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Message 14473 - Posted: 4 Aug 2006, 18:27:49 UTC

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Message 14481 - Posted: 5 Aug 2006, 22:38:43 UTC

Ah, the ultimate question! The answer isn't 42 though. :(
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Message 14482 - Posted: 5 Aug 2006, 23:47:01 UTC

A Game Producer say :it's done when it's done.
For LHC@Home it is: It has work, when it has work. Don't ask every week.
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Message 14486 - Posted: 6 Aug 2006, 3:53:16 UTC

Just leave your computer attached to LHC. Your computer will grab them when they're available.
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Message 14487 - Posted: 6 Aug 2006, 4:36:54 UTC



When will we get more work?

Hmmm. Almost as difficult as this question - http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/5/messages/869.html
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Message 14489 - Posted: 6 Aug 2006, 7:29:14 UTC


Well I just got all the work and added 1,616,042 credits to my stats and did all of that in a nano second on just 3 computers!












Actually since LHC has always been this way I go full speed with Einstein.


But since LHC has been up and out even more than the beginning I decided to run the Boinc-Seti in place of LHC on my faster machine just to run up the stats like back in the Seti Classic years.


(no I don't run the box of my stats on these pages since I remember how much slow torture I would get on the dialup since 1999 and really feel sorry for those still stuck with that)


But I do let LHC run in the background 24/7 just in case...........








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Message 14495 - Posted: 6 Aug 2006, 21:52:24 UTC - in response to Message 14481.  

Ah, the ultimate question! The answer isn't 42 though. :(

Actually it is. Of course, we now have to define what type of unit we have 42 of, and which base 42 is actually in :P

More serious answer: only evil never sleeps, so by extension only evil never takes a holiday either.
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Message 14496 - Posted: 7 Aug 2006, 7:02:28 UTC - in response to Message 14495.  

Ah, the ultimate question! The answer isn't 42 though. :(

Actually it is. Of course, we now have to define what type of unit we have 42 of, and which base 42 is actually in :P

More serious answer: only evil never sleeps, so by extension only evil never takes a holiday either.


Which explains why there's no rest for the wicked >;)
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Message 14499 - Posted: 7 Aug 2006, 16:34:41 UTC - in response to Message 14486.  

Just leave your computer attached to LHC. Your computer will grab them when they're available.


If you're lucky. I always have LHC connected, and I think I completely missed out on the last two batches of work.

Each failed request for work seems to create a greater delay between it and the next request. Eventually it partially gives up and won't make another request for like 5-7 days. If you're in this state when work is released, I think you're going to miss out.

As for the original question, I don't think anyone knows when more work is available. If you stay connected all the time, hopefully you'll get some. You could also check in very regularly, but apparently entire work batches can be gobbled up within 1 hour or so, so you'd have to be pretty luck on when you check, too. Letting the program handle it is probably the easiest way, even if it still requires some luck to get work.
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Message 14502 - Posted: 7 Aug 2006, 18:46:01 UTC


[ quote]As for the original question, I don't think anyone knows when more work is available. If you stay connected all the time, hopefully you'll get some. You could also check in very regularly, but apparently entire work batches can be gobbled up within 1 hour or so, so you'd have to be pretty luck on when you check, too. Letting the program handle it is probably the easiest way, even if it still requires some luck to get work.[ /quote]

Don't you just love taking part in a lottery !!!


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Message 14503 - Posted: 8 Aug 2006, 6:30:27 UTC

I must have blinked and missed it, but one of my computers got some work on the 5th. 20 work units with a total granted credit of 0.2 cobblestones. Yes, that's a total of 0.2 - each WU claimed 0.02 and was granted 0.01. Must have been those super extra short WUs...

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Message 14505 - Posted: 8 Aug 2006, 15:32:43 UTC
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I to check the LHC@home website for new work most days and have missed the last 3-4 times work has been sent out. I think this is mainly 'cos only a few WUs have been sent out.
I would just like to point out that the LHC is not finished yet. Completion is set for mid 2007 and experiments to start in 2008. I think the WUs given are for magnetic test purposes. When the LHC experiments (ATLAS etc.) are gathering data it will be equivalent to the data throughput of the whole of the euro telecom's systems. This should give everyone enough WUs.

Here are some links you may find interesting...

LHC homepage
Cryoqenics overview

I believe 42 aardvarks is the average time between WUs given out. Where 1 aardvark is not equivalent to anything.
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Message 14506 - Posted: 8 Aug 2006, 17:45:01 UTC - in response to Message 14505.  

I believe 42 aardvarks is the average time between WUs given out. Where 1 aardvark is not equivalent to anything.


Aardvark: In southern africa, a burrowing mammal, Orycteropus afer.
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Message 14512 - Posted: 9 Aug 2006, 23:48:02 UTC

I was using an aardvark as a unit of time. I maybe the first to do this. You may only use an aardvark as a unit of time if you have prior consent by said aardvark, in writing and witnessed by said aardvarks parents.

Really, I just like the word aardvark.

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Message 14515 - Posted: 10 Aug 2006, 12:49:17 UTC - in response to Message 14512.  

I was using an aardvark as a unit of time. I maybe the first to do this. You may only use an aardvark as a unit of time if you have prior consent by said aardvark, in writing and witnessed by said aardvarks parents.


Ah, so you don't use the Humpty Dumpty method (sound of scrabbling as dozens of geeks raid their feminine side's collection of classic children's literature).

I suspect, however, that the aardvark as a unit of time is similar to the Roman hour, which was variable in length if I remember correctly. Just as the Romans considered that there were always 10 daylight hours and 10 nightime, irrespective of the time of year, so may the aardvark be defined as 1/42 of the time between two batches of WU.

Anyone reading this nonsense is probably going to conclude many of us are a couple of quarks short of a hadron. They may well be right.
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Message 14516 - Posted: 10 Aug 2006, 20:55:20 UTC - in response to Message 14512.  

Really, I just like the word aardvark.

;o)



Then you must be a Cerebus fan. And if you aren't, you should be.
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Message 14517 - Posted: 11 Aug 2006, 0:50:09 UTC

Never heard of Cerebus. I thought it was a 3 headed dog (or was that fluffy?) until I just googled it. Apparently it's an aardvark on the edge. On the edge of what is not specified.

BTW the Germans have no word for fluffy. Must get the German ver of Harry Potter.

1/42 of the time between WUs seems like the best definition to me.
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Message 14521 - Posted: 11 Aug 2006, 10:53:35 UTC - in response to Message 14516.  
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Really, I just like the word aardvark.

;o)



Then you must be a Cerebus fan. And if you aren't, you should be.


You know about HMVS Cerberus?? Wow! I'm impressed. :-)




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Message 14523 - Posted: 11 Aug 2006, 18:51:23 UTC


Hi Mike!

HMS Cerberus doesn't show up in a Google search unless you include the 'HMS'
Fascinating story, though! Is it visible at low tide?


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Message 14538 - Posted: 13 Aug 2006, 12:32:32 UTC - in response to Message 14523.  


Hi Mike!

HMS Cerberus doesn't show up in a Google search unless you include the 'HMS'
Fascinating story, though! Is it visible at low tide?




HMVS Cerberus - His Majesty's Victorian Ship Cerberus. Pre-Federation Battleship - Non dreadnought. I know it's there, I've divied in and around it. ;-)




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