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Message 7248 - Posted: 22 Jul 2020, 17:00:08 UTC

There are already over 400 combinations (for one ring) with the existing levels, can you imagine how many more combinations there would be if you add 3 more colours?

Just my 2 cents ;-)

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Message 7249 - Posted: 22 Jul 2020, 20:05:32 UTC

Adding more Badge/Star levels would probably only benefit 1 or 2 people, I have 16 @ the 250k+ Level but would never see the other 4 to reach a 250k Badge/Star, just wouldn't be worth my time or effort to go for it now that I've significantly reduced my Phar down to just 3 Box's (Lost my Linux Box a month ago or so & have no plans to replace it & if any other Box's go down I won't replace them either ..

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Message 7250 - Posted: 22 Jul 2020, 23:50:25 UTC - in response to Message 7249.

Adding more Badge/Star levels would probably only benefit 1 or 2 people, I have 16 @ the 250k+ Level but would never see the other 4 to reach a 250k Badge/Star, just wouldn't be worth my time or effort to go for it now that I've significantly reduced my Phar down to just 3 Box's (Lost my Linux Box a month ago or so & have no plans to replace it & if any other Box's go down I won't replace them either ..


NOT YOU!!! You are the guy I used to aim to beat, I stopped for practical reasons ie you were doing MUCH more than I ever could!! SMH!!!

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Message 7253 - Posted: 23 Jul 2020, 2:47:53 UTC - in response to Message 7250.

Adding more Badge/Star levels would probably only benefit 1 or 2 people, I have 16 @ the 250k+ Level but would never see the other 4 to reach a 250k Badge/Star, just wouldn't be worth my time or effort to go for it now that I've significantly reduced my Phar down to just 3 Box's (Lost my Linux Box a month ago or so & have no plans to replace it & if any other Box's go down I won't replace them either ..


NOT YOU!!! You are the guy I used to aim to beat, I stopped for practical reasons ie you were doing MUCH more than I ever could!! SMH!!!


Not so much a Farm anymore, I made the decision awhile ago to cut back & donated most of my box's to another BOINCer. I'm down to 4 boxes now with 2 of them being Laptops so a Mini Farm at best for me now ... :)


I posted the above on June 11, 2018 about cutting back ... So it's been over 3 years ago since I cut back from about 20 computers to just 4, it was just to much expense for me to keep running like I was. I was spending upwards of $1500 on Utility Bills running the Pharm I had & I just couldn't afford it anymore since I'm not running company Computers but just out of my home & had to pay the bill out of my own pocket.

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Message 7254 - Posted: 23 Jul 2020, 19:14:16 UTC - in response to Message 7253.
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[quote]Adding more Badge/Star levels would probably only benefit 1 or 2 people, I have 16 @ the 250k+ Level but would never see the other 4 to reach a 250k Badge/Star, just wouldn't be worth my time or effort to go for it now that I've significantly reduced my Phar down to just 3 Box's (Lost my Linux Box a month ago or so & have no plans to replace it & if any other Box's go down I won't replace them either ..


NOT YOU!!! You are the guy I used to aim to beat, I stopped for practical reasons ie you were doing MUCH more than I ever could!! SMH!!!


Not so much a Farm anymore, I made the decision awhile ago to cut back & donated most of my box's to another BOINCer. I'm down to 4 boxes now with 2 of them being Laptops so a Mini Farm at best for me now ... :)


I missed that!!! :-(

I posted the above on June 11, 2018 about cutting back ... So it's been over 3 years ago since I cut back from about 20 computers to just 4, it was just to much expense for me to keep running like I was. I was spending upwards of $1500 on Utility Bills running the Pharm I had & I just couldn't afford it anymore since I'm not running company Computers but just out of my home & had to pay the bill out of my own pocket.


I'm heading the same way now, I have 19 pc's currently running, just cpu's though during the Summer months because the electricty is too high, my wife complains ALOT. In the Fall I will shut down some boxes and fire the gpu's back up agian. I'm saving $100US a month by doing it this way but mine was only a bit over $600 to start with.. I only run a few gpu's now and then to keep my rac up so I can post here and there.

I retired several pc's but fired them back up to see how it went, my wife is happy so I guess they will stay running if they can. Some are taking alot of work though and I'm not really happy about that.

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Message 7255 - Posted: 23 Jul 2020, 20:20:12 UTC

I was running 36 state of the art GPU's at one time, thus the $1500 Utility bills, down to just 2 now, neither one that fast by today's standards ...

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Message 7256 - Posted: 23 Jul 2020, 20:57:00 UTC

Some years ago I was running 20+ PC's all with NVidia GPU's. From 2003 till 2007 I was running Folding@Home then late 2006 I started running Boinc. Massive electric bill around £600 ($900) per month. Started running Androids in 2015 and now have a huge farm of them. I only have 2 PC's running now plus a few laptops and of course the Androids and the bill is down to £115! I would add more Android tablets but I'm close to the limit on what my WiFi can handle.

