Posts by [KWSN]John Galt 007


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1) Message boards : Number crunching : The Kitty Farm auction for Seti (fundraiser)... (Message 1092243)
Posted 1 Apr 2011 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
kNIghts bid $325...
2) Message boards : Number crunching : The Kitty Farm auction for Seti (fundraiser)... (Message 1092070)
Posted 31 Mar 2011 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
$200 from the kNIghts....
3) Message boards : Number crunching : This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress?? (Message 1010898)
Posted 2 Jul 2010 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
Psst...

Put this in your cc_config in the options part and exit and restart BOINC...

<zero_debts>1</zero_debts>

It might be a debt issue...

Hiya John.....
But, NOT.
I only run Seti, so I have no debt to fill on any other project.


But debt will still build...can't hurt, ya know....


'ere's lookin' at you, kid....
4) Message boards : Number crunching : This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress?? (Message 1010893)
Posted 2 Jul 2010 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
Psst...

Put this in your cc_config in the options part and exit and restart BOINC...

<zero_debts>1</zero_debts>

It might be a debt issue...
5) Message boards : Number crunching : If this ain't a kick in the pants.... (Message 973849)
Posted 25 Feb 2010 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
Mark...feel your pain...some intelligent person hit a pole 2 nights ago in the snow...came to work and the work pharm was down, electricity went out about 7:30 PM for 40 minutes...restarted the pharm and my Q9450 HD was making an awful racket and wouldn't boot....let it spin up and warm up (it was about 50F in the back of the shop) and it came back alive...

If it happens again I am going to paperweight it and install x64 on that rig...

Backup anything you wanna save NOW...LOL.

I need to learn about RAID setups.
How many drives do I need to retain all data if one dies?

Do they all need to be identical drives?

Can I convert a current single drive setup (as in my daily driver) to a RAID config without reloading everything?

As the Frozen Nehi's HD apparently is a brick, I'll probably try to get it going this weekend from scratch with the new spare I have....
But I should look into RAID going forward.


It's a cruncher...nothing worth saving there...
6) Message boards : Number crunching : If this ain't a kick in the pants.... (Message 973767)
Posted 25 Feb 2010 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
Mark...feel your pain...some intelligent person hit a pole 2 nights ago in the snow...came to work and the work pharm was down, electricity went out about 7:30 PM for 40 minutes...restarted the pharm and my Q9450 HD was making an awful racket and wouldn't boot....let it spin up and warm up (it was about 50F in the back of the shop) and it came back alive...

If it happens again I am going to paperweight it and install x64 on that rig...
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Kitties for sale..... (Message 973196)
Posted 22 Feb 2010 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
Thank you for your gift of $173.75 for the SETI@home via American Express on 02/22/2010.

Your confirmation number is: xxxxx

Donation paid up....

Once again, thanks Joe...

Glad to have you home, Mark....
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Kitties for sale..... (Message 972258)
Posted 20 Feb 2010 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
On behalf of The Knights Who Say Ni!, I hereby enter a bid of US $1826.25 (5 dollars a day for 365.25 days).

I'm not a member of any team, but Simon Zadra is a KWSN member and the Lunatics web site runs in their domain and is maintained by team members. I'm grateful.
Joe


Thanks, Joe...

I will add the $173.75 to this bid to make it an even $2000 for the KWSN.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What happened to the first SETI signal? (Message 967903)
Posted 3 Feb 2010 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
I found a rather old documentary talking about the first signal ever catched by the SETI program, wich has a story very similar to what seen in the movie "CONTACT".

This signal was found coming from gliese 1116 in 1997 by signal technician Don Merrick, later on it was decodified and it was found out it was a sort of a technical drawing of a complex machine, the drawing was aired on TV on May 25th, 1999.
I've seen on this documentary the names of the people working on the project: Ben Klatsky, Jane Lascelles and others like Rosemary Gallo from NASA.

What I find rather odd is that i can't find ANY information about this fact on the internet or about the people involved, nothing at all.
All I've got is just that tv documentary. Anyone from SETI can give further information about this?



