Posts by Mercosity

1) Message boards : News : BOINC Workshop 2017 (Message 80929)
Posted 8 Sep 2017 by Profile Mercosity
Post:
Thanks for your blogs and replies on this forum. Safe home.
2) Message boards : News : BOINC Workshop 2017 (Message 80856)
Posted 6 Sep 2017 by Profile Mercosity
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Ah we'll hopefully we'll be able to watch tomorrow.

Thanks for getting it up and working, needs a bit of work but I'm sure it will be perfect tomorrow.
3) Message boards : News : BOINC Workshop 2017 (Message 80848)
Posted 6 Sep 2017 by Profile Mercosity
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Also same error as before ..

Scopia Desktop server returned the following error:
Code: 5114
Description: The management system is configured so that you can only connect to a virtual room
Meeting ID: 727190
Address: https://desktop.visio.renater.fr/scopia/
Local Address: 194.214.202.150
Date: Wed Sep 6 15:02:11 UTC+0200 2017


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Scopia Desktop Message
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Critical: Sorry, you cannot connect to the specified meeting (you can only connect to a virtual room)

Scopia Desktop server returned the following error:
Code: 5114
Description: The management system is configured so that you can only connect to a virtual room
Meeting ID: 727190
Address: https://desktop.visio.renater.fr/scopia/
Local Address: 194.214.202.150
Date: Wed Sep 6 15:03:58 UTC+0100 2017


If you cannot resolve the problem, you can provide your Scopia Desktop administrator with the following trace information:
com.radvision.ctm.httpapi.errors.HttpAPIException: The management system is configured so that you can only connect to a virtual room
at com.radvision.ctm.httpapi.AbstractCommandProcessor.doService(AbstractCommandProcessor.java:258)
at com.radvision.ctm.httpapi.AbstractServlet.processRequest(AbstractServlet.java:330)
at com.radvision.ctm.httpapi.AbstractServlet.doGet(AbstractServlet.java:204)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:624)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:731)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:303)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:208)
at org.apache.tomcat.websocket.server.WsFilter.doFilter(WsFilter.java:52)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:241)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:208)
at com.radvision.ctm.sso.ntlm.SSOFilter.doFilter(SSOFilter.java:85)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:241)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:208)
at com.radvision.ctm.httpapi.MultitenantFilter.doFilter(MultitenantFilter.java:276)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:241)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:208)
at com.radvision.ctm.httpapi.sds.extension.AntiXSSAttackFilter.doFilter(AntiXSSAttackFilter.java:99)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:241)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:208)
at com.radvision.ctm.httpapi.sds.extension.AntiClickJackingFilter.doFilter(AntiClickJackingFilter.java:36)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:241)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:208)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:220)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:122)
at org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:505)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:170)
at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:103)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:116)
at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:423)
at org.apache.coyote.http11.AbstractHttp11Processor.process(AbstractHttp11Processor.java:1079)
at org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$AbstractConnectionHandler.process(AbstractProtocol.java:620)
at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.JIoEndpoint$SocketProcessor.run(JIoEndpoint.java:318)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1145)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:615)
at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$WrappingRunnable.run(TaskThread.java:61)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
Caused by: com.radvision.ctm.conference.errors.rejectedcalls.DisallowInitiateNonVirtualRoomMeetingException: Call cannot be completed. Call status: Disconnected; disconnect reason: ManagerInitiatedNonStandard; details: 14
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.java:57)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.java:45)
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:526)
at com.radvision.ctm.util.ConferenceHelper.composeError(ConferenceHelper.java:130)
at com.radvision.ctm.conference.sds.ConferenceMgr.checkCascadeChannel(ConferenceMgr.java:3653)
at com.radvision.ctm.conference.sds.ConferenceMgr.findConference(ConferenceMgr.java:3969)
at com.radvision.ctm.conference.sds.ConferenceMgr.dialInRequest(ConferenceMgr.java:1218)
at com.radvision.ctm.meetings.sds.CallControlMgr.dialInRequest(CallControlMgr.java:808)
at com.radvision.ctm.admissioncenter.sds.TicketRequestCommand.execute(TicketRequestCommand.java:398)
at com.radvision.ctm.httpapi.AbstractCommandProcessor.doService(AbstractCommandProcessor.java:232)
... 35 more
4) Message boards : News : BOINC Workshop 2017 (Message 80841)
Posted 6 Sep 2017 by Profile Mercosity
Post:
Yup, noticed that ..
5) Message boards : News : BOINC Workshop 2017 (Message 80837)
Posted 6 Sep 2017 by Profile Mercosity
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Any news?
6) Message boards : News : BOINC Workshop 2017 (Message 80833)
Posted 6 Sep 2017 by Profile Mercosity
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Thx for this will be listening with interest.

