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Message 10343 - Posted: 20 Jul 2004, 15:02:01 UTC

Yes, as a worker since June 1999, "5 YEARS", and "8086" work units completed, I have to say goodby to Seti.

The change to BOINC has done me in.
I use a combination of Windoz and Linux systems, and have various internet connections ranging from full T-1 down to dialup.

The T-1's are full-time connections and therefore they can tolerate the pathetic disfunctionality of BOINC. However, the dialups are another matter entirely. On the dialups, BOINk flashes that it needs more work, but as soon as the dialup connection comes up, BOINk says, "hey baby, be kool and wait at least another hour or so".

I'm sure that most of the people with SETI are hard working, but, personally, I believe that someone really dropped the ball on this BOINK transition, or "attempted transition".

Anyway, after 5 YEARS and 8086 work units completed, I've just stopped BOINk from running on any of my machines.

Good Luck and God speed, because BOINk sure isn't going to help.

Carlg

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Message 10436 - Posted: 20 Jul 2004, 22:53:26 UTC

Sorry you feel that way, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

One would think though, that after 5 years you would have a bit of tolerance.

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Message 10458 - Posted: 20 Jul 2004, 23:44:41 UTC
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Man, a little understranding and patience would go a long way. Have a nice day.



Bah!!! I am in it for the money

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Message 10553 - Posted: 21 Jul 2004, 4:11:25 UTC

Dialup is known to be broken, and the developers have promissed an eventual fix.

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Message 10952 - Posted: 22 Jul 2004, 1:34:24 UTC - in response to Message 10436.

I can understand how you feel. I've been trying to get boinc working on my linux box for a week. All it keeps teling me is that I don't have enought disk space. Is 2 gigs enough I ask you. I have tried several combinations, nothing seems to work. I just wish someone would give me an answer beside adjust your prefs again. I keeep adjusting but it still says no work not enough disk space. I won't stop tunning seti, I still run classic on my windows box. However its a little frustrating.

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Message 12113 - Posted: 24 Jul 2004, 21:56:54 UTC - in response to Message 10436.

> Sorry you feel that way, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
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> One would think though, that after 5 years you would have a bit of tolerance.


exactly... wow, why doesnt he just conmtnue with seti classic??? weird people

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Message 12167 - Posted: 25 Jul 2004, 1:35:16 UTC
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Whats dial up ?

Just kidding. Glad i didn't install BOINC at work.
My boss would of killed me if it kept on trying to dial up all the time, because there was not work units to give out....

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