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Message 7257 - Posted: 23 Jul 2020, 21:03:58 UTC - in response to Message 7255.

I was running 36 state of the art GPU's at one time, thus the $1500 Utility bills, down to just 2 now, neither one that fast by today's standards ...


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Message 7258 - Posted: 23 Jul 2020, 21:07:09 UTC - in response to Message 7256.

Some years ago I was running 20+ PC's all with NVidia GPU's. From 2003 till 2007 I was running Folding@Home then late 2006 I started running Boinc. Massive electric bill around £600 ($900) per month. Started running Androids in 2015 and now have a huge farm of them. I only have 2 PC's running now plus a few laptops and of course the Androids and the bill is down to £115! I would add more Android tablets but I'm close to the limit on what my WiFi can handle.

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Is it the bandwidth or your network, because if it's the network you can always get a cheap wifi router and add a 2nd network. OTH if it's the total bandwidth you are sorta stuck unless you live near a wifi hotspot or open one.

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Message 7259 - Posted: 23 Jul 2020, 22:26:06 UTC
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mickey, this may interest you See here
It is from Sep 2013 when STEVE achieved the first maximum badge level of 5 x 5,000 hours for 100 applications and asked for more levels then.


Mumps [MM] was the first to achieve 100,000 hours for 100 applications in Sep 2014 Also here

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Message 7260 - Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 5:58:24 UTC - in response to Message 7258.

Some years ago I was running 20+ PC's all with NVidia GPU's. From 2003 till 2007 I was running Folding@Home then late 2006 I started running Boinc. Massive electric bill around £600 ($900) per month. Started running Androids in 2015 and now have a huge farm of them. I only have 2 PC's running now plus a few laptops and of course the Androids and the bill is down to £115! I would add more Android tablets but I'm close to the limit on what my WiFi can handle.

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Is it the bandwidth or your network, because if it's the network you can always get a cheap wifi router and add a 2nd network. OTH if it's the total bandwidth you are sorta stuck unless you live near a wifi hotspot or open one.

If you have problem with bandwidth of your home WiFi router and not connection to your internet provider, you can try connecting your Android devices by cable. I know that there are special USB-Ethernet adapters to do this like mentioned in this article, you can try using them: https://www.wirelesshack.org/how-to-connect-a-android-to-wired-ethernet-connection.html
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Message 7261 - Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 7:57:50 UTC

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2013 edition I believe, can I run BOINC on that ???

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Message 7262 - Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 8:18:22 UTC - in response to Message 7261.

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2013 edition I believe, can I run BOINC on that ???


Yes, I had one of these that my wife gave me when her contract ended. You can run most if not all of the available android projects.

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Message 7263 - Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 8:20:32 UTC - in response to Message 7262.

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2013 edition I believe, can I run BOINC on that ???


Yes, I had one of these that my wife gave me when her contract ended. You can run most if not all of the available android projects.

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Yeah I'm trying to get it to run now but can't get the Host to connect for some reason, not sure if I'm putting the right info in ...

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Message 7264 - Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 8:43:06 UTC - in response to Message 7260.

Some years ago I was running 20+ PC's all with NVidia GPU's. From 2003 till 2007 I was running Folding@Home then late 2006 I started running Boinc. Massive electric bill around £600 ($900) per month. Started running Androids in 2015 and now have a huge farm of them. I only have 2 PC's running now plus a few laptops and of course the Androids and the bill is down to £115! I would add more Android tablets but I'm close to the limit on what my WiFi can handle.

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Is it the bandwidth or your network, because if it's the network you can always get a cheap wifi router and add a 2nd network. OTH if it's the total bandwidth you are sorta stuck unless you live near a wifi hotspot or open one.

If you have problem with bandwidth of your home WiFi router and not connection to your internet provider, you can try connecting your Android devices by cable. I know that there are special USB-Ethernet adapters to do this like mentioned in this article, you can try using them: https://www.wirelesshack.org/how-to-connect-a-android-to-wired-ethernet-connection.html


Not the bandwidth but the fact that I've run out of IP addresses. I have a dual band Modem router and a triple band router. These are both limited to 32 channels per band. There's plenty of empty channels on the high speed band but I've used all 64 channels on the low speed bands. Not all to Androids but to a mixture of other wifi devices, I have tons of them like for example I have 2 wifi boosters, an alexa, 4 smart TV's 2 wireless printers, etc. I do have another dual band modem router but I haven't figured out why it always gets an IP address that isn't in the right range for me to access it. So, I can add more Androids but they have to be dual speed and not all of them are.

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Message 7265 - Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 8:47:28 UTC - in response to Message 7263.

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2013 edition I believe, can I run BOINC on that ???


