Posts by tekwyzrd

1) Message boards : SETI@home Science : PlanetQuest BOINC Project (Message 530436)
Posted 12 Mar 2007 by Profile tekwyzrd
Its been dead for 2 years, Show me the latest published update?

Its dead and its a scam.......

I have to agree. It needs to be investigated. Maybe one of the news shows would be interested. The "project" has been collecting donations for years now with no sign of progress. I wonder how they've gotten away with it for so long. I also have to wonder about the motives of people who unconditionally promote such a project.

Any bets on when they'll get around to changing their alpha target date to 2008 and beta date to 2009?
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : NanoHive: Observations (Message 520003)
Posted 19 Feb 2007 by Profile tekwyzrd
You might have the old address. Their home page and correct project url to attach to is

Thanks. I'll use that when I re-attach.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : NanoHive: Observations (Message 519990)
Posted 19 Feb 2007 by Profile tekwyzrd
Thanks for the link Misfit. Maybe I should have googled. The bookmark I had was and the link there to the @home project is broken.

I've had problems with projects using a wrapper and want to keep an eye on projects. For example there's a major problem with Chess960. With Chess960 on my dual P3 linux computer I get 50% of results marked invalid when both processors are used. I posted a message on their forum. I don't want to wind up with yet another problem project dragging my RAC down.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : NanoHive: Observations (Message 519933)
Posted 19 Feb 2007 by Profile tekwyzrd
I have a computer here running win2k that will eventually go to my mother. For now it's running BOINC. I decided to add some variety and attached to three more projects including NanoHive. Upon close examination I find the website has no way to access an individual's account info. With no way of seeing whether results returned are valid and no way to watch for problems I am unwilling to donate my computer time. I've detached from the project.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux Advantages? (Message 495223)
Posted 1 Jan 2007 by Profile tekwyzrd
I also use Gentoo which is very customizable and powerful but is not simple to set up.

Good luck!

There's always SabayonLinux
It's an installable live dvd Gentoo distribution.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Freedom Tower Rises ***CLOSED*** (Message 486460)
Posted 20 Dec 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
Freedom Tower construction

"The first foundation columns have been laid for the Freedom Tower that will replace the World Trade Center in New York."

Let Freedom Ring!

Enduringly, and stuff!

Freedom Tower forever in remembrance of that which was taken from us on 9-11-2001. Never forget! Terrorists be forever warned!

Give me a break. I'm sick of this already. The holder of the lease on the property got a special policy insuring the WTC against a terrorist attack just six weeks before it was destroyed, then collected $40 billion from the policy. Now he builds a new tower and winds up with billions left over.

I can't believe there's so many suckers out there who buy the BS story. The WTC was built to withstand the impact of an airplane, yet that was what supposedly brought the towers down. Tap Tap Tap... Hello... Reality calling.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Stupid guy installs linux to HD for first time. Watch the madness (Message 486302)
Posted 20 Dec 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
Stupid power company ruined my uptime. grrrr UPS too small I guess.

Anyway, now that I'm "embracing" linux, I have a question.

Is there a list somewhere of projects that have a linux app? So far, I've found ABCathome, Einstein, Rosetta, Seti, and Setibeta. I've also tried to attach to a couple which don't seem to have a linux app. Short of attaching to find out, is there a list somewhere?


I've run all of these at one time or another on linux.
*Projects I have computer(s) attached to.

*Seti/Astropulse Beta
*Leiden Classical
*Rectilinear Crossing Number

In addition, there's:

Climate Prediction
Sztaki Desktop Grid

Note: Not all are "ready for prime time" (some are alpha, some are beta)
There may be more.

8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : LHC@Home has Work Units! (Message 485873)
Posted 20 Dec 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
For those that are interested!

Up, 30141 workunits to crunch
37678 workunits in progress
43 concurrent connections

They HAD work.

Server Status

Up, out of work
40110 workunits in progress
43 concurrent connections
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Desktop Snapshots (Message 484466)
Posted 17 Dec 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
Here's a couple of snapshots of my Sabayon desktop.Downsized from the original 1280x1024 to comply with photobucket's max size limit.AIGLX, Beryl, and Emerald are in use. Color scheme, and wallpaper are my work.Emerald theme is a re-coloring of the original SabayonLinux theme.

Snapshot 1
Snapshot 2
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Creeping Cursor (Message 481189)
Posted 13 Dec 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
Odd that you mention that. The one I had problems with was a Logitech too. Note that not all Logitech are necessarily bad, as I simply used a higher quality version of the same brand and it worked fine.

I hope that helps solve the problem for you. Good luck!

