IRC logs of #boinc for Thursday, 2007-09-27

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01:50 <CoderForLife> plink

01:51 <efc> moo

01:52 * CoderForLife howls at the MOOn

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01:53 <efc> nice full one tonight

01:54 <CoderForLife> somewhere above the clouda

01:54 <CoderForLife> clouds*

01:55 <efc> clear here

01:57 * CoderForLife jumps away when anyone shouts "Clear!"

01:58 <CoderForLife> I'm gonna get a bite to eat - brb

02:04 <CoderForLife> b

02:07 <efc> rm

02:36 <CoderForLife> off to try the bed thing again - later

02:42 * quail waves to all and says g'afternoon :-)

02:47 <efc> moo q

02:57 <quail> hey efc, how are you?

03:06 <efc> pretty good

03:06 <efc> ought to go to bed..

03:45 <CoderForLife> back

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04:01 <CoderForLife> brb  Second Breakfast

04:08 <CoderForLife> b

04:11 <efc> m

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04:31 * CoderForLife is confused by how his frameset is not doing what he wants

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04:47 * CoderForLife found his problem - a missing double quote

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05:10 <quail> hehe

05:11 * quail waves to all and says g'evening :-)

05:14 <CoderForLife> hey

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05:15 <quail> g'evening Don, how are you mate?

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05:15 <CoderForLife> OK, I reckon - how are you?

05:16 <quail> ok i guess, had splitting headarce this morning when woke up and missed tafe cause of it, cause i went back to bed to sleep it off after taking couple mersyndol

05:18 <CoderForLife> I'm having some trouble sleeping of late, for the first time in my life

05:18 * CoderForLife notes that "my life" is getting to be a longer time period

05:18 <quail> damn, sorry to hear that. you got something worrying on your mind?

05:19 <CoderForLife> worries?  oh plenty, everything

05:19 <quail> if you like to take i can fire up skype

05:19 <quail> talk

05:19 <CoderForLife> no thanks - Coding at the moment

05:20 <quail> np, the offer is open

05:20 <CoderForLife> building the unit test environment for my rules engine

05:20 <quail> you still working on that

05:20 <CoderForLife> so others can write and test their own rules

05:20 <CoderForLife> still?!

05:21 <quail> i thought you finished that weeks ago

05:21 <CoderForLife> I started modifying the rules engine for a bunch of new support about 3 weeks ago

05:21 <CoderForLife> I work on it about 3 hours a day

05:22 <CoderForLife> except weekends, where I can do more

05:22 <quail> :-)

05:22 <CoderForLife> I added new things like being able to call between rulesets

05:23 <CoderForLife> and the rules flowcharter is running - but needs a bit of tweaking

05:24 <CoderForLife> so - yeah - I "still working on" it

05:26 <CoderForLife> quail - did you see the link I posted last night?

05:26 <quail> lawsuit one?

05:29 <CoderForLife> yes

05:35 <quail> yep i saw it

05:40 <CoderForLife> OK - off to w@#% - taking the day off tomorrow for my birthday

05:41 <CoderForLife> cya later

05:43 <quail> bye Don, have a good one

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06:23 <hawmps_> 'lo

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08:15 <Romulus> <> (at

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10:06 <PovAddict> CoderForLife!

10:07 <PovAddict> framesets as in... HTML frames?

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14:41 <PovAddict> BOINC trac has disappeared, and I think it was my fault :<

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16:06 <xcamel_> 'lo

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16:32 <freelarry> morning

16:33 <freelarry> almost time for commute

16:33 <freelarry> but gots to ask xcamel is 18 cent a foot good price for molding?

16:34 * freelarry rain damaged goods - already sanded smooth and will be painting them again in a couple of days - moisture content still a little high

16:34 <freelarry> regular price was 1.60 a foot

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17:02 <CoderForLife> yes PovAddict - HTML frameset

17:02 * CoderForLife wonders what a nosw looks like that freelarry is blowing

17:03 <CoderForLife> hello PovAddict

17:03 <CoderForLife> hello freelarry

17:04 <CoderForLife> hello xcamel

17:04 <CoderForLife> hello any and all

17:04 <MTughan> Because you're getting no response... Hello, CoderForLife.

17:05 <CoderForLife> hello MTughan - thx for the response =)

17:05 <PovAddict> CoderForLife: frames are evil

17:05 <CoderForLife> it does prove this microphone is on

17:05 <CoderForLife> depends on how frames are used, PovAddict

17:05 <MTughan> Use JS and AJAX if you must have that functionality.

17:06 <CoderForLife> a frame is perfect for this need

17:06 <MTughan> Remeber, XMLHttpRequests are your friend.

17:06 <PovAddict> CoderForLife: what is the need exactly?

17:07 <xcamel> 'lo CFL

17:07 <MTughan> Better not throw that around too much... CFL stands for the Canadian Football League too.

17:07 <PovAddict> and compact fluorescent lamp too

17:08 <MTughan> True, true...

17:08 <CoderForLife> I am launching a unit test execution of a ruleset from my rules engine.  A separate window is needed, because the rules engine maintains state in the browser via hidden, encrypted fields in the HTML page (like .NET does).  There are two parts to the launched window - a controls section/frame that shows the status of the ruleset under unit test, and a frame that contains the ruleset output.

17:09 <PovAddict> ah, that seems ok...

17:09 <CoderForLife> lol  "throw" and "football", and xcamel...

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17:09 <MTughan> Frames, or an iframe?

17:10 <CoderForLife> in this case, frame is perfect

17:10 <PovAddict> whatever; it's not a public website using frames to get the sidebar looking nice

17:10 <MTughan> Yeah, looks nice...

17:10 <CoderForLife> iframe would be too limiting

17:10 <MTughan> Yeah.

17:10 <CoderForLife> nope - not framing anyones's page

17:10 <CoderForLife> not doing a menu basr

17:10 <CoderForLife> bar*

17:11 * CoderForLife thinks he knows what he's doing

17:11 <PovAddict> this uFluids WU is crazy

17:11 <PovAddict> 0.840% after 5 hours

17:11 <MTughan> 545 hours in all at the current pace.

17:11 <PovAddict> and another at 8:57:35 11.7%

17:11 <CoderForLife> some fluids are very crazy

17:12 <MTughan> Well, he has a nice machine... Dual-core AMD. New.

17:12 <CoderForLife> so you *are* Canadian, MT?

17:12 <MTughan> Yep.

17:12 <CoderForLife> whereabouts?

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17:12 <MTughan> Toronto area.

17:12 <CoderForLife> ah, beautiful town

17:13 <MTughan> Not really a town anymore...