Found some info about it here: http://rapid.org/board/showthread.php?p=339615
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : She had passed.......... (Message 965873)
Posted 25 Jan 2010 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
Mark...thoughts and prayers to you...
11) Message boards : Technical News : More Rain (Jan 21 2010) (Message 965199)
Posted 22 Jan 2010 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
Thanks again for the update, Matt....
As I have said before, it must seem very mundane to you, but is very interesting to us out here.

Just don't send any results from that 'fake data generator' to us, eh?



But why not?? You might get some of them elusive "1 million credits for 10 seconds of work" workunits...:-)


12) Message boards : Number crunching : Crunching Nirvana (Message 952083)
Posted 3 Dec 2009 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
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I wonder if AMD is going to have anything to compete with this. Since they already have ATI and now dominate powerwise the GPU market.


Just think how many more top cards they would sell if they helped the Lunatics get their cards working on Seti. I would have bought 2 already.


They don't need to...just look at what Collatz and MilkyWay have done for ATI sales....
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : fired for using Seti and boinc (Message 952050)
Posted 3 Dec 2009 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
Some (most that Ive read) is not good publicity but it IS publicity.

<snip>
#2. Limit accounts to a dozen active devices until a signed well worded hold-harmless release is received. Why? If Berkeley gets named in a lawsuit seeking damages (and using this case as an example, the lawyers for both the school district & Nez himself have probably considering it), then regardless of outcome, S@H would likely get shuttered as a nuisance magnet.
<snip>


And what about someone like me? I have 14 PCs that I currently run...6 at work and 8 at home...and my hosts list at BOINCStats lists 34 hosts...will I need "a signed well worded hold-harmless release"??

If you read the rules, it states to only run it on PCs you are authorized to do so...simple and plain English...if you don't have permission, don't do it. I guess I still beleive in the honor system...and BOINC is a test of that system...
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : fired for using Seti and boinc (Message 951438)
Posted 1 Dec 2009 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
whats bad for Seti is that they demonize seti as much as the actual perpetrator. Perhaps a call from the seti/BOINC staff to the news sources telling them their rules that were clearly not followed.



New job for DA??? Public relations???
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 102 (Message 949981)
Posted 26 Nov 2009 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
Just a win from the deer stand while on my BlackBerry.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : And before I stand here and threaten to do something stupid....... (Message 949740)
Posted 25 Nov 2009 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
You might want to head to your local Animal shelter for a visit. I suggest taking a large bag of kibble to donate. Heck you might even find a new friend there. Certainly won't replace what you lost but another friend that'll keep you company



http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=49418&nowrap=true#820565

Mark and I have been there, done that...it was a year ago, but maybe it is time for Mark and I to do it again...

What say you, friend??

17) Message boards : Number crunching : Power requirements for GPUs (Message 947860)
Posted 17 Nov 2009 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
Just FYI...I have 2 GTX260s, factory OCed to 655, running on a single rail Corsair 650, XP x64, Q6600, and I ran it fully loaded at SETI a bit back...

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=4175668
18) Message boards : Number crunching : AndyK pending tool........... (Message 946916)
Posted 13 Nov 2009 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
I have updated to the same version that Leopaldo is using, but he has one change on his that is not in the source.

I wonder if the running timer might affect it a little bit, I asked him how it was done and will implement it.

Of course I cannot check Geek@Play's machines anymore as he has them hidden.

I can get almost through #6 of Marks computers before the script locks up on my computer.

I did run through all 12 of John Galt OO7's machines with no problems.


I imagine that is because I haven't gotten any work since 10/26...ran down that cache after I hit 10 mil...less results to process...
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 102 (Message 946915)
Posted 13 Nov 2009 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
Morning all. I thought I remember a day when CUDA was a four letter word in the kittyman world. Boy things have changed.


The kittyman knows four letter (off color) words??? ;-)

For some more fun, get some ATIs and play at Collatz...
20) Message boards : Number crunching : question asked before (Message 946744)
Posted 12 Nov 2009 by Profile [KWSN]John Galt 007
If you are not running CUDA or ATI cards, I wouldn't bother. If you are running ATI or CUDA cards, 6.10.17 works great for me...


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