Posts by Matthew Love

1) Message boards : Number crunching : New Memory Requirements? (Message 66631)
Posted 21 Jun 2010 by Profile Matthew Love
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Also, on boxes that I use for crunching only, I set the memory usage up to 90% for "in use" and "idle". I noticed sometimes that if a box was right at the limit it would start waiting for memory even when I was just checking the system out.

I also noticed on my six core box that when I added 3 GT240s for running GPU grid tasks it started waiting for memory when trying to run nine tasks at once (duh). I had to bump it up to eight GB it it now will run all nine tasks without issue.


The newer version of Boinc have a setting to turn this off, go to the Boinc Manager, Advanced, Preferences, processor usage and change the setting 'while processor usage is less than' to zero, put the number not the word in there. By default this is set to 25, and if your pc does anything that uses the processor Boinc will not crunch until you have more free time. It will say 'waiting for memory' if this is a problem, it is for most of us. This is a setting for those that want to do something else while they crunch and Boinc is not backing off enough.


What reason did they give for adding this feature?
2) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Quote of the Day (Message 66630)
Posted 21 Jun 2010 by Profile Matthew Love
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"We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over."- Aneurin Bevan
3) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Today's Birthday (Message 66628)
Posted 21 Jun 2010 by Profile Matthew Love
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Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859)

Tanner was an American painter of religious and genre scenes. He studied under Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he was the only black student. Tormented by racial persecution, he settled in Paris in 1891 and gained international acclaim, earning many awards for his landscapes and treatments of biblical themes. In 1927, he became the first African American granted full membership in the National Academy of Design.
4) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : ARTICLE OF THE DAY (Message 66627)
Posted 21 Jun 2010 by Profile Matthew Love
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Tapirs

Found in the jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia, tapirs are large, nocturnal, herbivorous mammals with short, prehensile snouts. Though tapirs are somewhat piglike in appearance, they are not related to pigs. Their closest relatives are, in fact, odd-toed ungulates like horses and rhinoceroses
5) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : THIS DAY IN HISTORY (Message 66626)
Posted 21 Jun 2010 by Profile Matthew Love
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Molly Maguires Hanged in Pennsylvania (1877)

The Molly Maguires was a secret organization of Irish-Americans who fought against the oppressive working conditions in the anthracite mining districts of Pennsylvania. Members often resorted to intimidation or murder when dealing with police, who were entirely controlled by the mine owners. At around the time the organization reached the height of its power, a detective was hired to infiltrate its ranks. His testimony led to the eventual hanging of 10 "Mollies."
6) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : IN THE NEWS (Message 66623)
Posted 21 Jun 2010 by Profile Matthew Love
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No Long Term Growth Effects for ADHD Drugs

Previous studies have shown that children treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with medication may eat less and grow slower than their peers, however, the results of a recent study, which tracked participants for 10 years, suggest that this is not the case. According to researchers, though there may be some growth delay in the first year of treatment, by the end of the study, there was no difference in the height or weight of those with ADHD and those without. Furthermore, there was found to be no relationship between height and weight and the period of time participants had been on medication.
7) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Quote of the Day (Message 64553)
Posted 20 Dec 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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Let all the learned say what they can, 'tis ready money makes the man." - William Somerville
8) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : THIS DAY IN HISTORY (Message 64552)
Posted 20 Dec 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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Louisiana Purchase Completed (1803)
Early American settlers in the western territories depended on the Mississippi River's port of New Orleans for commerce. When Spain retroceded New Orleans to France in 1800, Americans feared their access to the river would be blocked, so President Thomas Jefferson sent negotiators to broker a deal for the port city. Why did Napoleon ultimately sell the entire Louisiana territory, including New Orleans, to the US for only about 4 cents per acre, or a sum total of $15 million?

Rest of the story
9) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : IN THE NEWS (Message 64551)
Posted 20 Dec 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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Panda Genome Mapped

A detailed mapping of the giant panda's genome has revealed that the animal has 21 pairs of chromosomes and over 20,000 genes. Though genetically similar to dogs and a subspecies of Ursidae, the bear family, mutations in the giant panda's taste gene likely affected their ability to experience savory flavors such as meat and other high-protein foods, possibly pushing them toward their strict bamboo diet. The study also found that pandas likely roamed the Earth as much as three million years ago.
10) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : ARTICLE OF THE DAY (Message 64550)
Posted 20 Dec 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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Billie Holiday

