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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Faster application (links inside) (Message 5784)
Posted 1 Nov 2008 by Rob
Rofl, so following your reasoning seti@home is currently THE project offering the most worthwhile science...

No it's just been around the longest & is one of the most stable.

In an utopian world people might all crunch for the scientific most worthwile project but that's just not the case.

Agreed. but that doesn't mean we should just give up & have open slather on credits.
Anyway. I don't have the temperament for an ongoing argument, so I'm going to bow out of the discussion. Feel free to tear strips of me :-)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Faster application (links inside) (Message 5772)
Posted 1 Nov 2008 by Rob
I agree whole heartedly with The Gas giant & Kalessin. Like it or not, the stats sites are used to compare projects. Therefore projects should offer similar credit to one another. Projects offering good worthwhile science would then get more crunchers & worthless ones would have just a few devoted fans.
This next comment will probably earn me a lot of scorn, but I refuse to download the unofficial app. I'm just uneasy about the way the whole things been handled. Seems like 2 or 3 people have held the project to ransom.
Fair enough if you think an app is inefficient, you can design a better one and submit it to the project or make suggestions to how they could improve it. Then it's up to the project whether they use it or not. They may have reasons for using the old inefficient app. If your not happy with there response you could post in the forum & let other people know, then everyone could vote with there computers. If people aren't happy with the way a project is run, there's always plenty of other projects to choose from.
Just my two cents worth :-)

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