Posts by robsmith

1) Message boards : Projects : CPDN Project going offline tomorrow Wednesday 29th May (15:30 UK time) (Message 91718)
Posted 20 days ago by robsmith
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Well - it looks as if it partially back on its feet after a week's slumber.
All the uploads that were stacked up have finished, but still some stuff to report.
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC and BlueJeans combined cause laptop to become unresponsive (Message 91594)
Posted 21 May 2019 by robsmith
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BOINC detects "usage" as mouse of keyboard inputs, thus won't detect using, say, the microphone or camera in a video conference doesn't count as "in use".
One possible solution is to make BlueJean an excluded application within BOINC, so suspending activity while taking part in a video conference.
3) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 91583)
Posted 21 May 2019 by robsmith
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That all depends on the time it lands on your doorstep.
30 minutes from bare-board to working system, so say an hour including stripping the old one.
4) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 91582)
Posted 21 May 2019 by robsmith
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One "decent" shock landing on a desk/table/floor can wreck a new hard disk in micro seconds :-(
5) Message boards : GPUs : radeon R7 240 -- ubuntu 18.04 -- boinc not computing on it (Message 91542)
Posted 18 May 2019 by robsmith
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The developers are all volunteers so it can take days or even weeks to produce a solution, particularly when it is associated with a particular hardware setup.
6) Message boards : Projects : Collatz Conjecture Down? (Message 91489)
Posted 14 May 2019 by robsmith
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There is a discussion about this on the Collatz forum:
https://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/forum_thread.php?id=95

However, I've just run a task to completion which uploaded a few seconds later so the malady may have been cleared.
7) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 91482)
Posted 14 May 2019 by robsmith
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Once a week - if needed or not......
8) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 91431)
Posted 7 May 2019 by robsmith
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...and unborked :-)
9) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 91430)
Posted 7 May 2019 by robsmith
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It was up for a while, but someone has just borked the website good and proper :-(
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : Screen name. (Message 91415)
Posted 7 May 2019 by robsmith
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...particularly where those sites and users are spread over a large number of servers in a large number of countries.
Also, as each project is administratively independent of BOINC it is the responsibility of each individual project administrator to ensure their appropriate level of compliance, not that of BOINC, which in itself does nothing apart from co-ordinating the processing on the users' computers, and as far as the projects are concerned they do not have a "direct connection" with "BOINC Central".
The only part of "BOINC Central" that has any need to consider the implications of GDPR are these forum.
11) Message boards : Projects : Question regarding resource and project management (Message 91391)
Posted 5 May 2019 by robsmith
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But only if the tasks have similar durations, deadlines and the projects have task availabilities and distributions rules.
12) Message boards : Projects : Question regarding resource and project management (Message 91387)
Posted 5 May 2019 by robsmith
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The scale for resource share is 0 to 1000 for each project. The total does not have to add up to 100, or 1000, or indeed anything else (but it can get very confusing if you set all projects to zero!!!!)
Zero has a special meaning - If there are no tasks available from any of my non-zero projects then get a task from this project.
Any other value is a weighting for how much effort should be expended on each project over a period of time (weeks, not minutes)

So, if you are running five projects:
A - resource share =1
B - resource share =10
C - resource share =100
D - resource share =1000
E - resource share = 0

Over time the work done for each project will be in proportion to the resource shares, expect for E. E will only do any work when there is nothing available for any of the other projects. You are correct in your assumption that if there is only work from B, and none from C or D then work will be done on B, until work becomes available from C or D. B will then "slumber for a while, until it has fallen below its target.
13) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 91332)
Posted 1 May 2019 by robsmith
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Hmmm - setting fire to water......... yes it is possible, but one really has to try hard and be very careful as it involves very high pressures, weird catalysts and liquid oxygen.

(And if done right you end up with HTP which is used as the oxidizer in some rocket motors - you have been warned)

However setting hail onto fire is very different task - get a wind machine, a load of finely crushed ice and a BIG fire. Point the wind machine at the fire and turn it on then throw the crushed ice into the downstream side of the wind machine and watch the fun :-)
14) Message boards : Questions and problems : Screen name. (Message 91331)
Posted 1 May 2019 by robsmith
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Further to Richard's comments - one of the lesser known provisions of GDPR is that users have the right to readily and freely change their displayed name to one of their choosing, and that forcing their choice of name is probably contrary to that requirement. There are certain constraints on this freedom, the most obvious being where the user's chosen name is used to identify that user within the system - as far as I'm aware all BOINC based systems use the unique user identifier internally, with the user display name being just that - a display name not an identifier.
15) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 91127)
Posted 16 Apr 2019 by robsmith
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...that explains it all - they don't have any Transits only Sprinters
16) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 91113)
Posted 16 Apr 2019 by robsmith
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Nah......the servers have been saving up for a big dump just in time for the next round of public holidays
17) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 91111)
Posted 16 Apr 2019 by robsmith
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Wot??
To make sure the Old Boy has actually passed on.
Or do you mean the man with the battery is going to try again
18) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Opinions requested from home Linux users (Message 91097)
Posted 15 Apr 2019 by robsmith
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...and brings to the fore the difference in behaviour between projects that the BOINC developers must bear in mind when changing the way things works (and this applies to just about any operating system one cares to mention).


Thinking back to something Keith(?) said - Would it be possible to have an install-time option that gave something along the lines of a "deferred or instant" start. This option being to allow the installing user to either have BOINC start instantly on computer start, or controlled by the user to start sometime later.
19) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 90887)
Posted 2 Apr 2019 by robsmith
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When are these boards going down today?
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : PC shutting down when Boinc Manager is on (Message 90868)
Posted 1 Apr 2019 by robsmith
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What projects are you connected to?
How many tasks are you running at a time?
It is worth noting that most, if not all, projects and their tasks stress hardware far more than just about any game ever will.


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