Purpose of this blog: to retain miscellaneous information that I find interesting or would like to share with others.

Climate Prediction

One more!

Climateprediction.net is the largest experiment to try and produce a forecast of the climate in the 21st century. To do this, we need people around the world to give us time on their computers - time when they have their computers switched on, but are not using them to their full capacity.


Predictor@home is a world-community experiment and effort to use distributed world-wide-web volunteer resources to assemble a supercomputer able to predict protein structure from protein sequence. Our work is aimed at testing and evaluating new algorithms and methods of protein structure prediction.


LHC@home helps the construction of LHC. LHC stands for Large Hadron Collider. It will be the largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built. You can read about it here. It simulates how the particles travel trough the 27 km long tunnel. With the help of the calculated information, the magnets that control the beam can be calibrated with greater precision. More information can be found here.


Einstein@home is a program that uses your computer's idle time to search for spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO and GEO gravitational wave detectors. Einstein@home is a World Year of Physics 2005 project supported by the American Physical Society (APS) and by a number of international organizations.

Best Buy's Geek Squad

I was on my way to work today and what do I see? A Geekmobile! I've heard of them before, but I've never seen one. This one had 3 geeks jammed into that black and white bug. It reminded me of a clown car. =)



Can Cell Phones Damage Our Eyes?

Wow, this is kind of scary. Originally posted over on /. (slashdot).



If you haven’t seen Seti@Home for some time, take another look. They have revamped their software and their website. I updated The Honor Empire Seti@Home group, so if you have an account, please join us. If not… and if you are interested in finding E.T. you can register here for free.

Google's Personalized Homepage

This portal has some wicked DHTML/Javascript going on behind the scenes. You can add just about any rss feed to your personalized google homepage. There are options for bookmarks, daily quotes, weather, movies, word of the day, top news stories, even your gmail inbox can be listed. Each of the boxes can be dragged around into any column and position you like. This portal is now officially my homepage.

Google Portal


Bal's PiFast Computations

The following computations were done using the program PiFast on an AMD T-Bird 1.33GHz with 640mb DDR ram.

Seti@home 1000 work units

Finally, 1000 Workunits!

Seti@Home 1000 Workunits


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