Posts by Dave

1) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 90115)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Dave
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Invest in Android devices, my 4 running cost me 2 KWh a year. Even if I manage to add the Samsung Tab A that I just bought, it won't add much in power usage.


Though a bit limiting in which projects can be run.
2) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 90049)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Dave
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Interesting. My forays into the amateur radio world have all been UK based and I had never heard of the WouffHong. During my time in the forces I operated from both GB2RS AND VP1APC. The club call-sign where I learned was GM4AAF. Makes me want to get myself a nice little qrp rig again. - Could easily power one from a USB port.
3) Message boards : The Lounge : The traveling Dutchman comes to Great Britain this March (Message 90047)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Dave
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Surely that is the domain of CPDN rather than SETI?
4) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 90011)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Dave
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Message boards are now back up.
And BOINC now communicating with server as well.
5) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 90007)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Dave
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Still accepting zips so not everything is dead, just most of it.
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : Slow scheduling (Message 90006)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Dave
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I suspect some of this may be down to how the individual projects behave. After a schedule request CPDN won't allow another one for an hour which gets reset if you manually try before the hour is up. This means that with small batches they can come and go within that hour period. At one time it was possible to monitor the server status page and manually request work when it appeared. These days it isn't updated often enough for that to be an option.

I don't know how other projects manage it, except that there are some others that have a backoff time.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Rosetta hogging resources (Message 90005)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Dave
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To find the fraction that each project is using, you add them all up and then divide by each project's resource share.
For example, if you have three projects, all set to 100%, then each project gets 33% of the time (or actually cores).




This doesn't actually work.

My understanding is that it does work but only if you look at the averages over a long period of time. In the short term many things can mess it up such as the very long tasks of cpdn (Some will be well over 100 days unless you have a fast computer or if I were to use my ageing netbook, over a year!) or if you have downloaded tasks with a very short deadline these will be prioritised.

If keeping a balance in the short or even medium term is what you are after, yes either the changes to BOINC you suggest or micro managing will be needed.
8) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 89997)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Dave
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Got this in my event log.
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:07 GMT | climateprediction.net | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:07 GMT | climateprediction.net | Not requesting tasks: don't need (job cache full)
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:07 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] HTTP_OP::init_post(): https://www.cpdn.org/cpdnboinc_cgi/cgi
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:07 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: Connection 31 seems to be dead!
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:07 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: Closing connection 31
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:07 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: Connection 32 seems to be dead!
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:07 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: Closing connection 32
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:07 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: Connection 33 seems to be dead!
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:07 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: Closing connection 33
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:08 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: Trying 129.67.193.7...
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:08 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: TCP_NODELAY set
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:08 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: Connected to www.cpdn.org (129.67.193.7) port 443 (#34)
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:08 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: ALPN, offering http/1.1
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:08 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: successfully set certificate verify locations:
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:08 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: CAfile: ca-bundle.crt
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:08 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: CApath: /etc/ssl/certs
Sun 10 Feb 2019 22:12:08 GMT | climateprediction.net | [http] [ID#1] Info: TLSv1.3 (OUT), TLS handshake, Client hello (1):

Sending to project mailing list along with the website info but don't expect any action before about 0800 UTC. (UK time.)
9) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 89994)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Dave
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That didn't last long. One zip uploaded, one message to the forums and I seem to have crashed it again!
10) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 89992)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Dave
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CPDN seems to be down apart from the front page of the project since yesterday some time.

(Possibly to stop those of us who answer posts about it from having to deal with credit issues!)

Edit: Now I have posted, all seems to be back up again.
11) Message boards : Android : “awaiting to acquire lock”message (Message 89947)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Dave
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If the problem is due to the process running but the Android manager not being able to access it, would this show up by running, "top" in a terminal?


Seems to not be quite as straightforward as I thought. Top in Android doesn't produce a similar list to the one it does in Linux or at least not by default. I am clearly going to have to do some googling (other search engines are available) and play a little more before I find the terminal in Android as useful as I find it in Linux.
12) Message boards : Android : “awaiting to acquire lock”message (Message 89943)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Dave
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If the problem is due to the process running but the Android manager not being able to access it, would this show up by running, "top" in a terminal?



How do I do that?


You have to install terminal emulator or another terminal app via the play store.
13) Message boards : The Lounge : The traveling Dutchman comes to Great Britain this March (Message 89924)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Dave
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On the positive side: at least I won't have 5 roundabouts to navigate off the boat, but 7... {facepalm} :-D


If you don't want to navigate too many roundabouts, stay clear of Milton Keynes!
14) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 89923)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Dave
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I've gone past that stage. I think that some people younger than I am, are older than I am.


An inevitable consequence of the fact that people age at different rates. When I worked with adolescents they were ageing much faster than I was. Indeed they would double in age in less than a third of the time it would take me!
15) Message boards : Android : “awaiting to acquire lock”message (Message 89922)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Dave
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If the problem is due to the process running but the Android manager not being able to access it, would this show up by running, "top" in a terminal?
16) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 89913)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Dave
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Bit of both here. Yesterday car I borrowed to take stuff to tip/recycling centre snapped a drive shaft on way back. On the plus side AA reasonably quick and gave me a lift home after dropping car off at garage where it was already booked in for a service for following week.
17) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 89876)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Dave
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Jeremy Hardy 57
https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-47056671
18) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 89875)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Dave
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Nothing but Glory for Ecotricity, our supplier for both gas and electricity. Always get through straight away, everything always sorted quickly. (Actually haven't had to phone them in the past year so it could have all gone to pot but at least the bills seem accurate.) The only minor grumble has ever been that their computer which works out what payments should be for next six months can't understand that we have a wood stove that heats the water in winter and the result of that is that we actually use less gas in winter than the summer!

I suspect other providers would be just as bad on that one!
19) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 89866)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Dave
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And may I ask how the sabotage plot is coming along, Dave? ;)


Not had much time to think about sabotage recently and suspect even if I did it would cause more work for me so holding off on that for the moment. Meanwhile waiting for HMRC to respond.

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20) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC Politics thread (Message 89865)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Dave
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If you laid all the politicians arguing about brexit end to end they would never reach a conclusion.


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