1) Forums : General Topics : Download error. (Message 8606)
Posted 29 Sep 2009 by Kenneth Larsen
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The download problems kill boinc-6.6.40 on my machine (gentoo linux), so I've detached my fastest machine from this project. I won't put it back until this problem is solved, as I need v. 6.6.x for QCN to run properly...
Not that one more cruncher leaving changes anything, I just wonder why we don't even get any news about them solving these problems?
2) Forums : Technical Support : Please, check the server status. (Message 7180)
Posted 5 Sep 2008 by Kenneth Larsen
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On principle I like this project\'s objectives, I simply do not like the level of attention given it.


Nor do I, the way it is running now.
All I know is that the 1 year I\'ve been running this project, my machines have rarely been without C@H work. I only assume this work has been put to good use by the scientists, i.e. has not been wasted.
Some work units may have errored out, yes, and the server may have been down from time to time, but I have not been much affected by this with the roughly 1-day cache I have. Nor might I have been granted exactly the amount of credit I should, but honestly, this is a side issue to a scientific project.
So I really do not see how this project has been running so badly all the time?
3) Forums : Technical Support : Please, check the server status. (Message 7177)
Posted 4 Sep 2008 by Kenneth Larsen
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I\'v run this project since the beginning and have only had minor problems once in a while, till the recent problems started... Granted, I don\'t visit the project page very often, but my computers rarely ran out of work in the \'good old days\'.
Please don\'t be so pessimistic because of the current troubles ;-)
4) Forums : Technical Support : Please, check the server status. (Message 7170)
Posted 30 Aug 2008 by Kenneth Larsen
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I\'ll certainly be back after the maintenance, confident that it will be running as in the good old days!
5) Forums : Cosmology and Astronomy : The End of Cosmology? (Message 5026)
Posted 4 Mar 2008 by Kenneth Larsen
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Thanks for the explanation, Scott! :-)
6) Forums : Cosmology and Astronomy : The End of Cosmology? (Message 5020)
Posted 2 Mar 2008 by Kenneth Larsen
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From data gleaned from the CMB, it\'s been determined that the universe is almost exactly flat. This means that the universe is almost definitely infinite in extent.


But if the universe is expanding, doesn´t this mean that it is hyperbolic? I admit I am just an interested non-scientist and not an expert, but I thought that the cosmologic constant had to be exactly 1 for a flat universe, any infinitely small variation would make it either expanding or deccelerating (hyperbolic or spherical).
Have I misunderstood something here (if yes, don´t bother with a long explanation, perhaps I should go back and read the books I have ;-) )?
7) Forums : Technical Support : Received a lot of credit? (Message 4792)
Posted 25 Jan 2008 by Kenneth Larsen
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No complaining was intended.
I simply did not understand where the credit came from, and wanted to see if it was a common occurence. I still do not understand why I was granted so much, but will leave it at that.
8) Forums : Technical Support : Received a lot of credit? (Message 4787)
Posted 25 Jan 2008 by Kenneth Larsen
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Still, 5000 (5100 to be precise) credit is too much in my case; I might have had a maximum of 20 WUs in the cache, and about 5 had been crunched. Also, my pending credits before the troubles were only a few hundred.
Of course, I\'m not unhappy to get a few free credits ;-)
9) Forums : Technical Support : Received a lot of credit? (Message 4777)
Posted 25 Jan 2008 by Kenneth Larsen
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Hi,

according to the statistics, today I\'ve received about 5000 credits without knowing why. I lost about 5 crunched WUs due to the server problems, which should equal 500 credits, though the Tasks page shows these have not been granted (which doesn\'t really matter). Where are the 5000 credits from?
Has this happened to anyone else, too?
Not that I\'m complaining at all, but this project is already very generous with the credits...
10) Forums : Cosmology and Astronomy : Big Rip (Message 4481)
Posted 17 Jan 2008 by Kenneth Larsen
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Interesting read.

Perhaps we should get a StarWars logo on the project to attract even more crunchers? :-p
11) Forums : General Topics : Happy Holidays! (Message 4335)
Posted 25 Dec 2007 by Kenneth Larsen
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Happy holidays everyone, and thanks to the C@H team for their great work this year!!
12) Forums : General Topics : Cosmology@Home Wikipedia page? (Message 3836)
Posted 6 Nov 2007 by Kenneth Larsen
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Yes, this would be a great idea! I'm willing to help, too, though I've no idea how it works...
13) Forums : Cosmology and Astronomy : Does Seti or Arecibo help us here? (Message 3122)
Posted 5 Oct 2007 by Kenneth Larsen
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Hi Ben,

would this disovery throw the Modified Newtonian Dynamics theory out the window, or am I missing something? If you have a dark halo without visible matter, the gravity would only be coming from the dark matter, right? Or was the MOND theory even realistic to begin with?

Interesting thread!
Kenneth
14) Forums : Cosmology and Astronomy : Literature recommendations? (Message 3018)
Posted 30 Sep 2007 by Kenneth Larsen
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Hi,

I can heartily recommend The Cosmic Landscape - String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design by Leonard Susskind. It deals with the Anthropic Principle and is written for the general public.

Amazon.co.uk link
15) Forums : Technical Support : Result with zero credit (Message 500)
Posted 27 Jun 2007 by Kenneth Larsen
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It doesn't like Pentiums with Linux :-(
Nor any other of my machines, for that matter. I keep getting this message on all my machines, Linux and Windows.
16) Forums : Technical Support : New Work Units (Message 492)
Posted 27 Jun 2007 by Kenneth Larsen
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I've been getting this message on all my Linux hosts this day:

Wed Jun 27 20:28:52 2007|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: No work sent
Wed Jun 27 20:28:52 2007|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: (there was work but it was committed to other platforms)


Are you only generating Windows work?
17) Forums : Wish list : Linux 64bit (Message 470)
Posted 27 Jun 2007 by Kenneth Larsen
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64bit Linux seems to be VERY fast on this project! Compared to other machines crunching the same work unit, I generally (actually always), have much lower run times and hence more credit. And the other machines I compare to are often much faster than mine.
Can anyone else running 64bit Linux confirm this? It reminds me of ABC@home!
18) Forums : Wish list : Feedback on planned Cosmology@Home supporting material and C@H prize idea (Message 421)
Posted 26 Jun 2007 by Kenneth Larsen
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I would be very interested in some articles about the science being done here, as it interests me. Usually, I try to get a basic understanding of the project I run, so a "lite" description together with a more in-depth one for those interested, would be great.
Also, it would be nice to get a face on the people behind the project. I know Docking@home has this, and probably other projects too.

About the price idea, of course it would be nice to get your name on the research paper, but is it really fair? You are the people doing the hard work and who should be acknowledged, not necesarily us. I think a C@H mug would be more appreciated - mugs are always good! :-D
How about sending out a mug every 3 months or so, to the one having crunched the best model?
19) Forums : General Topics : Deja Vu all over again. (Message 321)
Posted 21 Jun 2007 by Kenneth Larsen
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Hello all!

It feels great to be together with so many famous Boinc'ers here ;-D

Pleeease, can I get a membership in ATA too? I sure qualify for it...!
20) Forums : Wish list : Linux 64bit (Message 319)
Posted 21 Jun 2007 by Kenneth Larsen
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I will do this as soon as it becomes available for my distro, Gentoo. Unfortunately, it still isn't, and I have no idea why.
Anyway, the new app works perfectly, and I'm now happily crunching C@H on 3 machines :-)

This seems to be a very well-run project so far, keep up the great work! :-D


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