Affectionately known as "Lady Day," Billie Holiday is considered one of the greatest vocalists in jazz history as well as one of its most tragic figures. Known for her haunting rendition of the song "Strange Fruit," Holiday began singing professionally in 1930 and embarked on a successful solo career in 1940. However, Holiday's drug and alcohol addiction and abuse at the hands of men took a toll on both her health and her voice, and she died in 1959 at the age of 44
11) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Today's Birthday (Message 64549)
Posted 20 Dec 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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Samuel Mudd (1833)

Mudd was the physician and Confederate sympathizer who set the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, just hours after Booth fled the crime scene at Ford's Theater. In 1865, Mudd was charged with conspiracy to murder the President, stood trial, and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was pardoned by President Johnson in 1869 and returned to his home in Maryland.
12) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : ARTICLE OF THE DAY (Message 60534)
Posted 7 Apr 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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The Shroud of Turin

The subject of intense study, the Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have been crucified. Though carbon dating places the shroud's origin in the Middle Ages, some believe the image on the cloth is that of Jesus of Nazareth, recorded on the shroud at the time of his proclaimed resurrection. Skeptics, however, have dismissed the shroud as a medieval forgery created using paint or even crude photography.
13) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : IN THE NEWS (Message 60532)
Posted 7 Apr 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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Death Toll Climbs in Italy Quake

A powerful earthquake in central Italy caused entire blocks of buildings to collapse early Monday morning as residents slept, killing and trapping many under the rubble. Rescue efforts in the mountain city of L'Aquila as well as neighboring towns are ongoing following the powerful quake, the country's deadliest in nearly three decades, with residents and rescuers using their bare hands to clear the debris. More than 100 people were killed and 1,500 injured, and the death toll is likely to rise as more victims are extracted from the rubble
14) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : THIS DAY IN HISTORY (Message 60531)
Posted 7 Apr 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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Toronto Blue Jays Play First Game (1977)

The Toronto Blue Jays are a major league baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario. In 1992, "the Jays" became the first team based outside of the US to win the World Series, a feat they repeated in 1993. Originally owned by Labatt Breweries, Imperial Trust, and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the Blue Jays came into existence in 1976 as one of two teams slated to join the American League for the next season.
15) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Today's Birthday (Message 60445)
Posted 2 Apr 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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William Manchester (1922)

Manchester, an American historian, biographer, and best-selling author, published 18 books during his lifetime. His popular writings have since been translated into 20 languages. He served as a US Marine during World War II, and his wartime experiences formed the basis for Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War.
16) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : ARTICLE OF THE DAY (Message 60444)
Posted 2 Apr 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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The Anatomy Act of 1832
Prior to 1832, only the corpses of executed murderers were allowed to be dissected in the UK, but with the rise of medical science and the scaling back of executions, demand came to outstrip supply. The British Anatomy Act, passed in response to public concern about the illegal trade in corpses, was an act of Parliament that increased the supply of cadavers legally available for medical research and education.
17) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : IN THE NEWS (Message 60443)
Posted 2 Apr 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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Simulated Mars Journey

Six European men—four Russians, a German, and a Frenchman—entered a cramped capsule on Tuesday to begin a 105-day simulation intended to test the men’s ability to endure the isolation, stress, and fatigue of a mission to Mars. During the simulation, the volunteers will eat dehydrated food, breathe recycled air, and face specially designed emergencies and problems such as 20-minute communication delays with flight control as the radio signals "travel" to Earth and back. Scientists outside the module will monitor the crew via video cameras, watching for stress and tension among crewmembers.
18) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Quote of the Day (Message 60442)
Posted 2 Apr 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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"The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." - Mark Twain
19) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : THIS DAY IN HISTORY (Message 60441)
Posted 2 Apr 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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nternal Combustion Engine Patented by Morey (1826)

In an internal combustion engine, fuel combusts within a confined space, causing gasses to expand and increase pressure within the chamber. This pressure is, in turn, converted to mechanical power. American inventor Sam Morey's patent for his internal combustion engine helped pave the way for the first car ride in the US, which took place in the late 1820s, and the invention of the modern, gas-powered automobile in the 1890s.
20) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : ARTICLE OF THE DAY (Message 59865)
Posted 27 Feb 2009 by Profile Matthew Love
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The 1883 Eruption

The massive 1883 eruption of the volcanic island of Krakatoa in Indonesia ejected more than 6 cu mi (25 cu km) of rock and ash, destroyed the island, and left more than 36,000 people dead. The eruption's explosive power was about 13,000 times greater than that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and the sound of the explosion, believed to be the loudest sound in recorded history, was heard some 3,000 mi (4,828 km) away


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