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Message 82321 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 10:14:48 UTC - in response to Message 82318.  

Chris dear, please calm down.

Yes, it's the gridcoin lot, and yes, it's a lot of them sharing one account, not just one guy. And it's nothing to do with SETI: they work across the spectrum of BOINC projects. It's been discussed on this board already.

If it's anybody's fault, it's the Western capitalist financial system which has brainwashed everybody into seeing every interpersonal transaction in purely financial terms. "Freedom" (so passionately advocated by the West) includes the freedom for individuals to earn money by crunching if somebody offers them that facility.

The best of luck in swimming against the tide if you want to pursue that one.
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Message 82323 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 10:41:44 UTC - in response to Message 82322.  

And it's nothing to do with SETI:
It is when it slews the leader boards!
SETI is about the scientific search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (that's what it says on the tin), not about leader boards.
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Message 82348 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 17:28:23 UTC - in response to Message 82326.  
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I'll see if can find a picture of my bedroom with 14 comps running Seti, and an arm & a leg leccy bill. That is true dedication not this modern pay lip service crowd we have today.
WOW that's a damned turnup for the books! Who was it that moaned at me for running 16 rigs & 4 servers from home?

I can recall the first time you mentioned that you hit 1 billion cobblestones - funny thing is though that at the time you did that, your Seti total didn't come close to 1% of that billion, so get off your high horse & just crunch.
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Message 82350 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 17:46:12 UTC
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One wonders what justification there is to run one home computer 24/7. Does that not, in itself, compromise the principles on which seti was founded? ;-) 14 in one's bedroom suggests problems elsewhere at home. Concentrating on those rather than reams of written complaints might be advised? ;-)

SETI is about the scientific search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (that's what it says on the tin), not about leader boards.
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Message 82351 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 17:46:19 UTC - in response to Message 82348.  

so get off your high horse & just crunch.

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Message 82352 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 17:48:39 UTC - in response to Message 82351.  

so get off your high horse & just crunch.

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Message 82353 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 17:50:33 UTC - in response to Message 82350.  
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I was running a local IT business & often used Boinc as a burn in test :-) I believe at one time I had a total of 120 cores crunching (pre GPU days)

Just for the record, my Boinc total is approx. 19 mill so my Seti percentage is approx. 9-9.5% :-)
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Message 82354 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 17:54:50 UTC - in response to Message 82353.  
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I was running a local IT business & often used Boinc as a burn in test :-) I believe at one time I had a total of 120 cores crunching (pre GPU days)
A fine use, Sir.

Just for the record, my Boinc total is approx. 19 mill so my Seti percentage is approx. 9-9.5% :-)
Indeed an average would be an interesting way of moving forward - total rac divided by number of active rigs. A measure of dedication if you will ;-)
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Message 82355 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 18:01:18 UTC - in response to Message 82354.  

Thank you. I believe there was a better use for Boinc which I posted a few years ago. A customer took their family on vacation for a month. 4 days after I knew they had arrived thousands of miles away, their system was crunching (attached to my account :-) ).

When they arrived home, it was dead, their nephew had fried it - how & why I don't know. When I pointed out that he had been using the system right up to the day they arrived back in the UK, he paid for a new build :-)

Boinc is great security :-)
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Message 82356 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 18:07:52 UTC - in response to Message 82355.  

Thank you. I believe there was a better use for Boinc which I posted a few years ago. A customer took their family on vacation for a month. 4 days after I knew they had arrived thousands of miles away, their system was crunching (attached to my account :-) ).

When they arrived home, it was dead, their nephew had fried it - how & why I don't know. When I pointed out that he had been using the system right up to the day they arrived back in the UK, he paid for a new build :-)

Boinc is great security :-)
Indeed. :-) I take no issue with how people contribute to any project. That some have confused ego with science is where I take issue. :-)
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Message 82368 - Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 0:22:54 UTC - in response to Message 82364.  

It wasn't very long before people were running kit 24/7, then multi computer farms came in, and finally bare boards rigs in racks.
14 in one's bedroom suggests problems elsewhere at home.
Further proof you lost the argument, so give it up & just crunch. Your whinging over this has gone on long enough!
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Message 82369 - Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 1:23:45 UTC - in response to Message 82356.  

I take no issue with how people contribute to any project. That some have confused ego with science is where I take issue.

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Sir Rodney you're on a roll
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Message 82373 - Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 4:04:44 UTC - in response to Message 82369.  

I take no issue with how people contribute to any project. That some have confused ego with science is where I take issue.

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Sir Rodney you're on a roll

+2 even if some of your good material has vanished
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Message 82375 - Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 5:27:54 UTC - in response to Message 82322.  
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Have you thought about looking on your other bright side? That it could mean up to 754 less people able to post and annoying you that way?


And your other big bugbear - people posting with a low rac...? There could be some of them lurking in amongst that lot...

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Message 82414 - Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 15:24:09 UTC
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Can the personal attacks, please stop? Want to have a discussion about one's goal to do science? Fine, but you can do so without having to attack the other party on a personal basis.
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Message 82427 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 3:10:47 UTC

My home life is fine thank you,
Delighted to hear it, Mr S! :-)

I cannot speak for yours.
Indeed you cannot, sir. ;-) Yet still you try.
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Message 82567 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 17:54:32 UTC

With all the needful things one requires at different points in life, it still amazes how many see money as "easy come, easy go".

Fools & their money are soon parted
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Message 82570 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 18:55:02 UTC - in response to Message 82569.  

iPhone 4s is easy to use, & there are contracts out there cheaper than PAYG. Do some fact checking, it'll save you a lot of grief :-)
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Message 82575 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 21:31:21 UTC - in response to Message 82567.  

With all the needful things one requires at different points in life, it still amazes how many see money as "easy come, easy go".

Fools & their money are soon parted

like the headline "iPhone X: Why did people queue up overnight?"
Answer because some people heard like lemmings going over a cliff. Oh, wait, Apple used that as their second Superbowl commercial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw76XpN8WcA
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Message 82594 - Posted: 4 Nov 2017, 8:56:49 UTC - in response to Message 82587.  

Fools & their money are soon parted
So how the devil did they get together in the first place?
A very good question. I'd guess, most often, some other fool was persuaded to give it to them.
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