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Old July 31, 2007, 01:02 PM
cujo cujo is offline
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Default F@H vs. Power Consumption

At what point do the benefits of folding get passed by the benefits (of not folding) on the environment?

Some personal background. I used to fold with team 32 over at ocforums. I used it for stability testing and also to heat my room in the winter (I live in the basement). Now that energy efficiency is coming to the forefront and people are turning off lights and swapping incandescent for fluorescent, I've been turning my computer off when not in use. I've also purchased a second, very efficient, computer to download torrents that consumes a fraction of the energy mine does.

I'm wondering if pretty soon you'll be folding to find cures to problems caused by Global Warming, indirectly caused by folding.

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