IRC logs of #boinc for Friday, 2008-12-12

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00:55 <efc> hmm, good questions, will video cards be able to run the Winmodem software :)

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12:54 <MTughan> 'lo Nick

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12:55 <MTughan> Hmm, I should've joined TSPer before...

13:00 <Tank_Master> why?

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13:20 <MTughan> Rommie was down before due to a power outage.

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13:41 <hawmps> looks like things are back up now..

13:42 <hawmps> store pwr back on..

13:50 <PovAddict> &uptime

13:50 <Romulus> PovAddict: I have been running for 11 weeks, 1 day, 15 hours, 45 minutes, and 17 seconds.

13:50 <PovAddict> ah only internet off

14:02 <Soul_keeper> &dict ponzi

14:02 <Romulus> Soul_keeper: No definition for "ponzi" could be found.

14:03 <Soul_keeper> &urbandict ponzi

14:03 <Romulus> Soul_keeper: An error has occurred and has been logged. Please contact this bot's administrator for more information.

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14:09 <Welshman> can I change the flag in boinc stats,  It currently shows a English flag but we are Welsh and have a flag of our own

14:10 <PovAddict> what's your country on the BOINC projects?

14:10 <Welshman> Says Britain but it should be International as we are European

14:11 <Welshman> bEsides we have our own flag

14:11 <Welshman> Wales

14:11 <PovAddict> so is the Wales country in the list?

14:11 <Welshman> shows the union jack which is a bit offensive

14:12 <Welshman> doubt it, the list needs to get with it

14:12 <MTughan> I think it's because most people just read the UK as one country, and not actually a united kingdom.

14:13 <PovAddict> well, only way to have that fixed is: tell BOINC devs to add the country, tell BOINCStats devs to add the flag, and you'll have to wait forever for projects to upgrade to the new server software with the country added, and then change your country in each project

14:13 <Welshman>  thats us

14:13 <Romulus> <> (at

14:14 <Welshman> ok

14:14 * PovAddict notes again a protocol flaw: country is stored and sent everywhere as its English name like "United States", instead of the ISO country code like "us"

14:14 <MTughan> Heh.

14:16 <Welshman> is boinc and boincstats the same?

14:16 <PovAddict> uh, no

14:17 <Welshman> ok

14:17 <PovAddict> boincstats is one of the many websites that gets stuff from the hundred boinc projects and shows statistics

14:17 <MTughan> BOINC is the platform, BOINCStats is just a site run by another person that gathers stats from BOINC projects and shows them all together.

14:17 <Welshman> so if I sort it with boinc all else have to follow

14:18 <MTughan> The BOINC platform is the place to start, yes.

14:18 <PovAddict> if you make BOINC developers add the country to the server software, you still have to wait for every project to upgrade

14:18 <Welshman> thanks

14:25 <Welshman> is yoyo the guy on here?

14:26 <Welshman> yoyo@Rec*****.net

14:26 <yoyo[RKN]> ?

14:26 <yoyo[RKN]> <------

14:26 <Welshman> trying to contact boinc via skype and no one is online

14:26 * yoyo[RKN] is online

14:27 <Welshman> :)

14:27 <yoyo[RKN]> my skype runs also

14:27 <Welshman> well answer lol

14:27 <Welshman> thought I saw the nick b4 :)

14:28 <yoyo[RKN]> are you from france?

14:28 <Welshman> yes, that me toulouse

14:28 <PovAddict> not from wales? :)

14:28 <Welshman> trying to get support

14:29 <yoyo[RKN]> you can ask here

14:29 <Welshman> I am Welsh but I am a European, got a problem with that lol

14:29 * yoyo[RKN] is also a European ;)

14:29 <Welshman> change my flag and give Wales Inependant status as a European Country lol

14:30 <PovAddict> welsh or french?

14:30 <Welshman> I am Welsh but I live in France and the moment, mabye next year Isreal but that does not make me a Jew

14:31 <Welshman> or maybe Palistine but I am not an Arab

14:32 <Welshman> point is, Boinc Wales has the Union Jack which is not correct anymore, just like Scotland

14:33 <Welshman> even the european ubion flag is better that the union jack

14:33 <Welshman> union

14:35 <Welshman>  we are only small but have to start somewhere

14:35 <Romulus> <> (at

14:37 <Welshman> I am the founder btw

14:39 <Welshman> 24 on the daily credit for the UK which aint bad

14:39 <Welshman> just ahead of the Uk bellringers lol

14:40 <Welshman> lots iof Welsg favicons out there :)

14:40 <Welshman> Welsh

14:42 <Welshman> mabye I can change on rosetta, cant see where though

14:53 <Welshman> thanks anyway

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15:15 <hawmps> always an interesting conversation...

