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    palespartan reacted to GOTSpectrum in LTT Official Folding Month 2020!!!   
    LTT Folding Month 2020
     
    Event Starts October, 12th (00:00 BST)
    Ends November 15nd (23:59 GMT)
     
     
    Sign up for the event here:
    SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT!
     
     
    This event will be eligible for F@H event badges.
    This is the 3rd official folding month, and with that, silver badges will be awarded to people who have participated in both previous folding month events.
     
      
     
    Please follow this thread to keep up to date!
     
    Please read the whole of this post before asking any questions and use the links provided at the end for help and support!
     
     
    Minimum Participation Requirements For Prizes
    20 Days with activity*, 500,000 Points & 40 WU
    (*activity is defined as completing at least 1WU for the 24 hour period)
    These must be met DURING the event. Points produced before the start date do not count!
     
     
    Prizes!!!
    Community donated prizes:
     
    100USD Newegg Gift Card - Donated by @Zberg
    All Ranks
     
    50EUR Steam Gift Card - Donated by @RollinLower
    Ranks 1-24
     
    3x 50USD Steam Gift cards - Donated by @Jawa_Juice
    Ranks 25-49, 50-74, 75-99
     
    A total of 150USD of amazon vouchers to be shared among ranks. - Donated by @marknd59*
    50USD Ranks 100-149
    30USD Ranks 150-199
    20USD Ranks 200-249
    5x 10USD All ranks
     
    2x 20EUR Steam Gift Card - Donated by @RollinLower
    All Ranks
     
    10EUR Steam Gift Card - Donated by @RollinLower
    All Ranks
     
    5x 10GBP Steam Gift Cards - Donated by @marknd59
    All Ranks
     
    25x Random steam Keys - Donated by The Community Pool
    All Ranks
     
    12x Random Steam Keys -Donated by @GOTSpectrum
    All Ranks
     
    More details of the prizes and ranks will be released closer to the start of the event.
     
     
    *To claim the amazon voucher you must PM me with your email and the amazon domain you use for your nationality, you will then receive a voucher with the nearest amount available in your own currency. 
     
     
    Folding@home is a network of volunteer computers distributed around the world that aims to perform biomedical research with the single intent of helping to further understand and develop cures for a range of diseases such as; Alzheimer's, cancer, and Parkinson's. The exact research that is done is simulating the 'folding' of proteins in the body, this is important because the function of a protein id directly related to its physical shape. And this, when the protein is created in the body it needs to reshuffle its shape to get into the correct structure to perform its task. Many illnesses can be linked to faulty proteins in the body such as many cancers and neurological issues, along with a wide number of other general health concerns. This network if compared with the TOP500 list of supercomputers would outclass every single entry on the list, Folding@home is the world's fastest computing systems, with a speed of approximately 2.1 exaFLOPS. It is significantly faster than any compute system ever created and faster than even the fastest current such systems in the design phase.
     
    If you are wondering what exactly has been done with all this computing power then you can check out the papers written by the scientists and researchers that use the folding network, I will warn you though many of them are very in depth reads and in turn this means they are often fairly technical.
    https://foldingathome.org/papers-results/
     
    To qualify for badges you must meet the minimum requirements for participation which for this event will be as follows minimum requirements: 500k points, 40WUs, and 20 days of activity over the course of the whole month. This is subject to change for future events as we find out what the sweet spot is to include as many people as possible but not make it too easy to just get a free badge. 
     
    PASSKEYS! (they're really important)
     
    Don't forget to get yourself a passkey from the link below to ensure that you hit the points requirement, the passkey is a feature that was added a while ago to the Folding Client that helps to authenticate each user on the network, an added bonus of this is the fact that it allows you to qualify for QRB(Quick Return Bonus) Points, QRBs are extra points you earn for submitting work units more quickly, such as if you have faster hardware or let the client fold full time, rather than on idle. QRB credit is awarded after 10 WUs have been submitted. You can get your passkey from the link below.
    https://apps.foldingathome.org/getpasskey
     
    COVID-19
    COVID-19 still remains a massive prority for Foldin@Home, we are here to continue to unite with the legion of other folders from around the globe who have taken up the fight against COVID-19.
     
    Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common across the world.  These viruses can cause mild symptoms ranging from a fever and cough to more serious conditions such as severe pneumonia, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. 
    In December 2019, a new strain of coronavirus (Sars-Cov-2) was first identified in Wuhan City, China.  This virus has now spread to affect practically every human population on the planet. It is the largest health crisis seen in 100 years and a massive global concerted effort has been launched to find a cure, a vaccine or even the simplest form of treatment. And that is where folding@home comes in, partnered with The Covid Moonshot team; the folding network is being used to find existing drugs that could prove to be an effective treatment for the virus. 
     
    This is just a PSA for the new guys here, the folding team is a small close knit community, so here's a few things I'd like you all to keep in mind. It doesn't hurt to say thank you, if someone has genuinely helped you out don't forget to drop a reaction on their posts, help others where ever you can and finally we are a team first and always. 
     
    Check your stats out here! Bare in mind it can take some time for your first WUs to appear so leave it a day or two.
    https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/search.php
     
    Please follow the guides below to help with set-up and troubleshooting. These are mostly older guides but are still quite useful for most things.
     
     
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    palespartan got a reaction from sub68 in Folding Community Board   
    This will be a place for events within the Folding (and sometimes Boinc) community to be posted.
     
    It is also a good place to introduce yourself to the rest of the team and ask questions if you have them.
     
    If you have an event you would like to organize post it here and PM me about it.
     
     
     
    Current or upcoming events:
    In case you are actually living under a rock there is currently a global pandemic of COVID-19 which team LTT and folding@home is working to solve!!!
     
     
     
    (If you have an event you are trying to organize or would like to participate in please post in this thread and PM me)
     
    Nothing right now to announce. But a lot of changes have happened as we have a new Folding team leader: Congratulations to @GOTSpectrum
     
    Also check the badge thread as there is now also a diamond level badge for anyone with more than 1,000,000,000 points.
     
     
    If you need to check on final places or prize winners for Folding Month 2019 please check the blog post below as it will have all the information for you.
     
     
     
     
     Folding@home team LTT id#: 223518
    Boinc teams are all called LinusTechTips_Team
     
    Results from past events:
    Folding month 2019!!!
     
     
    Sprint for 10th!
    BOINC Pentathlon 2019
     
     
     
    LTT Official Folding Month 2018!
    First LTT folding week results (3/26-4/1/2018):
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NerB4jOfgEG_l9mcxxMNTe6hboswk6V-hLiSLMDp7gc/edit?usp=sharing
     
     
     
     
     
    My folding story and also my reasoning for the first event:
    It was a long time ago when discovered this thing called distributed computing and a piece of software that will use your computer power to help fight against many diseases including cancer . When I started folding I also joined the Linus Tech Tips team (it was actually @Slick's old Ultimate Distributed Computing build that got me into it.) and considering that the mining craze had died down a bit and its still cold for those of us in the northern hemisphere. I was wondering if we could get the whole community together to donate as much of  their compute power as they can to Folding At Home (yes it is true that every little bit helps) for some amount of time (title says a week but can easily be extended if we can do it). Obviously the encouragement is to fold to the Linus Tech Tips Team #223581 but since folding is a good cause no matter what there would be no complaints about folding for another team. But one of the pieces of this that really encouraged me was looking at the team ranking for LTT and realizing that we have dropped to 14th considering that when we started we were at least 11th.
     
    Long story short fold (preferably for LTT), get your friends folding get their friends folding and even if you bring in complete noobs we have a whole community here to help them. I will link the guides here as well as the video that got me into it.
     
    For those that still need some encouragement here's the video that started it all for me:
     
    New F@H (Folding@Home) FAQ & Guide for all info on how to install and use F@H:
     
     
    If you are too lazy for all of that here is a link to the site to download it https://foldingathome.org/#downloads
     
    If any of you have any questions or need help getting your system set up (there are some things that can be tricky at first and I know sometimes reading the guides can be tedious) please feel free to post here where people with more experience than I can help you or pm me if need be.
     
    TLDR: A team that folds together... stays together?... you know what I'm sticking with that one.
     
