IRC logs of #boinc for Sunday, 2009-01-11

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00:42 <Rookie_69> &wx yaw

00:42 <Romulus> Rookie_69: Temperature: 13.6°F / -10.2°C | Humidity: 78% | Pressure: 30.15in / 1020.9hPa | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: NW | Wind Speed: 8.1mph / 13.0km/h | Updated: 1:41 AM AST; Tonight - A few clouds. Wind west 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this evening. Low -14C(6F).; Sunday - Increasing cloudiness. Snow at times heavy beginning near noon. Amount 10 cm(3.9 in). Local blowing snow in (2 more messages)

00:42 <Rookie_69> &more

00:42 <Romulus> Rookie_69: the afternoon. Wind becoming east 20 km/h (12 mph) late in the morning then northeast 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) in the afternoon. High -6C(21F). Sunday night snow at times heavy and local blowing snow ending in the evening then cloudy periods. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind northeast 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) becoming north 20 km/h (12 mph) in the evening. (1 more message)

00:42 <MTughan> &airport YAW

00:42 <Romulus> MTughan: Error: I couldn't find YAW in airport.

00:42 <Rookie_69> &more

00:42 <Romulus> Rookie_69: Low -11C(12F).; Monday - A mix of sun and cloud. High -5C(23F).;

00:42 <MTughan> Huh. wdsmia: Missing airport.

00:43 <MTughan> &airport yaw

00:43 <Romulus> MTughan: Error: I couldn't find yaw in airport.

00:43 <MTughan> Okay, I'm not crazy...

00:43 <Rookie_69> Shearwater... Naval Air Base... or whatever.

00:44 <Rookie_69> &airport yhz

00:44 <Romulus> Rookie_69: Halifax, Canada

00:46 <Rookie_69> Saturday night's allright for fighting...

00:48 <Rookie_69> There's a weather station on an island out in the harbour that even Rommie can't find.

00:48 <MTughan> Rommie uses an external service. IIRC.

00:48 <Rookie_69> I forget it's call sign though.

00:49 <Rookie_69> Mmm... Moody Blues playing. :-)

00:50 * Rookie_69 gets mellow.

00:58 <MTughan> And just like that, my XP partition is gone... :)

01:00 <Rookie_69> I've lost a few partitions too...

01:00 <MTughan> This was intention. Win7 beta is going on it.

01:01 <Rookie_69> I've stopped playing with RAID settings.

01:01 <MTughan> lol

01:02 <MTughan> And this is where it's nice to have two computers... IRC on one while the other one is installing an OS.

01:04 <Rookie_69> I've got a couple of spares lying around... but haven't played much lately.

01:05 <MTughan> Played much with installing OSes?

01:05 <Rookie_69> ... but I did install DOS 6.2 and Win 3.1 on one old box lately.

01:05 <MTughan> Recently? Why did you still have Win 3.1 disks still around?

01:06 <MTughan> Let alone DOS 6.2.

01:06 <Rookie_69> Too lazy to throw them out?

01:06 <MTughan> I'll stop talking... Oldie. :P

01:06 <Rookie_69> I wanted to play an old win game.

01:07 <MTughan> How old, may I ask?

01:08 <Rookie_69> Apparently written in 1989.

01:09 <Rookie_69> That would be nearing twenty.

01:09 <Tidus> yeah, i've got dos 6.22 and wfw3.11, still sealed up

01:09 <Tidus> never been used

01:11 <Rookie_69> Umm... I bought my first computer in 1982, I think. That wasn't yesterday. It used a cassette player as a storage device.

01:13 <Rookie_69> It had a whopping 4 kb of memory, but I quickly traded it for one with 16 kb.

01:13 <efc> for most old games DOSBox is great

01:14 <Tidus> i've got an old vmware machine floating around somewhere that has dos 6.22 and win31

01:14 <Rookie_69> I've used DOSbox or something like it.I forget.

01:19 <Rookie_69> My first foray into DOS was with a used XT box in... late eighties?.. 640 KB and double floppies.

01:20 <Rookie_69> ... 360 k DSDD, I think.

01:21 <Rookie_69> 5 1/4 inch anyways.

01:22 <Rookie_69> Drive the size of your DVD player.

01:24 <MTughan> All right, just finishing Win 7 installation... At least it detected my screen res right. Means it some kind of more advanced driver.

01:29 <MTughan> Good, tab opening in IE is much faster than IE7.

01:29 <Tidus> sad, browser still is as standards incompatible as ie7

01:30 <Rookie_69> MTughan is now officially a beta tester!

01:30 <MTughan> Tidus: Yeah. First download (second site) is Firefox.

01:30 <Tidus> lol

01:30 <Tidus> i just upgraded in place from vista

01:31 <Tidus> so chrome is still there for me

01:31 <MTughan> I made sure I unplugged my Vista drive to force a clean install. No telling what a Microsoft installer can do.

01:31 <MTughan> Aero's working off the bat though, so there are some drivers that are working just fine.

01:32 <Tidus> yeah, both amd and nvidia have their beta video drivers in windows update and on the cd

01:32 <MTughan> Although they didn't work for you?

01:32 <Tidus> i tried to change them

01:33 <MTughan> There's one thing I can complain off the bat though. Holding your mouse over the icons in the toolbars takes too long to pop up the window list.

01:33 <Tidus> i've turned off superbar

01:33 <MTughan> It'd get in the way of a power user.

01:33 <Tidus> reverted it to the vista behavior

01:34 <MTughan> I'll see what there is afterwards. Just running a performance check while FF downloads.

01:34 <Tidus> but clicking on the button brings em up instantly

01:34 <Tidus> and it shows a visual cue as to how many windows the app has open

01:34 <MTughan> That's more clicking that should be necessary.

01:34 <MTughan> than*

01:36 <Tidus> eh, gets the job done

01:37 <MTughan> Dammit, I love these graphics... W7 upped the "Windows Experience Index" max from 5.9 to 7.9. My graphics scored top marks in both. xD

01:38 <Tidus> mine refuses to run the bench :P

01:38 <MTughan> Well, I can tell they're proper drivers at least, to show those high numbers.

01:43 <Tidus> my machine gets a .... OUCH!!! 2.0

01:43 <Tidus> was a 4.5 on vista

01:43 <MTughan> In graphics?

01:43 <Tidus> wt crap happened

01:43 <Tidus> processor 4.4 memory 4.5 graphics 4.7 gaming graphics 4.5 primary hard disk 2.0

01:43 <Tidus> that aint right...

01:44 <MTughan> CPU: 7.3; Memory: 7.3; Graphics: 7.9; Gaming graphics: 6.8; Disk: 5.4

01:44 <Tidus> brb, i'm gonna check something

01:45 <MTughan> I wonder how long it will take before the i7's DDR3 RAM scores less than the max... xD

01:45 <MTughan> Because this is DDR2-1066 RAM.

01:45 <Tidus> oh. figured it out. requires a reboot to fix.

