IRC logs of #boinc for Friday, 2010-01-01

00:00 <Rookie_69> HNY to those in EST.

00:11 <efc> HNY

00:12 * Rookie_69 doesn't expect to last until central.

00:12 * efc sets the furniture on fire

00:14 * Rookie_69 wonders about some of the new year's customs...

00:15 <Rookie_69> Replacing furnishings every January second might be good for the economy...

00:16 <Rookie_69> ... but hard on the pocketbook.

00:17 <efc> Its not my furniture.. I think its xcamel's or wdsmia's

00:18 <PovAddict_> hny

00:18 <efc> I'm gonna give you lots of taco-flavored kisses

00:20 <efc> HNY Pov

00:21 <Rookie_69> I'd say ditto if I thought I could type it...

00:23 <PovAddict_> there's such weird people on irc... in another channel I had to say 'celebrating new years by discussing functional languages? thanks, you make me feel normal in comparison'

00:24 <PovAddict_> (they really are talking about ocaml and scheme right now)

00:27 <efc> how exiting

00:27 <PovAddict_> I wonder why I hang out in there

00:28 <efc> Thats between you and your shrink.

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01:48 * Rookie_69 tries to rub the qwerty off of his forehead and says Goodnight.

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05:32 <TheGasGiant> big storm heading my way -> http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip

05:32 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/d6nfxo> (at www.bom.gov.au)

05:32 <TheGasGiant> got some good video of the approaching lightning

05:33 <TheGasGiant> &weather ymml

05:33 <Romulus> TheGasGiant: Temperature: 64°F / 18°C | Humidity: 88% | Pressure: 29.75in / 1008hPa | Conditions: Thunderstorms and Rain | Wind Direction: ENE | Wind Speed: 12mph / 18km/h | Updated: 9:00 PM EST; Overcast. High:77 F.; Chance of a Thunderstorm. Low:59 F.; Chance of Rain. High:71 F.; Overcast. Low:50 F.; Partly Cloudy. High:69 F.; Scattered Clouds. Low:50 F.;

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06:30 <TheGasGiant> off to bed...nn

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08:36 <xcamel> 'lo

08:43 <ELGono> lo jay and happy new year!!

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09:00 <xcamel> HNY to you too..

09:30 <xcamel> &wx 12074

09:30 <Romulus> xcamel: Temperature: 27.7F / -2.4C | Humidity: 94% | Pressure: 29.98in / 1015.1hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Light Snow | Wind Direction: ENE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Today - Mostly cloudy. Light snow likely this morning. Little or no additional snow accumulation. Highs in the mid 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph...becoming northwest around 5 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow 60 percent.; (1 more message)

09:30 <xcamel> &more

09:30 <Romulus> xcamel: Tonight - Mostly cloudy. Light snow likely...mainly after midnight. Snow accumulation up to an inch. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.; Saturday - Light snow likely. Additional snow accumulation up to an inch. Near steady temperature in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.;

09:30 <xcamel> at least it's nice out temp wise..

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10:02 <xcamel> that was weird...

10:19 <CoderForLife> morning Jay

10:20 <CoderForLife> HNY

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11:37 <xcamel> damn I wish this sinus headache would go away...

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14:54 <wdsmia> &wx 50319

14:54 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 8.3F / -13.2C | Humidity: 73% | Pressure: 30.60in / 1036.1hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Light Snow | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 2.0mph / 3.2km/h ; Rest of Today - Mostly cloudy. Very cold. A chance of light snow before noon...then scattered flurries in the afternoon. High 5 to 10 above. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.; Tonight - Mostly clear. (1 more message)

14:54 <wdsmia> &more

14:54 <Romulus> wdsmia: Bitterly cold. Low 5 to 10 below. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Wind chill readings 15 to 20 below.; Saturday - Sunny. Bitterly cold. High zero to 5 above. North wind around 5 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 15 below to 25 below zero in the morning.;

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15:00 <Tank_Master> &zipcode 50319

15:00 <Romulus> Tank_Master: Des Moines, IA

15:01 <Tank_Master> damn cold out that way

15:01 <wdsmia> yes it is

15:01 <Tank_Master> &wx 97123

15:01 <Romulus> Tank_Master: Temperature: 48.9F / 9.4C | Humidity: 94% | Pressure: 29.94in / 1013.8hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SSE | Wind Speed: 2.3mph / 3.7km/h ; Today - Showers with small hail. A slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers may be heavy at times. Highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s...coolest near The Gorge. South wind 15 to 25 mph except east 10 to 15 mph near The Gorge (1 more message)

