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#61 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by UBT - Woodles » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:30 am

Alez wrote:
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You want an incentive not to get caught quite yet ? Well just look at who is number 125 on the list :twisted:
You do know any registered members can see this thread? :)

(I don't think we're going to put up any struggle, it's not one of our targeted projects)
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#62 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Alez » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:42 am

UBT - Woodles wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:30 am
Alez wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:08 pm
You want an incentive not to get caught quite yet ? Well just look at who is number 125 on the list :twisted:
You do know any registered members can see this thread? :)

(I don't think we're going to put up any struggle, it's not one of our targeted projects)
Yes, no secret that getting WCG into top 100 is one of our team goals and hopefully people being able to read it will encourage them to take part. That will give us every project within top 100. It's a struggle for sure but considering we started outside 200 we are doing a remarkable job. Feel free to race us up the board, bit of fun and banter never hurt our two teams and both of us in the top 100 would be an awesome achievement ... If not, we'll give you a cheery wave on the way past :happy-cheerleaderkid: in a week or two :D
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#63 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by UBT - Woodles » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:55 pm

Good luck with it, very impressive progress so far. Not exactly a couple of weeks effort is it, you lot have been quite determined.

I would offer to give you a hand but since it's also UBTs only project outside the top 100 I may get in trouble for not sorting out our own placing first.

Wave away, we'll wait until you're not looking then mount a sneaky attack.
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#64 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Alez » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:10 pm

UBT - Woodles wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:55 pm
Wave away, we'll wait until you're not looking then mount a sneaky attack.
:lol: I'd expect nothing less :dance:

Getting there really does mean in it for the long haul. All I can say is thankfully Seti is already in the top 100
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#65 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:41 pm

Friday night & the gap is down to 1.17M!
Not much scope for sneak attacks on this one!
Our top 100 ambitions are neither secret nor recent. I remember TSBT being sub 600 .. 8-)
Grand though it would be to overtake our oldest rivals & friends, the real goal is moving onto the front page. You could always come with us!
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#66 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:05 am

And UBT are up to 124th.
So The PCReview Crew II are next in our way. 4 or 5 days should do it.
Then we take whoever is next. If it's UBT - & their lead over us has closed to 1.03M - then so be it! :-)

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#67 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by UBT - Woodles » Tue May 08, 2018 9:08 am

123rd now :D

Mainly due to this https://mspsteem.com/gridcoin/@parejan/ ... h-gridcoin which has encouraged a couple of our crunchers.

Might be worth looking at for you lot as well if you're going to stay on WCG (or have crunched it in the past) Basically, you get rewarded with an established crypto currency for crunching WCG. You don't have to change teams, make any alterations to your crunching habits and your Boinc credits still get added to the TSBT total.

You do have to temporarily change your WCG username (but not your password) to link your account to the crypto wallet but then you change it back. You also get a one off bonus payment for any previous WCG you have crunched.

From their post:

Ongoing rate - The payout rate is set at $1.00 (in Bytes) for every 150,000 points.

Bonus payments:
100,000 to 1,000,000 points: $0.20;
1,000,000 to 10,000,000 points: $3.00;
10,000,000 to 100,000,000 points: $40.00;
over 100,000,000 points: $150.00.

'Points' mentioned is WCG points, NOT Boinc credits.

You never know, it may encourage even more of TSBT to crunch WCG.

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#68 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Thu May 10, 2018 12:30 am

Sounds too good to be true. What's the catch?

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#69 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by UBT - Woodles » Thu May 10, 2018 8:33 am

i don't think there's a catch as such, it appears to be the same idea as Gridcoin.

More visibility, increased trade/demand and hence, a higher value of the currency.

I will add that I haven't tried it myself (due to not crunching WCG) but team members have reported that the bonus payments have been made. Not sure about the ongoing payments.

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#70 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Thu May 10, 2018 7:52 pm

Well, I've now got a byteball balance worth $150 (allegedly). Hopefully I'll get daily payments or similar, although they'll be much smaller.
The big question is,"How do I spend it? And/or convert it into real money? Or can I only spend it on the dark web on drugs, guns & child sex slaves? Really I'd rather have groceries or alcohol

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#71 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Fri May 11, 2018 2:53 am

Megacruncher wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:52 pm
Well, I've now got a byteball balance worth $150 (allegedly). Hopefully I'll get daily payments or similar, although they'll be much smaller.
What is this?
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#72 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by UBT - Woodles » Fri May 11, 2018 9:40 am

Hi Mega,

On most crytpo exchanges you can convert it into Bitcoins then cash (possibly even directly into cash) I don't think Tescos accepts it yet so that may not be an option.

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#73 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Fri May 11, 2018 2:44 pm

scole of TSBT wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 2:53 am
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Well, I've now got a byteball balance worth $150 (allegedly). Hopefully I'll get daily payments or similar, although they'll be much smaller.
What is this?
Free cryptocurrency for all WCG participants - see Woodles' post a little further up this thread.
You'd qualify for a $150 bonus too.

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#74 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Sat May 12, 2018 10:37 am

My byteball tally has slumped to $130 :(
But much more importantly TSBT are up to 125th now! :clap: :dance:
Also, if I may be permitted a moment of personal vanity, let it be noted that I have cracked top 1000 and am currently 996th! 8-)

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#75 Re: WCG team position

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Megacruncher wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 10:37 am
Also, if I may be permitted a moment of personal vanity, let it be noted that I have cracked top 1000 and am currently 996th! 8-)
And also top 50 in the UK :clap:

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#76 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Tue May 15, 2018 12:21 am

Thanks, I hadn't noticed! 8-)

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#77 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Tue May 22, 2018 1:38 am

Anyhoo, now we are 124th
Next up is UBT.

