Notices

Overclockers Forums > Overclockers.com Teams > Seti Team
Seti Team Search the stars with Overclockers SETI Team! Is ET really out there? How do worm holes and black holes work? We can find out with your help.
Forum Jump

Seti in Secret:mad:

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe Search this Thread
 
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-23-02, 06:06 PM Thread Starter   #1
CPFitz14
Member



Join Date: May 2002
Location: Michigan

 
Seti in Secret:mad:


Well, kinda p***** me off a few nights ago. Left the computer on, crunchin away. My dad comes in and is like " what's that noise" I say the computer. "doing what" he says. I'm mad mostly cause he woke me up. Then he says he's cuttin my internet cause i'm doing things like this. I explained it, and have the net back now, but no seti he says. So i crunch in secret. Still tryin to help the OC team, but i can get only like 2 or 3 wu's a week.

-CPFitz-
CPFitz14 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-23-02, 06:37 PM   #2
Cy
Senior Member



Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Kentucky

 
Sorry to hear about your troubles but while in the Parental Units house you must abide by their rules. :/

Cy
Cy is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-23-02, 06:39 PM   #3
Yodums
Senior Member

 
Yodums's Avatar 

Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Ottawa, Canada

 
You did your best. If you can't crunch you did what you could to contribute to the team so don't sweat it.

G'Luck

__________________
Peter Gibbons: Let me ask you something. When you come in on Monday, and you're not feelin' real well, does anyone ever say to you, 'Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays'?

Lawrence: No. No, man. ****, no, man. I believe you'd get your ass kicked sayin' something like that, man.
Yodums is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-23-02, 07:21 PM   #4
taloah
Member



Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Edmond Oklahoma

 
Sounds like you need a quieter computer. Run SETI on a RAM driver so you can turn off the disks and unplug any un need fans.

My wife hates a loud computer, so I had to do all I could to keep the sound down while crunhing so she does not turn it off.
taloah is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-23-02, 07:25 PM   #5
JKooL
Registered

 
JKooL's Avatar 

Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Chicago Suburbs

 
You're not alone.

My dad thinks SETI causes all the problems I have with my computer, although since I paid for my computer he can't dictate what I can run on it.

-Joe
JKooL is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-23-02, 08:07 PM   #6
jazztrumpet216
Senior @ss



Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

10 Year Badge
 
What's his basis for forbidding you to run SETI? My parents weren't too keen on the idea but I explained to them what the SETI project does and why it helps us, and I do pay a nominal fee toward the electric bill every month for leaving my 3 PC's on 24/7 to crunch (based on price of energy and energy consumed by the PC's), but they do not have a problem with it now. My dad even runs the screensaver on his PC now.

Of course, don't be too forceful. If he still says no there isn't much you can do.
jazztrumpet216 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-24-02, 12:51 AM   #7
eobard
Give me a break Senior



Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Canada

10 Year Badge
 
If you're stealing SETI time just don't get caught or your parents'll sue you for hundereds of thousands of dollars.

Tell your parents it was either the local SETI group or the local "Youth of America on crack cocaine" club. Then ask them if they think you made the right choice.

__________________
Thank you Baby. I love you.
eobard is offline Author Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-24-02, 01:34 AM   #8
TC
Senior Seti Addict

 
TC's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Denver, CO

10 Year Badge
 
Quote:
Originally posted by eobard
If you're stealing SETI time just don't get caught or your parents'll sue you for hundereds of thousands of dollars.

Tell your parents it was either the local SETI group or the local "Youth of America on crack cocaine" club. Then ask them if they think you made the right choice.
This almost made sense, but my bong water is sh** brown

__________________
My Heatware
TC is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-24-02, 01:37 AM   #9
eobard
Give me a break Senior



Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Canada

10 Year Badge
 
Quote:
Originally posted by TC
This almost made sense
Get help. Professional help.

__________________
Thank you Baby. I love you.
eobard is offline Author Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-24-02, 11:02 AM   #10
mjones73
Member



Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: North East, MD

 
Quiet that pc down so he don't know it's running, it amazes me how people can't comprehend that pc's don't really raise the power bill that much if anything, specially one machine.
mjones73 is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-25-02, 04:02 AM   #11
ThePerfectCore
Red Raccoon Dojo

 
ThePerfectCore's Avatar 

Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Texas

 
Got NT? Run SETI as a service in the background. He won't notice it.

If his peeve is with the machine just being on, then make up some computer speak gibberish that he won't understand.

