IRC logs of #boinc for Friday, 2008-09-19

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00:21 <MTughan> Hehe...

00:21 <Romulus> Title: xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - By Randall Munroe (at

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04:11 <efc> zzz

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04:32 <CoderForLife> zz-zzz

04:32 <CoderForLife> =-z00

04:32 <efc> moo

04:32 <CoderForLife> moo

04:33 <CoderForLife> early off to w@#%

04:33 <efc> have a tolerable day

04:34 <CoderForLife> have a magnificent Friday - my new patio gets installed today +)

04:36 <efc> Cyclopian smile

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06:24 <hawmps>

06:24 <Romulus> Title: Welcome to the Official site for Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19 (at

06:24 <hawmps> ARRRR!!!

06:25 <Tidus> rawr

06:30 <hawmps> Ayyyyy!

06:30 <Tidus> how's it goin?

06:34 <hawmps> wind in me sails and sun at me back...

06:34 <Tidus> nice

06:36 <MadHag> how do I remove a pc from boinc?

06:37 <MadHag> I just merged a couple but I have removed linux from my system and I am showing a linux pc on the rosetta site

06:38 <Tidus> probably just have to send the project an email to remove it

06:39 <Tidus> or if you're worried about the credit disappearing... just leave it

06:39 <Tidus> it's harmless to leave an extra machine in there

06:39 <MadHag> hardly any credit

06:39 <hawmps> no need to worry about it...

06:39 <Tidus> or, on the account management page... there used to be a delete button....

06:39 <MadHag> will look, thanks

06:42 <MadHag> it has some tasks that will not be done?  Can I transfer them to another pc that is running

06:43 <Tidus> not sure on that one

06:43 <Tidus> probably going to end up being wasted cycles tho

06:44 <MadHag> I will send an email

07:06 <Romulus> New news from boincstats: 2008-09-19: BOINCstats - Unexpected downtime

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09:09 <hawmps> ftp hack >>

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09:50 <PovAdct_w> <MadHag> how do I remove a pc from boinc?

09:50 <PovAdct_w> usually, you don't

09:51 <PovAdct_w> about the tasks:

09:51 <PovAdct_w> if you still have that Linux/BOINC installation, boot it, abort all tasks, let them report to the server

09:51 <PovAdct_w> if you don't... just let them time out

09:51 <PovAdct_w> eventually they'll reach deadline and will be resent to someone else

09:56 <MadHag> ok, thanks

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11:13 <hawmps>

11:13 <Romulus> Title: Welcome to the Official site for Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19 (at

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11:25 <MTughan> Tank_Master: Didn't realize it, but the noise-cancelling earbuds I got from Panasonic have the biggest frq range of them all... 8-20,000Hz!

11:25 <MTughan> And that's it for my "showing off".

11:26 <PovAdct_w> better be >.>

11:26 <MTughan> lol

11:26 <PovAdct_w> well what if *I* show off

11:26 <MTughan> Okay...

11:26 <PovAdct_w> I installed BOINC on 3 machines at w$%&

11:26 <MTughan> Using BOINCView, UI sucks?

11:26 <wdsmia> tells MTughan to suck Obama's.... and to please watch his or her language Thanks, your friendly channel op.

11:26 <MTughan> ...

11:26 <PovAdct_w> that too

11:28 <MTughan> Also wdsmia: Can you change the … to three literal periods? Works better on non-Unicode clients.

11:28 <wdsmia_w> I'll think about it

11:29 <MTughan> What the... Why does my speaker have a sticker on the bottom with a PID number?

11:29 <MTughan> Must mean part ID, not process ID...

11:31 <Tank_Master> MT - sennheiser has some 8-25k

11:31 <Tank_Master> that are over the ear design

11:32 <MTughan> I wonder why the heck you need 8Hz though? I think the lowest any human can hear is ~15Hz, and 8Hz won't add any thumping with earbuds.

11:33 <MTughan> With the Sennheisers, it can probably add some effect, but I seriously doubt earbuds could.

11:35 <Tank_Master> so you can feel the bass

11:36 <MTughan> Like I say, with the Sennheiser set, it'll probably add some thump. But this is a pair of noise-cancelling earbuds.

