Posts by Mr. Kevvy

11) Message boards : Number crunching : A very steep decline in Average Credits!!! (Message 1913386)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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He has acknowledged a problem with credit, though: credit is a BOINC-wide problem, not a SETI problem. Issue #2132


Issue #2132 (Fixed URL)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : 100 WU limit for GPUs is too low. (Message 1913259)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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The work unit limit was deliberately set like this years ago by the project scientists to avoid stressing the fragile Informix database upon which the entire project utterly depends with too many work units in progress at once and other similar "stressers" on it. It's been discussed to death, and it isn't going to be changing in the foreseeable future. Also, they don't read this forum that we know of. So, best to make one's peace with it as the way it is.

By the way I got about 2-3 hours of work units max. cached when they were Arecibo ones.... I get about 4-5 from the BLCs which is a slight (and accidental) improvement. We're all in the same boat.
13) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1912672)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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So you have no objection to the rest of the world calling your country the biggest ****hole on the planet?


The United States has a loud and blustery president. What else have they done that is so wrong to earn such a distinction? There are some pretty horrific governments in the world from a human rights perspective; the United States certainly isn't perfect, but it's a long way from the bottom and it seems the worst offenders get a free pass just by staying quiet.

I sort of answered my own question there: The US seems so bad because there's so much internal criticism of its government, which of course is expressed through the media and internet, and since both are mostly US developments they saturate the world so it seems like there's a disproportionate amount of it. Ironically this is only because this criticism is allowed, even encouraged. In many other countries that might deserve the title this criticism is absent through legislation, fear or outright brutality.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : A very steep decline in Average Credits!!! (Message 1912287)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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I have no problem with the higher credit they award but they just don't strike my interest that much.


Which is precisely why they award the higher credit. :^)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : A very steep decline in Average Credits!!! (Message 1912000)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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Well, if it helps, we have been expecting this for a long time... I'm pretty sure all of the Arecibo work was from old drives (aka tapes) being reprocessed to take advantage of the algorithm updates, but we've known it was limited. Even without Maria Arecibo had been defunded and was expecting closure. The BL work units being targeted at optimal local star systems compensate by (probably) having a much greater chance of actually finding something!

Soon Parkes will be online too (and its work will also doubtless all be BL VLAR as well.) So we're going to be awash in higher-quality work to do. What's not to like? :^)
16) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1911832)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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So TRUE. NO NEED to CITE or PROVE...


Good summary right there.
17) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1911830)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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I hardly think a criminal gang with about 20 'members' could be considered as a significant political group.


I hardly do either, but it's all we have. :^p

Contrast that with the Klan: "in 18 months ending in June 1867, there were 197 murders and 548 cases of aggravated assault."

Oh, I forgot the Black Panthers. They self-identified as "socialist", had a murder or two, and promoted firearm use. Still small potatoes.
18) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1911826)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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..........and obviously just a 'non-violent' protestor in the mold of Antifa...............


Missing a "not"? :^) I certainly don't agree with Antifa's methods but I don't know of them ever using firearms, or causing any deaths.

The Symbionese Liberation Army comes to mind as a violent radical U.S. left-wing movement that caused a few deaths and used firearms.
19) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1911591)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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... as of this year all active-duty police and firefighters have been issued naloxone and trained in its use as well, as they are often first responders in what turns out to be an opioid overdose.

Hope this gets implemented everywhere it's a problem.


And not long after I wrote this, I find this in our local news:

OPP use naloxone to save Ontario man from apparent opioid overdose

Ontario Provincial Police saved the life of a 27-year-old Ontario man by using the overdose-reversing medication naloxone.
Police were called to the Queensway Motel in Simcoe, Ont. Saturday afternoon after reports of a man in medical distress.
After determining that the man seemed to be suffering from an opioid overdose, an officer administered three doses of naloxone.
The man regained consciousness and was transported to a hospital.
OPP say this is the second time naloxone has been administered to save a life in Norfolk County.
The Ontario government announced in December that it would offer naloxone to all of the province’s police and fire departments as part of an effort to combat the rising opioid crisis.
20) Message boards : Politics : Bitcoin (Message 1911520)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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Take a random cubic parsec and you will find matter in it, never mind the virtual particles.


