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Post by Keith L Dick » 07-20-2009 08:38 AM

Been pretty dead around here for a long time... :(

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Post by Shirleypal » 07-20-2009 12:06 PM

Hi Keith, are you still crunching? I stopped a few years back because it caused problems with my PC, now that I have a new one think I will do it again...still get emails from SETI asking me to come back..

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Post by Live365 » 07-20-2009 12:30 PM

Keith, I'm with Shirley here. Though I know SETI itself will deny this vehemently, the downloaded program did wretched things to my hard drive, and I've never been unconvinced it didn't give me a virus (to be fair, I wasn't diligent about updating anti-virus sorftware back then either). I know people will argue it could have been something else, but the problems all started when I left my computer open 24/7 to crunch for SETI. I must also tell you that, over the years, I've lost faith in the SETI mission. I no longer believe it's going in the right direction, and I have no respect for Seth Shostek...or however you spell his name.

But please know I do have deep respect for those of you keeping the faith. It's certainly better than doing nothing!
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Post by Shirleypal » 07-20-2009 12:34 PM

My problem was not enough memory, my PC wouldn't take more then 512 and if I was running it and trying to do other things my PC would freeze or hang......that isn't a problem now.

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Post by racehorse » 07-20-2009 01:00 PM

I was a member of SETI@ Home and Team Art Bell for years. I enjoyed my experience but don't think I want to return. I agree with Live that the program is no longer going in the right direction. I have the highest regard for all those who continue however.
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Post by Shirleypal » 07-20-2009 01:02 PM

Wow racehorse, going to have to find my stats....now to find my password, I also joined in 1999.

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Post by Keith L Dick » 07-20-2009 05:21 PM

Well I also have been around since about 1999 but I stopped crunching when I moved to a much hotter climate as it was taking it's toll as far as running my machine really hot...

I may start up again this winter if it turns out to be a cool one, usually it's in the upper 70's plus I'd have to switch to the Linux Client since that's what I'm running on my machine these days...

Glad to see some of the old gang is still around.... :)


Just a note: I installed the new Pre-release of Boinc for Linux and got a Seti-Ehanced file and a AstroPulse file to crunch...

Man the astropulse file will take 615-hours!!!!!!!!!... WOW!!!! the enhanced file will take 25...

I'll have to keep an eye on the Temps, if they stay low I may be back full time crunching...
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Post by Shirleypal » 07-20-2009 06:45 PM

Keith since you are a gamer like my son don't you have extra fans installed on your PC? Getting the bug, haven't used Bonic, only Seti@home........

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Post by Keith L Dick » 07-20-2009 07:25 PM

Yeah I have 5-fans but it's in the 80's in here and I'm running 100% Seti on both cores.... hehe

I guess I can turn the air conditioner on once in a while... Right now the temps seem reasonable as long as I don't watch a movie, then it really gets up there...

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Post by Shirleypal » 07-20-2009 07:53 PM

My son lives in Ocala, Fla......he has his air on all the time...

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