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by Topinio
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19
Replies: 96
Views: 1680

Re: TRFrankenbot for COVID-19

Well, that escalated quickly. F@H just broke the exaFLOP barrier. Now larger than the top 100 supercomputers in the world combined. Now it actually has : 1.18 EFLOPS, or 2.36 "x86 EFLOPS" "x86 FLOPS" are an estimate of how many FLOPS would have been needed on a set of (undefined...
by Topinio
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 483
Views: 11147

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

I'm far more interested in the "deaths from all causes" series. That one will tell us if COVID deaths are increasing the overall death rate. To me, this series should be the one used to determine when we can be freed from house arrest (and yes, that's exactly what it is. Oh, and states re...
by Topinio
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 483
Views: 11147

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

dragontamer5788 wrote:
I like this visualization better: https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/1712761/
[...]
So not a perfect graph, but the explosive growth of COVID19 deaths in the later half of March is clearly a concern.

Nice, thanks.
by Topinio
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Venting Coronavirus Stress (split from precautions)
Replies: 664
Views: 2490

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Truth is stranger than fiction. Anyway, none of this would have come to be posted if Topinio hadn't asked about ass wiping. One thing just led to another. I will refrain from disgusting anyone else further. Nah, Vrock started the bit about ass wiping, on page 26. But ass-wiping and cleanliness arou...
by Topinio
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Venting Coronavirus Stress (split from precautions)
Replies: 664
Views: 2490

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
Topinio wrote:
WTF man?


That's what I thought too.

NO. NOT "WTF" ABOUT THE ANECDOTE, "WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU", POSTING THAT HERE.

EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT JUST AN ANTISEMITIC TROLL -- WHICH I SERIOUSLY THINK YOU ARE -- "WTF" TO YOU POSTING THAT RACIST SEXIST SEXUAL STUFF HERE.
by Topinio
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Venting Coronavirus Stress (split from precautions)
Replies: 664
Views: 2490

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Also, I don't know if this is true about Jews in general but she said that Jewish women love to be degraded by their men as this shows the woman that she is inferior to her man and that her man can debase her sexually as and how he wants and that she actually enjoyed it and that turned her on and t...
by Topinio
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Venting Coronavirus Stress (split from precautions)
Replies: 664
Views: 2490

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Are there any astro(il)logical or alternative "medicine" perspectives on ass-wiping that we should know about? I just know that wiping ass with soil is not a bad idea. Beneficial bacteria in soil may have positive effects, though what exactly I don't know. And how do you "know" ...
by Topinio
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Venting Coronavirus Stress (split from precautions)
Replies: 664
Views: 2490

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

HOLY CRAP FOR REAL? Why didn't anyone tell me this before???? Here I was, this whole time, wiping my ass and then sticking my fingers straight into my mouth. Wiping, really?? What kinda sheep wipes before sucking their asshole-cleaning fingers? Now I AM disgusted! Guess I must be doing something ri...
by Topinio
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Venting Coronavirus Stress (split from precautions)
Replies: 664
Views: 2490

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Vrock wrote:
HOLY CRAP FOR REAL? Why didn't anyone tell me this before???? Here I was, this whole time, wiping my ass and then sticking my fingers straight into my mouth.

Wiping, really?? What kinda sheep wipes before sucking their asshole-cleaning fingers?
by Topinio
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 483
Views: 11147

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Have you ever thought that maybe the Millennials might have a point here? It always amazes me that anyone thinks they don't, given that there are 2.4 billion of them and they're aged about 24-39 now, how is it that these folks are still putting up with being dismissed as all being juvenile fools an...
by Topinio
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Just learned two new things tonite.
Replies: 49
Views: 424

Re: Just learned two new things tonite.

https://www.google.com/search?q=BUY+"MOON+CHEESE"+DEHYDRATED+CHEESE+SNACK
by Topinio
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Alternative Medicine (split from COVID-19 precautions)
Replies: 92
Views: 681

Re: Alternative Medicine (split from COVID-19 precautions)

That works but I am wary of some insect burrowing into my skin and flesh. I do get wet cupping on several points on my back and head to let the bad blood out. IMO you're a troll and we shouldn't be feeding you, but to anyone reading who hasn't yet decided the same thing: please note that this guy i...
by Topinio
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 483
Views: 11147

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Of course we are all going to die. Most of us will die for some reason other than COVID-19 and most of us will get to see next year. We're All Gonna Die Not sure if any of you remember the early 90's duo Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, but this is the new single from Les Carter's current band A...
by Topinio
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 483
Views: 11147

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Yes yes, we're all going to die, let's proactively shut down civilization to prevent that! Not even that, it's "let's shut down the world to avoid everyone dying in the same 3 months and the hospitals being overwhelmed and the bodies piling up. They are not trying to prevent the infections per...
by Topinio
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Venting Coronavirus Stress (split from precautions)
Replies: 664
Views: 2490

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

I am old enough (56) but my singular focus is on not destroying the economy, deaths be damned. Yes, I said it. No economy, no civilization. On that metric deaths, though regrettable, must be accepted. Deal with it. Yeah. This. We're getting eff'd by sentimentality. And many of those who are vulnera...
by Topinio
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Venting Coronavirus Stress (split from precautions)
Replies: 664
Views: 2490

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Captain Ned wrote:
Topinio wrote:
I don't think I'm being a grumpy old man

Welcome to the club.
Cheers!

