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1) Questions and Answers : Preferences : How do I make BOINC use a different drive to store and run tasks? (Message 1343374)
Posted 560 days ago by Profile Boomer
That worked.

Before you can re-install BOINC again though you have to uninstall it. I clicked advanced and pointed the installer to the folder where I copied the data files and when BOINC started it resumed from where it left off. Nice job. It only took a couple minutes to do.

Thanks, Boomer
2) Questions and Answers : Preferences : How do I make BOINC use a different drive to store and run tasks? (Message 1340157)
Posted 572 days ago by Profile Boomer
I am running BOINC version 7.0.28(x64) on Windows. I have a small SSD for my system drive which is drive C. I want to configure BOINC to use my D which has a lot more available space. How can I do this?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU or GPU (Message 1329051)
Posted 605 days ago by Profile Boomer
Both are enabled by default. You don't really have to do anything.
4) Message boards : Technical News : Sound Chaser (Dec 12 2012) (Message 1319075)
Posted 633 days ago by Profile Boomer
Matt,

I bet Jeff and Eric were really happy to see you!

-Boomer
5) Message boards : News : Scheduler is back up... (Message 1311279)
Posted 657 days ago by Profile Boomer
That is great news Eric! Thank you!
6) Message boards : News : SETI@home annual fund raising campaign has started (Message 1309041)
Posted 663 days ago by Profile Boomer
Yes there are problems, and these are largely due to the fact that the project suffers from a lack of resources. You can help them fix the problems by providing some additional resources to do so. This is why they are asking for help. Please do.

-Boomer
7) Message boards : News : SETI@home annual fund raising campaign has started (Message 1309005)
Posted 663 days ago by Profile Boomer
This is very much like the movie Contact in that the SETI people are always struggling to get funding. Yet, let there be one confirmed signal providing evidence that we are not alone, and the funding will flow like a dam has broken open. That is the irony of SETI, that the funds will flow once you prove it, but without the funding you cannot prove it.

That is why I am donating today.

-Boomer
8) Message boards : News : Alien computer viruses? (Message 1253607)
Posted 809 days ago by Profile Boomer
Initially I thought the title of the thread had to do with why it is unlikely to get SETI work units. ;)

Thanks for an interesting and thought provoking discussion.

-Boomer
9) Message boards : News : Major Power Outage at SSL (Message 1233229)
Posted 851 days ago by Profile Boomer
Hey Matt,

I was worried for a while there that someone pulled the plug on this project. Not that anyone would ever do that; right?

I am really happy to see SETI@HOME come back online. Thanks for doing a great job and for keeping us informed. Most technical folks do not communicate very well. But, you have great technical skills AND communication skills which is a very rare combination.

Kudos and kudos.

Regards, Boomer
10) Message boards : News : more data on the way (Message 1150346)
Posted 1104 days ago by Profile Boomer
Excuse me for asking a STUPID question, but why isn't the data transferred through the internet directly to you at Berkeley? Sneaker net from Areceibo isn't the most efficient way of transferring data.

Please forgive. Meesa so stupid.
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : No Waiting to Report (Message 958801)
Posted 1726 days ago by Profile Boomer
Did you mean you no longer see "Waiting for Validation" under "tasks > view" on your account page?

Waiting for validation means your computer completed the job and is waiting for a second computer to complete the same task for verification. If you click on the blue Work Unit ID, you will see a page that displays at least two Task ID's associated with that work unit. One of the task ID's will show your computer number and indicate "Completed, waiting for validation." The other task ID will have a different computer number ("your wingman") and indicate "In Progress."

Once the other computer completes the task the results are compared. When all goes well, the results match, you get a message indicating "Completed and Validated," and credit is granted which appears under the Granted Credit column.
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : ASTRONOMY PICTURE OF THE DAY™ (Message 954931)
Posted 1737 days ago by Profile Boomer
That monument valley pic is awesome. Is that an actual photo or a photoshop job?
13) Questions and Answers : Wish list : What are moderators allowed to do? (Message 918277)
Posted 1889 days ago by Profile Boomer
I will.
14) Questions and Answers : Wish list : What are moderators allowed to do? (Message 918108)
Posted 1889 days ago by Profile Boomer
What are moderators allowed to do and when do they cross the line and go beyond that?

If a moderator behaves innappropriately what recourse does a member of the community have?

Can a moderator be banned from the project?
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (20) Server problems (Message 918039)
Posted 1889 days ago by Profile Boomer
This is due to bandwidth/server issues and very high traffic from clients trying to upload. This seems to be a chronic recurring problem for SETI@HOME. The project is not managed very well and there appear to be more volunteers and number crunching power than they can handle. More details are in the following threads:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/tech_news.php
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=54631
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (18) Server problems (Message 911806)
Posted 1908 days ago by Profile Boomer
You're lucky you have any successful uploads. In the technical news area the recent postings by Matt Lebofsky indicate there are database problems, bandwidth issues and lots of upload and download issues. The problems are being worked on but I think we just have to be patient. There is nothing else we can do.
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : no work available? (Message 907929)
Posted 1919 days ago by Profile Boomer
I am starting to get this too. No tasks available is the message I am seeing in the message log.

It's good to know I am not the only one.
18) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Work Done: No Credit! (Message 903256)
Posted 1931 days ago by Profile Boomer
Run always does not resume a suspended task. You have to select the task that is suspended and click resume.

Run always is used to override preferences (Advanced, Preferences, Processor Usage) that limit when processing is allowed to occur, and processor usage. The opposite of "Run always" is "Run based on preferences" which uses the preferences processor settings specified.


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