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by UBT - Timbo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Social thread
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Social thread

Hi Jeff Thanks for taking the plunge !! Mind you - I think you should get a better deal than half price beer... ;-) My philosophy these days is do what you can while you can you're a long time dead.... Since my diagnosis for cancer (about 9 years ago) I can totally agree with this...life really is t...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Social thread
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Social thread

Hi all This forum has been going for so long, and we've had a good number of postings submitted. But one thing we've never really done is to think about peoples welfare...both physically and mentally. When we're young, we don't think about the fragility of life nor the issues arising from an 'aging ...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, UOTD awards
Topic: User of the day
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: User of the day

Hi When fsnet was closed down a few years ago I had to change most of the project email addresses. Some I couldn't change as they had closed down and were unavailable any more.This meant that UOTD ceased picking up fsnet results and restarted with the gmail account, hence, I have 2 entries in the l...
by UBT - Timbo
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, UOTD awards
Topic: User of the day
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: User of the day

Hi Mark Nice going !! Well done for that achievement. :-) I seem to only have 156 !! http://uotd.org/signature.py?cpid=0e748ca75bf3cb48ae14f70e18aa17fb ...though I thought I had more than that !! PS: I'm really quite surprised by the listing of UBT member UOTD awards....some members clearly not visi...
by UBT - Timbo
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, UOTD awards
Topic: 10 million in Gerasim
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: 10 million in Gerasim

Just stopped running this to prepare for the Formula Boinc sprint and noticed that I managed to add an extra digit to my total today :D Mark Hi Mark Excellent stuff - very well done !! And if you post just two more postings on this forum, you'll hit 8,000 posts !! That's not too bad either ;-) rega...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: Pick a number - GTX1180 / GTX2080 / RTX2080
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Pick a number - GTX1180 / GTX2080 / RTX2080

Hi Mark But what about the "Professional" (ie NOT Gaming version) Turing Series, as per this: https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/nvidia-turing Prices have got me floored: Nvidia Turing price Thus far, Nvidia has shown that Turing’s incredible real-time ray tracing technology will come at a steep prem...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: Pick a number - GTX1180 / GTX2080 / RTX2080
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Pick a number - GTX1180 / GTX2080 / RTX2080

The Nvidia GTX 2050 / 2060 / 2070 / 2080 / Ti boards are announced today, maybe you should get one instead of spending your money on holidays ... :D Mark Hi Mark With luck, that'll mean that the prices of 10xx series GPUs might drop a bit...and likewise, older series GPUs might drop too... Sadly, i...
by UBT - Timbo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: WOW !!
Replies: 2
Views: 242

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: 166

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: 242

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: 599

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: 492

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: 596

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: 325

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: 208

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: 325

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: 265

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: 246

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: 265

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: 492

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...