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Message 23741 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 7:46:25 UTC

I have found that if I position the tip of the mouse pointer arrow on exactly the point of the upper right corner of the Update button, then I get work from MilkyWay almost every time that I by press the button. But I have to be in exactly the right position for this to work.

Hope this works for you too.
--Bill

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Message 23743 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 8:21:04 UTC

RAC: 323
???

Must be waiting for the wingman so all the pendings will validate, eh? ;)

So how much anyone want to bet this thread gets the most views in MW history because the title.. *snicker*
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Message 23744 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 8:26:18 UTC - in response to Message 23743.  

RAC: 323
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Must be waiting for the wingman so all the pendings will validate, eh? ;)

So how much anyone want to bet this thread gets the most views in MW history because the title.. *snicker*

Wot? You think it will top the zslip "get your optimized apps here" thread? Good luck ;)


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Message 23756 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 13:11:34 UTC

I think this works better:

Hop on your left foot while spinning to the right while patting your head and sneezing.
Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?
If it makes sense, DON'T do it.
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Message 23758 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 13:20:16 UTC - in response to Message 23756.  

I think this works better:

Hop on your left foot while spinning to the right while patting your head and sneezing.

Hmm, cant click the mouse accurate enough to hit the Update at all like that, let alone the upper right corner :-(
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Message 23760 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 13:30:21 UTC

Try holding the laptop under your left arm, it counter-balances the rotation forces.....
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Message 23765 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 14:22:46 UTC

Hitting the update button with left hand only, then cross eyes, legs n' toes, if possible. This only works early in the morning though! So at noon uncross everthing n' update with left thumb til nightfall. If this doesn't work nothing will, so GOOD LUCK!!!!
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Message 23774 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 14:59:36 UTC
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;-) This is a great thread. ;-))
Because - if it doesnt work. no matter what we try - we sure
have had fun at least. Keep going. And yes - Good Luck! ;-D

- just to mention - When I gave my cruncher Only chocolate cake,
it worked. But then i thought that it maybe was a bit thirsty.........

- Dont Ever think That!
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Message 23784 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 16:34:18 UTC

haha!
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Message 23785 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 17:10:28 UTC

cruncher or muncher :)

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Message 23795 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 18:45:57 UTC

Yes please. Both. ;-)
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Message 23797 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 19:06:40 UTC

i found that clicking that mouse button with the tip of my tongue works best for me... especially when there is a rainbow outside.
if you can pronounce "update" while doing this you will get extra credit.

Sun 31 May 2009 08:41:29 PM CEST|Milkyway@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 2864755 seconds of work, reporting 5 completed tasks
Sun 31 May 2009 08:41:31 PM CEST|Milkyway@home|granting double credit for acrobatic procedure
Sun 31 May 2009 08:41:34 PM CEST|Milkyway@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 29 new tasks
Sun 31 May 2009 08:41:36 PM CEST|Milkyway@home|Started download of ps_s82_17_search_parameters_6102954_1243795143

[...]
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Message 23810 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 21:41:34 UTC

That only works on weekends. During the week you need to point at the bottom right corner.
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Message 23812 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 21:59:58 UTC

Nah you've all got it wrong.....

You need to balance on your left foot, hold your right arm out, pull your left ear, recite the 10 commandments, and drink a large glass of Baileys. Then, and only then, should you attempt with your right toe, to click the bottom left hand corner of the update button.

But beware, this only works between the hours of 0900 and 1000 on Thursdays, when there is an R in the month. At all other times you are as much in the doldrums as the rest of us.
Don't drink water, that's the stuff that rusts pipes
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Message 23813 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 23:07:17 UTC
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I think we all forgot about the one thing that will work for sure!!!!!
THE "EASY" BUTTON!!!!!!!!
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Message 23816 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 23:27:49 UTC

I'm still trying to find the "Any" key ..............
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Message 23817 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 23:49:41 UTC - in response to Message 23741.  

Great - do you have a script for that? <g,d,r>


I have found that if I position the tip of the mouse pointer arrow on exactly the point of the upper right corner of the Update button, then I get work from MilkyWay almost every time that I by press the button. But I have to be in exactly the right position for this to work.

Hope this works for you too.


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Message 23819 - Posted: 1 Jun 2009, 0:09:42 UTC - in response to Message 23816.  

I'm still trying to find the "Any" key ..............

It's right here:


--Bill

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Message 23820 - Posted: 1 Jun 2009, 0:12:04 UTC

I didn't do anything(except for task scheduler running every 30 minutes) and managed to get 82 units so far today.
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Message 23828 - Posted: 1 Jun 2009, 5:38:28 UTC

Well, it's been about a day now and my modest RAC (from my little ol' laptop) has increased 40% - from 323 to 454. So the technique seems to be working. ;-)

One thing I've found is that my external optical mouse seems to have undetectable micro-jitter, I'm guessing from air currents caused by the laptop's cooling fan. I can't see it on the screen, but it seems to cause just enough error to make it very hard to keep the pointer tip on the sweet spot. I don't think a script would help to compensate. You just need to practice developing a very steady hand and a very sharp eye.

Hope this helps!!
--Bill

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