own Polariztion then they would seperate faster and faster without dark matter...just a thought.

EDIT: I don't know if Galaxies put out giant magnetic fields like I have seen images of Earths. If they do they must extend a long long ways. Over time many galaxies would have "Bounced" off other galaxies fields and some would move faster some one way some another. Seems it would explain a whole lot a Woman on "Through the Wormhole" was trying to explain about dark energy....
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Just a message (Message 1127796)
Posted 15 Jul 2011 by Profile hiamps
Sorry to hear of your loss, I have been there and still don't have the right words. Time is all that helps.
17) Message boards : Politics : Another CFL legislation story (Message 1127549)
Posted 14 Jul 2011 by Profile hiamps
"I don't know about you, but lack of choice, or anyone trying to take away my choices because they wish to push their own political views on me and my life affect me greatly. My view, and my argument, is much more about having a choice or options that people are happy with than it is about simple incandescent lights.

Oh yes one more thing. So.. you should have a choice to give lead soldiers to your children to play with, no warnings of the lead content? This is one of many choices that have been "lost", and the world is a better place without them.

Actually, I disagree with the ban on standard lights. Just like I disagree with helmet laws. I do not think they can eliminate stupidity via legislation.
No helmet laws, no seatbelt laws.. things like this would go a long way to flushing the gene pool.

And honestly I predict in the near future anyone using standard incandescent lighting will prove just as intelligent as those drinking tequila and driving without a seat belt.

Wow.....Do you actually believe what you wrote????????After reading this I find it hard to believe that you don't equate people wasting power running seti should be taken out on thin ice....WOW
18) Message boards : Politics : Another CFL legislation story (Message 1127546)
Posted 14 Jul 2011 by Profile hiamps
As far as LED's "needs work".. there has been a ton of work already done, including adjusting spectrum of emissions and light output. Longevity is extremely long, electricity consumption much lower. But of course some
are never ready for the future, and continue to dwell on the past.

Again, if LEDs have made such headway, then they should compete on the market and survive by being a better option, not through legislation. Let the consumers decide. If people want to keep their older option because it makes them happy, then who the hell are you to question it or advocate taking it away?

LED's are making strong headway, and they will soon be common place. Like anything else, it takes time to ramp up, consumer markets being one of the last to be targeted. Current payoff on LED bulbs by power savings is around 15 years (well under the expected lifetime). Traffic lights are being converted, commercial lighting is changing, and many other applications. There are some flashlights with very cheap versions out, (not a great indicator of what they are capable of).

Why are they pushing CFL's? because they are viable and should pay off within
the year (in most applications. They perform poorly in low temperature and frequent on/off situations)

There are LED bulb equivalents for consumer bulbs. The good ones cost about $30-60 each. Economies of scale are in progress.(the MFR cost of LED/most electronic components is not significant when compared to the R/D costs.)

I believe they are pushing CFL's because they make good bank on them and LED's as long as governments and the like buy them they can get premium price. It is all about making money. I want a light that actually lights up as soon as I turn on the switch. Waiting a minute or two for the bathroom to light up sucks!
If it is about saving power...Well I bet we could all come up with a list that would fit. Sitting at a Red light with no one coming the other way should be illegal, it is a waste and pollutes your air.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I would like to say something good about a store... (Message 1127417)
Posted 14 Jul 2011 by Profile hiamps
Seems when we get wronged we tell everyone...I got righted...LOL
I live in Washington State and saw a Portable Heat Pump I wanted and saw that Lowes had it for $100 less than Sears or Walmart but they only sell that unit in the Central and East coast for some reason. So when I put my zip code in to check stock it disappeared and was not even listed. I called their online help and the guy took my number and said he would check into it. He called and told me it wasn't offered in my area and that it couldn't even be special ordered but he had checked and a store in Baytown Texas had extras and was willing to ship it to me. They sent it out that day UPS and it came a few days later in a few pieces...I was bummed and called Baytown Lowes and they said not to worry that they would have UPS pick it up the next day and they would send another that day on a pallet by freight. It came today in Perfect shape is awesome and for some reason they gave me more discounts and I saved over $150.00 with shipping.....I take back any bad thing I ever said about Lowes and Baytown Texas is lucky to have a store like theirs!
20) Message boards : Politics : Another CFL legislation story (Message 1127385)
Posted 13 Jul 2011 by Profile hiamps
CFL's don't seem to like my house. I have a steady 119 volts and my CFL's last about 6 months and cost a heck of a lot more. Replaced every light in house in January and only a few are still working. Brand new underground 400 amp service. I give up.

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