Posts by Richard Baran

1) Message boards : News : Richard Lubrich has passed away. (Message 1903465)
Posted 29 Nov 2017 by Profile Richard Baran
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A light has gone out on our little world, but shines on in the cosmos. Fair winds and following seas fellow explorer.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : It is official! The 15th Anni shirt is a Go. (Message 1694266)
Posted 21 Jun 2015 by Profile Richard Baran
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I missed the 10th and 15th anni tees, so I am officially putting my name in the hat for a 20th!

Rick Baran
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : It is official! The 15th Anni shirt is a Go. (Message 1672753)
Posted 1 May 2015 by Profile Richard Baran
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I'd requested an XL, but had to go "out of country" until today...I take it I missed out?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED** SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXVIII **CLOSED (Message 1646859)
Posted 26 Feb 2015 by Profile Richard Baran
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Yeah, I know it's not that big a number compared to many others, but my computers went over 3 million work-units last night!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : It is official! The 15th Anni shirt is a Go. (Message 1645595)
Posted 23 Feb 2015 by Profile Richard Baran
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Thank you, looking for two.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Some help with SETI/BOINC on a Mac (Message 1645311)
Posted 22 Feb 2015 by Profile Richard Baran
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Thank you again MacPros!

I got this as 'payment' for fixing up a computer for an older couple in my neighborhood. They wanted a desktop, and I had a bunch of parts, so I built one that they could use and they insisted I bring this little iBook home.

I know literally nothing of MacOS operation, so this has been a challenge for me so far! I guess I should go get a "...for dummies!" book now!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Some help with SETI/BOINC on a Mac (Message 1645308)
Posted 22 Feb 2015 by Profile Richard Baran
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ID: 7342432
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Cross-project stats:

BOINCstats.com Free-DC richard-barans-ibook-g4.local 0.00 0 6.12.35 Power Macintosh
Power Macintosh [Power Macintosh Model PowerBook6,7] [AltiVec]
(1 processors) --- Darwin
8.11.0
22 Feb 2015, 15:12:28 UTC
ID: 7183018
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Cross-project stats:

BOINCstats.com Free-DC Owner-PC 1,245.18 425,729 7.4.36 AuthenticAMD
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1045T Processor [Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0]
(6 processors) AMD AMD Radeon HD 7850/7870 series (Pitcairn) (1024MB) driver: 1.4.1848 OpenCL: 1.2 Microsoft Windows 7
Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
22 Feb 2015, 14:09:56 UTC


The Mac is also appearing on my active computer list. Thanks everyone!
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Some help with SETI/BOINC on a Mac (Message 1645306)
Posted 22 Feb 2015 by Profile Richard Baran
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I uninstalled then reinstalled BOINC 6.12.35.

The manager came up immediately, connected automatically, and appears to be running normally. Thank you all for your help. I'll let you know how it behaves!
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Some help with SETI/BOINC on a Mac (Message 1645289)
Posted 22 Feb 2015 by Profile Richard Baran
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Thanks for moving this to an appropriate 'room'. I wasn't sure where to post so I picked the least-defined room to start!

First, this is an older iBook G4.

Second, the install went fine, but opened directly to the BOINC manager, which(in simple view) gives me the following:

"Error: Unable to connect to the core client"

and a popup window which states:

"BOINC Manager - Connection Status

BOINC Manager is not currently connected to a BOINC client. Please use the 'Advanced\Select Computer...' menu option to connect up to a BOINC client."

I go there, set the computer name to 'localhost', apply my password, and select 'connect'.

And continue to get the "BOINC Manager - connection status" popup window.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : It is official! The 15th Anni shirt is a Go. (Message 1645280)
Posted 22 Feb 2015 by Profile Richard Baran
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I know this sounds silly, but do you have any left?


11) Message boards : Number crunching : Some help with SETI/BOINC on a Mac (Message 1645279)
Posted 22 Feb 2015 by Profile Richard Baran
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I have an older Mac laptop I just got. I know very little of Mac OS, but was able to get a version of BOINC installed. My problem is how do I get it to connect to SETI? Can anyone provide a step-by-step 'checklist' for getting it up and running? Thanks!



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12) Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : FAQ and comments about the Higley School District controversy (Message 954166)
Posted 12 Dec 2009 by Profile Richard Baran
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I have noticed some slowdowns while running BOINC. They occur ONLY when I select "full time" use of the processors in my computers, so it's no bust on the programmers...I KNOW it's going to slow down my computer. I have also noticed a substantial loss of video frame-rate with the GPU enabled if I'm playing WoW, or Eve.

Aside from that I've been running SETI@Home for a while, utilizing desktops, laptops, and one OLD quad-server(all purchased by me...cough cough). I've used Intel 286 through Core2Duo Centrinos, AMDs, VIAs, NECs, and even one of the old 586 Cyrix. All ran flawlessly to the day I retired them, or sold them, or gave them away. I have yet to experience any unanticipated issue running SETI@Home or BOINC.

Seems like a lot of dirt-throwing is going on, and that several decent careers have ended as a result.

This is obviously all William Gates' fault for scamming IBM out of DOS...





 
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