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Message 12948 - Posted 11 Jun 2010 11:04:50 UTC

    Another run of this popular past-time.

    Simple rules.


    * Post in this thread, anything with legible words.
    * Stay within the message board rules.
    * Empty posts are invalid towards winning.
    * You must wait for someone else to post before you can post again, any multiple posts are invalid towards winning.
    * Have fun.


    Rules subject to change at moderators discretion without notice

    The winner will be the last person that posted, when I have time to check the thread, after one of these events:


    * A specific date and/or time occurs
    * A specific number of posts have been made
    * I get tired of y'all nagging me who is the winner :)
    * I draw the winning card from a deck I keep hidden from everybody
    * An event I have chosen occurs (doesn't occur).


    Sorry there are no physical prizes, only the satisfaction you played and won and you name added into the winners list. :)

    Congratulations to the last winner of the last game, ME!

    Thanks to RandyC for running the last game.

    Scorecard Recap of WINNERS of games.


    * 2 for swiftmallard
    * 3 for Krunchin-Keith
    * 2 for Bymark
    * 2 for John Clark
    * 1 for Dune Finkleberry
    * 4 for Mikey
    * 1 for Ageless
    * 3 for RandyC
    * 1 for Alijay
    * 2 for GasGiant
    * 1 for DogBytes aka DP (RIP) < Honorary Win
    * 1 for Cori


    Let the game begin...

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    Message 12949 - Posted 11 Jun 2010 11:10:59 UTC

      And I am the first WINNER!!! of the new game!!!

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      Message 12950 - Posted 11 Jun 2010 11:36:09 UTC - in response to Message 12949.

        And I am the first WINNER!!! of the new game!!!


        First but not the current because I am now WINNING!!

        CONGRATULATIONS KEITH on your winning of the last game!

        Randy I personally wanted Chicago to win because I root for the Washington Capitals and the Flyers are in our Division.

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        Message 12951 - Posted 11 Jun 2010 14:04:50 UTC - in response to Message 12950.

          And I am the first WINNER!!! of the new game!!!


          First but not the current because I am now WINNING!!

          CONGRATULATIONS KEITH on your winning of the last game!

          Randy I personally wanted Chicago to win because I root for the Washington Capitals and the Flyers are in our Division.


          I know ;)

          However, my dad lives in Delaware.

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          Message 12952 - Posted 11 Jun 2010 15:22:24 UTC

            I am abdicating my WIN for a PSA:

            As of this post, there are 117 WUs in the RTS queue. It looks like one of my systems managed to pull down 9 from this current batch.

            (Sometime in the near future I will again be...WINNING!!!)

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            Message 12953 - Posted 11 Jun 2010 18:04:06 UTC

              Welcome to the New Game Mikey and Randy.

              This game theme is Unknown, I don't think I can come up with another story like the seven little piggies.

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              I'm beat. I did way to much moving yesterday. I came in to work expecting to maybe have an hour to move stuff out. By 5pm I had moved EVERYTHING out, vakuumed several times. I even got the komputa out there turned off and moved, but not powered back up. I wanted to kheck it for dust and do some repairs on it.

              When I got home I was really tired and really sore.

              This morning we kleared out the two un-pickup equipment shelves and moved them out, they are in the little extra area just outside the sales kounter, I klaimed that korner too. Then I tried to fix the komputa. Pulled all the chips and cables and replugged them all in. It made no difference. What it does is start up fine, loading all the add ins ok. Then when you try to load our billing software it krashes, as in the power cycles, no blue screen, no warning even, it jsut goes black and starts rebooting. When it finishes and you try to load the same software again, it runs fine and the software runs all day no problem.

              Well I got it running as best I can at the moment in its new spot, i don't now exactly what part is trying to fail. is it the p/s, cpu, memory, hard drive ?

              I've been busy today with regular work, but in between i've started moving some things out there. I'll have to come in tomorrow and move my three komputas as that will take a while to disconnect, move and reconnect at new spots and i can't have them off that long during business hours as you never now when it will get busy, and then if there are startup probmlems, that makes it worse. It's not just three komputas, but also three printers, a label printer, two backup supplies, two external hard drives, three keyboards and mice, usb hubs and so on.

              I might get some more other stuff moved today and stay ahead of schedule.

              For now the network switch and one network drive have to stay back here. It will require me to pull all the kables and redo them from scratch to move it. I'll cheat by temporarily adding another switch up there and run the four units off the one cable to back here. I'll do that next weekend. If i get it done quickly i don't have to be here all day.

              Once i get my komputas and daily used supplies, the rest of the stuff is non essential and can be moved later.

              Oh well back to work while waiting for the next winner to show up.

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              Message 12954 - Posted 11 Jun 2010 18:23:22 UTC - in response to Message 12953.


                This morning we kleared out the two un-pickup equipment shelves and moved them out, they are in the little extra area just outside the sales kounter, I klaimed that korner too. Then I tried to fix the komputa. Pulled all the chips and cables and replugged them all in. It made no difference. What it does is start up fine, loading all the add ins ok. Then when you try to load our billing software it krashes, as in the power cycles, no blue screen, no warning even, it jsut goes black and starts rebooting. When it finishes and you try to load the same software again, it runs fine and the software runs all day no problem.

                Well I got it running as best I can at the moment in its new spot, i don't now exactly what part is trying to fail. is it the p/s, cpu, memory, hard drive ?



                I can sympathize with you. My primary computer will sometimes crash out of the blue as well. Yesterday it died on me while I was doing some video editing. While I was testing the splice where I had just cut a commercial out, the audio suddenly started buzzing; the screen went blank; and it rebooted on me.

                The other weird thing it does on me is sometimes when I reboot it loses the mouse. Of course, the cursor shows up on the screen, but no matter how much I move the mouse around, nothing happens. Another reboot usually clears it.

                I blame most of my problems on XP PRO 64. I probably should break down and get Win7, but that costs $$$, of which I am in chronic short supply.

                WINNING!!!

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                Message 12955 - Posted 11 Jun 2010 20:01:50 UTC

                  Got 14 new WUs across my PCs, so I am krunching and winning (just).
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                  Message 12956 - Posted 11 Jun 2010 22:53:11 UTC

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                    Am I the only one going through these new WUs in a quarter of the normal time?
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                    Message 12957 - Posted 12 Jun 2010 1:20:03 UTC - in response to Message 12956.

                      Am I the only one going through these new WUs in a quarter of the normal time?


                      My quad system (newly resurrected and relocated) spits them out VERY fast. But then it's higher powered than anything else I've got. It's hard to tell sometimes because the WUs take different times to run. Some go fast, others--not as fast.

                      One other issue with this batch is that I'm waiting on my wingmen to return their WUs so it can validate (or not).

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                      Message 12958 - Posted 12 Jun 2010 1:22:17 UTC - in response to Message 12957.

                        Am I the only one going through these new WUs in a quarter of the normal time?


                        My quad system (newly resurrected and relocated) spits them out VERY fast. But then it's higher powered than anything else I've got. It's hard to tell sometimes because the WUs take different times to run. Some go fast, others--not as fast.

                        One other issue with this batch is that I'm waiting on my wingmen to return their WUs so it can validate (or not).

                        I've checked my pendings and so far all have resulted in success, but I'm waiting for the wingmen too.

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                        Message 12959 - Posted 12 Jun 2010 8:46:26 UTC

                          Agreed, they run quite quickly and don't seem to error or get zero credit. But most of then are pending ATM.
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                          Message 12960 - Posted 12 Jun 2010 10:37:27 UTC - in response to Message 12959.

                            Agreed, they run quite quickly and don't seem to error or get zero credit. But most of then are pending ATM.


                            The validator is not running for some reason.

                            I have a system that's been sick and I don't want to run a bunch of WUs through it just to have them error out...I need feedback on whether it's fixed. With MCN not validating I don't have feedback. It looks like E@H is acting the same way, but the problem there is that my wingmen are being slow.

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                            Message 12961 - Posted 12 Jun 2010 10:39:17 UTC

                              I do not expect this situation to change before the next w#%k day.

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                              Message 12962 - Posted 12 Jun 2010 11:08:46 UTC - in response to Message 12961.

                                I do not expect this situation to change before the next w#%k day.


                                Right now I'm uncertain whether to leave BOINC running on that system and take a chance on sending back garbage, or leave it running and hope for the best.

                                I DID move it to a cooler location and it stayed up overnight...we'll see.

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                                Message 12963 - Posted 12 Jun 2010 11:15:04 UTC - in response to Message 12962.

                                  I do not expect this situation to change before the next w#%k day.


                                  Right now I'm uncertain whether to leave BOINC running on that system and take a chance on sending back garbage, or leave it running and hope for the best.

                                  I DID move it to a cooler location and it stayed up overnight...we'll see.


                                  If you return garbage it just means the units will go back out ot someone else, that means the same units will go to more people and more of us will be able to crunch for Malaria.

                                  Winning!

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                                  Message 12966 - Posted 12 Jun 2010 16:19:23 UTC - in response to Message 12963.

                                    If you return garbage it just means the units will go back out to someone else, that means the same units will go to more people and more of us will be able to crunch for Malaria.

                                    Winning!

                                    The task info pages say that the WUs crunched were completed successfully. Even if the results are not scientifically valid, there were no computing errors. That being the case we should all get credit consistent with our systems' performance.
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                                    Message 12967 - Posted 12 Jun 2010 19:45:50 UTC

                                      I'm back online, mostly, at w&*k that is.

                                      Today was hardware moving day. I got up before 6am, not with the intention of coming in that early, but then hey, I thought why not go in and get started, the sooner I start the sooner I finish.

                                      Three hours to unplug, untangle and move all hardware to my new digs. (am by this time.

                                      Boss kame in. My kleaning up of this area propted him to klean up a spot in the back. There was this 6 foot by 6 foot at least pile of stuff. He put some in a kloset and thew the rest away, leaving behind nothing in that spot. Wow it looks good, but I bet it don't last.

                                      I then dusted and dusted out the dust bunnies and kows. Next was trying to figure out the new arrangement. It did go as well as i wanted, but in the end i've come up with a nice plan, photos one day. I used a lot of the kabinet doors I took off as shelves. Somehow I got a good fit, it was like building ta jig-saw puzzle without the picture, i had all the pieces, only I did not know which pices fit and where. I got a multi level setup.

                                      I also spent about an hour running a phone line up here, I forgot I needed to reroute the line for the fax function on my printers. I ended up moving the router and switch back over to the server so I could plug them into it's ups for power.

                                      I put another switch on this end of one long wire to run my three systems and the kheckout, which that wire used to go to. At some point i'll move the big switch up here, 24 ports, and run all the kables from here to everywhere else.

                                      I ended up with one printer on the left, next to the 2 lcds. My two komputas sit on the right. They almost ended up below and then i rembered the ehat would be pouring out under me, so i had to change that. Actually they are in a better spot and get a direct blast from the a/c overhead vent. These are up about 10 inches from the kounter top. My keyboards are 3 inches down from them, still above the kounter top. There was this small wall around this station area i had to build around and over. Actually the multi level thing gave me room to hid wire under and behind stuff. Thsi still left an open area on the right at kounter top level to hand things back and forth. The third komputea will go below with the two upses. its single core and doesn't put out as much heat. its monitor sits to my left at kounter top level, below the first printer, but in front of it. the other two printers are below it in a kabinet, one on each shelf.

                                      I still got to wire the third one up. but at least these two are working and restart without problems.

                                      then theres still a lot of personal items to find spots for, but that kan wait.

                                      I haven't had to use the two extra lights i had back on my other desk. I was able to see what i was doing all day and kan see this screen ok too. It makes a difference with sunlight koming in and all around me. None get to the back.

                                      I've got a higher chair. And the keyboards are up enough, if I want i could stand here and work. I need those mini keyboards here now to give me more space. It's kind of krammed up, but not as much as my desk in the back was. I've got two keyboards side by side now instead of one behind the other. I may go back to using the second komputa more. the third i don't type on as much, just use that for shipping packages so it being offset is not a problem.

                                      that's all for now, i've got to get back to it, i just needed to rest my back a while.

                                      ps, no winner yet, keep trying.

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                                      Message 12968 - Posted 12 Jun 2010 23:02:38 UTC

                                        Got a lovely lot of new work to crunch
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                                        Message 12969 - Posted 12 Jun 2010 23:59:16 UTC - in response to Message 12959.

                                          Agreed, they run quite quickly and don't seem to error or get zero credit. But most of then are pending ATM.

                                          I'm seeing some variation on the same komputa. It show 4 kompleted with times of 00:33, 00:20, 01:42 and 01:42 (HH:MM). Some run kwick and some longer.

