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BOINC

BOINC is an open-source volunteer oriented distributed computing grid. It’s free, and harnesses the unused clock cycles from processors and graphics cards to attempt to cure cancer/AIDS/Ebola, map the Milky Way galaxy, fold proteins, search for extraterrestrial life, and others.

Never Be Bored Again

Stumbleupon ButtonIf you ever find yourself bored (and lets face it, most of us are at one point) on the internet, then I have JUST the thing for you.  If you notice in the picture at the left, there’s a button that says Stumble! That’s the StumbleUpon Button!  All you have to do is click it (once you sign up for an account and download an addon), and you’ll never be bored again.

The thumbs up and thumbs down icons allow you to say if you like that particular site or not.  The nice thing about this is, as you rate each site and Stumble more, you’ll get more and more sites tailored to what you personally like.  There’s over 500 categories of content to choose from, and tens of millions of sites indexed in it.

StumbleUpon is also a VERY social media tool.  If you surf the internet and randomly find a site you like, just click the thumbs up icon, and it allows you to be the first person to review it.  Doing so also adds that site to the StumbleUpon directory, allowing other Stumblers to find that site, too!

Seriously, get this toolbar, you WON’T regret it!

Finally, I leave you with a funny police chase video I found with the service.  Enjoy!

Mike

Mike is tech geek known for his creation of programs in bizarre but awesome fashion. He's an avid photographer, reader, cinephile, programmer, and into anything geeky; he'll be glad to talk about anything ranging from MMO's to PHP.

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