Posts by mikey

1) Message boards : Cafe : Last Person to Post Wins ver 3 (Message 535)
Posted 14 hours ago by mikey
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Hi all, it is time for a new episode of that much-beloved pastime of Collatz@Home forum: "Last One to Post Wins"

For you newbies, here are the rules:
1. To participate in the game, you must post to the prescribed thread.
2. A post must consist of at least one word.
3. A participant may not have two or more consecutive posts in the thread.
4. The winner of an episode is responsible for organizing the next episode and for choosing the winner of that episode.
5. The winner may be chosen on the basis of the date/time of the post, the number of the post in the thread (50th post; 31415th post; ...), the presence/absence of a particular word/phrase in the post, or any other reason selected by the organizer of the episode. However, the organizer of an episode is prohibited from winning that particular episode.
6. Have fun!
2) Message boards : Cafe : "Last one to post WINS" (Message 534)
Posted 14 hours ago by mikey
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Mikey is the new Winner of LOTP!!!!!!


WOO HOO!!!

The new game will start very shortly!!
3) Message boards : Cafe : "Last one to post WINS" (Message 532)
Posted 1 day ago by mikey
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Do I win if I'm the first to post "WINS"?


Nope because I'm winning!!
4) Message boards : Cafe : "Last one to post WINS" (Message 530)
Posted 2 days ago by mikey
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Not Yet!!!!!!


Now?!!


Almost !!!!!!


Then it must be time now!!
5) Message boards : Cafe : "Last one to post WINS" (Message 528)
Posted 3 days ago by mikey
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Not Yet!!!!!!


Now?!!
6) Message boards : Cafe : "Last one to post WINS" (Message 521)
Posted 6 days ago by mikey
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Where is everyone this morning? I just got up,but that's me!!!!!!


You were here after I was so I didn't post, can't win on double posts!!
It's now Saturday and I'm here and winning!!


You were Winning.But know I am Winning!!!!!


You think so huh?
7) Message boards : Cafe : "Last one to post WINS" (Message 516)
Posted 7 days ago by mikey
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Where is everyone this morning? I just got up,but that's me!!!!!!


You were here after I was so I didn't post, can't win on double posts!!
It's now Saturday and I'm here and winning!!
8) Message boards : Cafe : "Last one to post WINS" (Message 508)
Posted 10 days ago by mikey
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WOO HOO congratulations on your win SteveRocky!!!

Now it's time for the next winner to be winning though!!!
9) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Optimising the Mac apps (Message 505)
Posted 11 days ago by mikey
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You are very welcome!! And I'm also working on a couple of I7 8core pc's with some gpu's, it's been a week and only one of them runs for a bit then says 'nope not doing this anymore', they are used parts and I could be stressing them too much but I hope not.

I have several 750Ti's but most are the 1gb kind not the 2gb kind, are yours the 1gb or 2gb kind? Most of mine are crunching PG right now with the 2gb one doing Einstein.


I have 6 750Ti's installed in MacPros and all have 2GB VRAM and crunch Collatz tasks. Two MacPros have 2 750Ti's each. Two MacPros have a 750Ti alongside an AMD HD5870 (to crunch for Einstein, since I can't get them to crunch Collatz tasks). The 750Ti's make for very flexible setups because they draw power through the PCI slot - no additional connection to the PSU is needed.


I too like my 750Ti's but since most of mine aren't the 2gb VRAM kind they take forever here at Collatz, besides as a cruncher I have goals at other projects too.


Yeah, with 1.6+ TRILLION credits, it's quite apparent that you have been doing a LOT of crunching elsewhere! I am totally jealous of you and Steve Dodd - those are impressive accomplishments.


We were both in the right place at the right time to get alot of those credits, sometimes that works out, sometimes it doesn't!!
10) Message boards : Cafe : LOTPW, Episode A (Message 504)
Posted 11 days ago by mikey
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I have 4 inches of rain and still coming down hard,everything is flooded!!!!(Good Morning to all)


Woo-hoo!!!!
steverocky is the winner!
CONGRATULATIONS!

I was looking for the first post in this thread to reach or exceed message number 500. steverock, with message #501, is the winner. Please start a new thread!


Congratulations SteveRocky!!!
11) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Optimising the Mac apps (Message 500)
Posted 12 days ago by mikey
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You are very welcome!! And I'm also working on a couple of I7 8core pc's with some gpu's, it's been a week and only one of them runs for a bit then says 'nope not doing this anymore', they are used parts and I could be stressing them too much but I hope not.

I have several 750Ti's but most are the 1gb kind not the 2gb kind, are yours the 1gb or 2gb kind? Most of mine are crunching PG right now with the 2gb one doing Einstein.


