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by farmpuma
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 797
Views: 8600

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

There's actually a meaning behind which paw the Maneki Neko cat is holding up. If it's the left paw, this is supposed to attract customers. If the right paw is raised, this invites good fortune and money. ... Two paws up can also represent protection.
by farmpuma
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 797
Views: 8600

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

From Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, quite informative. * The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code....
by farmpuma
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 797
Views: 8600

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

My no name infrared digital gun shaped thermometer - forehead - 95.2 ear - repeatable 95.0, max 95.5 under tongue - 97.0 repeatable, max 98.0 under tongue glass thermometer - 98.4 or 98.5 my normal Gonna take the digital with me to Krogers this Thursday morning. Many people won't take kindly to bei...
by farmpuma
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 797
Views: 8600

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

My no name infrared digital gun shaped thermometer -
forehead - 95.2
ear - repeatable 95.0, max 95.5
under tongue - 97.0 repeatable, max 98.0

under tongue glass thermometer - 98.4 or 98.5 my normal

Gonna take the digital with me to Krogers this Thursday morning.
by farmpuma
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrade Path for Aging Processor
Replies: 33
Views: 1098

Re: Upgrade Path for Aging Processor

Any good deals on an i5-2600?
by farmpuma
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Tech Report Folding Team Status Update December 1st 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Re: Tech Report Folding Team Status Update December 1st 2019

Thank you for another very informative update!
by farmpuma
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Ryzen 3000 Folding
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Ryzen 3000 Folding

Thank you for your folding support and the good news about smp folding.
by farmpuma
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215386

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

This morning I saw an episode of Have Gun Will Travel written by Gene Roddenberry. Still not sure what to make of it, but I now want to buy the boxed set if it exists.
by farmpuma
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Re: TR Frankenbot 2019

Dang, sorry to hear that when F@h finally comes up with a working core the 5000 series is probably gonna suck at folding.

edit - It seems almost like an Intel level of product segmentation. Forcing GPU compute workload users to buy a work station video card or a Nvidia card.
by farmpuma
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Re: TR Frankenbot 2019

Yep, according to foldingforum.org they are still working on a folding core compatible with the navi version of openCL. https://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=31710&start=60#p308923 Bruce wrote on 9/24 - "Confirmed. AMD Navi based cards do not work with the current core. OpenMM 7...
by farmpuma
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Folding Billinaire Now getting 15% PPD Tried Everything
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Re: Folding Billinaire Now getting 15% PPD Tried Everything

Glad I could help. I suspect a bios software bug in the pci-e buss splitting section. There might be an updated bios on your motherboards website. Good luck with the 5700s! I am green with envy.
by farmpuma
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Re: TR Frankenbot 2019

Krogoth, Thank You for giving TRFrankenbot a kick in the pants! Your efforts makes a total of nine active team 2630 folders. Maybe the cooler weather forecast will fire up most of the faithful. Monday and Tuesday we broke high temp records that went back to 1897, but for the next seven days they say...
by farmpuma
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Folding Billinaire Now getting 15% PPD Tried Everything
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Re: Folding Billinaire Now getting 15% PPD Tried Everything

I am going to sneak out on a limb and assume the two RTX2070s was last thing you did before it all went sideways after removing them? Have you tried setting the BIOS to default and checking the setting that enables the new hardware check on every cold restart? It is usually some non-intuitive choice...
by farmpuma
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged Dreaded Ding Ding
Replies: 18
Views: 3032

Re: 2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged Dreaded Ding Ding

I had a Granada in Florida that started failing to start when it was hot. I grabbed my trusty can of freeze spray and made the computer box frosty. It fired right up. Replaced the computer box and no more problem. In a pinch you could use a can of air duster held upside down. If this has already bee...
by farmpuma
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68567

Re: Something's different...

Thanks for your vote of support.
by farmpuma
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: New 'easy' version of the V7 F@h client
Replies: 46
Views: 18135

Re: New 'easy' version of the V7 F@h client

I have reason to believe the latest V7 client, 7.5.1 does not support 32bit operating systems. I will verify it on foldingforum.org when I have the time.
by farmpuma
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68567

Re: Something's different...

