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Message 2141 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 15:11:41 UTC
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When the question has come up before, I always said that Pirates@Home would stay up until late June. Well, it's now getting to be late June, and it's time to shut 'er down.

The Pirates@Home project and web site will shut down sometime in the late morning (EST) on Friday, June 24th, 2005.

We will continue to run both Sextant and Starboard, as able, until the shutdown. I hope to have one more round of Sextant for testing.

If there is time, there may also be one more round of Starboard. I've been working on porting xscreensaver GL 'hacks' of progressive complexity, and the next one has what I hope is only a small problem before it is ready. But maybe not...

I have to say that I think this little project has been quite a success, both for testing screensaver graphics for Einstein@Home (the original intent) and for testing BOINC in general. And I have to give credit for that to the Gentlemen and Ladies of the crew. Even if you just ran a workunit and it ended with an error and you got no credit at all, the feedback you and your machine provided helped contribute. And of course there have been many willing to contribute more than that, such as feedback in the forums, as well as the translations of the screensaver description. Thank you all for all your contributions.

A hearty "Arrrr!" to all the Pirates crew, and bon voyage!


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Message 2142 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 15:26:56 UTC - in response to Message 2141.

> A hearty "Arrrr!" to all the Pirates crew, and bon voyage!
>

Ahhhh.
Sweats of withdrawal already!
My understanding of BOINC has increased dramatically because of running this project.
Thanks Capt. for that and the amazing ride.
Pirates will be fondly remembered by many.
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Message 2143 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 15:41:28 UTC

3 cheers for the Ol' Captn'!!!!!

But before this project ends up in Davey Jones' locker, let's hope the Captn' found his gold.
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Message 2145 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 15:56:01 UTC

Nothing lasts forever... and we all knew this moment was coming soon. :(

Nonetheless we had a great trip! Our captain took us sailing through the seven seas and even more. The memories will stay with us forever, as will it be written in history about a Pirates project that, more than any other, helped make boinc what it is today! :)

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Message 2146 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 16:02:57 UTC - in response to Message 2142.

Even knowing that the life time of the pirates@home is limited,
it's sad to read the "bad news".

This project is just one of the most lovely ones, boinc ever offered.

The communication between Captn with his fellow and the pirates sailing outside, whereever they are,

have been friendly, informative never behind a glasshouse.



Me to, learned a lot about boinc due this project and general application running of boinc, thankyou letting us
share all the knowledge.


Some of us have been members for 10 Month ore even more, that's a quit long timeframe.


It was a pleasure and a honnor to be a modest part of the crew.

At least for myself, this project has found a place in good remembering for "ever"

Thanks a lot for your superb operating the boat.

You have merit the role as the Captn!


A hearty "Arrrr!" back and also "bon voyage"!



kind regards

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Message 2147 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 16:27:56 UTC

Will it be forever, or will it maybe be restarted at one point in the future when E@H needs a new screensaver?

In either case, thanks for the opportunity to test things, Eric. It was fun. :)
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Message 2148 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 16:35:26 UTC

Bye Pirates. Safe sailing where ever the wind may take you. I am enjoying the last starboard graphics floating over my screen.

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Message 2149 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 17:31:48 UTC - in response to Message 2148.

> Bye Pirates. Safe sailing where ever the wind may take you. I am enjoying the
> last starboard graphics floating over my screen.
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>

We All Walk the Plank some day,,,,

Man the life Boats, Abandon Ship......

BTWL I hope we keep the Credits....
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Message 2150 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 17:33:55 UTC - in response to Message 2148.

I'll miss Pirates , a project that was fun =).

Capt'n will we be seeing you on another project ?

either way , thanks for the fun =)

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Message 2151 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 17:34:08 UTC - in response to Message 2141.

> When the question has come up before, I always said that Pirates@Home would
> stay up until late June. Well, it's now getting to be late June, and it's
> time to shut 'er down.
>
> The Pirates@Home project and web site will shut down sometime in the late
> morning (EST) on Friday, June 24th, 2005.
>
> We will continue to run both Sextant and Starboard, as able, until the
> shutdown. I hope to have one more round of Sextant for testing.
>
> If there is time, there may also be one more round of Starboard. I've been
> working on porting xscreensaver GL 'hacks' of progressive complexity, and the
> next one has what I hope is only a small problem before it is ready. But
> maybe not...
>
> I have to say that I think this little project has been quite a success, both
> for testing screensaver graphics for Einstein@Home (the original intent) and
> for testing BOINC in general. And I have to give credit for that to the
> Gentlemen and Ladies of the crew. Even if you just ran a workunit and it
> ended with an error and you got no credit at all, the feedback you and your
> machine provided helped contribute. And of course there have been many
> willing to contribute more than that, such as feedback in the forums, as well
> as the translations of the screensaver description. Thank you all for all
> your contributions.
>
> A hearty "Arrrr!" to all the Pirates crew, and bon voyage!
>
>


Thank you Eric too bad we cant keep all those grate Screen savers!
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Message 2152 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 17:34:50 UTC - in response to Message 2149.

> We All Walk the Plank some day,,,,
>
> Man the life Boats, Abandon Ship......
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> BTWL I hope we keep the Credits....


