Wow it's been a decade for me

paris
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Just made the 10 year

Just made the 10 year anniversary criterion today. I started after SETI Classic finally shut down and I had to move to BOINC based projects. Einstein was my first additional project.


Plus SETI Classic = 21,082 WUs

Cameron
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Looks Like I kind of missed

Looks Like I kind of missed our 10 year minor celebrity party. (April Last year)

Crunched till the anniversary then gave the project a rest.

It's great that it's been discovered that things go up to eleven

Carlos
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RE: Looks Like I kind of

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Looks Like I kind of missed our 10 year minor celebrity party. (April Last year)

Crunched till the anniversary then gave the project a rest.

It's great that it's been discovered that things go up to eleven

Don't feel bad, looks like I missed mine too.

Gary Roberts
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Just noticed! Eleven years

Just noticed! Eleven years today! How time flies!!

Since I started feeling all nostalgic, I decided to have a look at the very oldest threads in Crunchers corner and Problems and found they dated from around Feb 24 2005. I vaguely remember some reorganisation of boards that took place around then so I wondered what came earlier. I came across posts from John McLeod VII and they went back to November 2004 and included links to a board called Einstein@Home which must have existed prior to the current Crunchers corner and Problems.

I was looking back on this particular board towards Feb 09 2005 and came across this particular thread entitled Installing Einstein_at_home on a Linux computer, dated Feb 11. Well, I couldn't resist reading that one, could I? :-).

And there was our own fearless BM. Take a look at his picture!!! How does he do it - young and youthful and not a single grey hair in sight!! He hasn't aged a single day in all that time :-). By complete contrast, Eric Myers ... well, take a look for yourself :-).

The bit that made me really laugh was the lament of the OP:-

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How on earth do you get the above working on a Linux computer? As installing programs is Linux's dirty little secret (you have to be a techie to install programs -- or have the very rarely-seen RPM package), I need lots of very specific help here, or it's a non starter for me.


followed up later by:-

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OK; gunzip seems to work. However, it is simply not clear what the program is asking. There is a mixup in terminology. What is the "account key"? Is it the simple 5-digit "Accont number" or the 999-digit "Cross-project ID"?

You need to use a consistent set of terms to avoid confusion. There will be enough of that.


I felt very sorry for the OP. It wouldn't have been easy to get a Linux machine up and running in those early days. I had just installed BOINC on a couple of Windows boxes and didn't start using Linux until many months later. By then, I'd had time to digest all the stuff Eric Myers had written about installing BOINC on Unix.

Ahhh.... those were the good old days .... :-).

Cheers,
Gary.

MAGIC Quantum Mechanic
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Congrats Gary Well I have

Congrats Gary

Well I have about 18 days more here than you but you seem to have a few more credits
than I do from home 24/7 since my first day here

I will need a few more overclocked cards to catch you I think

.....so tell us what you have hidden in that secret super computer room

 

Mike Hewson
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Well done Gary. You are

Well done Gary. You are indeed a foundation stone of the project. Perhaps not originally but we all petrify with time. Or maybe you pulled the sword out of the stone ? Something like that. Don't you go now, it will fall over if so, and apparently the waves are coming in now .... :-)))

Looking at the site you mentioned I see the perennial "What do you do with credits?" plus BONIC, BIONIC, BINOC and BIONC, another project called SETU@home, also "Einstein on a Ram Disk" .... etc. Much LOL. :-)

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

Gary Roberts
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Secret super computers, of

Secret super computers, of course! :-).

Cheers,
Gary.

Gary Roberts
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RE: ... "What do you do

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... "What do you do with credits?"


After many responses treating the question in all seriousness, I seem to remember telling someone that they could be used at all major department stores, or something like that. Maybe it was certain fast food chains or coffee establishments - who knows :-).

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... BIONIC ...

Yeah, that one always cracked me up :-).

Cheers,
Gary.

MAGIC Quantum Mechanic
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RE: RE: ... "What do you

Quote:
Quote:
... "What do you do with credits?"

After many responses treating the question in all seriousness, I seem to remember telling someone that they could be used at all major department stores, or something like that. Maybe it was certain fast food chains or coffee establishments - who knows :-).

Quote:
... BIONIC ...

Yeah, that one always cracked me up :-).

Yeah I had my old mechanic running tasks for a while several years ago and every time he emailed me asking questions he called it "BIONIC"

Heck his cheap pc even got on that famous list we have here with his pc name (and not that it was on my hosts group)

He stopped for some reason and I gave up on talking "BIONIC" with him.

 

cal_grufti
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11 years since I joined. Time

11 years since I joined. Time flies

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