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pEZ
May 14, 2003, 01:09 AM
That's what I like to see - back up to around 4000 points a day. Keep folding, guys! Let's break the 30,000 a week barrier!



Rower_CPU
May 14, 2003, 01:46 AM
We got over 4000 yesterday (13th) and are on a good pace so far today. Keep it up folks, it looks like those big pointers are starting to come in. :)

We were so close to 30k a week before this slow down, we should be able to get back up there as we level out.

pEZ
May 14, 2003, 02:57 AM
My 70 pointer isn't supposed to be done until the 17th - then maybe i'll get something OTHER than a 70 pointer. Takes too long! Boring!

Mr. Anderson
May 14, 2003, 06:57 AM
I've got my Dual 1.25 back up and running - should help. It would be great to see a 30,000 week.....:D

D

Stelliform
May 14, 2003, 09:12 AM
I have lost serveral machines in the last few weeks. I just got two back on-line yesterday. Anything to help.

mc68k
May 14, 2003, 10:54 AM
i put folding on a 1GHz 17" iMac at CompUSA.

MrMacMan
May 14, 2003, 11:35 AM
Originally posted by mc68k
i put folding on a 1GHz 17" iMac at CompUSA.

ah, lets work more on this. :D

Next time at CompUSA... ;)

eyelikeart
May 14, 2003, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by mc68k
i put folding on a 1GHz 17" iMac at CompUSA.

ha ha ha!!!! :D

Mr. Anderson
May 14, 2003, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by mc68k
i put folding on a 1GHz 17" iMac at CompUSA.

ha - but is there any way you can check to see if you get a WU done - did you give it your user name or maybe make it CompUSA as the user but for team MacRumors - that way we know if its working ;)

D

pEZ
May 14, 2003, 12:37 PM
Wow, mc68k. You know when you've reached the competition threshold when this kind of stuff starts to happen.

In a scary sort of way, it is a good idea.

Wait, wouldn't it be funnier if we put it on pc's?

mc68k
May 14, 2003, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by Mr. Anderson
ha - but is there any way you can check to see if you get a WU done - did you give it your user name or maybe make it CompUSA as the user but for team MacRumors - that way we know if its working ;)that is an interesting idea, although the credits would not go to my username. i'll probably check back this weekend.

i used my SP script and said no for the @reboot part, since i don't know the admin password. i just went in manually with crontab -e and told it@reboot cd ~/F@H1; ./OSX-3.25 -local -advmethods
putting it on the compusa/apple store machines was not my idea originally.

pEZ>>Wow, mc68k. You know when you've reached the competition threshold when this kind of stuff starts to happen.so true. i plan on doing the library lab at state agian this summer.

scem0
May 14, 2003, 06:23 PM
Originally posted by mc68k
i put folding on a 1GHz 17" iMac at CompUSA.

Great idea. I will do this next time I'm at a computer store. I have already put it on lots of computers at school.

mc68k
May 14, 2003, 06:38 PM
make sure that folding starts at reboot, as i'm sure the computers restart every day. make sure the computers are hooked up with a network connection-- the two stores here in SD only have one Mac a piece that is hooked up to the Internet...and it's usually in the most visible location.

just change your editor to picosetenv EDITOR /usr/bin/picothat way when you type in crontab -e you get an easy editor to work with (default is vi).

you don't have to have folding run at startup, but i bet the next day the machine restarts and it never folds again. just my 2

pEZ
May 14, 2003, 06:48 PM
Speaking of 4000+ a day, it looks like we're gonna do it again, and then some. It's 6:47 PM CDT and we're up to 3,600 for today already, and there's still a little over five hours of today left....w00t!

MrMacMan
May 14, 2003, 08:23 PM
yeah I think we pass 4k today, keep it up!! :)

But why the hell is this gromac unit taking so long...? It is supposto be optomized!!! arg!

MacBandit
May 14, 2003, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by mc68k
make sure that folding starts at reboot, as i'm sure the computers restart every day. make sure the computers are hooked up with a network connection-- the two stores here in SD only have one Mac a piece that is hooked up to the Internet...and it's usually in the most visible location.

just change your editor to picosetenv EDITOR /usr/bin/picothat way when you type in crontab -e you get an easy editor to work with (default is vi).

you don't have to have folding run at startup, but i bet the next day the machine restarts and it never folds again. just my 2

Okay so post the complete list of commands in order we need to do this with.

This is what I have so far.
setenv EDITOR /usr/bin/pico
crontab -e
@reboot cd ~/F@H1; ./OSX-3.25 -local -advmethods

Is that everything or is there more. Also do you think there any sort of repurcussions that could come back on us for doing this.

