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Message 783149 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008, 1:54:50 UTC

I've just had a thought...

Yep dangerous I know..but no animals were hurt in the process...

How many of you here were part of the original Seti@home and what are your memories of the project?
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Message 783155 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008, 2:13:24 UTC

Well before my time of course, but I heard stories.

Sounded like a grand place. :)
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Message 783157 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008, 2:20:18 UTC
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I was in the original SETI for only about 5 months before i starting BOINCing...I remember being amazed at the cool screensaver but i really didn't frequent the boards much back then...So i knew very little beyond that...I remember the "gold nuggets" that crunchers got for the various milestones...Some of the crunchers at original SETI had some very impressive totals...

When the time was nearing for the old SETI to shut down i crunched a few more WU's so i finally reached the 100 WU milestone...I finally got my gold nugget!...During that time of transition i also made a few posts on the old SETI boards...I tried to reassure some of the people there that BOINC was going to be alright...It was not an easy job to convince some of them to change...when they had been happy for so long with the old system...
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Message 783159 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008, 2:26:32 UTC

The best part was, when I found my name in conjunction with a signal of interest. Still don't know what the 10,000 meant next to it, but it was so cool.
Of course Mr Sagan's program got me started in 1999, but then a computer crash and not knowing the original e-mail address set me back a bit. But what is 8 mos in terms of what we are searching for, nothing.
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Message 783166 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008, 2:41:41 UTC - in response to Message 783159.

The best part was, when I found my name in conjunction with a signal of interest. Still don't know what the 10,000 meant next to it, but it was so cool.
Of course Mr Sagan's program got me started in 1999, but then a computer crash and not knowing the original e-mail address set me back a bit. But what is 8 mos in terms of what we are searching for, nothing.



That's what happened to me. I could remember the original address but forgot the password. Just crunched the wu's as being on 56k dialup, didn't bother posting.
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Message 783176 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008, 2:57:16 UTC - in response to Message 783157.

I remember the "gold nuggets" that crunchers got for the various milestones...

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Message 783327 - Posted: 17 Jul 2008, 12:40:57 UTC

I joined in Novemeber 2000 but never posted till 5 years later.
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Message 783613 - Posted: 18 Jul 2008, 0:20:49 UTC

I joined July 15th. I am pretty certain that I posted a couple of times...
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Message 783628 - Posted: 18 Jul 2008, 0:34:22 UTC - in response to Message 783613.
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I joined July 15th. I am pretty certain that I posted a couple of times...


I remember you and Pam from the Seti Classic board. I didn't post there much though.

I joined there in the summer of 2004 but only crunched about 50 classic WU's when the leader of the team I was in back then told me about Seti BOINC and suggested me to change to here. Which I did just right after it went public in July 2004, I think.

So my time in the Seti Classic project was very short.
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Message 784120 - Posted: 18 Jul 2008, 22:36:33 UTC - in response to Message 783628.

I remember the "gold nuggets" that crunchers got for the various milestones...


Ah you mean one of these....



And then there were Matt's test messages on the Social Club forum...please ignore

Yeah..right...that was the signal for all the nutcases to come out of the woodwork... ;o)

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Message 784132 - Posted: 18 Jul 2008, 23:05:11 UTC

I joined in 1999 and had nothing to do with the Classic forums, let alone had any idea they existed.
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Message 784136 - Posted: 18 Jul 2008, 23:18:52 UTC

I joined in September of 2000 and crunched that until they started the first Boinc Beta then I switched to that until Boinc went public and there were no more WUs for beta I continued to crunch classic for a while on my wife's computer but before Classic closed down I switched to Boinc. I posted very little in the classic boards mainly when I had a problem with the software.

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Message 784139 - Posted: 18 Jul 2008, 23:23:44 UTC - in response to Message 784120.

I remember the "gold nuggets" that crunchers got for the various milestones...


Ah you mean one of these....



