Posts by Coleslaw

1) Message boards : News : Formula BOINC Sprint 2019 (Message 914)
Posted 23 Apr 2019 by Profile Coleslaw
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Hello @jozef j
You should be aware that in the wider BOINC community there are many institutions that make their systems, hundreds of them, available for distributed computing projects as part of their own community engagement policies. Some organisations allow their systems to be controlled by one or more of their system administrators who can choose which projects they participate in. while others choose a single project and stay with it.
There are also a number of people who have more money than space, so they rent system resources in the form of virtual cloud instances, sometimes very large numbers of them at any given time.
While some feel neither situation is in the "spirit" of the challenges, both are participating legally and honestly, neither are the thieves you have accused them of being.

Making use of system resources without proper authorisation is referred to as "borg'ing", named after The Borg, a race of Star Trek aliens. It is strongly discouraged across the wider crunching and folding (Folding at Home project participants) communities and has resulted in people being both banned from projects entirely and the police being involved.

Please do not call people thieves just because they are capable of utilising more resources than you.


Not exactly true. The term "borging" is also used for when you do have permission to use someone else's system. It isn't just illegal or unethical uses...
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Congratulations, we are over 50%! (Message 706)
Posted 30 Jan 2019 by Profile Coleslaw
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Does this mean the project closing or does it mean moving on to another run of work with new targets?
3) Message boards : News : Closing web registration (Message 694)
Posted 14 Jan 2019 by Profile Coleslaw
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I agree with Beyond. I keep a single VM attached to our team Founders account at many projects just to keep the account active. This way there is at least one work unit to suffice for preventing the script from deleting and then most of the time sufficing for requirements of a certain RAC that is needed. Any team captains/founders could easily do the same with minimal efforts. They could even post the weak account keys for others without access to the account to contribute to.
4) Message boards : Cafe : Stress test challenge for possible DC-Vault inclusion (Message 356)
Posted 3 Apr 2018 by Profile Coleslaw
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RakeSearch stress test challenge -
Challenge issued here - https://boincstats.com/en/stats/challenge/team/chat/1001
4/16-4/23
5) Message boards : Cafe : Possible DC-Vault inclusion (Message 316)
Posted 10 Feb 2018 by Profile Coleslaw
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I am an admin at www.dc-vault.com . We are considering the possibility of adding this project to our list of projects currently part of the ongoing challenge standings. Before doing so, we like to get the permission of the admins here. Some projects are not ready for additional exposure and actually prefer not being added until ready. Do you give us permission to add this project in the event we find it acceptable ourselves?



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