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  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Feb 2004
    witenoiz wrote:
    ......just about to take a turn off Rt 66 and head North. Jack
    Beats heading South! ;D

    45 in a few months for me. :cool:" alt=":cool:" />
  • edited Apr 2004
    Hello everyone,

    I live in Geneva, Switzerland. I am originally from Iran, 27 years old and I work as financial hedge funds analyst.

    I just started folding for 93! Altough I believe my office laptop has few CPU power to spare cause I am just at 10% of my first WU!!

    I came accross Short Media for help removing the omegasearch tool bar and re-installing WinXp.

    I don't know jack about computers programation, reparation, optimisation...I will rely on all of you for that :)

    I use my home PC only to play microsoft flightsimulator 2004 (thats the only thing I could help people with..) and I love to ride motorbikes :)

    Peace to all,

    requin
  • NecropolisNecropolis Hawarden, Wales Icrontian
    edited Apr 2004
    Welcome to the team requin
    :smokin:
  • MedlockMedlock Miramar, Florida
    edited Apr 2004
    Name: Ricky Nelson (call me Rick if you like)
    Age: Turned 17 not long ago.
    Location: I live in Miramar, Florida.
    Occupation: High School junior
    Joined: Umm... Late February, early March?
    Interests: Girls (looking for one...) games, computers, and as of joining Short-Media, folding!

    I joined Short-Media shortly after my B-day, end of Feb., 2004. And I guess I'm not the only one to discover this place reading about ATi's drivers (3.8 I think it was) and monitors. Looking through the threads a bit, I saw some pretty interesting conversations. I wanted to give my opinion as well, so, here I am! You guys got me into folding, I started about a month ago. I really started maybe 5-7 days ago. (I let my comp finish 1 WU and then stopped 'cause it started interfering with some of my programs.) Now I intend to fold for a long time to come. Who knows, maybe I'll get another rig in on it in the future.

    Hello everyone! :wave:" alt=":wave:" /> :usflag:
  • Straight_ManStraight_Man Geeky, in my own way Punta Gorda, FL Icrontian
    edited Apr 2004
    Gunny wrote:
    Well Sir, I only know of one way to keep from having birthdays, and it ain't worth damn!
    There is a lot of truth in the saying that old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthuisiam! Not sure about the spelling there, right now, I am way into the Bud Light.
    Preciate the fact that I'm not the only older dude here, and the fact that you admitted to it.
    Take care

    A BIG Welcome to all of you who have posted here after I posted last. Gunny, Bothered is also of our general age group. As is Leonardo. We have, as the old saying goes, "a mix of old and new" here, and since the focus is tech, it can be true both ways for some of us. (Physical Age versus IIT Experience). Nice thing is, age is not a barrier to IT enthusiasm, and a mix of us can make a very nicely balanced forum work very very well.

    Shorty, primesuspect (we keep suspecting him of GOOD here :) ), and MediaMan are somewhere in the middle of the age range. They as a group of three are the PRIME MOVER's here. But they are tolerant of almost all ages.

    TheGr81: Happy to see another enthusiast here, thanks for folding with us.
  • entropyentropy Yah-Der-Hey (Wisconsin)
    edited Apr 2004
    Hey all! lol i'm sure most of you know me from harassing you (not *literally*, of course :) my comp just hates me) throughout the forums. but, i'm actually only 15 years old and can't wait to drive. i'd heard about f@h and used it to check my temps but then said screw it. now, after watching Fold Flash 2, all the sudden i realized how insanely awesome this is. so, if i can get my old machine connected, i shall fold forever! lol, but i'd have to work on getting them networked and that costs more money! so i'll just fold like a mofo on here ;D i figured, the least i could do was help out short-media, AND help thousands, then hoorah! lol so thanks once again s-m!

    -entr0py (aka: trystan, but my real name sucks so i use fake ones lol)
  • edited May 2004
    Hey everyone. Just Joined the team. Names TR0LL im a Friend of KingFish. Ive got the client up on two machines now

    A bit of info on myself
    Im a 20 year old Self dependent full time college student at Dakota State University. Im working on a BS in Computer Science. I love to game, you name it Ive gamed it.
    Im also gettimg married in October of this year
  • LeonardoLeonardo Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited May 2004
    Welcome to Short Media and welcome to our great Folding@Home Team. We have a very fierce bite for our size - much fun too.

