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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Is it possible to swap a guppi assigned to GPU with a Arecibo assigned to CPU? (Message 1798559)
Posted 24 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Indeed it is... I have been working on a program to do just this. It works fine and dandy in Linux but because of SoG changing the version numbers I have to get it working 100% in Windows and test.

I'm hoping that will finally be done this weekend. I will be starting a thread here for it. It's a simple command-line utility that needs to be run manually after closing BOINC, but it doesn't need to be done more than a few times a day and the command window can be left open so it's not much work.

Good timing asking this. :^)

Edit: I may PM you... actually I am pretty sure of it... lol... when I think it's ready for actual use to give it a try. If not the thread will be called "GUPPI Rescheduler". Short of witty names these days.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Anyone else get SPAMMed by berkeley.edu today? (Message 1797819)
Posted 22 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Wondering why after 18 years of being with this proghram, they felt to utilize the SETI@home mailing list to send out unsolicited e-mails?


You have a green star, ergo you donated through berkeley.edu. UBC only sees you as a donor to UBC, not that it was specifically for the SETI@Home program.

There is an Unsubscribe at the bottom, of course.

Last thing I wanted to see was that face in my email from Berkeley


23) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1797435)
Posted 19 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
How does one 'turn off' the Green Star?


There's an "Are all your donations anonymous?" setting in your account settings, bottom-left. You can turn off individual donations there. If you turn off enough of them that there's less than $10 in the last calendar year the star should disappear.
24) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Scientist Michio Kaku Finally Proves God Exist (Message 1797178)
Posted 18 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
I'm wondering how long before this thread having wandered off, wanders into Politics.

This isn't about culture or art or religion. It's simply a scientist making bad scientific pronouncements based on shaky hypotheses on a controversial subject he has no business using his scientific authority on, and nothing else.

Show me a Divina Commedia or a Mattheus Passio written by an atheist and I shall become an atheist too.


Did you forget the works of Giuseppe Verdi? (Including a very nice Requiem.)

You are right, but I was not the first to speak of "fairy tales".
Tullio


DNFTT. :^)
25) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Scientist Michio Kaku Finally Proves God Exist (Message 1797115)
Posted 18 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
A lot of people also have had close encounters with Santa Claus.


Even more in context with this place: how many people have claimed to been abducted by aliens, including the requisite nasty medical exams? This is about as far from the actual science of SETI as one can get, just as Michio Kaku has just gotten about as far from the actual science of physics as one can get.

Strange that so many "media" outlets are writing about this now.


The repetition of bad ideas is certainly nothing new, especially ones where a seeming scientific authority figure claims to be able prove unprovable things ie the existence or non-existence of god(s) etc. Of course some parts of the media are going to forgo due diligence and jump at some guaranteed clicks or newspaper sales (we've already seen one misleading headline from it in the linked article.)
26) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Scientist Michio Kaku Finally Proves God Exist (Message 1797041)
Posted 18 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Poorly-written article, ie "After running some tests on these particles..." Those hypothetical, never-observed, staple-of-cheap-sci-fi particles, the tachyons? How is anyone "running some tests" on them? Oh, thought experiments. The title is also clickbait with a typo: "Scientist Michio Kaku Finally Proves God Exist" (yes, there's a missing "s" at the end) but then the first sentence "The existence of God may be proven with a theory..." Uh huh.

I guess he's angling for a Templeton. :^p I'm betting this line of inquiry won't result in anything else.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Apologies to my wing persons (Message 1796892)
Posted 17 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
My post below re: mainboard failure, well, I got it going, and in the process noticed something I had missed when I bought it: it has two PCIe slots! So I threw a second 970 in and ended up with a much more productive system!

But alas to all wingies expecting results from 7945042, this was definitely a motherboard failure as a capacitor blew right off it and was found stuck to the exhaust fan. Made it easy to find the cause at least. Hope the RMA comes through before the work units time out.
28) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : New Calculation Shows We’ll Make Contact With Aliens in About 1,500 Years (Message 1796636)
Posted 16 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
As usual, XKCD to the rescue...

