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How the World's First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

Trax3001BBS Could of had one... (58 comments)

I had a chance to bid on an ENIAC at a Government auction, Looking at it, while it would be cool to have and show off, my entire 3 bedroom ranch house with an extension wasn't big enough to store it in; had to pass for obvious reasons.

I did ask about it, the high bid was $300 but refused as the precious metals were worth more than that.

But I did have a chance :}

3 hours ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

Trax3001BBS Warrentless search, on me (467 comments)

Cops swarm the area arresting many, while there were problems with a stolen tablet (My Motorola Xoom) and my neglect to change the routers password (I thought the tablet long gone) I was working on my car all day got concerned and called 911 twice no answer (ever feel unwanted :) ).

Across the highway I saw lights flashing (cops telling me "I was covered I guess) I saw my out door light was out, fixed it (as was turning dark) at which time the area was swarming with cops, (while a set up I'm sure) they talked to a person who was said to of been behind me all day (a shooter situation ,me the target (kid you not) they arrested the neighbors with bails just to be troublesome.

I go into my house (not arrested nor talked to) three swat dudes are searching my place, as I mentioned not one word was said not even what they were looking for (my hard drives which I pulled earlier in the day due to a neighbor situation-if they had asked I'd of tossed the drives at them to get them out of there.

No warrant, nothing, and nobody has had a problem with it, friends or any legal advisory. A paper explaining somethings was to of been left behind which I found (thus knowing the bails) but I put it up for later reading - they took it the next day (I guess I have an open door policy I was unaware of).

No conclusions on my part to impart just what happened to me just a few months ago (close to my last log in), other than yes the cops can do what they wish (FWIW I'm white, blond hair and blue eyes, I don't see it as a racist situation).

This one swat dude was so computer blind he didn't find anything even if he was looking right at it, he set up a monitor very small and unseen video camera to see where I hid the drives (apparently talking could of compromise his identity) as soon as they left I pulled them out I had nothing to hide - the drives were imaged and case found to be of no importance (go figure).

I'm sure swat destroyed my mother board, and took out a few drives I'm still checking (do notice my last log in date, while a new mother board fixed my computer. I'm typing this from the library.

How bad were they? I had a very important drive (I felt) it was a 300 Gig USB drive, this "professional" picked it up to get access to the hard drives from the same case, Imaged them then put the USB drive back untouched. If it wasn't a hard drive he had no clue.

BTW nothing of any concern was found on my drives as some claimed (The tablet thieves) and any legal problems on my part over before they even started. One persons pr0n is another panic. I don't like gay pr0n but have yet turned anybody in over it.

With the tablet they dropped the router (not blocking anything), One was so proud of himself he left his name as well as editing my old post (which I keep for reference) so I came across as some clown. Him I plan on tracking down.

-Do note I have swat over someones word, while the FBI would of been following these type of files and notified the cops if they came into the area (my source is an older article on /.)

Yet when I saw my WiFi tablet on my router list I called 911 as due to it's limited range I knew where it was and damn close, 911 never showed or responded in any way.

Lots of info but where do you stop with a situation like I went through, I also made no claims or complaints I wouldn't know where to start.

Even if your aware of what to do, the cops follow their own laws and will arrest a teen if not given the proper treatment or the information they require, they can learn but can't practice it without problems which could very well mean a nigh in jail.

yesterday
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Pacific Northwest Lab's Sensor-Packed Fish Gauges Hydropower Facilities

Trax3001BBS That's not good. (28 comments)

I live in that neighborhood (PNNL is here); the "poor" Salmon folks are trying to break down a few damns, Bush
even made a trip out to look at "Ice harbor" dam.

The fish ladders allow the Salmon to migrate and been the main concern, this news is just bad.

The Dams need to stay for the cheap energy they produce, and they are good places to visit at
times (fish viewing window) to see the migration; a few fish to lots. 9-11 they blocked access to
the viewing area, but are open now and a good place to take the kids. (not that that alone should keep them standing).