The gap is 914K.

Let's close it! :lol:

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#78 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Sphynx » Tue May 22, 2018 1:07 pm

Megacruncher wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 10:37 am
My byteball tally has slumped to $130 :(
But much more importantly TSBT are up to 125th now! :clap: :dance:
Also, if I may be permitted a moment of personal vanity, let it be noted that I have cracked top 1000 and am currently 996th! 8-)
Well, though skeptical, I gave it a try also. Got $152 initial bonus, didn't have to change teams and was able to go back to my normal screen name at WCG. I will say that the initial directions are a bit confusing, at least they were for me, but worked through it. Curious to see how this pans out, but even if I get nothing, I didn't invest anything, so it's pretty riskless.
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#79 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Tue May 22, 2018 7:31 pm

Sphynx wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Megacruncher wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 10:37 am
My byteball tally has slumped to $130 :(
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Well, though skeptical, I gave it a try also. Got $152 initial bonus, didn't have to change teams and was able to go back to my normal screen name at WCG. I will say that the initial directions are a bit confusing, at least they were for me, but worked through it. Curious to see how this pans out, but even if I get nothing, I didn't invest anything, so it's pretty riskless.
Yep if there's a catch I've yet to find it.
The value of byteball fluctuates wildly but with my initial bonus and 11 days payments (about $1.5/day) I've now got a stash worth $158.
I'll let it accumulate,& also hope that the exchange rate inproves a bit, before I try converting some of it into real world beer vouchers

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#80 Re: WCG team position

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Megacruncher wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 7:31 pm
Sphynx wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Megacruncher wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 10:37 am
My byteball tally has slumped to $130 :(
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Well, though skeptical, I gave it a try also. Got $152 initial bonus, didn't have to change teams and was able to go back to my normal screen name at WCG. I will say that the initial directions are a bit confusing, at least they were for me, but worked through it. Curious to see how this pans out, but even if I get nothing, I didn't invest anything, so it's pretty riskless.
Yep if there's a catch I've yet to find it.
The value of byteball fluctuates wildly but with my initial bonus and 11 days payments (about $1.5/day) I've now got a stash worth $158.
I'll let it accumulate,& also hope that the exchange rate inproves a bit, before I try converting some of it into real world beer vouchers
Sounds good. You go first! ;)
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#81 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Sun May 27, 2018 1:28 pm

My bytecall is down to 115. I guess everyone is signing up and dumping it for $ driving the price down?
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#82 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Mon May 28, 2018 12:49 am

scole of TSBT wrote:
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My bytecall is down to 115. I guess everyone is signing up and dumping it for $ driving the price down?
Maybe.
Or it could just be that cryptocuurencies are stupidly volatile and have been rather overvalued recently.
I'll wait for the bounce back!


But more importantly why haven't the WCG stats updated in 4 days?
We are frozen 699K behind UBT

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#83 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Mon May 28, 2018 1:09 am

I think I read they are working a method to provide stats to only approved parties to satisfy GDPR rules

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#84 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Tue May 29, 2018 12:09 am

I hope you jest?
Sadly it's just a little bit too plausible: The internet off limits to decent law-abiding folks whilst Nigerian princes, horny single Russian women and dirty thieving bastards who have details of my long since abandoned Talktalk account roam unfettered!

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#85 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Tue May 29, 2018 1:17 am

Megacruncher wrote:
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I hope you jest?
Sadly it's just a little bit too plausible: The internet off limits to decent law-abiding folks whilst Nigerian princes, horny single Russian women and dirty thieving bastards who have details of my long since abandoned Talktalk account roam unfettered!
nope. Every month another large business reports someone accessed their data (my data) complete with name, address, telephone number, cc number and all I get is "sorry". But damned if they those thieving bastards will get to see what my WCG credits are! Stopped them cold! Good thing too as I'm pretty sure knowing your mother's maiden name will be replaced with knowing WCG credits.

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#86 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Dirk Broer » Tue May 29, 2018 3:42 am

scole of TSBT wrote:
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I think I read they are working a method to provide stats to only approved parties to satisfy GDPR rules
I think they try to be more catholic than the pope, as the saying here goes.....
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#87 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Alez » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:12 pm

https://boincstats.com/en/forum/5/11967,1

Yip, GDPR consent issues. I believe Einstein also and probably others.

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#88 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:35 pm

Einstein seems to be okay but WCG is still not exporting. And they don't seem that bothered about it.
It's really not encouraging at all. WCG were late to join the BOINC party & it looks like they may effectively be leaving early: if you aren't sharing your project stats, to allow them to be aggregated, then you aren't taking part in BOINC.
I'm scaling down my WCG efforts rather drastically until I'm sure that it'll be coming back to BOINC.

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#89 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:03 pm

I have read anything that suggested WCG was pulling out of Boinc. Only it was taking a little time to get it all setup. Anyone see a thread where they have a timeframe?

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#90 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:57 pm

its all de facto rather than de jure but seriously ominous all the same: They haven't announced their departure but they are making it hard for others to import their stats, which is probably beyond the letter of GDPR (it's all public domain stuff anyway), beyond the spirit of GDPR, and certainly counter to the whole idea of BOINC. Whatever their intentions they risk leaving themselves isolated outwith the BOINC community. 12 days on all the other major projects have got their stuff in order. WCG haven't.

Hopefully they will. Until then I'm taking a rest.

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