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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:23 PM
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DU [email protected] - Thread #8 - Put your PC to work to fight disease!
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 05:24 PM by Roland99
This is the next thread for the DU [email protected] team.

For those of you still wondering what this is all about, [email protected] is one of many active Distributed Computing projects. DC projects utilize your PC's idle time to process work units for the project. The most famous DC project is probably the [email protected] project (mentioned in the movie Contact). [email protected]'s purpose is to help scientists determine how proteins fold under various conditions in an effort to help cure diseases (cancer, alzheimer's, etc.) This is a very worthwhile project and one certainly worthy of leaving your PC on 24/7.

Some may be concerned about leaving a PC on 24/7 and the costs involved. A newer PC running a full load will use about the same amount of electricity as two lamps left on 24/7. That is to say, not a lot. Personally, I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop that has been running [email protected] (and now [email protected]) 24/7 for over 4 years. I have an HTPC (Home Theater PC) running 24/7 and another (dual-CPU) I keep in my bedroom.

Security-wise, running a DC app (even a non-BOINC app) is very safe. I've not heard of any hacker gaining access to any PC via a corrupted DC app or work unit. Just be sure to download the apps from the site's main page and you should have nothing to worry about.

As for Team DU, we are falling further and further behind the Freepers (who have about 3 times the # of active CPUs running). While this project has much greater benefits of helping humankind, it would also be great to catch up to and pass the Freepers!

There are various clients available at the [email protected] download page including CLI (Command Line Interface - DOS) and GUI (Graphical User Interface - pretty pictures) for Windows-based PCs, Linux console, and Mac OS X GUI, CLI, and Screensaver clients. Personally, I run the Windows-based CLI as it allows for faster crunching of work units (no graphics displays to slow it down).

All of the apps will only use a PC's idle processing time. I've been doing a boatload of video conversion of 16GB HDTV recordings down to 2GB AVI files (for copies of sports events for some friends) and have not seen any issues with performance with the [email protected] client running or not.

Below is a screenshot of what the CLI setup process looks like. It only requires input from you to specify your:





User name Enter whatever you want your name to be. This could be your DU screenname, for example. Mine is Conjur, for the name of a company I used to have (and my blog is named after)

Team Number <0> <---- VERY IMPORTANT Enter 48157. That is the DU [email protected] team number. Any work unit processed will be associated with Team DU. If you leave this blank, any work units will be assigned to a generic non-team.

You can press <Enter> to accept the defaults for the rest of the options but I make a couple of small changes:

Launch automatically at machine startup, installing this as a service (yes/no) <---- Type y and press <Enter>. NOTE: - ONLY select this if you are running Windows 2000, XP, or 2003. Windows 95/98/ME will not install an application as a service. You'll want to put a shortcut to the [email protected] client in your Startup folder manually.

Change advanced options (yes/no) <---- Type y and press <Enter>

Interval, in minutes, between checkpoints (3-30) <15> <---- Type 5 and press <Enter>
I just use 5 min. so it writes out checkpoints more often in case the PC locks up for some reason it won't have to redo so much work upon restart.


So, that's it in a nutshell.

DU's current statistics are:

Date of last work unit 2006-02-12 14:12:17
Active CPUs within 50 days 275
Team Id 48157
Grand Score 405262 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 3006 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 694 of 42747
Home Page http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/
Fast Teampage URL http://fah-web.stanford.edu/teamstats/team48157.html

But the Freepers are WAY ahead of us (they are well over 1 million points)

Join the fight against disease and have some (statistical) fun along the way!


Thread #7
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=364&topic_id=299849&mesg_id=299849
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:28 PM
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1. Oh, and keep this K&R!
:D
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 10:31 AM
Response to Reply #1
97. Kick!
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:31 PM
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2. Done, Done, and Well Done, Roland99!
You heard him, folks...join the project!

More CPUs!!!
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Vox_Reason Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:46 PM
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3. K&R #4
I joined the team today, and I encourage others to consider doing so too! It's easy and contributes to a truly worthy cause.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:49 PM
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4. About the freepers
They really killed the friendly spirit of it when some of their guys went out and co-opted work and lab computers for their team. I read that one guy had co-opted about 90 computers. But you know what's really funny about all of this? We're winning on the numbers of active members. We're growing, they've stagnated and are losing numbers. Which means, in the end, even though they've done their best to pile it on, we will outnumber them and they know it.

According to http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php?s=&t=36120 the freepers have 178 active members, this 5 less than they had a week ago. Moreover they've had 79 people drop out (probably after realizing they were helping science and medical research). According to the same source Team DU's statistics (http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php?s=&t=48157) reveal we have 173 active members with only one inactive. Moreover, we have new people signing up every week.

Our numbers will continue to grow without co-opting computers. Wait until the day that the top freepers lose access to the co-opted computers (and maybe their jobs) or otherwise figure out the hypocrisy of dedicating medical research to Ronnie and stop crunching. I know I ran SETI for over 7 years. I'll run [email protected] for as long as it exists and I know from posts that there are plenty of other DU'ers who remain committed to running DC programs.
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Sgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:14 PM
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5. I have no problem's with co-opting computers
all the better.

In my former job (where it was within my decision making authority), I had FAH running on multiple dual processor servers, etc.

