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ffbr

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    ffbr reacted to marknd59 in Folding Community Board   
    Good news!!! I have excaped from hospital and according to the experts I am not going to die anytime soon ( at least not from cancer). After a full review of all scans and test results from the expert neurologists at salford royal it would seem I did not infact have any new brain turmors but the damage and swelling was a result of the last lot of radiation treament i had back in March so it is now just a case of getting the swelling under control and stopping any new seizures from happening which can be done with meds while I am at home.  😀
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    ffbr reacted to yaboistar in Folding Community Board   
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    ffbr reacted to yaboistar in Folding Community Board   
    looks like today's going to be the day folks, 1bn points. only taken me 5 total years and about 1 year of proper effort to get there.
     
    once that counter ticks over i'll be on hiatus for a while, as i've got a new hole to crawl into (oo-err missus?) and i should probably start cleaning things down and packing them up in preparation for that.
     
    i'll stick around on the forums, but the likelihood is i might not restart folding in earnest until september or december, one of those two, it all depends on how well my current wages will support me in this new place and whether i may have to wait until my pay rise comes in to continue doing this. hey at least the place has electric heating so i can probably use FAH to ofset my actual heating bill a bit.
     
    it's been a pleasure lads (and ladettes, it's 2020, we're inclusive).
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    ffbr reacted to Ed-petit in Folding Community Board   
    glad to have started! i recently lost a close relative to cancer so a good cause to get into!
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    ffbr reacted to GOTSpectrum in BOINC Pentathlon 2020   
    just saying
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    ffbr reacted to GOTSpectrum in Folding Community Board   
    Just cooking dinner then after its in my stomach I'll get round to distributing the prizes. 
     
    As always thank you for your understanding here!
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    ffbr reacted to yaboistar in Folding Community Board   
    there is a simple answer
     
    the driver is a half-blind shitwit and the family brain cell was on vacation elsewhere.
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    ffbr reacted to GrockleTD in Folding Community Board   
    I think you mean 2160SuperTi?
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    ffbr reacted to GOTSpectrum in Folding Community Board   
    Guys I hopefully will be getting back to your PMs later today.
     
    I just got clipped by a car on my way back from the supermarket on my bike so if I don't get back to you please be understanding of the fact.  
     
     
    EDIT: I'm okay for the most part, hurt my wrist and shaken up, but I'm okay, just thought I'd add this so everyone doesnt need to ask!
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    ffbr reacted to viming_aint_easy in Folding Community Board   
    Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster.
     
    I wanted to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for this thread and the people within it.  Over the course of this pandemic, I have consistently used these threads as a means of catharsis - reading about the mad rush(es) to assimilate hardware (and the electricity bills that come with that), overloading the FAH collection servers until they were super-saturated with WUs, and working together to get each other's clients working.  These daily updates have gone a long way in keeping me sane (hopefully?).
     
    I will also echo a number of people and send a boatload of gratitude to @GOTSpectrum.  Thank you for hosting all of the folding events that you have done, as I certainly couldn't juggle everything all at once.
     
    In the end, though, words are nice, but actions are nicer.  While I only currently have a R7 3700X to offer (I'm currently running Ubuntu 19.10, for gaming reasons, and I haven't heard good reports about 20.04 and RX5700s), I thought I would further show my thanks by joining team 223518.

    I intend to be more active in the future, particularly in regards to Folding and Linux.  I'm hoping I can get my card up and running and actually get some GPU WUs in my scoreboard.

    Many thanks!
     
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    ffbr reacted to Filsamek in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    Hello, I don't usually post, but I am enjoying participating. Tis good fun.
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    ffbr reacted to Macaw2000 in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    Some observations from folding in the cloud...
     
    As many of you know, I fold entirely in the cloud. I've evolved my software to scour the planet for the cheapest GPU instances and grab them on the spot market. When the price is cheap, my software will spin up to 10 GPU containers on g4dn.xlarge and commence folding. What I've discovered this week is how dynamic the market can be.
     
    It's been a nice exercise in Infrasctructure As Code, software development, DevOps, and git.
     
    Mumbai is a complete tease. Crazy cheap GPU instances that last for a couple hours then get interrupted. There must be some big customer workloads that run a few times a day and interrupt the spot market.
     
    Canada has been steady eddy. I suspect there is more capacity than demand in Canada. It's not the very cheapest but was never interrupted.
     
