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  • edited Jan 2004
    Is that related to "ball and chain"? The wife and I refer to each other as that every once in a while. It's the quickest way to the doghouse...

    KingFish
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jan 2004
    I once referred to my (now ex) wife as my "anchor". She thought that was sweet and asked me what exactly I meant. I couldn't resist giving a flip reply and said "because you keep dragging me to the bottom".

    A few days later I decided it might be a good idea to get a more comfortable couch...

    (Nothing to to with why she's now my ex)
  • JonshandbrakeJonshandbrake PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA Member
    edited Feb 2004
    G'day to every one. Well yes and the handle says I am Jon's handbrake. :kneel: All hail the handbrake......LOL Willing to be anyone elses if you like.........LOL Though be warned sometimes even Jon could spit it as I slow him down just a little too much.....hehehehe (laughs goulishly)

    I know he has pretty much shared with you all who and what I am......LOL so no need for too much detail. Yes I live in the same place as Jon, married the same length of time. Pretty much a mirror image of his details.......LOL except female......ofcourse..LOL though then again with the world today cant take anything for granted now can we :confused2

    Jon has given you guys such a big rep I thought the only thing to do was sign up and meet everyone HE keeps telling me about. Also he says that if ever I need any help while he is away that nothing is too much trouble for anyone to help me with. For that I'll thank you all in advance.

    So what's this folding about????? Gotta put it on the puta. No, Jon has explained it to me and I am only to pleased and happy to donate my computer resources for this great cause.

    That is about it though I am sure there is so much more.........not enough sleep and I have a pain in the membrane.........lol NO not Jon ......in the head silly :smiles:

    Sally aka The Handbrake
  • mmonninmmonnin Centreville, VA
    edited Feb 2004
    Welcome to the forums HandBrake...errr...I mean Sally.;);D

    If you have a question, one of us will most likely have an answer or may know how to find out, so ask away.:)
  • EnverexEnverex Worcester, UK Icrontian
    edited Feb 2004
    mmonnin wrote:
    If you have a question, one of us will most likely have an answer or may know how to find out, so ask away.:)

    Unless it is stupid and/or obvious in which case I shall mock you continuously ;)
  • JonshandbrakeJonshandbrake PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA Member
    edited Feb 2004
    I believe I can handle the mocking but just please don't yell at me. I can't handle being yelled at
  • shackwrrrshackwrrr Lima, oh
    edited Feb 2004
    my Name is Ian Adams
    I live in piedmont,ohio
    Im 15
    And Like to mess around with computers and overclock
    Ive been folding since today
    I am on the team as shackwrrr
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited Feb 2004
    Enverex wrote:
    Unless it is stupid and/or obvious in which case I shall mock you continuously ;)

    And in which case we will <s>mod</s> mock you continuously.

    Edited by Shorty to reflect correct meaning ;)
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Feb 2004
    my Name is Ian Adams

    Welcome, Ian! Welcome to Short-Media and to our great Folding@Home team.
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Feb 2004
    Great to see both the new members posting! Don't be shy about asking for help if you need it. The research we are doing is serious business, but we have a lot of fun doing it. We honor our team members at certain point levels at the Notable Milestones page. The team looks forward to cheering you on there.

    :clap: :fold: :fold: :clap:
  • robbyrobby Olympia, WA
    edited Feb 2004
    My name is Robby Stanford. I started folding about 5 minutes ago. I live in Houston and go to school at ITT tech. I'm 26 as I write this. I love music and have been blessed with the opportunity to create my own. I met a girl in Ft. colins Colorado in June of 03 and we have since built an amazing relationship that continues to flourish as we try to find a way to be together. She lives in DC. The right side of my face is reconstructed with titanium. If you came to my house we would probably cook fajitas on the grill and watch the movie "Waking Life".
  • -R3D-KJ-R3D-KJ Michigan
    edited Feb 2004
    Hello fellow folding peeps. Name's KJ, if you couldn't tell by my username, I'm from Rage3D. Been folding for bout a year and a half, approaching 30k points. Just thought I'd drop in and spy on you guys ;)

