1) Message boards : Cafe LHC : LHC@home T-shirt (Message 20738)
Posted 5 Nov 2008 by Fivestar Crashtest

I especially like \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Science gives
me a Large Hadron\\\\\\\".
2) Message boards : LHC@home Science : LHC in APOD (Message 19092)
Posted 26 Feb 2008 by Fivestar Crashtest

Man, that thing's huge!
3) Message boards : Number crunching : When can we expect the next batch of wu's? (Message 14516)
Posted 10 Aug 2006 by Fivestar Crashtest
Really, I just like the word aardvark.


Then you must be a Cerebus fan. And if you aren't, you should be.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Host 107106 trying to cheat? (Message 12691)
Posted 9 Feb 2006 by Fivestar Crashtest
not sure what is going on with that machine.
it's running linux, Boinc is reporting application version 4.66 for his results, but the stderr.out looks like he is trying to run 4.65

boinc_init() 4.65

maybe someone that's trying to use an app_info.xml on a project that doesn't have "alternate" versions of the science application?

I have that message for my Linux computers and they are running 4.66 too. I promise I am not doing anything fishy. My work units are valid with 2.6 Linux kernels.

This guy sure has a lot of invalid work units. I had a computer like that, an Athlon XP 2800+ with Windows XP and it never did valid work and I just gave up doing LHC with it.
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : Ghost work units, should I stop getting work for infested hosts? (Message 12480)
Posted 27 Jan 2006 by Fivestar Crashtest
My Windows XP P4 desktop has a wireless connection to my router. It got 100 ghost work units during the last round of work and now already has three more. Should I disconnect this host or will everybody get over me "not doing" all this work? Is this the wireless card's fault?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : 362,000 secs per 1,000,000 turns (Message 12284)
Posted 23 Jan 2006 by Fivestar Crashtest

Gotta love those P133's taking almost 4 days and 5hrs just to do 1 large WU.

Good heavens! You actually have Windows XP on that?! Is it truly installed or part of some kind of cluster?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc farms. (Message 11579)
Posted 6 Dec 2005 by Fivestar Crashtest
Well, for a long time it was just a P3 500 Mhz desktop and a P2 1.13 GHz laptop. When I got a new P4 3 GHz desktop, I passed the old desktop to Dad. Then for some reason, I needed another laptop, a Pentium M 2 GHz. Around this time was the transition from Classic Seti to BOINC.

Then I found out about building. I built two Athlon 64 2800's and two Athlon XP 2800's and then finally a mobile Athlon 64 3000, which I haven't bothered to put in a case. I got back the old desktop when Dad got a new Dell and a friend passed another old P3 500 to me when he got a new computer. The electric bill is a little alarming now, which has put the brakes on building. When they change SETI BOINC to the longer duration work units, I think I will retire the P3's, and hopefully bring the electric bill down, since SETI is all they do.

I've learned about Linux, so I saved some money on OS's and I've had a lot of fun. Most people don't understand why someone would want or need ten computers and I just say, hey, there's guys with way more computers than me.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : My status got an upgrade.. (Message 10538)
Posted 1 Oct 2005 by Fivestar Crashtest
<blockquote>1337? Sorry...</blockquote>

9) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : BOINC is changing my computer names- why? To protect the innocent? (Message 10397)
Posted 23 Sep 2005 by Fivestar Crashtest
I am using the Linux BOINC 4.19 and recently a computer attached to LHC and SETI had its named changed from mycomputer to mycomputer.myisp.net. Now another computer has changed it's name this way and this one is attached to LHC, SETI and CPDN. The name change shows in SETI also and I suppose it might show in CPDN the next time the host trickles.

None of my Windows computers have had their names changed. I am using Linspire, a 2.6.10 kernel.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Funny thing with BOINC 4.43 (Message 7804)
Posted 24 May 2005 by Fivestar Crashtest
I upgraded to BOINC 4.43 today and noticed that I had two Pirates@Home in the projects tab and one had the number of credits I had for LHC, but it was banging away at the server for work units and complaining that it didn't have a valid account key. I detached and reattached, and it's labled correctly now and getting the no work messages.

11) Message boards : Team invites : sig test (Message 2937)
Posted 1 Oct 2004 by Fivestar Crashtest

ok, it looks the way I want, so to be kind to Neil's bandwith, I will delete it now. :)

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