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Using the spare power of your pc .......
Have you ever wondered what your computer does with all it's unused power while you are reading that email you've just downloaded - or right now when you are reading this page? Well, check out the tasks that are running and you will see over 90%, maybe even 99%, of your processing power is doing absolutely nothing.
Wouldn't it be a good idea if someone could harness all this power, and that of the millions of pc's around the world that are doing the same thing and use them for something 'good'? Well they have ....... and it's called World Community Grid
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Free software, there must be a catch somewhere surely?
We've all heard of Microsoft, and there are thousands of other companies busily developing software that we simply cannot do without and will happily spend hundreds of our our hard-earned pounds/dollars/intergalactic credits/whatever just so we can use it for a year or so before we have to spend a similar amount to upgrade it. And all so we have the latest wiz-bang facility.
What if I said you could get similar functionality for free, then there has to be a catch, right? Well, no actually
Where would we be without Spell Checkers? This says it all......
Eye have a spelling chequer,
It came with my Pea Sea.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss Steaks I can knot sea.
Eye strike the quays and type a whirred
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am write oar wrong
It tells me straight a weigh.
Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your shore real glad two no.
Its vary polished in its weigh.
My chequer tolled me sew.
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