We didn’t get enough good, original entries this week to do the Neuros contest correctly. I blame myself—I made it too difficult, forgetting that most people don’t want to work to get free stuff. (Who can blame them?)
So I’m going to extend the contest out one more week, change the way to enter, and up the ante. It will take a minimum of work, but you can do it without leaving your desk, so this one might be worth giving a go.
Cosmology@Home is a new distributed project that aims to discover the cosmological model that “that best describes our Universe.” It does this by running simulations of astronomical and particle physics data on your home machine—a “simulated universe.”
I’ve started a “Team bOING bOING.” To enter into a random selection to win the Neuros OSD, simply do the following:
Crunch until next Wednesday night. I’ll select one team member at random to win a free Neuros OSD settop box plus NAS. (I’ll contact you via the Cosmology@Home system, so be sure you use a real email address.
In addition, the member who crunches the most units by midnight EST Wednesday will win an unlocked Nokia N95 smartphone.
If you have any questions, I’ll respond to them in the comments, but it doesn’t get much easier than this. It takes like 60 seconds to get up and running. Good luck! For science!