Not old enough to be at risk in this panic, but old enough to understand the actual risks and possible secondary/tertiary outcomes :(
by Topinio
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Venting Coronavirus Stress (split from precautions)
Replies: 664
Views: 2490

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

I hope that this will not be the case, but I know better. Yep. I don't think I'm being a grumpy old man when I'm saying that elections will be cancelled, politicians' powers will increase, police powers will increase, surveillance databases will be created and will not go away afterwards, freedom o...
by Topinio
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: PSU Killed HDD
Replies: 28
Views: 280

Re: PSU Killed HDD

I heard a loud pop and PC shutdown it appears my PSU died after a power surge and took one of my HDD's with it. I'm not seeing it in windows or the bios I'm wondering if there is anything else I can check to see if I can get some of the data off the drive. I backed it up recently so it's not a tota...
by Topinio
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 483
Views: 11147

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

For some reasonable information, you can check out the podcast from Sean Carroll(professor of physics from CalTech) who has a real epidemiologist on talking about the virus. https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2020/03/18/bonus-tara-smith-on-coronavirus-pandemics-and-what-we-can-do/ I know ...
by Topinio
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 483
Views: 11147

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3551767 So, Columbia is the best place to be right now, then? https://www.eldoradoweather.com/forecast/world-forecasts/world-temperatures.html https://www.eldoradoweather.com/forecast/world-forecasts/world-humidity.html https://thepatientfactor.co...
by Topinio
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 483
Views: 11147

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

People are mental, or spivs. Our weekly groceries delivery didn't happen, no slots available and then the app/site was down, so I went to an actual supermarket last night, got a trolley and tried to go old-school. It's a big store, maybe 90,000 sqft. It was busy. They were out of many things. Litera...
by Topinio
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 8TB internal HDD = recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: 8TB internal HDD = recommendations

Am I the only one in the universe who's wary of having a device with 0.64*10^14 bits and an specified read-error rate of 1 in 1*10^14 bits ?
by Topinio
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Samsung 840 & 840 EVO Bug
Replies: 323
Views: 66442

Re: Samsung 840 & 840 EVO Bug

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
Get a new, faster one and use the 840 for the paging file/temp folder/scratch drive etc.

++ on the first idea, - on the second mate.

Why the f would you put a potentially flakey drive in production IDEK. Binware.
by Topinio
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Farewell
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Farewell

TBH, the death of the RSS feeds has been the reason for about 40% of the loss of my own time on the site.

TBF, that's on Mozilla more than TR management.
by Topinio
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ps4 or PS4 Pro?
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Ps4 or PS4 Pro?

Or better yet, wait around 10-11 months and save some more money and get the PS5 which will play almost anything from PS1 to PS4 (as far as rumors go). But it has definite backward compatibility for PS4 game library. So you can just skip a generation and still not miss anything. Wait, what? My mass...
by Topinio
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye TR, it was a great run
Replies: 136
Views: 12217

Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Am checking in (what feels like) once a month or so, used to be multiple times every day.

They screwed the pooch, and it sucks like it was my pooch.

I'm even occasionally back on the Ars forum, which this place was way better than even a year ago and which I'd abandoned. :roll:
by Topinio
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Does Nvidia still lock you out if card is a "secondary"
Replies: 15
Views: 1487

Re: Does Nvidia still lock you out if card is a "secondary"

Oh, my 3930 6/12HT from 2012 does not (sadly) have QuickSync. I've never had it. Seems, if you always go for high core count you are left behind on the other goodies. Would love to have had a bit of integrated graphics somewhere in all those 6/8/16 core cpus I have. EDIT... just a small thing to me...
by Topinio
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Does Nvidia still lock you out if card is a "secondary"
Replies: 15
Views: 1487

Re: Does Nvidia still lock you out if card is a "secondary"

a friend's house and watch it. x264.mp4 always works, HEVC.mp4s do not with older tvs. EDIT... VLC has a terrible time with HEVC...Very jerky! I don't approve of Nvidia business practices as per the one mentioned and others. Makes sense But Nvidia has such a large market share that AMD is not suppo...
by Topinio
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 5108

Re: Goodbye Battle.net -

I still stand by my comments. If you are going to "boycott" one company for something they had a rule against to begin with then you must do a deep introspection ++ Blizzard's unfortunately heavy-handed actions here pale into insignificance compared to a metric f-ton of wrong out there in...
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