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huh?
my grandfather is wondering about any legal documentation, because he doesn't want any hackers getting in, and he doesn't trust computers. Links or quotes would be nice.
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F@H does not affect your computer in a negative way at all.

The only negative would be the temp rise, but that can be adjusted w/ the amount of CPU usage you allow F@H to take up.

Going to the F@H site itself should clarify that it's not a malware.

It's by Stanford, and is supported by numerous big names in the electronics industry, including Google.

Your Grandpa doesn't need to worry a bit.
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my grandfather doesn't believe that sh#t
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my grandfather doesn't believe that sh#t
Doesn't seem like you do either . If he doesn't trust Stanford, then I don't know what you two would. Maybe saying that the PS3 are able to run it and Sony made it so they could. So there's another company to trust.
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my grandfather is weird, he is from Kentucky, and he was born in the age where there were no computers.
he thinks that they are going to steal his credit card info, and addresses, emails, phone numbers.
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post #6 of 28
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my grandfather is weird, he is from Kentucky, and he was born in the age where there were no computers.
he thinks that they are going to steal his credit card info, and addresses, emails, phone numbers.
In the end, folding may not be for everyone. If he is afraid something like that will happen, the first time his computer has a problem, it will be blamed on folding. I am sure you dont want that. Fold on a computer that is yours, and if you cant, wait till you can get one.

Folding should not be stressful, and should not cause family problems.

Good Luck.
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post #7 of 28
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my grandfather is weird, he is from Kentucky, and he was born in the age where there were no computers.
he thinks that they are going to steal his credit card info, and addresses, emails, phone numbers.
Tell him the media has mind control over him for making him think such things... the TV is the evil one...
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post #8 of 28
so why are you even posting this, seems to me like youve gotten your answers but still are talking it down?
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Does he have any programs installed that didn't come with the computer? If yes, how did he trust those programs?
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post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by That_guy3 View Post
my grandfather is weird, he is from Kentucky, and he was born in the age where there were no computers.
he thinks that they are going to steal his credit card info, and addresses, emails, phone numbers.
No offence, but if he doesn't have that much trust in computers then why does he keep such documentation on it in the first place.

All we can say is that it is made by Stanford, it is a University not a mob crew.

Sony support and advertise F @ H....what more could be said?

If you still don't think it is legit then i don't think folding is for you, nor your grandad either.


Sorry if that sounded negative, it wasn't meant to be conceived that way.
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