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Message 1424608 - Posted: 5 Oct 2013, 16:15:28 UTC

http://web.archive.org/web/20050803012143/http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/top_hosts.php is a link to a capture of the top computers on June 19th, 2005. The TOP computer had a RAC of 4808.39 and if you follow the links to the Number Crunching area its filled with post of people whining on low credit and lack of work unit availability. The top user was NEZ with a RAC of 87,909.45 and total credit of 1,981,743.48.
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Message 1424632 - Posted: 5 Oct 2013, 17:14:40 UTC - in response to Message 1424608.

http://web.archive.org/web/20050803012143/http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/top_hosts.php is a link to a capture of the top computers on June 19th, 2005. The TOP computer had a RAC of 4808.39 and if you follow the links to the Number Crunching area its filled with post of people whining on low credit and lack of work unit availability. The top user was NEZ with a RAC of 87,909.45 and total credit of 1,981,743.48.


My first post on these boards came a year and a half after that.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=36746&postid=495234

The only computer that I still have from then is the laptop and it will not run off the battery.
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Message 1424670 - Posted: 5 Oct 2013, 19:26:27 UTC - in response to Message 1424608.

http://web.archive.org/web/20050803012143/http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/top_hosts.php is a link to a capture of the top computers on June 19th, 2005. The TOP computer had a RAC of 4808.39 and if you follow the links to the Number Crunching area its filled with post of people whining on low credit and lack of work unit availability. The top user was NEZ with a RAC of 87,909.45 and total credit of 1,981,743.48.


In that day and age that NEZ was probably running Seti on an entire office building full of computers ;-)
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Message 1424672 - Posted: 5 Oct 2013, 19:30:27 UTC - in response to Message 1424608.

and if you follow the links to the Number Crunching area its filled with post of people whining on low credit and lack of work unit availability..


The more things change...
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Message 1424689 - Posted: 5 Oct 2013, 21:14:37 UTC - in response to Message 1424670.

http://web.archive.org/web/20050803012143/http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/top_hosts.php is a link to a capture of the top computers on June 19th, 2005. The TOP computer had a RAC of 4808.39 and if you follow the links to the Number Crunching area its filled with post of people whining on low credit and lack of work unit availability. The top user was NEZ with a RAC of 87,909.45 and total credit of 1,981,743.48.


In that day and age that NEZ was probably running Seti on an entire office building full of computers ;-)

Actually it was a school district, and it eventually cost him his job in their IT Department. There's a thread or two about it here somewhere.....
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Message 1424706 - Posted: 5 Oct 2013, 21:59:26 UTC - in response to Message 1424689.

... There's a thread or two about it here somewhere.....

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Message 1424740 - Posted: 6 Oct 2013, 1:31:41 UTC - in response to Message 1424706.
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I remember being jealous of NEZ and wanting to have access to a farm that could produce those kinds of numbers. I remember all the conspiracies and theories that were floating around about who it was and what their farm was, but he never replied to PMs and had the computers hidden.

It's always fun to look back through the web archives. Like switch the page to top users instead..

http://web.archive.org/web/20050802011241/http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/top_users.php
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Message 1424743 - Posted: 6 Oct 2013, 2:08:14 UTC - in response to Message 1424740.
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Checking he top participatants then and now, The leader on my Link would be 55th today in rank and 2nd place drops all the way down to 432.
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Message 1424748 - Posted: 6 Oct 2013, 2:45:23 UTC - in response to Message 1424740.

I remember being jealous of NEZ and wanting to have access to a farm that could produce those kinds of numbers. I remember all the conspiracies and theories that were floating around about who it was and what their farm was, but he never replied to PMs and had the computers hidden.

It's always fun to look back through the web archives. Like switch the page to top users instead..

http://web.archive.org/web/20050802011241/http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/top_users.php

I always despised NEZ.

He was obviously tapping resources he had no permission to do so.

I take GREAT pride in the fact that I can sit here and eyeball every computer on my farm.
9 rigs. I know each and every one of them inside and out. I AM them.
There were a few others that attempted to route Seti though unauthorized resources.

I don't cheat, I don't steal, I don't lie.
I just do what I do, and do it well.

And pay every dime along the way.

You have fun remembering NEZ.

I don't.

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Message 1424753 - Posted: 6 Oct 2013, 3:31:11 UTC - in response to Message 1424748.

Look on the bright side, you're still eligible for
a toaster.

Sure don't see many of those people here anymore.

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Message 1424757 - Posted: 6 Oct 2013, 3:44:21 UTC - in response to Message 1424753.

Look on the bright side, you're still eligible for
a toaster.

Sure don't see many of those people here anymore.

I still have not seen the signup for the toaster.

Or there creds required for such and aquisition.

I would be most grateful if somebody wiser than I would give me the toaster page link/.

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Message 1424859 - Posted: 6 Oct 2013, 12:51:04 UTC - in response to Message 1424748.

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I always despised NEZ.

He was obviously tapping resources he had no permission to do so.

I take GREAT pride in the fact that I can sit here and eyeball every computer on my farm.
9 rigs. I know each and every one of them inside and out. I AM them.
There were a few others that attempted to route Seti though unauthorized resources.

I don't cheat, I don't steal, I don't lie.
I just do what I do, and do it well.

And pay every dime along the way.

You have fun remembering NEZ.

I don't.


100% AGREE

Here I am, on a limited budget, crunching on 1 old Desktop and 1 Laptop.

Used to be 2 Laptops, but my wife didn't want her Laptop searching for "Little Green Men". (She IS crunching Einstein@Home).

And on a limited budget: Upgrading Video Cards, Power Supply and CPU's. Always searching for the best prices.

P.S. My wife is a wonderful woman. We just have a difference of opinion. :)
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Message 1424987 - Posted: 6 Oct 2013, 18:52:20 UTC - in response to Message 1424757.

Look on the bright side, you're still eligible for
a toaster.

Sure don't see many of those people here anymore.

I still have not seen the signup for the toaster.

Or there creds required for such and aquisition.

I would be most grateful if somebody wiser than I would give me the toaster page link/.


Matt, if they REALLY were giving away toaster ovens it would be fair to give them to REAL dedicated people and luckily there are a lot around here.

You have the recourses to run 9 rigs, me i.e. only to run one and an occational laptop but the dedication is the same...
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Message 1425036 - Posted: 6 Oct 2013, 23:19:32 UTC

LEAVE MY TOASTER ALONE !!!!
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Message 1425080 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 2:01:26 UTC

we get toasters?...banks give guns

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Message 1425286 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 16:41:05 UTC
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Can your bank make mine a 30mm Raden or better a 105mm light gun?


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Message 1425415 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 21:23:07 UTC - in response to Message 1424757.

Look on the bright side, you're still eligible for
a toaster.

Sure don't see many of those people here anymore.

I still have not seen the signup for the toaster.

Or there creds required for such and aquisition.

I would be most grateful if somebody wiser than I would give me the toaster page link/.

The last thing you need is a toaster generating more heat around there. :)

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Message 1425447 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 23:18:36 UTC

But what about the promise of lots of hot buttered toast with maple syrup or honey?






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Message 1425550 - Posted: 8 Oct 2013, 3:25:57 UTC - in response to Message 1425447.

I think I just gained weight.

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