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by PhilipMcc
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 11503

Re: TR Frankenbot 2017

Another October comes to a close for Frankie. Thanks everyone. Special thanks to the new participants and those who answered their questions!
by PhilipMcc
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 11503

Re: TR Frankenbot 2017

The next update of stats should move us beyond the mark set last year of 51.6 million!
by PhilipMcc
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 11503

Re: TR Frankenbot 2017

You guys are great! Frankie looks very awake.

I've been considering a new video card.
by PhilipMcc
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 11503

TR Frankenbot 2017

Any interest? October is right around the corner. I see the 800,000 volt wake-up jolt:
Stats_Link

I know my own small PCs are ready.
by PhilipMcc
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade 6570 to ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Upgrade 6570 to ?

It may be time to upgrade a graphics card from a 6570 to something equivalent to a 7850. Here's the system I built in 2011 to run Roller Coaster Tycoon; Link , and it has been working fine. Thanks to your help. There is a new game, Planet Coaster, available on steam. It is a bit laggy on this system...
by PhilipMcc
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2016: It's Alive!
Replies: 111
Views: 18497

Re: TR Frankenbot 2016: It's Alive!

50 million, yes. I can't blame the keyboard for that mistake.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. It was a great month.
by PhilipMcc
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2016: It's Alive!
Replies: 111
Views: 18497

Re: TR Frankenbot 2016: It's Alive!

Unless something goes off the rails, looks like Frankie will surpass 40 million. Thanks to all of the GPU high-voltage! It's been a fun month.
by PhilipMcc
Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2016: It's Alive!
Replies: 111
Views: 18497

Re: TR Frankenbot 2016: It's Alive!

10.2 M for the first 7 days !! Great job !

I did my own point projection for an i3-2100 and an i3-4330. It's like a drop in the bucket.
by PhilipMcc
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2016: It's Alive!
Replies: 111
Views: 18497

Re: TR Frankenbot 2016: It's Alive!

@matts - here is a link to the Stanford server status page. Status

My initial thought - it is the weekend, possible server maintenance. However, the two you mention aren't listed.
by PhilipMcc
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2016: It's Alive!
Replies: 111
Views: 18497

Re: TR Frankenbot 2016 Coming Soon!

Link to stats: TrFrankenbot
by PhilipMcc
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2016: It's Alive!
Replies: 111
Views: 18497

Re: TR Frankenbot 2016 Coming Soon!

Frankie received a little jump start. Made sure my credentials are ok.
by PhilipMcc
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Where is a Gmail Account Logged In
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

Re: Where is a Gmail Account Logged In

This may not be practical if there are many employees or if bcc was used - are you able to parse the To list and see who was not included? Or look in the inboxes that corporate does control?
by PhilipMcc
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Mechanical Keyboard decision help
Replies: 37
Views: 2800

Re: Mechanical Keyboard decision help

Plug this search string into newegg: Sample cherry keyboard

I purchased a cherry brown keyboard, as it is "middle of the road" and preferred by typists. The keys feel a bit lite for my preference. It is a Rosewill RK-9000 v2. Nice keyboard, but not backlit.
by PhilipMcc
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1083
Views: 89951

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

This fix was not made today. I wanted to see the effect of two good rainfalls in order to prove the fix was a good one. I fixed a weeping headlight. Youtube was a great help for removing the headlight, drying the enclosure, and sealing the seams. During one rain, it was easy to see the issue was lik...
by PhilipMcc
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 14797

Re: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?

When I turn the graph sideways, it looks like a falcon perched in Romero's hair. Ref Escape from New York. Plenty scary!
by PhilipMcc
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 14797

Re: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?

A very, very good effort. More points than two years ago. The most wu's ever, at 5,076. I had 2 of 3 PC's folding with the app inside of the Chrome browser. Those wu's are small but seem to yield more points than A4's. I know that GPU's rule.
by PhilipMcc
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 14797

Re: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?

On the home stretch. Thanks everyone! 22.3 M is our likely target. 23 M points - a small stretch. Can we do it?

@homerdog - thank you for giving this a try.
by PhilipMcc
Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 14797

Re: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?

Thanks to everyone who is participating in the noble cause. Based on the number of posts, my own included, and points one can see interest is waning. Personally, it's lots of fun tinkering with my little systems and chatting with Frankie's minions.
by PhilipMcc
Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Advanced SQL Resources?
Replies: 1
Views: 3244

Re: Advanced SQL Resources?

I am interested to follow this thread also. There is value in reading the code of others and in trying new things for yourself. Much of my day is spent working with Oracle so the following may not apply directly to the SQL flavors you mention. I've learned how ranking and unpivot can be very helpful...
by PhilipMcc
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 14797

Re: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?

Looks like a nice start. I look forward to this. (need to get out more)

30 M for the month of October would be nice. In addition to moving Frankie up 7 positions on the Tech Report page, it would move Frankie up approx 400 positions within all individuals. Currently at 1,553.
by PhilipMcc
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 14797

Re: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?

My linux box just switched. Two more in the am once their WCG wu's are complete.

Let's give TRFrankenbot a jolt!
by PhilipMcc
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?
Replies: 51
Views: 14797

TRFrankenbot 2015 - any interest?

Anyone thinking about waking up Frankie? Thought 10 days was lots of lead time but last years thread started earilier.

2014_topic

Looking at the stats today, Frankie has been snoozing since last October.
by PhilipMcc
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 and HP dm1
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: Windows 10 and HP dm1

An update - the install went fine. I've been using the laptop a fair amount over the course of 2 days. I should have visited the Task Manager to capture some performance stats before the upgrade to W-10. Using W-10 and Chrome v45, the system feels more responsive. The annoying pop-ups are gone. I ap...
by PhilipMcc
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 and HP dm1
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Windows 10 and HP dm1

I fired up a little-used laptop and after various updates were applied, I got the icon for W 10. I am considering a clean install. There is lots of free disk space. The reason is - this laptop is used for browsing, web games and likely has some viri. Will this work, or should I attempt to clean it f...
by PhilipMcc
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How do I recover corrupt file word file frow a flash drive t
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Re: How do I recover corrupt file word file frow a flash dri

If you are confident the thumb drive is not infected, try a different PC or different usb port.
by PhilipMcc
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: abandoned Russian spacecraft factory PIX
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: abandoned Russian spacecraft factory PIX

They are Buran craft. Plugging the url into google translate was very helpful. The article also says the buildings have been closed for 20 years.
by PhilipMcc
Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: abandoned Russian spacecraft factory PIX
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: abandoned Russian spacecraft factory PIX

That was interesting. Thanks for posting.
by PhilipMcc
Sun May 10, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Custom Case Business - Gauging interest
Replies: 6
Views: 2433

Re: Custom Case Business - Gauging interest

I see how the larger pieces fit together. Very interesting.

Sorry - no idea how much interest there may be. Maybe auction prototype number two.
by PhilipMcc
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: For us geeks over 50
Replies: 12
Views: 1547

Re: For us geeks over 50

Thanks for posting the link to Apollo 11 artifacts. This is when history can get really interesting; when one can see or (virtually) touch. Took the kids to see various historic sites in Philadelphia in 2009. We also saw this: news_link (Other pictures can be found) Interesting that the crew of A-11...
by PhilipMcc
Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Breathed new life into a 2009 dell Inspiron 400/HD Zino's
Replies: 1
Views: 5107

Re: Breathed new life into a 2009 dell Inspiron 400/HD Zino'

This sounds like a neat adventure. Thx for sharing.