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Message 886397 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 16:30:12 UTC
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I dont know Matt, Jeff or Eric made it possible but i feel to say thank you.
A database recovery on weekend WoW.
Its much apreciated.
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Message 886403 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 16:47:27 UTC - in response to Message 886397.

I don't know If It was Matt, Jeff or Eric that made it possible but I feel I have to say, Thank You.
A database recovery on a weekend WoW.
It's much appreciated.

Motion seconded.
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Message 886404 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 16:48:37 UTC - in response to Message 886403.

I agree, thanks to whoever got us up again.
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Message 886427 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 17:56:05 UTC

I have to add my thanks. I'm impressed that this got fixed on a weekend.
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Message 886481 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 21:20:59 UTC

I look forward to Matt’s next Technical News update: I suspect he’ll have an interesting story to tell.

Good job. :)
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Message 886482 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 21:29:46 UTC - in response to Message 886481.

I look forward to Matt’s next Technical News update: I suspect he’ll have an interesting story to tell.

Good job. :)

And if he needs any encouragement to tell the stories, these are still waiting for him:



Cheers! Congrats on a job well done, and thanks for the dedication to work on a Sunday.

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Message 886636 - Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 13:25:55 UTC

I´m a little disapointed.
It seems to me negative messages are more frequented these days.
When i look into the panic mode on thread.
Is it so hard to say thank you?

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Message 886643 - Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 13:54:37 UTC

I tend to say 'thank you' (as I just did) in a 'thank you' thread, and 'PANIC!' (with tongue firmly in cheek) in the 'panic' threads.

It's called being on topic.

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Message 886651 - Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 14:05:55 UTC - in response to Message 886636.

I noticed a large dose of negativity ever since Matt posted speculation on a drop of active participants, people have been running wild with it, and taking every opportunity to sound their own respective trumpets, ready to declare their views correct and less active users is the definitive proof of their absoluteness.

It seems people never get tired of kicking a dog when its down.

It would also seem that Matt is the glue that holds the servers together. He gets sick and the servers fall apart.
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Message 886663 - Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 14:23:45 UTC

I'll kick in my thanks as well!
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Message 886685 - Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 15:11:27 UTC

This thread can use a lot more entries ;) :

Thanx! :D
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Message 886691 - Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 15:43:10 UTC

I know how hard it can be to keep servers up and running.
And i think the crew here is doing a damn good job if we realize what manpower is available.

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Message 886714 - Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 17:00:39 UTC - in response to Message 886636.

I´m a little disapointed.
It seems to me negative messages are more frequented these days.
When i look into the panic mode on thread.
Is it so hard to say thank you?

It is human nature, one "oh shoot" seems to erase an infinite number of attaboys.

It is far easier to criticize because a small staff working on a minimum budget can't duplicate the availability and uptime of Amazon or Google.

I am impressed that an 8/5 staff cares enough to try a recovery like this outside business hours, and I'm impressed with the kind of uptime they get on such a limited budget.

I'm also impressed because outside of the forums, the events were barely noticable. The one machine here that could have picked up some SETI work grabbed SETI Beta instead, and BOINC will pay back that debt later.

BOINC isn't perfect, but it works well enough that the real "driver" for uptime is user-perception, not what the project actually needs to work.

Good job to those working (extra) on the weekend, and thanks to the BOINC team for doing their part as well.
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Message 886760 - Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 19:29:49 UTC - in response to Message 886651.

I noticed a large dose of negativity ever since Matt posted speculation on a drop of active participants, people have been running wild with it, and taking every opportunity to sound their own respective trumpets, ready to declare their views correct and less active users is the definitive proof of their absoluteness.

My view is always correct especially when I haven't posted one.
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Message 886764 - Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 19:32:37 UTC - in response to Message 886760.

I noticed a large dose of negativity ever since Matt posted speculation on a drop of active participants, people have been running wild with it, and taking every opportunity to sound their own respective trumpets, ready to declare their views correct and less active users is the definitive proof of their absoluteness.

My view is always correct especially when I haven't posted one.

... and we'll always blame you for it, and most everything else, especially if you haven't posted one.
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Message 886788 - Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 21:08:51 UTC - in response to Message 886760.

I noticed a large dose of negativity ever since Matt posted speculation on a drop of active participants, people have been running wild with it, and taking every opportunity to sound their own respective trumpets, ready to declare their views correct and less active users is the definitive proof of their absoluteness.

My view is always correct especially when I haven't posted one.


You're wrong and I blame you for being wrong! LOL
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Message 886791 - Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 21:14:42 UTC

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Message 886793 - Posted: 20 Apr 2009, 21:28:51 UTC

thx. very much apreciated

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Message 886854 - Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 1:56:27 UTC


O.K. - here my "Thanx".. :-)


In past there were soo much unplanned outages that it's now normally that the Admins need to 'kick' the servers..

It would be easier for Berkeley to have well servers.

They need to work with the 68000-CPUs.. ohh.. not well equipment..
..no of course not.. but it's looking like.. ;-)

If they would have better equipment they could take the time for the science and not for to 'caress' the servers..

It's really a great pity that SETI@home (for me one of the important human science) get no money from the government or similar.


I'm very curious about what's in Area51..
If they have really there the UFO.. ;-)
And if they have there the technology of ET..
For this they have money..

OTOH.. if - the government don't need SETI@home - they know that ET exist.. ;-)

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Message 886885 - Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 4:30:15 UTC

Many thanks to all at Seti who keep it and us running.


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