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Hi there,

Does anyone have any cool scientific screen savers ? I tried to find a good DNA one, but you either have to pay for it or it chucks a lot of extra 'goodies' on your computer, a search for human genome resulted in less, but around the same findings.... just wondering if anyone has one that looks cool. :cool:

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There's a nice Mandelbrot set one going around, although I don't have an URL for it. Fractal ones are usually quite nice :)

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Theres one of all the basic physics formulas that bounce around abit aswell as a funny newton one....ill go find the URL

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this is just like Seti@home but it 1) does show you the DNA molecule and 2) you may help find cancer cure, just as in Seti@home you might find alien,err, extraterrestrial signals.

 

When you compare the two it's pretty easy to see which one's better to use ;)

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Personally, the cancer one because it's helping towards and important aim - i.e. curing cancer. Seti@home (to me at least) in comparison seems a bit belated.

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Thanks a lot guys, I've been using the seti one, didn't realise that there was infact one for cancer, will give it a go!

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Cool, i just installed UD, and it's running right now.

 

it's pretty cool; i can't see any changes in loading up web pages, or any difference in online activity [except I can manually see that i'm receiving & sending data in my dsl manager].

 

Which project are you guys on?

my comp's been assigned to smallpox research

 

There's a pretty funky molecule flying around during my screensaver too

hehe

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That crap dosnt work on my pc I cant even register! :mad::-(:mad:

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?

Does the install work?

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Does the install work?

Yup, but when I try to register it says my name or password dosnt match with the record (or something like that...). :):mad::-(

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hm...I just followed the setup.

 

Then it gave me a form to fill out [since i was a new user], and done!

:P

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hm...I just followed the setup.

 

Then it gave me a form to fill out [since i was a new user]' date=' and done!

:P[/quote']

Yeah its that form that dosnt work.?!? :mad:

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=/

Is there a FAQ for people with the same problem?

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I installed mine on 5/31/04 and I've got 801 points. I love the fact that my comp is doing cancer & smallpox research while I sleep.

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hehe

I have 1525 points now.

 

My UD's been running for ~ 3days now.

 

What do the points even do?

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That crap dosnt work on my pc I cant even register! :mad::-(:mad:

 

'tis not the system's fault, but the user's. trust me.

 

What do the points even do?

 

QWhat are points? http://www.grid.org/help/faq_points.htm

Your PC contribution is shown in three measures-points, total CPU time and results returned. The term "points" is simply used as a way of measuring the amount of computation your PC has contributed. If your PC works for three days on one work unit, or in those same three days completes 5 work units, you will accumulate the same number of points assuming that your PC worked at about the same level of effort in each scenario.

 

by the way, my 1 pc running seti@home has not been off for more than a few minutes(damn restarts) for more than 2 months now. i've stopped running seti@home a few years back and they scrapped my data, damnit, i had more then 3k data packets completed, now i'm back to 100 :mad:

 

my ud agent, i haven't ran ud agent in a while now, but the last time i did, it ran ud calculations nonstop for a year.

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I don't know about UD, but on Seti@home, you could create a group of people and the groups were ranked by the total number of points. Might want to create a group for SFN, just for kicks.

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What do the points even do?
When you get to 100,000 you get a Porsche Carrera GT!

 

Or am I dreaming?

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When you get to 100,000 you get a Porsche Carrera GT!

 

You wish :) I wish!!!!

 

Or am I dreaming?

 

Most probably dreaming!

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hahaa

I'd like a UD shirt or something along those sorts.

 

That would be cool.

 

Might want to create a group for SFN, just for kicks.

 

heh

 

Physicists vs. Chemists!

:lol:

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Cool' date=' i just installed [b']UD[/b], and it's running right now.

 

it's pretty cool; i can't see any changes in loading up web pages, or any difference in online activity [except I can manually see that i'm receiving & sending data in my dsl manager].

 

Which project are you guys on?

my comp's been assigned to smallpox research

 

There's a pretty funky molecule flying around during my screensaver too

hehe

 

What program are you guys referring to? I have Folding @ home, and SETI, what else is there?

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Here is the link for GRID.org, powered by United Devices (UD Agent). It works in conjunction with Oxford for cancer research, etc. I've been running it for a few months and it's logged the equivalent of 44 full days of research. It runs a screen saver when I'm not using the comp (mostly at night when I'm asleep) and has never interfered with my work or play. I think they have over 2 million comps in the grid.

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