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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1720073)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
I can ask you that, since you continue to try to help me. :-)
Where was I worrying about it?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1720060)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
No value set for the download and upload values means no limit.

Here's a list of uploads to please Rasputin...
The first two are just done with no limits set on downloads and uploads.
The second is one that was done earlier with the limits set.
And the rest of them is uploads throughout the year, to show that there's not much difference in them speeds.

Can't show you uploads yet as my cache is full. Will have to wait for that, but am pretty sure there's nothing changed there either.

I must iterate that I am not looking for a solution to get a faster download or upload speed, these suit me fine. That I was showing the speeds I reach was in answer to Cosmic_Ocean's question if there was any speed difference seen between the previous Hurricane Electric connection and the one through Berkeley Campus Internet.

I also must iterate that I know that around Berkeley there are exchanges that have a maximum speed of 5MBit up and down. It all depends on how you reach Berkeley, from what direction, how many hops between you and there and the speed of those hops.

29/08/2015 20:00:00 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 02au12aa.24066.3748.438086664208.12.163_1_0 29/08/2015 20:00:00 | SETI@home | [file_xfer] Throughput 14139 bytes/sec 29-Aug-2015 19:50:42 [SETI@home] Finished upload of 02au12ac.18332.5388.438086664206.12.170_0_0 29-Aug-2015 19:50:42 [SETI@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 17434 bytes/sec

29-Aug-2015 02:15:35 [SETI@home] Finished upload of 31ja13ac.31505.24607.438086664208.12.128_1_0 29-Aug-2015 02:15:35 [SETI@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 14321 bytes/sec 15-Aug-2015 17:56:19 [SETI@home] Finished upload of 02my15aa.914.6332.438086664203.12.237_1_0 15-Aug-2015 17:56:19 [SETI@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 17961 bytes/sec 09-Aug-2015 16:17:06 [SETI@home] Finished upload of 10my15ab.7001.273960.438086664206.12.5_1_0 09-Aug-2015 16:17:06 [SETI@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 17905 bytes/sec 27-May-2015 22:37:10 [SETI@home] Finished upload of 25oc12ad.1814.4975.438086664198.12.206_1_0 27-May-2015 22:37:10 [SETI@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 21254 bytes/sec 10-Jan-2015 23:15:16 [SETI@home] Finished download of 20se12ae.9277.13564.438086664200.12.125 10-Jan-2015 23:15:16 [SETI@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 191143 bytes/sec
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1720048)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Why limit it at all?

Primarily because I am a BOINC alpha tester.
And as already observed, it doesn't matter in this, as the download speeds I reach at Seti are nowhere near the limits I set.

I just downloaded TGBBO at 21MB/sec through P2P, just goes to show that I easily reach those speeds.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1720047)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
But that's not Service Pack 2. That's just the data collection and only part of it. I've read and followed the thread till so far, no need to recap for me.

A service pack under Windows holds all the updates since the last service pack, or the last cumulative update. So if Microsoft decides to push a service pack our way, all the above will be included. No choice on whether you want it installed, it'll be installed. Although you probably do have the chance to uninstall the individual updates you don't want.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1720039)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
One of these days we'll get Service Pack 2 for Windows 7, with all those goodies and more default included. Of course. :)
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1720028)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Did you check the boinc settings where you can limit the download speed?
Maybe that got changed somehow?

Both download and upload are set at a max of 1024 kilobytes/second in the web preferences, not doing overriding through local preferences.(*)
But as shown throughout the year, with 300K max for APs and 120K max for MBs, I never get the speeds.

<max_bytes_sec_down>1024000.0</max_bytes_sec_down> <max_bytes_sec_up>1024000.0</max_bytes_sec_up>

<max_bytes_sec_up>0.000000</max_bytes_sec_up> <max_bytes_sec_down>0.000000</max_bytes_sec_down>

(*) Now wondering though, when I have set a value in web preferences, but no value in local preferences, do the local preferences then still override the web preferences (set to zero = no limitation), or do they follow the web preferences and only override when there's a value > 1 set? Hmmmm, pondering.

