Posts by R/B

1) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Inspiring Others to CRUNCH Rosetta! (Message 24568)
Posted 24 Aug 2006 by R/B
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That's great. Growth in a project depends on these kinds of small incremental steps multiplied over and over. Things like this are why Rosetta grows and/or retains members better than most projects.
2) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : rosetta is a scam (Message 22020)
Posted 8 Aug 2006 by R/B
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I found his picture on the web...... :-)

What a nut.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : CASP WUs past CASP deadline (Message 21971)
Posted 7 Aug 2006 by R/B
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Can't guarantee accuracy, but in post "When are CASP 7 WU's finished?", Soriak suggests 12:00 noon PST (GMT - 7).

What time today is the final deadline? I've got some wus that I've got to go and manually upload. Thanks.


Thank you!...
4) Message boards : Number crunching : CASP WUs past CASP deadline (Message 21969)
Posted 7 Aug 2006 by R/B
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What time today is the final deadline? I've got some wus that I've got to go and manually upload. Thanks.
5) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Joke Thread... (Message 21043)
Posted 24 Jul 2006 by R/B
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HAHAHAAA.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : An informal poll (Message 20862)
Posted 22 Jul 2006 by R/B
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Feet1st, can you photoshop us a 'Don King' version? :-)
7) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : CAN YOU HELP ROSETTA?? (Message 20709)
Posted 20 Jul 2006 by R/B
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This thread needs a BUMP..
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Dr. Baker receives $10m+ grant for Rosetta HIV research! (Message 20707)
Posted 20 Jul 2006 by R/B
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Wow! Congratulations.....

I guess I won't have to scrape together mint stamps out of my collection to furnish to Feetfirst for the DVD mailings now. :-)

There we go. Reminds me of the scene in the movie, 'Contact', where Dr. Arraway was told, "You have your money".

9) Message boards : Number crunching : You are cordially invited to a BBQ PARTY!!!!! (Message 20361)
Posted 17 Jul 2006 by R/B
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I'll repair to my original commentary. Everybody here is an adult and can make decisions about what to crunch when, where, why. When different BOINC projects compete for our attentions then that's GOOD. In a sense it is similar to different grocery stores or clothing markets clamoring for our 'business'. May the best man win. There's nothing negative about it for God's sake. It's certainly OK, more than OK, for a particular project to ask for more computing power and participations by its members. In a way it is a type of marketplace and if one project can't convince its members that they are more worthy of our VOLUNTEERED efforts then that's the breaks. It's not an 'us vs them' issue. Like someone above here posted, different posters shift priorities according to their wishes.

From the outset this project has stated that it needs about 10x the power it has. They've done proactive 'marketing' efforts to increase their terraflops and host numbers. They can't politely ask its OWN members to crunch a little more during these important CASP7 efforts? Of course they can.
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I've upped mine and will be requesting my fellow team members to do the same. Not to mention the fact that I'll be emailing all 49 of my members that mainly crunch for SETI...I think only 5 of us are here now. See? The miracle of free choice. Works wonders!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : You are cordially invited to a BBQ PARTY!!!!! (Message 20325)
Posted 16 Jul 2006 by R/B
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I don't think it is ethical for a project to ask people to stop crunching other projects and concentrate on theirs. I understand the reason behind it, but it "tastes bad".

I had already upped my R@H quota for the duration of CASP, I refuse to let down my other projects further, and letting them down is how I regard it.

Why not? It's up to you to decide whether or not to do this or that. You're a free human being. Noone is sabotaging another project through nefarious means. Are we not wise enough to decide what to crunch when ?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : You are cordially invited to a BBQ PARTY!!!!! (Message 20307)
Posted 16 Jul 2006 by R/B
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4- Use your common sense: do not try to be a superhero. Please remeber that the enviromental variables ( the freaking heat), the electric bill, and your ISP can produce the nasty surprise that your computers may have to sut down. We do not need that. A computer that is not running doesnt help us.

