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#201 Posted by Kurushio (10485 posts) -
I just completed another WU and now im on the Amber core which has only 250 frames but its taking 24min a frame and the thing is HUGE. Whats the biggest WU by which i mean longest frame anyone else has done? It seems the smaller you go the longer it takes.
#202 Posted by Krall (16463 posts) -
I just completed another WU and now im on the Amber core which has only 250 frames but its taking 24min a frame and the thing is HUGE. Whats the biggest WU by which i mean longest frame anyone else has done? It seems the smaller you go the longer it takes.Kurushio


hmm Amber core? I guess I don't pay enough attention to know what it's working on, I just let it fold.
#203 Posted by Kurushio (10485 posts) -
Im sure that soon ill lose interest about what its doing and just let it do whatever but whenever i get or do something new i like to learn pretty much everything there is about it until it gets boring lmao.
#204 Posted by Krall (16463 posts) -
Im sure that soon ill lose interest about what its doing and just let it do whatever but whenever i get or do something new i like to learn pretty much everything there is about it until it gets boring lmao.Kurushio


hehe yeah I know what you mean. When I started folding a year or so ago I read up on everything to optimize the clients and I watched what it folded and how long it took. Now I just let it do its thing ;)
#205 Posted by Konrad (8242 posts) -
Makes me glad ot see this is still going strong, fold 'em hard!
#206 Posted by Stevobob (4251 posts) -
Just joined with a decent computer, happy to be part of the team :D
#207 Posted by ThE_MuTiLaToR (2621 posts) -
Do I get a badge for this?
#208 Posted by Kurushio (10485 posts) -
Im pretty sure you dont get anything other than a place in the folding team.  Im just about to break the top 50 and ive been doing it for quite awhile now.
#209 Posted by ThE_MuTiLaToR (2621 posts) -
Im pretty sure you dont get anything other than a place in the folding team. Im just about to break the top 50 and ive been doing it for quite awhile now.Kurushio

Darn. I wanted a badge.
#210 Posted by __MACK__ (10261 posts) -

I would love to help cure cancer, but I dont want to analyze chemicals.Yodeling_Punk

12-15 types of cancer have already been cured, this is something completely different...

#211 Posted by TheLiberalTruth (3151 posts) -

[QUOTE="Yodeling_Punk"]I would love to help cure cancer, but I dont want to analyze chemicals.__MACK__

12-15 types of cancer have already been cured, this is something completely different...



Huh?  There are no types of cancer that have 0% death rates.
#212 Posted by SpartanFox (76 posts) -
I think that it can be rephrased to "can be cured", and then it will make more sense.

btw, signed up :)
#213 Posted by sepheronX (1388 posts) -
but what ive noticed though, is what we have been doing for the past 200 years or so, weve been feeding people chemicals and such to see if it helps them at all. But in the end, either the disease will mutate so it will become more leathal or it will be immune to all the chemicals. I know this for a fact, cause i remeber there were outbreaks of small pox and all in sertain areas of brazill and such not long ago, and we havnt had smallpox in a long time. Also people used ginger back in the early 1900's to help cure the common cold, and it worked, but doesnt work anymore. Disease have been mutating and growing even more dangerous in the past 20-40 years. And even if we find a cure now, another disease will take its place and who knows, that could be the disease that kills off the human race. But its always best to delay the inevitable. So im folding.
#214 Posted by SpartanFox (76 posts) -
[QUOTE="sepheronX"]but what ive noticed though, is what we have been doing for the past 200 years or so, weve been feeding people chemicals and such to see if it helps them at all. But in the end, either the disease will mutate so it will become more leathal or it will be immune to all the chemicals. I know this for a fact, cause i remeber there were outbreaks of small pox and all in sertain areas of brazill and such not long ago, and we havnt had smallpox in a long time. Also people used ginger back in the early 1900's to help cure the common cold, and it worked, but doesnt work anymore. Disease have been mutating and growing even more dangerous in the past 20-40 years. And even if we find a cure now, another disease will take its place and who knows, that could be the disease that kills off the human race. But its always best to delay the inevitable. So im folding.



