Posts by Dr Who Fan

21) Message boards : The Lounge : Happy New Year! (Message 106626)
Posted 25 days ago by Dr Who Fan
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Happy New Year 2022!

Let's pack up all the bad things that have happened in 2021.
At the stroke of midnight, leave it all behind us as we cross the threshold in to the new year and start with a clean slate.
22) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 106600)
Posted 27 days ago by Dr Who Fan
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Harry Reid, Former Democrat Senate Majority Leader, Dies At 82
23) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 106599)
Posted 27 days ago by Dr Who Fan
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Football legend John Madden, age 85.
24) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can't communicate with one particular project on one computer only (Message 106598)
Posted 27 days ago by Dr Who Fan
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... Just my mobile I can't get onto universe. There isn't a newer boinc for that.

BOINC for Android version.18.1 is Recommended Version
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_7.18.1.apk
If you are not using this version then...
Download using.your.Android device favorite web browser, save to same.device, open download file to install.
25) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 106560)
Posted 28 days ago by Dr Who Fan
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Let’s take a look into the future of a "Help Desk operator" in Christmas 2031... El Reg style
On Christmas night, a computer logs a call to say his user has stopped working…
26) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can't communicate with one particular project on one computer only (Message 106559)
Posted 28 days ago by Dr Who Fan
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The "transient HTTP error" is usually due to the www connection failing.

Universe@home has been having some transient hiccups lately where the project Server appears to be overloaded and you can't even get the website to load without either timing out while partially loading or a complete 404 error message (site not found].

Why did you DETACH instead of just leaving things alone to work themselves out?
27) Message boards : Promotion : Boinc in a box. (Message 106540)
Posted 29 days ago by Dr Who Fan
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... Then use it as a tax write off?

I don't know of any country that would consider the electric consumed for work done on our 'computers' for BOINC a 'charity or not-for-profit' tax write-off.
I would suggest anyone thinking of doing such consult a very good attorney/tax advisor for professional legal advice before attempting that.

In response to your other suggestions about BOINC on ARM based GPU cluster computing and a custom *nix kernel:
Various types of cluster/node computing proposals have been wished upon many times over the years in the forums here and the various BOINC projects. No one has got past just a wish. Maybe it's easier said than actually doable in real world computing.
28) Message boards : The Lounge : Merry Christmas Everyone! (Message 106513)
Posted 24 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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På Norsk:
God jul og godt nytt år til alle.

In English:
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.
29) Message boards : Questions and problems : Tasks disappeared after connecting to different network (Message 106485)
Posted 22 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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They probably have been sent to the project server.

Have you looked at your tasks list at the project to confirm they were received?
Goto https://www.mlcathome.org/mlcathome/home.php then scroll down and click on the blue link at Tasks View. They should be there showing as one of THREE STATES:
* Validation pending
* Validation inconclusive
* Valid
30) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 106475)
Posted 20 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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I'm guessing they are all 'fully vaxed' maybe even 'boosted vaxed' over there like they want everyone here in USA.

Isolate might mean they aren't all going to the office to hopefully prevent the spread of the moronic er I meant omnicron variation.

Saw in my newsfeed today that two US Senators tested positive for COVID-19. One fully (2x jabs) vaxed and boosted, the other, fully vaxed and both supposedly have been following "propet mask protocol" at the US Capitol.
31) Message boards : Projects : iThena.Measurements & iThena.Computation are timing out with SSL errors (Message 106468)
Posted 19 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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It's back working on all my PC's with latest BOINC program.

The SSL ERROR MESSAGES for iThena come and go without warnings.

It has gotten worse since their hosting provider had that massive fire at their main data center earlier this year that destroyed lots of hosting infastructure. Not sure if that has anything do with it.

The two projects hosted off the main website are recording on average 200 to 300 new fake "users" each day but only a handfull of new computers. I have asked the project admin several times to implement some kind of registration capthca or email verification without success. That would greatly help the DDOSing of the project server(s).
32) Message boards : Questions and problems : Error 1317 (Message 106466)
Posted 19 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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DON'T INSTALL AS ADMINISTRATOR It will fail every time.

