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Message 97061 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 22:54:57 UTC
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Running my first WU, which I estimate will take about 20 days to complete. Just wondering if there's any point at all running QC without a sensor? It runs - but will it tell them anything? Thanks in advance.
PS - I am such a newbie there that I am not allowed to post. So here it must be.
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Les Bayliss
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Message 97062 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 23:34:20 UTC - in response to Message 97061.  

There's no point at all to running without a sensor.
All the project does is check an attached sensor to look for sudden vibrations/movement, which may mean an earthquake in the location of the sensor.
And each "task" runs for 24 hours, then a new one is started.

Yours is probably giving that long run time, because all it is doing is looking for the sensor.
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Message 97066 - Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 6:36:52 UTC - in response to Message 97061.  

Running my first WU, which I estimate will take about 20 days to complete. Just wondering if there's any point at all running QC without a sensor? It runs - but will it tell them anything? Thanks in advance.
PS - I am such a newbie there that I am not allowed to post. So here it must be.


Not sure if it runs on Android but most mobile phones have sensors as do a few laptops.
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Message 97067 - Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 6:52:14 UTC - in response to Message 97066.  

The long run time means that the program can't find the sensor.
Back when I was running this project, there were only a few sensor locations checked by the program, and it was for certain laptops, and 3 different external sensors.

I don't know what it's like now that a different university, with different people, have taken over.
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Message 97092 - Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 21:03:37 UTC

I think singleboard computers like the raspberry pi , or arduino can be included in the compatible hardware.
There are GPIO locations to connect a sensor to.
Quake catcher and radioactivity I wouldn't run, unless you have the sensor.
Otherwise all it does, is send a zero file back at the end.
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Message 99292 - Posted: 14 Jun 2020, 20:13:00 UTC - in response to Message 97061.  

I created the project back in '07 - unfortunately it's been "dead as a doornail" for years. I'm surprised they still have the servers running or allow workunits etc. It just turned into an "academic publicity stunt" unfortunately - with no proper plans to shutdown or even tell users. I'm sure they'll claim it's "for educational purposes" now or some other drivel. At one point a postdoc who did zilch on the project scammed the National Science Foundation to start a company basically ripping off the project ideas etc. It really shows the worst of academic politics.
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