01:45 <Tidus> brb

01:50 <Rookie_69> Hmm... Nearing 3 am here and all the beer's gone... I guess it's bedtime.

01:50 <Rookie_69> NN.

01:50 <MTughan> Night.

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01:52 <MTughan> 'lo yoyo

01:53 <yoyo[RKN]> moin

01:53 <Tidus> k, can't be fixed without causing yet another blue screen loop

01:55 <MTughan> Well, you can send feedback. It's at the top of every window. :P

01:55 <Tidus> ya lol

01:55 <MTughan> Tidus and I are discussing the Windows 7 beta.

01:57 * yoyo[RKN] does not like beta's of Windows

02:00 <Tidus> yeah, that's one thing i already reported to them... remove that stinking link.

02:00 <Tidus> it's on the desktop, that's enough places

02:02 <MTughan> It's in the Start Menu too.

02:04 <FreeLarry58> windows 7 beta is that another name for vista

02:04 <MTughan> Vista++.

02:04 <MTughan> In theory anyway...

02:04 <FreeLarry58> lol think vista more like windows 7 alpha

02:04 <MTughan> I notice some tasks are speedier, but I'll probably notice some good and bad things in the next couple days.

02:05 <MTughan> WTF? Adobe Reader wants a restart...

02:05 <MTughan> Well, I have a bigger program that'll want a restart too, and it warrants it.

02:05 <FreeLarry58> sometimes it does

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02:12 <Tidus> i like the ability to just drag a window to the top of the screen to maximize

02:12 <MTughan> Ah, that's interesting...

02:12 <Tidus> try dragging to the left or right edge

02:13 <MTughan> I saw it at the keynote too... Drag to either side, and it puts it to half the window.

02:13 <MTughan> Someone has already said on a forum that they should make dragging to the bottom minimize a window. :P

02:13 <Tidus> yeah lol

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02:15 <Tidus> but the half screen sizing comes in handy for folder management

02:15 <MTughan> Yeah. The example used was comparing cameras at two websites.

02:15 <Tidus> oh

02:15 <Tidus> you know that 10 or so pixel dead space at the right end of the taskbar?

02:16 <Tidus> hover over it

02:16 <MTughan> Aero Snap, is it called? I know.

02:16 <MTughan> Click it.

02:16 <Tidus> it's a minimize all when you click it

02:16 <MTughan> Replaces the Show Desktop shortcut in XP. Don't know if I saw it in Vista.

02:16 <Tidus> in vista, it's the first item in your quicklaunch

02:17 <Tidus> it's there

02:17 <Tidus> just different icon

02:17 <MTughan> Ooh, cool... Minimize a window, open its preview, then hover over the preview.

02:17 <Tidus> oh nice

02:17 <MTughan> I could see that being useful.

02:18 <Tidus> yeah that could be

02:18 <MTughan> brb

02:19 <Tidus> k

02:19 <Tidus> you can hover the previews even when its not minimzied

02:19 <Tidus> s/minimzied minimized

02:19 <Tidus> s/.../... ... blah ... cant ... type ...asjdl;fkjasd;lkf

02:19 <MTughan> Ah, okay.

02:20 <MTughan> I just noticed it when I had all the windows minimized and was trying to bring them back.

02:20 <Tidus> it works even on non-minimized windows

02:20 <MTughan> Yep.

02:21 <Tidus> and on the preview, there's also a close button

02:21 <Tidus> which closes the window

02:22 <MTughan> Yeah, I saw it. Hadn't tried it out.

02:22 <Tidus> it closes the window attached to the preview

02:22 <Tidus> thoughtful touches

02:22 <MTughan> Or tab, in the case of IE. I believe anyway.

02:22 <MTughan> Oh yeah, IE tabs show up as multiple windows, at least in the default view.

02:23 <MTughan> I haven't tried with the mixed 7/Vista view which I like.

02:23 <Tidus> ie tabs show up as windwos in the preview

02:23 <Tidus> the close button closes the tab

02:23 <MTughan> That's what I was saying...

02:24 <Tidus> and in the mixed taskbar mode, the buttons still show the preview windows

02:24 <Tidus> i have my taskbar reverted to 'vista mode'

02:24 <Tidus> but it'll still show all the preview window stuffs, all the controls, yaddayadda

02:25 <MTughan> Nice.

02:26 <Tidus> what i like is the aero taskbar on 7 is actually glass colored

02:26 <Tidus> not black with just a hint of transparency

02:26 <Tidus> and the autohide shows that fact

02:28 <MTughan> The boot time seems to be quicker.

02:28 <Tidus> yes, it is much quicker

02:29 <Tidus> and they finally fixed that useless disk defragmenter

02:29 <Tidus> similar functionality to xp now

02:30 <Tidus> fairly quick too

02:30 <Tidus> and actual run speed seems to be snappier too

02:31 <Tidus> it just feels less 'sluggish' than vista

02:31 <MTughan> I've got to see something... How much RAM is being used.

02:31 <Tidus> my experiences are about 25-30% less than vista

02:31 <MTughan> Looks like at 40% less.

02:32 <MTughan> 1.1GB of 8GB leaves lots of room.

02:32 <Tidus> so almost back to the xp realm

02:32 <MTughan> Except proper 64-bit. :D

02:32 <Tidus> i meant mem use wise

02:32 <MTughan> Yeah.

02:32 <Tidus> cold boot, with everything loaded that i had in vista, would use nearly 700mb ram

02:33 <Tidus> in win7 it uses just a tick under 500

02:33 <MTughan> Biggest user here is svchost at 100MB. After that, it's explorer at 32MB.

02:34 <Tidus> svchost here uses 55mb, yahoo messenger at 44, explorer at 25, dwm.exe at 22

02:34 <MTughan> I wonder why mine is using about twice as much...

02:35 <Tidus> 64 bit maybe?

02:35 <MTughan> Whoa... Video driver update didn't require a restart!

02:35 <Tidus> nope

02:35 <Tidus> they sure dont

02:35 <Tidus> they finally got that framework that vista tried to introduce correct

02:35 <MTughan> Doing network updates now...

02:36 <MTughan> No restart there either.

02:36 <Tidus> so if i see ya blip out, i know why?

02:36 <Tidus> found a cosmetic bug...

02:36 <MTughan> If you see me blip out, that's more worrisome. This is a Linux machine.

02:36 <Tidus> a 100% progress bar only fills 98% of its space

02:36 <MTughan> Heh.

02:37 <Tidus> purely cosmetic

02:38 <Tidus> oh, found a very weird program compatibility issue

02:38 <MTughan> Hmm... The NTP service doesn't come started.

02:38 <Tidus> you're aware of how old version 7 of nero burning rom is don't you?

02:39 <MTughan> Yes.

