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Message 8637 - Posted: 18 Oct 2009, 0:01:44 UTC

Some projects seem related to medicines but when you look at the eventual results, they aren't benefitting everybody, they only benefit shareholders and stake-holders for where that medicine will get produced. In summary they can be supported and financed by big-medicine since it only benefits them and their shareholders. No point in me volunteering my time or resources for someone else's benefit and profit.

Projects like SETI, Einstien, Cosmology, Milkyway are the types of projects that are not resulting in money(profit) but are always struggling along on a shoestring budget, yet it benefits everybody. This makes sense for me to volunteer my time or resources because "Everybody" benefits in the results.

BOINC is a worthwhile project making use of "spare" CPU cycles, and projects like BOINC require little effort on the part of us volunteers to donate what would otherwise be wasted CPU heat running idle computers waiting for the next mouse click or keyboard tap.
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Message 8759 - Posted: 9 Dec 2009, 11:37:09 UTC

I initially ran Cosmology@home as a side project, just to fill up the gaps when SETI@home didn't have work.
But now I have to say, I couln't do without!
Cosmology@home is the only project I never have problems with!
Credits get granted immediately, the server never crashes (except for the validator that one time, but that was cleared up really fast...), there are always workunits available,...
I also feel a friendly aura,(I really don't know how to call it, otherwise) surrounding the project.
And last but not least: The whole idea around the project is a real help for the science of Cosmology and science in general.
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Message 8797 - Posted: 28 Dec 2009, 8:41:56 UTC

I posted to this thread about a week ago, but it isn't here. I wonder if Ben even cares?
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Message 8798 - Posted: 28 Dec 2009, 22:12:47 UTC - in response to Message 8797.  

I posted to this thread about a week ago, but it isn't here. I wonder if Ben even cares?


I don't think Ben has anything to do with your message not being here...
And believe me, he does care a lot!
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Message 8799 - Posted: 29 Dec 2009, 0:50:25 UTC - in response to Message 8798.  

I posted to this thread about a week ago, but it isn't here. I wonder if Ben even cares?


I don't think Ben has anything to do with your message not being here...
And believe me, he does care a lot!


I think he cares about the science. If you need constant, or any really, handholding, this project is not for you.

Having said that, if you read this Ben, Brian Silvers does a sterling job answering queries on this board, so perhaps you could make him a moderator?

Regards
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Message 8802 - Posted: 30 Dec 2009, 12:36:24 UTC - in response to Message 8799.  

I posted to this thread about a week ago, but it isn't here. I wonder if Ben even cares?


I don't think Ben has anything to do with your message not being here...
And believe me, he does care a lot!


Julie, it sounds like you know Ben personally. I have a friend who took a course from Carl Sagan, as an undergrad. I really envy him. :)

I think he cares about the science. If you need constant, or any really, handholding, this project is not for you.

Having said that, if you read this Ben, Brian Silvers does a sterling job answering queries on this board, so perhaps you could make him a moderator?


I don't need any handholding. I agree with Julie about the servers being up all the time, and they're fast, as opposed to MW. I crunch solely for C@H and E@H now because I'm deaply interested in astrophysics and cosmology. In fact, I think that from a long range perspective, those are the two most important sciences deserving study.

Cheers, Steve
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Message 8803 - Posted: 31 Dec 2009, 0:59:08 UTC - in response to Message 8802.  

I have a friend who took a course from Carl Sagan, as an undergrad. I really envy him. :)


That is so cool!
I would envy him too. Carl Sagan is a hero!
Grts:-)
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Message 8804 - Posted: 1 Jan 2010, 1:06:44 UTC - in response to Message 8803.  

I have a friend who took a course from Carl Sagan, as an undergrad. I really envy him. :)


That is so cool!
I would envy him too. Carl Sagan is a hero!


No question about it! :) He was a founding member of The Planetary Society. Check it out at http://planetary.org.

Cheers, Steve
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Message 8805 - Posted: 1 Jan 2010, 13:05:01 UTC - in response to Message 8799.  


Having said that, if you read this Ben, Brian Silvers does a sterling job answering queries on this board, so perhaps you could make him a moderator?


Appreciate the kind words, but I think someone else would be a far better choice, not to mention that there is still a mod around, though I think he's mostly silent these days...

-Brian

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Message 8806 - Posted: 3 Jan 2010, 18:04:20 UTC

The Line


You do not stay

We hold and keep

while you sleep

We laugh then fight and sadly

one dies

Without you

We lost the coms

Not You
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Message 8807 - Posted: 4 Jan 2010, 4:10:34 UTC

Sorry All,

I posted my last mail to the wrong address.

What I meant to say in answer to question posed is that my pcs work all the time
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Message 8813 - Posted: 8 Jan 2010, 22:22:16 UTC
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I love your Teams FAQ on Bionic website and a little bit about why i joined Bionic and cosmology.
I am and have always been a true believer in Mans Exploration and Eventual Transformation of Space and his environs.
ok enough big talk : ) i am a fallower of Cassini,Keppler,and Hubble Missions and cant wait for the next images from up there.


anyways anout me............
im 40 yrs old - American - Male - I Operate a Printing Press for my Occupation -
i Have 3 Children and a Loving Wife
I dont perticipate in Religion or Polotics and im here to help in any way i can.
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Message 8814 - Posted: 9 Jan 2010, 12:59:33 UTC - in response to Message 8813.  

Welcome james

Happy Crunching
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Message 8824 - Posted: 16 Jan 2010, 22:16:22 UTC

thx David and i hope to also learn things here : )
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Message 8885 - Posted: 19 Feb 2010, 1:25:34 UTC

I'm an accountant with an SF bent-I like science, just not smart enough for it.

Where else can the average guy contribute to something like this? Here we can do something besides send money.

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Message 8908 - Posted: 5 Mar 2010, 3:28:02 UTC

I just wanted to say that I took leave from C@H for a long while but I have now come back to crunch some more. Howdy to those that I knew then and howdy to all the new people that have come while I was gone.

Cheers!
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Message 8911 - Posted: 5 Mar 2010, 11:46:59 UTC - in response to Message 8908.  

I just wanted to say that I took leave from C@H for a long while but I have now come back to crunch some more. Howdy to those that I knew then and howdy to all the new people that have come while I was gone.

Cheers!


Hi! Welcome back:)
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Message 8957 - Posted: 18 May 2010, 17:39:26 UTC

I am 29 years old, currently a SSgt in the US Air Force. Even though the job I do in the AF requires the best and brightest minds in the military, many people just see the uniform. Truthfully, I am a physicist and a student of the sciences in general. For reasons that are my own, I failed to accomplish my first go at a physics degree. Now I am working hard to redeem my academic career and to ultimately earn my PhD in physics. Participating in cosmology@home, as well as other astrophysical projects on boinc, is my way of contributing to our understanding of the universe in the interim.
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Message 8979 - Posted: 8 Jun 2010, 11:56:50 UTC

How do you fet rid of the junk that CAMB has downloaded to my hard drive?

Seriously, guyd, you need to get help from some professionals in computing, so that you do not leave junk behind on people's PCs.

What directory do I delete?

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Message 8999 - Posted: 24 Jul 2010, 7:04:16 UTC - in response to Message 4149.  

Hello, my name is Pop Horea-Vasile and I' from Romania.
I'm 28 years old and I'm a mechanic. I love documentarys about space so I decided to do something to improve de knolege data base for such scientific problems such as cosmology.

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