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Message 423 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 19:10:57 UTC

I would like to see a more interesting screensaver. Maybe something educational about malaria or an animation related to the project?

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Message 424 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 20:59:07 UTC

I would imagine the answer would be something like, we have more important things to do, but if you'd like to do one, then send it along via the normal channels.
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Message 425 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 22:11:26 UTC

A screensaver graphic would require resources that the project could otherwise use for science computation. Many of them look interesting at first, then quickly get boring to watch. Any interest they might generate in those passing by your computer can just as easily be done with the Boinc manager and a knowledgeable user.

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Message 426 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 23:44:33 UTC

I would love a screensaver, but I would get paranoid that I'm draining resources that could go into crunching. Plus, how often do you really get to enjoy a screensaver?

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