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by general_tux
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

We have surpassed 80M for the month! Good work everybody!
by general_tux
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

Hmm, Frankenbot is showing 0 points for the last three hourly windows. Is there another stats outage or did we lose everyone?
by general_tux
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

The tracker must be down today? Zero points since 12am. I was beginning to wonder if there was an issue with my client. I switched over to my folding account to double check and saw that I was still getting 0 points even though I'm not getting any errors. In a way I'm glad to see that the issue is ...
by general_tux
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

720k average PPD here, at least according to the logs.
by general_tux
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

It looks like we are really having a difficult time sustaining >3M PPD, even with the recent additions to the effort. The good news is that we should still break last year's record if we can maintain the 2.9M PPD production! If everything stays stable from here on out we should break 86M points for ...
by general_tux
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

DPete27 wrote:
I don't fold on my CPU for reasons outlined above, so my system is more-or-less equally responsive even when I'm folding at "Full".
I also don't fold with my CPU either, but I've definitely seen a dramatic change in response between "Full" and "Medium".
by general_tux
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

Also, check on the F@H Advanced Control window that your folding power is set to "Full" How much of a difference do you typically see between the "Medium" and "Full" setting? On my system, there is only about 5-10k PPD difference in output, but my system is basically u...
by general_tux
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

(19,562,699 P in the last calendar 7 days is an average 2,794,671 PPD for Frankie, but from 25 contributors so a mean of 111,787 PPDPContributor :( ) That's the part that always seems so strange to me. Our actual production average seems about 30% low compared to what people have posted as their PPD.
by general_tux
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

DancinJack wrote:
wizardz wrote:
i'd like to contribute..
can i get the passkey?

thx

Sent via PM.
I also just sent it. That should mean the points are also doubled :D
by general_tux
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

It looks like Frankenbot's production bounced back about 12 hours ago. Hopefully we are now back to ~3M PPD. Is there anyway to tell how many active clients are contributing within the last 24 hours?
by general_tux
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 806
Views: 109596

Re: What are you playing right now?

I've been playing Vox Machina on my Rift lately and it has been a ton of fun! The movement controls for the mech are all setup in virtual space, i.e. you have move your hands to the controls and squeeze the grip triggers to "grab" the controls and then move your hand to adjust the controls...
by general_tux
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

Thanks DancinJack and DPete27! Both of you have sent over the name and passkey and they match what I have been using.
by general_tux
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

Make sure you're checking your rigs daily. Based on those who've chimed in about their PPD (assuming everyone is folding 24/7), we should be seeing between 550k-600k points in each 3 hour time slot. I do wonder if my points aren't being counted towards Frankie. It's either that or, based on Extreme...
by general_tux
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

This next stats collection window at Extreme OC should be pretty encouraging. I just checked my logs and I've already received 147k points since the last window closed 40 minutes ago.
by general_tux
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

I was having some OpenCL issues when I first fired it up earlier (on 411.70 and GTX 1080) but I did a clean install all seems fine now? After a couple successful WUs I think I've got everything back up and running. Sitting at an estimated 720k PPD with just +5% on the core voltage and a faster fan ...
by general_tux
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

So after clean installing nvidia 411.70 drivers this afternoon, I've had three WU failures. I've since tried fully removing the driver manually and then reinstalling it, I'm not sure if it helped yet though. Currently I am not overclocking my 1070 either so I hope it isn't a stability problem. Is an...
by general_tux
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

I'm back up to ~700k now. Frankie should see a decent bump in PPD from here on out.

Edit: Dang, WU Failed. Not sure what is going on right now with my GPU/driver. This is the first issue I've had with F@H since last December. Hopefully I can get this sorted tonight.
by general_tux
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 114
Views: 4588

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

Anyone else getting very low PPD values with a GTX 10 series card with driver version 397.93? I checked my contribution today and noticed I was only around 100k PPD with my 1070 instead of the normal 600k - 700k PPD. I will try updating my driver this evening. What driver version are the rest of you...
by general_tux
Wed May 23, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Camping / Hiking :
Replies: 24
Views: 1444

