IRC logs of #boinc for Friday, 2010-04-16

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06:22 <hawmps> 'mornin

06:22 <hawmps> &wx 12020

06:22 <Romulus> hawmps: Weather for Ballston Spa, NY; Temperature: 43.9°F / 6.6°C | Humidity: 70% | Pressure: 29.83in / 1010.0hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SSE | Wind Speed: 4.0mph / 6.4km/h ; Today - Showers...mainly this afternoon. Cooler with highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent; Tonight - Showers...mainly in the evening. Lows in the lower 40s. (1 more message)

06:22 <hawmps> &more

06:22 <Romulus> hawmps: Southeast winds around 5 mph...becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of rain 90 percent; Saturday - Drizzle likely in the morning...then showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent

06:30 <wdsmia> &wx 50265

06:30 <Romulus> wdsmia: Weather for West Des Moines, IA; Temperature: 52.0°F / 11.1°C | Humidity: 52% | Pressure: 29.09in / 985.0hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: NNW | Wind Speed: 2.7mph / 4.3km/h ; Early This Morning - Mostly cloudy. Northwest wind around 10 mph; Today - Partly sunny until late afternoon then clearing. Breezy... cooler. High in the lower 60s. North wind 10 to 20 mph with (1 more message)

06:30 <wdsmia> &more

06:30 <Romulus> wdsmia: gusts to around 30 mph; Tonight - Mostly clear. Much colder. Low in the mid 30s. North wind 5 to 15 mph

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16:37 <PovAddict> the BOINC installer for Mac is impressive

16:38 <PovAddict> amazing how many mistakes they can do in a single message box

16:41 <yoyo[RKN]> &math 1372 * 71

16:41 <Romulus> yoyo[RKN]: 97412

16:42 <PovAddict> yoyo[RKN]: what OS do you use?

16:42 <yoyo[RKN]> winxp, solaris, linux

16:42 <yoyo[RKN]> depends for what and where

16:42 <CoderForLife> &wx 45140

16:42 <Romulus> CoderForLife: Weather for Loveland, OH; Temperature: 65.3°F / 18.5°C | Humidity: 81% | Pressure: 29.61in / 1002.6hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Light Rain | Wind Direction: NE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Tonight - Mostly cloudy with showers and a chance of thunderstorms early this evening...then becoming mostly clear after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce damaging winds early this evening. (2 more messages)

16:43 <CoderForLife> &more

16:43 <Romulus> CoderForLife: Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent; Saturday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph; Saturday Night - Mostly clear in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph...becoming light west winds after midnight; Severe Thunderstorm Watch for (1 more message)

16:43 <PovAddict> right now, as a desktop machine

16:43 <CoderForLife> &more

16:43 <Romulus> CoderForLife: Hamilton County in effect until 8: 00 PM EDT on April 16, 2010

16:43 <yoyo[RKN]> xp@laptop

16:43 <PovAddict> hi CFL

16:44 <PovAddict> I stumbled upon this picture yesterday

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16:45 <yoyo[RKN]> &wx madrid, spain

16:46 <Romulus> yoyo[RKN]: Weather for Madrid, ; Temperature: 54°F / 12°C | Humidity: 82% | Pressure: 29.92in / 1013hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Scattered Clouds | Wind Direction: Variable | Wind Speed: 1mph / 2km/h ; Friday - Conditions: Chance of a Thunderstorm. High: 64°F; Friday Night - Conditions: Chance of a Thunderstorm. Low: 46°F; Saturday - Conditions: Chance of Rain. High: 59°F; Saturday Night - (1 more message)

16:46 <yoyo[RKN]> &wx sxf

16:46 <Romulus> yoyo[RKN]: Weather for Berlin Schoenefeld, ; Temperature: 46°F / 8°C | Humidity: 43% | Pressure: 30.12in / 1020hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 5mph / 7km/h ; Friday - Conditions: Clear. High: 53°F; Friday Night - Conditions: Clear. Low: 32°F; Saturday - Conditions: Clear. High: 59°F; Saturday Night - Conditions: Clear. Low: 37°F; Sunday - Conditions: (1 more message)

16:48 <yoyo[RKN]> what does it man that the transitioner is 2h behind?

16:51 <PovAddict> that it hasn't run for 2 hours

16:51 <yoyo[RKN]> but it runs as daemon?

