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Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on September 27, 2005, 11:39:02 AM
There is very shortly going to be a Gauntlet for a bit of fun (I actually have my own teams team including hopefully some BBT members)

But I also would like to see a DC-Zone there.

Just say YES I'LL JOIN IN
and I'll get the team setup, max 15 member per team.

It completely Real team independent so nothing to do your end at all.

Nordlichter http://www.forum.seti-nordlichter.de/viewtopic.php?t=378&sid=9568e59cba2538fbde1b38158c0fd352 are organising it and stats will be provided here unless they change it http://www.myactiveworlds.com/test/fad_g1/grouppage.php

So Vultures, Crunchers Inc or anyone else,  join in for a little bit of fun.

All Points start at zero and it's only what you contribute from then that counts


(P.S. Will need you exact FaD name (including any ;1's)




******************************

Participants:

Added:
Just Cuz
VAIO GRX616
EvoDude


Waiting to be added:
TedLD
fingerle;1
smapperazzi

Currently being talked about on BBT forum
phicksus
Zema Bus
Zachary
Rebel Alliance
Sir Flops
ImaginAsian
bellator
mondobyte
Troy


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 27, 2005, 01:06:57 PM
Sounds like a nice bit of fun Fluffy  :D

Have you got a link in English?  Perhaps my team mates would also like to participate?


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 27, 2005, 01:15:29 PM
[off topic] i just realized your team was maui sun, as in two words, not some strange pronunciation of mauisun as a single word :lol: :doh: [/offtopic]


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on September 27, 2005, 03:11:20 PM
well it is all one word mauisun but I pronounce it maui-sun, I think most of us do.

I do know it took me a year or so to realise that.....  Although I know I used to pronounce it differently I honestly couldn't say how I pronounced it.

But it maui sun and E Komo mai  (Hawian speak  :? )


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on September 27, 2005, 03:18:54 PM
links  :doh:

English page announcment  http://oct31.org/Gauntlet/FAD_2005/index_e.html

Post at FaD http://www.find-a-drug.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5360

But just post in English at their forum (or dual if you can).


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on September 27, 2005, 08:11:48 PM
I'll play! 8)

[edit] My FaD name: just cuz


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 28, 2005, 02:47:32 AM
Quote from: "Cousin Caterpillar"
I'll play! 8)


That's 2 of th Crunchers Inc boys - how about a couple of Vultures and we can start our own DCZ 'team' for this gountlet.  Whaddya think?  :D


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 28, 2005, 05:24:41 AM
I will join in if I finish Comp off in time over at WCG.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on September 28, 2005, 06:08:38 AM
Quote from: "Scamp"
I will join in if I finish Comp off in time over at WCG.


Always the dreamer...... :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 28, 2005, 09:51:09 AM
:lol:

Join us anyway cap'n - wouldn't be the same without the pup - a few vultures would be nice . . . .


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on September 28, 2005, 03:15:32 PM
Tough your added  :hoghappy:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on September 28, 2005, 03:32:34 PM
I've got 5 from BitBenderTech that (may) be willing to join  :afro:

http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/showthread.php?s=&postid=384095#post384095

My team itself is currently full


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 28, 2005, 03:33:59 PM
:coffee:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 28, 2005, 04:03:20 PM
Someone said elsewhre:
Quote
We'll just abuse Vaio if he says no


 :D  :thumb:

So, Fluffmeister, are we on the team or not?


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on September 28, 2005, 04:39:31 PM
Quote from: "VAIO GRX616"
Quote from: "Cousin Caterpillar"
I'll play! 8)


That's 2 of th Crunchers Inc boys - how about a couple of Vultures and we can start our own DCZ 'team' for this gountlet.  Whaddya think?  :D


I'm up for it Vaio - do I need to register or will you take care of it? I'm EvoDude there too.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 28, 2005, 05:41:38 PM
besides, i went lurking over at free dc and they think people are scared of them....i think the dc zone fadders should give 'em a little competition, make it an interesting gauntlet :mrgreen: :angel:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 28, 2005, 05:42:53 PM
We ain't afraid.  :hoghappy:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 28, 2005, 06:00:49 PM
Quote from: "EvoDude"
I'm up for it Vaio - do I need to register or will you take care of it? I'm EvoDude there too.


As I understand it our stats will simply be aggregated with our (temporary) gauntlet teams, which in this case Fluffy will sort - but I'll check  :D

Edit:
I've posted  (http://www.forum.seti-nordlichter.de/viewtopic.php?p=4170#4170)a request on the Nordlichter forum - I hope they understand my accent  :wink:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on September 28, 2005, 06:11:17 PM
Quote from: "VAIO GRX616"
Quote from: "EvoDude"
I'm up for it Vaio - do I need to register or will you take care of it? I'm EvoDude there too.


As I understand it our stats will simply be aggregated with our (temporary) gauntlet teams, which in this case Fluffy will sort - but I'll check  :D


Yep - I saw it that way too. I had thought about a team but as there are only fing and I from vultures crunching there I couldn't see the point in a team of two! I'll chuck some encouragement fings way and see if we can get him in DCZone team. Could be a lot of fun. I would, of course, temporarily suspend WCG crunching during gauntlet to maximise input to the team! :wink:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 28, 2005, 06:18:57 PM
I looked at the dates, and it runs real close to my wife's current transfer date.  I can start with it, but there is no guarentee I won't be packing before it finishes.  :huh:
  If y'all don't mind my possible not being able to stay to the finish, I'm in.
At least the group will get something.
  I'm up for "Pausing" my other project ventures and tasking all four systems to Fad for the fun of it.  If your gonna toss in your Gauntlet, do it right I say.


[Edit] Let's play, Looed at the dates again..  Close but I'll be here.  :mrgreen:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 28, 2005, 06:22:48 PM
so...


