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(Science Magazine)   If you volunteered your computers's unused computing power to Einstein@Home then congratulations you helped discover the first radio-quiet gamma-ray millisecond pulsar ever found   ( advances.sciencemag.org) divider line
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2018-03-04 02:12:39 AM  
All we hear is radio ga ga
Radio goo goo
Radio gamma
 
2018-03-04 03:27:12 AM  
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
Youtube eyCEexG9xjw
 
2018-03-04 04:15:34 AM  
Cuz biatches like the pulsate setting, yo.
 
2018-03-04 04:43:10 AM  
I used to do SETI@home.

Not once did I return from work to find any aliens.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-03-04 05:12:49 AM  
Open access. I like that. Is there a policy that using crowdsourced analysis and volunteer computing requires the resulting paper to be open access?
 
2018-03-04 06:03:02 AM  
Yea, right, and the street lights are actually aliens masquerading as streetlights.
IR can make up shait and be a scientist too also.
 
2018-03-04 06:44:07 AM  

maxandgrinch: I used to do SETI@home.

Not once did I return from work to find any aliens.


I got some bigfoots who couldn't spell.
 
2018-03-04 07:20:30 AM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Yea, right, and the street lights are actually aliens masquerading as streetlights.
IR can make up shait and be a scientist too also.


The first radio pulsar discovered, in 1967, was originally thought to be an alien signal, and was initially named "LGM-1" for "little green men".

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSR​_B191​9%2B21
 
2018-03-04 08:02:10 AM  

ZAZ: Open access. I like that. Is there a policy that using crowdsourced analysis and volunteer computing requires the resulting paper to be open access?


Authors are always free to post preprints and if they don't it is due to their own laziness.
 
2018-03-04 08:06:28 AM  
µ-Ziq -- Pulsar
Youtube ffnXPlAaOWU
 
2018-03-04 08:08:56 AM  
My wife's computer found a pulsar for Einstein@home six years ago.  They sent us two copies of a framed award and letter, all the way from Germany.  It was really nice of them.
 
hej
2018-03-04 08:41:08 AM  
I'm pretty sure you actually helped some guy in Russia mine bitcoins.
 
2018-03-04 09:22:37 AM  
Scientific progress goes BOINC.
 
2018-03-04 10:42:28 AM  
I used to do BOINC for Einstein, Seti, LHC, Climate Change and others. Now I use my comp to mine Etherium when I am not using it.
 
2018-03-04 11:01:27 AM  

kibbled: I used to do BOINC for Einstein, Seti, LHC, Climate Change and others. Now I use my comp to mine Etherium when I am not using it.


Mumbo jumbo mumbo jumbo, yaddi yadda...
 
2018-03-04 11:03:09 AM  
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Yep, I sure do.
 
2018-03-04 12:02:06 PM  

Gonz: Scientific progress goes BOINC.


HOTY candidate right there.

/and yeah, any time you let someone run their process on your machine, it's 5% what they are telling you it's for, and the rest is mining bitcoin.
 
2018-03-04 01:52:39 PM  
Possibly the most inefficient way to do calculations meant for supercomputers. They tell people it's unused computing power, but that's the same as my car sitting 'unused' in my garage right now. Using that computing power isn't free, hell even the fan noise alone makes it awful.
 
2018-03-04 02:09:19 PM  

Russ1642: Possibly the most inefficient way to do calculations meant for supercomputers. They tell people it's unused computing power, but that's the same as my car sitting 'unused' in my garage right now. Using that computing power isn't free, hell even the fan noise alone makes it awful.


Why would computer fan noise be unbearable? Never had any issues with a noisy computer fan unless it was eating itself. Even then it wasn't audible over everything else in life like the dishwasher, the neighbor's pickup, the other neighbor's motorcycle, my wife's movies, music, conversation, city noise from outside, whatever. Unless computer fans have suddenly gotten ten times louder in the past 8 years which my wife's all-in-one computer in our truck does not seem to reflect.
 
