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Tilting at Windmills

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November 30, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

A DISH BEST SERVED COLD....You've heard of those distributed computing projects that take advantage of unused time on millions of personal computers, right? Usually you download a screensaver or something, and when your computer isn't busy it turns itself on and cranks away at calculating a Mersenne prime or a SETI signal or some other worthy semi-scientific endeavor.

That's all very well, but it doesn't really have much chance of improving your life, does it? Instead, how about a distributed computing project aimed at harassing spammers? Now that sounds like a worthwhile use of spare CPU cycles. Details here.

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