VAIO
cuz
scamp?
evo
fing
bbt peeps? (not sure if they have a full 15 or if we're doing joint teams)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 28, 2005, 06:26:13 PM
BTW: FAD Stats say I'm:     fingerle;1

 8)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 28, 2005, 07:01:40 PM
Quote from: "PiNkY"

bbt peeps? (not sure if they have a full 15 or if we're doing joint teams)


I'm not sure either  :P  You may want to look at the thread and see the lastest topics before you deceide.  :wink:

http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/showthread.php?s=&threadid=68504&perpage=40&display=&pagenumber=1


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: TLD on September 28, 2005, 07:07:35 PM
If you need another player i'll join unless another that can produce more comes along. :)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on September 28, 2005, 07:35:35 PM
We have a team started. Lets fill 'er up!

http://www.myactiveworlds.com/test/fad_g1/grouppage.php


Thanks FluffyChicken :wave:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on September 28, 2005, 07:43:30 PM
Quote from: "Cousin Caterpillar"
We have a team started. Lets fill 'er up!

http://www.myactiveworlds.com/test/fad_g1/grouppage.php


Thanks FluffyChicken :wave:


Cool - we exist!:thumb:

Scamp, PiNkY and fing still to join!

Am I right in thinking it all starts at 00:00GMT on Saturday 1st Oct?


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 28, 2005, 07:47:55 PM
Quote from: "TLD"
If you need another player i'll join unless another that can produce more comes along. :)


Bring it on TLD,  Pleanty of room.  8)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 28, 2005, 08:08:19 PM
Quote from: "EvoDude"
Scamp, PiNkY and fing still to join!

pinky folds for now, but will cheer the team that bears the name of the site she had a hand in on :mrgreen:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 28, 2005, 08:10:09 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~fingerlew/s11/cray.gif)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 28, 2005, 08:12:51 PM
ok, ok...i know you liked seeing the bear in the cheerleader outfit better anyhow :lol:


guess i'll just sit silently and watch :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 28, 2005, 08:14:39 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~fingerlew/s11/cray.gif) actually, I'm trying to convince you to play.   :mrgreen:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 28, 2005, 08:16:19 PM
:P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: TLD on September 28, 2005, 08:16:33 PM
Starts Mon 3 - Oct

Do we sign up somewhere?


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 28, 2005, 08:19:32 PM
I think fluffy is taking care of that for us...   Which is good, cause I can't speak the lingo on the forum there.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 28, 2005, 08:21:32 PM
Guess I better follow directions...



YES, I'LL JOIN IN!

fingerle;1


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 28, 2005, 08:24:12 PM
i'll edit fc's first post to include names of who's participating...if your name doesn't make it to the list, or it's incorrect, post.  make sure you tell us what your FaD username is.


so far the following are set to go:
Just Cuz
VAIO GRX616
EvoDude


names that need to be added:
TedLD
fingerle;1


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: TLD on September 28, 2005, 08:24:40 PM
So what project produces the most points i've just been crunching cancer over here?

FAD user name: TedLD


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 28, 2005, 08:52:18 PM
Quote from: "phicks"
Quote from: "PiNkY"

bbt peeps? (not sure if they have a full 15 or if we're doing joint teams)


I'm not sure either  :P  You may want to look at the thread and see the lastest topics before you deceide.  :wink:

http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/showthread.php?s=&threadid=68504&perpage=40&display=&pagenumber=1

wandered over there, think i saw 6 that said they'd be up for it, and a few more with question marks. :)


so far here we have 5 and a question mark or two. :P  so may be possible to combine and have a bbt/dcz team...i did see a maui-teddy team up there :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 28, 2005, 09:15:06 PM
Some of those peeps are from AnandTech as well Pinky.  :mrgreen:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 28, 2005, 09:36:30 PM
oops..yep...


hmm...actually, if we start listing teams, we have bbt/anandtech/vc/crunchers inc :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 28, 2005, 09:37:50 PM
:lol:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on September 29, 2005, 06:02:17 AM
I tried listing the team there earlier, but it wouldn't take my post (I know bad me for not bothering to get my password but Guest is so much easier)
lingo, I have no real idea what they are saying over there  :shock:

I've a feeling dczone maybe outing my team.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 29, 2005, 06:15:52 AM
Count smapperazzi in.........if you can figure how.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 29, 2005, 06:35:45 AM
Quote from: "FluffyChicken"

I've a feeling dczone maybe outing my team.


I think we will do well.   :D


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on September 29, 2005, 06:42:22 AM
Quote from: "fingerle"
Guess I better follow directions...



YES, I'LL JOIN IN!

fingerle;1
:hoghappy:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on September 29, 2005, 06:53:19 AM
From the scoring rules:
Quote
Combatants scoring way more than 1/3rd of their Gauntlet-totals on a single day, might be disqualified by the combat judge because of suspicion on manipulation


Can someone explain how scores can be manipulated so I can make sure I don't do it? :mrgreen:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 29, 2005, 06:59:31 AM
I don't know how either.  :lol:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 29, 2005, 07:00:13 AM
Quote from: "Cousin Caterpillar"
From the scoring rules:
Quote
Combatants scoring way more than 1/3rd of their Gauntlet-totals on a single day, might be disqualified by the combat judge because of suspicion on manipulation


Can someone explain how scores can be manipulated so I can make sure I don't do it? :mrgreen:


I didn't know you could do that.  :shock:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on September 29, 2005, 07:00:45 AM
It's called 'dumpage' or 'storing'
I.E you sepend the whole of the past two or three months crunching but not sending results in.  So there is a sudden 'dump' of results.
Not nice and spoils it for others


The idea is to send results in when finished and preferabley not queue them up (although FaD defaults to a small queue so in three weeks you may have completed it.)

I would have thought it should be compared to previous normal output, but that complicated and since it a bit of fun while finding cures everyone should be playing nice anyway.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: R G on September 29, 2005, 07:00:58 AM
Easy, queue up a large number of finished work units and send in after the start of the "gauntlet".


