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 Post subject: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:10 am 
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Username - Latest Million Milestone Reached - Our First BILLIONAIRE !!!!!!

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Image Image Image willis - 1 BILLION!!! Image Image Image


BRAVO, Willis !!!!!! You make us ALL proud !!!!!!


QUIET as this site is these days, I think we ALL need to post Willis a Congratulatory Shout-Out right here on this thread!


Congrats, old friend, and THANK-YOU!!!


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:45 pm 
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I noticed that he had crossed the billion mark, thought we'd have to wait till Wednesday. Thanks Dex, this was cool of you. Willis, congratulations. That's a lot of science you've done (and continue to do). You're a folding beast and a huge asset to this team. Big thanks to you and all that silicon.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:05 pm 
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Holy Smokes, willis, that truly rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:13 pm 
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wow, I only have 995 million to go. :shock:

fold on.


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:38 pm 
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Willis, sincere congratulations to you and thank you for your dedication. :D


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:07 am 
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Thanks for the special fireworks Dex, it took many years to get to this point. I looked at some old PM's from G. Smitheman, back in Oct. 2005 I was getting near the 1 million mark and "G" offered to fold under my name to give a little boost to major milestone. He would have loved seeing all the new milestones of all the folders on our team.


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:50 pm 
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What Chou Talkin' About, Willis!?!?

That is some big time number you've got there. Well done, sir!

You see the odd, "your first million is the hardest" but really your first billion is crazy hard, with extra steadfast determination on top and a side of full bore never-say-never!!

Awesome........simply awesome!!


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Congrats! willis. Great folding :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:04 am 
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SwingOp3 wrote:
You see the odd, "your first million is the hardest" but really your first billion is crazy hard, with extra steadfast determination on top and a side of full bore never-say-never!!


Especially these days, a million is nothing. If you have a pretty decent GPU, you can have three or four in a month (million).

A large and sincere congratulations to Willis!! Great job man! Nobody can say enough congratulations!


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:33 pm 
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Willis,

Congrats on the One Billion :!:

Impressive.

What hardware are you running?


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:00 pm 
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I wish you hadn't asked that question. I had to go around and count them. It's a very addicting and expensive hobby.

I have 12 Laptops with mostly 3630QM's and a couple of 4700MQ Haswells.

20 regular PC's of various chips from 2600K's 3830K's 4770K's one 4930K a EVGA SR-2 with dual E-5645 Xeons.

6 GTX-660 Ti's a few GTX-760's one GTX-770 and 6 GTX-780's.

Some people including friends wonder if I'm a little crazy, but I like to think that I just march to a different drummer.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:53 am 
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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:59 am 
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willis wrote:
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I have 12 Laptops with mostly 3630QM's and a couple of 4700MQ Haswells.

20 regular PC's of various chips from 2600K's 3830K's 4770K's one 4930K a EVGA SR-2 with dual E-5645 Xeons.

6 GTX-660 Ti's a few GTX-760's one GTX-770 and 6 GTX-780's.
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Power bill much?
Removes the need for a heater?
:shock: I'd guess around $1000 per month if you're running everything 24/7 :shock:


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Idaho has some of the lowest power rates in the country. https://www.rockymountainpower.net/about/rar/rpc.html

My power bill is less than Idaho average because the city has three power plants on the Snake river which runs through the middle of town. I get by on less than $500 a month.


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
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Congrats and a big thanks for folding!

I remember when 1 million was huge -- here's the thread for the first millionaire in March 2005: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=13690


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
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Congrats and a big thanks for folding!

I remember when 1 million was huge -- here's the thread for the first millionaire in March 2005: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=13690

Ahh, back when folding was fun.


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
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Spider Monkey wrote:
smartcat99s wrote:
Congrats and a big thanks for folding!

I remember when 1 million was huge -- here's the thread for the first millionaire in March 2005: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=13690

Ahh, back when folding was fun.


Folding is still fun just takes the right man to do it.... No cry babies


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:31 pm 
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I've had fun reaching this first million, but I'm late to the folding game. I can see that it probably was more fun when it was more difficult to set up and you had to set all the switches and whatnot by hand. The newer clients are really easy, so it's great for getting more people involved, but you lose some of that gritty hands-on feel.


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
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I know im a little late, but I just came back, so CONGRATULATIONS!

That list of hardware is insane! Do you run it all year round, or scale it back some in the summer?


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 Post subject: Re: WILLIS Hits ONE BILLION!!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:22 am 
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R3D88 wrote:
I know im a little late, but I just came back, so CONGRATULATIONS!

That list of hardware is insane! Do you run it all year round, or scale it back some in the summer?



Most of the summer I can shut down 4 computers and run the air conditioner during the day until sundown and reverse the order until about 9 A.M. The outside temps normally will drop 30-40 degrees overnight.

I have to shut down some in the basement for a couple of hours just to get the laundry done without tripping a breaker.


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