User of the Day for 23 April 2018: SlumLord

Your personal background.
The above picture is of my dog Petra (R.I.P.) and I.

I am a 41 year old webMethods software developer who works in Battle Creek, Michigan. The small city of more than 50,000 is corporate headquarters of Kellogg\'s. I commute there from Ypsilanti where I live with my wife and our cat. In August 2008 we got married in Traverse City, Michigan.

I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems. Since 2005 I have completed a C++ Programming Certificate, Computer Programming Associate and in May, 2011 achieved a Computer Information Systems Transfer Associate at Washtenaw Community College.

See my other BOINC project profiles, mainly for different pictures, at Seti@Home, GPUGrid, and LHC@Home. Visit my Facebook, profile also.

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Current System: Work units complete in about 10 hours.

First Workunit: 2017

Computer Make/Model: HP Pavilion 15n-255w laptop

Processor: AMD A10-5745M quad-core 2.1 Ghz

Memory: 8 Gb (1 Dimm) DDR3 1333 Mhz

Hard Drive: 750 Gb 5400 RPM

Video Card: ATI Radeon 8610G on-board

Networking: 802.11n wireless | 10/100 ethernet

Internet Connection: 24Mb dl/5Mb ul AT/T U-Verse

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Retired System: Work units have been completing in 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

First Workunit: December 14, 2010

Computer Make/Model: Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5048 laptop

Processor: AMD Athlon II P320 dual-core 2.1 Ghz

Memory: 3 Gb (2Gb + 1Gb) DDR3 1066 Mhz (PC3-8500)

Hard Drive: 320 Gb 5400 RPM

Video Card: ATI Radeon 4250 on-board shared ram

Networking: 802.11n wireless / Gigabit ethernet

Internet Connection: 12Mb dl/1.5Mb ul AT/T U-Verse

3DMark Score: 2006: 1767
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Retired System: A Rosetta Mini work unit would take 3 to 4 hours. The video card was upgraded from integrated Nvidia 6100 LE graphics. The memory was upgraded from 512Mb. This machine was inherited from my wife\'s fathers estate.

Date Inherited: January 2009

Date Purchased: September 2006

Processor: AMD Athlon 3500, 2.20 Ghz

Computer Make/Model: Compaq Presario SR2020NX (On-board: 5.1 surround) desktop

Memory: PNY 2 Gb (2x1Gb) 533 Mhz (PC2-4200 dual channel)

Hard Drives: 160Gb 7200 RPM (8Mb cache)

Video: MSI Nvidia 9600 GT low-power (40% less than regular 9600 GT) PCI-Express x16 v1.0

Networking: On-board 10/100/1000

Internet Connection: 15Mb dl/768k ul Comcast cable modem

3DMark Scores: 2006: 5764 2005: 10672 2003: 27056
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Retired System: Completed a work unit in 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours. This system died in November 2007 and was not replaced until January 2009 due to me splitting my time between college, work, getting married, and the sickness and eventual death of my father-in-law.

Date built: August 2003

Processor: Pentium 4 2.8c Ghz hyperthreaded 800 Mhz fsb

Motherboard: ASUS P4P800 (On-board: Raid, 5.1 Surround)

Memory: Crucial 1Gb (2x512Mb) 400 Mhz (PC-3200 dual channel)

Hard Drives: Seagate 160 Gb (2x80 Gb - raid 0, 2x8Mb cache) 7200 RPM

Video Card: ATI Radeon 9600 PRO (AGP 8x)

Networking: On-board 10/100/1000

Internet Connection: 15 Mb dl/768 k ul Comcast cable modem

3DMark Scores: 2003: 975 2001: 7099
Your opinions about Rosetta@home
Protein Folding looks like it will become beneficial to mankind in many ways, including eliminating many diseases.

This could eventually move us into a Utopian like existence. Which has been written about many times in literature and envisioned in movies. What if we could cure cancer with a pill or shot just like we do currently with other previously life threatening diseases?!
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