1) Message boards : Number crunching : "team creation disabled" (Message 4141)
Posted 2 Apr 2020 by Penguin
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So, basically, was wondering the same thing... How to add our team here at Universe@home. I started Antarctic Crunchers last June, we are up to 30 members over at Primegrid and ranking 3rd in their current challenge. We are on several other sites, Rosetta, Seti, Amicable Numbers, Collatz, and TN-Grid to just name a few....

Primegrid Teams Page - http://www.primegrid.com/team_display.php?teamid=8398

and BoincStats - https://www.boincstats.com/stats/11/team/detail/8398

FreeDC - https://stats.free-dc.org/teambycpid/Antarctic%20Crunchers

I see no way to add a team here. You have to be a world-wide team which no longer appears to be feasible....

If something changes let us know.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges (Message 3840)
Posted 28 Oct 2019 by Penguin
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Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Krzysztof!
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges (Message 3832)
Posted 27 Oct 2019 by Penguin
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Is there a list somewhere of badge levels?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Some task run longer than usual (Message 3758)
Posted 2 Sep 2019 by Penguin
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Ok.
I see that current points for WU's are problem for quite large group of us. Also, I see that small group of WU's now calculate even longer that most of them,
So, from next batch I will increase amount of credits by factor of 1.5 or 2 (I need bit more observation of current computation time)...


Yes that is something. Thank you for at least some kind of increase to compensate for the increased computation times. Credit reward should scale with amount of the calculations.
5) Message boards : News : We got a grant! (Message 3418)
Posted 1 Mar 2019 by Penguin
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Very nice!
6) Message boards : News : GREAT NEWS!!! (Message 3392)
Posted 21 Feb 2019 by Penguin
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Fantastic news!
7) Message boards : Cafe : Updating profile picture (Message 3305)
Posted 5 Feb 2019 by Penguin
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I tried to update my profile picture.. I got this:

Your ReCaptcha response was not correct. Please try again.

Your profile lets you share your opinions and background with the Universe@Home community.


Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$has_picture in /home/boincadm/projects/universe/html/user/create_profile.php on line 60



I never got a ReCaptcha challenege either...
8) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3303)
Posted 5 Feb 2019 by Penguin
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Thank you :)


I see it got timed nicely with new updated apps :) Thanks again and you're welcome. This is one of my main CPU projects.
9) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3283)
Posted 5 Feb 2019 by Penguin
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Oh yes indeed my friend :) Payment has gone through! Keep up the great science work!
10) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3282)
Posted 5 Feb 2019 by Penguin
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Apparently my idea to use this prepaid card is not working. it won't go through, so, I will just make a donation with another card and use this one where I would have used the other. Not a problem. Trickier than I thought to support this, but I WILL get money to you.
11) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3281)
Posted 5 Feb 2019 by Penguin
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In Patreon panel I see you status as "declined".


Yes it didn't go through, the card is still showing a balance. I'm going to try to redo it now.
12) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3233)
Posted 31 Jan 2019 by Penguin
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I have changed settings to charge first donation immediately, then next on every month first working day.


OK cool. Worse case I have to remake my donation next month. It was a prepaid visa I received for a rebate. I was only planning on using the balance here anyways. Glad I could contribute.


24hrs and we'll see if my card balance goes to zero with that donation. If not, I will remake it as stated.
13) Message boards : Science : Benchmark Experiment for Photoionized Plasma Emission from Accretion-Powered X-Ray Sources (Message 3216)
Posted 17 Jan 2019 by Penguin
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Our science team is currently preparing new publication based on our last year work. It will be available soon.


I look forward to reading it :)
14) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3215)
Posted 17 Jan 2019 by Penguin
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I have changed settings to charge first donation immediately, then next on every month first working day.


OK cool. Worse case I have to remake my donation next month. It was a prepaid visa I received for a rebate. I was only planning on using the balance here anyways. Glad I could contribute.
15) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3207)
Posted 11 Jan 2019 by Penguin
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So this is crazy, apparently it did charge the donation for January as it won't work with my prepaid card anymore.. weird.. not as easy as I thought but hopefully my donation goes through ok. Best I can do for tonight.
16) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3206)
Posted 11 Jan 2019 by Penguin
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Patreon is basically a GoFundMe in another format.


