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S@H: Walkin The Plank - Saturday, July 22nd, 2006
Posted on Saturday, July 22 @ 02:14:17 PDT by FatherTyme

Team News
Old File: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 00:57:42 -0700
New File: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 02:00:26 -0700
Time between files: 7 days 1 hours 2 minutes 44 Seconds
Old total: 21989291.687433
New total: 22162257.789973
Difference between files: 172966.10254 Credits

Total Members (non-zero): 199
Total Members Active Today: 62

Top 200 Slice
Team Name Total Todays Mems (+/-) Cred/mem diff
22 Picard 24,836,214 181,840 402 0 452 0
23 Team MacNN 22,903,951 458,895 1,197 1 383 1,932,264
24 Hewlett-Packard 22,792,811 359,648 1,509 2 238 111,140
25 LittleWhiteDog 22,162,258 172,966 774 0 223 630,553
26 Amateur Radio Operators 21,592,086 356,320 706 9 505 570,172
27 BOINC@Denmark 21,394,681 193,744 299 2 648 197,405
28 Portugal@Home 21,298,181 174,417 1,002 6 174 96,500

Misc Ramblings
Well, looks like we had 62 active members this week, turning in almost 173 Thousand Credits.. not bad.. I think we can do better, but its still a pretty good total.

Sandra DeLoach was our only gold star this week as she finally managed to get over 25 thousand Credits into the Big Seti Bank. You could hear the celebration all the way over here.. it musta been quite a party!!!

olive was our top cruncher with 24,997 Credits, Dave Rave nailed second with 21,303 Credits, and jester pulled in for a 3rd place finish with 10,397 Credits.. Very nicely done.. impressive...

QUAD XEON was our top mover this week, having used 3,042 Credits to earn 13 places on the team charts, much to the consternation of other members.. but.. pshaw!!! Thats what they get for screwing around ;)

Just 2 movers and shakers this week. We start with theshewolf, who finally got sick and tired of The Chow Hounds, and took a quick hop up the charts to become a certified Big Dog.
Next, we had afliction, The Cat Toys newest members. shoot, I could hear the howling all the way over here as The Tail Chasers cried about his leaving them.. but.. the tyme had come..

Anyways, thats my report for the week. I'm gunna go back and hibernate for the weekend, and I'll see you all monday night (probably tuesday morning, but shhhh) :)


What its all about:
Photo and linkage from http://www.nasa.gov done following their copyright statement

Mira: The Wonderful Star
Credit: X-ray Image: M. Karovska (harvard-smithsonian cfa) et al., cxc / nasa
Illustration: M.Weiss(CXC)

Explanation: to seventeenth century astronomers, omicron Ceti or mira was known as a wonderful star - a star whose brightness could change dramatically in the course of about 11 months. Modern astronomers now recognize an entire class of long period mira-type variables as cool, pulsating, red giant stars, 700 or so times the diameter of the Sun. Only 420 light-years away, red giant Mira (Mira A, right) itself co-orbits with a companion star, a small white dwarf (Mira B). Mira B is surrounded by a disk of material drawn from the pulsating giant and in such a double star system, the white dwarf star's hot accretion disk is expected to produce some x-rays. but this sharp, false-color image from the Chandra Observatory also captures the cool giant star strongly flaring at x-ray energies, clearly separated from the x-ray emission of its companion's accretion disk. Placing your cursor over the Chandra x-ray image of Mira will reveal an artist's vision of this still wonderful interacting binary star system.

Click on picture for more information

Gold Stars

Top Ten Crunchers
Name Today's Credits
1 olive brought in 24,997 Credits Today
2 Dave Rave brought in 21,303 Credits Today
3 jester brought in 10,397 Credits Today
4 Humfrog64 brought in 9,586 Credits Today
5 Jimbo brought in 7,293 Credits Today
6 squito brought in 6,841 Credits Today
7 cave brought in 6,455 Credits Today
8 Derek Kennedy brought in 5,744 Credits Today
9 PCRacer brought in 5,358 Credits Today
10 cjthomas1970 brought in 5,138 Credits Today

Top Mover
  • QUAD XEON added 3,042 Credits to bring their total to: 9,321 Credits, and moving them up 13 spaces to 106th!

