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Message 1349577 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 19:40:48 UTC

Is there any way to request certain files ?. My computer just finished an AstroPulse file which labeled it with a the label " Computation Error ". I've got a 56K modem and a dial-up connection ...ok that means my computer can download one (1) file at top speed. A 10 MB file takes over a hour. It takes my computer about 18 hours or longer just to download one of those beasties, forever to crunch it, so to avoid wasting time working on a file that could be riddled with errors, and saving me time crunching the files can I request files that are 8 MB and less ?

Pardon the pun but the size of the AstroPulse files they are astronomically huge. If my computer can't deal with them (this is the second Astropulse file that had errors)they are waste of my time crunching them, and a waste of time for SETI/Boinc to send them to me. Send the 366K work units by the bushel if you want. But keep the Astropulse files. Can anything be done ?

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Message 1349583 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 19:54:33 UTC - in response to Message 1349577.

Is there any way to request certain files ?. My computer just finished an AstroPulse file which labeled it with a the label " Computation Error ". I've got a 56K modem and a dial-up connection ...ok that means my computer can download one (1) file at top speed. A 10 MB file takes over a hour. It takes my computer about 18 hours or longer just to download one of those beasties, forever to crunch it, so to avoid wasting time working on a file that could be riddled with errors, and saving me time crunching the files can I request files that are 8 MB and less ?

Pardon the pun but the size of the AstroPulse files they are astronomically huge. If my computer can't deal with them (this is the second Astropulse file that had errors)they are waste of my time crunching them, and a waste of time for SETI/Boinc to send them to me. Send the 366K work units by the bushel if you want. But keep the Astropulse files. Can anything be done ?


Yes it can, go to this page and click edit, then deselect the option for Astropulse.
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Message 1349584 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 19:58:01 UTC - in response to Message 1349577.

You can block the download of Astropulse - to set as a global exclusion, on the S@H website - go to "Account", then "your account", in the Preferences section (near the top) select "SETI@Home preferences", "Edit S@H Preferences", un-tick the two Astopulse, and "Accept work from other applications". Finally press the "Update Preference" button.
Changes down will take a time to work through, but this SHOULD stop you getting Astropluse tasks.
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Message 1349596 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 20:14:59 UTC

Thanks to both who responded so quickly. AstroPulse-both types is now out of my hair. Thanks again.
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