15:16 <yoyo[RKN]> I use on Linux WEXITSTATUS to determine the real exit status of the application. But WEXITSTATUS is unknown on Windows

15:16 <yoyo[RKN]> int exit_status = WEXITSTATUS(status);

15:17 <PovAddict> it's Unix-specific

15:18 <yoyo[RKN]> I use it in the wrapper. status is returned by task.poll

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15:19 <PovAddict> in Unix, the exit code of another process has the return value of main, some stuff about signals, etc

15:19 <PovAddict> you use WEXITSTATUS to get the return code alone

15:20 <PovAddict> in Windows, there is no such thing as a signal...

15:20 <PovAddict> whatever completely different API you use to get the exit code will already return the real thing

15:20 <yoyo[RKN]> ok

15:20 <yoyo[RKN]> so on windows exit_status=status

15:21 <PovAddict> depends how poll() works :) but yeah

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15:26 <yoyo[RKN]> in wrapper source code this is mentioned:     // Append wrapper's command-line arguments to those in the job file.

15:26 <yoyo[RKN]> how to call the wrapper with arguments?

15:27 <yoyo[RKN]> wrapper is called by boinc

15:27 <yoyo[RKN]> ah seems to be possible via wu template

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16:49 <Rookie_69> &wx yaw

16:49 <Romulus> Rookie_69: Temperature: 56.7°F / 13.7°C | Humidity: 100% | Pressure: 29.59in / 1001.9hPa | Conditions: Light Rain Showers | Wind Direction: South | Wind Speed: 33.3mph / 53.6km/h | Updated: 5:48 PM AST; Tonight - Cloudy. Rain at times heavy beginning early this evening and ending overnight. Risk of thundershowers this evening. Amount 25 mm(1.0 in). Fog patches dissipating overnight. Wind south 60 (2 more messages)

16:49 <Rookie_69> &more

16:49 <Romulus> Rookie_69: km/h (37 mph) gusting to 90 km/h (56 mph) becoming southwest 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) this evening. Low 3C(37F).; Saturday - Cloudy with sunny periods. Wind northwest 20 km/h (12 mph) gusting to 40 km/h (25 mph). Temperature falling to -2C(28F) in the afternoon. Saturday night cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries in the evening. Clearing overnight. Wind northwest 20 (1 more message)

16:49 <Rookie_69> &more

16:49 <Romulus> Rookie_69: km/h (12 mph) gusting to 40 km/h (25 mph). Low -8C(17F).; Sunday - Sunny. High -4C(24F).;

16:50 <Soul_keeper> &weather 91977

16:50 <Romulus> Soul_keeper: Temperature: 62.8F / 17.1C | Humidity: 55% | Pressure: 29.44in / 996.8hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Scattered Clouds | Wind Direction: NE | Wind Speed: 3.6mph / 5.8km/h ; Tonight - Becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 42 to 52. Light winds.; Saturday - Cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs 57 to 62. Winds south 15 to 20 mph. Gusts to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of (1 more message)

16:50 <Rookie_69> Trade ya...

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17:09 <MTughan> Wow, not too bad right now actually...

17:09 <MTughan> &wx YOW

17:09 <Romulus> MTughan: Temperature: 18°F / -8°C | Humidity: 68% | Pressure: 29.86in / 1011hPa | Conditions: Partly Cloudy | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 20mph / 32km/h | Updated: 5:00 PM EST; Tonight - Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries early this evening then cloudy periods. Low -20C(-4F).; Saturday - Becoming cloudy in the morning with 60 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon. High (1 more message)

17:09 <MTughan> &more

17:09 <Romulus> MTughan: -9C(15F). Saturday night cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Temperature steady near -7C(19F).; Sunday - Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries. High -3C(26F).;

17:12 <Rookie_69> You can keep those minuses in Upper Canada...

17:12 <MTughan> Ottawa area here. I wonder

17:12 <MTughan> &wx YYZ

17:12 <Romulus> MTughan: Temperature: 24.4°F / -4.2°C | Humidity: 73% | Pressure: 29.96in / 1014.4hPa | Conditions: Light Snow | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h | Updated: 5:12 PM EST; Tonight - Cloudy periods. 60 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this evening. Low -14C(6F).; Saturday - Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries late in (1 more message)

17:12 <MTughan> Not much warmer in Toronto.

