Posts by Siran d'Vel'nahr

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 2078493)
Posted 23 Jun 2021 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

Well, here's a video of Windows 11 from PC World. I watched the video and even though I hate Winders and Micro$oft, I was impressed with the changes except for one glaring discovery; the app windows are no longer re-sizable.

The questions I now have are these: Will Micro$oft "give" it away like they did with Winders 10? What will be the EOL for Winders 10? Why does Windows 11 look so much like Winders 10 just with a new suit on?

Have a great day! :)

Siran
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 2078371)
Posted 21 Jun 2021 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Really?... The end of Windows 10?!!

Hi Martin,

And here I thought, back in 2015, that WINDOWS 10 was going to be the last Winders coming out of Redmond, Washington. So much for thinking... :-\

Have a great day! :)

Siran
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2076805)
Posted 28 May 2021 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Me too. Can only come up with maybe he had to sell his kidney to purchase the video card??

Hi Keith,

Hmmm... Never thought of that one. Thanks! :-)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2076775)
Posted 28 May 2021 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Hi Grant,

I fail to understand the significance of that photo. Did the guy have a RTX GPU installed in his gut? What? :\

Have a great day! :)

Siran
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2076511)
Posted 24 May 2021 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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22 years at SETI as of yesterday May 23. :-D

Have a great day! :)

Siran
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 2073942)
Posted 21 Apr 2021 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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What the ...!

Really?...

... [snipped] ...



That shouldn't be happening to users...

IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin

Hi Martin,

Good thing I quit gaming then. This PC and my new laptop are running v20H2. They haven't been "updated" for quite some time now. ;-)

Perhaps Micro$oft should just give up on Winders 10 for good. :-)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
7) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI orphans (Message 2070753)
Posted 15 Mar 2021 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Until WCG releases their application. I'm interested to hear where people would recommend I put my RTX 2070? Running Windows 10

https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/ is a good choice.

Have a great day! :)

Siran
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 2063253)
Posted 9 Dec 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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I have a Linux Virtual Machine with SuSE Tumbleweed on a Windows 10 host. It is updated almost daily and I have to reboot it every time. Its kernel is now 5.9.12. It is true that only kernel upgrades require a reboot but it is advised on all upgrades.
Tullio

Hi Tullio,

For Linux, except for the kernel updates, I don't do a reboot for other updates. Now upgrades will definitely require a reboot.

I did a clean install of Winders 10 v20H2. Looks like Micro$oft has taken total control of our PCs. There are 2 choices for an account login and BOTH demand an account on Micro$oft's server(s). I never once entered my real name and now when I log into Winders, my real name is shown. When I upgraded my laptop to Winders 10 Pro, I bought it from Micro$oft and had to create an account with them. That's how I see my real name at login. :( My laptop does not show my real name because when I upgraded to Winders 10 Pro, it was still on the on-device login method, no "pin" required. :)

Begs to ask: What are they watching us do on OUR computers? The only thing I do with Winders is gaming, everything else I do on Linux, EVERYTHING! :) I'm posting this on Linux using the Vivaldi web browser. :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 2063083)
Posted 6 Dec 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

Micro$oft Winders 10 SUCKS!!!!!!

This morning I got a notification that there were updates. Yeah, ok, might as well take care of them. About 2 hours later the updates were done. The machine is now on v20H2 of windows 10, up from 1903. I logged back into Linux and thought no more of it.

I took a nap and when I was done I decided to update my laptop. It didn't take over 2 hours for it. Everything looks hunky dorey.

I went back into Winders on this machine to play a little World of Warcraft. I noticed that everything was taking forever to run. I figured it would take the machine a few times to clear itself out. I tried to go into WoW from the launcher and I get a message that my video card, a GTX 1660 Ti, was not supported by the game. Funny. I was in WoW just before the update happened. Ok, so let's go get the latest driver. Got it downloaded and started the install. On the driver install it sat for about 5 minutes doing nothing and then I get an installer error. Oh great, now WTF!

I go into Task Manager and find that some service for cryptographic stuff is eating up CPU, memory and causing excess SSD reads/writes. Checked the Internet for it and found a website that describes how to fix the service. I followed it precisely and it DID NOT FIX the problem!

So, I'm stuck. I can either re-try to get World of Warcraft to run on Linux or I can do a complete, clean install of Winders 10 AGAIN! Good thing I have my games installed on a separate SSD, all I have to do is tell the launchers were the games are at when I install the launchers. Since I don't use Winders for anything BUT gaming, I really don't need to install any of the other programs I have installed right now. Problem with the second option is that I have to use Winders to put Winders on a flash drive. My current one is from the last version and I DON'T want to go through update H E double hockey sticks again.

Updates for Linux is SO much easier and better. The only restart needed is for a kernel update. Micro$oft needs to take lessons from the Linux community on how to handle updates and NOT screw with user's PCs. lol

Have a great day! :)

Siran
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rest in Peace Byron Leigh Hatch, team Carl Sagan founder (Message 2062772)
Posted 2 Dec 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

R.I.P Byron, my friend. I really enjoyed the times we chatted here on SETI@Home. You will be missed my friend. :-(

Siran
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2056298)
Posted 2 Sep 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Well, Nvidia have announced their new hardware.
Now i'm waiting for some reviews to see just how they actually perform.

Hi Grant,

Yep, I'm also waiting on the reviews.

