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*Snip All your posts.*
So how dare you become anything other than a doctor, spending every waking hour studying genetics or bio-engineering so that you might find a cure cancer.

God forbid you have other interests other than cancer...

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BOINC has multiple useless choices for their distributed computing projects, such as SETI@Home. All in all, F@H is more rewarding. We need to fix our problems on Earth before we try looking for aliens.
Another good reason not to blindly listen to users with Rep.
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So how dare you become anything other than a doctor,
actually I am a doctor.

I don't do medicine though...
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actually I am a doctor.

I don't do medicine though...
The point is, different strokes for different folks.

Just about every day now I am seeing posts that just makes me want to slap the person with a newspaper, rub their nose in it, and tell them "No!"

I like MilkyWay, Einstein, and SETI, and I used to do GPU Grid, The Genome Project before it was figured out/stopped. Many of BOINC projects were out before Folding@Home was available, and before BOINC was even around. I know SETI definitely was, I have been doing it off and on for years.

BOINC is just a simple interface for managing all the projects, and I think its kind of dumb that Folding@Home isn't on BOINC, its the perfect platform for managing all of this stuff, but that doesn't really matter.

I honestly think Folding@Home is less known in other places than other Distributed Computing projects, personally. I am not quite sure why its pushed so hard here, but it doesn't mater, donations of CPU cycles are donations, and they all usually going to a good cause at the users discretion.

Setting up a video game for the first time, or getting your gmail to sync in Outlook using IMAP is about as difficult as setting up BOINC. Its strange that one is a geek because he knows how to use BOINC, yet Folding is not, or having spent years on a overclocking/tech support forum is not.
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K you guys bickered enough!


On OCN it was discovered earlier than BOINC and grew popular fast which is why its a larger community.
If you want to expand BOINC I suggest heading over to the BOINC section on OCN and discuss your ideas.
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