Hoped to be there but finances prohibited it.

This is a way to at least hear and hopefully see what's happening, will there be a live video feed later?
7) Message boards : Projects : For the betterment of BOINC (Message 80026)
Posted 6 Aug 2017 by Profile Mercosity
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I'm also a long time user and seldom come onto the forums unless I'm searching for info. I've always loved the concept of volunteer distributed computing as a cost effective way of getting scientific data processed.

I love science and the opportunity to help solve scientific problems with my computations is my hobby. However my hobby has got more expensive, as time has gone by, with equipment and electricity costs being the major stumbling block for me. Then I discovered that I could continue with my favorite projects and defray my expenses by joining the Gridcoin Community.
Win,win, for me and I discovered that the community is great!! Very fair, transparent and innovative.

Since starting with the Gridcoin Community I have noticed the animosity between some BOINC members and the Gridcoin Community.
However, we are so alike in every way. It's just that I use all the resources available to ensure I continue with my hobby without putting too much of a strain on my personal finances. I also get the bonus of learning, with others, how the blockchain and digital currency works. Fascinating!!

I'm inclined to agree with jringo about the addition of social media to the BOINC client. This addition would bring no positive influence, in my opinion and will only serve to water down the ethos of the BOINC community. I personally don't need a BOINC client which seconds as another social media portal.

Modernizing the BOINC client's GUI to make it look more up to date in advanced view might be welcomed. As has been said in here, I also do not use the statistics and seldom use the disk tab. Perhaps something more useful could be found in place of those functions.

Mercosity ..
8) Message boards : News : NSF funds new model for BOINC (Message 78893)
Posted 10 Jun 2017 by Profile Mercosity
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I concur.
9) Message boards : News : NSF funds new model for BOINC (Message 78874)
Posted 10 Jun 2017 by Profile Mercosity
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That's unfair and unwarranted.

This is not an advert for Gridcoin in any way. I am speaking from the heart when I say that changing BOINC would be a something I wouldn't want to be part of. The mentioning of gridcoin in my post is to tell anyone reading my post that the reason I have stayed BOINCing is a result of my discovery.
I would not be able, as a retired person, to continue indulging my passion for science and contributing to the projects I support if I wasn't able to defray my expenses in some way. I thought that there may be other people out there of my age (or younger) who might be interested in knowing about the solution I had found.

Very small minded of you to comment in such a way about an innocent post by a concerned user. If I have used any info from a Gridcoin site it was purely to give a rational, intelligent and logical explanation of how the project works. Also I am totally aware that this is not a team campaign thread, I'm not stupid. By the way it's Gridcoin and not Grincoin!! (That was a straight up ad for Grincoin, much of which taking straight from the gridcoin home page word for word. This is not a team campaign thread).
10) Message boards : News : NSF funds new model for BOINC (Message 78871)
Posted 9 Jun 2017 by Profile Mercosity
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I do not post in these forums normally but as an older member of the community I always worry when I see a possibly one dimensional commercial idea spring to life from within a purely voluntary process.

I have 'dabbled' in the BOINC world since the early days when SETI began and only with the passage of time have I become a convert.

The ethos of BOINC and its projects has always been the contribution to science by normal everyday people with normal everyday equipment.
To me BOINC is an open-source volunteer oriented computing grid that combines the processing power of all individual users for the purposes of scientific research. It's free, and harnesses the unused clock cycles from processors and graphics cards to attempt to cure cancer/aids/ebola/malaria, map the milkyway, crack enigma codes, etc..