They were always on anyway, and FAH sets its priority so low that it won't interfere with 99% of non-game related issues.
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:38 PM
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7. It's for a great cause, at the end of the day
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:38 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. #691 (with 275 CPUs) - FREEPers #241 (with 767 CPUs) - KOS #1,227
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TheGunslinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 07:39 AM
Response to Reply #8
21.  683 of 42754
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 10:53 AM
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29. My only objection is when those who own the computers aren't aware of it
In an earlier thread someone quoted a freeper saying "Next, congrats to all for bumping our team up to 714 processors and 271 user names. We have a number of new users in the team, with over a 50 computers now from GetLoaded.com, a trucking support website, all contributing while their owners ply our freeways keeping the nation moving." (see http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=364&topic_id=299849&mesg_id=339007) My question is, do these owners know that their computers have been co-opted for this purpose? If not, then it isn't cool. It is akin to Bush expanding his pResidential powers for domestic wiretapping without telling anyone that he's doing it.

Caoimhe summed up my feelings pretty well (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=364&topic_id=299849&mesg_id=369340) when she said "Somehow I don't think he could possibly have permission to tax that many computers. Unless of course he owns them all, which I seriously doubt. Oh well, all for a good cause! I've always enjoyed the grass roots approach rather than the steamroller approach to things myself."
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 10:55 AM
Response to Reply #29
30. Just Google for "David McOwen" and SETI and find out what can happen.
I know David. Met him in person a couple of times. He got railroaded by the State of Georgia for running SETI on State servers.


If you're going to use work PCs...get permission!!
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 11:46 AM
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31. He wasn't running SETI
he was running RC5-64.

McOwen was facing a fine of up to $415,000 and eight felony counts of computer theft and computer trespass, which could have resulted in anywhere from eight to 120 years in jail, for loading a distributed computing client onto PCs at DeKalb Technical College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked until December of 1999.

***

In McOwen's case, he'd installed Distributed.net's RC5-64 client on a total of 524 PCs around the school. RC5-64 is a distributed computing effort trying to break a 64-bit encryption key from RSA Data Security. Considering that 316,000 participants have been hacking away at the key for four years and still haven't broken it, it seems safe to say that 64-bit encryption is pretty strong.

RC5-64 runs as a screensaver, or in the background using unused CPU cycles. When the computer is needed for other tasks, the RC5-64 client throttles back and frees up the CPU for the other tasks, making it unobtrusive.

***
(Lee Tien, senior staff attorney for the EFF) noted that there was another case that didn't get as much attention, involving 18 employees of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), who were fired from their jobs for running [email protected] on their computers. They were threatened with criminal charges, but that never came about, possibly due to outrage over the McOwen case.
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,49961,00.html


I didn't know about this case until just now. However, it does reinforce my feeling that people should only run [email protected] if they own the computer they are using or have permission to install it on the computer they intend to use.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 11:48 AM
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32. Oh, that's right. heh heh. He'd been active in SETI along w/myself
for anandtech.com (where I don't plan to post again as their mods are anonymous and a certain neocon-loving mod has it out for me...let them have their delusions).


I'm happily folding for DU now! :D
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 09:59 AM
Response to Reply #4
25. True -- FREEPer production has been dropping
A few days ago FREEPers were producing 45-46,000 points per day.

They dropped to 33,000 yesterday.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 12:15 PM
Response to Reply #25
34. I'm a huge basketball fan
Some teams are able to make it to the top of the heap with a "franchise" player but once that key player gets burned out, gets injured or leaves that team tends to fall apart. Like a healthy balanced team our stats are distributed. We're not competing against each other or trying to "cover" for others that aren't producing as much. Instead, we're working together and everyone is contributing to the best of their ability. We're doing this as legitimately as possible. We aren't using co-opted computers or trying to get the most names listed. Our climb is steady and strong. I'm proud of my involvement and of every DU'er that is also contributing because we're working together to make the world a better place. We're doing it fairly and having fun doing it.


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iconoclastNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 12:35 PM
Response to Reply #4
35. If we had thier ethics
We'd go into thier threads and say that this research will help gays be able to reproduce and that it involves embryonic stem cells and such. ;)
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 01:59 PM
Response to Reply #35
36. Or we could tell them the truth
We're actually helping with the creation of those dreaded human-animal hybrids that Bush warned them about in his annual STFU speech. ;)
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:36 PM
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6. thanks for the Excellent Win tutor. (For the Mac Graphical Client).
Download and install per instructions. Launch then hit "preferences" in the menu bar.
Under "Identity" add your name and team ID# 48157

Under "network", if you are not behind a proxy, leave this blank

"Settings" are pretty much up to you. If you do have a slower machine like I do, set it for No Deadlines.

Now to set it to launch at login, go to System Preferences click on "System Accounts" Click on "Login Items" Click the + and then find click on the [email protected] application. Click add. Now you can click the box to hide the app so it will run in the background. You might have to click on the lock on the bottom left to make changes. I recommend setting it to launch at login so you won't forget to turn it on. You won't even know it is there. It automatically adjusts depending on what you are doing.



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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:39 PM
Response to Reply #6
17. Thanks for the info on the Mac OS!
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 11:07 PM
Response to Reply #17
20. Sure, no problem.
I should do one using screenshots. I might do that sooner or later, do it up as a PDF.
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:43 PM
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9. WOOT!
In a little over a week, I've moved into 36th place on our team!!!!

