IRC logs of #boinc for Thursday, 2008-12-18

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00:12 <MTughan_> All right, I'm headed upstairs...

00:12 <MTughan_> Signing off from the Lenovo for tonight.

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00:17 <Tank_Master> MTughan?

00:17 <Romulus> hmm... MTughan is getting GCC errors, so that is an indication that it uses GCC. Just have to tweak stuff now, Tank_Master

00:17 * Tank_Master pushes Romulus into a crevasse

00:23 <MTughan> 'lo TM

00:24 <Tank_Master> sup?

00:24 <MTughan> I was going to ask about processors, but I think I've figured it out now anyway.

00:24 <Tank_Master> ok

00:24 <Tank_Master> I was watching TV

00:26 <MTughan> Okay, good... All MW tasks are completed on my machine, that leaves the E@H WUs.

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02:30 <efc> 15" widescreen.. why..

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02:44 <Tank_Master> how can 15" be wide?

02:44 <Tank_Master> yo yoyo!

02:45 <yoyo[RKN]> moin

02:45 <efc> thats like 2 postage stamps side to side

02:47 <efc> i wish HP really had $125 off on that monitor like they claim

02:47 <efc> they have an IPS 24"er

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04:34 <CoderForLife> &wx 45140

04:34 <Romulus> CoderForLife: Temperature: 28.5F / -1.9C | Humidity: 100% | Pressure: 30.22in / 1023.2hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 2.3mph / 3.7km/h ; Today - Mostly cloudy. Highs around 40. Northeast winds around 5 mph...becoming light southeast winds this afternoon.; Tonight - A chance of rain in the evening...becoming widespread after midnight. Near steady (1 more message)

04:34 <CoderForLife> &more

04:34 <Romulus> CoderForLife: temperatures in the upper 30s. East winds around 5 mph... increasing to southeast 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.; Friday - Rain in the morning...decreasing in the afternoon. Warmer with highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph...becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of rain 100 percent.;

04:36 <efc> moo CFL

04:36 <efc> &wx 31088

04:36 <Romulus> efc: Temperature: 55F / 13C | Humidity: 100% | Pressure: 30.25in / 1024hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 0mph / 0km/h ; Today - Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.; Tonight - Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds.; Friday - Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.;

04:37 <CoderForLife> hey efc

04:37 * efc still trying to snag that 24" HP IPS panel

04:38 <CoderForLife> is it diffcult?

04:40 <efc> is kinda pricey, seeing if they have any deals

04:40 <efc> $624 from HP (almost $700 after s/h/tax), but IPS is a rarity

04:41 <efc> sometimes its worth it to pay too much and just get it over with

04:43 <CoderForLife> heh

04:44 <efc> I looked at Roombas for like 2 years

04:44 <CoderForLife> and they looked back at you

04:44 <efc> in the time I spent looking at them I could have worked O/T and earned 2 of them

04:45 <CoderForLife> brb    need some kind of breakfast something-or-other

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04:53 <CoderForLife> b

04:55 <efc> this late night CBS anchor is hot

04:56 <CoderForLife> who's that?

04:56 <Romulus> or what drives many of the ATA crowd

04:57 <efc> Not sure, will see if they give her name again

05:00 <efc> bleh, off the air

05:05 <CoderForLife> hmm

05:10 <efc> Meg Oliver is the usual one

05:10 <CoderForLife> glad you got that worked out

05:13 <efc> this one is different, her stand in

05:14 <CoderForLife> ah

05:15 <ELGono> morning

05:15 <CoderForLife> morning J-man

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05:17 <ELGono> just preparing xmas present for my dad ... a selfmade calendar with some high res hubble printings

05:17 <CoderForLife> good idea

05:18 <ELGono> great pics ;)

05:18 <CoderForLife> absolutely

05:18 <ELGono> and i think he missed what have been explored last years

05:18 <ELGono> my favorite... the 700MB tiff of carina nebula

05:19 <ELGono> even bob ross couldn't paint it like this ;)

05:19 <CoderForLife> Carina Nebula is very photogenic

05:20 <CoderForLife> heh  Bob Ross

05:20 <CoderForLife> "a nice pretty little tree"

