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daize
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

daize

member
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Total posts: 175
Posted:Climate experiment....

Whilst your computer is left unattended, the program will initiate, and do its work, calculating climate predictions; Thus, a super computer is born from the masses of participants.

More details, and to download the program, at....
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/4714304.stm
br>http://climateprediction.net/

"The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere - from our fossil-fuel dependent economies - is on the rise. The warming of the Earth and these gases, most scientists believe, are linked."

It would be good if you could join this scheme, and pass it onto your friends.

JOIN THE CLIMATE EXPERIMENT!!

sam smile


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ducky2108


ducky2108

A little bit of a board whore
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 147
Posted:These sort of things have been around for ages. I know SETI use this to help them process data, and also some drug companies have this to help them screen for potential new drugs.

This new climate change one makes me laugh though. What do you think is the effect of all these computers being left running for longer to help them with their predictions?


Ancient wiseman say "It is very strange person, who, when left alone in room with teacosy, does not try it on"

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daize
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

daize

member
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Total posts: 175
Posted:I know these things have been around for a while. I also know it's a good idea for those who use computers, and already leave it on and inactive. I'm not encouraging anyone to purposely leave their computer unattended for this program.

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The Misguided Oracle
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

The Misguided Oracle

the floor is a sea of tigers...
Location: Brisvegas

Total posts: 404
Posted:will it factor in all the computers being left on longer than usual to run this and thus using more power and thus causing more fossil fuels to be consumed in the process? smile

"My body is a well tuned machine... It just needs a competent driver." - ?

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daize
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

daize

member
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Total posts: 175
Posted:tongue I don't know, possibly...though I do know that I leave the computer for a brief time: to go to the toilet/ to get something to eat/because I become distracted, and that's all the program needs. It should keep going back to the calculations.



It's a worthwhile cause in my opinion, as the data is necessary for the world to make alterations to the way they're living.



Sam smile


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:The way Seti and other multi net networks ( wink ) like this is that the program that does the calculations is designed to run in the background whilst you are doing other things on your computer (browsing the web, altering a spreadsheet, watching porn) without using much more resources than usual.



So if you are using your computer anyway, it doesnt use any more electricity than normal.

So unless lots of people ran their computers soley for these programs, then yes, that would indeed waste more energy than the overal usefulness of having all the calculations done.



Oh and Misguided Oracle; my computer is run by cold fusion not fossil fuels wink


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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire

Total posts: 1711
Posted:Post removed- it wasn't very nice!




EDITED_BY: Mr Chutney (1140796263)


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:Chutney! spank
Play nice. smile

ubbangel


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:spankChutney can say what he wants! hehe, i just wanted to spank you biggrin

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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daize
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

daize

member
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Total posts: 175
Posted:Sorry I'm new to HOP. ubbcrying



P.S...thanks UraniumChipOxidationFacility for that info.

EDITED_BY: daize (1140716078)


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:I would advise to start calling him UCOF, it makes things a LOT easier wink

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire

Total posts: 1711
Posted:Apologies Daize, that was unecessary and I hope that you will note that it was very out of character smile

Please just note that it helps everyone if you title your posts clearly in future smile


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