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Message 9967 - Posted: 4 Feb 2012, 12:16:23 UTC

Okay, lets make a try. But i`m warning you, it will be awful because of my "skill" in english language :P

Participating in C@H is a part of my personal political action, a little private war against a degenerating society. We are (ethically, culturally) falling back into the Industrial Age, and i blame the vast majority of the socalled "citizens" for that.
Democracy is the "best" system, but thats not true when the basic parts of the system do not feel responsible for anything.

I support C@H because i feel that we need a "dictatorship of reason", after the "dictatorship of the proletariat" and the "dictatorship of capitalism" have failed.
I think, there are several fields of research which possible results hold the potential to change minds of people. Astrophysic/Cosmology is one of this fields.
The more we know about the universe, the more we have to realize the realities. The more we realize reality, the more we tend to find out our place in universe. And the more we know about our (personal) place in universe, the more we will act reasonable and responsible, taking care of our planet and other humans.



"Man's unfailing capacity to believe what he prefers to be true rather than what the evidence shows to be likely and possible has always astounded me. We long for a caring Universe which will save us from our childish mistakes, and in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary we will pin all our hopes on the slimmest of doubts. God has not been proven not to exist, therefore he must exist." (Sid Meyers Alpha Centauri)

"Then we're stupid and we'll die." (Pris, Bladerunner)

""The problem is, the things that decide their lives are not "relevant to them". The nuances of emotional politics are not "relevant to them". They have lost touch with the fabric of their lives and they don't even know how to have a good time without falling victim to the corporate fashion fascists and the evil social engineers of Thatcherite Britain." (Andrew Eldritch, The Sisters of Mercy)
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Message 9972 - Posted: 4 Feb 2012, 23:15:27 UTC - in response to Message 4149.  
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Heat the house in the winter. If you aren't going to burn wood where I live,
all that is left is electric baseboard ie, 'resistive' heating. I've found that
intel quad core cpus and assorted power supplies and memory make excellent
resistive sources to electical conductivity, as well as my atma-sphere tube
(read: valve) amps and preamp.

It's almost like I can't wait for the cold weather and winter. Summer becomes a
problem though and I take my 'heaters' off line in late spring / summer.

The science is just an added bonus and I'm super-stoked at being able to
contribute. It sure seems more worthwhile than just driving resistive heating
elements in baseboad heaters, but others still question my sanity......

BTW, it doesn't hurt that electric hydro power is still relatively cheap in my neck
of the woods thanks to Bonneville Dam.

8^)

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Message 9984 - Posted: 6 Feb 2012, 12:28:22 UTC

I participate in Cosmology@home because I like the approach taken by the project to get answers. I have always been interested in science since it was introduced to me in grade school. When I joined the seti@home project in 1999, it was the only one. I saw immediately the contributions such an arrangement could make to other areas of science if the projects were there. I got away from distributed computing for some years and when I decided to get back into it just imagine my delight to find there were projects such as this. I continue to be an amateur student of Physics and Astronomy. Cosmology@home gives me a chance to be part of the scientific community that I was never able to join as a professional.
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Message 10010 - Posted: 7 Feb 2012, 18:29:07 UTC - in response to Message 9984.  

Hello Dennis, Mike and Mark,

Thank you very much for sharing your C@H experiences with us. It is great to get to know what makes different C@Homers join the project.

I have enjoyed reading your comments. Thank you, guys!

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Message 10105 - Posted: 13 Feb 2012, 17:19:04 UTC

My reasons for joining in several projects is mostly due to my love of space and science. Also, my brother, who died far too young, was a geneticist at USC riverside and while I do not share his scientific ability, I do share his love of science. Hence, I love being a part of serious research.
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Message 10139 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 21:05:45 UTC - in response to Message 10105.  
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Dear "jsnyder"

I am very sorry to hear about your loss.

C@H is the basis of a serious ongoing cosmology research project, and we are delighted to have you with us. This is a community based effort, and building a tight community is one of our goals. Please do not hesitate to share with us your thoughts.

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My reasons for joining in several projects is mostly due to my love of space and science. Also, my brother, who died far too young, was a geneticist at USC riverside and while I do not share his scientific ability, I do share his love of science. Hence, I love being a part of serious research.
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Message 10419 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 2:45:56 UTC

Space always fascinated me since boyhood. I am now 74 and still very interested in deep space
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Message 10420 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 2:53:34 UTC - in response to Message 10419.  

Hello James,

You have come to the right place. Welcome to Cosmology@Home!

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Message 10691 - Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 20:45:36 UTC

Dear all

Thank you so much for your posts. After a busy day I took some time to read through them again. I am moved by your stories.

