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Old September 11th, 2006, 02:23 PM
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I just came across this in a strange coincidence (my mother died of cancer 11 days ago). With no urging from me, I would like to invite all to take a look at this and let it explain for itself...

http://www.hel-razor.com/FoldingForOurFuture.html

Thank you.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 03:47 PM
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Old September 11th, 2006, 03:49 PM
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I just came across this in a strange coincidence (my mother died of cancer 11 days ago). With no urging from me, I would like to invite all to take a look at this and let it explain for itself...

http://www.hel-razor.com/FoldingForOurFuture.html

Thank you.
i am sorry for your loss.
a very interesting idea which i will explore thoroughly.
Take Care
BM
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Old September 11th, 2006, 06:54 PM
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Sorry, degsy. I will. By the way, I understand that google even puts this on their new tool bar now.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 10:17 PM
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Sorry to hear of your loss, rlprlp, our thoughts are with you.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 10:35 PM
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Has anyone installed and run this program? What does it do, why kind of system changes if any are made?
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Old September 11th, 2006, 11:08 PM
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It's legit, here's a link to Stanford University about the Folding@home software. It's like that SETI program.
http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html
I was looking around Stanford's forums about the FAH program. Do not download this program from any other site, other than Stanford's, as there's versions of it bundled with trojan/malware.

Last edited by Rainbow32; September 11th, 2006 at 11:34 PM. Reason: Warning about downloading program from Stanford only.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 12:13 AM
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Rude. (Me).
Inexcusably rude.
Forgive me, black mirror.
Thank you for your kind words.
To the rest of you: I am seeing your posts for the first time now. Thank you to each and every one of you for your thoughts and wishes. Special thanks to Rainbow32 for the extra information and warnings.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 12:23 AM
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Computing power put to good use is good!
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Old September 12th, 2006, 01:12 PM
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I am runing it now. It seems to cause problems only when trying to play video games. No other problems that I have noticed. It's really easy to exit and then re-start when game time is over, so I'm continuing to run it. Even novices can easily remove it from the start-up folder if manual starting is preferred.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 04:46 PM
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Folding@Home is legit (it's a generic project offshoot of SETI@Home), but I prefer Boinc.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 12:24 AM
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Meh, jewel.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 06:46 AM
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Bravo on helping introduce new people to this program. My little brother was diagnosed with cancer when was just two years old, and has spent most of his life (he is 7 now) under close supervision, or hospitalized. Only in the last two years has he been allowed to play, or interact with other people without being bombarded with medications immediately afterwards. Hopefully with enough CPU power this project can put an end to some of these diseases. You have my kudos.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 05:33 PM
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Mr Bm has just returned from having skin cancer removed from the tip of his nose.. the plastic surgeon was really great and explained everything before hand. A lighter note they had trouble finding a piece of skin for his graft that wasnt hairy........
We will know in 6 months whether it has all been removed.. fingers crossed.
Mr Bm dad died from stomach cancer aged 50 and his mum from breast cancer when he was only 7...
Cancer research is a charity i gladly give to...... well worth while.
They say everyone knows someone who has had some form of cancer.. thats really scary
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Old September 13th, 2006, 09:25 PM
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We all have what's called pre-cancerous cells. It just takes the right carcinegen to have these cells turn into cancer cells. It's one of the curses of being human.
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