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S@H: The Daily Bone - Wednesday, August 30th, 2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 30 @ 02:50:33 PDT by FatherTyme

Team News
Old File: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 23:04:27 -0700
New File: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 02:25:39 -0700
Time between files: 7 days 3 hours 21 minutes 12 Seconds
Old total: 22979246.795189
New total: 23164250.797685
Difference between files: 185004.002496 Credits

Total Members (non-zero): 199
Total Members Active Today: 60

Top 200 Slice
Team Name Total Todays Mems (+/-) Cred/mem diff
23 Team MacNN 25,522,344 469,892 1,205 1 390 0
24 Hewlett-Packard 25,020,105 414,194 1,515 -1 273 502,239
25 Amateur Radio Operators 23,778,932 401,205 719 2 558 1,241,173
26 LittleWhiteDog 23,164,251 185,004 774 0 239 614,681
27 BOINC@Denmark 22,535,805 228,001 306 1 745 628,446
28 Portugal@Home 22,305,283 184,825 1,025 3 180 230,522
29 Canada 22,144,674 364,911 2,284 2 160 160,609

Misc Ramblings
Well... I'm back.. But during the tyme I was not writing, it appears ONLY 60 members managed to turn in any work units.. That means that over the past 7 days, we managed to rack up 185 thousand credits... and thats it...

We had 2 gold stars today as both squito and PCRacer managed to crash past the 1/4 million Credit barrier. They didn't even hesitate as they con tinued up the ladder of success.. woot!!!

Not content with just that, squito nailed 3rd place in the top cruncher chart, and PCRacer snagged 8th.. Thats doubles for both of them.. woot.. Oh yeah.. Dave Rave snagged first with 24,539 Credits, and olive nailed second with 24,152 Credits... boo yah!!!

kerbell7ken was our top mover today, he used 1,311 Credits to snag a 6 place move up the team charts. There were several snarls and groans as he moved up the charts, but he just smiled, and walked away.. Very smoothly done.

And thats the end of our journey today. See you in a couple days. Sorry if the tone of this news was a little down, but I'm getting frustrated.It seems that no matter what happens, the team is declining. I don't see a lot of interest anymore, and honestly, I find that BOINC is not quiet as much fun as SETI classic was.. Its a real quandry, but I'm trying to keep things up for you guys. Because YOU are what matters. I believe in what SETI is doing, but I just feel that they have ended up leaching some of the fun out of it. I need to find a way to renew my enjoyment... Let me know if you have ideas (tho if you email me at the seti account.. make sure its CLEAR in the subject line what you want.. I get about 100 spam messages a day in that thing) Well.. I'm for bed.. g'night all

Fathertyme
seti_team_newsATlittlewhitedogDOTcom



What its all about:
Photo and linkage from http://www.nasa.gov done following their copyright statement


A Backward Sunspot and the New Solar Cycle
Credit: mdi, soho, esa, nasa


Explanation: Why is sunspot 905 backwards? Perhaps it is a key marker for the beginning of a new magnetic cycle on our sun. Every 11 years, our Sun goes through a magnetic cycle, at the end of which its overall magnetic orientation is reversed. An 11-year solar cycle has been observed for hundreds of years by noting peaks and valleys in the average number of sunspots. Just now, the Sun is near Solar Minimum, and likely to start a long progression toward the most active time, called Solar Maximum, in about 5.5 years. An indicator that the sun's magnetic field is reversing is the appearance of sunspots with the reverse magnetic polarity than normal. A few weeks ago, one small candidate reverse sunspot was sited but faded quickly. Now, however, a larger sunspot with negative polarity is being tracked. This sunspot, numbered 905, appears as the unusual white spot in the above magnetic image of the Sun taken with the SOHO spacecraft a few days ago. In the past few days, sunspot 905 has actually begun to break apart and might also become the source of coronal mass ejections and explosive solar flares. Solar astronomers predict that the coming Solar Maximum will be unusually active.


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Gold Stars
  • squito passed 250,000 Credits today
  • PCRacer passed 250,000 Credits today


Top Ten Crunchers
Name Today's Credits
1 Dave Rave brought in 24,539 Credits Today
2 olive brought in 24,152 Credits Today
3 squito brought in 10,346 Credits Today
4 jester brought in 9,744 Credits Today
5 Derek Kennedy brought in 8,672 Credits Today
6 LWD sLaPpY brought in 7,476 Credits Today
7 DemonSpawn brought in 7,465 Credits Today
8 PCRacer brought in 6,965 Credits Today
9 cave brought in 6,753 Credits Today
10 Humfrog64 brought in 6,715 Credits Today

Top Mover
  • kerbel17ken added 1,311 Credits to bring their total to: 7,515 Credits, and moving them up 6 spaces to 115th!

The Big Dogs ( 1st to 50th )
High: 2,665,274 Credits Low: 77,418 Credits
Members Active Today: 32 Today's Total: 165,848 Credits
Jimbo scared the neighbors by bringing in 4,200 Credits, passing Scott Spiess to end up in 17th place. squito almost caused a major DCDOS with by unloading 10,346 Credits, passing bobpeasley to end up in 24th place. Alphi almost caused a major DCDOS with by unloading 1,619 Credits, passing Hardware to end up in 43rd place.

Milestones

The Chow Hounds ( 50th to 100th )
High: 73,401 Credits Low: 13,782 Credits
Members Active Today: 20 Today's Total: 17,740 Credits
gablo720 scared the neighbors by bringing in 1,633 Credits, passing djzag to end up in 52nd place. fathertyme really raised the bar by bringing in 837 Credits, passing Pete Biggam to end up in 65th place. Lord_Austin dumped a huge bucket, with 979 Credits in it, passing Pete Biggam to end up in 66th place. QUAD XEON scared the neighbors by bringing in 1,462 Credits, passing Scott87z to end up in 75th place. Sandra DeLoach evacutated the neighborhood, unloading a massive load of 1,138 Credits, passing Nuke Nike to end up in 80th place.

Milestones

The Cat Toys ( 100th to 150th )
High: 13,591 Credits Low: 2,322 Credits
Members Active Today: 7 Today's Total: 2,886 Credits
SeaMax USA made most of the other crunchers jealous with 698 Credits, passing comp615 to end up in 101st place. xrecar was the proud parent of 216 Credits today, passing UngerDoc to end up in 105th place. Esa Laitila dropped a big load, containing 114 of Credits today, passing smach_03 to end up in 110th place. kerbel17ken almost caused a major DCDOS with by unloading 1,311 Credits, passing Trouter , Keith Jesse, Ein, evilhomer, Bill Griesmyer , and mopar to end up in 115th place. afliction showed us how it was done, but dropping 324 Credits, passing Contaminated to end up in 123rd place.



The Tail Chasers ( 150th and Beyond )
High: 2,321 Credits Low: 0 Credits
Members Active Today: 1 Today's Total: 67 Credits
AAFPT put out an extra effort, turning in 67 Credits, passing David Durocher to end up in 168th place.





 
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Re: The Daily Bone - Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 (Score: 1)
by Squito on Wednesday, August 30 @ 19:48:24 PDT
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Here's to Mr. Rave, the olive, and kerbell7ken - and here's to those doubles and passing that cool quarter million mark (gotta luv dat) - BOINC!!!




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