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Message 864386 - Posted: 11 Feb 2009, 18:09:03 UTC - in response to Message 864370.

I want to make sure I do not get any of the NEW AP units, so they don't get crunched by the existing AP v5.0 application. As long as Seti/BOINC can keep them straight, I will not worry about it.

You should be safe there. If your AP v5.00 application was supplied automatically by Berkeley, you will automatically download a new application alongside your first allocation of new work: if you installed your own AP v5.00 along with an app_info.xml file, that will block the allocation of new-format work until you update your application(s) yourself.


Excellent (I have an optimized AP w/app_info.xml file).
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Message 864948 - Posted: 13 Feb 2009, 5:56:25 UTC - in response to Message 864157.

Here's another problem we've been having over the past couple weeks, and it doesn't seem to be getting better: ants. I typically don't take a lunch break, and just nosh all day by my computer during small cracks of time. Dave and Jeff are the same way, and have the next two desks adjacent to me. Even though we're on the third floor the ants finally found the motherload of crumbs and unwashed utensils left on our desktops. There's not enough of them to find their exact point of entry nor plot their general plan of action. So throughout the day I've been mashing the little buggers as I spot them. Hopefully they'll just give up and disappear - meanwhile my work space is smelling more and more like formic acid.

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You are aware ants like computers? http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_do_ants_like_electricity

You may need to enforce a no food rule and clean up all the crumbs.

Have fun with borax and boric acid. Better than formic acid on a motherboard.




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Message 866164 - Posted: 16 Feb 2009, 17:11:28 UTC - in response to Message 864948.

Here's another problem we've been having over the past couple weeks, and it doesn't seem to be getting better: ants. I typically don't take a lunch break, and just nosh all day by my computer during small cracks of time. Dave and Jeff are the same way, and have the next two desks adjacent to me. Even though we're on the third floor the ants finally found the motherload of crumbs and unwashed utensils left on our desktops. There's not enough of them to find their exact point of entry nor plot their general plan of action. So throughout the day I've been mashing the little buggers as I spot them. Hopefully they'll just give up and disappear - meanwhile my work space is smelling more and more like formic acid.

- Matt


You are aware ants like computers? http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_do_ants_like_electricity

You may need to enforce a no food rule and clean up all the crumbs.

Have fun with borax and boric acid. Better than formic acid on a motherboard.



I, too, recommend boric acid... just be aware that boric acid is a low-grade poison to humans. (I.E. don't spread it where it would get into food, and wash up any utensils that touch it right away...)

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