10 posts • joined Sunday 29th April 2007 03:24 GMT
Not to be outdone, Tony Blair weighed in with: "We want London 2012 not just to be about elite sporting success. When people see the new brand, we want them to be inspired to make a positive change in their life. London 2012 will be a great sporting summer but will also allow Britain to showcase itself to the world."
That makes sense to me, living in Texas. Once the athletes-to-be pass the drug test, brand them with the logo. I want to see that logo on every head straining for the finish tape, every arm lifting weights, every leg in the gymnastics competition, and every butt playing beach volleyball or wrestling. Yeee-hawwww!
What was it again I was supposed to see in there?
Oh yeah. Numbers.
What's that all about?
Olympic scoring for the logo competition?
They're just coming up now....wait for it.
We have the scores from our 9 judges.
There are zeroes from the Russian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Albanian, French and German judges.
Throw out the high and the low.....
3.0 out of a possible 70.0
Gillette: ====///// 5 blades on one razor
Dell: [|||||||||||] 10 blades in one box
Accordion: (squeezebox) [||||||||||] (looks about the same from here)
A shovelful of recycled flattened boxes: (10 boxes on one blade)
They should pay me to think up this stuff!!
World Community Grid research results
Re: Is grid computing useful
Yes, grid.org closed at an arbitrary date (due to corporate influences) and some of the Rosetta phase 1 data was not used.
Grid computing is a fairly new technology, and the scientists are just now finding out about it. In the meantime, other projects are getting results. World Community Grid research project areas note the publication of scientific papers from phase 1 of Human Proteome Folding. Since grid computing is the FIRST phase of the timeline of these kinds of projects, it can take many years to synthesize physical chemicals indicated by the computing (for medical related projects) and figure out what it all means. We have taken years of work off of the BEGINNING of these projects, not the END of the projects. The parameters can also be changed, and new hypotheses investigated quickly.
The mathematical projects are discovering new numbers in the series that they are investigating.
Vulture Central III statistics at World Community Grid
6 grid.org members have migrated over here since the closing. That makes 49 members, 3 others of whom have retired and gone on to other teams.
We don't have enough carrion power to be in the top 10, but here's how things stack up:
Total Run Time (y:d:h:m:s) (Rank) 69:348:02:56:06 (team rank #100)
Points Generated (Rank) 19,704,891 (team rank #101)
Results Returned (Rank) 77,332 (team rank #93)
Total Run Time (y:d:h:m:s) (Rank) 4:237:19:05:11 (member rank #1,565)
Points Generated (Rank) 2,315,227 (member rank #609)
Results Returned (Rank) 12,293 (member rank #382)
What about the other 43 (or 44) Vulture Central Teams?
Vulture Central II had sunk to 5th at the time of closing, and hadn't been third for about a year, since being passed by Dutch Power Cows. One of the earlier users who racked up thousands of year was prosecuted for using corporate computers without permission. In the meantime, we have run nearly 70 legal years worth at Vulture Central III. The cancer project wasn't either started or finished, and there were also other things processed there, like Human Proteome Folding and Smallpox, not just "cancer".
I tried to get the word out to the original cancerbuster article authors in your magazine, but it didn't sink in. Vulture Central II was only one piece of the Vulture effort. A few members from grid.org have moved over to world community grid to keep crunching. Yes, the BOINC effort is quite active. What team did you decide to START, 2.2 you say? That's team #69263. Vulture Central VI has been folding@home team #46400 for a couple of years now. That's one of the few I am not on. Wake up! Join one of these teams yourself and help the effort along, eh? It's been a lonely run so far. Vulture Central III especially would like to have your help, since many grid.org members are coming over and either remaining teamless or joining others.
*** SCAVENGER LEAGUE ***
Vulture Central I - SETI@home
Vulture Central II - grid.org (non-BOINC) Closed April 27, 2007
Vulture Central III - worldcommunitygrid.org
Vulture Central IV - DIMES (non-BOINC)
Vulture Central V - Find-A-Drug (non-BOINC,closed)
Vulture Central VI - Folding@home (non-BOINC, BOINC announced)
Vulture Central 2.2 - Folding@home
Vulture Central VII - D2OL (closed?)
Vulture Central VIII - Einstein@home
Vulture Central IX - SZTAKI
Vulture Central X - LHC@home (Large Hadron Collider)
Vulture Central XI - SIMAP (Similarity Matrix of Proteins)
Vulture Central XII - Predictor@home
Vulture Central XIII - QMC@home (Quantum Monte Carlo)
Vulture Central XIV - BBC Climate Change Experiment
Vulture Central XV - Rosetta@Home
Vulture Central XVI - Seasonal Attribution Project
Vulture Central XVII - Climateprediction.net
Vulture Central XVIII - BURP (Big and Ugly Rendering Project)
Vulture Central XIX - PrimeGrid
Vulture Central XX - uFluids (MicroFluids)
Vulture Central XXI - RALPH@Home (Rosetta@home ALPHa project)
Vulture Central XXII - XtremLab
Vulture Central XXIII - HashClash
Vulture Central XXIV - Rectilinear Crossing
Vulture Central XXV - Chess960@Home
Vulture Central XXVI - Spinhenge@Home
Vulture Central XXVII - Pirates@Home
Vulture Central XXVIII - VTU@Home
Vulture Central XXIX - RenderFarm@Home
Vulture Central XXX - Seti Beta (AstroPulse)
Vulture Central XXXI - Leiden Classical (Dynamics)
Vulture Central XXXII - TANPAKU
Vulture Central XXXIII - NanoHive
Vulture Central XXXIV - Project Neuron
Vulture Central XXXV - Riesel Sieve
Vulture Central XXXVI - Proteins@Home
Vulture Central XXXVII - Malariacontrol.net beta
Vulture Central XXXVIII - ABC@Home
Vulture Central XXXIX - Orbit@home
Vulture Central XL - Mersenneplustwo (WEP-M+2)
Vulture Central XLI - Cunning Plan
Vulture Central XLII - Distributed Rainbow Table Generator (TMRL DRTG)
Vulture Central XLIII - Belgian Beer@home
Vulture Central XLIV - ABC@home beta
The work goes on, even if the sponsor (you) doesn't realize it.
-- retsof, former moderator for grid.org, communitity advisor for worldcommunitygrid.org, team captain for many of these, and active member and statistician of Vulture Central III.