Posts by Jim Welch

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 18 Year Club! (Message 1867752)
Posted 17 May 2017 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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Time to celebrate another anniversary. I remember when I first downloaded SETI@home and was mesmerized by the screen saver function. And here we are today, accomplishing more in a few minutes than the days it took to finish a work unit in 1999. I look forward to continuing to participate in this adventure for years to come.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 17 Year Club! (Message 1789321)
Posted 21 May 2016 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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Happy 17th anniversary to all of us.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 16 year club (Message 1689766)
Posted 10 Jun 2015 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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Happy anniversary to all of us and hoping for many more to come.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy 15th anniversary! (Message 1517597)
Posted 17 May 2014 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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Happy 15th anniversary to the Seti@Home organization and to those of us who have been with it from the beginning. Perhaps the best present that could be given is to make a donation on your anniversary date.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : 15th Anni T-shirt discussions (Message 1429414)
Posted 16 Oct 2013 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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I will take 1 XL please.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 14 year club (Message 1369177)
Posted 18 May 2013 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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Looks like it is time for my annual posting. Happy 14th anniversary to all of us!!!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 13 year club (Message 1234115)
Posted 20 May 2012 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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Happy 13th anniversary. Hello to my fellow old-timers who are still active with the project.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Tales of the HEATWAVE circa 2011 (Message 1114888)
Posted 9 Jun 2011 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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Our high temp today got all the way up to 59F in northern Wyoming. If this trend continues we may open a window sometime during the month of June.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 12 year club (Message 1107048)
Posted 17 May 2011 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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It's been an intersting and rewarding 12 year run on S@H for me. May there be many more.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Name the newest member to the server family!!! (Message 1044177)
Posted 24 Oct 2010 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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From Wikipedia -

"Klaatu barada nikto" is a phrase originating from the 1951 science fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still. "Klaatu" is the name of the humanoid alien protagonist in the film. Klaatu (Michael Rennie) commanded Helen Benson (Patricia Neal) that, were anything to happen to him, she must utter the phrase to the robot Gort. In response, Gort relented from destroying the Earth and resurrected Klaatu from death.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Oh what a beating, what a punishment. (Message 1040706)
Posted 10 Oct 2010 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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That dialog is Donald Sutherland and Gavin MacLeod. It's from a 1970 movie called Kelly's Heroes.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : whats your oldest pending task? (Message 1026426)
Posted 19 Aug 2010 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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May 15, although I did have one from February until just a couple weeks ago.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 11 year club (Message 1010433)
Posted 1 Jul 2010 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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Me too!!!
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Donating to Seti (Message 1010323)
Posted 1 Jul 2010 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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The Kittyman is right on point with his comments. Having previously operated a soft money program at a U.S. university, I can attest that 11% is a very small percentage for the University of California system to take off the top. SETI@Home is getting a good deal. Knowing that so much of the financial contribution is going directly to the program should increase our motivation to donate.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : sorry have to go. (Message 1008216)
Posted 25 Jun 2010 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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You are mistaken Robert. The University of California is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations made to S@H are tax deductable for US citizens to the extent allowed by law.
16) Message boards : Technical News : Perfect Storm, Inc. (Jun 16 2010) (Message 1006639)
Posted 20 Jun 2010 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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The "staff" do not exist to serve and please you, jravin. We all made a conscious choice to participate in this experiement and we are certainly free to come and go as we like.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending units (Message 996064)
Posted 14 May 2010 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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This discussion raises a question I have wondered about. What is the reason for GPU users to need/want an autokill feature for VLAR workunits? Unless these workunits don't function correctly with GPU crunchers for some reason, it seems to me a credit is a credit. Does it really make a difference between running a lot of low credit workunits as opposed fewer high credit workunits? And yes, I am a CPU cruncher only.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Early SETI contributors - who's still around? (Message 988498)
Posted 12 Apr 2010 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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I joined May 17, 1999 and have been slowly crunching and looking for ET ever since then.

Classic workunits 978
Classic CPU time 26,751 hours
19) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XX CLOSED (Message 976881)
Posted 9 Mar 2010 by Profile Jim WelchProject Donor
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My SETI odometer hit 1,000,000 credits this evening. If my math is correct, it took 10 years, 9 months, and 21 days to finally make it to this milestone. If nothing else, it shows that persistence eventually pays off. And now, on to the next million!!!





 
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