02:39 <Tidus> roxio creator 2009, refuses to run on win7

02:39 <Tidus> it crashes right otu

02:39 <Tidus> out

02:39 <Tidus> nero 7 ... still runs, works

02:39 <MTughan> lol

02:40 <Tidus> yeah, i found it weird

02:41 <Tidus> that's the only compatibility issue i had

02:42 <Tidus> and i had to repair-install windows live again

02:42 <Tidus> because messenger was acting weird

02:42 <MTughan> There was one program where I had to force its installer into Vista mode, but it worked fine after installation.

02:42 <Tidus> well, you'd probably notice a few more compatibility bugs than i would on that front

02:42 <Tidus> you did a clean install, i in-place upgraded from vista

02:42 <MTughan> Yeah.

02:43 <Tidus> it's been surprisingly stable for me

02:43 <MTughan> I seem to have an odd issue every so often... It happened with Vista too. Once in a while, after a reboot, it doesn't seem to activate my USB keyboard.

02:44 <MTughan> Unplugging it and putting it back in fixed it, although it gets annoying.

02:44 <MTughan> fixes*

02:44 <Tidus> don't have that problem with mine

02:44 <Tidus> i'd call that a bios issue, not an OS issue

02:44 <MTughan> It only happens once in a while too. I think it's a hardware issue, yeah.

02:44 <MTughan> It's also plugged into a USB hub, so that can be another source of problems.

02:44 <Tidus> yeah

02:44 <Tidus> not enough power

02:45 <MTughan> It's a powered hub, so I'm not worried about that.

02:45 <Tidus> try plugging straight into the tower itself

02:47 <Tidus> oh, here's one cosmetic thing i did notice about the taskbar if it's in regular vista-button mode

02:48 <Tidus> notice there's a small space between buttons of different programs, but if they're the same program, it looks like one large button with a small divider, but no physical space

02:49 <MTughan> Oh yeah, I see it.

02:49 <MTughan> That looks like it was intentional.

02:49 <Tidus> i'm betting it was

02:50 <Tidus> an at-a-glance look at how many windows a certain program has open maybe?

02:50 <MTughan> Keeps the program buttons together.

02:50 <Tidus> well, even xp grouped an applications buttons together

02:50 <Tidus> so did vista

02:50 <MTughan> Yeah, although this graphically associates them too.

02:51 <Tidus> yeah, which is a good thing

02:53 <Tidus> so any other neat features that you've found noteworthy?

02:54 <MTughan> Not yet, just been installing other programs I need/want.

02:54 <Tidus> they finally moved screen resolution setting to the right click menu

02:54 <Tidus> but most lcd users just jank it all the way up anyways

02:54 <MTughan> Dunno that I'd call this neat, but a lot of Windows applications use the "Ribbon" interface now.

02:55 <Tidus> yeah, even paint uses ribbons]

02:55 <MTughan> I find them more unintuitive, but maybe that's just me.

02:55 <Tidus> eh, it's not too bad

02:55 <Tidus> screen space hog, but that's about i9t

02:55 <Tidus> it *

02:56 <MTughan> Now I thought WMP and some others weren't going to be included by default, but available for download?

02:56 <Tidus> media player is default

02:56 <Tidus> but stuff like mail, movie maker, etc... are part of hte live essentials pack

02:57 <MTughan> Ah yeah, those aren't here... But Windows Media Center?

02:57 <Tidus> still built in

02:57 <MTughan> I know, but why?

02:57 <Tidus> too much work to separate it

03:02 <MTughan> Also, with the windows grouped under the same application: the "highlight" travels across the separation too.

03:05 <MTughan> I found a bug... W7 doesn

03:05 <MTughan> ..'t seem to support hot-plugged SATA drives.

03:05 <MTughan> Vista does fine.

03:07 <MTughan> Oh, might help if I connected the other end of the eSATA cable to the computer... :)

03:08 <Tidus> yeah l.ol

03:08 <Tidus> that might help you out some

03:09 <MTughan> It might, and it might not help me out... Still doesn't see the drive.

03:09 <Tidus> yep, and one thing i noticed about the 'highlight' ... the main program window of an app, say yahoo messenger, is just slightly a different color than its 'child' windows

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03:11 <MTughan> Just glad USB works fine.

03:11 <Tidus> yeah. lol

03:11 <Tidus> and ouchramusagespike

03:11 <Tidus> yahoo messenger, PuTTY, handbrakecli, google chrome, and the task manager = 0.99gb

03:13 <Tidus> but chrome's responsible for 100mb of that

03:13 <Tidus> somehow...

03:13 <Tidus> with just one tab

03:13 <Tidus> what the crap?

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03:14 <DerMeister> Yeah, Google Chrome is crap :)

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03:14 <MTughan> Wow, that was annoying... I got my hard disk loaded, and couldn't remember what I wanted.

03:15 <Tidus> lol

03:15 <Tidus> DerMeister: i wanted to test it out a bit, seein if it's any good

03:15 <Tidus> just like windows 7 :P

03:16 <DerMeister> Well, according to the news it still lags features other browsers already have for ages and has more bugs than most other browser have in total

03:16 <Tidus> and is a mem hog

03:16 <Tidus> ie8 isn't even that bad

03:16 <MTughan> But, it's made by Google! xD

03:17 <DerMeister> MTughan: that's even more fritghtening than if it would be made by microsoft :P

03:17 <MTughan> rofl

03:17 <MTughan> Like Picasa?

03:18 <DerMeister> :)

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03:50 <MTughan> Well, considering it's nearly 4AM, I'll boot back into Vista for BOINC, and go to bed.

03:50 <Tidus> alright man... ttyl

03:50 <MTughan> I need to get back into a sane schedule for Monday...

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05:22 <CoderForLife> ugh

05:33 <Tank_Master> CFL!

05:33 <Tank_Master> cant sleep?

05:58 <CoderForLife> up at the normal time - a little later actually

05:58 <CoderForLife> doesn't change the ugh factor

05:59 <CoderForLife> plink

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06:09 <CoderForLife> brb   breakfast

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06:19 <CoderForLife> b

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07:16 <CoderForLife> &wx 45140

07:16 <Romulus> CoderForLife: Temperature: 27.6F / -2.4C | Humidity: 88% | Pressure: 30.07in / 1018.2hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: ESE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Today - Cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.; Tonight - Cloudy. A slight chance of snow showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.; Monday - Mostly (1 more message)

07:16 <CoderForLife> &more

07:16 <Romulus> CoderForLife: cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.;

07:31 <CoderForLife> bbiaf

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07:51 <PovAddict> [04:14] <Tidus> i've got an old vmware machine floating around somewhere that has dos 6.22 and win31

07:51 <PovAddict> my DOS 6.2 floppy set is incomplete :(

07:54 <DerMeister> I've got a complete machine with dos 6.22 and win 3.1 on it :)

07:54 <DerMeister> It should still be working

07:56 <PovAddict> was annoying to have the VM ask for disk N and me noticing I only had up to N-1

07:57 <PovAddict> I have a box full of DOS games

07:57 <PovAddict> I dunno where I got them from

07:58 <PovAddict> I vaguely remember the original big package with 'em

07:59 <DerMeister> Don't the run in dosbox?

