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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
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.
I think that's what I said, did you read it properly? Or my grammar sucks? (It's possible my English suck)
    
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why waste money an power an time an wear down ur componenets folding 24/7??

What ya get outta it?
Ya can't take it with you. Might as well use it. Another phrasing of the same question might go something like, "why don't people fold? You have a monster machine that sits at idle or turned off most of the time when it could be helping humanity. If you have the $$ to spend on that high end gear, a couple buck a month is not too much on the power bill."
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post #33 of 133
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I think that's what I said, did you read it properly? Or my grammar sucks? (It's possible my English suck)
Sorry, I thought you were criticizing F@H as only being about cancer-I need some coffee. My bad.
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heat and fun
proof of what that its illegal to cure anything in the us they only treat that why the make more money use google find it your self dont be lazy plus here is this video.

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post #35 of 133
I'm not saying that folding is bad.

I do it because I know that at least I'm trying to do something productive to science. I just don't see a "cure" for cancer. One errant cell that keeps dividing uncontrollably is considered cancer, and how are we going to stop something like that if its caused by random genetic mutations?

I'm not trying to say there isn't going to be a cure, so i'm sorry if i sound ignorant. I honestly hope that me folding will, in one way or another, help find said cure.

But I just don't see it in the forseeable future.

As for MMJ, I agree it should be leagalized, but that could just be because i'm in college (damn you Illinois, only 4 votes away). The only problem is that it would not be profitable for pharmacudical companies.

And as we all know, it's ALL about the money.

Sorry for any spelling mistakes, sent from my phone.
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post #36 of 133
it gives some of us a great deal of satisfaction knowing that they are helping fight horrible diseases. I just bought a GPU specifically for folding, just because I like the thought that im helping others
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post #37 of 133
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I always thought it killed the penguins

I guess I should stop folding then...
No, no. It kills pengiuns too, don't worry.

No reason to stop Folding. No reason whatsoever...
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i do it so i can have OCN postbits and in another 2-3 weeks a 1 mil point badge
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
that does not make it illegal
just illegal in sum ways
because it looks like your to lazy to do it your self
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LXH-...yer_embedded#!


http://www.nowpublic.com/thc_marijua..._harvard_study

again there are numerous evidence of cure for cancer and if its banned=illegal

again all about the money not about the cure to help my sick uncle and grandmother
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post #40 of 133
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why waste money an power an time an wear down ur componenets folding 24/7??

What ya get outta it?
Curse Cancer and other Diseases.

can i ask you a question.
Why are you a downo?
    
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