Re: Media contact and a question

Jeff Simmons (
Wed, 9 Apr 1997 17:59:31 -0700 (PDT)


> I have a quick question. I have basically two machines (sometimes three)
> which I can afford cycles on--a P-90 and a P-150, both running NT and idle
> much of the time. I've been running the clients since two days ago, but I
> have this question: is it worth the time? I'm certainly not after the
> money, so that's not my concern. However, the number of cycles these two
> machines contribute is miniscule compared to the number of keys being
> processed every day. It's not even a drop in the bucket.
> Any thoughts? Could two mid-range PC's make a difference, or is it more
> of an annoyance to the system than anything else?

Speaking for myself, this thing is more of a political protest than any
kind of hope that I'm gonna make any money off it. I DON'T want to live
in the police state that the American government, both Democrats and
Republicans, seem to be happily trying to construct for us. (OK, Jeff,
stay off the soapbox.)

As far as I'm concerned, if Rocke had a Pilot client, I'd be running that,
too. If he (or someone else) writes an NLM, I'll run it on my Netware
servers. I've happily watched my 3 Pentiums, which were about 4th on the
statistics list at the beginning, drop down to somewhere near 20th. I'd
be happier if they were below 100.

Hell, until Rocke tells us that the server can't handle any more, hook
up EVERYTHING! And when he does, we'll just get another server.

- --
Jeff Simmons

Hey, man, got any spare CPU cycles? Help crack DES.

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