Posts by Neil

1) Message boards : Projects : World Community Grid has announced an extended outage from Feb 14 to April 22, 2022 (Message 109789)
Posted 10 Sep 2022 by Neil
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My workunit uploaded last night. Maybe I'll do another one.
2) Message boards : Projects : World Community Grid has announced an extended outage from Feb 14 to April 22, 2022 (Message 109786)
Posted 9 Sep 2022 by Neil
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My phone has a completed MCM workunit that took 14 hours. I'd like it to upload, also.

I don't feel the need to be grumpy about the glitch. Krembil will realize that workunits have stopped coming in, and they'll fix it.

Well, today's Friday. Maybe it'll take a few days.

If it's a certificate problem, I've seen my browser complain about certificates from much bigger websites. Apparently, it happens.
3) Message boards : Android : Preferences > Max. Battery Temperature (Message 84552)
Posted 26 Jan 2018 by Neil
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Hello Jord,

Thanks for the very quick response.

Roger the 40; thanks.

It seems that I had settled on 38° C = 100 F. At least I wasn't out of control. Good for my battery.

Afterwards, I did find an app called TempMonitor that reads the CPU temp, which is what I was really concerned about. When the battery reads 38, the CPU reads 40 (104 F). That's a Moto G5+ phone.

I should install TempMonitor on my Chromebook and see if the two temperatures stay similarly close when the Work Units gear up.

So BOINC is pretty conservative, nice to see. 40 C is really gentle for electronics. And very gentle for batteries.

However, I am not inclined to get much hotter.

Yes, somewhere along the line, I recognized that BOINC wasn't being updated anymore. When the updating re-starts, there'll certainly be a lot of pent-up feedback letting loose.

It might because of supply-and-demand; maybe there aren't as many Android Boinc-ers as the original developers hoped there would be, so the priority dropped a few pegs.

Happy crunching.

-neil-
4) Message boards : Android : Preferences > Max. Battery Temperature (Message 84486)
Posted 23 Jan 2018 by Neil
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Preferences > Max. Battery Temperature

Setting says: It is not recommended to change this value.

I changed the value. I don't remember what the original value is.

My bright idea is a button that returns this setting to its original recommended value.

If you start me up; thanks.
5) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 49899)
Posted 18 Jul 2013 by Neil
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Hey, Ageless.

I just noticed I can get Malariacontol on my cellphone when I go through the cell-phone system, but not if I try the wifi. So for some reason, my home network (real computers) is not allowing any communications with that domain.

I guess I'll start by bypassing the router. It's a learning opportunity. Sigh.

Yesterday, the only troubleshooting I did was to re-start the router, and then a more-drastic restoring the router to factory defaults, and I still couldn't get MalariaControl. Re-setup my preferred SSIDs, etc., and everything was working -- browsing and streaming music from around the world, except my browser and my BOINC still couldn't reach the malariacontrol.net domain. That's the last I touched it.

My plan was to wake up this morning and phone the DSL company and ask them if they had some algorithm that was identifying my BOINC as spyware, and maybe they were blocking it.

But when I woke up, all my BOINC clients were working again, and I can browse to MalariaControl's website. Not because of anything I did, I don't think.

I didn't learn anything, and I don't think it's because I'm over half-a-century old, this time.

Best luck,
-neil-

6) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 49878)
Posted 16 Jul 2013 by Neil
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Hey, Ageless.

I just noticed I can get Malariacontol on my cellphone when I go through the cell-phone system, but not if I try the wifi. So for some reason, my home network (real computers) is not allowing any communications with that domain.

I guess I'll start by bypassing the router. It's a learning opportunity. Sigh.
7) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 49875)
Posted 16 Jul 2013 by Neil
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My Boinc stopped communicating with MalariaControl, or vice versa, this morning EST. And I can't raise malariacontrol.net on my browser.

So I slink back to the inky darkness of the General BOINC forums.

Unless it's a strange DNS problem with my new router, restarting it didn't help... Everything else is working ok. Streaming music, wunderground, etc.

Tried two websites that claim to check if "a website is down, or if it's just me." They both said malariacontol.net is Up, probably just down for me. Not sure what to believe now.

Best luck,
-neil-
8) Message boards : BOINC Manager : problem with computer hanging up (Message 3103)
Posted 15 Feb 2006 by Neil
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I suspect it has something to do with the... power-saver setting


What about disabling the power-saver settings to see if the problem goes away?

9) Message boards : BOINC Manager : System Requirements for BOINC (Message 3102)
Posted 15 Feb 2006 by Neil
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My computer started as a 450 MHz PIII. www.powerleap.com sold me a nice microprocessor upgrade; now it's a 1.4 GHz Celeron. 768 MB of PC100 ram. Wasted some time crunching work for ClimatePrediction that got lost with Windows98; since upgraded to WinXP that runs Boinc smoothly. Boinc Manager v. 4.45 running CPDN, only.

I finished a "hadsum" work unit in 3 months.

Just started a "sulfur_cycle" work unit. Boinc Manager says "CPU Time = 364 hours" and "To Completion Time = 4127 hours." Looks like this work unit will total a bit over 6 months to complete.

Maybe this represents a minimum system for Boinc? However, it runs smoothly in the background, doesn't seem to make any trouble. When I do something CPU intensive, suspending Boinc doesn't help, so it must be giving the CPU to other applications without objection when they require it.

In fact, I have a utility (TaskInfo) which directs the operating system to keep my Boinc, Manager, and Sulfur computations all running at "High Priority." It still doesn't slow down my computer.

If your computer presently has a minimum amount of memory, the easiest, most cost effective upgrade you can make is to increase the memory. My old-technology PC100 memory is a bit expensive, but modern DDR memory is real cheap. Instead of aiming for the minimum requirement of memory for Boinc, I recommend spending $50 on 512 MB of DDR ram, and give up all your worries. If you also want to browse the internet while listening to streaming music, then get two.




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