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Team FTL has been neutralized by Stanford

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Just one look tells you that Stanford won't put up with any monkey business. 100 millions points disappeared like that and they have to start from the bottom. It took a few months after we complained, but Stanford did the right thing. It's a little bit of sweet justice for all that are dedicated to folding legally.



 

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uhh... so what was so fishy about team ftl? were they hacking the stats server to give them shittons of points or what?
 

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sounds great that they have been caught.
 
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Wow, that's amazing, ingenious, but amazing. Definitely good they were caught though, that would be a huge morale killer.
 
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Was about time!!

We had been talking about this bastards for a long time already.

Thanks for the heads-up Buck. :toast:
 
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Here they come again, stats pages say in about 3.5 months they'll overtake us, mind you if they keep getting new users at the rate they've been getting, I'd give them 1.5 months till they overtake us again.
 
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But are they overtaking with the same tactics they were using previously? If so, they need to be permanently banned.
 
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But are they overtaking with the same tactics they were using previously? If so, they need to be permanently banned.

I don't think the functionality of the site really allows for that. Unless they add some DRM-type stuff into the code, it's pretty open and freely available. All they need to do otherwise, is change their team name. One one hand, it IS more folding (albeit maliciously) and therefore good for the research aspect, on the other hand is our curling e-peens as a botnet steals away its thunder.

Not really sure how I feel about it. Malware that folds for research projects? Is it really that bad of a thing? In the sense that it hammers on thousands of machines constantly, sure. But at least it's for a good cause.:ohwell:
 

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I don't think the functionality of the site really allows for that. Unless they add some DRM-type stuff into the code, it's pretty open and freely available. All they need to do otherwise, is change their team name. One one hand, it IS more folding (albeit maliciously) and therefore good for the research aspect, on the other hand is our curling e-peens as a botnet steals away its thunder.

Not really sure how I feel about it. Malware that folds for research projects? Is it really that bad of a thing? In the sense that it hammers on thousands of machines constantly, sure. But at least it's for a good cause.:ohwell:

For some reason i dont see this as bad BUT HEAR ME OUT! I actually think its good that they got people downloading cracks to fold their machines...i mean if they were downloading cracks...well they kindas deserve it...think of it morally...its like robin hood...steal a game fold for cancer.....what i think isw 100%%%%%% wrong was programming it to specify a team name....if your gonna exploit make it the anon team or w/e that way points dont get allocated to a spacific team.
 
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I kinda agree with Solaris, though if they really wanted to be good about it, the points would just go to a random team.
 

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I kinda agree with Solaris, though if they really wanted to be good about it, the points would just go to a random team.

thatsw what i ment..make it fold anonymously....you know like if you dont program a team into the client..thats what i ment.
 

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:shadedshu It ridiculous they probably using the same tactic or hacking again and again :cry:

When we talk about ftl team,couple of month ago i found by myself that razor1911 hacked is torrent game with f@h (it probably not the only game)

I download farcry2 by razor1911 for a test yesterday,i install the game and guess what f@h instance still running on my pc.That mean everybody who downloading some torrent game have a chance to contribute to ftl team.:shadedshu

stupid torrent :banghead: more info page 131 post 3260 tpu f@h team thread
 
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Don't get me wrong, I agree with the 'its for a good cause'. It why I said it was ingenious. It's a smack in the face of legit folders however, and I could easily see it causing a morale (quitting) issue. Though I'm not so easily swayed myself. Its true the people who are getting exploited deserve it, more or less, as it happened to them whilst they themselves were exploiting. The problem is it could put F@H in a bad light. A Stanford University program being distributed with piracy? It takes one news source, or one ID software developer (hehe, or maybe Crytek) to point the finger and blow it out of proportion, regardless of it being supported by Stanford or not. It could do serious damage to the credibility of F@H.
 
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I kinda agree with Solaris, though if they really wanted to be good about it, the points would just go to a random team.

I kinda agree as well, kinda funny but heh, maybe they are doing it for more than the points!
*doubtful* but heh...

I talk most of my higher end buyers into folding, maybe I should give them the team info too, a few of these guys are running SLI 9800Gt's with quads to SLI GTX 280's and 9800gx2s, also leave their computers on 24/7.
 

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Here they come again, stats pages say in about 3.5 months they'll overtake us, mind you if they keep getting new users at the rate they've been getting, I'd give them 1.5 months till they overtake us again.
Stanford will reset them again.


I kinda agree as well, kinda funny but heh, maybe they are doing it for more than the points!
*doubtful* but heh...

I talk most of my higher end buyers into folding, maybe I should give them the team info too, a few of these guys are running SLI 9800Gt's with quads to SLI GTX 280's and 9800gx2s, also leave their computers on 24/7.
I'll give them my cell # for 24/7 F@H Tech Support if they will fold for TPU.
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Heh. Hehehe. Sorry but come on.
 

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So you complained to eliminate a team that folded the most? Great job you just made it that much harder to find a cure.

Folding at home isn't about winning its about finding cures and helping science.

Flame me all you want, the people that complained are just monsters.
 
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I'm going to let Buck take care of this one. You're a little misinformed though. Also, do you fold?
 

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I'm going to let Buck take care of this one. You're a little misinformed though. Also, do you fold?

Doesn't matter if he folds or not that doesn't mean his opinion doesn't count. I personally think they should have at least made it anonymous because that way no one loses really.
 
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Doesn't matter if he folds or not that doesn't mean his opinion doesn't count. I personally think they should have at least made it anonymous because that way no one loses really.

I wasn't suggesting that. It was a simple question.

If they ban them permanently, they won't fold and Stanford gets no profit.

I'm pretty sure Stanford doesn't make a profit. I'm not even sure how they could possibly. Maybe if you think not spending the money on a supercomputer that couldn't do the work anyways.
 
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