16:52 <PovAddict> maybe it's not running right now

16:52 <yoyo[RKN]> it runs on my server

16:52 <PovAddict> the transitioner is a daemon, but conceptually think about it as a periodic task with interval = 5 seconds

16:53 <yoyo[RKN]> and why transitioner is 2h behind?

16:56 <PovAddict> see logs?

16:56 <yoyo[RKN]> [2010/04/16 22:02:01] Executing command: transitioner -d 1

16:57 <yoyo[RKN]> last entry, 55minutes ago

16:57 <yoyo[RKN]> I think mysql is to bussy

16:58 <PovAddict> change it to -d 2 (or even 3) and restart the transitioner

17:27 <wdsmia> re-hi

17:52 <xcamel> re-re-hi

17:52 <wdsmia> *lo Jay

17:53 <yoyo[RKN]> PovAddict : I have a source and want to make a boinc app from it. I have to add 4 boinc api calls?

17:53 <yoyo[RKN]> boinc init, boinc finished, did checkpoint, fraction_done

17:53 <yoyo[RKN]> ^^ don't have exact names in mind

17:55 <PovAddict> if your app checkpoints, you need time_to_checkpoint and checkpoint_done

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18:27 <wdsmia> *lo Glenn Congrats on reaching 10 Mil on boinc

18:29 <Rookie_69> Don't thank me... Thank my video card. It did most of the work.

18:30 <Rookie_69> ;-)

18:31 <Rookie_69> I just kept feeding it power supplies.

18:36 <Rookie_69> I routinely pick up sixty pound starters and throw them up into my vise...

18:36 <Rookie_69> Wednesday, I picked up a roll of paper towel...

18:36 <Rookie_69> My back has been screwed ever since.

18:37 <Rookie_69> I almost took one of those percocet about two this morning.

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19:00 <Tank_Master> nic work on keeping the power flowing?

19:04 * wdsmia slaps Tank_Master with a "e"

19:12 * Tank_Master slaps wdsmia with Ozzy Osbourne

19:12 <xcamel> re-re-re-hi

19:14 <Rookie_69> Hi, Jay.

19:16 <Rookie_69> ... as long as I'm not getting slapped with a paternity suit, I'm ok with getting slapped.

19:17 <xcamel> looks like I'm really gonna trade in my 01 K1200 in on a '10 R1200RT

19:21 <Rookie_69> Do the bmw's still shift like a truck?

19:22 <Rookie_69> ... haven't driven one since the eighties.

19:22 <wdsmia> buy local go for OCC :P

19:24 <xcamel> yeah, right.

19:24 <wdsmia> lol

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19:35 <xcamel> now 6 spd, with 'shift assist' so for anything other than 1st gear, forget the clutch..

19:36 <Rookie_69> The what?

19:37 <xcamel> yeah, that.

19:38 <Rookie_69> I had a honda that would shift from fourth to third to second without me using the clutch or shifter or even wanting it to do it... that wasn't nice.

19:38 <xcamel> I had an 81 yamaha that was just like that

19:42 <Rookie_69> If it was anything larger than a 250, I would've ate pavement.

19:46 <xcamel> XS 850 special

19:46 <xcamel> I got rid of it pretty quick

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19:49 <xcamel> FYI:

19:49 <Romulus> <> (at

19:51 <Rookie_69> I'm sure my old Norton 750 Commando only got about ten miles per gallon.

19:52 <xcamel> the nutbuster 750's were great bikes.

19:53 <Rookie_69> I'm sure the women liked them...

19:56 <Rookie_69> I went into an REO speedwobble on my first trip home with the Norton... Throttle back and push forward on both handlebars seemed to work for me.

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20:14 <Rookie_69> &wx yaw

20:14 <Romulus> Rookie_69: Weather for Shearwater, NS; Temperature: 34.2°F / 1.2°C | Humidity: 72% | Pressure: 29.83in / 1010.0hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: NNW | Wind Speed: 18.4mph / 29.6km/h ; Tonight - Increasing cloudiness. 30 percent chance of flurries late this evening and overnight. Wind north 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) diminishing to 20 km/h (12 mph) gusting to 40 (1 more message)

20:14 <Rookie_69> &more

20:14 <Romulus> Rookie_69: km/h (25 mph) after midnight. Low 1C(34F); Saturday - A mix of sun and cloud. Wind northeast 20 km/h (12 mph). High 8C(46F). UV index 5 or moderate. Saturday night cloudy. Showers beginning near midnight. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h (12 mph) after midnight. Low 2C(36F); Sunday - Periods of rain. High 6C(43F)

20:15 <Rookie_69> Brr.