07:59 <DerMeister> *they

07:59 <PovAddict> there's two I tried

07:59 <PovAddict> one gave an error on startup

07:59 <PovAddict> game launcher tried to recursively start itself

08:00 <PovAddict> the other CD was scratched beyond readability... I wonder if there is any way to "polish" a CD to remove scratches?

08:16 <xcamel> 'lo

08:18 <CoderForLife> good morning campers

08:18 <xcamel> hi

08:19 <CoderForLife> How are things in the Empire State this morning?

08:21 <xcamel> the Vampire state you mean

08:26 <xcamel> "5 Somali pirates drown with ransom share"

08:26 <xcamel> karmas' a bitch

08:27 <CoderForLife> pirates go down to Davey Jones' locker

08:28 <CoderForLife> you need a DOS 6.22 diskette, PovAddict?

08:28 <xcamel> who know 3 million was "heavy" ?

08:28 <CoderForLife> I probably have one in my software collection

08:28 <CoderForLife> heh xcamel

08:29 <CoderForLife> high seas and high net worth apparently mix well

08:29 <xcamel> did you get much snow?

08:29 <CoderForLife> zero

08:29 <CoderForLife> nil, none

08:29 <xcamel> north of you got over a foot

08:30 <CoderForLife> we have gotten hardly any so far this winter

08:30 <CoderForLife> most accumulation has been about 1/2 inch

08:30 <CoderForLife> and it went away pretty quickly

08:30 <xcamel> looks like we picked up another 4"

08:31 <CoderForLife> we are below the polar express route

08:31 <CoderForLife> it runs right through your property

08:31 <CoderForLife> we may get some snow showers this evening

08:32 <CoderForLife> Rommie said 20% chance

08:33 <CoderForLife> well - I'm going to make a run to "the other Krogers" to get a few things my normal one was out of, and some things we forgot to addto the list

08:33 <CoderForLife> bbl

08:33 <xcamel> adios

08:36 <xcamel>,  << webmail hacks

08:36 <xcamel> #2 is

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09:09 <xcamel> crusty.. like the snow in the yard

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09:40 <CoderForLife> back

09:40 <CoderForLife> very very light flurries

09:42 <CoderForLife> sproinked the hax0r, xcamel - thanks

09:44 <xcamel> looks like another 5" here - very light and fluffy

09:45 <CoderForLife> where are you putting all the snow?

09:49 <xcamel> on top of the other snow

09:49 <CoderForLife> lol

09:49 <CoderForLife> oh ok  =)

09:49 <xcamel> at least the temp is going up a bit

09:50 <xcamel> going to need to run the big blower today

09:50 <CoderForLife> you're not planning on washing away like Washing-ton are you?

09:50 <xcamel> I'd rather snooze on the couch

09:50 <CoderForLife> doubtless

09:51 <CoderForLife> I usually lay on the couoch until those feelings go away

09:51 <xcamel> however I need to go to RS and find another optical audio cable..

09:51 <CoderForLife> that's almost what happpened to the store re-trip this morning

09:51 * CoderForLife looks at the ceiling - "hmm.. optical.. audio.."

09:52 <xcamel> run both devices through the new switch

09:52 <xcamel> the BDP has a very high output - had to turn the attenuator on

09:54 <xcamel> the hd cable box + the sony br dvd into my older receiver is a bit tricky

09:55 <PovAddict> CoderForLife: heh

09:57 <CoderForLife> usually when I start dealing with wiring it winds up being tactile

09:57 <PovAddict> da39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709 <- Google finds 73 thousand hits for that

09:57 <CoderForLife> huh?

09:58 <PovAddict> first one to figure out why so many hits for a seemingly random hex string wins...something

10:00 <CoderForLife> I have no idea

10:00 <CoderForLife> md5 for Win 7 32 bit DVD?

10:01 <xcamel> might be the lifetime unlock code...

10:01 * xcamel snickers

10:01 <xcamel> bbl - chilly chores....

10:02 <CoderForLife> we'll have to wait another week for that code

10:02 <CoderForLife> tc xcamel

10:02 <PovAddict> &google fight 5f4dcc3b5aa765d61d8327deb882cf99 da39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709

10:02 <Romulus> PovAddict: da39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709: 73000, 5f4dcc3b5aa765d61d8327deb882cf99: 4700

10:02 <PovAddict> heh 4700

10:02 <PovAddict> 5f4dcc3b5aa765d61d8327deb882cf99 = md5("password")

10:06 <DerMeister>

10:06 <Romulus> <> (at

10:07 <DerMeister> that might explain it

10:07 <PovAddict> :)

10:07 <PovAddict> DerMeister: what do all files with that hash have in common?

10:08 <DerMeister> I don't know - I would guess they are empty

10:08 <PovAddict> yup

10:09 <PovAddict> it's the sha1 sum of the empty string

10:09 <PovAddict> the md5 hash of the empty string gets half a million Google results o_O

10:09 <CoderForLife> heh

10:10 <PovAddict> &google [md5 hello]

10:10 <CoderForLife> so I was somewhere in the vicinity of the answer

10:10 <Romulus> PovAddict: Search took 0.16 seconds: md5 cracker - The fastest way to recover your lost passwords ...: <>; Dictionary Password Recovery Tool for Salted Md5's: <>; M D 5 » Blog Archive » 5d41402abc4b2a76b9719d911017c592: (2 more messages)

10:10 <PovAddict> &google fight [md5 hello] [md5 world]

10:10 <Romulus> PovAddict: 5d41402abc4b2a76b9719d911017c592: 1270, 7d793037a0760186574b0282f2f435e7: 150

10:12 * CoderForLife watches light snowflakes drift by

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11:45 <CoderForLife> back to working on museum online store - bbl

11:47 <xcamel> well that was soaking freezing phun

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12:30 <MTughan> PovAddict: That person yesterday with a "blank" global_prefs.xml, he didn't have the override.

12:31 <MTughan>

12:31 <Romulus> <> (at

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13:42 <xcamel> good heavens..

13:42 <xcamel> too much work today

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13:54 <xcamel> 'lo Ed

13:56 <efc> hey

14:01 <MTughan> Holy crap... How the heck did I get an additional 500 MIPS just by using Windows 7?

14:02 <MTughan> 500 more MFLOPS too.

14:02 <xcamel> m$ cheats..

14:02 <xcamel> so... is it like xp, or is it like vista?

14:02 <MTughan> A bit of both.

14:03 <MTughan> Although some image rendering seems to be off. I notice it with PNGs and JPGs in FF at least.

14:03 <MTughan> IE renders fine.

14:03 <xcamel> worth the test..

14:06 <xcamel> what the hell is this windows live id crap?

14:14 <CoderForLife> another run at world domination

14:15 <efc> Think a metal shop could make a tapering brass tube for me?

14:15 <CoderForLife> for a fee

14:15 * CoderForLife crawls away

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14:19 <xcamel> 64bit version wouldn't download

14:20 <MTughan> You should be able to get it off BitTorrent and have it the same file. There's SHA1 and MD5 hashes available of the actuals to compare.

