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+ - Could you help with a nonprofit name? 2

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chuckymonkey writes "I am starting a nonprofit organization. I will be collecting old computers, refurbishing them, installing Linux, and giving them to deserving students in the area, who may not be able to afford them on their own. I already have some corporate backers, so I need to get this ball rolling. I could use the help of fellow Slashdotters to come up with a good name for my new non-profit charity here in Aurora, CO."

+ - Folding@Home as a supercomputer?->

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chuckymonkey (1059244) writes "I was just browsing the website for the Top500 supercomputers in the world and found no mention of the Folding@Home project. In my mind the project is just a variation on cluster technology that takes advantage of the internet and multiple types of computers to make its distributed cluster. I was curious to see whether or not any slashdotters think that this project should be included in the list. While it does not have a central location it is producing over 700 teraflops of computing power (as of 20 July 2007), which is more than many on the Top500 list."
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+ - What is the Soul of a Machine

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chuckymonkey (1059244) writes "If man were to truly create artificial intelligence would you treat it as an equal subject to the same rights and laws as yourself or would you treat it like a slave to do your bidding? Keep in mind that its basic needs actually aren't that much different from our own, however its wants may differ wildly."

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.