                                          i'm home again. I expected maybe 3-5 hours to move komputa.s I ended up spending 12. 6am to 6pm. good thing i went in early. But my work space is all ready to go. I've got all the komputa's running and my work kounter is klear. I even ended up with a whole kabinet unused. I've still got some stuff to move, but some of the other kabinets and kloset are not fully stuffed yet either. Most importantly is the koffee maker has power ready to go on monday. It did churn out 5 kups today.

                                          There's a lot of little stuff to sort out and find places for.

                                          I'll probally end up taking some old komputas to recycling. There are 3 single core machines which are good for win98 only. I may keep those as spares we still have 3 of thosse running various things. But the other, one single core Pentium, three 486's, one 386 and one 286 i think i'll just scrap. Part of those were our original netware network. Some of them haven't been used in at least 13 years. I won't miss them at this point.

                                          Oh well, now being stuffed with pizza, its time for a knap.

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                                          Message 12970 - Posted 13 Jun 2010 1:39:06 UTC - in response to Message 12969.

                                            I'm seeing some variation on the same komputa. It show 4 kompleted with times of 00:33, 00:20, 01:42 and 01:42 (HH:MM). Some run kwick and some longer.

                                            Mine have settled in at just over an hour per.

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                                            Message 12971 - Posted 13 Jun 2010 9:08:05 UTC

                                              The time depends on how new the Komputer is?
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                                              Message 12972 - Posted 13 Jun 2010 11:04:28 UTC - in response to Message 12971.

                                                The time depends on how new the Komputer is?

                                                Yes, but the times I gave are all for the same komputa ?

                                                When i checked again it had some more added to the last list, like another 00:20 and 01:42.

                                                Today it now shows (again HH:MM)
                                                01:15
                                                01:41
                                                01:31
                                                01:27
                                                00:32
                                                00:11
                                                01:14

                                                I assume this variation depends on the new parametrs they use. Some parametrs cause it to end early> My guess is the task fails, not in errors, but in the intended usefulness of that set of parameters so it stops running as continuing would not produce any more useful result, which is a good thing so it does not waste our time.

                                                I kind of figured it out by looking at returned results.

                                                It seems they can set a max number of allowed infections. When the ttask reaches this it stops, a few went over. Then it gives a percentage prevented with seven decimal places.

                                                The short ones showed 0%. So my guess is the paramaters fed in are not effective, and it runs much faster as it does not kompute any preventions. I would think the more effective, the longer the task is going to take because as time goes along these effects branch out, like a tree. the more braches the long it takes to kompute. the ones with 0% never go anywhere.

                                                it's not a waste of time, it finds what does not work.

                                                OK

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                                                Speaking of not working, that's me for today. Everything aches, except my karpal tunnel wrist. I didn't do any large amount typing yesterday. I was very kareful in moving stuff to pickup all the heavy ends with my right hand, and kare more heavy thing in my right. If i karried stuff in my left it was light or i put things on my arm. I tried to save from burning it out again. It had been much better until i did sometihing in February, I forget what. I Had to wear the wrist brace at work to keep from beniding it, but only for maybe two weeks and then another two weeks just as a precaution not not all day. But over the past 4 months it has gotten better again.

                                                This is one of the things i'm kounting on with the new arrangement. A better work space, typing area. I kan sit or stand at my station. But also my new duties to help kheckout kustomers, will force a break in my other work, and that will be not as much typing.

                                                One thing i had to give up was my desk chair, i've had that one at least 13 years. I don't remember if we brought it with us or I bought it once we got here back in 1997. It has a 25 year warranty. Simple chair with no arms, no reclining, but it was adjustable up and down some for a desk, not a high kounter. But the one chair out there is almost the same, only higher for the kounters.

                                                Anyway the staning up part will help when i do shipments. I had to sit and do some typing, then get up and stick stuff in a box, then sit and type a little and repeat for each box, then get up and label them. Theres a lot of get up and sit down in there. Now i kan do it all while standing, thus saving my knees some strain. I'll only sit when i have a lot of other paperwork to process not related to shipping.

                                                I have to finish moving in and organizing, but sometime after that i'll take some photos of my new space for ya'll

                                                I had planned to sit out and get some sun today, darn, its drippin'g rain. Good for the plants but the rain buckets aren't fillin' up. I emptied one and in an hour it's caught half an inch, and it is on the drip line off the roof. Pretty light rain.

                                                Time for some more koffee and then ....

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                                                Message 12974 - Posted 13 Jun 2010 11:46:38 UTC - in response to Message 12972.

                                                  I have to finish moving in and organizing, but sometime after that i'll take some photos of my new space for ya'll


                                                  I think that would be nice

                                                  I had planned to sit out and get some sun today, darn, its drippin'g rain. Good for the plants but the rain buckets aren't fillin' up. I emptied one and in an hour it's caught half an inch, and it is on the drip line off the roof. Pretty light rain.


                                                  It POURED here yesterday afternoon and then a little last night, today it is supposed to get up to 90F and be VERY muggy. I just went out to shoot at a squirrel and it is muggy already! The squirrel ran as soon as I went outside and then ran faster and farther when I started shooting at him. I am still using the plastic pellets that can't really hurt him if I did actually hit him. Mostly I just get close and he gets scared and runs off. I did hit one in the butt the other day and he did jump and run much faster!

                                                  That makes me the WINNER!!
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                                                  Message 12975 - Posted 13 Jun 2010 16:16:30 UTC

                                                    I spent most of yesterday working on two major projects, and away from the computer.

                                                    I worked about 3 hrs trying to get the pool vacuumed out. With all the crud in there I think I finished about 1/3 of the bottom...I am nowhere near finished and I'm out of chlorine to boot. I'll get some more and try again later today.

                                                    The weather should be moderate, but muggy. Highs near 83F and with any luck--no rain.

                                                    My other major project was installing a new flat-panel HDTV. I brought it home about 4:00 pm and didn't finally finish installing it until 11:30. I wound up rebuilding my entire Home theater layout. That included a trip to Best Buy for more cables...which it turns out I couldn't use anyway.

                                                    My original intention was to hook-up the new TV one-for-one the same as the old. This involved plugging one S-Video cable and one AV video (the yellow one) into the new TV. Audio runs through the Stereo speakers. Unfortunately, the new set is designed primarily for HDMI input, with secondary Composite inputs, and lastly, sharing some of the composite jacks as component (AV) inputs. It did not have an S-Video port anywhere.

                                                    Well, the DVD player has some composite jacks in addition to the S-Video and a set of component jacks. The Stereo controller has HDMI, composite, and component output. Never having used the HDMI and composite jacks for output to the TV, I was blissfully ignorant of how they worked together. My assumption was that I could run any combination of input into the stereo controller and output it to whatever output type I wanted--WRONG!!!! In my ignorance I ran out to Best Buy and bought an HDMI cable. After all, that's the highest resolution mode...

                                                    It seems that to output HDMI you need to INPUT HDMI signals as well. Same for component and composite. After trying for several hours to make various combinations of AV and component inputs go out on the HDMI line, I finally figured out the above. The final setup was to output everything as composite signals...not very satisfactory since it's also the lowest resolution available.

                                                    Of course the other alternative is to replace the DVD player with one that has HDMI output; upgrade the cable TV service to HD...also with HDMI output; and leave the VCR on composite output. But that means more $$$.

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                                                    Message 12976 - Posted 13 Jun 2010 16:32:03 UTC

                                                      The beta assimilatorBeta server is running again.
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                                                      Message 12977 - Posted 13 Jun 2010 19:21:50 UTC

                                                        Yes, swiftmallard.

                                                        I noticed my pending has fallen by about 20% to 25%.

                                                        As my RAC climbs then so I win
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                                                        Message 12978 - Posted 14 Jun 2010 9:21:34 UTC

                                                          Morning shift here...dragging myself out of bed for another w@^k week.

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                                                          Message 12979 - Posted 14 Jun 2010 10:50:26 UTC - in response to Message 12975.

                                                            I spent most of yesterday working on two major projects, and away from the computer.

                                                            I worked about 3 hrs trying to get the pool vacuumed out. With all the crud in there I think I finished about 1/3 of the bottom...I am nowhere near finished and I'm out of chlorine to boot. I'll get some more and try again later today.

                                                            The weather should be moderate, but muggy. Highs near 83F and with any luck--no rain.

                                                            My other major project was installing a new flat-panel HDTV. I brought it home about 4:00 pm and didn't finally finish installing it until 11:30. I wound up rebuilding my entire Home theater layout. That included a trip to Best Buy for more cables...which it turns out I couldn't use anyway.

                                                            My original intention was to hook-up the new TV one-for-one the same as the old. This involved plugging one S-Video cable and one AV video (the yellow one) into the new TV. Audio runs through the Stereo speakers. Unfortunately, the new set is designed primarily for HDMI input, with secondary Composite inputs, and lastly, sharing some of the composite jacks as component (AV) inputs. It did not have an S-Video port anywhere.

                                                            Well, the DVD player has some composite jacks in addition to the S-Video and a set of component jacks. The Stereo controller has HDMI, composite, and component output. Never having used the HDMI and composite jacks for output to the TV, I was blissfully ignorant of how they worked together. My assumption was that I could run any combination of input into the stereo controller and output it to whatever output type I wanted--WRONG!!!! In my ignorance I ran out to Best Buy and bought an HDMI cable. After all, that's the highest resolution mode...

                                                            It seems that to output HDMI you need to INPUT HDMI signals as well. Same for component and composite. After trying for several hours to make various combinations of AV and component inputs go out on the HDMI line, I finally figured out the above. The final setup was to output everything as composite signals...not very satisfactory since it's also the lowest resolution available.

                                                            Of course the other alternative is to replace the DVD player with one that has HDMI output; upgrade the cable TV service to HD...also with HDMI output; and leave the VCR on composite output. But that means more $$$.

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                                                            Isn't HD soooo much fun?! I have 2 HD tv's, the downstairs one only has one hdmi input so I had to get a 3 hdmi in to 1 hdmi out box for it. I now plug the cable tv, roku box and the dvd player into the box and then one cable into the tv. Upstairs I have a newer tv and it has 2 hdmi inputs, so I just ran the cable tv and the dvd player in to the tv directly. I bought the dvd player on sale and it is upconverts the dvd to hd output on its own. So if I put in a lower quality dvd it auto upgrades it to the highest watchable quality, pretty cool. The 3 into 1 hdmi box has a remote control so you can sit across the room and switch inputs, my wife loves that. Going to HD cable was something we did several years ago so the costs are built in now and imo worth it. But would be something we would cut if forced to although it really isn't that much, like $5.00 a month per tv.

                                                            As for winning I am WINNING right now!!

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                                                            Message 12980 - Posted 14 Jun 2010 11:24:25 UTC - in response to Message 12979.


                                                              Isn't HD soooo much fun?! I have 2 HD tv's, the downstairs one only has one hdmi input so I had to get a 3 hdmi in to 1 hdmi out box for it. I now plug the cable tv, roku box and the dvd player into the box and then one cable into the tv. Upstairs I have a newer tv and it has 2 hdmi inputs, so I just ran the cable tv and the dvd player in to the tv directly. I bought the dvd player on sale and it is upconverts the dvd to hd output on its own. So if I put in a lower quality dvd it auto upgrades it to the highest watchable quality, pretty cool. The 3 into 1 hdmi box has a remote control so you can sit across the room and switch inputs, my wife loves that. Going to HD cable was something we did several years ago so the costs are built in now and imo worth it. But would be something we would cut if forced to although it really isn't that much, like $5.00 a month per tv.

                                                              As for winning I am WINNING right now!!


                                                              I have one HD cable box right now for recording shows on the PC. I had originally hoped that, by buying a HD TV card for the PC that I could record HD quality out of the HD cable box...nope, only coax or component input into the TV card. The HD part of the card apparently was to allow viewing QAM feeds off an antenna...can't even get HD coming off a coax from the cable box.

                                                              I need to look at the back of the cable box and see if it has an HDMI output jack (you would think it should). If that's the case, I'll upgrade the standard box for the TV to HD, then look for a DVD player that has HDMI output. Problem is, I want one that allows for multiple CD/DVDs in the tray. The one I have now has a carousel with 5 slots available. I don't have any idea how much $$$ that will run me.

                                                              The premium for a HD cable box over standard is about $7/mo. from Comcast. Maybe they'll give me a discount on the second HD box since I already pay for the HD service...(dream on sucker).

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                                                              Message 12981 - Posted 14 Jun 2010 19:16:11 UTC

                                                                Lunch break at 3pm. Running behind today.

                                                                It's not too bad here 79F.

                                                                I came in a luttle early as I wanted to sort some stuff out and start on a couple of things to get use to my new office. The blasted internet was out. So it took me a while to determine it was not my problem, but the dsl. All I kan do on that is wait, ususally if i goes out they already know and it comes back on within 15 minutes. So I could not do any work, since all my monday morning stuff involves lookuing up stuff on the internet, email, my amazon sales is all web based, ups stuff for the morning is all downloads. what a bummer. It didn't kome back on until almost 9am.