well...it will get to the point that if you know how to manipulate genes and all the basic building blocks of a particular disease, it suddenly becomes a lot easier to determine a cure. Of course, I'm not a biochemist, so I don't know for sure, but at least it makes sense in that framework. There are other folding projects that help map the human genome, for example, to help discover cures for cancer and such. So it depends on the applications of the stuff we are doing. We may not need to use chemicals in the future, who knows.
#215 Posted by __MACK__ (10261 posts) -
[QUOTE="__MACK__"]

[QUOTE="Yodeling_Punk"]I would love to help cure cancer, but I dont want to analyze chemicals.TheLiberalTruth

12-15 types of cancer have already been cured, this is something completely different...



Huh?  There are no types of cancer that have 0% death rates.

I knew that, I'm just saying there is already a cure for many different types of cancer. Of course, if this has been taken into effect mainstream then "they" would be out of business.

Others like AIDS, Arthritis, Diabetes etc also have a cure for those as well.

#216 Posted by sepheronX (1388 posts) -
acutaly they dont have cures, we just have things that hold em back and help the person live longer than that of who doesnt get this medicine. I know that for a fact cause my grandfather has diabetes and he only has something like 1-2 years left to live, and there is no cure, and its getting worse. Ive personaly seen him take the chemicals we use and such, and hes been taking it alot cause they told him too, and now some of the chemicals he takes doesnt work effectivly anymore, almost as if the diabetes is now growing. But im folding for NCIX.com
#217 Posted by Valfare237 (307 posts) -
hm.. the folding program doesnt like intel speedstep. itll run slow if im not abusing my processor...
#218 Posted by __MACK__ (10261 posts) -

acutaly they dont have cures, we just have things that hold em back and help the person live longer than that of who doesnt get this medicine. I know that for a fact cause my grandfather has diabetes and he only has something like 1-2 years left to live, and there is no cure, and its getting worse. Ive personaly seen him take the chemicals we use and such, and hes been taking it alot cause they told him too, and now some of the chemicals he takes doesnt work effectivly anymore, almost as if the diabetes is now growing. But im folding for NCIX.comsepheronX

I will repeat. There is already a solution to cure many types of cancer.

A diabetes cure has already been discovered a long time ago too. Same with AIDS...

The government takes your rights.
The doctors take your money.
The medicine takes your life.
A virus takes blame

Thats what AIDS is all about above

#219 Posted by Kurushio (10485 posts) -
I think we already know that the drug companies have cures for all diseases and virus's but are holding them back since there would be no money in it lmao :P
#220 Posted by TheLiberalTruth (3151 posts) -
[QUOTE="sepheronX"]but what ive noticed though, is what we have been doing for the past 200 years or so, weve been feeding people chemicals and such to see if it helps them at all. But in the end, either the disease will mutate so it will become more leathal or it will be immune to all the chemicals. I know this for a fact, cause i remeber there were outbreaks of small pox and all in sertain areas of brazill and such not long ago, and we havnt had smallpox in a long time. Also people used ginger back in the early 1900's to help cure the common cold, and it worked, but doesnt work anymore. Disease have been mutating and growing even more dangerous in the past 20-40 years. And even if we find a cure now, another disease will take its place and who knows, that could be the disease that kills off the human race. But its always best to delay the inevitable. So im folding.



With cancer there is no mutation to become immune to the chemicals.  The problem is that the chemo...which is just poison that affects dividing cells and thus cancer more than the rest of the body since it divides rapidly...just isn't all that effective.
The only way ginger would help to cure the common cold is if it somehow bolstered the body's natural immune system, which I doubt, in which case, any percieved good is all in your head.  There is no defense against the common cold.  It is a virus and even our most advanced medicines can only slow the progress of viruses (such as HIV) and even then, those medications don't work with every virus.
Right now, the biggest problem with diseases becoming resistant to medications are bacteria.  The problems are these:
1.) Doctors prescribe them at the drop of a hat
2.) Patients don't take them for the full amount of time prescribed
3.) Farmers 'enhance' their livestock by putting anti-biotics in their feed

These three things expose the bacteria to anti-biotics, and as such, it kills the ones which are not resistant, leaving the ones that are to go on and infect new hosts.