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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 06:44 PM
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10. Recommended
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Vox_Reason Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:18 PM
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11. More techie stuff
Setting up [email protected] on multi-processor or dual-core systems:
http://www.short-media.com/review.php?r=293
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:58 PM
Response to Reply #11
13. More on HyperThreading (using the P4 HT chip to run two FAH processes)
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 07:58 PM by mcscajun
Apparently, it may raise your points but not improve the scientific end much at all; in fact, it may hinder it.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=364&topic_id=204219&mesg_id=216653
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #11
18. ARGH! I forgot to include setting up the CLI on dual-CPU PCs! DOH!
Thank you.


The Machine ID is the key and you have to have two versions of the [email protected] client setup in two separate directories. Set the Machine ID to '0' for the 1st instance and set it to '1' for the 2nd.
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onyourleft Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:38 PM
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12. I'm in.
Thanks for posting (again). I'm in!! :)
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:59 PM
Response to Reply #12
14. Brava! Welcome Aboard!
See you soon on the stat pages. :)
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onyourleft Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 08:45 PM
Response to Reply #14
15. Thanks.
I have set up on three computers and they are running. :)
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InsultComicDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:07 PM
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16. I might try this
if it runs on XP x64
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 09:45 PM
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19. I don't believe there is a 64-bit client out there, it will run on 32-bit.
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 08:19 AM
Response to Reply #16
23. You can still run the 32-bit client on XP 64 in 32-bit emulation mode.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 08:01 AM
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22. Kick...and thanks to whoever gave me the Valentine heart!
:pals:
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 09:19 AM
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24. #682 (with 278 CPUs) -- FREEPers #240 (with 772 CPUs) -- Kos #1,222
Monday morning stats
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 10:18 AM
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26. LINUX tutorial
1) Create a directory called ".foldingathome" under your home directory (do not, I repeat, DO NOT do this as root!)

2) Dowload the Linux Console non-beta executable from http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html - it's a file called FAHxxx-Linux.exe - don't be misled by the ".exe" termination; it's a bona fide Linux executable. Place it in the .foldingathome directory created in the previous step.

3) Go to a shell prompt (again, as you, NOT as root) and run the following commands:

cd ~/.foldingathome
chmod a+x ./FAHxxx-Linux.exe <== The exact name depends on the version you downloaded.
./FAHxxx-Linux.exe

Reply with your desired user alias and the DU team number (48157) when asked. All other questions may be answered by pressing Enter.

4) Watch it work a little (I like to wait until it downloads the rest of the executables it needs and ask for a specific protein to be assigned to itself).

5) Interrupt it with Ctrl-C.

6) Insert the following command somewhere in your init scripts (in RPM-based distributions like Fedora or Suse or Mandriva, /etc/rc.local is a good place):

cd /home/yourusername/.foldingathome
su -c './FAHxxx-Linux.exe >FAH-console.log 2>&1' yourusername &

7) If you want to start real folding work now without having to reboot, log in as you and type the following commands:

cd ~/.foldingathome
nohup ./FAHxxx-Linux.exe >FAH-console.log 2>&1 &

Now it's running on the background, you can go back to doing whatever it is you do with your computer with that pinko librul kumbaya warm fuzzy feeling we all know and love.
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 10:26 AM
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27. Kick. Just "DU" it.
I've had this on my computer for about a month, I don't notice any adverse affects. It's a simple way to help people.

What are you waiting for?
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 03:59 PM
Response to Reply #27
39. I like that. Just DU it!
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 10:50 AM
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28. Join the DU [email protected] team and help prevent future hunting accidents!
In honor of the Cheney threads. ;)
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 11:51 AM
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33. #676
Date of last work unit 2006-02-13 08:12:43
Active CPUs within 50 days 278
Team Id 48157
Grand Score 417771 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 3078 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 676 of 42758

Home Page http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/
Fast Teampage URL http://fah-web.stanford.edu/teamstats/team48157.html


Fish don't fry in the kitchen;
Beans don't burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta tryin'
Just to get up that hill.
Now we're up in the big leagues
Gettin' our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it's you and me baby
There ain't nothin wrong with that.

Well we're movin on up...
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Caoimhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 02:26 PM
Response to Original message
37. Some valentine hearts for my fellow folders!
What a great idea someone had. Made me want to donate more to get more hearts to give out!
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 02:46 PM
Response to Reply #37
38. Awww...
Edited on Mon Feb-13-06 02:46 PM by Roland99
:pals:
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 04:15 PM
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40. We need more! More! MORE!!!
Join the Team!

:D
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 05:26 PM
Response to Reply #40
41. #673 (with 278 CPUs) -- FREEPers #240 (with 777 CPUs) -- Kos #1,220
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 05:53 PM
Response to Reply #41
44. We're only 2 behind the freepers
in the number of active participants, see http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_list.php?s=&srt=1 They're listed at #30 with 182 active members and we're listed at #32 with 176 active members.

In other words, just because they have more resources (computers) than we do, there are MORE OF US than there are of THEM. They know it and it scares them. Don't forget that the number of bona fide individual DU participants keeps increasing while the number of individuals they have has stagnated and is starting to decline.
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 06:14 PM
Response to Reply #44
49. We have 176 active users of 177 - FREEPers have 182 of 261
Many of them have given up folding!

We will beat them! It's just a matter of time now.