2018-03-04 02:17:00 PM  

BolloxReader: Russ1642: Possibly the most inefficient way to do calculations meant for supercomputers. They tell people it's unused computing power, but that's the same as my car sitting 'unused' in my garage right now. Using that computing power isn't free, hell even the fan noise alone makes it awful.

Why would computer fan noise be unbearable? Never had any issues with a noisy computer fan unless it was eating itself. Even then it wasn't audible over everything else in life like the dishwasher, the neighbor's pickup, the other neighbor's motorcycle, my wife's movies, music, conversation, city noise from outside, whatever. Unless computer fans have suddenly gotten ten times louder in the past 8 years which my wife's all-in-one computer in our truck does not seem to reflect.


You have a computer in a noisy environment. If you put it someplace quiet then you'll really notice the fans.
 
2018-03-04 04:04:53 PM  

Russ1642: You have a computer in a noisy environment. If you put it someplace quiet then you'll really notice the fans.


Only if you have shiatty fans. I loathe a noisy environment so much so that when I built my home office, I used soundboard and sound deadening drywall. It's damn near like an anechoic chamber. I have the Noctua Silent series fans in my PC and, even under full load, I never hear them. The dog snoring at my feet and me typing on the keyboard are both louder than my system.
 
2018-03-04 04:07:03 PM  
I had to lean in close to my desktop PC to hear the fan.   Which I've never noticed before.

Now I hear it and it won't go away.

Thanks.
 
2018-03-04 04:12:47 PM  

Russ1642: BolloxReader: Russ1642: Possibly the most inefficient way to do calculations meant for supercomputers. They tell people it's unused computing power, but that's the same as my car sitting 'unused' in my garage right now. Using that computing power isn't free, hell even the fan noise alone makes it awful.

Why would computer fan noise be unbearable? Never had any issues with a noisy computer fan unless it was eating itself. Even then it wasn't audible over everything else in life like the dishwasher, the neighbor's pickup, the other neighbor's motorcycle, my wife's movies, music, conversation, city noise from outside, whatever. Unless computer fans have suddenly gotten ten times louder in the past 8 years which my wife's all-in-one computer in our truck does not seem to reflect.

You have a computer in a noisy environment. If you put it someplace quiet then you'll really notice the fans.


My computer has no fans.
 
2018-03-04 04:30:38 PM  

Barfmaker: Russ1642: BolloxReader: Russ1642: Possibly the most inefficient way to do calculations meant for supercomputers. They tell people it's unused computing power, but that's the same as my car sitting 'unused' in my garage right now. Using that computing power isn't free, hell even the fan noise alone makes it awful.

Why would computer fan noise be unbearable? Never had any issues with a noisy computer fan unless it was eating itself. Even then it wasn't audible over everything else in life like the dishwasher, the neighbor's pickup, the other neighbor's motorcycle, my wife's movies, music, conversation, city noise from outside, whatever. Unless computer fans have suddenly gotten ten times louder in the past 8 years which my wife's all-in-one computer in our truck does not seem to reflect.

You have a computer in a noisy environment. If you put it someplace quiet then you'll really notice the fans.

My computer has no fans.


This is one of those things that depends on how sensative the person is to noise. My old best friend used to say my computer sounded like a jet engine, but I never noticed it and still dont. I always used to roll my eyes when people biatch about fan noise but it bothers the hell out of some people.
 
2018-03-04 04:57:48 PM  

Shakes999: This is one of those things that depends on how sensative the person is to noise.


Caution: What is heard cannot be unheard. Reading the next paragraph may make you aware of a new noise and you might be sorry you discovered it.

My monitor makes hums. A constant hum. I never notice it, unless everything else in the room is silent and I turn the monitor on or off.
 
2018-03-05 12:09:08 AM  
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2018-03-05 08:24:17 AM  

maxandgrinch: I used to do SETI@home.

Not once did I return from work to find any aliens.


I had forgotten all about SETI until a couple days ago and threw it on a pile of Raspberry Pis I have and a couple regular machines.  And my phone.  And a tablet.

Coincidentally, the team we created was created a day short of 19 year ago and one of my friends has been active all these years...I expect to be blowing his numbers away in a couple weeks for no reason other than to irk him.
 
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