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Message 10259 - Posted: 10 Feb 2009, 5:09:53 UTC - in response to Message 10258.  

Don't complain very often about much. You can color me happy with the project here as well. Couple of minor disagreements on credits, but that's small in comparison to the troubles Dave and Travis have been haivng lately.


*Travis and Dave* Thanks for the lines of communication when its possible letting us know what is happening and what you are trying to do to resolve it. Appreciate all your hard work and hope it gets trouble free again soon so you both get some well deserved rest. (maybe even a bit of snow boarding too)




Oh I'm hoping things are good :) Unfortunately, we've been having a bit of heat wave lately :( We could really use another snow storm :P

Things seem to be running smoothly and we're actually crunching workunits faster than before the crash! We were sitting around 4 a second before, now we're almost at 5 :)
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Message 10260 - Posted: 10 Feb 2009, 5:41:34 UTC - in response to Message 10259.  

Don't complain very often about much. You can color me happy with the project here as well. Couple of minor disagreements on credits, but that's small in comparison to the troubles Dave and Travis have been haivng lately.


*Travis and Dave* Thanks for the lines of communication when its possible letting us know what is happening and what you are trying to do to resolve it. Appreciate all your hard work and hope it gets trouble free again soon so you both get some well deserved rest. (maybe even a bit of snow boarding too)




Oh I'm hoping things are good :) Unfortunately, we've been having a bit of heat wave lately :( We could really use another snow storm :P

Things seem to be running smoothly and we're actually crunching workunits faster than before the crash! We were sitting around 4 a second before, now we're almost at 5 :)


Though I reckon your heatwave is no where near as bad as the one in Southern Australia. It is downright scary there at the moment.

Good news with the faster crunching.

Never surrender and never give up. In the darkest hour there is always hope.

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Message 10261 - Posted: 10 Feb 2009, 5:53:19 UTC - in response to Message 10260.  

Oh I'm hoping things are good :) Unfortunately, we've been having a bit of heat wave lately :( We could really use another snow storm :P

Things seem to be running smoothly and we're actually crunching workunits faster than before the crash! We were sitting around 4 a second before, now we're almost at 5 :)


Though I reckon your heatwave is no where near as bad as the one in Southern Australia. It is downright scary there at the moment.

Good news with the faster crunching.
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Oh, nothing remotely close to that. I think it got up to 40 degrees F here (4 C for the rest of the world).
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Message 10263 - Posted: 10 Feb 2009, 18:10:11 UTC

A new user so not familiar with credit amounts. I have noticed that the wus I have , are due a few days after I get them, so run at high priority. What we called in sports a ball hog. Though all is running fine.
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Message 10264 - Posted: 10 Feb 2009, 18:26:02 UTC - in response to Message 10263.  
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It has to do with the way the science works here at MW.

Each iteration of the search depends on the outcome of the last, so it is essential that the tasks are returned in a timely fashion so the search doesn't wander off in erroneous directions.

Therefore, by necessity MW is a tight deadline project.

In any event, if you leave BOINC alone it will follow the Resource Shares you set. However, it will jump around in what and how much work it will pick from your projects to accommodate that, depending on what you have for your CI/CO.

Of course with the backend not being in the healthiest of states right at the moment, things will appear somewhat more screwy than you would normally see. ;-)

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Message 10265 - Posted: 10 Feb 2009, 19:46:16 UTC - in response to Message 10261.  
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I think it got up to 40 degrees F here (4 C for the rest of the world).


Ha ha ha. Our overnight temp tonight is forecast at 21C (70F)! A high of 28C (82F) for tomorrow. (that's in Cape Town, most of the rest of South Africa is rainy. Wish we could send the rain to Australia.

Just an on-topic comment:
Seems to be working fine here, although the later versions of the app don't work on Win98. There go my oldest hosts :(

Edit: Have started a thread about Win98.

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Message 10275 - Posted: 10 Feb 2009, 22:52:34 UTC - in response to Message 10265.  

I think it got up to 40 degrees F here (4 C for the rest of the world).


Ha ha ha. Our overnight temp tonight is forecast at 21C (70F)! A high of 28C (82F) for tomorrow. (that's in Cape Town, most of the rest of South Africa is rainy. Wish we could send the rain to Australia.

Just an on-topic comment:
Seems to be working fine here, although the later versions of the app don't work on Win98. There go my oldest hosts :(

Edit: Have started a thread about Win98.

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And southern Australia would take your rain gladly. Northern Queensland is flooded at the moment and doesn't need it. Brisbane could do with some too.

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Message 10286 - Posted: 11 Feb 2009, 3:12:17 UTC - in response to Message 10275.  

I'll swap weather with all of you guys. We just had some supercells run through the area followed by a squall line this evening. A city north of here got blasted by a pretty decent-sized tornado and there has been hail all over the place. I'm of the opinion that we shouldn't be having tornadoes in February, especially since we just had an ice storm a couple of weeks ago. I'm just now starting my computers back up after a series of brown outs caused by all of this mess. :(
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Message 10288 - Posted: 11 Feb 2009, 3:31:02 UTC - in response to Message 10286.  

Mary, your quote had me interested so I did some calculations to see how much force would be necessary to stop a bottle cap (1 ounce) traveling at 23,000 mph in about 1 sec (when it hit earth). Turns out its about 291 newtons. Now a person on earth who weighs 150 pounds exerts about 650 newtons on the earth. But since the area of the bottlecap is so small it would do significant damage similar to a 75 pound weight on top of a needle.
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Message 10292 - Posted: 11 Feb 2009, 5:06:17 UTC - in response to Message 10288.  

