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Topic: Contract Wars: General / World Community Grid

Originally posted by toadbro:

Nice way to mine some bitcoins.

I’m sorry to disappoint you, but WCG has nothing to do with mining bitcoins.

Not the volunteers nor IBM profits from it. Sole purpose is to help certain laboratories and teams of scientists save costs and advance with their projects by providing free computational time at a “supercomputer” level.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / World Community Grid

Here’s how it looks on your desktop

Member page

Disk usage

Here you can see it only takes up 0.8GB of my 1TB drive, while set on max. performance, so it really doesn’t burden your device at all. It’s all customizable, you can set the computing preferences to any value you wish.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / World Community Grid

Hello,

I’ve been away from the CW community for a year or so, but I remember the people here being mostly mature and " normal ". That’s why I’d like to introduce to you, as an honor of it’s 10th anniversary, the World Community Grid project, a philanthropic initiative of IBM Corporate Citizenship.



I myself have been an active member for over 3 years, and in my opinion it’s the most amazing, free way an individual can contribute to the world. There are no hidden fees, payments or anything of the sort, all the World Community Grid does is use the unused cycle time on your computer, while you work on lightweight computer tasks (e.g. just browsing the internet). If the workload on your computer gets big, it simply pauses it’s work and starts again when it’s not burdening your device.

The software receives, completes, and returns small computational assignments to scientists. The combined power contributed by hundreds of thousands of volunteers has created one of the fastest virtual supercomputers on the planet, advancing scientific work by hundreds of years. If you ranked the combined computational power of the Grid, it would reach as high as #15 in ranks of the world’s supercomputers. While having none of the disadvantages of today’s supercomputers.

You may ask what’s the point of the World Community Grid, if there are supercomputers that are built to manage such computations. The simple answer is that the time on such supercomputers is very limited, and very expensive. Every single project run by the Grid, is selected by IBM and, during the years, given free computational time which would regularly cost upwards of $60 million.

It’s very difficult to summarize the 10-year history and all it’s accomplishments in a single topic/article. So if the idea of helping by donating your unused computer time interests you, I’d like to invite you to read more about the project here . If you have any questions regarding the safety of the software or if it will slow down your computer (which it won’t), you’ll find all the answers there.


If you’re interested in joining this truly awesome project, you can download the software here


I’d like to inform you that yes, that indeed is my personal recruiter link, but I gain literally nothing from it, World Community Grid is a philanthropic project (one could call it a “sort-of-a-charity”). All I get is the satisfaction that I brought another person to help, if just by a tiny bit, to solve some of the world’s most important problems.

If you have any questions regarding the World Community Grid, feel free to contact me via PM, or simply ask here.

I’ll be more than glad for every single individual who at least gets acquainted with this project, and wish everyone who decides to join good luck.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / How do I speed up my frame rate?

Apart from stating the obvious, buying a new PC, I’ll offer you an actual piece of solid, working advice.

Try terminating explorer.exe in task manager. Back in the day, it was a custom at LAN parties, due to the shitty computers everyone was stuck with it. You don’t need to /rr your PC afterwards, simply run explorer.exe through the command prompt.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / How to stop farming

Originally posted by Daxter07:

And by default pro kills are unfair because getting 20 kills and not dying is unfair.

Hilarious.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / Post your Raid URLs here

Horgrak normal

160hrs left

http://www.kongregate.com/games/5thPlanetGames/dawn-of-the-dragons?kv_action_type=raidhelp&kv_raid_id=8993200&kv_difficulty=1&kv_raid_boss=kobold&kv_hash=343Ay00NXP

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Who won?

I don’t see what the fuss is about. More kills, better kdr, in the particular match the Dr guy did better.

Still, why people create topics like this escapes me.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / "BMW" clan. WE ARE RECRUITING!

“bmw530d” and A6 as a profile pic -. -

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Formal Apology (Sorry guys)

Why send a PM to the involved persons when you can write a sentimental story on the forums?

Exactly.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Armor question

Only armor skills from assault increase coverage.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Weapons / The truth bout my G36C Wtask.

More useless, attention seeking threads please.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Massive GP Giveaway! Third wave winners announced!

200$ worth of attention.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Meet 1337

Some of the comments are made up, said persons never said them!

Zero credibility!

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Clans / 1337 Elite Recruitment

As far as I know there’s 11hours/year req, some of us struggle, but we all make it in the end.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Testers recruitment

Originally posted by Oliveboy:
Originally posted by kaves:
Originally posted by Glock243:
Originally posted by kaves:

Yes, and you chose to act as whiny, annoying, attention-seeking 10 year old kid.

Hence why you have as much chance of being a tester as I have of being american president.

It’s apparent that none of you are willing to look at a different viewpoint. The only thing you focus on is how I personally have acted. Yes, I am immature and childish in chat, but that isn’t a defining factor for a whole population of people. Go ahead and stand by your viewpoint. I’ve made my point.

