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Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:17 am

Hi all,

The 10am update shows:

UBT on:
108,587,528,720

and TSBT on:
108,856,536,445

a difference of just 269,007,725 !!

It's going to happen in maybe 4 hours time !!

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Tim

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Post by Woodles » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:12 am

Woodles wrote:
UBT - Timbo wrote:I sincerely hope no one stops crunching on BU so as to "extend" the time it takes to overtake, so that their "prediction" for the actual time to overtake is closer.   8)

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Tim
Now there's a thought .... :twisted: :D

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Just a heads up, I hadn't backed off crunching to get the time nearer my guess, campaign #6 has ran out of WUs without me noticing and that's the only project I was crunching (I wanted the next badge :) )

Cache slowly filling up with campaign #4 WUs now :D

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Post by hgblade » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:24 am

UBT - Timbo wrote: I sincerely hope no one stops crunching on BU so as to "extend" the time it takes to overtake, so that their "prediction" for the actual time to overtake is closer.
Might as well confess now!

Unfortunately my BU machine has to be offline from crunching for much of today, until around 6pm, and then again for most of the day tomorrow.  :(
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Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:30 am

Hi all,

And just to rub salt into (my own) wound, I got to the office this morning and found one PC was working and the other was off....powered it up and the room filled with the smell of burning !!

Looks like a PSU has failed - and it was connected to my BFL farm....so no credits from that PC from about 1am this morning :(

So, only my "home" farm crunching now, as my mifi unit isn't online (thanks to Vodafone's screw-up)

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Tim

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Post by Woodles » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:38 am

hgblade wrote:Might as well confess now!

Unfortunately my BU machine has to be offline from crunching for much of today, until around 6pm, and then again for most of the day tomorrow.  :(
Nothing serious I hope Keith?
UBT - Timbo wrote:Hi all,

And just to rub salt into (my own) wound, I got to the office this morning and found one PC was working and the other was off....powered it up and the room filled with the smell of burning !!

Looks like a PSU has failed - and it was connected to my BFL farm....so no credits from that PC from about 1am this morning :(

So, only my "home" farm crunching now, as my mifi unit isn't online (thanks to Vodafone's screw-up)

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Tim
Oh dear, a little more serious! :(

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Post by hgblade » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:02 pm

Woodles wrote:
hgblade wrote:Might as well confess now!

Unfortunately my BU machine has to be offline from crunching for much of today, until around 6pm, and then again for most of the day tomorrow.  :(
Nothing serious I hope Keith?
No  - it's just that my rbox is connected to my old laptop - and that occasionally has to work for it's keep. It's mostly used to drive a high-speed envelope printer - so that's what it's doing right now!  :)
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Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:18 pm

Hi all,

The 12 noon update shows:

UBT on:
108,730,399,958

while TSBT are on:
108,865,193,881

A lead of just 134,793,923.

We could be UK #1 in one hours time, as we are out-crunching TSBT by about 130 million per hour....so, let's see where we are in an hour !!

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Post by Woodles » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:53 pm

Hi Tim,

John missed the 11AM update (or the sites didn't broadcast it correctly) so we're still on ~60 million an hour more RAC than TSBT.

It's looking like the 3PM update should be the one :)

... Which means Keith, Mike and yourself didn't change your guesses in time and I'm going to win :D ... Again! :P

Only joking, I'll let them stand

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:19 pm

Hi Mark,

As of 1pm, we're now less than 85 million short of the "target".

Assuming a late rush doesn't happen from scole/alez switching back to TSBT, it's looking like a 3pm change over in the UK #1 position.

Happy days are (nearly) back again !!
Latest standings:

Mike with 18:00 on the 11th November
Tim with 19:00 on the 11th November
Keith with 20:00 on the 11th November
Mark with 21:00 on the 11th November
Chris S with 14:00 on the 17th November
Chris with 17:00 on the 17th November
Jerry with 18:00 on the 18th November
If it's a 3pm "result", then Mike should win, shouldn't he ? Or did I miss something ?

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Post by Woodles » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:49 pm

UBT - Timbo wrote:Hi Mark,

As of 1pm, we're now less than 85 million short of the "target".

Assuming a late rush doesn't happen from scole/alez switching back to TSBT, it's looking like a 3pm change over in the UK #1 position.

Happy days are (nearly) back again !!
Hi Tim,

I make it 14:24 when we'll finally regain the UK number 1 spot, to be confirmed at the 3PM update.
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Latest standings:

Mike with 18:00 on the 11th November
Tim with 19:00 on the 11th November
Keith with 20:00 on the 11th November
Mark with 21:00 on the 11th November
Chris S with 14:00 on the 17th November
Chris with 17:00 on the 17th November
Jerry with 18:00 on the 18th November
If it's a 3pm "result", then Mike should win, shouldn't he ? Or did I miss something ?

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Tim
Ah, but you're forgetting rule number 3 from the very first post:
3. Any changes made in the last 24 hours before the target is reached will be retrospectively disallowed and your previous guess allowed to stand.
Mikee changed his at 17:03, you changed yours at 17:55 and Keith changed his at 18:16 so technically, they should all be disregarded and the final, valid guesses would be:
Mark with 21:00 on the 11th November
Tim with 22:00 on the 14th November
Mike with 20:00 on the 16th November
Chris S with 14:00 on the 17th November
Chris with 17:00 on the 17th November
Keith with 21:00 om the 17th November
Jerry with 18:00 on the 18th November
:D

... However, that seems a bit mean so I shall take the moral high ground, know that I won really and accept them as last posted.