There are screens that prevent the fish or other junk from going into the turbines or even getting close, I don't see where this fish story is a problem, but the dam breakers will use this as a smoking gun.

about three weeks ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

Trax3001BBS Re:Marked Paper Ballots FTW (388 comments)

We'll "get it right" when we knock off the electronic BS and use what has been tested to work, marked paper ballots.

It.Just.Works.

This area you mail in you votes, there are many errors one can make to have your vote(s) tossed out, today I wanted to go to the polls and vote only to find that you just don't do that, it's snail mail only.

At least it's not electronic.

about three weeks ago
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Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart

Trax3001BBS Re:They're probably correct (273 comments)

There. I said what we're all thinking.

I was self teaching myself Quantum Physics, I read every book the library had, in the end I decided I needed to do the math myself so had a Quantum Physics math book sent from some university.

I laughed when I saw the book it was just all math no text and so over my head, I'd never seen math like that even more amusing (to me) was the first pages were of corrections so people had done the math and caught many errors (read the book).

So over my head I couldn't even begin to "do the math" I'd never seen math so uncomprehensible I even showed it off to friends.

I sent the book back on time and never again thought of doing the math.

Yes I can see why some would quit that field alone.

---I can for one do Nuclear Physics and tell you when a reactor will go critical by it's construction and other variables (there's an equation you use for this), my mistake was thinking Quantum Physics math would be similar.

about three weeks ago
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Shift Work Dulls Brain Performance

Trax3001BBS Re:No shit (131 comments)

I'd wake up around 2 or 3 in the afternoon, shit/shower/shave, spend a couple of hours getting my food and coffee and watching a bit of TV, sit around working on things until around 2 or 3 AM, and then venture off into gaming or Slashdot or Fark or what have you (this was the late 90s and early 2000s) until I went to bed at 8 or 9 AM. Rinse and repeat. I enjoyed this schedule and in fact there's evidence that I thrived on this schedule. Being awake when nobody else is, there are few distractions, I can focus on what needs to be done while the majority of my fellows and users are asleep. Lack of interruption is a treasure.

Up until my computer "broke" (Newegging parts for a new one) that was my schedule for close to three years and it also agreed very well with me, no programing strictly gaming.

about three weeks ago
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Shift Work Dulls Brain Performance

Trax3001BBS Re:I knew it... (131 comments)

). Graveyard you worked more than 40 hours but it spanned to the next week and so no over
time.

7 straight days, at the end you had 5 days off, then day shift which were training days, as the day shift had enough to control the operations.

about three weeks ago
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Shift Work Dulls Brain Performance

Trax3001BBS I knew it... (131 comments)

I worked shift work, 40 hours swing shift, then 40 hours graveyard, up to days
(repeat). Graveyard you worked more than 40 hours but it spanned to the next week and so no over
time.

I transferred to days every other year just to avoid a back assed work scheduled,
Truman's wife was claimed to of come up with.

5 days in to the Graveyard shift you asked anybody what day it was and they most often gave a blank stare.

Being inside a room with no view of the outside was a world of florescent lights. which for
green reasons half were off, that lasted around 6 months when they all were turned back on and a bit more sanity as you could see more (I felt).

I figured it would turn one stupid :} as just when you got used to working a shift you switched to a different shift (world).

about three weeks ago
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Internet Archive Launches Arcade of Classic Games In the Browser

Trax3001BBS Re:Wasn't this already available someplace else? (94 comments)

Back in 97, javascript was little more than a toy language for making animations in websites.

Whereas today it's a toy language for making "immersive content" websites more annoying.

But on the upside with java you can play any MAME game on your cellphone. Bubble Bobble, Moon patrol, lots of fun. The MAME player is in the Google store, it's versions that keep changing that keep you busy.

about three weeks ago
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Internet Archive Launches Arcade of Classic Games In the Browser

Trax3001BBS Re:How long will it last... (94 comments)

Umm.... you could always download a full MAME romset via bittorrent.

