Posts by Stan Wells

1) Questions and Answers : Windows : no work available? (Message 908077)
Posted 16 Jun 2009 by Profile Stan Wells
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I have been getting the same thing for several days. Have detached and reattached to the project without success. Yes, I am getting all my other projects, but that doesn't help SETI.

What's up?? I see that I am not the only one and I see that the project has work available. Are we dealing with time frame problems - ie: takes too long to do a work unit so it won't send? doubtful, but does anyone have answers?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (23) Server problems (Message 907475)
Posted 14 Jun 2009 by Profile Stan Wells
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My system has said that the project has no work available yet the server status says otherwise. I tried to detach and reattach, but it came back up with the same entry. I tried suspending all other projects to no avail, also.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 10 year club (Message 907411)
Posted 14 Jun 2009 by Profile Stan Wells
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June 7 was my 10 year, however I boycotted SeTi for a couple years after they went to BOINC because of the loss of credits for the Classic users. I came back and crunch Seti some, but not at the same old "find them anywhere, anytime" feeling that I had back then. I have branched out, focusing on the raw sciences.

Finding a needle in the haystack would be a simple thing compared to what we are attempting to accomplish. And there are many haystacks out there that can be gone through a second (third, fourth, etc) time with a slightly different set of parameteres to find out stuff that we didn't even know was available to find. The more we know, the more we can adjust the programs to find those things that we don't know.

I don't crunch for stats so much anymore, just can't see letting my computers go to sleep.

4) Message boards : Number crunching : Suspend SETI@Home until Stats export works again (Message 799513)
Posted 18 Aug 2008 by Profile Stan Wells
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I don't post much to the forums, don't belong to a team and don't really care about stats much. I gave up seti for a while when they switched from Classic to BOINC cuz they said what I did up till that time wouldn't count on the new format. I changed my mind and came back because I believe in what they are doing, credit or no credit. I run at least two programs that only have work once a month for about a week and have had a couple more quit on me since 1999 when I started with Seti Classic. A couple didn't let you know for months at a time what was going on. We are looking for a needle in a haystack or a diamond chip on a sandy beach.

I think they are doing a very good job. Sorry the in fighting has to happen, but that is what all families go through in times of stress - well at least most of the families I know. Everyone gets frustrated once in a while about a dead computer - whether it is theirs or mine.

stan
5) Message boards : Technical News : Work Stoppage (Jul 24 2008) (Message 788597)
Posted 28 Jul 2008 by Profile Stan Wells
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[/quote] The servers are down, my friend.........the trouble is not on your end.

Eric or Matt will put things right in the morning I hope....give it about 12 hours.[/quote]

ok, thanks. I have about 32 hours of SETI work on this machine to stay busy. If not fixed I will draw on my other projects to take up the slack.

stan
6) Message boards : Technical News : Work Stoppage (Jul 24 2008) (Message 788586)
Posted 28 Jul 2008 by Profile Stan Wells
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Getting the following error message - it appears to be uploading, but not reporting?? Is that what I am seeing or is this an anomaly, also?

07/27/2008 22:21:34 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 74026 seconds of work, reporting 7 completed tasks
07/27/2008 22:21:39 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request failed: HTTP service unavailable


stan
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Upgrading BOINC from 3.19 - 3.20 (Message 7709)
Posted 14 Jul 2004 by Profile Stan Wells
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Should I even bother to ask how some of you seem to know about the version upgrade when it wasn't posted on the Seti site? Where do you guys/gals go to get the information? I wouldn't mind being kept in the loop, but I don't really have the time to check forums and do comprehensive internet searches to find updates to these things.

8) Message boards : Number crunching : Upgrading BOINC from 3.19 - 3.20 (Message 7690)
Posted 14 Jul 2004 by Profile Stan Wells
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Kinda scary. If this is a proprietary upgrade and they are going to stop supplying work units to ver 3.19, why in the world don't they say something on the Seti-at-home site? Why is it that the only place I even hear about the upgrade is on the community forum?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : @Berkeley Team_STOP THE PROJECT at this time to much Error in all Things (Message 3847)
Posted 4 Jul 2004 by Profile Stan Wells
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I've only received one wu since I started and I returned that on the 30th. It continues to say that the server has no work units to distribute. I run other DC programs so I'm not too worried about it and been doing seti since Jun 99 so I probably won't stop just because of some problems. I also won't go back to the "classic" because we need to move forward.

It's hard to say just how passionate I am about this program and I'd have to guess that most of us that crunch are the same in this area. The people who actually do the programming and do the background work must be just as passionate as us - Think about it. Would you put up with us? When the hardware goes down or the line is dead, do we blame the hardware or the people? How much injustice would you take? How much passion for their job must they have to take that much injustice and stick with it (regardless of any monetary compensation). My hat is off to all those behind the scenes and those that do the crunching. It will take us all to find ET. (whether we like it or not).

In every revolution, there is one man with a vision - be that one.





 
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