05:20 <ELGono> with a little bit of green

05:20 <CoderForLife> "a happy tree"

05:21 <CoderForLife> R.I.P. I believe

05:21 <ELGono> yea, he was great

05:21 <ELGono> i often listen to him while chatting in #boinc years ago

05:21 <ELGono> was on tv at nights

05:22 <CoderForLife> it was a Saturday afternoon program here, iirc

05:22 <ELGono> unfortunately i just listened cause my eyes were glue to pc ... thats why i still can't paint and printing hubble pics hehehe

05:23 <CoderForLife> I leave it to the experts

05:39 <CoderForLife> time to get ready for w@#%

05:39 <CoderForLife> bbiab

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06:20 <CoderForLife> off into the w@#% wilderness - laterz

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06:36 <hawmps> re-hi

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06:41 <PovAddict> I was BOINC-less for 6 hours...

06:42 <PovAddict> I really should try to set it up to start on boot, but it's tricky in the way I have BOINC installed...

06:42 <PovAddict> and... the UPS

06:42 <PovAddict> off to w$%& now that I got Internet to work

06:43 <ELGono> start on power up is dangerous

06:43 <PovAddict> why?

06:43 <ELGono> better to have an ups or delayed switched on

06:43 <PovAddict> well, till I get a UPS, this works

06:43 <ELGono> if power is down for a while and comes back, nearly all devices recharge their caps

06:44 <ELGono> so sinus is flattened

06:44 <ELGono> lower voltage = higher current

06:44 <ELGono> i had 2 PC's so far started up in fire&smoke after power went back on

06:44 <PovAddict> !

06:45 <ELGono> this setting is recommended for ups use only

06:45 <ELGono> they mostly have a voltage/current regulator

06:46 <ELGono> but without ups its better to switch on pc when everything has stabilized ... so few seconds after re-power-on

06:46 <ELGono> mostly i wait 5 mins for the next 2 short outages then hehehe

06:48 <ELGono> really need to buy batteries for my ups

06:48 <ELGono> but well... off to lunch, laterz

06:51 <hawmps> &wx 12020

06:51 <Romulus> hawmps: Temperature: 30.7F / -0.7C | Humidity: 73% | Pressure: 30.34in / 1027.3hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: WNW | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Today - Mostly cloudy this morning...then becoming partly sunny. The high in the mid 30s. West winds around 5 mph.; Tonight - Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. The low around 20. West winds around 5 mph (1 more message)

06:51 <hawmps> &more

06:51 <Romulus> hawmps: in the evening... becoming light and variable.; Friday - Snow likely in the morning...then snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches. Colder with the high in the mid 20s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.; Winter Storm Watch for Saratoga County in effect until 4:00 AM EST on December 20, 2008;

06:51 <wdsmia> &wx 50319

06:51 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 10.1F / -12.2C | Humidity: 86% | Pressure: 30.23in / 1023.6hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Partly Cloudy | Wind Direction: South | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Today - Mostly cloudy. Sleet...freezing rain and snow likely in the afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulation just under a half inch expected. Ice accumulation up to one tenth of an inch. High in the mid 20s. Southeast wind (2 more messages)

06:51 <wdsmia> &more

06:51 <Romulus> wdsmia: near 5 mph increasing to 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.; Tonight - Not as cold. Freezing rain and sleet until early morning. Snow through the night. Isolated thunderstorms in the late evening and early morning. Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 4 inches. Ice accumulation up to two tenths of an inch. Total ice accumulation up to one quarter of an inch. Low (1 more message)

06:51 <wdsmia> &more

06:51 <Romulus> wdsmia: 15 to 20. East wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.; Friday - Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow in the morning. High in the mid 20s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.; Winter Storm Warning for Polk County in effect until 9:00 AM CST on December 19, 2008;

06:52 <hawmps> still hasn't warmed up there...