    West coast was a mixed bag. Ran about 85% of the time uninterrupted and at a good rate.
     
    After the contest, I'm dedicating most of my GPU budget back to my crazy moonshot project. Real-time deep fakes at high quality. Would anyone be interested in a livestream of how to cloud fold or do deep fakes or other interesting cloud stuff? Gauging interest. My daughter is a professional twitch streamer so I'm sure she can get me started.
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    ffbr reacted to Zberg in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    Commin for ya @cbigfoot!  If given enough time, I will now catch up!!!
     
     

     
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    ffbr reacted to Zberg in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    No matter the strength of your rig, everyone is happy to have you on board.  Donating your time, resources, and energy bill to a good cause is awesome; the ranks are just for fun!  And Sh*t-talking, which is just more fun.  
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    ffbr reacted to leadeater in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    Meanwhile in NZ

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    ffbr reacted to Jake_Fisher in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    Well, some people have shared about why they're folding, so maybe I can do the same! I lost a cousin to a rare form of brain cancer over 10 years ago, we weren't that close but it still hit home. Then, my mom passed away 3 weeks ago. She had dementia but basically "natural causes" was put on the death certificate. However, my main focus is on COVID-19, as it's done quite the number on my anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. 
     
    I have a weaksauce rig (AMD FX-8320 & R9 290) but every little bit helps! I keep dropping ranks; I know it's just for bragging rights but dang! I wanna build a new computer! Lack of money. 🤬
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    ffbr reacted to GOTSpectrum in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    Date import successful, blog post will be up at some point soon 
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    ffbr got a reaction from Favebook in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    @LAR_Systems Pretty cool chrome extension, thanks !
     
    I got my trusty vega56 crunching away, dang that thing is a space heater...
    Not going crazy this time 🙃 sick at home 😷 (covid negatif) with 30°C in the study, can't really push much more than that. If I find the energy (or the itch grow too much) I might connect on my work account sometimes and then... 😜
     
    Good folding you all, and as usual big thanks to @GOTSpectrum and his little helpers for organizing all that !
     
     
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    ffbr got a reaction from LAR_Systems in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    @LAR_Systems Pretty cool chrome extension, thanks !
     
    I got my trusty vega56 crunching away, dang that thing is a space heater...
    Not going crazy this time 🙃 sick at home 😷 (covid negatif) with 30°C in the study, can't really push much more than that. If I find the energy (or the itch grow too much) I might connect on my work account sometimes and then... 😜
     
    Good folding you all, and as usual big thanks to @GOTSpectrum and his little helpers for organizing all that !
     
     
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    ffbr reacted to LAR_Systems in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    If my day job is any indicator... marketing.

    Some of the best folding cards I have used are Zotac minis... they just work... they are small and show an ugly pcb, making lots of noise with two smaller fans on an ITX sized card.

    But marketing...

    Someone feels like they really bought something that comes in a big box... that's heavy... with a giant heatsync 2-3 big fans... an extra 6 pin needed on top of the 8 pin... RGB FOR FPS GLORY!!!  OMFG METAL BACKPLATE!!!!

    And it's the same processor and ram and wattage as the ugly mini card for 150-250$ more.

    Like does a 2060 Super need the same 3 fan, 3 slot cooler as as a 2080ti... no... but it feels like a chonkey boy when you unbox it..
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    ffbr reacted to LAR_Systems in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    Of course you then have the slot issue and building additional systems... but everyone here probably likes building computers
     
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    ffbr reacted to GOTSpectrum in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    Sorry guys, its been run over today and I need sleep, so here are ranks only.
     
     
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    ffbr reacted to GOTSpectrum in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    Massive thunderstrom in an area of town where the power grid has been poorly maintained since the 70s...
     
    My own power installation is technically illegal!!!
     
    Wish me luck people!  
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    ffbr reacted to GOTSpectrum in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    can everyone thank @Jawa_Juice for their generous donation of two 20USD steam keys to the prize pool!
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    ffbr reacted to GOTSpectrum in Summer Folding Sprint of 2020   
    Final testing of the sheet is complete, all behaviour within expected parameters. 
     
    Looks like we are go for event. 
     
    I know by this point the tests are most probably unnecessary but I like to check everything still works as expected regardless. 
     
    It is 5 hours 15 minutes till the event starts, happy folding everyone and have a good event.  
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