Posts by whamel

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Odd dowloading yesterday 07/13, dropped connections (Message 1015640)
Posted 14 Jul 2010 by Profile whamel
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Yesterday I was getting new tasks for both of my computers. Welll the downloads would not download and the BOINC program itself wouldn't switch from an ACTIVE download (with problems) to going in to "Project Backoff" mode when there are downloading issues. I would actually have to sit there and within BOINC click the "activity" menu in the toolbar and switch the newtwork communication on and off just to get between 1kB-5kB downloads.

Odd thing was that 20 mins into me ddoing this all the tasks named 18no09aj... started to download normally, while the rest were timing out.

AAny clue to what this is?
Thanks!
Bill
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Odd dowloading yesterday 07/13, dropped connections (Message 1015639)
Posted 14 Jul 2010 by Profile whamel
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Still doesn't explain why the 18noaj....tasks were downloading normally while the others sat there.
I'll move this post over forums.
-Bill
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : i friggin hate Dell (Message 1015637)
Posted 14 Jul 2010 by Profile whamel
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I just bought a Dell 1564 and it is nice only 499 with a Core i3 320GB HD, HDMI output, etc....
I was having problems with the screen, and it not booting up. Sent it in, got it back....same problem 2 days later.
Send it in, get it back...but it a Core i5 upgraded model.

Didn't even ask over the phone for this. Just was something wrong with the model I bought and they upgraded me for free.

Pretty sweet, and I've only owned Dells since my first laptop, and I love them.

Bill
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Odd dowloading yesterday 07/13, dropped connections (Message 1015634)
Posted 14 Jul 2010 by Profile whamel
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Yesterday I was getting new tasks for both of my computers. Welll the downloads would not download and the BOINC program itself wouldn't switch from an ACTIVE download (with problems) to going in to "Project Backoff" mode when there are downloading issues. I would actually have to sit there and within BOINC click the "activity" menu in the toolbar and switch the newtwork communication on and off just to get between 1kB-5kB downloads.

Odd thing was that 20 mins into me ddoing this all the tasks named 18no09aj... started to download normally, while the rest were timing out.

AAny clue to what this is?
Thanks!
Bill
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : alternative solution to help desk (Message 501602)
Posted 12 Jan 2007 by Profile whamel
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Thanks for the warm welcoming! I always try to help as much as I can, and I didn't expect such a positive response! Thanks again, and remember, I can make FREE calls, so don't hesitate to leave me a email to call you!
-Bill Hamel
www.billhamel.net
(773) 857-0100


Good Will Hunting . . . Thanks Bill for the 'alternative' - i am sure iT

will come in handy with lots of people . . . Happy New Year Sir.


I am willing to offer my services to anyone, just give me your phone # where you would like to be contacted and I can call you. I have FREE unlimited local, long distance and international calling with my cable provider, since they use a VoIP solution that works much the same way regular phone service works. See the package I get by clicking here:
http://www.rcn.com/specialoffers/offer.php?id=16

So, if you want, you may message me with your phone # and I can call you for free and help out as much as I can. Or you may ring me at 773-857-0100
Dont worry, I live here with my roomate, and he never uses the phone, only me....so feel free to call and ask for Bill. Or message me and I will call you ASAP, or email me at whamel@billhamel.net
Just offering some alternative help....
-Bill


6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : alternative solution to help desk (Message 501512)
Posted 12 Jan 2007 by Profile whamel
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I am willing to offer my services to anyone, just give me your phone # where you would like to be contacted and I can call you. I have FREE unlimited local, long distance and international calling with my cable provider, since they use a VoIP solution that works much the same way regular phone service works. See the package I get by clicking here:
http://www.rcn.com/specialoffers/offer.php?id=16

So, if you want, you may message me with your phone # and I can call you for free and help out as much as I can. Or you may ring me at 773-857-0100
Dont worry, I live here with my roomate, and he never uses the phone, only me....so feel free to call and ask for Bill. Or message me and I will call you ASAP, or email me at whamel@billhamel.net
Just offering some alternative help....
-Bill





 
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