Since cancer is unable to go from one host to another, chemically resistant mutations do not persist and go on to infect others.  If, for some reason, someone had cancer that mutated to become resistant, that person is the only one who is affected.  Comprende?
#221 Posted by TheLiberalTruth (3151 posts) -

[QUOTE="sepheronX"] acutaly they dont have cures, we just have things that hold em back and help the person live longer than that of who doesnt get this medicine. I know that for a fact cause my grandfather has diabetes and he only has something like 1-2 years left to live, and there is no cure, and its getting worse. Ive personaly seen him take the chemicals we use and such, and hes been taking it alot cause they told him too, and now some of the chemicals he takes doesnt work effectivly anymore, almost as if the diabetes is now growing. But im folding for NCIX.com__MACK__

I will repeat. There is already a solution to cure many types of cancer.

A diabetes cure has already been discovered a long time ago too. Same with AIDS...

The government takes your rights.
The doctors take your money.
The medicine takes your life.
A virus takes blame

Thats what AIDS is all about above


This is not true.  I don't have any idea what the point of your conspiracy theory is, but HIV, the cause of AIDS, is a real virus.
#222 Posted by __MACK__ (10261 posts) -
[QUOTE="__MACK__"]

[QUOTE="sepheronX"] acutaly they dont have cures, we just have things that hold em back and help the person live longer than that of who doesnt get this medicine. I know that for a fact cause my grandfather has diabetes and he only has something like 1-2 years left to live, and there is no cure, and its getting worse. Ive personaly seen him take the chemicals we use and such, and hes been taking it alot cause they told him too, and now some of the chemicals he takes doesnt work effectivly anymore, almost as if the diabetes is now growing. But im folding for NCIX.comTheLiberalTruth

I will repeat. There is already a solution to cure many types of cancer.

A diabetes cure has already been discovered a long time ago too. Same with AIDS...

The government takes your rights.
The doctors take your money.
The medicine takes your life.
A virus takes blame

Thats what AIDS is all about above


This is not true.  I don't have any idea what the point of your conspiracy theory is, but HIV, the cause of AIDS, is a real virus.

This is exactly what they want you to think. It might be a conspiracy but its not a theory. This is the truth. I have full evidence.

#223 Posted by Valfare237 (307 posts) -
[QUOTE="TheLiberalTruth"] [QUOTE="__MACK__"]

[QUOTE="sepheronX"] acutaly they dont have cures, we just have things that hold em back and help the person live longer than that of who doesnt get this medicine. I know that for a fact cause my grandfather has diabetes and he only has something like 1-2 years left to live, and there is no cure, and its getting worse. Ive personaly seen him take the chemicals we use and such, and hes been taking it alot cause they told him too, and now some of the chemicals he takes doesnt work effectivly anymore, almost as if the diabetes is now growing. But im folding for NCIX.com__MACK__

I will repeat. There is already a solution to cure many types of cancer.

A diabetes cure has already been discovered a long time ago too. Same with AIDS...

The government takes your rights.
The doctors take your money.
The medicine takes your life.
A virus takes blame

Thats what AIDS is all about above


This is not true.  I don't have any idea what the point of your conspiracy theory is, but HIV, the cause of AIDS, is a real virus.

