Posts by Sirius B

11) Message boards : Politics : RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA....................45....................RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA (Message 1857558)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
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Missed the "Hot, Young Freshman Congresswoman",
So I cant comment at that.

Wasn't in the video segment posted. That was just used by the reporter to "sex up" the report :-(

I think the hearing was about two or three hours long.
So why post a video segment about 10 minutes long.

You're asking the wrong person.
12) Message boards : Politics : RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA....................45....................RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA (Message 1857553)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
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Missed the "Hot, Young Freshman Congresswoman",
So I cant comment at that.

Wasn't in the video segment posted. That was just used by the reporter to "sex up" the report :-(
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1857548)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
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One way to reserve a seat.
14) Message boards : Politics : RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA....................45....................RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA (Message 1857544)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
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Comey caught out

Police supporters blog on a Godaddy domain-by-proxy site. Article titled: SEE IT: Hot, Young Freshman Congresswoman CATCHES Comey Breaking Rules.

What makes this a reliable source to you? Are there no others?

As with our own parliament whenever a report is published that is interesting & is provided with a video, I watch the video as well.

So, is the video provided in that report fake?

I feel that sometimes a written report is not all that, but the video is as is the case here.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857431)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
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What is noticeable as well is that often the most vociferous are the ones with a minimal RAC. There is an old adage that empty vessels make the most noise.

Charles Long rarely posted but got on with crunching, just who was it that was the most vociferous in that case?

I can recall a very vociferous person screaming b*****y blue murder about restricting such people from crunching.

Was that because Mr Long blew them out of the water by any chance?

What was his tally? Wasn't it a billion cobblestones achieved in such a short time compared to many spending years accumulating theirs?
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857411)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
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LOL.

Those 2 golden rules :-)

If wu's guaranteed 24/7 & if project can cope 24/7 with the many dedicated crunchers 24/7 - then yes I would like answers.

Until those golden rules disappear :-)
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857407)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
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At the time the scheduler came up (06:38 P.S.T.) there were still 5 disabled & 7 not running. The main being the data driven web pages.

Disabled: Program has been disabled by staff (for debugging/maintenance)


So Synergy was up & running & some lucky folks managed to get some work at that time, but the outage was still in effect. So why all the crying about no work available?

btw, curiosity killed the cat!


. . Does that mean that you like Kitty Man are a feline based life form ??

:)

Naw, my rig is though. It purrs along nicely on Seti food until I change brands :-)
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857406)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
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+1

However, you have mentioned an issue that the project was unable to handle & advances in technology only compounded - dedicated crunchers operating 24/7.

So as I see it there are 2 golden rules for this project until matters get better:

1: Workunits not available 24/7

2: Crunch other projects when Seti is offline
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857402)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
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I see you've been answering some of my comments, but yet have to see anyone answering this:

What is the main premise of the Seti project with regards to workunits?

Until better funding, better hardware, more staff, that premise negates all questions.

Cannot understand why that has failed to be understood.

Maybe Seti v2 will proceed much better than V1 as many lessons will have been learned. Should it do so, it too will need better hardware & funding.

Also, don't forget our resident tech news staff member is no longer full time & only calls in when his other commitments allow him to do so.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857395)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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Regardless of whatever any issue is, the project itself DOES NOT guarantee workunits will be provided 24/7.

Taking that fact into account it would be simple to just crunch what's available & if one's cache is empty & the project is offline, crunch somewhere else as the project itself advises.

I'm just as curious as the next person, but when I see facts like the above, my curiosity is dampened as one of two things happen. The staff do or do not tell us what happened. It won't stop the workunits from flowing.

I get where you're coming from, but the point is...

...why bother when the 1st line of this post is the final answer for now.

For those who say that's not good enough, return to those 5 questions.
21) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857385)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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Okay i'll do my best to answer you clearly enough.

Why do you find it necessary to denigrate anyone that comments on or asks questions about project issues? If I were crying or moaning about things, this would be an entirely different discussion.


To me at least, it seems that many only read but do not retain what they've read. I do to a very good degree.

I believe some considerable time ago that Brad Slavic started a thread in attempting to obtain a donation funded new server, which was successfully achieved. 2 things happened. Eric posted on that thread & his comment stayed with me. I cannot recall word for word what he posted without having to search back, but it was something along these lines:
It would be nice to have some super donator to provide the project with $22,000,000 so that the project will benefit from the annual interest to the tune of a few million.

The 2nd was that (October/November I believe) the project was offline until everything was good to go.

The 5 questions I posted were an attempt to get people to think of the project staff rather than themselves.

4 of those questions could probably be answered sufficiently to possibly make the project staff sit up & take notice.

However, the 1st question can not because of that very premise & Eric's comment as things stand currently, it looks like that premise is the number one answer to all of the projects ills at the moment, so look to all 5 of those questions then think of the staff.

I'll pose a final question:
Swap shoes as things stand - what would you be able to do to make things better?

I genuinely apologise to all that see my posts as offensive to you. It was not meant, but I do get tired of seeing the staff blasted as at the end of the day, they have done tremendously well with what they have.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857383)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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Easy answer.

Easy answer to what?

Your question!
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857381)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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Easy answer.

What is the main premise of the Seti project with regards to workunits?

Next question:

Is Seti as big as these:

Microsoft
Apple
Amazon
Google

Next question:

HOW many people in the Seti Project?

Next question:

Are they robots or real people?

Next question:

Do they work 24/7?
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857373)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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At the time the scheduler came up (06:38 P.S.T.) there were still 5 disabled & 7 not running. The main being the data driven web pages.

Disabled: Program has been disabled by staff (for debugging/maintenance)


So Synergy was up & running & some lucky folks managed to get some work at that time, but the outage was still in effect. So why all the crying about no work available?

btw, curiosity killed the cat!
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857368)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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If there is no data to crunch, then it's not there. It can't be crunched. It's not an issue.
What is an issue is that there is data to be crunched, and it can't be processed because we can't get it.

The outage was still in effect. According to the server status page at the time, there were 5 programs disabled & 7 not running. What's difficult to understand about that & why is an explanation needed, when the answer is on the server status page?
26) Message boards : Politics : RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA....................45....................RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA (Message 1857364)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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Comey caught out
27) Message boards : Politics : RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA....................45....................RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA (Message 1857309)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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U canna b sirius!

You mean to say that 84% of the population has an IQ <85?
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857307)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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LOL.

"Please forgive my sins Father"

"No problem my son
Just kneel at the altar of the CPU GPU & say

3 Our Windows
&
6 Hail Linux'es
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1857290)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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This whole discussion is mute. It's been rehashed time and time again. The only way it will ever change is IF and when Dr. A makes the decision.
Ah but didn't you know that in the Boincverse there are two addictions worse than smack & weed - TC & RAC.

It's non PC to upset those afflicted :-)
30) Message boards : Politics : Atheism is not a religion (Message 1857286)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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Don't even know I'm alive, so why invoke some E.T.?
Has to do with computer science and computer simulators. To the conscious running on the simulator it is impossible to know if it is being simulated or real.
Who else but E.T. Can't be human now can it?


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