1) Message boards : Number crunching : VM Applications Errors (Message 44781)
Posted 21 Apr 2021 by Profile anarchic teapot
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It's CMS that's not working for me. So far, everything else seems fine. Perhaps the short break I took from LHC saved our relationship.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Updated BOINC Clients 7.16.11 - Windows 64-bit and Mac OS X (64-bit Intel) (Message 43451)
Posted 29 Sep 2020 by Profile anarchic teapot
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It broke LHC for me again. On a clean install, on a brand new computer. I am so tired of this happening. Not blaming you guys; there's clearly important info that's not being passed on to project managers somewhere.
3) Message boards : CMS Application : CMS Tasks Failing (Message 43354)
Posted 14 Sep 2020 by Profile anarchic teapot
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I tried switching off CMS tasks in my Preferences...

It doesn't work.

In desperation I've stopped all work from the project. Thankfully, LHC *does* respect that (there's a number that don't).

However, if it's any help, I can conform that CMS is broken even with a clean install on a brand new computer.
4) Message boards : Sixtrack Application : "SixTrack Tasks NOT being distributed (Message 31668)
Posted 27 Jul 2017 by Profile anarchic teapot
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I'm getting WUs on the PC (Win10 64 bit) no problem, but nothing at all on the Android tablet.

Are there any tasks going out for this platform?
5) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Is the LHC jinxed? (Message 21565)
Posted 22 Oct 2009 by Profile anarchic teapot
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Hmmmm.... I dunno. The real clincher for me would be if, at about the same time the LHC broke down, someone had heard a sound reminiscent of a Tardis taking off.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Holy cow, WU avalanche!!! (Message 19053)
Posted 22 Feb 2008 by Profile anarchic teapot
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I just got a lot of download errors. :(

Edit: (ah I see the upload/download server is disabled for debugging/maintenance. This explains that, and possibly vice versa)
7) Message boards : LHC@home Science : String theory will finally get its day in scientific court (Message 18618)
Posted 19 Nov 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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There's another theory the LHC will be able to test, according to The Register.

Don't ask me for any further comment, I'll just slip quietly out this side door and let the mathematicians and physicists fight it out.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : work units?? (Message 18097)
Posted 12 Oct 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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Server-hammerers please note: it won't do you any good as there is also a minimum time between download requests.

I don't know whose idea that was but it was a damn good one.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Initial Replication (Message 17746)
Posted 6 Aug 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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Girls, girls! Please!

Has everyone quite finished telling the guys actually planning and running this project how to do their jobs?

Let it ride, will you?
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Request before the flood (Message 17187)
Posted 2 Jul 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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Sorry, I haven't heard anything about that, I hope I didn't offend anybody.


Fear not. To compensate for their climate, the British have a very dry sense of humour.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Request before the flood (Message 17171)
Posted 1 Jul 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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I have one more request which probably many share before "the flood"

Possibly an unfortunate choice of vocabulary, given the current meteorological conditions in the UK at the moment...
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Because you asked.... (Message 16699)
Posted 13 Apr 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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I still find this to be the project that best proves the BOINC system is a success. There is no way a stand alone project could survive with with the intermittent supply of work that this project has had since its launch. With BOINC it is no big deal it just sits idle on hosts until work is available then it goes into action.

Hear, hear!
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Because you asked.... (Message 16675)
Posted 7 Apr 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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What about people who have attached, zero credit, zero rac for the simple fact they couldn`t get any work.

They wait, just like the rest of us?
It shouldn't cause any problems when the project does finally get work. Even if the host were deleted, it should be able to reattach itself using the info in the file on the host itself ('s always worked for me).
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Quorate but unvalidated (Message 16534)
Posted 11 Mar 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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I had a closer look at the WUs in question in my account. It may all just be an arithmetical rounding error. Here's an example:

Claimed credit: 0.00246718596683908
Credit granted : 0

And since BOINC doesn't show anything smaller than 0.01 of a credit, the results are erroneously shown as pending.

I'm not going to fuss over a WU so small the computer barely saw it go past.
:D
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Quorate but unvalidated (Message 16484)
Posted 8 Mar 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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My new results seem to be validating. The old ones that aren't validating probably only amount to a couple of milli-credits each, so I'll not loose any sleep over them for that reason. I still don't understand why they haven't gone through though.


Same here. Some WUs from February have 5 returned results, but are still pending, while later WUs (today's for example) have validated fine.

Better that than the other way round, I suppose.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : @ new admins (Message 16278)
Posted 8 Feb 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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I don't do "guarantees" ;-P


Woooo, a real admin who doesn't do guarantees, and disagrees with everyone else. Marvellous :D
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Could I ask for an update on the frontpage? (Message 16211)
Posted 2 Feb 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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Here's an idea:

Let's put different types of tea in Stanford University's mostly defunct linear accelerator (SLAC) in order to determine the undeniably mystic and heretofore unknown physics of tea!


Good source of Brownian motion if you're building a Total Perspective Vortex, of course.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Could I ask for an update on the frontpage? (Message 16208)
Posted 31 Jan 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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I prefer Arabic tea, it's the best in the world :-D
- With lots of sugar and milk, of course!

Sugar, yes, but milk???? Don't you mean fresh mint?

Arab tea is made with green tea, mint and sugar (hides the bitterness from the mint) and is drunk in tiny glasses, preferably accompanied by pastries involving dates, almonds and honey.

Slimming it ain't. Marvellous stuff.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Past Due Date (Message 16157)
Posted 19 Jan 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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Well, that's what happens on all projects. But it's not "wasting", since you don't know which of the results will come first (and thus which are being wasted). Also, if only one is sent, they won't know if it's correct. If two are sent, and aren't equal results, one of them is bad (but which?). If three are sent, two match and one doesn't, there is the answer.


You wouldn't have read Minority Report, by any chance? :D
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome QMUL Admins (Message 16139)
Posted 15 Jan 2007 by Profile anarchic teapot
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I like to see there was some agreement except from the Juggalo (Google it ;-))


What's it got to do with Inductively Coupled Plasma?
*confused*

:D


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