14:21 <xcamel> ms download manager.. how quaint

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14:49 <PovAddict> xcamel: skip the silly M$ page asking for login and use the direct download links, they were posted here yesterday

14:49 <PovAddict>

14:49 <Romulus> <> (at

14:50 <MTughan> You'll need a Live ID for a key.

14:55 <xcamel> thanks

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14:59 <xcamel> the dl speed isn't too bad, and I'll miss out on all the virus infected stuff in the process

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15:19 <jackygrahamez_> &wx washington, DC

15:19 <Romulus> jackygrahamez_: Temperature: 36.8F / 2.7C | Humidity: 59% | Pressure: 30.01in / 1016.1hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 9.0mph / 14.5km/h ; This Afternoon - Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.; Tonight - Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.; Monday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the (1 more message)

15:19 <jackygrahamez_> &wx washington DC

15:19 <Romulus> jackygrahamez_: Temperature: 36.8F / 2.7C | Humidity: 59% | Pressure: 30.01in / 1016.1hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 9.0mph / 14.5km/h ; This Afternoon - Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.; Tonight - Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.; Monday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the (1 more message)

15:19 <jackygrahamez_> &weather washington dc

15:19 <Romulus> jackygrahamez_: Temperature: 36.7F / 2.6C | Humidity: 59% | Pressure: 30.01in / 1016.1hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 9.0mph / 14.5km/h ; This Afternoon - Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.; Tonight - Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.; Monday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the (1 more message)

15:20 <jackygrahamez_> &wx 20011

15:20 <Romulus> jackygrahamez_: Temperature: 36.7F / 2.6C | Humidity: 59% | Pressure: 30.01in / 1016.1hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 9.0mph / 14.5km/h ; This Afternoon - Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.; Tonight - Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.; Monday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the (1 more message)

15:20 <jackygrahamez_> hmmm

15:20 <PovAddict> why do you keep repeating it?

15:20 <PovAddict> &more jackygrahamez_

15:20 <Romulus> PovAddict: lower 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.;

15:20 <PovAddict> hmm doesn't say last update

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15:27 <xcamel> &wx 12074

15:27 <Romulus> xcamel: Temperature: 21.3F / -5.9C | Humidity: 87% | Pressure: 30.05in / 1017.5hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: WSW | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Today - Mostly cloudy with scattered flurries this morning...then partly sunny this afternoon. Highs in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.; Tonight - Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around (1 more message)

15:27 <xcamel> &more

15:27 <Romulus> xcamel: 11. Light and variable winds.; Monday - Mostly cloudy in the morning...then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the upper 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.;

15:28 <xcamel> pfffft...

15:28 <Tidus> &weather 65647

15:28 <Romulus> Tidus: Temperature: 48.5F / 9.2C | Humidity: 43% | Pressure: 30.20in / 1022.6hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 5.0mph / 8.0km/h ; This Afternoon - Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.; Tonight - Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Readings may be cooler in valleys and other low lying areas in the evening. Light and (1 more message)

15:28 <Tidus> &more

15:28 <Romulus> Tidus: variable winds.; Monday - Partly cloudy. Cooler. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.;

15:32 <yoyo[RKN]> &wx sxf

15:32 <Romulus> yoyo[RKN]: Temperature: 18°F / -8°C | Humidity: 93% | Pressure: 30.42in / 1030hPa | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: South | Wind Speed: 6mph / 9km/h | Updated: 9:20 PM CET; Clear. High:28 F.; Clear. Low:19 F.; Clear. High:32 F.; Clear. Low:22 F.; Partly Cloudy. High:33 F.; Clear. Low:21 F.;

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15:45 <Tank_Master> wb jacky

15:46 <Tank_Master> &wx 97123

15:46 <efc> now, wood is the plan for the scope

15:46 <Tank_Master> &more

15:46 <Romulus> Tank_Master: Error: You haven't asked me a command; perhaps you want to see someone else's more.  To do so, call this command with that person's nick.

15:46 <Tank_Master> &more

15:46 <Romulus> Tank_Master: Temperature: 47.7F / 8.7C | Humidity: 98% | Pressure: 30.45in / 1031.0hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Today - Mostly cloudy. Light rain likely. Patchy morning fog. Highs 45 to 50. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.; Tonight - Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows around 40. South wind 5 to 10 mph...becoming light after midnight.; (1 more message)

15:46 <Romulus> Tank_Master: Monday - Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs around 50. Light wind.;

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15:47 <CoderForLife> a wooden telescope - how quaint

15:47 <CoderForLife> re-Galileo

15:47 <efc> have very good woodworking tools available and i'm sick of trying to find bizarre sizes

15:47 <CoderForLife> Hubble not

15:48 <efc> this is snaked's version..

15:48 <Romulus> <> (at

15:48 <CoderForLife> you have a lathe?

15:48 <efc> Yes, but don't want to use it

15:48 <efc> table saw, dado blade, drill press ought to do it

15:49 * CoderForLife looks, and all he sees is heartache

15:50 <CoderForLife> off to implement the online museum membership form

15:50 * CoderForLife jumps on his membership form pony and rides off

15:50 <efc> Dad used to do some really nice work. But quit a few years ago.

15:51 <CoderForLife> plink

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15:57 <xcamel> make a 6 sided tube using 3/4" baltic birch, well sealed

15:57 <efc>

15:57 <Romulus> <> (at

15:57 <xcamel> it would be stable as hell, and not terribly heavy

15:58 <xcamel> that would be baltic birch plywood

15:58 <efc> Thats close to what I was thinking. what i have there is thinner panels, but strong dowels at the hexagon vertexes

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16:00 <xcamel> with modern glues (like gorilla glue) you won't need dowles

16:00 <xcamel> and you would use a strap clamp to put it together

16:02 <efc> Hmm

16:02 <Tidus> well... windows 7 isn't too terribly bad, considering first day impressions

16:02 <MTughan> Nope.

16:03 <Tidus> definitely reeks of beta bugs, but not too bad

16:03 <MTughan> And I found another feature through another person... Shake a window, the rest minimize.

16:03 <Tidus> oh wow

16:04 <Tidus> now that's useful

16:04 <xcamel> upgrades from xp pro without trouble?

16:04 <Tidus> no upgrade path from xp

16:04 <MTughan> Actually, not yet.

16:04 <Tidus> vista sp1 only

16:04 <MTughan> Final will have upgrade from XP.

16:05 <Tidus> right now the upgrade path is vista sp1 only

16:05 <PovAddict> shaking a window is only good if you can alt-drag from anywhere :)

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16:05 <PovAddict> I rarely aim at the titlebar anymore

16:05 <MTughan> We can vouch for both upgrade and clean path installs. Tidus did an upgrade, I did clean.

16:07 <Tidus> they definitely fixed a lot of the 'oops we messed that up' stuffs in vista

16:07 <MTughan> There is one bug I found. With some image rendering.

