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Not sure if this will apeal to anybody else here but yesterday the BBC asked for volunteers to be part of a worldwide experiment to predict World climate change in the hope that they can identify & reverse the current world rise in temperatures. The index is below & the details about the program. The program runs in the background & the info is collected by the Boffins. All in all a worthwhile cause I think, please join in if you have the spare capacity on your PC.

 

Thx

 

Furelli

 

http://bbc.cpdn.org/index.php

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I'll join up. Sounds a bit like SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) where you could get a screensaver which helped the search for aliens.

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I'll join up. Sounds a bit like SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) where you could get a screensaver which helped the search for aliens.

 

Funny that you mention this. It's actually run on the same software as [email protected] (called BOINC) and [email protected] as well as a few others. So you could effectively run all of these on your computer and your computing time would be split up as you set it.

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Pretty cool program,I'm one of 9 active participants in Gibraltar. It's done 17hours of processing and that equals 0.01%... this might take some time heh heh

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Here are links to other screen savers that run off of the same software.

 

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ (The search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, my favorite)

http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/ (The search for gravity waves, I also contribute to this one)

http://predictor.scripps.edu/ (Predicting protein structures and investigating protein related diseases)

http://climateprediction.net/ (Climate prediction for the BBC)

http://qah.uni-muenster.de/index.php (studying the structure and reactivity of molecules)

http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/ (Developing cures for human diseases)

http://lhcathome.cern.ch/ (Helping design the Large Hadron Collider)

http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/ (Advancement of knowledge of human diseases)

http://szdg.lpds.sztaki.hu/szdg/ (Search for generalized binary number systems)

http://boinc.bio.wzw.tum.de/boincsimap/ (Calculating protein similiarity data)

 

 

I don't know what all of these mean, but I figure if you want to contribute to these, then you probably do.

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Had always intended to do the SETI one, but never got a round tuit (aussie humour there folks).

 

So, downloaded the BBC one... just fur fun cause I have other thoughts *grin* and as of time of this post 25+Hrs and 00.52% done.... another 2500 hours to go *grin*

 

Howver, it is an interesting thang to look at (set to world temps) when listening to a classical CD or three *grin*

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Had always intended to do the SETI one, but never got a round tuit (aussie humour there folks).

 

You're in luck, because they sell them here:

 

http://www.myrtlewoodgallery.com/get_a_round_tuit.htm

 

and here:

 

http://www.quantumenterprises.co.uk/roundtuit/

 

and in many other places too numerous to mention.

 

 

By the sound of these screensavers though, they might be the key to finding that elusive long weight....

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Just a little update *grin*

 

I am one of the 1010 folks (as of the time of this post +/-5 mins) that was either too lazy to add their country or just plain furgot to do so.

 

Currently have finished 1.55% of the task... all those hours online.... at least NOW they are doing some good WEG

 

But the curious thing is that 155 countries are participating (or should that be 151 excluding the no names yugoslavia MK.. (???) and EU.

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In some cases it's only 1 or 2 people participating who happen to be in a certain country. The whole country isn't participating.

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Sorry, the post was terminated by a bloody big yawn last night, resulting in a submit before I had finished.

 

Okay... back on track...

 

155 countries, (or 151) is not a bad representation of this here planet... and some of the countries with just one puter in the program is not unlike the way members of this place are collected from around the planet.

 

I remember back at Frank's that he had a link to the counts of hits to the site and pages visited linked to his forum page. from memory I think that included guests as well, for although we have "only" 500 members, the guest count at times could and would surprise. Maybe this is something to raise in another Forum.... but it just struck me on the numbers and how they fluctuated between countries, same as a similar page would be revealling here.

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Mr. B.

 

Nothing like waking up with your fingers still on the keys and 537 pages of BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

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OFF

 

Sorry OFF, but got sick and tired of running acropss the page to hit "edit" *grin*

 

PB

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hm has anyone else had their experiment terminated for some reason or another and automatically downloaded a new one?

 

Really ticked me off when I checked and found out that after doing 3-4% of the darn thang, it died and then started over again *sigh*

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Ah yes... the mysteries and vaguaries of computers and the internet.

 

As a former Aussie PM was often quoted:

 

"Life wasn't meant to be easy..." (There is more to the quote, but that is all the Press had time to notate WEG)

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  • 3 months later...

Time to resurrect this one from the archives... if only just to see if those who started have actually continued through any crashes that required a restart with a NEW file.

 

Also a question about the regularity of updates with the site, as I seem to have passed one well and truly but haven't had any reply from the site... has the experiment run its course??

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