                                                                It's been a good day, not much to do so it gives me time to reorganize. My back hurts again so i give up for the day.

                                                                I did get lots of rest yesterday. Only thing i did for a while was pull some weeds out of my flower garden, but all i did was sit in one spot on the ground, when i broke a sweet, i gave up and went inside. It was hot out like in the 90F's.

                                                                Today is not bad in the upper 70F's, but then i'm stuck inside with the a/c.

                                                                Oops back to work, jsut got an internet order.

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                                                                Message 12982 - Posted 14 Jun 2010 20:31:32 UTC

                                                                  We're getting dark here, but it has been dry all day and I'm still crunching MC (if intermittently)

                                                                  and winning
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                                                                  Message 12983 - Posted 14 Jun 2010 21:08:21 UTC

                                                                    Third straight day of clouds and rain, unusually cool too. Lots of MC to crunch.
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                                                                    Message 12984 - Posted 14 Jun 2010 21:58:06 UTC

                                                                      Rain is good, we got none. Very little since April 1st. My barrels are empty. I've used up the inch in the two buckets. I've got different size buckets, i get them from the recycle center. They are what other people leave, like chlorine or some other chemicals come in, I don't get the ones kat stuff komes in as they are not round and have cheap handles that break. I've got some that hold like 9 gallons, which is getting a little too heavy for me to lift and carry very far. I keep two on the porch, after i water the palnts i fill them back up. It takes about one and a kwarter just to do the vegetables whcih I do every day. Sometimes they are bone dry, those things are drinkin' like a fish or maybe Mikey :) Just kidding Mikey. ITs easier to fill the bucket and then dip my water kan into it, that way I can put the hose on slow fill and it refills while I water. Saves time instead of me standing there waiting for the water kan to refill and its easier than lugging the hose around even if I make five trips back to the bucket.

                                                                      Well I'm too tired to do much else, just wait for my dinner to kook then pass out.

                                                                      No WINNERS Yet, someone remind me when its winning time.

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                                                                      Message 12985 - Posted 15 Jun 2010 8:46:46 UTC

                                                                        Another nice dry sunny day for winning
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                                                                        Message 12986 - Posted 15 Jun 2010 9:59:37 UTC - in response to Message 12983.

                                                                          Third straight day of clouds and rain, unusually cool too. Lots of MC to crunch.


                                                                          And now you are sending it my way, THANKS!! It is only 71F ourside but it is like 70% humidity!! It is supposed to rain this morning and then again tomorrow but be sunny and then hot on Thursday and Friday again.

                                                                          I saw a squirrel on my deck eating a tomato yesterday!! I was so fast getting out there he jumped off the deck and landed on the ground, over 10 feet down. He then ran into the bushes to hide but I started shooting at him and he ran away. Yes I have green tomatoes about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch in diameter already with many, many flowers getting ready to turn into tomatoes! The hot peppers are still in the teeny, tiny stage and are barely even visible, hmmmm! I may have to get my trap back out and make the squirrels make new friends!

                                                                          And Keith I do drink alot but it is mostly iced tea I make in my iced tea maker. I make a batch every day or 2 and then carry around a water bottle full of it all day long.

                                                                          I am now WINNING!!

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                                                                          Message 12987 - Posted 15 Jun 2010 10:38:37 UTC - in response to Message 12986.

                                                                            Third straight day of clouds and rain, unusually cool too. Lots of MC to crunch.


                                                                            And now you are sending it my way, THANKS!! It is only 71F ourside but it is like 70% humidity!! It is supposed to rain this morning and then again tomorrow but be sunny and then hot on Thursday and Friday again.

                                                                            I saw a squirrel on my deck eating a tomato yesterday!! I was so fast getting out there he jumped off the deck and landed on the ground, over 10 feet down. He then ran into the bushes to hide but I started shooting at him and he ran away. Yes I have green tomatoes about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch in diameter already with many, many flowers getting ready to turn into tomatoes! The hot peppers are still in the teeny, tiny stage and are barely even visible, hmmmm! I may have to get my trap back out and make the squirrels make new friends!

                                                                            And Keith I do drink alot but it is mostly iced tea I make in my iced tea maker. I make a batch every day or 2 and then carry around a water bottle full of it all day long.

                                                                            I am now WINNING!!

                                                                            I never liked ice tea that much unless its from long island. Regular hot tea is ok but not a big hit. I do drink some at work in the afternoon about once every month. I need to increase my doseage.

                                                                            I was thinking on your pepper problem. Well more the squirrel problem. I also planted some hot peppers, but just for fun. The plants are doing good, but no flowers yet. Same for any new regular bell peppers I put in. On the other hand
                                                                            ones I kept barely alive inside over the winter, are huge, full of leaves and fruits. I've already eaten two small ones, on that fell off during a storm and one because I wanted one. I picked another small one yesterday that turned yellow, but its got a lot of black on it around the joints, as its probally rotten. But there are at least a dozen more, some good sized and then also another couple dozen little pea sized ones starting and more flowers. The biggest is getting close to the size of my fist. Not too fat, but rather tall and it grew upside down. I've got a couple more upside down. There are so many plants, some of the peppers on the short plants don't have room to fall over and grow down. I'm hoping a few more might start turning colors. I've got a pizza to make with a sample crust yeast sent to me by the kooking klub i below to. I might just have to pick a green one. So back to the point, Mikey, You need to start the peppers way earlier or try to keep some alive inside over the winter. Thing is all mine are in pots ready to bring in. Ya kan't do that with a ground garden.

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                                                                            Message 12988 - Posted 15 Jun 2010 11:21:48 UTC - in response to Message 12986.

                                                                              Third straight day of clouds and rain, unusually cool too. Lots of MC to crunch.


                                                                              And now you are sending it my way, THANKS!! It is only 71F ourside but it is like 70% humidity!! It is supposed to rain this morning and then again tomorrow but be sunny and then hot on Thursday and Friday again.
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                                                                              I am now WINNING!!


                                                                              You mean you WERE winning...

                                                                              I pulled the cover off my quad system and blew the dust out of the cpu heatsink. The temps went from 162F down to 145F almost immediately!

                                                                              I've had the better part of a week with cloudy skies, occasional rain, drizzle, or thunderstorms; but mostly just cloudy with intolerable humidity. No relief due for another 2-3 days. And then (Friday/Saturday) it's back into the oven with temps near or above 90F, but hopefully a little less humidity.

                                                                              Keith, I know you think 90F is pretty much nothing, but up here it's August weather...in June???

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                                                                              Message 12989 - Posted 15 Jun 2010 14:02:49 UTC - in response to Message 12987.

                                                                                Third straight day of clouds and rain, unusually cool too. Lots of MC to crunch.


                                                                                And now you are sending it my way, THANKS!! It is only 71F ourside but it is like 70% humidity!! It is supposed to rain this morning and then again tomorrow but be sunny and then hot on Thursday and Friday again.

                                                                                I saw a squirrel on my deck eating a tomato yesterday!! I was so fast getting out there he jumped off the deck and landed on the ground, over 10 feet down. He then ran into the bushes to hide but I started shooting at him and he ran away. Yes I have green tomatoes about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch in diameter already with many, many flowers getting ready to turn into tomatoes! The hot peppers are still in the teeny, tiny stage and are barely even visible, hmmmm! I may have to get my trap back out and make the squirrels make new friends!

                                                                                And Keith I do drink alot but it is mostly iced tea I make in my iced tea maker. I make a batch every day or 2 and then carry around a water bottle full of it all day long.

                                                                                I am now WINNING!!

                                                                                I never liked ice tea that much unless its from long island. Regular hot tea is ok but not a big hit. I do drink some at work in the afternoon about once every month. I need to increase my doseage.

                                                                                I was thinking on your pepper problem. Well more the squirrel problem. I also planted some hot peppers, but just for fun. The plants are doing good, but no flowers yet. Same for any new regular bell peppers I put in. On the other hand
                                                                                ones I kept barely alive inside over the winter, are huge, full of leaves and fruits. I've already eaten two small ones, on that fell off during a storm and one because I wanted one. I picked another small one yesterday that turned yellow, but its got a lot of black on it around the joints, as its probally rotten. But there are at least a dozen more, some good sized and then also another couple dozen little pea sized ones starting and more flowers. The biggest is getting close to the size of my fist. Not too fat, but rather tall and it grew upside down. I've got a couple more upside down. There are so many plants, some of the peppers on the short plants don't have room to fall over and grow down. I'm hoping a few more might start turning colors. I've got a pizza to make with a sample crust yeast sent to me by the kooking klub i below to. I might just have to pick a green one. So back to the point, Mikey, You need to start the peppers way earlier or try to keep some alive inside over the winter. Thing is all mine are in pots ready to bring in. Ya kan't do that with a ground garden.


                                                                                I have mine in pots but they are half whiskey barrel size, so not too portable. I did start them indoors in January but by the end of April they had pretty much all died out due to needing to be repotted, etc, etc. I will start my seeds later next year and get some grow lights too. This is my first year starting them from seeds on my own, my mother-in-law did them last year and she started them too late, so I tried doing it earlier. I need to find a happy medium.

                                                                                And Randy I AM WINNING, again!

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                                                                                Message 12990 - Posted 15 Jun 2010 23:16:16 UTC - in response to Message 12988.

                                                                                  ...or above 90F, but hopefully a little less humidity.

                                                                                  Keith, I know you think 90F is pretty much nothing, but up here it's August weather...in June???

                                                                                  ...

                                                                                  I like it hot, bring it on.

                                                                                  Mikey, I've got one big pot, like about half a barrel size, but it is a plastic pot, no whiskey came in it <wink> <wink>. I had to take like 4 inches of soil out of it as it was too heavy for me to lift and carry in.

                                                                                  Oh I survived another day of work barley. My back is acting up. I over worked it this weekend and daily work aggrivates it. Another weekend of rest will do it good if I can make it taht far.

                                                                                  Well i've almost finished emptying out my old office space. I've got two more desk drawers and then a bunch of komputer parts and extension cords in the second desk. Then what is left is mostly junk, old komputas, printers and gadgets that may not be worth saving anymore. I don't think they'll ever be put back into use, especially since i haven't used any of that stuff in 13 years. A bunch of things like serial and parrall auto switches and a fax box and some old special keyboards. since most all printers now are usb, they're not much good.

                                                                                  Today i had to work on one of the komputas. Saturday when i moved it and set it up it worked fine. Then monday when i game in the screen had the jitters. But oldly if you brought up the monitor's on screen menu, it was stable, telling me it was something in the komputa or kable maybe. Wiggling the kable and unplugging, replugging did not good. I tried something else simple first before opening up the kompa, like changing the video kable. That fixed it. My guess is it was an old kable and kould not handle the bandwidth of newer komputa's, even though this is a 6 year old komputa.

                                                                                  I've gotta put a ice pack on my back for a while. Keep trying to win while i relax and deep freeze myself.

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                                                                                  Message 12991 - Posted 15 Jun 2010 23:31:14 UTC - in response to Message 12988.

                                                                                    I pulled the cover off my quad system and blew the dust out of the cpu heatsink. The temps went from 162F down to 145F almost immediately!

                                                                                    I just got done vacuuming out my box, I had no idea that dust could make that big of a difference in the temps. I had noticed that they had been higher lately but I'd just put it down to warmer ambient temperatures. This is one lesson I'll only need to be taught once.

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                                                                                    Message 12992 - Posted 16 Jun 2010 8:53:20 UTC

                                                                                      It's surprising how dusty the boxes get. I do mine about every 4 months (lots of dust). But, the evedience points to once every 2 months would be better.

                                                                                      I use a 10bar compressor outside to do the dedusting, and winning.
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                                                                                      Message 12993 - Posted 16 Jun 2010 9:52:02 UTC - in response to Message 12992.

                                                                                        It's surprising how dusty the boxes get. I do mine about every 4 months (lots of dust). But, the evedience points to once every 2 months would be better.

                                                                                        I use a 10bar compressor outside to do the dedusting, and winning.


                                                                                        John having pets that shed does add to the problem. I bought a compressor a few years ago and use it for exactly the same thing but do not have my pc's on a schedule.

                                                                                        Keith I too use fake plastic whiskey looking barrels.

