Posts by Mac-Nic

1) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI article on the video game Spore (Message 805364)
Posted 5 Sep 2008 by Profile Mac-Nic
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It reminds me about this game from 1996.

link http://www.gamewaredevelopment.co.uk/creatures_index.php

[edit]And the best part Its Free.

Greetings
2) Message boards : Number crunching : AstroPulse WU Completed... RAC drops 66% (Message 793680)
Posted 6 Aug 2008 by Profile Mac-Nic
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Some more CPU times for AP Wu's

OS: XP Pro SP3 & Boinc ver. 5.10.45

Quad CPU Q6600 @3.00GHz CPU Time 110,122.70 (~30h) Credit granted 684.33

Pentium D CPU @3.00GHz CPU Time 285,520.70 (~79h) Credit granted 684.33

[thinking]
hmm.... I'll better buy a new battery for this 8 year old UPS.
[/thinking]
3) Message boards : Number crunching : A question about Opti Apps... (Message 755428)
Posted 19 May 2008 by Profile Mac-Nic
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Right'on . . .so it'll take a few weeks to month, maybe, till we see it here in Europe, specially Dutch is one off the last languages, it's being translated to.
Seems to be difficult . . . Learned English in a few year's and by a lot off practice through forum's etc. ;^)

Thanx for your quick respons and information.
*** Keep On Crunch!ng ***

You can get the dutch version here

Bestandsnaam: xpsp3_5512.080413-2113_nl_x86fre_spcd.iso
4) Message boards : Politics : Catholic Church: existence of aliens is OK (Message 754053)
Posted 16 May 2008 by Profile Mac-Nic
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@Jeffery
Hmm....it looks like i didn't express Myself so good, when i reread this line it seems like I offended people who predict the bible and this wasn't My intention.
[snip]"Maybe those most educated people who carry the bible schould live according this bible and preventing to aks for forgiveness every sunday.... ;)" [/snip]

Maybe those most educated people who carry a bible around schould live according this bible and preventing to aks for forgiveness every sunday.... ;)
It's not what one carry's around but what's in one's heart educated or not.

BTW. It's not an judgment but an question I have to ask Myself every sunday.. ;)

@Sarge
Very wise words....I should have known better.

5) Message boards : Politics : Catholic Church: existence of aliens is OK (Message 753986)
Posted 16 May 2008 by Profile Mac-Nic
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do not assume religion/spirituality is just an opiate for un-educated masses.

I've never understood that 'logic' either... Most uneducated people I've met drink smoke and play video games while most educated people I've met carry a bible around and go to church on sundays... ;)



Maybe those most educated people who carry the bible schould live according this bible and preventing to aks for forgiveness every sunday.... ;)
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Cannot get work units (Message 705649)
Posted 30 Jan 2008 by Profile Mac-Nic
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Same thing here, but according this message it will soon be solved.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Crunching in Chronological Order? (Message 677504)
Posted 14 Nov 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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Another one to bear in mind.
I did the following test with Boinc ver 5.10.20

1 suspended an wu deadlined at 08-01-2008
2 raised the cache from 3 to 4 days with the connection time set at 0.001 day
3 crunched 16 wu's
4 observation: no downloads
5 reactivated this 08-01-2008 wu
6 result: download back to normal

Conclusion: Boinc feature to prevent the suspended task times out

To say it with Ingleside's words
As long as atleast one Task for a project is marked "Suspended" == this project blocked from asking for more work.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : I just noticed after I came back to Seti... (Message 674927)
Posted 9 Nov 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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Thank you for the answer
9) Message boards : Number crunching : I just noticed after I came back to Seti... (Message 674824)
Posted 9 Nov 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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I think I have an ant in my pants and it bugs me.:)......... But don't kick Me there to help Me.

[sarcasm]
Maybe the projects who give to much credit can make a slow official app which claim lower credit and make it open course so third party optimized apps can be created to crunch the units faster.
[/sarcasm]

My point is: Seti should not allow third party apps to inflate the output.
And
At the same time compare other official project apps with the official Seti app who's claiming to give a standard credit.

Yes I also run optimized apps and I like them but I think Seti should implement this code in a official app like Einstein@home did.
Or use the Seti optimized app credits to compare between projects.

The optimized Seti apps don't inflate anything, WU for WU all they do is do work faster and per WU they claim the same amount of credit as any other would as long as their paired with a Boinc Client that does flop counting(5.2.6 and Newer) and not benchmarking(5.2.5 and earlier claim less per WU than is normal and acceptable).


Sorry for the delay
And thank you for the spelling corrections in my previous post (now we can both understand what i've wrote)

According my own simplistic twisted mind and logic.

Let Me explain with an example:
For the sake of argument cpu_sec/credits 1:1

Golden@home cpu_sec/wu 100 credits/wu 105...... (ultra optimized official app)
Sneaky@home cpu_sec/wu 100 credits/wu 90...... (official app with waisting time loop)
So far so good Sneaky@home get less credit for the same cpu time.

