Here is a noble way to put your computer to good use when it is idle.
You will not gain anything out of this other than perhaps a good conscious, so what could be better than that right?
How it works?
Simply by “installing a small software application that, like a screensaver, only operates while your computer is idle, you can donate the unused, otherwise wasted processing power of your computer to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.
The Parabon Frontier Compute Engine software, which runs under Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, aggregates computing capacity from thousands of computers just like yours to address computationally intensive research questions that would otherwise remain unanswered.
You can periodically inspect the scientific output Frontier generates or just “set it and forget it.” Either way, participating in the Compute Against Alzheimer’s Disease program is rewarding, educational, and best of all, it supports a worthy cause.”
I tried this myself, and seems to work as it was advertised.
See whether this is or you or not.