                                                                                        It is raining this morning, I wonder if my new furnace guy is going to come? I have a company that every time they come tries to sell me something. I was talking to my neighbor and he said that the company he used did not do that, they are scheduled to come out this morning and if I like them I will cancel the old company. I have a contract with the old company but all it guarantees me is a $13.00 a month credit card charge and a hassle every time I call them. The very first time they came out they sold me a capacitor for my heat pump for when the power goes out and comes back on. Apparently it helps start it up so the load is less. Anyway every guy that came after that has tried to sell me a capacitor! The last guy did that and I was so tired of telling them I already had one I said 'show me where it goes', he opened the cover on the outside part and said 'oh you already have one' and I said 'you really looked didn't you!' Obviously he didn't oil it either because that involves taking the cover off!!!

                                                                                        Swiftmallard be careful vacuuming because static electricity can build up and short out your pc! That is why most people use compressed air to blow it out instead. Most older vacuums can be switched to blow instead, but I have not seen that on the newer ones. A shop vac of course can do both.

                                                                                        All this means I am now WINNING!!

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                                                                                        Message 12995 - Posted 16 Jun 2010 14:14:47 UTC

                                                                                          3 of my 4 dogs (1 per PC) don't shed hair, but need washing and stripping about every 8 - 10 weeks. The other does lose hair, but is less than I thought (from previous experience from a similar breed) years ago. Anyway Poppy does not visit the office very much.

                                                                                          As a result I can claim a win.

                                                                                          What sort of ATI cards are the 2 new ones? 2 x HD5970's to give an increase of RAC about 400K each?
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                                                                                          Message 12996 - Posted 16 Jun 2010 20:21:15 UTC

                                                                                            All is calm here. Around 81F Today. It rained lightly this morning after I got to work so i didn't get wet. The the sun came out, now its clouding up again. The things you can see when you have an office with a view. By the way my window is 6 spaces as wide as a door and that tall, plus another section of windows above that level. Lots of scenery passes by.

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                                                                                            Message 12997 - Posted 16 Jun 2010 21:17:33 UTC - in response to Message 12988.

                                                                                              I pulled the cover off my quad system and blew the dust out of the cpu heatsink. The temps went from 162F down to 145F almost immediately!WINNING!!!

                                                                                              I know this sounds naive, but did you shut down before you blew out the system, or did you just remove the cover?

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                                                                                              Message 12998 - Posted 16 Jun 2010 21:32:05 UTC - in response to Message 12995.

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                                                                                                3 of my 4 dogs (1 per PC) don't shed hair, but need washing and stripping about every 8 - 10 weeks. The other does lose hair, but is less than I thought (from previous experience from a similar breed) years ago. Anyway Poppy does not visit the office very much.

                                                                                                As a result I can claim a win.

                                                                                                What sort of ATI cards are the 2 new ones? 2 x HD5970's to give an increase of RAC about 400K each?


                                                                                                Nice choice in dogs then!!

                                                                                                As for the gpu's I bought an AGP 4650 for my server, which it turns out won't work because ATI does not make Server software! It comes up just fine but no software will isntall so Boinc won't see it meaning no crunchin with it. And I bought a 5550 which I am getting ready to install right now. No 5970's for me, waaaaaay too much money!!

                                                                                                Winning!

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                                                                                                Message 12999 - Posted 16 Jun 2010 23:19:25 UTC

                                                                                                  I use vacuums to dust mine out.

                                                                                                  At work i've got an old electrolux bullet shaped unit with an automatic retracing cord. it has a suck and blow hole. so i jsut put the hose in the blow end. of kourse i turn the komputers off and disconnect all kables. But then also i use an upright vacumming with a hose attachment on suck. so one blows and the other sucks up msot of the dust. i only use plastic attachments on the end of the hose and i have an extra hose from an old vac i also use on one vac to give me extra length. i kould take them outside but them i've got to move the komputa, vacs out there andf alos get a long extension kord. to much to lug around so i just do it inside. with the one on suck it does a pretty good job of sucking up what i blow out, i jsut work slow and hold it to ketch the dust.

                                                                                                  At home i've got an upright and i kan stick the hose in the blow hole which is under the exhaust filter. it doesn't fit perfectly but well enough. I then do them near the winder where i got a big fan that sucks, and blows the dust out the winder or i use a second older vac that still sucks through the hose but the other part is broke. old junk can sometimes still be useful even if it only half works. Again i have another old hose from some older vac

                                                                                                  i try to do mine twice or four times a year.

                                                                                                  At home now being they are krated and have good konstant air flow they kollect very little dust. there is just no time for it to settle anywhere.

                                                                                                  At work when i dusted out my units this last weekend, a lot came out. We live at the beach, a very dusty area since it is always windy kicking up beach dust, fine sand. Also i work in the shipping room and have four paper shredders which generate more dust. Actually the grinding does not kick up the dust, its when i use the shreddies as packing material it flies around. A lot came out, some big gum ball size globs, but there was not enough buildup anywhere to cause any slow down or temp problems. I think the cpu koolers with the bigger fan blowing on the cpu keeps it from settling there. I didn't notice any change in reported temps, maybe a degree F or two, but nothing noticible as reported from cpuz when i restarted them.

                                                                                                  I have in the past burnt up a hard drive, i suspect because it had too much dust on it. But that was over 13 years ago, before im oved here, when komputas waz power monsters, i think it was a 5.25 inch half hight size back then.

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                                                                                                  Message 13000 - Posted 16 Jun 2010 23:25:13 UTC

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                                                                                                    One of my 2 servers is a dual P3 on a Supermicro PCI server board, and nearly 10 years old now. I can use low, and have 2, riser PCI nVidia 9500 GT cards. But I cannot get the system to see them as they seem to clash with the RAID-1 mirror when booting up. One day I will resolve this and get them CUDA crunching.

                                                                                                    My other server is on a dual Prestonia Xeon system using an Intel server board, and over 6 years old. I am actively crunching both Milkyway and Collatz (when the servers are available). This makes use of an AGP HD3850.

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                                                                                                    Message 13001 - Posted 16 Jun 2010 23:57:04 UTC - in response to Message 13000.

                                                                                                      One of my 2 servers is a dual P3 on a Supermicro PCI server board, and nearly 10 years old now. I can use low, and have 2, riser PCI nVidia 9500 GT cards. But I cannot get the system to see them as they seem to clash with the RAID-1 mirror when booting up. One day I will resolve this and get them CUDA crunching.

                                                                                                      My other server is on a dual Prestonia Xeon system using an Intel server board, and over 6 years old. I am actively crunching both Milkyway and Collatz (when the servers are available). This makes use of an AGP HD3850.

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                                                                                                      ATI JUST released brand new drivers, so tomorrow I will start again! The 5550 card did not work either!! It kept blue screening on a driver problem and the net said to use the newest drivers, I was until newer ones JUST got released!!

                                                                                                      I am winning but only because I am posting last!

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                                                                                                      Message 13002 - Posted 17 Jun 2010 1:22:52 UTC - in response to Message 12997.

                                                                                                        I pulled the cover off my quad system and blew the dust out of the cpu heatsink. The temps went from 162F down to 145F almost immediately!WINNING!!!

                                                                                                        I know this sounds naive, but did you shut down before you blew out the system, or did you just remove the cover?


                                                                                                        Since I supposedly know what I'm doing (...don't try this at home...I'm an "expert"...ha!), I just removed the cover and pointed the straw from the can of air at the fins of the heatsink and blew it out. Need to be extra careful doing that on the cpu heatsink. If you try to blow thru the fan you might cause it to stop (temporarily or not???) or overspeed and that could be trouble.

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                                                                                                        Message 13003 - Posted 17 Jun 2010 10:12:46 UTC - in response to Message 13002.

                                                                                                          I pulled the cover off my quad system and blew the dust out of the cpu heatsink. The temps went from 162F down to 145F almost immediately!WINNING!!!

                                                                                                          I know this sounds naive, but did you shut down before you blew out the system, or did you just remove the cover?


                                                                                                          Since I supposedly know what I'm doing (...don't try this at home...I'm an "expert"...ha!), I just removed the cover and pointed the straw from the can of air at the fins of the heatsink and blew it out. Need to be extra careful doing that on the cpu heatsink. If you try to blow thru the fan you might cause it to stop (temporarily or not???) or overspeed and that could be trouble.


                                                                                                          Yes you have to be careful doing anything while the pc is still running!

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                                                                                                          Message 13004 - Posted 17 Jun 2010 10:51:06 UTC - in response to Message 13003.


                                                                                                            Yes you have to be careful doing anything while the pc is still running!

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                                                                                                            That goes double when using any Windoze software. :^)

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                                                                                                            Message 13005 - Posted 17 Jun 2010 16:42:50 UTC

                                                                                                              I'm test driving Google Chrome. Been using Firefox so far, but Chrome seems way faster, at least on my system.
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                                                                                                              Message 13006 - Posted 17 Jun 2010 17:10:29 UTC - in response to Message 13005.

                                                                                                                I'm test driving Google Chrome. Been using Firefox so far, but Chrome seems way faster, at least on my system.


                                                                                                                My older son uses Chrome exclusively but I have only used it for a frew minutes. I use Firefox mostly but do use IE8 on some of my Win7 machines.

                                                                                                                I am reinstalling Windows on a machine so I can put my AGP ATI 4650 in it. I am 30 minutes from finishing according to Windows. Of course it will then need a thousand updates before I am done. But like the song 'time is on my side'!

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                                                                                                                Message 13007 - Posted 17 Jun 2010 17:56:54 UTC

                                                                                                                  Almost done moving and settling in and arranging stuff.

                                                                                                                  I've got one small cabinet of some stuff to go through and move.

                                                                                                                  Then what is left is some old equipment which will probally all go into recycling. I don't have room to keep it. It makes nice antiques for the kollection but theres no room here and no room in my garage at home either.

                                                                                                                  I just snapped my knee moving an old unit. That means pain, but only when it bends with weight on it, so i got to stand up a while. I have to rest it now. No more moving junk today. Yeah i'm falling apart, have been for years. My knees are torn up from bycycling when i was younger. Then i inured my back on the job once or twice. It gets better but once and a while it acts up again. I can't work on my kar engie without it hurting and sometimes whiel doing dishes it hurts, just that little bend over makes it hurt after a while, but its fine if i'm sitting or stand up straight. And my left wrist comes and goes too. It's fine now, i'm surprised i didn't starin it moving all this stuff.

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                                                                                                                  Message 13008 - Posted 17 Jun 2010 19:06:21 UTC

                                                                                                                    It looks like this batch of test WUs is winding down.

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                                                                                                                    Message 13009 - Posted 17 Jun 2010 19:27:46 UTC - in response to Message 13008.

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                                                                                                                      It looks like this batch of test WUs is winding down.


                                                                                                                      I still have a few left but am plowing right thru them. Mine will all be gone soon.

                                                                                                                      Keith YOU are getting old!

                                                                                                                      I got the AGP ATI 4650 card working on the XP machine!! I download 71 Windows updates and I had to install the ATI software twice but it got seen by Boinc and both cpu and gpu units downloaded perfectly!! Boinc is now shutdown AGAIN because Windows XP SP3 is installing and it takes so long all by itself I didn't want Boinc to be slowing it down.

                                                                                                                      I am DEFINITELY WINNING now!! WOO HOO!!!

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                                                                                                                      Message 13010 - Posted 17 Jun 2010 21:29:44 UTC - in response to Message 13009.

                                                                                                                        [quote]It looks like this batch of test WUs is winding down.


                                                                                                                        I still have a few left but am plowing right thru them. Mine will all be gone soon.

                                                                                                                        Keith YOU are getting old!

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                                                                                                                        Gee thanks, with remarks like that you're surely not going to win this game.

                                                                                                                        I know i'm getting old, at least my body is, my mind still thinks i'm 21 as I havn't had a birthday since then. Oh wait, there was one by my kayak klub, so i guess i'm 22 now. But i've had these injuries a long time. My knees go back to when i was under 18. My back was hurt sometime in my upper 20's. The wrist took a while to develop a problem but its been there 15 years or more. it comes and goes. Oh did i also mention i broke my fore finger on my left hand once long ago. its mostly straight. That doesn't help as i have poor grip in that hand. If i krack my nuckles, i can't usually do that one, although I remember doing it once in the last 10 years. it just won't pop like the others.

                                                                                                                        Actually todays pains have little to do with age, its more the fact that i became too much of a desk jockey. That is also one more reason i wanted to move out of the back area. As now i have a reason to walk around and stand up when i'm helping kustomers.

                                                                                                                        i need to go out and water the veggies again, then i'll take a knap.

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                                                                                                                        Message 13011 - Posted 17 Jun 2010 22:53:48 UTC

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                                                                                                                          I'm out. Hit 90K though.

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                                                                                                                          Message 13012 - Posted 17 Jun 2010 23:28:46 UTC

                                                                                                                            My kruncher just died. The one i was having problems with and had changed the mobo and memory. I had just watchedd part of a dvd, then stopped that and walked away and it rebooted and acted like there was no ahrd drive. I turned it off after the third reboot told me to insert a boot device. It will stay off a while, but that also means my gpu won't be a krunchin'. I'll fool with it on saturday. maybe that reinstall of winderz will come sooner than planned.

