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Issues with Malwarebytes and POGS
Hi everyone,

Over the last few weeks I've seen several forum threads concerning issues with a new update of Malwarebytes interfering negatively with POGS.

If anyone is currently having issues, please see this thread for advice: https://pogs.theskynet.org/pogs/forum_thread.php?id=827&postid=5310#5310.

The current going solution is to update Malwarebytes again to get past the version that was causing POGS issues.

Happy Crunching!
17 Oct 2017, 23:53:51 UTC · Comment


Sourcefinder - Real data coming soon!
I've made a fairly important announcement about the future of Sourcefinder, our other project.

There's a high chance that we'll be processing data from ASKAP in the future!

Anyone who's interested, please take a look at this post.
21 Jun 2017, 4:55:43 UTC · Comment


Minor planet named Bernard
A minor planet in the Solar System will officially be known as Bernardbowen from today after Australian citizen science project theSkyNet won a competition to name the celestial body.

The minor planet was named by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in honour of their founding chairman Dr Bernard Bowen.

Bernardbowen sits in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and takes 3.26 Earth years to orbit the Sun.

The minor planet was discovered on October 28, 1991, and until now has been known as (6196) 1991 UO4.

Based at ICRAR, theSkyNet has been running since 2011 and sees citizen scientists donating their spare computing power to help Australian astronomers uncover the mysteries of the Universe.

Its 50,000-odd volunteers entered an International Astronomical Union (IAU) contest to name planets beyond our Solar System.

Project founders ICRAR also won the right to name a minor planet within our Solar System.
Bernardbowen was one of 17 minor planets to be christened today.

Other newly named minor planets include Kagura, after a traditional Shinto theatrical dance, and Mehdia, which is equivalent to the Arabic word for gift.

Dr Bowen is renowned as one of the country’s finest science administrators and has presided over scientific advances ranging from the oceans to the skies. He was instrumental in the establishment of ICRAR in 2009, and helped bring part of the Square Kilometre Array telescope to Western Australia.

A full list of the citation of the minor planets can be found at the IAU Minor Planet Circular.
Bernardbowen can be found on the Minor Planet Centre site, including an interactive showing its position in the Solar System.
17 Feb 2017, 6:44:38 UTC · Comment


Sourcefinder Beta - Attempt 2
Hi Everyone,

Earlier today we were having some issues with the hard disk size of the sourcefinder server. While I was attempting to increase the disk size, I accidentally terminated the amazon instance causing the server to be destroyed.

After a large amount of facepalming and re-installing, the server is back up with a larger hard disk at the following address: http://54.196.169.236/duchamp/.

Unfortunately all of the forum posts have been deleted along with the server, and there may be a few latent setup issues that I haven't addressed quite yet.

Before accidentally destroying everything, I did copy off some of the bug reports that people had already made in to a Trello board. This board will store all of the current issues that I'm investigating, so you can all keep track of what I'm doing. https://trello.com/b/Y3XkcXMJ/sourcefinder-public. Once I've read a bug report on the forums, I'll update that board with the relevant details and get to work on fixing it.

I also plan on posting a weekly changelog of everything I've managed to fix so far.

I'm uploading a 30GB packet of work units to the server for everyone to work on. I'll get them sent the moment I can.

I'm truly sorry about all of this, and I hope everyone will still be happy enough to participate in sourcefinder.

Sam
9 Feb 2017, 7:33:42 UTC · Comment


Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!
Hi Everyone!

It's certainly been a long year, and a little rocky for theSkyNet, but we're slowly bringing things back on track.

I would like to announce that work on Sourcefinder has come to the stage where it's ready to go into beta, so look out for a Sourcefinder announcement in the new year!

Also I want to say thank you to everyone for volunteering their computer time to POGS, everyone on theSkyNet team greatly appreciates the work you do for us :)

So I'll close with a big Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all of you from theSkyNet team. If you don't celebrate Christmas, Happy Holidays to you instead!
24 Dec 2016, 5:19:00 UTC · Comment


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