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Howdy, y'all.

Post by redwolf » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:24 pm

Hey,

I'm new here. I live in the Tennessee Valley near Knoxville, TN, USA and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I am a new business owner (I make chainmail bracelets and other things), but don't worry, I won't spam out my advertising. I do shortwave listening every so often, play in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), and play around with simple XHTML and CSS coding. Oh, yeah, and I do a little fishing every now and again. ;)

I'm looking forward to helping out with the projects I'm signed up with: Enigma@home, Einstein@home, Yoyo@home, and Milkyway@home. I'm running BOINC on a Gateway laptop running Ubuntu, so I'll have to break every now and then to keep it from melting down.

I'm going to read through some things on here later, but my big question is this: What's the point of credits?

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Re: Howdy, y'all.

Post by Dune Finkleberry » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:27 am

Hey redwolf! Glad to have you here! :smt041

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Gavin Shaw
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Post by Gavin Shaw » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:25 am

Credits are just a measure of how much you have contributed. The 'value' of a credit varies from one project to the next. They have no real world value.

For those that care it allows people to compete against each other by seeing who can get to x amount first or who has the most. They are used to rank users and teams etc.

Other than that, well that's about it...
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Re: Howdy, y'all.

Post by Red Atomic » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:07 am

Welcome Redwolf, great to have you join us.
Any help on any project is always welcome.
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Re: Howdy, y'all.

Post by Knightmare » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:52 am

Welcome to the team, Redwolf. Great to have you with us. :smt023

As Gavin said, the credits are basically for nothing more than bragging rights or keeping track of how much work your computer has done.
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Post by Dune Finkleberry » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:16 pm

Knightmare wrote:As Gavin said, the credits are basically for nothing more than bragging rights or keeping track of how much work your computer has done.
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Post by Bird-Dog » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:26 pm

Welcome to the team Redwolf :smt006
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Re: Howdy, y'all.

Post by AC » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:07 pm

Welcome redwolf.

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Post by MzSnowleopard » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:40 am

Welcome aboard Redwolf
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Post by sdl735 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:29 pm

Welcome Redwolf [smilie=ship.gif]
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