Posts by Mr. Kevvy

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dementia Research - Supporting Blurf's Fundraising Efforts (Message 2012546)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Aw heck... with all the money I throw at video cards, I think I can spare a few bucks on this important research too! This is a very good cause as there have been some significant breakthroughs in our understanding of the biochemical mechanisms recently, which has led to some very promising treatments in development, so this is when funding is most needed. We may see treatments, for Alzheimer's at least, available within a few years.

Good that you are doing this, especially in honor of your mom. :^)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1650 (Message 2012349)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Your saying the errors will clear up?


re: the quota... Once the errors clear up and the host starts producing non-error results that run to completion (even if they turn out to be invalid later) the quota will increase so that the host can download two for every valid one returned.

This is of course after the errors have been resolved, whatever may be causing them. This quota system prevents one host from erroring out thousands of work units (as this can take less than a second each and then it will just keep asking for more work.)
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Lost "Ghost" task recovery protocol (Message 2012340)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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A "Ghost" task is one that left the servers but you never actually received.


You can also "ghost" them by either wiping the files from the project folder, or badly editing app_info.xml so that the executable for a platform that has work units is invalid ie has a typo.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW (The Last Person To Post Here Wins) #288 (Message 2011944)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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5) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux Dual Boot With Windows How To, Problems, Fixes (Message 2011842)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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IIRC it's "Open as Root" in Mint (well, at least from last memory... it's been changed before in the past.)

If that doesn't work back up one folder level, right-click the folder the file to edit is in, then Open as Root and provide password. When the window opens the file can be then opened normally with the default text editor.

Edit: You're welcome and glad it worked. :^)
6) Message boards : Politics : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here 2 (Message 2011703)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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https://www.dailycaller.com/2019/09/11/study-trump-rallies-hate-crimes-debunked-2


... Which had absolutely nothing to do with the article I cited. Mine was about all politically extremist murders being classed as right-wing extremism, yours in reply was about "debunking" the links between Trump rallies and hate crimes.

Are you therefore classing Trump rallies as right-wing extremism? Not that you would be alone in this... lol.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : What is BOINC? I need help explaining to my friends/family. (Message 2011658)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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"Scientists have big problems to solve and hard questions to answer that take lots of computer power. In the old days, the only way to do it was to build a big computer, but these cost a lot of money and used a lot of power. BOINC helps scientists let people help them by working on those problems on their own computers. It's sort of like having a big floor like a dance floor to sweep, but giving many people their own little square to do instead of one person sweeping it all.

The scientists write the actual computer program to do the work, but BOINC takes care of breaking the work into small bite-size pieces, sending them out to people's computers, getting their results back, and making sure they are correct by making sure at least two people work on each piece and they get the same result."


Except for "scientists", "computers" and "pieces" (and only because they are pluralized... and of course BOINC as it's an acronym) this description is Ogden's Basic English compatible (like Simple Wikipedia.) That's about as easy as I can make it. :^)
8) Message boards : Number crunching : running GPU without CPU (Message 2011597)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Thanks but it doesn't work
I put this snew computer in another group 'Work' (different from others computers).
Then I have edited 'Separate preferences for work' to untick 'CPU'
Last, I have updated project in boincmgr....but still using CPU tasks


It may finish any current tasks but should not get any new ones. I've done this on a few machines and it works...
9) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Processing Suspended. Running on Batteries. (Message 2011521)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Correct... by default it won't process work if the device (ie laptop, tablet or smartphone) is not plugged in and charging.

If you want to override this, go into the Options menu > Computing Preferences and uncheck "Suspend when computer is on battery..." assuming that this is for the Darwin notebook in your profile.
10) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 2011074)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Not that it will put this to rest, but here's the NOAA's release (as some won't trust it if it's Fox News.)

From Wednesday, August 28, through Monday, September 2, the information provided by NOAA and the National Hurricane Center to President Trump and the wider public demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama. This is clearly demonstrated in Hurricane Advisories #15 through #41, which can be viewed at the following link.

The Birmingham National Weather Service’s Sunday morning tweet spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time.
11) Message boards : Politics : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here 2 (Message 2010999)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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And dA WEAPON of CHOICE is LEFTist HATE...


