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Message 1027104 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 15:56:54 UTC

I think We need to get back to the topic, So what'll It be one or two servers?
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Message 1027107 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 15:59:57 UTC - in response to Message 1027067.  

Having dealt with a great many Intel products that are PreProduction allot of times (in the case of a motherboard issue) a BIOS update does clear up a great many issues. Now of course I may be incredibly wrong with this assumption. I would suspect that the CPU's are ok.

Great job of getting everyone encouraged to get a spirit of community to keep this project going. And I would add that things have been running much smoother as of late.

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Historically, Matt has stated that several processors that have died (no replacements). In the case of the preproduction there are sometimes hardware changes that there is no Bios update for. Usually they run until they die. I have seen the same thing with AMD preproduction. The hardest one is when Power Supplies die.

So Intel, likes it when Seti beats up a machine. There are few test sites that place the kind of stress mainating the Master Science DB takes. Or what You Users do to tear up the Boinc DB.

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Message 1027148 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 19:05:48 UTC - in response to Message 1027099.  

Never the less my offer stands. Guess we will see if Admins are willing to set bail and release him.


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Message 1027151 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 19:22:06 UTC - in response to Message 1027148.  

Everywhere has rules, and usually enforcement. (and yes this post too could be off topic, in violation and rightfully subject to deletion).

They apply to all of us, and from what I have seen the moderators attempt to be fair with them. When the banishments get lifted and behaviours have not changed, they occur again, with potential to be long/harder/permanent.

The beginner of this thread appears to be in yet another 14 day banishment. I do sincerely hope they realize during this that rules apply to everyone.

I will be dropping my check in 1 week. That is all I can do at this point in time, and honestly is about 4X what I should be comfortable with. Simply making hardware donations is restrictive in what it can be used for. Adding additional
demands/conditions/etc beyond that leans towards manipulation. So please..
be kind.


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Message 1027197 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 22:26:23 UTC
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Donations, whether cash or hardware, become property of the University of California. The University administration must be responsive to state regulators, those regulators responsive to elected representatives, and elected representatives who wish to be reelected must be responsive to voters.

With that chain of people, any of who might be able to shut down S@H and/or BOINC if they got annoyed enough, it is no puzzle to me why there are relatively restrictive rules for forums running on UCB hardware and within a building which is part of UCB.

For much of the web, simply avoiding doing things which could cause legal difficulties is sufficient decorum. That can't be so here.
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Message 1027235 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010, 1:23:59 UTC - in response to Message 1027151.  
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Everywhere has rules, and usually enforcement.(and yes this post too could be off topic, in violation and rightfully subject to deletion).

They apply to all of us, and from what I have seen the moderators attempt to be fair with them. When the banishments get lifted and behaviours have not changed, they occur again, with potential to be long/harder/permanent.

The beginner of this thread appears to be in yet another 14 day banishment. I do sincerely hope they realize during this that rules apply to everyone.


By rights this discussion should be moved to Politics, where you can talk more freely about the subject.
He was a good boy and a bad boy in the same day, but the rules on the left apply to all of us, Mods included.

Geek and Terror, you can still help Mark's mission and dedicate the funds towards RAM, as I understand it from Pappa's post will be needed. I am pretty sure, since he so won't be released from his vacation, he would like you to do that. Yes he can still read the forums, just can't post.

I hope I have answered a couple more questions. Any further discussion on this subject and you will have to look for it in the Politics Forum.

Now where we?
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Message 1027250 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010, 3:10:31 UTC
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I never truly never expected this to work but thought I would give it a try. Sorry Mark!

Donation done ($200.00 USD) and marked for memory for new SETI server.

I wish I could have gone in for the 1K on Marks donation drive.

21 Aug 2010 21:36:22 UTC $200
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Message 1027258 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010, 4:01:05 UTC - in response to Message 1027235.  
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The beginner of this thread appears to be in yet another 14 day banishment. I do sincerely hope they realize during this that rules apply to everyone.


By rights this discussion should be moved to Politics, where you can talk more freely about the subject. He was a good boy and a bad boy in the same day, but the rules on the left apply to all of us, Mods included.

