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So am I getting this right...
Don't try to cure cancer because your efforts promote it!
Some one is looking in to to many mirrors at once here!
Folding also researches the likes of Alzheimers, (which perhaps someone who wrote that that garbage of F@H adds to cancer) Huntingtons, Parkinsons and others!
So what I'm saying is NO WAY IN HATIES am I'm stopping folding or should anyone!

Coprorations waste BILLIONS just leaving all those lights on!!!
250,000 Semi tractors idle for 8-10 hours a day to either keep warm or cool while the drivers sleep instead of getting a room causing polution and help to desstroy the ozone!!!
AM I RANTING, DARN RIGHT!
Corprate BS and they want the little guy to recycle while auto comapnies allow billions of pounds of plastics to go in the trash while we return a pop bottle!

GET A CLUE PEOPLE!
Thats exactly what I was going to say. My dad used to own a small business and he is very frugal and saves every cent he can without sacrificing efficiency but when he sold the company to a big corperation (Intuit) he was furios with the amount of money they wasted on useles things. They left the lights on 24/7 although people where there only 10 hours of the 24.
    
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some guy: man I'm tired of every one leave their computer on all the time it causes pollution, co2 emissions, and global warming. (drinks Vault)

(voice): who do they think they are, you will just have to teach them!

some guy: (walks into Google turns off all computers)

(voice): not bad but they still haven't go the message yet!

some guy: (after a rampage and 17 destroyed nuclear power plants)

(voice): look at the sky what about all the computers being left on up there?

some guy: (walks into nasa, shuts down all satellites, they start crashing coincidentally into server farms and isp's then crashes car into Nasa's main power grid)

(space shuttle pilot): wth!! a satellite crashed into us!!! who the **** is piloting that thing!!! may day may day!!!!!

mean while at Microsoft......
(Bill Gates): Holy **** as space shuttle.....(booooooooom)

(some guy): (drinks Vault) Ahhhh

(voice): Haa Haa people will think twice about leaving there computers on!!!

Vault GET TO IT!!
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Originally Posted by SuperMagus View Post
I would run F@H but i can't play games with it open. They just crash on me, so no folding for me
just stop it while you play. are you using the smp client? if you are it uses a hefty chunk of ram which would mean you have to use pagefile/swap and it couldn't supply the data to the cpu or gfx quick enough causing a crash
    
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post #83 of 123
I say, if you want to leave your PC, lights, TV, Stereo System, soda machine, humidifier, dehumidifier, tanning booth, lava lamp, fax machine, massaging recliner, disco ball, debigulator or rebigulator on all night, go right ahead.

Besides, what are you worried about, a nuclear plant going into meltdown? Meltdown is just an annoying buzzword created by the media. I prefer to call it an unrequested fission surplus.

I also like to make my humidifier and dehumidifier fight by running them at the same time in a closed room. That's not wasteful, it's fun.
    
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post #84 of 123
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
I also like to make my humidifier and dehumidifier fight by running them at the same time in a closed room. That's not wasteful, it's fun.
Rofl, they're symbiotic to each other. Hilarious. Go Dehumidifier!
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Well thats useful, at boot it uses about the same amount of power as if you were to leave it on, thats why I just leave mine, I don't draw that much power.
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post #86 of 123
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeDbOi View Post
If our planet burns up, I'm gunna be the first guy with a lawn chair outside catching some green house gases and cancer.

I personally think "Global warming" is a complete load of crap. It's just the media's and political power's way to a new found scare. What was our last one? Oh yeah, terrorism, and look what happened. Once people figure out this mess they're going to go to "Global Cooling" and people are gunna get another scare for 4-5 years then figure it out again. "Oh no, all our green house gases finally added up to causing not enough UV rays to enter the Earth's atmosphere and now we're gunna freeze!" Lol.

If you believe there is "Global Warming" that's fine by me. It's your opinion and I have no say in what you think. But I'm not gunna let some guy praise his all wonderful "We're gunna burn up cause it's the middle man's fault" crap on me.
QFT. Well said. REP.
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post #87 of 123
PCs are never Idle

Remember alot of PC's are connected to the Lan and MOST of those people USE onboard lan that take CPU Cycles. So your CPU is never idle and Windows Taskmanger can't tell you that
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post #88 of 123
i read somewhere that gobal warming is even happening on planets such as mars, like the ice caps are melting and even that pluto is warming up (however the hell they figure it out is beyond me)

heres a nice artical about what maybe causing the earth to heat up as well as the solor system!

http://www.innovations-report.com/ht...ort-49939.html

talks about all the planets and there increasing temps, very nice artical

http://www.enterprisemission.com/_ar...lanetary_1.htm
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post #89 of 123
All this stuff is natural like global warming its just the planet doing its thing. It goes in cycles we had an ice age and now were heating up its just going to keep doing this stuff forever.
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post #90 of 123
Well hell. I could of told them leaving PCs on wasted electricity...Its like leaving a light bulb on in a room your not in. Same concept really...
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