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Message 1316 - Posted: 4 Nov 2009, 21:50:54 UTC

People suggested here that if the transmission was garbled enough, the language of the message would be incomplete and ruin the scoring system.

Why not move on to the other messages we discussed, while leaving the finished workunits available on the site for human combing (a la LibriVox)? Anyone with a (language)<->German dictionary can do this, and good candidates could be forwarded to Stefan for investigation. All while the computer goes through the other messages.

I understand this is not likely to be finished in the short term, but that's the case for many distributed computing projects (SETI, RC5, OGR-27). But it's at least worth a shot!
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Message 1743 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 21:19:11 UTC - in response to Message 1316.  

I disagree that anyone with a german dictionary could do this. it is hard enough for me as a native speaker of german to read the "nearly-cracked" messages, since this stuff is not normal text but missing spaces, has "ch" replaced by q and other things like that. I bet you don't have a chance without near-native german skills.
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Message 1744 - Posted: 21 Sep 2010, 19:42:59 UTC - in response to Message 1743.  
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I bet you don't have a chance without near-native german skills.


You're pretty much 100% correct, and even with a native speaker it becomes difficult. Remember these messages often contain naval/military slang that a modern person just hasn't come in contact with.

I ran the KEJNQ message by a german co-worker a second ago and without a ton of pre-text information from me he didn't even know he was looking at a string of german. I had to space the first couple of words out and do the q/ch swap, then he was able to read "most" of it but even then didnt get a complete understanding of it.
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Message 1746 - Posted: 30 Sep 2010, 5:26:22 UTC - in response to Message 1744.  
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So am I understanding that this project I just joined is shutting down? I haven't gotten any new work in days.


9/29/2010 10:22:54 PM Enigma@Home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
9/29/2010 10:22:54 PM Enigma@Home Requesting new tasks for GPU
9/29/2010 10:22:56 PM Enigma@Home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
9/29/2010 10:22:56 PM Enigma@Home Message from server: Project has no jobs available


Joined here because of the 10 days (and counting) lack of work with SETI@Home. Did I pick another abandoned project?
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Message 1747 - Posted: 30 Sep 2010, 8:41:28 UTC - in response to Message 1746.  
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... I haven't gotten any new work in days.

In fact, the Server status page shows that the project has no more work (Results ready to send) in the moment. :-(

9/29/2010 10:22:54 PM Enigma@Home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
9/29/2010 10:22:54 PM Enigma@Home Requesting new tasks for GPU
9/29/2010 10:22:56 PM Enigma@Home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
9/29/2010 10:22:56 PM Enigma@Home Message from server: Project has no jobs available

This is a problem of BOINC. Your computer will work for the GPU, but the project has only CPU-WUs.

... Did I pick another abandoned project?

That's a good idea, but comes back later... :-)

Bye, Grubix.
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Message 1751 - Posted: 30 Sep 2010, 12:31:50 UTC - in response to Message 1744.  
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I bet you don't have a chance without near-native german skills.


You're pretty much 100% correct, and even with a native speaker it becomes difficult. Remember these messages often contain naval/military slang that a modern person just hasn't come in contact with.


I think that the most important part is that "military slang". I barely read german buth I have no problems understanding parts of the messages; of course that's not enough to translate the full message.

So am I understanding that this project I just joined is shutting down? I haven't gotten any new work in days.


That's because the last batch of workunits has ended (well, at least all of the workunits were send). Batches are generated manually, most often with server updates between them, so work outages are quite normal.
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Message 1753 - Posted: 30 Sep 2010, 15:59:25 UTC - in response to Message 1751.  

Thank you for the explanations folks. Glad to know things will eventually pick up again.
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Message 1755 - Posted: 1 Oct 2010, 21:25:52 UTC - in response to Message 1753.  

One more quick question - as mentioned above, my client is only asking for GPU workunits, how do I tell it to also ask for CPU workunits that you said are still available?
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Message 1760 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 20:08:58 UTC

The client should ask for CPU jobs, if it doesn't then probably it's job queue is full.

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