Posts by Mr. Kevvy

21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Actor John Hurt has passed. (Message 1844980)
Posted 28 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Along with The Elephant Man, another favourite of mine he starred in was 10 Rillington Place. Not just brilliantly acted by Richard Attenborough and him, but also a very accurate true story of historical importance.

Another light has gone out...
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Cruncher Down (Message 1844756)
Posted 27 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I was looking at the label on the Thermaltake TR2 430W and I see it has 2 12V rails. First one is 18 A, second is 17 A. I'll be buying only single 12 V rail PS from now on.


I personally haven't had good experiences with Thermaltake... ironic that they make the "Dr. Power" PSU tester as their own PSUs are the ones I have most needed to use it on when they failed. :^p

I personally have had good experiences with Corsair, eVGA and Seasonic PSUs.... I'd recommend those brands.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What do you do with Christmas trees afterwards (Message 1844325)
Posted 25 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Launch them of course.


♪ "And the rockets' red glare,
Tannenbaums bursting in air..." ♫
24) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Breakthrough listen (Message 1843249)
Posted 20 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Here is a document on it in PDF format. Linked from here.

I had thought that the Kepler objects would be given priority. <shrug>
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Cruncher Down (Message 1842871)
Posted 18 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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But I have never had a bad ASUS.


Mine went from bad to worse... received the RMA replacement, put everything together and then "the lights went on but no one was home": when it blew, it took out the AMD FX 8-core CPU. This is exactly what the MSI boards kept doing. And its warranty had expired.

So, about $300 (Canbucks) later as I bought a three-year in-store replacement warranty, I have a new CPU on the RMA board in case it dies the same way and fries another one. Funny... the fellow at the store mentioned just this, the some people just have more luck with certain brands of boards and swear by them whereas others have endless problems. I hope this was my only ASUS lemon.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Cruncher Down (Message 1841953)
Posted 13 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I don't doubt they make many fine boards, but they definitely do have a few lemons in there as well.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Cruncher Down (Message 1841917)
Posted 13 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I didn't want to start another "Apologies to wingies..." thread for it so was waiting for another one to appear to use... this machine has been dead since New Year's Eve. I should be picking up the replacement motherboard tonight and it should be up and running by tomorrow morning at the latest.

Caveat: ASUS has an (overly?) good reputation for motherboards, but on some of them they used bad capacitors. This is the second M5A78L-M LX I have had fail due to a blown 5KT38 270μF 16V (Chinese-made capacitors get a bad rap but these are made by Samwha in SK.)
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hei there. (Message 1841847)
Posted 13 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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You almost certainly had a night terror aka sleep terror. Used to have them myself when life was not so good, ie when I was a young substance-abuser without a stable relationship; this was about thirty years ago. I can almost guarantee they are caused by the alcohol. Mine were similar: brief nightmarish episodes often with loud voices and a feeling of paralysis or suffocation. I could describe waking from them was akin to swimming to the surface from deep underwater.

The paralysis and suffocation effects are illusions caused by being asleep enough that the locus coeruleus is active inhibiting voluntary muscle control: you're unable to will yourself to move so you feel paralyzed, and although you are breathing just fine autonomically, you don't realize this and because you can't control it/feel it you think you are suffocating. Once I realized this was illusory and my life stabilized, the night terrors went away. I still get one very occasionally (perhaps one every few years) versus nightly, sometimes several times, when they were at their worst. I thus look at them as a learning experience.

I started this thread a bit ago and somebody had the audacity to dissolve it.


Well, you do have your own thread already very close to this one. As it doesn't have a set subject, this could very well have gone into it without needing another. Perhaps this thread will be merged in now... I hope this post isn't deleted as it may possibly be helpful to someone else having these attacks.

Edit: As a footnote, this function of the locus coeruleus was first discovered in your favorite animals. It was found that cats with lesions on or near this area, or when it had been removed, would not lie still but instead "act out" their dreaming. (Which also conclusively showed that animals dream too of course.) Thus, because this finding fixed my night terrors, I was indirectly saved by cats. I guess you were right. :^)
29) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : How to find intelligent life on planet Mars! (Message 1841646)
Posted 12 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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"If the planet ever is terraformed, it will be done by human beings whose permanent residence and planetary affiliation is Mars. The Martians will be us."
-- Carl Sagan, Cosmos, Chapter V "Blues for a Red Planet"

Thus there will be intelligent life found on Mars. The sooner the better!
30) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC client isn't downloading new S@H workunits on S6 Android (Message 1840841)
Posted 8 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Finally, I just noticed my Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 6.0.1 is downloading and running tasks properly, so it looks as though the problem has been resolved.
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Merging Hosts (Message 1840165)
Posted 5 Jan 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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"So I upgraded one of my hosts operating system"

I'm not sure how fine-grained the back-end is on OS version changes, but this is almost certainly the cause of it not allowing the merge.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : R.I.P. Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (Message 1838403)
Posted 29 Dec 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I'd like to, but I don't see any way of editing the thread title anymore, unlike with the last schema. I'll ask a moderator.