"Oh, I'm rendering a new video card, so I can callibrate the vertex shader, and speed up how the thing reinitializes the BIOS data from the ROM to the RAM. Then it'll start writing a piece of code that lets Windows download data from the sound card, and increase the number of bytes in the FSB."

That load of BS makes my head hurt, but you get my drift.

Just make sure he doesn't understand WTF you're talking about. He DOES need to understand, however, that it's an important task that must be finished.

Of course, once this task is complete, be sure to start another one.
ThePerfectCore is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-25-02, 04:12 AM   #12
David
Forums Super Moderator
Overclockers.com Lead Editor



 
David's Avatar 

Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Hiding from Americans and making pretty colours in a drybox in St Andrews

10 Year Badge
 
"My power switch is broken. If I turn off the PC I can never turn it on again"

Might work...?

David

__________________
David J. Nelson MChem(Edin) PhD(Strath) MRSC [ResearcherID: D-3927-2011]
OC Forums Super Moderator // Overclockers.com Editor


The Workhorse: [Lenovo W510] Intel Core i7-720QM / 8 GB DDR3 / nVidia Quadro FX880M / Crucial M4 256 GB SSD / Windows 7
The HTPC/Server: AMD Phenom X4 9650 / 6 GB DDR2 / nVidia 8300 / 5 TB of HDDs / Antec Solo II Case / Windows 7
The Gaming Rig: AMD Llano A6-3650 / 4 GB DDR3 / nVidia GTX260 / 2x 500 GB HDD in RAID0 / Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Case / Windows 7
The Benchmarking Setup: Various LGA775 chips / Asus Rampage Formula / 2 GB OCZ 1066 MHz DDR2 / nVidia Quadro NVS 285 / 320 GB HDD / Windows 7

My research fellowship is eating all my time, so I may be slow to reply to emails and private messages.
David is offline Author Profile Benching Profile Folding Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-25-02, 01:48 PM   #13
mustangman
Member

 
mustangman's Avatar 

Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Indiana, the land of corn

 
If all else fails FOLD for TEAM 32! He may be a little more sympathetic to research for a cure for Alzheimers, Parkinsons etc. than looking for Seti. I don't want to try to steal you away from the Seti team but a kid that works for me was in a similar situation recently and he asked his parents if he could run a cancer research project and they went for it! Now I just need to get him to Fold for Team 32.
Good luck!
mustangman is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-25-02, 09:46 PM   #14
Dave65

 
Dave65's Avatar 

Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan

10 Year Badge
 
Parents know best,there house,there rules

__________________
Roswill THOR II-ASUS Maximus V Formula-Intel 3770K @ 4.6GHZ-Corsair H100i-Corsair Force GT 120 X 2 in RAID 0-Windows 7 Ultimate X64-16GB Corsair Vengeance 1866-ASUS 660s OC SLI-SILVERSTONE ST85F-P 850W/ Folding for TEAM 32
Folding User Stats
Dave65 is offline Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-27-02, 10:06 AM   #15
jdmcnudgent
Member

 
jdmcnudgent's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: tOLEDO, OHIO, the heart of it all!

 
sorry to hear that bud, but in a few years, you wont have to worry about that anymore.
jdmcnudgent is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-27-02, 02:42 PM   #16
aftermath
Member

 
aftermath's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: The Big Brother Nation

10 Year Badge
 
im at home curently from colage but move in to a new house with people in september so myn can go back on 24/7
(im upstairs and u can hear it down stairs and mum stresses u can even hear typing on it)

__________________
Folding helps find cures --> fold! team32!
visit Team32's folding forum

Dont use folding as a stress test! Use this and then FOLD

member of F_T_W_L sub team
aftermath is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-27-02, 05:46 PM   #17
eobard
Give me a break Senior



Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Canada

10 Year Badge
 
Quote:
Originally posted by aftermath
mum stresses u can even hear typing on it
Blow her ear drums out with a starter's pistol while she's sleeping?




Seriously, don't do that.

__________________
Thank you Baby. I love you.
eobard is offline Author Profile   QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


Overclockers Forums > Overclockers.com Teams > Seti Team
Seti Team Search the stars with Overclockers SETI Team! Is ET really out there? How do worm holes and black holes work? We can find out with your help.
Forum Jump

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Mobile Skin
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
You can add these icons by updating your profile information to include your Heatware ID, Benching Profile ID or your Folding/SETI profile ID. Edit your profile!
X

Welcome to Overclockers.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this the best community on the Internet since 1998!


(4 digit year)

Why Join Us?

  • Share experience
  • Max out your hardware
  • Best forum members anywhere
  • Customized forum experience

Already a member?