[Beowulf] Re: ECC Memory and Job Failures (Huw Lynes)

David N. Lombard dnlombar at ichips.intel.com
Tue Apr 28 12:26:28 EDT 2009


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 08:59:18AM -0700, Gerry Creager wrote:
> Lux, James P wrote:
> > On 4/28/09 5:14 AM, "Prentice Bisbal" <prentice at ias.edu> wrote:
> >> My favorite characteristic of these urban legends is that anyone smart
> >> enough to pull off a trick like this is probably already making enough
> >> money that they don't need to steal electricity.
> >>
> > But I read it on the internets, and I don't have to know how it works, just
> > follow the E-Z step by step instructions in the Youtube video.
> > 
> > And as for the source for the copper wire, you just wait til it's daytime,
> > and steal it from the streetlight system like everyone else does.
> 
> What's worse is when it appears in the IEEE Transactions, and I spend a 
> year and $4k to build the antenna I couldn't prove mathematically (I 
> assumed the authors' calculus fu was better than mine).  It didn't work 
> on paper when I tried... and it didn't work in practice with all the 
> same hardware save the 2 gm of unobtainium.

Yeah; let us know when you find a good source for that...

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David N. Lombard, Intel, Irvine, CA
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