17:13 <CoderForLife> been there a few times on business

17:13 <CoderForLife> once to visit the police (on business)

17:13 <CoderForLife> very impressive organization

17:14 <CoderForLife> but it's been awhile since I was there

17:17 <xcamel> indeed... nice town

17:17 <xcamel> hmmm.. getting some ugly little storms now

17:17 <xcamel> lots of lightning

17:20 <CoderForLife> we had a lot of rain this morning

17:21 <CoderForLife> it just ran off the ground like it was kiln-fired pottery

17:21 <Romulus> i tend to be edited to point it to pieces

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17:35 <CoderForLife> oopsey

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17:43 <MTughan> Oh, is it normal for BOINC to be pushing my processor to 88C on a regular basis? I've since pushed the CPU time down to 70%, and seems to hold level at 75C.

17:43 <MTughan> &math convert 88 C to F

17:43 <Romulus> MTughan: 190.4

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17:54 <xcamel_> sheesh..

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17:57 <PovAddict> what the f**k

17:57 <PovAddict>

17:57 <Romulus> Title: Discovery Channel :: News - Animals :: See-Through Frog: No Dissection Necessary (at

17:57 <CoderForLife> testing

17:58 <CoderForLife> I had some kind of DNS hiccup

18:05 <xcamel> out again

18:08 <codewarrior_> 0_o

18:09 <PovAddict> GODDAMNINT

18:09 <PovAddict> suspending workunits/projects one by one, trying to get more ufluids WUs to crunch

18:10 <MTughan> Just downloads more?

18:10 <PovAddict> feels like whac-a-mole

18:10 <MTughan> In the projects tab, you can tell it not to download more work per project.

18:10 <PovAddict> I suspend the long ufluids WU, and it starts a new sudoku WU (even though there are other *two* ufluids ones that have already started and are suspended)

18:11 <PovAddict> I suspend sudoku project, and it resumes an Enigma@Home WU

18:11 <PovAddict> I suspend that too

18:11 <PovAddict> and it resumes the CPDN workunit

18:11 <PovAddict> I suspend CPDN, and it resumes an uFluids one, *just because there's nothing else to crunch*

18:11 <PovAddict> it doesn't do what I want until it's the only other option >.>

18:12 <PovAddict> definitely felt like whac-a-mole

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18:24 * wdsmia changes CoderForLife's order from Green to White paint

18:24 <xcamel> still banging a bit here and there..

18:24 <wdsmia> *lo Jay

18:28 <xcamel> 'lo Doug

18:35 <CoderForLife> lol

18:36 <CoderForLife> hey Pov, dam float too while you're at it, they're more trouble than ints

18:36 <CoderForLife> actually Doug, I'm going to need some mortar to close the cracks in the ground

18:38 <wdsmia> I changed it to white due to the 6 to 8 week shipping time... by that time you will want me to send snow :-)

18:42 <CoderForLife> I'm sorry - I don't understand the words "want" and "snow" in the same sentence  +)

18:43 <MTughan> I do. I WANT SNOW! We've had 25C+ degree temps for the past few weeks.

18:43 <MTughan> &math convert 25 C to F

18:43 <Romulus> MTughan: 77.0

18:43 <CoderForLife> oh, we launched a probe today to the Ceres and Vesta asteroids - I missed that

18:43 <CoderForLife> we can have cooler temperatures without piling on the white stuff

18:44 * CoderForLife makes a mental note to test start the snow thrower soon

18:44 <MTughan> Well, either way, I want cooler temperatures.

18:44 <CoderForLife> agreed

18:44 <wdsmia> &weather 50265

18:44 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 78F / 26C | Humidity: 25% | Pressure: 29.97in / 1015hPa | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: NW | Wind Speed: 9mph / 15km/h ; Tonight - Clear. Low in the mid 40s. Northwest wind near 10 mph.; Friday - Sunny. High in the mid 70s. Northeast wind near 5 mph shifting to the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.; Friday Night - Mostly clear. Low in the mid 50s. Southeast wind 5 to (1 more message)

18:44 <wdsmia> &more

18:44 <Romulus> wdsmia: 10 mph.;

18:45 <MTughan> Well, it's actually nicer right now. 16C, 61F.

18:45 <CoderForLife> we have 68F

18:46 <MTughan> Sounds nice...

18:46 <MTughan>

18:46 <Romulus> <> (at

18:46 <PovAddict> &title

18:46 <Romulus> PovAddict: (title <url>) -- Returns the HTML <title>...</title> of a URL.

18:46 <PovAddict> not smart enough bot

18:46 <MTughan> iPhone owners got "hosed" as it said.

18:46 <wdsmia> humidity is down so 78F wills good right now

18:46 <MTughan> "Owners of unlocked iPhones hosed by software update | One More Thing - CNET"

18:47 <MTughan> Yeah, it's the humidity. 72% here right now.

18:47 <CoderForLife> what kind of javascript event will fire when a browser page loads, besides the onload() of the body?

18:48 <MTughan> Do you need one, or is it a trivia question?

18:48 <PovAddict> that's what onload is for...

18:48 <CoderForLife> yeah, I need one, else I will have to dynamcially modify the existing onload() of a page when I add some javascript to it

18:48 <MTughan> That's simple.

18:48 <MTughan> document.body.onload, I think.

18:49 <CoderForLife> yes, but it already exists - in one special case, it needs to do something in addition

18:49 <MTughan> Maybe put in another function...

18:49 <CoderForLife> the special case code needs to be generated on the fly

18:50 <MTughan> Wait, how will this work? Are you generating the JS dynamically on a server-side app?

18:50 <CoderForLife> ah, maybe I can call my special function if it exists

18:50 <PovAddict> document.onload2 = document.onload;

18:50 <PovAddict> document.onload = function() { document.onload2(); other_stuff(); };

18:50 <PovAddict> maybe?

18:50 <MTughan> If you modify the onload tag in the actual page, the onload tag has already been run.

18:50 <CoderForLife> yeah - generating the javascript in the server

18:50 <PovAddict> ah in the server...

18:51 <MTughan> So just use an if statement and a string to hold the onload. What language is it anyway?

18:51 <CoderForLife> I have an onload() that runs for all instances of the pages, this one instance needs another function to my frameset page

18:52 <MTughan> No, what language is used server-side?

18:52 <PovAddict> add some server-side hook there... on the code that outputs the onload

18:52 <CoderForLife> I heard you - PHP

18:52 <MTughan> $onload = "onloadFunction();"; if(needMore) $onload .= "moreFunctions();";

18:53 <CoderForLife> you're right Pov - it's just "way down" the code, and I was hoping not to have to put a big old "dependency" in there

18:53 <CoderForLife> but that's what I'll do

18:53 <CoderForLife> thx for the advice, all

18:54 * PovAddict sends ad feedback to cnet

18:54 * CoderForLife thinks - this is going to be one nasty hack...

18:54 <PovAddict> bwahahaha

18:54 <PovAddict> "4. What actions are you likely to take as a result of seeing this ad? Check all that apply."

18:54 <PovAddict> I checked 'Other' and typed "I'd install adblock plus"

18:55 <CoderForLife> lol

18:55 <CoderForLife> "unsubscribe"

18:55 <PovAddict> options were like Look for more information on the product advertised, Remember the ad the next time you shop for this type of product, Purchase product

18:55 <Starfury^> anyone prefer seti pre-boinc?

