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1) Message boards : News : Micro Collatz CPU Apps (Message 19451)
Posted 1351 days ago by Nick Warren
Now I find that even though I've unchecked "large" boinc manager has downloaded another 130 hour WU.

So your recommended fix for stopping these ridiculous WUs doesn't even work.

I've suspended this project altogether. It just isn't worth the hassle trying to help you until you fix your bugs.

Nick
2) Message boards : News : Micro Collatz CPU Apps (Message 19448)
Posted 1351 days ago by Nick Warren
Bah. I've aborted the b**** thing.

I don't care how you dress things up and justify your actions. You've messed me about and you will have messed others about in a similar position to me which can hardly be unique.

Nick
3) Message boards : News : Micro Collatz CPU Apps (Message 19447)
Posted 1351 days ago by Nick Warren
Perhaps someone can also explain why I was given an estimated 130 hour WU and only 7 days to complete it in? Given that this PC is off at weekends and has other WUs for other projects to do the task was utterly impossible.

Now what do I do? Abort the thing and waste some 70 hours of computation?
4) Message boards : News : Micro Collatz CPU Apps (Message 19446)
Posted 1351 days ago by Nick Warren
Ah. The preferences indeed does NOT show a "large" to uncheck. When you click "edit" it does then show "large".


That's the way BOINC works. It isn't like I've hidden it on the view page.

So I have to be a mind reader as well as anticipate exactly what large means (which was certainly larger than as described in the boinc notice) and have to poke about in the guts of this site to alter something I didn't choose in the first place.

Wonderful. Not!

Nick


No. You don't have to read minds. You see, someone who didn't accuse me of being mentally unstable or make wild accusations about me hijacking their computer suggested changing the preferences page so it describe the size difference of the work units. It sounded like a good idea and was as easy to implement, so I made that change on May 2nd. The preferences now state that each WU type is 16 times larger than its predecessor. I cannot state how long they will run because that is hardware dependent. GPUs range from 2.5 hours to 192 days to run a large work unit. I also asked for feedback on that change. No one has responded this far or offered a better solution.

So, if you have a suggestion, please post it in the "Wish List" section of the message board and it will be evaluated and discussed. If you just want to complain, please do so in the cafe section of the message board as I generally ignore it.


Gosh, you sound so awfully appreciative of what we do for you!
5) Message boards : News : Micro Collatz CPU Apps (Message 19400)
Posted 1355 days ago by Nick Warren
Ah. The preferences indeed does NOT show a "large" to uncheck. When you click "edit" it does then show "large".

So I have to be a mind reader as well as anticipate exactly what large means (which was certainly larger than as described in the boinc notice) and have to poke about in the guts of this site to alter something I didn't choose in the first place.

Wonderful. Not!

Nick
6) Message boards : News : Micro Collatz CPU Apps (Message 19399)
Posted 1355 days ago by Nick Warren
1. I don't see a "large" in the preferences to uncheck.

2. As
2a. large appears to mean ridiculously large and
2b. I didn't check it in the first place and
2c. You're getting my CPU time free, one would have thought that someone at your end would have sanity checked things more thoroughly.

And yes I did mean someone at your end needs their head testing. And no I didn't make a mistake with my grammar. Perhaps you're not familiar with English idioms.

As it is you have hijacked my CPU and I am not pleased.

Nick
7) Message boards : News : Micro Collatz CPU Apps (Message 19377)
Posted 1356 days ago by Nick Warren
What the h... is happening to work unit sizes on this project? Months and months ago I used to get them about 7 hours long - which was fine. Then they went down to a jumble of .5, 1 and 2 hours - which was sort of OK, but rather small. Now, the last two are circa 130 hours - which is ridiculous. With weekends and other times when the computer is off there is no way they are going to get done in time.

Someone on this project needs their head testing.

Nick




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