There's about one hydrogen atom/cm3 in galactic interstellar space, and even a few per m3 in deep intergalactic space. Thus the idea for the Bussard ramjet...
21) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1910912)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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As of this moment:
•Feds actively investigating Clinton Foundation•
Is the leading article. Michael Wolff, the author of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House." Is not prominent.
http://www.cnn.com/
Yes... CNN
Hmmmmm


CNN... isn't that the Mainest of the Mainstream Media? What was that you said about them when they were investigating Donald Trump's campaign?

"The Mainstream Media stands for nothing excepting Political Hysteria, Social Hysteria, Lying Politically Inspired Rumors disguised as Facts and their Continuous Support for the Corrupt Washington Swamp."

But I guess this investigation you personally approve of, so they are somehow reliable again...

Myself, I hope all possible wrongdoing from all sides, parties and persons is aggressively investigated, publicized and if warranted, prosecuted.
22) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #4 (Message 1909608)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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Only one shot was fired and by only one Police Officer?

As a trained and experienced investigator of police shootings. This raises many red flags.


Definitely... I hypothesize that the officer wasn't following one of the most basic principles:

23) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #4 (Message 1909593)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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Call of Duty gaming community points to ‘swatting’ in deadly Wichita police shooting

Briefly: two Call of Duty gamers had an online dispute. One threatened to "swat" the other (make a prank call pretending to have a hostage situation in order to cause a large police response.) The other gave a false address near his home in Wichita. The first made the call: "The caller claimed his father had been shot in the head, and that he was holding his mother and a sibling at gunpoint..." When police arrived at the false address, an unarmed 28-year-old man answered the door. Body camera video shows him on the porch with his hands raised as ordered, yet an officer shot him and he died a few minutes later in hospital.

Happily, the swatter (in LA) has just been arrested. While he is certainly the criminal instigator and I hope he is convicted of murder for it, the police officer's action is indicative of poor training ie no firearm control and no training on dealing with possible swatting situations, though there are hundreds in North America annually.
24) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1908534)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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That's included in the training as far as I know. :^) Should always call 911 first so the pros are on their way and as naloxone is an immediate opioid antagonist, the recipient can go into instant withdrawal! May not be too happy about it but it beats dying. Well I hope it does!
25) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1908531)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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I'm again thankful to be living in a place that addresses these concerns... in Ontario anyone with a health card can obtain a naloxone/Narcan kit from a pharmacy free of charge, which includes training on how to use it to save the life of someone who's overdosed. Paramedics had of course long been trained in dealing with opioid overdoses, but as of this year all active-duty police and firefighters have been issued naloxone and trained in its use as well, as they are often first responders in what turns out to be an opioid overdose.

Hope this gets implemented everywhere it's a problem.
26) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1908474)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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Just keeping it Fair and Balanced. 😀
27) Message boards : Politics : Bitcoin (Message 1907918)
Posted 18 Dec 2017 by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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Very simplified, mining consists of running numbers through a secure hash algorithm (SHA256 for BitCoin) and if the output confirms to a specific pattern it's a good thing. in Bitcoin's case it's if it starts with a number of zeroes I think. Because these numbers that hash to these desired patterns are rare and it takes a lot of computation to find them (and being secure there are no shortcuts... there's no known way of reversing the process) this is the "work" being done which prevents unlimited amounts of "coins" from being generated with no effort.

As well, as Darth noted, with the way it's set up there's also a hard limit of 21 million BitCoins which prevents inflation.
28) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1907778)
Posted 17 Dec 2017 by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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It looks like Trump's team will go to any length to stop Mueller's investigation.


It has been recently rumored (yes, I know what rumors are...) that Trump may be preparing to fire Mueller on Dec. 22nd or thereabouts (after Congress is in holiday recess) and this may be either an excuse or the reason why depending on one's interpretation. I guess we'll wait and see.
29) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1907590)
Posted 16 Dec 2017 by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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Thread is getting oversized... new thread here.
30) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1907587)
Posted 16 Dec 2017 by Profile Mr. Kevvy
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A continutation of this thread...

The is the third and current Donald Trump (45th President of the United States of America) thread. Everything about Donald Trump is on-topic: ie himself, his Presidency, his party, his cabinet, his family, his business interests, and the state of the U.S. Federal Government during his term.

This is not the Personalities Of and Gripes About People Who Post in the Donald Trump Thread Thread. Those and other offtopic material may be removed.


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