We're gaining in rc5-72

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by mmmdreg, Jun 9, 2003.

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    mmmdreg

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    The primary mac team, xlr8, has moved up to 6th place overall. We shall have them all soon :) 5th is in fairly close reach. The next placings after that we need to work a bit harder for, although yesterday we did more units than every team except no.1. So, if you want something new, distributed.net and RC5-72. Go Mac!
     
  2. pEZ
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    FOLD!!!!

    Just a public service announcement.
     
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    MrMacMan

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    rc5-72 is easy, aint it breaking encryption?

    How does that help?

    That is less serious and seriously brute forcing key's...

    If you can tell me how brute force is gonna help much of anything execpt hacking... :rolleyes:

    Folding helps, well people.

    MacRumors has two DC teams: Folding@Home
    SETI@Home.

    Folding has become the, uh, more active project, there hasn't been much change in SETI since the beginning anyway.

    If you have more allegance to xlr8's DC team then whatever, who cares soo much?

    But please.

    Anyway cracking key's is totally random, seriously you could have a #1 team and still not crack the code.

    Also it is $$ based, kinda greedy IMO.
     
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    mmmdreg

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    Please note that the money is so small to be of any use, and that if you do a search, I was the one who first suggested a MR SETI team AFAIK (on the current boards anyway). Times change. I still run SETI a bit but after a bit of folding, I decided I didn't like the program so yeah. Also, the small-scale'ness of the Rc5- projects mean it is overall more enjoyable as one person can make a big difference. Think about it. And in case people want to have another go at me, don't bother replying if it's going to be "go join the MR teams".
     
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    MrMacMan

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    Sorry, did my reply sound like that?

    You may be able to make a bigger difference, but for what, cracking encrpytion code...

    I don't find that helping... much of anyone.
     
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    eric_n_dfw

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    Distributed.net (RC5) Mission Statement

    Distributed.net is not about "hacking"...
    Aguably, the success of Distributed.net and SETI (which started at about the same time, as I recall) caused Folding and several other distributed computing projects to come to be.

    Don't bash us Bovine crackers - if it weren't for us in the late 90's you Folders might not be folding right now :)
     
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    Nugget

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    If nothing else...

    ...the cows are cool.
     
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    eric_n_dfw

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    Re: If nothing else...

    Moo!
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    http://distributed.net
     

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