Making TRFrankenbot scary for Halloween, 2004

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Making TRFrankenbot scary for Halloween, 2004

Postposted on Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:31 pm

Me and Emkubed have been kicking around Ideas to liven up folding and do something geeky cool. Here Is our current Brainstorm.

Why don't we all donate one machine for the week of Halloween? Switch the username over to TRFrankenbot for one week. That would kind of be a Boo! to all the people getting blown away by the new superfolder on the block. For the one or two machine people folding it would be a way to make a bunch of conquests quick and since all the points would be TR's anyway, I can't see how it would hurt.

I think I will do it even if I am alone. I will switch one machine over on the 24th and let it run though the 31st.

farmpuma edit (11 Oct 07): Added the year of origin to the title.
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Postposted on Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:36 pm

I'll fold all my new boxes from my upcoming office borging under TRFrankenbot until the 31st. Like I've said before that'll be at least 10Ghz...
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Postposted on Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:41 pm

I'll switch my 2.8c workstation at the office.

This is a good idea also for those of you who fold, but despair of ever rising high in the ranks, you could just leave it under the TRFrankenbot username and enjoy the climb. ;) If you do so, please let us know!
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Postposted on Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:52 pm

That's ok for just this once, but we've got UnitedGerbilNation and others for people who want to join a team within a team... I'd like to keep the Frankenbot "pure" so to speak, made of donated parts, not whole machines...
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Postposted on Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:22 pm

i'll fold on my laptop for 1 week starting in 10 days in honor of the Fbot :D
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Postposted on Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:33 pm

Count me in, I'll switch my laptop over for the week.
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Postposted on Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:22 pm

I'll switch my desktop tonight.
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Postposted on Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:54 pm

Good lord, today's Windows update ran and needed to reboot, so I used that opportunity to up the core to 5.02 (I'd been running 5.00 just fine) and fold under the FB name, and now I'm in a constant reboot loop. No luck at the recovery console, time to reinstall.

Oh well, I've had the same install since Feb, so I'm doing pretty good... but still, there goes a few precious hours setting everything back up
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Postposted on Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:12 pm

I've had one machine update and restart fine with the newest update, but for another I've not restarted it yet since applying the update, and now you've got me worried. :o
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Postposted on Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:16 pm

Bummer m^3 .. it's a shame we can't bill Mr. Bill

Sure .. I'll gladly donate a week of my fastest and finest to help boo__st TRFrankenbot into the top 100 :D
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Postposted on Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:41 pm

ummm, uh, i'll only do it if Haggis! does it!

and no faking!
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Postposted on Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:09 pm

Yeah, this would be asking a lot of those in tight races, I won't hold anything against you buddy...
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Postposted on Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:16 am

Just switched my A64 3200+ over to frankenbot

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Postposted on Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:29 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:i'll fold on my laptop for 1 week starting in 10 days in honor of the Fbot :D


oh heck...here she goes now....going on a trip tomorrow to GA, so that's a good 6 hours it can fold for me there 8)
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Postposted on Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:09 am

I've decided to contribute two systems to "Project Halloween Frankenbot"...

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I thought this one was rather appropriate, given its rather "Frankenstein" nature. It's a diskless Duron 1.1GHz running LTSP, that has been chugging away on a table in my office for several months.

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This one is my original "FrankenPuter", built several years ago... this was my main workstation for a while! It consists of the shell of an old Micron Pentium Pro system, a Micronics (who are no longer in business) C200 Super 7 mobo running a beta BCM BIOS (to enable support for the mobile K6-x+ chips), and an overclocked K6-III+ CPU! Yes, that's a QIC-80 cartridge tape drive below the CD-RW drive... old skool! The vid card is a Voodoo3, and the HSF on the CPU is a generic Socket A cooler with the fan removed (yup, passive CPU cooling). A real patchwork monster of a system... :wink:

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Closeup of the custom nameplate (heh I lost the cover for that drive bay, had to cover it with something...) I made for this system, back when I originally built it. Look at all the dust buildup around the Zip drive... hmm... wonder how long it has been since the Zip drive was actually used? :lol:
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Postposted on Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:43 am

finished my first WU for operations halloween FBot...wootness...
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currently ranked 129th place...think we can top 100?

