Posts by Mr. Kevvy

11) Message boards : Number crunching : Managed to kill so many GPUs (Message 1876936)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Yup, best investment I ever made. Man, does it blow out the dust in the case and radiators...


Nice... didn't know you had one as well. I had recommended them to TBret when he was having dust issues and he bought one ASAP (and loved it.)
So there we go... semi-official GPUUG seal of approval I'd say. :^)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Managed to kill so many GPUs (Message 1876930)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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If you say there is no dust in the systems, you must have one of these:



Otherwise, you may be missing some. One of the best purchases I ever made... pays for itself in a few months not needing those gawdawful weaksauce cans that miss half the dust and spray liquid if they're anything but vertical.
13) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1876519)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Guy, I don't think anyone would deny that the market should be as free as it can be... for example look at the amazing advances in computer technology that could only have happened in an enterprise economy with companies competing to outdo each other. We all end up benefiting because this competition produced technology that would have been far too expensive to develop from scratch and made it so inexpensive that everyone could afford it. And that same competition brought us the bounty we enjoy where we have a plethora of goods to choose from and food is so plentiful there's an excess.

Business has been called the engine of the economy... I think that it is a good analogy, but it's never taken to completion. A vehicle with only an engine will run it not at all or at top speed in a straight line until the engine burns out or the vehicle crashes. A vehicle also needs a speed control, a steering system and brakes.

We saw an excellent example of this in 2007-2008 when due to deregulation of the financial industry, there was no oversight and fraud on a massive scale occurred. The economy almost collapsed, hundreds of thousands of honest working people lost their life savings due to their investment companies putting their money into fraudulent worthless securities, and these so-called capitalist businesses then went to the federal government asking for bailouts of taxpayer's money. Are memories so short that this has been forgotten?

You are portraying a false dichotomy where we have to choose from either completely unregulated crony capitalism dominated by insider deals, kickbacks, fraud and wild instability, or all-out Marxism. There is a much more reasonable alternative of a "free as possible" market with some minimal level of oversight to prevent it from being taken over and dominated by white-collar criminals.
14) Message boards : Politics : Emoluments of FAKE 'Science' and of ROTFLMAO, 'Real' 'Science'. (Message 1876439)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I wasn't sure what this thread was about because Yap provided no examples... then I found one I that seems appropriate. Warning: Yap, Jaundiced Eye and Guy... you may want to prep. before you read this or it could cause an aneurysm (including from laughter.) Perhaps watch a John Wayne movie or an hour of Fox and Friends or read a chapter of The Art of the Deal or something. 😀

Glaciers, gender, and science: A feminist glaciology framework for global environmental change research

Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions.
15) Message boards : SETI@home Science : What tests are being run? (Message 1875714)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Simple (I hope) summary of autocorrelation: The more information per time a signal carries, the more random-looking it becomes. Noise is a random signal, so the signal starts looking more like noise and thus can't be distinguished from the noise background.

Autocorrelation consists of repeating each block of the transmission at the sender end, then at the receiver end each repetition can be compared to the last one which will isolate the signal from the background noise.

Hope I got that right. :^)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (106) Server Problems? (Message 1875599)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I would think that this is due to the Arecibo work recently for about the past week being about >95% VLARs. The scheduler will not send them out as GPU work. So if the GUPPI splitter happens to be out of work at the same time, only your CPUs will get anything.
17) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1875577)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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1) infect thousands of polling stations across the nation with a virus to affect the election


Where was this even seriously alleged (ie by someone who might be in a position to do something about it)?
18) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1875560)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Yes, that could have happened. This in no way constitutes evidence that it did happen.

Similarly, Russia could have influenced the U.S. presidential election. This in no way constitutes evidence that Russia did influence the U.S. presidential election. If you want the "other side" to accept the legitimacy of "your candidate", pay them the same courtesy. Then some sanity may be restored to the political process.

How is that usually phrased...? Ah yes: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
19) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1875531)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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It's too much to ask for empathy from either side of the aisle these days...

But hearken back to 2011 and there are roughly a dozen interviews and tweets where Donald Trump himself questioned the legitimacy of Barack Obama's presidency based on the ridiculous "birthergate" nonsense implying that he wasn't born in the United States (once he even implied that Obama was... goshgollygeewhiz... a Muslim! {{cue scary music}}) I don't feel like scouring for links being rather busy right now but I certainly will if required. These are interviews/tweets so they are words from his own mouth or keyboard, not "fake news" from a third party. He also strangely even continued after POTUS Obama released his birth certificate and he (Donald Trump) declared the matter settled and that he was a natural-born citizen after all.