Rower_CPU
May 14, 2003, 08:51 PM
MB, this is the exact same stuff I gave you before. Did it not work?

mc68k
May 14, 2003, 08:57 PM
you are correct. the @reboot... line is entered after you are in the editor, you quit the editor, and the crontab is saved. this is after you've installed folding of course. if you want to check if folding is running you can type in top and then q to quit top.

from dling, running the script and typing in the crontab entry it shouldn't be more than a minute (unless you're hiding what u're doing under windows and such). i would practice on a mac first...i wouldn't suggest going into a store and trying it for the first time.

as for consequences...if you're not comfortable with any part of it then i wouldn't go through with it. the worst that could happen is that your face would be associated with trouble on every subsequent visit to that place of business. i could come up what with a million different situations and possible outcomes, but i feel confident that the average salesperson can be fooled into thinking i'm just another dumb consumer. everyone is painted as a uneducated consumer by salespeople, trust me.

so if in doubt play it dumb. to inspire confidence in the masses: i've been causing computer trouble since ~96 and haven't got caught yet. be confident in your own abilities.

MacBandit
May 14, 2003, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
MB, this is the exact same stuff I gave you before. Did it not work?

What we did before worked. At least I think it did. The settings are changed but I haven't gotten a gromacs unit yet.

I thought the commands we are dealing with here are commands to automatically reactivate folding after a restart even if you aren't the admin.

MacBandit
May 14, 2003, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by mc68k
you are correct. the @reboot... line is entered after you are in the editor, you quit the editor, and the crontab is saved. this is after you've installed folding of course. if you want to check if folding is running you can type in top and then q to quit top.

from dling, running the script and typing in the crontab entry it shouldn't be more than a minute (unless you're hiding what u're doing under windows and such). i would practice on a mac first...i wouldn't suggest going into a store and trying it for the first time.

as for consequences...if you're not comfortable with any part of it then i wouldn't go through with it. the worst that could happen is that your face would be associated with trouble on every subsequent visit to that place of business. i could come up what with a million different situations and possible outcomes, but i feel confident that the average salesperson can be fooled into thinking i'm just another dumb consumer. everyone is painted as a uneducated consumer by salespeople, trust me.

so if in doubt play it dumb. to inspire confidence in the masses: i've been causing computer trouble since ~96 and haven't got caught yet. be confident in your own abilities.

No I don't have a problem with doing it myself and feel confident in typing the commands in a short amount of time. Also with the folding setup script it should all go quite fast.

I just wanted to be the voice of reason and ask the questions to get the answers to educate the novices before they go do this.

mc68k
May 14, 2003, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
What we did before worked. At least I think it did. The settings are changed but I haven't gotten a gromacs unit yet.to verify you can do a crontab -l

I thought the commands we are dealing with here are commands to automatically reactivate folding after a restart even if you aren't the admin. you are correct. that's the beauty of the @reboot part, it's universally invoked at startup even if it's in a user crontab.

mc68k
May 14, 2003, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
I just wanted to be the voice of reason and ask the questions to get the answers to educate the novices before they go do this. yeah we should make a sticky: how to subjugate macs for folding in 1 minute or less. :D ;) :P

i would also suggest writing down the crontab line and double checking bc if you get one character wrong then it won't start.

Mr. Anderson
May 14, 2003, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by mc68k
yeah we should make a sticky: how to subjugate macs for folding in 1 minute or less. :D ;) :P

i would also suggest writing down the crontab line and double checking bc if you get one character wrong then it won't start.

the crontab issue could be put in the FAQ - along with links to the SP and DP scripts - explaining how they work and what they do exactly, that way no one gets overly worried about running them...

D

mc68k
May 14, 2003, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet
the crontab issue could be put in the FAQ - along with links to the SP and DP scripts - explaining how they work and what they do exactly, that way no one gets overly worried about running them...possibly-- i don't know if that would be too complicated for the casual adopter (the crontab part). rower and i are trying to keep it simple..we could make an in depth one as a seperate sticky but that might clutter things (?)

it would be fun divulging the nitty-gritty, but that would also make it publicly accesible-- good for the project bad for competition.

what say ye?

MacBandit
May 15, 2003, 12:50 AM
Originally posted by mc68k
possibly-- i don't know if that would be too complicated for the casual adopter (the crontab part). rower and i are trying to keep it simple..we could make an in depth one as a seperate sticky but that might clutter things (?)

it would be fun divulging the nitty-gritty, but that would also make it publicly accesible-- good for the project bad for competition.

what say ye?

