Posts by [STS]LoB

1) Message boards : News : Web site upgrade (Message 1833328)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
I don't recall seeing any complaints about the prior web design, at least not from those who actually USED it.........


Excactly. Matches what I said. Any CHANGE()! created complaints, not any design never being changed. I'm pretty sure if we dig back to the time where seticlassis was changed to boinc we will find a ton of complaints about the web design. I can already recall a ton of complaints about BOINC itself in comparison to the SETI only client.
2) Message boards : News : Web site upgrade (Message 1833150)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
First Titanic deck steward: "Let's position these deck chairs to give the best view of the moonlight reflecting off that big, beautiful iceberg we just passed."
Second Titanic deck steward: "No, no. They really should be facing directly toward the moon, so the passengers have a bit brighter light to read by."
Titanic passenger: "When it's pitch black in the middle of the night, it really doesn't make much difference. I still can't read these damn directions to my lifeboat station. Doesn't one of you have a flashlight?"
First deck steward: "Only this one with the green cellophane over the lens."
Passenger: "Anyway, shouldn't you be making better use of your time than just rearranging deck chairs. Like perhaps doing something about a few of those pesky holes in the side of the boat?"


So true. But in my career it has just proven that ANY change will create dissappointed by a group of people. You just cannot please everybody at the same time. (Different selectable themes can be a solution, but then again the above story kicks in. How much time, effort and money should they invest in different themes rather than sience?)

One more quote: "There's nothing that people hate more than change and the way things are right now."
3) Message boards : News : Web site upgrade (Message 1832492)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
Beautiful and modern. Thank you guys!
4) Message boards : News : Nebula: Completing the SETI@home pipeline (Message 1829134)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
I will admit that I did not read all the materials pointed to in the various places.

That said, I find myself troubled by the statement: "Its goal is to let us finish the current SETI@home experiment".

This sounds like the end of SETI@home.

I'm a bit tired and low on my glucose levels and I hope I'm not jumping to conclusions so please tell me that I'm off in the weeds.

John


Publishing this paper won't mark the end of SETI@home. It may continue indefinitely. However, it will probably undergo a major transformation soon - new telescopes, new frequency bands, new front-end algorithms - that will effectively start a new experiment. We need to finish the original experiment.


http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/nebula_web/goals.php
5) Message boards : News : SETI@home annual fund raising campaign has started (Message 1300390)
Posted 29 Oct 2012 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
Thank you Donald. I wasn't aware that manual work is necessary in the process, hence the impatience.
All my 6 previous donations must have happened on workdays by chance then. :)
6) Message boards : News : SETI@home annual fund raising campaign has started (Message 1300138)
Posted 29 Oct 2012 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
It it still Sunday in Berkeley. Wait until Monday afternoon their time (PDT/UTC-7), then if you have had no response, ask again.


Thanks, I'll do - yet I thought this was all working automatically without any manual actions by the stuff!?
7) Message boards : News : SETI@home annual fund raising campaign has started (Message 1299966)
Posted 28 Oct 2012 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
I donated some hours ago and see neither the star, nor the donation in my donations list. Is there some queue waiting?
On the other hand, I didn't even receive my email about the donation, so I'm wondering whether I mistyped my email address?

Any thoughts on what I could do now?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Tired of backoffs and not getting new work (Message 1177570)
Posted 12 Dec 2011 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
Since you don't have newer ATI cards, I also recommend you "downgrade" your boinc to version 6.10.60.
It is not possible to achieve anything with 6.12.x on seti due to its ridiculous back-off times.


