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Poll Results: Is it crazy to spend money on new hardware just to better your F@H figures?

 
  • 19% (16)
    Yes - Why spend money on hardware that you dont really need
  • 61% (51)
    No - Its for a good cause
  • 19% (16)
    Indifferent -Might not need the hardware, but its use will increase in the future (futureproofing)
83 Total Votes  
post #11 of 39
Thread Starter 
@Xristo lol nice comment tongue.gif

As for folding, I know Stanford or Vijay Pande keep releasing new research papers, and thats only possible with the ever increasing number of people who fold. But in say years time will they be able to turn around and say, "We have cure xxxx and without the help of F@H, it wouldnt have been possible?"

Or do we just sort of assist where we can?
post #12 of 39
People do much less productive things with their computers, so no, I do not think spending money on a Distributed Computing PC is stupid or a waste.

Over the past couple years I went from a Sempron 3000+ w/ integrated video to my current computer (with many different setups and additional computers in between) exclusively for DC.
 
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post #13 of 39
Just give the money to a charity regularly like I do? Atleast you know for sure you are helping ot save lives.
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post #14 of 39
Better spending money on Folding than on gaming. teaching.gif
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post #15 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xristo;15491045 
IF you like folding , then yes .. enjoy it

Dont really get anything in return besides the fact u know your helping research .

Potentially saving lives ? doubt that . If thats what you want go be a doctor .

goodluck though =)

Most honest/truthful non troll'ish answer I've seen in these debates, kudos!
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post #16 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by yorkshire.lad;15491120 
Just give the money to a charity regularly like I do? Atleast you know for sure you are helping ot save lives.

Do you really know where your money goes when you give it to a charity?

I know that when I buy hardware or pay for electricity, that 100% of my donation is going into the big pile of folding data results, which can and are and will continue to be used as genuine medical research.
post #17 of 39
No your not, Welcome to the club!

Honestly its fun to build new machines and see how far you can push it before your unstable and you need to restart that 6904 wink.gif
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post #18 of 39
Crazy as the birds. All of us are!
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post #19 of 39
Crazy, yes, worthwhile, yes.
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post #20 of 39
Whatever reason that justifies buying an upgrade or to spend that much on hardware biggrin.gif

amirite
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