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by sbabb
Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1619275

A nasty backstabber in the next cubicle trying to throw somebody under the bus. :evil:
by sbabb
Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Age distribution on SPCR?
Replies: 47
Views: 22719

1961 vintage here and probably suffering from some hearing loss. I'm too much in denial to go get it checked. I definitely attribute the hearing issues to the finest rock and roll acts of the 1970s and early 1980s. I couldn't hear at all for two days after seeing Boston. Van Halen, Kiss, Queen, Jour...
by sbabb
Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1619275

Aerosmith - Rag Doll

Gotta love XM Radio online!
by sbabb
Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 300,000 Point Club!
Replies: 38
Views: 20911

I've been away for awhile, but I've tried to keep a few machines folding for SPCR.

Looks like "slow and steady" puts me in 25th place on the team at the moment. It does eventually run up the points, though.


Scott
by sbabb
Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 219243

Thanks, Pete! It kinda snuck up on me. A couple of big-point weeks in a row and all of a sudden there was another digit in EM-III yesterday! Lots of faster folks coming up behind me, though. I think I've peaked in SPCR ranking and I'm just going to get pushed down the ladder if I don't build a foldi...
by sbabb
Sun Aug 15, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 370840

Persistence pays! SPCR now has 22 members of the "100000+ Club." All it took was replacing the hard drive on my dead XP2400+ machine and loading Linux on it. Tonight I re-borged my ex-wife's PC, too. She hosed it (again) and she never seems to bother to load F@H on it. Maybe if I actually told her I...
by sbabb
Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Viagra of hardware cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 6755

Do you have to cut a hole in the side of your case for that behemoth to stick out through? That thing should have a hood scoop over it!
by sbabb
Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ever Case 4252 not in stock at New Egg...
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

I would think it depends on the motherboard and PSU. I've put Asus A7N8X mobos with 7000Cu coolers and the Fortron 120mm fan PSU in the Evercase and it fit like it was designed for it.
by sbabb
Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1619275

Korn - Freak On A Leash
by sbabb
Sun May 23, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Car heatercore question
Replies: 14
Views: 5265

Cool photos, chylld. I've never seen that done before. From a science/mechanical point of view, that's not a good place and orientation for the radiator, though. If you put the radiator at the top of your cooling loop, especially with the barbs facing downward, then the radiator becomes a trap for a...
by sbabb
Tue May 11, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 370840

Welcome to the top 1000 in project rank, Zyzzyx! 8)

Way to go!
by sbabb
Thu May 06, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: How much have your points increased?
Replies: 39
Views: 13579

I took the 5 oldest weeks of PPW data on the EOC stats and averaged it for an "old" PPW number, and I used the 4/25/04 week as a "new" PPW number. Here's what I found for SPCR overall, the people who have posted heren and a few other "folders of interest." (Sorry shens/isp, not enough data to figure...
by sbabb
Thu May 06, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: How much have your points increased?
Replies: 39
Views: 13579

My PPD is all over the place, so I went by PPW, which is a bit more stable for me. The point change happened in the middle of an EOC stats week, so I ignored that week. The 5 weeks before that averaged about 2200 PPW. The one full week after the change is about 2700. This week seems to be on track f...
by sbabb
Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:00 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: The Making Of A Folding Fanatic
Replies: 15
Views: 4134

Thanks for the complements, all. Zyzzyz: In my mind I split your SN into two triads: Zyz-zyx rather than the Zyzz-yx split that you might expect from the syllables. I don't know what relevance that has to anything, but I thought you might be interested. Oh, and you passing me again is what's prompti...
by sbabb
Thu Apr 29, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: The Making Of A Folding Fanatic
Replies: 15
Views: 4134

The Making Of A Folding Fanatic

I remembered seeing our beloved moderator's posts as he was taking his first folding steps, so I thought I'd dig around for a bit and see if I could trace his descent into Folding Fanaticism. Appropriately it was Halloween 2003 when David (haysdb) joined the SPCR folding effort. Almost immediately h...
by sbabb
Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: What are your (realistic) goals with Folding@Home?
Replies: 27
Views: 9716

To pass Zyzzyx again. :twisted:
by sbabb
Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Earl Pitts asks: What makes you angry?
Replies: 21
Views: 6884

I'm glad that you made the distinction between a big education and big intelligence, David. He appears educated beyond his ability to comprehend. I just took a shot at helping him with that. Fairly gently, even :roll:


Scott
by sbabb
Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:28 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling Basics (for silence) - any help appriciated :)
Replies: 54
Views: 21568

radiator: the important thing to remember here is to STAY AWAY FROM THE COMMERCIAL OFFERINGS. this include jaron icecool, hwlabs black ice series, etc etc. these companies are merely making an easy buck out of you by adding a shroud onto car heatercores and selling them as "computer watercooling ra...
by sbabb
Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:17 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Linux vs WinXP
Replies: 17
Views: 5115

Samba, huh?

