archive: Re: SETI@home - Windows + Mac Platforms

Re: SETI@home - Windows + Mac Platforms

Jas ( jas@optonline.net )
Fri, 14 May 1999 21:12:22 -0400

It reacted the same for me first couple of tries. Now it is working fine. Just
remember, screensavers are notoriously stupid in thinking that your computer is
idle when there are no key presses or mouse movement. 'Bout time somebody
figured out that computer idle=CPU idle.

Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes wrote:
>
> Hi John
>
> The Win version is about 700k
>
> However, my initial enthusiasm has dampened a little - initially, it
> wouldn't connect to the net at all - it needed a reboot that it didn't
> inform me of. Now, it just gives me an error message - Winsock error 10060.
> Perhaps this is an NT issue (I'll try it on Win 98 later).
>
> However, if they expect support from the business community then these
> problems should have been ironed out in the beta stage - they had plenty of
> offers and only chose 100. I'm already wondering if it should be consigned
> to the recycle bin. Distributed computing projects as a whole have been
> plagued with software problems in the past that have caused a major drop off
> in interest and if this is what is to be expected of SETI@home after all the
> hype then I won't hold my breath for success. A failure in the
> software/hardware for such a high profile SETI project could do irrevocable
> harm to the image of SETI as a whole.
>
> Combine this with the shortcomings of targeted search and small recording
> window ...
>
> Better not turn my Argus station into a golf course yet!
>
> Adrian
>
> Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes
> Argus Station (currently under construction) IO73vf95
> SETI League VOLCOR:Cymru/Wales
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: John Bush [mailto:jebush@ridgecrest.ca.us]
> > Sent: Saturday, May 15, 1999 12:16 AM
> > To: awk-h@dolwar.demon.co.uk
> > Subject: Re: SETI@home - Windows + Mac Platforms
> >
> >
> > At 11:24 PM 5/14/99 +0100, Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes wrote:
> > >For all those interested, I've just downloaded the SETI@home
> > Windows client
> > >from http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/windows.html
> > >
> > >Didn't send this until I got mine though!
> > >
> > >Adrian
> > >
> > >Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes
> > >Argus Station (currently under construction) IO73vf95
> > >SETI League VOLCOR:Cymru/Wales
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Thanks, Adrian. I have started downloading too. How large is
> > the file...
> > they don't indicate size on their site.
> > John Bush
> >