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    We've been doing this for years!

    Haha! So I saw a link to a news article about this company in France turning computers into heaters for the winter. They actually look kinda cool, but my first thought was, "We've been doing this for years already with BOINC!"
    https://www.qarnot.com

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    Re: We've been doing this for years!

    Now if only they could figure out how to make them cool things down in the summer


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    Re: We've been doing this for years!

    Better yet figure out how the computer could generate its own electricity. Something like a perpetual motion machine.

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    Re: We've been doing this for years!

    Quote Originally Posted by c303a View Post
    Better yet figure out how the computer could generate its own electricity. Something like a perpetual motion machine.
    I've shared all my best tech tips with you folks but I've held back on this one until now.

    Enjoy...


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    Re: We've been doing this for years!

    Quote Originally Posted by c303a View Post
    Better yet figure out how the computer could generate its own electricity. Something like a perpetual motion machine.
    I want solar panels real bad!!

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    Re: We've been doing this for years!

    I'd settle for a bunch of hamsters in wheels turning generators.

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    Re: We've been doing this for years!

    I guess it depends on where you live but I got the whole power thing figured out....

    1.5 Mw wind turbine

    Attach 100Kw of load in the form of computers and the money from selling the rest of the energy back to the grid goes into replacing both the computers and the turbine. and pays a wage

    place a greenhouse complex next door to make use of the heat...etc. etc.

    At the moment I could buy gen one E5's for cheap and run 400 of them = 12800 threads.

    The only thing missing from my master plan is $5M

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    Re: We've been doing this for years!

    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    I guess it depends on where you live but I got the whole power thing figured out....

    1.5 Mw wind turbine

    Attach 100Kw of load in the form of computers and the money from selling the rest of the energy back to the grid goes into replacing both the computers and the turbine. and pays a wage

    place a greenhouse complex next door to make use of the heat...etc. etc.

    At the moment I could buy gen one E5's for cheap and run 400 of them = 12800 threads.

    The only thing missing from my master plan is $5M
    There is always a catch...that one is sort of a big catch.

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    Re: We've been doing this for years!

    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    I guess it depends on where you live but I got the whole power thing figured out....

    1.5 Mw wind turbine

    Attach 100Kw of load in the form of computers and the money from selling the rest of the energy back to the grid goes into replacing both the computers and the turbine. and pays a wage

    place a greenhouse complex next door to make use of the heat...etc. etc.

    At the moment I could buy gen one E5's for cheap and run 400 of them = 12800 threads.

    The only thing missing from my master plan is $5M
    There is always a catch...that one is sort of a big catch.

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    Re: We've been doing this for years!

    However you can buy 5 kW wind turbines that mount in your backyard or roof for much cheaper. Still more cash than i have but some of you are better off than me


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