For which ATI cards do you need 6.12.x? I have an ATI Radeon HD 5750.
9) Message boards : News : Fall Funding Drive (Message 1163555)
Posted 18 Oct 2011 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
Did my annual 10$ donation:

Thank you for your gift of $10.00 via Visa on 10/18/2011.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $10.00

Your confirmation number is:
XXXXX


AND flattr'd SETI@home. I wonder how much money came in over flattr once this was started. :D
10) Message boards : Number crunching : HE connection problems thread (Message 1130567)
Posted 22 Jul 2011 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
If the proxy solution worked for me as well...
It uploaded some three results and then stopped working again...
11) Message boards : Number crunching : HE connection problems thread (Message 1130336)
Posted 21 Jul 2011 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
Will this ever get fixed eventually?
12) Message boards : Politics : Flattr for donations (Message 1054594)
Posted 10 Dec 2010 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
In my eyes WikiLeaks are doing a great job for transparency and thus human rights. Don't kill the messenger. ;)

Interesting turn the thread has made just because someone mentioned WikiLeaks by the way. :D
13) Message boards : Politics : Flattr for donations (Message 1054088)
Posted 8 Dec 2010 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
THough they clearly accept donations I think they have a problem with a 3rd party that is apparently going to take a bit of that donation for itself.


Well, they have been using Paypal for some time. I guess they are doing the same thing...
14) Message boards : Politics : Flattr for donations (Message 1045638)
Posted 2 Nov 2010 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
Hey, have you ever thought of using flattr.com for donations for SETI@home? I think a lot of internet people are used to use flattr to donate / pay for services or products they like.

The difference to other payment methods: Single people don't decide on the amount of money they spend, but the number of flattr people who donate on a page decide on what part of the pool is used for what service. Sounds difficult, is easy:

100 people put $1000 into the pool, of these 100 people 30 click on flattr for SETI@home, thus $300 go to SETI@home, no matter how much a single person put into the pool - at least that's how I understood the concept :D
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Add flattr.com to the donation possibilities (Message 1006858)
Posted 21 Jun 2010 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
For who doesn't know flattr:

http://flattr.com/
Flattr is a social micropayment platform. People can pay flattr money, then they can click on flattr websites to show them they like them. Depending on the click rate, the website receive proportional money flattr received from its users.

* Flattr is a social micropayment platform that lets you show love for the things you like.
* Help support the people you like and enable them to continue with what they do.
* Add your own things to Flattr and receive appreciation from others.


I personally think flattr would be PERFECT for a "social computing" thingy like SETI@home. What do you think?
Anyway, I've just donated "classically" again. :)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (28) Server problems (Message 970902)
Posted 16 Feb 2010 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
So higher your WU cache is, so more work for boinc.exe (BOINC client). So less CPU WUs calculated because the client need much CPU time.


True, but right now he gets back all the losses, while others run empty... ;)
17) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home Scheduler request failed: Couldn't connect to server (Message 970876)
Posted 16 Feb 2010 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
Thank you!
18) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home Scheduler request failed: Couldn't connect to server (Message 970868)
Posted 16 Feb 2010 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
16/02/2010 14:38:56 SETI@home Scheduler request failed: Couldn't connect to server


I'm getting this all day today. Is it me or are the project servers down? http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_status.html doesn't list anything special though.
19) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Earthlike planet discovered - Gliese 581c (Message 553637)
Posted 25 Apr 2007 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
I agree that it's a great discovery, but: The planet has a "gravity lock-in" (hope I got the words right), i.e. it's not turning around its own axis, and thus it's always showing the same side to the star (like our moon is always showing the same side to our Earth).

As a result of this, temperature on the one side is extremely hot, temperature on the other side extremely low => probably no life possible on this planet.
20) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Has seti found anything yet? (Message 553621)
Posted 25 Apr 2007 by Profile [STS]LoBProject Donor
Also we humans have only been looking for signals from other civilizations for a mere 40 years. It could very easily take hundreds of years or possibly thousands of years before we discover that elusive signal. Even if we don't discover any ETs than that would still be useful knowledge. So whether we discover them or not, either way we still learn something significant about the universe. I run SETI@home because I believe.


I also believe :)


I want to believe. ;)


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