Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What is Pirates@Home

For the first, legitimate post of the new TEAM: Brian blog, I had to do my favorite project, Pirates@Home.  These guys are my favorite because they really take the pirate thing seriously.  They also, don't really
do much, if any science.  They are a test project, which has been used for things like, creating a screen saver for Einstein@Home and testing BOINC forum code.  So, they do real work, but they have a lot of fun with it too.  There really isn't too much to say about these guys, other than the have really committed to the pirate thing.  If you are bored, you can help to digitize old books with reCAPTCHAPirates@Home members can earn pirate silver by doing reCAPTCHA through the Pirates@Home Mechanical Turk.  Remember to log in to actually earn pirate silver, whic, of course, has nothing to do with real silver.  if you are really, really bored, you can check out the old, archived Pirates@Home site. 


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