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Andreas P. Bergweiler
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Message 912743 - Posted: 29 Jun 2009, 23:49:25 UTC

I joined on May 20th, 1999. Long time ago. Since then, I'm running Seti@home. Between 2005 and 2007 a quiter phase as the switch to Bonc, but since then still up again.

So, congratulations to all, who are in the 10 years club. We will see us in 2019. Still hoping, that somewhere is somewhat out there.
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Message 913278 - Posted: 2 Jul 2009, 14:33:21 UTC

I guess I am part of the club, too!

I really appreciate what the SETI guys have done to create BOINC and popularize distributed computing. While I am still hopeful for finding ET, I think that this project's legacy will be all of the other projects it spawned.
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Message 913283 - Posted: 2 Jul 2009, 14:53:38 UTC - in response to Message 913278.  

Contrary to popular belief, SETIathome was not the first distributed computing project, however it was definitely the most popular. I remember taking part in others before SETI. Mostly they were number crunching projects to break encrypted codes. Company X would come up with the latest and greatest encryption project and offered $10,000.00 (some offered even more) prize to anybody who could break the code. Some of us banded together into teams. The person who's computation broke the code would get 80% of the prize money and 20% went to the "house", basically the guy who ran the distribution server. We basically drove the "bad" encryption companies out of business and the "good" ones were forced to create real encryption.

Of course the incentive to run the projects back then was purely financial. We all run SETI because we want proof that we're not alone in the universe. But I wonder how many more people would join the project if some foundation offered say, a $50,000.00 prize to the person(s) computer(s) who finds an ET signal?
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Message 913581 - Posted: 3 Jul 2009, 13:07:39 UTC

Today I officially join the 10 year club.

That's a LOTTA W/Us under the bridge........
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Message 915324 - Posted: 7 Jul 2009, 14:05:37 UTC
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Congratulations to the 10 year club members. June 2, 1999 here.

I've come and gone a couple of times...back now.

2762 old work units with 54,141 cpu hours

9481 credits with 274.06 RAC

Total BOINC = 49,452 with 1,837.41636 RAC on all projects

Current projects: Seti@home, Cosmology@home, Milkyway@home, Einstein@home

E.T. phone Earth!
Cheers to all!!!
Man's future lies in the stars, not on Earth. It is each successive generation's responsibility to humanity to expand the knowledge and understanding of our Universe so that we may one day venture forth to meet our neighbors.

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Message 915597 - Posted: 8 Jul 2009, 3:48:52 UTC

grats on the achievement... im crunching my way there!!
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Message 915634 - Posted: 8 Jul 2009, 7:40:26 UTC

My 10 year date is a few months off, and is now also one hell of a date as you can see. The 10 year anniversary also marks my return so crunching seti. Until recently it wasn't viable to run BOINC on the machines in my lab. However, With the recent layoffs. Those machines are now idle most of the time. Instead of being reghosted several times a day for testing.
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Message 915648 - Posted: 8 Jul 2009, 9:14:37 UTC - in response to Message 915634.  

Almost forgot that I passed that date as well. 10 Years, time goes fast.
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Message 915847 - Posted: 8 Jul 2009, 21:06:58 UTC - in response to Message 915648.  

Mee too in this club

Seti member since 18 May 1999

still crunching!

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Message 915915 - Posted: 8 Jul 2009, 23:37:03 UTC

Ten Years 15 May 1999 closing in on 1 million
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Message 916219 - Posted: 9 Jul 2009, 18:00:12 UTC

Well I just noticed I had another Seti Birthday and am now ' in the club'.

Congrats to all you other 'old-timers'.

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Message 916482 - Posted: 10 Jul 2009, 9:46:42 UTC

10 years since 3 Apr 1999.

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Message 917617 - Posted: 14 Jul 2009, 15:28:12 UTC

My 10 year anniversary was on 15th June, but I only just found the thread.

The "big one" for me is 10 years, and only a few days away from reaching the magic One Million.

I did leave Seti for a while when earlier versions of Boinc caused system errors, but came back as soon as this appeared to be resolved, so I guess I could have made the Million earlier.


Regards to all

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Message 917786 - Posted: 15 Jul 2009, 4:05:32 UTC - in response to Message 905678.  

June 10th, 1999 I started here. I actually started before that but they stuffed up my account about a month into it. Didnt matter.

I dont give a shit about how many credits and such. I just like letting my computers do it because it may well help.

One benefit for me, too - I work in the I.T. industry and am often asked to throw together a computer quickly. Well, I can BUILD it in 10 minutes but I cant do it any quicker. Getting XP on (for the heck of it) takes about 40 minutes at most and then I put BOINC/SETI on it and run it to the limits in order to check that nothing goes wrong. I HAVE caught some dud parts doing that.

So, while I do Seti a service, it does one right back for me (at the same time as me getting more credits while testing).

All in all, a good outcome for all.

I think if you have been in it for 10 years, you think much the same as me - who gives a shit about credits when it may be that the one you crunch has data that leads to something enormous?
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Message 917855 - Posted: 15 Jul 2009, 7:58:21 UTC

My 10 year is feb next year..I quit seti but at the rate its going I fiqure I'll still have pending credit haha..almost half million pending.
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Message 918034 - Posted: 15 Jul 2009, 14:32:22 UTC

Another 10 year'er (maybe that's a word). I'll keep going another 10.
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Message 918073 - Posted: 15 Jul 2009, 16:18:46 UTC

May I submit a membership application on behalf of my Celeron 400 MMX:



Crunched Classic until closedown, and is crunching today:



(and since it does 50% Einstein, it'll be crunching tomorrow, whatever happens with the servers)

Anyone else got a computer in the 10 year club?
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Message 918594 - Posted: 17 Jul 2009, 0:43:15 UTC

I am now a member of the 10 year club.


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Message 918622 - Posted: 17 Jul 2009, 3:31:07 UTC


. . . Congratulations to All in the 10 year Club

< nice goin' JM [btw]


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Message 920647 - Posted: 23 Jul 2009, 12:45:06 UTC
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My decade of SETI@Home came up as of the 17th of July 2009.

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