Mugs, Gatherings, and Folding

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  1. arn
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    arn

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    A few new items in The MacRumors Store. Frosted and Steel Travel Mugs. These new mugs are cheaper than the Official Macrumors 2001-2002, but do not provide you with any of the benefits (DemiGod status, Private forum, respect of your peers). Bribe--er.. donations accepted for the benefits, but no mug.

    Some Macrumors members are organizing a gathering in New Orleans. Contact eyelikeart if interested in attending.

    Meanwhile, some members are participating in the Macrumors Folding at Home team. Currently ranked 623.
     
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    Beej

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    Wow! This place is really turning into a full-blown community. I wish I could get over to New Orleans for the gathering, bit far from Melbourne, though. :(

    Sweet new mugs, too, Arn!
     
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    teabgs

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    Re: Mugs, Gatherings, and Folding

    623 of how many?
     
  4. arn
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    Re: Re: Mugs, Gatherings, and Folding

    we're # 618 now... :)

    3604 teams, apparently.

    arn
     
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    lets get rolling

    good... i got tired of seti @ home anyways. plus... im a bio dork so this works out just fine. lets get up to number 1. i know theres enough people here to do it!
     
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    Beej

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    Re: lets get rolling

    I've just started folding. I've got them both running now (making my computer work twice as hard!)
     
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    Re: Re: lets get rolling

    Don't forget to install Folding Control: get it from http://macaddict4life.dhs.org

    it will automatically set up the command line version of Folding, lets it run from the crontab in the background, and provides an easy way to manage it (turning on/off, changing user name/team etc.). It's also very useful for dual-processor macs, because it will set up 2 directories for 2 f@h cores. (1 core can only take 1 cpu's processing power)
     
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    jelloshotsrule

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    let's go folding let's go! let's go folding let's go!

    i use folding control and folding@home at once on my dp machine... this is probably not ideal. but hey, it seems to work decently....

    also, i like the new items. i think i'd like to pay the regular 35 bucks for a new item and get the benefits of the old mug... is that possible?

    once i get a job
     
  9. arn
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    you can donate $20 and get the same benefits for a year.
    http://www.macrumors.com/contrib.html

    arn
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    same... :(


    Just a question about Folding@Home. On the Team Details page you can see that user 'y' has processed one work unit only, yet has a score of 5. I've also processed one unit but have a score of 0.5 -- does anyone know how the scores are determined?
     
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    jelloshotsrule

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    check out this thread

    basically, macs get .5 points per work unit.... however, i recently noticed i have gotten some that are more than .5, yet have done everything on a mac. nothing close to 5 though... the top guys seem to be using pc's... traitors? haha.
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    I like the mugs arn, pretty cool. I might have to get one soon, but I was wondering if you're going to get pints anytime in the near future?

    So I guess the big question is, should I switch to folding in stead of seti, seems like it might be more useful, anyway.
     
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    wah! this is cool, i didnt know you had a fah team!

    ive been runnin fah forever.. now i have a team to be on! :D
     
  14. arn
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    arn

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    Originally posted by dukestreet
    I like the mugs arn, pretty cool. I might have to get one soon, but I was wondering if you're going to get pints anytime in the near future?


    depends on the company we use... not that I know of. I'll look into pints from an alternative source though....

    So I guess the big question is, should I switch to folding in stead of seti, seems like it might be more useful, anyway.

    Personal choice... some people prefer one or the other... both teams are still "active"

    arn
     
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    You're welcome to join a Belgian gathering if anyone's interested :D

    k.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    Cool mugs i should buy a contrib mug just haven't gotten round to it.
    Still think SF would be better and we could do it round MWSF but anyways I probably can't make Orleans seeing Im 14 too lazy to pay for it and would be there for just that. Wish I could do folding@home just X runs so slowly on my 233 G3. :(
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    keep folding everyone, we're #578 now!!!

    jelloshotsrule -- They're probably not PC Traitors, just work for a company with lots of PCs free for use :D

    well, i've given up at seti, so now my fah wu's should go twice as fast now. I'm starting to try and crunch through some wu's now on my iBook... i guess I could get my AMD duron doing something but it's almost three times as slow as my ibook and it's a 450MHz comp... So maybe this mhz myth crap is actually correct...:confused:
     

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