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Online HipGnosis

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SETI approach to ending the pandemic?
« on: April 06, 2020, 12:55:20 PM »
From '99 ='20, SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) linked personal computers together on the internet to create a virtual supercomputer.
Could that architecture be used to address / end the Covid pandemic?
While many home computers have been replaced with smart phones, many school/college/university computers and servers are now in low use since classes have been converted to on-line web conferencing.
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Re: SETI approach to ending the pandemic?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 02:19:22 PM »
In a similar avenue as SETI...  Folding @Home

https://foldingathome.org/covid19/

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1. Donate computing power:

Downloading Folding@home and helping us run simulations is the primary way to contribute. These calculations are enormous and every little bit helps! Each simulation you run is like buying a lottery ticket. The more tickets we buy, the better our chances of hitting the jackpot. Usually, your computer will never be idle, but we’ve had such an enthusiastic response to our COVID-19 work that you will see some intermittent downtime as we sprint to setup more simulations. Please be patient with us! There is a lot of valuable science to be done, and we’re getting it running as quickly as we can.

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Re: SETI approach to ending the pandemic?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 02:28:32 PM »
I thought that was shut down, no...?
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Re: SETI approach to ending the pandemic?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 03:15:00 PM »
I thought that was shut down, no...?
SETI; yes
Folding@home;  no
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Re: SETI approach to ending the pandemic?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 04:16:46 PM »
I need to setup a bitcoin mining operation under the guise of COVID-19 research.


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