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    • Funny story... when I got laid off I guess one of the other admins shutdown my little cluster. Fast forward a little bit and being a little out of touch it appears I can't remember my password to WCG. I don't want to change it though. <Queue funny part> I guess the admin didn't turn off all my machines I had running BOINC. I guess I still got one machine at my old job cranking them out... Changing my password would break that... 
    • I have a few coins that I keep in my collection to be discovered by others, but with a proxy that travels the world.  Sometimes the number gets out there due to me sharing at events, so when I get random discoveries on the coin, I'm not sure if it's the original people saw, or a the proxy.  There is a local cacher (who's name rhymes with PaytownPert) that had a pathtag-like coin minted but with a TB tracking number on the back (100+ tags with the same trackable number).  He hands them out with instructions to just discover the trackable number, buy you can see where confusion could arise if people started trying to "retrieve" them or started placing them in caches.
    • I had a frog one once.  They put out 5 of them.  Not knowing, when I read the description it said to see if you could place it in a new cache before it hopped away.  Sure enough, someone 'grabbed' it from me and put it in a cache overseas.  So you just drop it and someone retrieves it and thinks someone else hasn't dropped it and ....  you get the idea.  Times five. If your 2nd copy comes back into circulation it would be like that.  But less.
    • I have released the same trackable of my Columbian mammoth which I have several mammoths I bought clearanced out.  They keep going missing.  Right now I have not released it again.
    • A New Version of BOINC is out for Windows and MAC: Which is currently 7.6.33 Here is a link to release notes. Several notable things have been fixed and updated including NVidia video GPU recognition.  BOINC is a program that lets you donate your idle computer time to science projects like SETI@home,, Rosetta@home, World Community Grid, and many others. BOINC is the software behind the World Community Grid. You only need to install or upgrade BOINC 7.6.33 For World Community Grid, Our own Thot's (Jim) team HGCS.  If you already are participating in the World Community Grid, chances are you are using version 7.4 of the software, or older. I strongly recommend you upgrade and re-run the benchmark from the BOINC Manager menu at the top of the screen. It only takes a minute or two. The upgrade for me on Windows 10 Pro was flawless.  Here is the UC Berkley download link for BOINC: You can follow a link or two and read about the virtual box download and decide for yourself if you'd like to help scientists and researchers in other initiatives such as SETI@Home, which require Virtual Box along with BOINC. Your choice. Speaking for myself, I'm quite proud of my participation in this program to help stomp out cancer in children, and the daunting task of mapping cancer markers. A few years ago, on this website, Jim (aka THOT) invited anyone who was willing to loan their PC or MAC's idle time to science. Several of us did. I for one am really glad Jim did that. I cannot tell you how good it makes you feel to get the occasional updates from the appreciative research scientists. You see your little laptop or desktop PC just sitting there, and you know that when you're not using it it's helping to unlock the cure or solution to many of man's nastiest or toughest problems. Here's the link to the World Community Grid: It's just a little thing, but as part of tens of thousands of other little things all over the world (the World Community Grid), you are making a difference over time. The status reports prove it. It's pretty cool. If you have a computer, that you're willing to leave on at night, or share while you're not using it, please consider this extremely worthwhile donation of some of your idle computer's processing power. It's free and absolutely secure, and fully configurable. Thanks again Jim! (TFP: Dude! You da man)
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