                                                                                                                            For now sleep is in the immediate future.

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                                                                                                                            Message 13013 - Posted 17 Jun 2010 23:59:18 UTC

                                                                                                                              Nasty thunderstorms, tornadoes and tennis ball(!) size hail bearing down on me. A couple people just northwest of me got killed. I'm gonna shut down for the evening.
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                                                                                                                              Message 13014 - Posted 18 Jun 2010 9:06:30 UTC

                                                                                                                                Lots off dead tree branches came down, but nothing worse. The storm cell that hit me looked terrible during the approach.

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                                                                                                                                Message 13015 - Posted 18 Jun 2010 11:03:07 UTC - in response to Message 13014.

                                                                                                                                  Lots off dead tree branches came down, but nothing worse. The storm cell that hit me looked terrible during the approach.


                                                                                                                                  Radio weather says all that stuff should dissipate before it reaches me. Today's forecast is for sunny and near 90F temps. Same for tomorrow, but slightly cooler for Father's day.

                                                                                                                                  My quad system is idle--out of work. It still crashes running E@H. I'm going to restore my C: drive from the backup I made just after I did my reinstall, then do a full rebuild of BOINC; cleaning out all existing files and starting from scratch. I suspect my gpu card is having issues as well so I'll pull it out and reseat it and give the fan a good cleaning.

                                                                                                                                  WINNING...if I could get a few WUs.

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                                                                                                                                  Message 13016 - Posted 18 Jun 2010 11:06:40 UTC - in response to Message 13014.

                                                                                                                                    Lots off dead tree branches came down, but nothing worse. The storm cell that hit me looked terrible during the approach.


                                                                                                                                    My local news pointed all that out and I am glad it turned out to be nothing for you!!

                                                                                                                                    Keith I was teasing, I hope you knew that!! I too am getting old, I am 57 1/2 years old now and take a handful of pills everyday! I also take a Vicodin every day because of the wear and tear of being a firefighter for parts of 4 decades did to me. I am 6 feet tall and weighed 200 lbs when I was as skinny as a rail, which was almost never! Normally I weighed in the 225 to 250 range and when a couple of Washington Redskins football players moved into a place across the street from one of the fire stations I was working at, they asked me what team I played for! All that meant that I could do just about anything I wanted to and often got the jobs carrying the big, heavy stuff by my self. I am now paying for it, I retired because of 2 foot surgeries, one on each foot but my ankles, knees, hips, back, elbows and shoulders are in a fairly constant state of imminent pain. If I do the wrong thing a whole lot of me just hurts! I am not complaining, life was good and I had alot of fun and for the most part loved going to work every day! I am just paying the piper now, getting old is not fun!!

                                                                                                                                    Keith I hope you get your cruncher back up and running soon!

                                                                                                                                    I am now WINNING!

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                                                                                                                                    Message 13017 - Posted 18 Jun 2010 14:25:25 UTC

                                                                                                                                      Winning, while I try and keep ahead of Mikey.
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                                                                                                                                      Message 13018 - Posted 18 Jun 2010 20:16:00 UTC - in response to Message 13017.

                                                                                                                                        Winning, while I try and keep ahead of Mikey.


                                                                                                                                        One new ATI gpu up and running and I am now just waiting for an Nvidia card to finish its work so I can install the next one. The first is already giving out more than 2,500 RAC on its own, and it has only been running for 24 hours! It should get up near 20,000 or so per day when it is running full speed. I am gaining on you John, and doing it at a faster rate today than yesterday!
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                                                                                                                                        Message 13019 - Posted 18 Jun 2010 21:04:30 UTC

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                                                                                                                                          Message 13020 - Posted 18 Jun 2010 21:09:07 UTC

                                                                                                                                            Winning with a whiskey in my hand!

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                                                                                                                                            Message 13021 - Posted 19 Jun 2010 0:55:36 UTC

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                                                                                                                                              Oh boy! Looks like I'm gonna get thumped on tonight. Weather radar shows a nasty area of thunderstorms covering the western half of Michigan's lower peninsula and reaching halfway down the length of Indiana. The eastern edge of the storm looks to be only one to two hours away.

                                                                                                                                              [edit]correction: an updated radar map looks to be less than one hr away.[/edit]

                                                                                                                                              But if I batten down the hatches, I can still be...

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                                                                                                                                              Message 13022 - Posted 19 Jun 2010 8:40:10 UTC

                                                                                                                                                Looks like you did all night.

                                                                                                                                                Did your area get wet, or are you still waiting?
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                                                                                                                                                Message 13023 - Posted 19 Jun 2010 10:03:51 UTC - in response to Message 13022.

                                                                                                                                                  Looks like you did all night.

                                                                                                                                                  Did your area get wet, or are you still waiting?


                                                                                                                                                  I don't know but my area is dry and my windows are open for now, it is supposed to get up to 90F later on today. I am going to another baseball game tonight so it figures it will be roasty toasty today!!

                                                                                                                                                  I am now WINNING while you guys snooze!

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                                                                                                                                                  Message 13025 - Posted 19 Jun 2010 10:55:06 UTC

                                                                                                                                                    Good Early Morning,

                                                                                                                                                    Today is feeding day, all the planties need some blue stuff again. I use some that mixes with the water, whatever i can find on sale cheap. I do this every two weeks, seems like i jsut did it a few days ago, not two weeks. I split it up though sometimes. One day i'll do all the outdoorzies and the next day all the indoorzies.

                                                                                                                                                    Checking the forkast we have 5 days of partly kloudy. They did not even try to estimate a chance of rain.

                                                                                                                                                    I was out looking over the garden. I've didn't put much in the ground. I did put some regular white p'taters in the ground and some in pots. I don't water the ground ones but once or twice a week, not like i water all the potted veggies daily. They look, at least the plant part, as good as the pot ones. I've got some flowers in the ground too that seem to be doing well. It surprise me as there has been so little rain, but then again we are only 1 inch above sea level here. so the water table is pretty high.

                                                                                                                                                    I might work on that kompua some today. I think it is winderz that died. I kan power it on, get into bios setup, so memory, cpu and video work. When it tries to boot up winderz starts to load, about 2.5 time that bar rolls by and then it dies, a bsod flashes up for 1ms so it is impossible to see what the error is. After 15 tries all i got was one word 'advanced' out of it. Too hard to focus and get anything and trying to press 'pause' never did any good. I did discover it had a resore partition on the drive, but i never made up a cd to boot it. They had some weird way to access it. i don't think i can make one now. I might do jsut as well and try to start over. At this point nothin is lost, i got any good data off it and ahve a kopy of the 'my documents' i wanted to go through and double kheck. i kan plug the drive into a usb adapter i got and see if i kan save boinc off of it, at least the data directory so i kan restore it and all my settings after i rebuild this rig.

                                                                                                                                                    My otrher two komputa have a restore partition, but it is defined as a drive letter, i renamed it to "R:" and i think there is an restore program in the menus somewhere to access it. If you try to view drive R , it tells you its locked. so you can't wipe it out or overwrite someting. A good thing for novices. I see a program in the start-up that does that, but i didn't remvoe it. By naming it R for Restore, i remember better what it is when i view my komputa.

                                                                                                                                                    Then there is the other dead komputa. I forget now even what waz wrong with it.

                                                                                                                                                    I think i'll just leave those until the fall. I'm kind of tired of werkin' on these things, between w&*k and here and any friends that bug me.

                                                                                                                                                    I've got to go to recycling today, the kar is loaded with some old komputas. There were 3 486/33's and some older ones, 386 and 286 maybe one is 12MHz. They have 'dos' on them and the 33 stands for 33MHz, NOT G. One was our server so it has novell netware. They were the best money could buy when we bought them. I kind of liked them as they had EISA buses. These were different from the ISA bus in that the kards plugged in identifed themselves and interrupts and memory and ports kould be set by the bios into flash ram or eeprom on the board. this resolved konflicts before you loaded the os. This was early plug-n-play, although they didn't kall it that. With ISA you had to konfigure this by jumperz on the hardware which meant power off and opening up the unit. This eventually phased out and became or was taken over by PCI. I see one rig has 8 memory slots, My guess though is that would give me a max of about 8 Meg. And the things weigh a ton. the 386 is even heavier. Must be all that lead in the kases. Very little plastic on these babies. I think for a hard drive the server had twin 345Meg SCSI drive. One primary and one backup. The work stations kould boot off a floppy so they didn't need hard drives.

                                                                                                                                                    I wonder if they even still power up, i hadn't tried since at least 1997 when we moved here. We bought something else but we brought these with us. I kept them because i was sentimental at the time. At this point i don't think i'll miss them.

                                                                                                                                                    I remember that kompua we first bought when we moved here. Kan't think of the speed at the moment, but it must have been a pentium I. That one is in the recycle pile too. I though it was fast back then, but after a while my spreadsheet was very slow. When we upgraded to something else, i wondered how i even got through the day as it was like 10 times as kwick qand now were 100 times kwicker, at least. I first used the internet that year, 1997, i remember trying to search for some rare part, and found it, to my bosses amazement, and mine. Before that i had not used it even though it had been around a short while.

                                                                                                                                                    In my kleaning and moving I also found a kopy of windows 3.1 on six 3.5in disks.

                                                                                                                                                    This brings back some memories for me. When we bought these 486's, i had to set up the netware, i took the units home, laid them out in my living room and went to it, reading a BOOK and figuring out how to install it, set it up and get the system going.

                                                                                                                                                    Back then we had to manually konfigure hardware and drivers. I named my server 'Deep Space Nine' and the attached work stations i named after ships of the fleet. Mine was the 'USS Galaxy', a pair of 286's were the 'USS Monitor' and 'USS Merimac' as they were the oldest we had still running, like old ironklads. I had a list of all the registry numbers, the faster the cpu, the higher the number i gave it and i divided the 486's, 386's and 286's into different klasses. I forget the rest at this point. Things were fun back then.

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                                                                                                                                                    Message 13026 - Posted 19 Jun 2010 11:47:44 UTC - in response to Message 13023.

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                                                                                                                                                      Looks like you did all night.

                                                                                                                                                      Did your area get wet, or are you still waiting?


                                                                                                                                                      I don't know but my area is dry and my windows are open for now, it is supposed to get up to 90F later on today. I am going to another baseball game tonight so it figures it will be roasty toasty today!!

                                                                                                                                                      I am now WINNING while you guys snooze!


                                                                                                                                                      I survived...

                                                                                                                                                      I got up and surveyed the damage. I may or may not post a pic(s).

                                                                                                                                                      Lots of small branches, twigs and leaves all over the place. I went in the backyard and looked at the deck. Uh-oh...the patio table and a couple of chairs are knocked all over the place. But where is the table umbrella?

                                                                                                                                                      Oh! THERE it is...upside down in the shallow end of the pool!

                                                                                                                                                      I had to reach in, crank the top down (it was left up yesterday afternoon), and then drag it over the side of the pool by grabbing the pole on the top of the umbrella. Then, dripping and splashing, I put it back in the hole in the patio table.

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                                                                                                                                                      Message 13027 - Posted 19 Jun 2010 12:13:00 UTC

                                                                                                                                                        Good to hear you survived.

                                                                                                                                                        I'm staying indoors. After feeding the plants, I decided to measure out my buckets. It klose but not 100% accurate. I used a 2 kwart kontainer, so every 2 kwarts I put a mark on the first bucket. Then I emptied that one two kwarts at a time into the other bucket so i kould mark it while double khecking the first. I didn't exaclty ahve two kwarts each time, but it was klose to the line, above or below. So the big buckets a 6 Gallons, Then I've got a 5 Gallons and a 3.5 Gallon Bucket. They kome from recycling where other people drop rthem off, they are like pool khemicals, but rater in pounds so I kould not tell how many gallons they hold. The 6 G buckets weight 50 pounds when full. I kan lift that much but when karring two up or down the stairs, it gets a bit much. I don't karry those up and down the stairs any more.

                                                                                                                                                        Oh, so why am I staying insdie. I got bit by a deer fly twice and then by two skeeterz. all of which won't bite anything else because they got flattened by my hand. I've never had deer flies on the porch.

                                                                                                                                                        Keep trying to win, we're getting kloser every day.

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                                                                                                                                                        Message 13028 - Posted 19 Jun 2010 16:23:22 UTC

                                                                                                                                                          Here's a good one, over at amazon. They can save your printer model, so that when you look up ink cartridges, it tells you if that cartridge fits.

                                                                                                                                                          So for instance i'm told the #82 Black fits my X5150. alos #82 Colro fits my X5150. But the combo pack of #82 and #83 it tells me won't fit. What a hoot.

