Posts by mrhastyrib

41) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101506)
Posted 25 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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Maybe so, but when the correct terms aren't used, or correct terms are used incorrectly, confusion results. And then that can often lead to never ending heated arguments...
How's life treating you there in Trumpworld, fam?
42) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101498)
Posted 25 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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Actually random data kills HDD performance even more than it does on a SSD, due to the HDD heads having to be moved more often to more locations on the drive.
Maybe poorly expressed. I meant that a HDD doesn't care about the data in an area in which it intends to write, whereas it does matter to an SSD. There lies the performance issue.

As for the rest, a little pedantic about the "seek time" thingy but otherwise Interesting detail. Thanks.
43) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101490)
Posted 25 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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YES a couple updates ago win10 DID fix it so that it does,
I don't use Win 10 at all, so I didn't know this, but...A COUPLE OF UPDATES AGO? Srsly? SSDs have been around for what, seven years now?

To restate what you said a bit more comprehensively, the seek time on a HDD for a piece of a file is about 15ms, while the seek time on an SSD is like 0.2ms. As a HDD becomes more fragmented, the performance degrades, so defragmenting the drive produces a useful benefit. Technically, this is also true with an SSD, but the effect is basically invisible for most situations. So defragmenting an SSD is basically a waste of time, and it gobbles up write cycles, which are limited on an SSD, so there's that to think about. Anti-write-cyclists will tell you that it is their SSD and their choice. I will let my good buddy Peter Huffer explain the virtues of wearing out your SSD before its time, hopefully with the same beautifully expressed logic that he employed in justifying dying needlessly.

To balance things out in the universe, an SSD has to clear out the state of a cell before it can write to it. An area of the SSD with random data will affect the performance of the SSD, while it doesn't really matter to a HDD. That's where the TRIM command comes in, which is now universally integrated into the firmware of the SSD.
44) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101483)
Posted 24 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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Actually the average British IQ is 2 higher than the USA.
Was I talking about IQ, Mr. Nonsequiter? Hint: no, I was not.


trimming or something
This is really interesting. Please tell us more about how trimming is defragmentation for SSDs.
45) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101482)
Posted 24 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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I am an anti vaxxer.
I'm deeply shocked.


And I stated a very clear explanation of a good way SSDs could work.
Wear leveling, which was referenced in the post you replied to [pssst...peter....he's trying to tell you that what you suggested is already the way that it works] Add reading comprehension to your wish list, Huffer.
46) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101464)
Posted 23 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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size

Every. Single. Day.
47) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101463)
Posted 23 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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So in essence you are causing your harddrives to die sooner by not taking care of them properly?

Shhh....he's British. It's like trying to reason with a toddler.
48) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101462)
Posted 23 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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wear levelling
I don't know exactly how they work,
It was literally right there in the post that you quoted.
It did not say how the drive internally replaces broken sectors. But if it was done well, the disk would last for decades, gradually getting smaller.


Honestly, it's about as satisfying to reason with an anti-vaxxer as to do so with you. Your shameless use of non-sequiturs to wiggle out of the corners you paint yourself into would be remarkable if it wasn't so annoying.

Next up: Hucker speculates on my size, again.
49) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101429)
Posted 21 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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wear levelling


I don't know exactly how they work,

It was literally right there in the post that you quoted.
50) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101428)
Posted 21 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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let people know what's happening before hand.

HA HA HA HA HA!! [wipes tears from eyes] HOO HEE HA HA HA!!!
51) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101300)
Posted 14 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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Just between us girls
Speak for yourself, I'm above average size.

The frequency with which you talk about "size" in your posts to me -- and only me -- is disturbing.

I think you'll find it's me on the receiving end


This is a detail about you that I didn't really need to know.
52) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101264)
Posted 12 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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you failed to quote enough text so I knew what the conversation was about.


There was enough for you to recognize that I was replying to you, but not enough for you to remember what we were talking about, from a conversation within the past 24 hours, even though you knew it was you. Got it.

Just between us girls, isn't the real issue here the same as the one with "dood" and "@": you're immensely irritated at some features of my posting style. Including quoting only the essence of an exchange.

I think Letterman said it best: "An old man in a bathrobe on his front porch, shaking his fist at passing cars."
53) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101252)
Posted 12 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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No idea what you think I've changed
I know. It's that damned Dunning-Kruger thingy.
No context, no conversation.

Unless you are a relative -- which you are not -- it's not my duty to compensate for your inability to keep up with a conversation due to age-related infirmities. I counsel making use of Google.
54) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101245)
Posted 11 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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No idea what you think I've changed

I know. It's that damned Dunning-Kruger thingy.
55) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101219)
Posted 10 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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What? It's a valid point. Why would you think a biologist knows about the code?

All the cool kids who work on projects like this one, using proprietary software, know how to code, grandpa.
I disagree. I'm sure you can become a brilliant biologist without knowing the first thing about coding.

You reframed the argument from talking about "any" biologist to all of them.

I've noticed that you use that move when you start losing in an argument (that is to say, all of them) and it's annoying.

Also, your new version of the argument is kind of a "Captain Obvious" eyeroller.
56) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101218)
Posted 10 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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My PCs have 8, 8, 8, 16, 36, 36, and 64GB.

57) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101199)
Posted 10 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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What? It's a valid point. Why would you think a biologist knows about the code?

All the cool kids who work on projects like this one, using proprietary software, know how to code, grandpa. Like just about everything else in life, some are better at it than others. Some are experienced and others are not.

SiDock@home is chugging along merrily on most of my boxes. I'm getting the memory appetite notice on the boxes with less than 8gb of RAM. One box scooped up some projects for Rosetta@home, so the comment that they are squeezing out a few every so often seems to be correct.
58) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101143)
Posted 7 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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There’s nothing we can do about it

We could ritualistically sacrifice a chicken, and then sprinkle its blood and entrails on @Peter Hucker.

The best part is, none of the staff of the nursing home would believe that it happened, when it's reported by the other residents.
59) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101142)
Posted 7 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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When I was a teenager,


If you're THAT old, you shouldn't be getting hot flashes every time someone says "dude."
60) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 101108)
Posted 6 Apr 2021 by mrhastyrib
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You’re missing some prerequisite system libraries (glibc-⁠2.27)


Woah, dude, you can tell that even though my system was turned off?

Did you find the horse porn folder too? That was from...uh, my kid brother.


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