This is exactly what they want you to think. It might be a conspiracy but its not a theory. This is the truth. I have full evidence.

funny how a lot of high up government officials still have diabetes yet he says there is a cure... ok here are some facts: cancer is mutant cells. no two people have the exact same cancer because the mutant cells came from their own dna. there is no virus or bacteria called "cancer" AIDS (a syndrome) is caused by HIV (a virus). there are many strains of HIV. HIV likes to mutate. a cure for AIDS may never come as long as HIV is allowed to mutate. sadly people are horney thus spreading HIV and allowing mutation. the only cure for HIV/AIDS is to label and seperate the infected - unfortunatly thats against 'human rights'.
#224 Posted by TheLiberalTruth (3151 posts) -
[QUOTE="__MACK__"][QUOTE="TheLiberalTruth"] [QUOTE="__MACK__"]

[QUOTE="sepheronX"] acutaly they dont have cures, we just have things that hold em back and help the person live longer than that of who doesnt get this medicine. I know that for a fact cause my grandfather has diabetes and he only has something like 1-2 years left to live, and there is no cure, and its getting worse. Ive personaly seen him take the chemicals we use and such, and hes been taking it alot cause they told him too, and now some of the chemicals he takes doesnt work effectivly anymore, almost as if the diabetes is now growing. But im folding for NCIX.comValfare237

I will repeat. There is already a solution to cure many types of cancer.

A diabetes cure has already been discovered a long time ago too. Same with AIDS...

The government takes your rights.
The doctors take your money.
The medicine takes your life.
A virus takes blame

Thats what AIDS is all about above


This is not true. I don't have any idea what the point of your conspiracy theory is, but HIV, the cause of AIDS, is a real virus.

This is exactly what they want you to think. It might be a conspiracy but its not a theory. This is the truth. I have full evidence.

funny how a lot of high up government officials still have diabetes yet he says there is a cure... ok here are some facts: cancer is mutant cells. no two people have the exact same cancer because the mutant cells came from their own dna. there is no virus or bacteria called "cancer" AIDS (a syndrome) is caused by HIV (a virus). there are many strains of HIV. HIV likes to mutate. a cure for AIDS may never come as long as HIV is allowed to mutate. sadly people are horney thus spreading HIV and allowing mutation. the only cure for HIV/AIDS is to label and seperate the infected - unfortunatly thats against 'human rights'.



Oy.  Separate the infected? Whew.  How about you take it upon yourself to not sleep around & wear a condom instead?  That, at least, makes sense.
The other guy is simply deluded.
#225 Posted by crzycespy (192 posts) -
Hmm. So I downloaded the folding client, then ran it fine. As for the user name, I typed one in, but did not see an option for listing team # 32721 . When I ran the client, it listed me as anonymous, and on team 0 (expected, as I didn't enter a team). My questions would be pretty predictable at this point. How do I login with a name, and select the team? Also, is Firedaemon needed to run the folding program correctly, as the lite versions have been removed do to piracy and abuse or something to that effect. Thanks, and I look forward to putting this box to some *good* use. Take care Ces
#226 Posted by Kurushio (10485 posts) -
If your running the folding program you can right click and go to configure where you can put your name and your team number.
#227 Posted by crzycespy (192 posts) -
If your running the folding program you can right click and go to configure where you can put your name and your team number.Kurushio
Hmm, can you do that in the prompt window when you first start the program? I can't seem to find that option. Remember, I am running this without Firedaemon. Ces
#228 Posted by Krall (16463 posts) -
[QUOTE="Kurushio"]If your running the folding program you can right click and go to configure where you can put your name and your team number.crzycespy
Hmm, can you do that in the prompt window when you first start the program? I can't seem to find that option. Remember, I am running this without Firedaemon. Ces

Is it running in the taskbar after you start it? If it is right click the icon and you should get a settings menu. You don't need to use FD, the point of using that though is to get F@H to auto run as a start up service.
#229 Posted by Kurushio (10485 posts) -
If it is running then you should see something like a red gear right next to your clock (or where your AIM or msn messenger and antivirus and anything else you have is at).
#230 Posted by Kenny Burgess (90 posts) -
[QUOTE="crzycespy"] Hmm, can you do that in the prompt window when you first start the program? I can't seem to find that option. Remember, I am running this without Firedaemon. Ces

