Posts by BOINC Moderator

1) Message boards : The Lounge : Let's talk politics (Message 114252)
Posted 7 days ago by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Reopening this thread to allow you to talk about the attempt on Trump's life. Keep it civil.
2) Message boards : Projects : Known potential evil applications of some BOINC projects? (Message 113844)
Posted 28 Mar 2024 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Cleaned up. Please keep politics out of any forum, aside from maybe the Lounge.
3) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Where is the boinc cc_config.xml file suppose to reside? (Message 113393)
Posted 18 Jan 2024 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
You asked the same question in https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=15177 and got some answers there, so closing this thread as doublepost.
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Only 1 out of seven projects reporting work (Message 113130)
Posted 17 Nov 2023 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Can everyone please keep this chatter about the climate outside this thread, and concentrate on helping the OP with his problem, instead of immediately trying to fix global problems as well?
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Improving implementation of components associated with the function “RPC_CLIENT::get_reply” (Message 112867)
Posted 9 Oct 2023 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Markus is enjoying a quiet two week vacation at a place where he can question everything repeatedly , ignoring all the answers, alone.
6) Message boards : Promotion : New BOINC Promotional cards, flyers (Message 112681)
Posted 13 Sep 2023 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Know that the SCI does not have an official BOINC affiliation or backing. It would be nice if SCI posted about that in their postings.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Returning, now connection problem? (Message 112565)
Posted 20 Aug 2023 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Reposting the last log for the puzzlers, edited and taken the email address out.
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.22.2 for windows_x86_64
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, http_debug, http_xfer_debug, network_status_debug
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/8.0.1-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.13
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | Running under account D
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (driver version 536.99, CUDA version 12.2, compute capability 6.1, 11264MB, 11264MB available, 12064 GFLOPS peak)
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (driver version 536.99, device version OpenCL 3.0 CUDA, 11264MB, 11264MB available, 12064 GFLOPS peak)
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | Windows processor group 0: 16 processors
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | Host name: DESKTOP-LV38SJ4
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | Processor: 16 AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D 8-Core Processor [Family 25 Model 33 Stepping 2]
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 htt pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 svm sse4a osvw ibs skinit wdt tce topx page1gb rdtscp fsgsbase bmi1 smep bmi2
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 11: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.22621.00)
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | Memory: 15.92 GB physical, 17.67 GB virtual
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | Disk: 222.20 GB total, 65.33 GB free
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | Local time is UTC -4 hours
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | No WSL found.
8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | VirtualBox version: 7.0.6
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | No general preferences found - using defaults
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | Preferences:
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - When computer is in use
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - 'In use' means mouse/keyboard input in last 3.0 minutes
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - don't use GPU
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - Use at most 100% of the CPU time
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - suspend if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - max memory usage: 7.96 GB
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - When computer is not in use
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - max CPUs used: 16
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - Use at most 100% of the CPU time
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - suspend if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 50%
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - max memory usage: 14.33 GB
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - Suspend if no input in last 60.000000 minutes
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - Suspend if running on batteries
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - Store at least 0.10 days of work
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - Store up to an additional 0.50 days of work
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - max disk usage: 65.23 GB
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | - (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | Setting up project and slot directories
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | Checking active tasks
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | Checking presence of 0 project files
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | This computer is not attached to any projects
8/19/2023 07:50:21 PM | | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
8/19/2023 07:50:22 PM | | [network_status] status: don't need connection
8/19/2023 07:50:22 PM | | [network_status] status: don't need connection
8/19/2023 07:50:29 PM | | Fetching configuration file from https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/get_project_config.php
8/19/2023 07:50:29 PM | | [http] HTTP_OP::init_get(): https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/get_project_config.php
8/19/2023 07:50:29 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: Trying 128.113.126.23:443...
8/19/2023 07:50:29 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: Connected to milkyway.cs.rpi.edu (128.113.126.23) port 443 (#0)
8/19/2023 07:50:29 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: disabled automatic use of client certificate
8/19/2023 07:50:29 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: ALPN: offers http/1.1
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: ALPN: server accepted http/1.1
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: using HTTP/1.1