Make it for contributing members only. That way you have some control over who reads it.

mc68k
May 15, 2003, 12:57 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Make it for contributing members only. That way you have some control over who reads it. i could make a password protected archive to where one would have to PM someone to get the password...seems sort of silly though, all the secretiveness over something as trivial as folding

i guess mac teams still havent automated the folding process since the old GUI app in 10.1 though

wsteineker
May 15, 2003, 01:05 AM
You know, I start work as a senior sales associate (computer hardware) at Best Buy this month. They'll have LOTS of computers running 24/7, just ripe for folding! What do you think?

BTW, slightly off topic, why does the screen saver client suck so bad? Maybe I'm just used to the SETI ss client, but damn. I can't stomach the thing.

MacBandit
May 15, 2003, 01:08 AM
Originally posted by mc68k
i could make a password protected archive to where one would have to PM someone to get the password...seems sort of silly though, all the secretiveness over something as trivial as folding

i guess mac teams still havent automated the folding process since the old GUI app in 10.1 though

Hmm, what have you been smoking? You sound a bit over paranoid. I think you need to drop this for the night and think this over tomorrow.

mc68k
May 15, 2003, 01:12 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Hmm, what have you been smoking? You sound a bit over paranoid. I think you need to drop this for the night and think this over tomorrow. i've been smoking finals week...my diastolic is probably forcing me into conniption fits as we speak

you're right about getting my head together...MR just gave me a temporary release from the insanity that is institutionalized higher education

Rower_CPU
May 15, 2003, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by mc68k
i've been smoking finals week...my diastolic is probably forcing me into conniption fits as we speak

you're right about getting my head together...MR just gave me a temporary release from the insanity that is institutionalized higher education

Now get back to work dammit!!! What do you think this is, a pleasure cruise!?!?!? :p ;)

mc68k
May 15, 2003, 01:15 AM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
Now get back to work dammit!!! What do you think this is, a pleasure cruise!?!?!? :p ;) bangin my head against a wall is a pleasure cruise compared to writing flowery essays about ***** that means nothing to CS

but i'm way off topic so: GO 3446!

MacBandit
May 15, 2003, 01:17 AM
Originally posted by mc68k
bangin my head against a wall is a pleasure cruise compared to writing flowery essays about ***** that means nothing to CS

but i'm way off topic so: GO 3446!

Flowery essay? I think you need a

DeathMatch Break!!!

mc68k
May 15, 2003, 01:20 AM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Flowery essay? I think you need a

DeathMatch Break!!! yes or drool over the babe thread which u have so generously contributed to

MacBandit
May 15, 2003, 01:50 AM
Originally posted by mc68k
yes or drool over the babe thread which u have so generously contributed to

Damn I have forgotten all about that. I guess I need to bring in some fresh stuff so that you don't get bored with it. Maybe tomorrow.

MrMacMan
May 15, 2003, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by MacBandit
Damn I have forgotten all about that. I guess I need to bring in some fresh stuff so that you don't get bored with it. Maybe tomorrow.

lol.

You might want to distrubute internally some secrets, like that.

Write a methond and then re-distrubute to team, because no doubt we have people from other teams reading this. :o

Stelliform
May 15, 2003, 03:57 PM
We have dropped 1200 points in the last 3 hours?!?!

I guess some of those 70pointers hit.. :)

pEZ
May 15, 2003, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by Stelliform
We have dropped 1200 points in the last 3 hours?!?!

I guess some of those 70pointers hit.. :)

Woah, that's actually kinda creepy. It doesn't even look like the 70 pointers though - it says over 50 WU's. It's almost like we're getting a long-time-coming-well-deserved rain check.

340 frames out of 400 on my 70 pointer....

GeeYouEye
May 15, 2003, 04:54 PM
Question: how do you run the CLI version on a Windows machine that's not logged on to any user, preferably plus a cron euivalent to get it to start when the computer starts.

Did that make any sense?

Rower_CPU
May 15, 2003, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by GeeYouEye
Question: how do you run the CLI version on a Windows machine that's not logged on to any user, preferably plus a cron euivalent to get it to start when the computer starts.

Did that make any sense?

This thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?threadid=19901) should explain it pretty well.

MrMacMan
May 15, 2003, 05:57 PM
Hehe, even my gromac unit sped up and will be droped today... weird ... :eek:

Then again strange things are happenning...
http://statsman.org/folding2stats/html/index_rate.gif
Oh Ye Gods!

And incase your wondering... its happening everwhere:
Name: points, WU
MSU_ACM: 1,277.97, 66
Linux: 2,027.34, 113

um... what the hell is going on?

GeeYouEye
May 15, 2003, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
This thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?threadid=19901) should explain it pretty well.

Thanks, I looked there already. Unfortunately, none of that works for about 3/4 of these computers; they're all running WinME. Anyone know how to do that one?