Posts by Darrell

1) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1893729)
Posted 7 Oct 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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.."the only way to stop a bad man with a gun, is a good man with a gun".

But there's never a "good man" around because they're running for their lives just like everyone else.

So that statement is just plain utter B.S. (as always) and those that use it are just brainwashed idiots who don't have a clue to start with.

No cheers.


Not really, it's just that the American Media is so far left nowadays. that the only place you'll find the stories of someone using their weapon to save somebody is on the conservative websites which the liberal half of this country refuse to believe.

There is a 2014 report by the FBI, covering the period from 2010 till 2013, that disagrees with your beliefs. http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014/september/fbi-releases-study-on-active-shooter-incidents/pdfs/a-study-of-active-shooter-incidents-in-the-u.s.-between-2000-and-2013


From the conclusion of that report: "And in 6 other incidents, armed off-duty police officers, citizens, and security guards risked their lives to successfully end the threat. These actions likely saved the lives of students and others present."

From the introduction: "This is not a study of mass killings or mass shootings, but rather a study of a specific type of shooting situation law enforcement and the public may face. Incidents identified in this study do not encompass all gun-related situations; therefore caution should be taken when using this information without placing it in context."

The only story I remember the Mainstream Media covering in the last tens years is this one: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/01/13/armed-civilian-kills-suspect-saving-life-of-ariz-trooper-ambushed-on-highway/?utm_term=.ff247279ed34
2) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1893662)
Posted 6 Oct 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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.."the only way to stop a bad man with a gun, is a good man with a gun".

But there's never a "good man" around because they're running for their lives just like everyone else.

So that statement is just plain utter B.S. (as always) and those that use it are just brainwashed idiots who don't have a clue to start with.

No cheers.


Not really, it's just that the American Media is so far left nowadays. that the only place you'll find the stories of someone using their weapon to save somebody is on the conservative websites which the liberal half of this country refuse to believe.
3) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : AMD Rx Vega 56 issues (Message 1893376)
Posted 5 Oct 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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Scanning thru the first page of your results under the inconclusive column, the RX280 is throwing more than the Vega 56.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD EPYC Benchmarks Smash the WinTel Hedgemony?... (Message 1893365)
Posted 5 Oct 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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JayZeeTwoCents was asking about this back in June in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJNRtGo5IMc

before Threadripper was even released. Even Linus at Linus Tech Tips was ranting about Intel's strategy back in June also is this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWFzWRoVNnE
5) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1893039)
Posted 3 Oct 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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For good or bad. There will be no substantial change regarding an Individual's Constitutional Right (excepting mentally ill, criminal conviction, etc.) to own a gun. Which the Supreme Court recently affirmed.

As I posted earlier this is quite Darwinian, if you are too stupid to stop or prevent what is killing you, you will be killed. You are stating that the stupid deserve to die.


The second amendment's purpose is to protect the right of the people to protect themselves from enemies both foreign and domestic and even more important, from a government that may get out of control. One of the best comments on the news channels today was for people to look at London in the UK and Spain and other EU countries that have complete gun control over their people, but it isn't preventing harm from terrorists, is it? As for the Australian gun turn-in program, does anybody down under really believe that criminals are going to surrender their weapons voluntarily? Sane people take out their killing fantasies by playing FPS games. It is why Players Unknown Battleground is rapidly becoming the number one streaming game, unfortunately, criminals and crazy people do it in real life and there really isn't much that can be done about it.
6) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1893038)
Posted 3 Oct 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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One thing for sure...........IT AIN'T HILLIARY!

Dull says "The best Prez ever", do you agree and if so why?


I thank God every day that the witch isn't in the Oval Office.

As for "best Prez ever" it is still too early to tell. What I like is that he is shaking up the status quo on both sides. The more the liberals whine the better he is doing. Now if the Rinos in the Congress would get on the bandwagon and give him some support, we might just be able to get this Country back in the black.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1892982)
Posted 2 Oct 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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Well, after much manipulating, I managed to get two Astropulse tasks, unfortunately, they are CPU tasks. Not the GPU tasks that I want to test :(
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc v7.8.0 for linux (Message 1892845)
Posted 1 Oct 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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Well, seems the gang is trying to make a New Manager that doesn't use libWebView, so, I wouldn't count on the problems with the Old Manager being fixed anytime soon, MGR: support wxWidgets without webview
Choice #4 seems possible, at least with the Manager for 16.04 and below. Fortunately, we have a current Manager for 12.04 to 17.04 that works better than any of the previous ones. It might be around for a while...