Just run as logged in user (regular click)- NOT right click.
33) Message boards : Projects : iThena.Measurements & iThena.Computation are timing out with SSL errors (Message 106462)
Posted 18 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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Not surprising .... iThena.Measurements & iThena.Computation are timing out with SSL errors.
Either the main web site is under high DDOS attack or they are having server problems again.
12/18/2021 19:04:29 | iThena.Measurements | [http] HTTP error: Couldn't connect to server
12/18/2021 19:04:29 | iThena.Measurements | Temporarily failed upload of ***: connect() failed
12/18/2021 19:05:54 | iThena.Measurements | [http] Info:  Unknown SSL protocol error in connection to root.ithena.net:443
12/18/2021 19:05:54 | iThena.Measurements | [http] HTTP error: SSL connect error
12/18/2021 19:05:54 | iThena.Measurements | Temporarily failed upload of ***: transient HTTP error
12/18/2021 19:05:54 | iThena.Measurements | Backing off 00:07:26 on upload of ***
34) Message boards : Projects : Milkyway is down and unreachable (Message 106424)
Posted 15 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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Website and forum are back up (for now) but according to the Milyway Server Status page that is the ONLY thing active.

Here is the post I mentioned in my previous writing:
Message 71497 - Posted: 13 Dec 2021, 21:56:46 UTC
Hi Everyone,

I'll be working for the rest of the night to try to resolve the large number of workunits waiting for validation. This will involve the server going up and down for maintenance, and certain processes may be turned off for periods of time tonight. I'm hoping that things are resolved tonight, but it is definitely possible that things may not be resolved by tomorrow.

Thanks for you patience and support!

Tom Donlon


Then there is this newer post:
Message 71504 - Posted: 14 Dec 2021, 5:50:04 UTC
Last modified: 14 Dec 2021, 5:50:40 UTC
Until then I unfortunately have to keep processes turned off. Take this as an opportunity to go read a book, or watch a movie, or do that thing you've been putting off for too long :)

Or, letting your computer get its hard earned rest!
35) Message boards : Projects : Milkyway is down and unreachable (Message 106422)
Posted 15 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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You are running the latest BOINC Version, so no problems there and nothing wrong with Windows 7 either

As I post this the website is unreachable.

The problems appear to be with the Milkyway project website. There was a forum notice within last 24 hours that they were still having some "technicalities" after they removed the old SSL versions.

Just give them some time, maybe 1-2 days more to try and get it working. In the time being, donate some time to another worthwhile BOINC project.
36) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 106408)
Posted 13 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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Will they keep changing the goal posts to be "fully vaxed" for every possible booster Jab needed?
UK Health Secretary: Covid Passes Will Be Cancelled Unless You Get a Booster Jab
37) Message boards : Projects : Milkyway is down and unreachable (Message 106407)
Posted 13 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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Milkyway is back up and all is green on server status page.
38) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 106393)
Posted 12 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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Grumble: .... The really annoying bit is the amount of things I had to fill in before telling me this.

Whoever said the guberment ever makes anything simple or logical?
39) Message boards : Questions and problems : Suspended CPU is busy. (Message 106353)
Posted 8 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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[QuoteI am still seeing this. Once or twice a day. [/Quote]

Sounds like a repeating scheduled task like Windows Updates, ANTIVIRUS Updates... etc..

Have you checked in the Windows event log to see if there are any reoccurring notices day?

Have you checked to see what is in the Windows Task Scheduler to see what is automatically set to run as a repeating Daily background task?
40) Message boards : Projects : Asteroids@home: My username unknown, couldn't upload results (Message 106343)
Posted 7 Dec 2021 by Dr Who Fan
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And for Dr Who Fan the copyright on the bottom is dated 2022

I must of been sleeping or something to have missed New Years Eve 2021. Lol.


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