After seeing that Boinc went live yesterday i decided to switch over to check out the new and improved Seti@home.
24 hours later and all i feel is disapointment.
What Seti@home needed was improved feedback to the users and that clearly has not happened.
It has gotten worse.
Sometimes i would open the old client and watch the graphic to see what was going on but the new 3D graphic is just to disgusting to watch.
Yes,It's 3D and you can play with it with your mouse buttons but it's not clear and just keeps moving.
I signed in and changed my prefrence for the graphics and of course i have to wait a few hours for boinc to talk to the server to make the change.
Now that's improvement!
It's just a change in the display graphic, why is it not user selectable in the client?
Signing on to my account or even the message board requires my user id.
My user id is 32 charecters long and because of my computer security it will not remember the id.
So every time it's required, i open my email client, open the folder that has the regestration email, open the email, copy the user id, close all the above, switch to the boinc page and the paste the user id.
Because of my security settings i have never had a virus, trogen, worm or even spyware on my computer.
I'm not going to change them for boinc.
Just haveing a user id without a password is a security issue no matter how long the user id is.
Credit for work done is now dependant on others.
I see an exploite in this thinking.
Lets say someone sets their computer to download a weeks time of work units and then deleats the file.
Then does it over and over again.
How many thousands of people get screwed?
User choices in the new client are about the same as the old but i'm leaning in the direction of Remove BOINC.