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1) Message boards : Announcements : Latest rough waters (Message 9170)
Posted 2547 days ago by Joe
Hope to see a little round Christmas..kinda tradition for some of us old salts...
2) Message boards : Pirate Applications : New Year\'s Eve scroll app (Message 730)
Posted 5458 days ago by Joe
> On the 4.64 sextant, AE in the upper left corner is kinda fades out compared
> to before
>
>I switched (not upgraded hehe) to a amd with a rage pru ati card. For the sirst time the screensaver wurked. But moving the nouse blanks the screen
3) Message boards : Pirate Applications : New Year\'s Eve scroll app (Message 729)
Posted 5458 days ago by Joe
On the 4.64 sextant, AE in the upper left corner is kinda fades out compared to before
4) Message boards : Pirate Applications : New Year\'s Eve scroll app (Message 726)
Posted 5458 days ago by Joe
> There are plenty of key combinations, and I don't know if I found them all...
> If you press shift, the percentage done appears also on the left part of the
> screen, under the quill...(huge number).
> If you press ctrl, as they said, it appears the speed.
> If you press ctrl + left arrow or rigth arrow the text rotates to left or
> right
> If you press ctrl + up arrow or down arrow, the speed of the scrolling text
> increases or decreases.
> **And you can even put the speed on negative values and the text will run
> backwards... the workunit ends after a while.
> If you press (and release) the "Alt Gr" key, it locks on the speed value on
> the left side text, as opposed to if you press the ctrl key that you have to
> keep pressing it to stay there.
>
> I have now put the text scrolling at a ridiculously slow speed just to see how
> long it will take until it finishes or until it times out... 3:20 and still
> counting... lol
>

I am just on an asus AMD with on board nvida graphics tonite. It wont show the screevsaver at 600x400 until I resize to higher screen. Cany get it to use any of the commands, but it looks great kinda like star wars hehe

>
>
5) Message boards : Pirate Applications : Notes on 'scroll' application (Message 698)
Posted 5463 days ago by Joe
I think it is intersting that Eric commented that in many cases folks did not run the graphics.

I dont always look at the graphics either on every wu, but do I try to see whats changing on each version and run as many as I can, and I must say its pretty impressive, I think the gaphics will far surpass the other projects.

I like to run up the credits, but this project has really made a REALLY NICE presentation, while accomadating those who could care less. I would just say thanks, you folks get it. Keep plugging along.....
6) Message boards : Pirate Applications : getting a lot of 0 credit for WUs starting with client 4.61 (Message 565)
Posted 5465 days ago by Joe
> Here is a wu that returned a valid result on an HT machine:
>
> http://pirates.vassar.edu/workunit.php?wuid=29312
>
> Something is wrong with this app, some cpu's get credit and some don't.
>
I think the invalid results on hyperthreaded/dual machines come from trying to display results. Try this ... show graphics on first application, close and show graphics on second application. If you havent crashed wait, a few hours or a day or two... and I think you will find 0 credits or invalid result. Its a Boinc bug
7) Message boards : Pirate Applications : getting a lot of 0 credit for WUs starting with client 4.61 (Message 542)
Posted 5466 days ago by Joe
I have a couple of duals. Have found that with graphics intensive applications like CPDN, the models wont run reliabily on any version of BOINC I have tried so far, (keep getting exit with zero status errors and one of the applications hangs) I suspect similar problems would occur with hyperthreaded machines.

BTW I'm curious, why is a result with 0 or negative credit (have seen this in other projects) considered valid if the other 2 are positive. I'm assuming its because credit has little or nothing to do with the validity of the results, but it seems to me this is rather strange logic.


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