Except...

All of the extremist killings in the US in 2018 had links to right-wing extremism, according to new report
12) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 2010935)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Awaiting his answer.


Awaiting your simple Yes/No to "Machine guns for all who want them?" for nigh a year now...
13) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 2010932)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I don't agree with including the silly "machine guns" in this discussion. Do you?


Of course you don't... you just equated people who are for any sort of firearm restriction to Nazis. So now you are in the predicament of either agreeing that everyone should be able to own a machine gun, which is an opinion you probably disagree with and don't want to be associated with, or that everyone should not be able to own a machine gun, which is... a firearm restriction! Which makes you either a hypocrite, or an equivalent of a Nazi by your very own words, and of course leads to the next logical question of: if you agree with machine guns being restricted because they are too dangerous, then why do you so strongly and divisively disagree with other types of firearms ie semi-automatic high-capacity magazine rifles also being restricted because they are too dangerous?

Not a good corner you have painted yourself into, is it?
14) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 2010926)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Since getting a straight answer on this (especially from some) is like trying to nail smoke to the wall, I'll demonstrate:

Interviewer: Say, Mr. Kevvy... Machine guns for all who want them, then?
Mr . Kevvy: No.

Wow... that was complicated.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up Linux to crunch CUDA90 and above for Windows users (Message 2010823)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I've installed NVidia drivers which include CUDA as Keith noted on all my hosts with the start menu's Driver Manager (Mint) GUI. Very easy and never had an issue.
Edit: In Ubuntu it's in Software & Updates > Additional Drivers tab.
16) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 2010792)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Of course, once Twitter gets a hold of it...
17) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 2010753)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Just the Left Wing Superior People, as with the Master Race by the Right. Believing in their right to control, what they believe to be the Masses, Inferior's. Deplorables, Lowlifes and anyone disagreeing with them.

A Secular Ideological belief, as with the similar Religious Theological belief in their Superiority and Right to Control. That is evil, hate filled and will always destroy our individual freedom. A freedom which they despise.


So, machine guns for all who want them then?

Like I'll ever get a straight answer on that...
18) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 2010658)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Accurately, the correct tense is used: was. It certainly isn't applicable anymore, as military hardware has so far outstripped what citizens are legally allowed to own (my previous example was the Apache helicopter, which can blow targets into tiny pieces with a 20mm cannon in pitch darkness and beyond accurate range of most rifles... even if a lucky shot could hit one at that distance it would not penetrate the Apache's armor.)

Still the argument can be made for citizens owning firearms for personal protection, especially if they live in rural areas, and of course may need them to deal with wildlife and livestock.
19) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 2010392)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

“It’s a shame, but what can we do? There really wasn’t anything that was going to keep this individual from snapping and killing a lot of people if that’s what they really wanted.”
20) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI & Radioastronomy News 1 (Message 2010322)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Arecibo Observatory nets $19 million grant to search for dangerous asteroids

NASA has ensured the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico can continue its search for near Earth objects (NEOs) that pose a threat to the planet with a $19 million grant. The fund was awarded to the University of Central Florida, which operates the observatory on behalf of the National Science Foundation.
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The Arecibo Observatory will also analyze and categorize NEOs to help inform future space mining and sampling missions. "We can use our system to constrain the size, shape, mass, spin state, composition, binarity, trajectory, and gravitational and surface environments of NEOs and this will help NASA to determine potential targets for future missions," says Anne Virkki, principal investigator for the observatory's planetary radar program.

A portion of the $19 million grant will also be used for a STEM education program at the Science, Technology and Research (STAR) Academy in Puerto Rico. 30 high schoolers per semester will learn about the science and research conducted at the observatory across 16 sessions.

The 1,000-foot radio telescope has been in service since the mid-1960s, having served a variety of uses, from determining the rotation period of Mercury to transmitting a bitmap image to hypothetical extraterrestrials 25,000 lightyears away. The facility has occasionally faced financial troubles, but this latest grant will keep the Arecibo Observatory running for the time being.


It appeared a few years ago that Arecibo would end up being closed... nice that it has been revitalized with this search as it will also continue to produce SETI@Home data for us.


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