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: R G on September 29, 2005, 07:04:56 AM
Quote from: "FluffyChicken"
(although FaD defaults to a small queue so in three weeks you may have completed it.)


I don't know how or why, but I've got a queue of over 50 work units, is there any way of limiting the number of work units received?


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on September 29, 2005, 07:08:38 AM
What's your connection plan, how many clients are crunching of it (if netwroked)

Else Select them all (use shift to make it easier) then hit the delete BUTTON (only for one not crunched or being crunched  :lol: )

Then hit recieve, set it tto 1 or 2, select a query and ok.

This may help.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 29, 2005, 07:10:36 AM
Oh yea right.. Fing store finished work....  Takes up realestate. I don't see no-one payin me rent. That stuff goes back as soon as it's finished.
 Besides I can see it now.. 20 completed jobs, and Ooops...!  One bad "What does this button do" moment and "poof" all gone. :P

  Put my cheesiest rig up on FaD this a.m... So that's 3 ready for the game. One left. (Currently the only Vulture Rig Folding) Think I'll wait till Sat. to retask that one.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on September 29, 2005, 07:31:06 AM
Quote from: "FluffyChicken"
I would have thought it should be compared to previous normal output, but that complicated and since it a bit of fun while finding cures everyone should be playing nice anyway.


Now that I understand the rule, I think they are comparing to each individual's normal output.
So if I return 20 results on day 1 and 1 result on each day thereafter, it is pretty obvious I saved results prior to the beginning of the Gauntlet.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 29, 2005, 07:34:12 AM
We have at least one member on dialup who does dump his jobs about once a week and takes him quite a while to do that. I'm not sure if he would have time to do that everyday on all his computers.  :?:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on September 29, 2005, 07:49:26 AM
Phicks, weekly dumps aren't a problem.

Quote
In order to avoid violating this rule of 1/3rd, it is recommended to flush the results at least once the week.


So Welcome dialup users!


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on September 29, 2005, 08:16:50 AM
phicks, I am also another member on dialup (for my crunchers)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on September 29, 2005, 08:28:19 AM
Can a PII 350 get a FaD job done in 21 days?
I have a couple of them in storage.  :oops:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Ghost Plane on September 29, 2005, 08:52:12 AM
When I first started crunching, I was running a 450, so might not hurt to experiment...


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on September 29, 2005, 09:24:05 AM
We still only have 3 team members showing and I've read somewhere that members must be registered at least 3 days prior to gaunlet starting. Hadn't we better get moving on other intended members registration?

Evo


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 29, 2005, 09:27:09 AM
Evo, giv em a few, some of us only opted in like 12hrs ago.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on September 29, 2005, 09:50:14 AM
It'll be fine, that's just to make sure everything is working ok :D


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 29, 2005, 12:34:22 PM
looks like we have 15 :D (as soon as they're added to the gauntlet list)


list is in the first post of thread 8)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on September 29, 2005, 02:01:00 PM
lol,  I didn't even notice  :shock:


Takes for ever to get 1 or 2, then before you know it your at 15.

Any more can start another team off :D


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Freewolf on September 29, 2005, 02:41:40 PM
ImaginAsian  decided he didn't want to be in the race but Plum Ugly wants in


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 29, 2005, 04:05:03 PM
w00t!

Looks like we're ready to go - all bar a little last minute shuffling  :D

Can't wait for the inter-team taunting  :twisted:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 29, 2005, 04:06:41 PM
(http://home.comcast.net/~fingerlew/S/EMOBYDroolingBouncyHL2.gif)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on September 29, 2005, 04:18:23 PM
Quote from: "VAIO GRX616"
w00t!

Looks like we're ready to go - all bar a little last minute shuffling  :D

Can't wait for the inter-team taunting  :twisted:


Bring it on!! We know taunting!! :thumb:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 29, 2005, 05:18:02 PM
I think Rebel Alliances nick is Rebel_Alliance.  That starting total of theirs sure looks wrong.  I'm sure Freewolf will correct me if I don't know what I'm talking about.  :wink:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Freewolf on September 29, 2005, 05:29:34 PM
Quote from: "phicks"
I think Rebel Alliances nick is Rebel_Alliance.  That starting total of theirs sure looks wrong.  I'm sure Freewolf will correct me if I don't know what I'm talking about.  :wink:


This is the RA
http://stats.free-dc.org/new/userstats.php?proj=fad&name=Rebel_Alliance

The one they have was a little old linux stray that never made it home.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 29, 2005, 05:30:58 PM
I thought you guys had a few more points than what was showing.  :mrgreen:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 29, 2005, 05:35:33 PM
Quote from: "VAIO GRX616"
w00t!

Looks like we're ready to go - all bar a little last minute shuffling  :D

Can't wait for the inter-team taunting  :twisted:


Don't say Inter when Evo's about  :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Beyond on September 29, 2005, 05:38:58 PM
I am new to your forums (BTW nice colour scheme) but an occasional FAD cruncher on (dare I say it) BeOS. If you have need for another to fill the roster I would be willing to throw a number of machines into the fray.  8)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 29, 2005, 05:56:13 PM
good to see you posting, beyond. :D


still trying to figure out who's on what team i think(over at bbt forum)...confusion :lol:  looks like we're getting close to full if we aren't there already...shall see what happens. :D


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 29, 2005, 05:56:25 PM
Appreciate the offer Beyond  :D ....and welcome to our lil board.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 29, 2005, 06:04:39 PM
Quote from: "PiNkY"
good to see you posting, beyond. :D


still trying to figure out who's on what team i think(over at bbt forum)...confusion :lol:  looks like we're getting close to full if we aren't there already...shall see what happens. :D


mondobyte                                                                                                            
Zachary                                                                                                                
Zema Bus                                                                                                                
phicksus                                                                                                                
Troy614                                                                                                                
Sir Flops                                                                                                             
ImaginAsian                                                                                                                 
smapperazzi                                                                                                                
bellator                                                                                                                
Just Cuz                                                                                                                 
fingerle;1                                                                                                                
VAIO GRX616                                                                                                                
TedLD                                                                                                                
EvoDude                                                                                                             
Rebel Alliance    

I thought this was the team roster, barring pull-outs.
The post above indicates that Plum Ugly will be replacing ImaginAsian.

