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Forum: Lounge 2020-09-02, 21:39
Replies: 1,609
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Posted By ewmayer
Condolences - alas, 2020 isn't done with you, nor...

Condolences - alas, 2020 isn't done with you, nor with the rest of us. Def. shaping up to be a year many of us would rather forget.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-02, 21:36
Replies: 4,087
Views: 253,133
Posted By ewmayer
Said slight-relief-bringing wind shift lasted...

Said slight-relief-bringing wind shift lasted only a few hours, hills 1-2mi west of me again vanished behind a curtain of smoke by around noon, more or less the same since then. Despite rising...
Forum: GpuOwl 2020-09-02, 21:19
Replies: 64
Views: 2,718
Posted By ewmayer
Can you fiddle the dedicated-mem-used entry in...

Can you fiddle the dedicated-mem-used entry in that list to show as a %? Then next time you hit a stall - maybe do some p-1-only for a while on the R7 in an effort to trigger the problem - recheck...
Forum: GpuOwl 2020-09-01, 20:43
Replies: 64
Views: 2,718
Posted By ewmayer
@Ken: stalling at the start of p-1 stage 2 sounds...

@Ken: stalling at the start of p-1 stage 2 sounds suspiciously like some kind of mem-alloc failure ... your run diagnostics show stage 2 trying to alloc ~11GB of memory, which should be OK for an R7...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-01, 20:10
Replies: 4,087
Views: 253,133
Posted By ewmayer
Good article, esp. w.r.to the DoD-style...

Good article, esp. w.r.to the DoD-style private-contracting business model and the attendant perverse financial incentives. And our governor much prefers speechifying about these things - much as he...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-08-31, 21:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,822
Posted By ewmayer
How different is the Ubuntu/gpuowl setup...

How different is the Ubuntu/gpuowl setup procedure expected to be for RX580 from that for Radeon VII (https://mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=25601)? If the set of diffs between the 2 is not huge,...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-31, 20:23
Replies: 1,048
Views: 62,338
Posted By ewmayer
Re. "are you in a hurry?" -- Again invoking the...

Re. "are you in a hurry?" -- Again invoking the scene in Young Frankenstein (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072431/quotes), erm I mean Young Fronkensteen, where Madeline Kahn's character is ravished...
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2020-08-31, 01:26
Replies: 264
Views: 32,488
Posted By ewmayer
FT is paywalled but it's easy to find other...

FT is paywalled but it's easy to find other versions of the story:

Musk-backed Neuralink unveils upgraded brain-implant technology (https://www.ft.com/content/fa214593-c7ba-4fb0-93a5-cd35c78abd7a)...
Forum: GpuOwl 2020-08-30, 21:35
Replies: 2,537
Views: 156,944
Posted By ewmayer
In addition to the upload-data-volume issue...

In addition to the upload-data-volume issue detailed in my previous post, I'm finding that on my older Haswell system, which started life as a barebones Sandy Bridge system I bought used from our own...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-30, 20:45
Replies: 1,048
Views: 62,338
Posted By ewmayer
Not at all - as Sister Logical explained, if they...

Not at all - as Sister Logical explained, if they continued together the stalker was guaranteed to catch them and presumably do unspeakable things to both of them. They were already on the most...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-30, 20:28
Replies: 1,124
Views: 53,690
Posted By ewmayer
@LaurV: the technique has been used for years...

@LaurV: the technique has been used for years with other viruses (e.g. polio), so before calling BS, perhaps you should read up on it? You start with a big bunch of gloop perhaps containing an...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-29, 23:40
Replies: 1,339
Views: 58,040
Posted By ewmayer
Honestly, the "the next Hitler" trope has gotten...

Honestly, the "the next Hitler" trope has gotten really shopworn - and a whole lot of actual Hitler-worthy warmongering has been done in its name. How many countries has the US imperium blown to...
Forum: Astronomy 2020-08-29, 22:56
Replies: 2
Views: 1,171
Posted By ewmayer
Speaking of colo[u]r enhancement, we've been...

