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by farmpuma
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 97
Views: 3417

Re: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?

Saturday, Frankie dipped below 2.0M PPD! Tonight the three AM update says, "2.44M PPD." My GTX 650Ti build is coming along slower than expected. I finally found the iffy? socket 1156 motherboard and i5-750 cpu, and installed the DVD burner (Thanks again lhr). Had to scrape and wire brush c...
by farmpuma
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13092

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Auto Exotica had the Audi R8 and the McLaren 570S! They thought both were quite good commuter super cars. And they all had ear to ear grins. Disappointed in God friended me. Sadly, it's mostly Touched by an Angel with social media. Jury is still out on Charmed. One full episode and change, too much ...
by farmpuma
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 97
Views: 3417

Re: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?

Danger Will Robinson! Danger Will Robinson! As of the three AM update Frankie is below the 2.5M PPD average!
by farmpuma
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 28
Views: 619

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

I'm still chugging along with a Nook HD+. It's snail slow but I'm not a big fan of speedy reading. At just under nine inches the 1920 x 1200 ips screen is quite nice and the overall size is just about perfect. I don't need a jumbo tablet or a camera in my tablet. Pssst ptsant, they are talking about...
by farmpuma
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Which hair dryer do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Which hair dryer do you use?

A towel or two to take care of the wet. When down to damp, I finger fluff and let room air take care of the damp.
by farmpuma
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 97
Views: 3417

Re: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?

DPete27 wrote:
farmpuma wrote:
My old X2 ... at about 260 PPD. On previous work units it often cranked out about 380 PPD.

Yeesh! Sounds like a waste of power to me.

This time of year every little bit of heat helps. Also the log file points credit usually matches the Advanced control estimate within a couple of points.
by farmpuma
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 97
Views: 3417

Re: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?

My son switched his part-time GTX1070 over to Frankie on 12 Oct. During the week he usually averages around 150K PPD and the weekend before last he averaged about 300K PPD. Maybe this past weekend was a good couple of days for gaming or maybe the work unit mix has been poor recently. My old X2 has b...
by farmpuma
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Tech Report Folding Team Status Update Report October 11th 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Tech Report Folding Team Status Update Report October 11th 2018

Welcome back Trax! And thank you for the update! I have continued to collect the data every four weeks since I quit posting in the milestones thread, but can't seem to find the time to do anything with it.
by farmpuma
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 97
Views: 3417

Re: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?

I've read that the CPU client doesn't like an odd number of cores/threads, which is the default configuration when running both clients. Reserving two cores/threads should help production and free up more resources for other uses of the system, although it seems counter intuitive. P.S. I am one of t...
by farmpuma
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3676
Views: 145611

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Free blue wave stickers while they last -

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by farmpuma
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 97
Views: 3417

Re: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?

Frankie is getting pretty scary! He passed the three mega ppd milestone today!
by farmpuma
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini
Replies: 34
Views: 844

Re: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini

Wow! Just what I need. Something to listen to me talk to my cats! Don't worry, they all have tin foil hats.
by farmpuma
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 97
Views: 3417

Re: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?

I plan to add a 650Ti as soon as I unearth my thermal compound and assemble the system. Plus the first of next week I will ask my son to switch his part time 1070.
by farmpuma
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3676
Views: 145611

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thanks for the info! Maybe I can look them up when I finally head to Florida to meet my grandson.
by farmpuma
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3676
Views: 145611

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Did we already discuss the vaginal lactic acid beer here. Jbi I figure you're obligated to try it. If JBI passes, I will gladly volunteer. Plus I think I need to schedule a pilgrimage to Belching Beaver and I'm not all that fond of beer. Also how far am I from Sweetwater Brewing? My 420 situation h...
by farmpuma
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 127
Views: 4583

Re: I got a delivery last night...

Any chance I could have you make me a smaller than a postage stamp and about an eighth of an inch thick part for a price, if I can get you a copy of the original engineering drawing?
by farmpuma
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13092

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Sunday afternoon highlights were two shows about opposites. First was an interview with conservative columnist Mona Charen on To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe. Ms. Charen made some very good points. Second was Neil de Grasse Tyson talking about his latest book, Accessory to War (the unspoken allianc...
by farmpuma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3676
Views: 145611

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Deary deer and her yearly daughter were out in the barnyard eating clover again this morning.
The fog was fairly thick and the light was just starting to brighten.
They looked like ghost deer.
by farmpuma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Fire Extinguisher PC
Replies: 26
Views: 1700

Re: Fire Extinguisher PC

If the pressure gauge is still functional you could control it with a small plug into a cigarette lighter socket air compressor. They tend to be quite noisy, but you would not need to run it for very long to boost the reading. Just toggle it on and off at preset temperatures.
by farmpuma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13092

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Auto Exotica ( https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8567856/ ) was all about new Mustangs this past Sunday. They had an econo-boost turbo four, a 5.0 with all the creature comforts, and a Shelby GT350. All three were six speed sticks. The Shelby looked and sounded like a worthy beast. Tonight (Tuesday) PBS ...
by farmpuma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Laptop turns off suddenly
Replies: 73
Views: 2307

Re: Laptop turns off suddenly

I have a Dell laptop that does the same thing. I had loaned it to a friend and I am fairly certain he cleaned the fan with an auto shop air compressor (probably 90 psi). The fan spins freely by hand, but when powered up it just sits and quivers. I plan to try and clean the brush carbon from between ...
by farmpuma
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: What's happening to JavaScipt on FF?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: What's happening to JavaScipt on FF?

Launch about:config in the address bar, type java in the config search bar, in FF 59.x.x the second item will be enable java script which you can toggle true/false by right clicking and then left clicking toggle. If it says true then the problem is either the website or no script or your FF install ...
by farmpuma
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13092

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Caught a new (to me) show on my PBS national feed last evening, Sunday night at 7:00PM. It was called Auto Exotica and was three people doing driving reviews of borrowed cars. The half hour episode was divided into two segments. In each segment each reviewer was driving a different model year of a D...
by farmpuma
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1060 No Display
Replies: 26
Views: 935

Re: GTX 1060 No Display

Yeah, I guess some edge connectors might be a little thicker than normal and/or have square corners rather than the nicely beveled kind. And even the to spec nicely finished boards tend to pop into place with a bit of a bang. Ignoring your signature for the moment, do you still have the card you rem...
by farmpuma
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 7159

Re: Space Thread

At the frequency they use earth orbit is pretty close and the atmosphere is transparent. Plus the signal strength gain and high S/N ratio of a parabolic dish or parabolic dish array is considerable. I would expect upload speed to be quite a bit slower.
by farmpuma
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13092

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

That sounds great! Maybe it will come out on DVD one day? Mean while in broadcast TV land - Just finished three weekends of double golf coverage, first was the Open Championship on from 7:00AM to 2:00PM and regular PGA from 3:00PM to 6:00PM, second was the senior Open Championship from 11:00AM to 2:...
by farmpuma
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1060 No Display
Replies: 26
Views: 935

Re: GTX 1060 No Display

The only thing I can come up with at this point is that the card is not going all the way in the PCI express slot. It never locks when I put it in slot but is definitely pushed in as far as it can go. If it is not engaging the lock it is not going into the slot far enough. Look for something in the...
by farmpuma
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3676
Views: 145611

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Though it has no grok reference, I would also recommend Glory Road.
by farmpuma
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Air conditioning: Dual-zone mini split vs two portable units
Replies: 43
Views: 2944

Re: Air conditioning: Dual-zone mini split vs two portable units

North of the equator the best sides for window units are north and east.
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