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by wgragg
Tue May 04, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is Windows XP Service Pact 2 worth waiting for?
Replies: 18
Views: 3978

Having to manage a number of WinXP machines and being in the process of upgrading about 20 more to XP, I can tell you from experience that installing a service pack right after release can be a dangerous thing to do. I have seen more things go wrong after an install than I care to think about, so I ...
by wgragg
Tue May 04, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 378620

Gee, I have been gone a while!

I just came back after some issues I have had to deal with and was surprised to see that I am 6th now! Sorry guys, but I had a problem of wicked work hours, a torn muscle in my leg and major hardware changes at home. One good thing though is that I upgraded one of my home machines to an AMD64 proces...
by wgragg
Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:59 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: ARM giving us a hand
Replies: 22
Views: 5677

True, but you have to let me have some consolation while we are in the process of being passed!

Besides, we can come up with some corny reason for those miscreants!
by wgragg
Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:19 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: ARM giving us a hand
Replies: 22
Views: 5677

Ray and Steve have a cat up their sleeves? I sure hope it is declawed!

You know, I though about this and do you realize that if the Mac team had to do with as many active users as we have, we would be leaving them in a cloud of dust?

Nice thought.
by wgragg
Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:07 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

Hmm, seems the only way we would stop this onslaught now is to merge with EOC.... perish the thought!
by wgragg
Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: EOC Individual Overtake Page
Replies: 5
Views: 2433

Hehe, well cosidering I must have 5 of my P3's with those stinking p858's or some mighty big Tinkers (They dropped off my active list), who knows what will happen to my daily totals! Whatever it is they are working on, it is taking over a week to complete!
by wgragg
Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

Now who is trying to be punny? I have never claimed to be cunning, linguist or not. Anyone who says that is uttering pure codswallop!
by wgragg
Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

roym@arm wrote:

BTW, I don't udnerstand why you should be sleepless, unless your Mac is just so noisy it is keeping you awake! :wink:
Hey wgragg,

Why was Tom Hanks sleepless in Seattle? :?:

He hasn't gotten any in a long time... :wink:
LOL, poor Tom!
by wgragg
Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

You are a punny guy wgragg! Not to be confused with puny! :wink: BTW, I don't udnerstand why you should be sleepless, unless your Mac is just so noisy it is keeping you awake! Looks like the spillcheek es nut wurking! :lol: I'm sleepless because I was trying to commiserate with David's early bird p...
by wgragg
Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

you risk loosing your PRIVILEGE to post here. Yeah. And I might lose it too! I sure hope things are not getting loose! :P Darn spellcheck! GIGO! The question was not answered. What does the ARM acronym stand for. I've searched the ARM website with a fine toothed comb but found nothing. Is it double...
by wgragg
Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:49 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: ForceSSE causing me problems
Replies: 24
Views: 7981

I am crunching a p859 right now and looked in my fah folder. The only 2 cores that I see are the fah65 and 78. Where is the 79 core supposed to be?
by wgragg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: ForceSSE causing me problems
Replies: 24
Views: 7981

Yeah, doing it lowered my time per frame from 1 hour 5 minutes to about 25 minutes.
by wgragg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 460133

LOL, well it is about 28 years to late for that!
by wgragg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 460133

wgragg bearing in mind what you said and the time difference between us... I think we might be 'sharing' the same woman :shock: :shock: :shock: . It's either that or it's a genetic trait... and that scares me even more.... :lol: :lol: Pete (gonna die when the missus gets home :oops: ) Amer P.S. I'm...
by wgragg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 460133

LOL, well if someone has a problem with my rant, they have every right to complain. It doesn't mean that I will change anything, but they can complain if they want to. The way I figure it, the only two women I have to keep happy are my mother and my wife. My mother lives 1100 miles away and I have l...
by wgragg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 460133

wgragg , "Hello... REAL World calling..." :wink: Hey, I can dream can't I? I mean, what is it about women that they can't tell you their important news during commercials? They always have to wait until the most important part of a show to interrup you! Oh, well, back to your regularly scheduled Si...
by wgragg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 460133

