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Forum: Hardware 2021-04-19, 15:39
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By tServo
New cryptocurrency causing disk drive shortage

Great. This is just what we need on top of a cpu/gpu chip shortage.
Someone has developed a new cryptocurrency named Chia ( sounds like those goofy clay figures with tiny plants for hair ) that uses...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-15, 15:08
Replies: 53
Views: 11,003
Posted By tServo
Have you considered using a leaf blower? Are they...

Have you considered using a leaf blower? Are they even available ( with a potential huge demand )?
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-12, 15:10
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By tServo
Bizzare thought about graphics card shortage

While perusing web sites that discuss graphics or gaming or the chip industry, I found two interesting threads.
(1) Despite Nvidia's and AMD's assurances that the video card shortage will be...
Forum: Lounge 2021-04-10, 12:28
Replies: 1,348
Views: 112,589
Posted By tServo
Well done! Don't forget to log yourself in this...

Well done! Don't forget to log yourself in this thread:

https://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=26332&page=18
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-04, 12:28
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By tServo
If this is the first time you have tried your...

If this is the first time you have tried your script with a different dual processor machine, I would say that is more likely the cause than the type of memory.
The link below has a nice description...
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-04, 00:01
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By tServo
Probably not, but what do you mean by...

Probably not, but what do you mean by 'overwhelmed' ?
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-26, 17:18
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By tServo
Turing most certainly shortened the European war...

Turing most certainly shortened the European war by x years ( fill in your own estimate ).
Also by doing so, he may have saved Germany from being turned into a post apocalyptic nuclear wasteland...
Forum: Hardware 2021-03-23, 21:24
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By tServo
Here is the link to cpu-world I found: ...

Here is the link to cpu-world I found:
https://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon%208167M.html

Absent any info from Intel, sites like this are the only alternative.

Although I don't have...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-03-21, 19:37
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By tServo
Doing my own triple checks

After running a DC on M56247413 via the latest Prime95, it didn't agree with the original results. So I ran it via CUDALucas on a different machine and the residues matched.
However, is doing your...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-03-17, 16:21
Replies: 190
Views: 9,431
Posted By tServo
I just noticed that someone got their shot next...

I just noticed that someone got their shot next month.
OK, fess up, who has the time machine?
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-16, 01:11
Replies: 1,348
Views: 112,589
Posted By tServo
I have been following the unfolding story...

I have been following the unfolding story concerning the mystery of why less developed countries like India and much of Africa don't have as big a Covid problem as the first world nations.

It...
Forum: Hardware 2021-03-14, 14:03
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By tServo
A casual google showed many sites with tons of...

A casual google showed many sites with tons of info. PassMark had a detailed benchmark and cpu-world had detailed specs.

AFA trying to pop one of these into a Dell ( which model? ) goes, good luck...
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-12, 20:35
Replies: 49
Views: 2,828
Posted By tServo
Just curious. How do you know it was an ER-2 and...

Just curious. How do you know it was an ER-2 and not a U-2 ?
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-07, 13:31
Replies: 1,344
Views: 86,933
Posted By tServo
B-2 Stealth bomber needs spares

The US air force has posted a notice asking for bids to reverse engineer some parts for the B-2 bomber. It is not exactly stated why this needs to be done for the 20 year old planes, but speculation...
Forum: Hardware 2021-03-02, 19:56
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By tServo
You made a valid point about the consoles. WRT...

You made a valid point about the consoles. WRT mining, my impression for the last year or 2 is that serious miners use ASICs rather than GPUs. Perhaps the GPU makers are blaming the miners to hide...
Forum: Hardware 2021-03-02, 14:11
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By tServo
(yawn......) Not to rain on your parade but...

(yawn......) Not to rain on your parade but ......
Nvidia's rtx 3090 & 3080 were "released" mid September and AMD's rx 6900xt was "released" at the end of October and here, in March. they are still...
Forum: FermatSearch 2021-03-01, 22:08
Replies: 335
Views: 61,493
Posted By tServo
Outstanding ! Congrats ! Not only did you...

Outstanding !
Congrats !
Not only did you find 'a' factor but the 1st factor for that Fermat number.
Forum: Reading 2021-02-28, 02:47
Replies: 20
Views: 3,730
Posted By tServo
They measure explosions by height? Granted, you...

They measure explosions by height?
Granted, you can make your presentation anyway you want but that still seems odd.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-02-27, 23:02
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By tServo
Is there anything to prevent a convicted felon...

Is there anything to prevent a convicted felon from being elected president?

I don't think it would stop his fans from voting for him.
...
Forum: Reading 2021-02-25, 20:57
Replies: 20
Views: 3,730
Posted By tServo
The reactor normally produced 3,200 megawatts...

The reactor normally produced 3,200 megawatts thermal energy as steam to produce 1,000 megawatts of electric power.

At the instant the reactor blew up ( explosion #1) it was producing at least...
Forum: Reading 2021-02-25, 14:01
Replies: 20
Views: 3,730
Posted By tServo
Indeed it WAS difficult to watch. I think it was...

Indeed it WAS difficult to watch. I think it was necessary to show the cost of the disaster in emotional terms rather than completely in physics terms. The toll on that young soldier must have been...
Forum: Reading 2021-02-23, 03:27
Replies: 20
Views: 3,730
Posted By tServo
I thought the HBO mini series was excellent. Not...

I thought the HBO mini series was excellent. Not sure where to find it, but there are plenty of significant snippets on youtube that show the excellent quality of the series.
My favorite is when...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-02-22, 01:02
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By tServo
I'm sure AOC is a better, more compassionate...

I'm sure AOC is a better, more compassionate person than I. Kudos to her for that.
But perhaps my better angels have withered by having to listen to the facist, racist, misogynistic, greedy crap...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-02-22, 00:55
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By tServo
His response was to throw his 2 daughters under...

His response was to throw his 2 daughters under the bus.
Oh, wait. That was his reason for leaving Texas.
...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-02-21, 16:49
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By tServo
Schadenfreude

I have recently received several emails asking for donations for Texas.

I remember the Arab oil embargo in 1973. Since most of the North East residences and businesses and power plants were...
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