Posts by Sirius B

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857290)
Posted 41 minutes ago by Sirius B
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This whole discussion is mute. It's been rehashed time and time again. The only way it will ever change is IF and when Dr. A makes the decision.
Ah but didn't you know that in the Boincverse there are two addictions worse than smack & weed - TC & RAC.

It's non PC to upset those afflicted :-)
2) Message boards : Politics : Atheism is not a religion (Message 1857286)
Posted 50 minutes ago by Sirius B
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Don't even know I'm alive, so why invoke some E.T.?
Has to do with computer science and computer simulators. To the conscious running on the simulator it is impossible to know if it is being simulated or real.
Who else but E.T. Can't be human now can it?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857284)
Posted 58 minutes ago by Sirius B
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+1

I started off with "Classic" I would let my rig crunch whenever I was at home. However due to the cost of Net usage back then, I would only access the Net after 6pm Friday until 8am Mon as BT's cost was 0.01p a minute. Work commitments prevented me continuing crunching, I was hardly at home.

On returning to a more settled work schedule, looked again for Seti but found Boinc instead. Continued crunching from where I left off :-)

What I have noticed with a few projects is that the amount of ram being used can curtail the actual use of the machine for which is was originally built. I did try gpu crunching but either I was unlucky in getting a bad card every time or I was doing something wrong, but have lost 5 cards since I tried it.

The original concept of Seti was to set & forget & it used unused clock cycles, since then, many have done nothing but make the fatcats in the utility companies fatter. That's their choice. The rest of us carry on living in the real world & provide what help we can to the projects.

To see the outcry & demands for explanations when the project itself stated from day one that it cannot guarantee work is hilarious.
4) Message boards : Politics : Atheism is not a religion (Message 1857275)
Posted 1 hour ago by Sirius B
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So you believe that the Earth is an experiment on E.T's computer simulator?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857273)
Posted 1 hour ago by Sirius B
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According to IBM, Informix does have limits, so the question is: Has Seti reached those limits or will it ever reach those limits?

Informix limits
6) Message boards : Politics : Atheism is not a religion (Message 1857259)
Posted 3 hours ago by Sirius B
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Like everything in life...
Just do not try to act superior because of it.
..therein lies the problem.
7) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1857256)
Posted 3 hours ago by Sirius B
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For such an Iconic President, I would have thought that it would be in a museum.

JFK's diary up for auction

Just wondering how long will it be before today's media take his words out of context & use it for their own purposes.
8) Message boards : Politics : Atheism is not a religion (Message 1857255)
Posted 3 hours ago by Sirius B
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Fact or belief?

1: You're born 2: You live for x time 3: You die
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1857254)
Posted 4 hours ago by Sirius B
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Some people will never learn.

Flying drunk

Flying drunk 2

Same flight!
10) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1857110)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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Ah c'mon, do you want the Federation of Lawyers on your back? :-)
11) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1857107)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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The big question is: why aren't there any charges then?

That's why I worded the link the way I did.
12) Message boards : Politics : Atheism is not a religion (Message 1857098)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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The sun will die one day - Fact or belief?
First you have to believe it is alive.
BTW it doesn't "die". Its mass continues to exist.
..but it's energy is dead :-)
13) Message boards : Nebula : Using Nebula for SERENDIP (Message 1857092)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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Considering the database issues that Seti endure, what will the infrastructure for the data from all 3 projects?
14) Message boards : Politics : Atheism is not a religion (Message 1857090)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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Oversimplification and misuse of meanings is what leads to these "issues:".

Doesn't simplification provide a better visual image than too much academic mumbo jumbo?
15) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1857086)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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The US Gov't further asserts that he doesn't have to give up any of his passwords; he merely has to unlock his encrypted drives.


And if his encryption password is also his password for everything else...?

Some superb judicial reasoning right there from whoever came up with that one.

Beat me to it :-(
16) Message boards : Politics : Atheism is not a religion (Message 1857081)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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You can thus call anything a belief if you want to.

Debatable :-)

The sun will die one day - Fact or belief?
17) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1857076)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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That's the way Amerika is working.

I thought you guys lived according to the rule of law & the constitution?

Here it is 72 hours only & a court order is required for anything longer which at the end of I believe the suspect has to be charged or released.
18) Message boards : Politics : Atheism is not a religion (Message 1857074)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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This is taken from American Atheists:
Atheism is too often defined incorrectly as a belief system.
Most atheists I know believes in evolution without the influence of a deity. No problem with that, but it is a belief.
19) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1857069)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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Does the United States Constitution allow incarceration without charge?

US citizen still being held without charge after 18 months
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Caring for others - tips and hints, support and strategies, or just plain offloading (Message 1856953)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
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Best of luck Annie.


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