As we used to say in the Navy, 1 "Aw, Shoot" wipes out 1000 "Attaboys".

Geek and Terror, you can still help Mark's mission and dedicate the funds towards RAM, as I understand it from Pappa's post will be needed. I am pretty sure, since he so won't be released from his vacation, he would like you to do that. Yes he can still read the forums, just can't post.

Couple more bills paid down and I will add to the pot in October after I go back to work.

I hope I have answered a couple more questions. Any further discussion on this subject and you will have to look for it in the Politics Forum.

More than a few for me, Thanks.
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Message 1027262 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010, 4:13:41 UTC

I think "Mark" would be a good name for the new Server.

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Message 1027289 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010, 6:22:54 UTC - in response to Message 1027262.  

I think "Mark" would be a good name for the new Server.



I think that Mark, would probably go with something like, Oscar or Squirrel or something along those lines.




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Message 1027293 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010, 6:39:51 UTC - in response to Message 1027289.  
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I think "Mark" would be a good name for the new Server.



I think that Mark, would probably go with something like, Oscar or Squirrel or something along those lines.




Squirrel Cage is My improved suggestion. ;)

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Message 1027605 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 0:55:56 UTC - in response to Message 1027293.  

I think "Mark" would be a good name for the new Server.



I think that Mark, would probably go with something like, Oscar or Squirrel or something along those lines.




Squirrel Cage is My improved suggestion. ;)

Hi Iona!



I would suggest calling the new box "Kitty"...
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Message 1027617 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 2:01:43 UTC
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Message 1028127 - Posted: 24 Aug 2010, 16:04:23 UTC - in response to Message 1027293.  

I think "Mark" would be a good name for the new Server.



I think that Mark, would probably go with something like, Oscar or Squirrel or something along those lines.




Squirrel Cage is My improved suggestion. ;)

Hi Iona!



Hi there. I still think Squirrel would be good....squirrels are great at gathering nuts together! lol I'm also expecting, that within the next 10 days or so, to have one of those little green stars.....







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Message 1029307 - Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 21:08:54 UTC - in response to Message 1027617.  

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Message 1029334 - Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 22:42:43 UTC

I hope this will be usefull. Perhaps a wee bit more RAM?

Thank you, your gift has been received.


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Thank you for your gift of $400.00 for the SETI@home via Mastercard on 08/28/2010.

Your confirmation number is: 62695



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Message 1029391 - Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 8:33:53 UTC

Mark is a splendid idea really.

Noone has done this for what i can remember in S@H history and to be honest i think it wouldn't be more than fair that the fundraisers name should be taken to name it.
But if he manages to do more fundraisers we have to adopt another naming strategy :) ... MarkI , MarkII, Sattler? :P
Time flies by and the absence of him on these forums are making it's mark.
Hope he'll be allowed to be back soon.
Misses the fun and sometimes his frustrated posts on this forums and wishes the best.

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Message 1029393 - Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 8:49:14 UTC

Dare I ask the obvious: why should there be talk of a person, who has contributed such a brilliant idea, having been "banned"?
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Message 1029399 - Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 10:29:58 UTC - in response to Message 1029393.  
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Unfortunately from time to time he has adopted quite a free speech on this forums which violates the behaviour and language of this forums.

He has more or less getting banned after the seti servers has had a major breakdown or extended outages so we crunchers cannot get work to do.

I understand his frustration because I as he is a devoted seti cruncher and want our systems to be occupied 24/7 but that hasn't been the case nor promised from s@h admins and when it gets too much his temper gets overloaded and are flooding the forums with expressions of his anger :)

Well.. The latest three days outages has taken it's toll on many devoted ones here but the latest two weeks has been a no issue for me.

Servers are delivering much work so we don't get dry during the three days outage nowadays.
Hope that more people than i can enjoy filled wu caches during the outage.

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Message 1029411 - Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 11:48:09 UTC


@SciManStev - I have matched your donation with the same hope for more RAM

Dear Thomas Arnold,

Thank you for your gift of $400.00 for the SETI@home via Mastercard on 08/29/2010.

Your confirmation number is: 62698


@Mark - Thanks for the Flame Resistant kitty suits. At least they will be

protected if I ever get brave enough to post
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