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Parasomnium
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Message 100 of 300 (269575)
12-15-2005 4:23 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by Asgara
11-24-2005 10:35 PM


Re: Team EvC
Captain, I've joined your team.
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Parasomnium
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Message 104 of 300 (269682)
12-15-2005 1:44 PM
Reply to: Message 102 by Asgara
12-15-2005 10:57 AM


Re: Team EvC
I just hooked up a second machine.
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Parasomnium
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Message 129 of 300 (269931)
12-16-2005 8:14 AM


Welcome and thank you
Welcome Jazzns. Let's make a difference.

For the rest of the EvC members who have not signed up yet:

Most of you probably have a ten tonne truck for a computer, where a shopping cart would have done nicely. After all, typing up funny lists of Murphy's laws and playing Tic-Tac-Toe doesn't really take much more computing power than a piece of paper and a pencil, or does it?

So maybe, just maybe, it's not such a bad idea to put all those superfluous megabytes, gigaherzes and teraflops* to good use and finally sign up for this. Or must I assume that EvC really stands for Ephemeromorphic vacuous Cretins? No, I wouldn't think so either.

Asgara, expect some more team mates in the coming days.

*Well, all right, not teraflops then. But I'm not writing this to be pointed at as someone who wrote 'giga' twice in one sentence, where 'giga' and 'tera' really do look much nicer.

My new signature: (Robin, are you paying attention? It hasn't been two weeks. And have you signed up yet?)

This message has been edited by Parasomnium, 16-Dec-2005 02:07 PM


Did you know that most of the time your computer is doing nothing? What if you could make it do something really useful? Like helping scientists understand diseases? Your computer could even be instrumental in finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Wouldn't that be something? If you agree, then join World Community Grid now and download a simple, free tool that lets you and your computer do your share in helping humanity. After all, you are part of it, so why not take part in it?

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Parasomnium
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Message 131 of 300 (269934)
12-16-2005 8:30 AM
Reply to: Message 130 by robinrohan
12-16-2005 8:25 AM


Re: Welcome and thank you
You don't know what what is? The two weeks, or the signing up?
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Parasomnium
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Message 133 of 300 (269940)
12-16-2005 8:36 AM
Reply to: Message 132 by robinrohan
12-16-2005 8:32 AM


Look at the website
Have you looked at the World Community Grid website? They explain quite clearly what it's all about.
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Parasomnium
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Message 174 of 300 (274094)
12-30-2005 5:36 AM
Reply to: Message 173 by RAZD
12-28-2005 9:14 PM


Totals - another perspective
If you divide the point totals by the number of results for each member, and sort them by this ratio, then you get to see who has the best equipment, sort of. I did this with the list RAZD gave above and here is the result:

 
Name Points Results Ratio
Ringo317 7,644 10 764.40
Ringo316 7,445 19 391.84
LwJohnL 9,497 25 379.88
Omnivorous 18,964 55 344.80
RAZD 18,115 55 329.36
sig_230 25,554 86 297.14
NosyNed 18,658 64 291.53
berberry 12,059 48 251.23
Theodoric2 732 3 244.00
bobbins 8,986 37 242.86
demongoat 18,405 76 242.17
Asgara 20,296 87 233.29
Stephen Street 2,823 13 217.15
bernd11 967 5 193.40
bob_gray 4,695 26 180.58
Theodoric 7,839 45 174.20
Annata 11,271 65 173.40
Fifi Trixiebell 860 5 172.00
Parasomnium 6,720 40 168.00
Discreet Label 3,000 18 166.67
Jazzns 16,931 116 145.96
MangyTiger 15,427 135 114.27
GoodIntentions 0 0 -


Did you know that most of the time your computer is doing nothing? What if you could make it do something really useful? Like helping scientists understand diseases? Your computer could even be instrumental in finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Wouldn't that be something? If you agree, then join World Community Grid now and download a simple, free tool that lets you and your computer do your share in helping humanity. After all, you are part of it, so why not take part in it?

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Parasomnium
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Message 190 of 300 (275637)
01-04-2006 5:58 AM
Reply to: Message 189 by Silent H
01-04-2006 5:40 AM


Re: Wondering Why NOT More Members?
Holmes writes:

it will not run on my system

What is the problem? Maybe some technical wizards here can help you.


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Parasomnium
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Message 192 of 300 (275692)
01-04-2006 9:45 AM
Reply to: Message 191 by Silent H
01-04-2006 9:41 AM


Re: Wondering Why NOT More Members?
Fair enough. You will be welcome to the team whenever you're ready.

(Signature not meant to rub it in...)


Did you know that most of the time your computer is doing nothing? What if you could make it do something really useful? Like helping scientists understand diseases? Your computer could even be instrumental in finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Wouldn't that be something? If you agree, then join World Community Grid now and download a simple, free tool that lets you and your computer do your share in helping humanity. After all, you are part of it, so why not take part in it?

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Parasomnium
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Message 203 of 300 (276062)
01-05-2006 12:52 PM
Reply to: Message 201 by Dan Carroll
01-05-2006 12:03 PM


Re: Wondering Why NOT More Members?
Dan's Clever Alias writes:

If I install a program from some website on my computer that eats memory and bandwidth, I will be fired.

