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Stelliform
Mar 12, 2003, 03:46 PM
I found this thread (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=149962) on the challenges they issue to boost output. It is very interesting. :)



jethroted
Mar 12, 2003, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by Stelliform
I found this thread (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=149962) on the challenges they issue to boost output. It is very interesting. :)

Yeah, we should have competitions to gain status on the forum. Maybe an avatar?

Stelliform
Mar 12, 2003, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by jethroted
Yeah, we should have competitions to gain status on the forum. Maybe an avatar?

Sounds good to me. But Alot of the people already have an avatar. Mabey Arm would consent to making the winner an honorary contributer for the month. :)

MrMacMan
Mar 12, 2003, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by Stelliform
Sounds good to me. But Alot of the people already have an avatar. Mabey Arm would consent to making the winner an honorary contributer for the month. :)

Yeah only you and jethroted would go for that contest for avatar because you both don't have one... but we should make a contest...

*I quit* I'll never get higher than 500 even if I load on school and library comps.

Sun Baked
Mar 12, 2003, 04:04 PM
They're out to get you...

Originally posted by Scotttheking

The big question is, can we finally pass macrumors?

Stelliform
Mar 12, 2003, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by MrMacman


*I quit* I'll never get higher than 500 even if I load on school and library comps.

Don't quit! mc68k Has revealed his secret of running on library computers. And he is ranked 29 overall!

Sun Baked:

I saw that too. :) I think we need to keep them dreaming.... :) Do you want to help us?

MrMacMan
Mar 12, 2003, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by Stelliform
Don't quit! mc68k Has revealed his secret of running on library computers. And he is ranked 29 overall!

Sun Baked:

I saw that too. :) I think we need to keep them dreaming.... :) Do you want to help us?

Um acually they have there schools comps running and the libarary they get control of never because of there anti-f@h apps.

zimv20
Mar 12, 2003, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by MrMacman
Um acually they have there schools comps running and the libarary they get control of never because of there anti-f@h apps.

you broke my parsing engine

Rower_CPU
Mar 12, 2003, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by zimv20
you broke my parsing engine

rotflmao

Stelliform
Mar 12, 2003, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
rotflmao

ditto! but, back to the topic..... What Macnn is doing is working for them, what could we do. (Or do we not care as much? :) well I care.... :))

Tiauguinho
Mar 12, 2003, 04:45 PM
In a couple of weeks ill add a Xserve and a iMac 1Ghz to the team... so that will help us a little bit more :)

jethroted
Mar 12, 2003, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by Stelliform
ditto! but, back to the topic..... What Macnn is doing is working for them, what could we do. (Or do we not care as much? :) well I care.... :))

Admin powers fo a week?

Rower_CPU
Mar 12, 2003, 04:58 PM
I think internal challenges are fun, but only useful if there is something you can do to affect your output average.

I think most of us are running everything we can. And for those who aren't, why are you holding out? ;) :p

Sun Baked
Mar 12, 2003, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by jethroted
Admin powers fo a week? Now that's insanity, think of a few select people... ;) :p

Think of the havoc they would create with admin powers. :eek:

Stelliform
Mar 12, 2003, 05:07 PM
Originally posted by jethroted
Admin powers fo a week?

I don't think Arn is that concerned. This link (http://teamstats.macnn.com/fold/stats.php?page=a1&TID=3446&sort=StatsRate&order=desc) shows the team ordered by rate. I think there is little hope to catch the top three. (Sorry jethroted. You are too darn fast. :)) However the next 10 computer's rate are very similar.....

Mabey we could do a race to increase your rate, not your points. Like 30 days to increase your rate by 50 points. But that would be unfair to those having folded the longest. . . .

Sorry I am typing before I am thinking them through. :) Mabey that will spur someone to think of something.


Tiauguinho:

Cool, and thanks. I just installed OS X Server on my iMac to test it. So far I am quite impressed....

All:

Anybody know why Jelloshots stopped running f@h?

jethroted
Mar 12, 2003, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by Stelliform
I don't think Arn is that concerned.


Concerned? Never mind concerned, I don't think Arn is that CRAZY!;)

MrMacMan
Mar 12, 2003, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by jethroted
Concerned? Never mind concerned, I don't think Arn is that CRAZY!;)

Yeah we can't make a deal like that.

(BTW, I didn't say I'm quitting folding, I meant to say I forfit the race, unless, no, well maybe, no :cool: )

I don't know why Jelloshots stoped. Maybe he is stuck on all 73 pointers... or maybe he stoped.

Rower_CPU
Mar 12, 2003, 07:52 PM
I've been talking to him and I'm pretty sure he's stuck on a big one.

I'll double-check....