Speaking of colo[u]r enhancement, we've been getting spectacular blood-orange moonsets the past several nights here in CA due to all the soot in the atmosphere from the multiple massive wildfires...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-29, 22:44
Replies: 1,124
Views: 53,690
Posted By ewmayer
The University of Arizona says it caught a dorm's...

The University of Arizona says it caught a dorm's covid-19 outbreak before it started. Its secret weapon: poop....
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-29, 22:23
Replies: 1,048
Views: 62,338
Posted By ewmayer
Logically, she took a longer, roundabout way to...

Logically, she took a longer, roundabout way to reach the convent.


[...and after seeing the goods on offer, indulging in a right royally shagging, logically. ;) Cue the monster-with-pants-down...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-29, 00:42
Replies: 99
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Views: 5,667
Posted By ewmayer
A Cultural History of the Plumber’s Crack...

A Cultural History of the Plumber’s Crack (https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/a-cultural-history-of-the-plumbers-crack) | MEL Magazine

I see that in the UK...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-29, 00:32
Replies: 164
Views: 13,474
Posted By ewmayer
Wolf Richter's latest on the Fed's ongoing...

Wolf Richter's latest on the Fed's ongoing program to make a mockery of the word "market", especially of the so-called "free" variety:

The Zombie Companies Are Coming...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-29, 00:02
Replies: 1,124
Views: 53,690
Posted By ewmayer
SARS-CoV-2 infection of human iPSC-derived...

SARS-CoV-2 infection of human iPSC-derived cardiac cells predicts novel cytopathic features in hearts of COVID-19 patients (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.25.265561v1) | (preprint)...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-28, 23:04
Replies: 99
#2
Views: 5,667
Posted By ewmayer
I stand corrected - and note that I forgot to...

I stand corrected - and note that I forgot to include the needed voltage multiplier in my trig terms anyway. So, let's do that: RMS means we need to integrate sin^2 over a full cycle and take the...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-28, 22:38
Replies: 99
#2
Views: 5,667
Posted By ewmayer
The beauty of AC: when you write '120V' you...

The beauty of AC: when you write '120V' you really mean 'Oscillating from +120V to -120V at 50 or 60Hz', so hooking up one hot wire to one such pulsating voltage (call it A) and another to a...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-28, 21:00
Replies: 1,609
Views: 83,700
Posted By ewmayer
After having suffered some major data loss -...

After having suffered some major data loss - nothing catastrophic, but whole carefully-set-up-over-years work-related software infrastructure took months to restore, partly because it relied on an...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-28, 20:49
Replies: 4,087
Views: 253,133
Posted By ewmayer
Man oh man, how desperately we could use some...

Man oh man, how desperately we could use some rain like that here in the burning state of CA. Have to admit watching the blood-orange-tinted gibbous moon setting over the SW hills last night was...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-27, 23:41
Replies: 164
Views: 13,474
Posted By ewmayer
You can still have some kicking-yourself fun by...

You can still have some kicking-yourself fun by doing the math needed to fill in the blank in the following:

Tesla's current market capitalization is _____x that of the sum of the market cap of...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-27, 21:51
Replies: 4,087
Views: 253,133
Posted By ewmayer
Glad to hear it - roughly what age you figure...

Glad to hear it - roughly what age you figure they are now?

If the 2 adoptees live in your area, I suggest a follow-up visit to their homes s.t. in the next week or 2 ... a cat which adopted us as...
Forum: GpuOwl 2020-08-27, 21:10
Replies: 2,537
Views: 156,944
Posted By ewmayer
E-mail exchange between me and George in last 24...

E-mail exchange between me and George in last 24 hours which may be of use to gpuowl users preparing to switch to the latest build which supports the verified-proof mechanism:

So I'm looking at...
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