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Message 785479 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 21:15:29 UTC - in response to Message 785308.  

Where's Misfit???... ;-)

I'm right here. Did anyone mention that his wife is a BOTD winner?

And he made his one and only post in the BOTD thread thanking you and mentioning that the profile photo is of his wife.......

Of course, that post has now disappeared after the recent DB problems....

Actually that thread series was consumed in the forumwide cleanup. According to the document displayed on my monitor obtained thru my cable modem connected to a super secret place I'd say things will start picking up for him within 2 weeks.

Read, Write, Verify. Teeheehee.

Hmmm, Bet he is getting a real kick out of this thread....
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Message 785559 - Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 0:51:59 UTC

Well I personally have left this thread without my opinions for FAR too long... I have read what EVERYONE has guessed and a lot of THEORIES so I figured it only RIGHT for me to post mine... A while back I read some INTERESTING things granted this was some OLD documents by a year or more but still was relevant to the conversation at hand. It had to do with the TOP supercomputers in the WORLD which NEZ was Pretty high on the list (within the top 150) I can't remember the exact number I believe it was actully below the 100 mark. Anyway, I seem to recall this specific forum attributing NEZ to a SERVICE PROVIDER and I think theat was ALL of the details that were available...I looked for more with NO luck... I do not think it has ANYTHING to do with the NEZ Pierce Indians which I Kinda wishj it did as a young boy I lived n their reservation and have quite FOND memories of it(what little of it I remember). I also don't think it has ANYTHING to do with the North European ZONE A sports group consisting of SEVERAL countries...Again a possibility but I ruled it out as well... There was an ARTIST that has some interesting pictures Eric Nesmith that aparently goes by Nez some times...again RULED out... I did however stumble across what I think is the most probable solution of all though...A computer PROGRAMMER... That had and probably still HAS access to a series of SUPERCOMPUTERS that is a MAJOR BACKBONE for tons of users all over the US. This programmer has been doing freelance work and might have just been TOO BUSY to have made it BACK to the location to do anything...being that it is on the OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY some 2500 miles away... Again my personal speculation but after looking at a few FACTS I know (which in this cases is VERY LITTLE but still MORE than most) and making an EDUCATED guess I am pretty sure this Hypothesis as to the Identity is correct. But if the person WANTS to remain anonymous I will RESPECT those WISHES and NOT post the name of the PERSON/PERSONS I believe is behind it all... Again all my SPECULATION but the more I think about it the more CERTAIN I become...
I hope if nothing else my story has entertained at least SOME of you, I know I have been entertained watching this thread oer the past month. I did like the whole ALIEN obfuscation and then to Abscond with imperical evidence...FUNNY stuff...I think THAT belongs in another thread though, Conspiracy theories! Have a good day all
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Message 785616 - Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 3:51:54 UTC - in response to Message 785559.  

Well I personally have left this thread without my opinions for FAR too long... I have read what EVERYONE has guessed and a lot of THEORIES so I figured it only RIGHT for me to post mine... A while back I read some INTERESTING things granted this was some OLD documents by a year or more but still was relevant to the conversation at hand. It had to do with the TOP supercomputers in the WORLD which NEZ was Pretty high on the list (within the top 150) I can't remember the exact number I believe it was actully below the 100 mark. Anyway, I seem to recall this specific forum attributing NEZ to a SERVICE PROVIDER and I think theat was ALL of the details that were available...I looked for more with NO luck... I do not think it has ANYTHING to do with the NEZ Pierce Indians which I Kinda wishj it did as a young boy I lived n their reservation and have quite FOND memories of it(what little of it I remember). I also don't think it has ANYTHING to do with the North European ZONE A sports group consisting of SEVERAL countries...Again a possibility but I ruled it out as well... There was an ARTIST that has some interesting pictures Eric Nesmith that aparently goes by Nez some times...again RULED out... I did however stumble across what I think is the most probable solution of all though...A computer PROGRAMMER... That had and probably still HAS access to a series of SUPERCOMPUTERS that is a MAJOR BACKBONE for tons of users all over the US. This programmer has been doing freelance work and might have just been TOO BUSY to have made it BACK to the location to do anything...being that it is on the OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY some 2500 miles away... Again my personal speculation but after looking at a few FACTS I know (which in this cases is VERY LITTLE but still MORE than most) and making an EDUCATED guess I am pretty sure this Hypothesis as to the Identity is correct. But if the person WANTS to remain anonymous I will RESPECT those WISHES and NOT post the name of the PERSON/PERSONS I believe is behind it all... Again all my SPECULATION but the more I think about it the more CERTAIN I become...
I hope if nothing else my story has entertained at least SOME of you, I know I have been entertained watching this thread oer the past month. I did like the whole ALIEN obfuscation and then to Abscond with imperical evidence...FUNNY stuff...I think THAT belongs in another thread though, Conspiracy theories! Have a good day all

Which would make sense if "NEZ" stands for "Not Equal (to) Zero"
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Message 785634 - Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 4:25:41 UTC

I thought that I read somewhere on this forum a long time ago (and now probably lost) that it was mentioned/guessed/speculated that NEZ worked for a large company which had a heap of computers and he was running Seti on them. I think it was said to be some kind of data warehouse thing? (My memory is not too good).