If anyone who tops 10k per day wants in I guess they can have my spot.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 29, 2005, 06:13:48 PM
something like that...read the bbt thread if you want to figure out what i meant by confusion :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 29, 2005, 06:17:49 PM
I'm confused as well.  :|


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 29, 2005, 06:19:42 PM
Quote from: "PiNkY"
something like that...read the bbt thread if you want to figure out what i meant by confusion :P


Nah, I'll leave the confusion to you


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: TLD on September 29, 2005, 07:05:21 PM
Quote from: "Beyond"
I am new to your forums (BTW nice colour scheme) but an occasional FAD cruncher on (dare I say it) BeOS. If you have need for another to fill the roster I would be willing to throw a number of machines into the fray.  8)


If there is still time Beyond can have my spot as i only have 1 machine online at this time and Beyond can help the team more than i can. :)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 29, 2005, 07:06:54 PM
Or you could all pull out and run your rigs under smapperazzi's name  :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on September 29, 2005, 07:54:23 PM
Quote from: "Scamp"
Quote from: "VAIO GRX616"
w00t!

Looks like we're ready to go - all bar a little last minute shuffling  :D

Can't wait for the inter-team taunting  :twisted:


Don't say Inter when Evo's about  :P


Ouch!! Nearly missed that one Scamp! :backoff:  :wink:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 29, 2005, 08:01:56 PM
:lol:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Beyond on September 29, 2005, 08:18:00 PM
Thanks for the welcome.


Quote from: "TLD"
If there is still time Beyond can have my spot as i only have 1 machine online at this time and Beyond can help the team more than i can. :)


 I would prefer not to bump someone out that is already signed up, just woud not be right.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on September 29, 2005, 08:27:33 PM
Quote from: "Scamp"
Or you could all pull out and run your rigs under smapperazzi's name  :P

 :hoghappy:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on September 29, 2005, 09:37:13 PM
:oops: :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:
I might need some help getting back on the DCZ team.
When I first installed FaD I made my nick "Just Cuz" on the first install and then "just cuz" on every install after that. My nick showed up as "Just Cuz" on Free-DC and I didn't bother trying to change it. Well, tonight it changed to "just cuz" and I got knocked off the DCZ team.
I remember reading that you shouldn't change your nick during the gauntlet and now I know why!

I checked my FaD agents and my nick is "just cuz" on all of them so it shouldn't change again. Help please?    :oops:

http://stats.free-dc.org/new/userstats.php?proj=fad&name=just+cuz


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 30, 2005, 05:47:39 AM
There's always one  :roll:

 :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 30, 2005, 06:28:19 AM
Cuz

You could try emailing [email protected] and see if that can get your issue sorted.

That is the address I emailed to get our team name changed and received a reply from Keith Davies the next day.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Freewolf on September 30, 2005, 08:12:38 AM
It should be as simple as reentering your team number again on your newest node and hitting save.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 30, 2005, 01:16:24 PM
Seems like the gauntlet  (http://www.myactiveworlds.com/test/fad_g1/grouppage.php)has already started  :?


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 30, 2005, 02:18:41 PM
Nah....that's just the database keeping track of stats for when it begins I imagine.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 30, 2005, 02:32:15 PM
Argh, this lilsmap WCG thing is gonna make me mebbe 3 days late to the gauntlet  :evil:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on September 30, 2005, 02:34:06 PM
Darn kids.    :lol:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 30, 2005, 02:54:50 PM
I dont think it starts till 10/3.  :D


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 30, 2005, 03:04:59 PM
Sorry Phicks, but that's 3/10  :wink:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 30, 2005, 03:06:45 PM
On this side of the pond thats March 10.  :lol:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 30, 2005, 03:09:35 PM
You colonials  :roll:

 :P

Hi Phicks  :D  :wave:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on September 30, 2005, 03:15:39 PM
Quote from: "Scamp"
Argh, this lilsmap WCG thing is gonna make me mebbe 3 days late to the gauntlet  :evil:


And lose 2nd place at FaD in the process :twisted: mwaaaahahahaha


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 30, 2005, 03:17:19 PM
Quote from: "VAIO GRX616"
You colonials  :roll:

 :P

Hi Phicks  :D  :wave:


There is a site I visit every once in a while in the UK.  I always have trouble with the dates.  :roll:  :lol:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 30, 2005, 03:19:52 PM
Quote from: "phicks"
There is a site I visit every once in a while in the UK.  I always have trouble with the dates.  :roll:  :lol:


I'm sure we'll educate you eventually  :wink:

Hey Cuz  :wave:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 30, 2005, 03:29:36 PM
Well 4yrs of college couldn't.  :lol:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 30, 2005, 03:50:18 PM
withholds comment :lol:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on September 30, 2005, 03:52:10 PM
Hi VAIO :wave:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 30, 2005, 03:56:13 PM
Quote from: "phicks"
I dont think it starts till 10/3.  :D


Shi.......I got married on March 10th....I think  :?


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 30, 2005, 04:05:52 PM
Quote from: "Cousin Caterpillar"
Quote from: "Scamp"
Argh, this lilsmap WCG thing is gonna make me mebbe 3 days late to the gauntlet  :evil:


And lose 2nd place at FaD in the process :twisted: mwaaaahahahaha


Bring it on flutterbye.
Geez.....I can't be everywhere with my lil 3 rigz  :cry:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 30, 2005, 04:17:36 PM
Looks like Cuz is on the team (http://www.myactiveworlds.com/test/fad_g1/grouppage.php)  :D


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 30, 2005, 05:05:54 PM
I thought Plum Ugly was replacing ImaginAsian?

