[Beowulf] Re: ECC Memory and Job Failures (Huw Lynes)
gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Tue Apr 28 08:59:18 PDT 2009
Lux, James P wrote:
> On 4/28/09 5:14 AM, "Prentice Bisbal" <prentice at ias.edu> wrote:
>> Andrew M.A. Cater 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.
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