17:13 <CoderForLife> hello all

17:13 <CoderForLife> hello xcamel

17:13 <Rookie_69> Hi, Don.

17:13 <CoderForLife> hello Romulus

17:13 <CoderForLife> hiya Rookie_69

17:13 <MTughan> 'lo CFL

17:13 <CoderForLife> heya MTughan

17:15 <CoderForLife> I rented 2 4-wheel dollies on the way home, to be able to move the washer and dryer around in the laundry room while we install the cabinets

17:15 <Rookie_69> Blow-up dollies are more fun...

17:16 <Rookie_69> ... or so I hear.

17:16 <CoderForLife> I was trying to figure out what soundtrack I should play while the washer and dryer dance around the room

17:16 <MTughan> Hehe, I was just thinking of the strangest song name I've heard...

17:16 <Rookie_69> Shakin' All Over?

17:17 <MTughan> "This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song."

17:17 <CoderForLife> heh

17:17 <MTughan> System of a Down, from the Mezmerize album.

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17:21 <xcamel> re-hi

17:21 <MTughan> 'lo Jay

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17:23 <xcamel> bbiab - dinner

17:25 <Rookie_69> Me too... various prefried substances moved from the freezer to the oven to my plate.

17:27 <Rookie_69> Dinner table is too crammed with stuff, so I usually eat here at my desk.

17:28 <wdsmia> re-hi

17:30 <CoderForLife> are these pre-fried substances moving under their own power?

17:31 <Rookie_69> Not any more... they calmed down in the oven.

17:36 <CoderForLife> bbiab

17:41 <wdsmia> &wx 50319

17:41 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 29.9F / -1.2C | Humidity: 80% | Pressure: 30.03in / 1016.8hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: NNE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Tonight - Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s. Temperature steady or slowly rising after midnight. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.; Saturday - Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. (1 more message)

17:41 <wdsmia> &more

17:41 <Romulus> wdsmia: Breezy. Not as cold. High in the lower 40s. South wind 15 to 25 mph.; Saturday Night - Cloudy with a chance of rain and areas of drizzle. Breezy. Not as cool. Low in the upper 30s. South wind 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.;

17:41 <MTughan> 'lo Doug

17:42 <wdsmia> *lo MT

17:44 <xcamel> Blagojevich caught on camera...

17:44 <xcamel>

17:44 <Romulus> <> (at

17:44 <MTughan> Somehow, that doesn't surprise me.

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17:44 <MTughan> Damn you, misconfigured Apache server...

17:45 <xcamel> ice all over everything, and the temps are dropping..

17:45 <MTughan> lol Jay.

17:45 <xcamel> 'lo Mike

17:46 <wdsmia> *lo Jay

17:48 <Rookie_69> Hi, Jay.

17:49 <Rookie_69> Ice and snow all melted and wind whipping about.

17:49 <CoderForLife> how's the local power situation, Jay?

17:50 <CoderForLife> you on backup?

17:51 <xcamel> my power is back on..

17:51 <CoderForLife> ah excellent

17:51 <xcamel> south and east of me - not so good.

17:51 <xcamel> 290K (est) still out.

17:51 <CoderForLife> I heard a million out

17:51 <CoderForLife> 1/2 of NH

17:53 <xcamel> we're not hearing much about anything outside the area...

17:54 <xcamel> VT, NH, 1/2 of MA, western CT - all have problems

17:54 <CoderForLife> yeah

17:54 <MTughan> MA = ?

17:54 <CoderForLife> bad stuff

17:54 <CoderForLife> Massachusetts

17:54 <MTughan> Ah, yeah, that's right in the area. Thanks.

17:54 <CoderForLife> np

17:55 <desti>

17:55 <Romulus> <> (at

17:55 <MTughan> Definitely not as large as August 2003... Hope we never have to go through that again.

17:55 <xcamel> yeah... no thanks.

17:56 <MTughan> 18% said they couldn't live without shopping for clothes? Yeesh...

17:56 <CoderForLife> I am so glad the operator in Columbus pulled the big switch

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17:57 <MTughan> DerMeister agrees. xD

17:57 <CoderForLife> heh

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18:01 <xcamel> llama cams... moon so bright it looks like the sun is out...

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