Posts by David Stites

1) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Personal Milestones (Message 50819)
Posted 19 Jan 2008 by Profile David Stites
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I just made 97% for Rosetta.
2) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : 2 YEAR CLUB (Message 44844)
Posted 9 Aug 2007 by Profile David Stites
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Congratulations to 2 year club members.

You're a couple of months early aren't you?
3) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Hey SETI crunchers, will you continue crunching Rosetta? (Message 42751)
Posted 28 Jun 2007 by Profile David Stites
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My sig tells the story. I started in July 1999 and am still working.
4) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Retaining Users - Bringing back former ones (Message 26494)
Posted 10 Sep 2006 by Profile David Stites
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That's what drove me away. Especially carl.h and Moderator9. I see they are still at it and there is no reason to come back.

David, the new moderators can see your one deleted post.

You posted that you had a message that was...
deleted not for offensive language as was stated but for objecting to carl.h and his high handed manner. I am not surprised, scientists make their living begging rich people for money.


It's over 200 days ago, so you probably don't recall, so let me recap for you.
The deleted post began with name calling, first of a class of contributors, and then of a specific person, and ended with "grow up" and have a nice day.

I wanted to be clear to you, and to anyone else reading this, that this is exactly the type of post that will be deleted by moderators. And it has nothing to do with opinions expressed in the post. It has entirely to do with the portion I sited above. If posts were deleted due to the opinion expressed, then your post after that about overmoderation would have been deleted as well. In fact, I might have deleted that one as well if it were me, because you continued with the name calling. It's as simple as that.


I was thinking about coming back but after this response I have decided not to.
5) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Retaining Users - Bringing back former ones (Message 26427)
Posted 9 Sep 2006 by Profile David Stites
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This over moderation, inappropriate moving of threads, bad threadment of users by the mods and other users, heavy arogancy against other boinc projects from a lot of users and mods, and zensoring of postings with constructive criticsm has forced me to stop crunching rosetta and ralph.
Sometimes I check the messageboards, but if there would not be a significant change, I seen no more reason to crunch these projects.

That's what drove me away. Especially carl.h and Moderator9. I see they are still at it and there is no reason to come back.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Removal of posts containing offensive language (Message 9856)
Posted 25 Jan 2006 by Profile David Stites
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My post was deleted not for offensive language as was stated but for objecting to carl.h and his high handed manner. I am not surprised, scientists make their living begging rich people for money. A high RAC means lots of machines and carl and the FADs choose to use that to control this project. The mods mean to suck up to him and his cronies. I don't have enough RAC to be allowed a disenting opinion and I am too stiff necked to put up with that. I have set my computers to 'no new work' for FAD(formerly rosetta)@home and will detach from this project when current work is done.

I leave this place forever!
7) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Join 'Democratic Party' Team (Message 9263)
Posted 18 Jan 2006 by Profile David Stites
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I'd like to add to what Ethan says.

Debate is an important part of politics, and debate within the cafe in general should be allowed. We have already had one overtly political thread, and there is nothing (in my view) to stop someone starting a 'Republicans vs Democrats' thread, or 'Labour vs Tories' or whatever and providing both sides can debate their differences in a civilised way that is fine.

Those who do not want to read that debate will simply avoid clicking on that thread - no problem.

However, a team recruiting thread - one that is dedicated to a particular team - is not the place to do this. A team recruiting thread should, in my opinion, be left to be a place where people of that persuasion can build on their unity - whether it be a political stance, a sense of humour, a language, a nationality, or whatever that binds them together.

Friendly teasing, maybe - but it has to be obvious it's intended in a good natured way. Natural opponents maybe will want to tease when they overtake each other in the stats - fine.

Serious disagreement however should be referred to a separate thread.

In this case, I would have been happier if the reply had been posted elsewhere, and at most a brief post in this thread saying "not everyone sees it that way - for the alternative view see link". That would have shown respect for the team's space while equally showing that there is room for difference on the story told.

It is about showing respect while simultaneously highlighting a difference of opinion.

m8



Join us at: Democratic Party Team

Thank you Moderator8. I agree that this is neither the time, nor the place for debate about politics. So let me do as you suggest and offer some links that will offer different viewpoints (many which blog):

I hope no one was offended, if so let us start a debate in another room, not here. However, if you have questions to ask (rather than points to make) please by all means ask them, however I would prefer they concern the team, not politics issues.


You say this is not the place for debate, after you have posted a large amount of political propaganda. You want to have your say and stop all the rest of us from having ours. Very political indeed. And the moderaters are helping you which makes me feel like abandoning these boards all together. If you are allowed to say whatever you want but the rest of us aren't this whole board is politically biased, against those of us who disagree with you. A very neat trick, you should be proud of yourself.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Leave in Memory? (Message 9151)
Posted 16 Jan 2006 by Profile David Stites
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I don't leave mine in memory and I run Rosetta just fine.


