1) Forums : Wish list : Feedback on planned Cosmology@Home supporting material and C@H prize idea (Message 4285)
Posted 16 Dec 2007 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
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This is me only - I am not enthused about prizes or money. That is not why I crunch. Playing an active part in Star Trek\'s \"exploring strange new worlds\" is what I think motivates most people. We also recognize that even if our computed part does not closely match a theory we are still contributing to science.
The most important thing is communication - including the downs as well as the ups. We all recognize downs are a part of science and adds to our feeling of participation. We do not need to fully understand the science to get a general idea of what is happening on at least a monthly basis. Also any personal information on the scientists who run the project that they would like to share such as speculation on the future, vacation plans, happy family events would increase participation.
I also believe a graphic would encourage participation and be worth the trouble of having one.
2) Forums : Wish list : When will the project have a screensaver (Message 4283)
Posted 16 Dec 2007 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
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For non professional participants having a nice screen saver is another motivation to participate actively. As of my experience Seti@h and Einstein@h have good s/s.

I certainly agree. It may not be the highest priority, but it would help you reach the top five BOINC projects. I believe you would get more participation through this than by any prizes.
Because you do not have to use a screensaver, but could just use it as a graphic when you want, it would not go on unless the user wanted it to go on.
3) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 3971)
Posted 19 Nov 2007 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
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It is good to work out problems like this now before there is a really large number of crunchers. I believe someday cosmology will have a really large resource of many crunchers. Crunchers understand \"Murphy\'s law\" that things always break down on the weekend.
4) Forums : General Topics : BOINC Synergy Project of the Month (Message 3964)
Posted 19 Nov 2007 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
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Cosmology is POTM for November for BOINC Synergy. Some are saying you are out of server space and cannot send a bunch of new work units and therefor BOINC Synergy should switch to our backup project World Community Grid. If this is not true, you may want to announce on the front page that you are fully functional and have plenty of work units.
5) Forums : General Topics : Welcome back Cosmology@home (Message 3865)
Posted 15 Nov 2007 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
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While we are eager to have you back, take your time and don\'t neglect your personal life. We will be faithful and do not want you to burn yourself out.
6) Forums : Wish list : Any graphics planned? (Message 3763)
Posted 1 Nov 2007 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
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Another reason to eventually work on graphics is we do not know how long BOINC 6.0 will take or if it will be able to have graphics as planned when it finally does arrive.

Graphics aren't the biggest priority at this point anyway (although they are a priority).


That's fine, I don't want to put the cart before the horse. I am reasured that graphics will come eventually. Thanks.
7) Forums : Wish list : Any graphics planned? (Message 3761)
Posted 1 Nov 2007 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
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Another reason to eventually work on graphics is we do not know how long BOINC 6.0 will take or if it will be able to have graphics as planned when it finally does arrive.
8) Forums : General Topics : Way to go Cosmology! (Message 2719)
Posted 14 Sep 2007 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
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I like it because this is a loving experience compared to the sometimes angry, bitter forums at seti. Let us all try to keep disagreements in context and keep cosmology the happy wondrous place it is now.
9) Forums : General Topics : Way to go Cosmology! (Message 2443)
Posted 30 Aug 2007 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
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I noticed there are now over 700 active crunchers from 48 different countries around the world! I think it is great that you opened up the alpha stage for those of us who just could not wait for beta. We understand there are a few bugs and consider it a small price to pay. Think how the project will expand when we go to beta and get a graphic! Go Cosmology!
10) Forums : Wish list : Any graphics planned? (Message 2442)
Posted 30 Aug 2007 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
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Good evening.
I want to ask, if there are any graphics are planned for the camb application. I know, they would need a lot of ressources, but they could be interesting and make people more curious for the project.
MfG
Sven S. aus G.

Definitely, but that will have to wait until the basic framework of the project is rock-solid.


If you would care to speculate, would you try to do the graphic in the beta stage or wait until the final stage? I think a graphic would be great. It would not have to be fancy or data intensive, just colorful and able to give some information.
11) Forums : Wish list : Thoughts on longer, check-pointed WUs (Message 2224)
Posted 22 Aug 2007 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
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I believe checkpointing is more important than either wu length or having the % complete work. In fact I think you should go to open beta when you have checkpointing.

WOW!! Three hours after I made this suggestion, I notice you have opened account creation. Talk about fast response to our suggestions! I believe it is a good decision because many want to participate and will understand if there are still some bugs. Besides, the greater number of participants will give you a better idea of potential problems before you go beta. I can hardly wait to see when you eventually get a graphic! ( know you are busy on other things for the immediate future!)
12) Forums : Wish list : Thoughts on longer, check-pointed WUs (Message 2210)
Posted 22 Aug 2007 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
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I believe checkpointing is more important than either wu length or having the % complete work. In fact I think you should go to open beta when you have checkpointing.
You should decide how long a wu is by what helps you most - we enthusiastic crunchers will adjust. The only thing is if a wu is much more than 72 hours, I get nervous about it being lost. The reason I dropped out of CPDN is they were having trouble uploading. Losing months of work was too much for me to risk.