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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by 123bob, May 14, 2009.

  1. GREASEMONKEY

    GREASEMONKEY

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    My name is stuart,I am 47 years of age,i live in a small town on the east side of the cascades in washington state.I have been married for 25 years and have two daughters.I work during the day as an auto tech,which i really hate,but i'm good at it and it "helps" pays the bill's.Just get's old after doing it for 30 years.
    I've been strung out on TPU for 3 year's now,and a lurker before that for a couple.
    I would love to say that i started crunching for the right reason's,but that would be a lie.
    To be honest,I just wanted to see how long it took me to get some pie(2 weeks btw).But now i have gotten a little addicted to the numbers game of it.So my next goal is a :cool:
    Million points.Or real pie if you will.
    It's cool that this is for a good thing and i would much rather contribute computer horsepower and increased electricity bill,than buy "light bulbs" or give to some obscure charity.Maybee some day it will help,But at least i can say that i did'nt not help.
    I would also like to add that i know i came into TPU's crunching team kind of under the radar.I hope you all don't mind that i'm here,but i am here for good.:toast:


    And please don't give me any crap about my grammer or what ever,I skipped english in school and type with two fingers.
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  2. GREASEMONKEY

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    Kind of surprised that Chicken Patty has never posted in on this one ;)
    And who know's,maybee chomes will even chime in.:D
  3. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah CP. Who the friq are you??:laugh: And chomes, you really need to intro yourself, if you're gonna come in and still pie. :laugh:
  4. Soylent Joe

    Soylent Joe New Member

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    My name's Alex, I'm 16 years old (b-day is in 2 weeks) and a Junior in high school. I'm somewhat noobish when it comes to really technical computer stuff, but I try to give people advice to the best of my ability. I don't have many friends in real life, so I try to find some type of solace in the interwebs. I'm kind of addicted to TPU, I refresh the new posts page constantly and I'm also addicted to spending all my money on Newegg. I think that sadly I have the most powerful PC in my county and am the only one out of the 1200 students at my school that's into rig building/tech. I don't have my drivers license, a job, or a girlfriend so it could be said that I have no life, but I can't say I want one. I make good grades in school and work hard, but I can't see myself going to a university or 4 year college. I get sick and tired of the guidance counselors and teachers at school harassing us about deciding what we're going to do in life and how we need to set goals. I don't want to grow up. Anyways, I don't think I'm weird or anything, I try to be nice to people. So that's some of my story, I'm like a pot of petunias.

    Yay for honesty!

    4 month later edit: I gots me a "life" now so things are going good. Also trying to get some experience in the video field to pursue a career in advertising.
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  5. crazyeyesreaper

    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    i am Ray everyone calls me crazyeyes Im 21 im 80k usd in debt lol :banghead::banghead::banghead: I build computers for others for fun on the cheap. Sadly there machines always last longer then my own :shadedshu . I work physical labor jobs usually 5-7 jobs a week on top of basic computer repair. Im a gamer and im all about the FUN not the hardcore. Im a graphic whore and as such ive learned to use Maya from 7 straight up through to 2010 along with mudbox. Im a Full Sail Real world Education flunkie 3 months of physics in 7 days crushed me. My family has a history of many debilitating illnesses from brain tumors to cancer you name it we got it, Thats why i fold im not like Bucknasty or El Fiendo but i try to do my part. I dont "PLAN" on kids but ive got alot of friends that do and among maybe saving my own neck ;) maybe i can help ensure a brighter future for them as well.

    in summary

    Im a loser with no real job license or car im a crapload in debt cant make ends meet yet SOMEHOW i tend to get by go figure if u cant break through the wall headfirst :banghead: go around it. other then that im always willing to lend a hand

    did i mention i drink WAY to much? ive got 1 hell of a fondness for the creature usually Whiskey from the bottle or cold sam adams on a hot day.

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  6. TheLaughingMan

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    I am James. I am a 25 year old College Student. I currently work Full Time as a customer service rep. at CafePress.com. I build computers for friends for free and others for a low fixed rate. I have no children and no girlfriend at the moment. I am a selective gamer, avid anime collector and watcher. I am stuck at standstill due to letting girls get in the way of my education, but I will be returning to get my degree in Computer Science in the Spring. I am a nearly a stereotype for the "Nice Guy".

    I am out of shape, not fat. That basically means, whatever it is, I can do, just not as long or as far or as fast as most. I don't drink (except on special occasions), I have never smoked, never done any drugs, I use very little to no commercial drugs either (headache medicine, pain relievers, etc.). I have medically proven over reactive immune system, so it takes a lot to get me sick.

    I FOLD on a second computer when the power bill is not too high for my grandmother (lung and breast cancer), and both of my aunts (ovarian cancer).

