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Message 1030398 - Posted: 3 Sep 2010, 8:06:36 UTC - in response to Message 1004460.

seti should stop playing with its helpers, my opinion, SHUT DOWN SETI fix whats wrong and stop this shit of 1 day of getting work and 2 weeks down time in the last 6 months seti is 80% down what the hell is wrong is anyone smart enough to give a truthful answer?????????????
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Message 1030401 - Posted: 3 Sep 2010, 8:18:15 UTC - in response to Message 1030398.

seti should stop playing with its helpers, my opinion, SHUT DOWN SETI fix whats wrong and stop this shit of 1 day of getting work and 2 weeks down time in the last 6 months seti is 80% down what the hell is wrong is anyone smart enough to give a truthful answer?????????????


Hey, dude, relax, stop and smell the flowers. I've been as crititcal as anyone, but the fact is, things HAVE been getting better recently. The 3-day outage once a week seems to be working better as they iron out (some of) the kinks.
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Message 1030438 - Posted: 3 Sep 2010, 15:07:36 UTC - in response to Message 1030398.
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seti should stop playing with its helpers, my opinion, SHUT DOWN SETI fix whats wrong and stop this shit of 1 day of getting work and 2 weeks down time in the last 6 months seti is 80% down what the hell is wrong is anyone smart enough to give a truthful answer?????????????


Can you please point out to me where SETI promised to have better than 80% or even 20% uptime? I can't seem to find a promise of work, let alone an uptime guarantee!

1 day of getting work and 2 weeks of downtime? Do you always assume that what happens in your case is automatically correlative to what is actually happening, then start swearing and cussing when you haven't a clue as to what's really going on? Then, to prove your short-sightedness, you suggest that there's some sort of ignorance preventing someone from telling you the "truth", which is nothing more than telling you what you want to hear that confirms your false assumptions.

Ignorance is bliss. If it were only that simple to "shut down SETI, fix what's wrong and stop this ****". Why didn't anyone else think of that? You're a genius!

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Message 1030495 - Posted: 3 Sep 2010, 18:05:25 UTC

Matt, et all, I have been a loyal supporter of SETI for many years, even promoting it on my radio show when I had it in Los Angeles. But I have come to the point, like others expressed here, that the three day down time is not working. It is becoming a public relations nightmare, and given this project relies nearly entirely on volunteers it could have a serious impact on not only the work trying to be done but the moral of everyone involved, up to and including the slow decline of support. Remember, we all pay in some way for the work being done, through our electric bills to the time we spend on line reviewing progress and blogs.

From a software and engineering point of view it may make perfect sense to have extended down time, but from a PR and moral of the supporters’ point of view it is quickly becoming a disaster.

I have always been of the opinion that such comments are not worth making unless there is a suggestion as to how to improve. So here are mine.

First, hire a full time fundraiser/communications director to aggressively go after govt., corp., and private funding. If they are good at their job they will bring in far more then what they cost.

Second, come up with a plan that addresses current and future needs which will keep the programs up and running, full time. Work with the fundraiser to balance projected income with the wish list from project leaders.

Third, communicate via bi-weekly electronic newsletters what is going on in various programs, ie: fundraising, Technical improvements, events such as conferences where people can go and hear someone from SETI and other projects. And not least of all, any work processed that shows some promise regarding the purpose of the project.

Having done this professionally for many companies over the years I can promise you a measurable change in financial, public and private support.

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Message 1030507 - Posted: 3 Sep 2010, 18:55:25 UTC - in response to Message 1030398.

seti should stop playing with its helpers, my opinion, SHUT DOWN SETI fix whats wrong and stop this shit of 1 day of getting work and 2 weeks down time in the last 6 months seti is 80% down what the hell is wrong is anyone smart enough to give a truthful answer?????????????


Over the last few weeks I have been getting more and constant work than I have for a while. I am always able to get enough work to more than cover the 3 days downtime. Other than a serious server failure some while back I cannot remember "2 weeks" downtime.

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Message 1030511 - Posted: 3 Sep 2010, 19:11:11 UTC

I agree that Seti works MUCH better now but I guess the less "involved" participants, that don't read the forums for example, will think it's not working as it should.

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Message 1030519 - Posted: 3 Sep 2010, 19:33:23 UTC - in response to Message 1030398.

seti should stop playing with its helpers, my opinion, SHUT DOWN SETI fix whats wrong and stop this shit of 1 day of getting work and 2 weeks down time in the last 6 months seti is 80% down what the hell is wrong is anyone smart enough to give a truthful answer?????????????

If you don't like it go find another project it's not like your life depends on seti - yes it has been a pain at times running out of work but things are showing signs of improvement.
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Message 1030522 - Posted: 3 Sep 2010, 19:45:38 UTC

SETI@home don't cut the internet connection for to annoy us..

AFAIK, they use the whole server during the 3 days for to look thru all results which came from us, for to look if there are 'WOW-signals'.

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Message 1030534 - Posted: 3 Sep 2010, 20:22:46 UTC

I appreciate your thoughtful response at a time when many seem to let emotion get the better of them. And thanks for correcting "morale". :-)

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Message 1030580 - Posted: 3 Sep 2010, 23:28:11 UTC

Could just be bad luck &/or timing, trying to connect exactly over the times of downtime or heavy traffic.

The information on the homepage is quite clear.

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Message 1030923 - Posted: 4 Sep 2010, 18:43:34 UTC - in response to Message 1030398.

seti should stop playing with its helpers, my opinion, SHUT DOWN SETI fix whats wrong and stop this shit of 1 day of getting work and 2 weeks down time in the last 6 months seti is 80% down what the hell is wrong is anyone smart enough to give a truthful answer?????????????


There are many other BOINC projects that would be happy to make use of your spare computer time...
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Message 1036222 - Posted: 25 Sep 2010, 18:41:01 UTC
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SETI@home crew, maybe it's possible to enable at least a/the DL server/s?

I have still (I guess there are a lot of others also) a lot of backlogged DLs in my BOINC transfer overview..
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