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1) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Boinc quit working again with newist release of Ubuntu (Message 1235633)
Posted 24 May 2012 by Profile fliteshare
Thanks, patch seems to work.
2) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Boinc quit working again with newist release of Ubuntu (Message 1235605)
Posted 23 May 2012 by Profile fliteshare
Other boinc projects seem to work OK.
I got Cosmology with CAMB 2.16 going flawlessly, this might be a SETI issue.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : cross-project id (Message 1208390)
Posted 21 Mar 2012 by Profile fliteshare
The real problem of the "merge computers by name" function is:

That it doesn't merge computers by NAME at all.

It attempts to find differences between the various detected clients.

It won't even merge the same machine if it had merely a different OS.

What is really irritating is when Boinc manager doesn't detect the hardware correctly (say my 2 Tesla units).
And than happily create yet another client (with an identical name) in the database (due to a false detection of a mismatch in hardware).
As if SETI was going to use these Tesla units under Linux any minute now.

What was the criteria again ? "NAME" !!!!!!

Dear programmers,
When WE THE USERS (administrators) give a name to a computer,
WE might do so with the INTENT of referring to that computer
as the very same machine because IT MIGHT JUST HAPPEN TO BE THAT VERY SAME MACHINE
ELSE WE (users/administrators) would have chosen A DIFFERENT NAME for that machine.

I hope this argument is still simple enough to entice well meaning programmers to refrain from second guessing users/administrators.
And I am looking forward to the rewrite of the "merge computers by NAME" function.
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : How does a Modern cruise ship hit a charted reef (Message 1186081)
Posted 18 Jan 2012 by Profile fliteshare
Smit Tak will get her off and into port. It is gonna be expensive though.
5) Message boards : Technical News : recent server woes (Message 1110146)
Posted 26 May 2011 by Profile fliteshare
ZFS please !

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