What is credit?

Tal
Tal
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Ok i signed up to the site, but im curious to know, what credit exactly is and does?

Is it something redeemable or a title given to you. pls respond to this and inform me.
thankyou.

Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
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What is credit?

> Ok i signed up to the site, but im curious to know, what credit exactly is and
> does?

It gives you a warm fuzzy feeling that you are contributing to a worthwhile scientific endeavour, that, given a lot of good luck, just may add one small piece to that massive jigsaw we call the universe :). Apart from that... not much really.

However, if you want the real answer, you would go to the front page FAQ and click on the link to Paul D Buck's documentation website where you could easily spend literally hours reading all about it and every other conceivable detail about anything to do with credit or anything else Boinc related for that matter. The information on that website is very much like our universe.... a wonder to behold.

Cheers,
Gary.

Tal
Tal
Joined: 13 Mar 05
Posts: 2
Credit: 6,745
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So in other words, it

Message 8401 in response to message 8400

So in other words, it physically does nothing, rather a way to gain the support of many pc users. Seems kind of pointless doesnt it. Does the biggest "Creditor" get a prize or an honourable mention? or some sort of novelty keychain?

>
> It gives you a warm fuzzy feeling that you are contributing to a worthwhile
> scientific endeavour, that, given a lot of good luck, just may add one small
> piece to that massive jigsaw we call the universe :). Apart from that... not
> much really.
>
> However, if you want the real answer, you would go to the front page FAQ and
> click on the link to Paul D Buck's documentation website where you could
> easily spend literally hours reading all about it and every other conceivable
> detail about anything to do with credit or anything else Boinc related for
> that matter. The information on that website is very much like our
> universe.... a wonder to behold.
>

Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
Moderator
Joined: 9 Feb 05
Posts: 4,827
Credit: 28,150,138,338
RAC: 35,247,982

> So in other words, it

Message 8402 in response to message 8401

> So in other words, it physically does nothing, rather a way to gain the
> support of many pc users. Seems kind of pointless doesnt it.

Yep.... You are speaking heresy of course but that's just about it... :).

> Does the
> biggest "Creditor" get a prize or an honourable mention? or some sort of
> novelty keychain?

Nope.... (Well maybe the honourable mention in dispatches....) It's quite amazing what we so-called, top-of-the-food-chain-humans will do to chase the sight of rapidly accumulating numbers. However, don't think too much about it.... Just start crunching, dammit :).

Edit: Just did a quick check and your credit is still a big fat Zero!!! What's wrong with you!!! Get crunching man.... And you're a bloody aussie too!!!
:) ;).

Cheers,
Gary.

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