06:53 <wdsmia> better than -2F

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07:57 <PovAddict> ELGono: most of the times we get a power outage, I'm not at home, which means it may be off for hours

07:57 <PovAddict> ELGono: but the outages are getting so common we're planning to get an UPS ASAP

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09:12 <ELGono> PovAddict: good decision ... even a simple ups can save lots of money and work

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09:35 <PovAddict> I want to configure it like this:

09:36 <PovAddict> immediately after the outage, stop BOINC, so it uses less power and the battery lasts longer

09:36 <PovAddict> a few minutes later, if power isn't back yet, initiate clean shutdown

09:37 <PovAddict> if there is any way to call a shell script on a power outage and when power is back, I can do the rest :)

09:55 <ELGono> most ups have RS232 command

09:58 <ELGono> or usb nowadays

10:02 <PovAddict> I'm very commonly getting short (1-second) under-voltages too... lights flicker and my computer reboots

10:02 <PovAddict> a UPS would solve that without even a battery :P

10:03 <PovAddict> yesterday my computer rebooted and my sister's computer bluescreened with quite a scary-looking kernel error

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10:26 <PovAddict> any idea if the plug of kill-a-watt can be changed?

10:27 <PovAddict> I thought about getting one but it has US connectors on both ends

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10:55 <zombie67> 6.4.5 for the mac, yet 6.5.0 is already on the DL page

11:10 <PovAddict> 6.5 might not have the CUDA stuff

11:15 <zombie67> yeah, but why no 6.4?

11:15 <zombie67> and the odd numbers are supposed to be development only

11:16 <PovAddict> 6.5 *is* for development

11:17 <PovAddict> no idea wtf Charlie is doing

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14:13 <PovAddict> &wx eze

14:13 <Romulus> PovAddict: Temperature: 88°F / 31°C | Humidity: 40% | Pressure: 29.92in / 1013hPa | Conditions: Scattered Clouds | Wind Direction: ENE | Wind Speed: 10mph / 17km/h | Updated: 5:00 PM ARST; Clear. High:93 F.; Scattered Clouds. Low:71 F.; Scattered Clouds. High:89 F.; Scattered Clouds. Low:75 F.; Clear. High:95 F.; Clear. Low:75 F.;

14:13 <PovAddict> not sure i want to know...

14:13 <PovAddict> -_-'

14:14 <Soul_keeper> &wx 91977

14:14 <Romulus> Soul_keeper: Temperature: 60.6F / 15.9C | Humidity: 45% | Pressure: 29.53in / 999.9hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: WSW | Wind Speed: 13.2mph / 21.2km/h ; Today - Partly cloudy in the morning...becoming mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 59 in the western valleys to 45 to 50 near the foothills. Light winds becoming west 15 mph in the afternoon.; Tonight - Mostly clear. Lows 27 to (1 more message)

14:15 <Soul_keeper> &more

14:15 <Romulus> Soul_keeper: 37. Light winds.; Friday - Partly cloudy. Highs 55 to 60 in the western valleys to 46 to 51 near the foothills. Light winds.; Frost Advisory for San Diego County in effect until 10:00 AM PST on December 19, 2008;

14:18 <Tank_Master> &wx 97123

14:18 <Tank_Master> &more

14:18 <Romulus> Tank_Master: Temperature: 35.6F / 2.0C | Humidity: 98% | Pressure: 29.41in / 995.8hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: ENE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Today - Snow showers. Areas of 1 or 2 inch accumulations with possible 2 to 4 inch accumulations mainly above 500 feet. Highs were around 35 in the morning falling to around 30 in the afternoon southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.; (2 more messages)

14:18 <Romulus> Tank_Master: Tonight - Snow showers likely in the evening...then partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows 20 to 25. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming light overnight.; Friday - Partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Highs around 25. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.; Winter Weather Advisory for Washington County in effect until 10:00 (1 more message)

14:18 <Tank_Master> &more

14:18 <Romulus> Tank_Master: PM PST on December 18, 2008; Special Weather Statement for Washington County in effect until 1:15 PM PST on December 18, 2008;

14:23 <wdsmia_w> &wx 50319

14:23 <Romulus> wdsmia_w: Temperature: 22.7F / -5.2C | Humidity: 72% | Pressure: 30.16in / 1021.2hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SE | Wind Speed: 2.0mph / 3.2km/h ; Rest of Today - Partly sunny late in the morning...then cloudy with snow and sleet late in the afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulation of one half inch expected. High in the lower 20s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of (2 more messages)

