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Message 992117 - Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 19:23:26 UTC

Waaaay back in the day I was a user of the original Seti@Home application. I had an email address with the first high-speed internet in the area, "Shaw@Home". Unfortunately, Shaw@Home changed to just "Shaw" and my email changed from "@home.com" to "@shaw.ca".

Seti@Home was still chugging away and I didn't think anything of it until BOINC came around, and in September 2005 and I realized I had totally forgotten my password and recovery proved impossible thanks to my registered email being invalid. Sadly at this point I had resigned myself to creating a new account, which I've used on and off to this day (I haven't done a lot of crunching in the last couple of years mostly thanks to doing most of my computer stuff on a laptop).

Anyway, I installed BOINC here at work to test out my new Core i5 750 desktop computer (mostly to see if it melts into a pile of goo) and I noticed the option to import classic credit with a now-invalid email address! I attached my old email to my current BOINC account and got a big grin when I saw my account creation date change to July 1999, and 397 classic work units completed.

Not bad for a 14 year old with a Pentium 166, haha. Later that year I upgraded to a "monster" Celeron 433. I can't believe how much faster this i5 is than every other computer I've owned (I currently have a Core 2 Quad Q6600 at home) and it's not even top of the line...

Here's to another 11 years of Seti@Home!
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Message 992120 - Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 19:38:08 UTC

First of all mate welcome to the boards :)

Im glad you could sort out the email issue!
Brings back memories dont it.
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Message 992922 - Posted: 30 Apr 2010, 14:01:34 UTC

Welcome to the boards. And isnt new technology great. I crunched classic with a P1 for years. When I finally upgraded to the P4 thats still running now, I could not beleive how fast it was. But the i7 smokes it bad.
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Message 992952 - Posted: 30 Apr 2010, 15:37:59 UTC



. . . welcome baCk ev - remmemberin' those days of the SETI Social Club Board

weren't you a poster baCk then?

> mi Classic: February 29th 2000

SETI@home classic workunits: 1,111
SETI@home classic CPU time: 29,308 hours


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