Is anybody actually organising our team?  :?


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 30, 2005, 05:08:36 PM
plum ugly is replacing imaginasian.  there was some confusion as to who would be replacing imaginasian...things finally got figured out last night.  just need to relay it to the guantlet people.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on September 30, 2005, 05:14:14 PM
I don't think he is Pinky.  You looked at the thread today.  :?


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 30, 2005, 05:15:23 PM
Shoot............I just posted in the thread...ugh.

Me go unpost  :roll:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on September 30, 2005, 05:15:54 PM
er...lol, one sec, i'll check again.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 30, 2005, 05:17:10 PM
Agh, whoever shows shows  :|


Title: Thoughts and opinions, Please
Post by: EvoDude on September 30, 2005, 07:54:41 PM
I've been working on a team logo for the gaunlet and wondered what the team members thought of it.
The idea is that all members would have it in their sig for the duration of the contest. It would be hoted at DCZone and every night I would send PiNkY the updated version to copy over the existing one. The final frame of the animation would always show the team's score at midnight that day.
I can alter it to only run once then stop if required and make any alterations that members think might improve it. PiNkY has already agreed to host it and has offered me a better copy of the Forum Logo. I'm happy to take PM's on the subject if you would prefer to discuss your ideas with me first! Up to you all!!

(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/46/gauntletmovie2rh.gif)

PS Already though a slightly longer run up to the final figure may make it look better. And I'll clear the line adjacent to logo.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on September 30, 2005, 07:58:33 PM
Looks nice but could it be a lil smaller?

eg 500-ish x 100?


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on September 30, 2005, 08:31:30 PM
Quote from: "Scamp"
Looks nice but could it be a lil smaller?

eg 500-ish x 100?


Your wish is my command 'Oh Smapperish One' Exactly 500 x 100 and tidied. New copy of Logo from PiNkY and slicker animation of counter.

(http://img272.imageshack.us/img272/4922/gauntletmovie4oh.gif)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on October 01, 2005, 01:48:05 AM
hmm...so i see stats for day 1...except i thought this wasn't supposed to start till the 3rd? :think:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 01, 2005, 03:30:30 AM
Quote from: "PiNkY"
hmm...so i see stats for day 1...except i thought this wasn't supposed to start till the 3rd? :think:


Nope - Just an example PiNkY.
Think about it - if I hadn't added a score you wouldn't see the effect I wanted to show. :wink:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on October 01, 2005, 03:54:18 AM
PM sent  :D


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on October 01, 2005, 03:58:43 AM
Quote from: "EvoDude"
Quote from: "PiNkY"
hmm...so i see stats for day 1...except i thought this wasn't supposed to start till the 3rd? :think:


Nope - Just an example PiNkY.
Think about it - if I hadn't added a score you wouldn't see the effect I wanted to show. :wink:

err....no...not your image...i mean day 1 stats...like real gauntlet stats...up on the webpage in the link in post 1...


edit: guess they made a test run...scores gone now :)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 01, 2005, 04:32:48 AM
I think that is just the 'Starting Stats' PiNkY, which will freeze when Gauntlet starts.

New Sig Box with a change in font for clarity and including 'Find-a-Drug' in title.

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6535/gauntletmovie6rf.gif)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on October 01, 2005, 10:14:01 AM
Patty..........

Can you find out if ImaginAsian is in or out?
Team is sposed to finalised 2 days before the gig and we could lose our chance to introduce a replacement.

Oh well.........no biggie..is only a game  :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on October 01, 2005, 10:21:11 AM
I pm'd him yesterday and asked but he hasn't replied.   :eh:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on October 01, 2005, 11:15:13 AM
Quote from: "EvoDude"
I think that is just the 'Starting Stats' PiNkY, which will freeze when Gauntlet starts.

nope, it was a stats run...with pretty graphs and all ;)


i got a preview of how things may turn out :shock:  :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 01, 2005, 12:23:43 PM
Hope we were top team in your forward vision PiNkY! :wink:  :thumb:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on October 01, 2005, 02:56:40 PM
will leave you to wonder till monday night :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on October 01, 2005, 04:27:04 PM
I just saw another stats test. :shock:

Looks cool! 8)

Here's a sample based on today's numbers:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b338/CousinCaterpillar/GauntletStatsTest.jpg)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on October 01, 2005, 04:50:04 PM
Quote from: "EvoDude"
I think that is just the 'Starting Stats' PiNkY, which will freeze when Gauntlet starts.

New Sig Box with a change in font for clarity and including 'Find-a-Drug' in title.

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6535/gauntletmovie6rf.gif)


I posted a copy of your original post and your sig box over at BBF for those over there if they were interested.  :D


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 01, 2005, 06:20:15 PM
Thanks phicks, all are welcome to use it. I've come up with a variation on it and would love to hear other opinions on it! Bit more animated than the original. :wink:

(http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/9645/gm25js.gif)

Please note these are only samples and the working version will be posted on Sunday evening after PiNkY has hosted it. It will be obvious as it will read all zeroes!!


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on October 01, 2005, 06:23:09 PM
Yep it is.  :wink:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 02, 2005, 04:18:27 PM
The SigBox for Gauntlet Team members is now running. Copy the location below into your Sig and it will automatically update at midnight GMT every night. Happy crunching for the next 21 days and let's all show the rest that we are 'Simply the Best!


Code:
http://thedczone.com/gauntlet.gif


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on October 02, 2005, 04:54:05 PM
Thanks EvoDude! :thumb:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on October 03, 2005, 02:58:06 AM
I'm all sigged-up  :P


Title: Been away
Post by: Entwood on October 03, 2005, 03:17:21 AM
Just got back, been away dealing with family problems

Do you still need any more for the gauntlet ?? I'll join in if you need extra's

Regards

Entwood


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on October 03, 2005, 06:48:28 AM
Hi Entwood, hope all is now well  :)

I don't think we can put extra teamies on once it's started (last night) - if all goes well though there may be other such events in the future . . .  :thumb:



Just checked the stats - we're lying second with only 10 of 15 returning results so far today.  Looking good teamies  :D


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on October 03, 2005, 06:56:08 AM
err it doesn't start until Tonight GMT  (17:00 GMT   Monday 3rd Oct)

What your seeing is trial runs (often happens when a team change has been made)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on October 03, 2005, 07:31:10 AM
FC did you notice Zippy is missing from your team now.  :?