That's actually a quote from one of my physics professors (he was the source of many memorable physics quotes). Needless to say, it sparked a conversation about the forces exerted by various currencies when dropped off of tall buildings. :)
~It only takes one bottle cap moving at 23,000 mph to ruin your whole day~

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Message 10310 - Posted: 11 Feb 2009, 18:46:46 UTC - in response to Message 10292.  

That's actually a quote from one of my physics professors (he was the source of many memorable physics quotes). Needless to say, it sparked a conversation about the forces exerted by various currencies when dropped off of tall buildings. :)

I might steal that to put on the wall of my classroom. :)
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Message 13039 - Posted: 27 Feb 2009, 10:09:35 UTC - in response to Message 10288.  

Mary, your quote had me interested so I did some calculations to see how much force would be necessary to stop a bottle cap (1 ounce) [snip]


Since when did a bottle cap weigh an ounce? ;^) Good grief, do they make bottle caps out of lead where you live? ;^)

Seriously - I feel like I can trust Travis to be fair, if a bit frazzled sometimes by trying to meet various competing demands and pressures. My farm is a mix of AMD and Intel boxes with a mix of linux and Windows OS. I feel like I'm getting a fair shake, credit-wise.

In fact, on the box I'm writing this on (Opty 170 with Windows), I noticed that RAC had dropped dramatically recently. As it turns out, it was a matter of not having worked all the way through the incredible number of WU's SETI threw at me when I grabbed some when this project wasn't sending any out a while back. This, despite the resource share being something like 80 times higher for this project. Suffice to say I got that straightened out.

In short, SETI grants fairly pathetic credit/hour compared to many projects, including this one, which is why I usually don't devote many CPU cycles to SETI any more.

As an aside, they do have a CUDA app, though. As much as I want to help out here; I just don't see myself getting an ATI card. I've been an nVidia guy for way too long to change now.

Anyway, the way I've been treated here is in STARK contrast to another project that has been mentioned on these boards (but shall remain nameless), that lost WU's that took approximately a WEEK to process (on a reasonably powerful processor), but errored out right at the end (with NO credit). This was a known problem with AMD processors and their app, and their attitude was basically "s***s to be you, and why are you running AMD, anyway"? And this was/is supposed to be a PRODUCTION project!

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Message 13042 - Posted: 27 Feb 2009, 10:16:38 UTC - in response to Message 10265.  

Ha ha ha. Our overnight temp tonight is forecast at 21C (70F)! A high of 28C (82F) for tomorrow. (that's in Cape Town, most of the rest of South Africa is rainy. Wish we could send the rain to Australia.


Huh - our HIGH temps have been in the 20s (C) lately, which is actually quite warm for February in Denver, Colorado USA

The thing is, that was enough to make the room that has my farm in it right now something like 32C, which was making my Opty box shut down due to heat overload (75C CPU). I've taken to pulling some late night/early morning air in the window with a fan to get the temp back in the 20s (C) inside this room. I have to be careful not to do too much, though, or I'll have the furnace kicking in.

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Message 14942 - Posted: 11 Mar 2009, 21:04:45 UTC - in response to Message 9980.  

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I started this ID on here to test compiles of the client on different machines, but then someone said I was a spy.


Someone said your ID was a spy? How come your name is now blank?


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Message 14947 - Posted: 11 Mar 2009, 22:05:48 UTC - in response to Message 14942.  
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I started this ID on here to test compiles of the client on different machines, but then someone said I was a spy.

Someone said your ID was a spy? How come your name is now blank?

Why would someone be foolish enough to blank out their name when their ID and information is easily viewable in the pagesource? Why would he want to delete BT Retired Team and friend from his acct? A mystery as enthralling as this demands to be solved!
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Message 14949 - Posted: 11 Mar 2009, 22:19:45 UTC - in response to Message 14947.  
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I started this ID on here to test compiles of the client on different machines, but then someone said I was a spy.

Someone said your ID was a spy? How come your name is now blank?

Why would someone be foolish enough to blank out their name when their ID and information is easily viewable in the pagesource? Why would he want to delete BT Retired Team and friend from his acct? A mystery as enthralling as this demands to be solved!

This spy deleted his friends? How unkind.

[edit] Or is this nothing to do with kindness, but an act of trying to hide some unacceptable deception of trying to fool an entire message board ...

Yes enthralling indeed, demanding to be solved!

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Message 14963 - Posted: 11 Mar 2009, 23:58:47 UTC - in response to Message 14949.  


Yes enthralling indeed, demanding to be solved!


Could we leave the drama back over at SETI? Please?
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Message 14967 - Posted: 12 Mar 2009, 0:34:24 UTC - in response to Message 14963.  

Yes enthralling indeed, demanding to be solved!

Could we leave the drama back over at SETI? Please?

This isn't drama. This is an action packed adventure. It may turn out to be a musical.
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Message 14976 - Posted: 12 Mar 2009, 2:27:01 UTC - in response to Message 14967.  

Yes enthralling indeed, demanding to be solved!

Could we leave the drama back over at SETI? Please?

This isn't drama. This is an action packed adventure. It may turn out to be a musical.

Let me know when it hits Broadway. :P
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Message 14986 - Posted: 12 Mar 2009, 3:13:49 UTC - in response to Message 14976.  
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Yes enthralling indeed, demanding to be solved!

Could we leave the drama back over at SETI? Please?

This isn't drama. This is an action packed adventure. It may turn out to be a musical.

Let me know when it hits Broadway. :P

It's already a pantomime. "someone said I was a spy", who may well have dressed up in a sweetie wrappers. Extraordinary action for a panto!

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