Posts by skivelitis

1) Message boards : Promotion : BOINC article @ howtogeek (Message 45752)
Posted 23 Sep 2012 by Profile skivelitis
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The BOINC platform has been mentioned at howtogeek.com as one of the best ways make use of an idle computer. http://www.howtogeek.com/124938/the-best-ways-to-make-use-of-an-idle-computer/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign+230912
2) Message boards : Projects : Resources wasted on Primegrid project? (Message 45471)
Posted 28 Aug 2012 by Profile skivelitis
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The beauty of PrimeGrid is the chance to find a prime number that will be forever "yours". It allows one to achieve a small degree of immortality.
3) Message boards : Projects : Rioja Science (Message 44437)
Posted 9 Jun 2012 by Profile skivelitis
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Nice to see you fully back online. However, all credits that were pending at the start of the downtime have been marked as "completed can't validate".
4) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 43281)
Posted 6 Apr 2012 by Profile skivelitis
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Back online
5) Message boards : Projects : FreeHAL (Message 43278)
Posted 5 Apr 2012 by Profile skivelitis
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Any word on what happened to FreeHAL? Short outages not unusual, but this one seems somewhat extended.
6) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Feature Suggestions (Message 42615)
Posted 18 Feb 2012 by Profile skivelitis
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Thanks for the reply and all the great reporting info, Ageless. Allow me to phrase my request another way. Would it be reasonable to change the nomenclature of the "show active tasks" tab to something like "show current tasks" or something similar and include therein tasks that are completed yet not reported? From a project perspective, a task is current until reported. Tasks that have not yet started should be excluded---these could still be seen in the "show all tasks" tab.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Straight to notices tab (Message 42593)
Posted 16 Feb 2012 by Profile skivelitis
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Used ProcessHacker to restart the BOINC manager and the problem is gone for now. It has happened on this host before however. It was not stuck on that tab, simply jumping straight to it.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Straight to notices tab (Message 42592)
Posted 16 Feb 2012 by Profile skivelitis
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BOINC v6.12.34, Windows Vista 32bit. AMD 4450e processor. Have 2 other hosts with same BOINC version and operating system that do not have this problem.
9) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Feature Suggestions (Message 42587)
Posted 16 Feb 2012 by Profile skivelitis
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A small modification I would like to see is in the show active tasks tab. Could this be modified to also show completed but unreported tasks? I love the slimmed down nature of the tab, but oftentimes tasks sit unreported without the somewhat cumbersome switching back and forth to check.
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : Straight to notices tab (Message 42586)
Posted 16 Feb 2012 by Profile skivelitis
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On one of my hosts, when I right-click on the BOINC Mgr icon, the manager automatically opens to the notices tab. There are no new notices to be seen. I no longer even see the mini-menu with the snooze, etc. options. How can I bypass/disable/reset this?
11) Message boards : Projects : QuantumFIRE (Message 36377)
Posted 9 Jan 2011 by Profile skivelitis
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Anyone know why QuantumFIRE has been down for so long, and if/when it will be back up?
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : Changing ISP's creates headache of CPID confusion??? (Message 35369)
Posted 22 Oct 2010 by Profile skivelitis
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All you need is patience.
The cpids will gradually get passed back and forth between your projects as your computer talks to them, and then those that you are still running will be all the same again.
PROVIDED that you change the email address at each project to be the same.

But why change it in the first place?
It's not as if project's are constantly sending people emails, so just keep the old one. BOINC only uses it as an ID, and not for other things.


Having followed this thread in the BOINCstats forum, I believe the problem is the e-mail address changed from "my former ISP provider.com" to "my current ISP provider.com" and all that follows thereby. mitrichr, I believe, would like to know why this form of account ID is the determining factor in CPID and if there is not a better way to identify a user account.
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC 6.10.58 released to public (Message 34798)
Posted 21 Sep 2010 by Profile skivelitis
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What are the chances of getting cc_config.xml incorporated into the next release?
14) Message boards : Projects : 1st Annual BOINC Decathlon to be held Fall of 2010 (Message 34531)
Posted 5 Sep 2010 by Profile skivelitis
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Fall is rapidly approaching. Any updates as to start date and which projects will be involved?
15) Message boards : Projects : News on project outages (Message 33795)
Posted 16 Jul 2010 by Profile skivelitis
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True, this particular SETI problem is not a load issue -- but assuming they get this particular issue resolved prior to next weeks 3 day shut down, during the interim I expect we WILL see load issues big time.

If you want some of my work... I still have over 30 uncrunched tasks on my i3-350, since I lowered the resource share for Seti. I could put them in SetiQueue. ;-)

I am sure some of the pirhannas on the SETI forums would take you up on that. I no longer crunch for SETI but get amusement reading those message boards.
16) Message boards : Questions and problems : Dual core behavior (Message 32669)
Posted 7 May 2010 by Profile skivelitis
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Was at v6.10.18, think I'll give v6.10.19 a try. Sounds like this should cure my problem. Thanks for the help, I'll let you know how it goes.
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : Dual core behavior (Message 32652)
Posted 7 May 2010 by Profile skivelitis
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What I'm wondering is why only one core seems to be used before and only before AQUA runs. I understand that AQUA will use both cores while in progress, but how can it (or BOINC) cause one core not to be used? Seems like a waste of a core for that time period. Why does BOINC not simply allow the core to be used and then suspend the task into memory when AQUA begins to run?
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : Dual core behavior (Message 32641)
Posted 6 May 2010 by Profile skivelitis
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Just got my first dual core computer and have noticed some unexpected behavior. Machine is Compaq Presario AMD athlon 4450e 2.3GHz w/ 3MB RAM running Vista Home Premium SP2. I have noticed when AQUA for instance is "on deck" only one core will be utilized by BOINC. Is this a function of BOINC or AQUA? If a BOINC issue, is there anything that can be done, and, if not, will it be addressed in a future release?
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : Version question (Message 32525)
Posted 1 May 2010 by Profile skivelitis
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Think I"ll stick with 6.10.43 then since the GPU issues wont affect me. Gonna give your manager a go as well!
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : Version question (Message 32520)
Posted 1 May 2010 by Profile skivelitis
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Do any projects you know of require a newer version than 5.10.45 for CPU only crunching?


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