If just fine means it completes SOME work units OK, I guess you're right.

Your Athlon X2 (host id 765) has nearly as many WUs with client errors as it has successes - I wonder how many of those are due to you not leaving them in memory.

Probably none.
9) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Join 'Democratic Party' Team (Message 9150)
Posted 16 Jan 2006 by Profile David Stites
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Please don't use a team thread to attack the basis of that team's existence.

m8

I think only a Democrat would see this as a team thread. It is obviously a political thread because they didn't say "come join us and see what we are about" they posted a political statement and wrapped it inside the team thread guise.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Leave in Memory? (Message 9112)
Posted 15 Jan 2006 by Profile David Stites
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Ok. The Honeymoon is over. When is the problem that forces users to leave the applicaion in memory going to be fixed? It was brought to the forground over 4 months ago.

I don't leave mine in memory and I run Rosetta just fine.
11) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Rosetta /BOINC Board (Message 8222)
Posted 2 Jan 2006 by Profile David Stites
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I apologise profusely that my dislike of this board and it`s layout has so obviously offended you and that you feel threatened that I`ve setup a seperate board. Sorry.


The door is alway`s open and no offence is intended....

Carl.......

I wasn't offended or threatened, I simply see no need to duplicate effort. If this board isn't pretty enough for you by all means start your own. I care about content not fluff and reading one board per project and one team board keeps me busy enough.

Have a nice day,
12) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Rosetta /BOINC Board (Message 8188)
Posted 2 Jan 2006 by Profile David Stites
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I don't see the point to a separate board. Why should I go there instead of here.
13) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : I hate computers (Message 7092)
Posted 21 Dec 2005 by Profile David Stites
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I just spent the last six hours trying to install Windows XP on my fairly new AMD Athlon 64 3200+. I am now right back where I started, Windows 2000 SP1. XP won't install, XP x64 won't install, Slackware won't install, Win2000 SP2,3,4 won't install. I had a lot of trouble getting XP x64 on my Athlon 64x2 3800+ a couple of months ago. I am fed up with AMD, I wish I had Intel inside.


Sounds you have a hardware problem. Most likely your ram

I can't conceive of a hardware problem that would allow Windows 2000 SP1 to work but not anything else. Just for drill I ran Memtest-86 v3.2 for 2.5 hours, 4 complete passes, with no errors. I just upgraded the BIOS and will retry SP4. If that works I may retry XP.

Wish me luck,

Update: It appears that Monarch computer sold me a Venice cpu with E4 stepping and a motherboard with a BIOS that doesn't support that at this time. I have contacted Gigabyte to see when it will be available. Their website says it is in testing, who knows what that means.
14) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : I hate computers (Message 6824)
Posted 20 Dec 2005 by Profile David Stites
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I just spent the last six hours trying to install Windows XP on my fairly new AMD Athlon 64 3200+. I am now right back where I started, Windows 2000 SP1. XP won't install, XP x64 won't install, Slackware won't install, Win2000 SP2,3,4 won't install. I had a lot of trouble getting XP x64 on my Athlon 64x2 3800+ a couple of months ago. I am fed up with AMD, I wish I had Intel inside.


Sounds you have a hardware problem. Most likely your ram

I can't conceive of a hardware problem that would allow Windows 2000 SP1 to work but not anything else. Just for drill I ran Memtest-86 v3.2 for 2.5 hours, 4 complete passes, with no errors. I just upgraded the BIOS and will retry SP4. If that works I may retry XP.

Wish me luck,
15) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Personal Milestones (Message 6811)
Posted 19 Dec 2005 by Profile David Stites
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I just passed 100K total BOINC!
16) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : I hate computers (Message 6524)
Posted 17 Dec 2005 by Profile David Stites
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I just spent the last six hours trying to install Windows XP on my fairly new AMD Athlon 64 3200+. I am now right back where I started, Windows 2000 SP1. XP won't install, XP x64 won't install, Slackware won't install, Win2000 SP2,3,4 won't install. I had a lot of trouble getting XP x64 on my Athlon 64x2 3800+ a couple of months ago. I am fed up with AMD, I wish I had Intel inside.
17) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Fuzzy Hollynoodles UOTD (Message 5952)
Posted 12 Dec 2005 by Profile David Stites
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Congratulations Fuzzy!!
18) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : About the shameful pimping (Message 3587)
Posted 18 Nov 2005 by Profile David Stites
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If I didn't have a team already I would definitely consider joining yours.

Good luck,
19) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Welcome to Boinc Synergy Team (Message 3282)
Posted 15 Nov 2005 by Profile David Stites
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You can say that again!


that


*cough*

:)

20) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Teammember recruiting thread (No. 1) (Message 1235)
Posted 11 Oct 2005 by Profile David Stites
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Check us out, click the sig


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