Posts by Sirius B


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11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Question about windows 7 (Message 1504479)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
Yes, so long as you're not making a major hardware change OEM disks are fine, just don't try them when you change both the motherboard and CPU to a totally different type as that is when you could run into problems.

Cheers.


That's the main reason why I prefer VLK's. It took 30 secs max to activate both Win 7 Pro & MS Office on my new cruncher regardless of how many changes I make (as long as I don't install on more than 11 rigs)
12) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1504447)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
...and all because one man disliked the Ukraine influenced by the EU...


What a cynic statement... No, absolutely not because "one man", because half of country...


...so to get what they want, they're prepared to kill the other half?

Now that is cynical!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1504444)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
Lol, at least slower is better than faster in that respect. Reminds me of my exams.

They tested two at a time, and did not allow conferring. After two hours, we were sweating buckets, so he asked us a question and allowing conferring, left the room...

...returned some time later with three coffees, saw the panic on our face and burst out laughing...

...it was an unanswerable question then he told us we had passed.

The sheer relief...
14) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1504441)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
I wonder if the dead would agree with you?

As long as it isn't US dead.



Is that meant to be US or U.S.? If U.S., then let's hope that NATO does not get involved or it will be US!
15) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1504435)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
...and all because one man disliked the Ukraine influenced the EU

I can see his worry that ties to the West will eventually lead to joining NATO; he is surrounded as it is and he doesn't want it getting tighter.


Understandable I suppose, but I wonder if the dead would agree with you?
16) Message boards : Number crunching : New cruncher (Message 1504432)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
If it was a cruncher only rig, I would more than likely consider it, but it is my workhorse, so no chance (do have gpu crunching on gpugrid though with very little noticeable affect).
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Correct delete of HDD before new OS install? (Message 1504422)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
It's been a while, but if you boot directly from the install CD, does it not also give you the option of deleting the partitions from the target HD?


You beat me to it... yes it does.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : New cruncher (Message 1504418)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
Never thought I would ever see something like this on Seti... :-)

15/04/2014 19:51:55 | SETI@home | Reporting 7 completed tasks
15/04/2014 19:51:55 | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: don't need
15/04/2014 19:51:58 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed
19) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1504401)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
...and all because one man disliked the Ukraine influenced by the EU...

How sad!

Just proves the point that $$$$ & property is more valuable than human life.
20) Message boards : Politics : NSA silences the web & newspapers! (Message 1504376)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
Heartbeat reveals loophole for NSA spying

... & I'll bet that they are not the only ones to take advantage of that fact.
21) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1504374)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
What being Liberal in Britain really means...

Nah, can't be true can it?

Nickerless Clegg: The man who knew nothing

More questions for Nickerless

2015 is definitely going to be a good year (but just a blimp for the LD's).

Foreign Aid increased

"Many Conservative backbenchers are incensed that the Coalition has protected aid spending at a time when public services are facing stringent cuts."
22) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions (Message 1504347)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
Yep, education is sorely needed...

...for spammers posting the same link on various threads.
23) Message boards : Politics : NSA silences the web & newspapers! (Message 1504334)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Sirius B
Nope, the picture is not bad taste, in fact in proves a point...

...Often a picture is better than a thousand words...

As for spying, man has been doing that for centuries, it's only now that technology makes it a lot safer and easier than what it once took.
24) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1504320)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Has it succeeded? Well we now have what? Almost 70 years of consecutive peace in Europe? A historical record. So clearly we are doing something right this time.

Yep, for Europe I'm going with 'EU' as the way to prevent mass atrocities.


Suggest you reread the history books or are you attempting to rewrite them?

The EU has only existed for 40. You can thank the US for the other 30 or don't you think the "cold war" existed?

Back to weapon safety...

Oh Dear...
25) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1504126)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Churchill's ghost must be splitting his sides laughing.
26) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#2) (Message 1504116)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Yep. Several years ago, family members asked why the two mobile mechanic chests I purchased - for tools?

Nope, PC components/cables etc...

Got asked why have all that clutter. Here & now, they are practically empty, waiting for "other spare parts to come in" :-)

Had many a customer ask if I had cables/ram etc. for their machine as they did not want to spend a lot of money.

The best one was fairly recently. I built a system for a customer many years ago, now built a new one. She threw the printer an Epsom SX215 out because the cartridges are too expensive and threw the old system out (she was paying nearly £30 a set - I get 3 for £22 - compatibles though which work great).

I got them for £0.00 & sold them to a customer who needed one for her youngest daughter as she was starting secondary school (refurbished & running Win 7), but couldn't afford the cost all at once (only charged £20 + cost of Win 7).

Let her have it via instalments - she paid last instalment last Saturday, also showed her where to order the cartridges.

One happy customer who will come to me for a better system when her finances improve for the better.

I hate this throwaway society but love snobs & those that keep up with the Joneses :-)
27) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#2) (Message 1504098)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Coal, gas, oil, wind, solar...

..I see no one has mentioned another that should be on the above list...

US

Smartphones
IPads
iPods
Tablets
Laptops
Desktops[especially those that use boinc to attain high cobblestone numbers)
Cable boxes
Satellite boxes
Sound systems
media/nas boxes
TV's
Fridges
Freezers
Lights
Printers
VCR's
DVD/Blu-Ray players
hairdryers
washing machines
Tumble dryers
power tools
cookers
microwave ovens
digital cameras
Shredders
Vacuum cleaners
Shavers
Games consoles

Those with standbys instead of off buttons, are they turned off completely at night?

Are lights turned off when not required?

The amount of power we can save if everyone used appliances as & when needed must surely assist in reducing climate change, if not, it would definitely help our wallets!
28) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1503986)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sirius B
]MISSING Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 was “thrown around like a fighter jet” in the moments after it lost contact with authorities in a bid to avoid radar, an investigator has said.


That is what's bugging me. THAT didn't raise any red flags?

With all the contentious issues on that side of the world, surely someone must have noticed its suspicious behaviour?
29) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1503981)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Wouldn't they have worked down to farthings (¼d)


LOL. was just checking on that...

farthings ceased to be legal tender on December 31st 1960.

So the correct total would be £1 6s 7.25d as it was from 1903.
30) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1503969)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Sirius B
That's what I made it...

739x240=177,360 + 143 (11s 11d) = 177,503 /556 = 319.25

240 = £1 leaving 79.25 /12 = 6.60 [the .60 = 7.2d)

...

£1 6s 7d


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