Posts by Dave

1) Message boards : Projects : Asteroids@home: My username unknown, couldn't upload results (Message 106328)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Dave
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Almost fell of my chair after reading
This website is now running temporary on a Raspberry Pi and will switch to a new server when ready.

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This project is now running temporary on a Raspberry Pi and will switch to a new server when ready.
2) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 106298)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Dave
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Eileen Ash: World's oldest Test cricketer dies at age of 110
3) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 106285)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Dave
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Sir Antony Sher: Actor dies of cancer aged 72
4) Message boards : Projects : Why No Tasks? (Message 106278)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Dave
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ClimatePrediction.net and GPUGRID have sent no work units for months, will delete BOINC soon.

And another batch has been released since the thread started for CPDN so there are still about 4,800 tasks in the queue waiting for new computers or those crunching to finish the tasks they are working on.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : WCG: new systems download 100s of CPU work units, not possible to work all (Message 106270)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Dave
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In the worst case scenario, that second fetch may ask for enough work to fill all available cores for your full cache setting time.
As opposed to the issue with CPDN where people keep clicking on <update project> and restart the back off for an hour!
6) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 106265)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Dave
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Boostered yesterday with Moderna. No side effects at all from first two which were AZ. Sore arm and shivering a bit this morning. Must be the Moderna one that has the 5G antenna in it.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : The BOINC client has exited unexpectedly 3 times within the last 3 minutes (Message 106242)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Dave
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Got this when I started the manager yesterday after the machine had been shut down while mains was off for some work. Using BOINC 7.19.0 compiled about three weeks ago from source on Git-Hub. Ubuntu 21.10.

I found three threads about this relating to Windows but none seemed particularly informative with respect to a Linux system. This repeated several times till I exited the manager, ran
~$ sudo systemctl start boinc-client
I then ran top which told me that the tasks had continued to run without the manager. Restarted the manager and everything ran normally.

Not a major problem and will do some more extensive log perusing if it happens again. Nothing that leaps out at me so far.
8) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 106190)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Dave
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Our newest covid-19 semi-lockdown measures:
- Non-essential stores, restaurants, bars, theatres, museums, zoos, events, and theme parks closed between 17:00 and 05:00h
- Supermarkets close at 20:00
- All sports accommodations closed between 17:00 and 05:00h; when games are held during the day, no public allowed.
- All schools stay open.
- Want to visit someone? Use a self test and stay 5 feet apart.

It's hilarious.


Proof the virus is genetically engineered if it only infects people between 17:00 and 05:00.
9) Message boards : Projects : Why No Tasks? (Message 106180)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Dave
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CPDN has over 3,000 tasks sitting in the queue ready to be snapped up. If running Windows there are instructions in the forums there to run them under Windows using WSL. Native Windows tasks come along every so often but are usually snapped up in a few hours because so many machines are ready to grab them.
10) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 106179)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Dave
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Glory: UK Met Office has added metres per second to the options to view wind speed along with knots, kilometres per hour and miles per hour. Not sure when it changed but metres per second didn't used to be an option.
11) Message boards : Questions and problems : All Milkyway@Home GPU WU"s get Computation error (Message 106168)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Dave
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I would guess a permissons issue,
Setting process priority to 0 (13): Permission denied


Have you tried the Milky way boards
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : Possible to Set BOINC Such that It Will Not Use Page File? (Message 106153)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Dave
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The question is straightforward; it's either possible or not possible to prevent use of the page file via some configuration setting in BOINC.


Giving the reason might give hints as to other solutions.
13) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 106152)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Dave
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/19/the-netherlands-rotterdam-police-open-fire-as-covid-protest-turns-violent?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1fTyYdZtINhDhYcc7qWmOpFrS9T0iT8SRIryOAYjDLioEZ-dVtAhy4ha8#Echobox=1637407759

And here in UK incompetence continues to reign.
14) Message boards : Questions and problems : Possible to Set BOINC Such that It Will Not Use Page File? (Message 106150)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Dave
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Haven't used Windows for 20 years but I suspect there isn't a way for BOINC to do it. Can other Windows programs be set to avoid using the page file? If not, I suspect the issue is more about Windows.

(To avoid use of swap on my Linux box, I am about to increase the amount of RAM I have as a testing task is using over 12GB of RAM at its peak. I imagine running 8 at once would result in a large performance hit if too many were peaking at once.)
15) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc on Raspberry Pi 4 on Bullseye 64bit Raspberry OS (Message 106112)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Dave
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Before closing down right click on a task and look at properties. It should tell you the time since last checkpoint. It may be the task hasn't reached its first checkpoint. Another way to look at this is to enable checkpoint debug in the event log options and look there.
16) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 106084)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Dave
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Certainly would have irritated me when I did shifts from 0700 to 2100 hrs. Mind you, before the Tesco near work started opening 24/7 I was still stuffed of my shift ran over.
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : Projects need to do more to ensure proper downloads (Message 106083)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Dave
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Out of interest do you have checksum checking disabled?

Never seen this particular problem myself but maybe I don't run enough different projects to meet It.
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : Please Help Me if You Can (Message 105963)
Posted 3 Nov 2021 by Profile Dave
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Make sure you have plenty of disk space available.
And Richard does mean plenty!
19) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 105947)
Posted 2 Nov 2021 by Profile Dave
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Great, we're going back to being a recluse society.
Not only do we require the mouth/nose mask again in most everything outside the door (just waiting until it's required in my living room as well...), the QR code that's now only required for a handful of things will be needed for just about anything to get into, bar super markets. Even work will eventually be able to ask you for your code and if you don't have one or refuse to show it, no entry and eventually no work. That scary reality? It's here.


Rumours about increased restrictions here starting Wednesday. I am still wearing a mask in supermarkets and on public transport. (The latter is supposed to be mandatory and many shops request it but only a few seem to be insisting on it here. The news here seems to have stopped covering what anyone not on our island is doing now so quite informative getting your updates.
20) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 105934)
Posted 2 Nov 2021 by Profile Dave
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Dr Aaron Beck: Cognitive behavioural therapy pioneer dies aged 100 In my work as a mental health nurse, I regularly used his rating scales for depression, anxiety and suicide risk as well as the principles of CBT he developed.


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