Posts by Ageless

21) Message boards : Number crunching : Merging Hosts (Message 1840225)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Do you run any work on the host itself as well, or only via the VM?
22) Questions and Answers : Getting started : New Android install: Erroring all work (Message 1840033)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Yes, it's possible that the missing CPU information is inherent to these errors. As far as I know, the only way to fix memory errors on an Android device is to return it to the manufacturer and have them check it out, or when it's out of warranty, to buy a new one. You should be able to reformat the page file/cache file in it though, but that differs per device so it's difficult to say how. You may want to install, Android Assistant from the Google Play Store, as it allows for easy cleaning of all cache.
23) Questions and Answers : Getting started : New Android install: Erroring all work (Message 1839814)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Ageless
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You have two problems:
1. Your processor isn't recognized, so the project may not be sending you the correct application for your processor. This is a side-effect due to Android 6, and until a new BOINC version for Android comes out - whenever that is - there's at present no fix for this.
2. All your work fails with the signal 11 error, which in Unix terms means it failed due to a segmentation error. Segmentation errors happen when you have corrupt memory or a bad page file.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Windows Updates, 'INTEL - System/-USB'? (Message 1839397)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
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See https://www.askwoody.com/2016/how-to-roll-back-a-bad-driver-update/ and then ignore them.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Happy New Crunching Year! (Message 1839261)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Happy new year from The Netherlands all!

The fireworks have caused new dense fog, so drive carefully those that need to be out.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1838911)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
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30/12/2016 19:17:53 | SETI@home | Project is temporarily shut down for maintenance
27) Questions and Answers : Windows : tasks postponed and boinc being really weird. confused (Message 1838908)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Do you have an anti-virus or other anti-malware scanner installed? Or are you using Windows Defender?
In all these cases, make sure you tell these programs not to actively scan the BOINC data directory C:\ProgramData\BOINC, because doing so will have the AV scanner lock the directory for the scan, during which time the science application cannot actively run. It's then timing out, counting to 30 seconds and trying again, timing out, counting to 30 seconds and trying again. Do so 100 times and the task will fail.
28) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : ATI Radeon HD 3200, any projects? (Message 1838904)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
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The only one I can think of is Moo! Wrapper that may have support for it. Most all others require OpenCL.
29) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Extra tasks, what to do? (Message 1838899)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
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just "detach" the computer from SETI@Home

That's called "Remove", no longer Detach.

times can be set using the compute preferences in the "advanced" view of BOINC, you can set a processing schedule for say one or two hours a day, some of the tasks will time out, but some will be processed.

Times can be set in the Simple view preferences as well, no need to point people to advanced view for this. Really, Simple view is more powerful than many people believe it to be.

In the next example, computing is only allowed between 9:05pm and 06:00am:
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1838773)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
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And the BOINC domain went down again. Possibly problems with the certification, plus all HTTP access was all of a sudden unavailable. That's a lot of cursing people whose bookmarks have to be adjusted overnight.

Edit: and the HTTP connections are available again. No need (yet) to quickly change your bookmarks.
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1838767)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Microsoft is testing a Green Screen of Death for Windows 10, with even less information about the problem, just that they are collecting information and that you can reboot.

Gotta wonder what information is being collected, how and where that's sent to and for how long it's being kept there. Does that include personal information as who was on the computer, what site(s) were they on, screenshots of the site(s), login information, etc. etc.?

And the other question is when a malware developer will use the new screen to make it their own restart message so the nasty (ransom-)malware can do their job?
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1838678)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Unnoticed by anyone, but is probably what the earlier outage was for and what the present outage at the BOINC domain is for, but the encryption changed. From SHA-1 we went to Connection Encrypted (TLS_ECGHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384, 256 bit keys, TLS 1.2). That should make sure all pages load in all browsers from January 1st.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : RX 480 Help?? (Message 1838650)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
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To be correct, it has four integer cores and two floating point cores. Reading elsewhere, it's Windows that reports it wrong. Win 8 and 10 see four hardware threads and two cores, yet Windows 7 will see 4 cores. So it's just how Microsoft programs it to show.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : RX 480 Help?? (Message 1838637)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
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But the Windows 10 Task Manager says that the A10-6700 CPU has one socket, 2 cores and 4 logical processors.

