Posts by Ozmoses

1) Message boards : News : Arecibo Status (Message 1891499)
Posted 23 Sep 2017 by Profile Ozmoses
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Information published by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.


Staff at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico are safe, but the storm destroyed a key instrument, and conditions in surrounding towns are still unknown.
More info by following the link:-

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/arecibo-radio-telescope-damaged-puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-science/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20170922news-arecibodamage&utm_campaign=Content&sf116082652=1
2) Message boards : News : Free Speech and SETI@home (Message 1863885)
Posted 27 Apr 2017 by Profile Ozmoses
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Eric,
I love your passion for SETI. I also love the way you manage these threads.
Sometimes, you can be subtle and use obscure language. Sometimes you have to spell it out unequivocally.

Well said!!
I could add to your comments, the bad-mouthers comments really only affect those directly affected (Ie USA and North America).
So all those SETI Denizens in the rest of the world see their comments generally as pointless and ineffectual.

Keep up the good work,

Chris
3) Message boards : News : Unexpected outage (March 30-31) (Message 1858514)
Posted 31 Mar 2017 by Profile Ozmoses
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That's unfortunate. However, as I've seen you through bad disks, failing systems, dodgy power, bad backups, crappy data splitters, weird migration problems, curious scripts and data corruption in the past, I see no reason why I should stop supporting SETI now!!
I look forward to being able to process SETI data again once you get things back on line.
Then, we can get back on with finding ET.

Keep up the good work team.
See you when you are back on line!!

Cheers,

Chris
4) Message boards : News : What's new about SETI@home v7 (Message 1379840)
Posted 11 Jun 2013 by Profile Ozmoses
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I run 2 machines (Win 7 pro 64 bit). Both have GPU's that SAH can use. One got version 7 GPU work but the jobs errored saying the GPU was non-existant.
The other got jobs that ran for hours but never progressed. The GPU Meter indicated that the GPU was not doing any work. I aborted all of the GPU work so I now wait with baited breath for new GPU work!!
5) Message boards : News : AVG 2013 virus scanner false positive on SETI@home 7 for Windows (Message 1374200)
Posted 31 May 2013 by Profile Ozmoses
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I run AVG 2013 on one of my machines (win7 64 bit) and often install the Beta BOINC (whenever it is available) on it. I don't recall this occurring on the 7.0.xx or the 7.1.1 beta's for my 64 bit system.
But, the alert is timely, thank you.
6) Message boards : News : Fall Funding Drive (Message 1166193)
Posted 29 Oct 2011 by Profile Ozmoses
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WIth respect to those who responded.

Note, all dollar values here are Australian Dollars.

Under Australian Law, making a claim that a donation is tax deductible when it is not, is an offence punishable by, in the case of an individual, Not more that 3 years imprisonment and/or a fine of not more than $5000 for EACH and EVERY offence, in the case of a corporate or business identity or a non registered (in Australia) charity the penalty is a fine of not more than $100,000 for the first offence and not more than $300,000 for subsequent offences.

Additionally, directors or officers of the organisation may be punished similarly to individuals.

Additionally, under Australian Law, All that is required is that an email, electronic message be sent to the organisation at a commonly known address or to their place of business, requesting emails requesting donations no longer be sent to a particular email address or that Mail not be sent to a particular address.

Failure to comply with this is punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine of not more than $10,000 in the case of an individual. For orporate or business identity or a non registered (in Australia) charity the penalty is a fine of not more than $500,000 for the first offence and not more than $800,000 for subsequent offences.

Additionally, directors or officers of the organisation may be punished similarly to individuals.

