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  • roky
    Member
    • Jul 2008
    • 311

    its official: mebeam limited to 5 minute solo

    i just received this reply from willem, moderator for mebeam forum:

    "I got a very clear answer now from Ashod!
    Ashod did intentionally implement the 5 minutes room close down, when
    there is no one else in a room. Because sometimes, people are at a netcafe
    or even at home and just goto a room and forget to close the browser page
    and the room can that way run for days... and that will cost lots of money
    for the used servers. So, it saves that way lots of datatraffic and money.
    The other thing he implemented is the auto refresh room after 20 min's:
    It will that way:
    (1) speed up connections, when there are long delays in a room.
    (2) if room is full and someone is waiting to enter room , it gives
    everyone a chance to use that particular room.
    I've added this info in short form on the Mebeam help page too."

    well, i was beginning to think i was losing it(having forgotten that i lost it a long time ago) -- i'll explain our unique usage of mebeam, but i'm sure they're not going to change it back -- i get the impression that this was a recent change, and that would explain why some of us have seen a change in our ability to use mebeam -- with this new info, however, we can see that it is not because of any changes we may have made to our computers

    thanks again, charles and jundo, for figuring this out

    gassho, bob
    "no resistance"
    thaddeus golas
  • CharlesC
    Member
    • May 2008
    • 83

    #2
    Re: its official: mebeam limited to 5 minute solo

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    • Eika
      Member
      • Sep 2007
      • 806

      #3
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      Thanks for the research and info, Bob.
      That explains a lot for me.

      Bill
      [size=150:m8cet5u6]??[/size:m8cet5u6] We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life---John Cage

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      • Undo
        Member
        • Jun 2007
        • 495

        #4
        Re: its official: mebeam limited to 5 minute solo

        I'm not sure if it helps, but you can log into the same room more than once. I just got up to five :lol:
        There is a delay between each of yourselves (sp) and is a bit shroomie :shock: .
        I didn't try 5 minutes so not sure if it works in stopping the close down or not.



        er.. that's all ops: :roll:

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        • Damian
          Member
          • Jan 2008
          • 84

          #5
          Re: its official: mebeam limited to 5 minute solo

          It stopped the room from closing down on me with 2 if myself in the room.

          So much for dualism!

          Gassho, Damian

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          • will
            Member
            • Jun 2007
            • 2331

            #6
            Re: its official: mebeam limited to 5 minute solo

            It stopped the room from closing down on me with 2 if myself in the room.

            So much for dualism!
            So which rang the gong?

            I have to try that.

            W
            [size=85:z6oilzbt]
            To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
            To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
            To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
            To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
            [/size:z6oilzbt]

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            • CharlesC
              Member
              • May 2008
              • 83

              #7
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              • Skye
                Member
                • Feb 2008
                • 234

                #8
                Re: its official: mebeam limited to 5 minute solo

                Hmm, that's an unfortunate but understandable change (from their point of view).

                I have a computer than runs 24/7 I could have a "Treeleaf bot" in the Zendo that sits in the room to keep it open. I'd have to do some tweaks to make it reconnect, if it's even possible.

                Skye
                Even on one blade of grass / the cool breeze / lingers - Issa

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                • roky
                  Member
                  • Jul 2008
                  • 311

                  #9
                  Re: its official: mebeam limited to 5 minute solo

                  as plankton and damian point out above, you don't even need the 2 computer setup which i used, you just open a second page, which is what i did this morning -- it worked ok, but probably slowed things down a bit on my "dinky machine" -- but no biggy

                  anyway, i'm in the process of moving over to linux, so all hell will probably break out then -- although i was pleased to see that fluxbuntu recognized my wireless card, and after downloading the correct flash player, let me into the zen hall -- still having a problem with it playing jundo on ustream, but this is a laptop with 130mb ram that is dual-booted to both win2k and fluxbuntu, so that is probably pushing the limits -- its just a test of fluxbuntu, if it passes, i'll put it on the 32mb older thinkpad, but without any windows

                  bob
                  "no resistance"
                  thaddeus golas

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                  • Shugen
                    Treeleaf Unsui
                    • Nov 2007
                    • 4535

                    #10
                    Re: its official: mebeam limited to 5 minute solo

                    Thanks guys

                    Ron
                    Meido Shugen
                    明道 修眼

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                    • Jundo
                      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                      • Apr 2006
                      • 39472

                      #11
                      Re: its official: mebeam limited to 5 minute solo

                      Originally posted by Skye
                      Hmm, that's an unfortunate but understandable change (from their point of view).

                      I have a computer than runs 24/7 I could have a "Treeleaf bot" in the Zendo that sits in the room to keep it open. I'd have to do some tweaks to make it reconnect, if it's even possible.

                      Skye
                      Hi Skye,

                      Maybe we should not do that, as it is kind of eating up their bandwidth (even if the system will allow 24 hours operation). The "two window" work around sounds adequate for now ... and rather poetic!

                      Zen Riddle: How many of "you" will be sitting if you are sitting with you?

                      Zen Answer: NONE!

                      Gassho, Jundo
                      ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                      • Yugen

                        #12
                        Re: its official: mebeam limited to 5 minute solo

                        Who is sitting? :lol:

                        Gassho,
                        Alex

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                        • will
                          Member
                          • Jun 2007
                          • 2331

                          #13
                          Re: its official: mebeam limited to 5 minute solo

                          What is sitting? ;-)
                          [size=85:z6oilzbt]
                          To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
                          To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
                          To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
                          To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
                          [/size:z6oilzbt]

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                          • Skye
                            Member
                            • Feb 2008
                            • 234

                            #14
                            Re: its official: mebeam limited to 5 minute solo

                            The "bot" shouldn't use any bandwidth if it has no audio and a static image, but it may not be possible to get it working anyway.
                            Even on one blade of grass / the cool breeze / lingers - Issa

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