Posts by Jan Henrik

1) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory, Corona and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 108855)
Posted 3 Jul 2022 by Profile Jan Henrik
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F1 is racing for OCD folk.


yikes! I ‘d rather avoid any “race condition”
2) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 108854)
Posted 3 Jul 2022 by Profile Jan Henrik
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Project Asteroids@home
Server status - online
Project status - offline
Update - 17-06-2022

http://asteroidsathome.net/project.html wrote:
New server is finally up and running...we now have to transfer all project data...


Wow! I missed that one.

The certificate unexpired after all.

It was already on the BOINC STATS “Retired Projects” list.

From experience I assume the 2 weeks will be somewhat longer.

GREAT NEWS anyway
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edit:

oh no: on https://asteroidsathome.net MOZILLA complains:

"asteroidsathome.net uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because it is self-signed.

Error code: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT "
3) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 106681)
Posted 5 Jan 2022 by Profile Jan Henrik
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Anyone know what happened to Universe at Home: https://universeathome.pl/universe/home.php
The project site appears to be unreachable.

Regards

Michael Blucher


When the site was up (briefly and somewhat wobbly) I found this;

Krzysztof 'krzyszp' Piszcek [the administrator] posted in the "No tasks" - thread at 1 Jan 2022,16:46:36 UTC


"The recent server problem comes as with current load we have massive traffic between main and storage server and between main and database server.

I'm working in it but still can't recognize what exactly makes troubles in whole system."



Their servers where going down(and quietly restarted mostly on weekends) with increasing frequency.

IMHO they take their time now to look what's really going on there.
4) Message boards : The Lounge : delete . . . and create 3 Universes (Message 106388)
Posted 11 Dec 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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Thank You for the detailed Input.

If Jord doesn't kill me, I've put my .sig on this.

In this case your sig supports the answer to my question, so he should kill me then.

CPDN will set the delete flag automagically after a long enough period of inactivity.

interesting third option (and I like the "automagically")


So, due to projects that no longer exist and users that abandoned their accounts, all stats-sites are hosting zombie-data.

Since I only signed up for still existing projects so far, I now have 2 options to look at; one current and one more archival, however I feel. Great.
(still have my cake then. Do I deserve that? What's that gonna do to my character when or if I should ever grow up?)


BTW; some projects display a “connected projects” table, in my case MilkyWay@Home also read the output and is therefore current.


My thanks again for all the answers.

In my view this thread can be closed.(how does one do that?)
5) Message boards : The Lounge : delete . . . and create 3 Universes (Message 106369)
Posted 9 Dec 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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You do realize the stats sites don't have to delete, the request wasn't made to them.

As I see it; the request was made through the project and 2 could manage to read it from the project output. It's obviously not a mars mission.

One more clarification;

This thread is not a help request it's just a test and maybe a discussion on results.(that's why the Lounge not Q&P)
I'm sorry if I startled helpers unnecessarily. I don't think many are interested in account deletion.(that's why the Lounge)

The only goal here: see what happens . . .

Now obviously the (Drupal?)output from the project led initially to 3 different results, now down to 2.
I didn't and will not make requests to stats-sites directly. I don't have accounts there.
They can present themself however they want, for everyone to see, fine with me.
My personal preference is most up to date like BOINC STATS right away and BCS later on.
If Free-DC just couldn't decode the output from the project or not yet, or deliberately likes to host zombie-data, their choice to make, not mine.

So; at this timestamp there are still 2 alternates. (I ate the cake and still have it)

______________________________________________________________________________________

Now if anyone has the time for it, I have 2 Questions to those that participate in many more projects than me;

How many projects even offer a "share data or not"-option?
How many projects offer a delete option?

Thanks in advance.
6) Message boards : The Lounge : delete . . . and create 3 Universes (Message 106340)
Posted 7 Dec 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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OK then, this is going of topic, time for a little thread maintenance;

this image obviously caused some CONfusion as to be the main topic:

I shared this snap because the date on there was just funny - that's why the pointer and that's it. Side issue.
[kinda perplexed why this got so much attention and all else is ignored]

The main point I was trying to make is that there should have been nothing at all. (No matter what Username, CPUID or PUID or even the date, however funny)
They fixed it now, it's gone on that site. So we can forget about it and come back to the main topic;

project account deletion and how it works through the stats-sites

You're confusing stats sites with project sites.