15:01 <Tank_Master> &more

15:01 <Romulus> Tank_Master: into the early afternoon.; Tonight - Showers likely. Lows 40 to 45. South wind 15 to 20 mph early then 5 to 15 mph.; Saturday - Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the morning...then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 45 to 50. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.;

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16:29 <PovAddict> zombie67: the projects directory hasn't been in C:\Program files\BOINC since 6.0 :)

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16:33 * TheGasGiant yawns

16:34 <wdsmia> *lo Paul

16:34 <TheGasGiant> heya Doug  Happy New Year

16:37 <wdsmia> Brrr its cold out there

16:37 <TheGasGiant> a little chilly here as well.....lol

16:37 <TheGasGiant> &weather ymml

16:37 <Romulus> TheGasGiant: Temperature: 59°F / 15°C | Humidity: 88% | Pressure: 29.86in / 1011hPa | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: SW | Wind Speed: 10mph / 17km/h | Updated: 8:00 AM EST; Unknown. High:66 F.; Chance of a Thunderstorm. Low:50 F.; Chance of Rain. High:71 F.; Overcast. Low:50 F.; Partly Cloudy. High:71 F.; Scattered Clouds. Low:53 F.;

16:37 <wdsmia> &wx 50319

16:38 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 7.5F / -13.6C | Humidity: 70% | Pressure: 30.62in / 1036.8hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 5.0mph / 8.0km/h ; Tonight - Mostly clear. Bitterly cold. Low 10 to 15 below. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill readings 20 below to 30 below zero.; Saturday - Sunny. Bitterly cold. High zero to 5 above. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Lowest wind (1 more message)

16:38 <TheGasGiant> had some nice thunder storms here for the past 2 evenings

16:38 <TheGasGiant> wow  that's cold

16:38 <TheGasGiant> brb coffee

16:38 <wdsmia> &more

16:38 <Romulus> wdsmia: chill readings 20 below to 30 below zero in the morning.; Saturday Night - Partly cloudy. Bitterly cold. Low around 10 below. North wind around 5 mph. Wind chill readings 15 below to 25 below zero.; Wind Chill Advisory for Polk County in effect until 9:00 AM CST on January 02, 2010;

16:43 <TheGasGiant> i can't fathom that sort of weather

16:44 <PovAddict> &wx eze

16:44 <Romulus> PovAddict: Temperature: 77°F / 25°C | Humidity: 69% | Pressure: 29.83in / 1010hPa | Conditions: Scattered Clouds | Wind Direction: WNW | Wind Speed: 5mph / 7km/h | Updated: 6:00 PM ART; Scattered Clouds. High:86 F.; Clear. Low:60 F.; Scattered Clouds. High:86 F.; Clear. Low:64 F.; Clear. High:89 F.; Scattered Clouds. Low:73 F.;

16:44 * PovAddict high-fives TGG, as fellow south-hemispherian

16:45 <TheGasGiant> heya Pov

16:46 <TheGasGiant> happy new year

16:50 <efc> Moo TGG POV

16:50 <TheGasGiant> moo eddie

16:51 <TheGasGiant> happy new year

16:51 <efc> This year is like 1/720th used.. I want a new one.

16:52 <TheGasGiant> lol..that bad a start?

16:52 <PovAddict> &grab efc

16:52 <Romulus> PovAddict: The operation succeeded.

16:53 <PovAddict> [18:52] <PovAddict> [18:51] <efc> This year is like 1/720th used.. I want a new one.

16:53 <PovAddict> [18:52] <Rainier> you can't return it once you've broken the seal ...

16:56 <efc> You know, I have a repeated temptation to obliterate the printer business.

16:56 <efc> Simple, cheap printer, open drivers.

16:57 <PovAddict> I'd Invest In That

16:57 <efc> I don't think it would actually make a lot of money but it would sure cost the big guys a lot

16:57 <PovAddict> in my opinion, you don't have to make a lot of money

16:58 <PovAddict> as long as your balance stays positive, you're doing fine :)

16:58 <efc> we got a (*$# lexmark laser, prints great but its got 4 carts, it won't print if ANY of them are out, or even low (low becomes out after a while even if not using)

16:59 <efc> around $70 each, quite small cartridges

16:59 <TheGasGiant> lol...tell me about!  We made the mistake of getting an epson photo printer inkjet....5 cartridges...big money!