Re: Camping / Hiking :

for the hiking campers: how heavy are your packs typically? I'd think everything you purchased would be determined by performance vs weight. tent, sleeping bag and gear could get heavy for long hikes without being very careful about which product you chose. I'm a taller than average guy (6ft 5in) a...
by general_tux
Wed May 23, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Camping / Hiking :
Replies: 24
Views: 1444

Re: Camping / Hiking :

2 minimum, 4 would be better. The packed size looks just about right, might even fit in my saddle bag. What I was hoping was to find a tent that wasn't the traditional style of poles, though. I'd like something that sets up really quick. That's a good affordable option, though. I'll keep it in mind...
by general_tux
Wed May 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Camping / Hiking :
Replies: 24
Views: 1444

Re: Camping / Hiking :

I'm actually looking for a recommendation for a quick-setting tent. It needs to be compact enough to fit on a motorcycle. I found a promising MSR but it was like $200 O_O I've done quite a bit of backpacking and motorcycle camping. What size tent are you looking for? How many people do you want to ...
by general_tux
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 1600x-----Please Help
Replies: 14
Views: 2998

Re: Ryzen 1600x-----Please Help

I have a 1600X and MSI X370 GAMING PLUS motherboard with a Noctua NH-C14 and only one fan is a very small case. Using Ryzen Master to read die temp, it idles between 30° and 35° C and maxes out under load between 55° and 60° C. Out of curiosity, what is the ambient temperature in your environment? A...
by general_tux
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Touchscreen instead of touchpad
Replies: 15
Views: 2056

Re: Touchscreen instead of touchpad

I think it could be really useful, especially if it was paired with well executed haptic feedback. Also, most phone touchscreens offer much better response than the track-pads on a lot of laptops. As long as the touchscreen acted like a track-pad when used as such (relative cursor motion instead of ...
by general_tux
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Simple HTIB options
Replies: 18
Views: 3382

Re: Simple HTIB options

Things like CEC and ARC are a reason for not using the Toslink. I have a good setup running 4K over HDMI with 5.1 audio running through ARC. I love the simplicity of it. OK, that makes a lot of sense. I guess I just have never had a good experience with CEC or ARC yet. Perhaps it is just the hardwa...
by general_tux
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Simple HTIB options
Replies: 18
Views: 3382

Re: Simple HTIB options

Huh? HDMI can carry 5.1 DTS just fine. The TV may truncate its own output at two channels, however? Unless this person simply does not have the space, it seems like it would be better to manage all sources except OTA channels through a 5.1 HDMI receiver, and rely on HDMI loopback from the TV for OT...
by general_tux
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Is Flips Audio going out of business?
Replies: 36
Views: 2305

Re: Is Flips Audio going out of business?

Audiophiles... I guess you have $1000 headphones and speakers don't you? No, not even close to that. Like I said before, I spent about the same as you did on your flips for my Audio Technicas. My speakers are 12 year old bookshelf speakers made by Energy that I think sound good for their size and h...
by general_tux
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Is Flips Audio going out of business?
Replies: 36
Views: 2305

Re: Is Flips Audio going out of business?

They don't sound tinny to me at all, and I don't have to mess with an equalizer either. Anyway these things do sound perfect with my on board audio. The problem is, a lot of people don't understand how good headphones/speakers can be. I know lots of people who swear that "these speakers/headph...
by general_tux
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Is Flips Audio going out of business?
Replies: 36
Views: 2305

Re: Is Flips Audio going out of business?

The stereo system I was using before. And I wouldn't call them under-powered speakers either. They are loud enough for my hearing loss to hear while watching movies and such without having to wear my hearing aids. What was this stereo system? And just because a set of speakers gets loud, doesn't me...
by general_tux
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Is Flips Audio going out of business?
Replies: 36
Views: 2305

Re: Is Flips Audio going out of business?

I haven't paid much attention to Flips since I first heard about them years ago. They seemed like an expensive novelty to me. When they were asking the same amount of money as my ATH-M50x's, I couldn't see the point unless you really needed some small, under-powered travel speakers too. Do you reall...
by general_tux
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Strange Issue with SolidWorks 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: Strange Issue with SolidWorks 2017

This is hopefully the final update. I updated to SW2017 SP5.0 last week Monday and things have improved immensely. I have had only one crash since the update (instead of at least one per day) and lots of the other weird issues I was experiencing have been fixed as well. Hopefully this is the end of ...