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Message 60623 - Posted: 9 Jul 2019, 15:36:22 UTC

Live feed from the BOINC converence, Coming from the Windy City USA so think time difference if expecting anything in other parts of the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TInqortnPdw
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Message 60624 - Posted: 9 Jul 2019, 18:48:56 UTC - in response to Message 60623.  

Chicago isn't the windiest in the US. (Based on OLD data.) It is said to be based on politician's blather.
"We have met the enemy and he is us." -- Pogo
Greetings from coastal Washington state, the scenic US Pacific Northwest.
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Message 60629 - Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 9:52:06 UTC

There are several possible origins of the nickname. The one mentioned on the Hancock tower tour is when Chicago lobbied to host the World Fair.
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Message 60631 - Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 14:52:14 UTC

There are six videos posted from the conference so far. Most are interesting even if they don't directly help with running boinc as a cruncher.
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Message 60632 - Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 15:30:10 UTC - in response to Message 60623.  

Live feed from the BOINC converence, Coming from the Windy City USA so think time difference if expecting anything in other parts of the world.

The standard time zones were set in Chicago in 1883, at the instigation of the railroads. The idea then spread throughout the world.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1988-11-06-8802130818-story.html
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Message 60665 - Posted: 15 Jul 2019, 0:12:07 UTC

Here’s the YouTube channel on which those videos can be found:

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Message 60667 - Posted: 15 Jul 2019, 6:16:20 UTC - in response to Message 60632.  

Live feed from the BOINC converence, Coming from the Windy City USA so think time difference if expecting anything in other parts of the world.

The standard time zones were set in Chicago in 1883, at the instigation of the railroads. The idea then spread throughout the world.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1988-11-06-8802130818-story.html


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Railway time was the standardised time arrangement first applied by the Great Western Railway in England in November 1840, the first recorded occasion when different local mean times were synchronised and a single standard time applied.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_time
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Message 60668 - Posted: 15 Jul 2019, 12:16:20 UTC - in response to Message 60667.  

"Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries. We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market. We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism."

I think they are saying that the GDPR got them. It is a wonder that it does not happen more often.


Railway time was the standardised time arrangement first applied by the Great Western Railway in England in November 1840, the first recorded occasion when different local mean times were synchronised and a single standard time applied.

Certainly Greenwich was designated as the prime meridian first, and the basis for standard time. (I have done the usual tourist thing and straddled the line).
I think that Chicago added the time zones, necessary for a large country like the U.S. and then the world.
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Message 60671 - Posted: 15 Jul 2019, 20:38:48 UTC - in response to Message 60667.  

"Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries.

Search for ct-xpm-1988-11-06-8802130818-story and use Google's cache.
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