    I have always been the "Computer dude", but I came to TPU because I know enough to know I know very little. I have learned a lot here. I know more about anime than I do computers. I listen to a much broader variety of music than most. I am quick to make simple mistakes because I don't think before acting. And thus far I only have one real regret in my life, ruining a friendship with a woman I do still genuinely love. I am depressed and when I am depressed, I eat too much.
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  7. Woody112

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    Robert here aka Woody aka Romeo Whiskey. 29 years old, served 8 years in the USAF and did a lot of interesting things myself as a CCT. Since then I've got out and now doing some interesting things here in the civilian side of the house.LOL Computer's have always intrigued me so I started building them and what not. Found TPU here to be a big help when I was getting started with the whole thing and since then have found this to be a great place for new ideas, reviews, and nonsense in general.
    I don't fold, tried it but kept running up the power bill like crazy. Well that's about it can't think of much else.
  8. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    My name is Dean. Thank the Lord my parents' named me that because that is what everyone calls me.
    I'm an IT Manager, Network Analyst, System Admin and Programmer.
    I have a wonderful wife and we celebrated our 10th anniversary last month.
    We had an 18 year old son, but two year ago he was killled in a car crash by another kid his age who had been drinking at a graduation party. Some of you may remember the threads in GN.

    I used to fold (and maybe a forgotten machine at work is still giving its all), but I have not gotten involved in the Grid.

    The way I have been helping out on TPU has been to basically give away all my spare parts to anyone who needs them.
    I am sure is you ask around you will find someone who got a good deal.
    The money means nothing to me, but the response from (usually) young people when they are getting something they could never afford, is priceless.

    Anyway, being that we are faceless, anonymous names on the internet, the charity we do (parts, folding, grid, etc.) is only half the battle.
    The other half is to get away from our computers, get out in the community or at least the neighborhood and let people know that you care about them, love them and are willing to be there for them when they need it most.

    Life is not about who you are, where you live, what you own or about how much you earn.
    It's about what you do for others that makes a difference in their lives. You will never find anything more personally rewarding, and they will never forget you.

    Thanks for all you do everyone, and God bless you all.
  9. Duxx Guest

    He forgot to mention he's a motivational speaker :) Sorry about your loss, but am thankful for your help in the TPU community. Much appreciated..:respect:

    EDIT: Glad this thread has been resurrected.
  10. bogmali

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    Combat Controller eh, glad to have you on board.

    :laugh: Is it related to your CCT duties:D?
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  11. Kursah

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    My name is Sean, I'm 26, been @ TPU for 3 years, lived in the wonderful state of Montana and still working on finding out who I am. Took a pretty harsh blow a little over a month ago when I came home to find my fiance had left me 2 weeks before our wedding with nothing more than a note, she took her clothes, the cat and her pc, haven't heard from her since. I thought I knew how things were gonna go, had plans, goals. Now I'm still kinda lost...but not completely lost, and really not even as upset or pissed as many think I should be at this point. I've found peace with what's happened, which is probably due to lesser activity in the drugs and alcohol department clouding and exaggerating things, and one thing ya learn is that you gotta keep going no matter how bad the shit gets, not just in the game or at work, but in life, you can't always expect to have your hand held or that everything will work out happily ever after, you gotta make things happen and take that step...so that's what I'm working on. I'm not dying, injured or sick, so I know damn well I'm still useful and can do plenty of good, and I still gotta lot left in life to get done, so moping isn't gonna cut it.

    Part of what keeps me at peace is I like to help others and I enjoy doing that, I like the feeling of knowing that I helped someone and that they appreciated it, that some good came out of a situation that could've been ignored like so many people do these days, instead of stopping for a second, a minute, an hour and doing something good. Whether it's doing something extra for a customer at work, helping someone at the store or on the street, teaching my nieces and nephews how to fish, driving my drunk friends home to smite any chances of a dui on their shoulders, or even on this forum where I try to give back as much as I can since I've learned so much and been privileged to be a part of this place for as long as I have. TPU's been pretty important to me, I may not be uber active, or even always helpful, and there are many times where I'll start a post only to go back to the main index instead of posting because I tend to proof read too much and decide the post isn't worth it.

    Beyond that my life is nothing special, I'm not in debt, I have 2 cars paid off (nothing special, both were cheap and needed fixin', good thing that's my line of work! :D ), I work 5-6 days a week to keep the bills paid, I go out once every couple of weeks or so, have a few drinks, I'm a beer man...great place I live, go Big Sky Brewery (Moose Drool rocks btw!). I love the mountains and all they provide to do, the scenery, the animals, hunting, fishing, pure freedom that's a short drive from my apartment. Umm..let's see, what else, I'm a gamer, not pro or anything like that, but I enjoy many games, also in a clan comprising of local friends, called America's Team BeerMe, pretty good stuff.