When it comes to Linux, Choice #4 will be it unless you and other make the fixes. Remember, a few years backs the controlling developers decided to stop implementing changes for Linux and left it to the distro package managers to make and implement changes and fixes.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc v7.8.0 for linux (Message 1892844)
Posted 1 Oct 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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I actually read through all the referred links on GitHub in your last link. Wow. I came away with the impression of a big clu#4erF*@k. Too many cooks in the kitchen trying to bake a BOINC cake. And I cannot fathom why having videos in Notices is so damn important. Notices in the first place is just a PR device by the project. There hasn't been any real information provided there in years since Matt left. I barely ever give it any notice. :-} The only thing that the Manager needs to do is give us a FUNCTIONAL interface to the Client. If WxView or WxWebView breaks the Manager so badly now or in future Linux distributions, just get rid of it. I can do without Notices just fine.


You are forgetting the big picture again. The Boinc system is designed for many projects. Some projects make extensive use of the Notices tab to inform their users of project outages and discoveries.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1892616)
Posted 30 Sep 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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Any updates on RX480 fixes testing?


Unfortunately no. Being attached to 10 GPU projects, I have had no success in getting the server to send me an AP task :(
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange observation of -SBS size on GTX 1060 6GB card (Message 1892156)
Posted 28 Sep 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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Looking at your task result:
GTX1070 max memory allocation ==> 2147483648 \ 1024 \ 1024 = 2048MB
GTX1060 max memory allocation ==> 1610612736 \ 1024 \ 1024 = 1536MB

This is the amount of OpenCL memory available for all tasks (i.e. total) running on the card provided by the driver. When running more than one task at a time on the card, these maximums should be kept in mind. If you exceed them, you increase runtime because the GPU has to swap between the GPUs main memory and the OpenCL memory. These buffers show up in HWinfo under the heading of "GPU D3D Memory Dedicated".
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Trying to run Seti@home that right way.... (Message 1892095)
Posted 28 Sep 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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is there no way yet to tell BOINC to use like 90% GPU? cos am sure 10% would be ample to watch a video


Nope. All Boinc can do is control how many tasks to start on the GPU. Some projects provide tuning parameters for their OpenCL programs that can affect the speed and size of the calculations being performed. But usage is determined by the manufacturer's video driver. As far as I know, neither NVidia or AMD have provided any means for controlling the amount of usage.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : "BOINC portable" for Windows hosts (Message 1892038)
Posted 27 Sep 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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Also, I have a big issue - on each host boinc.exe takes full CPU :/ Perhaps I cut too much of boinc installation set and it misses some required part...


If your boinc.exe is one built by Berkeley and not built locally, it is quite possible that it is looking for some response to a query of the registry that it is not getting an answer to. I could see this easily getting it stuck in a loop someplace. So not having a locally built client would make it very difficult to attach a debugger to a running process to see where it is getting stuck. Just a thought :)
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Discord (Message 1891728)
Posted 25 Sep 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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Has anyone set up a Seti chat room on Discord?
15) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1891491)
Posted 23 Sep 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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What will it take for China to realize that their puppet is out of control and activate their agents to take Kim out locally? I really don't worry about his missiles, it would be the placement of a weapon inside a shipping container that could cost us a west coast port city.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Framebuffer and OpenCl (Message 1890967)
Posted 20 Sep 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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Thank you for the explanation. The documentation for Afterburner leaves a lot to be desired and really doesn't explain what you see at times. I really don't use it, but was just curious as to what it showing and why some apps show usage and others don't.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI takes over my computer! (Message 1890937)
Posted 20 Sep 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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:) Looks to be photos from the "Day at the Races" tour. Thanks
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Framebuffer and OpenCl (Message 1890933)
Posted 20 Sep 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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I asked this question over on the Guru3d support forum for MSI Afterburner, but no one has provided an answer yet. So I'll ask here to see if anyone can answer. MSI Afterburner, a nifty program for monitoring and controlling GPUs has a graph for monitoring framebuffer usage called "FB usage, %". Of the various projects that I'm attached to, some of the OpenCL apps register usages of the framebuffer and some don't. The questions are what is this usage indicating, and what is the significance of usage or non-usage? Currently, the GPU is processing a PrimeGrid Genifer 22 task that is going to take another 3 to 4 days to complete, so I only have one screenshot to show what I'm asking about.

https://1drv.ms/i/s!ArIvftV8roEagXpbYch1Ux3pRZTV
19) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI takes over my computer! (Message 1890928)
Posted 20 Sep 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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Hey Bob - Thank you for that. I don't use my computer much, so I like to let BOINC use as much as possible, and when when I want to use the computer, I suspend the projects. But that doesn't seem to help. Seeing as how I want to let the projects use as much of the CPUs as possible, do you have an recommendation on settings? Btw - I am on Mac 10.11.6.

I just changed my Preferences to "Suspend when computer is in use" but that doesn't seem to have much effect.


After you changed the preference setting, did you go to the Activity menu and select the "Use X based on preferences" setting for the CPU and GPU?
20) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1890855)
Posted 20 Sep 2017 by Profile Darrell Project Donor
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Are the storms really getting more powerful or is it just that our knowledge of how they work and the increased accuracy of our measuring equipment has improved?


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