I don't get to be a Superhero? That just sux....when I joined the project it was because of the understanding I would get to dress up in tights and gain 'super powers'......

I can't express how disappointed I am.....
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Seriously though, I've dedicated more resources to Rosetta. I just wish we had that 'tell your friends' feature functional.







12) Message boards : Number crunching : Dr. Bakers plea ? (Message 20304)
Posted 16 Jul 2006 by R/B
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"So if it is at all possible for you to increase your rosetta@home cpu time for the next two weeks please do--it will make a huge difference for our collective efforts"

Does he want WU total processing time upping (I run 4 hrs per WU at present but don't mind if it needs to be + 8 hrs), or just more CPU power (like adding an Opty 170 I've got lying around) ?

Cheers for any clarifiaction.

Done. I saw a post on SETI boards about it...
13) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : DISCUSSION of Rosetta@home Journal (2) (Message 19905)
Posted 7 Jul 2006 by R/B
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Today I met with the people who design the science curriculum for Seattle Public School middle and high schools to discuss incorporating rosetta@home into middle and high school science classes. I think that participating in a real research project could be more inspiring than just learning a set of facts; I certainly never found science classes very fun or interesting--the exciting part is discovering new things more than learning about discoveries made long ago. Anyway, they were very interested and we should have some pilot projects in schools this fall.

These message boards were what gave me the idea for this--it has been really fun and rewarding to try to explain our research and answer all of your questions. As part of making the project more educational, we are working, with help from a Microsoft expert, to increase the amount of feedback participants can get on the results their computer produces. Hopefully you will see this here in not too long.

Outstanding...I forget who kicked off that idea but that is the kind of step that will pay off in the long run....

A wonderful step, Dr. Baker...
14) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : How Rosetta works, an explanation your cat will follow (Message 19903)
Posted 7 Jul 2006 by R/B
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If we can incorporate some analogies like that, simplified so that truly our cats can follow it, into the 'tell a friend function that would be wonderful... :-)
15) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : PRESENTATION FORMAT & INFO SUGGESTIONS (Message 18999)
Posted 20 Jun 2006 by R/B
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Mr. Baird is right on track with his message...

As I've said before, the general appeal or 'outreach' should be geared toward people that never ever read these forums. They are people that wind up saying 'wow, ok, I can do that on my computers....thanks for showing me"

It's an example of 'Keep it simple, stupid'. :-)

16) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Personal Milestones (Message 18589)
Posted 13 Jun 2006 by R/B
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I just got 10,000 for Rosetta. Yay :D

So did I! Wooo hooo
17) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : R@H Volunteer update: Tell-a-friend (Message 18374)
Posted 10 Jun 2006 by R/B
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bump....just looking and hoping for an update on this aspect...thanks.
18) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : Alzheimer's (Message 18079)
Posted 8 Jun 2006 by R/B
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I think many of us are motivated to help Rosetta because of people close to us that suffer in some way. That's true in my case and judging by so many postings people desire to 'fight back' as someone else posted above. I hope your link to the Rosetta site stays prevalent on your other site there so as to encourage others to help with their computer time.

Welcome aboard.
19) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : rosetta@home on cnn (Message 18070)
Posted 8 Jun 2006 by R/B
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here you go

Your dusty old PC may hold the cure for cancer

maybe this should be added to the list of 'News & Articles about Rosetta' on the main page..


It must be having some great impact....over 3,000 hosts added this past day. Incredible!
20) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : CAN YOU HELP ROSETTA?? (Message 17293)
Posted 29 May 2006 by R/B
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I wonder if spending a bit of money in mainstream widely read (by laymen) science magazines would be cost effective..? Also, more professionally oriented publications like Scientific American. Not only would this bring into the fold new crunchers but would dually serve to make aware other members of the scientific community aware of Rosetta's existence. Having members throught the sciences commenting on the project 'at the watercooler' can't hurt in the long run.

I just don't know if it's cost effective. 1/4 page ads?


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