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Message 2006680 - Posted: 10 Aug 2019, 14:56:08 UTC - in response to Message 2006472.  

Twenty Years! Time really goes very fast.

I just started because I liked the screensaver.

BTW: I modified the background of Carlos wonderful avatar. Its not exactly how I wish it to be. But art is not one of my talent's :-D


I plan to play around with other colors today. Any requests?
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Message 2006758 - Posted: 11 Aug 2019, 5:52:02 UTC - in response to Message 2006680.  

Twenty Years! Time really goes very fast.

I just started because I liked the screensaver.

BTW: I modified the background of Carlos wonderful avatar. Its not exactly how I wish it to be. But art is not one of my talent's :-D

I plan to play around with other colors today. Any requests?
Question, I used red and gold because I like it on my avatar, it make it easy to find my last post. But the official colors of a 20 year anniversary are platinum and Emerald,
Green and Silver. Should I play around with that? Would anyone want the official green and silver banners?
The latter combination seems most sober and appropriate. The wildcard is in your hand; surprise us, Carlos ^^
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Message 2008276 - Posted: 19 Aug 2019, 10:13:35 UTC
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WOW Twenty years. Multiple tasks are now done in minutes and I remember when just 1 used to take at least a day and that was just using the CPU.


I don't buy computers, I build them!!
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Message 2008279 - Posted: 19 Aug 2019, 11:05:14 UTC - in response to Message 2008276.  
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Congrats on both your 20th year and your recent 100k total credits milestones, Cliff. As these Wow! Event stats demonstrate, even though the number of participants declined this year, their average credits augmented significantly ! My old pentium computer (used 'til two years ago for minor word processing, cat's heating-pad and dust-collecting purposes) took almost 3 days to crunch a WU, compared to 1 - 5 hours/WU/cpu^gpu today (which per *my* standards is an improvement lol)

WOW Twenty years. Multiple tasks are now done in minutes and I remember when just 1 used to take at least a day and that was just using the CPU.

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Message 2008444 - Posted: 20 Aug 2019, 3:09:39 UTC

20 years today. My how things have changed. Congrats to all who have come this far!!!
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Message 2008516 - Posted: 20 Aug 2019, 21:31:35 UTC

SETI…. Goodbye. I have been a contributor for 20 years as of the 8th of September. I have been processing packets all of that time except for those times when I made a new machine. My first machine was an IBM 286 which cost $8,000.00 and I discovered it was brain dead. It took that machine 27.5 hours to process a packet. In those days when the APP was down, I would call Dan and tell him about it, for me it was a fun., I was involved in something other than my petty problems. When the 286 died I started building my own machines after all I had degree in IT and Programming so why not. In those days there was only 640 K of RAM and a staggering clock rate of 4.7 Meg! The file names were 8x3, so you had to be very creative naming your files. My first home made machine was an 80386. It had a US Robotics 1000 BPS MODEM, a daisy wheel printer, which would send print arms sailing around the room, and it took forever to print a document. On top of that you had to keep your eyes open when the printer was rattling as print arms went everywhere. My first monitor was orange prosperous, and you had to be very careful or you could burn a hole in the screen, enter the screen saver. I had a 10 Meg IBM disk drive that cost $1,500 and was left over from my 286. Now I am running a 6-core processor and I can run 18 instances of SETI, but it runs so hot that the water cooler can’t keep up, so it is throttled back to 8 instances. I had tried a Peltier cooler but froze the CPU and shorted it out. I have overclocked processors and burned holes in some. I have made duallies to increase throughput. I have had very large electric bills and very large CPU bills and have spent a great deal of money on my effort to get us off this ball of dirt and now it ends. Today I retire and pass the baton to others. It has been fun. I have over 38 million packets processed.

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Message 2008569 - Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 2:44:03 UTC - in response to Message 2008516.  

I appreciate your service and dedication, Mike. Good luck in your SETI retirement, and I'm sure you'll enjoy those lower electric bills!
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Message 2013778 - Posted: 30 Sep 2019, 3:28:37 UTC - in response to Message 2008569.  

By pressing the right buttons, it appears Mike has decided to postpone any kind of SETI retirement, Spartana. 20 Year Club Stuff right here - congrats to all involved ^^

I appreciate your service and dedication, Mike. Good luck in your SETI retirement, and I'm sure you'll enjoy those lower electric bills!

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Message 2014459 - Posted: 6 Oct 2019, 22:27:56 UTC

i just realize my late friend. drfoo is about to to hit this.
so in his spirit he both thanks you all and hope more people use boinc or other software to help mankind to improve themselves.
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Message 2014546 - Posted: 7 Oct 2019, 17:03:39 UTC - in response to Message 2008516.  

I have not left even though I said I was going.... my ball-and-chain told me to keep at it! She might let me leave at the 25 year mark but I doubt it. If I stop ending packets you low I am dead!

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Message 2014550 - Posted: 7 Oct 2019, 17:22:59 UTC - in response to Message 2014546.  

Made it!
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Message 2014552 - Posted: 7 Oct 2019, 17:47:59 UTC

Well, if I'd chosen the correct email address when I restarted back in March '03 I would now be a member of the 20-year club. But I didn't, I chose the one with the biggest score :-(
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Message 2014555 - Posted: 7 Oct 2019, 17:50:48 UTC

Looks like I've just passed this also recently. woohoo
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Message 2014699 - Posted: 9 Oct 2019, 3:02:58 UTC - in response to Message 2014546.  

Well, if I'd chosen the correct email address when I restarted back in March '03 I would now be a member of the 20-year club. But I didn't, I chose the one with the biggest score :-(
@Rob : well, if you're the Rob Smith who created the May 20th, 1999 account, you sure deserve that membership hands down !

I have not left even though I said I was going.... my ball-and-chain told me to keep at it! She might let me leave at the 25 year mark but I doubt it. If I stop [s]ending packets you [kn]ow I am dead!
Mike
@Mike : ^^ Besides, if any of us stops crunching the incoming data before SETI@home hits the galactic jackpot, won't we at least subconsciously know that a part of us will have died (inside, a little bit)?

To all recent (or less recent, or even future) 20ers -- who obviously have understood conquests are better achieved through endurance and persistance --, cheers ! :)
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Message 2014818 - Posted: 10 Oct 2019, 2:17:13 UTC
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Oct 2 makes it 20 yrs here. Still amazed we cruch in hours now what used to take use months. One day I might eventry and organaze an optimizemy equipment over the stcok Lunatics. So convinced swapping the gpus on my I3 (Nvidia 750ti) and my Q9700 (Nvidia GTX1060ti) HAS to improve things.....
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Message 2017006 - Posted: 28 Oct 2019, 16:33:43 UTC

Hey i managed to miss my 20th anniversary date. Congratz to me 🙂

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Message 2017136 - Posted: 29 Oct 2019, 15:14:57 UTC

I didn't realize it until I saw this thread!

Wow, 20 years. It was May 14th for me.
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Message 2017291 - Posted: 31 Oct 2019, 0:08:49 UTC

20 years in August, time sure flies!!
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Message 2017990 - Posted: 6 Nov 2019, 17:49:40 UTC

twenty years ... \o/
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Message 2018003 - Posted: 6 Nov 2019, 21:17:02 UTC

Wow. Time sure has flown by; just passed my 20 year mark last month!

Amazing how the technology has advanced from where we started with the CLI!

20 years was my "go to" point for this project, and as such, I'll probably be powering down most, if not all of my machines for a while to see what my power cost savings would be before bring some or all back online.

Congrats to the rest of you in the 20 year club!

-Arych
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