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My big 10grand + jump today.

Yep, I was sandbagging. Every so often, the due dates line up with a couple days to turn off Network communication and just go with what's on here. This one was about four(?) days worth? About five days, actually.

I posted the downloads around 2:30 CST. The WCG page is almost completely validated, around 3 CST, one MCM that was pending. Anyways, Free-DC hasn't updated my points, yet. I sure hope it will by the Pie post!! :twitch:
 
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My big 10grand + jump today.

Yep, I was sandbagging. Every so often, the due dates line up with a couple days to turn off Network communication and just go with what's on here. This one was about four(?) days worth? About five days, actually.
I've got 3 days crunching from one of my 8350's coming in tomorrow :D

Keep us posted on how the new software runs- if it's the WCG website version it's 32bit only iirc?
 
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I've got 3 days crunching coming in from one of my 8350's coming in tomorrow :D

Keep us posted on how the new software runs- if it's the WCG website version it's 32bit only iirc?
I downloaded the 64bit version. Working nice, so far.( last couple hours ) :laugh:
 

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Looks like Ripple Labs will be phasing out of WCG crunching:

https://ripple.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=6343
Team,

We’re writing to you with the sad news that we have decided to phase out the Computing for Good giveaway--in its current form--over the next month. This decision was not easy.

We made this decision for two main reasons:

1. To re-focus our strategy for XRP distribution
2. The Computing for Good giveaway system is in desperate need of a fundamental re-architecting

Our new giveaway strategy
Right now, the most pressing need for the Ripple ecosystem is on-boarding more gateways. In service to attracting more gateways, we will focus engineering resources on user giveaways that help gateways attract new customers.

Issues with Computing for Good
Recent issues that you may have noticed include:

1) World Community Grid changed its website several days ago, which in turn broke our point calculation system because we relied on the website to perform payout calculations.
2) Computing for Good led to a small set of community members setting up mining operations to maximize their daily take - 1% of the participants earn 50% of the XRP disbursed daily.
3) We've also seen a small set of team members brute force attack other World Community Grid (WCG) accounts to register others’ computing time for their own XRP redemption. This activity is unacceptable and unfair to team members who just want to do good.
4) The WCG API used in the giveaway architecture is sometimes unreliable, which disrupts timely payouts.

We’re winding down the giveaway during April 2014, and will first shut off new user registration, and then slowly decrease the amount of daily distributed XRP. In the meantime, we’re committed to honoring all missed payouts. Please write into support@ripple.com with your WCG username, the dates that you have not received payouts for, and a screenshot of your “My Statistics” page from the WGC webpage for any dates that are missing or incorrect on your Computing for Good stats page.

We’re also searching for a suitable partner who can help us re-build the Computing for Good giveaway and make it more robust and better than it was before!

THANK YOU all for participating in Computing for Good. Team Ripple Labs on World Community Grid grew to 22,000 team members, making it the largest team of all time, and generated 36,880 years of run-time - wow, we are so grateful! Your contribution has surely been a significant resource for scientific researchers.


Regards,
The Ripple Labs team
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* courtesy of a post submitted by twilyth on the WCG forums:
https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,36557
 
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wait a sec, Ripple Labs used to use WCG as a proof-of-work system?
As in similar way as some friggin buttcoins or something? :wtf:
 
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wait a sec, Ripple Labs used to use WCG as a proof-of-work system?
As in similar way as some friggin buttcoins or something? :wtf:
I don't think so. They were paying people to crunch for WCG using a cryptocurrency. The work being WCG work not mining. This had negative side effects such as people hacking other accounts to work for them.
 

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Strange issue this morning, and I wonder if anyone else had downloading issues?

Woke up this morning and my main rig had no work at 9am and seemed to be stuck attempting to upload some work. Tried manually updating, and after a few minutes and a few updates, I received 1 WU. Internet connection was fine, everything else works.

Just got home a few minutes ago, and I had zero work, nothing running. Then 2 minutes ago, all of a sudden it downloaded a bunch of WUs and is back to crunching.

No idea what the dealio was :confused:
 

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I don't think so. They were paying people to crunch for WCG using a cryptocurrency. The work being WCG work not mining. This had negative side effects such as people hacking other accounts to work for them.
That aside, the few hacking cases we heard about, Ribble Laps members (new and old that was tempted by a pay check) have done a ton of FLOPS. From zero to 4th in points in ½ a year! I'm sure that some WCG techs are re-thinking their next server upgrade now.
 
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My 2500k is moving to linux once again, but will only be using 3 cores so it should even out. The unused core will be running a game server. Which leads me to my question. If I am running a game server and boinc on the same cpu but want them to not conflict, I would need to set affinity right. Such as have the game server on the 4th core, affinity 3? Then I would just tell boinc to run on 75% of cores and they wouldn't conflict right?
 
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conky looks pretty good- I'll give that a try later today

Thanks! :toast:
 

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New setup! :)

Test running in my HAF 932/test bench case:



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Kind of off topic, but does anyone know how to get RealTemp to launch with Windows 8.1? Always forget to reopen it when my PC reboots and miss out on collecting data on how my CPU is faring running WCG with the windows closed and the heat on :eek: :laugh: Thanks!
 

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Kind of off topic, but does anyone know how to get RealTemp to launch with Windows 8.1? Always forget to reopen it when my PC reboots and miss out on collecting data on how my CPU is faring running WCG with the windows closed and the heat on :eek: :laugh: Thanks!
You know what.... You got me! :eek:

I have been fiddling with it for a while now, and I can't figure it out. I tried throwing a shortcut in the startup folder, nothing. Then I read I needed a password for it to work so I added that and nothing. Then I tried doing a scheduled task for real temp to start at startup, with and without password, and again nothing. And I even checked "run as admin."

I see it in the startup tab of Task Manager, and it says it's enabled, but it refuses I start up. I haz a :wtf:
 

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Kind of off topic, but does anyone know how to get RealTemp to launch with Windows 8.1? Always forget to reopen it when my PC reboots and miss out on collecting data on how my CPU is faring running WCG with the windows closed and the heat on :eek: :laugh: Thanks!
The startup folder still exists, bro:

C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
 
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The startup folder still exists, bro:

C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
I tried that too, but I couldn't get the program to startup when Windows loads... Strange
 

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Sorry - this is the right one:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
 

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Sorry - this is the right one:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
Ok thanks, I'll be testing that out, likely tomorrow since I'm in bed already :oops:
 

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I'll try that location, too. Glad I wasn't the only one having issues with it.
 

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Sorry - this is the right one:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
So I tried this toight and no change or success. Not sure what the deal is, but it's quite annoying. Perhaps it's something on my end...?

I'll try that location, too. Glad I wasn't the only one having issues with it.
Dub, did you ever get it working?
 
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Kind of off topic, but does anyone know how to get RealTemp to launch with Windows 8.1? Always forget to reopen it when my PC reboots and miss out on collecting data on how my CPU is faring running WCG with the windows closed and the heat on :eek: :laugh: Thanks!
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I just "PIN" it to the taskbar. On my laptop, which rarely get's fully turned off, it is always there. When I do shut down, for real, when I get back to the desktop, it is there waiting to be clicked on, and opens up, BAM!!

Issue solved? Yep.:laugh:

@manofthem IT IS ON YOUR END!! :roll:
 
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