Perhaps Windows needs to be taught better: http://cpuboss.com/cpu/AMD-A10-6700
summary
Clock speed 	3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 	4.3 GHz
Cores 	Quad core
Is unlocked 	No

details
Architecture 	x86-64
Threads 	4 threads
L2 cache 	4 MB
L2 cache per core 	1 MB/core
L3 cache 	None
Manufacture process 	32 nm
Max CPUs 	1
Operating temperature 	Unknown - 71.3°C
35) Message boards : Number crunching : RX 480 Help?? (Message 1838568)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Ageless
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It is sold as a Quad-Core processor. I doubt both Amazon and Newegg sell these things on false information.

But else, http://cpuboss.com/cpu/AMD-A8-6600K
summary
Clock speed 	3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 	4.2 GHz
Cores 	Quad core
Is unlocked 	Yes

details
Architecture 	x86-64
Threads 	4 threads
L2 cache 	4 MB
L2 cache per core 	1 MB/core
L3 cache 	None
Manufacture process 	32 nm
Max CPUs 	1
Operating temperature 	Unknown - 74°C

Should be enough information.
36) Questions and Answers : Windows : Problem with BOINC_7.6.33 (Message 1838299)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Since clicking the link to the solution given by Norton that I gave is apparently too scary:

My Norton product alerts that the file I downloaded is not safe, and deletes it

This issue can happen if the file that you have downloaded is considered as unsafe due to its poor reputation. The Download Insight feature in your Norton product provides the reputation information of any executable file that you download from the Internet, and takes action based on its trust level. The reputation details indicate whether the downloaded file is safe to run on your computer.

By default, Download Insight lets you install any safe files. In case of an unsafe file, Download Insight informs you that the Norton product has detected the file as a threat and has removed it. For the files of unknown reputation levels, Download Insight prompts you to select an action that you want to perform on the file.

If you want to download a file that you know is safe, but Norton deletes it due to its poor reputation, temporarily turn off the Download Intelligence feature to allow the download. Make sure that the feature is turned back on after you download the file.

Turn off Download Intelligence

    Start your Norton product.

    Click Settings.

    In the Detailed Settings window, click Firewall.

    On the Intrusion and Browser Protection tab, next to Download Intelligence, move the slider to the right to turn Off the feature.

    In the Settings window, click Apply.

    In the Security Request dialog box, from the drop-down list, select the duration to turn off Download Insight for, and then click OK.

    Click OK.

If you are certain that the file is good, then you can exclude the files or folders from being scanned.
Exclude files or folders from scan

    Start your Norton product.

    Click Settings.

    In the Detailed Settings window, click Antivirus.

    On the Scan and Risks tab, next to Items to Exclude from Auto-Protect, SONAR and Download Intelligence Detection, click Configure [+].

    In the Real Time Exclusions window, click Add Files or Add Folders.

    In the Add Item window, browse for the file or folder, and click OK.

    Click Apply and OK.

If you are certain the file is not a threat, then you can submit the file as a false positive detection to Symantec. Before submitting a false positive, make sure that your Norton product has the latest definition updates. Run LiveUpdate to install all the available updates for your Norton product. If the false positive still occurs with the latest definitions, report it to Symantec. The link to submit a false positive differs based on the exact detection, or the alert you receive.

Report a Suspected Erroneous Detection (False Positive).
37) Questions and Answers : Windows : Problem with BOINC_7.6.33 (Message 1838064)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Ageless
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https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v80629965_EndUserProfile_en_us

I'd delete Norton as being unsafe, but that's me.
38) Questions and Answers : Windows : Screensaver will not engage on Windows XP. (Message 1837922)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Ageless
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http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=global
Also available in the local advanced view preferences.
39) Questions and Answers : Web site : Cross Account Certificate error (Message 1837735)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Ageless
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I get to see the cross project certificate because I have credit in lots of other projects. You don't seem to have done any work for any other project with the account that holds the email address you registered with here at Seti.

If you have done work at other projects, check the email address you used there.
If you haven't done any work for other projects, then that's the problem: there's nothing to show here, but there isn't anything programmed for that case and so it throws the elaborate error message.
40) Questions and Answers : Web site : Who do I contact to report a minor web site security issue? (Message 1837587)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Ageless
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I've forwarded your post to David Anderson, he may contact you either through here, or through PM.


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