Does this mean that your Linux box is also a file server and it could be incurring CPU load from network requests even when you're not logged in?
by sbabb
Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:07 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Why is Team SPCR dying? (NOT!)
Replies: 29
Views: 12166

Zyzzyx wrote:Yeah, the points could easily double when running it as a service.

If the computer is on 24/7, but the user logs off when not working, that would severely limit the CPU time for F@H.

Ahhh. But if it's logged in and running the console client 24/7, then it's probably doing as much as it can now?
by sbabb
Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Why is Team SPCR dying? (NOT!)
Replies: 29
Views: 12166

3. How to run FAH as a service. Since I got FAH running as a service, my points are about double what they were. I would not have gotten this part done without the recent sticky's by haysdb . Some of us who don't like to play with the registry, or who don't have much time, really benefit when the v...
by sbabb
Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are Linux users nuts?
Replies: 8
Views: 5736

Ordinary users are no problem -- It's the zealots you have to watch. If you want some twisted entertainment, tweak any variety of OS zealot. The Windows zealots will deny that there are any security or stability problems with Windows. I've talked to some who are convinced that Bill Gates invented th...
by sbabb
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1619275

Schfifty Five, a bizarre little bit of Flash movie and music at http://www.ebaumsworld.com/schfiftyfive.html
by sbabb
Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: What it takes to move up in the rankings
Replies: 4
Views: 3820

Stay Up-To-Date Check the download page at folding.stanford.edu periodically to make sure you're running the latest released F@H client. Sometimes beta clients will be released. Look through the forums here and at Stanford to see if the beta client might give you a performance boost over the produc...
by sbabb
Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Worth of F@H
Replies: 7
Views: 2915

...decided to convert from VMS to Unix (True64). The project has taken 2 years. We convert this coming weeking. OUCH! The fine folks at H-P must have known that you were going the Tru64 route and planned accordingly when they decided to kill off the best CPU they owned! Can I interest you in a Sun ...
by sbabb
Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Haysdb Promoted to Moderator!
Replies: 28
Views: 9034

A Datsun pickup in Michigan?!?

Either Michigan has changed since I was last there or people in Grand Rapids are more laid back about foreign autos than the folks in Detroit, Flint, etc.
:)


Scott
by sbabb
Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:41 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Haysdb Promoted to Moderator!
Replies: 28
Views: 9034

Re: Haysdb Promoted to Moderator!

Guess we'll have to mind our p's and q's now! :) Hey David, did you pick out the new SPCR compay car yet? (oops, I wasn't supposed to tell) :oops: Is that SPCR company car a nearly silent electric vehicle? 8) Congrats, David. Didn't I recently say something philosophical about getting back what you...
by sbabb
Mon Apr 12, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Worth of F@H
Replies: 7
Views: 2915

The VAX (officially I think it stood for "Virtual Address eXtension" but those of us who had to program them often said "Virtual Architecture: eXperimental!) was Digital Equipment Corporation's follow-on to the successful PDP-11 line of minicomputers. DEC often referred to is as a "superminicomputer...
by sbabb
Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:50 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Worth of F@H
Replies: 7
Views: 2915

38000 ns / 0.30 ns = 126666.67 If we're assuming that the proteins are equivalent in computational difficulty per unit of time, then that's the ratio of work between the VAX and the 5000 machine F@H cluster. Since the VAX took 50 days to complete its protein, 126666.67 X 50 = 6333333.50 days is how ...
by sbabb
Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Funky SPCR User Names
Replies: 28
Views: 10564

There are some goofy team names too: ... PEBCAK ID1OT PEBCAK is one of my favorite troubleshooting acronyms from my old help-desk days: Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard. (Actually we had it as PEBKAC, but the "problem" stays in the same spot.) It was one we could throw at a luser and even ...