Originally Posted by Sideburns
Sure, you're getting paid...but they're still getting a bargain. Ever noticed that it's more than 2 cents an hour for your power? lol. Or that this computing might not really benefit anyone?
Yep, the likelihood is that you'd be paying more for the electricity, than you would be being paid for your CPU cycles. Still, there might be a way to make profit from it. For example, if you ran your PC using electricity generated from domestic solar panels and/or wind turbines, aside from your initial investment, your electricity would be, essentially, free, so potentially a profit could be made. If you already had solar/wind power installed in your home, that had already paid for it's self by saving you the cost of buying electricty over time, you'd already be able to cash in.
Originally Posted by RushJet1
ok, they should pay you for accomplishments, not time. it's not too fair if someone with a 200mhz processor is getting the same amount of money as someone with a 4ghz processor!
of if it works the hourly way, i will hook up all my old machines and make $2.50 a day >
Yes, this is a good point. If you get paid per/hour, what would be the incentive to use a fast CPU that could do more work p/hour? You'd have to be paid per Work Unit completed, or something like that, otherwise, as you said, everybody would be running lots of really old hardware and getting very little work done, but still making the money p/hour...
It's a good concept. I hope it works out. I'd be interested to see how it develops.