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Folding Month VI Awards Ceremony

It is a great day, the day where you all find out where in the ranks you found yourself at the end of the event. I know there are a lot of new people in the team so I thought I would take a minute to explain the delay. Usually, after Folding Month ends I take a few days to look after myself. I'm a disabled guy with several chronic illnesses and although I love hosting Folding Month every year it does take it out of me, so having a few days to rest before I need to start handing out prizes is som

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Day Thirty Four - It's The Final Countdown!

Well, who would have thought it, only 24 hours are remaining, I don't foresee any crazy changes before the final bell but no matter what happens you should all be proud of what we have done together. An incredible amount of scientific work has been worked through and it is always good to remember why we are doing this. Thank you to every single person no matter how many points you have produced during the last month or so.    Let's see how the team is looking overall, it's been an insa

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Day Thirty Three - The Days Are Dwindling

The last 48 hours are upon us, and it's time to see who will gain those last precious few ranks and who will lose out. Only time will tell that, but for now, there is plenty of movement in the lower ranks and it will be interesting to see how @TVwazhere is going, we haven't checked up on him in a few days.    The team overall did lower than average today producing only 2,024,819,842 points over the last 24 hours. For the week that number goes up to 10,744,153,373 and for the event as a

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Day Thirty One - A November In Review

Day 31 has come and passed and it will be interesting to see if we are seeing a final sprint among the ranks or if it is business as usual. I know no matter what way you guys go that I'm so proud of how far the team has come in the few years I've been in charge. I want to point out that November totals on EoC are here and last month the team as a whole managed 95,543,781,491 massively passing the 47 billion we managed last November.   Going to be brief again today because I really need

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Day Thirty - A Brief Look

Well as you may or may not know, I'm flying solo tonight so we will see what my energy levels are like after I run through the verification and hopefully get a full blog post out. The day has come, the clock has ticked over to day thirty and there are only a handful of days left of the event. But that doesn't mean there won't be any excitement left for us to look at. No matter what day of the event it is there is something to look at so let's get to it.    I'll be honest I'm feeling a

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Day Twenty Nine - A New Hight Of Four Billion

Well, today is a day where you may see lower point totals due to the nature of a late pull on the data yesterday. With that said we are in the end stage of the event with the final tick over of the weekly clock. It will be interesting over the next week to see if anyone has a last-minute mad dash or if things shall remain calm.    Right well I was trying to take out @TylerD321 network but it seemed I killed my own instead /s But with that over let's get back to it, the first day of the

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Day Twenty Eight - The Top Ten - All In The Billions

Well, I'm back, hopefully, there won't be any more missed blogs for the last week of the event but as I'm sure you can understand my health has to come first. I want to make a point that due to an issue with Google Drive, the points may be higher than a true 24-hour period by a small amount of time as the data had to be gathered at a slightly later time than usual. This should not affect the event as a whole but it is something to be mindful of.    The team produced 2,613,776,589 point

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Day Twenty Six - A Record Is On The Horizon

Only nine days left, the clock is ticking, how will you pass the finish line? Floundering and faltering or going full bore trying to get every last point you can for the event. I just wanna let you all know I tested positive for COVID today which is no surprise to me, I've been feeling crappy for a few days. I guess this is what I get for socialising! So I'm going to try to keep up with blogs and such but I'm so exhausted all the time that they may drop in length or quality.    So how

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Day Twenty Five - Captain WaffleMachine, Attack Pattern Omega

Well... what an event it has been so far, with only ten days left it is hard to imagine that there will be any major upsets this late in the event. But, even if the top of the stable is mostly static, the rest of the table is in a state of constant flux and I don't think there will be much clarity down there until the end of the event. I guess what I'm saying is thank you for folding, but now is the time to throw everything you have at it, a Raspberry Pi, an old GPU, Google Cloud credit, your sm

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Day Twenty Four - Fire The Torpedoes And Jump To Warp

So I do want to be straight that there is no prize announcement today, but that won't stop us from having a great update. We are in the end game of the event, many of the ranks are relatively stable and the changes of major upsets fall sharply with each passing day. But there is still a little time left for the fights over key ranks like the top 100 to continue so I'm sure going to be keeping an eye around that part of the table. For personal reasons today is one of the hardest days of the year

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Day Twenty Three - Take A Moment

Good evening folks, I am the first to admit that I am not at my best and unfortunately today is one of those days. For reasons that are not needed here, I'm struggling a wee bit. But the event, the event marches on and waits for no man. So here we are, another blog in a long line of blogs, both past and future. But first, we have yet another message of prizes, this time it comes from LTT themselves! They are offering a UniFi Dream Machine Pro (lightly used) and a surprise unifi switch to the pri

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Day Twenty Two - The First Officer Takes Over

So, @GOTSpectrum is playing Hookey and having me write this.   First off I want to say how disappointed I am in the top 19 sooo Boring up there, ok not disappointed just a not much to cover up there, though the point gaps don’t help too much for excitement. I do want to Congratulate Mxyzptlk for crossing 3Billion points, LMG jakkuh_t on crossing the 2Billion mark, and congratulate _Rlocke for crossing 1 Billion points this event.   The first bit of excitement is @nextalcupfan

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Day Twenty One - Captains Log, We Have Been At Warp For Three Weeks, But We Can See The Destination On Sensors

