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Message 9961 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 19:27:28 UTC
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Just very little points have been granted since Sunday night (GMT). In our team the RAC is therefore falling like a stone. I think this apply to all teams.

It's a very insecure feeling that we cannot follow a work unit to granted points.

So now we cannot get work units and if we get any they don't get validated? Or how are we supposed to understand this last 'development'?

You'll probably tell me that I should go back and crunch some classic units. There is trouble there, too. :-(

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Message 9964 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 19:40:56 UTC

The validator isn't on, you will not lose points the wu will just pile up behind it.
Yes SETI classic is haveing a few errors im waiting to send 9 back, try doing some predictor@home thats still working.

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Message 9980 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 19:54:29 UTC - in response to Message 9964.

> The validator isn't on, you will not lose points the wu will just pile up
> behind it.
> Yes SETI classic is haveing a few errors im waiting to send 9 back, try doing
> some predictor@home thats still working.

I know the team doesn't lose points because you tell me so :-), but as a team founder it's really hard to convince team members to stick around and be patient. I am not a very patient person myself - yes in the beta testing, but not now.

Will things ever be normal (if that's a word with any meaning in this relation)?

I'm more into tiny black holes from the birth of the Universe, which means AstroPulse. Unfortunately I think it's still in beta.

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Message 9984 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 19:58:31 UTC

Yes thing should begin to be normal a couple of weeks after classic closes and then thay can have full attention on BOINC.
Astropulse is currently inactive, the havent updated there website for a long time, i dont know. They have done BETA testing while BOINC was in BETA!

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Message 9990 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 20:10:29 UTC - in response to Message 9980.

Even though BOINC is technically released, you might consider it more of an "extended beta" or a "field test" since it would seem that they put it out into public hands to try to get everything ironed out a little faster than they were before. Maybe your team members would understand it a little better in that way. On the other hand maybe not. But that thought in mind could help you calm them at least. Berkeley's been hammering things out. They had more to fix than they expected but I'm sure that everything will settle down in the next few days and weeks, especially as subsequent versions are released. I also get the feeling they are close (as in the next 2-4 weeks) to shutting down SETI Classic's servers. I could be wrong about that, but if I'm not, I imagine that means they hope to get most everything fixed and "normal" by then.

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> I know the team doesn't lose points because you tell me so :-), but as a team
> founder it's really hard to convince team members to stick around and be
> patient. I am not a very patient person myself - yes in the beta testing, but
> not now.
>
> Will things ever be normal (if that's a word with any meaning in this
> relation)?
>
> I'm more into tiny black holes from the birth of the Universe, which means
> AstroPulse. Unfortunately I think it's still in beta.
>
>

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Message 10230 - Posted: 20 Jul 2004, 8:28:22 UTC

Thank you to both of you for your very informative (and educational) posts. Actually I already told the team members that we're Delta testing SAH2 :-)

I look forward to the closing of SETI Classic as I suppose this might free server as well as man power for SAH2. OTH I suspect millions and not ten thousands would swarm over to SAH2.

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