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    Best bang for the buck $500?

    What would be my best PPD for $500, assuming it would probably be a wintel machine, I would procure the OS separately. Would GPU folding be the way to go,with a slower CPU and minimal memory? Ideally a small SSD would be the OS drive, but a small laptop drive would suffice in a pinch. If...
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    Is it just me? PPD Way down

    It's back to normal. I think my computer rebooted into some sort of almost-safe-mode but not-quite-safe-mode, so I couldn't tell that the optimizations had been turned off.
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    Is it just me? PPD Way down

    Rebooted and it seems to be doing fine now. 2-3 minutes per frame.
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    Is it just me? PPD Way down

    Hmm...I stopped and restarted it. I'll check it again tomorrow.
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    Is it just me? PPD Way down

    I restarted the service and here's what my log looks like: --- Opening Log file [November 8 01:17:32 UTC] # Windows SMP Console Edition ################################################# ###############################################################################...
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    Is it just me? PPD Way down

    Here's what my stats look like: http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=46098
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    Is it just me? PPD Way down

    CPU usage is still at 100% (all cores), so there's no issues there. I would have to look at the log to get the TPF and which types of WU's I'm running. I'll check those when I get home.
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    Is it just me? PPD Way down

    That's the other weird issue...it's only seems to be returning one WU a day.
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    Is it just me? PPD Way down

    Is it just me? My PPD went from 24K to 400 for some odd reason the last couple days. I checked and my FAH service is still running on all cores. Anybody else have a similar issue?
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    Is Blizzard Making StarCraft 2 Free to Play?

    Wish I had more time to play SC2. Life, man...life.
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    Any 1P setups worth it?

    That's my experience as well. I had my 2600K up to around 4.4 Ghz at stock voltage, but it would occassionally reboot. Didn't want to push the voltage, so pulled it down to 4.0Ghz and get about 24K PPD, enough for me to get nearly on page 3 at EOC!
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    Google's Marissa Mayer Named Yahoo CEO

    Sadly, I do not. If I did, I would never leave the house...
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    Google's Marissa Mayer Named Yahoo CEO

    Her estimated net worth is 300 Million. That's more than even "run Countrywide into the ground and pull the ripcord on my golden parachute as Bank of America hoovers up the remains" money. She's definitely not doing this for the money. Also, I'm almost 37, have a computer science degree, and...
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    8 Reasons The PC Still Matters

    Of course, I still have a desktop as my primary. However, my laptop has become almost redundant to my 4.3" smartphone. I can check my email and browse the web on my smartphone, which is what I would mostly do on the laptop. I don't have a tablet because my smartphone is good enough. Still, I...
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    Corsair Accelerator 30GB and 60GB SSD Cache Drives

    I don't really see the point of these drives/software other than you're lazy. And paranoid about SSD drives going down.
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    ‘Software Engineer’ Tops List of 2012s Best Jobs

    Suck it up, take out some student loans and live poor for a few years. The payoff is well worth it.
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    ‘Software Engineer’ Tops List of 2012s Best Jobs

    Having been able to increase my pay by a not-insubstantial $28,000 in the last year, I can safely say that being a software engineer is definitely in demand. The crazy part? I've had multiple job offers in that range.
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    Senator: Employers Shouldn't Seek Site Passwords

    I'd laugh loudly at their request, say "Are you serious?" then get my shit and go.
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    Police Censor Google, Facebook and Other Sites by Accident

    So..what, a whole bunch of people had to turn away from their computers and, I dunno, talk to other people face-to-face, or get out and enjoy the weather, or play with their kids? Sounds like a Geek Tragedy to me...
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    Feds Decrypt Laptop Without Defendant’s Help

    I think I saw that on one of the "Mission: Make Cruise Gay" movies.
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    Feds Decrypt Laptop Without Defendant’s Help

    that's why you rig your laptop with explosives
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    Negotiating an offer

    Take out "These days" and that's about right. On another note, I looked at a job offer for a company and none of the benefits kicked in for at least 3 months,no vacation time allowed for six months, medical @ $400 per check (family)...in the end, it just wasn't worth it even though the salary...
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    Sony Refunding Improperly Collected Sales Tax

    I'm eagerly awaiting my 82 cents.
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    Biggest Mistakes You Can Make During An Interview

    You can never be overdressed at an interview. Having had the privilege of interviewing people lately, I'll say that I didn't necessarily notice those who were wearing suits, but noticed those who were rather more casually dressed - and not in a good way.
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    Biggest Mistakes You Can Make During An Interview

    "My last company was bleeding money so fast I wasn't sure how much longer I'd have a job." That work for ya? Worked for me.
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    SSD's and folding

    Interesting. I have my FAH on the main SSD right now and think the SSD might be having issues because the config file for my FAH lost all its settings a few days ago. That might have been a fluke, but it might not have. I'm thinking about getting a newer, faster SSD for my main drive and...
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    Anyone else having Points issue?

    Good catch! Now, why didn't I think of that?
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    Anyone else having Points issue?

    Here's my log file. As you can see, it's been submitting work regularly. I removed all the work checkpoints for readability. Perhaps it's that work server (http://128.143.231.202:8080/)? =========================================================================== [12:53:46] + Attempting to...
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    AT&T CEO Takes $2M Pay Cut Over T-Mobile Deal

    That'll learn him. . . . . . Oh, wait...breaking news..."no, it won't learn him"...
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    Anyone else having Points issue?

    I'll have to do that when I get home.
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    Anyone else having Points issue?

    I haven't seen any points issued all weekend despite my box still running. I see it folding, and I've checked it using HFM, but no points have been posted at all. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
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    Apple Launches Fair Labor Inspections of Foxconn

    There's no place quite like Walmart, either, but people seem to find ways to do without them. If Apple cared enough, they'd do more than send in FLA inspectors...they'd stop production - and payment - until working conditions improved or they'd move production.
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    Apple Launches Fair Labor Inspections of Foxconn

    If no other manufacturer agrees to do the work, they'll be forced to spin up their own factory or find another contractor. Unfortunately, there are millions (Billions) in China willing to ignore the environment and worker safety to chase these kinds of contracts, and if it's not in China, then...
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    Apple Launches Fair Labor Inspections of Foxconn

    They should pull their business from Foxconn. Even if it is quite difficult. They have the money and the means, it's not like this would cripple Apple and they'd go out of business.
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    Apple Launches Fair Labor Inspections of Foxconn

    I have no expectation that this will tun into any more than a "Yep, they're ok over here" type of deal. You really think the factories are just going to open up and let the inspectors see everything that's going on? If they really wanted a fair assessment, they'd have undercover employees who...
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    Viacom: “Mob Mentality” Doomed SOPA and PIPA

    Isn't the concept of democracy sort of like a mob mentality? You know, that whole majority rules thing? I guess I'm old fashioned that way. The way it works these days is a few people in a room hammer out a law that makes no sense and they pass it in the middle of the night.
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    Supreme Court Upholds Restoration of Copyright Protection

    I'm copyrighting "Romeo and Juliet." Pay up, bitches!
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    The AMD Reality Check Challenge

    "So System A comes with $500 cash, and System B does not come with the cash. Which do you prefer?"
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    Don't Look Now, but 5G May Be Right Around the Corner

    So...you'll hit your data cap in like 2 minutes instead of 4 with 5G?
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