I have 6 750Ti's installed in MacPros and all have 2GB VRAM and crunch Collatz tasks. Two MacPros have 2 750Ti's each. Two MacPros have a 750Ti alongside an AMD HD5870 (to crunch for Einstein, since I can't get them to crunch Collatz tasks). The 750Ti's make for very flexible setups because they draw power through the PCI slot - no additional connection to the PSU is needed.


I too like my 750Ti's but since most of mine aren't the 2gb VRAM kind they take forever here at Collatz, besides as a cruncher I have goals at other projects too.
12) Message boards : Cafe : LOTPW, Episode A (Message 499)
Posted 12 days ago by mikey
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Time to Wake Up!!!!Good Morning early birds!!!


I think it's you that was snoozing in!! It's now Monday morning and the Sun is up and I'm drinking my first cup of coffee.
13) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Optimising the Mac apps (Message 494)
Posted 13 days ago by mikey
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Thanks for the advice re optimization. Will the config you posted work with older/slower NVIDIA cards (GTX 960, 770, 750Ti, 680)?

Also, I am delighted that you are getting the AMD FirePros to work at all. I don't think I have been able to get any of my old AMD GPUs (4670, 5770, 5870, 6970, 7970, ...) to reliably crunch Collatz work. Any hints?


This may be against my ulterior motives but check out this thread: https://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/forum_thread.php?id=8&postid=71#71

It's at least a starting point.


Thanks for the advice, Mikey. The following reduced the run time for Collatz tasks on one of my GTX 750Ti GPUs from ~4800 seconds to ~3000 seconds and CPU time from ~212 seconds to ~53 seconds. Credit per task was reduced from ~36K to ~31K. Nonetheless credit/day production by this GPU should go up by ~35%. Still no way to keep you from catching me - it just delays the inevitable! :-)


You are very welcome!! And I'm also working on a couple of I7 8core pc's with some gpu's, it's been a week and only one of them runs for a bit then says 'nope not doing this anymore', they are used parts and I could be stressing them too much but I hope not.

I have several 750Ti's but most are the 1gb kind not the 2gb kind, are yours the 1gb or 2gb kind? Most of mine are crunching PG right now with the 2gb one doing Einstein.
14) Message boards : Cafe : LOTPW, Episode A (Message 493)
Posted 13 days ago by mikey
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All right, everybody, it is a wonderful Saturday morning. Woo-hoo! My to-do list for the weekend is pretty straightforward: (1) Wash, dry, and fold laundry. (2) Attempt to minimize the curb rash on the left front wheel of my car (grrrrrrrr). (3) Pay the weekly bills. (4) Mow the lawn and edge the sidewalks. (5) Finish the draft of a letter of intent for a Department of Defense grant application and give it to my boss for review. (6) Set up another BOINC cruncher. (7) Try to optimize Collatz NVIDIA GPU tasks. (8) Read and revise a draft manuscript.


1 is easy except I hate folding, 2 took me 3 days I spread it out to fix my wifes car after my cousin hit it, 3 I have my wife do the bills so she knows how much money we have to spend as she spends far more than I do, 4 will get you outside where hopefully it's not too hot, 5 is beyond my abilities, 6 is easy peasy as long as everything cooperates, 7 is just cut and paste and 8 is beyond my abilities too. I hope you enjoy your weekend!!

Saw Ocean's 8 last night - movie date night with my wife. 2.5/4 stars. Amusing, but not as good as Soderbergh's Ocean's 11, which is the inspiration for this moving. In this movie, you never really thought that the caper would fail and/or the thieves would be caught. However, there is lots of star power in this movie - you have to pay close attention to keep up with the stunt casting cameos. Moreover, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathway, Helena Bonham Carter, and Cate Blanchett worked hard with the material they were given. Rihanna was a revelation - her performance as a decidedly unglamorous stoner hacker was outstanding.


That is alot of star power in that movie!!
15) Message boards : Cafe : LOTPW, Episode A (Message 483)
Posted 16 days ago by mikey
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Oh, Mikey, the hazards of autoupdate. I have similar problems with Apple OS X. Because it doesn't support the latest NVIDIA GPUs, every time the OS updates (even minor updates), I have to find and install an updated NVIDIA driver. So, I can no longer use the OS X autoupdate. Guess that is the downside of trying to make 8-10 year old boxes interface with more contemporary GPUs and software!


