Freeman Craig Presson (
Sat, 17 Jul 1999 10:48:38 -0500

On 16 Jul 99, at 4:13, wrote: [...]
> Seti has a fairly large dataset, and it spends a lot of time in Windows
> drawing the bars on the screen, so it's not surprising that a Celeron is
> slower than a PII.

Good point -- and I think there's an option to turn that off, or rather a text-only version of the program, which would speed everyone up, but especially the Celeron. Since mine is running mostly when I'm not there, I shouldn't care much about the pretty graph.

I am just about to move into the top third of all SETI@home users, with only 4 work units completed -- this says to me that a lot of people sign up and do 0 or 1 and then drop out. We appear to have about 10 such people out of 40 on the ExI/>H team. Also, we have >half of our total results from the top 4 members -- if any of them have stopped running, that would explain how the Mormons got ahead :-)

I'm not sure how current or accurate the stats are on the www site, either.

And, no, I don't think CHEERLEADING: will catch on as a topic prefix :-)