Posts by Thomas C. Hann

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1) Message boards : News : Statement on Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence/Active SETI (Message 1640893)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Thomas C. Hann
All this discussion leads me to the question I asked years ago: Profile 57089.
Would you rather have a Scientist, Politician-Embassy or a C.I.A. Agent make first contact?
Who would you like to be Earth's first Ambassador to advanced alien civilizations? Are we ready???
I would prefer for us to find them first and observe them,
gather intelligence in order to have an enlightened successful "First Contact."
If you look at the way we have historically interacted with different races and cultures
here on Earth we haven't done a very good job.
I think there needs to be a United Earth First Contact Protocol.
Looking at the current events around the world we are not even close to being ready or united to make a First Contact.
Maybe I have watched too many “Hollywood Movies” but yesterdays Science Fiction has become Reality.
2) Message boards : News : We are recovering from a database crash (Message 1307179)
Posted 17 Nov 2012 by Profile Thomas C. Hann
Matt; Some of the previous posts recommended doing other projects while waiting and waiting for Seti. That may have been a strategy to get users to use Seti less and maybe ultimately leave Seti and have more of Seti to themselves. Whatever the reason As of now SETI community, I have taken the dedicated (Intel(R) Xeon(R)CPU X5650@ 2.67GHz[Family6 Model 44 Stepping 2](24 processors)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 (1023MB) driver: 301.42) away from the SETI Project because of inadequate Server Bandwidth and several Programing issues that impact overall Reliability and Functionally. All that has significantly diminished my sense of any doing any meaningful scientific contribution with Seti@Home. I started with SETI in June of 1999. I currently rank 9,667 out of 2,488,900 (99.6116 percentile)
I will keep the laptop,(Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz [Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5](8 processors)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M (1535MB) driver: 306.23) with only 4 0f the 8 processors running because of heat issues. Token effort only to SETI.
I would say to the rest of the Seti Community "Good Luck" but think it will take more than that. Maybe with me not trying to get wu's or taking up Bandwidth it will be minimally better for the rest of you.
3) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Starting Tasks in Order By Date Deadline Due. (Message 1156868)
Posted 28 Sep 2011 by Profile Thomas C. Hann
Sorry this is my first try at making a comment. Need to weigh in on
"Starting Tasks in Order By Date Deadline Due."
Programing of the 'BOINC Manager' does allow for a user's Preferences for the switching of applications for a specified amount of time. It would seem to me that BOINC's Manager's programing would know what project it is crunching at any given time. Then what ever application is running then use that project's deadline times. Start tasks in order of deadline due by application. The "First In First Out" sometimes is in conflict with the column "Deadline" even in the same application. Sometimes I get a work unit with a Deadline date then in a day or two get another work unit same application with a deadline date before the previous work unit deadline date. It wants to use the (First In First Out.) So what is it; Deadline; Expected Completion Date; Drop Dead Date; Hoped For Date. Maybe just give it a label of "Created date" or address this issue with adequate programing of the BOINC Manager. Maybe use just a little A.I. if that is not asking for too much of someone's time. Maybe I am just ignorant of this whole concept and behind in the language of Software & Internet lingo but the descriptions and labels to me seem to be inadequate and not a lot of explanations and a labyrinth of forums to find out what is what. I may even be in the wrong forum here. Tom

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