1) Message boards : Number crunching : Faulty Computers or Modified BOINC ?? Huge Credits (Message 23820)
Posted 9 Jan 2012 by Stelf

as I said, i dont know much about how Boinc and this project works, I never cared that much about it, I would not even know where to look for these values.
I cannot prove that from here, so I have to accept that Ockhams Razor is working against me.
I even agree that something must be happening on my machine, though i do not know what exact exactly.

If crunching more WUs helps to identify problem, then I wil help with that. Stopping to exploit this just seemed fair towards other credit hunters.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Faulty Computers or Modified BOINC ?? Huge Credits (Message 23815)
Posted 8 Jan 2012 by Stelf
Here is another.
4 wu's all rewarded with about 6,434,800 credits. The smallest runtime is only 11 seconds!

Thats me…
Im also like WTF, yesterday i saw my stats on LHC jumping off the chart in BOINC

For clarification: I am not doing anything to provoke this on purpose.
Though I must admit my name on the first place is flattering, but it loses much of its appeal if its just a glitch.

The closest thing to an explanation I have is a wild guess that something went wrong while migrating me, since I was pretty late with realizing that much has changed with this project.

I am not deep enough into BOINC or sixtrack, so I cannot investigate this on my own, however, if someone had detailed instructions…

For the time being, I will not accept new tasks from this project.
3) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Walter Wagner (Message 21800)
Posted 21 Jan 2010 by Stelf
Personally I find the cosmic rays argument the most convincing: cosmic rays constantly bombard our atmosphere, some of them at far higher energies than the LHC is capable of producing. If black holes really could be produced in these collisions and they really -were- dangerous, we probably wouldn\\\'t be here right now.

Though this is not the best explanation why LHC wont harm us, could happen the black holes produced in upper atmosphere all get enough speed to leave Earths gravitation...

Whatever, ive been to CERN recently and talked to some guys there...
A better argument is, that black holes can be created by cosmic rays on Neutron stars, where they emerge much closer to a significantly higher mass (\"atmosphere\" of a neutron star is assuemd to be about 1m iirc).
so, if this happens there, why are there still any neutron stars we can observe, and why are those staying so long?
Okay, you could put in some asumptions on neutron stars, but those you would need to have it work on earth and not on neutron stars are quite...strange.
Usually, at that point most physicians end the discussion for not giving the other side the opportunity to make a complete fool of themselves...
4) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Still some time for this project? (Message 19792)
Posted 7 Jul 2008 by Stelf
Then they get some champagne and start working on the new particles they've found but never knew existed... and we get more work

That is if they find some...
5) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Still some time for this project? (Message 19778)
Posted 6 Jul 2008 by Stelf
Even if we get work from LHC, what happens if they find Higgs the Day they start?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Work Units making PC freeze (Message 19717)
Posted 12 Jun 2008 by Stelf
I just looked again at the Problem with Malariacontrol, there seems to be a bug in the BOINC-Client...

We have made a change to our app to work around a bug in the boinc client (the boinc client becomes unresponsive (to the application) while doing dns lookups, which caused the wrapper to exit repeatedly on some machines (saying "lost heartbeat from core client - exiting")

its not sure this is related to freezing MC-Units nor to to freezing LHC@home-WUs...

7) Message boards : LHC@home Science : Official start up date for the LHC? (Message 19611)
Posted 13 May 2008 by Stelf
that thing is so huge, it will have accumulated many many small mistakes during construction which you cant avoid (just take one tired engineer an you get two wires mixed up, improperly connected - something...), hence: it will take at least two years to get it running as predicted from the first collisions - especially on the detectors
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Work Units making PC freeze (Message 19605)
Posted 12 May 2008 by Stelf
I'm Crunching for Malariacontrol at my spare time, there is a similar problem, the so called Optimizeer tasks send my Computer hanging for few seconds, there it is somehow related to my OS (win2k), though most people state its caused by an outdated java version, which is not the case on my machine...
plus LHC@home on the other machine running winxp has no such problems...

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