Yes there are a few of us who really take this seriously and 'crunch' science projects for the joy of earning the credits and badges of honor.
We crunch away even though we are spending our hard earned money to pay for the electricity that keeps those computation cycles going and take joy from the fact that 'we are doing our bit'.
I never had the reason, or the inclination, to join any of the array of teams that are available in the BOINC community in fact I've always been a bit of a loner.
However in recent years I became aware of one of the teams who, whilst 'crunching' on a long list of BOINC projects, were running a sideline project which has after a few years has turned into the Gridcoin Community.

The Gridcoin Community are BOINC users who love their projects just as much as the all the other BOINC users. However here's the difference:

Gridcoin was created as a method to help compensate citizen scientists donating their spare resources, to help the common good, by solving complex problems through distributed computing. This compensation may then be used by BOINCers to defray electricity expenses, be donated to their favorite project to assist in its funding, or simply used to buy equipment.

Gridcoin rewards BOINC computation using the Distributed Proof of Research (DPOR) reward mechanism, which is a combination of Proof of BOINC (POB) and Proof of Stake (POSv2).
Proof of Work (POW) consensus mechanisms are not utilised by the Gridcoin network, making the Gridcoin cryptocurrency network far more energy efficient than any existing POW cryptocurrencies.
Gridcoin (Ticker: GRC) is a decentralized, open source math-based digital asset (cryptocurrency). It performs transactions peer-to-peer cryptographically without the need for a central issuing authority. Gridcoin was the first block chain protocol that delivered a working algorithm that equally rewards and cryptographically proves solving BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) hosted work, which can be virtually any kind of distributed computing process (ASIC/GPU/CPU/Sensor/Etc).

So how have I benefited from my being a citizen scientist and donating my spare resources to BOINC projects?

As I mentioned earlier, I'm from the older generation, yes even older than Mr. Anderson. Since I really began to get more involved in the Gridcoin BOINC Community I have discovered how many brilliant minds there are out there within this community and after investing some time in the community I have found that although, I may be elderly in my eyes, I too have a niche here. My interest in science has not abated but has been heightened and my new found interest in blockchain technology has taken me places I would never have gone before.

I am of the belief that BOINC should not fundamentally change. The concept is sound.

We do however need to bring it in out into the light and make it more mainstream worldwide. Development within BOINC to stream line the product should include equipping it with more sensible security which will make it more attractive to the mainstream institutions (commercial or other wise).

The main reason cited by organisations for not running or allowing BOINC to be run on machines with in the IT industry and beyond is security.

Citizen scientists should be offered challenging, interesting and useful projects to donate their spare resources to in order to help the common good, by solving complex problems through distributed computing. It is simply not enough with to keep BOINC, already deemed to be the largest computing grid in the world, as it is. We need internal innovation not a move to channel present and potential users to a new format.

The ideas I see in forums, on IRC and hear in our Gridcoin Hangouts are not 'pipe dreams', they are sensible cogent and considered.
Perhaps Mr. Anderson would like to join one of our hangouts in the near future to put forward his ideas for the future of my favorite hobby and obsession.
11) Message boards : Projects : Moo! Wrapper Offline. (Message 77735)
Posted 3 May 2017 by Profile Mercosity
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Does anyone have any idea about what's happening at Moo?

Website is inaccessible and completed work units are piling up on my systems.

I cannot seem to find any news on it anywhere. I will keep looking.

Thanks..
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can I run BOINC at work? How can I persuade my boss it's safe? (Message 71553)
Posted 14 Aug 2016 by Profile Mercosity
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Can I run BOINC at work? How can I persuade my boss it's safe?

This is a question that someone has asked me recently and frankly I didn't feel qualified enough to answer either question.

So I thought I'd put the question to the community to see what you all say and then I can go back to them with a reasonable solution and answer to both questions.

Anyone have any ideas?
13) Message boards : Promotion : Gridcoin community hangouts - Discuss BOINC & Cryptocurrency. (Message 71190)
Posted 4 Aug 2016 by Profile Mercosity
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Really would like to meet some of the BOINC guys and hear their side of the story.

A little imagination or as Albert Einstein said “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

Come and meet us guys we won't byte!!




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