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Posts by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer

1) Message boards : News : Moving to a new server (Message 52555)
Posted 17 Jan 2012 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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Great to hear the Good Mews Travis! :)
I hope things go as smoothly as you hope they do.
It will be nice getting more units to work on again.

Dr. Spencer
Emeritus Member of the American Astronomical Society
Member of the Division for Planetary Sciences
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Issues Receiving Work (Message 52551)
Posted 17 Jan 2012 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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Hi Mark maybe somebody could give me the new server link so that I can receive work?
My work for milky way at home has flat lined on my computer. I haven't received anything in days.

Dr. Spencer-Emeritus Astronomer-American Astronomical Society

I'm so busy with research programs I have little time to check in, thanks.

aasastronomer24357@comcast.net
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation Errors (Message 42841)
Posted 14 Oct 2010 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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I just suspended work for Milkyway@home and aborted my last work unit which is v.04. I think it best to use my computer cycles for my other astronomy research projects until such a time as Travis can correct the problem. I will keep checking daily so that I can crunch again for this fine project.

Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
Emeritus Member: The American Astronomical Society
Member: The Division for Planetary Sciences of the AAS
Member:The American Association of Variable Star Observers
Member: The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Member: The Planetary Society
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation Errors (Message 42803)
Posted 13 Oct 2010 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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Errors will occur at times but your contribution to this research is important. Ignore any negative comments about the fact that you mentioned you didn't get credit. It happens to all of us. The credits give us an idea of our contribution to the research. Those that could care less about credit should not insult those that like to see it. I know I would have been concerned if after 14 years or more of studying I didn't receive my degree's in Astronomy and Education and a professor said, "hey your not here for the credit" but thanks for all those hard years of work for nothing, that would have made no sense.
I'm sure Travis will work the bugs out so keep crunching and don't get discouraged because your time is appreciated I'm sure. :)

Dr. Ronald C. Spencer

Emeritus Member: The American Astronomical Society
Member: The Division for Planetary Sciences of the AAS
Member: The American Association of Variable Star Observers
Member: The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Member: The Planetary Society
5) Message boards : News : adaptive validation (Message 42704)
Posted 9 Oct 2010 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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Well,
I'm not a project scientist and I originally asked the question and after thinking about it only the computer at the science lab would be able to pick up on that because humans just can't handle thousands of results manually. That would cause a huge headache :)

Dr. Ronald C. Spencer

Emeritus Astronomer: The American Astronomical Society
Member: The Division for Planetary Sciences of the AAS
Member: The American Association of Variable Star Observers
Member: The Astronomical society of the Pacific
Member: The planetary Society

I have concluded that Travis is doing the best he can.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Question about length of work units (Message 6221)
Posted 16 Nov 2008 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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When I first started Milky Way at home the work units processed rather quickly. Now they seem to take hours. What was changed in them and what is the general rule for the time it will take to finish a unit. I have other projects but still would like to help here without taking to much away from the others. Thanks
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Question about the Work Units (Message 5616)
Posted 25 Oct 2008 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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Thanks for your input Al. Have a great weekend!

Ron
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Question about the Work Units (Message 5614)
Posted 25 Oct 2008 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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When I first started MilkyWay@home the work units used to process within maybe about a half hour. Now the one I am working on has finished a little over 5.5% and taken about 3 and a half hours. When they start off they say they are about a half hour long to completion. So, how long does a typical work unit take to finish or are they like work units from othere Projects that start off slow but speed up fast once one has reached a certain point. I just want to know what to expect. Thanks a lot.

Ron
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Question about Data Units (Message 5100)
Posted 29 Aug 2008 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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OK folks, thank you for your input and information. Have a great Labor Day weekend.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Question about Data Units (Message 5096)
Posted 29 Aug 2008 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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When I started to process data for this project that work moved fast and things flowed well. Sometimes I get work that moves fast and other times, mostly other times I get work that takes forever and a day to process hence it takes away from my other space sciences research. Who screwed this up? I would like to know and can it be fixed? I suspended the project until it works the way it used to. It seems that every time someone tries to make something better they turn it into a nightmare. Is it going to be fixed or not?


Ronald C. Spencer-Astronomer
11) Message boards : Number crunching : New WU Length? (Message 4261)
Posted 20 Jul 2008 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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I noticed how slow the work units have slowed and dramatically. I love being a part of this since I am an Astronomer but this now, due to the added length of time it take to process a work unit takes away from my other research. I will have to suspend until they clear these lengthy work units away. I have 3 other Astronomy related projects that needs to continue . I will check every few days to see if the work units are a half hour to process again then I will continue. Happy crunching folks :)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Thanks a whole lot! :( (Message 3884)
Posted 19 Jun 2008 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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Apparently your results were stuffed, same as many others here.

Cheers,

Mike
Computer Scientist ;-)



Definately stuffed, LOL, have a great upcoming weekend Mike.

Ron
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Thanks a whole lot! :( (Message 3872)
Posted 19 Jun 2008 by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer
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I don't know who the individual is that zeroed out my 15 awaiting work assignments that I "Finished" successfully but I don't appreciate losing just over 60 points of credit. Being an Astronomer I do love helping this project but I must say I am very disappointed. But alas, these things happen, that's what we call "life". Now back to crunching in hopes that future work units are not zeroed out. Have a GREAT! day folks. :)

Regards,
Ronald C. Spencer
(Astronomer-Researcher)




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