7759 points to go to pass Electric Amish for 100th place..:D
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Postposted on Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:03 am

only 4772 points now...1 week ya'll..just in time for Halloween....TRFrankenbot will be in the top 100 before halloween...that surely will deserve front page attention
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Postposted on Sat Oct 23, 2004 1:03 am

A little after midnight of 24/25 the Blue Beast will post 215 points for da bot and continue as TRFrankenbot until after midnight Holloween .. BOOoo :o

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =94472&f=8 .. :D .. He will make the top 100 .. and sooner if we turn him red :oops:
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Postposted on Sat Oct 23, 2004 6:06 am

Zoiks! The Evil Frankenbot has me in the red! Now that IS scary! Someone stop this dastardly beast!
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Postposted on Sat Oct 23, 2004 10:54 am

Yes, kvndoom and all in it's path be very afraid! On this witches sabbath when the normally awesome Frankenbot gains the turbo boosted power of hundreds of gerbils, the beast will be unstoppable :o Hide the women and children, put the animals in the barn and do not look directly at it. Heed this warning and you may survive!
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Postposted on Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:36 pm

wow...180 points yesteday...that is sad, ya'll...we have 1 more week to get 4036 points to #100...that's a tough one..but TRFBot will survive

on a related note, I went with my gf to see a ballet telling the story of Frankenstein...I enjoyed it more than I thought I would (3rd row seats probably helped, not to mention gorgeous company), but I couldn't helped but be reminded of our great Fbot 8)
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Postposted on Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:39 pm

Nah, stats servers must've been down yesterday, as everyone had a huge drop.
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Postposted on Sun Oct 24, 2004 6:36 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:wow...180 points yesteday...that is sad, ya'll...we have 1 more week to get 4036 points to #100...that's a tough one..but TRFBot will survive

on a related note, I went with my gf to see a ballet telling the story of Frankenstein...I enjoyed it more than I thought I would (3rd row seats probably helped, not to mention gorgeous company), but I couldn't helped but be reminded of our great Fbot 8)


Heh! I rented "Van Helsing" yesterday, and though the movie sucked horribly, I too could not help saying out loud "it's the Frankenbot!" at inappropriate times. At least I live alone, so no one can commit me. :roll:
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Postposted on Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:08 pm

2495 points 'til #100 woot woot

and yeah, the server was definitely messed up 8)
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Postposted on Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:16 pm

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eek!!! Frankenbot is really getting scary!!! :lol:
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Postposted on Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:40 pm

drfish wrote:[ img]http://dr_fish.speedymail.org/frankenbot.gif[/ img]

eek!!! Frankenbot is really getting scary!!! :lol:


looks more like pikachu to me :wink:
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Postposted on Tue Oct 26, 2004 4:33 am

That's what I thought too I'm afraid... Lame it may be, but a funny thing for me to realize I did last night... No, I wasn't drunk, just up past my bedtime... ;)
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Postposted on Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:29 pm

drfish wrote:eek!!! Frankenbot is really getting scary!!! :lol:

Loved it drfish .. I laughed my butt off :lol: Pikachu scares me .. I slept through the majority of two of his movies. I suspect a good deal of subliminal damage, although nothing but paranoia, so far ....

leor wrote:ummm, uh, i'll only do it if Haggis! does it!

and no faking!

sh1te .. with the lead you have on Haggis now you could spare half a dozen cpus until Halloween and still not sweat it :roll:
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Postposted on Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:39 pm

911 points left :o....that's kinda scary...and i just had one in on the midnight update.....so yeah...if 2 others had a gromacs, we are officially on the 1st page...wootness
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Postposted on Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:53 pm

I just reassigned my XP 1800+ to the Frankenbot Halloween effort. It was originally brought back online specifically to help me catch atryus28... that mission has been accomplished (assisted by his recent move, which temporarily took 5 of his systems out of commission).
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