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Message 1076838 - Posted: 13 Feb 2011, 16:12:26 UTC

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of work units...

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Message 1076883 - Posted: 13 Feb 2011, 17:39:37 UTC - in response to Message 1070883.
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4 Then God said let there be servers; and there were multiple servers.


Can't remember who said that the problems with computers multiplied only after someone got the idea of connecting them together. Must have been ms. Fortuna, she saw it coming...

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Message 1077160 - Posted: 14 Feb 2011, 15:18:38 UTC - in response to Message 1076883.

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my Workunit. Prepare to die.


Stop saying that!
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Message 1077183 - Posted: 14 Feb 2011, 16:15:29 UTC
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I ate his work unit with some fava beans and a nice chianti...

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Message 1077198 - Posted: 14 Feb 2011, 16:38:42 UTC

If you can talk with forums and keep your cool,
'Or walk with scientists - nor lose the Seti touch,
if neither admins nor loving mods can hurt you,
If all posters compete with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving cache
With sixty seconds' worth of work units,
Yours is the download and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a cruncher, my son!

With apologies to Rudyard Kipling









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Message 1077205 - Posted: 14 Feb 2011, 17:25:55 UTC - in response to Message 1076883.
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.. :-))))))) .. absolutely unbelieffffable .. ;-)

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Message 1077208 - Posted: 14 Feb 2011, 17:30:54 UTC

.. no work-unit can shine - with a broken heart.

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Message 1077209 - Posted: 14 Feb 2011, 17:34:56 UTC

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, crunching WUs no mortal ever dared to crunch before.

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Message 1077251 - Posted: 14 Feb 2011, 19:13:40 UTC - in response to Message 1077209.

I close my BOINC, only for a moment, and the Workunits's gone
All my dreams, pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind
Same old song, just a FLOP of water in an endless sea
All we do, Crunches to the ground, though we refuse to see

Dust in the wind, All we are is dust in the wind

Don't hang on, nothing lasts forever but BOINC and Seti
It slips away, all your money won't another Workunit buy

Dust in the wind, All we are is dust in the wind


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Message 1077540 - Posted: 15 Feb 2011, 15:32:47 UTC

Cold hearted raid that rules the night.
Removes the work units form our site.
MB's are grey AP's are white.
But we decide which BOINC is right.
And which is an illusion.
Pinprick holes let the card die.
Uncut tapes from Arecibo pass by.
The mighty WOWS of ten thousand suns.
Challenges infinity and is soon gone.
Crunch time to some a brief interlude.
To others the fear of cuda solitide.
Brave SETI wake up your steeds.
Bring back the warmth our computers need.


Breath deep the gathering gloom.
Power buttons fade from every room.
Computer farm crunchers look back and lament.
Another day with no energy spent.
Impassioned moderators wrestle as one.
Many men cry for work and have none.
Project scientists wish they were done.
Cold hearted raid that rules the night.
Removes the work units from our site.
MB's are grey AP's are white.
But we decide which BOINC is right.
And which is an illusion.


My apologies to Justin Hayward
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Message 1077545 - Posted: 15 Feb 2011, 15:39:44 UTC

Crunching is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were crunchers..
Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Message 1077547 - Posted: 15 Feb 2011, 15:45:27 UTC

By three methods we may learn crunching.......First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. And the least of all, which is be having none.

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Message 1077548 - Posted: 15 Feb 2011, 15:48:10 UTC - in response to Message 1077545.

Apologies to Iron Maiden -Powerslave

Into the abyss I'll fall-the eye of Admins
Into the eyes of the night-watching me go
Green is the cat's eye that glows-in this Bx
Enter the risen Astropulse-risen again.


Tell me why I had to be a RAC H00r
My Farm don't wanna die, I'm a god, why can't it live on?
When Seti@home dies, all around is laid waste.
And in my last hour,
I'm a slave to the power of BOINC.

When I was Crunching this lie-Workunits were my game
People would worship and fall-drop to their knees
So bring me the blood and red wine for the Cruncher to succeed me
For he is a man and a god-and he will die too.

CHORUS

Now I am cold but a ghost WU lives in my veins,
Silent the terror that reigned-marbled in stone
Shell of a man God preserved-a thousand ages
But open the gates of my hell-the workunit will strike from the grave.

CHORUS

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Message 1077552 - Posted: 15 Feb 2011, 16:07:12 UTC
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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In this case, I must leave a trail to the original post, so bold may it be.

I would quote thusly....

Do not go where the path may lead, for it may lead you astray.
Go forth instead, to where it leads you, my friend.
For it will lead you to another day.

You know well and good that no other before have trod this path laid before you.
And still, though with doubt you are filled, you must follow the path that befalls you.

This, such as yours, is the path that wonder befalled you.
You have seen Seti's path, and like none other since, you have followed the crumbs laid before you.

We have all followed since.......
Though our word we sometimes mince.
And our true thougts follow somewhat behind us.
We all are here for a hope we hold dear.
That another mind long lost will find us.

I bring these thoughts hence,
and I hope my lack of pretence does not bore ya
because I hold them so dear,
and I hope lack to the servers won't find us
sucking dust in the wind,
or just killing off kin,
or the lack of reminding what binds us.

We are kin, we are family........
we are a few of a kind,
and as such, we must stick close together.
No matter what come,
not matter what will.
No matter what seems the weather.

You see, as my story unravels and is told,
it's not just mine told, but it yours.
For as easily said that my path had bean tread..
Your footsteps in mine have been borne.

So do not easily
post your words unto me
telling me just where I should have gone.

Just know that like you,
I have stayed here long 'nough to sing you my song.

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Message 1077558 - Posted: 15 Feb 2011, 16:28:34 UTC

Where there is one work unit...you'll always find another...two work units at the end of the world...
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Message 1078019 - Posted: 16 Feb 2011, 19:55:27 UTC

There are some WUs that never rest.......
And never will.
It is their demeanor that characterizes the world that the rest of us live in.
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Message 1078356 - Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 17:35:41 UTC

There is matter and antimatter. So does that mean they cancel each other out and I have 0 credits?
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Message 1078369 - Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 17:56:34 UTC

There is matter, and antimatter, it doesn't matter, and what's the matter. It's the last two that cause most problems ......
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