16:59 <PovAddict> TheGasGiant: epson cartridges are cheap compared to HP

16:59 <efc> The toner (or ink) is pitifully cheap

17:00 <TheGasGiant> if you don't use it for a while the cartridge is fubar and you have to replace it to get any sort of quality

17:00 <efc> Yep, ink will dry out ( you might be able to clean it with alcohol and revive it)

17:00 <efc> they could prevent that with an alcohol wipeoff but.. no reason for them to

17:01 <TheGasGiant> so we purchased a little brother laser printer...best thing around

17:01 <efc> They do make continuous inking systems for inkjets - about $100 and your printer runs off big tanks of cheap ink

17:01 <TheGasGiant> and print photos at the shop

17:02 <TheGasGiant> hmmm....interesting.  We tried generic inks once...what a frackin disaster

17:03 <TheGasGiant> anyone travelling soon> -> http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/the-truth-about-airport-body-scanners-20091231-lkhb.html

17:03 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/yffauul> (at www.theage.com.au)

17:04 <efc> Hehe, they could make extra money selling tourists bodyscan photos!

17:04 <efc> And for even more money they can make some.. enhancements of your choice

17:05 <efc> Sir, we'd like to recognize the Enormous Package you are bringing on the plane -  would you like a photo for $9.95?

17:05 <TheGasGiant> lol...sell celebrity scans!

17:08 <efc> Would you like to supersize that?

17:10 <Tank_Master> its already supersized...

17:10 <PovAddict> TMI

17:10 <Tank_Master> lol

17:12 <efc> This is business genius

17:12 <TheGasGiant> anyone travelling soon? -> http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/treating-everyone-as-suspect-is-absurd-20100101-llti.html

17:12 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/yzbs3xt> (at www.theage.com.au)

17:13 <efc> I wonder how they determine your religion

17:13 <efc> If you have to self-declare that has obvious problems

17:14 <efc> I will self-declare as "Infidel"

17:14 <TheGasGiant> lol

17:15 <TheGasGiant> if you declare as agnostic, does it mean you get to sit at the front or the rear of the plane?

17:17 <efc> You get the cargo hold

17:19 <TheGasGiant> ahhh...for real blasphemers

17:25 <TheGasGiant> anyone know of a decent kvm switch that has dvi and usb in it?  (I don't want the ol PS2 verions)

17:26 <efc> If I could find a print head assy thats been generically cloned already I wouldn't even have to develop that part..

17:26 <Tank_Master> how meny comps?

17:26 <efc> TGG: haven't seen one myself. Bet they aren't cheap yet.

17:26 * PovAddict uses VNC :P

17:26 <Tank_Master> you want a 42 port?

17:27 <TheGasGiant> 2 port

17:27 <TheGasGiant> but would consider 4 port

17:28 <Tank_Master> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010290143%201112808982%201305648318&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&Order=PRICE

17:28 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/yljfb8f> (at www.newegg.com)

17:28 <TheGasGiant> hmmm  Pov you might be on to something.....does VNC work OK with BOINC GPU apps?

17:28 <PovAddict> I don't do GPU crunching

17:29 <PovAddict> bbl

17:29 <Tank_Master> 2 port for $20

17:29 <PovAddict> TheGasGiant: but I guess it should work

17:29 <TheGasGiant> looks good.  shame newegg doesn't ship international

17:29 <PovAddict> bbl4sure →

17:29 <Tank_Master> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010290143%201112808988%201305648318&name=D-Sub%2c%20USB

17:29 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/yzyfn7p> (at www.newegg.com)

17:29 <Tank_Master> 4port for $40

17:29 <Tank_Master> still might get you an idea what to look for

17:30 <TheGasGiant> yep..I'll search for those in Oz :)

17:30 <efc> bleh, this $100 cart has a )$(#$# 1000 page yield

17:30 <Tank_Master> some also have audio

17:39 <efc> $0.40/page for 5% spot color. super.

