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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:34 pm 
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Uh, yeah, so like, this is the “official” thread on these forums. Would be nice to have access to the original original thread though.

This is our RC5-72 team page:

http://stats.distributed.net/team/tmsum ... team=28437

The purpose of this thread IS NOT for you all to come in here and post stuff like, “wow, well you know I don’t think this is such a good project because people are dying of cancer in Tibet”. The purpose of this thread is such that the exchange of information in relation to our RC5-72 team and the RC5-72 project in general can be discussed. I, unfortunately, have the crap job of being the team captain, this job was just sort of handed to me one day. Yay. Go team, go. I guess that’s what I am supposed to do.

What I am capable of doing is noting that our daily throughput rate is roughly 1/4 of what it was three years ago, and our daily participation is roughly 1/4 of what it was three years ago. In fact, the daily participation is about 1/2 of what it was about a year ago.

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Everyone’s contributions are greatly appreciated. I don’t know what else to say, as I am needed in the kitchen right now since I am the main chef in my household.

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:39 pm 
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I started up my server a week or two ago, so I'm contributing again. I wish my other G4 would cooperate with dnet. :(

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:52 pm 
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I feel pretty good about my contributions. Considering that I have no machines currently under my control running dnet, it's pretty good.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:57 am 
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since i got laid off from my last job my output hasnt been as good

this new job is all intels from what i can gather. my workhorse is a xserve g4 from 2 jobs ago


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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 5:46 am 
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Yeah, I had a whole bunch of x86 systems cranking away at dnetc but since they were on networks with no direct access to the internet, my workstation was used to update their buffers. The day I got laid off they blocked all internet access to/from my workstation so that's why my keyrate dropped. I had to keep battling one retard who kept saying things like "dnetc beacons" (as in it maintains a persistent connection to some server on the internet, despite this connection not showing up in firewall logs or a system's connection list) so more than likely he ran around as soon as I left and shut them all off.

After I land my next gig (a couple week and my anti-compete clause expires) I'm going to buy the fastest Mini model available, which should perk up my keyrate a bit. Keep hoping they'll upgrade the motherboard chipset to be iBook equivalent, the GMA950 is my only real concern...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:50 pm 
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The poor mini....

All it's life my new mini was babied and loved. Now the work begins!

Hopefully everything is set up right, so some progress should appear in a day or two.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:49 am 
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FYI there is a playstation 3 client rumored to get close to 170 Mkeys/sec.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:05 am 
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:: 21-May-2007 04:34 GMT (Monday) ::

Dear friends,

It is with great sadness that we must announce that RSA Labs has
decided to terminate the RSA Secret-Key Challenge, which impacts the
RC5-72 project and all of the remaining RC5 challenges. This means
that RSA Labs will not confirm any solutions or award any additional
prizes, should a correct solution be found. Furthermore, we have
received a statement indicating that they will not be disclosing the
solutions to the unsolved challenges. More details can be found on
http://www.rsa.com/rsalabs/node.asp?id=2100.


Statistics:

Current Duration: 2,095 days (5.74 years)
Completed: 0.515%
Remaining Duration at current rate: 487,479 days (1,334.64 years)
When the project will know it's complete: never
Futility level: off the charts
Scientific value (scale of 0-10): 0
Waste of resources and contribution to global warming (scale 0-10): 26
Responsible endeavor ratio (value/cost): 0


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:50 am 
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Well that sure puts a wet blanket on it....

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:39 am 
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totally agree with the wastefulness and uselessness aspect, but our team still seems to be 'into it'. our membership has dwindled significantly since the start

even with folding and SETI they give out duplicate work packets all the time, so there's an argument for those being a waste too


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:48 am 
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Well if RSA isn't gonna say when the key has been found, then Distributed really should say that the contest is over.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:39 pm 
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Uh huh.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:40 pm 
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etracer wrote:
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:: 21-May-2007 04:34 GMT (Monday) ::

Dear friends,

It is with great sadness that we must announce that RSA Labs has
decided to terminate the RSA Secret-Key Challenge, which impacts the
RC5-72 project and all of the remaining RC5 challenges. This means
that RSA Labs will not confirm any solutions or award any additional
prizes, should a correct solution be found. Furthermore, we have
received a statement indicating that they will not be disclosing the
solutions to the unsolved challenges. More details can be found on
http://www.rsa.com/rsalabs/node.asp?id=2100.


Yes, someone posted this information at one of the interim Xlr8yourmac.com forums back then. Kthx for posting it again.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:27 pm 
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I'm ticked off that the freaking stats pages are dead, so I can't see what the mini contributes! :x

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stats are back up :geek:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:11 pm 
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It's about time!

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i got this in an email:

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Dear friends,

As announced on May 21, 2007, RSA Labs officially discontinued their
sponsorship of the Secret Key Challenge and withdrew the monetary
prize they offered. However, we have been continuing to run the RC5-72
project without their sponsorship. Effective with this announcement,
will officially fund the prize using the same distribution ratios that
we would have originally used, as per
http://stats.distributed.net/misc/money ... oject_id=8

* The individual who finds the key US$1,000
* The winning individual's team US$1,000
* Free Software Foundation (winning charity) US$2,000


Although the option of privately funding the prizes had been discussed
publicly on the mailing list and we had internally decided this
several months ago, we thought it would be prudent to officially
announce this position to our participants.

These prizes will be paid from our organization's general purpose
funds. If you would like to make donations to us and designate them
for use as a prize, we will gladly honor that request. If we receive
designated contributions exceeding the above totals, then the excess
will be paid out in proportion to the above ratios. To donate to our
organization, please see http://www.distributed.net/donation.php

Moo! ]:8)


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 1:21 pm 
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replaced a g4 imac cruncher with a dual g5 2ghz cruncher 24/7


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:23 pm 
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Nice!!! All throughput efforts are appreciated by the whole team.

Meanwhile, I’ve got two 1.5GHz G4 M5183 towers added to the mix for 24x7 action.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:38 pm 
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Leo,

If that's you - Good to see you again. Are you just passing through or will you be around on a regular basis?

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As an administrator investigating with the taste of blood for anyone who might dare impersonate Leopold Porkstacker, I am pleased to announce: SWEET! Leo is here!!! :mrgreen:

Welcome! Please kick back and stay a while. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:26 pm 
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Anonymous wrote:
Welcome! Please kick back and stay a while. :)


That combination of conditions really depends on a combination of factors.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:34 pm 
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How the hell am I still on that list? I haven't put rc5 on a machine, or been an administrator of any machine with it for about 5 years now. That's a testament to how macs just keep on running.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:22 pm 
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mc68k wrote:
added a 24/7 iMac 1.25 G4


Nice work! Thanks! 8-)

cancerman wrote:
How the hell am I still on that list? I haven't put rc5 on a machine, or been an administrator of any machine with it for about 5 years now. That's a testament to how macs just keep on running.


Nice work! Thanks! 8-)

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