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phoebe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:27 AM
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Anyone else thinking of doing this? Climate Prediction.net
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:32 AM
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1. I might...
I'm currently still dedicating my CPU to SETI but I think its time
for a change.
At least one of my rigs I should dedicate to something more useful than searching for ET.
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:40 AM
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2. I haven't done that but...
...I participate in reporting rare bird and "out of season" bird sightings for my area. It looks like breeding season has advanced 2 to 3 weeks for many species.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:50 AM
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4. Interesting
I don't know where you are but the first sighting of the Grace's Warbler east of the Mississippi was recorded last week in Chicago.

We in my area are operating a late/early nesting and dates of migrant arrival and departure. Our Eastern Bluebird project observed the longest time span of active nestings yet for this past season.

We also have rcorded an influx of Tufted Titmice, Hooded Warblers, Acadian Flycatchers and Cerulean Warblers. Odd records of Loggerhead Shrike, Orchard Orioles, Bell's Vireo and Mockingbirds, also.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:41 AM
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3. They say it's going to be months before a Linux port comes out...
...and they aren't going to start on a Mac port until they are done with the Linux one.

I hate that. It was the same with the SETI project. They should open source the client program so people can port it, but then use an authentication certificate to restrict access to only vetted clients.

I understand that they need to control the code to control the experiment, but I think we could get it ported to other platforms quicker out here.

Oh well. When they release one I can use, I'm in.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:13 PM
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5. I probably will...
...with my office and lab computers, but not until they run the models under Linux.
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