What are credits used for?

Paul D. Buck
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RE: River is my name; on

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River is my name; on this project gravywavy is my 'handle'. Like someone else uses 'Keck Computers' as a handle but sometimes signs his posts 'John'


I know, and also that you have changed back and forth a couple times since I have known you.

Lee Carre
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RE: Tying back in to the

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Tying back in to the thread topic: To me, as to Paul, the credits have become just a way to track which project I've done the most work for, and RAC just a way to track which one I'm currently doing the most for. I've gotten Einstein "over" SETI in total credit, and now my goal is to keep Einstein there (I still have a couple of iBooks doing part-time SETI work, so it's a moving target) while getting Rosetta also "over" SETI, and getting CPDN "over" Predictor. Once I've done that? Who knows.


for newbie's, please note that the changes in credit won't happen immediately, it'll take some time for your RAC to change, due to credit being a reward for work done, and to check if your work is good or not, it needs to be "validated", which can take some time

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Sporally
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@ Lee Thx for your newbie

@ Lee
Thx for your newbie help. I have read about that though, but then i'm a newbie who knows something. What is RAC btw?

@ Paul
Nice stats, first off. Just regarding the SETI i just want to tell you, in case you didn't know, that we search on the same frequence as hydrogen sends. I've just read about this a little time ago so i honestly don't know much about it any more than that. If there are aliens out that there are just as interesting in finding other aliens, then they are probably familiar with this charactaritic frequence and might search there. Of course this is not probably not totally obvious to all aliens, and some aliens might not even have an interest in finding any other aliens and therefore they wouldn't be using this particular frequence.

Two new questions:

1) Does anyone know how long Einstein@Home will be needing our support? Right now i have Einstein, LHC (which is not currently running) and SETI.

2) I'm very interested in astronomy of any kind - guess that is the main reason i help SETI though i can agree with you it doesn't help them as much as my CPU power would have any other project. But regarding this big interest in mainly astronomy and secondary other form of physics, which project would you suggest i take a look at (with respect to the medical projects)? What is this Orbit? If it has something to do about watching out for those comets and astroids, then i'm totally agreeing with Gravywavy, and my comp. will be working on that project until they get all the help they need, no doubt about it. The thread in outer space is the main reason i got the interest in astrophysics.

"The world is a fine place and worth figthing for." (Ernest Hemmingway)
"Non progredi est regredi

DanNeely
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RE: for newbie's, please

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for newbie's, please note that the changes in credit won't happen immediately, it'll take some time for your RAC to change, due to credit being a reward for work done, and to check if your work is good or not, it needs to be "validated", which can take some time

I'll add that this is more of an issue with the new Alberts than the older Einstiens since the latter were given to one more person that was needed to validate. As a result if one of the people you're doing a work unit with has a long queue your credit's more likely to be delayed. New users who quit after a few days are also more of a problem. Not sure if I'm just unlucky, but I've got about a dozen WU that're uncredited because one of the people supposed to do them has quit. Eventually they'll be given to another user and credited, but this was almost never a problem with Einstien since it only required 3/4 results instead of 3/3 to validate.

Paul D. Buck
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Most terms can be looked up

Most terms can be looked up in the Wiki, see link below.

More information than you are likely to want to read ...

Sporally
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I didn't find any info on

I didn't find any info on when this Einstein@Home-project will be running until. It is nice seeing that something is happening with our help, so i hope to see an end to this project somewhere in the future for the reason to be able to say "ok, i help has now ended this project and concluded the gravitionel waves". So do we know anything about such a date? Hope you understand what i mean.

"The world is a fine place and worth figthing for." (Ernest Hemmingway)
"Non progredi est regredi

DanNeely
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Unless funding is cut not for

Unless funding is cut not for a long time. As long as the hardware is operational there'll be data to analyze. The space based LISA observatory is currently slated for a 2015 launch, so I presume that the ground observatories will continue to run at least until then.

Sporally
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OK, plenty to do i can see.

OK, plenty to do i can see. Didn't know if that LIGO or GEO-600 would make our help obsolete or just enhance the need for our help. So this LISA, do you mean it might make our help obsolete or how should i interpreate it?

"The world is a fine place and worth figthing for." (Ernest Hemmingway)
"Non progredi est regredi

Michael Roycraft
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RE: OK, plenty to do i can

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OK, plenty to do i can see. Didn't know if that LIGO or GEO-600 would make our help obsolete or just enhance the need for our help. So this LISA, do you mean it might make our help obsolete or how should i interpreate it?

Sporally,

LISA is an additional detector, a data gatherer. We will be needed, more than ever, to help in the analysis of the data.

Regards,

Michael

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DanNeely
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RE: RE: OK, plenty to do

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OK, plenty to do i can see. Didn't know if that LIGO or GEO-600 would make our help obsolete or just enhance the need for our help. So this LISA, do you mean it might make our help obsolete or how should i interpreate it?

Sporally,

LISA is an additional detector, a data gatherer. We will be needed, more than ever, to help in the analysis of the data.

prosibly in different ways though. Lisa is going to be massively more sensitive than any of the ground arrays. IIRC it's expected that the binary pulsar signals the current app seems to be focusing on will produce obvious signals. The most interesting potential signal from LISA is echos of the big bang. Superstring theory's came up with a menagerie of different startup methods, some of which would produce detectable signals others which wouldn't. Lisa is the only pending experiment that promises the potential too do a largescale culling of the herd.

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