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I feel that a ton of people having high spec kit and it just sit around and idle then get thrown away at every upgrade is very wasteful.

A flip side, I'm not too happy about the state of the medical industry (as there is no money in a cure, only treatment) and there has been no harm experimental treatments (oxygen/ozone treatment, extreme Vitamin C IV drips, and many more) that may or may of not cured anyone of cancer/AIDS (although there is evidence) but has been banned from most major countries even though I cannot find a single person who has died from most of these banned treatments. I don't feel that these experimental treatments should be banned even if they can be harmful simply due to the fact that these people are going to die from cancer/AIDS and we can use as much research as possible, of course people will be taking responsibility for their choices.

I feel that Breast Cancer Awareness and other things like this have other motives other than simply finding a cure (as long as they can make money off it, damn the cures that don't) and we are just going to keep feeding you radiation to that time so I can afford my yacht. Cancer awareness and other groups claim improved survivability but most people don't live past 3 years, what they don't tell you.

Before everyone gets angry, take some things into consideration. Aluminium is found in peoples brains that have amnesia yet 99% of antiperspirants contain Aluminium as a main ingredient, also could factor in breast cancer as sweat ducts are used for the body to get rid of toxins and people are clogging them up. The tobacco industry uses radioactive fertiliser (the swiss have snus and have removed all cancer warnings as their methods have yet to cause an increased cancer risk). The pesticides used on a majority of our crops is a modified version of Agent Orange which is killing a majority of our servicemen who served in Vietnam while causing widespread birth defects.

There are many more examples and I strongly feel that you do your own research and make up your own mind. I don't have a degree or knowledge of folding but I do know that there have been affordable experimental cures/treatments that may or may not of helped people but certainly haven't killed anyone that has been banned for no other reason than for the industry to keep making money. I also feel that other cancer awareness efforts need to step back from wanting your money and start telling people how to prevent it from occurring.

Follow the money.
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i fold mostly because i have lost many family members and friends because of cancer. also, if your computer is idle, you might as well fold when your internet browsing and stuff. at least you're doing something that counts!

this thread is full of narrow minded ignant fools.
and trolls.
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Maybe they have family members suffering from illnesses that could be treatable with the folding at home work. And also, e-penis. "I fold 17000PPD....BEAT THAT!".
i fold 24k PPD BEAT THAT!
    
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I only fold in winter and its a good heater
 
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Trolling should be against the ToS.
At least, Bad trolling should.
Good point

It is and will earn an infraction for ANYONE that treads outside the OP's question

This is about "Why do people fold" and NOT about anything else so either get on board with an appropriate reply or DO NOT reply!!!
    
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hmmm my posts been removed have i upset anyone?
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I do it to advance my rank, primarily. The competitive nature of it is enjoyable.
    
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Clearly a lot of people here have never been to the folding section. That alone is one of the reasons why I fold.
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Originally Posted by SadSoul View Post
why waste money an power an time an wear down ur componenets folding 24/7??

What ya get outta it?
Because I'm a molecular biology student and I have both worked with and had family members inflicted by prion-induced diseases.


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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.
Wrong. Cancer is a mutation within our DNA that causes our cells to revert to embryonic-stage development in terms of genetic expression. Man-made causes are definitely a very large factor in inducing these mutations, but there are natural causes as well. Cancer is not man made.

Also wanted to add:

Folding @ Home is a distributive project researching protein folding. This means that potential disease cures only will be in diseases that are a result of misfolded proteins. This means that cancer, AIDs, and viral/bacterial infectious diseases will probably not benefit from Folding @ Home.

It's a great cause, but just wanted to get that straight. Anyone from OT probably saw this post coming from me.
Edited by r31ncarnat3d - 1/9/11 at 2:38pm
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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.
Just b/c someone has a different opinion, it does not make me/them 'ignorant scumbags'. Your behaviour is typical of a religious fanatic, and for that, I believe you owe us an apology.

I see the 'results' on the website and I'll bet NONE of it will recommend you change your diet and lifestyle.

Spending $500 on organic food and a mountain bike will do alot more to help lower cancer rates, than buying a Gpu will. Hands down !

Peace
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Originally Posted by Magikherbs View Post
Just b/c someone has a different opinion, it does not make me/them 'ignorant scumbags'. Your behaviour is typical of a religious fanatic, and for that, I believe you owe us an apology.

I see the 'results' on the website and I'll bet NONE of it will recommend you change your diet and lifestyle.

Spending $500 on organic food and a mountain bike will do alot more to help lower cancer rates, than buying a Gpu will. Hands down !

Peace
"Folding is a waste of energy" is an opinion. "Folding doesn't have any results" is not, because there's irrefutable evidence that it in fact has produced results. Those research papers and the research done using F@H results exist.

Therefore, it is a fact that Folding @ Home has helped and has produced results.


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Originally Posted by theproodnoob View Post
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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw96bvFR--g
No, no, no!

I worked in a research lab in SF focusing on this. It works, it's better than every other chemical treatment we have out there, but it is both far from being a viable cure.

First, let's bring up the issue of legalizing pot: This is absolutely no reason to do so. The concentrations required to retard cancerous cell growth is much too high to get by traditional methods of ingestion. To get the levels required, the compound would have to be purified, concentrated, and injected directly into the target site. Such pharmaceutical grade drugs do not need pot legalized, just as how we have Vicodin yet cocaine is still illegal.

Second, the tests done so far were on rat brains. It's promising, extremely so, but we still need to perform human trials first. Keep in mind that while similar, human brains are not rat brains.
Edited by r31ncarnat3d - 1/9/11 at 2:56pm
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