14:23 <wdsmia_w> &more

14:23 <Romulus> wdsmia_w: precipitation 80 percent.; Tonight - Not as cold. Freezing rain and sleet until early morning. Snow through the night. Isolated thunderstorms in the late evening and early morning. Snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 6 inches. Total snow accumulation 3 to 7 inches. Ice accumulation up to one tenth of an inch. Low 15 to 20. East wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of (1 more message)

14:24 <wdsmia_w> &more

14:24 <Romulus> wdsmia_w: precipitation near 100 percent.; Friday - Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow in the morning. High in the mid 20s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.; Winter Storm Warning for Polk County in effect until 9:00 AM CST on December 19, 2008;

14:25 <FreeLarry58> &wx 98366

14:26 <Romulus> FreeLarry58: Temperature: 25.6F / -3.6C | Humidity: 94% | Pressure: 29.62in / 1002.9hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Rest of Today - Snow showers. Additional snow accumulation 1 to 3 inches...locally higher in heavy bursts of snow. Highs near 30. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.; Tonight - Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers. Lows 16 to (1 more message)

14:26 <FreeLarry58> &more

14:26 <Romulus> FreeLarry58: 23. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.; Friday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the 20s. North wind around 10 mph.; Winter Weather Advisory for Kitsap County in effect until 6:00 PM PST on December 18, 2008;

14:26 <FreeLarry58> i think they are a little off 6 inches in last 7 hrs

14:26 <Tank_Master> lol

14:26 <FreeLarry58> and increasing

14:27 <Tank_Master> its getting sunny here

14:27 * FreeLarry58 first time in 18 yrs i wish i had studded tires here

14:27 <Tank_Master> and its still above freezing

14:27 <FreeLarry58> 27

14:27 <FreeLarry58> compact snow over iced roads

14:28 <FreeLarry58> a lot of the problem is the county tried to deice the roads before storm hit

14:28 <FreeLarry58> so deicer melted the first part and its now the ice under the snow

14:28 <FreeLarry58> not a normal storm for here

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14:56 <Tank_Master> we dont use deicer here

14:56 <Tank_Master> "not enviermently friendly"

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14:57 <Tank_Master> salt we cant use either cus it eats away at the raods to much

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15:00 <hawmps> they would rather people die in a ravine than use something that works on the problem..

15:01 <Tank_Master> as long as it saves the moss and the mold, its ok

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15:02 <hawmps> iirc, "environmental friendly" materials on the external tank of the Columbia was the main cause of the disaster...

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15:54 <MTughan> PovAddict: Maybe, but my Lenovo is still crunching away, and I'll be getting a new Core 2 Duo Mac relatively soon.

15:55 <MTughan> And I've added a 2.2GHz C2D Vista laptop belonging to my roommate.

15:55 <PovAddict> spoilsport

15:56 <MTughan> Yes, I might be a little bit slower over the next few weeks, as I have to send off this laptop next week, and the new one won't come for 2-3 weeks after that. But my Linux x64 lappie will keep crunching.

15:58 <MTughan> Besides, I'm catching up on you in position quite fast:;991407.gif

15:58 <Romulus> <> (at

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16:03 <xcamel> ugh... 2 snowstorms in a row..

16:04 <Tank_Master> fun

16:05 <Tank_Master> snow here is melting

16:05 <xcamel> friday, and sunday.

16:05 <Tank_Master> its quite depressing

16:05 * Tank_Master should move to alaska

16:06 <xcamel> not-gonna-happen

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16:39 <MTughan> Cool, seems OS X comes with a DHCP installed, just not enabled by default.

16:39 <MTughan> DHCP server*

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16:49 <CoderForLife> home =)

16:49 <CoderForLife> tgifot

16:49 <MTughan> Thank goodness it's Friday on Thursday?

16:49 <CoderForLife> u r smart

16:50 <MTughan> That just didn't seem to make much sense, but okay.

