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I decided that I should use my extra CPU cycles for good, so I've installed Folding@Home on my home machine. I ran it back in the kcgeek days in 2001-2005ish, but they have a linux client now, which makes me happy. I created a new team, called Kansas City Folders, and if anyone wants to join, it's team number 263691. Come on down, and let's fight COVID! Or whatever!

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I'll make a forum title, and add anyone who joins to that.

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Very cool, I will sign up today.
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Alright, alright. Pull my arm why don'tcha.

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Holy balls this thing makes my laptop sound like it's trying to take off.

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mean wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:01 am
Holy balls this thing makes my laptop sound like it's trying to take off.
On high, even the desktop made me want to change the batteries in my smoke detectors.

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I have mine on high, Surface Pro 3, no fan noise.
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That was on low. And after letting it run overnight on low and while plugged in, my battery was at 7% this morning. Yowza. 16" MacBook Pro. I guess the 8-core i9 is a thirsty beast.

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Pretty cool. I remember this being something of a big deal back in the early Playstation 3 days - putting it's overly complex bespoke "Cell" processor to good use.

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