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Since: 28.1.02
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You know, in a lot of ways, GuruZim and I don't play well together on this board, but he has just passed an accomplishment I didn't want to let slip by. He just submitted his 1000th Work Unit (Ok, he's up to 1002 already) at our Folding at Home team.

Here's his page at Folding at Home
http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=userpage&teamnum=49159&username=guruzim

Why is this important? There's a tremendous amount of medical research to be done if diseases are to be conquered and I am in favor of that research being done as soon as possible. The Folding at Home process allows those of us with spare seconds on our PCs to download work and run it when our PCs aren't doing anything else, then feed it back to the researchers.

Guru's done more than 1000 of those projects. I mean, my God, maybe he's helped to alleviate Alzheimer's or something? It's an incredible contribution.

You can help too. Look at the top of the page. Find the F@H link, click it, and download the client (I suggest the no nonsense client) and get started.

(edited by AWArulz on 30.10.06 0731)

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Thanks AWA. I try not to get into it with you in the politics and current events folder any longer, if that means anything

I hadn't noticed the milestone, but that's pretty cool. Overall, this is my 2240th wu - I had a pretty good run over on the arstechnica team. Prior to leaving there I was in the top 100 contributors, and with my combined stats I would be #64 on the #9 team overall.

Still, I'm more proud of what we've done as a small team. I didn't think anyone would run this at all originally, so I'm glad to see so many of you have stuck with it. I don't say thanks often enough, but thanks for running this. I have no idea if this project will be useful overall, but the idea of community involvement in science really appeals to me, so hopefully this idea can gain traction and spread.

Shameless ego plug: My overall stats at Stanford. http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=userpage&username=guruzim






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I also enjoy the fact we broke the 600 mark as a team, and look to be well on the way to breaking that milestone 500 barrier. Keep folding, everyone! (and congrats, Guru!)



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Since: 22.2.04
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A client for Playstation 3 is going to be available for anybody crazy enough to buy one.

Check it out: http://folding.stanford.edu/FAQ-PS3.html

The folding animations look really really cool.



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Oh, NICE!

If Sony doesn`t keep doing the firmware updates like they do with the PSP, this could prove to be a wonderful thing.



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This is a supported project - it's not homebrew. Sony will keep this working.

For you folders out there, its supposed to be 400-500 points per day from one PS3.




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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    This is a supported project - it's not homebrew. Sony will keep this working.

    For you folders out there, its supposed to be 400-500 points per day from one PS3.
Yet another reason to pick up a PS3.

Asking whether it was homebrew was dumb of me; I apologize. How would it be possible to create a homebrew program for a system that hasn't yet been released to the general public?



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.12
    Originally posted by Oliver
    Yet another reason to pick up a PS3.


So... can I write off the $600+ expense as a charity deduction?



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