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WCG Contest 2011

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by KieX, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Net is down here guys so if my numbers drop you know why. Running a tether on my droid right now.
     
  2. twilyth Guest

    That has to suck hard. Hope your ISP gets their shit together soon. :toast:
     
  3. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Don't worry. a temporary solution but it works. ETA of my new modem is Monday.
     
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  5. JrRacinFan

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    Thanks bro but this is weird. Net is back up since being down for approximately 12hrs today. Going to play it by ear.
     
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    i'm sorry :ohwell: for this offtopic but... :wtf: how does the WGC PPD 5-star scale signature work?

    Stars = PPD
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    no star = 0~500
    1 star = 500~2000
    2 stars = 2000~A
    3 stars = A~B
    4 stars = B~C
    5 stars = C~D
     
  7. twilyth Guest

    Hat tip to Chicken Patty's post here

     
  8. BinaryMage

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    That sure gets asked a lot... Maybe we should create and sticky a WCG FAQ thread for this kind of thing.
     
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    Theoretically speaking, I'm supposed to be working on that. I did make a start several months ago and need to get back to it. In the meantime, I've put a link in my sig to CP's post. :toast:

    edit: I think I'll bold and highlight it.
     
  10. JrRacinFan

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    Thanks for the info twilyth. Was wondering what that is for. Now for the modem, it's been up for the past 36hrs without issue, so who knows what's going on.
     
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    Whoops I forgot I was in this contest I haven't been running my computer at 100%, but now I am.
     
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  12. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Here you go guys:

    badge + 1 star - 500
    badge + 2 stars - 2,000
    badge + 3 stars - 4,500
    badge + 4 stars - 8,000
    badge + 5 stars - 12,000 or greater
     
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    i have very slow net .. just 100 kb/s
     
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    OP updated!

    We now have 10 people who qualify for a prize!

    At the moment the contestants who qualifed for Prize 1 have a 1 in 3 chance of winning, and the contestants who qualified for Prize 2 have a 1 in 7 chance!

    But there's still some time to go, and quite a few are eyeing up that Prize 1! Over half a million points have been generated by the contestants, great work! :toast:
     
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  15. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the update Dan! :)
     
  16. twilyth Guest

    Everybody who qualifies for either price, but doesn't win, gets $25 just for trying - NewEgg gift code or paypal - your choice. But you have to already be in the contest - no late comers.

    If you're not in the US and and don't have a paypal acct, we'll work something out - int'l money order, whatever.

    I'm doing this on my own mainly because I think everybody involved deserves something for being a part of this.

    Congrats and good luck!!!
     
  17. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Dude! WOW.... :respect: :respect:
     
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    I couldn't accept that. I may be a stone cold son of a bitch when it comes to charity and stuff, but receiving money for something I do on my own will anyways seems a bit off to me.
    And I'd spend those 25 bucks on cigarettes anyways which somehow is hyprocritical seeing as WCG is used to find a cure for cancer, amongst other things :rolleyes:

    I'd apprechiate it but I'd rather see that 25 bucks manifest in a crunching machine.
     
  19. twilyth Guest

    If you don't want it for whatever reason, that's fine. I already have 4 rigs on WCG and I'm afraid that's my limit. I've gone off the deep end a few times so I've finally drawn the line. 2 HTPC rigs, primary and backup plus 2 office rigs, same deal.
     
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    I should be at that 50k mark at the next update of stats. I just can't believe how awesome this i7 is at crunching!
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I miss mine like crazy as far as crunching. 5-5.5k ppd easily. :(
     
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    Doesn't look like I'm going to make it sadly. :(
     
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  23. JrRacinFan

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    If my calculations were correct you made a Prize 2 qualification as of yesterday with 28947 Free-DC points.
     
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    Still hope then. I can always use another cruncher. :D
     
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    OP Updated!

    Many who'd qualified for Prize 2 last week have put in the extra numbers to reach the Prize 1 draw!

    And Prize 2 has a couple more faces too!

    So close... 4 more daily updates to go, final stretch! :rockout:



    You sir, are absolutely precise!
     
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