Posts by Bill F

1) Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : Another Bittersweet Milestone (Message 2099638)
Posted 16 May 2022 by Profile Bill F
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I think about Seti every day. One of the things that I have wondered about was what happened at Green Bank when the project shut down? Angie.


Yes part of our regular thoughts

Bill F
2) Message boards : Nebula : Finding persistent non-barycentric signals (work in progress) (Message 2060450)
Posted 2 Nov 2020 by Profile Bill F
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Thank you for the update... your volunteer's are out here waiting to hear from you and these updates are great.

Like the Arecibo Observatory ... we are "all ears"

Bill F
3) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI Server Status Page (Message 2053065)
Posted 2 Jul 2020 by Profile Bill F
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The SETI Server Status page has not updated in two weeks.. Intentional or not ?

Server status
SETI@home server status information is also available in XML.


[As of 16 Jun 2020, 14:50:03 UTC]

Bill F
4) Message boards : Number crunching : XML Exports not updating (Message 2047763)
Posted 1 May 2020 by Profile Bill F
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And 2 of 3 Project Stat's have updated on BOINCstat's

Last update user XML 2020-04-30 19:40:11 UTC (01:51:00 old)
Last update host XML 2020-04-21 03:20:03 UTC (9 days 18:11:08 old)
Last update team XML 2020-04-30 19:40:11 UTC (01:51:00 old)

A Thank you to ALL
Bill F
5) Message boards : Number crunching : XML Exports not updating (Message 2047540)
Posted 29 Apr 2020 by Profile Bill F
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Not believe anyone will hear you unless you post your claim in the Seti FB. Unfortunately :(

Had we known the project was just going to shut down, perhaps we wouldn't have donated to BOINCstats to help keep them alive, or pitched in to buy storage for SETI@Home as well. Guess you live and learn.


Your donation to BOINCstats supports them not Seti and stat's are good to promote competition regardless of if it is Rosetta@home for Medical Science or the World Community Grid for Cancer research. You were correct to donate,

Bill F

As for Seti@home not caring enough to finish up professionally well some people may have gotten too big for their britches. My Last WU went in this morning my first was May of 1999.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : XML Exports not updating (Message 2047347)
Posted 28 Apr 2020 by Profile Bill F
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The XML exports are not updating. Can someone give them a kick ?

Last update user XML 2020-04-21 03:20:03 UTC (6 days 10:48:03 old)
Last update host XML 2020-04-21 03:20:03 UTC (6 days 10:48:03 old)
Last update team XML 2020-04-21 03:20:03 UTC (6 days 10:48:03 old)

From Boinstats

Thanks
Bill F
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Updated BOINC Clients (Message 2044298)
Posted 11 Apr 2020 by Profile Bill F
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I'm out of Seti WUs and my backup project (Rosetta) is down for maintenance, so I'm out of all WUs, which makes it a good time to upgrade boinc. Now that I'm current, it is time to find a backup backup project (Einstein?)


GPUGRID is doing medical work if you have a GPU.

And World Community Grid has a sign up posting if you want to be notified when their Covid 19 Project comes live in the next few weeks

https://www.ibm.com/blogs/corporate-social-responsibility/2020/04/world-community-grid-joins-in-the-fight-against-covid-19/

Bill F
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Updated BOINC Clients (Message 2043782)
Posted 9 Apr 2020 by Profile Bill F
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Updated BOINC Clients for Win 64, Mac OS X 64 and Linux 64 have been released for public use

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Release_Notes_for_BOINC_7.16

Bill F
9) Message boards : News : SETI@home and COVID-19 (Message 2040041)
Posted 24 Mar 2020 by Profile Bill F
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Well if you like Space .... Milkyway is a good project.

Bill F
10) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2035355)
Posted 3 Mar 2020 by Profile Bill F
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Well with last WU's, from me, probably uploading in early April 2020 I will be just under 21 years at this. Like many others my fist machines were small and either 8 bit or 16 bit systems in a galaxy some where back in time.

My start date was May 18th 1999

Soon my current Seti cpu / gpu clock cycles will go to other good projects.

Thanks for the comradeship.

Bill F
Dallas TX
11) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC BETA version Android 7.14.1 (Message 1995047)
Posted 24 May 2019 by Profile Bill F
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At this point I believe that the current BOINC Android version Beta is not likely to have any patches applied to it. Development on the next release 7.16.x is being done now any changes for ARM 8 and 9 will be in the next release.

Bill F
12) Message boards : News : 20 years and counting! (Message 1994149)
Posted 18 May 2019 by Profile Bill F
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May 18th 1999 was my start day … it has been a good twenty years

Bill F
Dallas, TX
13) Message boards : Number crunching : How much data is available? Is SETI behind? (Message 1983731)
Posted 7 Mar 2019 by Profile Bill F
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DARKBIKE just made me feel old ... he thought that 15 years ago with his Father was a long time ago. So in perspective that makes me Grandpa Bill starting back in May of 1999 ... I don't even have a record of what type of systems I was using back on the original Seti@home in pre-BOINC days.

Bill F
14) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC BETA version Android 7.14.1 (Message 1981779)
Posted 23 Feb 2019 by Profile Bill F
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If you are running ARM 7 or 8 there is a new BOINC BETA version for Androids up on the Play Store. If you wish to sign up to be a BETA tester.

Reference information on how to sign up to be a BETA tester is at
https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/7003180

I have been running it since about October 28th 2018 and it has been stable for me.

Bill F
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 19 Year Club! (Message 1966367)
Posted 21 Nov 2018 by Profile Bill F
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It has been a good 19 years. 3,343 Users signed up on May 18th 1999 and 459 are still contributing. I am at #172 on the list of people who joined that day and think that I am doing ok being in the 99% group for the whole project.

Has any one started a 20 Year Club thread yet ? Come next May I will want to check in again.

SETI@home classic workunits 14,308
SETI@home classic CPU time 350,502 hours

Bill F
Dallas TX
USAF 1969 - 1973
16) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC Version upgrade 7.14.2 (Message 1961235)
Posted 20 Oct 2018 by Profile Bill F
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The recommended version of BOINC has been raised to 7.14.2

This is for Windows and Mac OS X (64-bit Intel) Version 10.6.0+


Bill F
17) Message boards : Number crunching : New MAC BOINC Client 10.7.3 64Bit on Intel (Message 1939578)
Posted 15 Jun 2018 by Profile Bill F
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A patched release of the BOINC Client for MAC OS 64Bit on Intel was released on June 6th.

Version 10.7.3

Bill F
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 18 Year Club! (Message 1916969)
Posted 5 Feb 2018 by Profile Bill F
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It is good to rub elbows with old timers from time to time. It means we had good judgement way back then

Bill F
Dallas TX
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Updated Mac Boinc Client 7.8.6 (Message 1913413)
Posted 17 Jan 2018 by Profile Bill F
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BOINC 7.8.6 for Mac OS is now available on the primary BOINC Download Site:

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

From Charlie Fenton ...

This is a release for Macintosh only; there are no changes from 7.8.3, 7.8.4 or 7.8.5 affecting the code for any other platform. It fixes a couple of Mac-only bugs in 7.8.5:
* Reliably installs the BOINC screensaver (unless asked not to do so.)
* Fixes a bug which could prevent determining the correct size of RAM when run on versions of OS X older than OS 10.11.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC Client 7.8.4 recommended for MAC OS (Message 1901110)
Posted 15 Nov 2017 by Profile Bill F
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New Recommended Client for MAC OS

Fixes the calculation of GPU memory when running under OS 10.13 High Sierra.

Bill F


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