    @Whiskers
     
    Huge thank you to everyone involved from all of you and the moderators getting this pinned to people just helping each other out on setups and spreading the word to anyone here who is just folding. I never though that this was going to pick up any traction at all and now its an actual bonafide event. So thank you all and let the folding begin!
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    palespartan got a reaction from UpTheDons in Folding Community Board   
    This will be a place for events within the Folding (and sometimes Boinc) community to be posted.
     
    It is also a good place to introduce yourself to the rest of the team and ask questions if you have them.
     
    If you have an event you would like to organize post it here and PM me about it.
     
     
     
    Current or upcoming events:
    In case you are actually living under a rock there is currently a global pandemic of COVID-19 which team LTT and folding@home is working to solve!!!
     
     
     
    (If you have an event you are trying to organize or would like to participate in please post in this thread and PM me)
     
    Nothing right now to announce. But a lot of changes have happened as we have a new Folding team leader: Congratulations to @GOTSpectrum
     
    Also check the badge thread as there is now also a diamond level badge for anyone with more than 1,000,000,000 points.
     
     
    If you need to check on final places or prize winners for Folding Month 2019 please check the blog post below as it will have all the information for you.
     
     
     
     
     Folding@home team LTT id#: 223518
    Boinc teams are all called LinusTechTips_Team
     
    Results from past events:
    Folding month 2019!!!
     
     
    Sprint for 10th!
    BOINC Pentathlon 2019
     
     
     
    LTT Official Folding Month 2018!
    First LTT folding week results (3/26-4/1/2018):
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NerB4jOfgEG_l9mcxxMNTe6hboswk6V-hLiSLMDp7gc/edit?usp=sharing
     
     
     
     
     
    My folding story and also my reasoning for the first event:
    It was a long time ago when discovered this thing called distributed computing and a piece of software that will use your computer power to help fight against many diseases including cancer . When I started folding I also joined the Linus Tech Tips team (it was actually @Slick's old Ultimate Distributed Computing build that got me into it.) and considering that the mining craze had died down a bit and its still cold for those of us in the northern hemisphere. I was wondering if we could get the whole community together to donate as much of  their compute power as they can to Folding At Home (yes it is true that every little bit helps) for some amount of time (title says a week but can easily be extended if we can do it). Obviously the encouragement is to fold to the Linus Tech Tips Team #223581 but since folding is a good cause no matter what there would be no complaints about folding for another team. But one of the pieces of this that really encouraged me was looking at the team ranking for LTT and realizing that we have dropped to 14th considering that when we started we were at least 11th.
     
    Long story short fold (preferably for LTT), get your friends folding get their friends folding and even if you bring in complete noobs we have a whole community here to help them. I will link the guides here as well as the video that got me into it.
     
    For those that still need some encouragement here's the video that started it all for me:
     
    New F@H (Folding@Home) FAQ & Guide for all info on how to install and use F@H:
     
     
    If you are too lazy for all of that here is a link to the site to download it https://foldingathome.org/#downloads
     
    If any of you have any questions or need help getting your system set up (there are some things that can be tricky at first and I know sometimes reading the guides can be tedious) please feel free to post here where people with more experience than I can help you or pm me if need be.
     
    TLDR: A team that folds together... stays together?... you know what I'm sticking with that one.
     
    @Whiskers
     
    Huge thank you to everyone involved from all of you and the moderators getting this pinned to people just helping each other out on setups and spreading the word to anyone here who is just folding. I never though that this was going to pick up any traction at all and now its an actual bonafide event. So thank you all and let the folding begin!
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    palespartan got a reaction from Kick in The Supercomputer in my Basement   
    This is awesome. We as linus tech tips team are in the top 100 super computers in the world. This is the original point of distributed computing to be able to give the power of super computers to work on projects that might otherwise not be able to afford them.
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    palespartan got a reaction from Eschew in Folding Community Board   
    This will be a place for events within the Folding (and sometimes Boinc) community to be posted.
     
    It is also a good place to introduce yourself to the rest of the team and ask questions if you have them.
     
    If you have an event you would like to organize post it here and PM me about it.
     
