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post #21 of 71
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No av? That is crazy if you are running windows and look at porn
Like what everyone else said, show him the site and show him the actual program and maybe he will be convinced.
1) It's called streaming.

2) I don't download files that are like britney_spears.mp3.exe LIKE MY SISTER DOES!
post #22 of 71
beachvacation.exe is my personal fav
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post #23 of 71
show him how many people fold.

Just by shear numbers you can prove that it is not a virus, not this many people would download a virus/spyware KNOWINGLY

And I have to ask those peeps not using anti-virus...how do you know you dont have a virus???

By definition a "good" virus will be installed discreetly on your computer and will never tip the user off that it is on there.
    
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post #24 of 71
Well what happened? Your dad believe you yet?

And even with good habits there is always some chance you might get one correct? Because we are humans after all and we do make mistakes?
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zomg another uninformed person screaming "FOUL!" *shock*
    
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post #26 of 71
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And I have to ask those peeps not using anti-virus...how do you know you dont have a virus???
Well, we don't. We're just careful and don't keep any sensitive information on our computers.

If it doesn't act up then it's all good.
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post #27 of 71
Dads know all.
Just ask my kids.
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post #28 of 71
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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)
Hold on.
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.
post #29 of 71
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show him how many people fold.

Just by shear numbers you can prove that it is not a virus, not this many people would download a virus/spyware KNOWINGLY

And I have to ask those peeps not using anti-virus...how do you know you dont have a virus???

By definition a "good" virus will be installed discreetly on your computer and will never tip the user off that it is on there.
I run an AV from time to time, and nothing shows up. If its a really good virus, I wont know either way. Unless my computer acts up.
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post #30 of 71
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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.
Yeah - it's too complicated for you to understand, so these guys from Stanford probably created the largest distributed network based on bad math
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