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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1432993)
Posted 25 Oct 2013 by Profile Qui-Gon
Halloween is in one week. What a fun time.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1417089)
Posted 18 Sep 2013 by Profile Qui-Gon
Just got back from vacation. It was pretty nice.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1406787)
Posted 23 Aug 2013 by Profile Qui-Gon
I just built a dog run behind my house. I've been planning it for months, and the work took a few weeks (digging post holes, painting lumber) but I'm happy with the way it turned out. And my little doggie likes the outdoor freedom.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1391445)
Posted 16 Jul 2013 by Profile Qui-Gon
I don't know how I let this thread get so old . . . except I have been traveling a lot, and when I'm home the house and yard need lots of work.

Anyway, everybody is welcome to Rocky's Coffee Club. Are any of my old friends checking in these days?
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Cricket graph? (Message 1360024)
Posted 22 Apr 2013 by Profile Qui-Gon
Mod hat = ON

Its long been a policy NOT to sticky the Cricket graphs - they are a tool for the sys-admins to do their work, but are available for us (users) to look at, not study on a minute by minute basis.

Sorry, I didn't mean to step on anyone's toes here. I don't look at the graphs on a minute-by-minute basis, but I do check to see if up/downloads are working before I connect and press the update button. No sense requesting new tasks or reporting finished ones if the connection is down. I assume others use it for similar purposes.

PS When I was a moderator no one told me or my fellow moderators not to "stickie" the Cricket graphs.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Cricket graph? (Message 1359976)
Posted 22 Apr 2013 by Profile Qui-Gon
I did a search for "Cricket graph" but didn't find anything. Perhaps a moderator can stickie this or put the information in one of the stickied threads in various boards.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Cricket graph? (Message 1359969)
Posted 22 Apr 2013 by Profile Qui-Gon
Thanks HAL, I'll put it in my bookmarks now.

I hope anyone else having this problem sees this thread.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Cricket graph? (Message 1359967)
Posted 22 Apr 2013 by Profile Qui-Gon
My bookmark to the cricket graph worked up until the server closet change, now it shows only about 350 bps "in" and about 60 bps "out". Is there a different address that is now being used to view traffic?
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1340643)
Posted 25 Feb 2013 by Profile Qui-Gon
Just got back from China. It was cold, polluted and utterly fascinating.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (80) Server Problems? (Message 1332639)
Posted 30 Jan 2013 by Profile Qui-Gon
Results ready to send:1,444,950

AND

30.01.2013 00:01:01 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
30.01.2013 00:01:01 | SETI@home | Project has no tasks available

SORRY! But messages like this only put more confusion to the user's brain than anything else does! Or is it because of my bad English?
When I started with SETI June 16th 1999 (my first account), I thought SETI would be easy understanding and it would not need a lot of button-pushing.
No it's confusing (see above) and my retry-button is almost kaput!


...Every Tuesday morning (Pacific time) we begin a four hour data distribution outage for database and systems maintenance. The upload/download servers will be offline during this time. Afterwards you may experience connectivity issues for several more hours as the servers catch up with demand. 15 Jan 2013, 17:39:39 UTC

This is nothing new...

You are correct, Ex, that this is nothing new, but it is happening after I downloaded some work, and while the Server Status page shows 1.4 million "Results" ready to send. It is still confusing and misleading to send a message that there is no work available when so much is shown on the Status page. (And I've been here a while, too.)
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (80) Server Problems? (Message 1331866)
Posted 27 Jan 2013 by Profile Qui-Gon
I get these messages, over and over again:

1/26/2013 5:17:31 PM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
1/26/2013 5:17:31 PM SETI@home Reporting 1 completed tasks, not requesting new tasks
1/26/2013 5:17:53 PM Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
1/26/2013 5:17:53 PM SETI@home Scheduler request failed: Couldn't connect to server
1/26/2013 5:17:54 PM Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.


But the status page shows lots of work, and the cricket graph seems to show both up and downloading. This is frustrating. It took hours to report my completed work, and now I can't connect even though I'm not requesting new work.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (80) Server Problems? (Message 1323926)
Posted 2 Jan 2013 by Profile Qui-Gon
Greetings,

Dang near 5,000,000 WUs between MB and AstroPulse and my BOINC client event log says project has no new tasks?

What gives?

Keep on BOINCing...! :)

Same thing happening to me. I took a break from crunching over the holidays so my hoppers are empty. Now that we're back up again, I can't get any work? That is disappointing.

PS: Happy New Year Siran
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1318261)
Posted 21 Dec 2012 by Profile Qui-Gon
Well, I'm still here. Was the end supposed to start at 12:00AM or 11:59PM?
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Coffee Club II point 16 (Message 1311365)
Posted 5 Dec 2012 by Profile Qui-Gon
I do hope everyone enjoyed the little holiday rest from crunching. Gives us all time to eat and shop without the distraction of tending our SETI farms.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (79) Server Problems? (Message 1307776)
Posted 19 Nov 2012 by Profile Qui-Gon
One of the red flags that a site has been hacked or spoofed is that you find grammatical or spelling errors that are out of the ordinary, and that make a message hard to read. Did anyone else notice the most recent message on the front page seems to have such errors? For example, "the lookup of result in process", "hosts being assigned large number or [of?] results to compute", and "The host. think it received", among others. These are not normal for the seti@home front page or any technical message one usually finds on the site.

OR it could have simply been that Eric was tired on a Sunday when he composed that posting and was more concerned with getting the info out than worrying about being grammatically correct..........

Sure, that could be, but they've had a long time to determine what this problem was, and a long enough time to correct the front page message. I don't recall any messages from Eric in the past that contained so many faults.

I'm not saying that aliens have the team held in the basement of the server closet, forcing them to write messages that will throw us off the scent. I'm just commenting on the abnormality of the way this issue is being explained. If I have mistakes made yous maybe see them and wondering you are.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (79) Server Problems? (Message 1307765)
Posted 19 Nov 2012 by Profile Qui-Gon
One of the red flags that a site has been hacked or spoofed is that you find grammatical or spelling errors that are out of the ordinary, and that make a message hard to read. Did anyone else notice the most recent message on the front page seems to have such errors? For example, "the lookup of result in process", "hosts being assigned large number or [of?] results to compute", and "The host. think it received", among others. These are not normal for the seti@home front page or any technical message one usually finds on the site.
37) Message boards : Politics : Hopefully we can end this silliness now. (Message 1296817)
Posted 19 Oct 2012 by Profile Qui-Gon
1st: it wasn't the Supreme Court.
2nd: the government didn't defend its own law (passed in the Clinton years).
3rd: we're pretty close to an election that may change things in this area.

So, no, it doesn't look like anything is at an end.
38) Message boards : Politics : Taxes (Message 1296485)
Posted 18 Oct 2012 by Profile Qui-Gon
. . . but lawyers are special bottom feeding scum. :)

Thanks. That's a promotion from ambulance chasing blood-sucker.
39) Message boards : Politics : Taxes (Message 1296438)
Posted 18 Oct 2012 by Profile Qui-Gon
Gary used the tax code to define economic terms.

What he did was quote the definition in the tax code of "capital". The tax code has it right. The code doesn't disagree with the definition I was taught in finance and tax law courses.
40) Message boards : Politics : Taxes (Message 1296420)
Posted 18 Oct 2012 by Profile Qui-Gon
Economics is a science not a tax code.

Huh? Who said economics is a tax code? The tax code uses certain economic principles from economic theories that you may not agree with, but as a science, economics is rather too fuzzy for me. It offers no absolute answers before the fact, and answers that are often highly disputed after the fact.


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