Posts by suki quin

21) Message boards : Number crunching : Should I Suspend BOINC While Running an AVG Scan (Message 877970)
Posted 21 Mar 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
GREETINGS
<Another message from remedial single cpu land>
Got better AVG, paid kind. [......]
Have run its scan at least twice excluding BOINC, but then i tried to increase the scan to handle things besides what AVG calls the "Desktop" (where there is an excludeable BOINC folder in program files) and suspect it caused this:

[I THINK IT definitely DID, because i hadn't excluded BOINC at all in the ProgramData folder]

Name03ja09ab.2226.890.11.8.185_0
Workunit425691914
Created19 Mar 2009 13:46:14 UTC
Sent19 Mar 2009 15:00:17 UTC
Received20 Mar 2009 10:00:05 UTC
Server stateOver .... OutcomeClient error .... Client stateCompute error
Exit status-226 (0xffffffffffffff1e)
Computer ID4620700
Report deadline11 Apr 2009 10:40:56 UTC
CPU time15706.45 stderr out
<core_client_version>6.2.19</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
too many exit(0)s
</message>
<stderr_txt>
setiathome_enhanced 6.02 DevC++/MinGW
libboinc: 6.3.6

Work Unit Info: ...............
WU true angle range is : 0.448012
Optimal function choices:
-----------------------------------------------------
name
-----------------------------------------------------
v_BaseLineSmooth (no other)
v_vGetPowerSpectrumUnrolled 0.00062 0.00000
v_ChirpData 0.02312 0.00000
v_vTranspose4x8ntw 0.00556 0.00000
BH SSE folding 0.00266 0.00000
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
{{{{{[I have removed 98 subsequent “Can’t acquire lockfile – exiting” messages from this list for simplicity’s sake]}}}}}
</stderr_txt>
]]>
Validate stateInvalid Claimed credit39.9140096428428 Granted credit0 application version6.03
............

IS there a way to tell what time this task was actually running on the computer?
...oops, dumb question: the times are all recorded in the BOINC Messages!

I can't figure out how to properly exclude ALL of BOINC from the scan, and/or ....
i had excluded BOINC in the scan of Program Files but not in the scan of ProgramData folders. Must exclude it in both of them. Hope nowhere else!

THANK YOU

Shall try to cease useless, high-strung over-scanning, i.e. not to do it so often; i do enjoy surfing the web (just music, science and art), so am frequently advised by friends to be cautious; so far quite fortunate.
(I really like AVG.)
THANK YOU
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Should I Suspend BOINC While Running an AVG Scan (Message 877520)
Posted 20 Mar 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
GREETINGS
<Another message from remedial single cpu land>
Got better AVG, paid kind. (Definitely must suspend BOINC with free AVG.)
Have run its scan at least twice excluding BOINC, but then i tried to increase the scan to handle things besides what AVG calls the "Desktop" (where there is an excludeable BOINC folder in program files) and suspect it caused this:

Name03ja09ab.2226.890.11.8.185_0
Workunit425691914
Created19 Mar 2009 13:46:14 UTC
Sent19 Mar 2009 15:00:17 UTC
Received20 Mar 2009 10:00:05 UTC
Server stateOver
OutcomeClient error
Client stateCompute error
Exit status-226 (0xffffffffffffff1e)
Computer ID4620700
Report deadline11 Apr 2009 10:40:56 UTC
CPU time15706.45 stderr out
<core_client_version>6.2.19</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
too many exit(0)s
</message>
<stderr_txt>
setiathome_enhanced 6.02 DevC++/MinGW
libboinc: 6.3.6

Work Unit Info:
...............
WU true angle range is : 0.448012
Optimal function choices:
-----------------------------------------------------
name
-----------------------------------------------------
v_BaseLineSmooth (no other)
v_vGetPowerSpectrumUnrolled 0.00062 0.00000
v_ChirpData 0.02312 0.00000
v_vTranspose4x8ntw 0.00556 0.00000
BH SSE folding 0.00266 0.00000
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile - exiting
Can't acquire lockfile – exiting
{{{{{[I have removed 85 subsequent “Can’t acquire lockfile – exiting” messages from this list for simplicity’s sake]}}}}}
</stderr_txt>
]]>
Validate stateInvalid Claimed credit39.9140096428428 Granted credit0 application version6.03
............