    Computer science? Hmm. Great. You've got the theory and the background with your university; with us you get a solid foundation in the practical! Obviously you are now on a path to great success! :D
  • DonutDonut Maine
    edited Jun 2004
    Hello all,

    My name is Donut (Tom), and I fold under the name Donuts. I'm 38 yrs. old and live in Maine. Started folding couple of months ago for another team, and decided to switch. I've been lurking in your forums for over a year and you folks have already answered many questions for me. (as I am still a complete noob). Thanks for the welcome. :smiles:
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jun 2004
    Great to have you on the team, Donut!

    :celebrate
  • LeonardoLeonardo Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Jun 2004
    I've been lurking in your forums for over a year and you folks have already answered many questions for me. (as I am still a complete noob). Thanks for the welcome.

    No more "you folks", OK? It's us and we - you are part of the Team! :cool:" alt=":cool:" /> Welcome to our community.
  • mmonninmmonnin Centreville, VA
    edited Jun 2004
    Welcome Donuts, you have an official welcome now.:) Good to see you posting.:)
  • edited Jun 2004
    Name: Stella
    Age: 25
    Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Occupation: Student (at least until the end of the year)
    Interests: A whole bunch of different stuff, kinda like a quilt. :)

    I've been bribed with cookies by qparadox to join this. :) This seems like a good idea, but after a recent infestation of spyware, which you guys help me fix, I wasn't too keen on installing stuff onto my computer.

    Like qparadox, I'm also an engineer at SFU, though I specialize in electronic engineering.

    I just started folding today and am about 13% through my first WU.
  • GargoyleGargoyle Illinois Icrontian
    edited Jun 2004
    I lost my original one in an ill-fated attempt to edit it a while ago, so I finally got around to re-posting something:

    Name: Johnathan
    Age: 22
    Location: University of Oklahoma, Norman
    . update: Now in Los Alamos, NM
    Occupation: Undergraduate Research Assitant, Center for Spatial Analysis
    . update: As of Jan '05, I'm on a one-year appointment at Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Joined: During the Before Time, from the 'Long Long Ago'. Back when we were Icrontic, that is.
    Interests: Computers, Cars (Toyota and classic Volvo), Women. Listed in descending order of expertise. There's a big drop in expertise between the first two, and even an even bigger one for the last two.

    I'm working on my Geography degree, which I'll finish either in December '04 or May '05, depending on what strings I can pull with the scholarship people. The less they pay, the less time I'm sticking around :D. Before anybody asks: no, I am not planning to become a teacher. I plan on working in the private or public sector working with GIS, remote sensing, or both. Working as an U.R.A., I'm getting lots of experience in GIS, but it gets a little monotonous. Maybe I can find an environmental job that involves a little fieldwork to keep me from getting as bored.

    I am the once and future host of Icrontic_11: the sexiest, if not fastest (one of the fastest) folding rigs in our acclaimed, renowned, and overall super-duper-keen SMx folding project. Primesuspect is graciously keeping an eye on it until I'm in a position to give it a nice kooshy home again.
    . update: IC_11 is on it's way back home :rockon:" alt=":rockon:" />

    When I'm not trying to fix my computer, I'm trying to fix my old Volvo. It probably wasn't the best idea to buy the car with financial aid money, but I've got it now and I've got to do something with it.

    I also like long walks on the beach and... oh, not that stuff? Okay... ;D
  • dragonV8dragonV8 not here much
    edited Jun 2004
    Welcome LilPolarBear. Great you joined the folding team with the nicest people and the biggest dedication. We are a truely worldly team.

    Sally and i are from Western Australia, Dancer from Eastern Australia. There are Poms, Canadians, Swede's and folders from other countries all over the globe. There are even a few from the USA, believe it or not, hehehe.

