Known potential evil applications of some BOINC projects?

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rhodin

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Message 113176 - Posted: 26 Nov 2023, 17:16:24 UTC

Are there known potential evil (military or otherwise) applications of some BOINC projects one could consider avoiding?
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Message 113222 - Posted: 4 Dec 2023, 3:00:59 UTC - in response to Message 113176.  

- Many years ago there was a password cracking project possibly up to no good. It was shut down probably because it relied on Rainbow Tables, which someone thought made the project gay.
- I'm not too sure about Prime Grid. It probably helps the NSA to some extent.
- The leaders of the SiDock project are from Russia and Slovenia so it's gotta be sketchy. <= Disclaimer / Joke: I don't believe this & crunch it.
- Einstein@Home calculates data for the next generation of nuke weaponry.
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Message 113223 - Posted: 4 Dec 2023, 6:46:17 UTC

is it evil if it protects Pax Americana?
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Message 113583 - Posted: 11 Feb 2024, 4:11:19 UTC - in response to Message 113222.  

- Many years ago there was a password cracking project possibly up to no good. It was shut down probably because it relied on Rainbow Tables, which someone thought made the project gay.
- I'm not too sure about Prime Grid. It probably helps the NSA to some extent.
- The leaders of the SiDock project are from Russia and Slovenia so it's gotta be sketchy. <= Disclaimer / Joke: I don't believe this & crunch it.
- Einstein@Home calculates data for the next generation of nuke weaponry.


The Last entry ....- Einstein@Home calculates data for the next generation of nuke weaponry.

I believe is totally false considering that the only work that Einstein@home does is Astronomical research related.

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