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and having worked in an abattoir (slaughterhouse) I can ASSURE people ... "lamb" just means that it didn't die BEFORE they knocked it on the head.  THAT'S ALL.  Doh
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But not necessarily that it was able to walk in under its own power  Roll Eyes
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But not necessarily that it was able to walk in under its own power  Roll Eyes

true ... not dead = "lamb"
already dead = "mutton"
already rank = "export"  Whistle
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I know about the export stuff - I can smell, er, find it in my supermarket  Toilet
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Ok folks, by the time you 'mericans read this it'll be April 30th.  Last day to either weigh in to the WCG challenge with your own team or join XtremeSystems or BitbenderTech for the unofficial one (seriously, XS need the help Wink )
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I added my aging farm yesterday.   lol
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Moved over to XS this morning - may move again  Whistle
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Jury rigged the antique into life for Serious Crunchers one last time. Throw Computer Vigorous application of the large hammer seems to have had an effect  Thinking
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Question 1: Does XS want new peeps to join them or as some posts suggest just present members.

Question 2: Is BitbenderTech going to keep track of the teraflops produced during the time in question, I'd just as soon go to BitbenderTech and work on the mil i started there a while back..
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*squeek*

packed up and left home for parents house last night, and "forgot" to turn off a rig or two... Whistle
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Question 1: Does XS want new peeps to join them or as some posts suggest just present members.

Question 2: Is BitbenderTech going to keep track of the teraflops produced during the time in question, I'd just as soon go to BitbenderTech and work on the mil i started there a while back..

XS are accepting temporary members and have actually GAINED several hundred new members in the last week.

I'll be tracking the output of both teams, but I'll have to find out how to convert points to teraflops.

The ball starts rolling in about 2 hours, folks.  Thumbs Up
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not sure there would be much of a way to convert points to teraflops unless you were to assume everyone is running the exact same setup.... Huh?
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I was hoping there was a way to do by effectively averaging out the total teraflops based on points and run time. Thinking  I think I'd need a LOT more information on how WCG calculates point to work that out though.
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Sounds like a fun math problem Grin
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You used fun & math together.   Hmm  lol Doh
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To me it is ..................  Huh?
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I don't see why that's an issue either.  Huh?
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I always had great difficulties with math.  No one ever explained why about anything.  They just said do it this way or get an F.   Doh
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I expect that helps a lot, when you have a teacher that's willing to explain WHY you do things a certain way.

I got rather fed up with one on my kids' teachers.  Fool taught from the text book and if somebody didn't get it he'd just read the text at them over and over till they either got it or more likely just gave up.  Doh
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If someone will tell me WHY I can apply it to anything.  Without knowing why I was doing this or that it was an uphill battle.    lol
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I'll have to root around to find it, but there was just such a discussion by the Boinc Developers a while back - RE: how to determine the best way to award points across different projects with folks using FooX hardware. It was an IRC I saved, and vaio was the one that hooked me into it. The basic question cam down to how to determine "what is the median system type".... If memory serves - the main point was with the exponential increase in system types, settings, technology it would be project in and of it's self to find the 'average'. The group was split on the feasibility. It was interesting reading - if I can find It I'll post it here.

My own .02 - you also have to account for the variables of how folks use the machines - so you have social variables to factor in as well.


See fun problem Grin
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I understood that just not engineers.   rofl   Thumbs Up
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I always had great difficulties with math.  No one ever explained why about anything.  They just said do it this way or get an F.   Doh

I'm dieing to fix this one for you.................  rofl rofl
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 Whistle  Your bad  rofl lol
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Whistle  Your bad  rofl lol

You're getting quicker on the uptake I see.  Whistle
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