16:50 <CoderForLife> I'm off tomorrow

16:50 <MTughan> You have the day off tomorrow?

16:50 <MTughan> Heh, nice.

16:50 <CoderForLife> actually, if I can do it, I intend to be off until 1/5

16:50 <MTughan> I'm back to school on that day.

16:51 <PovAddict> wow a few months away

16:51 <PovAddict> :P

16:51 * PovAddict mumbles something about date formats

16:51 <CoderForLife> Oneuary Fifth

16:51 <PovAddict> fiveth

16:51 <CoderForLife> ok

16:51 <MTughan> I don't think there's even any month that starts with O...

16:52 <MTughan> Nope.

16:52 <CoderForLife> Tenthtober

16:52 <MTughan> Ah...

16:52 <CoderForLife> Why is October the tenth month?

16:52 <CoderForLife> should be eighth

16:53 <PovAddict> november = nine

16:53 <CoderForLife> December = 10

16:53 <PovAddict> december = ten (that one makes more sense in other languages, Spanish for ten is diez)

16:53 <MTughan> September = 7

16:53 <PovAddict> they used to be numbered like that

16:53 <PovAddict> then someone added two months

16:53 <CoderForLife> the first thing we do here is assign blame

16:54 <PovAddict> ...or something

16:54 <PovAddict> yup

16:54 <CoderForLife> who screwed up the months?

16:54 <CoderForLife> some Roman emperor?

16:54 <MTughan> I know August has 31 days because Caesar Augustus wanted his month to have as many days as the previous July.

16:54 <CoderForLife> I say we dig him up, and kill him

16:55 <MTughan> Kill what? He's plenty dead already.

16:55 <CoderForLife> serves him right

16:55 <MTughan> Hey, I'm within 1000 positions of Pov...

16:55 <CoderForLife> well on that happy note - din-din

16:55 <CoderForLife> bbiab

16:56 <PovAddict> stop running after me!

16:56 <CoderForLife> I'll pretend like I'm online

16:56 <PovAddict> CoderForLife:

16:56 <Romulus> Title: pastebin - collaborative debugging tool (at

16:56 <CoderForLife> one of my favorites Pov =)

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17:15 <CoderForLife> back

17:18 <FreeLarry58> wb

17:18 <CoderForLife> thx

17:18 <FreeLarry58> nice icy roads under compact snow here

17:19 <CoderForLife> I guess the snow in Las Vegas is due to global warming?

17:19 <FreeLarry58> so called in and hiding in house today

17:19 <FreeLarry58> did they get hit too

17:19 <MTughan> 4 inches yesterday.

17:19 <FreeLarry58> yuck

17:19 <FreeLarry58> got 6 inches at least right now

17:19 <FreeLarry58> here that is

17:20 <FreeLarry58> snow finaly stopped for a while

17:20 <CoderForLife> just looking at pics from Beacon Hill in Seattle

17:21 <FreeLarry58> glad i don't live there - daughter lives on gueen annes hill

17:24 <CoderForLife> nice APOD

17:26 <Tank_Master> wheres the pics?

17:26 <Tank_Master> im heading up to seattle for xmas...

17:26 <MTughan>

17:26 <Romulus> Title: APOD: 2008 December 18 - La Superba (at

17:26 <Tank_Master> wonding how bad it is there :P

17:27 <MTughan> Oh, of Vegas?

17:28 <MTughan> Hmm...

17:29 <Romulus> <> (at

17:31 <xcamel> re-back

17:32 <Tank_Master> re wb

17:32 <CoderForLife> hello Jay

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17:33 <xcamel> 'lo Don

17:33 <MTughan> 'lo Kathy

17:33 <KathrynM> moanin'

17:33 <xcamel> yummy pancakes for dinner

17:33 <CoderForLife> hey KM

17:34 <KathrynM> send some here for  breakfast

17:34 <KathrynM> an yung ah sae oh

17:34 * CoderForLife avoids the Tab Key of Death

17:34 <KathrynM> so the miranduh bug still hasn't been fixed

17:35 <CoderForLife> this is a new version - eight hundred times burned, a bit shy

17:35 <KathrynM> just a bit

17:35 <xcamel> Scientists tasked with finding, deflecting 'killer asteroid'

17:35 <xcamel> ...and you can help...