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 03, 2005, 11:05:46 AM
Gaunlet is now on! All stats are at zero.

Good luck to all and let's show them what DCZone can do! (http://fingerlew.home.comcast.net/S/fencing.gif) Knock 'em dead(http://fingerlew.home.comcast.net/S/box.gif)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: FluffyChicken on October 03, 2005, 12:18:08 PM
Quote from: "phicks"
FC did you notice Zippy is missing from your team now.  :?


 :shock:

the only one I knew that might go was PU to DC team.  (my request to ananas/pinapple was to put him on maui/teddies for the mean time so PU was definalty on a team, as per mine/pu/servl original idea.  But if there was a request and time to move then do so)

But Zippy  :shock:  we need him to compete again DC Zone... hopefully just a glitch


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: phicks on October 03, 2005, 12:44:45 PM
Last I looked Zippy was back but now he is gone again.  :doh:

I never was really clear on where PU wanted to be and he hasn't been back to BBF for a few days to clear it up.  :mrgreen:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on October 03, 2005, 12:57:28 PM
Hi guys

Hopefully I will catch up with you tomorrow.
Got a lil job to complete at WCG first.

Hoping to get 1 rig switched over by bedtime  :?


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on October 03, 2005, 01:21:47 PM
OK I'm on it..........hopefully can limp to 100k at WCG before Comp  :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: comp_interrlz on October 03, 2005, 02:11:54 PM
nice and easy, I'm a good 2 real days of clear results behaind you


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 03, 2005, 05:05:55 PM
Sod's Law strikes again. Gauntlet starts at 17:00 GMT - 3 hour power cut hits me at 18:00 GMT. :evil:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on October 03, 2005, 05:29:22 PM
Sorry Evo, that shouldn't be at all funny - but it is  :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 03, 2005, 06:12:42 PM
Quote from: "VAIO GRX616"
Sorry Evo, that shouldn't be at all funny - but it is  :P


Only made worse by the fact that my redundancy Superannuation cheque paid for my slick new rig!!

To all users of my Gauntlet graphic - It looks as if 17:00 GMT will be the refresh time for stats so daily refresh will start at that time - if PiNkY can cope with the change of timing, allowing for her time difference to GMT.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on October 03, 2005, 10:16:35 PM
again i ask, what on earth is this silly 17:00...my clock only goes up to 12 :mrgreen: :P :angel:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on October 04, 2005, 06:54:42 AM
Quote from: "PiNkY"
again i ask, what on earth is this silly 17:00...my clock only goes up to 12 :mrgreen: :P :angel:


Sounds like somebody needs a new clock! :)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: comp_interrlz on October 04, 2005, 10:31:24 AM
something tells me these gauntlet gifs ain't working properly


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on October 04, 2005, 11:30:31 AM
Quote from: "comp_interrlz"
something tells me these gauntlet gifs ain't working properly


We haven't reached the end of day one yet.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on October 04, 2005, 12:04:08 PM
looks like day 1 stats are in... :popcorn:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: comp_interrlz on October 04, 2005, 12:47:09 PM
Quote from: "VAIO GRX616"
Quote from: "comp_interrlz"
something tells me these gauntlet gifs ain't working properly


We haven't reached the end of day one yet.


thought they might update mroe than once per day


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 04, 2005, 01:23:36 PM
Quote from: "comp_interrlz"
Quote from: "VAIO GRX616"
Quote from: "comp_interrlz"
something tells me these gauntlet gifs ain't working properly


We haven't reached the end of day one yet.


thought they might update mroe than once per day


Not today anyway comp! It was nearly 17:30 GMT before I saw any results on the Gauntlet page and I've sent off the update to PiNkY as soon as I got the score done!


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: USAFA 82 on October 04, 2005, 01:56:47 PM
Looks like the DC Zone team took third yesterday.  

I'll try to catch the next incarnation of this concept  8)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: comp_interrlz on October 04, 2005, 02:55:19 PM
gauntlet GIF appears to be working now  :thumb:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on October 04, 2005, 03:12:46 PM
yep...i was going to fix it so that it reloads the image each time, otherwise you may not get the most recent one...though with a 300+kb image, the dial-up people probably wouldn't think too highly of it. :P  so people will either have to hit refresh to see the updated image (when it updates) or evodude will have to come up with something smaller. (technically i think it breaks sig rules, file-size wise, though since it's only for a couple weeks, i'm not gonna bother with enforcing it unless it really slows things down...)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 04, 2005, 08:02:01 PM
Quote from: "PiNkY"
yep...i was going to fix it so that it reloads the image each time, otherwise you may not get the most recent one...though with a 300+kb image, the dial-up people probably wouldn't think too highly of it. :P  so people will either have to hit refresh to see the updated image (when it updates) or evodude will have to come up with something smaller. (technically i think it breaks sig rules, file-size wise, though since it's only for a couple weeks, i'm not gonna bother with enforcing it unless it really slows things down...)


I can probably reduce the image size a bit PiNkY. The projected final score will be approx 12 -15 million points so I won't need the length of animation so, if I increase the degrees per step of the rotating logo and bring the counter size down to 8 characters that should chop a few kb off the image size. Update tomorrow will be adjusted accordingly.