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                                                                                                                                                          So today's project, beside being totally blasted before noon is to put taps on my kegs. OK there water barrels. Also i've been saying the wrong volume, they are marked and it looks liek 35 Gallons not 55. I just remembered wrong. I'll fill on up with 5G buckets and double check. Anyay the project requires me to drill awhole. Not difficult but most of my tools are packed away still in moving boxes from 1997. So I had to use my backup tools. I've got some drill bits with hex ends on them that fit my manual crew drivers, just like a screw bit. But i'm only drilling into plastic, so it takes about 6 turns and i'm done. Then i ream out the hole to the size of the peice i'm using as a tap. Taht is actually harder as i have to be sure not to ream out too much. Takes about 5 minutes. Got two of the threee done. Then i stick in the tap, it is one of those hose adapters i have and seal it with clear silicone. Then when it dries i have a valve that screws on to that peice and my hoses will plug in. Not that this does me any good because we've had no rain to speak of in 3 months.

                                                                                                                                                          Speaking of silicone, i fianlly fixed my kar leak. I found that the whole strip done the side of the windshield was loose. You could not see it, but when it rained ahrd, it forced water under it. I bought this marine saltwaterprrof silicone. It costa bout 3 times as much as regular household stuff. But i sealed the area i patched and down along that whole strip and ahven't seen water in my kar since, not that it has rained much, but a kouple of times it briefly rained hard and no water. So that is the same stuff i used to seal the fitting in the keg.

                                                                                                                                                          Someone kount the spe3lling errors so i know how drunk i am. Usually my reflexes get bettter the more i drink. I use to hang out at this bar, that had these video machines. The manager would sit there all day long palying the thing. Then i came along and every game got better and pushed him off the screen. The more i drank the faster i could play. He could not even keep up with my hand movements and he wasn't drinkin'. drove him nuts. It was a majong game where you match up the pairs of tiles around the edges to reduce the pile and was a touchscreen game. I'm not sure what was more fun, playing the game or beating the manager. either way i was WINNING. I kan tell i'm actually typing fasster than normal.

                                                                                                                                                          Dang, its only noon and i started a little before beer-thrirty.

                                                                                                                                                          Time to go out and tap that third keg, then do some weeding and hope no more flies kome to bite me. With SoCo in me, my blood probally isn't appealing to them.

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                                                                                                                                                          Message 13030 - Posted 20 Jun 2010 8:01:33 UTC

                                                                                                                                                            Ooops!

                                                                                                                                                            It's Sunday morning and winning?
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                                                                                                                                                            Message 13031 - Posted 20 Jun 2010 8:01:34 UTC

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                                                                                                                                                              Double post - sorry!

                                                                                                                                                              You can tell I am really still asleep
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                                                                                                                                                              Message 13033 - Posted 20 Jun 2010 11:58:01 UTC - in response to Message 13030.

                                                                                                                                                                Ooops!

                                                                                                                                                                It's Sunday morning and winning?


                                                                                                                                                                It is Sunday morning here too! How about that, I MUST be WINNING!!

                                                                                                                                                                Keith I hope you wiped or drilled holes in those old hard drives, you wouldn't want any data to get in the wrong hands, even old, old, old data. A hammer would work too, just smash the heck out of them and they are worthless except to someone with more money than common sense!

                                                                                                                                                                I had to chase a squirrel off my deck again yesterday, he was just a young one though and I scared him pretty good and I am not sure he will come back. My tomatoes are now over 7 feet tall, no red ones yet though. My hot peppers are over 2 feet tall and still have lots of flowers and still teeny tiny little peppers on them. I found more holes in the ground where the chipmunks are living, time to pour some gasoline down the holes today!

                                                                                                                                                                I went to the game last night and several players are new, seems the guys we got used to seeing got promoted to a higher level. I guess that is a good thing. The local guys still won last night but they wee playing the last place team, so it doesn't mean as much as it should have. We are in the Carolina League and there are 2 groups, the Northern and Southern. We are in the Northern group and in 3rd place. Last night they played the Lynchburg Hillcats and they are in last place in the Southern group. Here is the stats page if you are interested http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=l_sta&lid=122&period=h1&sid=t436

                                                                                                                                                                The owner of the team is the first base coach, pretty cool. He also bought a new scoreboard at a cost of half a million dollars and after some tense negotiations got it installed. Seems the park they play at is owned by the local County and not the Team. So the County said thanks for donating the new scoreboard, the owner said NO I want a new place to play and I want to take the new scoreboard with me when it happens. The County said no way! Well it seems in the end the scoreboard went up and if they get a new stadium it will go with the Team to it. But there are no current plans to build a new stadium. There were plans before the recession but they are on hold with nothing even on the horizon of it happening anytime soon!! The new scoreboard is VERY NICE!! About once every other month they have a Scout Night where the local Scouts, Boy and Girl, come in and get to watch the game and then afterward camp out overnight on the field and watch a movie on the screen. It is soooo much nicer with the new scoreboard, they can actually see the movie now!!

                                                                                                                                                                The weather is supposed to be in the 90's today, tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday! Thanks Randy!!! There is supposed to be some rain on those days too, I am guessing the afternoon thunderstorm variety due to the heat.
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                                                                                                                                                                Message 13034 - Posted 20 Jun 2010 15:54:11 UTC

                                                                                                                                                                  Mikey, I never made it to recycling.

                                                                                                                                                                  I will pull the drives before i go over or i'll try to power these up for fun and see if i can erase them. But the info is so old its useless, it would only be names and addresses from 20 years ago. I'm sure everybody has moved by now. It would have phone numbers, but no secure data on those drives, we did not have credit cards or ssn numbers stored on accounts back then. We don't know either. Most of it would be like invoice numbers, items sold and balances. That would do no good as the equipment sold is no longer made, like komputas it don't last. There is only a little data, remember the drives were only 345 Meg, and 2/3rd of that was extra space. Think pre winderz bloatware.

                                                                                                                                                                  Yesterday was so beautiful, i did some lite work to give my knee and back a rest. I did some weeding, bugged the neighbor a while, all the time being out in the sun. It did not feel hot, except when i walled across the black road in my bare feet. After that i did some vine removal under a big tree. Some prickley things and another creeper that runs up trees. I tried to get as many roots as i kould, but some were in deep. When i got sort of tired i just kept kutting little shoots of and forgot about pulling up the roots. The less green leaves it has the less it has to grow by. I get rid of some every year. It's slowing going away. I never broke a sweet.

                                                                                                                                                                  Today it is a roasting, I was sweeting in the shade.

                                                                                                                                                                  I beginning testing my kegs today. I changed the name from barrels, 'cause they are now tapped. I put one at the top of the stairs, kind of under a plant. I filled it then using a hose watered some of the plants on the stairs which would be below the tap level. It flowed out really slow as there is not preasure. It works, but not well enough for a daily kwick watering. I intend it moe to ketch and store rain water and i'll drain it off as needed, maybe into a bucket. I put the taps about an inch up from the bottom, so krud kould settle and not get sucked through the hose as much.

                                                                                                                                                                  I'm also working on fixing the other two up, they fit under the stairs, but i need some kind of platform to put them on. At least a buckets height, so i kan put buckets under the taps. I though maybe if i could get some more buckets i kould turn them upside down and put the barrels on top of them.

                                                                                                                                                                  What else I kan do is run a hose from the upper keg down under the staris to the lower ones. The upper can be the ketch keg and drain into the lowers and i'll turn it off the tap when the lowers are full so it kan fill. I need some more hoses. I have a bunch of 10 foot ones, but all are in use. I needd a few more and the good thing about those is I kan konfigure them in differet ways without a lot of extra hose laying around.

                                                                                                                                                                  Another thing i thought of is getting some drip hose to put on the veggies going down the stairs and then tapping into the keg. Would work good for that, and I just turn it on a while to water all 8 at once.

                                                                                                                                                                  It's still a project under konstruction.

                                                                                                                                                                  Let me go brave the outdoors again, i'm showing 93F

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                                                                                                                                                                  Message 13035 - Posted 20 Jun 2010 23:12:24 UTC

                                                                                                                                                                    Nite Shift

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                                                                                                                                                                    Message 13036 - Posted 21 Jun 2010 1:52:44 UTC

                                                                                                                                                                      Well, I may finally have an answer to why my quad system has been giving me so much grief lately. After doing some harddrive tests and other misc. checks, I loaded up MEMTEST. It failed all over the place.

                                                                                                                                                                      I swapped the two memory sticks--no significant change.

                                                                                                                                                                      I traded out both sticks for some slower DDR2 memory and the system wouldn't boot at all...apparently they were too slow.

                                                                                                                                                                      Finally, I tried the original memory sticks one at a time. First one failed just like it had before. Second one ran through all the tests without a glitch.

                                                                                                                                                                      Now if I can just get some WUs to crunch on for a real test.

                                                                                                                                                                      Time to look into the warranty on that memory (it's fairly new) and/or head out to MicroCenter.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Message 13037 - Posted 21 Jun 2010 10:34:32 UTC - in response to Message 13034.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Mikey, I never made it to recycling.

                                                                                                                                                                        I will pull the drives before i go over or i'll try to power these up for fun and see if i can erase them. But the info is so old its useless, it would only be names and addresses from 20 years ago. I'm sure everybody has moved by now. It would have phone numbers, but no secure data on those drives, we did not have credit cards or ssn numbers stored on accounts back then. We don't know either. Most of it would be like invoice numbers, items sold and balances. That would do no good as the equipment sold is no longer made, like komputas it don't last. There is only a little data, remember the drives were only 345 Meg, and 2/3rd of that was extra space. Think pre winderz bloatware.


                                                                                                                                                                        It only takes one little piece to get to used and the company could be liable for all damages!

                                                                                                                                                                        I'm also working on fixing the other two up, they fit under the stairs, but i need some kind of platform to put them on. At least a buckets height, so i kan put buckets under the taps. I though maybe if i could get some more buckets i kould turn them upside down and put the barrels on top of them.


                                                                                                                                                                        Keith remember water weighs 8 1/3 pounds per gallon, that is alot of weight to put on some buckets. You might want to consider some cinder blocks or some very sturdy to use instead.

                                                                                                                                                                        [quote[Let me go brave the outdoors again, i'm showing 93F[/quote]

                                                                                                                                                                        It is already HOT here and it is only 6:30AM!! It is 73F going to a high around 91 or so and it is HUMID!!!

                                                                                                                                                                        Randy I hate it when memory does that! There is no reason for a solid state thing to go bad but they just do sometimes. MicroCenter shouldn't give you any problems returning it, especially since you are going to buy another!! But without a receipt it might be tougher. Now that I am not working my local MicroCenter is not as close as it was, it is now about an hour away, where as when I was working it was only 15 to 20 minutes from work!

                                                                                                                                                                        John remember I was having video card installation problems, well both are now up and running and my RAC is increasing nicely!! I ended putting both in different Windows XP machines, but they work just fine. Today my overall Boinc RAC is at 308,923 and still increasing!! If Collatz would come back online I could at least turn in my waiting credits, they have been offline now for several days! All my gpu's are now at DNETC and they are not as friendly towards Nvidia cards.

                                                                                                                                                                        That makes me the WINNER!!

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                                                                                                                                                                        Message 13038 - Posted 21 Jun 2010 11:15:46 UTC - in response to Message 13037.

                                                                                                                                                                          John remember I was having video card installation problems, well both are now up and running and my RAC is increasing nicely!! I ended putting both in different Windows XP machines, but they work just fine. Today my overall Boinc RAC is at 308,923 and still increasing!! If Collatz would come back online I could at least turn in my waiting credits, they have been offline now for several days! All my gpu's are now at DNETC and they are not as friendly towards Nvidia cards.

                                                                                                                                                                          That makes me the WINNER!!


                                                                                                                                                                          Good to hear that the GPUs are now working properly.

                                                                                                                                                                          I've swapped over all GPUs (3) to Milkyway about 7 or 8 days ago. Seems this was just in time before Collatz had further problems with their ISP. At least, before they went down, that seemed to be the story I got from Slicker's posts.

                                                                                                                                                                          I have a day's Collatz WUs on 1 GPU ready to crunch, and will have to do so soon before they go "out of date".

                                                                                                                                                                          As a result of moving to MW my RAC is slowly rising. This makes me a winner for a while.
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                                                                                                                                                                          Message 13039 - Posted 21 Jun 2010 14:46:46 UTC - in response to Message 13038.

                                                                                                                                                                            John remember I was having video card installation problems, well both are now up and running and my RAC is increasing nicely!! I ended putting both in different Windows XP machines, but they work just fine. Today my overall Boinc RAC is at 308,923 and still increasing!! If Collatz would come back online I could at least turn in my waiting credits, they have been offline now for several days! All my gpu's are now at DNETC and they are not as friendly towards Nvidia cards.

