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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
ATI cards can't do CUDA, sucks horribly at folding, and generate a lot of heat. I really wonder what this is all about.
The ad said all you needed was a card that supports OpenCL. As far as I know, ATI cards do support OpenCL.
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post #12 of 165
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i didnt read the whole ad but it could be f@h O.O
I was thinking that at first, but then I saw "distributed computing project" and thought it sounded a little bit fishy.

I don't like how he doesn't go into detail about the software.
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post #13 of 165
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I don't like how he doesn't go into detail about the software.
I was thinking the same thing, its one of the reasons I emailed him, curious if its real what his project is, but all it says was a "cryptography" project
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post #14 of 165
I can't think of anything that would justify him asking others to do gpgpu aside from a few weird situations.

1) They guy is running a botnet for spam/ddos etc. He wants to keep his ip addresses distributed, but somehow doesn't want to use the traditional virus method for obtaining slave nodes.
2) For some odd reason, his program works best on ATI gpgpu, and he needs many machines, but he doesn't want to commit capital to a building a cluster of machines himself, including costs for a entire machine. Asking others to perform operations at the cost of a gpu upgrade will reduce initial capital costs, and also reduce the power bill he needs to pay.
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There is a sucker born every minute
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Can you PM me his email? I want to get some information also.
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post #17 of 165
At least he's up front about you being in his botnet hehe.
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post #18 of 165
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There is a sucker born every minute
That is correct, two identifying attributes of a "sucker" are

1) Not gathering all necessary info

2) Jumping to conclusions based on their incomplete info

Now obviously clear in my first post, this is never something I would think about participating in, I just dont trust people, that being said, I read the whole thing and conclusions about how it is a scam, i.e what he has to gain. Is harder to determine than you are making it out to be
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While I can't say one way or another this is a scam, its obvious a lot of the people responding to this post didn't read the whole OP. That said, anyone considering this should definitely email him. This seems a lot more detailed (and contains a lot more effort) than your average scam, so I'm not really sure what to think.
     
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Can you PM me his email? I want to get some information also.
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While I can't say one way or another this is a scam, its obvious a lot of the people responding to this post didn't read the whole OP. That said, anyone considering this should definitely email him. This seems a lot more detailed (and contains a lot more effort) than your average scam, so I'm not really sure what to think.
Thats the interesting thing about it, no real clear nefarious gain on his part, and pretty well detailed...and no spelling error's or Nigerian Princes
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