More CPUs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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onyourleft Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 06:08 PM
Response to Reply #40
48. Ok. :)
I just added another CPU. I now have 4 up and running. If I can get my other laptop connected to the internet, I'll add it, too. :)
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 07:02 PM
Response to Reply #48
50. Awesome!
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 05:40 PM
Response to Original message
42. So I installed the graphical UI but it's not visible anywhere
I see it in my processes but I can't seem to locate the UI itself? I uninstalled it and reinstalled to no avail. Also on the reinstall it didn't ask for user name or team number..
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Caoimhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 05:43 PM
Response to Reply #42
43. My laptop does that
And I still haven't figured it out. Usually, you don't have to uninstall it. Just go to Task Manager, kill the two processes with FAH in the name, reboot and then restart it. You shouldn't lose your WU that way either.
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 05:58 PM
Response to Reply #43
45. Thanks. Tried it but still can't see it anywhere.
Any other thoughts? Runnin XP Pro, fresh install.
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Caoimhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 06:00 PM
Response to Reply #45
46. Last night I had to do it twice in a row to get my GUI back
I wish I could help other than that!
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 06:06 PM
Response to Reply #46
47. Thanks again.
Seems a little buggy but it looks like it's chewing on the WU. Good enough for me.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 07:23 PM
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51. team mo update!
so, team mo added a new computer-

in 145th place, mo pvr with 182 points.
this one will move up fast. it is a bleeding edge machine.
the rest of the team-
#31- Moebius2288- 4109
#39- mo pinko- 3492
#54- mr mo- 2308
#62- mo drama- 1916

for a team mo total of 12007 points. (which would be 7th place)

still haven't gotten mo kids on board. looks like a firewall things. just haven't had time to poke at it.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 07:40 PM
Response to Reply #51
52. Way to go Team MO!
:woohoo:

Sorta makes me wish I had kids or reliable relatives. :banghead:
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 07:50 PM
Response to Reply #52
53. hey, i feed them
otherwise????
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 08:47 PM
Response to Reply #53
54. I spend most of the day feeding my husband and the dogs
At least the dogs are grateful. :P
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #54
55. thank god my dh is a geek
i was dragged, kicking and screaming, into the digital age 20+ years ago. i can't imagine my life without the web, but i shorenuff would never have gotten here by myself.
it makes me happy to put all this silicon to GOOD use.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 10:39 PM
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56. Kick!
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 11:05 PM
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57. I just joined up!
I've been wanting to do it, but I couldn't on my old Mac. I'm in now, though! :hi:
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 11:09 PM
Response to Reply #57
58. You rock!
:D
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 11:44 PM
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59. Reallly knocking them out 278 CPU's Rank 670
Keep up the good work.

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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 12:58 AM
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60. I think it is fitting that I get to announce we are now #666
being the third anti-christ and all.

Date of last work unit 2006-02-13 21:10:20
Active CPUs within 50 days 279
Team Id 48157
Grand Score 426573 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 3131 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 666 of 42772
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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 05:29 AM
Response to Reply #60
61. # 662 with 280 CPUs
2006-02-14 02:10:32
Active CPUs within 50 days 280
Team Id 48157
Grand Score 428144 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 3144 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 662 of 42772


Looking forward to my first WU today - 3% to go!
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onyourleft Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 07:28 AM
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62. Good morning!!
This is a dual-purpose post, to ask a question and to say thank you.

Question: I have finished two work packages on Folding. However, this does not seem to be reflected in the team scores. They both finished around three this morning. How long does it take to post to the team records?

Second, because I don't have enough posts to start a thread (even after being here for 4 years), :) I just wanted to say "thank you" very much to whoever gave me my "heart." :) It was such a nice surprise on this early Valentine's Day morning. :hug:

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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 09:24 AM
Response to Reply #62
63. I thought the [email protected] site updated stats once an hour but, perhaps...
overnight takes a bit longer?

You did have the team ID of 48157 in there and specified a unique Username, right? You should at least be able to go to your own stats page and see what was submitted.
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onyourleft Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 11:02 AM
Response to Reply #63
68. Yes, thank you.
I made absolutely the ID was correct for DU. :) Anyway, according to post above, it has been posted now. Thanks for responding. :)
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 11:16 AM
Response to Reply #68
69. Sweet!
:D
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lakeguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 09:58 AM
Response to Reply #62
64. it can take a "while"
i say "while" because i don't know for sure. i have noticed a delay each time i complete one but you will get the points.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 10:51 AM
Response to Reply #62
66. You're on the list at 146
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=48157 2 units completed worth 201 points.

Congratulations. :party: :toast: :party:
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onyourleft Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 11:01 AM
Response to Reply #66
67. Thank you.
I checked early this morning when I started work. Evidently, it was posted after that. :)
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 10:30 AM
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65. #652 (with 282 CPUs) -- FREEPers #239 (with 789 CPUs) -- Kos #1,204
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 11:17 AM
Response to Reply #65
70. Argh! We've added 4 CPUs. They've added 12! We need MORE MORE MORE!!!
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #70
73. I think many FREEPer CPUs are inactive now
They only show up because stats define active CPUs that completed a WU in 50 days.

