Posts by Mr. Kevvy

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up Linux to crunch CUDA90 and above for Windows users (Message 2003282)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Another nod for Intel boards... it's a shame Intel stopped making them(?) as they were very durable. This computer has 3x970s which would otherwise be dust-collecting spares stuffed into a 12-year-old Intel board (that old and already had 3xPCIe slots... amazing) the first multicore setup I ever bought, and it's been used continuously ever since.

And another vote for me on not overspending on the CPU/board and reusing older ones... a mediocre GPU will outperform a top-of-the-line CPU so I don't overspend on them.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : "They can't stop all of us..." (Message 2003257)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Excellent comeback:

3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : "They can't stop all of us..." (Message 2003171)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/18/us/area-51-bud-light-trnd/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0sTRJlFYWGfKZ5stvTJyouFdletuwd1Mel_wKSRszEyVBDDguL1ZM0ExI

Budlight is giving free beer to any Alien that escapes Area51! Sounds like a nice publicity move....


I think Bud needs a basic biochemistry primer... I would recommend avoiding any local intoxicants on alien worlds. May be more toxic than expected. :^)
4) Questions and Answers : Getting started : About Refurbished Laptop (Message 2003125)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I am going to assume "normal usage" is that of BOINC and SETI@Home as that is the only purpose of this forum. In that case, yes, it will be fine, with the usual caution for laptops to be careful they don't overheat as many were not designed with enough heat dissipation to run 24x7 at 100% load which BOINC will do. A cooling pad or elevating the laptop slightly off the surface it sits on is recommended.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up Linux to crunch CUDA90 and above for Windows users (Message 2003090)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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If you haven't already done this, this has always worked for me when video drivers go wrong.

sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*


This will wipe all NVidia drivers. Reboot after of course. Warning: if your card is an RTX 20xx you may boot into the Nouveau drivers which may give you an unstable desktop or none at all. If so you will have to temporarily install another card ie a 1070 that Nouveau supports.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update


Open Drivers (Mint) or Driver Manager (Ubuntu) from the start menu. You should see current drivers available to install. I suggest 4.18, others may suggest 4.30. Choose either, click Apply, wait a minute until they are installed, reboot again.

Good luck. :^)
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Restart aborted / abandoned tasks? (Message 2003059)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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No, once they are marked as errors they must be reported as such, but it's OK. The project is built to accommodate that, and it's much better they get reported so that they can get re-sent to someone else immediately than being lost and timing out in a month or so.


Edit: If you think you have actual lost "ghost" tasks this thread may be useful.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : "Ghost" task recovery protocol (Message 2002924)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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OK... some excellent news for a change: I contacted Dr. Korpela about the low resend limit of 20 tasks per request. It was set this low due to issues they were having with CGI (possibly due to using FastCGI on the BOINC servers) however these issues were mostly resolved. So.... it's been increased to 40 resends per request. Half the time and effort required for ghostbusting now!
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Ryzen 2700x anyone using (Message 2002879)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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It looks like Keith has at least three... I'm sure he will chime in but just in case. :^)
9) 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 2002660)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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My point wasn't about immigration, but rather that he just called his own government, of which he is the leader "a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world..." etc.
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 2002635)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I'm surprised no one has picked up on Trump's wording yet...

So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all)


Er... three of his intended targets were born in the United States of America, so this is the country they "originally came from."
11) 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 2002590)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Except for the native peoples everyone in the USA is an immigrant and comes from immigrant families.


Even the "native" peoples of the Americas are immigrants, albeit from far longer ago and into a land uninhabited by any other humans. The only humans on earth who have any claim to be non-immigrants are North Africans, where the oldest H. sapiens fossils have been discovered. Everyone else is an descendant of immigrants to some degree.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : "Ghost" task recovery protocol (Message 2002409)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I've been able to recover hundreds so far today following the process, with two suggested addenda:

1) It is essential to wait until the "Suspending network activity - user request" message appears before exiting the BOINC manager.
2) The process to watch in System Monitor > Processes is simply "boinc". When it has disappeared, it's safe to restart the client/manager.
13) Questions and Answers : Web site : Donation Icons (Message 2002283)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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re: "... and is shaming me into donating again." Ironically this is quite possibly correct: mine were the same except that the hard disk was the extra one, and it was actually indicative of >1 year since my last donation. I strongly doubt this is by design. When I made another donation the hard drive went away.
14) 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 2002253)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Alex Acosta resigns from U.S. government after furor over Jeffrey Epstein plea deal


U.S. Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta on Friday resigned after earlier in the week defending way [sic] he handled a decade-old sex abuse case against wealthy businessman Jeffrey Epstein while Acosta was a federal prosecutor.

