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Baywhale ADMIN December 14, 2014
A collection of pictures that have been given the comment ‘Amazing’ – please post pictures where someone has said 'Amazing!'

Our group is also aiming to achieve something more. We're a group of flickr photographers who volunteer our background computer power to humanitarian research. Together our individual contributions are making a big difference in areas such as cancer, AIDS and world hunger. Find out more in the group description at the bottom of the page.

And join us :)

Group Description

A collection of pictures that have been given the comment ‘Amazing’ – please post pictures where someone has said 'Amazing!'


Our group is also aiming to achieve something more. We are a group of flickr photographers who volunteer our background computer power to humanitarian research. Together our individual contributions are making a big difference in areas such as cancer, AIDS and world hunger.

The system works by using spare capacity on our computers to process secure raw data and then returns results to a central server. Everything is handled automatically by a small piece of software provided by the World Community Grid charity – you simply download it and it takes care of itself. You may have heard of SETI@home, this works in the same way but looking for answers rather than aliens

The widget works in the background using only spare capacity and gives priority to whatever else is running, so it only runs when there are resources that nothing else needs. At this moment for example, what you're doing is browsing the internet and that ties up hardly any computer resources at all, leaving lots of capacity that the widget could be ‘mopping up’.

When you add together all the time that everyone wastes on flickr, that's a lot of mopping up! Even with the smallest of individual contributions, together we can make more of a difference than the largest computer in the world – that is what is truly Amazing.

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Step-by-step guide to getting started

1) Go to the download page here
a. You’ll be asked to choose a username
b. Select the projects you want to contribute to
c. Click the download button

2) Afterwards, on the World Community Grid website it's easy to join our team

a. Go to your home page entitled My Grid
b. In the side-menu select My Team and then Find A Team
c. Please type ‘The Amazing Secret Angels’ and click the button Join This Team

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This is a good way of changing the world and without noticing that you’re actually doing anything at all. I hope you like the idea as much as we do!

Additional Info

  • Members can post 1 thing to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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