A lot of FREEPers have thrown in the towel in the last 50 days. They are usually short-term guys with short-term prospective. Just watch their numbers drop in the coming days.
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 12:05 PM
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71. So I got to thinking about this over the evening and I might have some
older comps that I could get together in a farm. I have seven boxes with PIII/900mhz chips that are collecting dust. Just wondering if anyone is running a comparable chip and what kind of results your getting with it?
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 12:52 PM
Response to Reply #71
72. Every CPU helps (no matter how slow)
Fire'em up!
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 04:30 PM
Response to Reply #72
78. Well with seven machines I was trying to weigh output
versus heat. They didn't SETI all that well when I had them setup for that and our server room started getting much warmer.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 03:09 PM
Response to Reply #71
74. LOL, those chips gathering dust are what I use
Edited on Tue Feb-14-06 03:10 PM by Mabus
My computer cranks out a WU every few days. The variable is the size of the WU. The larger ones take longer. I've completed 11 WUs since I signed up in late December. I'm currently working on my 12th and it will be uploaded sometime tonight/early morning. I use my computer for work and recreation. I'm on the computer up to 8 to 10 hours a day, so at least a third of the time most of the resources are going elsewhere.

My husband's computer is older. He's running a Pentium II and is cranking out WUs faster than I am. He's completed 6 WUs in less than a month (2 1/2 weeks). Here's his stat page: http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=174749 and here's mine: http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=174657 He's had smaller WUs to process so they don't take as much time.


on edit: echoing the words of corporate_mike, fire those puppies up!
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 04:28 PM
Response to Reply #74
77. Just to compare to..
I loaded folding on my home comp last night which is a serious machine.. and I should complete my first WU by this evening.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 04:07 PM
Response to Reply #71
75. Those should finish a work unit I know in less than two weeks
Maybe one week? They'll certainly help the project (and the Team).

My dad has a PIII-500 that was running SETI and I'm switching him over to [email protected]
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 04:26 PM
Response to Reply #75
76. Alright I'll get em started..
I have to find some room for them and track down a KVM switch but I'll get it started. I was a little hesitant because they didn't SETI too well and the server room started getting much hotter. I have new digs since then so I think I can squirrel them away somewhere. Thanks for the input guys/gals!
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 04:31 PM
Response to Reply #76
79. No, thank *you*!
:D
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 06:24 PM
Response to Original message
80. We keep on moving up. 285 CPU's ranked 649
Good work folks, keep it up.
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Vox_Reason Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 07:07 PM
Response to Reply #80
81. We're 3 spots from overtaking "The Bush School".
Heh heh! Should pass them in the next few hours.

Go team! DU--come on and pitch in! Use those idle PC processor cycles for something more worthwhile than a screensaver!
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 09:13 PM
Response to Reply #81
82. Is that GW Bush, "bush" as in the outback or
is it something to do with a woman's anatomy? anyway, lets get past them and not think about it again.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 10:18 PM
Response to Reply #82
83. LOL, it's a school in Seattle
http://www.bush.edu/ourschool/mission.asp which I found through their folding page (http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=39043)


Now, don't spend any more time worrying about them. We will overtake them tomorrow and not look back.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 10:14 AM
Response to Reply #83
87. Not sure if I can. I spent the night tossing and turning,
wondering about the nature of this school.
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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 05:44 AM
Response to Original message
84. # 638 with 287 CPUs
I bet we'll be in the 500s with over 300 CPUs by the weekend!
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 07:35 AM
Response to Reply #84
85. Rockin!!
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 08:31 AM
Response to Original message
86. Wow! Finally caught a WU being uploaded and replaced
with a new one.

Neat.

11th WU for this tired old computer chugging away now.
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 10:50 AM
Response to Original message
88. #635 (with 287 CPUs) -- FREEPers #235 (with 798 CPUs) -- Kos #1,186
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lakeguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 12:28 PM
Response to Original message
89. bragging bump....
moved into 115th place in a weeks time. look out everyone, here comes lakeguy!
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 01:51 PM
Response to Reply #89
90. A well-deserved bragging bump! Bravo!
We're not worthy.

Go lakeguy! Go!


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tiptoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 02:56 PM
Response to Original message
91. #632 ( 287 CPUs ) -- Links to Stats, Rankings, Charts


Extreme OC's Teams Overall Rank

Date of last work unit 2006-02-15 11:14:57
Active CPUs within 50 days 287
Team # 48157

Grand Score 453316 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 3304 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) # 632 of 42797

DU [email protected] Team Members

Active Teams Rank - sorted by # active members
(Freepers #31 (202) ...DU #41 (147) Feb 15, 2006 at 9:00 UTC-8)

[email protected] Stats - Team Radar Screen


Team New Members Daily Histories & History Tables - recent 8-weeks:
Freepers (36120)
Redstate.com (48064) (leveled off)
Daily Kos (48083)
Democratic Undeground (48157) (started 12/23/05)




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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 07:56 PM
Response to Reply #91
92.  629 of 42804
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 08:05 PM
Response to Reply #91
93. Great post! Excellent stats -- RedState.com leveled off (no new members)
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 08:07 PM
Response to Original message
94. ALERT:::::::::::::: FREEPers have 802 CPUs
We need new members and more CPUs to overtake them
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 09:20 PM
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95. List of new DU members
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 01:01 PM
Response to Reply #95
98. Welcome and thank you.
292 CPU's 619 ranking.
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 09:39 AM
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96. #621 (with 292 CPUs) - FREEPers #232 (with 802 CPUs) -Kos #1,176 (81 CPUs)
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 03:42 PM
Response to Reply #96
99. #616 (with 294 CPUs) - FREEPers #231 (with 804 CPUs) -Kos #1,171 (81 CPUs)
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 05:55 PM
Response to Reply #99
100. We will be in the Top 600 tomorrow
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 07:18 PM
Response to Original message
101. I've got about 9 cores running now
The farm is operational with 6. 2 at home and my desktop at work. I can bring another 3 online with $50 in parts, including an older dual cpu server no longer in use. :)
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 07:37 PM
Response to Reply #101
102. What's the cheapest way to build a folding monster?
I'm thinking about buying 5-6 cpus with no CD drive, monitor and link them to my main machine somehow.

