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Forum: Lounge 2020-08-08, 00:56
Replies: 3,952
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Posted By chalsall
I'm waiting for a compile to finish (that's my...

I'm waiting for a compile to finish (that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

I've found that an Epsilon can bring readers to a screeching halt.

No joke; a colleague of mine drew one on a...
Forum: Software 2020-08-07, 23:57
Replies: 578
Views: 73,536
Posted By chalsall
Your time also has value. At what point do...

Your time also has value.

At what point do you decide it's less expensive to "outsource"?
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-07, 21:49
Replies: 905
Views: 44,483
Posted By chalsall
A function of the traffic. Today I traveled...

A function of the traffic.

Today I traveled across the country (west to east; and then back again) in an aggregate hour.

Normally I don't move my sorry little ass off my seat at my primary...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-07, 20:36
Replies: 31
Views: 542
Posted By chalsall
Hear! Hear! I run SMART logging and...

Hear! Hear!

I run SMART logging and monitoring on all storage devices I have control of. SSDs tend to not report much meaningful data through that API interface.

I also always run at least...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-07, 20:05
Replies: 905
Views: 44,483
Posted By chalsall
Humans! Don't talk to me about humans!

If I may please share, I've had a very enjoyable couple of days...

I talked to my mentor on management yesterday evening.

He advised "I always go down, rather than up. If something isn't...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-06, 14:52
Replies: 3,952
Views: 234,961
Posted By chalsall
They both have the word "radiation" in them? ...

They both have the word "radiation" in them? :wink:

You are of course aware that I only have a meta understanding of the Quantum domain.

I can't hold a candle to folks like you (sincerely). ...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-06, 14:50
Replies: 31
Views: 542
Posted By chalsall
Seconded. My SOP now is to have the root...

Seconded.

My SOP now is to have the root partition on a M.2 SSD, and then bring larger HDDs online after. This requires the human to enter the encrypted file system's passphrase(s) to unlock the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-06, 01:13
Replies: 3,952
Views: 234,961
Posted By chalsall
42. What was the question again?

42. What was the question again?
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-06, 00:10
Replies: 3,952
Views: 234,961
Posted By chalsall
A huge over-simplifaction (subject to correct by...

A huge over-simplifaction (subject to correct by those who actually understand this stuff)...

Drop your thinking down to Quantum. Introduce virtual-particles. Run the simulations.

The speed C...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-05, 23:41
Replies: 31
Views: 542
Posted By chalsall
Some early compute used soundwaves in tubes of...

Some early compute used soundwaves in tubes of mercury for short-term storage.

Shouldn't we, in 2020, be past spinning stuff?

Heck, even our gyroscopes are now solid-state. :wink:
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-05, 23:06
Replies: 3,952
Views: 234,961
Posted By chalsall
Sure. Empirically demonstrated. Hawking...

Sure. Empirically demonstrated.

Hawking radiation is similar, but different.

Physics is fun. I wish I could discuss it more with people in "meat space".
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-05, 22:41
Replies: 31
Views: 542
Posted By chalsall
Surely ("Don't call me Shirley") you have a...

Surely ("Don't call me Shirley") you have a fireplace (or a crucible) in your lair? :wink:
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-05, 22:28
Replies: 3,952
Views: 234,961
Posted By chalsall
You are commingling the nomenclature. ...

You are commingling the nomenclature.



Well, duh...

Somewhat similar to soundwaves. Photons are pretty quick, in comparison to just about anything else (when available).
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-05, 21:57
Replies: 3,952
Views: 234,961
Posted By chalsall
Cool. It sounds like you got a *real* education....

Cool. It sounds like you got a *real* education. Somewhat rare, nowadays. ("Inside voice; outside voice.")

I posted this several months ago, but (as usual) SpaceX is doing some very interesting...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-05, 17:47
Replies: 3,952
Views: 234,961
Posted By chalsall
Sorta by definition. Much like gun-power...

Sorta by definition.

Much like gun-power just "decomposes quickly" if not contained (and briefly constrained) within a shell casing.
Forum: Conjectures 'R Us 2020-08-05, 17:45
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By chalsall
Hey... Do you think Stream would be willing to...

Hey... Do you think Stream would be willing to provide some quick BOINC wisdom?

If so, please PM me and I'll provide my email address. Shouldn't take much of his time.
Forum: GpuOwl 2020-08-05, 17:41
Replies: 2,393
Views: 134,786
Posted By chalsall
However... That wouldn't give us data as to...

However... That wouldn't give us data as to suspect machines. I beleive Aaron uses this data to further refine SDCs.
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-05, 16:34
Replies: 31
Views: 542
Posted By chalsall
Do you have any idea how thin the tracks are? ...

Do you have any idea how thin the tracks are? Then determine the smallest possible R/W head.

Spinning polished rust only makes sense for long-term storage nowadays.
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-05, 15:16
Replies: 3,952
Views: 234,961
Posted By chalsall
I didn't know about this until I was watching the...

I didn't know about this until I was watching the BBC during dinner last night.

WOW!!! That was energetic!

Clearly, the wavefront is super-sonic for a good second or so (the radius covering...
Forum: GPU to 72 2020-08-04, 20:41
Replies: 4,964
Views: 217,787
Posted By chalsall
OK, thanks for the report. This is an...

OK, thanks for the report.

This is an exceptionally rare error (which, yes, I should trap, but that would involve more Python code).

This happens if the initial download of the bootstrap...
Forum: GPU to 72 2020-08-04, 20:15
Replies: 4,964
Views: 217,787
Posted By chalsall
Actually, while stressful at the time, I enjoyed...

Actually, while stressful at the time, I enjoyed that exchange. I learned some stuff, as well (for example, never debate quantum physics with a mouse).



I have 0 cycles to drill down, but it...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-02, 19:33
Replies: 69
Views: 1,136
Posted By chalsall
There's a company here in Bimshire named "Pumps...

There's a company here in Bimshire named "Pumps and Mechanical Services"... :smile:
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-02, 16:39
Replies: 69
Views: 1,136
Posted By chalsall
Hey, I have enough trouble dealing with English...

Hey, I have enough trouble dealing with English (seriously).
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-02, 14:09
Replies: 69
Views: 1,136
Posted By chalsall
What about "their head"?

What about "their head"?
Forum: News 2020-08-01, 23:22
Replies: 245
Views: 10,089
Posted By chalsall
This was in C? I'd forgotten (until recently)...

This was in C? I'd forgotten (until recently) how much of a pain-in-the-butt string parsing is in C. I actually "made friends" with a RegEx C library just to do what I regularly do in Perl...
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