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11:37 <Tank_Master> bragging rights

11:37 <MTughan> In any case, they don't add as much as the Razers and probably not nearly as much as a good pair from Sennheiser.

11:38 <Tank_Master> I dont think sennheiser has any multi speaker headohines

11:39 <MTughan> I've only seen those from Razer. Who else makes them?

11:39 <Tank_Master> I know I have seen others, but its been so long since I looked last

11:39 <MTughan> All right.

11:40 <PovAdct_w>

11:40 <Romulus> <> (at

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11:43 <Tank_Master> cant afford real CPUs?

11:44 <PovAdct_w> lol apparently...

11:44 <PovAdct_w> look at RAM too

11:45 <Tank_Master> esh, suppried it can even run

11:45 <PovAdct_w> you can hardly logon on 134004

11:46 <Tank_Master> wee!

11:46 <Tank_Master> just finished a <1sec WU from lhc

11:47 <PovAdct_w> #134006 is barely any more than a print server :)

11:47 <Tank_Master> so worth the time it took to d/l and u/l

11:47 <PovAdct_w> and the third (the one with most RAM, 768MB) is mine

11:47 <Tank_Master> was gonna ask if you wanted some PC133 ram

11:51 <MTughan> PovAdct_w: Could compiling with GLibC 2.6 then running the app on v2.3 cause an FPE?

11:51 <PovAdct_w> nope

11:51 <PovAdct_w> it would most likely fail on startup saying it can't find the correct glibc version

11:51 <MTughan> "I tried it under the debugger to inspect where the crash happened, but it seemed that the stack was corrupted."

11:51 <PovAdct_w> :/

11:52 <MTughan> He also tried running it on kernel 2.6.22 and GLibC 2.6 and it worked.

11:54 <MTughan> Quick note: I might disappear for a little while in a couple minutes. We're having a fire alarm test.

11:54 <MTughan> At 12, which is in 6 minutes.

11:58 <Tank_Master> fun

11:58 <MTughan> 1 minute now...

11:59 <Tank_Master> why not just head out not to avoid the rush?

11:59 <MTughan> Because I don't know what the alarm sounds like.

12:00 <MTughan> 12 according to my watch...

12:04 <MTughan> Still nothing...

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12:08 <MTughan> Okay, I have two theories: one) the test doesn't activate the alarms, and; two) the alarm failed the test.

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12:08 <MTughan> For TM: "Okay, I have two theories: one) the test doesn't activate the alarms, and; two) the alarm failed the test."

12:09 <Tank_Master> 3) you go the date n time wrong

12:09 <MTughan> Nothing's happened, and it's now 12:09.

12:09 <MTughan> It said Friday, so I assumed it was this Friday. Let me check it again...

12:16 <MTughan> If you guess option number 4, you'd be right!

12:16 <MTughan> Alarm went off as I was going down the stairs.

12:18 <Tank_Master> lol

12:18 <Tank_Master> told you to head out before the mad rush

12:18 <MTughan> And there is no way I'm missing it... Loud and piercing. And it wavers.

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12:21 <Tank_Master> yeah, heard those...

12:21 <MTughan> No sub could do anything to drown that out.

12:22 <Tank_Master> lol

12:28 <Tank_Master>

12:28 <Romulus> <> (at

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12:35 <MTughan> Seeing what would happen if a parachute ever did fail on a real mission and how to prevent it, I guess...

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12:35 <Tank_Master> lol

12:35 <Tank_Master> watch it burn up

12:37 <MTughan> Yep... Still a hard hit.

12:38 <Tank_Master> seems like they messed up on something

12:39 <Tank_Master> but I cant place my finger on it...

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12:39 <MTughan> At first, it looked like the small parachutes to deploy the larger one got caught in the strings.

12:39 <Tank_Master> oh! They forgot how to pack a shoot

12:39 <MTughan> Second set got ripped right off.

12:39 <Tank_Master> yeah, speed was to high

12:39 <MTughan> Third didn't fully open.

12:40 <Tank_Master> it opened fromt he bottom do to the tumble

12:40 <MTughan> Wow... I never realized in this song that the snare reverbs quite a bit...

