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Random Topics / Leggo My Eggo
« on: September 20, 2016, 07:09:41 AM »
I really didn't know where to put this, and it doesn't need its own thread, but people should be aware of this recall.

If you eat Eggo waffles, you could be exposing yourself to Listeria. Check the states & dates in the following article.

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/09/19/eggo-waffles-recalled-possible-listeria/

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Technology / Nikola Tesla
« on: March 26, 2016, 08:32:32 AM »
Wow peeps. I can't believe there is no Tesla thread on this site. Then again, in the late '90's, Art didn't even know who Nikola Tesla was. (I forget the broadcast, but I do remember it was an open lines night. )

OK - this thread is all things Tesla; Science, Conspiracy, Patents, Peeps trying to make money off his name, The battle of the Currents, etc. .

Let 'er rip guys. This man was IMHO, the greatest inventor that ever lived - bar none - but that's just me.



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Technology / Steganography
« on: March 23, 2016, 02:37:24 PM »
For those that try to enjoy a CYA attitude and believe in privacy, as far as it can be maintained online, what Stego progs have you used, and how successful are they ?

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Random Topics / Gemology, Minerology, and Lapidary
« on: March 23, 2016, 01:49:42 PM »

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Technology / High Performance Computing
« on: March 19, 2016, 11:21:05 PM »
This thread should be used for all aspects of HPC and Clustering. If you've built your own system and are proud of it, show it off here too - please include the extra goodies, specs, and bench tests if you did them.




The first question you need to ask yourself is: Are the programs you are running compute intensive, or memory / hard-disk intensive ? If you are running highly parallel programs like GIMP, POVRAY(not parallel coded), Scientific Computational Modelling, or numbers crunching programs, keep reading.

Some of the hardware factors that determine a computer's speed of execution are cpu frequency and # of cores, memory speed and rank, interconnect speed between components, disk write (and [not so much] read) speeds, PCI-e bandwidth,  NIC bandwidth and interconnect technology (copper, fiber, infiniband, etc.)

Traditional cluster computers dependended on multiple independant systems connected through an ethernet with switches controlling packet routing. Switches are expensive, contribute to latency, and are a wiring mess. 
What if you could get rid of the interconnect wiring and the switches, juice the ethernet and keep all the boards contained in a single tower with 4 nodes for under $6,000.00 ?

Worth checking out ?

One more thing, when you're not running highly parallel computational tasks, this system also doubles as a workstation. You could build yourself a system like this through lots of research, trial and error, and writing your own code to tie everything together, or you can check out the following links.

http://www.clustermonkey.net/Interconnects/experiments-with-switchless-10gige-the-bonded-loop.html - Lots of good clustering info.
Beowulf info + links - http://fscked.org/writings/clusters/cluster-1.html

-------------------------------------------------   The Limulus Project!    -----------------------------------------------------

http://limulus.basement-supercomputing.com/

Buy one pre-built or get help designing one. 

Limulus Benchmarks

Base Model $5,495.00  here,  + Spec Sheet



-----------------------------------------------   Clustering Books   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

http://www.clustermonkey.net/Columns/Cluster-Newbie/


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Down & dirty use of old computers - Beowulf.

...And just so everyone that reads this thread has an understanding of how computers work - Don't let the magic smoke escape !

Explanation:

The core of a computer is a small trapped evil spirit (it is no coincidence that UNIX and GNU/Linux processes are called daemons!) This imp is imprisoned in your computer as punishment for something it did in the netherworld. Generally speaking, the more evil the imp is, the faster the computer is. The imps inside 1,000Mhz and slower computers are usually just big fat jerks - a.k.a. Sendas. There are also lesser ghosts and hobgoblins that inhabit the expansion cards and peripherals of your computer. These evil spirits are trapped within the hardware of your computer. Take a screwdriver, open up your computer, and take a look at the circuit boards. They are usually green, and are covered with complex patterns of thin copper lines. These are Circuit Runes, written in arcane and ancient languages that describe the magic spells that bind the imps to the chips. Be very careful with circuits. If you scratch off even the tiniest bit of the runes, the spell will be broken, and the imp will escape in a puff of magic smoke. If you coincidently happen to scratch these runes while the imp is awake and plugged to power, your fingers might burn and you would be thrown back with a shock. Well, that is the evil nature of the imps. The movie series Terminator is about what could happen if the evil of the imps in computers comes to life and take control. Also note the serial and part numbers printed on the boards. These identify exactly what sort of evil spirit it is, in case you ever have to order a replacement from the factory. :o


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Random Topics / Sith & Star Wars Avatars
« on: October 21, 2015, 05:05:03 AM »
Hello everyone.
We've gone over to the dark side. So instead of dropping pics in random threads all over BellGab, we've decided to create a thread for anyone to drop pics into or to use. Feel free to add anything Star Wars related. Try to keep it just pics though, thanks. :)
Join us. You know you want to. Besides, the Sith lords throw the best parties with the swinginest Lords and Ladies...

*Right click the pic > Save As > Upload as profile pic*


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Technology / How to block windows 10 forced upgrade
« on: September 20, 2015, 09:12:10 PM »
For those of you running Win7-8 on a limited data plan, Windows is secretly downloading files to your system in anticipation of your impending upgrade to Win10. The following article shows you how to block this from happening.
http://www.exede.com/blog/keep-computer-downloading-windows-10-without-permission/

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Random Topics / September 23 Gloom -N- Doom
« on: September 19, 2015, 09:04:24 PM »
There are lots of theories on the net about the end of the world happening around Sept. 23. I've finally cracked the code of what's really happening on the 23rd.
Here it is:
http://www.offers.com/sonic/

* nom nom nom*

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Greetings All:
I was checking out some posts at Joseph Farrells' site:   the gizadeathstar.com   when I came across this post from the end of May this year.

http://gizadeathstar.com/2015/05/a-new-scrapbook-in-the-making-nanotech-foods-coming/

That's some scary shit !
The potential for abuse with something like that is inconceivable. Granted, I can see the possibilities for Life-extension, perfect health, and many more advantages, but look at whom is developing it.

My question is this:

Has anyone else heard of this ?  Info Please.



P.S. I noticed the taste when hershey bars changed about 7 years ago. Here I thought they were just using cheaper ingredients to increase profit margin. Silly me.

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