Mark.
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Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:44 pm

Woodles wrote:Ah, but you're forgetting rule number 3 from the very first post:
3. Any changes made in the last 24 hours before the target is reached will be retrospectively disallowed and your previous guess allowed to stand.
Mikee changed his at 17:03, you changed yours at 17:55 and Keith changed his at 18:16 so technically, they should all be disregarded and the final, valid guesses would be:
Mark with 21:00 on the 11th November
Tim with 22:00 on the 14th November
Mike with 20:00 on the 16th November
Chris S with 14:00 on the 17th November
Chris with 17:00 on the 17th November
Keith with 21:00 om the 17th November
Jerry with 18:00 on the 18th November
:D

... However, that seems a bit mean so I shall take the moral high ground, know that I won really and accept them as last posted.

Mark.
Hi Mark

Ah - I see how it works....I'd mis-read it, and thought that any predicted time must be at least 24 hours AFTER you actually make the prediction.

But it's no problem...and I think it's a teeny weeny bit unfair of scole and alez to have abandoned TSBT and changed our little compy....though, in the end, it doesn't really matter ;)

Anyways, you set the rules, so your decision is binding... :)

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:50 pm

Woodles wrote:Hi Tim,

John missed the 11AM update (or the sites didn't broadcast it correctly) so we're still on ~60 million an hour more RAC than TSBT.

It's looking like the 3PM update should be the one :)

... Which means Keith, Mike and yourself didn't change your guesses in time and I'm going to win :D ... Again! :P

Only joking, I'll let them stand

Mark
Hi Mark,

It looks like either the BU stats output has failed or John might have an issue with his number crunching...as the 2pm update doesn't appear to have gone too well...BU stats are blank for the last hours credits...but only for UBT - TSBT stats are OK.

But with luck, the 3pm figures will confirm what we think we know.

regards
Tim

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Post by Woodles » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:56 pm

Hi Tim,

Your interpretation would work as well, it was mainly to prevent someone waiting until we were almost at the target then nipping in at the last moment. I shall be more clear in the future :)

I think BU updates at the same time as John does so depending on the timings, it sometimes gets missed.

It appears that Scole came back in time for the 2PM update, it shouldn't make too much difference but might push the time back by an hour :D

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Post by Woodles » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:18 pm

... and no 3PM update either.

Although I'm sure we're now UK #1, it hasn't been confirmed :(
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Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:20 pm

Woodles wrote:Hi Tim,

Your interpretation would work as well, it was mainly to prevent someone waiting until we were almost at the target then nipping in at the last moment. I shall be more clear in the future :)
Hi Mark,

I wouldn't worry about it too much - it's only a few of us who are "competing", so I doubt anyone would have too much of an issue with it - I think the reason for the rule is quite reaasonable. :)
I think BU updates at the same time as John does so depending on the timings, it sometimes gets missed.

It appears that Scole came back in time for the 2PM update, it shouldn't make too much difference but might push the time back by an hour :D

Mark
Yup - I just spotted that scole came back - he must be keeping an eye on our forum !! (If so, HELLO scole - why not join UBT ??).

So, maybe the battle will rage on for a little while yet ? ... ;)

regards
Tim

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Post by UBT - Chris » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:18 pm

I know that it is too late to change my guess, but I can safley say hat we will pass TSBT TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :D
'UBT - Chris' is my old name - I now crunch as 'CaffeinatedSloth' but I'm still 100% UBT :D
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Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:28 pm

Hi all

The 5pm stats are working and these are:

UBT
109,092,775,708

And TSBT are on:
109,031,893,961

So, for now, we are back as UK #1 team. 8)

We'll just have to watch out for scole and alez and see if they put on a rear-guard fight, over the next few hours.

regards and time for a beer methinks :)
Celebratory Tim

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:41 pm

UBT - Timbo wrote:Looks like a PSU has failed - and it was connected to my BFL farm....so no credits from that PC from about 1am this morning :(
Hi all,

I checked out the PC and it WAS the PSU - a 580 Watt jobby, which (IIRC) is less than a year old (and which was working fine until last night). Wonder if the guarantee will still be valid...so I won't open the case as it has tamper-proof seals on it....though you can see through to the pcb as its got a big 120mm fan on the underside.

I've a spare 400W PSU to hand, and the PC works fine with this, so no other problems - but I'll have to curtail any GPU crunching, until a new PSU is obtained.

Now, where did I put that receipt ?

regards
Tim

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Post by Woodles » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:42 pm

Well done team, back where we belong  :D

:cheers:  :hello1:  :wav:

I intend to carry on regardless, there's UK number one spot at Boinc Utopia still to claim  :)

Beer it is  :occasion5:  :happy1:

If you'd like to PM me an address Mike, there's a gift voucher and mince pies with your name on  :)
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Post by Woodles » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:46 pm

Hi Tim,

Hope you manage to find the receipt, less than a year old isn't a very good return for the money.

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