Posts by Mr. Kevvy

11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Suicide (Message 1938708)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Just read this yesterday...

US suicide rates increased more than 25% since 1999, CDC says

Suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over nearly two decades ending in 2016, according to research published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%, the government report finds.

More than half of those who died by suicide had not been diagnosed with a mental health condition, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC.

"These findings are disturbing. Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the US right now, and it's one of three causes that is actually increasing recently, so we do consider it a public health problem -- and something that is all around us," Schuchat said. The other two top 10 causes of death that are on the rise are Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses, she noted.
12) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1938329)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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[I do not support universal 'right to carry' without proper training and regulation. This is one of several positions on which I differ from the NRA. Also such training and licensing answers the anti-2nd Amendment cries of 'well regulated militia'. I also DO support background checks for all firearms sales or transfers, provided it is the same COMPREHENSIVE background check performed when applying for a CCW License.


It's only by conversing that we can find that all of us have more nuanced and agreeable positions on issues than superficially apparent. Meme pics just don't express it. :^) I would say a majority of people who would seem to be "anti-second amendment" or whatever would be for ownership and perhaps even CC with the requirements of background checks, a license, registration and training. This isn't to keep people from protecting themselves (which a simple ban would do more overtly) but simply to make it safer for everyone, and more difficult for criminals and the insane to acquire firearms.

Yes, some still will depending on desperation or money, but a solution doesn't have to be 100% effective to be better than nothing (ie we still lock our doors when we go out even though it isn't 100% effective and there are workarounds, because if you make it difficult enough the majority of criminals will give up.)
13) Message boards : Politics : Abortion and Birth Control (Message 1938316)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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There were uncounted numbers of forced abortions in China under the "one child policy" mostly in the 1990s but it still occurs today.
14) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1938163)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Wouldn't a fire extinguisher be a better analogy? A smoke detector is to a fire what an intrusion/burglar alarm is to an intruder.
15) 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 1938039)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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....no stigmata to welfare anymore...


16) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1937747)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Sometimes the interference is not as direct, but it happens anyways.

For example, Toronto is experiencing an epidemic of gang shootings. Almost all of them are being committed with cheap semi-automatic pistols smuggled in from the U.S. because they are so easy to buy there with no checks ie the "gun show loophole" and from there find their way to the criminal market and over the border. The U.S.-Canadian border is just over twice as long as the U.S.-Mexican border so any talk of border walls or closing that gap is ridiculous.

So, we are suffering because of this bit of parchment written two centuries ago before the U.S. even had a standing army which has been bizarrely interpreted to mean that any yahoo can buy a military-grade firearm less than full-auto with no waiting period, background check, registration, license, training or anything but untraceable cash in hand, and that even the wise foresight of the "well-regulated militia" is conveniently ignored (funny how the old Founders are dead-on 100% accurate and every word is gospel, except when it's politically inconvenient and then the stacked courts ignore them.)

As I've always stated, I'm completely in favour of licensed, trained and *sane* individuals owning slower-fire registered firearms for self-defense, but this is nothing like what is being imposed on us.
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : CUDA tasks versus .vlar tasks. (Message 1937737)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I think that you are indicating assigning work to the platform that supports it best, ie VLAR work to CPU and VLAR work to (NVidia) GPU... (AMD GPUs actually prefer VLAR due to their different architecture) if so this thread may be a good starting point.

However, you have not completed a SETI@Home work unit on your attached machines in over 30 days which confuses me further...
Edit: never mind, your alter ego seems to be doing a few.
18) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1937735)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Give me one reason you need abortion clinics..................

Give me one reason why what a woman owns is any of your business.
19) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1937732)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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For the 'Great White Deer Stalker' with an answer for everything.........again, as we told you 243 years ago.............it's ...................none...............of ..............your...............business.


So... personal nuclear weapons for all, then? šŸ˜€

Edit: Geez... you could apply this to so much:

"Give me one reason why you need a roomful of kiddie porn."
"Give me one reason why what I own is any of your business."

"Give me one reason why you need a hydrogen bomb."
"Give me one reason why what I own is any of your business."

"Give me one reason why you need a big ten-kilo sack of pure Columbian blow."
"Give me one reason why what I own is any of your business."

Surely there are better arguments than extreme oversimplification, no?
20) 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 1937656)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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MuslimReligion MOST Successful in World. Apes HIGHLY Successful for Tens&Tens&Tens of Millions of Years-more so than H. Sapiens.


Apes are defined as members of the family Hominidae, of which the genus Homo is a member. All humans, past and present, of all ethnicities, are and will forever be, apes. This is the scientific usage of the terminology.

However, attempting to demean a large group of people by claiming that they are "more animal" (read: less human and thus less entitled to human rights) than the group doing the demeaning by claiming that they are "less evolved" (which in itself belies a fundamental ignorance of biology) such as by comparing their appearance with other species, is racism in the proper usage of the term, and has been used against several groups of people who have suffered discrimination, such as the Irish in 19th century America, and the Jews even until today, as well as African-Americans.