16:07 <Tidus> yeah, i've found that if something switches aero off, it doesn't completely redraw everything

16:08 <MTughan> One sec...

16:08 <xcamel> well that sucks...

16:08 <MTughan> No, it's worse than that.

16:08 <Tidus> MTughan: steps to reproduce?

16:08 <MTughan> Download the top image and view it in the Windows Photo Viewer.

16:08 <Romulus> <> (at

16:09 <MTughan> It should have a white background, but I get a yellowish tint.

16:09 <MTughan> I've noticed it with JPG and PNG images, dunno about others.

16:10 <Tidus> appears white here

16:10 <MTughan> And it's only certain applications. Firefox suffers from it, as does the photo viewer, but IE and the desktop drawer don't.

16:10 <MTughan> Did you get 32- or 64-bit?

16:10 <Tidus> 32

16:10 <MTughan> Maybe it's a 64-bit bug then...

16:11 <MTughan> It's been reported in any case.

16:11 <Tidus> nah it's white here, on all programs

16:11 <Tidus> that can view imags

16:11 <Tidus> wow why can't i type today?

16:11 <MTughan> Let's see if a screenie gets it...

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16:13 <MTughan> Hold on, need an FTP client...

16:13 <Tidus> yeah, windwos explorer ftp is broken

16:14 <MTughan> So I noticed.

16:14 <Tidus> MTughan: i found another feature

16:14 <Tidus> if you're doing a long file copy, the taskbar button itself turns into a progress bar

16:14 <MTughan> Yep, I noticed that.

16:15 <MTughan> Same with IE downloads, and Windows performance checks.

16:15 <Tidus> that's handy

16:15 <Tidus> ie downloads dont do it gor me

16:15 <Tidus> for *

16:15 <Tidus> gawd!!!! fl;kjjsdfajkl;asdfjkl;asdf

16:15 <MTughan> It did when downloading FF last night.

16:15 <MTughan> Gah, 10KB/s download...

16:16 <Tidus> it didn't do it for me

16:16 <MTughan> Get better connections, f***ers!

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16:18 <Tidus> proof google chrome sucks...

16:18 <PovAddict> [19:07] <Tidus> they definitely fixed a lot of the 'oops we messed that up' stuffs in vista

16:18 <MTughan>

16:18 <Tidus>

16:18 <PovAddict> maybe they're looking at

16:18 <Tidus> PovAddict: maybe lol

16:18 <Romulus> <> (at

16:18 <Romulus> <> (at

16:18 <Romulus> Title: Aero Taskforce - Most popular submissions for the past 30 days (at

16:19 <PovAddict> Turf: that's weird

16:19 <Tidus> MTughan: your screenshot appears correct here

16:19 <PovAddict> the background should be white

16:20 <Tidus> it appears correct here

16:20 <MTughan> It can look white if your monitor doesn't show deep enough reds.

16:20 <MTughan> So I noticed when I loaded the screenshot on my laptop.

16:20 <Tidus> wait, no, i see it now

16:20 <xcamel> well I guess the beta is out of the question then...

16:20 <Tidus> it's a dingy colored white here

16:20 <MTughan> Yeah.

16:22 <Tidus> MTughan: uploading screenshot of mine

16:23 <Tidus> can you check it to see if it's an issue on mine too, because it's appearing white here

16:23 <MTughan> Sure.

16:24 <Tidus>

16:24 <Romulus> <> (at

16:24 <Tidus> i left a known white background window open beside it for comparison

16:24 <PovAddict> that's correct white

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16:25 <PovAddict> damn now I want to try it out myself

16:25 <Tidus> lol whys that?

16:25 <MTughan> Looks yellow in Firefox, but that's affected... Let me download and try it in a program that renders correct.

16:25 <PovAddict> I've never even used Vista

16:26 <Tidus> MTughan: it could be your color balance controls for your video card

16:26 <PovAddict> I only once saw the animation effect when windows open in Vista

16:26 <MTughan> Why does it only show up in some applications then?

16:26 <PovAddict> the slight fade

16:26 <xcamel> only a clean install, which is not-gonna-happen here.

16:26 <Tidus> MTughan: some apps use your video card directly thru directx, some go through gdi

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16:27 <MTughan> Yep, that's white...

16:29 <Tidus> PovAddict: i have fraps on my machine, which can monitor dwm just like it would a game, i'll record a video of the neat effects for you

16:29 <PovAddict> just saying that I only once saw Vista running with my own eyes

16:30 <PovAddict> well and in computer shops, but then I didn't see anything moving

16:30 <Tidus> i'll make ya a two minute video or so showing off aero in 7

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16:31 <MTughan> All right, just calibrated my display...

16:31 <MTughan> And lo and behold, it's working... o_O

16:32 <MTughan> Well, photo viewer is working. FF is still messed up, although maybe I need a restart for it...

16:32 <MTughan> We're good...

16:32 <Tidus> MTughan: was i right?

16:32 <Tidus> lol

16:32 <MTughan> That's odd, but all right. It's worked. :)

16:35 <Tidus> ok nevermind on the fraps idea.

16:35 <Tidus> it monitors dwm on win vista, but not 7

16:37 <Tidus> MTughan: so what'd ya think of my 'oops' photo? lol

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16:39 <MTughan> Which oops photo?

16:39 <MTughan> Chrome?

16:39 <Tidus> yeah. lol

16:39 <Tidus> proof that chrome bites it hard.

16:39 <PovAddict> chrome is stupidly using custom titlebars (hate it for it) and other drawing

16:39 <Tidus> or netgear just uses some really wanky html

16:41 <Tidus> PovAddict: what i like about the window management in 7 is you can 'split-screen' two windows by dragging it to the left edge or right edge, both will be tiled to half screen

16:41 <PovAddict> I saw that in an official video

16:41 <Tidus> or you can drag it to the top edge to maximize

16:41 <PovAddict> that's much more usable than the stupid "tile horizontally" thing in the context menu of the taskbar

16:41 <Tidus> or shake one window to minimize the rest

16:42 <Tidus> there's also a 10px dead space on the right end of the taskbar for you to hover on / click on

16:42 <Tidus> hovering makes all windows transparent temporarily, useful if you have a gadget running on the desktop ya wanna check

16:42 <Tidus> clicking minimizes all

16:43 <Tidus> brb

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16:46 <jackygrahamez_> anyone here?

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16:47 <Tank_Master> always

16:48 <Tank_Master> just need to stick around for mroe than 11 sec

16:50 <xcamel> 'lo TM

16:50 <Tidus> kk

16:50 <Tidus> and yeah, gotta stick around for more than about 15 seconds

16:53 <Tidus> curious to see if MS has any win7 themes up yet

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16:54 <Tank_Master> hey xcam

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16:54 <Tidus> yeah that didn't work too well...

16:56 <xcamel> spork yerself?

16:56 <Tidus> no, tripped over the router's power cord

16:57 <Tidus> so i unplugged myself. lol

16:57 <xcamel> CFL ??