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18:08 <desti> http://www.flickr.com/photos/paolomargari/1678539089/sizes/l/

18:08 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/ygwmclz> (at www.flickr.com)

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18:22 <wdsmia> finnished shrink wraping the living room bay windows

18:26 <wdsmia> should keep it a bit warmer in here

18:43 <TheGasGiant> doug, just add another i7 computer with a couple of HD5970

18:44 <wdsmia> ok send me the $

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20:11 <Rookie_69> &wx yaw

20:11 <Romulus> Rookie_69: Temperature: 24.4°F / -4.2°C | Humidity: 95% | Pressure: 29.80in / 1009.0hPa | Conditions: Light Snow | Wind Direction: ENE | Wind Speed: 8.5mph / 13.7km/h | Updated: 9:11 PM AST;

20:14 <TheGasGiant> hola Glenn...Happy New Year

20:15 <Rookie_69> Hi, Paul... Ditto.

20:15 <TheGasGiant> did you end up going sailing?

20:16 <Rookie_69> Almost... We sat on the boat and had a beer after deciding that the ice was a bit thick to try and plough through.

20:17 <TheGasGiant> much more sense

20:17 <Rookie_69> About an hour later, a powerboat came in and opened up a channel.

20:18 <TheGasGiant> did they have someone water skiing behind them  ;p

20:19 <TheGasGiant> ...just a little carzier than trying to go sailing with ice around...

20:19 <TheGasGiant> crazier

20:20 <Rookie_69> The only ice is in the cove where fresh water freezes on top of the salt water... and no skiers that I know of.

20:21 <Rookie_69> The ice at the end of the dock was about one inch thick and about as hard as warm chocolate.

20:22 <TheGasGiant> brrrrrh

20:24 <Rookie_69> A floater suit and a couple of extra sweaters and a pair of warm boots and a touque and you're all set.

20:25 <TheGasGiant> lol..I'm used to sailing with shorts, tee shirt and a sun hat!

20:30 <Rookie_69> That's a more ideal situation...

20:31 * wdsmia thinks its been over a year since he's been sailing

20:32 <Rookie_69> I'm gonna try a reboot... BBS.

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20:33 <TheGasGiant> i think the beers are a better idea...

20:34 <wdsmia> if a Duffie in the marina is considered sailing

20:34 <TheGasGiant> lol

20:35 <TheGasGiant> the last time I was 'sailing' was on a tall ship about 2 yrs ago...

20:37 * wdsmia is a long ways from any tall ships

20:38 * wdsmia is a long way from any open water

20:39 <wdsmia> Ice we have

20:39 <TheGasGiant> but you have snow....

20:39 <TheGasGiant> we have hot days, warm day, cool days, rainy days, windy days and all of them in one day

20:40 <wdsmia> dont like the weather wait 5 min and it will change

20:41 <TheGasGiant> you got it

20:43 <wdsmia> Hmmm Glenn must have got caught by the MS$ update shutdown

20:45 <TheGasGiant> i just plugged in my wifes new ipod...things may slow down here

20:46 <wdsmia> lol

20:46 <TheGasGiant> remin dme to disable auto opening of itunes...

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20:47 <wdsmia> wb

20:47 <TheGasGiant> he's baaaaack

20:48 <Rookie_69> Idunno... Reboot didn't help. An update was available from logitech... That wasn't compatible. I unplugged camera and plugged it back in and now it works.

20:51 <wdsmia> help desk material if I ever saw one

21:00 <wdsmia> &wx 50319

21:00 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: -1.0F / -18.3C | Humidity: 78% | Pressure: 30.68in / 1038.8hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: NNW | Wind Speed: 2.0mph / 3.2km/h ; Tonight - Mostly clear. Bitterly cold. Low 10 to 15 below. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill readings 20 below to 30 below zero.; Saturday - Sunny. Bitterly cold. High zero to 5 above. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Lowest wind (1 more message)

21:00 <wdsmia> &more

21:00 <Romulus> wdsmia: chill readings 20 below to 30 below zero in the morning.; Saturday Night - Partly cloudy. Bitterly cold. Low around 10 below. North wind around 5 mph. Wind chill readings 15 below to 25 below zero.; Wind Chill Advisory for Polk County in effect until 9:00 AM CST on January 02, 2010;

21:01 <wdsmia> getting colder :(

21:04 <TheGasGiant> big brrrrh

21:08 <PovAddict> back

21:14 <TheGasGiant> wow Doug...1mill RAC!