    Jon

    ps....Hi Gargoyle
  • PressXPressX Working! New
    edited Jul 2004
    I have been around a couple of weeks now so I thought it only polite to tell you about myself:

    Name: Marcus
    Age: 33
    Location: North Wales welshwave.gif

    I am the owner of a Computer and consultancy business. We specialise in SME's that need experienced help/advice but perhaps can't afford full time IT staff. We also have a retail outlet aimed at Joe public but have regular "modders" visiting for new toys. (42" Plasma and the Thermaltake Tsunami Case's are the current toys :wow2: )
    I have been in IT for soooo long! I started out as a "Mac" engineer looking after a small network at a newspaper. Moved on to managing the pre press department of a printers and then became a contractor/mercenary where I discovered NT3.51 Win3.11 and *86s. (Although I had been a dos fan since my apricot - see below).

    Had loads of different roles from domain architect to desktop support. From 20 user environments to 5000 users etc. Loved it all but had enough. Last contract ended about 3 years ago with Nokia after I was offered one of those jobs that you just can't turn down. However turned out to be a nightmare and left a 18 months ago. Sat on my arse for a few months and then started the new consultancy and shop. Things are on the up and looking to employ some more tech heads soon.

    I feel like I have written a brief CV/Resume.

    I have two beautiful children - Dylan, four and Tilly, 18 months. My wife is a month older than me but looks ten years younger and I am very lucky to have her - she won't read this so I am not being unconventionally British it true she is my "raison d'être" !

    So they you have a snapshot of me and my life - nearly forgot - two dogs, an English Springer, Teal and and English Setter, Oakley. (One working, one retired)

    I fold because I wanted to do something other than seti with my PC's. That is how I found the is site. Luckily it also has some interesting and resourceful people here. Bonus!

    I used to be a mad gamer - but not played a game for 6 months. No time in my grown up world

    Enough rubbish about me....

    Nice to be folding for a great Team

    Marcus
  • botheredbothered Manchester UK
    edited Jul 2004
    Nice to see you. The North West UK contingent grows to become a SM hot spot. (I know it's Wales, but you know what I mean.) What part of North Wales? I have spent many a great holiday there.
  • PressXPressX Working! New
    edited Jul 2004
    in the days of AM CB's it was known as lumpy town...
  • dragonV8dragonV8 not here much
    edited Jul 2004
    Here's my official welcome to you.

    Welcome PressX :thumbsup:" alt=":thumbsup:" />
  • SqueakSqueak School: Seaside Ca; Home: Victorville Ca
    edited Jul 2004
    Hi my name is Kenny, Im a sophmore at Cal State Monterey Bay where I am studying to major in Telecomunications Multimedia and Applied Computing (TMAC). I looking to do something in the Computer Animation field or Computer Science related Job fields. My home town is Victorville California in the High Desert, and I currently live in Monterey Bay where CSUMB is located. I enjoy playing Counter-Strike and the rest of Valves line up, and any other game that you could prob. name off. I play guitar every once in awhile to amuse myself of my lack of skill, and I enjoy listening to Nirvana, Bad Religion, Jack Johnson, PennyWise, and more. I just now started to fold, I see that this is a very intresting approach on widespread research. Thank You.
  • mmonninmmonnin Centreville, VA
    edited Jul 2004
    Welcome to the Fold Squeak.
  • DonutDonut Maine
    edited Jul 2004
    Welcome Squeak, :wave:" alt=":wave:" />
  • LeonardoLeonardo Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Jul 2004
    LilPolarBear, Squeak,

    A hearty welcome to both of you. Squeak, I lived in Monterey for a year while attending the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio. What a lovely place (but oh, so expensive)! I've also lived in the high desert, but in Arizona, just a few miles from Tombstone.
  • dragonV8dragonV8 not here much
    edited Jul 2004
    G'day from W.A. :fold:" alt=":fold:" />
  • TheBaronTheBaron Austin, TX
    edited Jul 2004
    I feel bad that I never noticed this thread before

    Name : John
    Age : 19 (getting oh so close to 21)

    I'm a Student at The University of Texas: Austin trying to get my degree in Computer Engineering. I was a first year senior, and I'm still a senior :D. I work at UT's Applied Research Labs as a programmer. I work primarily on GUI's using Matlab, mostly database integration stuff.