But Sneaky cant be sneaky if it claims less credit, so to honor his project name it release the course code to the pubic.
Peeky the Poke looks at the code and find this yelling "remove me to improve me" waisting_loop.... compilles it and an non official optimized app who decrease the cpu time with 50%.is born.
Peeky the Poke proudly present his new born unofficial Sneaky@home app to the users.
Happy Chap now crunch with the optimized app and.....and....and.... Hey i crunch the same unit and have the right to get the same credit/wu like the official app granted credit/wu
.
Look out here it commes.....no...no...no...not this song about the man eater

Yummy, yummy... now Sneaky@home gets 90 credits for 50 cpu_sec/wu with other words 180 credits for 100 cpu_sec.

Now I invite you to pull one of my twisted logic strings.to show Sneaky@home unofficial app isn't inflating the credits.(not intentionally I must admid)

AAuuuuwww my brain hurts.
And i still have to read the things msattler wrote
10) Message boards : Number crunching : I just noticed after I came back to Seti... (Message 674490)
Posted 9 Nov 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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I think i have a ant in my pants and it buggers me.:)......... But don't kick me there to help me

[sarcasme]
Maybe the projects who give to much credit can make a slow official app wich claim lower credit and make it open cource so third party optimized app's can be created to crunch the units faster.
[/sarcasme]

My point is: Seti should not alow third party app's to inflate the output.
And
At the same time compare other official project app's with the official Seti app who's claiming to give a standard credit.

Yes i also run optimized app's and i like them but i think Seti should implement this code in a official app like Einstein@home did.
Or use the Seti optimized app credits to compare between projects.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Will windows always be the key player? (Message 577446)
Posted 28 May 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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I'm wondering what impact the open source ReactOS project can have when its ready.(Dutch introduction page)

Reactos 0.3.1 alpha Compatibility Database

Programmers are always welcome to participate.
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Day by day pictures from Mars. (Message 577354)
Posted 28 May 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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Have a nice exploration trip on the back of the Mars Rovers.

A Marbelous Picture seen trough the eye of the Opportunity

For more Opportunity and Spirit pic's starting from 02/02/2004 until today see the according link in Message 475223.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Validate Errors II (Message 573315)
Posted 21 May 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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Some more errors.

Validate errors
wuid=129107082
wuid=129107180
wuid=129107186
wuid=129107170
wuid=129461867

-131 errors (corrupted file due to bad connection?))
wuid=129107111
wuid=129107190
wuid=129461845
wuid=129833102
wuid=129833095
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Triplet (High Graphic Content) (Message 554891)
Posted 27 Apr 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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For the people who want to know/learn more about Seti.
Folow this link

If you want to learn about the different terms like:
Fast Fourier Transform, Baseline Smoothing, De-chirping data, Spikes, Gaussians, Triplets, Pulses, etc...
klik on the Glossary of Terms

Or if you are a Seti Clasic user and are a litle nostalgic or like to see your position in the old stats go here choose your group, find your team name et voila.

Have some nice reading

Nic
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Quitting the Mod List (See why!) (Message 545151)
Posted 12 Apr 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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Well if it shouldn't be discussed here .... why post a "Quitting the Mod List" in the first place ...

For the attention???

Sorry to go against the grain here, but: WHAT A BUNCH OF OVERGROWN CRY BABIES... ;)


No, to show they deserve and respect the word Moderator.

Its a pitty to see real Mods go.
16) Questions and Answers : Windows : http error when uploading (Message 541015)
Posted 4 Apr 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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also,

If you run 2 or more projects and you have the misfortune that,
2 or more different projects trying to up/download at the same time
one of them can try to connect to the wrong project on some rare occasions. (captured with a packet sniffer)
Ermm...at least with Boinc 5.4.11.
I this happens i close and restart the Boinc manager and the problem is solved.
17) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Cannot listen to incoming data (Message 531441)
Posted 15 Mar 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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I'm new to SETI@home. Do I have the ability to listen to incoming data, (like in the movies? I am also recieving data dated Jan. 29, and was wondering if I am able to get fresh or more up to date, or even LIVE incoming data. Thanks for your help! Mark


Hi,
Follow this link and enjoy.
Greetings
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Total Random Weirdness... (Message 515440)
Posted 9 Feb 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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I have had this to but it should be ok now.

[edit]but i cant logout anymore[/edit]Weird.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The "No subject, almost anything goes!" thread. (Message 515209)
Posted 9 Feb 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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20) Message boards : Number crunching : Highest Score for Triplets, Gaussians? (Message 503090)
Posted 14 Jan 2007 by Profile Mac-Nic
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If one want to keep track of the results he/she can always use SetiMap View together with BoincLOgX or another tool which create cvs files.



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