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server: GET /milkyway/get_project_config.php HTTP/1.1
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server: Host: milkyway.cs.rpi.edu
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server: User-Agent: BOINC client (windows_x86_64 7.22.2)
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server: Accept: */*
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server: Accept-Encoding: deflate, gzip
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server: Accept-Language: en_US
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server:
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: remote party requests renegotiation
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: renegotiating SSL/TLS connection
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: SSL/TLS connection renegotiated
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: remote party requests renegotiation
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: renegotiating SSL/TLS connection
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: SSL/TLS connection renegotiated
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: HTTP/1.1 200 OK
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 23:50:31 GMT
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: Server: Apache/2.4.57 (Ubuntu)
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: Vary: Accept-Encoding
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: Content-Encoding: gzip
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: Content-Length: 370
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: Content-Type: text/xml;charset=UTF-8
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server:
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | |
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http_xfer] [ID#2] HTTP: wrote 981 bytes
8/19/2023 07:50:30 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: Connection #0 to host milkyway.cs.rpi.edu left intact
8/19/2023 07:50:36 PM | | [http] HTTP_OP::init_get(): https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/lookup_account.php?email_addr=*
8/19/2023 07:50:36 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: Connection 0 seems to be dead
8/19/2023 07:50:36 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: Closing connection 0
8/19/2023 07:50:36 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: shutting down SSL/TLS connection with milkyway.cs.rpi.edu port 443
8/19/2023 07:50:36 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: Hostname milkyway.cs.rpi.edu was found in DNS cache
8/19/2023 07:50:36 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: Trying 128.113.126.23:443...
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: Connected to milkyway.cs.rpi.edu (128.113.126.23) port 443 (#1)
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: disabled automatic use of client certificate
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: ALPN: offers http/1.1
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: ALPN: server accepted http/1.1
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: using HTTP/1.1
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server: GET /milkyway/lookup_account.php?email_addr=*
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server: Host: milkyway.cs.rpi.edu
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server: User-Agent: BOINC client (windows_x86_64 7.22.2)
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server: Accept: */*
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server: Accept-Encoding: deflate, gzip
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server: Accept-Language: en_US
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Sent header to server:
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: remote party requests renegotiation
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: renegotiating SSL/TLS connection
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: SSL/TLS connection renegotiated
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: remote party requests renegotiation
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: renegotiating SSL/TLS connection
8/19/2023 07:50:37 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: SSL/TLS connection renegotiated
8/19/2023 07:50:42 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: HTTP/1.1 200 OK
8/19/2023 07:50:42 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 23:50:38 GMT
8/19/2023 07:50:42 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: Server: Apache/2.4.57 (Ubuntu)
8/19/2023 07:50:42 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: Vary: Accept-Encoding
8/19/2023 07:50:42 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: Content-Encoding: gzip
8/19/2023 07:50:42 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: Content-Length: 113
8/19/2023 07:50:42 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server: Content-Type: text/xml;charset=UTF-8
8/19/2023 07:50:42 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Received header from server:
8/19/2023 07:50:42 PM | |
8/19/2023 07:50:42 PM | | [http_xfer] [ID#2] HTTP: wrote 131 bytes
8/19/2023 07:50:42 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: Connection #1 to host milkyway.cs.rpi.edu left intact
8/19/2023 07:50:54 PM | | [network_status] status: don't need connection
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : A question regarding "This project seems to have changed its URL." notices from BOINC. (Message 111049)
Posted 14 Feb 2023 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Hello,
My original question, Post 109904, has disappeared, and I don't recall deleting it. Could a moderator have done it? If so, I wonder why.
No we didn't, there's no record of us hiding your post. And usually when deleting the first post, the whole thread goes along as well. This looks more like a database corruption, I will report it to David. Excuses for it happening.
9) Message boards : Promotion : BOINC Census 2022! (Message 110543)
Posted 23 Nov 2022 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Please know that The Science Commons Initiative is not officially (supported by) BOINC, and that this census isn't initiated by BOINC. We do not know what happens with all information you give. It will not be used to make BOINC better.
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : Install Windows 11 on an "Old PC" (Message 110398)
Posted 9 Nov 2022 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
We were getting user reports of spam from this thread, due to the nature of the links given in it. I did check earlier this week at the links given and saw nothing wrong with relation to it being a commercial website that asks money for all its apps. Most apps and utilities can be downloaded for free from this site, with just a handful also offering a paid version but that's because they are also available in paid versions (for companies mostly).