IS there a way to tell what time this task was actually running on the computer?

I can't figure out how to properly exclude ALL of BOINC from the scan, and/or this had nothing to do with AVG. I normally don't lose tasks. Every time i have, it has been caused by a virus scan. Is there some sort of very occasional random task loss to be expected?
THANK YOU



23) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (12) Server problems (Message 868091)
Posted 22 Feb 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
Thank you littlegreenmanfrommars for posting this a while ago:
"Best advice in such a situation is to turn off network activity for a while.
(BOINC tool menu > select Network activity suspended)."
- i have wanted to know what to do in this situation since i joined.
Competition is so intense; am happy to just slow down a little for the server's sake.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : 24/7 running CPU @ 100%? (Message 867413)
Posted 20 Feb 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
GREETINGS
I keep a Targus "Laptop Cooling Chill Mat, model PA248U" on under a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, running both 24/7 now, using at most 75% of page file, 50% memory in use and 90% when not in use. Have single cpu, 2GB RAM, Vista Home Basic. Have done this for a year since realizing that my hard drive was getting real hot.

So far I haven't had any trouble with heat (hard drive always quite cool now) although one chill mat was replaced (after about 7 months because of noise) by OfficeMax on their wonderful $3 warranty; the base of the monitor screen gets a little hot after a lot of photoshop-type work; the chill mat runs off a USB hub with an independent power supply; have 6/8 USB ports used up altogether, sometimes 7. No crashes or freezes ever.

Also I do something else: always keep a < 3/4" (2cm) x 1" (3cm) x 12" (30cm) strip of wood under the very back edge running the length of the chill mat/computer, where the top hinges. The back edge of the chill mat rests on the wood strip and then the laptop on top of this. This contributes to additional cooling and i think, makes the keyboard more ergonomic. The air coming out of the top of the fan definitely stays cool. chilling out is cool
25) Questions and Answers : Windows : i reinstalled Boinc, statistics started over (Message 867083)
Posted 19 Feb 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
OH GOSH -- THANK YOU!!!!
I wasted so much time on this issue six weeks ago and then recently thought the problems had been fixed; apparently not ... you answered my question ... can't thank you enough
26) Questions and Answers : Windows : exited with zero status but no 'finished' file (Message 867065)
Posted 19 Feb 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
This has happened to me before. I Suspend the project and Restart my computer; then there is never a problem at all when I Resume the project.
27) Questions and Answers : Windows : i reinstalled Boinc, statistics started over (Message 867064)
Posted 19 Feb 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
I want to upgrade from BOINC 6.2.19 to 6.4.5, is this going to be a problem? and does anyone have ATI Radeon Express with 256MB "Hypermemory" graphics in a laptop who can advise me as to whether this idea is a mistake to begin with?
Am sure I should have been able to find the answer to this but could not.
THANK YOU
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : FUNNY - FOR U.S.A. TV USERS ONLY (Message 863407)
Posted 8 Feb 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
First a Thank you to M. Belanger about the origin of this message: people who don't need these converter boxes love it!

Here is my latest peace offering to those who want the coupons and need converter boxes; i found this link informative and easy to follow, it even has a trouble shooting guide:
http://www.aarp.org/money/consumer/articles/digital_tv.html?cmp=NLC-WBLTR-CTRL-20609-F4t

Have a wonderful UTC day
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Should I Suspend BOINC While Running an AVG Scan (Message 860751)
Posted 1 Feb 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
Well, i tried it and lost one task to a "computation error" before the scan ended.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Should I Suspend BOINC While Running an AVG Scan (Message 860520)
Posted 1 Feb 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
Like to run AVG anti-virus scan frequently.
Am currently always suspending BOINC beforehand and during it, which costs me credit.
Is it necessary to do this?
Thank You
31) Message boards : Politics : Happy Obama Day Everyone! (Message 859296)
Posted 29 Jan 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
GREETINGS EVERYONE
this link is working:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFu6XJ3yChI

