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what's in it for me besides a massive power bill?
Awesome badges, such as the ones in my signature. tongue.gif
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this makes me sad thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif why cant it just be for a good cause? why do so many people expect something from it? just enjoy earning the points and know that it is doing the world some good.

Sorry bro, I give money to a bum when I want to feel good about myself. If I were to 'fold at home' it would be because it actually accomplishes something. Based on the accounts from the OP, it isn't worth much in the long run, but hey at least you helped.

Not to be a negative nancy, but I just don't understand all this hoopla
    
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Sorry bro, I give money to a bum when I want to feel good about myself. If I were to 'fold at home' it would be because it actually accomplishes something. Based on the accounts from the OP, it isn't worth much in the long run, but hey at least you helped.
Not to be a negative nancy, but I just don't understand all this hoopla

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My issues about folding are just a few.I had a chance to read the Wikipedia page on folding (not the most entertaining).Stanford actualy did a study about how much electricity is used to fold.They did not end with a conclusion(worth it or not) but it was pretty interesting (there were some good parts) about how they came to their conclusion.The motivation to find the amount was from groups on the campus that said there was no net gain.That is,you damage the environment making the electricity to fold all in the chance that you may do some good.Those University types like to put numbers on everything,and they did. People should not be told that they will not notice any change in the way their computer responds while they are folding,they will.Lastly,there is hardware that is not worth folding on.It has been a long running discussion that "any point at any cost is worth it",I do not happen to agree with this.On the postive side,I do like having a go at helping science and as a side benefit folding will make you more comfortable with your equipment.
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post #75 of 524
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Sorry bro, I give money to a bum when I want to feel good about myself. If I were to 'fold at home' it would be because it actually accomplishes something. Based on the accounts from the OP, it isn't worth much in the long run, but hey at least you helped.
Not to be a negative nancy, but I just don't understand all this hoopla

Well for the fact that there are ten of thousands, perhaps even hundreds of thousands, or maybe even more PCs dedicated to folding, I'm sure it will help make a difference to the entire world.
If you are just going to rant about it, don't. Like, just don't.

That is all.
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Is it me or is this thread devolving into a "lets cure cancer by folding" debate?

Im pretty sure Mach1 started this thread to drum up support for beating our main folding competitors... not save the world smile.gif
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Is it me or is this thread devolving into a "lets cure cancer by folding" debate?
Im pretty sure Mach1 started this thread to drum up support for beating our main folding competitors... not save the world smile.gif

I would look at it in the way that we here at OCN are not the first to look at the numbers and cost involved with folding and come to some sort of conclusion.
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Is it me or is this thread devolving into a "lets cure cancer by folding" debate?
Im pretty sure Mach1 started this thread to drum up support for beating our main folding competitors... not save the world smile.gif

With that said right there I think this needs to end because of all the negativity with the other OCN users.
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With that said right there I think this needs to end because of all the negativity with the other OCN users.

Well, thats up to Mach1 but it is becoming... 'warm' in this thread wink.gif
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Well, thats up to Mach1 but it is becoming... 'warm' in this thread wink.gif

I just don't like all the negativity.Its like when someone says "I don't like that TV show"But they are watching it.If you don't want to fold then don't come over here and bash it because OCN is not about that.We all are a team to help in a cause if ya don't like it post somewhere else.
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