Sometimes a sacrifice has to be made, Dan. Look at it this way: you'll get fired, you'll have to sell your house, you'll have to live on the street, where eventually you end up in the gutter, eating road kill and cockroaches. You'll find a used syringe that you stick into your arm to inject the heroin you have bought with your last money. And that's only the good news. The bad news is that you'll contract HIV and you'll die. But another piece of good news is that the one block of data your computer at work was able to finish before it was detected by the system administrator contained the miracle cure for HIV. You won't have died in vain.


Did you know that most of the time your computer is doing nothing? What if you could make it do something really useful? Like helping scientists understand diseases? Your computer could even be instrumental in finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Wouldn't that be something? If you agree, then join World Community Grid now and download a simple, free tool that lets you and your computer do your share in helping humanity. After all, you are part of it, so why not take part in it?

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Parasomnium
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Message 215 of 300 (277801)
01-10-2006 3:45 PM


Good Intentions
G.I., what's the story with your membership of World Community Grid Team EvC? Just good intentions?

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Parasomnium
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Message 216 of 300 (278407)
01-12-2006 10:03 AM
Reply to: Message 213 by Asgara
01-08-2006 9:16 PM


Re: 26th member -Welcome Sidelined
World community Grid writes:

Total Run Time (y:d:h:m:s) (Rank) 1:301:20:51:47 (#1,096)
Points Generated (Rank) 379,657 (#1,166)
Results Returned (Rank) 1,666 (#1,133)

We are on the verge of breaking some 1000-barriers.


"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." - Charles Darwin.

Did you know that most of the time your computer is doing nothing? What if you could make it do something really useful? Like helping scientists understand diseases? Your computer could even be instrumental in finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Wouldn't that be something? If you agree, then join World Community Grid now and download a simple, free tool that lets you and your computer do your share in helping humanity. After all, you are part of it, so why not take part in it?

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Parasomnium
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Message 217 of 300 (278602)
01-13-2006 5:08 AM
Reply to: Message 216 by Parasomnium
01-12-2006 10:03 AM


Sky rocket
I wrote:

quote:
We are on the verge of breaking some 1000-barriers.

I did some more research and the following is a nice illustration of how we are doing. At the time I did my research, Stuyvesant Alumni was ranking 1000th in the category "points generated", we were 1147th. The graph shows the statistics of the last 30 days. The markers are real data, the lines are projections into the future. The vertical line indicates we will intercept them somewhere around the 20th.

This message has been edited by Parasomnium, 13-Jan-2006 01:17 PM


"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." - Charles Darwin.

Did you know that most of the time your computer is doing nothing? What if you could make it do something really useful? Like helping scientists understand diseases? Your computer could even be instrumental in finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Wouldn't that be something? If you agree, then join World Community Grid now and download a simple, free tool that lets you and your computer do your share in helping humanity. After all, you are part of it, so why not take part in it?

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Parasomnium
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Message 221 of 300 (279603)
01-17-2006 4:30 AM
Reply to: Message 219 by RAZD
01-16-2006 8:31 PM


More statistics
RAZD, here's the same kind of analysis for the category "results returned". In this case we have to overtake Proteome Origami. Asgara is right on the mark with her prediction.

Of course, other teams might be closing in on the 1000-barrier also, but on the 19th, we should be among a number of teams competing for the 1000th rank. And seeing our upward mobility, we should easily win.

The second graph is our rank 500 target.

This message has been edited by Parasomnium, 17-Jan-2006 09:37 AM

This message has been edited by AdminAsgara, 01-17-2006 07:56 AM


"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." - Charles Darwin.

Did you know that most of the time your computer is doing nothing? What if you could make it do something really useful? Like helping scientists understand diseases? Your computer could even be instrumental in finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Wouldn't that be something? If you agree, then join World Community Grid now and download a simple, free tool that lets you and your computer do your share in helping humanity. After all, you are part of it, so why not take part in it?

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Parasomnium
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Message 224 of 300 (279618)
01-17-2006 7:57 AM
Reply to: Message 223 by IrishRockhound
01-17-2006 7:42 AM


Make another device
IrishRockhoud writes:

I'm going to add my second computer to the grid - do I need to start a new profile or can I just add it to my current one?

If I remember correctly, when you install the programme on your second
computer, you will be asked for your World Community Grid member name. If you enter the same name you're already registered under, another device will be added to your account.


"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." - Charles Darwin.

Did you know that most of the time your computer is doing nothing? What if you could make it do something really useful? Like helping scientists understand diseases? Your computer could even be instrumental in finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Wouldn't that be something? If you agree, then join World Community Grid now and download a simple, free tool that lets you and your computer do your share in helping humanity. After all, you are part of it, so why not take part in it?

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Parasomnium
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Message 230 of 300 (280183)
01-20-2006 3:59 AM
Reply to: Message 222 by RAZD
01-17-2006 7:18 AM


Re: BINGO
RAZD writes:

passed 1000th on the 19th as predicted.

Now that the prediction has come true, we must face the question of whether it was a miraculous prophesy, or just a rational interpretation of data. Opinions, anyone?

{edited to swap the contents of this message with that of the next one}

This message has been edited by Parasomnium, 20-Jan-2006 09:23 AM


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