It sounds to me like you downloaded the "no-nonsence console version", is that correct? That's the one I use because it runs pretty much behind the scenes completely. When you start the program for the first time is when it will prompt you to input a username and team number. If you somehow didn't get that inputed in right, the easiest way to do the setup again is to delete all the files in your folding folder except for the exe file that you initially downloaded (the program will re-download everything else you need) and then run it again.
#231 Posted by Valfare237 (307 posts) -
[QUOTE="TheLiberalTruth"]
[QUOTE="__MACK__"][QUOTE="TheLiberalTruth"] [QUOTE="__MACK__"]

[QUOTE="sepheronX"] acutaly they dont have cures, we just have things that hold em back and help the person live longer than that of who doesnt get this medicine. I know that for a fact cause my grandfather has diabetes and he only has something like 1-2 years left to live, and there is no cure, and its getting worse. Ive personaly seen him take the chemicals we use and such, and hes been taking it alot cause they told him too, and now some of the chemicals he takes doesnt work effectivly anymore, almost as if the diabetes is now growing. But im folding for NCIX.comValfare237

I will repeat. There is already a solution to cure many types of cancer.

A diabetes cure has already been discovered a long time ago too. Same with AIDS...

The government takes your rights.
The doctors take your money.
The medicine takes your life.
A virus takes blame

Thats what AIDS is all about above


This is not true. I don't have any idea what the point of your conspiracy theory is, but HIV, the cause of AIDS, is a real virus.

This is exactly what they want you to think. It might be a conspiracy but its not a theory. This is the truth. I have full evidence.

funny how a lot of high up government officials still have diabetes yet he says there is a cure... ok here are some facts: cancer is mutant cells. no two people have the exact same cancer because the mutant cells came from their own dna. there is no virus or bacteria called "cancer" AIDS (a syndrome) is caused by HIV (a virus). there are many strains of HIV. HIV likes to mutate. a cure for AIDS may never come as long as HIV is allowed to mutate. sadly people are horney thus spreading HIV and allowing mutation. the only cure for HIV/AIDS is to label and seperate the infected - unfortunatly thats against 'human rights'.



Oy.  Separate the infected? Whew.  How about you take it upon yourself to not sleep around & wear a condom instead?  That, at least, makes sense.
The other guy is simply deluded.

eventually people try to reproduce. HIV can also be transmitted via blood (transfusions, re-used needles, barbaric rituals, etc). Moreover a condom does not guarentee 100% protection (last statistics i have heard were somewhere between 95 and 98%). Also, some people choose to participate in sex with a different part of the body than is used for reproduction - it is common not to use a condom because there is no fear of pregnancy. there cannot be a 'cure' for AIDS as long as it is allowed to mutate - somehow, somewhere it is going to mutate into a form that the current cure cannot destroy and will spread even further through the population. on another note: the console version _is_ definatly better. its a bit faster and more clean and doesnt crash my system (the gui one did)
#232 Posted by crzycespy (192 posts) -
Thanks for the help guys. I did download the no-nonsense console version, and the first time I ran it, the darn thing zipped right through the name and team options, so I was unable to type them both in. I thought I had gotten the name in time, but I didn't. It let me hit enter this time instead of doing the *overzealous "Let's fold fold fold"* thing. Here's to protein oragami! Ces
#233 Posted by Stevobob (4251 posts) -
I was looking through the high scores and I'm depressed about how many people have had 0 processors active in 50 days. :(
#234 Posted by Kurushio (10485 posts) -
Yeah the vast majority seem to have stopped completely.  Every once in awhile i might not fold for like a week or so but i usually get back on.  Out team has also been sinking since we used to be about 245 and are now 249.
#235 Posted by crzycespy (192 posts) -
I had forgotten to turn it on a couple of times, and had it shut off when other people (My crazy lil midget of a daughter =^) but have since set it to run automatically at restart. Kinda simplifies the "Oops, I forgot to run it" bugger. Oh well, it seems easier to remember to shut it off if I really need the neglibable recources it uses than it is to remember (or realize) that the darn thing is off. Hopefully the others are just spacing it out. Oh well, take care all, and as silly as it may sound, if we can help out for minimal effort, that's a good thing. Ces
#236 Posted by Krall (16463 posts) -
[QUOTE="Stevobob"]I was looking through the high scores and I'm depressed about how many people have had 0 processors active in 50 days. :(