36+ gigs, it's how I got the entire MAME set.

about three weeks ago
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Internet Archive Launches Arcade of Classic Games In the Browser

Trax3001BBS Re:How long will it last... (94 comments)

(I only do text).

I speak of E-mail, stops the beacons.

about three weeks ago
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Internet Archive Launches Arcade of Classic Games In the Browser

Trax3001BBS Re:How long will it last... (94 comments)

...before the copyright holders come to collect?

Roms are being deleted all the time on the internet, I know...because I've constantly tried to find the original Arcade Pac Man roms, but the copyrights are still in effect as various companies sell retrogames themselves, which they hold the license to.

Get on the Usenet, there is a very active MAME newsgroup and request your needs; they will be met. -Not Google Groups they are text only.

Myself I use Forte Agent (Windows) as an e-mailer and to access the UseNet. (1.93 as it's the best version, you need to run Stunnel for SSL, and place Agent as a DEP exception) versions after 1.93 you don't need to do those steps but have a folder setup that sucks, and will load html pages (I only do text).

about three weeks ago
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The Internet Archive launches its arcade: Classic games in a browser

Trax3001BBS Gigs worth (1 comments)

I have the entire collection, every ROM Mame has to offer.

Moon Patrol is great on almost any phone as it's just a few keys to control and an old fav.

Lots of fun if you played the arcades in their days, bubble bobble ahhh such fun.

about three weeks ago
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Flaw in New Visa Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card

Trax3001BBS Cell phones are going to screw you (126 comments)

"you can bump your mobile against someone's pocket "

This is a feature I won't enable on my Samsung S5 (piss poor phone), it just doesn't sound secure.

Even Bluetooth has the same flaw it had when it first came out. The trick was pulled on me recently so know it's an apparent feature. They even added a contact to my phone via Bluetooth.

One can sit in a mall and collect others contacts (for one) just by having Bluetooth on and passing a "collector", I've disabled Bluetooth again.
Just like the first days of BlueTooth.

about three weeks ago
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Flaw in New Visa Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card

Trax3001BBS Damn (126 comments)

I''m a millionaire, Mom I did it!

about three weeks ago
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New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping

Trax3001BBS Re:Five Billion Years? (249 comments)

"...able to keep perfect time for five billion years."

If they were able to create a device that could actually keep the time for five billion years, perfect or not, I would be pretty damn impressed.

My first thought as well, would take a hell of a Radioisotope to generate power for that long.
Wars and such would disrupt it's power after some time if not on an independent power supply.

But in the end due to the relativistic differences (Earth quakes and such); of anyone looking at the clock for the time it was started or past would make it useless - unless you did the math.

about three weeks ago
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Smart Meters and New IoT Devices Cause Serious Concern

Trax3001BBS Got one of those myself. (168 comments)

I have a Samsung 32" LCD (120Hz?)TV, which I only use as a computer monitor.
I read each TOS that came along, it was the third one that you needed to accept to use it as a
very nice TV; It mentioned monitoring and storing everything you do (sites visited, vids viewed, each key stroke, and well everything). Adding a camera to it (gestures) makes it what the XBOX started out as (watching everything) but was shouted down. Not a word about has
really been mentioned about the smart TVs.

I quit there, I have no account (required to open it up fully), monitor only.

Everything is collected to alert you to something coming on your history collected indicates
you might like - price was too high.

about three weeks ago
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Popular Wi-Fi Thermostat Full of Security Holes

Trax3001BBS Re:avois Asuswrt-Merlin if it's a choice. (103 comments)

Come again?