The ultimate would be Silent Wives, followed by Silent Kids! :lol: 8) :lol:
by wgragg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

I just added 2 more boxes, so that should add over 100 ppd. That is about all I can add at this point. I still hold that it is a great accomplishment that we can keep the Mac guys hopping with having less than half their active folders! You average points per user and I lay odds that we outperform t...
by wgragg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:57 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: ForceSSE causing me problems
Replies: 24
Views: 7981

I loaded that core right after it first came out. I went home at lunch and checked again. The second wu it worked on did exactly the same thing. It failed after all the processing was done and it was trying to write the data out. Something I noticed when I rebooted was that when EMIII came up, it tr...
by wgragg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 7:20 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: ARM giving us a hand
Replies: 22
Views: 5677

I'm folding as fast as I can David. I am even adding my last 2 processors today, though that force sse problem cost me about 200 points yesterday....sigh.

Maybe we should rename this team ARM&Hammer?

:wink:

Wendell
by wgragg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Aphonos?
Replies: 14
Views: 4399

Ah bank examiners! I've had my fun with them, so I know what you mean. The first time I had to deal with them was some FDIC auditors at a bank in Dallas. I was a young programmer and didn't know any better. I still looked on those guys as gods, so when one asked me to let him in the computer room, g...
by wgragg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:15 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: ForceSSE causing me problems
Replies: 24
Views: 7981

ForceSSE causing me problems

I had been running forceasm on my Barton 2500 (overclocked to 2.2 ghz), but when I picked up a p859 that was showing 1 hour per frame, I changed to forcesse. Well, that WU terminated, so I slowed down my OC a bit and it picked up a smaller protein and all was fine until it reached the very end. It f...
by wgragg
Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 160 point Gromacs
Replies: 78
Views: 25161

Bryan, this is an obvious and simplistic question, so don't be insulted by it, but are you sure you have your fsb and cpu timings correct in the bios? Also, have you gone into the services and disabled unnecessary ones such as messenger and such. I disabled some of mine and gained a little speed on ...
by wgragg
Thu Mar 25, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

Boy, what did I get started? Rusty, I think you have hit the crux of the problem between Windows and Mac platforms. It is now simple economics and market share. Considering the cost of developing, testing, marketing and supporting a product, it is no wonder that now many applications are developed f...
by wgragg
Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:44 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

Now if I was wanting to do high end drafting/graphics work, I might reconsider, but the way things stand now, why bother? No you wouldn't -- there is no such thing as drafting on the MAC -- 2d or 3d. Windows is pretty much it. As for graphics, MAC's still reign supreme there, but every year PC's ma...
by wgragg
Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

Macaholic wrote:
My point? I don't have ANY idea.
ROTFLMFAO! :lol: Thanks! I needed that! Just fold it!
My only point is hidden by my hair if I comb it right. :wink:
by wgragg
Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

Actually, I used to own a Mac also. Several things drove me away. First a lack of affordable software that was released on a timely basis. Yes, I could find something to do almost anything I wanted, but with the PC, I had many more choices and usually at better prices. Also, most games were released...
by wgragg
Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

All the technical arguments for or against the platform aside, one has to admit that Gates and Co., really did a brilliant job of marketing. AND they did an excellent job of stealing the MacOS. To quote a pissed off Gates, 'That's not what a Mac does. I want Mac on the PC, I want Mac on the PC. (Th...
by wgragg
Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

Economies of scale my man. Economies of scale... Of course! This is why PC parts are so inexpensive and have a superior price/performance ratio. Besides, at the time that Apple was charging so much, economies of scale were not as big an issue. Apple could easily have lowered their profit margin for...
by wgragg
Wed Mar 24, 2004 8:04 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 73273

cure for what ills humanity Look. I already know the cure for that. Get rid of Microsoft, Bill Gates, and Michael Dell! :lol: To quote John Lennon, 'Imagine!' :wink: You forgot to mention Steve Jobs.....(or whoever it is that is leading Apple nowadays). Besides, price does not equate to quality. He...