18:55 <PovAddict> Starfury^: there was life pre-boinc?

18:55 <Starfury^> yes

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18:55 <Starfury^> the pre-boinc seti client was good

18:56 <PovAddict> well I joined like two years ago

18:56 <CoderForLife> <moo>

18:56 <PovAddict> so can't tell

18:56 <Starfury^> since boinc its been unreliable and not so good

18:56 <PovAddict> echo moo > efc

18:56 <CoderForLife> efc.moo()

18:57 <efc> MessageNotUnderstood: Moo

18:57 <PovAddict> Starfury^: lately I have been thinking cross-project credits aren't such a good idea

18:57 <PovAddict> but it's way too deep in the system & community by now

18:57 <CoderForLife> MessageObjectOriented

18:57 <PovAddict> I mean, what the hell do you do with a site like BOINCStats if you decide to get rid of cross-project credit parity?

18:58 <CoderForLife> Efc efc=new efc();

18:58 <PovAddict> CoderForLife: one is enough, don't go creating more

18:58 <PovAddict> >.>

18:58 <CoderForLife> lol

18:58 <CoderForLife> system.gc();

18:58 <Starfury^> wait till someone at greenpeace hears about boinc...

18:58 <Starfury^> then ya for it LOL

18:59 <PovAddict> Starfury^: why?

18:59 <PovAddict> people keep their old computers for crunching instead of throwing them away and contaminating

18:59 <PovAddict> :]

18:59 <PovAddict> and CPDN has proven it

18:59 * CoderForLife nods - that's his strategy

18:59 <Starfury^> making PC's run at 100% CPU time all the time, making the PC pull as much electricity as it is able to for cooling and cpu, and the fact the machine is then on 24/7 and then the cooling for the room because of that

19:00 <CoderForLife> P II's are the path to boinc-happiness

19:00 <Starfury^> the idiots will have a field day lol

19:00 <Starfury^> with their carbon footprint bollocks

19:00 <CoderForLife> I have my boxes in a room in the basement for that reason

19:01 <Starfury^> i have like 5 servers, 5 desktops and 3 laptops running

19:01 <Starfury^> havent switched the central heating on in months

19:01 <Starfury^> lol

19:02 <CoderForLife> at the old house, I was sitting right on top of 1 server and 4 desktops in my office, plus 3 other desktops around the house

19:02 <CoderForLife> my office was 10 x 10

19:03 <CoderForLife> no heat required in the winter

19:03 <Starfury^> hp proliant, hp netserver, 2 ibm eservers and a generic rack server

19:03 <Starfury^> in my living room

19:03 <CoderForLife> lol - there's boinc devotion

19:04 <Starfury^> none are running boinc

19:04 <Starfury^> i dont use it at all

19:04 <Starfury^> i did once upon ago

19:04 <Starfury^> but now my leccy bill is more important

19:04 <Starfury^> running boinc more than doubles my electricity bill

19:05 <Starfury^> however once i get a domain admin account at work there are about 200 ML370's and DL380's plus 500 - 1000 P4 or core duo desktops I can roll it out to via group policy

19:06 <PovAddict> Starfury^:

19:06 <Starfury^> all the server are dual cpu dualcore xeon's or higher

19:06 <Romulus> <> (at

19:06 <PovAddict> holy crap that will be a big RAC :P

19:06 <Starfury^> whats a RAC?>

19:06 <PovAddict> recent average credit

19:06 <Starfury^> in this country its the company that tows you when your car breaks down

19:06 <Starfury^> ah

19:07 <codewarrior_> Starfury^: Running a machine at full power doesn't churn that much more WH's....

19:07 <codewarrior_> Starfury^: It's no more than a standard light bulb being on 24/7

19:07 <Starfury^> well at the moment i switch off 5 machines when i dont use them and leave the servers on

19:07 <PovAddict> my new dualcore says 65w on the box

19:07 <Starfury^> if i leave all 10 systems running and running boinc then it doubles my leccy bill

19:08 <PovAddict> Starfury^: are they dust-clean?

19:08 <codewarrior_> Starfury^: You running a 1kW PSU on a filthy ancient chinese 20KVA UPS?

19:08 <codewarrior_> :-p

19:08 <Starfury^> even if the monitor is off your gfx card still uses juice

19:08 <Starfury^> the UPS's are 1kva each and i have 4 of them

19:08 <PovAddict> more dust, more heat, faster fans

19:08 <Starfury^> APC SmartUPS rack mount jobs

19:08 <PovAddict> and btw, newer gfx cards eat power

19:09 <codewarrior_> each UPS will consume more power (individually) than your CPU maxed out I assure you

19:09 <Starfury^> yeh

19:09 <Starfury^> the nvidia 8800's use like 300W

19:09 <Starfury^> i think

19:09 <Starfury^> or is it 270

19:09 <PovAddict> WTF

19:09 <xcamel> back again

19:09 <efc> not idle, i hope

19:09 <PovAddict> I have a 8600GT

19:09 <PovAddict> efc: there's no such thing as an idle gfx card if you run Vista, remember that

19:09 <efc> oh

19:10 <PovAddict> your windows are made of glass, etc

19:10 <Starfury^> hang on

19:10 <efc> you've probably got worse problems if you're on vista

19:10 <Starfury^> checking

19:10 <Starfury^> quoted power consumption is 175W

19:10 <Starfury^> must be an SLI system i was looking at before

19:11 <Starfury^> so SLI with 8800's is 350W

19:12 <codewarrior_> so why run SLI on a boinc machine!! :-p

19:12 <Starfury^> errrr boinc machine?

19:12 <codewarrior_> Unless you're using CUDA of course

19:12 <Starfury^> isnt boinc run on whatever machine ya got

19:12 <PovAddict> Starfury^: some people have "dedicated BOINC machines"

19:12 <Starfury^> you dont dedicate machines to boinc do you

19:12 <Starfury^> why?

19:12 <Starfury^> what a waste

19:12 <PovAddict> I don't, definitely

19:13 <PovAddict> some people do, not my problem

19:13 <Starfury^> lol

19:13 <Starfury^> it will be when the polar icecaps melt

19:13 <Starfury^> (joke)

19:13 <PovAddict> but my computer has gone from "on while actually using it" to "on 24/7" because of BOINC

19:13 <xcamel>

19:13 <Romulus> Title: APOD: 2007 September 27 - Hole in the Sun (at

19:13 <codewarrior_> Some of us use it as dedicated heaters..

19:13 <PovAddict> because I could say the computer is always in use :P

19:13 <PovAddict> by scientists...

19:14 <Starfury^> :)

19:14 <Starfury^> night all

19:14 * Starfury^ shutdowns his pc

19:14 <Starfury^> :P

19:14 <codewarrior_> heh

19:14 <PovAddict> NOES

19:14 <Starfury^> i need a button so i can push it and they all shutdown properly

19:14 <codewarrior_> That button sits at the mains

19:14 <PovAddict> Starfury^: running Windows?