If this is true then his drop in RAC could be because he is no longer able to run it on some or all the machines, or the company may be cutting back on electricity usage due to increasing costs (oil, global warming etc) and they have requested that Seti no longer be run or no longer have computers left on over night when they are not being used by the staff.

Just a guess.

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Message 785641 - Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 4:32:20 UTC

Who is NEZ? ;)
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Message 785680 - Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 4:54:34 UTC - in response to Message 785641.  

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Message 785699 - Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 5:31:43 UTC

I believe, like others, he was investigated in the early days and in the switchover to BOINC to see the genuineness of his setup....when a lot of crunchers had their scores taken down for cheating...

Matt and Eric know for sure who Nez is....

But I'm sure their lips are sealed........;-)
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Message 785723 - Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 7:02:50 UTC - in response to Message 785699.  

Matt and Eric know for sure who Nez is....

Aww, man; that kinda blows up the whole idea that NEZ is a "mystery" cruncher... ;-p

NEZ for prez!
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Message 785768 - Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 10:40:14 UTC - in response to Message 785616.  

Which would make sense if "NEZ" stands for "Not Equal (to) Zero"

Very much so (machine assembly language).

Or Zen reversed?

Or simply just Human initials?


And 1001 (9 ;-) ) other guesses!

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Message 786150 - Posted: 24 Jul 2008, 5:00:09 UTC - in response to Message 785559.  

HA HA HA oh those are some great theories. All wrong though. ;)
Although I did see a single word that was a really big clue. Oh the irony. L8R!
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Message 786175 - Posted: 24 Jul 2008, 6:10:58 UTC - in response to Message 786150.  

Although I did see a single word that was a really big clue.

If I were to g-u-e-s-s-s-s-s-s....
Nez for prez

Nez is a president (of some corporation) and was recently voted out at an annual Stockholder Meeting?
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Message 786418 - Posted: 24 Jul 2008, 16:42:18 UTC - in response to Message 786150.  

HA HA HA oh those are some great theories. All wrong though. ;)
Although I did see a single word that was a really big clue. Oh the irony. L8R!

A single word that is a big clue? Was it "conspiracy?" <ducking>
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Message 786426 - Posted: 24 Jul 2008, 17:01:31 UTC

Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't.
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Message 787244 - Posted: 26 Jul 2008, 4:44:20 UTC

NEZ seems to be leveling out now...

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Message 787897 - Posted: 27 Jul 2008, 7:51:56 UTC - in response to Message 787244.  

NEZ seems to be leveling out now...

Luke.

There seems to be a jump every 7 days. I wonder if that has to do with the weekly (Tuesday) outage?
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Message 788806 - Posted: 28 Jul 2008, 13:45:01 UTC - in response to Message 785680.  

Who is NEZ? ;)


A mystery person...

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=22


No, Who is who, Nez is unknown.

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Message 788960 - Posted: 28 Jul 2008, 16:36:47 UTC - in response to Message 783189.  

Dismissed/Retired?


Too simple an explanation.

I sent him a PM. Yeah, I know, he never responds. Still, the myth is that he did respond to one PM from Misfit so. . . maybe Nez likes softly played guitar music, eh?

I am curious and, one way or another, I will find out. :)

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Message 797588 - Posted: 14 Aug 2008, 2:42:02 UTC
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NEZ is holding steady in the 130 to 150 K range.

No large bumps in his other projects so, for whatever reason, he has 80% of his processors doing something non BOINC related.

I wonder what all those cycles are doing right about now. . .

In a completely unrelated note, the CERN LHC is now operational and preparing for it’s first “all up” test on September 10.

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Message 797594 - Posted: 14 Aug 2008, 2:56:37 UTC - in response to Message 797588.  

NEZ is holding steady in the 130 to 150 K range.

No large bumps in his other projects so, for whatever reason, he has 80% of his processors doing something non BOINC related.

I wonder what all those cycles are doing right about now. . .

In a completely unrelated note, the CERN LHC is now operational and preparing for it’s first “all up” test on September 10.

;)

Which is when the world will end as it get's sucked into a Micro-Miniature Black Hole that just refuses to cooperate and dissolve. :-)

That's one project I wish had regular work to hand out when Seti got so sick on us here. I think that'd be a neat project to be crunching...
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Message 797595 - Posted: 14 Aug 2008, 2:59:47 UTC - in response to Message 797594.  

Which is when the world will end as it get's sucked into a Micro-Miniature Black Hole that just refuses to cooperate and dissolve. :-)


I thought that's what everybody said happened when Vista was released. ;)
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