* Posts by John Foster

10 posts • joined 29 Apr 2007

2012 Olympics logo debuts to whalesong

John Foster

Olympics Brand

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!

John Foster

Exploding ZORRO

The logo only partially remains. The -RO has already left the stadium. ZOR is left, in critical condition, about to collapse.

It's time for a London Olympic Logo Factorization Smiley:


John Foster

Allah Akhbar!

Aren't you getting a new mosque next door to the Olympic Stadium? Put this *@*&# logo there, and go get another one.

John Foster

Long Dong Olympics

That's just for those of you who only see sexual poses in that logo.

John Foster

Why does it even need to say "london"?

It's all in lower case, which is a clue. That's going to be your new symbol for the underground roundabouts.

John Foster

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


Dell reinvents the cardboard box

John Foster


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!!


Reg readers total 3,238 years against cancer

John Foster

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.

John Foster

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)

John Foster

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.


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.



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