If you show me a younger person(<18), who is a live prodigy of testing online FPS games, shows qualities of an irreplaceable asset and is known to act mature and several veteran players/testers will vouch for him, PM me and I personally will do my best to get him a spot on the tester team.

Until then keep “proving your point” or whatever it is you do that gets you through the day.

Do you really think it takes a prodigy to test this game? Why would a tester need to have irreplacable asset? AND WHO CARES IF THE TESTER IS MATURE?

As long as they find bugs and report it. That is all that matters. No one should be assigned the name Tester. Here is a suggestion: leave that 300-600 gp incentive for everyone and I will bet you people will go out of their ways to find a bug, mature or immature alike.

The younger population here keeps going on about how much potential CW staff is wasting by not recruiting <18, so that’s why the superlatives. And the whole tester/dev team cares about the maturity of testers, the testers’ job is not simple posting screenshots of bugs, there’s more to it than that.

I said my piece, I’m leaving this convo, any possible remark was already answered in my posts. If you still don’t get something, just re-read my posts. I’ll leave the spamming to you young’ns.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Testers recruitment

Originally posted by Glock243:
Originally posted by kaves:

Yes, and you chose to act as whiny, annoying, attention-seeking 10 year old kid.

Hence why you have as much chance of being a tester as I have of being american president.

It’s apparent that none of you are willing to look at a different viewpoint. The only thing you focus on is how I personally have acted. Yes, I am immature and childish in chat, but that isn’t a defining factor for a whole population of people. Go ahead and stand by your viewpoint. I’ve made my point.

If you show me a younger person(<18), who is a live prodigy of testing online FPS games, shows qualities of an irreplaceable asset and is known to act mature and several veteran players/testers will vouch for him, PM me and I personally will do my best to get him a spot on the tester team.

Until then keep “proving your point” or whatever it is you do that gets you through the day.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Testers recruitment

Yes, and you chose to act as whiny, annoying, attention-seeking 10 year old kid.

Hence why you have as much chance of being a tester as I have of being american president.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Testers recruitment

Originally posted by Glock243:
Originally posted by GravitationalArt:
Originally posted by Glock243:
Originally posted by somerandomn:

Only missing the 18+ requirement…:/

Lie about your age. Otherwise tough luck “We don’t give care about how experienced you are, you’ll never get in without being 18.”

You have no experience. If you did, you wouldn’t present yourself to be such a jackass to the entire community. You want to be rewarded by being appointed a tester when all you’ve ever been to this community is a farmer and a troll. You can’t turn around and suddenly everything will be okay.

Did I say I was experienced? I was using an example to show how ridiculous your recruitment process is.

Also I would like to revert to a previous argument. Why are only testers rewarded for reporting bugs? Why not give every player that opportunity? Let them covertly report a bug and they get it.

Given you are paid for being a tester, if only by ingame currency, but you still are, we can regard CW as an employer for the sake of example.

So yes, I agree, it’s completely ridiculous for an employer to have requirements for the applicants, how dare high paying jobs today require 5-10 years of experience and an university degree? Why not make 15yo kids CEOs of multinational conglomerates? They have so much potential! It’s completely ridiculous, fuck Jack Welch and fuck Warren Buffet, put the kids in charge of everything!

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / New system for GP?

Originally posted by Rules:

kaves I complain when things are broken, so they may be fixed. I guess you’re the type of person that just leaves things to decay. That’s for lazy people.

skullhead I’m sure there’s a LOT of things on their to-do list, like fixing all the bugs in the existing (few) features first, hopefully.

I’m the type of person who’s been with this game for a year and knows better than you’d think. GP used to be three times more expensive than it is now and premium content gives you very little advantage in this game. Just look at other online MMOs, you won’t find a game with more balanced premium/free content. If you think you do, you’re wrong. Just spent a little more time on CW and you’ll find out there’s nothing so great about GP weaps.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / New system for GP?

Rules, for a working man you sure whine a lot about a few bucks. You must be a really lousy tipper.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Some help here please.

You’re going to struggle with contracts a lot if you find getting rage kills difficult. And there’s no way to skip a contract, you just have to do it.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / buff sr3m back plz

Sr3m is fine as it is, it’s still one of the best, most versatile weapons in the game.

Diplomat/devgru aren’t OP at all, m4 > diplomat, p90 = gru. They’re nothing extraordinary, can’t say anything about mod3 because I don’t own it, but from what I’ve seen it’s nothing to make a fuss about either..

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Why no snow?

Snow was removed because it caused lag for majority of users.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / GP problem

Patience you must have my young padawan.

It’s being looked into and will be sorted out, don’t worry.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Achievements reward bugged?!

Check your clan contribution.