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Originally Posted by jy360;11950749 
asking why people fold is much like asking why people give to charity, it can also be considered a waste smile.gif

This is a silly argument. For one, when I give food to a food bank, it goes to the people that need it. When I give toys for tots, the toys go to the kids. When I donate to an Animal Shelter, my money goes to those cute kittens.

Giving to Charity actually does something, other than make a person feel good for that day...helpinghand.gif


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Originally Posted by zodac;11950769 
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.

I see.
Edited by gbrilliantq - 1/9/11 at 12:24pm
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Originally Posted by AK-47;11949982 
I'm no stranger to that. my father died of alzheimer's 6 years ago
and that made me stronger and more devout. Everything happens for a reason
I fully embrace God's will. It might hard but what can you do?
Ever heard the saying to get to heaven you have to go through hell first?


LOL why does that make me crazy? because i'm not so in love with this world and would rather find a way to heaven instead of cures of diseases in this world?
I don't think that makes me crazy at all. my beliefs are just different from yours

So we should willingly let people suffer and die of diseases, than try to help one another...under the comfort of it all being "god's will"?

You're crazy and on my ignore list.
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Originally Posted by gbrilliantq;11950789 
This is a silly argument. For one, when I give food to a food bank, it goes to the people that need it. When I give toys for tots, the toys go the kids. When I donate to an Animal Shelter, my money goes to those cute kittens.

Giving to Charity actually does something, other than make a person feel good for that day...helpinghand.gif

Um not necessarily.

Often times those dollars are paying for utilities or gas or administrative overhead or any number of things of their operations. Folding directly helps the science, and anyone can lend a hand.
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\/[EGADET]-[;11950805']About time someone made a thread about this. I bet most of us have been thinking the same thing since people started. Anyone who thinks their work is doing anything real to help humanity is delusional doh.gif but I suspect it has more to do with bragging rights than actually caring.

I'd be a lot more likely to listen to posts like these if they came with any proof. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by zodac;11950820 
I'd be a lot more likely to listen to posts like these if they came with any proof. rolleyes.gif

Well is there any proof that folding has helped?
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Beat to death already, but why not. When you get leader boards and big expensive computer parts, you will get competitions, but instead of just e-peen extensions and virtual stiffness, you also get usable scientific data along with the prior rewards.
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If you have to ask, then its not right for you. Simple.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SkillzKillz;11950867 
Well is there any proof that folding has helped?

77 published papers.

One of the more significant being #72; simulation of a protein on the millisecond scale.

Also, #75:
"Here, we propose a new theory of protein folding that uses structural information in its kinetic equations and gives a much richer picture than previous theories. One key result is a prediction for what would cause the native state to be a kinetic hub and when one would see this effect (and in particular why it was not seen in simpler simulation studies previously)."

While none of these papers will directly lead to a breakthrough, they are essential steps along the way. They're all publically available, so researchers across the world can then use this information, and apply it. That, hopefully, will bring about progress in the battle against these diseases.
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Trolling should be against the ToS.
At least, Bad trolling should.
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well... folding on my gpu got it too hot, and folding on my cpu was too hot as well unless I pumped up the fans, which in return made it too noise. So I am not currently folding - but I am ordering serious watercooling next week. When that's done, I'll get folding for the cause of it.

One girl from my class lost her mom to cancer in the beginning of the year. One girl from my class lost 3 family members to cancer. My grandmom suffers from severe parkinson so she's eating 20-25 pills every day in order to maintain. Knowing that I can contribute to putting an end to all this suffering is plenty reason for me.

To me, PPD only serves to make sure that my components are working like they should.

As for the ignorant scumbags stating that folding doesn't help anything, you simply piss me off, as you haven't even looked at stanford university's homepage before making bold statements. Get out of here. mad.gif
Edited by ScurK - 1/9/11 at 12:44pm
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