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TechPowerUp's WCG February Challenge (2/15 thru 2/22/2014)- UPDATE-- TPU wins the Challenge!!!

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. james888

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    Pushing it to the max currently. Finally got myself to stop gaming daily. Two days sober. I know I have a lot of rig maintenance to do once this challenge is over. The lady is doesn't like computers being all out in the open where they are anymore.
     
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  2. djthrottleboi

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    eh i beg to differ you guys have the lead by 7.5 million and sadly due to my forcing restarts my results not only are coming in slow but even without the few points i put in you guys would still have the lead by 7.5 million
     
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    That's a part of what makes this type of work so wonderful, even though every individual computer eventually has some sort of issue or downtime the work still gets done. As long as enough people put in what they can when they can
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    We put the call out, the Team stepped up- new and old Team members worked together and we pulled our normal daily totals up 30-50% to reach that level


    This :)
     
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  5. djthrottleboi

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    that is awesome
     
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    Absolutely. During these times, we really put forth the effort, and it feels great to do so.

    My wife, for one, hates having the 3rd pc and having it run all the time, but it feels great to have had it up for the Challenge. I can't do it 24/7/365 due to restraints, but for the limited time it works out; yet that's just one pc added.

    We should all feel good about the work we do. Even if we don't put out crazy ppd like Ion, Vinska, Buck, Norton, and those high leaders, we are part of the team, a terrific team. Team TPU is made up of a lot for of awesome members!

    :clap: :clap: for all our hard work! :clap: :clap:
     
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    I had to endure the endless blah blah of a 65 year Cuban man, my dad, complain about his power bill yesterday. I am running 3 laptops at 100% and no gaming. I ended up just paying for the entire thing, I cant wait to go back to my own place. I keep saying to myself, soon...soon...soon....soon...soon ....
     
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    my fiance only complains about the fire hazard my system represents lol i use more powwaahhhh gaming as my gpu's are bios modded
     
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    "Que coño hizo chico?!" ;)

    Oh we live to upset our parents :laugh: but thanks for sticking to it.
     
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    Why are YOU calling Yotano a 'Pussy Boy?'
    He's your freaking Teammate, for Chris' face!

    :roll:
     
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    No no, he's my buddy, Just messin' with his balls :laugh:

    That's an expression we (close friends, brothers) use, messing with your balls. It's kind of nasty but I love the way it sounds :D

    Edit: this post is sort of vulgar :p
     
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    I had to endure the endless blah blah of a 65 year Cuban man, my dad, complain about his power bill yesterday. I am running 3 laptops at 100% and no gaming. I ended up just paying for the entire thing, I cant wait
    100% like that, with the loud Cuban voice too.

    He says I am not Cuban, I was born there. I am soft spoken and really white. I am staying here until he is better, he had a minor heart attack about 5 months ago. Then back to Tulsa I go to move back to Vegas. Weird I fit in Tulsa more then I do in Vegas. Tulsa has a lot of retired Americans and a very little Hispanic community. Vegas has much better food, cheaper too.
     
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    Please note to everyone, its not vulgar. Its a Cuban expression. Each language has its own expressions or sayings.

    Cubans like to say "chico" a lot-mean mean like "guy". Or "hermano", which means "brother".
     
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    I'll have to fallback on the 1065t for a week or more, can only spare 200w or so before getting into the next price bracket. :banghead: and I ran 3 200w PCs for the challenge. The 1065t uses 165w when crunching and doesn't represent such a big drop.




    "Que coño hizo chico?" is like "what the heck you did boy?"

    Coño does mean pussy in some most contexts though. :toast:
     
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    When I said vulgar, I was referring to "messin' with your balls" lol. But all's well!

    And see, we have all races and and nationalities crunching together in peace :)
     
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    It's all good guys. I had a good feeling about your conversation. I was just having a little fun. No need to defend yourselves, if anybody was Vulgar here, it was Me!!

    I sincerely apologize to all the Mods and Women and Pussies that may have taken offense.
     
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    oh ok, I dont understand sarcasm very well in really live, even less on the internet.

    I kinda consider myself like "Dr sheldon cooper" on the show 'the big band theory". Minus the PHD, the huge gang of smart friends, and the nice big apartment, oh and the tall height.
     
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    Yeah we better get back on topic before the hammer comes down on us :oops:


    So one more day of challenge time left.... ;)

    Yeah, digital sarcasm isn't always easy to discern. :laugh:
     
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    Coño in Cuba is more of a "dammit". They always use it. But yea it can mean other things to some people. Even I use it in person with some people. My Cuban does come out sometimes.
     
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    English is my second language, sarcasm is first. Keep that in mind when reading 90% of my posts. ;)
     
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    i love that show
     
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    All good my man:)
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    9 hours to go!!!

    Thanks again to all of you for stepping up and helping out! :lovetpu:

    Will be putting together the lists for the prizes and such later today- I will try my best to get the drawings done this evening just after the challenge closes.... will use Sunday as the backup day for them just in case. Drawing(s) will occur no later than Sunday evening.
     
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  24. djthrottleboi

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    i'm happy i made it pass the 30,000 milestone. i wish i fixed my loops setup so i can run 4.9
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    So does it end at around 7:30 eastern?
     
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