Posts by Qui-Gon

1) Message boards : News : Free Speech and SETI@home (Message 1864453)
Posted 29 Apr 2017 by Profile Qui-Gon
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I rarely come back to these forums, except Number Crunching to see what's going on when a problem occurs. I just spent 40 minutes reading this thread and I have to say it reinforces my decision to (mostly) stay away. The disruptive groups that are being discussed here have a right to free-speech unless it actually causes harm to others, just as the posters here and the lecturer at the center of these protests have.

As for Eric posting his concerns about the use of these forums, well, these are his responsibility and he can set the rules, so I am not offended nor am I going to leave the project no matter how I or any of the posters feel about his handling of this situation.
2) Message boards : News : Unexpected outage (March 30-31) (Message 1858664)
Posted 31 Mar 2017 by Profile Qui-Gon
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Status update:

The checks are still running but should be finished within a few more hours.

The worst case scenario is probably restoring from a backup either one or two weeks old, so we lose two weeks of processing. I'm still hopeful that we can avoid that. Best case scenario is that we can snip out the problem areas and only lose a few pulses.


The result will probably be somewhere in the middle. For myself, I have no problem waiting for the fix, no matter what it will be. I've seen other glitches over the many years this project has been going on, and they all get resolved, eventually.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1841731)
Posted 12 Jan 2017 by Profile Qui-Gon
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I've turned off two machines and reduced a third one to 50%. Anyway, I haven't been able to get new work for a few days.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (103) Server Problems? (Message 1813996)
Posted 31 Aug 2016 by Profile Qui-Gon
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I don't know if the outage is automatic or manual but if it's the latter, I hope the guy who does it got to sleep in, at least.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Download old work (Message 1803993)
Posted 21 Jul 2016 by Profile Qui-Gon
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Well, I went through the process but instead of shutting down BOINC I hit the "red X" in the upper right corner, which closes most other software but not BOINC. (I knew that, but it slipped my mind) Anyway, it didn't work, so I'll let these units expire and be sent to someone else. Thanks everyone for your help.

Tsk, tsk. A Jedi master who gives up so easily. Whatever is the galaxy coming to? ;^)


I'm a faux Jedi Master who is frustrated with the chore of getting my replacement hard drive back to the state it was in before the original drive imploded (BOINC and the old WU's are low priority, but at least it's running). When my E-mail, security software, financial software, cloud storage, music program, etc. are up to speed, I may revisit this.

The hard drive was down for a month while the warrantee review and drive replacement (in Ohio no less) was done, so some of those WU's will be expired soon anyway.

Again, thanks for your help.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Download old work (Message 1803982)
Posted 21 Jul 2016 by Profile Qui-Gon
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Well, I went through the process but instead of shutting down BOINC I hit the "red X" in the upper right corner, which closes most other software but not BOINC. (I knew that, but it slipped my mind) Anyway, it didn't work, so I'll let these units expire and be sent to someone else. Thanks everyone for your help.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Download old work (Message 1803972)
Posted 21 Jul 2016 by Profile Qui-Gon
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OK, I think I can do that. Wish me luck; and I'll post my result here.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Download old work (Message 1803966)
Posted 21 Jul 2016 by Profile Qui-Gon
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I am doing something wrong: I hit the "Update" button numerous times and it says scheduler request completed, but the old tasks aren't coming.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Download old work (Message 1803963)
Posted 21 Jul 2016 by Profile Qui-Gon
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Do I have to wait the 5 minutes between update requests?
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Download old work (Message 1803955)
Posted 21 Jul 2016 by Profile Qui-Gon
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Thanks, I'll give that a try
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Download old work (Message 1803948)
Posted 21 Jul 2016 by Profile Qui-Gon
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I just got a replacement hard drive for my computer and installed seti@home. I have merged the old work units with the ones that I got in this installation, but I want to download that work to complete them (the old work has not expired). Can this be done?
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1706707)
Posted 30 Jul 2015 by Profile Qui-Gon
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Just got back from Iceland! What a beautiful, bucolic country. I wish my State would learn from the Icelanders how to harness geothermal energy.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1690741)
Posted 13 Jun 2015 by Profile Qui-Gon
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A backwoods hick and his rude animated monkey slap a blue light on their car and stop some poor guy for driving a Dodge Charger while eating a croissant. In another commercial, a man driving an Audi stops for a pedestrian and slows down coming up on a puddle to avoid splashing two mopes sitting on a bench next to the puddle, but the next car (a Dodge maybe?) splashes the two guys on the bench.

Which car would you be more attracted to?
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1684605)
Posted 27 May 2015 by Profile Qui-Gon
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The high today in Reykjavik is 48ºF. Sunrise was 3:37 AM, and sunset is 11:14 PM. What a strange place; and it's a place I want to experience!
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1664012)
Posted 11 Apr 2015 by Profile Qui-Gon
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Woo hoo! I got three!
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1660373)
Posted 1 Apr 2015 by Profile Qui-Gon
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Thanks Julie. I'm trying to travel as much as I can while I'm still fit and mobile.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1655018)
Posted 20 Mar 2015 by Profile Qui-Gon
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The skiing was OK at Mt. Rose, while the snow was thin (and slushy in the afternoon). All-in-all though, this was another great Reno/Tahoe Spring trip.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1640051)
Posted 11 Feb 2015 by Profile Qui-Gon
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Yea! Lake Tahoe resorts are reporting 3-4 feet of snow.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1615521)
Posted 17 Dec 2014 by Profile Qui-Gon
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NOT ME!!!!!!!!!


:)

Julie, you replied to an old (very old) message in this thread, which confused me, but when I checked it out it sent me down memory lane about a good year skiing. And that reminded me that I've been watching the snow at Tahoe for a few weeks now; it is looking good so far.

Also, I didn't want my post count to end in "13", since my upcoming Reno trip needs as much luck as I can muster.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1615510)
Posted 17 Dec 2014 by Profile Qui-Gon
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Well, I did my second (and last) marathon last Sunday. I beat my 2013 time and finished much stronger than last year, but I don't want the jarring to my feet, shins, and knees, nor the fatigue to my thighs that 26.2 miles brings.


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