     
     
    Current or upcoming events:
    In case you are actually living under a rock there is currently a global pandemic of COVID-19 which team LTT and folding@home is working to solve!!!
     
     
     
    (If you have an event you are trying to organize or would like to participate in please post in this thread and PM me)
     
    Nothing right now to announce. But a lot of changes have happened as we have a new Folding team leader: Congratulations to @GOTSpectrum
     
    Also check the badge thread as there is now also a diamond level badge for anyone with more than 1,000,000,000 points.
     
     
    If you need to check on final places or prize winners for Folding Month 2019 please check the blog post below as it will have all the information for you.
     
     
     
     
     Folding@home team LTT id#: 223518
    Boinc teams are all called LinusTechTips_Team
     
    Results from past events:
    Folding month 2019!!!
     
     
    Sprint for 10th!
    BOINC Pentathlon 2019
     
     
     
    LTT Official Folding Month 2018!
    First LTT folding week results (3/26-4/1/2018):
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NerB4jOfgEG_l9mcxxMNTe6hboswk6V-hLiSLMDp7gc/edit?usp=sharing
     
     
     
     
     
    My folding story and also my reasoning for the first event:
    It was a long time ago when discovered this thing called distributed computing and a piece of software that will use your computer power to help fight against many diseases including cancer . When I started folding I also joined the Linus Tech Tips team (it was actually @Slick's old Ultimate Distributed Computing build that got me into it.) and considering that the mining craze had died down a bit and its still cold for those of us in the northern hemisphere. I was wondering if we could get the whole community together to donate as much of  their compute power as they can to Folding At Home (yes it is true that every little bit helps) for some amount of time (title says a week but can easily be extended if we can do it). Obviously the encouragement is to fold to the Linus Tech Tips Team #223581 but since folding is a good cause no matter what there would be no complaints about folding for another team. But one of the pieces of this that really encouraged me was looking at the team ranking for LTT and realizing that we have dropped to 14th considering that when we started we were at least 11th.
     
    Long story short fold (preferably for LTT), get your friends folding get their friends folding and even if you bring in complete noobs we have a whole community here to help them. I will link the guides here as well as the video that got me into it.
     
    For those that still need some encouragement here's the video that started it all for me:
     
    New F@H (Folding@Home) FAQ & Guide for all info on how to install and use F@H:
     
     
    If you are too lazy for all of that here is a link to the site to download it https://foldingathome.org/#downloads
     
    If any of you have any questions or need help getting your system set up (there are some things that can be tricky at first and I know sometimes reading the guides can be tedious) please feel free to post here where people with more experience than I can help you or pm me if need be.
     
    TLDR: A team that folds together... stays together?... you know what I'm sticking with that one.
     
    @Whiskers
     
    Huge thank you to everyone involved from all of you and the moderators getting this pinned to people just helping each other out on setups and spreading the word to anyone here who is just folding. I never though that this was going to pick up any traction at all and now its an actual bonafide event. So thank you all and let the folding begin!
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    palespartan got a reaction from rkv_2401 in Folding Community Board   
    I never thought we would actually see the day where there are more folders out there than possible work to do. I know its frustrating for us who pride ourselves on the personal accomplishments we have in folding but lets take a second and realize that we are giving F@H more power than they can fully utilize even!
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    palespartan got a reaction from Gegger in Folding Community Board   
    I never thought we would actually see the day where there are more folders out there than possible work to do. I know its frustrating for us who pride ourselves on the personal accomplishments we have in folding but lets take a second and realize that we are giving F@H more power than they can fully utilize even!
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    palespartan got a reaction from GOTSpectrum in Folding Community Board   
    I never thought we would actually see the day where there are more folders out there than possible work to do. I know its frustrating for us who pride ourselves on the personal accomplishments we have in folding but lets take a second and realize that we are giving F@H more power than they can fully utilize even!
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    palespartan reacted to GOTSpectrum in Folding Community Board   
    I too am working on such a project lmfao
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    palespartan reacted to yaboistar in Folding Community Board   
    goddamnit spec
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    palespartan reacted to GOTSpectrum in Folding Community Board   
    I mean it is kinda my job... I'm about 20-30% of the way into it. If you wanna help drop me a PM!
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    palespartan reacted to GOTSpectrum in Folding Community Board   
    YES BOIS! 7th place!
     
