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Old April 1, 2011, 02:20 PM
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I'm stupid, but wikipedia only talks about proteins and stuff. I reallly want a clear answer to it.
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Old April 1, 2011, 02:29 PM
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Our great co-Captain did a wonderful job with his sticky.

Folding@Home Windows and PS3 Starter's Guide: FAQ, Links to Guides

In a nutshell, we let a University use our computers to analyse proteins in their research to fight cancer. Hope this helps.
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and we compete like mad...and have fun at it!!!! yhaaa! :)
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Old April 1, 2011, 06:49 PM
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And the computers heat your house and you can buy lots of them since folding is a good cause.

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Old April 1, 2011, 08:10 PM
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Folding @ Home is using are computers to answer really hard math problems to help simulate how cancers are formed in the human body. When F@H first started it would have taken 30 years for 1 PC to answer 1 question but if they break up the question into smaller pieces they can send all the pieces out at once to everyone and have them solved and returned in a short time and put back together and have the overall answer in a few Days/Months/years.

So basically all are PC's are working together to make the Biggest supercomputer in the world and it's working to cure cancer
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