In any case, My true connection
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1719830)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
Latest AP versus older APs earlier in the year on my computer (with 200Mbit connection, but somewhere between me and Berk things slow down)

29/08/2015 01:04:55 | SETI@home | Started download of ap_26se11ae_B2_P1_00241_20150828_15663.wu
29/08/2015 01:05:24 | SETI@home | Finished download of ap_26se11ae_B2_P1_00241_20150828_15663.wu
29/08/2015 01:05:24 | SETI@home | [file_xfer] Throughput 297520 bytes/sec

17-Jan-2015 20:45:48 [SETI@home] Started download of ap_25oc11ad_B4_P1_00015_20150117_09113.wu
17-Jan-2015 20:46:12 [SETI@home] Finished download of ap_25oc11ad_B4_P1_00015_20150117_09113.wu
17-Jan-2015 20:46:12 [SETI@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 361300 bytes/sec

The following were two APs that downloaded together with 11 MBs simultaneously.
24-Jun-2015 00:33:37 [SETI@home] Started download of ap_01fe15aa_B0_P0_00221_20150623_13173.wu
24-Jun-2015 00:33:37 [SETI@home] Started download of ap_02fe15ab_B0_P0_00205_20150623_13249.wu
24-Jun-2015 00:34:10 [SETI@home] Finished download of ap_01fe15aa_B0_P0_00221_20150623_13173.wu
24-Jun-2015 00:34:10 [SETI@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 255558 bytes/sec
24-Jun-2015 00:34:05 [SETI@home] Finished download of ap_02fe15ab_B0_P0_00205_20150623_13249.wu
24-Jun-2015 00:34:05 [SETI@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 303754 bytes/sec

MBs normally download at speeds between low 90Ks to low 120Ks.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719738)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
An option is to go into Windows Explorer, open that drive's properties, Security and grant Everyone permission to use that drive. "Everyone" can be an English group, but can also be set in Russian.
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : Daten aus 2011 (Message 1719730)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
From More Data (Aug 21 2015), posted by Matt Lebofsky, Project administrator, Project developer, Project scientist.

Those panicking about a coming storm due to lack of data... The well is pretty dry but Jeff and I just uncovered a stash of tapes from 2011 that require some re-analysis, so that's why you'll see a bunch showing up in splitter queue over the weekend (hopefully before the the results-to-send queue drops to zero).

Besides, in terms of time it doesn't matter if we're looking through data recorded in 1999, 2006, 2011 or 2015. We're not doing real-time data crunching.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719667)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless

Of course, they don't say how many people have since uninstalled it again.

Microsoft itself is projecting that there will be 1 billion devices running Windows 10 within two to three years.
That's scary.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : download to flash drive (Message 1719530)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
I've learned to take everything Jord says with a grain of salt.

Great, but do know that my nom de plume is Ageless, a name that before this very post hadn't been in this thread yet. If I am that much at the top of your brain, that you're confusing me with genuine others, then perhaps it's time to take five.
12) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : SETI@home not running properly (Message 1718717)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
Make sure that Suspend when non-BOINC CPU usage is above N% is set to a sufficient number. The default 25% may give problems.
Also, since these Astropulse run on your GPUs, check the status of the Suspend GPU computing when computer is in use preference.
13) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : How to retrieve individual work unit credits granted? Like, for a 24-hour period. (Message 1718339)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
You can download the general hosts statistics from and filter down to your hostIDs.

The statistic sites use this data.
Have you tried going to your account already and following one or more of the links to the statistics sites? I bet BOINCStats does what you want with their 'Last 40 days' stats.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Two SETI@home screens (Message 1718291)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
You should almost certainly be using "Advanced View" rather than "Simple View"

Why? You can probably give a splendid reason as to why people should be using advanced view over simple view, if you're going to be giving advice like that. What is wrong with simple view? Shouldn't the developers then just do away with it, if it's so unnecessary? Do you have any idea why there are the simple and advanced views?

and you should never use the BOINC screensaver if you have the option -- it just takes CPU cycles away from the crunching.

Is that what he was asking? Why is it so difficult for people to answer questions being asked? Why must there always be unnecessary advice being given, solely based on own opinions and totally not trying to answer the question(s) asked?
Ever thought that there are people who like to run the screen saver? And who then just want their question answered, instead of given nonsensical advice?

@Tom, the screen saver switches between running tasks. You have a quad core CPU on which you run one task per core, meaning that you run four tasks and thus you see four different Seti screen savers that BOINC switches between.
You also run Astropulse on your Nvidia card, but these come without a screen saver. So these may show the default BOINC screen saver instead.