Conversely, Donald Trump is of German ancestry, but there is no historical precedent of similar discrimination against Germans comparing them to other species, so jokes comparing his appearance to an orangutan are not related or equivalent.

Anyone who can't understand this distinction, and how offensive the comparison is, should not be in a position of communication with the public, which in this case has been corrected.
21) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1937098)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Edit: Oops, seems like the EU's GDPR has hit here :-(

Sorry, this content is not available in your region. Got that on a white screen with the statement top right corner after clicking on your link :-(


You are going to find this on many US sites. Consider a VPN solution... for simple newsreading and browsing, there are some very inexpensive (even free) options.
22) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1937092)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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As the gunman was fleeing the scene


Depending on the circumstances (ie did the fleeing gunman threaten the anyone while fleeing) the armed citizen may be in legal trouble.
23) 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 1937063)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Not innocent people, only their Democratic Leaders. A mini nuke on their heads.

Instead when Khamenei says to go back to enriching the uranium surely he will use it to create the phosphorescent sticks. Or when it threatens to destroy Israel, people will surely not die.


Oh oh... looks like the problem is closer to home: The Italian prime minister has been caught lying on his CV about his academic qualifications...

I'm guessing nukes are off the table for this one.

Threats against Israel? Again: empty words coming from the mouth of an unelected, unremovable dictator and innocent people are expected to die for it. Really.
24) 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 1937056)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Anyone should nuke the $hitH0lā‚¬ that keeps lying. Like Kim's Fatty Chum and his beloved Iranian Supreme Terrorist Blackmail Leader.


You are advocating murdering millions of innocent people because their leader, who they can't even get rid of because they have no elections, told some lies?

You will have a lot of murdering to do then... politicians everywhere lie. For example: Apparently Donald Trump has told 3,000+ lies in his term of office thus far.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@Home won't communicate with server, but Einstein & MilkyWay do just fine (Message 1937051)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Here is the original first post in the thread from George. I am reposting it as it contained confidential info that needed to be removed:

______________________________________________________________________________________________

Please HELP!!

I am not getting any response, such as communicating with the server and downloading tasks, from SETI@Home, but Einstein@Home and MilkyWay@Home are doing just fine.

I began this multi project about 3 months ago (joined SETI on Oct. 23rd) and have accumulated 432k+ credits. Then I proceeded to mess things up. I changed my PC's name, changed my passwords, used the Boinc Account Manager, and even went from a Windows 7 Pro to a Windows 10 Pro operating system. At sometime along the way I realized the problem and I've been trying to fix it since.

I used one of Boinc's volunteers (name will remain anonymous). He was VERY helpful, spent countless hours on trying to solve my problem, but no luck. He recommended I get the new Boinc client version 7.10.2, so I did. Still the same.

Also my computer has not been recognized by Boinc for SETI@Home as Windows 10 Pro. It still shows Windows 7 Pro.

I think my inability to communicate lies with mismatched ID #'s, but I don't know. If you can help, please do!

Below are my stats from my "Your Account" page:

User ID: 10598086

And from "Boinc Stats":

BOINC Cross Project Identifier: 84ae7ef08ecc01dfbed770a1917b8af7

User ID: 18853313830

BOINC Manager Log File:

