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#176 2021-05-10 20:17:25

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Yes that once upon a time were american and now are not....that list is growing every day....

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#177 2021-05-11 21:26:58

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So why...American Companies That Are No Longer American In fact, many quintessentially American brands are no longer American-owned at all.

https://www.lovemoney.com/galleries/690 … an-anymore

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#178 2021-06-04 14:58:28

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+36°C (96.8°F) bright sunny, 22% humidity. Yesterday was +32°C (89.6°F) with 30% humidity.

I just started a job collecting the census, so work outdoors. But my house doesn't have air conditioning anyway.

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#179 2021-06-04 18:08:25

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Like you no AC just windows with screens down and its still 84F tonight inside.

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#180 2021-06-10 08:22:35

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Setback. My used video card didn't work that well. When using it with a computer game, video would split so left side appeared on the right of the screen. Then become solid blue. Booting into safe mode was required to reset the video card before it would work at anything higher than basic resolution. This was AMD Radeon HD 6870, considered minimum for Unreal Engine 4. Went back to my old video card: AMD Radeon 4350. But now device driver won't load. It's using a Microsoft basic device driver, that doesn't have any hardware acceleration and doesn't support higher video resolution or dual monitors.

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#181 2021-06-10 09:47:00

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For RobertDyck ...

Sorry to hear of the setback ...

I was curious about the 6870 so Google found this:

AMD Radeon HD 6870 Specs | TechPowerUp GPU Database
www.techpowerup.com › gpu-specs › radeon-hd-6870
The Radeon HD 6870 was a performance-segment graphics card by AMD, launched on October 21st, 2010. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the Barts ...  Release Date: Oct 21st, 2010 Launch Price: 239 USD TDP: 151 W GPU Name: Barts

I had to upgrade my video card to use Fusion 360.   I'd imagine being able to run Fusion 360 would be beneficial for the Large Ship project.

Having said that, I'd be interested to know what luck you have with the 6870 if you boot from Linux.

Edit: You can boot from Linux using a boot DVD, so you don't have to actually install it.

The results might be similar, or Linux may be able to work with an older card like that one.

If you have not yet investigated removable hard drive enclosures, you might find them convenient.

I've had to upgrade recently, because the supplier of the RMV equipment I prefer has discontinued the line.  There are a few of the removable components available on eBay, but the socket component has not been available for a couple of years.

The new style of RMV equipment is designed for flash drives, which I've moved to as well, so at least there is ** that ** compatibility.

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#182 2021-06-10 11:27:09

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Any recommendation? I don't want to spend thousands on a new computer. My computer has one PCI slot, one PCIe x16, and two PCIe x1 slots. However, the Radeon HD 6870 card was double width and so long it interfered with ducting for the CPU cooling fan. I had to remove ducting, use duct tape to attach the fan. Ideal is either a single width card, or shorter. My current card is both single-width and short, so the CPU duct is back on.

Unreal Engine 4 requires DirectX 11 (or 12). So any video card must support that. Unreal Engine 4 requires "NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher". Could I use GeForce GT 1030 2GB with passive cooling? Would be nice to get a video card with dual DisplayPort, but they tend to be expensive and large.

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#183 2021-06-10 12:54:39

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For RobertDyck re #182

The board I installed to run Fusion 360 is GeForce GT 1030

It was marked at $85 at the local store.  This was the least expensive board that would meet the requirements for Fusion 360.

There've been software updates along the way.  The board runs fine with Windows 7, Windows 10, and several flavors of Ubuntu 64 bits.

Comments on the box include:

Low profile design saves more spaces to fit slim or smaller system. Equipped with a DVD-D and a HDMI port, the card supports up to 4K high resolution.

I'm only using the HDMI port.

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#184 2021-07-11 13:55:23

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I think my little household thermometer isn't accurate. Bought at a dollar store. It reads 28°C (82°F) but feels a lot hotter. The weather website says it's 34°C (93°F), which is more believable.

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#185 2021-07-18 16:32:05

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33°C (91.4°F) with 50% humidity. No air conditioning. Is this hot or am I a woose?

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#186 2021-07-18 17:27:55

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32 in the London area this afternoon. Not sure what the humidity was but I was happy enough with it! lol I like riding the bike in that sort of weather, as I did today, because your muscles are very relaxed, you can wear sandals and shorts. It all feels so effortless to me. What I can't do now but could do in my youth is just lie in the sun in this sort of temperature.