    My vice's are my computer and my car, I can't seem to stop throwing money at them
  • edited Jul 2004
    Hey Guys, glad im on the team just started few days ago :D

    About me:

    Name: Mark Dalton
    Location: Australia
    Age:17
    Occupation: Getting my College Certificate
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jul 2004
    Welcome, Mark!

    Another Folder from OZ! :thumbsup:" alt=":thumbsup:" />

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  • DonutDonut Maine
    edited Jul 2004
    Welcome Mark. :wave:" alt=":wave:" />
  • Zero1Zero1 Independence, MO
    edited Jul 2004
    Name: Joe Denton

    Age: 16

    Location: Independence, Missouri

    Intrests: Lanning, games, guitar, computers, looking for a good job, FXL, and hanging out on S-M forums
  • edited Jul 2004
    Hey Profdlp , Dount and Zero1 nice to meet you all :D
  • LeonardoLeonardo Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Jul 2004
    Welcome Mark and Zero1!
  • chipatkinsonchipatkinson San Antonio Texas
    edited Jul 2004
    Hello all!

    I joined the team a few days ago and have processed a few WUs on my home computer. Talking to family and friends about folding trying to get them to join with us. I've got one more computer at home I'm going to set up after I read about how to set up a second computer under my name.

    Info about me:

    Name: Chip Atkinson

    Location: San Antonio, Texas

    Age: 47

    Occupation: Program Manager for the Air Force Audit Agency responsible for air and space operations audits

    Family: Married with seven children (six daughters and one son) and one granddaugther :celebrate

    Hobbies: Sports, fishing, playing spades and canasta,
  • LeonardoLeonardo Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Jul 2004
    Alright, Chip! Another... um, 'mature' guy! You're in good company: Tex, Leonardo, Muddoktor, John_D - all in the 40's club, just for starters.

    Edit, for adding left out aged, wisened ones:
    Edcentric
    MrBill
    Profdlp
    Csimon
    Bothered
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jul 2004
    Thanks, Leo. I know I don't look my age. :D

    (45 last May) :zombie:" alt=":zombie:" />
  • dragonV8dragonV8 not here much
    edited Jul 2004
    Leonardo wrote:
    Alright, Chip! Another... um, 'mature' guy! You're in good company: Tex, Leonardo, Muddoktor, John_D - all in the 40's club, just for starters.

    And they are the "Younger Mature" guys, lol.

    Me, i'm 57. (57 yrs young that is). :-/
  • dragonV8dragonV8 not here much
    edited Jul 2004
    Welcome all...........Great to see the intro's happening. :thumbsup:" alt=":thumbsup:" />

    Where about in Oz are you from Mark? We are in Perth.
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jul 2004
    Must be something in the air Down Under. They have a dog in OZ who's going to be 27 next month.

    arf arf! :)
  • csimoncsimon Acadiana Icrontian
    edited Jul 2004
    Leonardo wrote:
    Alright, Chip! Another... um, 'mature' guy! You're in good company: Tex, Leonardo, Muddoktor, John_D - all in the 40's club, just for starters.
    HAY HAY WHADDABOUT ME??? I"M IN THE OLDFARTS CLUB TOO!!! just not as high up as you guys! ;D 45
  • LeonardoLeonardo Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Jul 2004
    OOH, just itchin' for the ribbin':
    Me, i'm 57. (57 yrs young that is).
    And doesn't look a day older!
    (45 last May)
    Still got me beat, ha ha!
    HAY HAY WHADDABOUT ME??? I"M IN THE OLDFARTS CLUB TOO!!! just not as high up as you guys! 45
    Aha! Someone else to carry the banner! "You guys"? Ha! I'm one of the younger, older guys. (43) :rolleyes:" alt=":rolleyes:" />
  • dragonV8dragonV8 not here much
    edited Jul 2004
    Leonardo wrote:
    OOH, just itchin' for the ribbin':

    And doesn't look a day older!
    Still got me beat, ha ha!

