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I agree with eggs2see on the hippy way of thought Led bulbs, house insulation, green power, all dont matter if you leave your power hungry PC on 24/7 drawing at least 150watts.

Does anyone know if there is any great development that come out of F@H already?
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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?
yeah I'll fold so that only people like magic johnson get the cure Assuming folding DOES lead to the cure
Whereas broke folders who helped find the cure die from cancer
I personally embrace the afterlife and have no desire to delay inevitable
Everything that happens is God's will. If it's his will that I die of cancer so be it
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Does anyone know if there is any great development that come out of F@H already?
You know this question is answered on the F@H Stanford website, don;t you?
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Does anyone know if there is any great development that come out of F@H already?
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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.
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With a PC as bad ass as mine folding seems the proper thing to do, instead of playing video games all day long on it I get more enjoyment seeing that my pc may help in some kind of way to advance disease understanding.

Don't understand how folding can be related to a e-peen though, thats more along the lines of benchmarking lol.
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There are other things out there that AREN'T cancer, diseases like the one I got doesn't have any cure found yet. Why not help them research proteins and stuff to maybe find something that will HELP people out?
    
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There are other things out there that AREN'T cancer, diseases like the one I got doesn't have any cure found yet. Why not help them research proteins and stuff to maybe find something that will HELP people out?
You realize Folding@Home isn't just about cancer, right?

I'm currently folding a WU that studies how influenza infects cells. My last WU was regarding Alzheimer's. There are lots of WUs studying everything from cancers to Parkinson's, Huntington's etc. It ain't just about cancer.

Protein folding governs LOTS of things and many of them are being studied, and more things will be studied as more data is processed.
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the reason I started is because I saw some folders sig on these forums that basically said he/she spent quite a bit on their cpu and was tired of the usage never going over 10% or whatever and I sort of agree with that

+ it's nice that it could help people...
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I personally embrace the afterlife and have no desire to delay inevitable
Everything that happens is God's will. If it's his will that I die of cancer so be it
Getting into the afterlife is easy.

Watching a loved one's mind be eaten alive over a decade or more by Alzheimer's cannot be described. Having a parent or grandparent no longer even able to recognize you, or imagine yourself no longer able to remember/recognize a son/daughter.

It may be a creator's will, but it is hell on Earth for those who have to experience it or it's effects. I can help fight and put a stop to it just by leaving my computer running. Little old me, can directly lend a hand.
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post #30 of 133
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yeah I'll fold so that only people like magic johnson get the cure Assuming folding DOES lead to the cure
Whereas broke folders who helped find the cure die from cancer
So because rich people will get the cure first, we shouldn't look for a cure? Nice

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I personally embrace the afterlife and have no desire to delay inevitable
Everything that happens is God's will. If it's his will that I die of cancer so be it
Ohhhhh, you're crazy, I get it now
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