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FR Folding@Home Project- ATI Stream Computing Drive Bio-Medical Research at Stanford University
ATI Website and Stanford University ^ | Nov 13 2006 | Vijay Pande

Posted on 11/21/2006 8:07:23 PM PST by texas booster

Today ATI's graphics processors help accelerate complex computations in stream computing applications used in scientific research. ATI is supporting bio-medical research to help scientists understand disease at the genetic level. With a strong understanding of how diseases form, it will become possible to develop diagnostic methods, and preventative treatment and medicine for many acute diseases in humans.

Stanford University is using ATI’s GPUs (Graphics Processor Units) to run Folding@Home, a distributed computing project designed by its chemistry department. This application performs computationally intensive simulations of protein folding, using the stream computing capabilities of ATI’s Radeon® 1900 and 1950 Series processors, which provide incremental power over CPU processing. ATI’s Radeon® X1900 and Radeon® X1950 Series process the complex calculations of the simulation and render advanced 3D visualization of the protein folding process in real time.

Folding@Home will help researchers uncover how certain diseases develop, including:

Cancer

Alzheimer's Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Huntington's Disease

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Stanford University’s research team discovered that ATI’s Radeon X1900 and Radeon X1950 Series of products provide 20 to 40 times faster processing over CPUs in many of the calculations needed to simulate the folding of proteins.

What is Protein Folding Proteins are necklaces of amino acids – long chain molecules that drive all biochemical reactions in the human body, helping to build bones, muscles and blood vessels, and helping the body fight infections. To accomplish these tasks, proteins must take on a particular shape, or, to “fold”. Proteins that fold incorrectly can cause complications and can lead to critical diseases. Folding@Home simulates the folding process to understand why proteins don’t fold correctly. The findings will help researchers prevent and cure these diseases.

You Can Help Find the Cure Folding@home uses distributed computing to simulate protein folding – instead of using super computers, the workload is broken up into small work units and distributed across 100,000’s of PC systems over the internet. When users throughout the world download and run the application they directly contribute to a good cause through the power of their ATI graphics processor. The GPU version of the application will use the processing power of end users’ GPUs to accelerate the simulation and provide data to Stanford’s researchers faster.

Every new PC that runs the application gets us closer to the cure.

You can help by simply downloading and running the Folding@Home application developed by Stanford University. The application is free and secure. It will run in the background, making use of spare GPU capacity in your PC, without impacting the performance of your other applications.

You can increase your contribution by forming and joining teams and competing against others. Contributors are assigned a score indicating the number and difficulty of completed work units. Rankings and other statistics are posted to the Folding@Home website.

Please note that, currently, only the following products in ATI’s Radeon X1900 Series and Radeon X1950 Series can run the application. We will post information about upcoming products that will support this application in the near future.

Radeon X1900 Series: Radeon X1900 GT, Radeon X1900 XT, Radeon X1900 XTX, Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition

Radeon X1950 Series: Radeon X1950 XTX, Radeon X1950 CrossFire Edition


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If anyone is buying a new ATI X1900 (R580 core) and is running the Folding@Home project, please let us know how it is running.

The X1900 and X1950 series is supposed to increase computation by 20x to 30x. This is accomplished using the 48 pixel shaders in the R580 GPU. That will make an enormous difference in folding times for F@H.

If Santa leaves one of these video cards on your fireplace, please pop a F@H core onto it and tell us what results you experience.

Tech support is available on this thread for users wanting to begin folding for Team 36120 Free Republic Folders!


1 posted on 11/21/2006 8:07:25 PM PST by texas booster
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To: 1066AD; 11Bush; A.Hun; abner; AbsoluteGrace; Advil; aft_lizard; ahayes; Alexander Rubin; ...

Pinging the F@H group. With Wild Wednesday and Black Friday upon us, surely someone will have the pleasure of a new toy!


2 posted on 11/21/2006 8:09:13 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: jimfree; jinx; JosephW; Jubal Harshaw; just deserts; justshutupandtakeit; kAcknor; kaibabbob; ...

Pinging the F@H group. With Wild Wednesday and Black Friday upon us, surely someone will have the pleasure of a new toy!


3 posted on 11/21/2006 8:10:11 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: texas booster

Sorry, I've got no time to read F@H threads...I'm busy reading all the Black Friday ads and figuring how early I have to get up to get what I want (need?)at Fry's. Do you think 4:30 am is too late?


