Originally Posted by coltsrock
Ok guys so my dad thinks F@H is made by hackers. He says that it downloads stuff and allows people access to my computer. I have a PS3 and showed him that it had F@H on it but he still didnt believe me (That it wasnt run/made by hackers) . ANy other ideas on what to do to convince him? I'm running it as of now (141/150 on my 1st WU)
Think about this.
You're using and promoting proprietary (not open source) software by a university to provide information for sketchy research that has outputted nothing. Sorry, I'm in support of your father, just not for the same reasons. Lastly, imagine the extra power your computer is "donating" to Stanford. I hope your father is getting a tax deduction on that power. You should add up the extra power your PS3 is using to run F@H, and multiply it by the number of days in a year and cost for your electricity.
The reason I say "sketchy research" is because you are folding simulated proteins: mathematical equations someone thought up that somehow represent protein folding. Protein folding is very complicated, so I find this highly unlikely or quite inaccurate.