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20:37 <CoderForLife> hey folks

20:37 <wdsmia> *lo Don

20:38 <Rookie_69> Hi, Don.

20:38 <CoderForLife> any travel tips for going to Chile?

20:39 <wdsmia> stay away from the beans

20:39 <Rookie_69> Chile today, Hot tamale?

20:39 <CoderForLife> the human beans?

20:39 <Rookie_69> Go south,

20:39 <CoderForLife> I got me one of these now

20:39 * CoderForLife shows his passport

20:40 <Rookie_69> How about a psssstarboard?

20:40 <Rookie_69> ... passstarboard..

20:41 <CoderForLife> "this document contains sensitive electronics"

20:41 <Rookie_69> He's so sensitive...

20:41 <wdsmia> that cant be exported form the US :P

20:41 <CoderForLife> "for best performance do not bend, perforate or expose to extreme Canadians"

20:41 <CoderForLife> er "temperatures"

20:42 <Rookie_69> LO

20:42 <Rookie_69> ...L

20:43 <CoderForLife> the other day my boss was recalling how much he enjoyed seeing Halifax when he was in the Coast Guard

20:43 * wdsmia needs to get a new one... cant remember how long are they good for?

20:43 <CoderForLife> 10 years

20:43 <wdsmia> just about time for a update

20:44 <Rookie_69> As long as he didn't smell it...

20:44 <CoderForLife> I'm going down to Santiago for a "due diligence" trip to look at the technology being employed by our subsidiary

20:44 <CoderForLife>

20:46 <CoderForLife> I also got a Blackberry for the trip (and afterwards), rather than adding international support to my personal iPhone account

20:47 <CoderForLife> so far, in comparing the two, the BB really sucks

20:47 <wdsmia> lol

20:48 <CoderForLife> it's a Bold 9000

20:48 <CoderForLife> I guess the suckiness makes it popular for business

20:49 <wdsmia> they work ok... if you dont need to use it as a phone

20:49 <CoderForLife> oh well - I need to focus on some trip prep - wheels up on the corp jet Sunday 8am

20:50 <wdsmia> have phun

20:50 <CoderForLife> we fly for about 6 hours, land in Ecuador to refuel and stretch the legs for 45 min, then another 5 hours to Chile

20:51 <CoderForLife> the jet legally goes up to .92 mach

20:52 <CoderForLife> I'm told they've, um accidentally, broken the sound barrier on this kind of trip

20:52 <CoderForLife> this jet is a Citation X

20:53 <CoderForLife> be back next Thursday nite

20:53 <CoderForLife> try to keep things going here =)

20:54 <CoderForLife> gn all

20:54 <wdsmia> cya have fun

20:54 <CoderForLife> thx

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21:48 <Rookie_69> NN.

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23:21 <MTughan> zombie67: You have a list of BOINC projects somewhere?

23:22 <zombie67> hi MT.  no, I don't keep it any longer

23:22 <zombie67> why?

23:22 <PovAddict> I have one (in RDF/Turtle format), that I wouldn't mind getting help completing :P

23:23 <zombie67> if you are looking for a list of projects, you can always look at any of my credits on free-dc

23:23 <MTughan> zombie67: Didn't need the project list particularly, but was just wondering how many projects there are in all. Approximately, of course. :)

23:23 <PovAddict>

23:23 <Romulus> Somebody said is a scraper site then, PovAddict

23:23 <zombie67>

23:23 <Romulus> <> (at

23:23 <zombie67> the problem with BS is that willy does not always carry projects

23:23 <zombie67> free-dc will carry any project that exports stats

23:24 <PovAddict> zombie67: well, it can give a lower bound for project count

23:24 <zombie67> I have 93 projects with credits that have exported.

23:24 <zombie67> I have crunched for maybe 10-20 more than that over time

23:25 <MTughan> zombie67: Hmm... Page isn't loading for me. Just keeps saying "Loading Stats Data..."

23:26 <zombie67> works for me

23:26 <zombie67> try again?

23:26 <zombie67> POV?  does it work for you?

23:26 <zombie67>

23:26 <Romulus> <> (at

23:26 <MTughan> Tried twice now, NoScipt and ABP disabled.