You can change how the BOINC screen saver reacts by going to Options in the Screen Saver control panel. See for the different switches you can use.
15) Questions and Answers : Windows : version change totally stopped gpu's (Message 1718124)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
What version change?

How about posting the BOINC startup messages? The first 30 to 40 lines will do.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1717964)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
LOL, it looks like it's all **my15a* tasks. I've had 01my15a* and 05my15a* do it thus far. I see some 02my15s, 04my15s in the cache, and see that I shouldn't work on my computer tomorrow with BOINC running. Got seven 0*my15a* still in the list.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1717960)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
Also creepy, and of course not what you wanted to read, but knew it was coming.

Even when told not to, Windows 10 just can’t stop talking to Microsoft.

Windows 10 uses the Internet a lot to support many of its features. The operating system also sports numerous knobs to twiddle that are supposed to disable most of these features and the potentially privacy-compromising connections that go with them.

Unfortunately for privacy advocates, these controls don't appear to be sufficient to completely prevent the operating system from going online and communicating with Microsoft's servers.

For example, even with Cortana and searching the Web from the Start menu disabled, opening Start and typing will send a request to to request a file called threshold.appcache which appears to contain some Cortana information, even though Cortana is disabled. The request for this file appears to contain a random machine ID that persists across reboots.

Some of the traffic is obviously harmless. On connecting to a new network, Windows machines try to request two URLs ( and, the former over IPv4, the latter over IPv6) to ascertain whether a given network is routed to the Internet and if there is a captive portal in the way (NCSI stands for "Network Connection Status Indicator"). These requests are very bare, with no machine IDs or other data sent. If you want to turn even these off there is a way to do so, but the privacy impact is minimal.

Some of the traffic looks harmless but feels like it shouldn't be happening. For example, even with no Live tiles pinned to Start (and hence no obvious need to poll for new tile data), Windows 10 seems to download new tile info from MSN's network from time to time, using unencrypted HTTP to do so. While again the requests contain no identifying information, it's not clear why they're occurring at all, given that they have no corresponding tile.

Other traffic looks a little more troublesome. Windows 10 will periodically send data to a Microsoft server named This server seems to be used for OneDrive and some other Microsoft services. Windows 10 seems to transmit information to the server even when OneDrive is disabled and logins are using a local account that isn't connected to a Microsoft Account. The exact nature of the information being sent isn't clear—it appears to be referencing telemetry settings—and again, it's not clear why any data is being sent at all. We disabled telemetry on our test machine using group policies.

And finally, some traffic seems quite impenetrable. We configured our test virtual machine to use an HTTP and HTTPS proxy (both as a user-level proxy and a system-wide proxy) so that we could more easily monitor its traffic, but Windows 10 seems to make requests to a content delivery network that bypass the proxy.

We've asked Microsoft if there is any way to disable this additional communication or information about what its purpose is. We were told "As part of delivering Windows 10 as a service, updates may be delivered to provide ongoing new features to Bing search, such as new visual layouts, styles and search code. No query or search usage data is sent to Microsoft, in accordance with the customer's chosen privacy settings. This also applies to searching offline for items such as apps, files and settings on the device." This is consistent with what we saw (there is no query or search data transmitted), but also likely to run counter to most people's expectations; if Web searching and Cortana are disabled, we suspect that the inference that most people would make is that searching the Start menu wouldn't hit the Internet at all. But it does. The traffic could be innocuous, but the inclusion of a machine ID gives it a suspicious appearance.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1717954)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless

Windows 10 privacy paranoia leads to ban from private pirate torrent trackers

Fears surrounding Windows 10's online connectivity and data collection are continuing to run rampant. The latest fallout is something that Microsoft probably won't be too upset about: some private BitTorrent trackers that trade entirely in pirated media appear to have banned the use of Microsoft's operating system.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1717934)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
Great this choppy work. Got a 01my15ac that's putting 99% load on the GPU every 30 seconds, for 5 seconds, time in which I can't do anything with my computer. You ought to figure how much fun it was to type this then. ;-)

Looked at its AR, but am not sure anymore what a VLAR or VHAR is these days: <true_angle_range>0.13099845040794</true_angle_range>
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1717928)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
24/08/2015 22:37:05 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 01dc14ac.31489.76881.438086664204.12.7_0_0
24/08/2015 22:37:25 | SETI@home | Finished download of 17oc11ai.32127.15778.438086664199.12.101

Seems to work again.

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