Posts by tullio

1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : SpaceX ready to launch again. (Message 1930973)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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The first stage od Falcon 9 has landed on a barge in the Atlantic called "I still love you" theregister.co.uk says that Russia is ready to abandon its venerable Soyuz launcher since it cannot compete in price with Falcon 9.
Tullio.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1930786)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Italy has entered the LOFAR (Low frequency array) of radiotelescopes for low frequency observations of radio sources.The Italian station will be built at Medicina (Bologna) near the existing Croce del Nord Radio Telescope. Most of the LOFAR stations are now in Nederlands, a pioneer state in radio astronomy.
Tullio
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1930703)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Fleche Valloise
1 Julian Alaphilippe France
2 Alejandro Valverde Spain
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Building on Arm Linux (Message 1930670)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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HPE (former HP) is donating three Apollo superminicomputers with ARM processors to three British Universities. OS is SuSE Linux Enterprise Server.
Tullio
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1930659)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Today the Fleche Valloise, Sunday the Liege-Bastogne-Liege are being run.
Tullio
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1930075)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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GP China Shanghai
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull
Sebastian Vettel has been damaged by Verstappen, punished with a penalty of 10 seconds
7) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : SpaceX ready to launch again. (Message 1929837)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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A Falcon9 rocket is in the launch pad at Cape Canaveral ready to launch the Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite of NASA, which will search for exoplanets in other star systems. Launch should happen on Monday April 16, wit the usual caveats,
Tullio
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (111) Server Problems? (Message 1929751)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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I am using a GTX 1050 Ti on a Windows 10 PC which gains me a huge credit (above 30k RAC,) in Einstein@home and a GTX 750 Ti on a Linux box which runs SETI@home with good results but much less credits. Surprisingly, the SETI@home GPU tasks seem to cause frequent reboots on the Windows 10 PC but no reboot on the Linux box.
Tullio
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1929432)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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I am still getting updates on 1709. My Einstein@home GPU tasks rum smoothly on my GTX 1050 Ti board with nVidia driver, while Seti@home GPU tasks cause a frequent reboot of the PC while completing perfectly with no error. I am not a Windows fan, I have two Linux boxen running other BOINC projects, but Windows 10 seems OK to me.
Tullio
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1929360)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Le Repubblica paper reports of a mining factory in downtown Milano with 50 computers underground. But there is another near Ferrara with 400 computers. Giving the high price of electricity in Italy (I pay 19 eurocents/kWh) I wonder if they gain any money. I pay 120 euro for a two months bill with my 3 computers running 24/7. This includes also the cost of RAI TV, 9 euros/month for ten months. Then I have the SKY TV bill, which I watch very little, since it does not cover ski and bicycle racing, more 21 euros/month. But I shall abort it and watch Eurosport on a Telecom TIM Box decoder, 2 euros/month.
Tullio
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Fusion power on the grid within 15 years? (Message 1929261)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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I've worked with neutrons in my youth. They are bad beasts, they can destroy any metal in a matter of hours.
Tullio
12) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Fusion power on the grid within 15 years? (Message 1929024)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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There must be an easier way of boiling water. Neutrons are not an electric current, you must use them to boil some water.
Tullio
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1928821)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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GP Bahrein
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Kimi Raikkonen hits a Ferrari mechanic at a pit stop and retires
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1928810)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Paris-Roubaix
1 Peter Sagan Slovakia
2 Sylvan Dillier Switzerland
3 Niki Terpstra Nederlands
4 Greg Van Avermaet Belgium
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1928748)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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It will be covered on RAI 3 channel. Sky is not covering bicycle races, nor ski events, only football (soccer), auto GP and moto GP. I was pushed by Telecom Italia to buy a Sky subscription, but it is totally useless to me and I shall abort it. It comes on Internet via a decoder which connects the modem to my TV set. My Telecom line runs at 30 MBit/s. I could raise it to 100 MBit by paying 10 euro/month more, but 30 is enough for me. I don't watch films on my TV set, a Samsung which serves also as a monitor for my Windows 10 PC.
Tullio
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1928595)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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"Foundations of data science:computational; thinking with Python" is the first of three online course whose name I found on the Berkeley Online Newsletter. I thought I would try to run the first one (which I am doing with all its tests) and, if I like it, I could take also the remaining two. The price is affordable. I did not know about the webcam, I have it only on a laptop running SuSE Linux. Maybe that is the problem. But I can see its Youtube videos on my main Linux box.
Tullio
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1928572)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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The FutureLearn organization,which belongs to the UK Open University, never asked for a picture of mine. I wanted to take a MIT/Sloan course on Artificial Intelligence but they asked for 2600 USD, which I cannot afford to spend. So I went to Berkeley,which is associated with edX, sponsored by Microsoft, and I sent them my 80.4 Euros, corresponding to 99 USD. But they asked for a web cam image not only of me bu also of my IIdentity card or Driving license, and they say it is blurry. I only have e webcam on a HP laptop with Linux, so I wrote them to send me back my money, I renounce to the Diploma.
Tullio
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1928293)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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I've started an online course by Berkeley on data processing which should teach me to program in Python. But they want an image of me taken with a web camera and an image of a document with a photo on it in order to verify my identity. I tried to comply with this request, but they say that the photo of my driving license is blurry, so they will not give me a certificate after I finish the course, although I have paid 99 USD with my credit card. The Americans are getting more bureaucratic than Italy, and this is simply stupid. They got my money, what do they want more?
Tullio
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Fusion power on the grid within 15 years? (Message 1927993)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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The Divertor Tokamak Test Facility shall be built at Frascati,Italy, by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, with an investment of 500 millions euro financed by the European Community. It should provide a test of the machinery designed for both ITER and DEMO experimental fusion reactors. ITER is a proof of concept experiment not producing any electricity. DEMO should be its successor and the first fusion reactor capable of producing electricity. ITER is under construction in France and should produce its first plasma in 2025. DEMO is still a project.
Tullio
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1927734)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile tullio Project Donor
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Niki Terpstra,Nederlands, wins the Tour des Flandres after an attack by Vincenzo Nibali. Second is Mads Petersen,Denmark, third Philippe Gilbert, Belgium.


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