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#1 Skynet quits?

Unread post by Dirk Broer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:43 am

It maybe just because English is a 2nd language to me, but if I read the forum it looks like the scientific community behind the SkyNet seems to be backing off...
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#2 Re: Skynet quits?

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:46 am

Got a link to the page?
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#3 Re: Skynet quits?

Unread post by Dirk Broer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:51 am

scole of TSBT wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:46 am
Got a link to the page?
There the unresponsive https://www.theskynet.org/, where your POGs badges info was kept. (You got there by clicking the skynetPOGS logo left on the POGs http://pogs.theskynet.org/pogs/ page)
There's this message on Sourcefinder Duchamp: https://sourcefinder.theskynet.org/duch ... d=273#1283
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#4 Re: Skynet quits?

Unread post by Bryan » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:00 am

I don't think it is a 2nd language issue Dirk :lol: I read it the same way you do. It appears thats POGs could end at any time now since they've processed all of the data that they originally wanted.
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#5 Re: Skynet quits?

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:47 pm

I guess that means sourcefinder/duchamp is going away too?
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#6 Re: Skynet quits?

Unread post by Dirk Broer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:07 pm

scole of TSBT wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:47 pm
I guess that means sourcefinder/duchamp is going away too?
Judged by the 'news' on https://sourcefinder.theskynet.org/duchamp/ (and the subsequent replies at https://sourcefinder.theskynet.org/duch ... php?id=273): yes....
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#7 Re: Skynet quits?

Unread post by Alez » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:11 am

No Dirk. as per usual your English is better than mine. From my reading of the forum it would appear that skynet is gone and basically screw you to the volunteers who crunched their data. Nice.
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#8 Re: Skynet quits?

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:23 am

Look on the bright side. Doesn't look like there will be global nuclear war with robots trying to exterminate us after all. :thumbright:
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#9 Re: Skynet quits?

Unread post by Alez » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:50 am

Well the UK government promised us the Zombie apocolypse if we should vote brexit and nada, no zombies, no use for my anti zombie skills. No robot extermination kinda means I've been let down again. I'm pretty certain I could transfer my anti zombie skillset into an armagedon robot senario ... I feel so let down :(
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#10 Re: Skynet quits?

Unread post by Alez » Thu May 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Hi Everyone,



So some bad news today. Kevin was recently talking with a few of the higher ups at ICRAR, and it's been decided that Sourcefinder is to be shut down along with POGS.

I've also received word that the the scientists no longer need the data that's been crunched by Sourcefinder. I find extremely unfortunate considering the amount of time and effort that both all of you and myself have put into this project over the last few years, but that's just the way it is.

It would've been nice to have been notified about this sooner, but sometimes that doesn't happen.

We'll still keep a store of everything that's been computed by Sourcefinder, because we may be able to find a use for it in the future.

I should also mention that within ICRAR there's a pretty heavy shift away from distributed computing methods such as BOINC, toward simply utilising the increasing processing power of supercomputers. With this in mind, it's fairly unlikely that ICRAR will be looking to start up any new distributed computing projects in the near future.

Regardless, a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to Sourcefinder. I appreciate everything you've done to help out on this project, especially considering how rocky a lot of it has been. I'm just sorry that we now don't have an immediate use for all of the data you've processed.

As with the POGS shutdown thread, I'll try to answer any questions anyone has.

Sam

SOURCE https://sourcefinder.theskynet.org/duch ... php?id=279
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