at the moment...
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : FUNNY - FOR U.S.A. TV USERS ONLY (Message 858359)
Posted 27 Jan 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
REGARDING DTV COUPONS:
GREETINGS VIEWERS
I started this with a message that i thought was very funny because i live in a cosmopolitan part of the country. At the time we thought all the suggested web links in it were a joke.
I really want to apologize if the message upset some people.
In case you want coupons or want to donate yours to individuals or institutions such as shelters, i think you can get 2 per household; they are worth $40 a piece, and are valid for 90 days.
http://www.DTV2009.gov
or
1-888-388-2009 toll free, according to AARP

humm: your telescope would a better use of your eyes
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY

The coupon program is currently out of money, and no coupons are currently being sent out. However, it would be a good idea to get on the list now because more money might become available to the program. This is related to the possible delay in implementation.


OH UHOH, WELL . . .
Thank you very much for clarifying the situation... thanks for your time always, John
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : FUNNY - FOR U.S.A. TV USERS ONLY (Message 858150)
Posted 26 Jan 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
REGARDING DTV COUPONS:
GREETINGS VIEWERS
I started this with a message that i thought was very funny because i live in a cosmopolitan part of the country. At the time we thought all the suggested web links in it were a joke.
I really want to apologize if the message upset some people.
In case you want coupons or want to donate yours to individuals or institutions such as shelters, i think you can get 2 per household; they are worth $40 a piece, and are valid for 90 days.
http://www.DTV2009.gov
or
1-888-388-2009 toll free, according to AARP

humm: your telescope would a better use of your eyes
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : FreeRice (II) New Year's Donation Challenge - 2,748,460 Grains! (Message 855302)
Posted 19 Jan 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
hey, hi
8730
thank you
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : FreeRice (II) New Year's Donation Challenge - 2,748,460 Grains! (Message 854449)
Posted 17 Jan 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
10,000 for today (nothing yesterday)
Thank you, Luke! Thank you, Uli!
36) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Question about Spectra with a Diamond One (Message 854362)
Posted 16 Jan 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
THANK YOU , I am trying to understand this and will answer your question in a couple days.
37) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Question about Spectra with a Diamond One (Message 853788)
Posted 15 Jan 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
WHAT is the difference between a photomicrograph, as here, and a photograph of a light spectra
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/birthstones/pages/diamond.html

Would any small piece of this under higher magnification reveal more colors?
Thank you

So, this picture is not a "spectra". It is simply a "photograph taken with a microscope" of a thin section of the surface of an uncut diamond.
A sapphire photomicrograph has some similarly coherent patterns:
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/birthstones/pages/sapphire.html

I cannot find a set of spectra for stones like diamonds.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : FreeRice (II) New Year's Donation Challenge - 2,748,460 Grains! (Message 853574)
Posted 15 Jan 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
only 4,300 today
Sunset into the Pacific Ocean: a riotous pink
39) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Energy (Message 853235)
Posted 14 Jan 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
We'll send it to the sun to help it live longer:)

GREETINGS,
I think we already have the technology to do this and that it could and should be done as far as used fuel rods are concerned. A rod encased in glass (its usual, normal destiny) would be safe enough to "handle" long enough to deal with and would not need to also be placed inside a barrel of concrete for the trip. Possibly quartz would be a slightly superior encasing material. At any rate, a vehicle on a trajectory into the Sun's pull could hold quite a few of these glass spheres.

I don't believe nuclear energy is necessarily a safe effort in the long run. It is very expensive and seems impractical to our intelligence, particularly compared to this kind of activity:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_furnace
http://unusual-architecture.com/solar-furnace-odeillo-france/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/f2g2/2749843139/

SOLAR ENERGY is completely benign: it does not have 25,000 years' young consequences. It does not have "half-lives" or lead to them.

signed , "just nuts?"
~: }
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : FreeRice (II) New Year's Donation Challenge - 2,748,460 Grains! (Message 853153)
Posted 14 Jan 2009 by Profile suki quin
Post:
11,800 for today
windows are all open, nice warm breeze, Sun just dropped below the horizon


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