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Ok I am new to folding and don't really know how it all works. I know you download a work unit and your cpu runs calculations on it until finished than submits it. process repeats. (prob way off but already said I dont really have a clue) anyways I was wondering if it seems logical to embed some very small script into every website on the internet somehow (not a web designer either lol) to where when the page is loaded maybe 1KB of information is processed and submitted to a database. I mean in todays world 1 kb isnt very much at all and would go completely unnoticed and with a billion people (i dont work for the global census bureau either tongue.gif) surfing the internet 24/7 that seems like a heck of a lot of work units getting completed. This just came randomly to me and if im way off please fill me in on why it would/not work. Maybe even throw in some ideas yourself? Go easy on me, just making conversation!
    
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Well first, you're not allowed to run unsolicited software on someone's computer without their permission...
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Well first, you're not allowed to run unsolicited software on someone's computer without their permission...

u know i actually thought about that and I was like man this sounds kinda like hacking... make it mandatory! lol ah bummer shot down on the first comment haha thanks for bringing that up tho I guess I was thinking for the good of society and not thinking that it is using their resources without permission frown.gif
    
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This break some sort of privacy act or something I'm sure. I'm all for helping out a cause. But even so I don't think I want to be sending information off for anything really and as said above you aren't allowed to do it.

Good idea though, I'm sure one day we will get to this stage but by then hopefully cancer will already be cured and we can continue on the next cure for something else.
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This break some sort of privacy act or something I'm sure. I'm all for helping out a cause. But even so I don't think I want to be sending information off for anything really and as said above you aren't allowed to do it.
Good idea though, I'm sure one day we will get to this stage but by then hopefully cancer will already be cured and we can continue on the next cure for something else.

yea, i get random idea sometimes where i just "KNOW" its a good one that is why i post on here to see if it is even doable. who knows we might be already doing it and we dont even know! hehe
    
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