For the first time in over 4 years, my Distributed.net client is shut down for a reason other than a reboot or a system move.
As the link at the top of this post notes, approximately 2 months ago, a system in Tokyo turned in the winning key. But, due to a problem with the keysever, it wasnâ€™t noted until almost a month later.
Congratulations to whoever the winning key submitter was.
For those who didnâ€™t know, quite a few members of the various communities (primarily BattleTech-related) on EvilNET partook in this contest as part of Team BattleForce.
The contest ran for 1757 days before the proper key was found.
Personally, I was a key submitter for 1489 days of the contest. I turned in 1,801,316 blocks of keys.
Team Battleforceâ€™s age is determined by the member of the team with the longest contributing history.
Team BattleForceâ€™s members contributed keys for 1615 days. They contributed 3,699,385 blocks of keys. At itâ€™s peak, we had 27 members, 24 of which finished with the team.
Among the ones whose names I can successfully match to e-mail addresses.
- Charles Borner
- L. Derek Evans
- Michael Flynn
- Theodore Penn
- Clint Swereda
- Rob Chverchko
- Richard Knight
- Nic Jansma
- Thomas Hilton
- Daniel Frost
- Paul Sjardyn
- Camille Klein
- Josh Manka
- Eric Fredriksen
- John Borreson
- Sam Crowell
- Chris Geyer
- Kenneth Horner
- Tommy Noedtve
- Allen Schezar
There were couple more people than are listed here. However, I am exceedingly bad with names, and cannot remember enough to match names with e-mail addresses as are listed for the team. If youâ€™re one of these people, e-mail me and Iâ€™ll add you in.
Simply follow the LINK to the overall team stats page.
Iâ€™d like to thank all the members of Team BattleForce for their participation. It was a long, fairly, and at times, boring road. But hey, we had fun competing didnâ€™t we?