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Be a Superhero with TeamCFC. Help us perform miracles.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Abaddon, Feb 3, 2006.

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  1. Abaddon

    Abaddon Chieftain

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  2. Abaddon

    Abaddon Chieftain

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    Did you know you could become a Superhero, by doing virtually nothing at all?

    Many of your fellow members on CFC already do!

    You probably have heard the concept: A little program runs in the background of your computer, only taking whatever spare power there is. It uses this power to play with proteins. The results it gets are sent back to the Folding@home people who use it in medical research.

    Collectively we do what a zillion dollar computer could. Therefore diverting funds back where it should be spent- on the research, not the equipment.

    You dont need a powerful PC, The program carefully monitors how much processing power is available. You will not experience slow downs because of it.

    There is no malicious spyware or anything involved within the program


    :banana:Download the programme here:banana:


    :banana:TeamCFC's stats!:banana:


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  3. Taliesin

    Taliesin Puttin' on the Ritz

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    Nice, we're approaching the top 1000 bracket.
     
  4. ironduck

    ironduck Chieftain

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    Has anyone asked Thunderfall to post a note of this on the front page yet? Perhaps we should try again.
     
  5. lost_civantares

    lost_civantares [Insert Title]

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    I think we're waiting for a response IIRC.
     
  6. taper

    taper Meet Tux

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    Good news everyone! I just picked up 5 PCs at a university surplus auction for dirt cheap. It'll be a while until I find a home for them, but then they'll be running 24/7 for us.

    Anybody know of a good Linux distro for a PIII 450 MHz w/128MB RAM? They all have Win98 installed, but since I don't have any discs for that, I'd rather reformat and start over.
     
  7. Furiey

    Furiey No Longer Just Lurking

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    Excellent, the more the merrier!

    Check the folding@home page for running it on Linux first, I'm not sure if there are any restrictions. There may be some useful info in the folding@home forums.
     
  8. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought Chieftain

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    Heck, what do I have to loose.....;)
     
  9. bhsup

    bhsup Chieftain

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    Are you dead set on using Linux? NetBSD might perform better on that system than a current Linux distro.

    Oh, just FYI, but I lost one of my folding systems yesterday. A power surge whacked it and some other equipment.
     
  10. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    ooo im moving up the table, if only i hadnt decided to switch my username halfway through i might be higher.
     
  11. taper

    taper Meet Tux

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    Not really. They might end up in a friend's dorm room, then I don't have to pay for power. I would let them use one of the PC's for internet, school work, etc in exchange. I'll need an OS that's easy enough for a non-geek to use everyday for those things. I ask around in the folding forums too.
     
  12. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I joined now give me some effing credit in post #2! What do you think I did this out of the goodness of my flipping heart?!
     
  13. Moss

    Moss CFC Scribe Retired Moderator

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    Not to be an ass or anything, but aren't there already four or five threads on this? Couldn't you bump one of those. We don't really need another brand new thread every other week.
     
  14. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    this is the new improved one and I did bump it from pg2!

    who cares anyways why does it matter?
     
  15. amadeus

    amadeus めっちゃしんどい

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    I concur. There's a million worthy causes out there, but to keep flooding the forum with these threads is a bit of a nuisance.
     
  16. elfangor801

    elfangor801 So cold....

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  17. taper

    taper Meet Tux

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    Assuming you already have the program downloaded and running, in the configuration menu, under the User tab, put whatever name you want to use in the username box, and 47958 in the Team number box.
     
  18. elfangor801

    elfangor801 So cold....

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  19. The Condor

    The Condor On an excellent adventure

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    I joined the thingie (I think). I am downloading and folding (on the 47958 team or whatever [Agt_Smith]) but do I have to do anything extra to be on your team or whatever or am I now on since I started downloading and shall probably finish my first fold thingie soon? Thanks to anyone that adresses my concern:).
     
  20. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Nope you're in, your name should show up once you complete and return your first Work Unit [which is done automatically].
     
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