And then there were Matt's test messages on the Social Club forum...please ignore

Yeah..right...that was the signal for all the nutcases to come out of the woodwork... ;o)

Yep...that's the gold i was speaking of...I haven't seen one of those in a long time.
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Message 784145 - Posted: 18 Jul 2008, 23:50:09 UTC

I joined right before the great bandwidth meltdown around Christmans of 2001. I remember downloading a wu completing it then wondering why it would upload and get another...LOL, it took until mid-January to find SETI Driver and the CLI version, then find a "public" queue. During 2002 I slowly integrated various w#$^ computers and was a regular visitor to the SETI Stats site and the forums....such memories. I almost joined the clinic, but was entrenched in my existing team. When BOINC came along I was one of the 'first' to attach a computer to SETI. I had computer ID 31 - which has long since been deleted out of the database. Ahhh...memories!

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Message 784167 - Posted: 19 Jul 2008, 1:33:13 UTC - in response to Message 783628.

I joined July 15th. I am pretty certain that I posted a couple of times...

I remember you and Pam from the Seti Classic board. I didn't post there much though.

The classic Cafe wasn't accessible for most of its lifespan. Yet the project got along just fine.
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Message 784314 - Posted: 19 Jul 2008, 12:48:42 UTC

I had 26,060 hours SETI@home classic CPU time and I don't think I ever visited the original SETI classic forums.

I have fantastic memories of it though, when I first started on SETI@Home a work unit took my machine around 60 hours to process. SETI became the reason to upgrade my PC and I no longer judged new components by how well they increased gaming performance, but on how many minutes they could shave off of my crunch times.

Everything I know about upgrading and overclocking PC's is due to this project.
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Message 785415 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 13:57:56 UTC - in response to Message 784314.

I had 26,060 hours SETI@home classic CPU time and I don't think I ever visited the original SETI classic forums.

I have fantastic memories of it though, when I first started on SETI@Home a work unit took my machine around 60 hours to process. SETI became the reason to upgrade my PC and I no longer judged new components by how well they increased gaming performance, but on how many minutes they could shave off of my crunch times.

Everything I know about upgrading and overclocking PC's is due to this project.


Back then, there wheren't much MoBo's, that you could easily OC!
I used the 'old' SETI screen-saver in 1999, moved twice, since then and lost my inlog name and got another E-Mail adress.
Was aware about the forums, but never found the time and courage, speaking/writing very bad english then and being too busy with 'other (computerized)thing's, f.i. building them and then selling one, being out off a job, then.
I started with BOINC, december 17, last year, although my starting day is, mysteriously, april 4th, 2004 :).

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Message 785513 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 22:21:27 UTC

SETI@home classic workunits 2,621
SETI@home classic CPU time 22,678 hours


I stopped in 2005- when my PC developed a severe case of death- until 2007, when I learnt about Boinc.
I never visited the boards, until the big server crisis last year.

I used to run the cli through seti-driver- you could actually cache wu's!!!

It was all a more underground kinda feel than Boinc gives it- not that I'm complaining....the more crunchers the better

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Message 785799 - Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 13:46:52 UTC

SETI@home Classic workunits: 389
SETI@home Classic CPU time: 17,903 hours

What I remember most about Classic is the machines we were running then. I actually found one in my basement last week. AMD-K6-2 processor running at 400mhz, American Megatrends BIOS, Windows 98. That was a hot computer in 2000!


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Message 786091 - Posted: 24 Jul 2008, 2:10:20 UTC - in response to Message 784136.
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I joined in September of 2000 and crunched that until they started the first Boinc Beta then I switched to that until Boinc went public and there were no more WUs for beta I continued to crunch classic for a while on my wife's computer but before Classic closed down I switched to Boinc. I posted very little in the classic boards mainly when I had a problem with the software.
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I ran most of classic on an AMD K6-2 500 with 32MB of ram.
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