17:36 <xcamel>

17:36 <Romulus> <> (at

17:36 <MTughan> BOINC it?

17:36 <xcamel> Just become a scientist, and horn your way in on the research..

17:37 <CoderForLife> Stephen's home - bbiab

17:40 <Tank_Master> just spout that global warming is man maid and will be the end of us all, and you will be fine as a scientest

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17:43 <xcamel> 2 or 3 15lb plasma engines would do the trick...

17:43 <xcamel> all it has to do is miss...

17:44 <Tank_Master> :P

17:47 <MTughan> Yep... Within 1000 positions of Pov, and 20K credits.

17:49 * MTughan --> dinner

17:51 <xcamel> good home cookin..

17:55 <xcamel> Majel Barrett Roddenberry, `The First Lady of Star Trek,' dies in LA

17:55 <xcamel> awwww..

17:56 <xcamel>

17:56 <Romulus> <> (at

17:56 <Tank_Master> ahoura?

17:56 <Tank_Master> oh

17:56 <Tank_Master> n/m

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18:04 <xcamel> no, Luxanna Troi

18:04 <xcamel> and the voice of the enterprise

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18:05 * Rookie_69 sticks his nose in for a minute.

18:06 <CoderForLife> eewwww

18:06 <xcamel> Solar-Flare Surprise: Pure Hydrogen Shot at Earth

18:06 <Rookie_69> My nose cold?

18:06 <xcamel>,2933,469766,00.html

18:06 <Romulus> <> (at

18:06 <CoderForLife> you're just not careful where you stick it

18:06 <xcamel> big X1 flare

18:08 <xcamel> correction... X9 flare

18:08 <CoderForLife> interesting

18:09 <CoderForLife> no ill effects, I take it

18:09 <Rookie_69> No high voices on the space station.

18:09 <xcamel> guess not

18:10 <CoderForLife> that's *helium* Glenn

18:10 <Rookie_69> ... whish there was none of in the first burst...

18:11 <Rookie_69> ... hence, no high voices.

18:11 <Rookie_69> ... which...

18:11 <CoderForLife> ah twisty logic

18:11 <Rookie_69> TY.

18:11 <CoderForLife> do you think there were high voices when the hard code ions hit?

18:12 <CoderForLife> er core =)

18:12 <Rookie_69> Code on the mind?

18:12 <CoderForLife> apparently

18:15 <Rookie_69> Note to self: Whenever attempting to make a direct network connection between two computers, use the wire marked "Crosswired Cable".

18:15 *** wdsmia_ is now known as wdsmia

18:16 <Soul_keeper>

18:16 <Romulus> <> (at

18:16 <Soul_keeper> nice stats

18:16 <xcamel> "...Because in space, nobody can hear you scream..."

18:16 * Tank_Master uses the cable marked "crossover cable"

18:17 <xcamel> not the crossdressing cable?

18:17 <Tank_Master> no

18:17 <Tank_Master> cus you want to crossover to the dark side

18:17 * wdsmia slaps Tank_Master with a 2.4 3.6

18:17 <Tank_Master> a what?

18:18 * Tank_Master sends 9883 lampfishes after wdsmia

18:18 <Rookie_69> You say Tomato, I say Tomato... That doesn't work in text mode. :-(

18:19 <Tank_Master> no, no it dont

18:23 <xcamel> I say V8

18:24 <Tank_Master> I say no way

18:24 <CoderForLife> I say meh

18:25 <wdsmia> &wx 50319

18:25 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 20.9F / -6.2C | Humidity: 80% | Pressure: 30.09in / 1018.8hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: NE | Wind Speed: 4.0mph / 6.4km/h ; Tonight - Sleet...snow and freezing rain in the evening...then snow after midnight. Not as cold. Snow and sleet accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. Ice accumulation up to two tenths of an inch. Low around 20. East wind 10 to 15 mph (1 more message)

18:25 <wdsmia> &more

18:25 <Romulus> wdsmia: with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.; Friday - Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow in the morning. High in the mid 20s. North wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the morning.; Friday Night - Partly cloudy. Low 10 to 15. East wind around 5 mph.; Winter Storm Warning for Polk County in effect until 9:00 AM CST on December 19, 2008;

18:25 <PovAddict> Primegrid forum:

18:25 <PovAddict> "Totally out, my pc's at work are off because there is no electric energy - 1.2 meters of snow in 24h have killed all the lines"

18:25 <Tank_Master> haha

18:25 <Tank_Master> ouch

18:26 <xcamel> where?