                                                                                                                                                                            That makes me the WINNER!!


                                                                                                                                                                            Good to hear that the GPUs are now working properly.

                                                                                                                                                                            I've swapped over all GPUs (3) to Milkyway about 7 or 8 days ago. Seems this was just in time before Collatz had further problems with their ISP. At least, before they went down, that seemed to be the story I got from Slicker's posts.

                                                                                                                                                                            I have a day's Collatz WUs on 1 GPU ready to crunch, and will have to do so soon before they go "out of date".

                                                                                                                                                                            As a result of moving to MW my RAC is slowly rising. This makes me a winner for a while.


                                                                                                                                                                            Yes MW gives more credits than other gpu projects but you can't crunch with your gpu there if you don't have a dual precision gpu.

                                                                                                                                                                            I am now winning!
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                                                                                                                                                                            Message 13040 - Posted 21 Jun 2010 17:55:44 UTC

                                                                                                                                                                              Mikey,

                                                                                                                                                                              I know how much water weighs as my housemate works for the water plant. He can tell you the pressure it will have on the hose too at the height the keg is mounted up on the porch. As long as it flows down hill, that is good enough for me.

                                                                                                                                                                              I figured it at 275 pounds per barrel. I'm not sure if the buckets would hold that much, but it will be aout 6 buckets to hold up the barrels. These are not really buckets like you would buy in the store made of thin plastic, these are like paint or chemical kontainers, made of heavy guage plastic strong enough for me to stand on. I'm not as heavy as a full barrel, but if I have 6 that divides the weight each holds up. Maybe I kould do 8. If they kollapse nothing lost because they are free. Cinder blocks kost money. More important will be to put so/mething in the sand so they don't sink. Sometimes they kome with lids, that would help. It's an experiment anyway and not meant to be permanant. I might almo be able to use old pallets, we had some buet someone kolelcted them all just before i kame up with this, so we got none here now. I'll ahve to wait a while for more truckload shipments to kome in, but with no sales, I see none komming.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Message 13041 - Posted 22 Jun 2010 9:21:35 UTC

                                                                                                                                                                                Well, the memory on my quad system was definitely the problem. I've now run it for more than 24 hrs w/o a WU erroring out. Of course, that's on E@H since MCN doesn't have any work right now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                Message 13042 - Posted 22 Jun 2010 10:19:13 UTC - in response to Message 13041.

                                                                                                                                                                                  I Kan't do MW, my GPU's are not that expensive.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Hot here again yesterday and today, it's now 78F at 6AM, the sun isn't even over the dune yet, and its a small dune. I Heard a thunderstorm nearby Sunday, but we got no rain at my house, not a drip.

                                                                                                                                                                                  I got my new keyboards at work yesterday. Same mini ones I ahve at home. I went in early to set them up, then encountered problems and one that had kropped up started getting worse. The mice kept autoselecting stuff when i didn't want them to. Didn't have problem before i moved. I realaized I had moved the mouse receiver from the front of the units to a hub, and during hookups, I didn't plug the hub power cords in. They work without power, but too many devices will cause weird behavior sometimes when they are unpowered. Fine for three self powered printers, but the mouse receiver gets its power only from usb. When i added the usb keyboards, for konvenience i plugged them in to at the hubs instead of going to the back of the units for either usb or ps2, things got worse until i found the problem.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Then I got into a problem with the printers, i had uninstalled or deleted printer stuff when #2 broke before and when i moved all the printers to #1 things were fine. Now that i'm using #2 again also, I kould not fax from it. Easy solution seemed to be to move one printer back. These are all-in-ones with print-fax-scan functions. Not much problem there but I had to go through the accounting software and change a bunch of settings so each station prints to the korrect printers. It's kind of weird and if a printer set in it doesn't exist, it will print to the default but that doesn't work if its a fax, it will print instead of faxing. So I had to fool with that for a while and straighten out that mess.

                                                                                                                                                                                  There was some other minor problem but it was a brain taxing day.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Now if I can just get things stabalized and figure out a rythym. It's been a hectic kouple of weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Time to get a new cell phone. The cell kompany wants to give me one and upgrade the cell plan to a cheaper plan with more features. I'll be getting a 4G Android phone. Anyone else have 4G or some kind of Android ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Message 13043 - Posted 22 Jun 2010 10:40:31 UTC - in response to Message 13042.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    I Kan't do MW, my GPU's are not that expensive.


                                                                                                                                                                                    Me either for the same reason.


                                                                                                                                                                                    Then I got into a problem with the printers, i had uninstalled or deleted printer stuff when #2 broke before and when i moved all the printers to #1 things were fine. Now that i'm using #2 again also, I kould not fax from it. Easy solution seemed to be to move one printer back. These are all-in-ones with print-fax-scan functions. Not much problem there but I had to go through the accounting software and change a bunch of settings so each station prints to the korrect printers. It's kind of weird and if a printer set in it doesn't exist, it will print to the default but that doesn't work if its a fax, it will print instead of faxing. So I had to fool with that for a while and straighten out that mess.


                                                                                                                                                                                    At my old work we used an old program that was provided to us, the whole State uses it, and it would print to the first printer on the list! It didn't make any difference which is the default, it ONLY prints to the first printer on the list!! That made it interesting when someone changed printers and there new one was no longer the first. It was a learning curve for the DIT folks and some never got it!

                                                                                                                                                                                    Time to get a new cell phone. The cell kompany wants to give me one and upgrade the cell plan to a cheaper plan with more features. I'll be getting a 4G Android phone. Anyone else have 4G or some kind of Android ?


                                                                                                                                                                                    I was going to get one because my current one, Verizon, doesn't work inside the buildings at my old work. I was going to switch providers and get a new phone at the same time. My old boss would email me stuff too and of with no cell phone coverage and no smart phone either I didn't get his messages. Now a lot of things are on hold for me, let us know how it goes though I here they are GREAT!!

                                                                                                                                                                                    Randy that is GREAT news too, glad it is all working again!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Message 13045 - Posted 22 Jun 2010 14:38:32 UTC - in response to Message 13043.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Time to get a new cell phone. The cell kompany wants to give me one and upgrade the cell plan to a cheaper plan with more features. I'll be getting a 4G Android phone. Anyone else have 4G or some kind of Android ?


                                                                                                                                                                                      I was going to get one because my current one, Verizon, doesn't work inside the buildings at my old work. I was going to switch providers and get a new phone at the same time. My old boss would email me stuff too and of with no cell phone coverage and no smart phone either I didn't get his messages. Now a lot of things are on hold for me, let us know how it goes though I here they are GREAT!!

                                                                                                                                                                                      Randy that is GREAT news too, glad it is all working again!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                      I considered getting a Smartphone/iPhone/Android...for about 3 seconds. I have absolutely no need for such a thing. My cell phone is for talking or (occasionally) texting. Nothing more.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Next project on the quad I guess, is to replace the bad memory stick. I went out to the Crucial.com website and to get an RMA they want 20-zillion numbers. Luckily, most of them are on the memory stick...which is at home, not here. Well, sooner or later I'll get the system back up to snuff. Meanwhile I'm...

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Message 13046 - Posted 22 Jun 2010 22:54:24 UTC - in response to Message 13045.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Time to get a new cell phone. The cell kompany wants to give me one and upgrade the cell plan to a cheaper plan with more features. I'll be getting a 4G Android phone. Anyone else have 4G or some kind of Android ?


                                                                                                                                                                                        I was going to get one because my current one, Verizon, doesn't work inside the buildings at my old work. I was going to switch providers and get a new phone at the same time. My old boss would email me stuff too and of with no cell phone coverage and no smart phone either I didn't get his messages. Now a lot of things are on hold for me, let us know how it goes though I here they are GREAT!!

                                                                                                                                                                                        Randy that is GREAT news too, glad it is all working again!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        I considered getting a Smartphone/iPhone/Android...for about 3 seconds. I have absolutely no need for such a thing. My cell phone is for talking or (occasionally) texting. Nothing more.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Next project on the quad I guess, is to replace the bad memory stick. I went out to the Crucial.com website and to get an RMA they want 20-zillion numbers. Luckily, most of them are on the memory stick...which is at home, not here. Well, sooner or later I'll get the system back up to snuff. Meanwhile I'm...

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Yeah Crucial was the ones I had blow recently, the one at work and the 2 at home. I had problems getting into my accounts so I called but they failed to email me the rma, i had to call or email again. then when my home ones blew I just filled out the contact customer service form and told them the info instead of filling out the rma form I could not access on my account. They did email me rma numbers. They did replace at no charge all the ram sticks, but contacting them was not smooth and i stil l cannot get into my accounts. One account i could access, the other i could not. I told them and they reset the wrong account and stuck my home email address on it, now i can;t get into either. I think they lost a customer because i'm tired of trying to expalon it in black and white. Since I now have my spares in the systems, I think i leqave them and keep the crucial rams as my spares. The lifetime warranty is nice but this has been a pain to deal with.

                                                                                                                                                                                        As for a new phone, I don't really need one, but new features are kool.

                                                                                                                                                                                        My kurrent phone has a low res kamera. My old one had a better kamaera and my digital kamera was better, but it eats batteries in less than a day, even off. So I don't take a lot of pictures, but I could with a better kamera and the new one is four times better than anything i got, but why carry a phone and a kamera. Also I can use it at work for my internet sales as i need good photos of product.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Next there's the wi-fi link. I could use that when traveling to konnect my netbook via wi-fi to the net through the phone. When i visit my parents they still only have dial-up, no place for me to jack in or connect. Problem solved there.

                                                                                                                                                                                        I also like the apps feature. I can put some on my kurrent phone but its got a small screen. There's one i could make use of from my bank, but its only avaialble on iphone or android, which i don't have.

                                                                                                                                                                                        I do a lot of message receiving with my kurrent phone and to set reminders with alarms. I don't own any watches anymore, i just use the phone.

                                                                                                                                                                                        It has built in GPS with maps and directions. Kan't get lost and no need to buy a another gps or karry one. it's all in one small device.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Then there's a bunch of kool stuff to play with, nice extras. Maybe stuff like speech to text. Would be kool for message board surfing and replies. maybe i can announce the new winner that way.

                                                                                                                                                                                        It does about everything but make koffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Message 13047 - Posted 23 Jun 2010 10:47:40 UTC

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Message 13048 - Posted 23 Jun 2010 11:20:34 UTC - in response to Message 13047.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Morning shift on deck and...

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks for announcing me as the winner this morning!

                                                                                                                                                                                            John my RAC is up to 319,138 this morning, although I did 380,259 yesterday.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Keith I am knocking on wood here but over the years I have bought lots of different kinds of memory and only 1 stick has gone bad. I still have it and should throw it away but I just haven't. Yes it is crucial memory but no I don't have the receipt so no it can't be replaced under warranty. Now when I buy stuff I keep the receipts, but back then I did not. I have had other peoples memory go bad on them and I ended up buying new stuff and replacing it for them though, we usually upgraded the total size of the ram at the same time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Message 13049 - Posted 23 Jun 2010 12:41:21 UTC - in response to Message 13048.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Morning shift on deck and...

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks for announcing me as the winner this morning!

                                                                                                                                                                                              John my RAC is up to 319,138 this morning, although I did 380,259 yesterday.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Keith I am knocking on wood here but over the years I have bought lots of different kinds of memory and only 1 stick has gone bad. I still have it and should throw it away but I just haven't. Yes it is crucial memory but no I don't have the receipt so no it can't be replaced under warranty. Now when I buy stuff I keep the receipts, but back then I did not. I have had other peoples memory go bad on them and I ended up buying new stuff and replacing it for them though, we usually upgraded the total size of the ram at the same time.

                                                                                                                                                                                              I bought mine direct so they had a record on the internet, sort of, if they did not mix up my email addresses so i could log in.

                                                                                                                                                                                              As far as receipts I now keep digital copies of everything. I have paper copies of a lot of old stuff, and I mean back into the 80's. One thing I'm trying, slowly, Is to scan some of those, make sure the item is in a database and then recycle the paper. It makes it easier to find digital copies, takes up less space in the kloset and is not as much of a fire hazard. So its a win-win-win situation.

                                                                                                                                                                                              On to the next problems.