21:15 <PovAddict> bah

21:15 <TheGasGiant> oops..1mill credit in a day

21:15 <PovAddict> credits keep losing meaning with GPUs

21:15 <TheGasGiant> lol....GPU envy

21:15 <wdsmia> lol

21:18 <wdsmia> more crunching though superior hardware

21:43 <PovAddict> "Socialism is three wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for dinner. Capitalism is one sheep telling three others that fences deprive wolves of liberty."

21:54 <Rookie_69> ... so, Argentina is a matriarchy now???

21:55 <wdsmia> Monarchy is one channel op kicking  one Argentinian butt out of the room

21:56 <Rookie_69> The grim reapers shows his bony face...

22:00 <PovAddict> Rookie_69: we're happy enough to call it a "corruption"

22:03 * Rookie_69 thought that was the proper term for anything government related.

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22:50 <jasong> Yay, the given Ubuntu chat client is so non-intuitive, I didn't actually realize I was already connected

22:50 <jasong> apparently, the phonepad number sign is supposed to signal that I'm connected

22:51 <jasong> I'm assuming no one remembers me since I've been gone from here for many months

22:51 <Rookie_69> We remember...

22:51 <jasong> lol, not sure if that's good or  bad

22:51 <wdsmia> wish we didnt :P

22:52 <jasong> I don't think the recession started affecting me until sometime after I left here, thought I was immune at the time

22:54 <Rookie_69> The recession had no effect on me... I've been poor too long.

22:54 <jasong> My job is 7 hours a week at a little above minimum wage, if I'm super lucky, before that it was a minimum of 12 hours for a very long time

22:54 <jasong> (I'm on a government check so will never totally starve)

22:55 <jasong> anybody here an expert on distributed computing and graphics cards?

22:55 <jasong> I couldn't find an obvious place to do research, meaning benchmarks

22:56 <jasong> I'm trying to strike a balance between gaming and crunching

22:56 <Rookie_69> Graphics cards can be used for gaming???

22:56 <jasong> my present graphics card was slightly above average about 3-4 years ago

22:57 <jasong> It doesn't even show up with boinc, not sure why that is, I'm thinking it isn't advanced enough

22:58 <Rookie_69> That would be my guess.

22:58 <PovAddict> you have extra drivers to install afaik

22:58 <PovAddict> what card is it?

22:58 <jasong> Does the code E6600 ring a bell?  I forget the name?

22:58 <PovAddict> &google e6600

22:59 <Romulus> PovAddict: Error: Error connecting to Google.com.

22:59 * PovAddict slaps Romulus

22:59 <jasong> I'll look it up to make sure I'm right

22:59 * wdsmia pushes PovAddict into a crevasse

22:59 <jasong> oops, maybe that's my cpu

22:59 <Rookie_69> Welcome to my crevasse, Pov.

23:00 <jasong> just a sec, going to do some physical contortions to look at the graphics cards

23:00 <Rookie_69> Pull up a rock.

23:01 * wdsmia dumps a box of deadly crevasse spiders into the hole

23:01 * Rookie_69 covers his eyes.

23:03 <jasong> It's NVIDIA, but I'm not sure how many cards I'm looking at.  Well, I am, just not sure how to differentiate.  It's an independent graphics, meaning it doesn't use Intel integrated stuff, that was a requirement to get it to work

23:04 <jasong> errr, independent graphics card

23:05 <Rookie_69> http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_learn_products.html

23:05 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/2psf5g> (at www.nvidia.com)

23:05 <jasong> apparently, I had a spider at some point, and there's a very green and very dead bug at the bottom of my machine, but not a ton of dust

23:05 <jasong> thanks

23:06 <jasong> Yeah, geforce rings a bell, I'll start with that

23:07 <wdsmia> If you want to crunch big numbrers go with ATI

23:09 <jasong> I'm a big fan of Charlie Demerjian, so any upgrade will DEFINITELY be ATI

23:09 <jasong> (I don't expect you to know who he is, but I love his site)

23:10 <jasong> I can't for the life of me find any sub-brand marks on the card, like geforce or anything like that

23:10 <jasong> would the UPC stuff be helpful in google?

23:18 <jasong> http://www.nvidia.com/page/nforce_600i.html  This looks right, research continues

23:18 <Romulus> Title: nForce 600 Series for Intel (at www.nvidia.com)

23:20 <Rookie_69> Should be a model number somewhere...