No I'm not. Otherwise I couldn't even have come up with the idea of this test.
The distinction of project versus stats-sites and between stats-sites is exactly the point of this test, pertaining to account deletion.
Again:
The topic here is not "Username CPUID PUID" and whatever happens when an account is created. The topic is deletion.
Username, CPUID, PUID etc. should not matter here since that all should be gone after deletion of that account.[of course CPUID still there for the other accounts]


here is my update how it worked so far:

1. the project: delete request -> verification email -> deletion promptly executed -> done!

2. BOINC-STATS: deletion signal decoded -> deletion promptly executed -> done!

3. BCS(netsoft): (with some entertaining delay) deletion signal decoded -> deletion promptly executed -> done!

4. Free-DC: . . . yeah; couldn't manage to decode the deletion signal so far . . .



So now I'm down from 3 alternate Universes to 2 . . . I keep you posted . . .
7) Message boards : Projects : Asteroids@home: My username unknown, couldn't upload results (Message 106331)
Posted 6 Dec 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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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.

As
This project is now running temporary on a Raspberry Pi and will switch to a new server when ready.


I had the same reaction first.

And I'm happy about the good news . . .
8) Message boards : The Lounge : delete . . . and create 3 Universes (Message 106330)
Posted 6 Dec 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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. . . The unique identifier used is the email address.


So is the CPUID and Project-UIDs. I thought the stats-aggregators use those.

Whatever Username or email address, is kinda of topic. But correct me if I'm wrong.

And if the problem would be Einstein@Home why did BOINC-STATS got it right then right away?

After the delete there should be no data at all(correct before or not).
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So BCS corrected it and I think Free-DC is working on it and that was the purpose of this test.

Iron out the bugs if we find them(and not particularly me, my Username or email address).
9) Message boards : Projects : Asteroids@home: My username unknown, couldn't upload results (Message 106317)
Posted 6 Dec 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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instead of timeout the project now shows this;

Not Found

The requested URL was not found on this server.
Apache/2.4.38 (Raspbian) Server at asteroidsathome.net Port 80
10) Message boards : The Lounge : delete . . . and create 3 Universes (Message 106316)
Posted 6 Dec 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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during this years Aljoschen-CONtest* I decided for a GDPR-compliance-test

deleted one of my zombies . . . and conjured up 3 alternates . . .

the project did fine since Einstein@Home is run well, but then there are . . .

the third party stats aggregation websites;


1st timeline:



in the BOINC-STATS-Universe I never had this account (as expected)


2nd timeline:

https://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=userbycpid&cpid=48c6f388b22f95a44731e3556afd4ec7



in the Free-DC-Universe I never deleted this account


3rd timeline(my favorite):

https://boinc.netsoft-online.com/e107_plugins/boinc/get_user.php?cpid=48c6f388b22f95a44731e3556afd4ec7&html=1

in the BCS-Universe I created some anonymous account, not just long before BOINC and SETI started, but before I was even born!

Yes! Here I have an anonymous prenatal account;



I thank the stats aggregators for their help in demonstrating that alternate universes, time travel and prenatal activity is highly improbable but not impossible.

Just leave it that way. It’s beautiful. Like eating a cake and having it. Let things go, give away and be rewarded. Less is more.


q.e.d.





* our local version of a Dirk Gently type holistic navigation challenge
11) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 106228)
Posted 29 Nov 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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. . . Everybody should get a nice credit bump today from all their pendings finally clearing back to normalcy.


to me it looks like rather everybody got a credit-average cut

could download tasks again, but still got a lot of pendings

besides that; universe is all "norminal" again . . .
12) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 106207)
Posted 27 Nov 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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CAMK is online again

universe@home website displays "shutdown for maintenance"

could upload but all stuck in "ready to report"

updates pushed back 1 hour so no new tasks

for the middle of a Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend that's some progress
13) Message boards : Projects : Asteroids@home: My username unknown, couldn't upload results (Message 106195)
Posted 27 Nov 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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I decided to step out on a limb and email the university and Radim Vanco in an attempt to see if he will post an update.

