Ideas for keeping a pimped out computer busy in a meaningful way?
So I built a computer specifically designed to run GomezPeer in virtual machines. I had thought that they wouldn't mind virtual machines as it certainly didn't involve hacking their software. Turns out that they don't so much like that and they deactivated me. Now I've I've got an overclocked hexacore with 16GB of RAM sitting around doing nothing. Any ideas other than SETI & Folding at Home?
I could always use it to play with one of these:
As far as the graphics card is concerned, it's a $50 ATI something or another I got from Amazon. Good enough for Ubuntu's eyecandy, but not a gaming powerhouse.
However, I really like the plan you had (even if it didn't work).
Make it happen!
Early on in the Gomez project, I remembered the xkcd strip you cited, Cramit and I toyed with the concept. I'll have to think about that some more.
I own a copy of Poser Pro and I've done some 3d rendering. This machine would make an awesome render box. Hmmm, I could create or scan 3d images and then print them on a Thing o' Matic! I think I know what I have to buy myself for Christmas this year.
Thank you for devoting your spare time to developing and sharing these projects.
Keep it up!
In other news, I may buy a farm so I can explore alternative energy and conduct Tesla-like experiments on a grand scale.