Action on these provisions (which are included in the penalty sections of the Australian Taxation Act (as amended) (The Act) are not usually brought by an individual but more likely by either the State Police, Australian Federal Police or the Australian Taxation Office. These cases are heard in the High court of Australia and provisions of The Act are applicable to anyone making the claim in Australia, sending the email to Australia has, in a previous ruling (Commonnwealth of Australia V Buchanan) by the High Court, been admitted as making the claim in Australia.
7) Message boards : News : Fall Funding Drive (Message 1165952)
Posted 28 Oct 2011 by Profile Ozmoses
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Hi,
Please don't send me the messages. Donations to SETI@home are NOT tax deductible in Australia. There is a (albeit slight) chance that a complaint about the email inferring fraud under Australian law could be brought.

There is about 100% chance that the action would succeed and penalties could involve fines or prison sentences for the perpetrator/s.

Sorry to bring you the bad news,

Regards,

Chris
8) Message boards : News : work generation temporarily halted (update) (Message 1110335)
Posted 27 May 2011 by Profile Ozmoses
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English that sucks is better than chinese for me. We are happy to help with your english.
9) Message boards : News : Happy New Year from SETI@home (Message 1064930)
Posted 9 Jan 2011 by Profile Ozmoses
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Yep, I just downloaded the "test" version. Never had an issue with Test versions yet so be prepared for some interesting updates.

Cheers,

Chris
10) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : Australia (Message 1063936)
Posted 6 Jan 2011 by Profile Ozmoses
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OI, all you Aussies, with the cricket against England finishing so ignominiously, why not join the Australia Team and show how we really compete. With only 25 Million people to provide support for SETI, let's give it a HUGE boost from Australia.

Thanks,

Chris Nelson.
11) Message boards : Technical News : Back to the Grind (Jan 03 2011) (Message 1063935)
Posted 6 Jan 2011 by Profile Ozmoses
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Good luck with Sanity and 24/7 up time.

Cheers,

Chris
12) Message boards : Technical News : Quickly (Jan 04 2011) (Message 1063933)
Posted 6 Jan 2011 by Profile Ozmoses
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Nice to see things are working to the positive cycle of the world. With New Servers in place and weeding out the old/faulty devices, outages should be minimised. Database corruption is one of those things that, on occasion, cannot be avoided. Fortunately, informix has some nice tools to fix database corruption which should make life more livable.

I can't afford to assist financially with SETI. However, I am happy to give my unused cpu cycles to aid the project.

Great to hear that the new box is close to being delivered.

(is the plural of Box, Boxen or Boxes???)

Cheers, Chris
13) Message boards : Technical News : Oscar Building (Nov 30 2010) (Message 1052100)
Posted 1 Dec 2010 by Profile Ozmoses
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Looking good. When will we start getting WU's to process?
14) Questions and Answers : Windows : Proxy Settings (Message 872786)
Posted 6 Mar 2009 by Profile Ozmoses
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I have a number of PC's that I a getting connections from the proxy server.

However, they are not able to report results.

Additionally, new builds are not connecting to the SETI@home server to start processing.

Obviously, I need to get the reporting site enabled from within our network.

In that case, and I have a lot of delayed results, What link should be unblocked for all PC's to report results and get new results
15) Message boards : Number crunching : What happens to WU's that have passed the "Use By" date? (Message 158906)
Posted 29 Aug 2005 by Profile Ozmoses
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I have a large number of WU's that have passed their completion date and not reported because of this extended outage. What will happen to these results? Will we get credit for thid work we have don processing the WU's or will this just have been a waste of unused computer cycles?
16) Questions and Answers : Web site : Removing PC's from an account. (Message 152761)
Posted 17 Aug 2005 by Profile Ozmoses
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Any unit that has zero results showing can be deleted, so you neeed to wait until the results are deleted from the db.

But what process do I use to remove them? I can not see a link or tool to do this.
17) Questions and Answers : Web site : Removing PC's from an account. (Message 152602)
Posted 17 Aug 2005 by Profile Ozmoses
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I have some PC's (old work ones etc.) that no longer exist, which are still appearing under my name. How can I get them off my account? I am not able to access any of them and they are no longer able to connect to the World Wide Wait.





 
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