19:14 <Starfury^> and no i cant use the power switch on the wall as they go through the ups

19:15 <Starfury^> yeh, but it wont do 5 at a time

19:15 <Starfury^> and i need a wee

19:15 <Starfury^> lol

19:15 <Starfury^> bye

19:15 <PovAddict> yes it will

19:15 <codewarrior_> lol

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19:15 <PovAddict> shutdown -s -m \\

19:15 <PovAddict> remotely shuts down Windows machine at that IP

19:15 <codewarrior_> surely you mean: deltree /y /r c:\

19:16 <PovAddict> no

19:17 <PovAddict> deltree /y /r \\\C$

19:17 <codewarrior_> grin

19:17 <CoderForLife> jmp 0

19:17 <PovAddict> poor .42 lol

19:17 * quail waves to all and says g'morning :-)

19:18 <MTughan> So why does Starfury^ come here if he doesn't even run BOINC?

19:18 <CoderForLife> hey quail

19:18 <PovAddict> MTughan: he does

19:18 <MTughan> Oh...

19:18 <CoderForLife> 'cos this is THE PLACE to be

19:18 <PovAddict> (20:07:37) Starfury^: running boinc more than doubles my electricity bill

19:18 <quail> how are you Don?

19:18 <MTughan> Well, he doesn't run it too often.

19:18 <CoderForLife> fine Dale - how does tomorrow look so far?

19:19 <quail> plink (unknown)

19:19 <codewarrior_> baoing(c)

19:19 <PovAddict> &cyborg boinc

19:19 <Romulus> PovAddict: B.O.I.N.C.: Biomechanical Operational Immediate Nullification Construct

19:20 <quail> plink (unknown)

19:20 <MTughan> Huh... I thought it stood for Berkeley Open Interface for Network Computing... :P

19:20 <CoderForLife> I got a postal mail today where they gave my wife's last name as "Null"

19:20 <MTughan> lol

19:20 <PovAddict> &cyborg MTughan

19:20 <Romulus> PovAddict: M.T.U.G.H.A.N.: Mechanical Transforming Unit Generated for Hazardous Assassination and Nullification

19:20 <MTughan> :D

19:20 <quail> plink (unknown)

19:20 <codewarrior_> lol

19:20 <MTughan> I like it...

19:20 <efc> &acronym WOTAN

19:20 <quail> ibada ibada that all folks

19:20 <Romulus> efc: Error: You need to have PySQLite installed to use this plugin.  Download it at <>

19:20 <Romulus> very interesting stuff that often LOL, been working on the topic yet

19:20 <PovAddict> you're next for laughing

19:21 <PovAddict> &cyborg codewarrior

19:21 <Romulus> PovAddict: Names can't have more than 10 letters. Please enter another name.

19:21 <PovAddict> aww

19:21 <CoderForLife> thanks for the plink list quail

19:21 <codewarrior_> :-(

19:21 <PovAddict> &cyborg warrior

19:21 <Romulus> PovAddict: W.A.R.R.I.O.R.: Wireless Artificial Replicant Responsible for Infiltration and Online Repair

19:21 <codewarrior_> lol!

19:21 <MTughan> Ooo...

19:21 <MTughan> &cyborg PovAddict

19:21 <Romulus> MTughan: P.O.V.A.D.D.I.C.T.: Positronic Organism Viable for Accurate Destruction, Dangerous Infiltration and Ceaseless Troubleshooting

19:22 <CoderForLife> fits him perfectly

19:22 <MTughan> "... and Ceaseless Troubleshooting"

19:22 <codewarrior_> We are being assimilated!

19:22 <MTughan> So how does it generate those acronyms?

19:22 * CoderForLife turns his attention to getting his Code running

19:22 <quail> CoderForLife: np mate :-)

19:23 <codewarrior_> btw... just checked. Average core 2 duo system will churn around 175W constant with boinc

19:23 <PovAddict> &help cyborg

19:23 <Romulus> PovAddict: (cyborg [<name>]) -- Returns a cyborg acronym for <name> from <>. If <name> is not specified, uses that of the user.

19:23 <codewarrior_> compared to around 120W idle :-/

19:23 <MTughan> Cool...

19:23 <PovAddict> codewarrior_: what gfx card?

19:23 <codewarrior_> PovAddict: onboard

19:23 <codewarrior_> PovAddict: Will do a test on a 8600GT with duo

19:23 <quail> SysInfo: Linux 2.6.20-16-generic |  Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.60GHz 1595.361 MHz | Bogomips: 3194.26 | Mem: 608/1265M [||||||||||] | Diskspace: 264.39G Free: 202.21G | Procs: 111 | Uptime: 1 day 18 hrs 51 mins 16 secs | Load: 1.62 1.18 1.09  | Screen: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x] (rev a2) @ 1440x900 (32 bpp) GPU clock: 249.750 MHz | eth0: In: 661.21M Out: 298.27M

19:23 <MTughan> Well, I'm not quite sure, but I think my WinPC takes about 220W.

19:23 <PovAddict> hmm wonder what draws so much power

19:23 <quail> Sensors: HDD: 36°C

19:24 <codewarrior_> Hard drives for most of it

19:24 <codewarrior_> GPU's another

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19:24 <MTughan> So the P4s do suck more power than the C2Ds then...

19:24 <codewarrior_> definitely

19:24 <codewarrior_> the duo's are rated 65W max power draw

19:24 <PovAddict> hey Zeeno

19:24 <Zeeno> what's up? :)

19:24 <MTughan> Would HT increase the temp?

19:24 <MTughan> Sorry, power.

19:25 <codewarrior_> barely

19:25 <MTughan> That's what I thought...

19:25 <codewarrior_> The core 2 extreme X6800 is rated 75W, everything below it is 65W

19:25 <codewarrior_> The Pentium D's are 115W to 130W

19:25 <PovAddict> 0_o

19:25 <MTughan> Wow... What clock speed is the C2E X6800?

19:25 <codewarrior_> 3Ghz iirc

19:25 <MTughan> O_O

19:26 <MTughan> I... WANT... ONE...

19:26 <codewarrior_> For boinc?!

19:26 <PovAddict> bah, I need hosting

19:26 <codewarrior_> Rather go for the quad :-p

19:26 <MTughan> Sure, why now?

19:26 <MTughan> not*

19:27 * PovAddict has a look at some prices

19:27 <MTughan> Well, video editing and code compiling would be in there too.

19:27 <codewarrior_> would still go with the quad, unless you're a gamer

19:27 <MTughan> Nope. Even if you were a gamer, you'd focus more on GPUs.

19:27 <efc> &math convert petaflops per watt to furlongs per fortnight

19:27 <Romulus> efc: Error: petaflops is not a valid unit.

19:28 <PovAddict> rofl

19:28 <codewarrior_> lol

19:28 <MTughan> And how many petaflops?

19:28 <efc> One will do

19:28 <MTughan> Well, it is 1,000,000 gigaflogs.