Never mind... figured it out!
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : R.I.P. Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (Message 1838234)
Posted 28 Dec 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Thank you for your dedication to Bipolar Disorder, and progressing the knowledge of Mental Issues of all types.


One of the better tributes on this I have seen...
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : R.I.P. Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (Message 1838121)
Posted 28 Dec 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, the brash and witty Hollywood princess who became a galactic princess in Star Wars and later found acclaim as an author and screenwriter, died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday. She was 60.


May The Force be with you, Carrie...
35) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1837417)
Posted 23 Dec 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Damn, I haven't posted in almost four months. I think to say "I've been busy" is a bit of an understatement. :^p I have a lot of catch-up reading to do.

On March 19, I wrote:

Took sixteen years to get this done...
I'll double it in only one!


Happy to have done it and 85 days ahead of schedule... sixteen years to my first hundred million, and just 280 days to the second. Onward to the third!
36) Message boards : News : "Baffling" "signal" "from HD 164595" is probably none of the above. (Message 1813618)
Posted 29 Aug 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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In other words, then, it's a lot like the very un-"WOW" signal which was never reobserved or confirmed as well as missing other essential criteria applied to the SET@Home signals.

Isn't it also strange that the news is coming out now, pretty close to the "WOW" Aug. 15th anniversary considering that the Russians sat on the news for over a year, which in itself adds to the dubiousness (independent confirmation should be almost immediate.)
37) Message boards : Number crunching : GUPPI Rescheduler for Linux and Windows - Move GUPPI work to CPU and non-GUPPI to GPU (Message 1812003)
Posted 24 Aug 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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You're welcome! Thanks for the nice feedback. :^)

And now on to the not-so-good: I did eliminate the possible endless loop bilbg pointed out, but with plenty of "ap" work in the cache when I ran it recently, it hung on the first line. I looked over the source and I am not sure why... it should break out either to terminate or continue. However this was a one-off: I launched BOINC and retried a few minutes later and it worked (moved all of one work unit... bloody GUPPIs. :^p)

So if anyone else has this, break out of it with Ctrl+c and please let me know if a retry doesn't fix it a bit later. I'll be having a look at this. Right now unfortunately it's bedtime!
38) Message boards : Number crunching : GUPPI Rescheduler for Linux and Windows - Move GUPPI work to CPU and non-GUPPI to GPU (Message 1811954)
Posted 24 Aug 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Finally, not sure if this is intentional, but the "Y" to proceed in 0.51 is case sensitive. Not sure if you intended that. That got me a couple times, when I wasn't looking closely, thought it had run and it hadn't due to my "y" instead of "Y" response. Dunno if you're willing to Case that?
Thanks, !!


Being a newly-"Minted" Linux junkie I'm used to excessive case sensitivity and wondered if anyone would be thrown by that in Windows. I'll add that into the next version... assuming there is one! :^)

I've run the 0.51 rescheduler now several times on all three crunchers that have had AP work on board and haven't ghosted any tasks. Looks like the bug is squashed to me.


Excellent... I can sleep better now. ;^) Thank you for your feedback as it was quite helpful.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : GUPPI Rescheduler for Linux and Windows - Move GUPPI work to CPU and non-GUPPI to GPU (Message 1811878)
Posted 23 Aug 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Mr. Kevvy's GUPPI Rescheduler v0.4


Current one is v0.51 and any work unit loss should be resolved. Download.

If BOINC Manager hangs and doesn't display anything when it's started, it means that it wasn't quit for long enough when GUPPIRescheduler was run and files were in use. Quit it, make sure to check the box to quit running apps., wait at least ten seconds (on Linux this is when the command prompt cursor stops flashing... a handy timer) run GUPPIRescheduler again (as it did nothing the last time with the files open) and relaunch BOINC.

Edit: I would also suggest to keep any discussion of it in its own thread to keep the board tidier without numerous threads about the same app.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : GUPPI Rescheduler for Linux and Windows - Move GUPPI work to CPU and non-GUPPI to GPU (Message 1810926)
Posted 21 Aug 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Sigh... version 0.51 uploaded... please update and my apologies.

Thank you BilBg for catching my bonehead errors. I shouldn't code on a Saturday night even when sober. :^p

Or maybe at any other time... lol. Maybe I can finally sleep now. Happily my response time is now much faster.


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