Beyond the science of Cosmology@Home your words remind me that sience can act as a great way to bring people from all walks of life together behind a common and worthwhile purpose. Participation in whatever way raises us up as individuals and makes us a part of an adventure that is larger than ourselves.

This really is at the core of why enlightened societies choose to pursue fundamental questions such as the ones at the heart of Cosmology@Home and many other participatory computing projects.

And if you have not posted yet, please do not hesitate.

Again, you are all welcome here and I thank you for your valuable contributions.

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Message 10807 - Posted: 17 Apr 2012, 22:17:32 UTC - in response to Message 10419.  

Space always fascinated me since boyhood. I am now 74 and still very interested in deep space



Oh gosh... I second that (only 57 yo here) and add that we have to get into space to survive as a species and meet ET and friends... someday...

And we have to get warp drive and have to get maps of where we want to go... all that and a thousands more reasons to map/understand the universe... even just to mine/populate other area's...

Imagine, billions of planets in a billion galaxies... we have to find a way to talk to them or even visit them that isn't light-speed limited... I don't care how, but we need all the space research, mapping, and related math research we can get times a billion so Scotty can beam us up!

8-)
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Message 12277 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 15:18:13 UTC

I'm relatively useless when it comes to science, calculations and anything related to it, but that doesn't keep me from finding it incredibly fascinating when it's put in simple terms. Being 22 it's also too hard for a girl like me to go back into school and catch up on the basics, but i like to contribute to science in whatever way i can (including donating my body to science). Lately i've been interested in cosmology (moving on from evolutionary biology), so this project seems like a great place to start my boinc experience. (For the sake of progression i also made my boyfriend join, haha!)

For the sake of a quick biography, i'm from Norway, studied photography, love extreme metal, concerts, general gaming, cupcakes and caffeinated beverages.
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Message 12786 - Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 17:14:06 UTC

please explain me about orbit?
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Message 12884 - Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 22:02:09 UTC

Distributed computing is my way of being a scientist. I can contribute to scientific research and even scientific papers without being a professional scientist. Plus, the feeling of accomplishment is nice, and the projects tend to be interesting as well.
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Message 12973 - Posted: 15 May 2013, 12:03:30 UTC - in response to Message 12786.  

Hi There,
If you are referring to ORBIT@HOME it is currently Inactive, and has been for some time. At this stage, there is no word on when it will Resume Activity.
If you have been attempting to use ORBIT@HOME, the best idea would be to Manually SUSPEND The Project, until you see a Notification on The BOINC Website or in BOINC Messsges, or hear from another User that ORBIT is Definitely Back In Action. Personally, I Resume The Project (ORBIT) about once every 40 to 60 days and leave it for about 24 to 36 hours just in case the ORBIT Home Page happens to become Active again, and incase anything is Posted on it: But as I just mentioned, The HOME PAGE is also Inactive (If you OPEN it, you'll get a Message saying The LINK Is Broken).
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Message 12974 - Posted: 15 May 2013, 12:07:51 UTC - in response to Message 12277.  

Hi There :-)
If you're into Space Type Stuff, Try SETI@HOME and EINSTEIN@HOME. Remember, You'll need to Set Up an Account for Each One. You can Use The same User Name and E-mail Address. That way it's easier and everything is together.

Have Fun.
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Message 20612 - Posted: 23 Nov 2015, 17:32:49 UTC

Yay! I'm so glad I finally received new tasks!
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Message 21310 - Posted: 8 Feb 2017, 16:35:20 UTC

Woohoo!! I finally have a RAC again! :) In my opinion Cosmology@Home is the most interesting and fruithful of all distributed computing projects. Glad to be back.
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Message 21436 - Posted: 15 May 2017, 8:15:03 UTC
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If you prove Riemann hypothesis, you get 1,000,000$.
If you crunch for C@H, world will know more abot Big Crunch.
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Message 21468 - Posted: 13 Jun 2017, 7:45:48 UTC

Helped SETI for over a decade but finally decided their approach to the science is too limited, but they really are resource limited because they just don't have the money. (Who does?)
So, helped Folding@Home for about another decade -- until they just got too focused on making the task easy on their programming team and to <censored> with the million plus people helping them out and that's just way too arrogant for me. It was SUCH a PIA to keep changing everything just because they didn't care about us - the ones giving the free electricity and machines.
So, I looked around at the dozens of possible alternatives and tried LHC but they were down, seemed like 90% of the time, so I chose cosmology as #1, with one computer sharing time between C&H and Einstein.
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Message 21470 - Posted: 13 Jun 2017, 15:03:50 UTC - in response to Message 21468.  

Great, thank you for your support.
I hope we won't disappoint!

All the best,
Ben
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