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Tobias Andre
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Message 1163002 - Posted: 16 Oct 2011, 20:39:31 UTC

What are the credits for? I do it for humen mankind so i dont get it?! :P Could you help me with that please.
Another question i have is... is it save?
I mean its running in the background and i assume its a good thing for research to help but there is no test or article about boinc so please help me out with that too.

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Message 1163037 - Posted: 16 Oct 2011, 22:27:57 UTC - in response to Message 1163002.

They're a way for the project to thank you for doing work for them. You can brag with them, showing other people how many of them you have. They can't be exchanged for anything.
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Message 1163140 - Posted: 17 Oct 2011, 9:16:13 UTC - in response to Message 1163002.
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I mean its running in the background and i assume its a good thing for research to help but there is no test or article about BOINC so please help me out with that too.

What do you mean by "no test or article about BOINC"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley_Open_Infrastructure_for_Network_Computing

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/User_manual


Mind the links "The Unofficial BOINC Wiki" and "The BOINC FAQ Service" on this page:
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/BOINC_Help


If you want to know more about SETI@home (e.g. How SETI@home works) click ABOUT at the top and bottom of any page here.


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