Can't you just tell I'm a normal male in a normal relationship - a female hints  at what she wants and I jump to it! :thumb:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on October 04, 2005, 08:45:34 PM
Quote from: "EvoDude"
Can't you just tell I'm a normal male in a normal relationship - a female hints  at what she wants and I jump to it! :thumb:

 :lol:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: wabbit on October 05, 2005, 01:42:58 AM
Quote from: "PiNkY"
Quote from: "EvoDude"
Can't you just tell I'm a normal male in a normal relationship - a female hints  at what she wants and I jump to it! :thumb:

 :lol:

Do you have any brothers???  :mrgreen:


I'found Mousie at last, although there is no Mousie avatar she still goes "squeek" :D


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on October 05, 2005, 01:55:07 AM
i musta squeeked too loud :shock:  :lol:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Dark Angel on October 05, 2005, 04:08:08 AM
If anybody wants a couple of systems to fill out their Gauntlet team I have some available. They're nothing flash, but better than an empty slot.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 05, 2005, 07:15:59 AM
Quote from: "wabbit"
Quote from: "PiNkY"
Quote from: "EvoDude"
Can't you just tell I'm a normal male in a normal relationship - a female hints  at what she wants and I jump to it! :thumb:

 :lol:

Do you have any brothers???  :mrgreen:


Yeah, two of them Wabbit, but neither of them like me. 'Chalk n' Cheese' comes to mind. Hence only my son and my 'wee sister' crunching despite both brothers having idle PC's sitting doing nothing  :evil:  You wouldn't think our Dad was taken by cancer at the young age of 55.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on October 06, 2005, 08:15:17 AM
Quote from: "Dark Angel"
If anybody wants a couple of systems to fill out their Gauntlet team I have some available. They're nothing flash, but better than an empty slot.


The thing has already started but I don't see why you cannot pick a team member name and run under that, should you wish to contribute.

Seems that would be within the rules.........I think


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 06, 2005, 08:42:38 AM
Quote from: "Scamp"
Quote from: "Dark Angel"
If anybody wants a couple of systems to fill out their Gauntlet team I have some available. They're nothing flash, but better than an empty slot.


The thing has already started but I don't see why you cannot pick a team member name and run under that, should you wish to contribute.

Seems that would be within the rules.........I think


Wise minds think alike Scamp - I already dropped Dark Angel a pm and offered my password to register them to me.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on October 06, 2005, 08:45:08 AM
Gonna try to catch up to me Evo???    :twisted:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 06, 2005, 08:48:38 AM
Quote from: "fingerle"
Gonna try to catch up to me Evo???    :twisted:


Some would call it desperation! :lol:   But No! Honest! All for the cause of the DCZone team :wink:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on October 06, 2005, 08:50:13 AM
Be nice to compete for second spot if we can't take first


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on October 06, 2005, 08:52:48 AM
Evo already has the second spot at VC5.    :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on October 06, 2005, 08:55:48 AM
Fixed my notebook (I think) and she is running FaD and Dimes  :thumb:
She may only be an 800 Duron.but she is 800 mhz with attitude  :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on October 06, 2005, 08:58:26 AM
:P  :lol:   Got mine running FaD, Folding and Dimes.  Doesn't seem to slow the Fad progress down too much.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 06, 2005, 11:17:47 AM
Quote from: "fingerle"
Evo already has the second spot at VC5.    :P


Be nice to take second place in the Gauntlet though :thumb:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on October 06, 2005, 11:32:54 AM
Agreed.  :mrgreen:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on October 06, 2005, 12:40:52 PM
Ugh, whilst I was out Emily was on my A64 rig...and crashed it hard......even a reset failed.

Got the rig to boot but it makes the most unusual "quiet squealing" noise as it is doing so  :? .....oddly, the noise dissipates once the system has fully booted.

Oh well........got FaD back up........will see if she runs ok over the next hour or two.

If it fails again I will shut her down and take her apart and rebuild her over the weekend.

Ugh.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Freewolf on October 06, 2005, 12:52:14 PM
Sounds like one of your fans either needs blowing out or replacing.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on October 06, 2005, 12:55:31 PM
Funny tho.............was fine for 3 months......actually since last time lilsmap was online on it  :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on October 06, 2005, 01:16:22 PM
I agree, sounds like a fan - had it on one of mine ages ago.  Awful noise on boot-up but then stops and all OK  :huh:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on October 06, 2005, 09:16:33 PM
It appears that Free DC have a slight lead at this time  :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Dark Angel on October 06, 2005, 09:26:54 PM
Quote from: "VAIO GRX616"
I agree, sounds like a fan - had it on one of mine ages ago.  Awful noise on boot-up but then stops and all OK  :huh:


My case fan started that recently.  I just put a drop of sewing machine oil into the bearing and all's been quiet ever since.  Best not to over oil though. :fridaynite:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on October 07, 2005, 05:16:43 AM
I use silicon 'oil' - if it's good enough for the space shuttle it's good enough for me  :thumb:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Dark Angel on October 07, 2005, 05:37:12 AM
Just be careful on launch and re-entry, otherwise you should be fine.  :thumb:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on October 07, 2005, 01:03:58 PM
Rear-entry?  :shock:

 :hoghappy:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Dark Angel on October 07, 2005, 06:03:31 PM
:shock:
That would explain what keeps happening to the shuttles.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 08, 2005, 03:33:33 PM
Can anyone explain more about the massive differences in work unit processing times, for instance - anything between 100,450 and 9,731 experienced in last 3 days results. These equate to 27.9 hrs and 2.7 hrs. But actual run times were 34 Hrs and 3.15 hrs.

Current unit has taken 24700(6.86hrs) to process 4.92% - if the rest of the unit takes the same average then it means 139.43 hrs to run the whole thing! Scary :shock:

I run WCG and Dimes alongside it and FAD seems to take the vast majority of spare cycles usually between 90 - 95% while WCG gets 2 - 3%. Dimes blips 2% now and again through Java but nothing else.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Dark Angel on October 08, 2005, 04:55:04 PM
It all depends on the querie, Evo.  Some of them vary wildly re times and hits, others take pretty much the same for every job.  They're not consistant through the same job either.  I had one on my old compaq that calc'd out to 200hrs but was done at 180.  It got to around 90% and just took off.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: R G on October 08, 2005, 07:10:06 PM
The simplest way explaining the disparity in times, is through analogy. The binding of a molecule to the protein target is akin to fitting a key to a lock. Some protein targets are like a very high quality lock requiring a very specific key, these will give very few hits, other targets are more like those cheap chinese padlocks where a bent piece of wire will suffice., and correspondingly generate a much greater number of hits.