29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Something kitty this way comes....the kitties are back. (Message 1796418)
Posted 15 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Hmmmm....
The kitty banner has gone away again.


I see it to the left of BOINCStats in your sig. Browser cache needs clearing perhaps?
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer ID Number (Message 1796361)
Posted 15 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
If you use the merge method as Kevvy states, the merge function always retires the original number and keeps the new number, so you would lose your original computer ID if you did it that way.


You're right... would keep the old machine stats. but the ID number would change. That's what I get for posting before the coffee hits. :^)
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1796358)
Posted 15 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Have we hit the bottom?
All my RACs stopped dropping. Some may be moving upwards :)


We did have a few days of much more Arecibo than GBT work, and now an AP run, so everyone's seems to be on the rise.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer ID Number (Message 1796337)
Posted 15 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Give it the same computer name/hostname as the previous computer and ensure it's the same (or as close to) operating system, then after it's submitted a work unit and appears in Account->Computers on this account try "Merge computers by name" at the bottom-left. And hope for the best!
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Invalid Host Messaging (Message 1796076)
Posted 14 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Working on a solution to this (Linux-only at this point)... WezH is going to be trying it out thus aborted work units should decrease significantly. So, everything is A-OK!

Edit: Other than that I had to abort 94 yesterday on my missus' computer 6689313 as it crashed the drivers and every GPU work unit and they were all ghosted showing as in progress when they were gone. Had to abort to reset the project, revert to Lunatics 0.44 and reinstall the NVidia drivers. Seems to have resolved it...
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Invalid Host Messaging (Message 1795663)
Posted 12 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
WezH wrote:

IMHO, BOINC server code should prevent these kind of hosts. But it doesn't.


Indeed, like this host for example, currently showing 1186 aborted GUPPI GPU work units. If only the server code could prevent hosts like that.

Let's see who the owner is... someone by the name of WezH. Seems very familiar.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home v8.12 Windows GPU applications support thread (Message 1795350)
Posted 11 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor

. . For some reason unable to access that url. It times out.


Appears that lunatics.kwsn.info is down (I would imagine temporarily.)
36) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1795252)
Posted 11 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Obviously I'm confused, Eric. I thought SETI@home and Breakthrough were part of the same effort. I take it they're not. (?)


Just in case Dr. K. doesn't reply: They are allied but different projects. The crossover is that SETI@Home is doing the data processing for BL. That's the best of my understanding. This is worth a read.
37) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1795250)
Posted 11 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
If we overstay our welcome at AEI we'll probably have to search out cloud resources for the runs.


Nice that it's finally out there... thanks! Good that we have something to direct all the inquiries to.

I know that one reason that a super/cloud computing facility was required is that the algorithms haven't been finalized and are still being improved (ie for RFI removal) so it needs a complete run every time.

Perhaps if and when that welcome is worn out, they will have been tuned enough for the long-term that the idea of an incremental NTPCkr that builds on the existing run results will be doable. Then NTPCkr will finally be near-time and local, and can possibly be built for under $10K.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI applications for NVIDIA GPU improvement - how you can help (Message 1795069)
Posted 10 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
I'm always interested in #3 and #4 though have only two Windows hosts; please ask me anytime (I think you have my e-mail.) I also have some spare cards (ie 2xGTX480, 2xGTX460, GTX570, 9800GT) but I think the postage to Russia would be more than they are worth!
39) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1795010)
Posted 10 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Now why isn't there enough money for the wealthiest nation to keep a world-class and potentially Earth-saving scientific facility open when it costs a tiny percentage of, say, CERN's Large Hadron Collider?







Ah, right... priorities.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1794853)
Posted 9 Jun 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
As I said (please re-read) update was installed in automatic mode w/o user consent. That's the issue.


Ah, then they must have consented then prior. The EULA is presented during the install process. It's the only way to back out at that point without it installing and requiring reversion.


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