    Beyond that, I used to fold a ton, I had both my ex-fiance's rig and my rig folding and crunching 24/7 till the weather got too hot to deal with extra heat in my place...haven't really returned yet, still sorting out if I can afford to do it much or not...and tbh I don't know if I'll return any time soon, but when I do it'll be for TPU only. I do gotta say I always hope that some good comes from crunching and folding, and I'm sure it will...but there's no better gratification in life at least for me than getting out and helping people in smaller measures, something so simple and easy, yet something that could mean so much to others. So while I might come back to folding and crunching, I know that helping here on the forums, or out in society, I can still do some good.

    :toast:
  12. bogmali

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    Oh shit.....I'm sorry bro:eek: Hope you get it over quick (about the ex fiancee) and just keep truckin':D. We're always here if you need anything;)
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    ya doing contracting now. It's money to pays the bill, keeps me drinking, and single.:D
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    @Kursah : Take a road trip and come visit us here in WI. Won't cost you anything but the gas to get here. Maybe we can drink enough beer to come up with a new idea for GPU ;)
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    Better yet come to kellogg! Going over there when it starts snowing :) Got my parents cabin ima be crashing at some weekends.
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    Work in progress, but really it's been kinda nice having my own space and having that damn cat outta here! That damn thing pissed on everything it could...grr! I'm keeping my head up, I stay busy, and really as bad as it was at first, it's not nearly as tough to deal with now...which is why I decided to share it with you guys. It could be much worse, I could have a deadly disease, be dying of something else horrible, or something much more disasterous than what I'm dealing with now...I don't feel sorry for me, I figure things happen for a reason and I gotta keep going...too much good I'd miss out on if I stopped now! :D

    Might just do that, I'll have more vacation to use up this spring...sounds like a good deal to me. :toast:
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    I am me.

    Stephen
    Live and work in Colorado.
    IT/precision guidance specialist
    29 I think.


    I fold for something, and it is good. Did climate modeling before folding, and some other community projects too. I came to rest at TPU after multiple moves, and the last one caused by a forum of holy rollers who forgot what fun was. Still mod and admin a couple sites, but never get to use the ban stick too often, except spam. Tehy are mainly a close knit group of friends.

    umm, married, two kids and that was enogh stress to get them both out into the world and keep them going.


    Yeah, I like computers too.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
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    <--------45 year old nobody.

    Guess I don't really count cos I am not part of your team :D.........but I have been crunching since 2004 :)

    I work in the health field looking after the elderly mentally and physically ill.

    My main interests are in trying to keep my DC team alive lol......and football (the proper English football ;))

    Have 2 daughters who are at the difficult ages, 16 and 14.....ugh lol.
    Love them to pieces but they can be a worry and a PITA sometimes (14 year old grounded as we speak)

    Tis about it really.

    Just a crazy nobody who likes to crunch, and occasionally annoy other teams, such as XS, Ars Technica etc :D

    Ooh, I see something shiny...............


    Addendum: I am also part of a group that has for the last 6 years or so done "guest crunching" at various other teams.(Like our friend Mike047).
    A strange concept to many but it can be fun....and it's good to meet fellow crunchers.
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    I joined this forum because computer hardware interests me :D
    i crunch.. just cos i can, my computer's on most of the time anyway
    i wanna be a computer engineer but i have no idea how i'm gonna go about that!
    any ideas? :)
  20. Chicken Patty

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    Hello, as per request I will post here.


    My name is David, mostly known as Chicken Patty, or CP, or chicken, or whatever. I am 22 years of age. Not married, no kids, just a bit too early if you ask me. I work for a company called Mediterranean Shipping Company. We are the worlds 2nd largest Steampship Line. I do the Intermodal part of the company.

    I live in Miami, Florida which is highly overrated if you ask me, but it's a nice city. Other than that don't know what to say. Ask on I guess :D
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    Hey Guys, the Pup is a long time friend and crunching buddy.. We have worked a lot of teams and projects together.:rockout:
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    :respect: vaiopup & mike047 :respect:
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    I am no big hitter like mike......more a cheerleader :D
  24. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    I would like to add to mine.

    My name is freaksavior, real name Aaron. 19 soon to be 20. Most people on the forum call me freak, of fs.Both my aunts on my moms side had breast cancer. This is not only for them but also for everyone else out there that has or had cancer. For chicken patty, so i can beat him which i already have so far, i would like to be #1 on our team, or at least in the top 10. I love pie, cant ever get enough. I was home schooled, graduated in summer of 08 i now go to DeVry to study Electronic Engineering and Technology to hopefully be an IT admin or something similar.
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  25. Chicken Patty

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    if i didn't push your lazy butt sooo much about beating me you would have still been averaging 1k a day. Now you go to Star bucks and hold everybody hostage and force them to download and run WCG the whole night. no wonder you are beating me :roll:
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