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Old 2009-04-19, 00:11   #67
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And here I thought you were gaming... like me
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Old 2009-04-19, 00:37   #68
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No it's the boxes at work under my desk.
Now you mention gaming, the pair of 260's are nice.
Overclocked pretty good 720 1512.
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Old 2009-04-19, 00:45   #69
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Output will be slightly down for a couple of hours, got a few boxes off line.
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I woke this morning to find several Windows 7 boxes has decided to perform a Windows Update at 3am so they had re-booted and were idling on the Login Screen.
I forgot to disable windowsupdates for the Rally.
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Old 2009-04-19, 00:57   #70
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I woke this morning to find several Windows 7 boxes has decided to perform a Windows Update at 3am so they had re-booted and were idling on the Login Screen.
I forgot to disable windowsupdates for the Rally.
I usually prefer to set Windows Update on my boxes to "download updates when available but don't install them until I tell you to". That way I can install them when *I* want to install them, not at whatever time in the inconvenient dead of night that Windows wants to do it.

Actually, what would really be ideal is to have the computer not do that annoying "countdown to reboot" thing after an update; instead, it could, say, just leave a somewhat-noticeable icon down in the system tray that says "Your system needs to be rebooted" and wait until the user reboots on his own. That's the way it's done in Ubuntu and it works great in my experience.

Come to think of it, I could have sworn that a few years ago in PC Magazine I read an article on how to tweak something in the Registry that makes Windows cut out the automatic reboots. If I come across it again I'll be sure to post it here since I'm sure a number of you guys would find it quite useful.
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Old 2009-04-19, 01:59   #71
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Come to think of it, I could have sworn that a few years ago in PC Magazine I read an article on how to tweak something in the Registry that makes Windows cut out the automatic reboots. If I come across it again I'll be sure to post it here since I'm sure a number of you guys would find it quite useful.
Something like this? http://4sysops.com/archives/disable-...matic-updates/ I'm using that to tweak my settings. It's annoying restarting when I don't want it to...

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Old 2009-04-19, 02:53   #72
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Something like this? http://4sysops.com/archives/disable-...matic-updates/ I'm using that to tweak my settings. It's annoying restarting when I don't want it to...
Ah, perfect! Thanks--that's exactly what I was looking for!
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Old 2009-04-19, 03:33   #73
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That's why I despise Window's...stupid things like auto update and the countdown to reboot thing. To me, the defaults are all wrong. I won't even let mine do updates at all until I tell it to because I don't want that countown to reboot thing. The default should not be automatic updates and it should stop hounding you constantly to update them or reboot your computer if you have. Even with the auto updates turned off, every day, that little bubble is popped up with "Windows updates are available". Go away, already!

I update mine about once/month. I've had one virus in the last 2 years and that was due to my own stupidity when I failed to update them for 3-4 months and I clicked on something that I had a kind of "bad feeling" about.

It's like they practically force you to do things their way and you have to jump through hoops to not be forced to do it that way.

As Ian is fond of saying, thanks Willie!


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Old 2009-04-19, 18:32   #74
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Holy cow. This is very good news. Stuff is happening fast. Later today, I'll get on that site and get registered and start answering questions.

In the mean time...Does anyone know if Bok and pfb know how to submit top-5000 primes. Pfb had a prime yesterday.

I'll only be on on-and-off for a few mins. at a time until later today.


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Old 2009-04-19, 20:48   #75
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And Free-DC does another resounding STOMP!
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Old 2009-04-19, 22:15   #76
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Thank you everyone for particating in the rally! It was another resoundingly success! We all appreciate your interest and help with the project.

By my calculations, we found 22 new and 4 confirmed primes in just 2 days. Nice work!

We do have a lot of unreported primes from today. All except one were reported as of 7 AM GMT this morning. Here is what we have yet to report:

pfb: 1
Bok: 2
vaughan: 1
IronBits: 1


Before continuing on, I think we need to iron out the administratrive stuff here first.

Vaughan and David know what they need to do. For pfb and Bok, no one answered my question from earlier if they know they need to report their primes at the top-5000 site. I'll go ahead and Email them.


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Old 2009-04-24, 01:25   #77
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For pfb and Bok, no one answered my question from earlier if they know they need to report their primes at the top-5000 site. I'll go ahead and Email them.


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Just to say I did report it (as mentioned in the email :)); was a bit tied up with work stuff after the rally but my prime was reported :)

Not normally into wholly into math projects but this has piqued my interest ;)

Good rally (esp for Free-DC ;)) and looking forward to the next one ;)

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