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Message 921985 - Posted: 28 Jul 2009, 22:32:02 UTC

Had the usual Tuesday outage today for database maintenance. Nothing too exciting to report about that except we continue to have progress getting new server mork on line as secondary replica (and hopefully someday primary master). MySQL is running on it, and all the tables are being populated as I type this.

A note about the "old junk" I mentioned yesterday. I was talking about real junk (gutting parts servers, shipping boxes, etc.). We still have the E450s that were our various servers during the "classic" phase of SETI@home. We keep talking about auctioning those off but I doubt any of us will ever have the time to coordinate that. Maybe we'll donate them to the Smithsonian.

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Message 921987 - Posted: 28 Jul 2009, 22:42:27 UTC - in response to Message 921985.
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Maybe we'll donate them to the Smithsonian.

- Matt

That really is funny...LOL

Thanks Matt!
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Message 921992 - Posted: 28 Jul 2009, 22:55:10 UTC - in response to Message 921985.
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scratch that idea... to the electric death bed they go...

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Message 922006 - Posted: 28 Jul 2009, 23:45:41 UTC

Now why would you want to lumber The Smithsonian with them?
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Message 922026 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 1:19:55 UTC

Imagine when we do contact someone /something out there. Those are the "original" SETI systems. Hence collectors items and would fetch a pretty penny at that time!!

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Message 922056 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 3:54:25 UTC
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I am doing the work on the shirts, so what the heck, I could do the "Junk" too.
Instead of an auction, it should be a set price on first come first basis.

Start high, then we could go lower, if there are no takers. Postage would not be part of the price. It is just not worth the manpower involved to make it an aution process.

For persons filing a US tax return, it would not qualify as a write off, but the powers at Berkeley maybe willing to give you a star.
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Message 922061 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 4:14:12 UTC - in response to Message 922056.

I am doing the work on the shirts, so what the heck, I could do the "Junk" too.
Instead of an auction, it should be a set price on first come first basis.

Start high, then we could go lower, if there are no takers. Postage would not be part of the price. It is just not worth the manpower involved to make it an aution process.

For persons filing a US tax return, it would not qualify as a write off, but the powers at Berkeley maybe willing to give you a star.

One possibility is a silent auction. Anyone that wants can submit a bid and at the end of X days, the winner is announced. They can either come by the office to pick it up, or pay for shipping.
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Message 922066 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 4:38:05 UTC - in response to Message 922061.

I am doing the work on the shirts, so what the heck, I could do the "Junk" too.
Instead of an auction, it should be a set price on first come first basis.

Start high, then we could go lower, if there are no takers. Postage would not be part of the price. It is just not worth the manpower involved to make it an aution process.

For persons filing a US tax return, it would not qualify as a write off, but the powers at Berkeley maybe willing to give you a star.

One possibility is a silent auction. Anyone that wants can submit a bid and at the end of X days, the winner is announced. They can either come by the office to pick it up, or pay for shipping.

John, this is a way for another voluteer. I just posted my way.
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Message 922083 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 10:15:40 UTC
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Or just simply put it on Ebay?

And send out a news-item like:

Now 10 years into SETI, the Berkeley team auctions its legacy systems.
Just imagine owning the first computer setup of the project that just might find extra terrestrial life!

Add a certificate of authenticity with autographs of the Berkeley-crew, and hey you might just end up with enough money to get that 1Gb line up and running :D
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Message 922086 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 10:42:42 UTC


Thanks Matt for the dayly TNews.

Normally I don't care much because of the 'PC task list'.
Maybe everyday one look whether the PC make 'errors' or other 'stupid' things.

I made an app mod/update in your vacation and after installation the 'PC task list' was disabled.
Yesterday I made some changes - and after again the 'PC task list' was disabled.. to now.
I think, I can't make changes at my PC.. ;-)

It'll be after every weekly maintenance, that the 'PC task list' and 'pending credit list' will be unavailable for a short or long time?

Normally for how long?

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Message 922087 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 10:45:28 UTC

ehm.. Matt, you forgot to remove the "outage statement" from the home page?
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Message 922102 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 12:24:53 UTC - in response to Message 922087.

ehm.. Matt, you forgot to remove the "outage statement" from the home page?

I think it should be left there permanently so that people know what to expect when they sign up.

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Message 922137 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 14:31:02 UTC - in response to Message 922102.

Boo! Seti is behaving very nicely of late, as far as I can tell. Give them some credit.

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Message 922141 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 14:51:53 UTC - in response to Message 921985.
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I'd like to raise a question that came up some threads ago, but wasn't answered as far as I know:

Will there be a switch for processing astropulse v505 in the seti-preferences, and if so, when?

And keep up the good work Matt,
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Message 922152 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 15:40:43 UTC - in response to Message 922141.
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I was very reluctant to say this (in case the fates heard me) but the changes you've made recently really seem to have made a massive difference.

So a huge thank you and well done to the whole team!!!!
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Message 922183 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 17:58:27 UTC - in response to Message 922087.

ehm.. Matt, you forgot to remove the "outage statement" from the home page?

Matt mentioned a week or three ago that the message should stay up and visible until all of the back-end processes have caught back up after an outage.

There was also mention of just leaving the message up permanently.
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Message 922199 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 19:53:24 UTC - in response to Message 922183.

mork(new server) and adding it to the replica, is what is taking so long, but hey, after it's integrated and done, outages will go much faster..
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Message 922455 - Posted: 30 Jul 2009, 16:05:44 UTC - in response to Message 921985.

We keep talking about auctioning those off but I doubt any of us will ever have the time to coordinate that.


I had suggested doing this a year ago in the hardware donation thread as a way of raising funds for the project, an other idea I had was to offer them in trade to someone willing to donate fresh hardware.
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