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by Dr. Tower
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's your job?
Replies: 49
Views: 1536

Re: What's your job?

Congrats to Rors! Also glad to see teh aml make a return.
by Dr. Tower
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: Shirt Ninja, Appear!
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Shirt Ninja, Appear!

https://reallifecomics.com/comic.php?comic=october-19-2018 Good to see the shirt ninja reappear, even if, you know, we should never see a ninja. Also, interesting connection between stage hands and the public conception that ninjas wore black: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuroko Apologies to Greg i...
by Dr. Tower
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Randomness
Replies: 615
Views: 42253

Re: Randomness

That used to be the song that would put my middle child to sleep the fastest. It's still one of his favorite songs.
by Dr. Tower
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Rants & Raves
Topic: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes
Replies: 413
Views: 33795

Re: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes

Technical rant: Cray-mpich fails silently when you provide a tag that is too large, and the environment variable that says what is too large is wrong by a few orders of magnitude.

Rave: Knowing these little tidbits helps keep me in a job.
by Dr. Tower
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's your job?
Replies: 49
Views: 1536

Re: What's your job?

Or possibly Archimedes with his lever/place to stand comment.

Or maybe he just puts globes onto an elevator, but he's very good at it.
by Dr. Tower
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: When you don't give up.
Replies: 67
Views: 7724

Re: When you don't give up.

They also require 2 factor authentication, which the public university likely did not. And the default answer for "Can this really useful software be installed?" is generally "no". I find it incredibly annoying when I want to build something, that most of the time the first steps are "sudo apt insta...
by Dr. Tower
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: When you don't give up.
Replies: 67
Views: 7724

Re: When you don't give up.

Martin Blank wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:49 am
Depending on which supercomputer, you may really need to up your security game. (I got to pen test an HPC environment last year. It was a train wreck.)
That would be somebody else's job, and I'm sure you already informed them. I work on DoD systems.
by Dr. Tower
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's your job?
Replies: 49
Views: 1536

What's your job?

The comic is starting back up, why not be more active in the forums too? Anyway, what do people do for a living now? I'm obviously no longer a grad student. My current job is to help DoD researchers use supercomputers. I have the ability to log onto and run code on multiple systems that are on the T...
by Dr. Tower
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Comic and The Characters
Topic: When you don't give up.
Replies: 67
Views: 7724

Re: When you don't give up.

I'm glad I stored my password in LastPass.

Anyway, welcome back! Glad to see it's being updated again :)

Also, FWIW, my job now involves actual super computers, if you want to ask questions about what it is like using the real thing.
by Dr. Tower
Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: Getting to Know You...
Topic: Getting to know (the current) Martin Blank
Replies: 11
Views: 2079

Re: Getting to know (the current) Martin Blank

I can honestly say that I'm glad things are going so well for you. Of course, since you got to the point you had set for yourself to achieve by 2018/19, the question is, do you have your next point identified? Maybe pick up the Ph.D? :)
by Dr. Tower
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Rants & Raves
Topic: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes
Replies: 413
Views: 33795

Re: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes

Rave: FF7 Remake
Rant: 2017
by Dr. Tower
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Rants & Raves
Topic: More Mensajitos
Replies: 152
Views: 15361

Re: More Mensajitos

Dear Teh Aml (it's highly unlikely he'll actually see this).

Crystal Pepsi is coming back.

Cheers,
by Dr. Tower
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: New Pope
Replies: 8
Views: 2405

New Pope

I'm surprised somebody hasn't brought this up yet, but the Catholic church has selected a new Pope. Pope Francis I (ne Jorge Mario Bergoglio) of Argentina is the new Pope. Most interesting aspect to me: He was trained as a chemist. There you go, science, politics (I'm sure there was plenty of politi...
by Dr. Tower
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Rants & Raves
Topic: Rantettes & Ravettes - the show must go on....
Replies: 2828
Views: 96312

Re: Rantettes & Ravettes - the show must go on....

Rave: federal and state tax refunds came in today
by Dr. Tower
Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 years of RLF.
Replies: 164
Views: 8990

Re: 10 years of RLF.

Anyone know where Daemon Princess is? I think Soth and Mandor got banned. I thought I saw Blaze poke his head in somewhere, but I may have been mistaken.