-credit to Lutro0 for the logo-
Main Prize Draw
• $25 PayPal - donated by admin - Jeppzer
• $25 PayPal - donated by admin - jaywar
• $25 PayPal - donated by admin - Nude_Lewd_Man
• $75 PayPal - donated by robbo2 - Samurai Batgirl
• $25 PayPal - donated by OcCam - eloverton2
• Magicka (Steam) - donated by blazed_1 - nvidiaftw12
• Test Drive Unlimited 2 (Steam) - donated by blazed_1 - Jonsu
• Terraria (Steam) - donated by Philistine - enmariack
• Terraria (Steam) - donated by Philistine - plexus4200
• Crysis 2 (Origin) - donated by juano - gceclifton
• PowerColor AMD 5550 (512MB DDR3) - donated by axipher - amang
Referral Prize Draw
1st place - OCN Ducky keyboard (switch of their choice) - kubed_zero (487,671pts)
2nd place - $50 through PayPal - JedixJarf (78,167pts)
3rd place - $25 through PayPal - compmaster (41,796pts)
Random OCN Ducky keyboard - CitraRemaining Referral Points (Click to show)
4th - drew630 - 28,803pts
5th - G3N3R4L Bl4Nk5 - 20,953pts
6th - Eaglesfan251 - 19,269pts
7th - axipher - 17,735pts
8th - BWG - 14,508pts
9th - Nemesiswho - 11,673pts
10th - Alatar - 10,599pts
11th - Detahmaio - 1,862pts
12th - Citra - 1,325pts
13th - Fatalrip - 487pts
14th - maz0r - 255pts
15th - RussianJ - 107pts
What is the Foldathon:
The Foldathon is a 2-day period each month where we Fold on any and all clients we can get our hands on. You might not be able to Fold 24/7, but if you're a Folder, there's no excuse not to Fold for these 48 hours.
After a request from ENTERPRISE, one of OCN's senior Mods, we're going to dedicate this month's Foldathon to raising awareness for one of the Folding@Home Project's diseases that doesn't get as much of the spotlight as cancer or Alzheimer's; Huntington's Disease (HD). As someone who has the faulty gene that leads to HD, ENTERPRISE feels that perhaps not enough people know about it, so we hope to set that right. Below is a small introduction to the disease, its symptoms, and how it is contracted.
Huntington's Disease is an inherited brain disorder, which affects the central nervous system. Nerve cells become damaged, which causes various parts of the brain to deteriorate. This can cause symptoms such as:
• Involuntary movements (chorea)
• Speech impairment
• Short or long term memory loss
• Cognitive abilities (planning, abstract thinking, supressing inappropriate actions are all affected)
Approximately 1 in every 10,000 people suffers from Huntington's (~30,000 in the US; 5,000 in the UK). It is inherited from parent to child, and is caused by a faulty gene, with a 50/50 chance of the child inheriting it. A person who inherits this gene will develop Huntington's at some time in their lives.
There is currently no cure for Huntington's, nor is there any way to delay the onset of HD for someone with the faulty gene. Treatments are available to lessen the symptoms listed above; however, even then they cannot be removed completely. The average life expectancy of someone who has been diagnosed with HD is in the region of 15 years.
Here is a brief video interview of a man who suffers from the disease, which not only outlines the disease itself, but also highlights the struggles people with the disease go through:
You can find out more about the disease by checking the Huntington's Disease Society of America, or the Huntington's Disease Association (UK). There are also a couple more in-depth explanations of the disease and it's causes below:Huntington's Links (Click to show)
Huntington's Disease - Wikipedia (quite comprehensive)
If you'd like to talk to someone for more information, ENTERPRISE is available to PM. He was tested at 18 (and is now almost 23), and is fine with people asking personal questions about his experiences.
How it works:
Run Folding@home for overclock.net (team number: 37726) during the specified times. Those who Fold will be entered into a drawing to win the prizes listed below. If you don't know what Folding@home is, feel free to make a thread in the forum or check these guides:
CPU and/or GPU Folding
Client for AMD GPUs only
Wednesday January 18th Noon EDT (GMT: 5pm) until January 20th Noon EDT.
Extra prizes this month:
Ok people, we've come to a decision about the second set of prizes. What we're gonna do is try and set up a recruitment contest. So a competition within a competition. ;) Basically, it'll work like this:
1) You refer someone to the Foldathon, and they name you as the referrer.
2) Any points they make for the Foldathon will then be the referrer's "Referred Points".
3) The three members with the most RPs will then win the following prizes:
1st place - OCN Ducky keyboard (switch of their choice)
2nd place - $50 through PayPal
3rd place - $25 through PayPal
In addition, anyone who refers someone to the Foldathon (and they participate :P) will then also be entered into a random draw for another OCN Ducky keyboard. :D The new users that were referred to the Foldathon will of course be entered into the main prize draw above. :)
Since the goal of this Foldathon is to get the word out, what better way then to have everyone competiting to get more people involved? :thumb:
You only need to sign up once.
PM me if you'd like to be put on a PM reminder list for all future Foldathons.
----> SIGN UP HERE <----
Courtesy of sks72, enter your name (during the Foldathon) into the following link to see your points total for the Foldathon so far:
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Edited by zodac - 1/20/12 at 1:17pm