4 posted on 11/21/2006 8:13:40 PM PST by Drango (Earth first, we'll strip-mine the other planets later!)
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To: texas booster
Folding@Home FAQ for new users:

What is Folding@Home?
A Stanford University project to find out how proteins fold.

Why it's important: Proteins folding wrong causes all kinds of diseases, like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and forms of cancer. Folding@Home uses novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously achieved. Through Folding@home, scientists now have the horsepower to study the mechanics of protein folding. With its ability to share the workload among hundred of thousands of computers economically, Folding@home can help scientists understand how proteins snap, or don't, into their predestined shapes - and may help to explain the origins of diseases such as Alzheimer's and apparently unrelated diseases. We're fueling research that could end all that.


How does it work?: You download a safe, tested program (see link below) that is certified by Stanford University. It gets work from Stanford, runs calculations using your spare computer power, and sends the results back to the University.

Is it safe? Yes! Folding@Home rarely effects computer performance in any way and won't compromise your privacy in any way. It only uses the computing power you aren't using so it doesn't slow down other programs.


How do I get started folding for Team FreeRepublic?:
1.) Download the folding program from Stanford University's folding download page (Folding@home Client Download). Type in your desired username.
2.) Type in 36120 for the team number. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT - if you get the number wrong, you won't be folding for team FreeRepublic!
3.) The third question asks, "Launch automatically at machine startup, installing this as a service?" - We recommend you answer YES. Otherwise you will have to manually start the program after every reboot.


How can my computer help? Even if they were given exclusive access to all of the world's supercomputers, Stanford still wouldn't have as much processing power as they get from the supercluster of people's desktop systems Folding@home relies on. Modern supercomputers are essentially a cluster of hundreds of processors linked by fast networking. But Stanford needed the power of hundreds of thousands of processors, not just hundreds.


There's no reason to not get involved! It's free, easy, and you can know you're helping every minute without lifting a finger.

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5 posted on 11/21/2006 8:14:40 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: Drango

It is too late... everyone will be lined up before then at the doors, :-).

BTW, where are you finding ads? I just want a food processor and I can't find a single one with a decent price.


6 posted on 11/21/2006 8:15:36 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: Drango

Just make sure that your pup tent is cleaned out after waiting in line to get a PS3.

Fry's? Thank G_d that Denny's stays open all night. 4:30 may not be early enough.


7 posted on 11/21/2006 8:16:45 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: ican'tbelieveit

http://bfads.net/

http://blackfridayads.com/

I have wasted enough time here. Not enough money for all the good deals.


8 posted on 11/21/2006 8:18:22 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: austinmark; FreedomCalls; IslandJeff; JRochelle; MarMema; Txsleuth; Newtoidaho; texas booster; ...
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Type I Diabetes Ping List
FR mail me to add yourself! (Type IIs welcome, too.)

Research ping for the "Shooter's Gallery".

Seriously, Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
9 posted on 11/21/2006 8:21:07 PM PST by IslandJeff (FR mail me to be added to the Type I Diabetes ping list)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

http://www.fatwallet.org/news/

Found this: Sony H2 6mp/12X optical net price after MIR of $305
but I can help you on the food processor


10 posted on 11/21/2006 8:21:22 PM PST by Drango (Earth first, we'll strip-mine the other planets later!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

>I just want a food processor and I can't find a single one with a decent price.

http://blackfridayads.com/category/13

KitchenAid 9-Cup Food Processor $149.99 @ Sears


11 posted on 11/21/2006 8:28:16 PM PST by Drango (Earth first, we'll strip-mine the other planets later!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

http://blackfridayads.com/stores/15

Kohl's Friday Door Buster (6:00 am to 10:00 am)

Cuisinart 7-cup Food Processor

$97.99


12 posted on 11/21/2006 8:31:51 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: texas booster

Correction: Kohl's early bird specials are 5:00 am to noon.

People will line up starting at 4:30 am.


13 posted on 11/21/2006 8:37:49 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: texas booster

well I've just upgraded one of my machines from a Athlon 3400+ to an Opteron 170 (dual core) running at 2.5ghz and have the 502 console running 2 sessions at 95%.


14 posted on 11/21/2006 9:03:30 PM PST by prophetic
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To: texas booster

Hey Hay Hey,

We're up to 63rd Place. Not bad for a bunch of troglodyte xenophobic mostly-Christian rednecks.

