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post #11 of 20
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I fold to heat my house.
I hear that.

Many of my friends and family have been effected by ALS, Alzheimer's, or cancer, but that's probably true of almost anyone. I didn't know what folding was until I read about what's going on with Syrillian and saw people mention 'folding'. Once I read up on it, I figured that anyone with a decent computer really has no reason not to be folding.

Plus it feels nice to think that even while I'm wasting my time working at a record store, my computer might be working on something that will help humanity. Or something like that...
    
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post #12 of 20
Read the Everything you need to know about folding post in my sig.


And, to further dig into the Human Genome Project, Find cures for diseases, etc, that could be potentially cured by mapping dna. I'm not a scientist nor Geneticist; that's my explanation in terms that I understand. It is also competitive; It can flex the muscles of our rigs. this is an overclocking forum, the two mix well. I recommend you read the folding FAQs. There are many reasons people fold.
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post #13 of 20
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I fold because I have too much "disposable income", and it will certainly fix that condition.
What happened to you the last 2 + weeks?
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post #14 of 20
I fold because I like the community here.
post #15 of 20
It will cause a ton of sexy nerd loving women to flock to you! And its TOTALLY a sport plus you help a little bit to cure some nasty diaeases.
 
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post #16 of 20
I fold hoping I can count my "folding" as a charitable donation and recieve a tax deduction on my tax return... Lol jk. A lot of people have Alzheimer's and demensia in my family, this is why I fold.
post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
I have alot of reading to do since i am a noob... hopefully i can get started this week...

and more than one member of my family has died from cancer
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post #18 of 20
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I have alot of reading to do since i am a noob... hopefully i can get started this week...

and more than one member of my family has died from cancer
There are many willing to help out just post a thread in the right section to ask for help
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post #19 of 20
I started folding because I heard about it at Stardust@Home. I like science and searching for tiny specs of dust on scans from a gelatin-like film that collected them while in outer space, to find out the answer to the many mysterious questions about our galaxy, gave me a boost in my serotonin levels.

Well now folding to help scientists cure diseases gives me feelings of well-being as well.

My grandmother has Alzheimer's and she took care of me and my siblings when we were younger (back abroad) while my parents were making a new living here in the States for us. Now she can't remember who were are I'd like to think that if folding becomes more known for the good it does, that one day maybe not in my lifetime, but my kids or their kids, we will find cures for the so many diseases that cause pain in this life.
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post #20 of 20
http://fahtracker.com/ easy program to use if you run multi vid cards and smp clients
 
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