I'm sorry I don't write comments well but it doesn't stop me. I have many excuses but the truth is I should just stop posting.
Sorry for wasting your time.

about 2 months ago
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Popular Wi-Fi Thermostat Full of Security Holes

Trax3001BBS Re:avois Asuswrt-Merlin if it's a choice. (103 comments)

I can't quote your replies.some text problem but I do apologize Mr. Merlin; just today it hit me that a Xoom tablet was stolen by the same people;
a lack of security on my part, I kept the wifi passwords the same. It was my fault for not changing passwords as soon as it was stolen.

As for Swat, well time will tell.

Geek Squad, I downloaded their private book on "how to fix computers" it was all common knowledge looking for problems, a waste of money and an embarrassment if they park in front of my place.

Purchasing a new computer; I feel tazers are useful for other things - I'm on a borrowed laptop at this time, no video card I own works, I figured my vid's were tazed.
A new vid card almost demands a dual vid computer to me.

Time will tell how things work out. - to repeat when my laptop was stolen I neglect to change passwords, Just today it was a face slap moment -,a stupid security situation over looked on my part,

about 2 months ago
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Popular Wi-Fi Thermostat Full of Security Holes

Trax3001BBS avois Asuswrt-Merlin if it's a choice. (103 comments)

When the "Internet of things" became another M$ phrase I just thought cr*p, as I had to learn of it, to be safe. I like to be ahead of the game and a fairly good computer user till recently.

A story...

I use a ASUS R66U router and doing a whois, damn if Asuswrt-Merlin wasn't on my system; is was open to where I had my pants down on the Internet. Merlin did send me a note (to a private computer that had no web pages to view) to take care of the problem but his software was the cause.

Follow my post and see I supported and had open Internet lines, they were hacked and for two months my system belonged to someone else. Sometimes I could access it, other times nada, so kept it on for those up times and continued to contact Charter.com who suggested I might learn more or even call the Geek Squad, a slap in the face.

I even ordered another computer system from Newegg as mine was fairly dead, due to the free Internet users that took over my system.

Now this hacker found or added ( there's no telling but I might have to explain that to a court) that offended them so they reported me to 911, I had Swat looking for my drives that I hid earlier as the hacker himself bragged so much he posted his name, I had him for slander -Swat, I have no clue what they were looking for. I was a neutral in my own house and watched Swat search my place (very professional).

No charges yet but time will tell.

My story is to say you must be better now, your systems are hackable; this thermostat is controlled by your computer, so from thermostat to computer.

Be better, I had never been hacked till this time (35 years) and had no clue - maybe Asuswrt-Merlin was watching for a hole, I had damn threads on my system and Merlin's job was to block their entry. He lost I don't trust his software anymore.

about 2 months ago

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Researchers Clone Cells from Two Adult Men (stem cells)

Trax3001BBS Trax3001BBS writes  |  about 7 months ago

Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes ""Lanza’s group used caffeine to prevent the fused egg from dividing prematurely. Rather than leaving the egg with its newly introduced DNA for 30 minutes before activating the dividing stage, they let the eggs rest for about two hours. This gave the DNA enough time to acclimate to its new environment and interact with the egg’s development factors, which erased each of the donor cell’s existing history and reprogrammed it to act like a brand new cell in an embryo."

Stem cells is my take on this feat."

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Damming news from Washington State

Trax3001BBS Trax3001BBS writes  |  about 9 months ago

Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes "Wanapum Dam has been found with a 65-foot (20 meter) crack. Water levels are being lowered to both reduce water pressure and give the inspectors access to the area.


"Earlier this week, an engineer noticed a slight irregular “bowing” above the spillway gates near where cars can drive across the dam.
When divers finally took a look under water they found a 2-inch-wide crack that stretched for 65 feet along the base of one of the dam’s spillway piers...

The artilcle goes on to say

"Even if the dam doesn’t fail, the significance of the damage is likely to require extensive repairs and that, too, could impact the entire Columbia River system.
“All these dams coordinate to generate energy on a regional scope,” Stedwick said. “If Wanapum is impacted, that has impacts on dams up stream as well as below.”