I think we had a bit of a breeze - nothing strong but that makes all the difference.

What's the highest you've experience in Winnipeg?

Before we go all "global warming", let's remember that parts of Australia have had their coldest weather in over 100 years:

http://www.markvoganweather.com/2021/06 … -54-years/

I can also vouch for UK weather being generally below average for most of this year.


RobertDyck wrote:

33°C (91.4°F) with 50% humidity. No air conditioning. Is this hot or am I a woose?


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#187 2021-07-18 17:43:51

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We got about 4 " of rain during the night which by morning was near over flowing the drainage ditch accross the road which would have flowed right into my home that is down hill from the road surface.

There is going to be more rain but at least a pause did happen to allow for it to drain off without any damage....

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#188 2021-07-18 19:02:02

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It's now 7:48pm in Winnipeg, "cooled" to 32°C. Wind 24km/h so there are gusts of a mild breeze. Pale blue sky, not dark blue but no clouds. Not the harshest sunlight, slightly diffuse.

The hottest I experienced in my life in Winnipeg is +38°C (+100°F): June 17, 1995. Weather statistics claim it did get to +40°C, but weather records going back to 1873 claim the only times it was +39°C (+102°F) were 01-Aug-1989, 06-Aug-1988, 02-Sep-1983, 24-Aug-1986. That last one was actually +103°F due to fractional degree.
::Edit:: I was in Toronto from July 1987 through July 1990. So I was in Winnipeg for 1983 & 1986. So I guess the hottest I experienced was +39°C.

Temperature got down to -40°C one day in January 2019, and one night in January 2005. It did get down to -45°C (-49°F) in 1966, but temperature swing from -40°C to +39°C is enough.

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#189 2021-09-08 06:19:22

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Off to another fly-in job. Cross Lake, Manitoba this time. On a Dash 8 aircraft.

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#190 2021-09-08 17:22:08

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Good luck as it appears that its been a while since last traveling....

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#191 2021-09-20 13:07:43

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Election Day today. Canada has a parliamentary system so elections are not on a fixed schedule. Maximum time from one election to the next is 5 years under the Constitution. The previous government passed a "fixed election dates" law that claimed to set 4 year terms, but even the Prime Minister who passed that law violated that. Parliament can pass a non-confidence vote at any time. That forces an election immediately. And the Prime Minister can go to the Governor General to ask for an early election. Canada has more than 2 political parties. before this election, 5 parties had at least one MP elected to the House. A new party is doing well, founded by a candidate for one of the two main parties. He lost re-election after starting his own party, but has relatively strong support. So counting that new party, there are 6. Although only 2 parties have ever formed the federal government of Canada, it's possible that no single party has 50% of the MPs. When that happens, it's called a minority government. The governing party has to get at least one other party to vote for their bills. Many people think this is a good thing because all of Parliament has to work together. But one effect is government never lasts the full term before another election, there's always an election called early. In this case, it's only 23 months since the last election. A lot of people feel we should not have an election during pandemic. The Prime Minister was hoping he would get a majority, so then he doesn't have to work with other parties. Polls indicate that's not going to happen. Most likely he'll get another minority, with few MPs from his party, so an even weaker minority. Will that happen, or will the other party win? We'll see this evening.

Will the Green Party increase their seat count from 2, or drop to 1, or lose all seats? Will the 6th party win their first seat?

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#192 2021-09-21 05:29:20

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After the previous election, Liberals had 157 MPs elected to the House of Commons. Conservatives had 121. After this election, Liberals have 158, Conservatives 119. This raises the question, why did we have this election? They could have waited the full 4 years. This election cost $610 million of taxpayer money, and nothing changed. This is the first year Canada has allowed mail-in ballots, and due to COVID many people used them. Mail-in ballots are still being counted. Number of MPs may end up exactly what it was before the election. So what was the point?

Ps. Green party lost 1 seat, and gained 1, so total seats remain 2. The 6th party got higher proportion of the vote than the Green party, a little more than twice, but didn't get anyone elected.

::Edit:: One Liberal candidate had accusations from another party. The Liberal leader once again fell for it, and revoked that candidate's nomination. That candidate is leading, although mail-in ballots are still being counted, it looks like he won. His nomination was revoked too late to change ballots, so he was elected as a Liberal, but he will sit as an independent. That reduces Liberal MPs to 157. That's exactly how many they had before the election.

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