[Bglug] It wasn't the butler - it was ...

Peter pjr at bmts.com
Wed Nov 22 09:32:36 EST 2017

1) - It wuz the GPU

At the recent meeting, I told how the response of movements of objects 
on the screen had become jerky - after I had replaced the motherboard 
and had replaced Linux Mint 13 with Mint 18.2 (rule from previous job - 
never adopt the newest version, wait for someone else to find and fix 
the inevitable bugs) and re-installed BOINC (Berkeley Open 
Infrastructure for Network Computing) to run SETI (search for 
extra-terrestrial intelligence) and Rosetta (protein molecule folding). 
Simply changing the options to disable computations while the computer 
was "in use" made the problem go away.

2) Fortran lives (and even may be useful for finding a job): 

I guess I really am getting old - I was using it in 1962 on an IBM 1620. 
There's a lot of Fortran code still out there and in use, it has to be 
'maintained' and even extended.

Peter Richards

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe. -  Albert Einstein

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