Can someone provide instructions on how to do it?
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 07:58 PM
Response to Reply #102
103. A couple of questions
Have you ever built a computer? Any space, heating/cooling or power constraints? Depending on your budget, you may want to consider a single computer with a dual processor board with dual core processors. It would certainly simplify things but will be more expensive.
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 08:20 PM
Response to Reply #103
104. answers
Never built anything :) much less a computer.

I was thinking about buying a few cheap motherboards and setting them up in my garage (no heating/cooling issues)
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 09:51 AM
Response to Reply #104
105. I'd buy a cheap motherboard, case and processor combos
Edited on Fri Feb-17-06 09:52 AM by CabalPowered
You want a motherboard that has integrated vga and lan. Then you'd need buy a hard drive and ram for each computer and maybe a cpu cooler if it's not included in the combo. You shouldn't need more than 256 MB of RAM and the cheapest hard drive you can find will suffice. You'll also need at least one cdrom to load the operating system with. Once you have it loaded, you can uninstall the cdrom and use it to setup the next computer. If your going to run Serial ATA hard drives in your computers and Windows, you'll most likely need a floppy drive to install the SATA drivers during the Windows installation. Then to connect them all to the internet, you need a cheap lan hub/switch. And then you'll need what's called a keyboard, video, mouse switch (KVM) that will connect one keyboard, monitor and mouse to them all. You can skip the KVM switch but you'll have to move the KVM connections everytime you want to check on your computers, which is a real pain.

edit: spelling
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 10:05 AM
Response to Reply #105
106. Thanks, but it sounds like a lot of work :)
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 10:31 AM
Response to Reply #106
107. I'd then just buy this thing..
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 01:49 PM
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108. #604 (298 CPUs)
Date of last work unit 2006-02-17 10:15:12
Active CPUs within 50 days 298
Team Id 48157
Grand Score 484135 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 3458 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 604 of 42826


Keep up everyone. We're about ready to hit the top 600!

:woohoo: :applause: :woohoo:
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 03:40 PM
Response to Reply #108
109. #603 (with 298 CPUs) - FREEPers #229 (with 808 CPUs) -Kos #1,153 (82 CPUs)
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:13 PM
Response to Reply #109
110. I'm half way through a nice big WU. It should be done
in a week or so.
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 04:36 PM
Response to Original message
111. Folding. Kick.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 06:10 PM
Response to Reply #111
112. Thanks for the kick
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 12:24 AM
Response to Reply #112
114. #601
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 01:09 AM
Response to Reply #114
115. What coincidence! you have 300 posts and the team
(at this moment) has 300 CPU's



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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 08:27 PM
Response to Reply #115
133. it'd be nice if the CPU count would keep up with my post count
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 10:08 PM
Response to Reply #133
135. Wish my bank account kept up with my desires. I am
surprised our climb up the ranking hasn't stalled out yet. It's good.
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Vox_Reason Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 06:34 PM
Response to Original message
113. Adding [email protected] stats image to DU sig?
Can someone who's less of a DU dummy than me help figure out how to insert the image described at http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/?nav=IMAGES into a DU sig line?

I think it would be cool (if possible) for DU [email protected] team members to have something like this to help raise and maintain awareness.

I tried changing my sig line to <img src="http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/sigs/sigimage.php?un=UserID&t=48157" border="0">, but no luck. Any hints, anyone?

Thanks in advance!
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Wrinkle_In_Time Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 09:44 AM
Response to Reply #113
119. I got it to work! But it's not automatic nor dynamic...
By the way, DU doesn't support raw HTML tags. You must use the substitute tags found in the HTML lookup table link above the textarea when composing a post. Only a subset of HTML is supported.

However, using the right tags doesn't help in this case. The "image" we want to link to is not a JPEG nor GIF file (the only two that DU supports), it's a GIF result generated by a PHP script. So you can forget about linking directly to http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/sigs/sigimage.php?un=Wrinkle_In_Time&t=48157 for example.

The only way that I can get this to work is:
  1. Go to the direct link in my web browser.
  2. Save the generated GIF to my computer.
  3. Make sure the saved filename only has one period in it (e.g., "sigimage.gif", not "sigimage.php.gif"), otherwise DU will give an error "This image link contains an illegal code".
  4. Upload that image to an image host or other website (I use ImageShack).
  5. Put the resulting URL in my signature.
You would have to repeat all of the above whenever you want to update your stats. This sucks a little as we will have people showing out-of-date team stats. That's why I put a date/time stamp below the image. Hopefully someone can come up with a dynamic solution.
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Wrinkle_In_Time Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 12:02 PM
Response to Reply #119
124. Ignore the above post^^^. Dynamic [email protected] sig is possible...
... courtesy of the nice people at www.dynasig.net. Create a free account there (no intrusive private information required) and follow their instructions. They create a dynamic GIF image that DU will accept in a sig. There are other [email protected] sig stats providers out there, and ones with a large number of stats items, but not many produce a directly-linkable GIF.