19:29 <codewarrior_> MTughan: not too sure about that.... most upcoming games are so hard on physics processing, you'll need a dedicated physics card soon imho

19:29 <efc> Assuming a Fairchild 9445 as the cpu, of course

19:29 <MTughan> Can you get physics cards?

19:29 <codewarrior_> of course

19:29 <MTughan> I thought all of that was handled on the GPU...

19:29 <PovAddict> physics on GPU isn't very easy

19:30 <MTughan> Guess I need to touch up on my hardware.

19:30 <codewarrior_> and $$$

19:30 <PovAddict> plus, current games are probably maxing out the GPU with the lighting part anyway

19:30 <codewarrior_> confirmed, X6800 is 2.93Ghz

19:30 <MTughan> Yeah... The most recent game I run I think it Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2.

19:30 <codewarrior_> PovAddict: agreed, bioshock knocks a 2.3Ghz duo with 8600GT already

19:31 <efc> I never got a good feel for what is so hard with the physics.. is it an n^2 problem or something?

19:31 <efc> I understand perfectly bouncing jugs is fairly hard

19:31 <MTughan> Hehe... I still have the original LEGO Racers game too.

19:31 <codewarrior_> efc: When you're working with billions of polygon based objects....ayup

19:31 <MTughan> Ooo... LEGO Rock Raiders. Copyright 1999.

19:32 <codewarrior_> 0_o

19:32 <efc> The real world solves it in real time.. I've got a patent on it though

19:32 <PovAddict> lol efc

19:32 <codewarrior_> lol

19:32 <MTughan> Hehe... NFS Hot Pursuit (Original) is copyright 1998.

19:33 <MTughan> NFS HP2 is 2002.

19:33 <PovAddict> Riven has better lighting effects!

19:33 <PovAddict> oh, but it's all pre-rendered :P

19:33 <codewarrior_> ehehe

19:33 <PovAddict> (c) 1998 DVD version

19:34 <codewarrior_> You sure it wasn't blue ray back then?

19:34 <PovAddict> lol no

19:34 <codewarrior_> grin

19:34 <PovAddict> I think the 5-CD version is from 1997

19:34 <MTughan> COOL! I have a paper airplane program from '96!

19:35 <codewarrior_> Beats the 20 floppy police quest install

19:36 <MTughan> Hmm... That paper airplane program is really old... It'll probably run under Wine.

19:36 * PovAddict notes his 3D Dinosaur Adventure CD is scratched off into un-readability

19:36 <PovAddict> too bad, it had chances of running in DOSBox

19:37 <codewarrior_> Here's a real nice table with all the CPU's and their TDP

19:37 <codewarrior_>

19:37 <Romulus> Title: techPowerUp! :: CPU Database (at

19:39 <MTughan> Nice... My P4 seems to take 110W... That still doesn't explain 200+W.

19:40 <MTughan> Whoa... The Core Duos seem to take less power than the Core 2 Duos!

19:41 <codewarrior_> MTughan: Your mobo, drives, peripheral cards all draw power...

19:41 <MTughan> I know, but over 100W?

19:41 <codewarrior_> yup

19:41 <MTughan> Wow...

19:43 <codewarrior_> Hard-drive draws over 100W on spinup

19:43 <MTughan> And I've got two drives in there...

19:43 <codewarrior_> that's why server's with scsi's spins each one up one after the other :-p

19:43 <codewarrior_> Imagine 10 drives spinning up at the same time *pop* goes the PSU

19:43 <MTughan> Two HDs, two optical drives, one floppy.

19:43 <MTughan> Ouch...

19:43 <efc> hard disks are 5V?

19:43 <MTughan> Yes, you read that right. I have a floppy drive.

19:43 <codewarrior_> 5+12V

19:43 <MTughan> Oh, seems Leopard may be a release candidate now...

19:45 <codewarrior_> my bad. 350GB seagate says 25.5W peak power draw

19:46 <MTughan> Ouch... I have a WD 120GB and a Seagate 160GB.

19:46 <MTughan> So that could add another 50W right there.

19:46 <codewarrior_> might be more, older drives are definitely draws more juice

19:47 * codewarrior_ checks on the 160

19:47 <MTughan> Double-ouch... These drives are about 3 years old.

19:48 <CoderForLife> that's all for me - thanks for the livey chat all - good night

19:48 <codewarrior_> Note that's during spin up, idle they don't use that much

19:48 <MTughan> Night.

19:48 <codewarrior_> l8r

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19:49 <codewarrior_> your seagate also takes about 25W

19:49 <MTughan> The WDs probably about the same.

19:49 <codewarrior_> guess so. Surprised they're so efficient these days

19:50 <codewarrior_> but the bottom line is the average PC shouldn't double your power bill :-p

19:51 <MTughan> Yeah. Shouldn't being the key word. Depends on what you do run on it.

19:51 <PovAddict> explain that to my mom >.>

19:51 <wdsmia> try running 12 of them lol

19:51 <PovAddict> keeps blaming me for the bill

19:51 <MTughan> Ouch...

19:51 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: I do run 17 of them :-p

19:51 <PovAddict> codewarrior_: what's your CPID?

19:51 <MTughan> Would a fairly powerful graphics card increase that too? I guess so...

19:51 <PovAddict> or link to your stats on any project

19:51 <codewarrior_> PovAddict: not all on boinc!

19:52 <PovAddict> lol

19:52 <codewarrior_> PovAddict: Need some juice for myself ya know

19:52 <PovAddict> waste! :P

19:52 <MTughan> What, just like free RAM?

19:52 <PovAddict> I run BOINC but still use it for myself too

19:52 <codewarrior_> PovAddict: only 4 machines on it now, 2 old 2 new

19:52 <PovAddict> process priorities handle that correctly

19:52 <MTughan> Or CPU time control.

19:52 <codewarrior_> even disabled power management just for boinc to have a bit more crunch

19:54 <codewarrior_> PovAddict: sure, but not when you're using the machines for already intensive tasks :-(

19:54 <codewarrior_> So what IS a good RAC these days?

19:54 <MTughan> Hey, anyone here about the Excel 2007 bug? Apparently when a multiplication answer added up to 65,535 (2^16 - 1), it would show 100,000.

19:54 <PovAddict> this machine came with office 2003 installed

19:55 <PovAddict> have had this computer for 1 week and a half, still haven't opened a single office program

19:55 <PovAddict> and I doubt I will need one anytime soon

19:55 <MTughan>

19:55 <PovAddict> so they're just there wasting start menu space and storage

19:55 * wdsmia is about to break the 6M mark on boinc... go tffe :)

19:55 * codewarrior_ wonders if he can start a RAC shootout

19:56 <MTughan> As for a good RAC, I hit about 630 a little while back.

19:56 <Romulus> <> (at

19:56 <codewarrior_> 0_0

19:56 <PovAddict> mundayweb stats says I have 754 rac

19:56 <wdsmia> lol

19:56 <MTughan> Romulus seems to be screwed for now...

19:56 <Romulus> MTughan: Error: You need to have PySQLite installed to use this plugin.  Download it at <>

19:56 <MTughan> O_O

19:56 <PovAddict> xcamel never got round to fixing that error about PySQLite...