The Big Dogs ( 1st to 50th )
High: 2,528,712 Credits Low: 71,978 Credits
Members Active Today: 31 Today's Total: 151,275 Credits
cave scared the neighbors by bringing in 6,455 Credits, passing Thick_Jawed_Yokel to end up in 20th place. Humfrog64 evacutated the neighborhood, unloading a massive load of 9,585 Credits, passing Ricky Leon Murphy , and onefast1 to end up in 29th place. BMaytum evacutated the neighborhood, unloading a massive load of 1,462 Credits, passing Maybe We'll Find Dog to end up in 41st place. theshewolf scared the neighbors by bringing in 1,714 Credits, passing djzag to end up in 50th place.

  • Bob passed 80,000 credits today
  • BMaytum passed 110,000 credits today
  • Degner passed 115,000 credits today
  • Sparrow passed 175,000 credits today
  • Humfrog64 passed 180,000 credits today
  • squito passed 200,000 credits today
  • meccameanie passed 205,000 credits today
  • cjthomas1970 passed 210,000 credits today
  • Derek Kennedy passed 215,000 credits today
  • PCRacer passed 220,000 credits today
  • cave passed 270,000 credits today
  • AnalogKid passed 290,000 credits today
  • Jimbo passed 310,000 credits today
  • bj passed 315,000 credits today
  • Scarecrow passed 375,000 credits today
  • Mike Sobran passed 390,000 credits today
  • jester passed 985,000 credits today
  • LWD sLaPpY passed 1,445,000 credits today
  • Dave Rave passed 1,805,000 credits today
  • olive passed 2,525,000 credits today
New To Group
  • theshewolf joined the group in 50th place today with 71,978 credits.

The Chow Hounds ( 50th to 100th )
High: 70,690 Credits Low: 13,134 Credits
Members Active Today: 22 Today's Total: 14,397 Credits
Trofast evacutated the neighborhood, unloading a massive load of 1,908 Credits, passing Gordon E. Parmelee III to end up in 54th place. gablo720 almost caused a major DCDOS with by unloading 1,314 Credits, passing Gordon E. Parmelee III to end up in 55th place. Bllucas almost caused a major DCDOS with by unloading 1,777 Credits, passing Viper, and yetihair to end up in 62nd place. LittleBear dumped a huge bucket, with 667 Credits in it, passing Nuke Nike, and badcrow#2 to end up in 77th place. Sandra DeLoach really raised the bar by bringing in 955 Credits, passing rcowski, +Krieg+, and Shannon Marie Myers to end up in 82nd place. fatbotgw brought home the bacon today, delivering 443 Credits, passing Spot, and Rosepool to end up in 88th place.

Milestones New To Group
  • djzag joined the group in 51st place today with 70,690 credits.

The Cat Toys ( 100th to 150th )
High: 12,803 Credits Low: 2,321 Credits
Members Active Today: 8 Today's Total: 5,741 Credits
QUAD XEON scared the neighbors by bringing in 3,042 Credits, passing jaq518, Marz, helmethedd , SeaMax USA , smach_03 , GreenGreenie, Anie , Esa Laitila, Trouter , Keith Jesse, Ein, evilhomer, and mopar to end up in 106th place. SeaMax USA almost caused a major DCDOS with by unloading 1,016 Credits, passing jaq518, Marz, and helmethedd to end up in 107th place. Bill Griesmyer brought home the bacon today, delivering 258 Credits, passing Contaminated to end up in 121st place. Beast1624 added 53 Credits, passing venemon to end up in 132nd place. afliction made most of the other crunchers jealous with 636 Credits, passing Sherlock , kevinmooney, Twiztid, BamZipPow, Sparkyc46 , MarvinTM , hartley, and Zarasis to end up in 143rd place.

New To Group
  • afliction joined the group in 143rd place today with 2,874 credits.

The Tail Chasers ( 150th and Beyond )
High: 2,278 Credits Low: 0 Credits
Members Active Today: 1 Today's Total: 929 Credits
kerbel17ken really raised the bar by bringing in 928 Credits, passing Brian D. Park , Brian Stepanek, Marcussen, buckt, Daniel Burstiner , Jerry Darby, BigDog2Bagain, and Tristan LeBherz to end up in 152nd place.

New To Group
  • Zarasis joined the group in 151st place today with 2,278 credits.



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