12:40 <MTughan> Sounds great.

12:40 <Tank_Master> lol

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12:41 <Tank_Master> BB!

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12:58 <Tank_Master> why does BOINC thing it cant compleat a 30min wu do 3 days from now in time?

13:00 <PovAdct_w> what's your "connect every" setting? :)

13:02 <Tank_Master> 0

13:02 <Tank_Master> cache is .1

13:03 <Tank_Master> probably the scedualr in 6.3.10 is screwed

13:13 <hawmps> likely story...

13:32 <desti>

13:32 <Romulus> <> (at

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14:34 <pyguyy> hi does anyone know what this means.

14:35 <pyguyy> 14:33:56: Error: Cannot get the official hostname (error 0: Success)

14:35 <pyguyy> linux client :|

14:35 <pyguyy> i've put a hostname in /etc/hosts and created /etc/hostname and HOSTNAME

14:35 <pyguyy> !

14:36 <pyguyy> i added one for my wan ip as well but it has no effect

14:36 <pyguyy> this message comes up once a second

14:37 <pyguyy> HOSTNAME!

14:38 <bigt0242000> i would help, but i don't know anything about linux

14:39 <pyguyy> hostname -v name did it

14:39 <pyguyy> i don't see it when i go hostname -a like this page says i might, but the error has stopped

14:40 <pyguyy> thanks everyone

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15:11 <CoderForLife> plink

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15:12 <hawmps> thanks

15:14 <Tank_Master> np

15:17 <CoderForLife> patio is in - slowly drying after being washed off

15:21 <Tank_Master> :)

15:47 <wdsmia_w> Don patio looks good but why did you want a large bulls eye in your backyard?

15:47 <CoderForLife> because that would mean a sure-fire miss

15:48 <wdsmia_w> miss the patio hit the house lol

15:48 <CoderForLife> wouldn't much matter

15:55 <xcamel> nice mosaic shield there...

15:56 <CoderForLife> thanks - circle pattern at the upper left hand side of a rectangle, like in the Patio Design directory of the web site - seems like it came out OK

15:57 <CoderForLife> the steps from the deck will touch down on the right-hand side of the circle

15:57 <CoderForLife> they'll reinstall the steps on Monday, and do general cleanup

15:58 <CoderForLife> we'll have some pics later after Stephen gets home from w@#%

16:00 <CoderForLife> LHC superconducting magnets are having problems - end of the world has been delayed

16:01 <Tank_Master> lol

16:01 <wdsmia_w> Darn and I was so lookinf forward to it

16:01 <Tank_Master> me to

16:02 <CoderForLife> I have a schedule to keep

16:02 <Tank_Master> guess Ill just have to settel with "end of the world as we know it"

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16:14 <CoderForLife> yeah, like back in the days before the federal government owned everything

16:14 <Tank_Master> :)

16:22 <CoderForLife> bbiab

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16:34 <xcamel>

16:34 <Romulus> <> (at

16:34 <xcamel> lol >> Hackers to Attack Bill O'Reilly? (and Fox News)

16:55 <wdsmia_w> bbiab

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17:20 <wdsmia> re-hi

17:36 <Tank_Master> re-wb

17:37 <xcamel> 'lo

17:37 <wdsmia> TGIF

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17:39 <Tank_Master> no doubt

17:40 <xcamel> very TGIF

17:42 <CoderForLife> back

17:43 <CoderForLife> was outside starting the cleanup

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17:55 <Tank_Master> after the w@#%ers left?

18:02 <MTughan> Anyone with an iPhone 3G or an iPod about the same age: Apple has issued a recall for the power adapters.

18:02 <Romulus> <> (at

18:02 <MTughan> iPod touch, that is.

18:03 <MTughan> Oops... Needed to read that better. Just the iPhone 3G, not the iPod touch.

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18:10 <CoderForLife> hey Glenn

18:10 <Rookie_69> Hi, Don.

18:12 <Rookie_69> Pastaghetti is in the pot cooking...

18:12 <CoderForLife> Pasghetti?

18:12 <CoderForLife> yum

18:12 <Rookie_69> Close enough.