Up stream dams would be required to handle more water, the lower Dams means just one (Priest rapids Dam); after that is the last free flowing section of the Columbia river. Daily walks along that section I've seen it deviate (higher or lower) by amazing amount of water; it can handle it.
On top of this situation you have a large group of people that would like that particular Dam removed as well as the one above and below it (think of the fish!) http://www.npr.org/2013/05/15/..., after Priest rapids dam (down stream from Wanapum Dam) is the Hanford Nuclear Reservation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H... once the site for Plutonium production area. Either of which stand to get a lot of press from this.
Personally I'd like to give the engineer that noticed a slight irregular “bowing” and atta boy."

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Dear Asus router user: All your Cloud are belong to us

Trax3001BBS Trax3001BBS writes  |  about 9 months ago

Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes "ARS is running an article about a vulnerability of ASUS routers that are becoming very popular at the moment -like connected USB devices being open to the world.

According to Lovett, the weakness affects a variety of Asus router models, including the RT-AC66R, RT-AC66U, RT-N66R, RT-N66U, RT-AC56U, RT-N56R, RT-N56U, RT-N14U, RT-N16, and RT-N16R..a when using AiCloud or FTP

-and this old news, come new again-
I have the AC66U router, but with the Asuswrt Merlin ROM http://www.lostrealm.ca/tower/... that took care of this vulnerability long ago. (Number 17) http://blog.ittoby.com/2013/01..."

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Voyager 1 Has Left the Solar System

Trax3001BBS Trax3001BBS writes  |  about a year ago

Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes "Last year on July 27, 2012.

  The delayed announcement? Voyager 1 observed no change in the direction of the magnetic field, as had been expected.
"According to conventional wisdom, we'll know we've passed through this mysterious boundary when we stop seeing solar particles and start seeing galactic particles, and we also detect a change in the prevailing direction of the local magnetic field. ""

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Light Bursts out of a Flying Mirror

Trax3001BBS Trax3001BBS writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes "You know the old question of the photon traveling at close to the speed of light passing near a black hole; how much speed will it acquire from the a gravity assist?

The answer I'm fine with is the photon ejects a gamma wave and maintains it's original speed.

How about the reflection from a mirror moving close to the speed of light. The reflection will pick momentum from the speed of the mirror.

Albert Einstein stating that the reflection from a mirror moving close to the speed of light could in principle result in bright light pulses in the short wavelength range

A team of physicists from the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics(MPQ) in Garching...created such a mirror in a recent experiment."The scientists used an intense laser pulse to accelerate a dense sheet of electrons from a nanometre-thin foil to close to the speed of light and reflected a counter-propagating laser pulse from this relativistic mirror.instead of moving faster (photons already travel at the speed of light),the reflected light is shifted in its frequency.

In the experiment, the incredibly high velocity of the electron mirror gave rise to a change in frequency upon reflection from the near infrared to the extreme ultraviolet up to a wavelength of 60 to 80 nanometre.

Moreoever (sic), the time duration of the reflected pulses was on the order of a few hundred attoseconds only (one attosecond is a billionth of a billionth of a second).

This experiment not only supports Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity, but attosecond pulses of light would allow the electron motion in atoms to be resolved,"

Source http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423134142.htm"
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"Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall

Trax3001BBS Trax3001BBS writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Trax3001BBS writes ""For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping. Now, a team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall"

Source http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/newsreleases/articles/146885.php

"Previous efforts to synthesize the tremendous adhesive power of gecko feet and pads were based on the qualities
of microscopic hairs on their toes called setae"

http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/11/07/1615221/gecko-inspired-tape-can-be-reused-thousands-of-times
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/08/29/0019240/gecko-inspired-robot-climbs-walls-at-stanford
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/03/06/01/208205/gecko-feet-inspire-sticky-tape
http://science.slashdot.org/story/06/12/11/0430240/scientists-developing-commercially-viable-synthetic-gecko
To list a few."

