Posts by Gorkan

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Project File Upload Handler Is Missing (Message 69196)
Posted 11 Jan 2011 by Gorkan

You paid how much in advance? This is as daft as the traffic lights one.

then to gripe once every 3 or 6 months when something serious goes wrong is quite baffling.

If you choose not to prepare for that, the responsibility is your own and no-one else's - no discussion - especially when you can see it coming.

In case you missed the comment from DB in another thread:
I apologize for the recent system crash. We are beefing up our servers considerably so hopefully this won't happen again for a long time to come."

Its obvious you don't possess the social skill set to understand what the complaint is.

Short and simple version:

Hardware fails, we all understand that happens. When it does happen, it would be logical to expect an estimated time for the repairs to be completed and when the system will be fully functional again. I am confidant that this information was given to the project administration.

The complaint is – why has this information not been passed along to the people that are donating their time, effort, computer hardware and electricity to the project in a timely manner ?

Is this information some kind of proprietary trade secret for R@H ?
If so, then I'll just take my happy ass back to the mushroom patch and wait quietly.


Is it that no one had the common courtesy to inform the rest of us ?
If the R@H Administration can not take responsibility for keeping us informed perhaps they should consider hiring someone for PR before we all start to consider a new project

2) Message boards : Number crunching : Project File Upload Handler Is Missing (Message 69187)
Posted 11 Jan 2011 by Gorkan
I think you missed the point Chris was making.

If someone gives you something, take it and say thank you

We are all “GIVING” to R@H and for the most part they seem very appreciative,


IMHO – sometimes they tend to take us all for granted

Imagine if you will:

R@H is a restaurant

We all go in and sit down, order off the menu and pay 20.00 for a 5.00 plate of food.
So in effect we are making cash donations to their cause .
And why do we do this? Well perhaps you get a warm fuzzy from supporting a good cause, perhaps
its for the corned beef and cabbage . We all have our own reasons.
So here we all sit, we've placed our orders and wait...... and wait....... and wait some more
then we are told there was a fire in the kitchen, the cook is burned badly and headed to the hospital.
So we wait, A couple of hours longer, hours turn to days, and we wait.
Then we are told, the stove burned up in the fire.
So we wait.........

I ask , at what point should the Management have come out and told us “ The Restaurant
Thank you all for your support , but right now the stove needs to be replaced and we need to find a new cook, its going to be a few days to find a new cook not to mention having the new stove installed. Again Thank You all for your support. We anticipate being back up and running in 14 days
3) Message boards : Number crunching : What's the bottom line? (Message 69146)
Posted 10 Jan 2011 by Gorkan
Stop complain'n

And Welcome to the M U S H R O O M C L U B !
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Tyan k8w and k8we free to good home (Message 68952)
Posted 31 Dec 2010 by Gorkan
Cleaning out the closet , thought Id drop a line here and see if anyone wanted this stuff before it hits the trash can

1 k8w s2885
1 k8we s2895

opteron 250, 850, 2 880's

5) Message boards : Number crunching : No XML updates to BOINCstats for two days!? (Message 68951)
Posted 31 Dec 2010 by Gorkan
I noticed this also. Is there a system problem somewhere that's preventing the stats from being made available? r@h is always so reliable, this is odd. But, given how some other projects run, can't complain too much.

I have recently been prioritizing r@h and have been hoping to see results in boincstats, but without the stats export, it's just not as fun to watch.


Yeah, the fun factor is definitely in the crapper !
6) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Rosetta@home wont run on ubuntu (Message 68862)
Posted 23 Dec 2010 by Gorkan
i run it on x-ubuntu 32bit, and have run it on ubuntu and easy peasy... I think all the same 10.10 ubuntu kernel.

Maybe its the 64bit...

Download BOINC from the linux software center... then it worked fine.

Do you meet the system requirements for boinc?

What does not work exactly?

Works great for me running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat 64-bit

I just followed the instructions I found here

7) Message boards : Number crunching : Results pending and results still uploading (Message 65402)
Posted 23 Feb 2010 by Gorkan
I'm still getting the validate errors on wu's sent yesterday.
have flushed everything and starting fresh - even my drink
dunno if its gonna fix things, but I can say the drink tastes better!
wish me luck ;)

8) Message boards : Number crunching : Results pending and results still uploading (Message 65398)
Posted 23 Feb 2010 by Gorkan
Sent in 44 wu's after validator went down.
17 Validate errors
4 still pending

Come on guys, your just spinnin my power meter here.
Im sure Alabama power loves you for it but I'm just not feelin the "love"
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems with Rosetta version 5.80 (Message 46281)
Posted 15 Sep 2007 by Gorkan
I dunno , looks like it was chewing on something it didnt want to swallow
On the plus side it didnt leave a mess on the floor.

- exit code -1073741819 (0xc0000005)
# cpu_run_time_pref: 10800
# random seed: 2944148

Unhandled Exception Detected...

- Unhandled Exception Record -
Reason: Access Violation (0xc0000005) at address 0x0092541B read attempt to address 0x16481000

Engaging BOINC Windows Runtime Debugger...


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