18:13 <CoderForLife> p'sghetti

18:13 <Rookie_69> Basil in the pasta water for flavour...

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18:16 <Rookie_69> Not Basil Fawlty, but that herb that was named after him.

18:19 <xcamel> back again..

18:19 <xcamel> 'lo Glenn

18:19 <Rookie_69> Hi, Jay.

18:19 <wdsmia> *lo Glenn

18:19 <Rookie_69> *lo, Doug.

18:19 <CoderForLife> Good night John-Boy

18:19 <CoderForLife> oops

18:21 <Rookie_69> At least you didn't call me Mary-Ellen this time.

18:21 <CoderForLife> You're right, Grandma

18:21 <xcamel>

18:22 <Romulus> Title: YouTube - Overseas (at

18:26 <CoderForLife> obviously a Michigan ad

18:27 <CoderForLife> need more beverage - bbiab

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18:44 <Rookie_69> Moo.

18:44 <efc> Moo

18:51 * xcamel yawns

18:52 * Rookie_69 pokes Jay.

19:00 * Rookie_69 realises that his poking stick isn;t long enough.

19:04 * Rookie_69 notes that he meant to use an apostrophe.

19:23 <xcamel> lovely tall coffee

19:23 <xcamel> waking up again..

19:28 <CoderForLife> back

19:29 * CoderForLife eats some yummy popcorn

19:30 * xcamel needs a cookie or two...

19:30 <CoderForLife> go ahead - you've earned it

19:34 <xcamel> oddly enough..

19:43 * efc sets a trillion dollars on fire

19:44 <efc> &weather 30625

19:44 <Romulus> efc: Temperature: 73F / 23C | Humidity: 65% | Pressure: 30.14in / 1020hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 0mph / 0km/h ; Tonight - Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Light northeast winds.; Saturday - Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.; Saturday Night - Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Light and variable winds.;

19:48 <CoderForLife> easy come, easy go

19:49 <xcamel> widely scattered dark, too.

19:49 <CoderForLife> 100% chance

19:52 <xcamel> may home weatherstation transmitter bought the big one...

19:52 <xcamel> er my, even

19:53 <CoderForLife> yeah, you said that

19:53 <efc> ? It transmits weather reports to somebody?

19:54 <xcamel> managed to get davis to come down a bit on the price...

19:54 <CoderForLife> I haven't gotten the one I got for Christmas set up yet - another "distraction" came up

19:54 <wdsmia> weather rock is cheaper and better :P

19:54 <xcamel> yes, o the consoles inside the house

19:55 <xcamel> "t" for $200, Alex..

19:55 <xcamel> it was time for an upgrade anyway...

19:55 <MTughan> Anyone ever seen stormtroopers and biker scouts playing football?

19:55 <Romulus> <> (at

19:56 <xcamel> vantage 2 pro plus

19:56 <CoderForLife> buy a vowel - um, wrong game

19:56 <xcamel> no longer need the repeater...

19:57 <xcamel> good for up to 1000' line of sight

19:57 <xcamel> 400' thru walls and stuff

19:59 <CoderForLife> what a coincidence - the faster the guys accomplish milestones, the faster my bank account goes down

20:03 <CoderForLife> Made in Eureka, xcamel?

20:05 * efc thinks that Sir Mixalot may be marginal talent

20:12 <xcamel> Overengineered indeed.

20:12 * efc listens to Brazil '66 instead

20:12 <xcamel> groovin to the oldies

20:13 <xcamel> Sergio Mendes

20:14 <xcamel> took me a few nanos to remember that one...

20:14 <efc> Good stuff

20:15 <xcamel>

20:15 <Romulus> <> (at

20:16 <xcamel> forget the music.. lick the cover....

20:16 <efc> I've got a Brazil '66 album, but not that one

20:17 <xcamel> Tito Fuente also

20:18 <xcamel> probably spelled it wrong though..

20:18 <efc> Puente

20:18 <efc> i think

20:18 <efc> You remember the Paul Mariot album?

20:19 <xcamel> which one?

20:19 <Romulus> I guess which one is giving you headaches, xcamel

20:20 <efc> Bloomin hits

20:20 <xcamel> color of lovers?

20:23 <xcamel> nope.