    Rock on my folding brothers!!!
    :rockon: :fold:
  • a2jfreaka2jfreak Houston, TX Member
    edited Feb 2004
    Good to see another Houstonian! :) RWB left us a few months back to go to sunny Florida. Traitor! ;D
    robby wrote:
    My name is Robby Stanford. I started folding about 5 minutes ago. I live in Houston and go to school at ITT tech. I'm 26 as I write this. I love music and have been blessed with the opportunity to create my own. I met a girl in Ft. colins Colorado in June of 03 and we have since built an amazing relationship that continues to flourish as we try to find a way to be together. She lives in DC. The right side of my face is reconstructed with titanium. If you came to my house we would probably cook fajitas on the grill and watch the movie "Waking Life".
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Feb 2004
    robby wrote:
    My name is Robby Stanford...I met a girl in Ft. colins Colorado...She lives in DC...
    With a name like that, you should be a natural at the Folding business!

    Do you mean Washington DC? I grew up in Arlington, VA and worked in DC for years. I still get up that way fairly often (about 100 miles from Charlottesville)to visit the old folks. Or is that Denver Colorado?

    Welcome to Team 93!
    :celebrate
  • edited Feb 2004
    A2J, Lake Charles isn't too far from Houston. We're closer to Houston than New Orleans here. Just 30 miles from the Texas line.

    KingFish
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Feb 2004
    [R3D]KJ wrote:
    ...Name's KJ, if you couldn't tell by my username, I'm from Rage3D...
    :rockon: :fold:
    You guys have an awesome team! :respect:

    Nice to meet you - now that we've met, I'll feel a little guilty when we blow by you in a while. :p :hiding:

    In the long run, we're all on the same team anyway. :cheers:

    :clap: :fold: :clap:
  • -R3D-KJ-R3D-KJ Michigan
    edited Feb 2004
    profdlp wrote:
    You guys have an awesome team! :respect:

    Nice to meet you - now that we've met, I'll feel a little guilty when we blow by you in a while. :p :hiding:

    In the long run, we're all on the same team anyway. :cheers:

    :clap: :fold: :clap:
    Thanks for the compliments :thumbsup:

    Oh, and you've got some work to do if you wanna catch up with us ;D
    Rally your troops :ninja:

    :cheers:
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Feb 2004
    Well, I said "in a while". The dictionary defines "while" as "a period of time". It does not say how long a period of time... :D

    But, sooner or later... :smokin:
  • a2jfreaka2jfreak Houston, TX Member
    edited Feb 2004
    Been through Lake Charles a few times; never really stopped to see the city though, unless that's where the casino is (can't recall which one we stopped at one time just to see what a casino was like. Losing $5 was about as much fun as I thought it would be. Won't do that again).
    KingFish wrote:
    A2J, Lake Charles isn't too far from Houston. We're closer to Houston than New Orleans here. Just 30 miles from the Texas line.

    KingFish
  • edited Feb 2004
    You found us. The two riverboat casinos are right here. We're building a third huge facility right now that will resemble more of a resort. Give me a holler next time you come through.

    KingFish
  • a2jfreaka2jfreak Houston, TX Member
    edited Feb 2004
    You got it! :)

    My aunt and uncle go there (or at least used to) with some frequency and on our way back from a family reunion in Oberlin, LA we stopped there. The food was pretty decent.
    KingFish wrote:
    You found us. The two riverboat casinos are right here. We're building a third huge facility right now that will resemble more of a resort. Give me a holler next time you come through.

    KingFish
  • robbyrobby Olympia, WA
    edited Feb 2004
    profdlp wrote:
    With a name like that, you should be a natural at the Folding business!

    Do you mean Washington DC? I grew up in Arlington, VA and worked in DC for years. I still get up that way fairly often (about 100 miles from Charlottesville)to visit the old folks. Or is that Denver Colorado?