Kind of a sad commentary on the literacy of the average bear, but here we are stuck in the middle with new owners. Perhaps they will try this two prong venture instead of a click bait site which will likely be dismissed as a waste of time?
by farmpuma
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215386

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

By half speed do you mean you couldn't even get 56k speeds? *shudder* Yep, I couldn't even get close to 56k. I think the fastest I ever saw was 36k with typical running 24k to 31.2k and most common 26.4k. Paying a bill online was usually well over an hour with lots of page refreshes and finding som...
by farmpuma
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215386

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Heh. Welcome to the 21st century! :lol: Do you have a cap on your phone's data plan? I'm using a six GB card plan from wally world. It's thirty-five dollars per card for thirty days. The normal boost mobile plan is 3GB for $35, but using the wally world cards doubles it. The BM aka Sprint website a...
by farmpuma
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4866
Views: 215386

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I finally dumped the half speed dial-up and I now have what looks to be real internet, wow! When the tethered phone has three bars, google speed test says it's four+Mbps! I'm now faster than my cousin's in town DSL, saaaaweeet. I can now retire my sneakers and just go visit (and squash his foolishly...
by farmpuma
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: And FreeSync comes to the Geforce!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Re: And FreeSync comes to the Geforce!!!

The bad: Yes, the blacks aren't quite as good, and a few images seem to have a bit of a washed out effect, but I believe I can calibrate that and take care of it. Also, I have to work on a bit of gamma correction. ... Most TN monitors I've seen have better blacks than most IPS panels I've seen. The...
by farmpuma
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68567

Re: Something's different...

Dear Renee, Please don't take the harsh comments to heart. We have been spoiled rotten for nearly two decades by some of the most talented and gifted technical journalists to ever grace the internet. If you ever have any spare time I would recommend you read some of Scott Wasson's reviews and articl...
by farmpuma
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68567

Re: Something's different...

Tr is still unique, and it's not because of the news stories. It's the community, and the community is still mostly here. I'm glad you're more optimistic! You're a good person, Josh, but your optimism sometimes goes way overboard and way past the "amusing" levels. What "community&quo...
by farmpuma
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68567

Re: Something's different...

This is nonsense, tanker Sure. Ok. Also while you are at it; why are some front page articles have commenting closed? Scared of something? All front page comments have always been closed after a given period of time. Now, closed from the git go is whole different kettle of fish. Ninja edit - Then a...
by farmpuma
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68567

Re: Something's different...

Whilst the front page and forum index are scrubbed from my bookmarks, this thread still gets checked because it hasn't rolled off my recent list and I'm still occasionally checking it in the hope that things might start moving in a positive direction. Dude, don't throw out the baby with the bathwat...
by farmpuma
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68567

Re: Something's different...

Now I don't presume to know why Jeff opted to have his byline erased, but if it were me, I wouldn't want this site on my resume anymore either. Thank you, this made me physically lol and somewhat relieved my tinfoil hat. I couldn't help wondering about the person who now controls all the buttons an...
by farmpuma
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1529
Views: 68567

Re: Something's different...

blastdoor wrote:
I predict TR will change ownership again within a couple of years.

Since I still can't comfortably read the new front page (for reasons) this is just a stab in the dark, but I predict the ownership will change in a year or less. Anyone want to start a pool?
by farmpuma
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 9243

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

I see there's a carousel on the homepage now for featured articles. Don't be surprised when looking at the analytics if there's some serious longtail action happening. I appreciate the lack of auto-scrolling, but once something gets 3 or 4 slides deep in the carousel there's probably not going to b...
by farmpuma
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 9243

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

Hey Farmpuma,how ya been? Last we met in person was like 2005 or 2006. Whew, time flies. Anywho - You should know (and maybe you do!) that Opera was bought and is owned/maintained by a Chinese company now. I'm not saying Chinese software isn't trustworthy, but it's worth mentioning - as far as I kn...
by farmpuma
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 9243

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

I will add the latest 32bit Opera to my sneaker net list. As far as I can tell the site works okay with Opera 12. An unpleasant too-much-JS pause in the homepage, but otherwise functional. Which other older browsers do you use, and whither do you sneakernet? I also use Firefox 3.6.8 on the Opera 11...
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