Yes you are right!! It was an Intel quad core so more than 8 years old and has 'issues' with Win10!! If I were keeping it I'd put win7 on it and leave it alone, but I'm replacing it with an I7 quad core than thinks it's an 8 core. I replaced a dual core pc today with a 2nd I7 quad core that thinks it's an 8 core and it's running Win7 just fine with no issues at the moment, other than a fricking TON of updates!! I did buy a license for both new machines so they ARE legal.

I do have a Mac laptop, and older one, but I turned the auto updates off so it asks me, it's only a Boinc cruncher and my travel laptop so no big deal if it isn't totally up to date every minute.
16) Message boards : Cafe : LOTPW, Episode A (Message 479)
Posted 16 days ago by mikey
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Mikey, good luck with your Windows trouble shooting. Kathryn, I would rather make playdoh with 4-5 year-olds than troubleshoot windows networking problems.

Looks like this game is approximately 90% complete. So,based on two different estimates of the rate of posting, it could be over in as few as 3 days or as long as 10 days. Let's go!


I just reloaded Windows and now it works fine, I know how it happened but not why or how to fix it. It auto updated to the latest version of Win10 and 'found' a new network and since I wasn't sitting right there when it updated it auto set it as 'public' and I couldn't get it to my home 'private' network. I do know I spent alot more time troubleshooting it then it took to wipe out the drive and start over!!


WOW HOO!!!!! Windows 7!!!!!!!!!


No actually I put Win10 back on it since it was free.
17) Message boards : Cafe : LOTPW, Episode A (Message 474)
Posted 17 days ago by mikey
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Mikey, good luck with your Windows trouble shooting. Kathryn, I would rather make playdoh with 4-5 year-olds than troubleshoot windows networking problems.

Looks like this game is approximately 90% complete. So,based on two different estimates of the rate of posting, it could be over in as few as 3 days or as long as 10 days. Let's go!


I just reloaded Windows and now it works fine, I know how it happened but not why or how to fix it. It auto updated to the latest version of Win10 and 'found' a new network and since I wasn't sitting right there when it updated it auto set it as 'public' and I couldn't get it to my home 'private' network. I do know I spent alot more time troubleshooting it then it took to wipe out the drive and start over!!
18) Message boards : Cafe : LOTPW, Episode A (Message 462)
Posted 20 days ago by mikey
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I'm too tired to put together a coherent thought. Therefore, I'm winning.


LOL!!!
19) Message boards : Cafe : LOTPW, Episode A (Message 455)
Posted 22 days ago by mikey
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Great weekend in Indiana. Helped my bro-in-law move into his new home on Friday and Saturday, then went to the Indy 500 with my wife, her college roommate, and the roomie's hubby. Great time at the track. It was sunny and hot, but our seats were in the second to the last row of a covered grandstand, so we were in the shade and benefited from the breeze. Parked about 2.5 miles from the track, so our walk was a bit strenuous, particularly since I was carrying a backpack cooler. But, once we got to the parking lot, the traffic was remarkably light, considering that attendance was estimated to be approximately 250,000.


WOO HOO!!! That is on my bucket list one day!!!

Did I tell you guys lately that I HATE Windows 10 networking BS?!!! I rebooted a pc today and it decided on it's own
that my home network is now public and my wired network no long works!!! I went registry edits, service edits and even
added in a 2nd ethernet card...NO LUCK!!! Tomorrow that pc will get switched over to Win 10 Enterprise to see if that
works or not, otherwise it's back to Win 7 for it!!


I thought most of Windows 10 was a clusterf***.


Actually for crunchers it usually just works, updates are a pain in the neck but if you can postpone them until you are there they are manageable.

God help me. I'm making playdough with 4-5 year olds tomorrow.


Keep it clean!!!
20) Message boards : Cafe : LOTPW, Episode A (Message 451)
Posted 25 days ago by mikey
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Great weekend in Indiana. Helped my bro-in-law move into his new home on Friday and Saturday, then went to the Indy 500 with my wife, her college roommate, and the roomie's hubby. Great time at the track. It was sunny and hot, but our seats were in the second to the last row of a covered grandstand, so we were in the shade and benefited from the breeze. Parked about 2.5 miles from the track, so our walk was a bit strenuous, particularly since I was carrying a backpack cooler. But, once we got to the parking lot, the traffic was remarkably light, considering that attendance was estimated to be approximately 250,000.


WOO HOO!!! That is on my bucket list one day!!!

Did I tell you guys lately that I HATE Windows 10 networking BS?!!! I rebooted a pc today and it decided on it's own
that my home network is now public and my wired network no long works!!! I went registry edits, service edits and even
added in a 2nd ethernet card...NO LUCK!!! Tomorrow that pc will get switched over to Win 10 Enterprise to see if that
works or not, otherwise it's back to Win 7 for it!!


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