It's like a monthly donation, not a one time donation. Or so is my understanding of it. To generate a monthly salary income. Monthly I cannot do. A one time donation here or there, sure, but I'd like to know exactly what it was for as mentioned above. I've got 5 computers and a cell phone crunching this project and my electric bill is way above average. As someone said above, I do it for science and am paying though burning out my equipment like hdds/ssds cpus etc as well as a whopping electric bill. I don't mind donating something, but doing it every month gave me that sour taste in my mouth.

I live near a very large national laboratory. Job descriptions for job openings include knowing how to be able to apply for grants to get projects funded. That seems to be what should be done here. Or, setup a way to make one time donations towards a set goal.

Just my 2 cents.


Make a donation and cancel it. 1 time donation. Done. There is no contract. One can start and stop donations whenever.


I thought that was a good idea. So I just tried to donate and cancel. When I cancelled it removed my donation. So that doesn't seem to work so well.


ah, in email is the answer... it says this

"No charge has been placed yet. You've pledged to a "per month" page and will be charged on the next 1st of the month, Pacific Time.
Your pledge renews automatically and is charged every month. You can cancel at anytime by visiting your pledge page and clicking "Edit". You can read our terms here.
"

So i'm going to redo this and cancel after the 1st next month.
17) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3205)
Posted 11 Jan 2019 by Penguin
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Patreon is basically a GoFundMe in another format.


It's like a monthly donation, not a one time donation. Or so is my understanding of it. To generate a monthly salary income. Monthly I cannot do. A one time donation here or there, sure, but I'd like to know exactly what it was for as mentioned above. I've got 5 computers and a cell phone crunching this project and my electric bill is way above average. As someone said above, I do it for science and am paying though burning out my equipment like hdds/ssds cpus etc as well as a whopping electric bill. I don't mind donating something, but doing it every month gave me that sour taste in my mouth.

I live near a very large national laboratory. Job descriptions for job openings include knowing how to be able to apply for grants to get projects funded. That seems to be what should be done here. Or, setup a way to make one time donations towards a set goal.

Just my 2 cents.


Make a donation and cancel it. 1 time donation. Done. There is no contract. One can start and stop donations whenever.


I thought that was a good idea. So I just tried to donate and cancel. When I cancelled it removed my donation. So that doesn't seem to work so well.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : 500% increase in processed WUs (Message 3203)
Posted 8 Jan 2019 by Penguin
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I notice that from about Dec 2 I'm getting a lot higher score from Universe than I did before. Looking in my task list it seems that the points awarded per WU is constant, but the time used per WU has decreased from ~20,000 seconds to ~4,000 seconds. The application and version is still the same. Why this sudden difference?


I noticed that several months back. Tasks are taking 1/2 to 1/3 as long to complete across the board on various machines. It's not a bad thing, just curious why... improved code? Different data set?
19) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3202)
Posted 8 Jan 2019 by Penguin
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Patreon is basically a GoFundMe in another format.


It's like a monthly donation, not a one time donation. Or so is my understanding of it. To generate a monthly salary income. Monthly I cannot do. A one time donation here or there, sure, but I'd like to know exactly what it was for as mentioned above. I've got 5 computers and a cell phone crunching this project and my electric bill is way above average. As someone said above, I do it for science and am paying though burning out my equipment like hdds/ssds cpus etc as well as a whopping electric bill. I don't mind donating something, but doing it every month gave me that sour taste in my mouth.

I live near a very large national laboratory. Job descriptions for job openings include knowing how to be able to apply for grants to get projects funded. That seems to be what should be done here. Or, setup a way to make one time donations towards a set goal.

Just my 2 cents.
20) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3149)
Posted 13 Dec 2018 by Penguin
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Just to be clear.The project will not be ended, not by me, even if I move to other tasks.


That's great to hear. The science here is very good and I would hate to see it stopped.


I'm just asking for support, as I'm with DC from (from my memory - just check my SETI@Home account creation date) since 1998 or 1999, supporting BOINC from day one.
Also, now it's not simply "setup, run, forgot" kind of project. It require loads of work, as some major work need to be done, including major tasks regarding to server updates (last just finished, but more in progress), server maintaining (there is quite complicated infrastructure as the project operate on large data bases) etc...

All of this tasks should be done on daily basis, not just when I have some free time between other jobs...


I think you need to recruit some people to help with donating their time. That's often easier than financing a salary. Teach them what they need to do daily, or every other day, or once a week or what have you. Take the burden off of you.


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