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Adobe releases emergency Flash update 2-20-14

Trax3001BBS Trax3001BBS writes  |  about 9 months ago

ASLR vastly decreases the chances that a remote-code-execution attack will succeed by loading downloaded scripts in a different memory location each time the computer is rebooted. The attackers behind the campaign discovered by FireEye found a way to bypass ASLR on computers running older software. Specifically, PCs running Windows XP, Windows 7 with the now-unsupported 1.6 version of Oracle's Java, and Windows 7 with a now out-of-date version of Office 2007 or Office 2010 don't benefit from the protection of ASLR.
http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/02/adobe-releases-emergency-flash-update-amid-new-zero-day-drive-by-attacks/

Readers should remember that versions 12.0.0.44, 11.7.700.261, or earlier of Flash, regardless of the platform they run on, contain the underlying vulnerability.

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BF3's window disappearing, appears BF3 has crashed, or BF3.exe stops

Trax3001BBS Trax3001BBS writes  |  more than 2 years ago

As you can see I'm awful wordy this is no exception, I had thought it already posted here...

---First you can fix BF3 very easily by reinstalling your audio drivers. (not so weird if you think about it.)

---- BF3's window disappearing or appears BF3 has crashed. ----

I couldn't play two or three maps of BF3 in a row without the BF3's window
turning Gray then disappearing, "BF3 window" because I thought it was due
to being full screen (in a way it was).

I didn't know if it was my setup, even server side or client side - the opportunity
to find that out was...blocked.

Understand my games ran just fine, then all of a sudden Gray, Black, and I'd
reboot myself to reset what might of been wrong (flush the ram).

I use the Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc) all the time. Win7's is much more useful
than the past Windows OS's but it was only showing a "0 (zero) bit bucket error" (nothing).

So took another approach, debugging the only .DMP file left from a crash and found my problem:
VIDEO_TDR_ERROR,
yep a "Windows User Experience Enhancement".

A Timeout Detection and Recovery error, in other words my video card was so busy it didn't
have time to report back it's well being - So the system would reset the video card, taking BF3 with it. While my video card is top of the line, BF3 graphics are rather intense.

My .dmp file was located here X:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\WATCHDOG\

There are registry entries that can fix this at:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers
the keys must be entered as they aren't there by default

TdrLevel - turn on and off Timeout detection
TdrDelay - change the time out period
TdrDdiDelay - time to reset the graphics stack
TdrLimitTime - time limit TDR's are allowed ( I'll be tweaking)
TdrLimitCount - number of TDR's are allowed ( I'll be tweaking)
[url]http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff569918.aspx[/url]

Taking the easy way out I just disabled the TDR,

Recently I had rebooted and entered a map with the same players,
I had left. All the chat's were about the lag they were seeing, lot's of people,
lots of lag - not me, the game played just fine. Seems to be just a matter of time
before most are hit with the same problem, just they didn't crash or online to say
they had.

Collected at different times my Event Viewer error messages claimed:
I had run out of Graphic memory or so fragmented it was unusable, another:
"ReportDescription=A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.",
yet another:
"The Desktop Window Manager is experiencing heavy resource contention.
Scenario : Video memory resources are over-utilized and there is thrashing happening as a result.

Quote
"Ultimately, this crash is due to game/software developers and graphics card
manufacturers (such as ATI/AMD and NVidia) developing buggy devices and
software and not playing by the rules and standards dictated for a specific
platform like Windows. There are many cases of similar events happening on
UNIX/Linux systems, so this problem is not specifically isolated to Windows." /Quote
[url]http://www.mikemstech.blogspot.com/2011/12/troubleshooting-0x116-videotdrerror.html[/url]

My system:
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 case
ASUS P6X58D Premium MotherBoard
Intel Core i7-950 3.8Ghz 1.2 Volts
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB TR3X6G1600C8D Memory 1806Mhz at 1.60volts
EVGA GTX 570 video card (not overclocked)
CORSAIR H-50 Cooling Hydro (CPU water cooler)
CORSAIR HX850 Silver Certified, Modular power supply
3 HD - 2 CD all unspectacular :}

References
[url]http://www.mikemstech.blogspot.com/2011/12/troubleshooting-0x116-videotdrerror.html[/url]
where one should start - also a copy of what my debug output looked like (guess how I found the site).

