Posts by Cesium_133*

1) (Message 5568)
Posted 6 Dec 2017 by Profile Cesium_133*
It's healthy paranoia, Tyler. There's always a risk of info being compromised on here, but if you use cookies, and you surely do... it's a fait accompli anyhow. Good antiviral software & a firewall should work for you. Unless you're Ed Snowden, in which case you'll need major protection lol...
2) (Message 5115)
Posted 28 Jan 2017 by Profile Cesium_133*
I only have 3 pending as of 27 Jan 17. I'm getting new WU's, & things are validating in due course. No trouble here... :)
3) (Message 5037)
Posted 16 Oct 2016 by Profile Cesium_133*
Same here... I would be interested in knowing what's being computed, how, and how numbers can work as representing physical parameters... I do like working for this project, and want to see if I can contribute from my own expertise :)
4) (Message 4934)
Posted 5 Jun 2016 by Profile Cesium_133*
Everything looks good from the perspective of this cruncher :) Units seem to be finishing in good short order, not taking quite as long (65 second WU- Kyong, you rock!), upload and download seem to be going fine. And everything that had backed up while the servers were down was accepted and confirmed. I'm liking it... :)
5) (Message 4684)
Posted 7 Nov 2015 by Profile Cesium_133*
Asteroids and their properties, to include the inherent Yarkovsky effect and their resultant trajectories, don't wait on humans to work out their personal issues. I wish our leader Kyong, if his life has problems, a quick solution to said matters. This is a fine project, and I really have no desire to crunch anything but this if at all possible... :)
6) (Message 4662)
Posted 24 Oct 2015 by Profile Cesium_133*
I'm not out of any work units. Haven't been interrupted in getting them, either. Everything seems to be working 5x5 on my end. Keep sending them... :)
7) (Message 4605)
Posted 31 Aug 2015 by Profile Cesium_133*
Seems the WU's are taking a bit longer than before. They're 1.5-2 hrs slower at this point. It's ok, just wondering if you've evolved into releasing more complex WU's...
8) (Message 3546)
Posted 18 Aug 2014 by Profile Cesium_133*
My queue was accepted for upload and was properly sent about 30 minutes ago. I got 480*22 cobblestones for it, 10560 total, which was right on target. Seems everything is getting back to normal... I hope lol... Cesium :)
9) (Message 2648)
Posted 4 Mar 2014 by Profile Cesium_133*
...because there are too few photometric data points available.

Yes, Josef... not enough data on this one. Not enough on the entire asteroid belt, indeed, as we're finding... hundreds per day? So much to do with this project yet :) I'm glad to be back with it. Knowledge is power...

...Because there are other Челябинск asteroids out there (Russian city- figure it out, get a gold star) :p Lots of them, guaranteed. And only by the grace of God did that one explode high enough up not to nuke that city. Anything we can learn is great... :D
10) (Message 894)
Posted 19 Feb 2013 by Profile Cesium_133*
Would it not be a good idea, after we have identified most or all asteroids (within 25 years, probably), to figure out a way to flat-out destroy them? Mining them would be great, but after stripping them of value, send 'em toward the sun by rocket or whatever, and let them vaporize. We don't need boulders in space threatening us...
11) (Message 772)
Posted 2 Feb 2013 by Profile Cesium_133*
Another one for you all:

I have about 30 completed WU's waiting for validation, apparently because one or more different computers have not done a 2nd run of those WU's. How long will A@H allow my system to claim credit? From what I can decipher about quotas and tasks and such, it seems 2 results are required, and that it tolerates 20 bad results per WU. Would that be aborts, corruption of the file, etc?

Would love some help... thx, Cesium...
12) (Message 392)
Posted 21 Nov 2012 by Profile Cesium_133*
Okay, first: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone... may the abundance of Earth feed and satiate all of you, wherever you may be, on this 22 Nov.

Now: what are you all talking about? lol... sounds like you want to piggyback 2 systems or parts of systems through this device or that and edit this bit of code or that to make multiple progs or languages sympatico...

I have a good mind. I'm a software bmf; give me the program, and I'll run it for you. However, hardware isn't my cup of tea. Still too may wires, transistors, and diodes in there for this user-end schmo :p All I want for Christmas is a Windows or Windows-compatible WU stream that I can run on here...

Or Mairead Nesbitt, the violinist for Celtic Woman. Wait, she's married. I'll take Taylor Swift instead. Anyhow, I want to crunch for Asteroids... I have Windows, not the penguin, and not a virtual penguin...
13) (Message 110)
Posted 25 Jul 2012 by Profile Cesium_133*
Why exactly did this project decide to go with the #2 OS on this planet to start with, anyhow? Windows and Linux both would be great, but just the penguin? Sorry, it fails to compute. If you want mega-results, why did you shut out the Windows folks? Disappointing, but I'm still here to crunch when you want to let me in... :)
14) (Message 86)
Posted 5 Jul 2012 by Profile Cesium_133*
Thank you, Conan... one of these days I'll have to figure out how each DC project sets its own credit, and why there is no average time/credit standard... if one project gives out so much for so many flops used, why not all...
15) (Message 83)
Posted 5 Jul 2012 by Profile Cesium_133*
Anyone know about how many credits/hour this is giving out at present? I'll confess: I'm a cobblestone collector (though the right project trumps numbers). DistRTGen, e.g., hands out c. 90/hour (no joke- it's a flat 1080 for each WU, at about 12 hours each). And how do you determine the amount? Thanks, cesium...
16) (Message 82)
Posted 5 Jul 2012 by Profile Cesium_133*
This project uses brightness measurements of known asteroids with accurate orbits to derive their shape and spin state.

I may have missed it, but how does knowing shape and spin materially benefit us in our knowledge of asteroids? There must be something to it, but the most important info we can get on these rocks is trajectory. What else is of equal or close importance? Contact probability with another asteroid, composition (one rock/several rocks/rubble pile)? I know you all have it worked out; I've just never heard of a project that figured out shape and orbital rotation...
17) (Message 75)
Posted 30 Jun 2012 by Profile Cesium_133*
You won't get any work on your Windows machine as this project is Linux only at the moment :)

Thanks :) I just noticed that you all were working on making this project Windows-friendly. Maybe one day all computing systems, Windows, Linux, Mac, will be able to sing in perfect harmony (like the song). I look forward to helping out on my Windows PC... and returning lots of results about color, shape, albedo, spin, and trajectory of all those rocks up there... :)
18) (Message 69)
Posted 28 Jun 2012 by Profile Cesium_133*
We are still fixing it so everything should work better and better.

Good to know. It's interesting, though, to see that people are getting WU's and submitting results, but the UL/DL server is on the fritz. I've been polling for WU's for a couple of days, and I've gotten nothing whatsoever. Is it random distribution for getting WU's? I know there aren't 5000+ people waiting for all those WU's, so each of us should be getting some work- multiple tasks. Am I missing something, or is the server just not fully working? Would like to know... Orbit started failing when things like this befell it...
19) (Message 56)
Posted 24 Jun 2012 by Profile Cesium_133*
New guy here, John from Charlotte, NC... good to be helping out :)
20) (Message 55)
Posted 24 Jun 2012 by Profile Cesium_133*
Seems its mission is to detect composition and albedo of asteroids, which is good for finding them and assessing their risk, but...

Does it also seek out asteroids per se and calculate trajectories, distances, chances of Earth or moon impact? Inquiring minds want to know... :) thx...