19:57 <PovAddict> boincstats says the projects say I have 745 RAC

19:57 <PovAddict> boincstats says I have 517 RAC

19:57 <codewarrior_> grief

19:57 <wdsmia> Recent average credit (projects accumulated) 5,152.12412

19:57 <codewarrior_> I'm at a mere 91 RAC atm :-(

19:58 <PovAddict> codewarrior_: that's a pentium 4 and an AMD core duo

19:58 <MTughan> Man... Even though my WinPC doesn't churn out too many results, I can see it starting to hurt my position...

19:58 <MTughan> 5000?!

19:58 <PovAddict> used to be a pentium 4 and a pentium 2

19:58 <codewarrior_> PovAddict: Only recently started contributing, so racking up quickly... but not worthy yet :-(

19:58 <PovAddict> MTughan: wdsmia is about to reach 6 million total

19:58 <MTughan> Recent average credit (projects accumulated)404.16148

19:58 <codewarrior_> Running 2x Core 2 duo's 24/7, 1x PIII SMP and 1x P4

19:59 <MTughan> Yes, but that's not really a factor in the RAC.

19:59 <PovAddict> wdsmia ->

19:59 <Romulus> <> (at

19:59 <wdsmia> and I took 6 months off crunching

19:59 <PovAddict> wtf graph

19:59 <PovAddict> ahh

19:59 <PovAddict> I thought it was a strange cpid split

20:00 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: They should all pay your power bill for 2 years with your accumulated credit!

20:00 <PovAddict> brb CON

20:00 <wdsmia> lol that would be nice

20:00 <MTughan> For sure...

20:01 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: wth are you running?!

20:01 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: Jumping from <1000 credit/day to >9000 credit/day?

20:01 <wdsmia> a little ov everything

20:01 <wdsmia> err of

20:02 <codewarrior_> you hooked up your RS6000 toys up?

20:02 <MTughan> Really adds up...

20:02 <codewarrior_> Nooooo

20:02 <codewarrior_> He's jumped over one day to that

20:02 <MTughan> Okay, that is a little freaky...

20:03 * codewarrior_ nudges wdsmia

20:03 <codewarrior_> you gonna tell?

20:03 <codewarrior_> :-p

20:03 <wdsmia> if I was going to tell they wouldnt be hidden lol

20:04 <codewarrior_> *grin*

20:05 <wdsmia> now if I ran boinc on my putters at work that would shock you :)

20:05 <MTughan> So why don't you?

20:05 <wdsmia> I want to keep my job lol

20:05 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: if you have access to "those" kind of puters, you might get fired? :-p

20:05 <MTughan> Ah.

20:05 <PovAddict> back

20:05 <codewarrior_> front

20:05 <MTughan> Rear.

20:05 <wdsmia> &ping

20:05 <Romulus> pong

20:06 <codewarrior_> *pong

20:06 <PovAddict> &syn

20:06 <Romulus> ACK!

20:06 <codewarrior_> &nack

20:06 <Romulus> codewarrior_: Error: You need to have PySQLite installed to use this plugin.  Download it at <>

20:06 <codewarrior_> 0_o

20:06 <wdsmia> &beer

20:06 <Romulus> Here's your beer, wdsmia... Now drink up before I slap you silly!

20:06 <PovAddict> &orly

20:06 <Romulus> PovAddict: Error: You need to have PySQLite installed to use this plugin.  Download it at <>

20:06 <xcamel> wow - now over 2.15" of rain (badly needed)

20:07 <PovAddict> &alias add orly echo ya rly

20:07 <Romulus> PovAddict: The operation succeeded.

20:07 <MTughan> O_O

20:07 <codewarrior_> lol!

20:07 <PovAddict> xcamel will smack us for playing with the bot too much

20:07 <wdsmia> dought over jay?

20:07 <xcamel> not really

20:07 <MTughan> &orly

20:07 <Romulus> ya rly

20:07 * PovAddict hides from xcamel just in case

20:07 <xcamel> but this put a dent in it.

20:07 <PovAddict> xcamel: any idea what's up with that PySQLite error?

20:08 <wdsmia> user error :)

20:08 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: So you're either running a serious number of quads/opterons or similar, or your basement glows blue and sounds like a Tesla coil at night

20:08 <PovAddict> lol

20:09 <xcamel> no.. that's my car...

20:09 <MTughan> Hey, you can make music from a Tesla coil.

20:09 <codewarrior_> grief, I *don't* want to hear your blender

20:09 <xcamel> the blender is now a chaingun

20:09 <MTughan>

20:09 <Romulus> Title: Will It Blend? | Presented By Blendtec (at

20:10 <PovAddict> somebody asked him on a youtube comment to blend his arm

20:10 <MTughan> Okay...

20:10 <codewarrior_> would definitely blend

20:10 <PovAddict> while laughing

20:10 <codewarrior_> all the primary colors even...

20:11 <MTughan> Where would you get green and blue?

20:11 <xcamel>

20:11 <Romulus> Title: YouTube - Tesla Coil Music - Featured on Hacked Gadgets (at

20:11 <MTughan> I think I saw that one...

20:11 <MTughan> Oh yeah.

20:11 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: Dying to know what you hooked up!

20:11 <codewarrior_> anybody know something about wdsmia we can bribe him with?!

20:12 <MTughan> I can probably find out his location in the US.

20:12 <MTughan> IP addresses are very powerful...

20:12 <codewarrior_> would be easy to find... the house glowing like a star

20:12 <codewarrior_> just kidding, but truly curious

20:12 <PovAddict> my new computer glows blue :]

20:13 <MTughan> Hey, M$ gave in! They're selling XP for another 5 months!

20:13 <codewarrior_> PovAddict: LED's don't count!

20:13 <xcamel>

20:13 <Romulus> Title: YouTube - Huge Tesla Coil - Big Bruiser - Lightning On The Lawn 2006 (at

20:13 * PovAddict turns on his Big F*ing Speakers

20:14 <MTughan> Well, first lookup, I get West des Moines, Iowa.

20:15 <MTughan> Three lookups, three same results.

20:15 <xcamel> the cow killer:

20:16 <MTughan> Hey, anyone have a Debian system?

20:16 <xcamel>

20:16 <Romulus> Title: YouTube - BIGGG TESLA COIL OF OKLAHOMA (at

20:16 <quail>

20:16 <Romulus> Title: YouTube - Singing Tesla Coil at Duckon 2007 (at

20:17 <PovAddict> MTughan: why, moo?

20:17 <MTughan> AH!! I can't keep up with all the tabs!

20:17 <xcamel> that is a good one too..

20:17 <codewarrior_> lol,

20:17 <codewarrior_> too much tesla for one night

20:17 <codewarrior_> going to sizzle

20:17 <MTughan> Yeah. "apt-get moo"

20:17 <codewarrior_> ...."Have you mooed today?"...

20:17 <MTughan> Yep, that one.

