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Get a part time job and help pay the electric bill. You could also make this point, all people have hobbies and this is yours. What if you raced bmx or four wheelers? the cost would be much higher than the additional $40 a month your rig uses.
He's already offered to pay the bill, his parent's simply dont seem to care.
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Oh darn mmx+ this sucks, will miss you in the threat list
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The best advice I can give you is to NOT argue with your parents about it. All that will do is increase their resolve to NOT allow you to fold. I'm a grandfather and know the mind of parents very well. I would say that the cost of the electricity bill is NOT the main reason that they are against your folding no matter what they say. I'm sure there are some other underlying reasons that they just aren't telling you (or that you aren't telling us) about. Your best bet is to do exactly what they say for now and don't even talk about folding around them. In a few months when the weather cools down bring the subject up again to see if they are willing to work out a compromise then. I don't know how the winter gets where you live, but I know that I was able to LOWER my heating bill enough to compensate for the increased electric cost with my folding farm running (4 Opty 165's, a Q6600, an E6420, and an E6320 all overclocked and running SMP clients).

The main thing is to not do anything else to piss your parents off right now. It won't accomplish anything and may prevent them from reconsidering later. And take a look at other things behind the scenes (that you don't need to talk about in here) that might have a bearing on your situation. You might be surprised what you find out if you look hard enough.
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sorry to hear

stick though in the forum... that's how i got started and love staying here.
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sorry to hear

stick though in the forum... that's how i got started and love staying here.
I'll definitely be here as much as I can, even if I can't put out great PPD I'm going to help others put out great points
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I'll definitely be here as much as I can, even if I can't put out great PPD I'm going to help others put out great points
That's the spirit.
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This might help your case. These are the first published results from the BigAdv projects.
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If only it was typed in English... not science.

I don't speak science.
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That's the spirit.
Thanks!
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If only it was typed in English... not science.

I don't speak science.
Even French would be better
I can at least read and make a certain amount of sense out of French
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But it would be science-French!
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