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Message 85662 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 12:28:10 UTC

SETI is down...

Welcome to the Outrage. ;-) :-)


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Message 85663 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 12:42:45 UTC - in response to Message 85662.  

SETI@home is temporarily shut down for maintenance. Please try again later.

Yep. :(
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Message 85665 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 13:25:17 UTC - in response to Message 85615.  

we do the hard work..
Amusing. ;-)
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Message 85671 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 16:45:29 UTC

Happy outrage day everyone :)
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Message 85672 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 17:19:13 UTC

Will today's outrage exceed the fine outrage we had last week?
Enjoy the outrage.
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Message 85673 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 17:34:45 UTC - in response to Message 85672.  

Enjoy the outrage.
Thanks.

This made me smile today. Hope it will others.

To stop, press start...

For those of you who have had experience with computers and their glitches and idiosyncrasies, and downright illogical workings, you'll appreciate the following:

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated "if GM had kept up with the technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating:

If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the car windows, shut it off, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Only one person at a time could use the car unless you bought "CarNT," but then you would have to buy more seats.

6. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive -- but would only run on five percent of the roads.

7. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "General Protection Fault" warning light.

8. New seats would force everyone to have the same sized butt.

9. The airbag system would ask "are you SURE?" before deploying.

10. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously
lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

11. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally Road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither need nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the car's performance to diminish by 50% or more. Moreover, GM would become a target for investigation by the Justice Dept.

12. Every time GM introduced a new car, car buyers would have to learn to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

13. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.
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Message 85674 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 18:02:43 UTC - in response to Message 85673.  

This made me smile today. Hope it will others.

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Message 85676 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 19:01:37 UTC - in response to Message 85672.  

Will today's outrage exceed the fine outrage we had last week?
Enjoy the outrage.

It is now predicted to last more than 24 hours, check the home page.
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Message 85677 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 19:12:35 UTC

"Every Tuesday morning (Pacific time) we begin a ten hour data distribution outage for database and systems maintenance."

I see they updated the timing data :-)
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Message 85678 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 19:19:37 UTC

Latest front SETI front page headline:
SETI@home is temporarily shut down for maintenance. We're doing a more extensive reorganization than usual to try to resolve some of the database performance problems we've been experiencing. The outage may extend for more than 24 hours.


It's going to be a long cold day....
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Message 85679 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 19:23:54 UTC - in response to Message 85678.  

... & night. I reckon it'll be closer to 36 rather than 24 :-(
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Message 85680 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 19:25:20 UTC - in response to Message 85678.  
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Latest front SETI front page headline:
SETI@home is temporarily shut down for maintenance. We're doing a more extensive reorganization than usual to try to resolve some of the database performance problems we've been experiencing. The outage may extend for more than 24 hours.


I'm glad they are getting this out of the way... whatever it takes (and there will doubtless be more.) Otherwise there's no point in introducing yet another data source (Parkes) when the infrastructure can't even reliably handle what we already have.

Short term pain, long term gain. Lots of other projects to help out while it's being worked on.
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Message 85681 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 19:28:59 UTC

I had 24, now I have 36, I have 36 ...
Do I hear 48?

Backup projects will gorge and task lists will be full when they come back ...
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Message 85682 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 19:34:17 UTC
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Could this be a run for the record?
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Message 85683 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 19:39:31 UTC - in response to Message 85682.  

Naw, the record is held by the month it was shutdown to replace some servers :-)
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Message 85685 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 19:54:02 UTC - in response to Message 85683.  

Pessimist.
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Message 85687 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 20:24:38 UTC

Put me down for 48hrs.
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Message 85688 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 20:24:54 UTC - in response to Message 85685.  

Pessimist.

Some of us still remember the outrages when it was Classic
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Message 85691 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 20:36:37 UTC - in response to Message 85688.  

I've been doing Seti since June of 99 and I don't remember that, but then again they say as a man ages he loses 3 things, eyesight, hair and I can't remember the third.
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Message 85692 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 20:41:15 UTC - in response to Message 85691.  

LOL. If I recall correctly, I think it was George & Carolyn getting installed.
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