People have always come and gone on the team unfortunately. We can always attract more by placing a nice little ‘Join the GameSpot Folding Team’ message in your sig ;)
#237 Posted by TheLiberalTruth (3151 posts) -
[QUOTE="Valfare237"][QUOTE="TheLiberalTruth"] [QUOTE="Valfare237"] funny how a lot of high up government officials still have diabetes yet he says there is a cure... ok here are some facts: cancer is mutant cells. no two people have the exact same cancer because the mutant cells came from their own dna. there is no virus or bacteria called "cancer" AIDS (a syndrome) is caused by HIV (a virus). there are many strains of HIV. HIV likes to mutate. a cure for AIDS may never come as long as HIV is allowed to mutate. sadly people are horney thus spreading HIV and allowing mutation. the only cure for HIV/AIDS is to label and seperate the infected - unfortunatly thats against 'human rights'.



Oy. Separate the infected? Whew. How about you take it upon yourself to not sleep around & wear a condom instead? That, at least, makes sense.
The other guy is simply deluded.

eventually people try to reproduce. HIV can also be transmitted via blood (transfusions, re-used needles, barbaric rituals, etc). Moreover a condom does not guarentee 100% protection (last statistics i have heard were somewhere between 95 and 98%). Also, some people choose to participate in sex with a different part of the body than is used for reproduction - it is common not to use a condom because there is no fear of pregnancy. there cannot be a 'cure' for AIDS as long as it is allowed to mutate - somehow, somewhere it is going to mutate into a form that the current cure cannot destroy and will spread even further through the population. on another note: the console version _is_ definatly better. its a bit faster and more clean and doesnt crash my system (the gui one did)

Oy Vey. It makes me sick to my stomach that you're serious. I have to tell you...you were born 70 years too late and in the wrong country. You would have made a very good storm trooper. Speaking of reproduction...please don't. The fewer nazis we have around the better. We don't need any repeats of the holocaust.
#238 Posted by xwengstax (8491 posts) -

got another computer to help folding, so im really churning in those WU's

anyways, i noticed a lot of people stopped folding

#239 Posted by -Ten- (7493 posts) -
Sounds good
#241 Posted by Krall (16463 posts) -
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lol?
#242 Posted by crzycespy (192 posts) -
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#243 Posted by Konfusion (5049 posts) -
Count me in. :) Too bad only the CPU is usefull... I feel I could have done more. :P
#244 Posted by Kurushio (10485 posts) -
You have dual core, you cheater lol.  Just wait till i get quad core one day hehe.
#245 Posted by Krall (16463 posts) -
You have dual core, you cheater lol. Just wait till i get quad core one day hehe.Kurushio
Just build 2 dual-core computers or get an Opteron setup :D
#246 Posted by Kurushio (10485 posts) -
Sure that's no problem if i had the money to do that lol.  I do plan on building really soon but only a 3500.
#247 Posted by xboxpimp18 (7830 posts) -
Is this still active. I'm a member of the team, i'm hellraiser18, look me up. ;)
#248 Posted by Stevobob (4251 posts) -
Good to see some activity in this thread. I only have 18 WUs completed but I'm ranked 61 :D

Long time no see Krall, I'll go chuck a Folding Team link in my sig right now.
#249 Posted by Kurushio (10485 posts) -
Im just about to complete my 100th wu and im very close to breaking the top 30.  We need more people though since many other have either stopped for the gamestop team or all together.  We've slipped atleast 6 spots and i doubt that a quater of the people are still active.
#250 Posted by doomed51 (6966 posts) -
count me in!