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Guardian Omega
08-22-2004, 11:44 PM
http://www.grid.org/

surprised this wasn't posted earlier.:eek:

Rogue15
08-22-2004, 11:45 PM
prolly spyware

TiE23
08-22-2004, 11:50 PM
I don't see how putting a suspicious program on your computer that wastes your cpu is going to find a cure for cancer.

Medicine makers are paid billions to research cures, I don't think they wouldn't have enough money to use their own computers.

Even if this did work, what does it do?, send files to your computer to be calculated?? Anyones equasion can be calculated in a second with a computer.

TiE

Anthony
08-22-2004, 11:52 PM
What about this (http://folding.stanford.edu/)

Jed
08-22-2004, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by Anthony
What about this (http://folding.stanford.edu/)

I wholeheartly support this.

TiE23
08-22-2004, 11:57 PM
meh, I don't care.

TiE

Jed
08-23-2004, 12:41 AM
How utterly ignorant of you.

You'll feel differently on the subject one day, I assure you.

TK-8252
08-23-2004, 01:03 AM
Would someone just fill me in on this a bit better? I read the sites, but I don't understand what it does (I'm no scientist after all).

Neverhoodian
08-23-2004, 02:10 AM
Originally posted by Tie 23
meh, I don't care.

You will if you or a loved one ends up getting Alzheimer's or one of the other diseases related to proteins not working correctly. It can happen to anyone, y'know.

To put it simply, it's research being done on how proteins assemble, or "fold." Folding@Home is researching this process to help prevent such diseases as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow, and Parkinson's disease to name a few. This definitely looks like a project worth helping.

TiE23
08-23-2004, 02:35 AM
You idiots, I lost both of my grandfathers to cancer, and my grandma survived it!
SO ALL OF YOU CAN JUST SHUT THE **** UP! :mad:

TiE

ZBomber
08-23-2004, 02:53 AM
Originally posted by TiE 23
You idiots, I lost both of my grandfathers to cancer, and my grandma survived it!
SO ALL OF YOU CAN JUST SHUT THE **** UP! :mad:

TiE

Than why were you acting like you didn't care in your second post?

El Sitherino
08-23-2004, 06:40 AM
I used to run folding at home. Once I get my new computer with so much more delicious power, I shall run it again. ^_^

You all could check out seti at home too.

Sabretooth
08-23-2004, 07:34 AM
*sigh*

Brains advance with Technology, they say, *sigh*

What? Oh, never mind me...

KBell
08-23-2004, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by TiE 23
meh, I don't care.

TiE

You idiots, I lost both of my grandfathers to cancer, and my grandma survived it!


wth :confused:

Datheus
08-23-2004, 02:54 PM
I'm not sure about the particular programs, but the concept (and certain programs--though the names escape me) have been around longer than the term spyware itself. In fact, I'd venture to say that certain types of spyware sprung from these original SETI and cancer programs. Just an FYI.

acdcfanbill
08-23-2004, 11:41 PM
meh, people die of all kinds of stuff, is one thing necessarly better than another? i would rather give precious cpu cycles to seti@home