    Welcome to Team 93!
    :celebrate
    Yes, Washington, DC. I'll be up there next week to spend some time with her.
  • EyesOnlyEyesOnly Sweden New
    edited Feb 2004
    Name: Tommy Eriksson
    Country: Sweden
    City: Karlskoga. That's the same place as Alfred Nobel was born.
    Occupation: If you're reading this you're logged on to it. Trying to find a job but in no luck so far. :( Watching tv. I took my name from logan's character in Dark angel.
    Interrests: Computers, women (still searching for the one), LEGO (it's really fun and not just for children), and i'll think of something more.

    My first experience with computers was with a commodore 64. It was a lot of fun but even more pain when something didn't want to work. I still remember sitting for sometimes up to 15 minutes holding the diskette while a game was loading so it would be in the correct position in the drive but still sometimes it didn't load and i was forced to start all over again. Thank god for emulators. At least it loads fast.

    Later i got my first pc and it was so much better. I started folding in december but had no luck with my folding rig. It broke down on me. Knowing that my p2 was used a lot i held up folding hoping that i might soon get an upgrade. Since that seems to take some time i started folding this afternoon.

    I too found this forum when investigating the reports about ati cards trashing monitors. After that i hung around and have learned a great deal about computers since. This is really a great place to be. :)
  • edited Feb 2004
    My name's Greg and I've been folding for Short-Media for a month or so. Currently I'm number 333 on the team stats list (43 WU, 1959 Score). Got Folding@Home running on two computers. Anyways, just wanted to post and let everyone know who I am.



    ~ Greg
    www4.ncsu.edu/~gcstader/
  • DogSoldierDogSoldier The heart of radical Amish country..
    edited Feb 2004
    Hey Greg, welcome to the best team with a shar-pei as a mascot!
  • drasnordrasnor Hawthorne, CA Icrontian
    edited Feb 2004
    Name: Drew Beckett
    Country: Texas
    City: Austin & College Station

    I'm 20 years old and have lived in the same permanent residence in Austin, TX for all of those years, which is nice because the phone numbers don't change. I'm a student at Texas A&M University in College Station, studying to become an Aerospace engineer. I drive a 1997 Geo Prizm.

    My first experience with computers was playing Math Blaster on the Apple IIgs lab in Kindergarten. First experience with a PC was being allowed to touch a State-owned IBM PC-AT, fully equipped with an amber MGA monitor and DOS. First computer was a Macintosh LCII, second was a Power Macintosh Performa 6200CD, both of which are known for being lemons (and were). First PC was a Dell Dimension XPS R350, widely known as the best value in OEM computing (upgrades to a 1.4GHz Celeron-Tualatin over the 350MHz Pentium II it came with).

    First real boom to computers as a hobby came in my Sophomore year in high school, where I spent $5 at the school district's technology auction to aquire an Pentium 1 IBM, a 486, and a Pentium 2 Compaq Deskpro. I spent some time maxing out the 486 and the IBM, but the 486 has since died and the Deskpro has been sold to TheBaron, but the IBM lives on as the most tweaked Pentium MMX box I've ever seen.

    I am an Eagle Scout (class of 1999) and I spend my summers working as camp staph for the local Boy Scout camp in Bastrop. I teach science and technology-related merit badges there. Most of the old machines I restore go back to the scout camp to work in a variety of capacities. I've had to stop working there due to the need to do aerospace-related jobs/internships/etc so I have a job after I graduate.

    I started Folding on November 24 of 2002 on a $5 bet with khan that I would outfold him by December 25. He had been folding for several months prior on his Dells (a p3 and a p4 I believe). For future reference, never bet against the dual Athlon machine running 24/7 :D. I joined Icrontic and Team Icrontic at the same time, and never stopped even during the time when Icrontic was gone and Short-Media had yet to exist. Current ambition is to keep my spot at rank 42 since it's just such an awesome number.

    I can safely say that I own the fastest computer I've ever seen (see below).

