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by UBT - Timbo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: SETI@home and SETI BETA
Topic: Arecibo telescope damaged
Replies: 10
Views: 2028

Re: Arecibo telescope damaged

Hi all So, Arecibo is (for now) no more. But there's a potential new plan that, for less than $400m, a new tiltable platform, could replace the original main dish and on this steerable platform could be placed upto 1000 9-metre telescopes giving increased power and sensitivity, compared to the old v...
by UBT - Timbo
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: Linux code to display CPU temp and utilisation
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: Linux code to display CPU temp and utilisation

Hi Chris

Thanks for this....just a shame I don't currently run any Linux machines as I'd love to try it out (or give it a "bash" ;-) ).

I'm sure other members might be able to benefit from this :-)

regards
Tim
by UBT - Timbo
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: BOINC: News, Projects, Help, Announcements etc
Topic: New Project kryptosathome
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: New Project kryptosathome

Hi Hmm - can't create account on the site, account creation disabled via BOINC Manager! Mike Hi Mike I went to the website to register an account first, and once that was set up - I added the project to BOINC Manager and then all was well and tasks downloaded. I had to complete some tasks before I ...
by UBT - Timbo
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: BOINC: News, Projects, Help, Announcements etc
Topic: New Project kryptosathome
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: New Project kryptosathome

HI Mark

Nice find.... :-)

I've just set up a Team for anyone interested in joining this project and adding credits to the Teams efforts.

https://www.kryptosathome.com/team_disp ... ?teamid=40

regards
Tim
by UBT - Timbo
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Maths based projects
Topic: Van Der Waerden Numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 3817

Re: Van Der Waerden Numbers

Hi all

It looks like this project is back up and running again (as of about 10 days ago).

If you want to add it to BOINC Manager, then here's the "Add URL" code:

Code: Select all

https://vdwnumbers.org/vdwnumbers
It's a CPU based project, so no current tasks that use GPUs.

regards
Tim
by UBT - Timbo
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Team: Welcome new members
Topic: Waste Not, Want Not
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Waste Not, Want Not

Same here, my first computer was a SInclair/Science of Cambridge Mk14, then a ZX80, my fingers couldn't take the pain of either so I got a Ohio Superboard II (6502 based) which is still working and highly modified. Then I moved on to a 8" floppy disc Z80 CP/M terminal based system which was bodged ...
by UBT - Timbo
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Team: Welcome new members
Topic: Waste Not, Want Not
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Waste Not, Want Not

Hi wbiz Welcome to UBT :-) As far as using a Raspberry Pi for BOINC goes, Mark has pretty much summed it up. I've had an original Model B since it first came out and I had a play with it, but it's basic processor could not really crunch much on BOINC - it was just a little too under powered to make ...
by UBT - Timbo
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Climate based projects
Topic: CPDN
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: CPDN

Hi Chris I don't think there's any special "extra" downloads required (such as V. Studio, which some projects need) in order for your Windows host(s)* to get crunching...though I do seem to recall that CPDN allowed you to choose specific sub-project tasks...but I just logged in and I can't see that ...
by UBT - Timbo
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Team: Challenges
Topic: Good Riddance 2020! PrimeGrid Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Good Riddance 2020! PrimeGrid Challenge

Hi all Final stats for this Challenge: Top 20 Teams - 134 teams took part: 1 Antarctic Crunchers 138 612 556.84 154 374 2 Czech National Team 33 636 292.60 39 857 3 Aggie The Pew 32 545 069.25 36 238 4 SETI.Germany 30 902 217.21 38 565 5 TeAm AnandTech 26 272 439.91 38 190 6 Ultimate Chaos 24 315 84...
by UBT - Timbo
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Team: Challenges
Topic: Formula BOINC 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Formula BOINC 2021

Hi Seems like ODLK is back but has lost a lot of credits! Mike HI Mike I guess they must have had an issue, lost some recent data and restored from a prior backup? Has anyone noticed they've lost credits from their previous total? In my case, my account has gone up by 20 credits !! This is interest...
by UBT - Timbo
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Team: Challenges
Topic: Good Riddance 2020! PrimeGrid Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Good Riddance 2020! PrimeGrid Challenge

Hi Nice to see a few more members contributing. <snip> Mike Hi Mike Yup - I'm in ;-) Don't know what you are finding, but some tasks are really short ( taking maybe 15 mins each) and which seem to be the "Main task" and get 24 credits each and others takes ages (taking between 6 and 12 hours each) ...
by UBT - Timbo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Cool (...and uncool) things...to see or support
Topic: SmartDots are useless !!
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: SmartDots are useless !!

Rather similar to the copper bracelets that have been around for decades which claim to help with arthritis! About 100% placebo effect... Penny Hi Penny My mum wore a copper bracelet for some time (on her wrist) and claimed that it worked...though all I could see was the green copper oxide that for...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Cool (...and uncool) things...to see or support
Topic: SmartDots are useless !!
Replies: 2
Views: 527

SmartDots are useless !!

Hi all Has anyone tried these products from Energydots? They are not cheap and claim to "counteract the harmful energy emitted by wireless and electronic equipment" to aid sleep, cure headaches and give a clearer mind." Because according to this, researchers have found them to be useless !! https://...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Cool (...and uncool) things...to see or support
Topic: Competitions Givaway
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Competitions Givaway

Hi Chris Nice link - thanks !! I like this question: https://www.hexus.net/tech/features/graphics/147122-day-27-win-msi-rtx-3070-cyberpower/ What brand of graphics card is the GTX 3070? Options: a) Geforce b) Iris c) Radeon Clue: We're not done yet, folks! Courtesy of the fine folk at Cyberpower, ou...
by UBT - Timbo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Coronavirus issues...
Replies: 16
Views: 3718

Re: Coronavirus issues...

Hi all Well, we really do seem to be still stuck in another "wave" of Covid infections....with UK deaths now surpassing the 80,000 mark, the 3rd lockdown is being ignored by quite a few people and the vaccines are stuck in the "batch testing phase" after being manufactured and prior to being sent ou...
by UBT - Timbo
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, Rewards and UOTD awards
Topic: 7 BEEELLLION ON COLLATZ
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: 7 BEEELLLION ON COLLATZ

Well done Neil - that's a mighty good total to achieve :-)

So, a nice brew to be had and maybe some HobNobs as a reward too ? ;-)

regards
Tim
by UBT - Timbo
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, Rewards and UOTD awards
Topic: Damien breaks 100 million on QuChem :)
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Damien breaks 100 million on QuChem :)

Excellent work there Damien - so, very well done.

Time to raid the supermarket and get something to celebrate with (and before the shelves are striped bare !!).

regards
Tim
by UBT - Timbo
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, Rewards and UOTD awards
Topic: 1.5 billion credits on PrimeGrid
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: 1.5 billion credits on PrimeGrid

Hi Richard (and Mark).

Excellent work....well done on the 1.5 bn on PG...

Time for a brew and your choice of accompanying choccy of choice I think ;-)

regards
Tim
by UBT - Timbo
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, Rewards and UOTD awards
Topic: 20 billion credits
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: 20 billion credits

Hi Mark Happy New Year to you...(and others of course ;-) ) This is (of course) your total excluding the Bitcoin Utopia credits...got me wondering to begin with, but then the penny dropped. :-) Well done and enjoy the alcoholic beverage(s) and any nice carbohydrates you might have to hand ;-) PS: Yo...
by UBT - Timbo
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Happy New Year !!
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Happy New Year !!

Thanks Penny

All the best to you as well in 2021 !!

regards
Tim