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Monday, November 8th, 2004
8:30 am - Celebrity Status

Gosh, I am the SETI Boinc user of the day.

Where's my parade, the reporters, the endorsement contracts?

current mood: amused

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Sunday, October 10th, 2004
5:25 am - Oi! What's with this?!

SETI@home - 2004-10-09 13:13:58 - Sending request to scheduler: http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
SETI@home - 2004-10-09 13:14:00 - Permanently failed upload of 14mr04aa.17223.12306.928404.160_0_0
SETI@home - 2004-10-09 13:14:00 - Giving up on upload of 14mr04aa.17223.12306.928404.160_0_0: server rejected file

Anybody know why a file could be rejected like this?

current mood: rejected

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Monday, September 27th, 2004
12:54 pm - SETI League?

Are there any other members of the SETI League here?

current mood: curious

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Saturday, September 4th, 2004
9:43 pm - SETI@home vs. BOINC

I want to know what difference is between SETI@home and BOINC?

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2004
8:09 pm - SETI discovery overrated


Sorry guys, a little too soon to break out the green bubbly...

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8:16 am

Did we find something?


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2:28 am - SETI finds mysterious signals from 1000 light years away

Looks like a potential payoff to those who have spent thousands of hours running seti on their computers!
Here's an article about a mysterious signal found by the seti program.


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Saturday, August 28th, 2004
4:48 am - nice error


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Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
11:53 am


Chances of aliens finding Earth disappearing

15:59 09 August 04
NewScientist.com news service

A pioneer of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has warned that for any intelligent aliens trying to search for us, "the Earth is going to disappear" very soon.


Earth to E.T.: We're waiting
Cosmic phone hasn't rung; why don't they call?
By Joel Achenbach
Updated: 4:16 p.m. ET Aug. 9, 2004

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - They gotta be out there. We can find them if we figure out their frequency. It's a matter of looking in the right part of the spectrum, with the right kind of detector and the correct search algorithm. We are not alone; we're just momentarily a bit clueless.

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Sunday, August 1st, 2004
2:32 am - argh!

only 7 wus left! i hope they get it working again soon...

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Friday, July 23rd, 2004
11:07 am - Running out of work

Rapidly running out of BOINC work and no sign of the servers coming back up again.

current mood: frustrated

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Wednesday, July 21st, 2004
12:44 am

I'm trying to use BOINC instead of SETI@home.. converted the user account, got the unique ID from BOINC, plugged in the URL provided in the email..

I haven't been able to download a single workload from this thing! I ALWAYS get the message "No work from project"...

What am I doing wrong??

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Tuesday, July 20th, 2004
3:19 pm - Changeover deadline

Out of interest, does anyone know when the old seti@home will stop working and we'll all have to be on BOINC?

Just curious, really. I'm currently running the old at home and the new at work and I'm wondering how much longer it is. I am currently on 1437 WUs on the old system, so I'm thinking about going for 1500 since it's a nice round number and then abandoning it.

Anyway, not important, just wondering really.

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4:37 am - ...erm


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Friday, July 2nd, 2004
5:03 pm - BOINC

Has anyone tried using BOINC instead of the old client?

I can't get any WUs to process, it just says 'No scheduler responded. Deferring communications for x hours, y minutes and z seconds'

Is it just me?

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2004
7:20 pm

1000 data units down and still going strong.

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004
10:46 pm - The BOINC interface for SETI@Home is now released to the public!

The BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) beta test project for SETI@Home was successful, and now version 3.08 of BOINC is available for public use. The SETI@Home project will be in a transition phase for the next few months, allowing participants to use the old version of SETI@Home as well as BOINC, but soon BOINC will be used exclusively. Work unit credits for users on the old system will be transported to BOINC.

Go here to learn the basics behind BOINC.
Go here to partipate in SETI@Home using BOINC

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4:31 pm - wow...

i just started processing a wu with AR .007, it's like a james bond work unit... it's also the shortest AR i've ever seen on a wu

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2004
11:18 pm - Third-party app advice?

I posted a comment to this same effect, but I figured I'd join and ask everybody at the same time.

I just got a newwwwww laptop named 'Sothis'. It's gorgeous and can crunch using the GUI screensaver client at about 10%/hour. Quite a change from my Pavilion, which is about 1 WU per 36 hrs.

Anyway, I need to use one of those caching clients because I can't be connecting to the Internet every 6 hours, it's just not practical. I tried setting up SetiGate, but the client-app is just not talking to SetiGate at all, and I can't figure out what's wrong.

Does anybody have any suggestions or advice they can give me, please?

current mood: frustrated

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Monday, June 14th, 2004
10:08 am - you wait three hours for a bus then three come along at once...


just got two big ones in a row. 2 minutes each.
219 spikes then 215 spikes and 3 triplets.

yesterday i had 15 gaussians which is my best by some measure.

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