    My current computer collection:
    IBM PS/2 9577 "Bermuda" w/ AMD486DX4-100, 32MB 60ns parity FPM RAM, XGA-2 graphics, PC-DOS 2000 & OS/2 Warp 3.
    IBM PC300GL 6282-66U w/ Pentium 233 MMX, SB AWE64 Gold, 64MB SDRAM, GeForce FX 5200 w/ 128MB DDR-SDRAM, Win98SE.
    Apple Macintosh Quadra 605 (LC II post logic board swap) w/ 25MHz Motorola 68040, 36MB 60ns FPM RAM, MacOS 7.6.1 & Debian Linux.
    Apple Power Macintosh 6500 (Performa 6200 post logic board swap) w/ 250MHz IBM PowerPC 603ev, 128MB 60ns EDO RAM, MacOS 9.2.2.
    :fold: Dell Dimension XPS R350 w/ Celeron III (Tualatin) 1.3GHz, SB Audigy, 384MB PC100 SDRAM, ATI FireGL 8800, Win2k Pro.
    :fold: IBM PC-AT w/ Asus P2B-B motherboard, Celeron III (Tualatin) 1.3GHz, SB AWE32, 768MB PC133, nVidia geForce256, Gentoo Linux (NAT/firewall).
    :fold: Asus P2B-DS w/ 2x Intel Pentium III Cu 1.1GHz, 512MB PC133, nVidia geForce2 GTS, Win2k Pro.
    :fold: MSI K7D Master-L w/ 2x AMD Athlon MP 2100+ 1.7GHz, 1GB PC2100 registered ECC DDR-SDRAM, Turtle Beach Santa Cruz, ATI All in Wonder 9700 Pro, WinXP Pro.
    :fold: MSI K8T Master2-FAR w/ 2x AMD Opteron 248 2.2GHz, 2GB PC3200 registered ECC DDR-SDRAM, SB Audigy2 Platinum, ATI All in Wonder 9800 Pro, WinXP Pro & WinXP x64 Edition. :smokin:

    Machines in progress:
    Umax S900 "Storm Surge" (Power Macintosh 9500 clone) w/ IBM PowerPC 750FX 900MHz, 1GB 60ns FPM RAM, MacOS 9.2.2.
    Abit BP6 w/ 2x Intel Celeron 533MHz (Mendocino).

    -drasnor :fold:
  • edited Feb 2004
    Well, looks like so far, I am the oldest fart to speak up, I am 52 years old

    Name: Kenneth Burns
    Occupation: US Army First Sergeant (getting ready to retire very soon)
    Location: The Bluegrass state, to narrow it down even further, I live at the only place in the world where the Kentucky river meets the Ohio river

    I've been fooling with computers since the Commodore 64 came out. As a matter of fact, I still have it, the printer and the tape drive.
    I am a tech junkie and have six computers in the house, four towers and two laptops. Two networks, one hardwired, one wireless. I am currently working on improving one of the towers for folding, almost done.
    I have gotten two degrees since going back to the military (enlisted once, got out for a long time, then went back) My latest educational endeavor was to get MSCE certified, as I plan to work on a contract basis in the IT field when I finally get retired.
    I don't contribute much to this forum, but I love hanging out, reading posts and learning. There is a well of good information posted in this forum
  • Straight_ManStraight_Man Geeky, in my own way Punta Gorda, FL Icrontian
    edited Feb 2004
    You are not the only old fart, I am about less than a year younger than you....

    If you want to know more, look at http://www.johndanielsonii.com/ or http://www.danielsonsystems.org/ .

    John D.
  • edited Feb 2004
    Ageek wrote:
    You are not the only old fart, I am about less than a year younger than you....

    If you want to know more, look at http://www.johndanielsonii.com/ or http://www.danielsonsystems.org/ .

    John D.
    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
  • witenoizwitenoiz 19,356 miles East of Kansas City, MO Member
    edited Feb 2004
    Just a note to welcome Gunny :clap: and give you and Ageek some hope :beer: - I am back on page 5 of this thread and I didn't mention my age. I'll never see 65 again......just about to take a turn off Rt 66 and head North. Jack
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