Crunching for a Cure!


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Regular visitors to the PC Review forums will surely have noticed the presence of Captain Crunchie (aka Muckshifter) and his crunching team. For those of you who would rather not traul through endless threads about it, here is a brief summary:

World Community Grid aims to solve medical problems through using the processing power of computers. It would costs a great deal of money for these research companies to buy the processing power required, and so they ask for help from the general public. By simply downloading the relevant software, anyone can let their computer 'crunch' data, with the aim of finding such things as a cure for cancer. The program runs in the background while your computer is switched on, and you can go about your normal daily business without noticing any difference.

As well as the enormously good feeling of doing something to help others, there is fun to be had. There are teams of crunchers the world over, indeed, PCR has one: 'The PCReview Crew II' with World Community Grid. Members of this team crunch away, their data is automatically submitted, and a leaderboard emerges. It's always good to try and beat the winner with your crunching power! :)

So how can you help? We are always on the look out for volunteer crunchers. You can join the team by firstly downloading the software (it is available for both Windows, Mac and Linux). Having done that, the next step is to register yourself on their website and join a team! Couldn't be more simple!

If you have some questions, check out the Crunchers Corner forum for friendly help and advice on getting started :)

Once again, a big thank you to Mucks, Adywebb and V_R for keeping the whole team running smoothly, and of course to all the crunching members for participating :thumb:
 

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Adywebb

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Nice one Ian :thumb:


.....maybe worth mentioning that the software is also available for Mac users ;)
 
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Crunching for a Cure

Pride of place on the home page:thumb:
Glad it's been noticed over at WCG:D
 
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What is google alerts exactly? :) I thought it was the thing that monitored for search changes?
 
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I've already joined the WCG and right now the site is down due to upgrading the statistics but I'd like to know how to join your team. Just tell mw where to go or what to do since i would love to belong on your team and i'm not on a team at the moment. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
 

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Hold on Buddy

Hang on in there and we will be right back ...just dont do anything irrational ..like joining another team :)
 
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martymar129 said:
I've already joined the WCG and right now the site is down due to upgrading the statistics but I'd like to know how to join your team. Just tell mw where to go or what to do since i would love to belong on your team and i'm not on a team at the moment. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

Welcome :wave: Ady V-R Or someone will advise you in a moment:thumb:
 
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Thanks!! I feel very welcome here and thanks for the help on how to join this team. I followed ur advice and now i am officially on this team. I know I just started crunching and have returned 2 results but will keep crunching away everyday cause it's for a great cause. If i ever have any questions i'll be sure to ask anyone of you all for help.
 

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Welcome to our community...you will not be disappointed , goodies and knowledge and bargains for all
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thanks. also how do i add my stats from WCG like u do so when i reply to a post it will show up like some members does any advice on how to do that?
 
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The custom stats sigs are created by V_R - I will message him and point him in your direction :thumb:

Again - welcome aboard, its great to have you on the team :)
 
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Thanks. I'm glad to be on this team It's a great team to be on. Yea the blue one is nice so V_R , whenever you have time would you mind coding me a stat to put on my post? It would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again.
 
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Welcome martymar129!
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I am on the case as i type! :D
 
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