Thanks
Bill F


Thanks for the effort

their last tweet was February 26 https://twitter.com/AsteroidsAtHome

and Radim Vančo's last was march 29 . . .
14) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 106194)
Posted 27 Nov 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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I blame it all on Team L'Alliance Francophone who dropped all their bunkered tasks today. The upload server always had issues with too many uploads in progress. Those bunkered results probably overwhelmed the server.


why would they bunker tasks?


the whole CAMK network http://www.camk.edu.pl/en is down not just universeathome
(Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish: Centrum Astronomiczne im. Mikołaja Kopernika)

when scheduled maintenance
the project always gave notice in the manager and message board,
so this seems to be unscheduled

PAN https://institution.pan.pl/ is ok but has no news why CAMK is down

in (anti)social media accounts of CAMK I couldn't find any explanations either

it's a black friday weekend, if anyone is really in the hurry to find out why

one could try call numbers listed here: https://camkpan.bip.gov.pl/
15) Message boards : News : Paper on Science United published (Message 105462)
Posted 22 Sep 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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OK, I understand the idea:

"Encourage new projects . . . The hope is that SU will lead to the creation of many more projects."


The BOINC and SU project lists look about the same.


So, are there any projects that started because of SU that weren't there before already as BOINC-projects?
16) Message boards : Projects : Asteroids@home: My username unknown, couldn't upload results (Message 104966)
Posted 6 Aug 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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apparently they have time to check their server about once a week . . . and so they did:

The project is temporarily down.

I am very sorry to inform you that the project is temporarily down. The database system was still running on a temporary hardware solution which failed a few days ago and the hardware is dead. We still don't have the planned new server and due to holidays and other circumstances we can't hurry anything up. New server should be available on Septemember or October so project will propably be down until then. We don't have any sufficient hardware for other temporary solution and I also think that the best solution is to get the project online when it is finally on a new stable hardware because I know that the project outages every few weeks are very frustrating.

I will post here later any new information when available.

Radim Vanco (FoxKyong)


well then lets see how the Harvest moon shines on this project . . .
17) Message boards : Projects : Asteroids@home: My username unknown, couldn't upload results (Message 104919)
Posted 2 Aug 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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project-status-page last update: 29 Jul 2021, 18:06:14 UTC . . .

. . . and yes that was Thursday . . .
18) Message boards : Documentation : 2 questions; pa and wiki (Message 104542)
Posted 9 Jun 2021 by Profile Jan Henrik
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1.) Why is this not there?

There is apparently a portable apps boincversion;

https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/boinc-portable

but I can’t see it in the list of recommended boincversions on the boinc page:

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

Is this “official”, vetted, tested or recommended?

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2.) Why is this still there?

On the boinc wiki page " Installing boinc"under point 3.7 “Using a bootable image”:

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC

Instead of some PADOLF@home-nonsense and then “404 not found” it links now directly to “404”

I don’t know why this would be helpful, or why it was ever there in the first place . . .

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greetings and stay healthy
19) Message boards : Projects : Asteroids@home: My username unknown, couldn't upload results (Message 101869)
Posted 1 Dec 2020 by Profile Jan Henrik
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their update:

Dear friends, as many of you already noticed, the Asteroids@home project has been down for several days now. The reason is an unexpected hardware failure of one of our servers. This machine has served us devotedly non-stop for many years, but its life came to the end. Now we need to replace it and it will take some time. Covid-19 situation makes things even more difficult as there are so many ongoing restrictions and administrative obstacles that we cannot be sure of any plans or schedules for the next few months to come. We will still try to do our best to find some temporary solution but we cannot guarantee any date. And we will still need to find a final and stable solution after that. Thank you for your patience.

We hope to be back soon! The Asteroids@home team.

__________________

that might take a while then . . . can happen to anyone . . . they got better with communication . . .
20) Message boards : Projects : ASTEROIDSATHOME.NET distributing trojans? (Message 99989)
Posted 17 Jul 2020 by Profile Jan Henrik
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"plural"?

OK then, one more example from another project:

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/forum_thread.php?id=7710&postid=22475

I actually wanted to add that project around that time, actually saw all that spam
screaming at me back then and was discouraged like many others.

And who asked all those volunteers if they wanted their contribution next to spam?


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