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Forum: Hardware 2020-08-09, 01:50
Replies: 16
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Posted By ewmayer
And as a bonus, now we all know where you live....

And as a bonus, now we all know where you live. :) (Tho I expect you'd probably welcome company in "way too quiet out here country", especially of the unexpected-drop-in variety.)
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-08, 22:56
Replies: 16
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Posted By ewmayer
I posted link to exemplar of such a fan in post...

I posted link to exemplar of such a fan in post #26 of the Xeon Phi, thread, but here it is again (https://www.amazon.com/Soplador-radial-centrigual-sin-escobillas/dp/B01CSNEO2G). (I like how the...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-08, 22:42
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By ewmayer
Official "Swap Meet" thread

Please post pics if useful for the offered stuff. Gear offered (or listed as "wanted") in this thread should be free except for reasonable shipping expenses. It's about unloading...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-08, 22:11
Replies: 16
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Views: 285
Posted By ewmayer
Since you aim to build a fast general-purpose...

Since you aim to build a fast general-purpose beast as opposed to, say, a GIMPS-optimized one, I suggest you use one of those PCI slots to house one of those cheap Xeon Phi manycore add-on cards...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-08, 21:56
Replies: 979
Views: 39,679
Posted By ewmayer
Fewer than 5 drops of diluted-to-35% alcohol up...

Fewer than 5 drops of diluted-to-35% alcohol up one's nose != equate to drinking multi-ounce servings of hand sanitizers. 5 average-sized drops ~= 0.25 ml, thus we're talking < 0.1g of alcohol. If...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-07, 21:44
Replies: 979
Views: 39,679
Posted By ewmayer
Finally starting to get some numbers on...

Finally starting to get some numbers on minimum-infectious-dose for SARS-CoV-2 ... alas the news is deeply worrisome:

Exposure to a COVID-19 carrier: transmission trends in respiratory tract and...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-08-07, 20:50
Replies: 321
Views: 19,316
Posted By ewmayer
@sbardwick: The snip you dug out would seem to...

@sbardwick: The snip you dug out would seem to contradict the blurb by the same vendor, about the same product, that "can be extended to 3 meters without any signal loss". Also LOLed at the "please...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-07, 20:35
Replies: 219
Views: 8,811
Posted By ewmayer
Yes, Shinkolobwe, what an amazing concentration...

Yes, Shinkolobwe, what an amazing concentration of Uranium - better ores there 65% pure U, and even the "tailings" are 20% U! The concentration was such that parts of the mine acted as natural...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-08-07, 00:24
Replies: 321
Views: 19,316
Posted By ewmayer
Exactly - in retrospect, given that the choice of...

Exactly - in retrospect, given that the choice of connector between the 2 portions of the riser card is arbitrary and thus that the physical nature of said cable is entirely up to the riser-card...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-08-06, 23:47
Replies: 321
Views: 19,316
Posted By ewmayer
Yes, I think the riser-card text I quoted...

Yes, I think the riser-card text I quoted drastically understated the quality of the USB cable needed to provide the needed signal quality over a longer distance. The 2' cable that came with the...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-08-06, 23:08
Replies: 2,791
Views: 155,267
Posted By ewmayer
We Thought We Knew How Sperm Swam, But It Was...

We Thought We Knew How Sperm Swam, But It Was Just an Optical Illusion (https://www.sciencealert.com/we-though-we-knew-how-sperm-swam-new-research-reveals-it-was-an-optical-illusion) | Science Alert...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-08-06, 22:45
Replies: 321
Views: 19,316
Posted By ewmayer
While I await delivery of the ingredients for my...

While I await delivery of the ingredients for my Frankencable, been fiddling around with a few other things on the desktop testframe build, and at least figured out one thing about my failed attempts...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-06, 22:10
Replies: 3,957
Views: 235,168
Posted By ewmayer
The Moon of Alabama article I linked to featured...

The Moon of Alabama article I linked to featured the same pic - and all those thousands of tons of this stuff were sitting there for over 6 *years*, just waiting for a suitable heat source, a...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-06, 22:02
Replies: 219
Views: 8,811
Posted By ewmayer
Being a numbers & physics nerd, I can't resist:...

Being a numbers & physics nerd, I can't resist: It's an interesting exercise to work backward from the estimated explosive yield and calculate just what % of the Hiroshima bomb's crude gun-type...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-05, 23:57
Replies: 3,957
Views: 235,168
Posted By ewmayer
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Forum: Lounge 2020-08-05, 22:06
Replies: 3,957
Views: 235,168
Posted By ewmayer
By definition, shockwaves are supersonic - the...

By definition, shockwaves are supersonic - the stronger the shock, the higher the Mach number. A nasty thing about shockwaves - you may see them coming, but you'll never hear them coming. Oh, I see...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-05, 21:48
Replies: 690
Views: 25,137
Posted By ewmayer
MI6, the coup in Iran that changed the Middle...

MI6, the coup in Iran that changed the Middle East, and the cover-up (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/02/mi6-the-coup-in-iran-that-changed-the-middle-east-and-the-cover-up) | The Guardian
Forum: Software 2020-08-05, 21:33
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By ewmayer
Note also the new version of the py-script...

Note also the new version of the py-script enhanced by Loïc Le Loarer to be Primenet-API-capable with run-progress-updating. That is currently available via separate small download (link near top of...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-08-04, 21:53
Replies: 321
Views: 19,316
Posted By ewmayer
@sbardwick: Thanks for the detailed explication....

@sbardwick: Thanks for the detailed explication. In my proposed split-and-recombine-power scheme, I will be taking power from no fewer than 8 SATA connectors - 4 along each of 2 cables which plugs...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-08-04, 05:56
Replies: 321
Views: 19,316
Posted By ewmayer
So I take it my Frankenstein-cable...

So I take it my Frankenstein-cable split-and-recombine proposal is theoretically workable, you're just gonna stand well back as I try it. :)

Four 2x-SATA-to-6-pin-PCIe adapters ordered ... seller...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-08-03, 23:07
Replies: 321
Views: 19,316
Posted By ewmayer
Doh! But does not state the voltage. Is there any...

Doh! But does not state the voltage. Is there any kind of "this is the minimum wattage a SATA plug must be able to carry" specification in the SATA connector standard?

I see some tantalizing hints...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-03, 22:25
Replies: 69
Views: 1,159
Posted By ewmayer
And users of a given language clearly having...

And users of a given language clearly having widely varying needs and wants, so such changes in common-and-acceptable usage should not be rammed down the throats of everyone by a vocal minority.
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Forum: GPU Computing 2020-08-03, 21:17
Replies: 321
Views: 19,316
Posted By ewmayer
I'm just doing outside-the-box brainstorming to...

I'm just doing outside-the-box brainstorming to try to find some way to connect from a pair of 6-pin Peripheral/SATA power-outputs on the Corsair PSU to the dual 6-pin female plugs on the...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-03, 21:02
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By ewmayer
Thanks for the pics, now I finally have a good...

Thanks for the pics, now I finally have a good sense what we're dealing with, colling-options-wise. As a short-term nondestructive half-measure, setting it crosswise in the airstream from a corded...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-03, 20:44
Replies: 1,456
RIP
Views: 91,889
Posted By ewmayer
Even though Mr. Mouse's name is 'English' rather...

Even though Mr. Mouse's name is 'English' rather than 'Scots', this (http://www.robertburns.org.uk/Assets/Poems_Songs/toamouse.htm) might be a suitable poem to have read at his burial.
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