Posts by Corvid

1) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2036134)
Posted 5 Mar 2020 by Profile Corvid
Wow it's been a long time. I joined this project with my original account some time back in 99. I believe I read about it in Wired magazine.

Sad to see the project end after so long and processing on so many machines. I literally burned up one laptop letting it process data while docked.

I suppose there's no purpose in continuing to process data if we never look to see what's in it. I look forward to that task.

Thank you to all the people who have worked on this over the years.
2) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : Seeing the Unseeable: The Black Hole Image (Message 2003017)
Posted 17 Jul 2019 by Profile Corvid
Wonderful post. Thank you for writing this and explaining it in such great detail, yet still in a way that is easy to understand.

I'll be referencing this post for a while.
3) Message boards : News : 20 years and counting! (Message 1994759)
Posted 22 May 2019 by Profile Corvid
Congrats on 20 years SEIT@home.

I too lost access to my original account from 99. Not that the amount of work done by those old PCs would even be noticeable compared to the amount of work done by my newer machines over the years. I just wish I had that original join date.

I miss the old screen saver, you could really see all the processing that was going on. Of course, with how quickly work units get completed now, all that information would flash by to quickly to see.
4) Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : What does loss of net neutrality mean for volunteer computing? (Message 1539188)
Posted 10 Jul 2014 by Profile Corvid
My comment to the FCC,

The internet, though new compared to many technologies we use today, has quickly become a service that people rely on for most aspects of their daily lives. Most people rely on a fast reliable internet for Doing business, Entertainment, Commerce, even Basic Communication. For example many people use the internet for their home telephone service including 911 access.

Internet access should be treated as common carrier. If ISPs can’t afford to keep up with demand (which is not the case) they can charge more for access, i.e. raise their rates. They should not be allowed to give preferential treatment for some customers’ traffic over other customers’ traffic. This practice could and most likely would lead to unfair competitive advantages for the few companies that afford to pay for the preferential treatment.

In this country we supposedly have anti-trust laws that prevent large companies from gaining too much of an unfair advantage over other companies. It is the duty of the government to try and keep the playing field at least somewhat level. The FCC needs to do its duty as a regulating commission and prevent some companies form abusing their resources to gain an unreasonably unfair advantage over others.
5) Message boards : News : Server Relocation (Message 1353513)
Posted 5 Apr 2013 by Profile Corvid
Great to hear that everything is in a new location. I know the old location has been causing problems for years.

6) Message boards : Technical News : The Owl in Daylight (Aug 24 2011) (Message 1145217)
Posted 26 Aug 2011 by Profile Corvid
Thanks for keeping us up to date and all your work on getting work units splitting again, hopefully I'll be able to pull a few down before too long.

I haven't been checking in the the forum here for a while. Guess that shows how well things have been running. I had been checking in quite a bit with all the work that was going on last year and early this year but things had been running so well and I haven't run out of work units for a long time. Then when I see my laptop say no no running tasks I had to come see what was going on. Glad it wasn't too bad a problem.

Good luck on your tour, and have fun.

7) Message boards : Technical News : Camelopardalis (Apr 26 2011) (Message 1101779)
Posted 29 Apr 2011 by Profile Corvid
Well good to see that everything is still going well for S@H in fact things seem to be going especially smooth. Good work in getting things running so well.

Glad to hear that SETI@home isn't affected by thees budget cutbacks. I just saw a Headline that said SETI being put on hold and I didn't know if they were talking about S@H or the SETI Institute or what.

As always, keep up the good work.
8) Message boards : Technical News : Stranger Still (Mar 17 2011) (Message 1089064)
Posted 21 Mar 2011 by Profile Corvid
Well hopefully we will get more work units today, I've got 4 left before I'm dry.

Any how its nice that this is a problem and we are not experiencing any server failures. Thanks for all the hard work guys.
9) Message boards : Technical News : School (Feb 22 2011) (Message 1080782)
Posted 23 Feb 2011 by Profile Corvid
Great to see everything working smoothly for now. All my machines are being well fed for now.

Thanks for all your hard work.
10) Message boards : Technical News : Crisis? What crisis? (Feb 15 2011) (Message 1077729)
Posted 16 Feb 2011 by Profile Corvid
Good to hear that the repairs went well and that things are running good now.

Thanks for all your hard work.
11) Message boards : Technical News : Hills and Valleys (Feb 10 2011) (Message 1076197)
Posted 11 Feb 2011 by Profile Corvid
Thanks for the update Matt,

Looks like I'll run out of work units some time tonight.

Too bad you've been having so much trouble with storage lately, all the hard drive and RAID issues. Is there a reason you don't use a SAN solution or is it just a matter of funding for all the hardware that would involve?

Hope everything comes up better and stronger when the repairs are done.
12) Message boards : Technical News : Lost in Boston (Feb 08 2011) (Message 1075965)
Posted 10 Feb 2011 by Profile Corvid
Two wrongs do not make a right, but 3 rights make a left.

...except in Boston!

Or pretty much anywhere in Germany.
13) Message boards : Technical News : Breathing (Jan 25 2011) (Message 1070928)
Posted 26 Jan 2011 by Profile Corvid
Thanks for the update Matt,

I's amazing how much a firmware update can help. You think everything was at least working with the old firmware, but then when it gets updated a lot of sometimes seemingly unrelated problems just go away.

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