This mate isn't abandoning ship.. this mate is going down with the ship!
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Message 2153 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 18:52:39 UTC
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I hope you'll keep the database backup somewhere and especially the user emails, just dig them in on some lonesome island and don't forget to keep the map somewhere.

When there's a rich galleon beeing spottet, just call us, we'll be your mates again :-)
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Message 2156 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 19:26:09 UTC
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It's been great sailing with the crew here! Watching my last sextant WU... what're all those green dots??!!!? (Ah - galaxies!)
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Message 2159 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 20:32:42 UTC

Would you consider keeping the stats server running over the weekend so that the last round of stats can be graped by all of the stats sites?
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Message 2160 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 20:57:18 UTC

Arrrr captain

Good job you've done all the time

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Message 2161 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 21:02:04 UTC

I assume that this will be the end of it. It has been a great pleasure to participate over here so now we will continue seeing you all at the Einstein project.
Do we have to separate from project in the Boinc host or will the host separate us anyway sometime by himself??!!

Regards to all from sunny and summer warm Spain in the Mediterranean coast.
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Message 2164 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 21:15:22 UTC

Thanks for the trip, captain


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Message 2166 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 21:23:49 UTC - in response to Message 2159.

> Would you consider keeping the stats server running over the weekend so that
> the last round of stats can be graped by all of the stats sites?

I will try a little trick that should keep the stats up after things close down, but if it doesn't work then I can make them available "by hand" after I get back from vacation.


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Message 2168 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 22:05:05 UTC

Well, this is certainly a first. I'll need to make some changes to my site, something like 'Closed projects'.

The stats will (offcourse) continue to be available for those who want to look back from time to time, and the Pirates credits will also still be a part of the totals!

Thanks for the good time!
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Message 2169 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 22:06:38 UTC

Will the source code and examples of the pirates apps be kept online for devs to study from and apply on future boinc projects (maybe)?
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Message 2171 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 23:09:23 UTC

Thank ye Capt'n and crew, may the wind always fill your sails, or is that credits in your stats. Anyway thank you for the ride
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Message 2172 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 23:18:33 UTC

It's been a long strange trip, but fun none the less. I was really looking forward to this ship going down running the Russian Roulette you had mentioned long ago, but alas, I'm afraid that we ran out of time before that application was completed.

Any plans on forming Pirates@Home teams on all the other projects? Or just the three that you currently have?


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Message 2174 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 23:40:44 UTC
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I say: Well done and i had a very good time here...
It's a pity, cause i liked it here very much. Go on @ Einstein and wherever you like. Aaaaarrrrrgh!!!!
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Message 2177 - Posted: 23 Jun 2005 | 23:49:53 UTC

Argc, Argv (spit)
The end of a journey is always an mix of hapiness and sadness.
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thank 'ptain

So long
see You on turtle (blues) Island, Janis Jopling is resting.

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Message 2178 - Posted: 24 Jun 2005 | 0:13:13 UTC

Aaaaarrrrgh!!!
Still got 4 sextant 4.91 units left... Should i bunker them for ebay, or should i let them crunch'n go?
Just kidding... ;) :( :[
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Message 2179 - Posted: 24 Jun 2005 | 1:47:49 UTC - in response to Message 2141.


> A hearty "Arrrr!" to all the Pirates crew, and bon voyage!

Thanks, the voyage has been a lot of fun!


TTFN - Pete.

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Message 2186 - Posted: 24 Jun 2005 | 5:39:07 UTC
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Uhuuuu!
Goodby to this nice ship and thanks for letting me sail with You all it has been an interesting and educational trip , but I know I will see a lot of You pirates@home members on other ships sailing all over.

A warm thank to the Captain once more.

Let the pirates rule and conquer the seas!

Boincing away............


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Message 2190 - Posted: 24 Jun 2005 | 8:03:09 UTC

Good luck, for the rest of your way - captain Jack Sparrow - ....

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Message 2193 - Posted: 24 Jun 2005 | 9:12:19 UTC

We from BOINC@Heidelberg will also miss this project much.
We had a lot of fun crunching for pirates, thank you.
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Message 2194 - Posted: 24 Jun 2005 | 9:48:58 UTC

Nah...that cannot be true!
Alas...

If there's crew needed for a brand new boat (or an old one) anywhere in the future (or past ;-) ) don't forget about me.

Stopy wody pod kilem. - Feet of water under a keel.
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Message 2196 - Posted: 24 Jun 2005 | 11:24:20 UTC

It's been a great ride - I know some was hoping somehow this ship would be kept afloat, but as it's destined to go down, the crew will keep the memory of it alive


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Message 2200 - Posted: 24 Jun 2005 | 14:05:46 UTC

Arrr, 'tis a sad day indeed. I'm thrilled that that made me one of the last UOTD's of the project yesterday, but still, I'm going to miss the crew. I always dropped whatever crunching I was doing when I saw there were Pirate dubloons to be had. Could never resist.

Was an honour sailin' with ye, Cap'n.

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Message 2201 - Posted: 24 Jun 2005 | 15:11:47 UTC
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Thank you cap'n for the ride, I've loved every minute... thank you too on behalf of X: Beyond the Frontier team... only regret was that we couldn't retake 3rd from SETI Germany, grins!

Good luck to the Cap'n and all the Pirates crunchers for the future, I will no doubt, see you in other projects!
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