Good Morning Everyone!    I've got something good for you today, we are three weeks into the event and things are as exciting as ever, we are going to get into the ranks but first... a message... from our Spenser hardware prize donator. Can we all give a massive thank you first, to the Brand who donated the prize. Sabrent! And also thank you to the LMG team who I promise have worked hard on this, I've been kept up to date really well and had prompt answers to my questions. But now, to

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Day Twenty - Replicator, Cookies For All

Well we have made it, for those of you who have folded every day so far, you now meet at least one of the minimum requirements, but the chances are unless you are folding on a core 2 quad or a pi you are almost certainly qualified at this point. Congrats to you all, and for those of you who will be upgrading your event badge this event, here's a cookie 🍪.   So for the team as a whole, things are looking pretty "fine" today, It is a very average day and I have to say the ranks are very

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Day Nineteen - The Record Has Once Again Been Broken

Well, today marks a point in the event, where we advance out of our teenage times, move out of our parents datacentres and strike it out to do our own thing. We have been doing pretty well lately, but I have to say guys you are making this a little boring. Why don't you buy some 4070tis and make this a little more interesting for the spectators out there? Regardless we will have a look at the ranks and see where people are at. On the writing front, I managed almost 2000 words today but I'm going

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Day Eighteen - A Quick One Two Volly Of Photon Torpedos (Another Billion Point User)

Once again it is that time of day where we look at the stats! I have to say after sleeping 14 hours last night I am feeling incredibly groggy which is not great, being unwell sucks. Now, on the writing front, I have done none, the joys. On the folding front, I had a sorry day myself after Foldatron went down during a power outage and I didn't notice. We are back up and running now though so that's good.    As for the team as a whole, I have to say we had a lower-than-average day overal

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Day Seventeen - Another Joins the One Billion Club

Another day another one billion point user. It is truly amazing to see that we had nine users who passed the billion-point barrier at the end of Folding Month V. So we are definitely going to pass that matric by the end of the event. It really is crazy to think how much has changed in the last 12 months on the folding front. With the roll-out of 40 series cards to more people and having a higher number of participants things are looking good. I'm going to try to work more closely with LMG next y

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Day Sixteen - Captains Log, Ensign TV Continues His Fall Through The Ranks

Well this is going to be a slowly written blog post, the kitten is very demanding today.  So first thing, if you have not yet started folding, you are officially disqualified from gaining a forum badge or having a chance at getting a prize. But, if you have folded already you have a chance, just make sure you keep folding and as always be wary of the minimum requirements for these events as I don't want to see you guys missing out just by a day or two.    As we like to do the first sta

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Day Fifteen - Captains log, We Appear To Have Entered A Temporal Anomaly

Well, here we are, at the start of yet another week. Is this event flying past anyone else or is that just me? Anyway, with the turning of one page and into another there is a fresh feel to the event, do you all feel as invigorated as I do? On my personal front, we have had yet another great day of writing. We are up to 23,822 words, a pretty good increase, to say at the start of the event I only thought I would get to 25k for the whole month this is promising. Going to make this a quick one as

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Day Fourteen - Two Weeks At Warp

Well, today I'm feeling a little better after a good sleep. The closing one week two of the event, how have things gone for you so far? Why not drop a comment and let me know how you are facing vs your original hopes and asperations? It is going to be interesting to have my first real look at the stats after 48 hours, has anything changed? Or are you all pumping out those WUs at maximum warp? It will certainly be interesting. But first, a NaNoWriMo update, I did a lot of writing today and we pas

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Day Thirteen - I'm Running Out Of Warp Plasma(I'm very tired and unwell)

Right so the fatigue has taken over and I desperately need to go to bed, so here's an update just to tell you the daily stats sheet has today's stats.        Please click on the link below to see the full list of ranks for the event. For this event all of the ranks will be on one link, there will be individual sheets added for each day, you can navigate these at the bottom of the window.    Folding Month VI Daily Stats   Please remember that this is a

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Day Twelve - Slowing To Half Impulse

Hey guys just a quick first point, please try not changing your forum names during an event, now I'm going to name names here, but you know who you are. 😉     I am exceptionally tired tonight after a busy day, but here I am, once again writing that blog that you all love. So what's going on in the life of Spec... Well I am certainly unwell, but I'm going to get my new kitten in the morning... well later this morning. Some of you know I'm doing NaNoWriMo well I'm behind but I've written

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Day Eleven - The Top Five Had Broke The Billion Point Barrier

Well, as the headline says all of the top five are now over the one billion point mark. I have never seen anything like this so early in an event before and it goes to show just how far the technology has come and how far you are willing to push forward to friendly competitors. I have noticed a lot of zeros on people who have worked through the last week or longer of the event and I would hate for you to miss out on prizes and badges so please do review the minimum requirements to make sure you

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Day Ten - Steady As She Goes, Keep That Warp Plasma Stable!

So it seems everyone is pretty happy with where they are for the most part. There are few changes in ranks across the table but a couple of notable shifts worth mentioning so I'll be sure to do that. Overall, we are in the calm phase of Folding Month, between the early mad dash and musical ranks to the stability of an event in full swing. If we are lucky there will be some hardware changes in the next week or so that will make things more interesting. But only time will tell on that part. For no

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Day Nine - Captains Log, All Is Quiet In The Romulan DMZ

All things considered, looking at the sheet I can say it's been a very average day, with few real victories or losses across the ranks today. I have to say these are the days that I dread as a commentator, where there is no real centre of action where we can pick out people who are vying to get the same rank and no real victories to celebrate. So I guess without further ado, we should get right to it! This is going to be a quick post because I really have some work things I need to do before I s

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