Wish I had a server farm of my own, but my little intrepid desktop has gotten me to #200 on Team Reagan.

I've pinged my Type I Diabetes list, as glucose metabolism will likely be more completely understood as a result of this research. In fact, Project 2124 specifically is designed (in layman-speak) with diabetic side-effects in mind.

What could also come of this, speculating, is more efficient transfer of energy from the glucose/carbohydrate molecule. That means either better booze or sugaring up the gas tanks of the future.

Thanks a mil, Tex. This is fun. No problems running F@H at all, except during #%#&%&& Windows Updates that demand a system restart.

-Jeff


15 posted on 11/21/2006 9:15:42 PM PST by IslandJeff (FR mail me to be added to the Type I Diabetes ping list)
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To: texas booster

I am torn. I could get that system online today from Macy's for $90. Or, I can get a unit at Walmart for $50.

But, I love the links, thanks guys!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 11/21/2006 11:35:07 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: texas booster

BTTT


17 posted on 11/22/2006 2:57:22 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: ican'tbelieveit

IKEA has a "vegamatic" available for $9.99.


18 posted on 11/22/2006 4:09:29 AM PST by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: IslandJeff
Actually we are in 61st. We should also be moving up several places by Christmas. The teams immediately ahead of us do not have nearly as many folders as we do.

I have only been folding for a few weeks and I'm all most in the top half at FR and all ready in the top quarter of all folders. This probably says more about the activity level of some of the folders than about me.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

19 posted on 11/22/2006 4:56:31 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: texas booster
FAH Bump!

Happy Thanksgiving to all y'all!

20 posted on 11/22/2006 5:50:55 AM PST by houeto (Imagine the USA with a conservative MSM!)
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To: texas booster
My shameless self-promotion for this thread:

If you're interested in tracking your folding machine(s) over the web, please Freepmail me.

Available features include:


21 posted on 11/22/2006 6:02:51 AM PST by Egon (I stand beside you as your partner, in front as your defender, behind as... hey! nice butt!)
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To: texas booster

I've heard about the new GPU folding client. Sounds like it really rocks. I wonder if they could be used for doing crypto as well.


22 posted on 11/22/2006 6:27:25 AM PST by zeugma (I reject your reality and substitute my own in its place. (http://www.zprc.org/))
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To: Paladin2

HAHA!!!!! I had to go look up Veg-o-matic for half an hour to see what you are talking about. No, I don't need a french fry maker (that is what I had one for years and years ago).

I need one that will make a paste or grind cookies down to crumbs for a pie crust, :-).


23 posted on 11/22/2006 7:08:46 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: texas booster

Aren't we just about at our 1 year anniversary?

We've done a lot of folding in that 1 year.


24 posted on 11/22/2006 7:45:49 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (It takes a school to bankrupt a village.)
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To: Straight Vermonter; soccer_maniac; systematic

Officially I started the group in May of 2004.

systematic and soccer_maniac started publicizing Folding@Home over the Thanksgiving break. They deserve the credit for making it the broad team that it is.

May have to post an anniversary thread soon!


25 posted on 11/22/2006 8:27:14 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: texas booster
Stanford University is using ATI’s GPUs (Graphics Processor Units) to run Folding@Home....

Question Tex...

If one of the new ATI units gets installed, will the running F@H app auto-sense the new hardware, or does a different version need to be downloaded???

Thanx ~GCR~

p.s. still folding between 91st-95th place since mis summer :)

26 posted on 11/22/2006 10:14:12 AM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("Idiocy - Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers" - despair.com)
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To: GoldCountryRedneck; texas booster; Drango; prophetic; Egon; zeugma; All
Some quick notes to those interested in the GPU folding.

-You must be running XP
-The vid card needs to be based on the ATI X1900 or X1950 chip. This does not mean the card is labeled as a Raedon. Other manufacturers cards will work, as long as the chip is right.
-The X1600,X1650, and X1800 will fold, but are not supported, you may have to fool device manager into thinking it's a 19xx.
-Only ATI drivers 6.5 and 6.10 work for folding.
-You need DX9.0c or later installed. (need d3dx9_30.dll)
-You need a PCI-E board and power supply. There will be decent AGP versions available "in December" (already in UK?)
-512k HIGHLY recommended
-Cost = 150.00 to 425.00
-You must have separate accounts set up for each user on the computer.
- CTRL-ALT-DEL will close client
-GPU needs at LEAST 25% CPU time free.
-Shaders are used for folding. Higher shaders = higher PPD. This is why GForce will not work.
- Your GPU will run HOT.
- Some claim 600 PPD off a GPU, but reality hasn't had it's full say yet. Your mileage may vary......



