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About alpenwasser

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    2CPU Enthusiast

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  • Interests
    all things mechanical, PC's, Unixes, hiking, camping, history, paleontology, biology, movies
  • Biography
    born (1985) -> school -> army (Lt, Infantry) -> work (logistics, web dev) -> electrical engineering
  • Occupation
    Electrical Engineer (DSP, Embedded Systems)


  • CPU
    2 × Intel Xeon X5680 (6C/12T per CPU), 3.33 GHz
  • Motherboard
    EVGA SR-2
  • RAM
    24 GB Corsair Dominators 1866 MHz
  • GPU
    GTX Titan & GTX 780
  • Case
    Caselabs SMH10
  • Storage
    40-ish TB server w/ ZFS
  • PSU
    Enermax Platimax 1200 W
  • Display(s)
    Dell 24" 1920x1200
  • Cooling
    2 × XSPC Raystorm Copper, MIPS block for EVGA SR-2, 2 × Aquacomputer Titan, 2 × HWLabs SR-1 560 mm, 2 × Alphacool Dominator RAM blocks, 2 × D5, 1 × Alphacool XT45 480 mm, Aquacomputer Aqualis
  • Keyboard
    QPAD MK85 w/ Cherry Blues
  • Mouse
    Wacom Intuos
  • Sound
  • Operating System
    Arch Linux

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  1. Is there a FAQ on how to check your Badge accumulation?

    I should have at least a Contributor Badge!

    Thank you guys for letting us little guys contribute.


    1. Spotty


      You can check your stats in the Web Control in Folding@home. If you click on user stats it will take you to your stats page.
      You can also check on extremeoverclocking.com. Your stats page is here. https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=1040987


      There's a list of the requirements for each badge here and also where you can request a new badge:



      You have met the requirements for the contributor badge and I've added it to your profile 🥳

      It'll also show up next to your username & profile picture when posting on the forums (desktop). If you click the award it will take you to your extremeoverclocking stats page.


  2. Alright, @Ithanul, you're it! There are no special powers with your badge except bragging rights. Have fun!
  3. As far as I know, 'tis just the way the forum is built. C'est la vie. But thanks for the offer anyway!
  4. If you have been folding under the LTT team number, of course it's possible! Doesn't really matter how active you are on the forum. Just post a link to your stats page. Thanks!
  5. Stuff should be updated now. Been moving apartments in the past two weeks and had to wait for Internet! The Horror! I'll happily relinquish the BOINC leader position (can't comment on F@H), there's another thread for that after all, but the badge assigning unfortunately has to be done be an account with moderator privileges. But yes, while I do still regularly pop in here (mostly for behind-the-scenes stuff and things like this), I'm not around enough for now that it makes much sense for me to be BOINC team leader. But I think there might have been a miscommunication --
  6. Since the primary two mods responsible for badge assignment duties (Whiskers and myself) haven't been around much in recent months, we've had a bit of a chat behind the scenes and thought we'd try something new. Instead of you having to try to figure out which mod to write a PM to in order to get your badges, we're gonna try to collect all requests in a single thread and then whichever mod sees it first can assign the badges. DON'T FORGET TO GIVE YOUR FOLDING ID AND/OR ACCOUNT ON BOINCSTATS SO THAT WE CAN VERIFY YOUR STATS! F@H Badge Thresholds In order
  7. Yeah I think he's had the same problem as me -- meatspace getting in the way. I can do the badges too; both of yours should now be upgraded.
  8. Apologies for the delay -- I was away on meatspace business in recent months. Like the idea, added the pictures. Thanks for the suggestion!
  9. Hello folks! So, as many will undoubtedly have noticed, I haven't been super active on the forums in recent times (sorry about that -- extremely busy in meatspace life with job and such stuff). Even more terribly, I have not actually been generating BOINC credits (that one has more to do with my current living situation which doesn't allow for 24/7 number crunching). I know, I know, an egregious blunder on my part. So one of our members contacted us and asked if maybe we would want to choose a new BOINC team leader who's actually, you know, active. Th
  10. The dude seems like he has some serious anger issues.
  11. I see, thanks for that link. I think the trouble with meritocracy here is what people understand it to mean, and how much importance they place on it. Most people I have talked with about the topic have focused very heavily on technical skills, neglecting or even entirely omitting social skills. That's also why I have been somewhat conditioned to it being a red flag for me, and I'll usually try to steer clear of environments which are obsessed with it. If somebody defines merit so narrowly, and then places it above anything and all else, I'm going to have to disagree with that. As
  12. I haven't followed her closely enough to be familiar with her views and actions in detail, so I don't know what she personally advocates for. But I couldn't actually find anything like this in the actual new CoC itself. Am I reading the right document? https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=8a104f8b5867c682d994ffa7a74093c54469c11f I've read that document multiple times now, and honestly, I don't think it's very spectacular, or anything worth getting upset about. Unless I'm reading the wrong thing. IDK. As for your actua
  13. Feels great, to be honest. I even get paid decent money for it. More seriously though: My point is less that merit in and of itself is useless, but that most of the time when people go on about "meritocracy", they focus almost exclusively on the technological side of things, when in practice, whether or not you hold merit to a specific project is determined by many more factors. As said: An engineer with crappy people skills, no matter how brilliant on a technological level, would not fare well in the environment in which I work. They would be useless; i.e. without merit.
  14. As a side note on meritocracy: It sounds great on paper, but I've found it to be a rather useless concept in practice. Primarily because what "merit" is exactly in any given context is not as straightforward to determine a lot of the time and open to interpretation and ambiguity (at least in my experience). Example: I work in a relatively small team of engineers at my company, but we're involved in some EU and German research projects where you work with lots of people from other companies and universities. Beyond a certain baseline of technical competency and a will to work hard d
  15. Just a general heads-up: I was abroad doing a crapload of overtime during spring, which meant basically no private live in the past few months. The good news is that I get to take lots of time off during the second half of the year, so I was planning to get around to this in the coming weeks. Nice to discover somebody has decided to help out! Many thanks to @timdine (and, uhm, apologies for the messy code ).