Will you be Folding@Home for team "Wilders Security Forums"?

Discussion in 'polls' started by J_L, Sep 29, 2012.

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Will you be Folding@Home for team "Wilders Security Forums"?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    19 vote(s)
    76.0%
  3. I already fold for another team... (please post team #)

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  1. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

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    I don't understand how distributed computing helps with SETI so I can't really comment on that. If I understand SETI correctly, it looks for electromagnetic (radio, etc) signals of alien origin. IMO, this seems limited to detecting life that's using technology comparable to ours, a narrow range of time in technological evolution.

    Finding cures is always more glamorous than finding the cause. It's also much more likely to get funded. There's money to be made with cures. Finding causes can step on some very rich and powerful toes, especially those in the petroleum, plastics, and chemical industries. If someone could use distributed computing to determine the genetic effects of the different chemicals that are used in and on our foods, clothes, etc, I'd set up every PC I have to fold for that.
     
  2. roger_m

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    Not much money to be made. Money is actually made from treating, not curing diesease. If a disease is cured then the big pharmaceutical companies are no longer making money from an individual, they make way more money by supplying drugs which can help manage a diesease, but not cure it. So taking the drugs is required for the rest of the persons life.

    There is nothing glamerous about finding cures, which is why you will never hear talk of cures for cancer (as exmple), amongst the mainstream media or the various cancer foundations, yet there have been many differnet cures available for cancer for years, and a number books have been written on the subject. Sure there may be lots of funding provided for finding cures for dieseases, but the cures are never actually found becuase there is too much money at stake.
     
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  4. mood

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    Folding@Home Now Has 23 Coronavirus Projects, Donate CPU Power!
    March 15, 2020
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...has-23-coronavirus-projects-donate-cpu-power/
     
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    https://www.av-comparatives.org/fighting-biological-viruses/#more-30038
     
  7. mood

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    Folding@Home surges as a result of COVID-19 research
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    https://www.kitguru.net/tech-news/c...home-surges-as-a-result-of-covid-19-research/
     
  8. mood

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    Folding@Home Reaches Exascale: 1,500,000,000,000,000,000 Operations Per Second for COVID-19
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    https://www.anandtech.com/show/1566...0000000000-operations-per-second-for-covid-19
     
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