    Aha! Someone else to carry the banner! You guys? Ha! I'm one of the younger, older guys. (43)

    Guess that makes you just a pup, Leo. :)

    Would that be a Rotweiler pup? ;D ;D
  • LeonardoLeonardo Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Jul 2004
    Guess that makes you just a pup, Leo.
    20 years ago, I would have considered that condescending! ;D ;D
  • DonutDonut Maine
    edited Jul 2004
    Whew, still to young for the "Old Farts club" (38)

    Thanks guys, I feel better.
  • LeonardoLeonardo Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Jul 2004
    We'll be glad to mentor you! :eek2:" alt=":eek2:" />
  • dragonV8dragonV8 not here much
    edited Jul 2004
    Leonardo wrote:
    20 years ago, I would have considered that condescending! ;D ;D



    Condescending!...................Who ME???????????? ;D ;D
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jul 2004
    Leonardo wrote:
    We'll be glad to mentor you! :eek2:" alt=":eek2:" />
    Yeah. Just for starters:

    1) Hike your pants up so your belt is just below your armpits
    2) Hem the cuffs so the pantleg ends midway between the knee and ankle
    3) Wear sandals over thin black nylon socks
    4) Let your ear and nose hair grow to extravagant length
    5) Buy a hat and wear it
    6) Drive down a major highway in the left lane at half the speed limit
    7) Make sure your turn signal remains on for 45 miles but never change lanes
    8) Smoke cigars in public places and act surprised when someone objects
    9) Complain about the government but vote a straight party ticket in every election
    10) Use words like "whippersnapper" and "hooligan" in your everyday conversation
    11) Go to McDonalds every morning, buy a Senior Discount coffee, and read discarded newspapers for several hours
    12) Complain about how new technology (like 8-Track Tapes and TV Remotes) is "just too hard to figure out"

    There is much more, of course, but master the above tips and you're well on your way.
  • botheredbothered Manchester UK
    edited Jul 2004
    Prof, you hooligan, Number 6 should be 'drive in the right lane' for UK residents. If I could figure this damn PC out I'd send you one of those emaily things to complain.
    Whippersnappers. Anyway, I'm off to work now, where's me hat?
  • dragonV8dragonV8 not here much
    edited Jul 2004
    bothered wrote:
    Prof, you hooligan, Number 6 should be 'drive in the right lane' for UK residents. If I could figure this damn PC out I'd send you one of those emaily things to complain.
    Whippersnappers. Anyway, I'm off to work now, where's me hat?



    In Oz, we have the same.....slow traffic in the left, overtaking in the right.

    And yes, our steering wheels are on the right hand side. :)
  • scottscott Medina, Ohio
    edited Jul 2004
    Well I guess I have the proper credentials for the "new" (old) club. 46 next month. However......I refuse to growup! I have heard my 15 year old daughter on many occasions say things like "Dad ? are you ever gonna grow up? or just plain "Grow up " I take it as a compliment !


    Scott
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Orange, CA Icrontian
    edited Jul 2004
    scott wrote:
    Well I guess I have the proper credentials for the "new" (old) club. 46 next month. However......I refuse to growup! I have heard my 15 year old daughter on many occasions say things like "Dad ? are you ever gonna grow up? or just plain "Grow up " I take it as a compliment !


    Scott

    That's the highest compliment she can pay you! :Rocker:
  • DonutDonut Maine
    edited Jul 2004
    profdlp wrote:
    Yeah. Just for starters:

    1) Hike your pants up so your belt is just below your armpits
    2) Hem the cuffs so the pantleg ends midway between the knee and ankle
    3) Wear sandals over thin black nylon socks
    4) Let your ear and nose hair grow to extravagant length
    5) Buy a hat and wear it
    6) Drive down a major highway in the left lane at half the speed limit
    7) Make sure your turn signal remains on for 45 miles but never change lanes
    8) Smoke cigars in public places and act surprised when someone objects
    9) Complain about the government but vote a straight party ticket in every election
    10) Use words like "whippersnapper" and "hooligan" in your everyday conversation
    11) Go to McDonalds every morning, buy a Senior Discount coffee, and read discarded newspapers for several hours
    12) Complain about how new technology (like 8-Track Tapes and TV Remotes) is "just too hard to figure out"

    There is much more, of course, but master the above tips and you're well on your way.

    Damn! I'm already well on my way. :eek2:" alt=":eek2:" />
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