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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 4402)
Posted 8 Nov 2016 by Profile KPX
You just did!
Welcome to the chase... :-)
22) Message boards : Number crunching : validate errors ? (Message 4076)
Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Profile KPX
I'm seeing the same thing. Over the past several days, all tasks have failed validation, except one. A single task validated.

I can't tell whether or not hours were being counted correctly because it's too hot for the computers to be crunching, so there's no data being collected anyway.

You do NOT get hours for the invalid WU ... I watched. :(

Exactly. Same here. Losing all the application hours from the invalid WUs.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Computed hours no more counted on selected applications (Message 4075)
Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Profile KPX
Nothing is fine. We are losing lots of hours. Still many WUs get invalidated and you donĀ§t get any of the app hours that were supposed to be counted by the invalid WUs.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Server down? (Message 4071)
Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Profile KPX
With all the problems reported - servers partly not working, WUs not being validated, hours not being counted - it seems that Sebastien is on vacation and Wuprop servers started acting up just when he disappeared. I hope he enjoys his vacation, but even more I hope his vacation will not be not too long, so that things get fixed soon. :-)
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Nothing Uploading (Message 4060)
Posted 24 Jul 2016 by Profile KPX
I am not getting a unit. It tells me "This computer has finished its daily quota of 1 task". So anything I crunch from now on goes up in smoke, because i don't have a Wuprop unit...
26) Message boards : Number crunching : ALICE Simulation not being picked up (Message 3985)
Posted 12 Jul 2016 by Profile KPX
WUPROP is not picking up ALICE Simulation from vLHCathome-dev. I've had several units in the evening, but in the morning I still don't see them reported.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 3974)
Posted 10 Jul 2016 by Profile KPX

I've asked WUProp to remove "CompositeGrid" from their database -- and I'm going to block unauthorized access to the system.

Seriously, you want to earn badges for doing fake work? You really should be ashamed of yourselves.

Michael Goetz:

1. We crunchers do our crunching VOLUNTARILY and FOR FUN!!! I should't have to say anything more to for you to see how out of place and misguided your accusations of anything fake are. However, I can continue.

2. If a distributed computing project is open to public, it is the responsibility of the PROJECT OWNER - if it is open to public, crunchers will come. If you don't want too many of them, award low or no credit. If you don't want crunchers, don't open the project to public.

3. What project does, how fake or real it is, is the responsibility of the PROJECT OWNER. I have no clue what I crunch in any of the projects and it is not my responsibility to know.

4. What I know for sure is that my crunching time is VERY REAL. IF everything else is fake, if your project is fake, if the work units are fake, or even if you are a fake admininstrator, I cannot know. It is your responsibility.

5. Therefore stop accusing us crunchers of anything. We have crunched your project in good faith, our crunching hours are real and if anything, it is not us crunchers who should apologize for wasting electricity and causing unnecessary global warming.

6. Read point 1.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 3865)
Posted 28 May 2016 by Profile KPX
This is your situation:

When you get 40 application stars, then you get a second badge star. Each badge star represents 20 application stars. OK? Specifically you now need 15 additional applications with at least 100 hours.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 3743)
Posted 29 Mar 2016 by Profile KPX
... the app from Predictor@Home? :-D
No, wait, that's really impossible, WUProp wasn't yet alive as this project was active. ;-)