I had something similar happen with one of their better models. I tried it on three different computers, and under Win2k, SuSE 10.0, and Sabayon. Same results with all. Worst of all was when without warning the cursor would stop moving in response to mouse movement and would creep across the screen. I'd have to unplug it and plug it in again or thump it to get it to work again. Same behavior when it was used as usb and ps2.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Windows only projects (Message 466450)
Posted 26 Nov 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
LHC@Home is a Windows and Linux project only and it's not open source.

Orbit@Home is a Linux project only, while there was WU's to get.

Some people were offended by the fact that the decision was made to develop orbit on linux first, then add windows. They overlooked the fact that a significant number of projects developed for windows and haven't released versions for linux or other platforms.

I joined orbit when the original website was still in use, and again when the changeover to the standard boinc type website occurred. I have "Account number 6" at orbit but unfortunately I had the project suspended when the few work units were produced and distributed. It's a project I strongly believe deserves my computer's time and hope to see running one day.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Windows only projects (Message 466238)
Posted 26 Nov 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
Nano-Hive is open source.
Try asking over there if someone is working on a linux version.

Regards Hans

Typically one must have an RAC greater than the pre-determined minimum for a project before one is allowed to post in a project's forum. This fact makes it a little difficult for a linux only user to ask about a linux app for projects that only support windows.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Windows only projects (Message 466228)
Posted 26 Nov 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
There's a number of BOINC projects that are for windows computers only.


I have been watching for linux versions for quite some time and it's obvious there's little chance of other platforms being added. It's very disappointing.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Online Dating Scams (Message 466212)
Posted 26 Nov 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
If you or someone you know, is in contact with someone in a foreign country, like Nigeria, West Africa, or Ghana, and they want help, monetary, or to cash checks and forward the money, or to re-ship packages, please go to or refer your friend to for help, information and support.


Add to the list the nations that were part of the FSU (Former Soviet Union - Romania, Russia, etc...)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Stupid guy installs linux to HD for first time. Watch the madness (Message 464088)
Posted 23 Nov 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
If you install SuSE 10.1 make sure you install the updates during the install process. Otherwise you'll probably have problems. The 10.1 release is very buggy and resulted in lock-ups on my dual P3 (due to poorly supported ServerWorks HE-SL chipset (Tyan Thunder 2500 S1867DLU3AN). It also locked up during install on my newest computer. I've read about others having similar problems with other boards, commonly at the "configuring printers" stage.

Newest computer is a Compaq Presario S5140WM:
MSI MS-6390 w\\
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (2.133GHz)
256 MB DDR PC2100
Lite-On DVD/CD-RW combo drive
*3X 40GB Hitachi HDS728240PLAT20
*PNY MC2 (nVidia FX5700, w/ NTSC and FM Tuners)
*Dvico FusionHDTV5 RT Gold
*SoundBlaster Live! 5.1

*items I added

It's running Sabayon Linux
Sabayon is an all-the-bells-and-whistles Gentoo based distribution that is well worth investigating.
Their implementation of Beryl provides some interesting eye candy and customization options.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Congrats To All on your Modships! (Message 461924)
Posted 19 Nov 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
Some of the choices are good, others,... well, it looks like I won't be visiting this forum much anymore.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Some truth about seti :-) (Message 458122)
Posted 15 Nov 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
Found it interesting for Seti people. :-)

Thanks. I had a link to that a long time ago, back when I used windows.
It got lost in the transition.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI on PIII 600Mhz (Message 458107)
Posted 15 Nov 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd

Remembering back here... With the Supermicro SL1 boards, look for the voltage controller IC. If it ends in "BCB", you can run 1Ghz Coppermines -- otherwise you are limited to Katmai's up to, if I remember right, 700Mhz.

I have a Supermicro P6DBE I plan to put back into operation in a computer for my mother. I paid about $174 for it when I bought it new in 1999. I've seen them on eBay for approx. $16 (used). It was a very dependable board for windows but led to some problems with SuSE. Overall Supermicro boards are a good choice.

Just watch out for the leaking capacitors that commonly plagued boards produced around 2000 - 2002. I have a newer Supermicro board (PIIIDM3) that has a bit dielectric on a few caps next to one of the slots that won't recognize the presence of CPU0. The problem occurred after rumming my 700MHz p3s @ 933MHz non-stop for approx. six months. Maybe one of these days I'll scrounge up some caps to fix it. It was fast compared to most P3s due to it's use of interleaved (dual channel) memory.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How to hack the United States elections (Message 452295)
Posted 6 Nov 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
None of this surprises me. In ohio the decision was made to use Diebold voting machines... the decision was made by the republican secretary of state... who owned stock in Diebold... and he's now running for governor.

It should be no surprise that though he's behind in the recent polls he's confident in his ability to win the election.
20) Message boards : Politics : Death penalty for Saddam Hussein (Message 452269)
Posted 6 Nov 2006 by Profile tekwyzrd
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