    We have had an amazing 2019 here for team LTT, I just want to take this time to say thank you to everyone involved, you guys really are gods among men, Hope to see you folding well into the new year! 
     
    So let's take this time to take a step back and realise that what we are doing here may not benefit us, but we could be laying the groundwork for our children, or grandchildren to receive better healthcare, to have a greater understanding of some of the most devastating illnesses. Take this time to think of loved one's we have lost, and to also appreciate just how far we have come with modern medicine.
     
    I'd like to thank you all for folding for team LTT, for taking part in our folding events and most of all for sticking it to them Germans!
     
    Also, can we all take a minute to donate a few dollars to team trees, even if you have already, no point saving man kind if we don't have a planet to live on!
    https://teamtrees.org/
     
    Happy Folding,
     
    Spec.
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    palespartan reacted to Manmeyco in Folding Community Board   
    WE MADE IT!!! ?

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    palespartan reacted to Gorgon in Folding Community Board   
    All energy ultimately ends up as heat so yes, you are saving on the heating bill but Natural Gas is less expensive per BTU than electricity for heating so there are some trade offs.
     
    It would be nice if there was a better way of redistributing the wast heat from Distributed computing through the house better. 2kW of space heating in the basement doesn’t do the rest of the house that much good when it’s 26C in the basement and the first floor thermostat reads 21.5C
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    palespartan got a reaction from Ben17 in Adding SSD to Laptop with Existing HDD   
    Another option would be something like MiniTool Partition wizard which can transfer your os to the new drive and leave files stored on the old one. Or you can do a full clone of one drive to the other.
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    palespartan reacted to Gorgon in Bifrost a 6 GPU Folding Machine   
    1 x RTX 2080 Super XC Hybrid; 4 x RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrids; 1 x RTX 2070 Super XC:

    Radiators

    I was always that kid in family photos who was sticking out his tongue or rolling his eyes. Let's call this view Karma:

    So I'll have to boot into windows and load Precision X1 to change the LEDs from Green to Blue
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    palespartan got a reaction from Manmeyco in Folding Month 2019 - Help Medical Research with your PC!   
    Huge thanks to @jakkuh_t and corsair for the kit they sent over for folding month. Loving my new keyboard and mouse, also definitely nice to have a good wireless headset for the laptop!
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    palespartan got a reaction from mattheginger in Folding Month 2019 - Help Medical Research with your PC!   
    Huge thanks to @jakkuh_t and corsair for the kit they sent over for folding month. Loving my new keyboard and mouse, also definitely nice to have a good wireless headset for the laptop!
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    palespartan got a reaction from Metallus97 in Folding Month 2019 - Help Medical Research with your PC!   
    Huge thanks to @jakkuh_t and corsair for the kit they sent over for folding month. Loving my new keyboard and mouse, also definitely nice to have a good wireless headset for the laptop!
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    palespartan got a reaction from shaz2sxy in Folding Month 2019 - Help Medical Research with your PC!   
    Huge thanks to @jakkuh_t and corsair for the kit they sent over for folding month. Loving my new keyboard and mouse, also definitely nice to have a good wireless headset for the laptop!
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    palespartan got a reaction from Spotty in Folding Month 2019 - Help Medical Research with your PC!   
    Huge thanks to @jakkuh_t and corsair for the kit they sent over for folding month. Loving my new keyboard and mouse, also definitely nice to have a good wireless headset for the laptop!
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    palespartan reacted to mattheginger in Folding Community Board   
    ....and you have triple what I have for nearly the same period!  ?

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    palespartan reacted to Yabdat in Folding Community Board   
    Hmm, looks like I wandered past 1b points a couple of days ago.. Not bat for a little over 1 year of folding.
     

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    palespartan reacted to yaboistar in Folding Community Board   
    The folding prize is fitted!

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    palespartan got a reaction from TVwazhere in Folding Community Board   
    "No, the furniture can wait I have to get the rig back online and folding first!" lol
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