Really really impossible! :-) Nobody hated BOINC crunchers more than David L. Brown, the infamous last Predictor administrator. Actually, Predictor used to be my favorite project, until they hired DLB. He promptly banned everybody who was active on the forums, and shortly after that shut down the project altogether. Because of him, I'll be forever few credits short of 250000...
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 3708)
Posted 11 Mar 2016 by Profile KPX
I have just lost a star (the little app star I mean - I had 226 stars and have just 225 now). And I am not alone - I have checked a few people on Conan's list and some have lost a star as well. What happened? Were some applications merged? Or was an application removed from the list altogether?
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 2962)
Posted 8 May 2015 by Profile KPX
Second red star. :-) Somehow the badge upgrades are becoming more and more rare for me...
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Errors: Exceeded disk capacity and Finished a daily quota of 1 task (Message 2939)
Posted 26 Apr 2015 by Profile KPX
Thank you all for the advice and hints. I indeed found a CMS-dev forgotten file in one of the Slot folders. The vm_image.vdi file had 5.7 GB in size. I deleted it. Now I will also detach the project and restart Boinc and test how it runs. Hopefully I'll be able to cruch again...will let you know.
Many thanks again!
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Errors: Exceeded disk capacity and Finished a daily quota of 1 task (Message 2931)
Posted 23 Apr 2015 by Profile KPX
Actually, the first error exact wording is: "aborted: disk limit exceeded". I started getting it on WUPropo units, now I am getting it on almost all units of all projects. Strange. he settings are not the cause, as I have the settings very generous (Use at most 99 GB, leave at least 1 GB, use at most 90 % of total disk space and 75 % of swap file).
And the second error now reads "This computer has finished a daily quota of 2 tasks." Ano no new WUProp unit downloads.
I reinstalled BOINC, have the newest version, and no change. Still the same errors. Weird.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Errors: Exceeded disk capacity and Finished a daily quota of 1 task (Message 2930)
Posted 22 Apr 2015 by Profile KPX
Weird errors:

First the unit repeatedly failed for "exceeding disk capacity" after 1 second. My free disk capacity is huge, by the way, so it seems to be a nonsensical error.

After several fails I reset the project, and now it does not download a unit, because "This computer has finished a daily quota of 1 task".

Does this make sense to anybody? Please help me fix that, now my crunching is not measured... :-(
35) Message boards : Number crunching : More Stars ??? (Message 1511)
Posted 9 Aug 2013 by Profile KPX
Still looks to me as the best proposal. And if few crunchers conquer it, they can get a special badge (a big blue star, perhaps)... :-)
Edit: I looked at the stats of the largest teams. People, who now have 5 stars, count in single digits. There is also still very few of those with 4 stars. So the system is not gonna be conquered that fast, not even by a very few crunchers.

I'm searching how I could add new badges.
A solution could be to increase badges size, so I could add more stars.
For example
20 apps || 40 apps || 60 apps || 80 apps || 100 apps | 120 apps | 140 apps | 160 apps | 180 apps

I could also increase credits amounts like this:

100 hours
250 hours
500 hours
1,000 hours
2,500 hours
5,000 hours
10,000 hours
25,000 hours
50,000 hours
100,000 hours
250,000 hours
36) Message boards : Number crunching : MT tasks count only one thread time (Message 1179)
Posted 29 Apr 2013 by Profile KPX
Admin, please, this needs a solution. MT apps can't be counted as if they ran on one thread only.
37) Message boards : News : Localized result page (Message 1152)
Posted 6 Apr 2013 by Profile KPX
Thank you!
38) Message boards : News : Localized result page (Message 1150)
Posted 6 Apr 2013 by Profile KPX
Is there a way to turn my pages back into English? Forced localization is a truly annoying thing to do to people. I have not asked to have my pages shown in Czech...this is the only project that is forcing that upon me. Why?
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Where to report missing apps? (Message 1039)
Posted 11 Mar 2013 by Profile KPX
Don't want to report a missing app, on the contrary, one too many.
La Red de Atrapa Sismos has only one application. In my account it is however reported on two lines:
La Red Atrapa Sismos La Red de Atrapa Sismos 954.12 17.70
La Red Atrapa Sismos QCN Sensor 143.23 0.00
I believe the second line is an error (it has not been growing anyway) and should be just added to the first line.
40) Message boards : News : Application updated (Message 941)
Posted 21 Feb 2013 by Profile KPX
I've got Credits in 123 Different Projects but it meaningless since you have to start all over to get the Badges.

Show me any project, that introduced badges retroactive. Or, better, show me any project that had the necessary information to give badges retroactive for certain apps.
It's a pity, but it's nothing that could be done anything about.

You can't mean that seriously. All badges on all projects I crunch (which means with few exceptions all BOINC projects) are taking into account your entire history, i.e., they were all retroactive when introduced. Which is what makes this particular badge system meaningless, unless used as something like a period badge (e.g., annual competition). And if wuprop doesn't have the history, or isn't able to get the history from the individual projects, then why is it doing the badges? I guess I am missing some logic or purpose behind it...

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