Free accounts are limited to 5 lines of text in the larger block (the one I have). The [email protected] stats that you can insert into a signature are limited to the last update datestamp and:
Team: ID, name, rank, points, WUs
You: username, global rank, team rank, points, WUs

There are a small number of colour, font and image options available. We should probably come up with a standard configuration for Team DU. I just chose some that were not entirely vomit-inducing.

Speaking of vomit-inducing, here's the Freeper's [email protected] stats sig as posted at www.dcsig.com (I didn't want to insert the disturbing image in this message). Warning: :puke: It's also disturbing and amusing to see the stats for DU and me superimposed over that image (it's what the site does when showing gallery examples).
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 06:32 PM
Response to Reply #124
131. thanks
I'll give it a try
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 07:16 PM
Response to Reply #124
132. I *knew* I shouldn't look, but I can't help myself
I'm a Looky-Loo I admit it. I just had to look. Oh well, excuse me while I go shower now. For some reason I feel dirty.

Besides, I'm getting ready to party with some fellow DU'ers tonight. A balmy 12 degrees Farenheit and we're all meeting out in the country at for a good-old fashioned, Lawrence hippie bonfire/potluck/party.

FYI, this meandering post is pretty much serving as a bump. ;)
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 01:18 AM
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116. Joined! n/t
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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #116
127. Welcome QC!
It's great to be able to do something so wortwhile with so little effort.

DU is now at #39 in terms of active membership.
http://fahstats.com/index.php?col=1
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 01:10 AM
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136. welcome -- talk to your friends/family and ask them to join as well
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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 06:49 AM
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117. Rank 599! 300 CPUs!
Date of last work unit 2006-02-18 03:12:56
Active CPUs within 50 days 300
Team Id 48157
Grand Score 496263 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 3523 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 599 of 42838

Go Team!
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tenshi816 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 08:33 AM
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118. This is a great cause, but
as soon as I signed up and downloaded the app, my computer started crashing every few minutes. This went on for days before it occurred to me what the problem might be, and once I uninstalled the software everything was back to normal.

Is there a way around the problem? I'd like to join in, but it's not going to happen if it interferes with my computer to the extent that I can't stay online for more than 5 minutes at a time.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 10:51 AM
Response to Reply #118
120. First tell us about your computer.
I think on the windows version you can set the amount of memory it uses.
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tenshi816 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 11:05 AM
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121. OK, but what exactly do you need to know
about my computer? I don't want to send useless information to you.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 11:19 AM
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122. Usual stuff OS, amount of RAM.
The crashing could be a memory problem. I only know OSX and Linux, and I just wanted to make sure when the Windows experts look in they will have something to help them diagnose your problem. Are you running XP, W2000, or ME. All info like that will help.


this is an example of what info I was asking for.

I am running OSX 10.4.5 on a Mac G4 Dual 450 with 640 RAM
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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 02:43 PM
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128. I had a similar problem.
I read on a thread where you could change the allocation of CPU usage from 100% to around 70 or 80%. I changed mine to 70%. Folding goes slower but without the crashing.

Right click on the red cog. Choose "configure". Go to "advanced" and you'll see the sliding bar there.

When I did that, my WU reset and started over. Now I'm on my second WU.
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tenshi816 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 04:30 AM
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137. Thanks, I'll try that! n/t
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 11:31 AM
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123. #598 (with 301 CPUs) - FREEPers #226 (with 854 CPUs) -Kos #1,132 (83 CPUs)
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 12:29 PM
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125. I don't run it all the time so I'm only up to three...
The last couple of days I've let it run more so hopefully it'll help.

My kid loves the graphic, too. :)
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 12:58 PM
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126. Let it fold 24/7
It's better for your computer and better for our team :)

My machine has been folding non-stop for more than 4,100 hours now :)
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 11:10 AM
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138. It adjusts to what you are doing. If you are doing something
that takes a lot of CPU, FAH slows down. You shouldn't worry about it degrading performance. Set it to start at login (boot) and forget about it. There's a lot of spare cycles it can use during the time you are reading this post, or when you pause to take a drink of coffee.
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 04:23 PM
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129. #596 (with 302 CPUs) - FREEPers #225 (with 869 CPUs) -Kos #1,128 (83 CPUs)
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 04:24 PM
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130. FREEPers ahead of us by only 371 spots (down from 600 last week)
FREEPers still grow at an incredible rate
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clixtox Donating Member (941 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-18-06 10:02 PM
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134. We Are Folding Everywhere
I am back in Vietnam and have my iBook that I have over here back in the folding groove. I am so happy to see how we have grown and moved on up while I have not been not online, except Email, since Valentines Day. My thanks to the new enthusiastic DU [email protected] team members, we are going places! I am hoping that we will be among the Top 50 teams in less than year as more forward thinking progressive folks join in.
I am proud to be participating in such a wonderful effort where you can actually see tangible results.
A good thing, unless you are a compulsive obsessive numbers checker...
Not me, much...
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 05:22 PM
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141. Obsessive? Us? Never, lol
I'm hooked. I check the numbers all the time. Worse, I work out the house and am on my computer a good portion of the day (okay, year) so I have plenty of opportunity to check. I have slowed down recently after my husband (also a folder) told me I was slowing my folding down by checking so often.