Yes, I had one of these that my wife gave me when her contract ended. You can run most if not all of the available android projects.

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Yeah I'm trying to get it to run now but can't get the Host to connect for some reason, not sure if I'm putting the right info in ...


Did you get the Boinc app from PlayStore?

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Message 7266 - Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 9:10:25 UTC - in response to Message 7265.

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2013 edition I believe, can I run BOINC on that ???


Yes, I had one of these that my wife gave me when her contract ended. You can run most if not all of the available android projects.

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Yeah I'm trying to get it to run now but can't get the Host to connect for some reason, not sure if I'm putting the right info in ...


Did you get the Boinc app from PlayStore?

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I have it running using the playstore BOINC App, so far just running 2 cores WCG & WuProp ...

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Message 7267 - Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 9:29:07 UTC - in response to Message 7264.
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Some years ago I was running 20+ PC's all with NVidia GPU's. From 2003 till 2007 I was running Folding@Home then late 2006 I started running Boinc. Massive electric bill around £600 ($900) per month. Started running Androids in 2015 and now have a huge farm of them. I only have 2 PC's running now plus a few laptops and of course the Androids and the bill is down to £115! I would add more Android tablets but I'm close to the limit on what my WiFi can handle.

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Is it the bandwidth or your network, because if it's the network you can always get a cheap wifi router and add a 2nd network. OTH if it's the total bandwidth you are sorta stuck unless you live near a wifi hotspot or open one.

If you have problem with bandwidth of your home WiFi router and not connection to your internet provider, you can try connecting your Android devices by cable. I know that there are special USB-Ethernet adapters to do this like mentioned in this article, you can try using them: https://www.wirelesshack.org/how-to-connect-a-android-to-wired-ethernet-connection.html


Not the bandwidth but the fact that I've run out of IP addresses. I have a dual band Modem router and a triple band router. These are both limited to 32 channels per band. There's plenty of empty channels on the high speed band but I've used all 64 channels on the low speed bands. Not all to Androids but to a mixture of other wifi devices, I have tons of them like for example I have 2 wifi boosters, an alexa, 4 smart TV's 2 wireless printers, etc. I do have another dual band modem router but I haven't figured out why it always gets an IP address that isn't in the right range for me to access it. So, I can add more Androids but they have to be dual speed and not all of them are.

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To be clear, IP addresses and WiFi channels are independent things - I am not sure if you are mixing them or not.

Your routers are probably configured to use IP addresses 192.168.x.x with netmask 255.255.255.0 (may be also written as /24), what means that you have 253 IP addresses available (remaining 3 are used for network, broadcast and router addresses). If this is not enough for you, you can change your netmask to wider one, up to 255.255.0.0 (or /16) what will give you over 64K addresses.
If you are interested, here is more info about addresses reserved for private networks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network

Regarding WiFi channels, you may see too much interference from having multiple devices on the same channel. In such case another router with different channel number will help. This additional router should be connected via cable to your 1st router. By default it will be configured to have its own private IP range and use NAT (Network Address Translation) to connect to other network. If this is not right for you, look for option to switch it into bridge mode to make it part of the same IP range as used by 1st router. In this case also make sure you have DHCP server on one router only, two DHCP servers in one network is bad idea.
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Message 7268 - Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 10:41:37 UTC - in response to Message 7267.

Thanks for your advice, to be clear, both the routers I am using (Netgears) are hard wired to give out a maximum of 32 wifi addresses per channel. I know that if you are using ethernet cables then the limit as you say is 253. Yes, the range the Netgear routers run is 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.255, the other router I have is a TPLink which has an address of 192.168.1.1. I've run a few checks using IP scanner and this can see the Router but if I type in 192.168.1.1 then I can't access it to change anything. Now then, when my Internet was upgraded to Fibre To Cabinet this router no longer worked so I had to purchase the Netgear routers. The strange thing is though that I was able to plug it in to the new Netgear router and it worked just fine then when we had a power outage a few months ago it reverted to 192.168.1.1 and I've no idea how to get into the router to change the parameters. I also dug out an old Netgear WAP which should have an address of 192.168.0.227 but this shows up as 192.168.1.227 and I can't access it...As my wife made me remove all of my ethernet cables and hubs a while ago I started using Powerline connectors but since the power cut one of them no longer works, shrug.
One other option I have is to get a Hauwei internet box but these only support 10 connections and cost around £30 a month.

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Message 7269 - Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 12:52:14 UTC - in response to Message 7259.

mickey, this may interest you See here
It is from Sep 2013 when STEVE achieved the first maximum badge level of 5 x 5,000 hours for 100 applications and asked for more levels then.


Mumps [MM] was the first to achieve 100,000 hours for 100 applications in Sep 2014 Also here

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btw it's mikey, mickey is in Florida, France and California and maybe even China soon and is a mouse.

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