I'm just not sure if I should reopen the thread purely based on it being advice to load Windows 11 on hardware that's not recommended for it.
Plus we're the BOINC forums, this has in essence nothing to do with BOINC.

But if the thread owner disagrees, he can contact the moderators via the red-X and make his statement.
11) Message boards : Projects : BOINC Project Collatz Conjecture is FAKE? (Message 109809)
Posted 12 Sep 2022 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Les, there was some chatter a while back here on the BOINC forum that was shut down by moderator's due to violation of forum rules.

Stick to the facts please. That other thread auto-locked due to inactivity.

May I please ask you to stop telling users here what they can and cannot post about? With your threats of moderation, while trying to tell the moderators what to do as well.

We allow that concept of free speech very broadly, as we're supposed to do. I see nothing wrong with the OP's post. All you had to do was post the facts why Collatz is offline.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 109455)
Posted 27 Jul 2022 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Did someone forget his flight's booking number that he had to post it all over the forums as a reminder? We're not your agenda!
13) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 109404)
Posted 20 Jul 2022 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
you need to not only ban the account, but also the IP range, as he's been known to create several aliases.
Banning IP addresses isn't an option as that needs to be done on the (firewall) server of the University, and I'm not going to ask that of David as I know his answer: not necessary. Aside from that, IP addresses aren't all static, some are dynamic. You wouldn't want to block many other people just over one guy. We can deal with his aliases.

I've been watching these threads the past weeks and have seen a pretty coherent conversation with him by many of you. If you find he's spreading misinformation, you can call him out on that. Or all stop reacting to his posts. If he doesn't get any reactions, he'll go elsewhere where he will find people to react to him. Simple as that.
14) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 109400)
Posted 20 Jul 2022 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
yeah I don't really get why he hasn't been permanently banned at this point. he gets vacations often. but you keep letting him back over and over. why?
Because by the forum's moderation rules we're only allowed to permaban spammers immediately, the rest of the time we have to look at the severity of what's said and what consequences it has on the discussion and decide upon things without our mood allowing interference. And that's not easy. As some of you flame bait him into saying things as well, so if I were to permaban him over an answer he gave, I should do that to those who flame baited as well.

Rest assured, yesterday was no flame bait, but post after post from him with deliberate misinformation.
15) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 109393)
Posted 20 Jul 2022 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
I've seen your reports - and those of others. And I've acted on some of them. But I've not actively followed all the conversations, been busy with personal stuff, so some I may have let go of. We have two more moderators walking around here, I'm of the impression, if I don't do something and they don't, is it that bad then what's written?

I do encourage a lively discussion and don't want to enforce the rules in a heavy handed way. We all learned from Seti that that's not the way to do things, right?

This afternoon however there were just some things that I thought went too far. Downplaying heat deaths on children and the (demented) elderly as if they know what heat is and how to deal with it, was a door too far for me. I'm sure he sees it differently. He always does.
16) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 109390)
Posted 19 Jul 2022 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Okay, I've given Peter a vacation with an assignment, to study what heat does to little children and the elderly (and in some cases to pets). And that he'll show his new found knowledge when he returns in due time.

In the meantime, I've been watching this rollercoaster the past weeks and must say I don't know how to handle it. I think I should give all of us a warning, for flame baiting. Maybe I should just give all of us a vacation for some time but then there's no one to answer the forums.

I could use hints. So a directive, when you see something happen in one of these threads that you don't feel well about, use the red X to report that. I'll direct the moderators to not let it run out of hand so much. But perhaps that they too don't know how to handle this.
17) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 109044)
Posted 8 Jul 2022 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Reminder: let's keep politics as much as possible out of this and other threads, and only in its Let's talk politics thread. I've reopened that one. Not going to move everything from here to there.
18) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 108935)
Posted 5 Jul 2022 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Clean up done. The flames and flame bait stop now. One more even faint flame and I deal out vacations. You can all have a nice and even heated conversation, but keep it civil, please.
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : Is there a way to get BOINC to give priority to Tasks with short "time to deadline"? (Message 107840)
Posted 12 Apr 2022 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
I'm not even sure where to begin and what to do with this thread. Will think about it.
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : boinc-client crash and reboot my machine (Message 107726)
Posted 5 Apr 2022 by BOINC Moderator
Post:
Nice conversation here on (water) cooling but completely off topic in this thread. Please start a thread outside this one on the subject and I'll happily move your earlier posts over. But for the topic, let's go back to sprzyswa and his problem(s).

Edit, thread on water cooling vs air cooling continues at https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=14632


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