I'm still checking fairly often but now I'm doing it on his machine. :yoiks:
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 01:07 PM
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139. #589 (with 302 CPUs) - FREEPers #220 (with 911 CPUs) -Kos #1,121 (83 CPUs)
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 04:17 PM
Response to Reply #139
140. We need more CPUs - FREEPers are beating us badly
we can't let this happen

c'mon DU!
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 07:33 PM
Response to Reply #140
142. #583 (with 302 CPUs) - FREEPers #215 (with 915 CPUs) -Kos #1,118 (83 CPUs)
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 09:20 PM
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143. FREEPers passed Microsoft's folding team
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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 12:54 PM
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145. Time to crank it up.
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 09:13 AM
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144. #577 (with 303 CPUs) - FREEPers #214 (with 917 CPUs) -Kos #1,111 (83 CPUs)
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 12:58 PM
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146. 304 CPU's ranked 572 Good work folks.
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 01:52 PM
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147. K&R! YAY DU FOLDERS!
I'm trying to break the top 20 DU Folders, so WATCH OUT! COMING THROUGH!
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clixtox Donating Member (941 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 06:37 PM
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148. That's the Spirit
Edited on Mon Feb-20-06 06:37 PM by clixtox

Go for it!! How long do you think it will take you to make it to the top twenty? Recruit some friends and family to join us too! Thank you
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 09:15 PM
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149. #567 (with 305 CPUs) - FREEPers #212 (with 913 CPUs) -Kos #1,106 (83 CPUs)
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-06 08:40 PM
Response to Reply #148
165. I've sent out a few recruitment letters. Don't know if it made
a difference.
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Vox_Reason Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 10:41 PM
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150. Poll: Why haven't YOU joined Team DU?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 10:47 PM
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151. Hey -- what does "working on Unit O1" mean?
:hi:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:00 AM
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152. Hell if I know.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:07 AM
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153. I hope SOMEBODY knows, lol.
Edited on Tue Feb-21-06 12:08 AM by sfexpat2000
:)
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 12:40 AM
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154. I guess it is the first unit.
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r0tt3n1 Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-06 09:14 AM
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160. working on unit 01
means that that is the queue number [email protected] has assigned to the current work unit. It will vary from unit to unit occassionally....
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-06 10:11 AM
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161. Thank you, r0tt3n1 and welcome to DU
:hi:
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r0tt3n1 Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-06 10:22 AM
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162. thanks
Edited on Wed Feb-22-06 10:24 AM by r0tt3n1
:hi:

;) this also serves as a great way to bump the thread.... ;)
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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 06:31 AM
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155. 308 CPUs - Rank 563
Date of last work unit 2006-02-21 03:23:45
Active CPUs within 50 days 308
Team Id 48157
Grand Score 546083 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 3814 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 563 of 42884
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 11:01 AM
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156. #560 (308 CPUs and 3831 WUs completed)
Date of last work unit 2006-02-21 07:12:41
Active CPUs within 50 days 308
Team Id 48157
Grand Score 549308 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 3831 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 560 of 42888



:woohoo: :applause: :woohoo:

Way Go DU!
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 03:44 PM
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157. # 555 (308 CPUs and 3854 WUs completed)
Date of last work unit 2006-02-21 12:13:28
Active CPUs within 50 days 308
Team Id 48157
Grand Score 553515 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 3854 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 555 of 42895




Climbed 5 spots since this morning!

Way to go DU!
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 09:32 PM
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158. #552 (with 308 CPUs) - FREEPers #205 (with 914 CPUs) -Kos #1,093 (82 CPUs)
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 10:39 PM
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159. #552, Way to go DU!
Date of last work unit 2006-02-21 19:12:31
Active CPUs within 50 days 308
Team Id 48157
Grand Score 557596 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 3926 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 552 of 42901



Teampage URL http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=48157
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-06 11:45 AM
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163. #549 with 310 CPUs
Date of last work unit 2006-02-22 08:12:34
Active CPUs within 50 days 310
Team Id 48157
Grand Score 566800 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 3978 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 549 of 42912



Let's try to get in the top 500 by Monday.
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-06 07:57 PM
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164. #549 (with 311 CPUs) - FREEPers #204 (with 918 CPUs) -Kos #1,074 (82 CPUs)
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 11:29 AM
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166. #541 (with 313 CPUs) - FREEPers #200 (with 922 CPUs) -Kos #1,066 (82 CPUs)
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corporate_mike Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-24-06 01:19 PM
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167. #528 (with 312 CPUs) - FREEPers #197 (with 924 CPUs) -Kos #1,056 (82 CPUs)
We lost 1 CPU

FREEPErs in the Top 200 now :(
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-24-06 03:25 PM
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168. We got it back 313 CPU at 528 ranking.
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Vox_Reason Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-24-06 09:46 PM
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169. Argh! I'm stuck in a 10,000 frame WU!
No contributions from me until Sunday. Sigh...

Crunch on, Team DU!

:kick:
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-24-06 10:24 PM
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170. Thread #9 is up!! >>>>>>>>>>>>
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