16:57 <Romulus> Rumor has it CFL is maybe busy doing husbandly chores, xcamel

16:57 <xcamel> >> Voinovich to announce retirement

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17:00 <xcamel> jumpin jack flashback...

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17:01 <MTughan> 'lo jackygrahamez

17:01 <Tank_Master> jack!

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17:01 <Tank_Master> heh

17:01 <MTughan> He needs a better connection...

17:01 <Tank_Master> agreed

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17:01 <jackygrahamez> hi

17:02 <MTughan> Enough quits? :P

17:02 <jackygrahamez> &wx 20011

17:02 <Romulus> jackygrahamez: Temperature: 35.8F / 2.1C | Humidity: 60% | Pressure: 30.02in / 1016.5hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: WNW | Wind Speed: 8.0mph / 12.9km/h ; Tonight - Partly cloudy this evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s downtown...mid 20s in the suburbs. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.; Monday - Partly sunny. Highs around 40. Northwest winds 5 to (1 more message)

17:03 <Tank_Master> cant blame it onthe weather

17:04 <xcamel>

17:04 <Romulus> Title: Net!@#& Overview /// Internet Traffic Report (at

17:04 <wdsmia> &wx 50319

17:04 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 27.7F / -2.4C | Humidity: 87% | Pressure: 30.18in / 1021.9hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Tonight - Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow after midnight. A chance of snow late in the night. Not as cold. Low around 20. Temperature steady or slowly rising after midnight. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south (2 more messages)

17:04 <wdsmia> &more

17:04 <Romulus> wdsmia: after midnight. Chance of snow 40 percent.; Monday - Snow. Blowing snow in the afternoon. Windy. Snow accumulation of 3 to 4 inches. High around 30. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph increasing to west 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow near 100 percent.; Monday Night - Very cold. (1 more message)

17:04 <wdsmia> &more

17:04 <Romulus> wdsmia: Blowing snow in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light snow in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Windy. Low near zero. Northwest wind 30 to 35 mph decreasing to 15 to 30 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill readings 10 to 15 below.; Blizzard Watch for Polk County in effect until 3:00 AM CST on January 13, 2009;

17:05 <Tank_Master> snow!?!

17:05 <Tank_Master> I want more snow! :(

17:05 <xcamel> Blowing snow - isn't that an obama thing?

17:06 <wdsmia> thats blowing smoke

17:06 <PovAddict> bah I'll have to enable my filter again

17:06 <[RKN]frost> -12°C and falling :/

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17:09 <xcamel> poofed again

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17:15 <Tank_Master> and he's back

17:15 <Tank_Master> hes in n out more than a hooker on friday nights

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17:28 <CoderForLife> someone here smokin' dope?

17:28 <CoderForLife> ph, blowin' smoke

17:28 <xcamel> connectile dysfunction

17:28 <Tank_Master> ....

17:29 <CoderForLife> stuck in the revolving door

17:29 <xcamel> cfl >> >> Voinovich to announce retirement

17:29 <CoderForLife> hallelujah

17:29 <Tank_Master> who is that?

17:29 <Romulus> or what drives many of the ATA crowd

17:29 <xcamel> another rino buries the horn..

17:29 <CoderForLife> RINO OHIO

17:30 * CoderForLife beats his head slowly on his desk

17:31 <CoderForLife> plink

17:32 * Tidus beats the idiot at Microsoft who thought it was a good idea to put a "Send Feedback" link on EVERY window.

17:34 <CoderForLife> FDoS opportunity

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17:35 <CoderForLife> outtie

17:35 * KathrynM groans

17:35 <KathrynM> I think I'll boycott Monday mornings

17:35 <Tidus> hi KathrynM :)

17:35 <CoderForLife> where do I sign up for that?

17:36 <[RKN]frost> i boycott every morning if possible ;)

17:37 <CoderForLife> Well - need to gather the trash and get it out before the new season of "24" starts

17:38 * CoderForLife honors his Away status

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18:00 <jackygrahamez> &whatis linux

18:00 <Romulus> jackygrahamez: "linux" could be

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18:00 <PovAddict> connectile dysfunction

18:01 <xcamel> bigtime - he needs IRCalis©

18:01 <Tank_Master> lol

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18:16 <Hodapp> Which projects besides GPUGRID support Cuda?

18:16 <Hodapp> I get ambiguous answers about ones like SETI@home and Einstein@home

18:17 <PovAddict> SETI supports CUDA

18:17 <PovAddict> last I heard, Einstein has a CUDA app in development

18:18 <Hodapp> (Note: CUDA apps are supported only on Windows and Linux; Mac OS X support is coming soon.)

18:18 <Hodapp>

18:18 <Romulus> Title: Run SETI@home on your NVIDIA GPU (at

18:18 <PovAddict> yeah but that's for all projects

18:18 <Hodapp> hmm, I was running SETI but my card wasn't running any hotter

18:18 <PovAddict> the BOINC client itself doesn't support CUDA in Mac, that's not up to the project

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18:19 <PovAddict> does the CUDA device show up in the boinc messages?

18:19 <Hodapp> GPUGRID is running, but it's basically taking 30 seconds to download, and then 1 second to do computations

18:19 <Hodapp> Sun 11 Jan 2009 10:44:16 AM EST||Coprocessor: CUDA (1)

18:20 <PovAddict> it's probably erroring out everything if it takes 1 second :)

18:20 <PovAddict> what OS?

18:20 <Romulus> what OS are you on, PovAddict

18:20 * PovAddict slaps Romulus

18:20 <PovAddict> forget what OS

18:20 <Romulus> 10-4.

18:20 <Hodapp> I don't see any errors...

18:20 <Hodapp> except for: Sun 11 Jan 2009 06:05:36 PM EST|GPUGRID|Message from server: Full-atom molecular dynamics for Cell processor is not available for your type of computer.

18:22 <PovAddict>

18:22 <Romulus> Title: Tasks for host 22713 (at

18:22 <PovAddict> that seems to be your computer

18:23 <Hodapp> how can you tell?

18:23 <PovAddict> I searched for your username

18:23 <Hodapp> ah

18:24 <Hodapp> wonder why it failed miserably.

18:25 <PovAddict> click a task ID

18:25 <PovAddict> "error while loading shared libraries:"

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18:26 <Hodapp> ok, it really could have put that in "Messages" someplace

18:27 <Hodapp> so why is SETI not bombing out?

18:28 <PovAddict> maybe it falls back to plain CPU processing if GPU fails

18:29 <Hodapp> it would be really handy if I knew how to check this stuff

18:30 <Hodapp> bleah, I can't try until tomorrow because I exceeded some daily quota

18:31 <PovAddict> go to "your account" in the website

18:31 <PovAddict> click Results

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18:32 <Hodapp> neither I nor Ctrl+F see "results"

18:32 <PovAddict> tasks?