To explain the seemingly erratic progress of any work unit, I shall continue with the lock and key analogy.Each molecular file consists of 100 unique organic molecular structures. To each of these structures is performed 100 substitutions giving a maximum number of 10100 individual structures or in the analogy 'keys'. As each of the set of 101 derivative molecules are structurally similar, it is likely as not, that if one member will bind, then other members of that group will. Or, if one key fits the lock, other keys of similar nature may also fit.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: R G on October 08, 2005, 07:25:39 PM
I should also add, that these molecular structures also vary in "stiffness", for example, the simpler straight chain molecules can flex quite freely into a great number of differing conformations, whereas the complex looking molecules containg any number of linked cyclic structures tend to be much stiffer and correspondingly are quicker to process. It is all these factors which create such variability in the times that we are all witnessing.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 08, 2005, 08:21:31 PM
What can I say folks - very good comprehensive response. Understand molecular stuff a bit better now!
Glad I'm not over in the 'other place' 'cos this would have been judged to be against the 'state' and post removed.(http://fingerlew.home.comcast.net/S/z7shysterical.gif)


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Dark Angel on October 08, 2005, 08:49:27 PM
:shock:

Been a while since I told " other place " to  :backoff:

Much happier with the FaD crew.  :afro:

Having a good team helps!  :hug:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 09, 2005, 01:46:28 AM
Couldn't argue with that DA - especially when one team (several puns alert!!) EVOlves into four but vultures spreading their wings is only to be expected.(http://fingerlew.home.comcast.net/S/z7shysterical.gif)

Glad I gave you the opporchancity to have a dig :thumb:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Dark Angel on October 20, 2005, 05:30:07 AM
Only a few days to go and I see very little sledging going on!  :think:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: caroline on October 21, 2005, 04:17:35 AM
Is there snow? where? where?


hi DA  :kiss:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Dark Angel on October 21, 2005, 05:33:04 AM
:flowers:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Dark Angel on October 23, 2005, 04:59:06 AM
<crickets>


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on October 23, 2005, 11:57:36 AM
hmm...


yay team! :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Dark Angel on October 23, 2005, 03:26:16 PM
Yay!

Pinky's still around!  :love:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on October 23, 2005, 03:39:18 PM
i never left ;) :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: comp_interrlz on October 23, 2005, 03:42:35 PM
:mrgreen:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Ghost Plane on October 23, 2005, 04:47:09 PM
Our Pinky [her sign is the mouse]
Was rumored to not leave the house
Her hands on the keys
No need for sleep please
Smoking CPUs needing a douse. :mrgreen:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on October 24, 2005, 07:16:58 AM
One of my rigs froze up with a hardware error this morning. Had an FaD job at 92%. Now it won't reboot. BSOD....can't find boot drive. :doh:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on October 24, 2005, 08:05:33 AM
:shock:

Check that all the Cards and cables are still seated and connected as they should be...

I've had instances where temp variations had unseated a card. It will also sometimes get dust down into the contact points. (Had that happen to the ram card on the wife's rig a couple months ago).


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 24, 2005, 09:36:47 AM
Quote from: "PiNkY"
i never left ;) :P


But always right :thumb:  :wink:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on October 24, 2005, 11:33:46 AM
Quote from: "fingerle"
:shock:

Check that all the Cards and cables are still seated and connected as they should be...

I've had instances where temp variations had unseated a card. It will also sometimes get dust down into the contact points. (Had that happen to the ram card on the wife's rig a couple months ago).


Thanks Fing, I'll give a good going over this evening.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Cousin Caterpillar on October 24, 2005, 11:52:51 AM
It's time for the last Gauntlet update but it looks like the FaD site missed a stats update. Not really a big deal but I'm curious to see how the Gauntlet handles it. :think:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: fingerle on October 24, 2005, 11:59:46 AM
All depends on if the Gauntlet update is automatic or not.


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: Morphy375 on October 24, 2005, 01:44:05 PM
Quote from: "fingerle"
All depends on if the Gauntlet update is automatic or not.


No stats at 12:00 and 18:00 GMT today....

http://www.find-a-drug.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=148544#148544

The last Gauntlet update is done manually after the 00:00 stats....


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: EvoDude on October 25, 2005, 01:50:08 AM
(http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/1806/gm2a4ij.gif)

Final Image for gaunlet in at last.

DCZone achieved 3rd place with over 12 million points from our 15 members. That's 801435.5 average points per member and list of members with final contributions is below.

mondobyte-------4013235
Zachary-----------2240606
Rebel_Alliance---1600774
just cuz-----------1158586
Troy614------------368456
VAIO GRX616-----332181
smapperazzi------280956
Sir Flops-----------219322
Zema Bus---------205254
fingerle;1----------180685
TedLD--------------161877
phicksus-----------120249
EvoDude------------99281
ImaginAsian--------85803
bellator--------------83804

Well done to all members of our Gauntlet team for a fine effort :thumb:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on October 25, 2005, 03:31:16 AM
:thumb:  :thumb:  :thumb:


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: PiNkY on October 25, 2005, 04:15:54 AM
good job all :)


if evo or others that have access to the content thing on the frontpage ( http://thedczone.com/ ) want to put a posting of the final stats update there, that might be cool....a little more life on the main page :P


Title: Find-a-Drug Gauntlet
Post by: vaio on November 21, 2005, 07:57:17 AM
Congrats to all who took part  :D

May as well close this thread now.