TDR explanations, registry settings (Win7 and above)
[url]http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff569918.aspx[/url]

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Solved windows 7 event viewer not working

Trax3001BBS Trax3001BBS writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Working on a web site with kompozer, until then figured I'd place things that could help others here.

Like Windows 7's Event Viewer not working anymore, claiming the service isn't running

Bottome line:
The trick is to rename
X:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup
to say:
X:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup42

RtBackup will recreate itself and everything will be back to normal.
----

Windows 7 event viewer (eventvwr.msc) has grown up.

Understand Win7 is a new OS for me installed for BattleField3. BF3 is also what I'm
mostly fixing or tweaking the OS for as well. This is also the first time I've ever used
permissions always installing windows on a FAT 32 format

XP and below you would use the event viewer to get a clue to your problem, with Win7 it
actually helps a lot.

I was using the event viewer to track down my problem of not being able to play BF3 2 or 3 games
in a row without the BF3 screen fading to gray then disappear, of course near the end where I'd
lose everything I'd gained.

Now weirdness enters the very day I took a serious approach at this problem.
I kept track of the times I was in game, it ended, the next started, and time of crashes
so I could track the times later in the Event Viewer.

Down to work I opened the Event Viewer and it won't, it quit working, claiming the service
needed to be running first, the service was indeed running.

The event viewer is dependent upon the Task Scheduler and it the event viewer, and between the two
there was a time I wasn't sure what if any services were working.

I tried a repair install of Win7 and couldn't because of SP1 - rough day I have another version of Win7
and two versions of XP I can boot into as well as the CD drives, I think I used them all to attack
the problem from the outside. Working with permissions (sidestepping them) and trying to get a copy
of Win7 to install. While maintaining everything or no data loss, I'm not one to format and start over.

Next day different approach - I finally found the answer at
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/cannot-start-windows-event-log-service-on-windows/e2c218ad-8637-49ee-8023-50eae0e4ddcb

The trick is to rename
X:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup
To say:
X:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup42

RtBackup will recreate itself and everything will be back to normal. Simple as that.

I couldn't rename RtBackup. Working with permissions for so long I went into my XP64 OS to
work with it, only to find the directory was "Read Only" sigh...

BTW my cure all ERUNT wouldn't work (permissions) or this post would be much shorter or not at all.
Before I do anything I'll run ERUNT just in case. http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

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BF3 - how to cripple or crash any Windows OS with it.

Trax3001BBS Trax3001BBS writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Looking for a post I posted I came across this article (not the right one):

Battlefield 3 Performance: 30+ Graphics Cards Tested http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/10/29/1922214/battlefield-3-performance-30-graphics-cards-tested

I know how to crash a system with any video card running BF3, Bold statement as it's not totally the video cards fault and a crash isn't always the result; but you will have a lot of problems until you reboot.

Running BF3 without pagefile.sys or disk cache, will crash or or severely cripple the OS.

After playing for a while you will be asked politely to quit BF3 as your running out of resources - windows 7 also request shutting down it's charm (DMV.exe) and other services.

Thing here is all the requests are behind the BF3 game screen, you'll start loosing control of any equipment your in, or other odd stuff pertaining to input.

I have 6 Gigs of ram and BF3 is the only application where a Pagefile is required, even Photoshop runs without one now.

Yet for all it's problems BF3 is a very enjoyable game that I play daily but now with a pagefile on a slow drive. My video card: EVGA GTX570

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I know! I know!

Trax3001BBS Trax3001BBS writes  |  more than 3 years ago

-Raises hand and gestures wildly-

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