Posts by Sharpshooter

1) Message boards : News : Final data is in the splitter queue. (Message 2045479)
Posted 17 Apr 2020 by Profile Sharpshooter
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Just like the military. I made my 20 now I can retire.
2) Message boards : News : Final data is in the splitter queue. (Message 2042394)
Posted 1 Apr 2020 by Profile Sharpshooter
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The last chunk of new SETI@home work has gone out. There's still a little astropulse to be split when disk space clears. Beyond that, there's only resends when validation fails.

Thanks for staying 'til the end.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Does the scarcity of toilet paper in the grocery stores (Message 2042393)
Posted 1 Apr 2020 by Profile Sharpshooter
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Looks like some of them might have to "drip dry".
4) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2038271)
Posted 16 Mar 2020 by Profile Sharpshooter
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Art Bell got me started in this endeavor as well. I started crunching with a Pentium 200 with the vaunted EDO memory in 2000. My machines are old and soon to be retired so when this restarts I hope to hit the ground running faster. Until then. . . . .
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : XP Users (Message 1976815)
Posted 24 Jan 2019 by Profile Sharpshooter
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I have been using XP steadily for SETI for over 15 years. It still works fine. Seems to me I read somewhere that you cannot download BOINC for it anymore but don't quote me. I use it for non-critical other stuff too. I will until it won't work anymore. I seem to have less issues with Skype using it for some reason.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (112) Server Problems? (Message 1931027)
Posted 20 Apr 2018 by Profile Sharpshooter
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I've run into this problem too upgrading from XP to 7. Even though my old crunchers meet the requirements for 7, video drivers have become problematic, no driver at all for my laser printer and on it goes. Old hardware and new software are like kids in elementary school. Some can play nice together and some can't.
7) Message boards : News : Unexplained database slowness (Message 1928083)
Posted 5 Apr 2018 by Profile Sharpshooter
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I appreciate the info guys. Odd though, I haven't noticed my geriatric crunchers taking twice as long to get the work done. Must be the organic, non-GMO, 100% natural electricity I'm feeding them.
8) Message boards : News : Unexplained database slowness (Message 1928052)
Posted 5 Apr 2018 by Profile Sharpshooter
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I do think that making work units longer would help if that is feasible to do. Over the years computers have gotten a lot faster and can do more WUs at one time. That means lots of people trying to connect and trying often. Many folks spend a lot of money on powerful rigs and pride themselves on doing a lot of work. More time crunching and less time trying to get enough work makes sense to me.
9) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Breakthrough Listening (Message 1925420)
Posted 19 Mar 2018 by Profile Sharpshooter
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The Green Bank observatory is located in West Virginia, fairly close to the Va. line though.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1923654)
Posted 10 Mar 2018 by Profile Sharpshooter
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Only my ego. I get very few APs/ prolly due to my old crunchers.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1923634)
Posted 9 Mar 2018 by Profile Sharpshooter
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I got a rock.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1923100)
Posted 7 Mar 2018 by Profile Sharpshooter
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Those constant notices from BONIC are a tad annoying!
Can they be disabled? Same message all the time...update version...blah blah blah...


It's an integral part of life for me. My computers are senior citizens and there have been no "latest drivers" in over a decade. That's why I quell the refresh on the messages for as long as possible. They should have some respect for these old, crotchety crunchers.
13) Message boards : News : Slow network connection to Green Bank (Message 1918781)
Posted 14 Feb 2018 by Profile Sharpshooter
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...and you point is?
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1918497)
Posted 12 Feb 2018 by Profile Sharpshooter
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That happened with Prime95. A computer is the basement of a church in Memphis, Tenn. found the largest prime number to date. 23 million digits.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : 4GB RAM seen only as 3.5GB - any chance to fix? (Message 1674923)
Posted 7 May 2015 by Profile Sharpshooter
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I had the same problem with an ASUS A8Nsli Deluxe socket 939 board. I updated the BIOS from a 2004 date to their latest which was Oct. of 2006. Even though it was still old, it solved my problem.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some GPU help (Message 1652323)
Posted 13 Mar 2015 by Profile Sharpshooter
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Fellas, I thank you for your help. I changed my preference but failed to restart the program. It's working fine now. I appreciate you guys taking the time to help me.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some GPU help (Message 1652288)
Posted 13 Mar 2015 by Profile Sharpshooter
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3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.4.36 for windows_x86_64
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.39.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1j zlib/1.2.8
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Running under account William Rice
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | CAL: ATI GPU 0: ATI Radeon HD 5400 series (Cedar) (CAL version 1.4.1016, 2048MB, 2015MB available, 224 GFLOPS peak)
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Creating new client state file
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Host name: FX-60
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Processor: 2 AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-60 Dual Core Processor [Family 15 Model 35 Stepping 2]
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 htt pni syscall nx lm 3dnowext 3dnow
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Memory: 4.00 GB physical, 8.00 GB virtual
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Disk: 148.95 GB total, 123.37 GB free
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Local time is UTC -4 hours
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | No general preferences found - using defaults
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Preferences:
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | max memory usage when active: 2047.78MB
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 3686.00MB
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | max disk usage: 123.27GB
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | don't use GPU while active
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Not using a proxy
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | This computer is not attached to any projects
3/10/2015 7:16:46 PM | | Visit http://boinc.berkeley.edu for instructions
3/10/2015 7:16:49 PM | | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
3/10/2015 7:17:05 PM | | Fetching configuration file from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/get_project_config.php
3/10/2015 7:20:28 PM | | Resuming GPU computation
3/10/2015 7:23:50 PM | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
3/10/2015 7:24:00 PM | | Resuming computation
3/10/2015 7:24:30 PM | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some GPU help (Message 1652049)
Posted 12 Mar 2015 by Profile Sharpshooter
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Installed in one of my computers is a AMD Radeon HD 5450 card, 2Gb of DDR3 RAM. I can't seem to get it to pick any work units. Perhaps is a PCI-E card that won't process WUs. I don't know. Here's my computer info:

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual core CPU
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
4 Gbs. Crucial DDR RAM

The card is installed in the bottom most PCI-E slot.
I would appreciate some help on this. Thanks.
19) Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : Sending Messages to ET: Just say no, for now. (Message 1643736)
Posted 18 Feb 2015 by Profile Sharpshooter
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I agree as well.
20) Message boards : Technical News : What's happening... (Nov 8, 2014) (Message 1602696)
Posted 19 Nov 2014 by Profile Sharpshooter
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You said man!


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