Thus I don't really sympathize for him (or some of his followers) getting bent out of shape about this when he (and they) were more than willing in the past to do precisely the same to the POTUS with a similar lack of validated evidence.

Edit: Not taking sides here... just being "fair and balanced" :^p
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V9 (Message 1875518)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Okay ... well is it for checking your bicycle's chain, you know, for wear and tear or something...


Yes, close enough considering no one else who knows seems to want to answer. :^) I don't even know if it has a canonical name but bicycle chain checker will do.
(It's precisely machined to the right length so that on a new chain the right edge won't drop into the links when the left edge is placed flush against a chain roller, but as the chain wears over time it stretches slightly and then it will and that indicates it's time for the chain to be replaced.)
PM on its way.
21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V9 (Message 1874859)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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*attempt gracious congratulation at Mr Kevvy*


Heh... thanks. :^)

Here is the next mystery tool...

22) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1874782)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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BTW you should look at how many times the press did call her a liar. Hint it is a number larger that zero.


Hillary Clinton even lies about lying about her lies

I'd say that's three just in one headline. :^)
23) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #4 (Message 1874644)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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White St. Louis cop shot black off-duty officer — then claimed it was a ‘friendly fire’ incident

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and local news outlet Fox2Now, a white St. Louis police officer shot a black off-duty officer from his own force after a car chase ended in a crash outside the off-duty officer’s home.

The African American officer, who has not yet been identified, came outside of his home while off-duty after hearing the commotion from a car chase that ended nearby. Despite identifying himself as a cop, the man was ordered to the ground by two officers. He complied, and soon after, they recognized him and told him to get up.

That was when a third officer entered the scene, and because he did not recognize the black off-duty cop and claimed to “fear for his safety,” shot the off-duty cop in the arm.
24) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1874493)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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What, like showing how racist he is by tweeting whenever he thinks a Muslim has committed an attack and says absolutely sweet FA when Muslims are attacked.


Interestingly, the last three radical Islamist terrorist incidents in Canada were committed by Caucasian converts. So, one may argue that this shows he is bigoted, prejudiced, biased, Islamophobic, etc., but racist? Not so much.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V9 (Message 1874487)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Digital Scale Master for measuring distances on maps, blueprints, etc.

Edit: Link.
26) Questions and Answers : Windows : Boinc keep crashing my pc (Message 1874331)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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As with the OP, the first two things I would check are overheating and memory errors which can sometimes be fixed by simply reseating the DIMMs. Links to the best utilities I know of (and free.)
27) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1874305)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Looks like something's going to happen that I didn't think would ever happen again... a president GREATER THAN REAGAN!


When did it happen before?
28) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery, Search for other habitable planets (Message 1874031)
Posted 19 Jun 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Kepler has found 4034 planets. Ten of them are in the Goldilocks zone...


The ten "Goldilocks zone" planets are new as of this batch of 219 announced today, not the only ones in the total 4,034.
(I think this is what you meant but it is worded such that it seems otherwise.)

Source

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star's habitable zone
29) Message boards : Politics : Terrorist Attacks (Message 1874026)
Posted 19 Jun 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Just in case our faith in humanity is waning...

In the chaotic aftermath of the violence, Imam Mohammed Mahmoud reportedly leapt into action, urging the injured and angry worshipers to remain calm and shielding the alleged attacker from the furious crowd until police could detain the man.

Speaking with Sky News, one witness explained that “The leader of the mosque said ‘You do not touch him.’ He was sitting and holding him like that, people kept holding him.”

In another interview with Sky, Muslim Welfare House CEO Toufik Kacimi was more direct in his appraisal of Imam Mahmoud’s actions.

“Our imam, Mohammed Mahmoud, went there and saved him,” Kacimi said. “He saved his life basically.”


It also appears at this point that the person who died was having a medical emergency before the incident, possibly a heart attack or similar, so the death may not have been caused by the attack. Of course the chaos that ensued may have delayed prompt treatment...
30) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC SCREENSAVER FOREVER LOADING (Message 1873930)
Posted 19 Jun 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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But pse, for my edification, who on the SETI@HOME Q&A WIN forum wd WANT to spam me??? We r all on the same quest, no?


Not anyone here, but all of SETI@Home except the team rooms is publicly accessible for reading without a logon, and Q&A also allows posts without any SETI@Home credit (so that people can ask for assistance), so it is a magnet for both spambots that harvest e-mail addresses and spam posts for external sites.


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