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Originally Posted by theproodnoob;11950313 
because it looks like your to lazy to do it your self
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LXH-TJYS5w&feature=player_embedded#!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVTaJn1dMrs&feature=related

http://www.nowpublic.com/thc_marijuana_helps_cure_cancer_says_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


If there's a cure then why are they not selling it? surely they dont invent a cure and then sit on it.
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I fold using electricity from a green electricity utility, costs a few cents more per Kw/H but it comes from renewable sources and is guilt free. I also only fold overnight and on weekends when electricity rates are at their lowest.

And I fold for a few reasons:
  • I like competition
  • I like tinkering with technology and computers
  • And most importantly I want to help science eliminate diseases such as Alzheimers and Cancer as I recently lost a friend from the big C.
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Originally Posted by CovertCover;11948400 
Ehhh, Cancer will never be cured; it's the human condition.

I beg to differ. Our environment, diet and lifestyle are to blame. We don't need supercomputers to cure cancer. We need Prevention. cool.gif

As for the Fold or not to Fold Q... I quit folding after a few weeks b/c all everyone ever talks about is PPD and how much they spent upgrading 'the farm'. Its also odd that there is still NO support for ATI gpus. Minus all the farms, what would Nvidia's market share be ?

Peace:sniper:
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It seems like most people I see on this forum fold for TEH PPDz!

I don't fold but if I did I would at least do it for a reason other than getting my name on some chart on a website.
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maybe you should have a go at folding instead of fl4ming it.
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Originally Posted by faraz1729;11950505 
How is this thread still open?

Did you report it?
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89;11950599 
I don't fold but if I did I would at least do it for a reason other than getting my name on some chart on a website.

1) Not everyone is open about why they Fold; they might not want to share personal stories. So they just talk about how they're improving their farms, but not necessarily the reason why.

2) If they were Folding for a "good" reason, then wouldn't more Folding be better? And how else can you measure that than by talking about PPD?

3) In the whole scheme of things, does it matter why people Fold? Is the science done going to be different if someone Folds for points, or if they don't care about points? Not really.

In fact, it's the competitiveness that has people Folding more, which helps the science. If there were no points, sure, only people who cared about the research would Fold, and none of the people just looking for points would continue. But would that be a good thing?

4) You don't Fold, so you're not really in a great position to comment.
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post #47 of 133
asking why people fold is much like asking why people give to charity, it can also be considered a waste smile.gif
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I use to fold a long time ago. I even folded on two PS3's for ocn, but I still haven't seen a single thing come from it. Just papers... Or have I been out of the folding scene too long? I've always wondered how many people would keep folding if F@H didn't keep track of PPD or even gave you a score...? Not many..IMO
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post #49 of 133
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Originally Posted by gbrilliantq;11950751 
I use to fold a long time ago. I even folded on two PS3's for ocn, but I still haven't seen a single thing come from it. Just papers... Or have I been out of the folding scene too long? I've always wondered how many people would keep folding if F@H didn't keep track of PPD or even gave you a score...? Not many..IMO

What else do you expect to see? [EMAIL="Folding@home"]Folding@home[/EMAIL] researched proteins, and the papers they publish are used by others to develop cures, not by Stanford directly.
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yeah right.

If you don't believe people, then why ask them?
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