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I apologize for not getting this up and done sooner. Needless to say the forums, and the front page got hacked, we since then have locked things down, and things appear to be better over all.

I was able to get the front page done sooner, but the forums with all of its data was MUCH more difficult to deal with. Needless to say, I just finished it! YAHOO!

Just in time with Facebook about to take a nose dive, and doing other crazy things to people. (Censorship, etc etc).
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Join Xtreme CPU's Folding Team

How would you like to participate in finding a cure for such diseases as Alzheimer's, Cancer, Huntington's and Parkinson's?

What if i told you it wouldn't cost you a penny?

Now what if i told you it doesn't require you to have any medical knowledge and it can be done while your performing your daily computer work/gaming?

You would be very interested in a program like that wouldn't you?



Well here is your chance. Come join Xtreme CPU's Folding@Home Team.


So what is Folding@Home?
Folding@Home is a distributed computing project. People from around the world download software to there computers that allows all the computers running the software to act as a large super computer. With this supercomputer scientist are able to study how proteins fold and miss fold.

So what is a Protein and what does it have to do with curring disease?
Proteins are like natures work horses. Before a protein can carry out its function they have to assemble themselves or Fold. Its when Proteins do not fold correctly, or misfold, that we get diseases like Alzheimer's, Cancer and the others mentioned above. Folding@Homes objective is to better understand how proteins fold so that they can figure out why these diseases happen. From there they are better able to find a cure.

How do i get involved?
Go to Stanford's Folding@Home page and download the client that best suites your computer. For more information about the different folding clients and which one you should use check the links below.

XCPUs.com Team Needs You
F@H Configuration Guide

Does this effect my computer's performance and does it bog down my Internet connection?
No, the clients are designed to use only the processing power your system isn't using. If your system requires more processing power then the F@H clients back off. F@H only connects to the Internet when it needs to download a new work package (WU) or when it needs to send a completed WU in.

You said something about a team?
Yes. As you complete WU you are awarded points based on the client your running, the WU's size and the amount of time you completed the WU in. You can start your own team or join an existing team helping the team work through the ranks of the more then 74000 teams. You can also work anonymously and not get involved in any teams. When you download and install your client you will be prompted to choose a user name and a team number. Xtreme CPU's team number is 75255. Once you are part of a team you can track your teams stats at EOC's Folding Stats Page. Here is XCPU's Folding stats. You will see there is a wleth of information there. Only the teams that are in the top 800 ranks get to see there folding stats.

How about those cool F@H images in your Sig?
Once you have submitted your first WU you will be able to add a Sig image that shows your folding stats. Check out our Sig Image Guide. There you will learn how to set up a sig image.

For more information check out the Folding@Home Home page and the Xtreme CPU F@H Section. If you have any questions about F@H feel free to post it in our F@H section.
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Bitcoins: Fame or Lame?

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  • While Mt. Gox may have been hit by hackers, there's a part of me that wonders if the operator(s) of Mt. Gox made off with the money. I remember an incident in the boating world a few decades ago where a boat dealer in the San Francisco area sold several boats many times over without the boats ever leaving the dock over a span of weeks. He loaded up one boat for a long cruise and took off for South America one night with all the cash. As best I know, he was never caught. Its hard enough to defend against an inside job that deals in real property, but how can you defend against an inside job dealing with something that exists only in software?
    Over 60- Seen it, Done it, Can't remember it, but I miss it.
    The great economist Milton Friedman once observed, "Many people want government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
    Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.
    Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito - Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it:

    https://www.fuelly.com/driver/sailer...ang?fu=2315423

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    • Here's the top of Yahoo Finance headlines at the moment:

      Stakes rise for bitcoin backers as hackers attack
      daily-ticker
      Over the last week, thefts have been reported at three different bitcoin sites, one of which was the first exchange and at one time the largest.

      Article: Bitcoin bank Flexcoin shuts after hacking theft
      Article: Japan may tax bitcoin deals, stop banks, brokerages from handling
      A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds -- Emerson
      On Earth, what goes up tends to come down.

      Here's more at my blog:
      http://findingourdream.blogspot.com/

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      • The crazy part is how resilient coin is to all this stuff happening. Still floating around ~$650/BTC on BTC-E.com and Litecoin is still ~$16.50. Beast.
        Desktop:
        Core i5 2500K @ 4.4GHz / TRUE120 / 8GB DDR3 1333MHz / Z68A-G43 / Samsung 850 Evo 500GB / Fractal Define R4 / R9 290X (Kraken G10 + H80) undervolted-50mV @1080MHz / GS600W / X-Star DP2710 @ 80Hz

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        • I'm curious if it's still feasible to be mining bitcoins/litecoins if you aren't already invested in it. Last I looked it would require a crazy outpour of capital just earn more than electric but that was a while ago.

          4.44 Mb/s upload acts like 4kb/s

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          • Unless you build a specialized mining rig, I think its hopeless to get more back than what the electricity costs now. I lost the few coins I had when MtGox folded and I just haven't felt like taking the gamble again.
            Over 60- Seen it, Done it, Can't remember it, but I miss it.
            The great economist Milton Friedman once observed, "Many people want government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
            Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else.
            Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito - Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it:

            https://www.fuelly.com/driver/sailer...ang?fu=2315423

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            • I actually got asked this the other day... "Is it worth it?!" It can be worth it as long as long as you do not pay for power. The difficulty is so high, that it is very hard to really make currency with it. Do it to diversify sure.. Do it to make something.. probably not going to happen.

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