18:26 <PovAddict> no idea

18:26 <xcamel> must be global warming...

18:26 <PovAddict> he's just whining that he can't get in the PG challenge

18:27 * wdsmia wish's more of TFFE would crunch the challenge

18:27 <PovAddict> I can't be bothered :)

18:28 <xcamel> ditto

18:28 <Rookie_69> Maybe he'll just have to crunch it on his one lowly box at home instead of using all the resources at work...

18:28 * CoderForLife stands and declares "God Save TFFE"

18:28 <PovAddict> if he had electricity, he could put all computers at work crunching

18:28 <PovAddict> and melt the snow :P

18:29 <CoderForLife> going to wrap a big present - bbiab

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18:35 <xcamel> wow, that's sad...

18:36 <xcamel> Toronto HS headquarters all burned out.

18:36 <xcamel>

18:36 <Romulus> <> (at net!@#&

18:37 <Rookie_69> Yup.

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19:06 * Rookie_69 thinks it's bedtime.

19:09 <Rookie_69> NN.

19:09 <wdsmia> &nn

19:09 <Romulus> Live long and crunch!

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19:19 <xcamel> &wx 12074

19:19 <Romulus> xcamel: Temperature: 29.3F / -1.5C | Humidity: 77% | Pressure: 30.34in / 1027.3hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: NNE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Tonight - Partly cloudy this evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Light and variable winds.; Friday - Snow likely in the morning...then snow in the afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times in the afternoon. (2 more messages)

19:19 <xcamel> &more

19:19 <Romulus> xcamel: Snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. Highs in the upper 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph... becoming northeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow near 100 percent.; Friday Night - Snow in the evening...then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Total snow accumulation of 6 to 12 inches. Lows around 13. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.; Winter Storm (1 more message)

19:19 <xcamel> &more

19:19 <Romulus> xcamel: Warning for Saratoga County in effect until 1:00 AM EST on December 20, 2008;

19:20 <wdsmia> sounds like fun

19:21 <xcamel> uh-huh

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19:22 <CoderForLife> itsy-bitsy bit of snow

19:22 <xcamel> two more storms right behind it

19:22 <CoderForLife> bad news comes in threes

19:23 * wdsmia sends the ice storm to CoderForLife

19:24 <xcamel> Snow in Malibu..

19:26 <PovAddict>,2933,455067,00.html O_O

19:26 <Romulus> <> (at

19:26 * CoderForLife wields his ACME parabolic ice storm deflector dish, and handily repels the unprovoked attack

19:27 * CoderForLife slaps wdsmia up side of the head with a possible tech czar

19:27 <CoderForLife>,2933,455144,00.html

19:27 <Romulus> <> (at

19:30 <CoderForLife> bbiab

19:30 <Tank_Master> ok

19:33 <xcamel> czar is russian for 'ceasar', do we'll have a bunch of little neros running around while the world burns...

19:33 <xcamel> and caligula in the whitehouse

19:40 <CoderForLife> they'd better run, the world has a pretty good head start

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20:11 * xcamel yawns

20:26 <xcamel> "Eastern Iowa prepares for strong winter storm"

20:26 <xcamel>

20:26 <Romulus> <> (at

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21:19 <CoderForLife> gn from southwest Ohio

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22:14 <MTughan> xcamel: That story about the HS building burned? That's not Toronto, but a suburb. Toronto's offered to help though.

22:14 <MTughan> And the official figure last I heard was 130 today, not 180-200 as of yesterday. Still not good, but somewhat better.

22:15 <MTughan> And I guess no one noticed the Toronto stock exchange was down the day before...

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