05/23/18 2:35:47 PM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
05/23/18 2:35:47 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.10.2 for windows_x86_64
05/23/18 2:35:47 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
05/23/18 2:35:47 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
05/23/18 2:35:47 PM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
05/23/18 2:35:47 PM | | Running under account georg
05/23/18 2:35:50 PM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GT 220 (driver version 342.01, CUDA version 6.5, compute capability 1.2, 1024MB, 871MB available, 196 GFLOPS peak)
05/23/18 2:35:50 PM | | Creating new client state file
05/23/18 2:35:50 PM | | Host name: GWG-PC
05/23/18 2:35:50 PM | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz [Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5]
05/23/18 2:35:50 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt syscall nx lm vmx tm2 pbe
05/23/18 2:35:50 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.16299.00)
05/23/18 2:35:50 PM | | Memory: 15.99 GB physical, 18.37 GB virtual
05/23/18 2:35:50 PM | | Disk: 200.01 GB total, 146.88 GB free
05/23/18 2:35:50 PM | | Local time is UTC -5 hours
05/23/18 2:35:50 PM | | VirtualBox version: 5.2.8
05/23/18 2:35:50 PM | | Last benchmark was 17674 days 19:35:47 ago
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | No general preferences found - using defaults
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | Preferences:
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | max memory usage when active: 8187.56 MB
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 14737.60 MB
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | max disk usage: 146.78 GB
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | don't use GPU while active
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | Setting up project and slot directories
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | Checking active tasks
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | Checking presence of 0 project files
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | This computer is not attached to any projects
05/23/18 2:35:55 PM | | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
05/23/18 2:37:02 PM | | Fetching configuration file from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/get_project_config.php
05/23/18 2:39:14 PM | | Fetching configuration file from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/get_project_config.php
05/23/18 2:39:37 PM | | Running CPU benchmarks
05/23/18 2:39:37 PM | | Suspending computation - CPU benchmarks in progress
05/23/18 2:40:08 PM | | Benchmark results:
05/23/18 2:40:08 PM | | Number of CPUs: 8
05/23/18 2:40:08 PM | | 3258 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
05/23/18 2:40:08 PM | | 9186 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
05/23/18 2:40:09 PM | | Resuming computation
05/23/18 3:10:36 PM | | Resuming GPU computation
05/23/18 3:11:38 PM | | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
05/23/18 3:16:56 PM | SETI@home | update requested by user
05/23/18 3:17:00 PM | SETI@home | Fetching scheduler list
05/23/18 3:17:01 PM | SETI@home | update requested by user
05/23/18 3:17:56 PM | | Resuming GPU computation
05/23/18 3:20:23 PM | | No general preferences found - using defaults
05/23/18 3:20:23 PM | | Reading preferences override file
05/23/18 3:20:23 PM | | Preferences:
05/23/18 3:20:23 PM | | max memory usage when active: 8187.56 MB
05/23/18 3:20:23 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 14737.60 MB
05/23/18 3:20:23 PM | | max disk usage: 10.00 GB
05/23/18 3:20:23 PM | | don't use GPU while active
05/23/18 3:20:23 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 75%
05/23/18 3:20:23 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
05/23/18 3:20:51 PM | | Re-reading cc_config.xml
05/23/18 3:20:51 PM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
05/23/18 3:20:51 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
05/23/18 3:21:20 PM | | No general preferences found - using defaults
05/23/18 3:21:20 PM | | Reading preferences override file
05/23/18 3:21:20 PM | | Preferences:
05/23/18 3:21:20 PM | | max memory usage when active: 8187.56 MB
05/23/18 3:21:20 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 14737.60 MB
05/23/18 3:21:20 PM | | max disk usage: 10.00 GB
05/23/18 3:21:20 PM | | don't use GPU while active
05/23/18 3:21:20 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 75%
05/23/18 3:21:20 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
05/23/18 3:22:32 PM | | Running CPU benchmarks
05/23/18 3:22:33 PM | | Suspending computation - CPU benchmarks in progress
05/23/18 3:22:50 PM | SETI@home | Fetching scheduler list
05/23/18 3:23:03 PM | | Benchmark results:
05/23/18 3:23:03 PM | | Number of CPUs: 8
05/23/18 3:23:03 PM | | 3263 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
05/23/18 3:23:03 PM | | 9158 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
05/23/18 3:23:04 PM | | Resuming computation
05/23/18 3:49:22 PM | | Re-reading cc_config.xml
05/23/18 3:49:22 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
05/23/18 3:49:31 PM | | Re-reading cc_config.xml
05/23/18 3:49:31 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
26) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1936985)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Well you do have something in common with Jules Verne:

Neither of you can tell the difference between climate and weather.
At least he had the excuse that he was trapped in the Victorian era...
27) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1936980)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I had thought I remembered that NK had stated that talks were dependent on no "exercises" between the US and South Korea, but I may have remembered wrong. I tried to find a citation otherwise but couldn't.... I found just the opposite instead:

In a similar vein, Kim signaled in March that he would not oppose joint US-South Korean military exercises, which had been postponed while South Korea hosted the Winter Olympics. The annual war games have been a sore point for the North Korean leader, who sees them as a direct provocation to his country's security.

A South Korean delegation that traveled to Pyongyang reported back that Kim understands Seoul's position on holding military drills with the United States. "Our stance on the joint military drills is that it is hard to postpone the exercises again or suspend them, and there is no justification for doing so. But Kim said that he understands the South's stance," a high-level official in South Korea's presidential office told CNN in March.

According to the official, Kim also said he expects the joint drills to be "readjusted" once the security situation on the Korean Peninsula stabilizes. US military leaders have refused to put the drills on the table as a negotiating chip.
28) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1936943)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Anybody surprised?




Dammit... I was assured that these were a good investment. šŸ˜€
29) Questions and Answers : Windows : GPU MISSING!??? (Message 1936866)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Checking that profile for Windows 10... yup, "Microsoft Windows 10".

Look one or two threads down for the other "GPU Missing" thread for the solution. :^)

Also try this so it doesn't happen again.
30) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Headless ubuntu (Message 1936610)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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You can use apt if you are going to run stock and are not going to fiddle with it. Otherwise the repository version is a huge pain for two reasons: it installs into two folders (which you can't choose) and it also runs as a service. I personally detest it, but unfortunately am stuck with it for the latest CUDA 9 drivers due to the missing dependencies as noted.

If you do want a current downloadable one-folder non-service version check the Setting up a Linux machine to crunch CUDA80 for Windows users thread in Number Crunching for info on the "all-in-one" which is a recompile of it with updated libs etc. It's available here


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