There seems to be some "known issues" (they are not calling them "bugs") running a GPU client and a CPU client at the same time. You will get lag every 4-5 seconds unless you pump up the GPU clock and voltage. 512 vs. 256 helps, but not a sure cure.

At this point, you seem to have to trade your CPU folding for GPU folding (after a $200-$400 expense, not counting MB and PS issues).
My main box that already has a PCI-E slot and PS is running a duel core CPU, so I personally and not going to trade at this point. REMEMBER, this is still in beta, so don't dismiss anything at this point, just don't think you can shove a X19xx in your box and pick up an extra 600 PPD.

If anyone would like to donate the GPU to me, I'll be happy to do further research and report back. LOL
27 posted on 11/22/2006 12:29:03 PM PST by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: dfwddr

The X1600,X1650, and X1800 will fold.. not supported... have to fool device manager...(need d3dx9_30.dll)... need a PCI-E board ...CTRL-ALT-DEL will close client.....some "known issues"... will get lag every 4-5 seconds...pump up the GPU clock and voltage... not a sure cure.

Ummmm, thanks dfw...I think.

I'm just gonna stick with my own dual-core for now. It ain't broke, soooooooo...

28 posted on 11/22/2006 7:39:01 PM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("Idiocy - Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers" - despair.com)
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To: All
The Fry's ads are up! Guess I'll sleep in.
http://www.fatwallet.com/t/24/674361
29 posted on 11/22/2006 11:28:36 PM PST by Drango (Earth first, we'll strip-mine the other planets later!)
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To: texas booster
Just so I have an idea how my procesor is doing--I'm folding at about 13s to 15s per frame (unless a child is running a high graphics game, then it slows to about 30s a frame).

Is that good? bad? normal?

30 posted on 11/23/2006 3:58:22 AM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: dfwddr

Vid chip--I have a NVidea GeForce 7600 GS--I think it's doing pretty goood, not sure.


31 posted on 11/23/2006 4:04:40 AM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: SoftballMominVA
-I'm folding at about 13s to 15s per frame (unless a child is running a high graphics game, then it slows to about 30s a frame).

It really depends on which WU your doing at the time. The easiest way to compare yourself to other FReepers, is to download and install Egon's monitoring program, build up a little history, and then check your times for a project, compared to others. This is done by clicking on a project name listed under your computer. Egon has put a lot of time and effort into this tool, and it is well worth using.

32 posted on 11/23/2006 6:16:54 AM PST by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: SoftballMominVA
NVidea GeForce 7600 GS--I think it's doing pretty goood, not sure.

The 7600 is a good card, but you can't fold off it's GPU. Stanford has a new client that allows you to use your GPU to process WU's. When I first read about it, I was thinking "Hey, for a few bucks, I could throw a new card in my box, and double my output". Well, it's not quite that easy. Unless it's an idle box, or you really have a reason to take the pressure off your CPU, IMO right now it doesn't seem like a good idea, because your replacing your CPU, not adding to it. This whole deal is still Beta though, and I'm sure it will only get better.

33 posted on 11/23/2006 6:30:18 AM PST by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: GoldCountryRedneck
I'm just gonna stick with my own dual-core for now. It ain't broke, soooooooo...

Ditto here....for now. But I'm thinking I may build a new box after the first of the year, just to play with this.

34 posted on 11/23/2006 6:34:51 AM PST by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: Malsua; texas booster; Klutz Dohanger; DocRock; pbrown; papasmurf; soccer_maniac; Drango; ...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my FReeper FOlding FRiends !!!


35 posted on 11/23/2006 6:44:50 AM PST by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: dfwddr

Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Just stopped in to see if my wu was still chugging along. Back to cooking and herding grandkids out to the yard. :-)


36 posted on 11/23/2006 7:29:52 AM PST by processing please hold
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To: SoftballMominVA
I will ditto what dfwddr said. FReepmail Egon for his monitoring program and it will make more sense.

Frame speeds are so subjective that it is very hard to make comparisons. The graphics cards actually means fairly little to the over all speed of a work unit. The GROMACS core is design to be as independent as possible of hardware, with just a few tweaks to implement assembly code into looping functions.

