Yes, the economy has hurt many, including me. There is a different feel than 6 years ago when I started, some is just how MPC has forgotten the forum, but mostly is probably real life.
Real life bit all of us hard and didn't want to let go. I'm seeing a slow influx of those of us that used to enjoy it and spared no expense to be able to trash talk the way we did.
Personally, it is my intention to fold when I can, and I think there are many others who have the same sentiment. There is no real way I will have as many machines going as I did in the past, but the new hardware is so much more advanced that it does not take as much for the same output. I was kicking out 2M per month overall, and most of the production was going to whatever cause we were supporting or who we were trying to encourage. It was fun. At this point will need to educate my kids on what the research means, they will probably be the tech support. But I will refrain from getting them on this forum so I can continue my shitty language.
Agreed, looking at the stats most of the old power folders still are active, just not with the same gusto. As for the kids, they got to learn how to throw some good poo too. So bring them along! haha
Seems like the clients are not as flaky as before, so should be easier for them. Who all remembers a single SMP WU crunching for 71 hours only to crump on hour 72 for no good reason?
I was right there in the trenches with you bro. I actually remember a Big PU getting to 99% before dumping That was 500is points down the drain. Of course back then 500ppd was a feat.*PS fixed the name for you Mahaha