No one Folding anymore

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Seems like there’s only about a dozen active Folders on Team 10 now. I remember the good old days when it was pretty busy in this forum :)

Everyone else just mining instead these days? I did a couple of evenings folding with the 3080 and shot up the table :)
 
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Yeah I switched to mining. I did a hybrid at first sometime in 2017? Token called GRIDcoin where you folded on projects but they rewarded you with crypto token, but earn way more direct mining.

If they incentivised it and entwined with the folding it would attract some back I guess. Lots of people complain about wasted energy 'mining' well the solution lies there.. make the 'pointless calculations' fold for the projects would be a win-win!
 
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I stopped many years ago probably around 2010, was folding for another team back then. but just reinstalled to see what's happening these days.
Points just made me laugh, looking at my history I'd completed around 2,600 WUs for a total of 1.2m points.

Running my first WUs & it's estimating I will do 3m points per day :cry:
 
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Know it doesn't mean much these days but hit 1m PPD today, & 7.5m point in the last 7 days.
Not bad for 1 CPU/GPU imo when back when I first ran [email protected] I was lucky to do 1k a week with 3 CPU's :D

Unfortunately, I'm getting complaints from the wife on the electricity it's using although I've said it only works out to around £2.50 per day
 
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I recently hit 10 billion points (only around 200m for OCUK though) but my electricity bill suddenly leaped to untenable levels so I'm down to an occasional unit per day.

I peaked at 600m in a month but my power bill jumped to £700 per month :(
 
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Folding proteins. Science crunching. It was about before cryptocurrencies and what some of us did to contribute to projects. Recently they had a lot of interest as it was used to assist in the COVID data.
 
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Ah right, yes did that myself for a bit - assume this is 'for good' rather than commercialised? Just wondered if some pharmaceutical had thought to monetise it!
 
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I did [email protected] for nearly 7 years. I stopped to go to mining. I think decentralised money is far more important than the decentralised medical projects now especially after the last couple of years. It used to be really hard to get up the ranking as well whereas now they don't seem to correct the points any more. Millions a day on a basic single gpu is just silly really. They really don't reflect the dedication and time some people have put in.
 
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Did it on and off in the past, currently 109th in team 10 apparently :D No chance of doing it now though, I stopped mining also which I did after folding. Cost of electricity for running a [email protected] rig is well beyond acceptable now sadly.
 
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Had a machine or two running for Team 10 a few years ago. Been difficult with two Kiddies in the house to keep the noise and heat down, not to mention the current electricity pricing issues. I could run during my cheaper 'charging' period , call it heating during the winter. :D I do miss the cameraderie and the positive benefits of contributing.
 
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