20:18 * quail likes the singing tesla

20:18 <MTughan> Okay, I'm settling on West des Moines, Iowa. wdsmia, how close is that?

20:18 <codewarrior_> good chatting, cheers all

20:18 <xcamel> lol!!

20:18 <xcamel>

20:18 <Romulus> Title: Road Crew Blasted for Painting Yellow Stripes Over Raccoon s Body (at

20:19 <MTughan> WTF?

20:19 <Romulus> might be worth adding onto the battlefield later

20:21 <wdsmia> @codewarrior

20:22 <MTughan> I count 11 desktops and a laptop...

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20:22 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: awesome

20:22 <PovAddict> so... when the hell will the video load?

20:22 <MTughan> Huh? What video?

20:23 <PovAddict> "Road Crew Blasted for Painting Yellow Stripes Over Raccoon’s Body"

20:23 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: You running that all off one power circuit?!

20:23 <PovAddict> only loads a big square with a small ad inside

20:23 <MTughan> ... I already loaded and watched it.

20:27 <wdsmia> codewarrior what you dont see behind the wall is the key... and im not telling :)

20:27 <MTughan> What, that's just a teaser? Wow...

20:28 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: Well the tease is working

20:28 <MTughan> And how was my guess of West des Moines, Iowa for your location?

20:28 <wdsmia> lol

20:28 <wdsmia> well take a look at my user name

20:28 <MTughan> Yay! ^^

20:29 <MTughan> West DeS Moines IowA.

20:29 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: So how long before I get to see what's behind the wall :-p

20:29 <MTughan> "... and im not telling :)"

20:30 <codewarrior_> 12 machines could rake together +- 9000 credit/day I'd say, so not sure it's all that telling :-p

20:30 <MTughan> Okay, fine.

20:32 <wdsmia> you want a hint?

20:32 <codewarrior_> aye

20:32 <MTughan> YES PLEASE!

20:32 <MTughan> *sheepish*

20:32 <wdsmia>

20:32 <wdsmia> its a small hint lol

20:32 <MTughan> O_O

20:32 <MTughan> That's a lot of machines...

20:32 <codewarrior_> an additional 18 machines?!

20:32 <codewarrior_> Do you work for pixar?

20:32 <MTughan> No, they have their own render farm.

20:32 <MTughan> Wait, that's Dreamworks...

20:32 <PovAddict> pixar too, why not

20:32 <wdsmia> used to work for motorola but have a much better job now

20:32 <PovAddict> hrm cant get vnc working right

20:33 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: so the farm is just part of hobby then?

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20:34 <MTughan> One of mine.

20:34 * codewarrior_ has a moment of zen

20:34 <MTughan> ~codewarrior_++

20:34 <ZenBot> codewarrior_ has 1 karma now.

20:34 <wdsmia> yep just hobby thats grown over the last 7 years.... damn boinc lol

20:35 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: grin, nice. Quite a number of machines, hope you installed fire-alarms alongside

20:35 <wdsmia> it was one 486 133 and seti in the beginning

20:36 <wdsmia> it grew

20:36 <wdsmia> lol

20:36 <codewarrior_> hehehe

20:36 <codewarrior_> so what kind of processors those machines running?

20:37 <wdsmia> p4 2.8 to D3.0

20:37 <MTughan> Bit of heat there...

20:37 <codewarrior_> sheesh

20:37 <codewarrior_> indeed, dedicated aircon probably

20:37 <wdsmia> its the wall lol

20:38 <codewarrior_> wdsmia: Well, you've definitely got a trend-setting setup. Makes one wonder what others run in their home-bunkers (or is that bunker homes?)

20:38 <wdsmia> lol

20:39 <wdsmia> it does hide all the wires :)

20:39 <wdsmia> brb

20:39 <codewarrior_> grin

20:40 <codewarrior_> k, have to run. Good chatting

20:42 <MTughan> Not sure how well you&apos;ll be able to see it.

20:43 <Romulus> <> (at

20:43 <MTughan> That's my cat sitting in my laptop case.

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20:45 <wdsmia> cat hair, dog hair, bird feathers in cpu fans know all about it

20:46 <MTughan> Hey, can someone grab a download link from here? I have a firewall that's blocking it.

20:46 <Romulus> Title: macam : USB webcam support for Mac OS X (at

20:47 <MTughan> ~Romulus++

20:47 <ZenBot> Romulus has 1 karma now.

20:47 <Romulus> ZenBot: Error: You need to have PySQLite installed to use this plugin.  Download it at <>

20:48 <PovAddict>

20:48 <Romulus> <> (at

20:48 <MTughan> Thanks.

20:49 <PovAddict> fucking vnc

20:49 * PovAddict runs upstairs again

20:49 * wdsmia bans PovAddict for foul langage on this channel

20:49 *** ChanServ sets mode: +o wdsmia

20:50 <MTughan> Well, we know one person authorized for op here.

20:50 *** PovAddict was kicked by wdsmia (IIII can't HEAAAAAAAR you!)

20:50 <MTughan> lol

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20:50 <PovAddict> hey people dont get banned for saying w#$% uncensored

20:51 <wdsmia> I didnt ban you... yet :)

20:51 <MTughan> So why the :) ?

20:51 <MTughan> That should be a >:)

20:51 <PovAddict> or kicked

20:52 *** PovAddict was kicked by wdsmia (I tire of your company. Begone!)

20:53 <wdsmia> man that felt good :)

20:53 <MTughan> You're sick.

20:53 <MTughan> I don't mean that as an offense.

20:54 *** wdsmia sets mode: -o wdsmia

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20:54 <MTughan> ...

20:55 <NotPovAddict> heh, looking at wdsmia pictures

20:55 <NotPovAddict> I remembered from a boinc project

20:55 <NotPovAddict> I think it was LHC

20:55 <NotPovAddict> when they installed the new server

20:55 <NotPovAddict> and posted pictures

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20:55 <NotPovAddict> "pictures of people unpacking boxes of electronics is the new geek porn"

20:56 <MTughan> "Geek porn." Now that's a new term to me...

20:56 <NotPovAddict> defined as "pictures of people unpacking boxes of electronics"

20:56 <NotPovAddict> :P

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21:02 * wdsmia really needs to update his web page

21:02 *** ChanServ sets mode: +o xcamel

21:02 * PovAddict really needs to make a personal website

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21:03 <MTughan> Hey, there is a ~leave.

21:03 <PovAddict> dinner -->

21:03 <wdsmia> missed that one Jay

21:03 <MTughan> All you had to do was ask.

21:03 <xcamel> only one bot allowed

21:03 <MTughan> Okay, so I can comply with that then.

21:04 <MTughan> But I would prefer my bots not to be kicked if possible.

21:04 <xcamel> last person who did that tried a channel takeover.

21:04 <MTughan> O_O

21:04 <MTughan> How can you do that? IRC is locked down pretty well.

21:07 <xcamel> I didn't say they were successful

21:07 <MTughan> I know. You said they tried.