18:32 <Romulus> tasks are up and !@#&ing, PovAddict

18:33 <PovAddict> STFU BOT

18:33 <Hodapp> and what do I do there?

18:33 <Hodapp> whoa, I think SETI is using my GPU... my card's gone up a couple degrees

18:34 <Hodapp> maybe...

18:34 <PovAddict> again, click some task ID that has been reported already

18:35 <Hodapp> okay

18:35 <Hodapp> and do what?

18:35 <PovAddict> hmm none was reported yet it seems

18:35 <PovAddict> (if I found you)

18:36 <Hodapp> why would anything have changed from the first time you saw that page?

18:37 <PovAddict> huh?

18:38 <Hodapp> why did you have me look at that page?

18:38 <PovAddict> I searched for you *after* telling you to look at it

18:38 <Hodapp> what is the objective here?

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18:39 <PovAddict> ugh nothing anymore

18:39 <Hodapp> I thought you were saying something related to how I'd exceeded some quota so I couldn't try for 24 hours

18:39 <PovAddict> I told you to look, you were still confused, so I went and looked myself, found there was actually no useful info on it

18:40 <Hodapp> Yeah, I did look

18:40 <Hodapp> when I said it'd be handy to know how to check this stuff, I meant someplace locally

18:40 <PovAddict> that's already deleted as soon as it was sent to the server (days ago)

18:41 <Hodapp> the errors?

18:41 <PovAddict> yes

18:41 <Hodapp> ah.

18:42 <PovAddict> output files and the app's stderr output are only kept for long enough to send them to the server

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18:46 <Hodapp> yeah, it just seemed like the sort of thing that should halt the client and tell the user "GO FIX THIS SHIT"

18:46 <wdsmia> asks Hodapp to please watch his or her language Thanks, your friendly channel op.

18:46 <PovAddict> everything GPU-related in BOINC was written in a rush, apparently under a deadline

18:47 * Hodapp wishes his GPU would heat up because the room's cold.

18:47 <Hodapp> hmmm.

18:47 <Hodapp> guess I'll just have to drop out of school and play 3D games all day then.

18:47 <jasong>

18:47 <Romulus> Title: Gladiatus Server 12 - (at

18:47 <PovAddict> contributing developers (like me) have no idea where that deadline came from; so much for open source development

18:48 <Hodapp> yeah, I just want stuff to keep my GPU warm till I learn some Cuda programming and other things that use it

18:48 <jasong> Could someone post online a snapshot of what they see at that site?  I'm pretty sure what I'll see, but I'm curious about what YOU see

18:48 <PovAddict> jasong: google for browsershots

18:48 <PovAddict> I don't remember if it's .org or what

18:49 <jasong> Actually, it's for a game I'm playing, If you click on it then my character mugs someone in the game :)

18:49 <jasong> Since I can't mug myself, I don't know what that looks like

18:50 <PovAddict> says I've already been mugged today

18:50 <PovAddict> (not true)

18:50 <jasong> lol, weird

18:50 <jasong> thanks for the hint about browser shots

18:50 <PovAddict> anyway, this will get you some hits :D

18:50 <jasong> I'll try that

18:52 <PovAddict>

18:52 <Romulus> <> (at

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19:16 <MTughan> Wow, you can see how slow Vista really is after using Win7.

19:17 <Tank_Master> lol

19:17 <Tank_Master> and to thinks its not finilized yet

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19:19 <MTughan> It's awesome. :D

19:19 <xcamel> now they just need to make it a bunch slower

19:21 * KathrynM doesn't want to go to school today

19:21 <MTughan> I thought the kids usually said that? :P

19:21 <KathrynM> hell no.  it's the teachers that whine the most

19:21 <MTughan> lol

19:22 <KathrynM> doesn't help that it's now day 3 of a migraine

19:22 <KathrynM> I'm paying dearly for those two beers Friday night

19:22 <MTughan> When does school start?

19:22 <KathrynM> 20 minutes

19:22 <MTughan> ~10AM?

19:23 <KathrynM> 9:40

19:23 <KathrynM> yeah

19:23 <MTughan> Yeah, that sucks...

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19:23 <KathrynM> hey PovAddict wanna code a website for me?

19:25 * KathrynM heads off to the germ factory

19:29 <CoderForLife> gl KathrynM

19:30 * CoderForLife alters the security for the museum web site so that it can be edited remotely

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19:30 <CoderForLife> Security Is Rarely Convenient (tm)

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19:36 <wdsmia> Yum Fajitas

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19:39 <xcamel> had pancakes...

19:41 <Hodapp> I had pork chops.

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19:44 <MTughan> Pasta and pizza. It's a standard dinner for me.

19:45 <PovAddict> [22:24] <KathrynM> hey PovAddict wanna code a website for me?

19:46 <PovAddict> no thanks, I'm involved in enough crap already :/

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19:51 <MTughan> O_O ATI's driver doesn't provide an OpenGL renderer...

19:53 <xcamel> at least I got all the latest snowstorm cleaned up...

19:55 <efc> supposed to get darn cold here too this week

19:55 <efc> &wx 30625

19:55 <Romulus> efc: Temperature: 43F / 6C | Humidity: 70% | Pressure: 30.04in / 1017hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 10mph / 17km/h ; Tonight - Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.; Monday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 10 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon.; Monday Night - Mostly cloudy. Lows around 30. Light (1 more message)

19:55 <efc> &more

19:55 <Romulus> efc: southwest winds.;

19:56 <MTughan> Is it just me, or is "southwest winds.;" shorter than "(1 more message)"?

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19:56 <xcamel> the 4" of ice on my walk is an issue though...

19:56 <PovAddict> MTughan: sometimes it has shown "30F." as last message

19:57 <MTughan> In this case, the last line is one character longer. :P

19:57 <MTughan> Stupid bot.

19:57 <PovAddict> your bot is just as stupid (same sw) :D

19:57 <PovAddict> fix it? :D

19:57 <efc> You've been a very badddd bot, Romulus

19:57 * efc crack

19:58 <MTughan> Ah, but my bot actually does proper title fetching.

19:58 <MTughan> I don't know why it works in TSPer and not in Rommie...

20:00 <xcamel> it's not the bot - it's the information source.

20:00 <MTughan> Huh. Even with a slower clock, Windows 7 scores higher in ScienceMark...

20:00 <PovAddict> splitting into separate messages (shown via &more) is done by the bot

20:01 <PovAddict> but I'll agree the information source has multiple other problems...

20:01 <PovAddict> dinner ->

20:01 <xcamel> it is a freenode flood restriction...

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20:14 <xcamel> I think this one is a repost...

20:14 <xcamel>

20:14 <Romulus> Title: APOD: 2009 January 11 - In the Shadow of Saturn (at

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20:15 <efc> Wow

20:15 <MTughan> Nice.

20:20 <xcamel> indeed it is

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20:46 <xcamel> geeez, Jack

20:47 <wdsmia> sucks when ISP goes south

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21:40 <xcamel> boof..

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21:59 <xcamel> laterz..

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