Donald Trump announced the news with Acosta by his side at the White House as the president left on a trip to the Midwest.

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The prosecutors said they were not bound by the 2008 Florida deal struck by Acosta, then the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, that allowed Epstein to plea to a lesser offence. Epstein served 13 months in jail with leave during the day and registered as a sex offender.

The deal came under scrutiny earlier this year following reporting by the Miami Herald, and Democrats en masse had called for Acosta's resignation.

Acosta had attempted to clear his name, and on Wednesday held a news conference — encouraged by Trump — to defend his actions. In a 50-plus-minute lawyerly rebuttal, Acosta argued his office had secured the best deal it could at the time and was working in the victims' best interests.

"We did what we did because we wanted to see Epstein go to jail," he said, refusing to apologize for his actions. "We believe that we proceeded appropriately."
15) Message boards : Number crunching : "Ghost" task recovery protocol (Message 2002047)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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What happened to Ghost Detector v1.05? This program Rocked.


Interesting... never heard of it before. There's a caveat in there that it "scrapes" info from the science database so may cause one's IP to be blacklisted. However it also only seems to detect ghosts but not assist in recovering them. I find the number I have by simply finding how many local work units the machine has -- just range selecting the work unit files in /projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu will do that -- and the "In progress" count in "All tasks for computer". The difference between those two numbers is the number of ghosts; simply the difference between how many work units the scheduler records a computer having, and how many it actually has.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : "Ghost" task recovery protocol (Message 2001990)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Unfortunately I don't see any build numbers in the AIO. It's BOINC 7.15.0 but I don't think that helps. The latest last mod. date in the archive is Apr. 16 for "README 7.4.44 & 7.14.2"
Edit: it was a "public" release from the links posted in NC here, not a beta or testing build as far as I know.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : "Ghost" task recovery protocol (Message 2001972)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Unfortunately, due to hard drive failure as well as numerous other issues on my largest host I've made thousands of ghosts on it again. In a dozen times trying to resend, I was only able to cause it once no matter how fast I am on disabling network access.

I have no idea why the max. number of resends is set so arbitrarily low at 20. As the BOINC group is meeting I've asked that this be looked into as well. I think that, if anything, it should be the same number as the max. number of new work units that can be assigned in a single scheduler request.
18) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : SETI@Home may not work properly on newer Android (7 and 8) devices (Message 2001942)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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(Please note that the previous post and the one two after this one were moved here from another thread/forum.)
19) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Can't report completed tasks due to "Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error" (Message 2001922)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Firstly, thank you for replying!

sched_request_setiathome.berkeley.edu is 6.9MB and yup, it's full of those same repeating bad init blocks.... I'll send you a .7z of it.

cc_config.xml already has

<max_tasks_reported>100</max_tasks_reported>


It was 512 earlier. However: I had not placed it at first so if it's still showing zero, this appears to be further evidence as well as the "user initiated" scheduler request on startup that BOINC is futilely trying to complete old sched. requests rather than starting a new ones with the changed parameters.

Edit: Success! I reduced <max_tasks_reported> to 10 and it went through! Seems to also be working, albeit slowly, with 64 (nice call) so I will leave it on that permanently.
20) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #3 (Message 2001916)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Is this a case of "holier than thou"; I guess they never heard of fish farming.
Indonesia has thriving fish farms--also catfish are extremely tasty and can be raised in a tank in someone's garage if need be.


I still enjoy my salmon sashimi guilt-free because the majority of it is farmed salmon, mostly from Norway. Interestingly because they are not eating carotenoid-rich copepods and other animals, their meat needs to be dyed pink or it would be grey and look rotten.


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