According to what I have seen, I'm leaning toward a 3070 since it is supposed to have about twice the efficiency of the 2080 Ti. Cheapest 2080 Ti I saw was about $1400 bucks new on Newegg. The 3070 is supposed to be priced at about $500 bucks. :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2055010)
Posted 9 Aug 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Hi Keith,
I would much rather stay away from ANYTHING Google. I don't like their politics, or their spying, or their data stealing, etc., etc. I use DuckDuckGo for my search engine. I haven't used Google search in over a year. I won't use it, no matter what. I don't use any computer outside my house. Yeah, I know, my cell phone is Google, but I hate Apple even more. ;)
Have a great day! :)
Siran


. . Ahhh, a man after my own heart .... dislike Google, hate Apple ... :)

Stephen

LOL



+2 :)
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 2054951)
Posted 8 Aug 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

That is the main reason that I do EVERYTHING except gaming (World of Warcraft) in Linux and have for quite some time. Neither the SSD that holds my Winders boot or my new laptop have the spring version of Winders. My main tried to get it but barfed on it and it decided just to go with the security updates. My laptop just never tried getting it and it just got the security updates. Both are still running v1909.

Linux Mint updates and upgrades are so much easier and much less (non existent) nerve wracking than Winders. :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2054820)
Posted 6 Aug 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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For alternative Linux browsers, try Brave and Vivaldi.

Hi Keith,

Well, this version of Firefox started having tabs crash. But, the whole browser never did.

I looked up how to install Vivaldi. Just gotta download it and use GDebi to install. I am now using it. :)

Thanks and have a great day! :)

Siran
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2054665)
Posted 4 Aug 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

Ok, I have no idea what the heck is going on with Firefox (Mozilla version)! It started acting up on me... AGAIN! I kept having tabs crash and then the whole browser crashing repeatedly. Soooooooo...

I looked for another browser. I tried one called Epiphany and that was crap. Instead of having bookmarks in separate folders, they were ALL in one drop down (no folders). No fragin organization AT ALL. So uninstalled that one and looked for another one. I found a Firefox Flathub) and decided to try it. It is virtually identical to the Mozilla Firefox. It is from Flatpak. We'll see if this one works properly. ;)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2054640)
Posted 3 Aug 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Hi Siran, long time no type too. Since Canonical went to a Snap based distribution of Chromium in Ubuntu 20.04 and Mint 20.04 said no-way, hell no . . . . to ANY Snap apps, Mint 20 does not have access to Chromium.

However you can still install the latest Chrome browser with a direct download of the deb package from Google.

https://www.google.com/chrome/

Personally, I'm a little leery of the tie-in to Google with some of the Chrome features. Just one example is the default use of the Google DNS unless you know to change that...

Meanwhile, Firefox is a good feature rich alternative...


Keep searchin',
Martin

Hi Martin,

Long time.

See my post to Keith about Chrome and Google.

I have re-purposed one of my Pis and installed PiHole on it. It serves as my DNS server among other things. All computers, laptops, tablets and cells deal with the Pi before going out to the Internet. It has a MAJOR blacklist of advertisers that it blocks. As for the AV software, not using any. I've always been pretty careful about using the Internet. And If I see emails that I don't recognise, I delete them without opening them.

Have a great day! :)

Siran
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2054636)
Posted 3 Aug 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Hi Siran, long time no type too. Since Canonical went to a Snap based distribution of Chromium in Ubuntu 20.04 and Mint 20.04 said no-way, hell no . . . . to ANY Snap apps, Mint 20 does not have access to Chromium.

However you can still install the latest Chrome browser with a direct download of the deb package from Google.

https://www.google.com/chrome/

Hi Keith,

I would much rather stay away from ANYTHING Google. I don't like their politics, or their spying, or their data stealing, etc., etc. I use DuckDuckGo for my search engine. I haven't used Google search in over a year. I won't use it, no matter what. I don't use any computer outside my house. Yeah, I know, my cell phone is Google, but I hate Apple even more. ;)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2054618)
Posted 3 Aug 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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In Linux, you have ClamAV as a anti-virus application. In most distro software catalogs as far as I know.

Hi Keith,

Long time no see. ;)

I just looked in the Software Manager and there's something like a dozen or more different things to install for ClamAV...

Uh oh, I see I have an update that needs doing. There's a red dot on my update manager.

I just upgraded to Linux Mint v20 Ulyana. So far, looking and doing great. Everything runs as they did in v19.3. I'm even back to using Firefox without the headaches it was giving when I changed to Chromium. Chromium disappeared so I decided to try Firefox again which didn't disappear. Good so far. :)

I sure wish there was a new and improved SETI@Home for us. I don't like seeing my stats stuck in limbo as they are, as everyone's are. :(

Have a great day! :)

Siran
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2054542)
Posted 2 Aug 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Warning!

. . I was using Avast as my virus checker and everything has been very well for the last 4 years, but since it's last update several days ago it has taken a dislike to boinc.exe. I have tried to get it to see boinc.exe as an exception but it won't take and it continues to kill boinc.exe and manager, so in the end I had to remove it and go to another checker. The reason it gives for the antagonism to boinc.exe is "behaviour problem".

. . So just in case others are running Windows and relying on Avast keep an eye on it.

Stephen

:(

Hi Stephen,

I quit using those third party "free" AV programs. The last one I used was Avast and I got tired of it constantly harassing me to get the paid version. I use the built in security software in Windows 10, when I do run it only for gaming. I don't use any in Linux Mint. At least I don't think I am. I haven't even looked for any. I know it has a firewall and don't know it that is even being used. ;)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
20) Message boards : Number crunching : The Server Issues / Outages Thread - Panic Mode On! (119) (Message 2053317)
Posted 14 Jul 2020 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

The SSP has been updated today, July 14th. There's not much info on the page. I looked at my account stats and I still have 10 valid tasks listed. Go figure...

Have a great day! :)

Siran


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