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Television on hold? Writers Guild of America going on strike

Basically the WGA wants the television networks to:

  • Share the wealth from sales of DVDs.
  • Give standard compensation for “Story Producers” of Reality Shows. (They have writers for Reality Shows?!?)
  • “Share Appropriately” in the revenue from material streamed on the Internet (This also makes sense. You can now watch complete episodes on the net, excluding stuff disseminated by FanBoys on YouTube)

November 3, 2007 Posted by | News, Television | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Television on hold? Writers Guild of America going on strike

Use the power of your Playstation 3 for good

While browsing through my Playstation 3 XMB (yeah, why didn’t Sony call it CMB, I guess Sony focus groups found the letter “X” cooler), I noticed under the “Network” sub-menu there’s a Folding@Home icon.

Folding@Home is a project cooked up by these really smart guys over at Stanford University.

Folding@Home (also known as FAH or F@H) is a distributed computing project designed to perform computationally intensive simulations of protein folding and other molecular dynamics. It was launched on October 1, 2000, and is currently managed by the Pande Group, within Stanford University’s chemistry department, under the supervision of Professor Vijay Pande. Folding@home is one of the world’s largest distributed computing projects. The goal of the project is “to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases.”

Well I downloaded the program into my PS3, installed and ran it. Don’t know exactly what its doing but it looks cool. =D

Here’s a screen shot of the simulation

See that little yellow dot on the map of California? That’s me!!! Actually that’s my PS3 running an assigned task. An assigned task takes an average of 8hrs to complete.

Apparently, you can run this program in Windows, Mac or Linux. It’s good to know that all Fanboys can set their differences aside and work for the greater good of Mankind.

November 3, 2007 Posted by | Games and Gaming, Geeks and Gadgetry, Linux, Mac, Science and Technology, Software, Windows | , , , | 2 Comments