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you can use your computer to help cure diseases

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by scott0999, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. scott0999

    scott0999 Thread Starter

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    there is a program called [email protected] which you can download to help find the cure to diseases. the way it works is when your computers processor is normally sitting doing nothing it uses that available power to help find the cure. it does it all automatically, you just let it run in the background.

    you can download it here:

    http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html

    The program will ask you to enter a team name. If you would like to join mine enter 11108. Otherwise you can start your own team or just leave it blank and it will go into the default one.

    let me go ahead and answer a question ive been getting alot about this:

    Q: Is it spyware, or can they access files on my computer
    A: no
     
  2. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts

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    Hi Scott: Similiar to FAD a lot of us were once involved in here at TSG! :)
     
  3. JEBWrench

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    I'm not sure, but I think it's still a violation to recruit for your folding ladder team on the forums, whether the intentions are noble or not. :p
     
  4. InfernoReaper

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    Sounds a little bit odd to me

    why not let scientists use the program???
     
  5. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts

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  6. scott0999

    scott0999 Thread Starter

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    I wasnt necessairly doing this to make my team bigger, just for the cause.

    You can start your own team or join mine if you would like

    sorry about that

    I will go back and edit my post
     
  7. scott0999

    scott0999 Thread Starter

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    The amount of computing power it takes is very large. This program divides the work up and allows everyone using it act as part of one large supercomputer.
     
  8. JEBWrench

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    Sorry about sounding snarky - I was more curious as to get a ruling about it than anything before commenting too deeply.
     
  9. InfernoReaper

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    i bet it doesnt work if you dont have a constant internet action
     
  10. scott0999

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    it doesnt send/receive the whole time its running. it downloads whats called a work unit, which takes awhile (sometimes days) to complete. when its done it uploads the results and downloads a new work unit.
     
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  12. JEBWrench

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    It's an interesting concept, but I tend to push this 233 to the limit. ;)
     
  13. Omega_Shadow

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    If anyone wants to know The TSG folding team is #32

    Think I might want to put that in my sig when I got some time......
     
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