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1) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1783321)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile mr.mac52
Jord,

I congratulate you on a decade of moderation!

I know I could not do that service for that long, no patience for it. I'm so glad you do have what it takes.

John
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : LIGO detected gravitational waves at last! (Message 1764115)
Posted 11 Feb 2016 by Profile mr.mac52
I had been starting to wonder if I would live long enough to see this day and sure enough, I have!

To live long enough to see yet another validation of Einstein just makes my day!

John
3) Message boards : News : SETI@home Version 8 for Android and GPU to be released January, 21st (Message 1757784)
Posted 21 Jan 2016 by Profile mr.mac52
Thanks Eric for the heads up on availability of the new parts of V8 applications!

And thanks to all the volunteers that have been working so very hard behind the scenes to develop and support the entire user community in the transition to version 8 applications.

Thank you one and all!!!

John
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (101) Server Problems? (Message 1757718)
Posted 20 Jan 2016 by Profile mr.mac52
Richard,

Thanks for all the details your note gives us as to the plan of action!

And thanks to all the others that are working on getting updated apps up and running...

John
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Researchers find evidence of a real ninth planet (Message 1757712)
Posted 20 Jan 2016 by Profile mr.mac52
The 9th Planet story in Science...

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/feature-astronomers-say-neptune-sized-planet-lurks-unseen-solar-system
6) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1756037)
Posted 13 Jan 2016 by Profile mr.mac52
Thanks guys for laying out the short term goals as well as the longer term targets. The info the two of you provides are really helpful and I appreciate the time and talent you support the project with.

John
7) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1755629)
Posted 11 Jan 2016 by Profile mr.mac52
Thanks Jason for setting the expectation for how V8 will be similar to the V7 Cuda apps!

John
8) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Scientific American: If There Are Aliens Out There, Where Are They? (Message 1754662)
Posted 7 Jan 2016 by Profile mr.mac52
January issue of Scientific American has a good article titled: If There Are Aliens Out There, Where Are They?

The authors start out with the Fermi paradox and go from there. SETI is mentioned but not any specific reference to SETI@home.

John
9) Message boards : Number crunching : App_Config compared to App_info (Message 1754356)
Posted 6 Jan 2016 by Profile mr.mac52
Richard,

I really appreciate your and rest of the team that does so much for SETI@home not holding to any artificial schedule. In my career I was faced with this type of challenge and standing up to the marketers was always a real pain in my moral neck.

Thanks for your strong ethic in this regard!

John
10) Message boards : News : SETI@home Version 8 has been released. (Message 1753587)
Posted 3 Jan 2016 by Profile mr.mac52
Jason,

I hope you do know that a lot of folks really appreciate all the untold years you have been a very big contributor in making SETI@home so successful. Without your efforts to this cause, the silent majority of us crunchers would not be anywhere as productive as we are.

This goes for a core of wonderful folks that are too many to list here but contribute a great deal to the success of this project.

Just my opinion, and I'll admit that I never get around to thanking you and the others for your time and efforts in this cause.

John
11) Message boards : Technical News : Catchup (Nov 09 2015) (Message 1740990)
Posted 10 Nov 2015 by Profile mr.mac52
Thank you Matt, your reporting is absolutely wonderful for us crunchers outside of Berkeley and greatly appreciated!

John
12) Message boards : News : Meet Berkeley SETI Research Center's newest researcher (Message 1739456)
Posted 4 Nov 2015 by Profile mr.mac52
Zuhra,

Welcome to SETI@home. Your interview is great and I can't wait to see what your contribution to data for us to crunch will be. A great group of folks to work with for sure!

John
13) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1734315)
Posted 15 Oct 2015 by Profile mr.mac52
After being a member of SETI@home since the 18th of March of 2003 I've finally made it into the top 100 producers per Boinc Stats. There have been three times when I've increased my processing power dedicated to SETI@home after plateauing out. The first upgrade was when I was ranked at 300k worldwide and then when ranked at 100k. The last upgrade was to switch to dual Nvidia graphics in each of the three systems I host SETI@home on.

What fun to make it to this point in my contributions to finding signs of ET.

John
14) Message boards : Technical News : More Data (Aug 21 2015) (Message 1716789)
Posted 22 Aug 2015 by Profile mr.mac52
Matt,

Thanks for the update and information on the plan going forward! It always helps us to know something about what is going on and I thank you for taking the time to do these postings.

Have a great weekend,

John
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1688242)
Posted 5 Jun 2015 by Profile mr.mac52
I had two of my crunchers on Win7 Home Premium and found the upgrade to Win7 Pro was $90 as opposed to the Win10 Home to Pro being $100. So I've already upped those to save $20.

John
16) Message boards : News : Astropulse is generating work again (Message 1652729)
Posted 14 Mar 2015 by Profile mr.mac52
Thank you, thank you, thank you all!!!!
17) Message boards : Technical News : Marching on... (March 4, 2015) (Message 1649444)
Posted 5 Mar 2015 by Profile mr.mac52
Matt,

Thanks for all the news you wrote up below. While it doesn't fix the overall situation, is very helpful for us to have some idea as to the challenges you and your buds face in supporting the work we do.

John
18) Message boards : Technical News : Status Update (Nov 19, 2014) (Message 1602920)
Posted 20 Nov 2014 by Profile mr.mac52
Thanks for keeping us updated, it is much appreciated from the trenches...
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.43 Release Notes (Message 1586658)
Posted 14 Oct 2014 by Profile mr.mac52
I updated my three systems and only had a warning from Norton Internet Security that the file had not been downloaded very many times and I blew it off and installed without any problems.

All seems to be running fine and producing results as usual.

John
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Did the work unit limit change? (Message 1515004)
Posted 12 May 2014 by Profile mr.mac52
I noticed that my work unit numbers is above the 600 mark for the first time in a long time. I currently show 837 tasks in progress when my three systems are usually limited to 600.

I just checked again and I'm at 900 tasks.

What has changed or should I just keep my mouth shut???

John


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