Posts by Reuben Gathright

1) Message boards : Number crunching : New Arecibo work? (Message 964761)
Posted 20 Jan 2010 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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Just wondering what the status is on getting new work from Arecibo...

We discussed this a bit here.

Conclusion --> if the plan is to finish the older tapes off before shifting back to new, then this likely is ~5 months worth which takes us into March.

[Edit] But if the mavens were to bring AP back online before the old tapes run out, they'd need to either switch or shuffle in some new tapes into the mix.


That would be nice. Matt indicated that the secondary database is "doing the final stages of recovery now."

Sweet!
2) Message boards : Number crunching : so how goes the ati multibeam app ?? (Message 964760)
Posted 20 Jan 2010 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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I am putting together a list of hardware for a new dual 1366 build.

Any idea when the app will be released on the main app?

Also, is ATI just as fast as NVIDIA in number crunching?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : EVGA has created a Dual cpu LGA1366 motherboard (Message 961527)
Posted 7 Jan 2010 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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The big thrill is the hope that we can use Non-ECC DDR3 ram in this board.

ECC is not needed in the enthusiast role which will allow us to get more bang for the buck at checkout!
4) Message boards : Number crunching : EVGA has created a Dual cpu LGA1366 motherboard (Message 961336)
Posted 6 Jan 2010 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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Stop torture!
Arghh!! I want!

Where can I buy this beauty?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : EVGA has created a Dual cpu LGA1366 motherboard (Message 961309)
Posted 6 Jan 2010 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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EVGA has created a Monster dual socket LGA1366 X58 type motherboard, Some have noted It probably will use Xeon type cpus.


http://www.hardocp.com/news/2010/01/05/evga_dual_lga1366_motherboard_at_ces_2010


Thanks so much!

I have been looking for a high-perf board to use as a server/SETI box at work.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Pi just got a little bit bigger (Message 961197)
Posted 6 Jan 2010 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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Wait... I thought they solved Pi a few years ago.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How's your weather? (Message 960939)
Posted 5 Jan 2010 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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Oh my Lake Charles is freezing!

Windows are open and my Intel Core I7 is overclocked to the max!
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Power Distribution for SETI servers (Message 959792)
Posted 31 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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As a DBA myself, I assume that the UPS systems on the SETI servers are there to help maintain power while they shut down.

In fact, in the event of a power outage, you could expect the SETI staff to wait several hours after power is restored before turning on the equipment again. The practice allows the UPS systems to recharge their batteries and ensure that power is truly reliable again. Shutting servers on and off with legacy RAID systems is not a good idea.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer randomly crashes, need help. (Message 959785)
Posted 31 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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... I am running Windows Server 2003 on it. ...


I see no gains from running Windows Server 2003 on a laptop.

If you need SQL Server, run MSDE.

Honestly, just install Windows XP SP3 Professional.
10) Message boards : Politics : How about Forced Medical Insurance? (Message 959783)
Posted 31 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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Ah yes, the whole "they shoveled taxes on my back in 1935 so let's do it to the young and talented of Generation X". The problem is that the non-Playstation playing members of the younger generation know about your tricks are upset that Social Security will not be there for us. Many of my friends are even fearful of investing in "market based securities" not for their risk, but because the Democrats may seize those assets when their Social Security program runs out.

It's The Economy Stupid
The difference now is that we do not have a World War to generate a new economy with. All the future we have now is stupid Americans that outsource the intelligentsia to India and China.

All of this combines to be quite a risky situation for America's youth today. We do not see a bright economic future, few of us are able to invest with confidence for retirement (or horde it in hidden gold reserves) and worse no one has even mentioned the fact that we are likely to be forced to receive Social Security benefits way after 77!

How would you feel as a 30 something career man?

Now tell me that I must give you and your family free medical insurance while I work until 75 to pay for you? HA!


Would it surprise you to learn that these were exactly the same arguments made in 1935 against Social Security? Now, how many of your relatives have received retirement benefits, survivor benefits, and disability benefits since 1935? I've been contributing to Social Security for over 30 years. I admit that when I was 30, I didn't like it, either. It sucked. I still have 17 years before I'm eligible for full retirement benefits. So, it still sucks. :) However, if I die tomorrow, my family will receive survivor benefits.

You might not get the full benefit of a equitable health care system, but your kids will. I expect to pay $10,000 for health insurance and uncovered, out of pocket costs next year for a family of four. I don't know how my kids are going to able to afford to pay anything like this when they get out of college. We can't keep going the way we are now.

And every penny you paid into Social Security so far in your lifetime has been paid out to someone else. Not a dime was set aside for you. Anything you get will be paid by some younger worker. It is called a pyramid scheme or Ponzi scheme. Just read they letter they send every year if you don't believe it. That part about them running out of money!

11) Message boards : Politics : How about Forced Medical Insurance? (Message 959534)
Posted 30 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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Freedom comes at a cost, which is capitalism. We have two extremes in government Socialism and Capitalism.