                                                                                                                                                                                              I broke my new tap on my keg, sort of, it broke loose some and leaks. In my test i filled it to check for leaks, but i had no hose to attach to drain it so i used a watering wand which i had the kwick kouplers on so it fit the tap and gave enough length to put a short bucket on the stair below it, but the tap wiggled some and i kracked the adhesive, so now it leaks. More sealant needed now that i got it drain and drying off. I'll get it right one day. I've got to order some more short hoses and the ones I got last time werre 15 feet. I'll get some more of those, they are about 10 bucks each. They are easier to lug around than a 50 footer when I only need to go a short distance. I orginally bought 5 and used all in my konstruction to get water up to my deck and then back to the garden. One was suppsoe to be a spare, but I ended up using all of them and could use more length, so I'll get one for the barrel and a kouple more spares.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Next is my new keyboards at work here. I had problems with the mice acting up when i plugged the receiver into the hub or the hub on the hub. At home same setup works fine and never a mistype or mouse problem. Here every once and a while this keyboard would kick into repeat some odd key, like if i pressed 0 it repeated ssssssssssss until i hit backspace. Other weirdities too and typos, letters or numbers my fingers were not even klose too. I was worried about it overtyping some data and me not ketching it or adding extra numbers to invoices, both things that are not good.

                                                                                                                                                                                              So this morning i changed out the hubs on the two systems to a different brand four porter. So far typing this message it hasn't goofed up yet, other than my normal typo's because i'm still not 100% use to these and my new layout. I went back to my original plan for neat arrangement. the hub plugs in the back of the komputa. Into that I have 1 or 2 printers of the 3 depending on system. Then also is a mini numeric keypad with 2 ports. I then plug the usb keyboard into the keypad and the mouse receiver into the keypad, so there are less wires running across the desk and the receiver is klose to the mouse for good reception. Remember this is an electronics shop and interferrance can be a problem sometimes with all the gadgets we got. So we'll see how the day goes on if it was the hubs causing the problem. Things worked better when i didn't have the chain of things set up, but i didn't like the arrangement of kables or used ports. And like I said an almost identical setup at home, never caused an error, only difference being the hub brand and komputa, the keypads and keyboards are the same brands.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Well time to begin some work.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Still looking for a winner, keep trying.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Message 13050 - Posted 23 Jun 2010 20:03:20 UTC

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Message 13051 - Posted 23 Jun 2010 21:23:32 UTC - in response to Message 13050.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Poke then BUMP


                                                                                                                                                                                                  John you KNOW what happens when you poke people! My RAC right now is up to 322,331!!! That is up 4,000 just from this morning!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Keith you know it is summer time and alot of people are throwing stuff out, you should be able to find some old hoses in the trash around town, cut them to length and put your own ends on cheaper than 10 bucks per hose! Those ends are easy to use and cheap!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Message 13052 - Posted 23 Jun 2010 21:47:34 UTC - in response to Message 13051.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    John you KNOW what happens when you poke people! My RAC right now is up to 322,331!!! That is up 4,000 just from this morning!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Keith you know it is summer time and alot of people are throwing stuff out, you should be able to find some old hoses in the trash around town, cut them to length and put your own ends on cheaper than 10 bucks per hose! Those ends are easy to use and cheap!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Unfortunately digging through peoples trash is not my style. We ahve clsoed bins you roll out roadside, so you can't see whats in them. Nothing can be left roadside except a week in April and A Week in October. It's not worth it to me to scrounge for these things. If we lived in a big city, maybe, but out here at the edge of the world we don't have much choice on some things. I'm fine with my bought hoses.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    What a day, its 90F plus out there, good thing i work inside, although I never did get my A/C in the kar fixed. Giood thing its a short trip. Only took me 16 minutes to get home, and that included dodging visitors, aka morons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I got through the day with my new keyboard arrangement on those different hubs, not a single extra letter, abtch of letters of spazmo mouse on either system. I'm guessing the problem was the other hubs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Also the other komputa at work, the old Point of Sale station, after I changed LCD screens to a smalelr one and then got rid of the bad cable so it did not have the jitters has been fine since. It has not even krashed on me. I got rid of some other krud other people put on it too. No one else is allowed to use it now since I konfiscated it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    More problems fixed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Still on the list is to try to power up the old antiques. I've got them out of the kar, brought home an old 5 pin, large style, keyboard. I forgot to bring that old 14in CRT but i've got one in my kloset too. I paly with them this weekend, i'm just curious if the even work after 13 years of sitting in the stale air. If I kan i'll check the drives and erase any data, then maybe i'll drop them off the deck onto the driveway while they are still spinning, that should kill 'em. I was going to keep some parts, but nothing in them is really usable unless i keep the whole system. The other is a pentium mmx, it did ahve pci but its probabbly 1.0 specs and really slow, so i'm gonna scrap it all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Good new, i saw a non-green tomato or two. there are three with a slight orange twinge to 'em and one big huge bell pepper is turning red which is good as i need one this weekend for a homemade pizza. I got the pizza stone and all. I roll out my own dough. Usually I like to keep it simple, dough, tomatoes, cheese and bell pepper and then basil, but i can add fresh grown oregno this year. The cheese is the only thing i don't make or grow. Altough this time i'm gonna have to use kanned tomatoes as the fresh ones arn't ready yet. I though of sausage too thsi time as I have some I need to use up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Keep trying to WIN and no poking Mikey, we don't want to loose any kontestants :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Message 13053 - Posted 23 Jun 2010 23:12:20 UTC - in response to Message 13052.


                                                                                                                                                                                                      Good new, i saw a non-green tomato or two. there are three with a slight orange twinge to 'em and one big huge bell pepper is turning red which is good as i need one this weekend for a homemade pizza. I got the pizza stone and all. I roll out my own dough. Usually I like to keep it simple, dough, tomatoes, cheese and bell pepper and then basil, but i can add fresh grown oregno this year. The cheese is the only thing i don't make or grow. Altough this time i'm gonna have to use kanned tomatoes as the fresh ones arn't ready yet. I though of sausage too thsi time as I have some I need to use up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Keep trying to WIN and no poking Mikey, we don't want to loose any kontestants :)


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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Message 13054 - Posted 24 Jun 2010 9:54:00 UTC - in response to Message 13053.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Good new, i saw a non-green tomato or two. there are three with a slight orange twinge to 'em and one big huge bell pepper is turning red which is good as i need one this weekend for a homemade pizza. I got the pizza stone and all. I roll out my own dough. Usually I like to keep it simple, dough, tomatoes, cheese and bell pepper and then basil, but i can add fresh grown oregno this year. The cheese is the only thing i don't make or grow. Altough this time i'm gonna have to use kanned tomatoes as the fresh ones arn't ready yet. I though of sausage too thsi time as I have some I need to use up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Keep trying to WIN and no poking Mikey, we don't want to loose any kontestants :)


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                                                                                                                                                                                                        My wife's Topsy-turvy tomato plant has young-ens. I count ten if you allow the two that are the size of B-Bs. The largest is the size of a medium marble. She has another plant in a regular pot. It has two offspring as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        The only problem I had with my topsy turvy last year was the watering of it, it required me to put water into a jug and then water it, the rest of my plants I can water direct from the hose off the rain barrel. I liked it and it will still work, I just didn't have enough plants this year to use it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Keith said "Keep trying to WIN and no poking Mikey, we don't want to loose any kontestants :)" That's right!

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Keith I also think those old machines should be recycled or trashed depending on how your town does it. My local dump has a tech recycling day, actually 2 of them per week. Every Monday and Wednesday you drive up, they unload your tech stuff and you drive off, no questions and no problems! They also have a 'too good to throw away' section where you drive up, unload whatever yourself and then drive away. There are usually people with pick-ups sitting there just waiting for stuff. I took a 400 pound 220 volt printer there one time that was given to me but I didn't want to mess with, and they took it right out of my truck and onto theirs with no problems.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        John my RAC is now 324,102!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Message 13056 - Posted 24 Jun 2010 15:53:26 UTC

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Server Status says 19 WUs available, but my systems didn't get any. :(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Message 13057 - Posted 24 Jun 2010 19:09:30 UTC - in response to Message 13056.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Server Status says 19 WUs available, but my systems didn't get any. :(


                                                                                                                                                                                                            Keep trying there are 192 available right now!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Message 13058 - Posted 24 Jun 2010 19:42:03 UTC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Just managed to download over 20 MC, as well as a load of Einstein
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Message 13059 - Posted 24 Jun 2010 20:50:51 UTC - in response to Message 13058.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Just managed to download over 20 MC, as well as a load of Einstein


                                                                                                                                                                                                                I only got 3...and a boatload of Einstein...for my quad...which has been working without a hitch for the last three days!!! (Knock on wood!!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                WINNING!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                [edit]Yeah! My primary system just managed to pull down 3 as well!!![/edit]

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Message 13060 - Posted 24 Jun 2010 22:05:14 UTC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm melting. Kar said it was 108F when i left work, that is on the outside. It did drop some on the way home, to 107F. I didn't check the temp when I got home, but now an hour later my outdoor unit shows 96F. I watered the plants and drank a large glass myself, now i think i'll take a shower and stay inside the rest of the evening. Remember too this is not even July, It is suppose to get hotter around here in July and August.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Message 13061 - Posted 24 Jun 2010 23:33:26 UTC - in response to Message 13060.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oops, look like I downloaded 84-WUs to my quad system. With E@H running too, I might be hard pressed to complete everything. The farthest E@H WUs are due 7/8/2010. I'm setting NNT on both 'til they get worked down a bit and I know nothing is going to go over deadline.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I guess you can't win...too few or too many???

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Message 13065 - Posted 25 Jun 2010 9:44:06 UTC - in response to Message 13061.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oops, look like I downloaded 84-WUs to my quad system. With E@H running too, I might be hard pressed to complete everything. The farthest E@H WUs are due 7/8/2010. I'm setting NNT on both 'til they get worked down a bit and I know nothing is going to go over deadline.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I guess you can't win...too few or too many???


                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Boinc should figure it out on its own, but being cautious is not a bad thing!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John today I am 326,441 for my RAC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I went to lunch yesterday with some friends from my old work, we used to go out every other Friday but now that I don't work there anymore we haven't been in a while. It was hot, hot, HOT yesterday, it was in the upper 90'sF, not like Keith's 100's though, and I was roasting! yes the a/c in my car was on but it was STILL HOT!! My next door neighbor got his new windows in his whole house yesterday, he was sweating at 9:30 AM!!! A company came in and did it and he turned the a/c off because one group took the windows out and then another group of guys was installing them. It took less time to take them out then put in the new ones so there was a bit of a lag there. After all the windows were out the guys started helping the installer guys so then it went much quicker. All the windows, around 15, were down yesterday and he is happy and cooler!! Today it supposed to only get into the low 90's so I may have to mow this morning after the F1 practice that starts at 8AM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I almost forgot...while at lunch I bought some bagels for breakfast, French Toast flavored ones!!! They smell sooooooooooooooooooooooo good and taster just as good!!! I have bought them before but yesterday they had 7 left after lunch, so I bought all of them!! They taste just like french toast, I have resisted the temptation to pour syrup all over them though!! I usually put some cream cheese or just butter on them! I bring them home, package them up in baggies and then freeze them. Then when I want one I just thaw it in the microwave and then toast it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Right now I am WINNING and getting ready to make myself a French Toast bagel for breakfast!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Message 13071 - Posted 25 Jun 2010 11:15:32 UTC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Crunching with 43 new WUs in the caches, but the quads seem to be getting a lot of". I guess that means I am not winning as well as I thought?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Message 13080 - Posted 25 Jun 2010 20:57:34 UTC - in response to Message 13071.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Crunching with 43 new WUs in the caches, but the quads seem to be getting a lot of". I guess that means I am not winning as well as I thought?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yeah I just posted in the other thread about one of my machines that is having errors but some units work fine and then it works okay again! That makes no sense, nothing was done in between except maybe a Prime Grid unit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That makes me winning!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Message 13081 - Posted 25 Jun 2010 21:30:22 UTC - in response to Message 13080.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Crunching with 43 new WUs in the caches, but the quads seem to be getting a lot of". I guess that means I am not winning as well as I thought?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yeah I just posted in the other thread about one of my machines that is having errors but some units work fine and then it works okay again! That makes no sense, nothing was done in between except maybe a Prime Grid unit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            That makes me winning!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Looks like you're getting the same type of errors I am on my quad...max disk usage exceeded. I think it might be a parameter in the WU itself telling BOINC the max size of the output file allowed. However, I'm not a BOINC-spert by any means.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Message 13084 - Posted 25 Jun 2010 22:29:20 UTC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'm getting those too, as are others.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Message 13086 - Posted 26 Jun 2010 8:47:53 UTC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The error seemed to be disk availability, or allowance, related. Now the error seems to be for other reasons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not winning as well as I should.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Message 13088 - Posted 26 Jun 2010 9:35:59 UTC - in response to Message 13086.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The error seemed to be disk availability, or allowance, related. Now the error seems to be for other reasons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not winning as well as I should.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It's your lucky day as you are the Won-hundredth and Elevnty-Wonth Poster (111)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This make you the WINNER John Clark

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Message 13095 - Posted 26 Jun 2010 15:34:12 UTC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Whow!

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