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Message 1982669 - Posted: 28 Feb 2019, 22:49:59 UTC - in response to Message 1934540.  
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On 1999/05/17, SETI@home was publicly/officially lauched. But of course, it was already up and running
on March 1st, 1999 - if not before -, hence this new thread :

Welcome to the 20 Year Club!
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=83966

For all concerned, see ya - soon, too soon - there :)

Welcome to the 19 Year Club!
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82917

Welcome to the 18 Year Club!

Previous Years' Clubs!
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Message 1982701 - Posted: 1 Mar 2019, 0:44:53 UTC

posting this for the late drfoo. he joined 17 Jul 1999
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Message 1982727 - Posted: 1 Mar 2019, 2:30:18 UTC - in response to Message 1982701.  

Sadly indeed, one of DrFoo's computers made a last contact with SETI@home's servers on January 25th. Thanks for your posting in his memory, and esp. if he was a personal friend of yours, my condolences.

posting this for the late drfoo. he joined 17 Jul 1999
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Message 1982769 - Posted: 1 Mar 2019, 8:06:17 UTC

I may be there later this year, depends upon certain people and circumstances. Would be nice to get the big two-oh before the sunset beckons.
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Message 1982790 - Posted: 1 Mar 2019, 10:05:26 UTC - in response to Message 1982727.  

Sadly indeed, one of DrFoo's computers made a last contact with SETI@home's servers on January 25th. Thanks for your posting in his memory, and esp. if he was a personal friend of yours, my condolences.

posting this for the late drfoo. he joined 17 Jul 1999

some one took over the machine he used. but finale retired it. he pass away a few years back.
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Message 1985230 - Posted: 15 Mar 2019, 5:15:10 UTC - in response to Message 1982790.  

About 2 weeks to go for me to hit the 19 year mark. Joined on 30 March 2000 using a P1 running win98.
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Message 1986855 - Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 4:23:01 UTC

Well, I've been MIA for the past 15 months, continued to crunch at a lower pace, but missed the 19 year anniversary. But back now that I have two machines up and running again, so should start moving forward at a faster clip. Anyway looking for to the 20 year anniversary in less than two months...
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Message 1986860 - Posted: 24 Mar 2019, 4:46:45 UTC - in response to Message 1986855.  

Welcome back....
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Message 1987775 - Posted: 29 Mar 2019, 16:07:12 UTC - in response to Message 1982769.  

If I may say so, Chris, quitting isn't an option. Don't you remember this ad to which you initially responded, and its critical last sentence ?

“Men and Women wanted for a hazardous distributed computing Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Low wages, bitter false positives, long hours of data crunching, overheating CPU's and GPUs. Safe return doubtful without caffeinated beverages. Honour and recognition in event of technosignal detection.”
I may be there later this year, depends upon certain people and circumstances. Would be nice to get the big two-oh before the sunset beckons.

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Message 1987947 - Posted: 30 Mar 2019, 7:10:34 UTC

If I may say so, Chris, quitting isn't an option

Define your version of quitting :-)

a)Not crunching any more or spending money, but staying in touch, hoping for a good enough reason to return.

b) Walking away 100% from everything never to return again.

c)erasing ones a/c fully aware of the ramifications thereof.
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Message 1987953 - Posted: 30 Mar 2019, 9:20:17 UTC

On a Number crunching section at LHC@home I found a link to a preprint by David Anderson describing BOINC. It is dated December 2018. It is the best description of BOINC I have ever read.
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Message 1987972 - Posted: 30 Mar 2019, 13:29:56 UTC - in response to Message 1987953.  

On a Number crunching section at LHC@home I found a link to a preprint by David Anderson describing BOINC. It is dated December 2018. It is the best description of BOINC I have ever read.
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Could you post that link? for those of us who do not crunch LHC@home.

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Message 1987999 - Posted: 30 Mar 2019, 15:41:37 UTC

Yes please, that would be helpful.
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Message 1988005 - Posted: 30 Mar 2019, 16:12:34 UTC - in response to Message 1987972.  

On a Number crunching section at LHC@home I found a link to a preprint by David Anderson describing BOINC. It is dated December 2018. It is the best description of BOINC I have ever read.
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Could you post that link? for those of us who do not crunch LHC@home.

From a link from our own https://boinc.berkeley.edu/ website. There is the notice of the paper about BOINC. https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.01699

There is another earlier one too.https://boinc.berkeley.edu/grid_paper_04.pdf
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Message 1988012 - Posted: 30 Mar 2019, 16:44:32 UTC

Thanks Keith. My mouse, when linked to a Windows 10 PC, refuses to load an URL or to download it. Maybe because it is connected not by an USB cable but by radio?
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Message 1988013 - Posted: 30 Mar 2019, 17:02:51 UTC - in response to Message 1988012.  

Wouldn't have anything to do with type of mouse. Something is not correct with your browser. You can always copy and paste into a new browser tab.
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Message 1988014 - Posted: 30 Mar 2019, 17:07:15 UTC
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I really really wished |I hadn't asked :-(((

No wonder Bpinc projects and Seti in particular are losing participants.

Volunteer computing" is the use of consumer digital devices for high-throughput scientific computing. It can provide large computing capacity at low cost, but presents challenges due to device heterogeneity, unreliability, and churn. BOINC, a widely-used open-source middleware system for volunteer computing, addresses these challenges. We describe its features, architecture, and implementation.

What a load of technobabble !!!

Translated into everyday English that means

Distributed computing is using the general public's personal computers at home, or with permission at work, to run scientific programs in the background along with other work that the user may also be doing. This could mean incompatibilities with graphics drivers and operating systems, and conflicts with already running programs. This may not be to everyone's taste.
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Message 1988045 - Posted: 30 Mar 2019, 21:20:23 UTC - in response to Message 1988005.  

On a Number crunching section at LHC@home I found a link to a preprint by David Anderson describing BOINC. It is dated December 2018. It is the best description of BOINC I have ever read.
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Could you post that link? for those of us who do not crunch LHC@home.

From a link from our own https://boinc.berkeley.edu/ website. There is the notice of the paper about BOINC. https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.01699

There is another earlier one too.https://boinc.berkeley.edu/grid_paper_04.pdf

Thanks Keith. It certainly say a lot.

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Message 1988427 - Posted: 2 Apr 2019, 13:52:48 UTC - in response to Message 1987947.  

Ah, I have comfidence in your judgement. Just don't lose sight of the Honour and recognition in event of technosignal detection part lol

If I may say so, Chris, quitting isn't an option

Define your version of quitting :-)

a)Not crunching any more or spending money, but staying in touch, hoping for a good enough reason to return.

b) Walking away 100% from everything never to return again.

c)erasing ones a/c fully aware of the ramifications thereof.

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Message 1988430 - Posted: 2 Apr 2019, 14:10:36 UTC

Ah, I have comfidence in your judgement.

You have good judgement young Sir :-)

Just don't lose sight of the Honour and recognition in event of technosignal detection part lol

Ah well, I think that accolade has gone over the event horizon. Heh heh

Just ordered my 20th anni tee-shirt to go with my 15th. Done yours yet?
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