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Luckily for me, my parents don't understand Folding at all. And even if they did, they wouldn't know how to know if I was.

Couldn't you just say you couldn't be bothered to turn your PC off if they question as to why it's still on?

I'm sure there's a way you can limit how much of the CPU is used by folding. I can't think how at the moment though. Reduce it to a level where the extra use is barely noticeable (audible mainly).
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That's worse than losing a Folder! He wants to Fold but isn't allowed!

No, I think this is better because at least I'll be doing some PPD.
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Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post
they wont care what the reason is, i told my parents and they could care less, their power bill is pretty expensive already and they cant have any increased cost

but yeah if you really want to do it just throw them some money per month if you can afford to.
I've offered to pay twice what my computer draws, but they don't want me spending my money like that
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX View Post
Sorry to hear that you wont be folding (as much ) anymore. Stick around and help the new folders though, you really are a great help to them (sometimes more so than Z). Its kinda sad that you bought the i7 for folding and cant fold though....
I'm definitely going to be around here helping, if I can't put out the PPD that I would like to I'm going to do my very best to make sure that others can

If I had known that this was going to be coming, I definitely would have stayed with the X4. Not worth the cost of the i7 for 10 days of folding on it

EDIT @ Magus: We've had low-power lights for years now, so that wouldn't work
Edited by mmx+ - 6/24/10 at 11:48am
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Bleh...

Wait, how about continue folding on your rig, but try and cut down on power consumption on other areas. Since your system draws like 300W under full load, I'm sure if you restraint yourself from the AC unit, or keeping your lights on at all times, or flushing the toilet frequently, they'll never know!

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I'm just kidding by the way.


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That's worse than losing a Folder! He wants to Fold but isn't allowed!
But...technically speaking, he's still folding. 0_o
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Bleh...

Wait, how about continue folding on your rig, but try and cut down on power consumption on other areas. Since your system draws like 300W under full load, I'm sure if you restraint yourself from the AC unit, or keeping your lights on at all times, or flushing the toilet frequently, they'll never know!

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I'm just kidding by the way.




But...technically speaking, he's still folding. 0_o
Folding + No AC = Death. Good luck pushing that one through. >_<
    
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No, I think this is better because at least I'll be doing some PPD.
I know.. I just like that smiley.
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I know.. I just like that smiley.
Oh. I like this one:
I hope I'll be able to start up folding more regularly again when it starts to cool off, but I'm not optimistic I'd say chances are maybe 50%
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See my Post # 39..... do you think that would fly?
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See my Post # 39..... do you think that would fly?
Nah, I included in my edit to this post that we've had low power lights for years now (no standard incandescent lights left in the house).
I guess at this point I'll just fold on the laptop for now, maybe I'll fold on the sig rig later on
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Folding + No AC = Death. Good luck pushing that one through. >_<
Come live in my room for a while. On a good day, ambients should be around 32C. My Folding rig is still going strong, even without AC on during most of the time.
Edited by Baldy - 6/24/10 at 12:10pm
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Come live in my room in a while. On a good day, ambients should be around 32C. My Folding rig is still going strong, even without AC on during most of the time.
Same.
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