Dont Hurt Me
Mar 12, 2003, 07:56 PM
Where can i find out more info about folding?

MrMacMan
Mar 12, 2003, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by Dont Hurt Me
Where can i find out more info about folding?

Tada!
Most of the info you want to get started (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?threadid=21908)

jethroted
Mar 13, 2003, 03:58 PM
How about free mac rumors merchandise? Mugs?

Stelliform
Mar 13, 2003, 05:18 PM
I like contributer for the month. :) Instead of buying a mug, Arn can move you to demi-god status for a month for 1000 units. :D

If you are listening Arn, it would be alot of publicity to inch up and mabey pass team MacAddict4Life! :D

And we are closing the gap on LittleWhiteDog. W:):)F This! :P <Just messin with y'all at the pound. ;)>

In a side note, a new user I have brought to the MacRumors team just got his first workunit it. :) Go for the gold Macs4Me. :D

Mr. Anderson
Mar 13, 2003, 05:53 PM
being a demi-god for a month isn't all that much incentive. It needs to be something a little more.

Demi-god for a year, maybe, like all the other demi-gods. But also special recognition in other ways can be used. ;)

D

Steradian
Mar 13, 2003, 06:16 PM
how much would it help the folding team...if i added the 32 bondi imacs in my schools media center, the 22 all in glob g3's, and an assortment of different imacs (something like 22?)...I am the T.A for the admin guy...So I know all the passwords...all the assorted imacs and half the bondi's are running X .2, does this mattter? I might be willing to risk it...I kinda am a bit board w/ my position they haven't let me set up the accounts for the 1000+ students in OS X server yet...heh

Mr. Anderson
Mar 13, 2003, 08:14 PM
you should definitely do it, they might not be the fastest out there, but they would make up in speed by having so many. Get the ball running! :D

D

howard
Mar 13, 2003, 08:23 PM
wow! that many macs would help out a TON like really a lot. go for it!...

btw: dukestreet you changed your avatar i see, i like it very much!

Mr. Anderson
Mar 13, 2003, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by howard
btw: dukestreet you changed your avatar i see, i like it very much!

Thanks!

All i can say is just wait till you see where it came from ;)

D

Stelliform
Mar 13, 2003, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet
Thanks!

All i can say is just wait till you see where it came from ;)

D

Can't wait D!

By the way, after a visit to www.littleblackdog.com they did the math for us. Wednesday we were set to pass them in 25.27 days. Today we are set to pass them in 9.67 days! What an improvement!

And Steradian, OMG! You would blaze up to the top 3 in no time! Goodluck!

Steradian
Mar 14, 2003, 12:07 AM
Hey, I am un familar with setting up Folding @Home... The machines have Follproof on them (not a problem i have the pass) but, is their a way where they will continue to operate with fool proof on?...anyone with a lab have any experiance...and well...have thier been any problems w/ installing F@H on OSX machines.. i.e permissions problems?...I work as the semi repair guy and won't wanna cause myself any more work than I would have to...

mc68k
Mar 14, 2003, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by Steradian
Hey, I am un familar with setting up Folding @Home... The machines have Follproof on them (not a problem i have the pass) but, is their a way where they will continue to operate with fool proof on?...anyone with a lab have any experiance...and well...have thier been any problems w/ installing F@H on OSX machines.. i.e permissions problems?...I work as the semi repair guy and won't wanna cause myself any more work than I would have to... foolproof makes me think of OS 9. there are no plans to make an OS 9 client.

as far as OS X goes, i have made a script for single processor macintoshes (as well as dual) that automates the command-line version of the client. it's very easy to set up and comes with documentation. they run in the background, and can even come on at each system reboot.

there's also graphical and screensaver clients, but the terminal version is the most transparent in OS X if set up right. rower_cpu and myself have experience with mac and pc labs, so give one of us a holler. :)

that's a hell of a lab too. grateful for the nod to our team. :)

MrMacMan
Mar 14, 2003, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by Steradian
how much would it help the folding team...if i added the 32 bondi imacs in my schools media center, the 22 all in glob g3's, and an assortment of different imacs (something like 22?)...I am the T.A for the admin guy...So I know all the passwords...all the assorted imacs and half the bondi's are running X .2, does this mattter? I might be willing to risk it...I kinda am a bit board w/ my position they haven't let me set up the accounts for the 1000+ students in OS X server yet...heh

Wow that would really be nice. Go for it man. Mc68k has a good script out there if you don't want to set the program up (if you don't know how to, this is much easier).


Originally posted by mc68k
foolproof makes me think of OS 9. there are no plans to make an OS 9 client.

that's a hell of a lab too. grateful for the nod to our team. :)

Yes I haven't seen a FoolProof for OS X...
:seconds the extreme grateful nod: