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Old 2007-06-15, 04:54   #1
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Default Murphy's law in full effect against me

I get excited on vacations. Why?

1. It's a vacation
2. I get to leave my dual core 3.2GHz w/ 2GB ram running full speed with nothing to slow it down.

HOWEVER .... NOT ONCE have I ever gone away to find my computer has run without stopping. This time, the last time it checked in with primenet was the day I left, on the 7th of June. This means it's done NOTHING since I left, 8 days ago.

EDIT: Oh, and my slightly throttled single core PC, which usually finishes a result every 43 days? Also hasn't reported.

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Old 2007-06-15, 11:31   #2
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I get excited on vacations. Why?

1. It's a vacation
2. I get to leave my dual core 3.2GHz w/ 2GB ram running full speed with nothing to slow it down.

HOWEVER .... NOT ONCE have I ever gone away to find my computer has run without stopping. This time, the last time it checked in with primenet was the day I left, on the 7th of June. This means it's done NOTHING since I left, 8 days ago.

EDIT: Oh, and my slightly throttled single core PC, which usually finishes a result every 43 days? Also hasn't reported.

Perhaps you should install a program to let you remotely control them, so that you can see what the problem is from where you are. Also, I'd suggest making their BIOSs be set to power the computer back on after a power outage (if it's not already).
p.s. I wouldn't be surprised if a remote-control program would waste resources, so shut it off (or uninstall) when you come back from vacation. The wasted resources is better than your computers stopping completely, with you unable to troubleshoot it.
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Old 2007-06-15, 12:14   #3
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p.s. I wouldn't be surprised if a remote-control program would waste resources, so shut it off (or uninstall) when you come back from vacation. The wasted resources is better than your computers stopping completely, with you unable to troubleshoot it.
IMO: such software will only use system resources (CPU) if the connection is established...
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Old 2007-06-15, 16:42   #4
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HOWEVER .... NOT ONCE have I ever gone away to find my computer has run without stopping. This time, the last time it checked in with primenet was the day I left, on the 7th of June. This means it's done NOTHING since I left, 8 days ago.
Let's take a guess : both computers run windows?
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