Stop joining SETI!

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Beej, Jun 14, 2002.

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    Beej

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    #1
    Dammit people, please stop joining. It seems that every time I crunch my way up another position in the Mac Rumors SETI team, someone else joins and knocks me back down :(

    Please, give a hard-working Aussie battler a chance to make something of himself!





    [Note to all that have been taking things the wrong way lately - this is a joke. :D]
     
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    AlphaTech

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    #2
    Oh bugger off... if someone wants to join, let them.. :rolleyes: :p :D
     
  3. Guest

    #3
    whatever

    I actually debated leaving my computer on 24/7 on my three week road trip, just to increase my level in SETI, but I decided against it.

    BTW- My road trip is going fine. I made it to San Diego and I have sucessfully seen the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific all in my car. That was basically the whole goal of it. We spent the night in Nashville, New Orleans, Austin, and San Antonio and averaged 8 drinks a night. (You can infer for yourself on how my trip is going!)

    Take it easy all!! I'll update you in a day or two.

    -Pete
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I have something to say, about the whole SETi thing...more about leaving the computer on really...I leave my computer on 24/7, my computer has not been 'off' for about, well, since I got it really. It does SETI when Im not there, that's it. I have 981 WU's done right now, and returned my last one about an hour ago. I have had no problems thus far, and all I really do for shutting it off is put it to sleep for a whole day about every 2 weeks/whenever I remember. Anyhow, just letting everyone know becuase I know it's SOOO interesting :)
     
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    Macmaniac

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    Well I have 9 wu. I wonder if that is threatining Beej?
     
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    McFreggle

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    I have 21750 units, isn't THAT threatening? :D

    (but I'm in another group...)

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    k.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    ..h...how?! I'm serious, how do yo do tat many? How many computers? How fast...? :eek:
     
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    Macmaniac

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    Hes got a G5 wink wink nudge nudge. Or a whole school running the dam thing.:eek:
     
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    McFreggle

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    Nope... to be honest, there's not a single Mac involved ;)

    Actually it's mainly Linux servers here at work...

    k.
     
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    Ensign Paris

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    I was already to blast flame someone starting another Seti vs. Folding thread, but then it wasn't, thank goodness for that! :)

    Ensign
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    You Linux bast...I mean, I'm glad you are making use of those plentiful company resources! :D
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Damnit, everyone should use ONLY macs for SETI. Think of it.. a mac discovers ET, that would stop those PC users dead in their tracks!
     
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    Macmaniac

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    Man I wish I had a server to run SETI, I wonder how many units a rack full of X serves could do?
     
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    Beej

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    Lots.

    That's my word of wisdom for the day ;)
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    and a lovely word it is.....:D

    I've been leaving my 450MHz G4 on 24/7 and its been cranking away, up to a whole 45 units now, but don't worry beej, I won't be able to catch you until I start putting all the extra machines at work on the job....:D
     
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    Beej

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    Wow, thanks man. I put a lot of effort into thinking it up. I wanted it to sound really intelectual. I think I succeded outstandingly well! ;)

    I've been leaving a set of G4/400, G4/933, G3/366 & 603e/200 on 24/7. I think it will take you a while to catch me :)
     
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    sparkleytone

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    i just run it all the time on my machines.

    a pentium133 with linux.
    a celeron 850 with linux.

    my ibook.

    they all run using the same shell script at bootup. it doesnt get in the way when im doing things because its at the lowest priority. it does suck some battery life tho :)

    i only just started seti about two days ago so ill be working my way up :/
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    I just joined the seti team...

    Hi,
    I am a seti newbie and a macrumors newbie...top that! Anyway I have 9 WU's since I joined a few days ago. I am running seti on the computer you see in my profile. Also I'm going to ask my dad if I can run seti on the G4 800 iMac, the G3 400 DV iMac, and the G3 500 ibook.(All running my account!:D)That should help me catch up a little. Feeling a little more threatened now beej?

    -MacMaster
     
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    mmmdreg

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    I have it running on my computer generally 24/7 but when team MR came out, i couldn't switch teams as i forgot my password and lost my email so i lost those hundreds of WU's..how sad :(
     
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    748s

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    thanks for reminding me. i'll have to change my seti details before i loose my @mac.com
     

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