20:23 <efc> lovely URL.

20:23 <CoderForLife> wow, I loved that Herb Alpert album

20:23 <Romulus> <> (at

20:24 <xcamel> oh god.. indeed I do now I see it..

20:24 <bigt0242000> Why aren't the tiny urls from romulus clickable?

20:25 <xcamel> must be your client..

20:25 <bigt0242000> must be

20:26 <CoderForLife> they click for me...

20:26 <xcamel> this one too...

20:26 <CoderForLife> work too...

20:26 <xcamel>

20:26 <Romulus> <> (at

20:27 <xcamel> konversation here

20:29 <CoderForLife> I am not in a position to recommend Miranduh, bigt0242000

20:29 <CoderForLife> DTB

20:29 <xcamel> what OS, bigt?

20:30 <bigt0242000> Win XP

20:30 <xcamel> mirc, xchat for win, others..

20:31 <xcamel> jabber, most browsers handle irc chat opera...

20:32 <xcamel> flamingfurball does too..

20:36 <CoderForLife> man, still 102,207 customers without power

20:36 <CoderForLife> power is still out where I used to live

20:37 <efc> You don't forget that one

20:37 * efc heads home

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20:37 <xcamel> liberals gone 'off the grid'...

20:38 * CoderForLife blows a fuse

20:38 <CoderForLife> I'm dunfer 2 nite

20:39 <CoderForLife> need some sleep - got up at 3:30 this morning to w@#% on my slides for Dallas next Mon-Tues

20:39 <Rookie_69> Dunfer... Isn't that in Ireland?

20:39 <CoderForLife> cya nice folks back here soon

20:40 * Rookie_69 wonders what nice folks Don was referring to.

20:40 <xcamel> laterz both..

20:40 <CoderForLife> "Darlings are you ready for the long winter's fall?"

20:40 <CoderForLife> cya

20:40 <Rookie_69> NN.

20:40 <xcamel> cripes.. Ameribank folds, 12th bank closure this year

20:41 <xcamel> transferred to  Citizens Savings Bank

20:42 * CoderForLife hears the approaching footsteps toward his bank

20:42 <CoderForLife> ok - real bye

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21:15 <PovAddict> <fugi> when mccain wins the election and invades iran, do we get to yell "Monopoly!" and put hotels across iraq, iran and afghanistan?

21:15 <bigt0242000> lol

21:42 <xcamel> Iran gets real nukes - Israel will erase them.

21:43 * Tank_Master wishes they would and just be done with it

21:49 <Tank_Master>

21:49 <Romulus> Title: New Microsoft “I’m a PC” Ad (at

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22:19 <Soul_keeper> xml is ugly

22:21 <Tank_Master>

22:21 <Romulus> <> (at

22:23 <bigt0242000> LOL

22:30 <PovAddict> awesome

23:01 <Soul_keeper> programming makes me feel like a failure

23:01 <Soul_keeper> blastid gtk widgets

23:06 <Soul_keeper> progress only comes by editing and recompiling for hours ....

23:24 <Soul_keeper> ok atleast i got it looking the way i want :)   now just need to add some math behind the scenes

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23:54 <Soul_keeper> !math help

23:54 <Soul_keeper> &math help

23:54 <Romulus> Soul_keeper: Error: 'help' is not a defined function.

23:54 <Soul_keeper> &math

23:54 <Romulus> Soul_keeper: (math calc <math expression>) -- Returns the value of the evaluated <math expression>. The syntax is Python syntax; the type of arithmetic is floating point. Floating point arithmetic is used in order to prevent a user from being able to crash to the bot with something like '10**10**10**10'. One consequence is that large values such as '10**24' might not be exact.

23:55 <Soul_keeper> &math calc 1000(1+.05)^7

23:55 <Romulus> Soul_keeper: Error: Something in there wasn't a valid number.

23:55 <Soul_keeper> &math calc 1000*(1+.05)^7

23:55 <Romulus> Soul_keeper: Error: Something in there wasn't a valid number.

23:55 <bigt0242000> lol

23:55 <Soul_keeper> how do you tell it to the 7th power ?

23:55 <bigt0242000> idk

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