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Hope.
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Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
I get a space heater for my room. And it cures cancer. Win-win.
lmao this is so true, my room is significantly warmer when computer folds while i sleep.

but mainly because my mom had cancer but she survived and folding doesnt cost you a thing yet it contributes to the research.
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Originally Posted by Brenslick View Post
Theres been a lot of research that shows that cancer is a man-made disease, and if that is the case, it must be possible to, at least in someway, make it treatable to the point where it won't be considered a death sentence in certain situations. There won't ever be a vaccine that will make cancer disappear, but if we stop people from exposure to cancer causing things, and make certain types of cancer easily treatable, then we can save millions of lives.
Marijuana inhibits lung cancer, Marijuana stalls brain tumor growths, Marijuana inhibits breast cancer growth.

The list goes on and on.

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post #14 of 133
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Originally Posted by BlackOmega View Post
One of the main reasons Marijuana hasn't been fully legalized yet is that the pharmaceutical companies would be in big trouble if something as cheap as weed could cure cancer.



On topic: people fold because they want to contribute to the wellbeing of the human race. Why are you trolling OP?
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post #15 of 133
Quote:
Originally Posted by CovertCover View Post
Ehhh, Cancer will never be cured; it's the human condition.
Humanity is something to be surpassed.

The folding@home work has countless potential applications.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brenslick View Post
Theres been a lot of research that shows that cancer is a man-made disease, and if that is the case, it must be possible to, at least in someway, make it treatable to the point where it won't be considered a death sentence in certain situations. There won't ever be a vaccine that will make cancer disappear, but if we stop people from exposure to cancer causing things, and make certain types of cancer easily treatable, then we can save millions of lives.
Cancer is not exclusively a man-made disease. Sure, plenty of lifestyle choices and environmental factors will increase the risk for cancer, but cancer has likely been around as long as multi-cellular life.

You are correct regarding the potential to reduce the occurance of cancer and treat it more effectively when it does happen.

I have no doubts, that barring an extinction level event, we will eventually have the ability to treat and repair any senescence, disease, illness, or non-massively destructive injury.
Edited by Blameless - 1/9/11 at 9:40am
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folding is not guaranteed to cure cancer
It's more e-peen than anything else
it's not waste for the people who do it
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folding is not guaranteed to cure cancer
It's more e-peen than anything else
Speak for yourself.

I have my PS3 fold a few times a week. I don't care about my stats, only that I contribute. NOTHING is guaranteed to cure cancer. But why not try to help find a cure instead of acting like a douche and brush it off?
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24/7 computing is cheaper than 24/7 space heating.

At school I don't pay for the power.

Can be used as a OC stress test or component test. Example: I knew something was up with something when my 470 started pulling 5k ppd. Wiped the Windows instal and reinstalled everything. Now pulling 16-17kppd

Bragging rights for some.

It may someday help people.
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A good question is did Seti find ET's thanks to Seti@home?

I like to contribute to the folding competitions, its fun to get the most ppd's out of your systems and the competitions like the chimpchallenge with all the hubbub on the forum's are fun on their own. I dont fold on a regular base outside of competitions because of the power use of folding and leaving my machine on. There is no fun in that so why waste electricity.

IMO Leaving a light on in a room I am not in is the same as folding outside of a fun competition. I turn the lights of to so why leave my machine running?
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A good question is did Seti find ET's thanks to Seti@home?
Conversely, F@H has produced an insane amount of peer-reviewed research in the mere 5-10 years the project has been going. At last count, more than any other distributed-computing project.

The first tissue tests for an experimental Alzheimer's treatment are about to start thanks directly to data from F@H. Going from zero, to peer-reviewed research, to tissue studies in a few years or less is unheard of in most field of research.

Just getting a paper researched, written, proofed, and published normally takes a period of years in academia.
Edited by Skripka - 1/9/11 at 10:10am
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