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Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-26, 18:12
Replies: 688
Views: 23,172
Posted By garo
So true.

So true.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-22, 11:24
Replies: 109
Views: 4,537
Posted By garo
Interesting to read this 5 year old thread and...

Interesting to read this 5 year old thread and chappy's critiques of the cost of green energy. Solar PV and wind have come a long way on those 5 years.
Forum: Hardware 2020-05-22, 10:44
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By garo
Its a dual core on DDR2 so yes memory bandwidth...

Its a dual core on DDR2 so yes memory bandwidth is a big issue. Didn;'t try with 3 or 4 workers obviously.
Forum: Hardware 2020-05-21, 11:12
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By garo
So ran benchmarks across a number of a machines...

So ran benchmarks across a number of a machines with different memory speeds and CPUs and this is what I am going with.

Core2 6600: 1 worker - there was almost no difference between 1 and 2...
Forum: Hardware 2020-05-21, 10:06
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By garo
Turn off hyper-threading. Run benchmarks to see...

Turn off hyper-threading. Run benchmarks to see if you will be better off running 1 worker on two cores rather than 2 workers on 2 cores. I have a 7500U and I found I got slightly more throughput...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-20, 23:35
Replies: 143
Views: 6,620
Posted By garo
You can also look at the VIX which is a measure...

You can also look at the VIX which is a measure of expected volatility - sort of but the real answer is a bit complicated. That stands at 28 down from a high of 80 in March but still well above the...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-20, 23:29
Replies: 276
Views: 10,229
Posted By garo
I think most of those fence sitters have seen...

I think most of those fence sitters have seen what Trump is like. If the Tara Reade accusations are not denting Biden's popularity I doubt any investigation into his son would. But what do I know? I...
Forum: PrimeNet 2020-05-20, 23:24
Replies: 1,844
Views: 128,441
Posted By garo
Just looked at some really old prime.log files...

Just looked at some really old prime.log files and it confirms my suspicion that Prime95 has been sending shift counts since at least 2007 and most likely a lot longer.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-20, 16:22
Replies: 276
Views: 10,229
Posted By garo
So is your logic that 3,000 innocent civilians...

So is your logic that 3,000 innocent civilians died in 2001 so that should give the US carte blanche to kill as many innocent civilians as it likes? For as long as it wants?

As regards Blowback,...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-19, 19:56
Replies: 143
Views: 6,620
Posted By garo
I sold 20% of my IRA (equivalent) today and moved...

I sold 20% of my IRA (equivalent) today and moved it to cash. It was a sacrifice for the greater good as now the Dow will rocket up another 25% in the next month. Just you watch.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-18, 18:30
Replies: 756
Views: 31,200
Posted By garo
You are making a big assumption that they...

You are making a big assumption that they currently read the bills before voting on them. Of course I meant remote voting while the pandemic is on.
Forum: Software 2020-05-18, 15:28
Replies: 38
Views: 1,039
Posted By garo
Thanks for the timely reminder. I have slacked...

Thanks for the timely reminder. I have slacked off on adding the new box to my backup schedule.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-18, 15:22
Replies: 756
Views: 31,200
Posted By garo
Still no remote voting?

Still no remote voting?
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-18, 15:20
Replies: 1,374
RIP
Views: 84,832
Posted By garo
Part of the Covid cull being carried out by the...

Part of the Covid cull being carried out by the UK govt.?
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-18, 12:32
Replies: 39
Views: 949
Posted By garo
Win7 or Win10?

Win7 or Win10?
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-17, 23:09
Replies: 39
Views: 949
Posted By garo
They probably already know where you are from...

They probably already know where you are from your IP if they have access to google's street view wifi scan data.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-17, 20:40
Replies: 756
Views: 31,200
Posted By garo
Indeed. I noticed that with some disappointment.

Indeed. I noticed that with some disappointment.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-17, 17:11
Replies: 39
Views: 949
Posted By garo
Hmm on Win 7 there is an option Customer...

Hmm on Win 7 there is an option Customer Experience Improvement Program which I found disabled. Windows probably asked me when it installed the relevant update and I reflexively answered no. Went...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-15, 22:54
Replies: 756
Views: 31,200
Posted By garo
In response to Dr. Sardonicus' post, just want to...

In response to Dr. Sardonicus' post, just want to repost this from Ernst from 10 months ago.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-15, 22:52
Replies: 1,179
Views: 43,817
Posted By garo
Probably mixed up chips are down/on the table and...

Probably mixed up chips are down/on the table and that's the way the cookie crumbles. And maybe a bit of the case crumbling.

But who knows really what goes on in that void.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-14, 15:15
Replies: 39
Views: 949
Posted By garo
Someone tell me more about this MS spying. My...

Someone tell me more about this MS spying. My main browsing is still done on a Windows 7 machine using Firefox or chrome. Fell like I am missing something.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-12, 17:12
Replies: 276
Views: 10,229
Posted By garo
"Chose to hang out with" is rather loose. Are we...

"Chose to hang out with" is rather loose. Are we to assume any relatives including minor children of criminals are fair game? Is death by association the new jurisprudence? The allegations you bring...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-12, 00:15
Replies: 276
Views: 10,229
Posted By garo
Oh but you may remember erstwhile board member...

Oh but you may remember erstwhile board member cheesehead telling us that it was because Congress wouldn't release funding.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-11, 23:58
Replies: 276
Views: 10,229
Posted By garo
You need to read up on this because you are...

You need to read up on this because you are confusing father and son. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdulrahman_al-Awlaki was the son and there is zero evidence he was "waging war". The best defence...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-11, 13:21
Replies: 276
Views: 10,229
Posted By garo
:goodposting:Bob. Of course Dr. Sardonicus'...

:goodposting:Bob.

Of course Dr. Sardonicus' point relates to passing the exam rather than what he actually thinks is the most important right.

And one could respond by saying Obama took upon...
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