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21:16 <wdsmia> wb tommy

21:17 <xcamel> 'lo Tom

21:17 <Zeeno> hi Jay

21:17 <Zeeno> thanks wdsmia

21:18 <Zeeno> weather is starting to cool down here

21:18 <Zeeno> may fire up the boinc machines again

21:18 <Zeeno> keep from running the heater :)

21:18 <MTughan> lol, your heating.

21:18 <wdsmia> did mine last week

21:19 <Zeeno> i dont run it in the summer

21:19 <Zeeno> i just gets too hot in my office

21:19 <wdsmia> @jay I think I will beat you to 6M :)

21:20 <MTughan> I'm not surprised.

21:20 <MTughan> Been crunching for about a year and a half now, and just about reached 150,000.

21:22 <wdsmia> Jay and me have been swaping king of the hill since orig seti beta days

21:22 <MTughan> How long ago is that?

21:23 <wdsmia> way too long

21:23 <xcamel> hmmm.. pushing 2.6" of rain now

21:23 <MTughan> Wow... I've made up about a percent of all credit from Canada. That seems fairly significant...

21:23 <wdsmia> err should say orig boinc seti beta days

21:23 <xcamel> you might, Doug - I scrapped cpdn

21:24 <MTughan> Oh wait, I'm getting the numbers mixed up. 0.01%... Hehe...

21:24 <wdsmia> only running one cpdn on 1/2 of a 2.8

21:25 <MTughan> 1/2 usage, that means?

21:26 <xcamel> now 5,545,551

21:26 <wdsmia> running 50% cpu time on a hyper treading p4 2.8

21:26 <xcamel> world position from 148 down to 244

21:27 <wdsmia> I used to be in the top 100 :(

21:27 <MTughan> Man, you guys are some of the heavy hitters. I'm insignificant compared to your acomplishments.

21:27 <MTughan> accomplishments*

21:28 <xcamel> the lousy seti credit is what I can't figure out..

21:28 <wdsmia> join tffe and join the nuts :)

21:28 <xcamel> fruits and nuts, that is.

21:28 <wdsmia> you sould see what beta is playing with

21:29 <wdsmia> server aborted wu's

21:30 <xcamel> eh?

21:32 <xcamel> hmmm... thought I got "sparked off" again....

21:33 <wdsmia> if quorum is reached it aborts any in progress

21:33 <xcamel> and the worst of it hasn't gotten here yet...

21:33 <wdsmia>

21:33 <Romulus> <> (at

21:34 <MTughan> Redundant result?

21:34 <xcamel> sounds like what's going on with the regular wu's

21:34 <xcamel> any other cool projects giving decent credit?

21:34 <MTughan> wdsmia: I thought you said your computers were hidden.

21:34 <Romulus> <> (at

21:35 <wdsmia> just about but now they dont have to go back and give credit

21:35 <MTughan> ABC@Home and E@H don't seem to be too bad.

21:35 <xcamel> over a million with einstein already

21:35 <MTughan> ABC?

21:35 <wdsmia> Shhh MTughan dont tell anyone lol

21:35 <xcamel> qmc seems to work well too..

21:36 <MTughan> I might have to try that... I'm only in 4 projects right now.

21:36 <wdsmia> yep thats where 80% is going till LHC gets work

21:37 <MTughan> Hey, both of you are on Windows, right?

21:37 <MTughan> is the new Mac logo. Apparently, it's nicer than the Windows version.

21:37 <Romulus> <> (at

21:38 <wdsmia> mix for xcamel win for me too much *nix at work

21:39 <wdsmia> but im thinking of realoading a few

21:45 <PovAddict> back

21:46 <wdsmia> wb

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21:50 <PovAddict> MTughan: I contributed 0.3% of Argentina credit

21:50 <PovAddict> hmm seems I'm #50 of country

21:50 <PovAddict> used to be lower

21:50 <PovAddict> and #84 of team, used to be higher, o well :P

21:51 <xcamel> mostly *nix boxes, a couple of token XP machines

21:52 <xcamel> lightning back banging the ground again now...

21:56 <xcamel> &weather 12074

21:56 <Romulus> xcamel: Temperature: 65.5F / 18.6C | Humidity: 96% | Pressure: 29.83in / 1010.0hPa | Conditions: Partly Cloudy | Wind Direction: SSW | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Tonight - Showers. Thunderstorms this evening...then a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce large hail and damaging winds this evening. Humid with lows in the lower 60s. South winds around 5 mph...becoming (2 more messages)

21:56 <xcamel> &more

21:56 <Romulus> xcamel: southwest around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 90 percent.; Friday - Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the morning...then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Cooler with highs around 70. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.; Friday Night - Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Cooler with lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.; Severe (1 more message)

21:57 <xcamel> *more

21:57 <xcamel> &more

21:57 <Romulus> xcamel: Thunderstorm Watch for Saratoga County in effect until 10:00 PM EDT on September 27, 2007; Flood Watch / Flood Statement for Saratoga County in effect until 10:45 PM EDT on September 27, 2007;

21:57 <xcamel> flood watch indeed

21:57 <xcamel> we'll be at 3" by midnight

21:58 <MTughan> That's a lot of water...

21:58 <xcamel> been in a real drought in the last 8 weeks

21:58 <xcamel> but off with me for now...

21:58 * xcamel is away: Gone away for now.

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21:59 <wdsmia> cya Jay

22:12 <wdsmia> pov you still a member of tffe?

22:12 <PovAddict> yeah

22:12 <PovAddict> I'm #84

22:13 <wdsmia> Hmmm oh there you are just dont normaly go down that far in the list :P

22:13 <MTughan> Gonna be out of commission for a while. Playing a flight sim.

22:14 <wdsmia> just kidding PovAddict :)

22:14 <PovAddict> wdsmia: I'm actually quite down

22:14 <PovAddict> I used to be at sixty-something

22:14 <PovAddict> maybe new members joined or something...

22:15 <wdsmia> lots of new members

22:18 <wdsmia> thats a good thing

22:19 <wdsmia> we could use one more... MTughan :)

22:20 <MTughan> Knock it off.

22:20 <PovAddict> lol

22:20 <wdsmia> rofl

22:22 <MTughan> Hahaha... is beating TFFE in WCG.

22:23 <PovAddict> hey did you notice how many total credits SHA-1 Collision Search Graz has?

22:23 <MTughan> Nope.

22:24 <PovAddict> I think it got posted on a hackers site

22:24 <PovAddict> to people who didn't know anything about BOINC

22:24 <PovAddict> so LOTS of users joined

22:24 <PovAddict> good for BOINC

22:24 <PovAddict> eventually they will find about the other projects :P

22:25 <PovAddict>

22:25 <PovAddict> look, 97 members

22:25 <Romulus> <> (at

22:25 <PovAddict> OMG

22:25 <PovAddict>

22:25 <Romulus> <$> (at

22:31 <PovAddict> can a single Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5160 @ 3.00GHz reach 2000 RAC?

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22:39 <wdsmia> well time for me tobe  going cya

22:39 <MTughan> Bye.

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