The work units also make a big difference in speed, depending on what is being studied. Some Tinker cores can run very slow and some GROMACS can run very slow. If you have a work unit with 20,000,000 frames then each frame normally goes by quicker than a WU with 4,000,000 frames.
37 posted on 11/23/2006 7:41:32 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: dfwddr

I dropped into my local CompUSA to look at deals on X1900 cards. Almost got one for $190 but they seem to be sold out chain wide. Real bummer.

I will try to grab one by Christmas and start the experiment, if I can get it by the Finance Committee.

Hmm, where are those diamond ads I saw last week?


38 posted on 11/23/2006 7:46:53 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: texas booster

The Diamond X1950pro 512 is suppose to be available in AGP. I'm not sure if now, or in a couple weeks. Probally reasonably priced too.

There should also be a price drop on the X19xx whan the 8800 settles down price wise. Not sure how long that will take though.


39 posted on 11/23/2006 8:54:54 AM PST by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
I never used a vegomatic, but they looked like a tremendously useful device when I was a kid watching TV.;-)

I almost bought the thing I saw in Ikea just to see if it really worked.

40 posted on 11/25/2006 2:26:28 PM PST by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: texas booster
Thanks for the ping, oh wise one. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

BTW, I still have a Veg-O-Matic, if anyone wants to buy one, it's up in the attic next to my Buttoneer and Magic Lint remover.

:O)


P
41 posted on 11/25/2006 6:13:26 PM PST by papasmurf (Join Team 36120 Free Republic Folders. Folding@Home Enter Name:FRpapasmurf)
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To: papasmurf
Veg-o-Matic!

I am amazed at the Greatest TV Gifts Ever, that well, I never even used once. Somewhere at my parents place there must be half an attic covered with the Greatest Ronco products ever. My mom was convinced that companies wouldn't pay to advertise on TV (esp with a guarantee!) unless it was truly good.

Maybe we did use a Ginsu ...
42 posted on 11/25/2006 8:44:20 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: IslandJeff

Woo Hoo!

We're Number 60!

At least there is something to celebrate this weekend.

First Texas, now Notre Dame. What a waste of TV time.


43 posted on 11/25/2006 8:46:35 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: processing please hold

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=168262

pbrown is now over 10,000 points!! 5 days, 4 competed work units.

How many systems are running to pop these work units?


44 posted on 11/25/2006 8:50:20 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: texas booster

I didn't get up until halftime of USC/Irish, and, even then, found other programming more interesting.

Heck, even the Grambling/LA Southern game wasn't that good. And I missed the halftime show.

NFL tomorrow. Life will resume normalcy.


45 posted on 11/25/2006 8:51:37 PM PST by IslandJeff (FR mail me to be added to the Type I Diabetes ping list)
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To: IslandJeff

I watch very, very little TV, mostly sports. I couldn't believe that I chose to drop a couple of hours on these games. At least the few minutes of UGA and GT I saw were pretty good.

My NFL is done for the weekend. Now that Tony Romo is leading the Dallas Cowboys to the Stupor Bowl all is well. I will just show up in January (or Feb) and I am sure that Dallas will once again conquer all. That's what I heard on Talk radio today, and we all know how reliable Sports Talk is ...

< /koolaid>

What a topsy turvy season for the former Cocaineboys. Beat Indy, lose to the Deadskins. Good thing I don't gamble.


46 posted on 11/25/2006 9:04:38 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: texas booster

Why doesn't Barber start in the backfield?


47 posted on 11/25/2006 9:18:08 PM PST by IslandJeff (FR mail me to be added to the Type I Diabetes ping list)
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To: texas booster

I only have one, it's an XPS. My son keeps telling me I have a powerful computer. I'll take his word for it. I guess it's a good one then, huh?


48 posted on 11/25/2006 9:33:28 PM PST by processing please hold
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To: processing please hold

You are doing very well for only having one system.

Check your mail!


49 posted on 11/25/2006 9:59:02 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: IslandJeff
I dunno. Maybe its because Jones is better, maybe Big Tuna likes two backs, maybe its the defense, maybe its ego or contract negotiations.

I can't keep up with Romo and Jessica Simpson. How can I expect to outguess Big Bill?

Parcells makes 4 million, surely all of his decisions are sacrosanct!
50 posted on 11/25/2006 10:04:00 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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