Posts by Mr. Kevvy

1) 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 1914658)
Posted 34 minutes ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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The United States endures, so, we all won. Dread that it should ever be otherwise, and to those who persist: be careful what you wish for.

That is all.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1914644)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I believe you only need to register if you want to post in the forums.


RAC of >=1 is also required to post in any of the Message Boards forums, but not in the Questions and Answers forums so people having technical issues getting started can ask for help (so of course we do get spammers there.)
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time X (Message 1914596)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Volunteer for 12yrs.


Commendable and kudos. :^)

This one is a tough one we may need a clue!


Two of the answers thus far were "on the right track"... if there's nothing more today I'll narrow it down. Glad I picked a good one.
4) 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 1914205)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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.... girthers."


Witty! I like a good wordplay so thank you. :^)
5) Message boards : News : Special Fundraiser for Parkes Data Store and GPU development system (Message 1914204)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I see that a few people still have their green stars.


I advised Dr. Korpela so it's a known issue and should be restored soon. It was indicated that this seemed to be the result of a BOINC update breaking the scripting.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Mark (Message 1914005)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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"Sixty-wonderful!"... You have had a wonderful year with some inspirational and very positive changes in it, so you've earned a very happy birthday and many more to come. :^)
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time X (Message 1913986)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Us rural firefighters call them "Hooligan bars" as what hooligan wouldn't want 1?


That is a witty alternative name, isn't it... amazing how the name lends itself so readily to this. Didn't know you were a firefighter... Volunteer or pro?

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I nodded off when I got home so it took a little longer to post the next image than I planned.


8) Message boards : Politics : Totally FAUX news (Message 1913823)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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marijuana is a plant and one not native to the USA.


Although most feral cannabis is descended from industrial hemp, migrating birds have been known to poop marijuana seeds that grow wild in warmer North American locations. If it were not for being illegal and thus destroyed, there would doubtless be native marijuana.

(It's native if nature does it. :^p)
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time X (Message 1913790)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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It's a Halligan bar.
10) Message boards : Politics : Totally FAUX news (Message 1913766)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Edit: Having worked and lived in Germany. Their 'States' are not Sovereign States as with the USA.


The states of the United States are not sovereign either... sovereignty is "the full right and power of a governing body over itself, without any interference from outside sources or bodies." If they were, there would be no United States, but fifty independent nations. The 14th amendment of the Constitution guarantees this: "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.." et al. As a famous example, George Wallace and others who opposed integration and the civil rights movement as contrary to their states' laws found this out the hard way... (the 14th was adopted just after the civil war precisely to prevent states reinstituting slavery or equivalent under the guise of state law.) As MajorKong noted states do have authority to make their own laws via the 10th amendment for anything not covered by the Constitution, as long as they do not violate the rights granted to The People and responsibilities of the Federal government as spelled out in it.

....but then again I am a foreigner so could not possibly understand such intricacies. 😀
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (109) Server Problems? (Message 1913739)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Caches are full and RAC is steadily dropping...


Indeed... the lack of work accelerated the fall to where it was going to end up anyways; ripping off the proverbial bandage.
12) 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 1913660)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Hrm... I was about to reply indicating that 143 is not that bad (I also take 10mg/d Crestor/rosuvastatin... it's only midway "borderline high") but it turns out there is more:

Although it was not part of the official medical records that were released yesterday, after further questioning, Jackson also revealed that Trump underwent a coronary calcium CT scan as part of his routine physical exam. His score is 133, and anything over 100 indicates plaque is present and that the patient has heart disease. According to Trump's official medical records, in 2009 his coronary calcium score was 34. In 2013, it was 98.


That is much worse.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (109) Server Problems? (Message 1913636)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Really frustrating that my Linux box is still unable to get any appreciable work while my slow Windows7 boxes have mostly full caches.


I noticed that as well... I'm sure some would disagree but I see it with my own eyes: even with a zero resource share, if E@H has minimal work (one WU per slot running and zero cached) and SETI@Home is empty, BOINC often stops asking for SETI@Home work (has zero work units and it's just sitting with no countdown timer to next scheduler request) and I have to hit Update manually to remind it. Well I did that with six fast Linux machines and they got zilch and the seventh was my wife's slower SoG Win7 box and presto... 130 tasks. Just the luck of the draw (I hope.)
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (109) Server Problems? (Message 1913608)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I got a reply from Dr. Korpela about five hours ago; the splitters were reporting themselves as fine with normal output but weren't actually doing any work. This is why it wasn't caught after the outrage. So it will take a while to fill all those hungry caches but it's working.

Those naughty splitters...

15) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Part 3 (Message 1913507)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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The joint team is a go...

North, South Korea agree to march under ‘unification flag’ at Olympic opening ceremony

SEOUL—South Korea says the rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of next month’s Winter Olympics in the South.

Seoul’s Unification Ministry says the Koreas reached the agreement during talks Wednesday at the border village of Panmunjom.

It says athletes from the two Koreas will march together under a “unification flag” depicting their peninsula during the opening ceremony and will field a single women’s ice hockey team.


I think that this is a very hopeful sign of good things to come...
16) Message boards : Number crunching : A very steep decline in Average Credits!!! (Message 1913386)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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He has acknowledged a problem with credit, though: credit is a BOINC-wide problem, not a SETI problem. Issue #2132


Issue #2132 (Fixed URL)
17) Message boards : Number crunching : 100 WU limit for GPUs is too low. (Message 1913259)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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The work unit limit was deliberately set like this years ago by the project scientists to avoid stressing the fragile Informix database upon which the entire project utterly depends with too many work units in progress at once and other similar "stressers" on it. It's been discussed to death, and it isn't going to be changing in the foreseeable future. Also, they don't read this forum that we know of. So, best to make one's peace with it as the way it is.

By the way I got about 2-3 hours of work units max. cached when they were Arecibo ones.... I get about 4-5 from the BLCs which is a slight (and accidental) improvement. We're all in the same boat.
18) 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 1912672)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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So you have no objection to the rest of the world calling your country the biggest ****hole on the planet?


The United States has a loud and blustery president. What else have they done that is so wrong to earn such a distinction? There are some pretty horrific governments in the world from a human rights perspective; the United States certainly isn't perfect, but it's a long way from the bottom and it seems the worst offenders get a free pass just by staying quiet.

I sort of answered my own question there: The US seems so bad because there's so much internal criticism of its government, which of course is expressed through the media and internet, and since both are mostly US developments they saturate the world so it seems like there's a disproportionate amount of it. Ironically this is only because this criticism is allowed, even encouraged. In many other countries that might deserve the title this criticism is absent through legislation, fear or outright brutality.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : A very steep decline in Average Credits!!! (Message 1912287)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I have no problem with the higher credit they award but they just don't strike my interest that much.


Which is precisely why they award the higher credit. :^)
20) Message boards : Number crunching : A very steep decline in Average Credits!!! (Message 1912000)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Well, if it helps, we have been expecting this for a long time... I'm pretty sure all of the Arecibo work was from old drives (aka tapes) being reprocessed to take advantage of the algorithm updates, but we've known it was limited. Even without Maria Arecibo had been defunded and was expecting closure. The BL work units being targeted at optimal local star systems compensate by (probably) having a much greater chance of actually finding something!

Soon Parkes will be online too (and its work will also doubtless all be BL VLAR as well.) So we're going to be awash in higher-quality work to do. What's not to like? :^)


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