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by UBT - Timbo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: WOW !!
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: WOW !!

Hi Jeff, Nice memories :- I, too, started originally on a ZX81, my cheap Vesta tape recorder and a 16kb "RAMPack" (which did indeed "wobble") and then my brother caught the bug and got a 48k ZX Spectrum; he got bored with playing "Manic Miner" after a while and gave it to me. I paired that up with a...
by UBT - Timbo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: Another Intel CPU flaw
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Another Intel CPU flaw

Hi all It seems that researchers/bug hunters have found another flaw in the design of certain Intel CPUs. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/15/foreshadow_sgx_software_attestations_collateral_damage/ Thus far, it has been termed "Foreshadow" and relates to how SGX is implemented in the CPU, which...
by UBT - Timbo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: WOW !!
Replies: 2
Views: 22

WOW !!

Hi all It's been a while since I had a truly big "WOW" moment, but today is one of those days. But first some "back story" over the last 30 years !!. I bought my first PC back in 1988, which had a 12 MHz 80286 CPU, 1Mb of RAM, an orange monochrome monitor, a Hercules graphics card and a 5 1/4" high ...
by UBT - Timbo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Recent ECJ ruling on images
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Recent ECJ ruling on images

Hi all I've been made aware of the following with regards to the posting of images owned by third parties.: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/08/europe_supreme_court_copyrighted_images/ Reading through this, I am worried that any images posted by any members here, might then result in proceeding...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Maths based projects
Topic: Fancy owning an island?
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Fancy owning an island?

Hi all So, at last, my 30 DHEP tasks have all completed...and during this time it seems the credits offered have decreased - so, I've gained 1,916,351 in total - so, the last 16 tasks gained me about 700,000 credits (since my previous posting abt 2 weeks ago). I still don't fully understand the whol...
by UBT - Timbo
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: Hardware Tip #57
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Hardware Tip #57

Hi all ...and no, you've not missed the previous 56 tips ;-) But this is a good tip, as I found out today. There is a very useful CPU tool, called CPUID, that tells you all there is to know about your CPU, your motherboard, your memory etc. It's available here: http://www.cpuid.com Download the late...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: Couple of newish'be questions
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Couple of newish'be questions

Hi Glenn No worries... There are plenty of biology / medical reseach projects you can choose from and you can always to choose to split your crunching between any number of them, so each project benefits from your crunching. If you need more assistance, just ask away - that's one reason why this for...
by UBT - Timbo
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Number 1 at BURP!
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Number 1 at BURP!

Hi Mike

Well spotted....time to get out something alcoholic and raise a glass (or two !!).

regards
Tim
by UBT - Timbo
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: Couple of newish'be questions
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Couple of newish'be questions

Hi Guys, So I want to start seriously crunching these Boinc projects rather than just "playing" during the odd sprint or project request. Hi Glenn Excellent stuff - I'm sure a few members will add some tips and tricks, but I'll try and make a start My pc is a i5 3600 quad core CPU, 8GB sdr ram, wit...
by UBT - Timbo
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Happy Birthday PennyQ
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Happy Birthday PennyQ

UBT - PennyQ wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Thanks guys! Lots of flowers and a good meal out with my elderly mum

:obscene-drinkingbuddies: :handgestures-thumbup: :text-goodpost:
by UBT - Timbo
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Music and YouTube
Topic: BBC UHD trial results
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: BBC UHD trial results

I don't see what the interest in all this "colour" stuff is - I can't see that catching on....

More than happy with my B&W TV....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI9aZLNWBBc

regards
Tim
by UBT - Timbo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Happy Birthday PennyQ
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Happy Birthday PennyQ

Almost didn't make it...

:occasion-birthday: :occasion-cake: :occasion-balloons:

Wishing a Happy Birthday to long time member PennyQ on her birthday - hope you've had a great day :-)

regards
Tim
by UBT - Timbo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Maths based projects
Topic: Fancy owning an island?
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Fancy owning an island?

Hi all I've been running this on and off (as Sprint had priority ;-) ) over just a few days and already my total credits is well over 1.2 million...although to be honest this was via my 32 core Xeon :-) They've now changed the credit system so credits won't be quite as massive...but still quite nice...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Team: Welcome new members
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Hi Everyone

Hi John Welcome to the forum. People "do" BOINC for many reasons; for some it's the credits, for others it's the sentiments behind the projects and for others it's the ability to help science and maths... So, there's plenty of choice of projects to fulfil any (or even most) of the above "needs". And...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Maths based projects
Topic: Fancy owning an island?
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Fancy owning an island?

Hi Tim, Fancy being the team founder? :D HI Mark I have no issue with you retaining foundership. My only concern in the past has been with some of the other projects, where the original founder has stopped crunching and then there is a risk that someone from outside the team, could make a "founders...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: Kodak Bitcoin mining 'scam' evaporates
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Kodak Bitcoin mining 'scam' evaporates

Hi all This news was just published: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44845291 Looks like there's been some porky pies told on a couple of points: #1: Its chief executive Halston Mikail detailed plans to install hundreds of the devices at the Kodak headquarters in Rochester, New York, to take a...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, UOTD awards
Topic: Overtake SwissTeam.NET? TOO RIGHT WE HAVE !!
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Overtake SwissTeam.NET? TOO RIGHT WE HAVE !!

Hi all OK, following on from above, these are the current stats for joined vs active members (and showing active percentage): World Teams (positions 1-10) Team total actives percentage BlackOps 9 4 44% SETI.USA 18,823 1,067 5.6% The Final Front Ear 363 40 11% Gridcoin 18,483 3,354 18% The Planetary ...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Maths based projects
Topic: Fancy owning an island?
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Fancy owning an island?

Hi Mark Thanks for the heads-up :-) I've joined the project and the Team. First batch of tasks claimed to take over 18 DAYS each :-(. So, will have to see how this goes. Edit: At least the task deadline is quite long - basically about 30 days...so plenty of time to complete, and hopefully they can b...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, UOTD awards
Topic: Overtake SwissTeam.NET? TOO RIGHT WE HAVE !!
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Overtake SwissTeam.NET? TOO RIGHT WE HAVE !!

You been having a nostalgia trip through the stats, Tim? Does our 7% active members reflect the global trend these days? Hi Jeffers Maybe ;-) - I was just shuffling some older posts into other more relevant "sections" and was just seeing how far UBT has progressed since 2007 (or thereabouts). Back ...
by UBT - Timbo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, UOTD awards
Topic: VGTU
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: VGTU

Hi While everyone else was concentrating on ODLK I was quietly adding a few to this - we just got another 2 FB points! As it was TeAm AnandTech we overtook it's 2 points from them! Bit of a trek to get the next place though! Mike Well done Mike So, we've gained 3 FB points - 2 on VGTU and 1 on ODLK...