23:27 <PovAddict> loads here

23:27 <zombie67> can you see any of their site?

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23:28 <MTughan> The page loads, it just seems to have problem with JS or something.

23:28 <zombie67> I am seriously considering getting the new MBP

23:29 <zombie67> finally replace my 1st gen, with Core Duo

23:29 <MTughan> Getting JS errors: "doc_resize is not defined", "get_parm is not defined", and "show_table is not defined"

23:29 <zombie67> try a different browser

23:29 <MTughan> Don't have a different browser.

23:29 <zombie67> works fine for me with safari

23:29 <zombie67> what?  everyone has at least two

23:30 <MTughan> Fedora comes with Firefox, haven't bothered with anything else.

23:31 <zombie67> heh

23:31 <PovAddict> MTughan:

23:31 <Romulus> <> (at

23:32 <zombie67> MT, Fedora?  On a mac?

23:32 <MTughan> No... My desktop.

23:32 <zombie67> your iMac?

23:32 <MTughan> I don't own an iMac.

23:32 <MTughan> Custom built desktop.

23:32 <PovAddict> MTughan isn't an Apple-only user :)

23:32 <MTughan> Oh, and don't want an iMac. Desktop with cheap laptop parts.

23:32 <zombie67> *sigh*

23:33 <PovAddict> zombie67: my PowerBook dual-boots OS X Tiger and Debian Squeeze :P

23:33 <zombie67> I am also not a mac-only guy.  But the stuff I *use* are macs

23:33 <zombie67> the rest are purely for crunching

23:33 <zombie67> got an ipad on order too

23:34 <zombie67> just for fun

23:34 <PovAddict> isn't the iPad like 1 GHz?

23:34 <MTughan> zombie67: I'd run OS X on my desktop, or get a cheaper desktop if Apple made one that used desktop quality parts and was cheaper than the Mac Pro.

23:34 <PovAddict> I should try porting BOINC to iPhoneOS again

23:35 <MTughan> But I have *not* had good experiences with their laptops, which I suspect goes down to cheap undersized parts for what I'd like to do with it.

23:35 <MTughan> And the Mac Pro is out of my price range.

23:35 <zombie67> my 1st gen has been crunching 24/7 for what, three years now?

23:36 <zombie67> and my Mac Pro the same

23:36 <MTughan> My 1st gen MB crunched for 3 years, and crunched through 3 logic boards/motherboards in that time.

23:36 <MTughan> And I've had this Unibody MB just over a year now, with fan troubles twice now.

23:37 <zombie67> wow.  bad luck

23:39 <MTughan> Oh, and a replacement iPod touch after 2-3 months of use because of a flaky accelerometer.

23:39 <MTughan> That was covered under warranty though.

23:40 * PovAddict has to buy another VGA-to-DVI adapter

23:42 <MTughan> VGA to DVI? That's an odd one.

23:43 <PovAddict> well maybe I get the direction wrong :P

23:43 <PovAddict> I have a VGA monitor, a VGA cable, and a video card that only outputs in DVI

23:44 <MTughan> DVI-I or DVI-D?

23:44 <zombie67> just go over the network with VNC

23:44 <MTughan> If DVI-I, then a DVI to VGA adapter is simple to get and will work.

23:44 <MTughan> If DVI-D, then you have problems.

23:45 <PovAddict> I already have a VGA monitor connected to the video card with such an adapter

23:45 <PovAddict> the monitor my dad bought to use with his Mac (and then he never used) is also VGA, and I wanted to try dual screen, so I need another adapter

23:46 <MTughan> DVI-I then... Yeah, that's easy to accomplish.

23:47 <PovAddict> earlier this week I thought of doing it, searched quite a bit for an adapter, I thought it could have come with the monitor

23:47 <PovAddict> and it was raining lots

23:47 <PovAddict> so I wasn't going to go buy one :P

23:48 <MTughan> No, they never come with monitors. They come with the video cards.

23:48 <MTughan> Of course, you could've just gotten a monitor with DVI. :P

23:49 <zombie67> or spend $10 and buy one

23:57 <zombie67> BOINC is acting weird

23:58 <zombie67> I have one of the big AQUA tasks running.  due date in july

23:58 <zombie67> suspend it, so that it gets some of the new short tasks just issued

23:58 <zombie67> but it refuses to as for work

23:58 <zombie67> even though there is no work, and CPUs ar idle

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