23:20 <jasong> apparently, it was fairly awesome 3 years ago, judging from the news report I just found

23:21 <jasong> oh, I'll check

23:21 <wdsmia> re read moore's law

23:21 <jasong> lol, I said 3 years ago, there's a good reason for that

23:22 <Rookie_69> If it's in the box you're using, power down before removing it...

23:22 <jasong> I think it might be better to leave it in so that I don't have to screw up when I put it back

23:23 <wdsmia> HD5870 Code Name: RV870

23:23 <wdsmia> Process: 40nm

23:23 <wdsmia> Shaders: 1000+ (1.5+ TFLOPS)

23:24 <wdsmia> http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/show_host_detail.php?hostid=30425

23:24 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/yh634j8> (at milkyway.cs.rpi.edu)

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23:26 <jasong> are the last few posts from wdsmia supposed to inform me about my card, or is it just an aside?

23:27 <wdsmia> aside

23:27 <jasong> (sorry for speaking in the third person, my brain is a little abnormal when it comes to attempting cerebral stuff)

23:28 <Rookie_69> ... his new baby...

23:28 <jasong> oh, awesome

23:28 <wdsmia> it does some serious crunching

23:34 <jasong> was it expensive?

23:34 <wdsmia> yes and no

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23:35 <jasong> did I just leave the chatroom?

23:35 <jasong> this irc client is horibly unintuitive

23:35 <PovAddict> yes

23:35 <jasong> okay, thanks

23:35 <Rookie_69> No, it was your evil twin brother.

23:35 <PovAddict> do you have kde or gnome?

23:36 <jasong> I've never been able to differentiate, it's standard Ubuntu 9.10

23:37 <jasong> http://www.buy.com/prod/xfx-nforce-680i-sli-lga775-ddr2-atx-motherboard-xfx-nforce-680i-sli/q/loc/101/204338556.html

23:37 <wdsmia> then stay away from the ATI cards they hate Ubuntu

23:37 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/yl5w83k> (at www.buy.com)

23:37 <jasong> really?

23:37 <jasong> damn

23:38 <jasong> Maybe I'll build a machine just for the graphics card, reinstall windows every 30 days and thumb my nose at bastard Microsoft for trying to force me to repay for something I barely got any use out of

23:39 <wdsmia> http://www.boincstats.com/signature/user_100947_project-1.gif

23:39 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/3lpnan> (at www.boincstats.com)

23:39 <jasong> can windows be convinced to boot off of a thumb drive?

23:39 <wdsmia> all of it ms$

23:40 <jasong> maybe I can find an ubuntu forum post that can recommend an ati card that's less likely to complain than others

23:40 <wdsmia> I live *nix at w@$% dont do it for boinc

23:42 <jasong> I'm thinking maybe I should by a dual-core cpu, put it in my main computer. and dedicate my quad-core and soon to be bought ATI card to gaming and distributed computing

23:43 <jasong> set it up so that if any viruses get on it, I just delete the whole thing and start from scratch

23:43 <jasong> no access to anything other than the internet

23:47 <TheGasGiant> 2/01/2010 3:46:45 PMMilkyway@homeMessage from server: Server error: feeder not running

23:47 <TheGasGiant> i hate this 60 min backoff when you can only cache 30 min of work

23:48 <wdsmia> try a 58XX much less than 30 min

23:49 <TheGasGiant> stop bragging doug

23:49 <TheGasGiant> ;p

23:50 * wdsmia pushes TheGasGiant into a crevasse

23:50 * wdsmia dumps a box of deadly crevasse spiders on TheGasGiant's head

23:51 * TheGasGiant screams then closes mouth quickly

23:51 * Rookie_69 offers TGG a rock to sit on.

23:51 * TheGasGiant spits out a crevasse spider

23:52 * TheGasGiant sits on rock and breathes asigh of relief that MW is back up

23:53 <Rookie_69> Not a spider, but a web... http://lledgerock.com/boinc_logs/boinc-current.png

23:53 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/6ymwsn> (at lledgerock.com)

23:55 * Rookie_69 talks to wdsmia just to complete the pentagram.

23:56 <wdsmia> and you mama wore army boots :P

23:56 <Rookie_69> My momma??? Your Momma!!!

23:58 <wdsmia> your momma was so...

23:58 <wdsmia> :P

23:59 <Rookie_69> Your momma had to tie a steak around your neck so the dog would play with you.

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