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I am very new to folding and i was just wondering what the point was to folding anyways?

What is the incentive to fold? Is it enjoyable or is it something that has a competitive aspect to it like games or sport?

Or is it a combination of both.... basically why do you fold?
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There is certainly a competitive aspect to it but it's really the feel-good bit of it that really gets me. I have a friend who lost an entire side of his family to ALS and he folds on a 980x alongside two 5970s. A lot of us have lost family members and stuff, check out this "memorial" thread here
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post #3 of 20
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oh, i see.... i didn't even know, i will start right away.
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post #4 of 20
I fold for "the cure" and http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntington's_disease has killed a lot of my family members including my mom Just this past december..,
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I fold because I have too much "disposable income", and it will certainly fix that condition.
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post #6 of 20
Welcome aboard....

Check out the folding \\sticky thread... It has everything you need to know about folding...My grandfather had shoulder cancer...They were able to remove it, however my wifes grandparents died of lunch cancer and breast cancer...I surely cant use all of my 990x and 570gtx so when I am not using them I am folding.

Biggest thing I can recommend, get a passkey and fold 10 SMP units and start doing -bigadv. I know that might sound foreign right now...however give it some time and it will make sense...Feel free to PM me with any questions...Glad to see you onboard.
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post #7 of 20
i am fortunate to not have lost any family or friends to cancer yet...*knock on wood*....but i fold for that very reason, if someone or god forbid myself ends up with it i want there to be a cure.
post #8 of 20
Well my dad almost died of throat cancer and that's a part of why I'm doing this. The other part is just because i like to see myself go up in the ranks
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post #9 of 20
I fold to heat my house.
post #10 of 20
I fold to heat the planet.
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