My sister and her family may face bankruptcy if one of them gets sick because she lost her job and health insurance. Is this what you call freedom?

Ok good point

BUT!

Why should the younger generation (30 somethings) now have to pay for something that never existed before now?

Honestly, the only thing that I despise about universal healthcare is the forced taxation on those who actually made an effort to get an education and work. We never smoked pot, drank beer or partied our $$$ away in college. Now we have to work longer hours to pay for all these people around us who say they are to sick to work.

You can make any argument you want that someone's loved one deserves it but what about those who never had any fun because they wanted to earn the American dream? This just sucks.

My point is that I want to see stricter laws on labor. If you were young and able (passed all health exams and had solid scores on high school evaluations) but just got lazy, then you should not get health coverage. Simple.

Communists in Russia did this. You were forced to work to earn the right to be a member of their society. If you want universal healthcare then these lazy people should be required to work for it. Get rid of all those Playstation 3's and make people work again! Arghh!
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : free webspace? (Message 959531)
Posted 30 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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My experience has been that free webhosting also means slower response times and poor administrative abilities.

I would take the offers given here before going with a free webhoster.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #105 - The IceMan Cometh (Message 959530)
Posted 30 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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Congrats Andy!
14) Message boards : Number crunching : THIRD Fundraising Email (Message 959528)
Posted 30 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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I see no problem with receiving donation requests.

They get people involved and the emails are not going to hurt anyone.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help for virus (Message 959335)
Posted 29 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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I ran into a similar virus or blackmail just yesterday which resulted in:
1) "Your computer is infected" desktop background.
2) Internet Security 2010 was the name of the application that offered to remove the scam.

I had to install the drive on another machine and use AVG 9.0 Free to remove all the trojan programs.

Now, you must screenshot the list of infected applications so that you can identify them in the registry.

Next visit your registry and search for each of the listed exe files that were part of the blackmail program and fix the entries to original state.

Finally, I used CCleaner to clean up my registry.

The result was a computer that I could use to backup my important files off of.

Task manager and Internet Explorer do not work still.

Ugh!
16) Message boards : Politics : Going Postal (Message 958274)
Posted 23 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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Salut!

I heard on the radio that today is the busiest day of the year for the US Postal Service. Can anyone please explain the phenomenon of 'Going postal'? Of course it happens outside the US too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_postal_killings.

Is working for the post office high stress? This seems so, based on the number of these events. When I left the Army, I was very interested in being a letter carrier. They get great pay / benefits here in Canada.

Have you seen the movie "Going Postal" yet? It would explain a lot for you. :)
17) Message boards : Politics : How about Forced Medical Insurance? (Message 958272)
Posted 23 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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yes but you can't walk into a store and purchase an aspirin in Cuba. So there are some limitations to how great that country is


Not totally true - you can walk into a state drug store and purchase the real thing - German made Bayer Aspirin for 1/10 the price that it sells for in Canada. This is scarce outside the bigger cities. Locals can still go the the hospitals for drugs that they need. The US embargo has hurt them, but they do import medicine from Europe and Canada. Of course there is also the Black Market. Apple computers and iPods are still somehow getting into Cuba!

My uncle owns a restaurant in downtown Havana so I get an endless supply of Hoyo de Monterrey cigars for $50 box :-)

About 15 years ago, a smoke shop chain in Toronto got busted for selling Cuban cigars to Americans through mail-order. He was doing $15,000 - $30,000 per month in sales. He was removing the Cuban bands and replacing them with Canadian and Honduras origin bands. The authorities estimate that they did this for at least 5 years.


Freedom comes at a cost, which is capitalism. We have two extremes in government Socialism and Capitalism.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Help Request.. (Message 958271)
Posted 23 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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I suggest getting in touch with the BOINC group forums instead.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel Atom processor (Message 958270)
Posted 23 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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I ran some benchmarks on my Intel Atom based ASUS 1005HA netbook and posted the results here: ASUS 1005HA - Intel ATOM 270 benchmark results


Here the results of three runs on the BOINC Manager Benchmark:
#1; 725 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per cpu, 1877 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per cpu
#2; 722 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per cpu, 1844 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per cpu
#3; 728 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per cpu, 1883 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per cpu
20) Message boards : Politics : How about Forced Medical Insurance? (Message 957921)
Posted 21 Dec 2009 by Profile Reuben Gathright
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My view of this whole health care bill is that it's payoff for a large group of people who contributed to the Democratic party in the 2008 election. These payoffs will be made with additional taxes or a larger national debit. Look at the winners, the trial lawyers, health care companies, insurance companies such as ARP and several congressional members who were payed well for their vote. The losers are the american public who will pay for it and suffer from limited health services.


Odd how the Democrats will push this through in the face of the growing popularity of the Tea Party.

Seems like it is just a way to "get some" before they are forced out.

The mentality is strong in America's University system. We have many professors who work right up to tenure and then stop. Not all, but a vast majority do. Now, look at the educational history of our president and you will see where the mentality comes from.


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