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Ways/Places to fold for cash?

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I'm in college and money is very tight and am looking for an investment that will peak my interest in computers, so I decided making a node-farm might be the way to go. I've looked into quite a few things like CPUSage.com but they aren't adding any new computers as they are pretty new and I don't know how they will work out. I like them because their business model seems sound, running 24/7 would net you around $50 per month on a single machine. Not too much but enough that it would be able to scale up.

Another thing I've heard about is bitxxxx, which we aren't supposed to talk about, and honestly I don't like this idea as it is a very dynamic environment... I want to make a secure investment in the hardware and infrastructure, not basing it off this type of thing.

So what kinds of folding services could I apply/get into that will help me out for cash while I'm in college?

Thanks,
Madman
post #2 of 13
None that I know of, at least no profit.
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post #3 of 13
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I live in a college town that has very cheap electricity by the way, so even if it doesn't seem like it earns you much at all when that is taken into account, please by all means still let me know about it.
post #4 of 13
Fraid not man. Its for science. We do it because we want to. Nowhere will pay us to fold.
post #5 of 13
You can fold for EVGA bucks. But that's only good for discounts on EVGA products. Feels kind of altruistic, but if it gets people to fold its all good in the end.

We here on OCN do have monthly cash prizes for folding. No guarantee you'll win but theres always a chance.
Edited by Philistine - 8/18/11 at 9:25pm
post #6 of 13
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I don't understand how you guys can afford to fold for free... If I had the extra cash I'd do it but at this point I could probably barely afford the electricity let alone the hardware itself. Oh well, I guess this pipe dream will not live long lol.
post #7 of 13
Some people do it for fun, others do it for people they have lost. I do it for my Granparents and just because the team here at OCN is just plain awesome.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Madman340 View Post
I don't understand how you guys can afford to fold for free... If I had the extra cash I'd do it but at this point I could probably barely afford the electricity let alone the hardware itself. Oh well, I guess this pipe dream will not live long lol.
Finish school, get a job, then you'll be able to afford it. You don't fold for money.
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Some people do it for fun, others do it for people they have lost. I do it for my Granparents and just because the team here at OCN is just plain awesome.
Same here. Both my grandfathers died of cancer & now my aunt is sick

I dont do it 24/7, but it costs me $15-20/month. Same cost as MMO..
post #10 of 13
I live on base so I dont pay for anything. Even when I was home. I only paid $120 extra for folding. So it was worth it for me.
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