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Message 36959 - Posted: 19 Feb 2007, 5:14:31 UTC

Helps me to support my local power company!
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Message 37145 - Posted: 23 Feb 2007, 15:39:17 UTC

I crunch R@H because it will help humanity. The results, when fine tuned, will allow scientists to use the data to create better medicines and treatment regimens.
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Message 37516 - Posted: 6 Mar 2007, 8:43:02 UTC

I hope it will help to find new cures
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Message 37544 - Posted: 6 Mar 2007, 18:49:00 UTC
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Its all about jobs and then helping sick people ;)
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Message 38708 - Posted: 30 Mar 2007, 1:35:44 UTC

Cancer
AIDS
Systemic Lupus
Alzheimers
Diabetes
Heart disease
Nephritis
ALS
Leukemia
Farbers

thats just to name a few
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Message 39036 - Posted: 5 Apr 2007, 6:27:40 UTC

My Reasons For Crunching Rosetta

10) It runs on Macs.
9) I choose how long work units run for as well as how much disk space I designate to the project.
8) I can contribute to the world of medical science by simply having my mac do some positive work while I\'m away from it.
7) The screensaver starts conversations and even encourages others to join in.
6) It puts perspective in my life and I realise that I\'m quite lucky to be healthy.
5) It would be great to have a cure for diseases and conditions that take loved ones from us leaving us to heal with time.
4) My cousin was diagnosed with cancer when he was 2 and a half years old. After bouts of chemotherapy, he has been given the all clear. Chemo isn\'t a kind treatment, to see it on a young child is heartbreaking. I\'d never felt so helpless.
3) It\'s a fantastically warm community to be part of with communication between researchers, mods and volunteers.
2) It\'s free.
1) I can help save the world while being asleep. That\'s pretty nifty.
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Message 39358 - Posted: 13 Apr 2007, 19:20:39 UTC - in response to Message 39036.  

My Reasons For Crunching Rosetta

10) It runs on Macs.
9) I choose how long work units run for as well as how much disk space I designate to the project.
8) I can contribute to the world of medical science by simply having my mac do some positive work while I\'m away from it.
7) The screensaver starts conversations and even encourages others to join in.
6) It puts perspective in my life and I realise that I\'m quite lucky to be healthy.
5) It would be great to have a cure for diseases and conditions that take loved ones from us leaving us to heal with time.
4) My cousin was diagnosed with cancer when he was 2 and a half years old. After bouts of chemotherapy, he has been given the all clear. Chemo isn\'t a kind treatment, to see it on a young child is heartbreaking. I\'d never felt so helpless.
3) It\'s a fantastically warm community to be part of with communication between researchers, mods and volunteers.
2) It\'s free.
1) I can help save the world while being asleep. That\'s pretty nifty.

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Message 40396 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 3:32:18 UTC

Hello Feet1st,

I think the time you dedicate to this project is immense. I learned a lot from your posts, and I can tell that you care a lot about this project. Your threads are very descriptive and have pulled me to the project. Thanks!
(No specific order)
1) The screensaver interests me.
2) I am helping science - nice fuzzy feeling inside.
3) I know what i\'m researching.
4) Administrators and users give constant updates.
5) Unlike SETI, outcome is very useful.
6) Very helpful community
7) Never runs out of work
8) Can set the amount of time per WU
9) Very descriptive website
10) People willing to help.

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Message 40511 - Posted: 8 May 2007, 4:14:43 UTC

I must emulate the sentiments of my fellow crunching colleagues that have stated the 10 reasons before me.

Would like to add some for myself, I crunch for Rosetta because I believe in this project wholeheartedly. Of the many plethora of distributed computing projects available this I believe is the most important. Therefore I have decided to throw my computing might, limited as it may be :), to this project. May God bless your efforts and the cures be found speedily for the terrible afflictions that plague the world today. Long and prosperous life to you all. May it be blessed.

Antony
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Message 40587 - Posted: 9 May 2007, 12:03:33 UTC

Despite biology not being my best science (more of an astronomy/physics/maths type), helping science in general is important, here are my reasons:

1. My father died of cancer.
2. My grandfather died of Alzheimer\'s.
3. Research is important in any field of science.
4. Everyone can help.
5. Computers are more efficiently used
6. Disease can be wiped out.
7. A better understanding of the building blocks of life
8. Nice and friendly community
9. Regular updates about the status of the project
10. Responsible scientific team


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Message 41033 - Posted: 15 May 2007, 20:35:40 UTC - in response to Message 40511.  

I must emulate the sentiments of my fellow crunching colleagues that have stated the 10 reasons before me.

Would like to add some for myself, I crunch for Rosetta because I believe in this project wholeheartedly. Of the many plethora of distributed computing projects available this I believe is the most important. Therefore I have decided to throw my computing might, limited as it may be :), to this project. May God bless your efforts and the cures be found speedily for the terrible afflictions that plague the world today. Long and prosperous life to you all. May it be blessed.

Antony


Wow Antony,
You hit the nail on the head, struck a cord with me \"as you were\".
This experiment, if it can save but, 1 life. It is worth our Collabrative effort.
Sincerely

Doug

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Message 41325 - Posted: 22 May 2007, 20:33:53 UTC - in response to Message 40587.  

your top 10 are similar to my top 10
just the top 2/3 are different

1)mother in law died of abdominal cancer that went to her bones and organs after 14 years of fighting.

2a)grandmother died of old age and manic depression combo. her condition was dependent on lithium levels and other chemistry.

2b)grandfather (same family line) died of Parkinson\'s and old age.


Despite biology not being my best science (more of an astronomy/physics/maths type), helping science in general is important, here are my reasons:

1. My father died of cancer.
2. My grandfather died of Alzheimer\'s.
3. Research is important in any field of science.
4. Everyone can help.
5. Computers are more efficiently used
6. Disease can be wiped out.
7. A better understanding of the building blocks of life
8. Nice and friendly community
9. Regular updates about the status of the project
10. Responsible scientific team



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Message 41329 - Posted: 23 May 2007, 2:31:09 UTC
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Well, we have at least 6 good reasons.....the health of our grandkids. (see avatar) Maybe us too if we are lucky!....cheers, Rog.
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Message 41393 - Posted: 24 May 2007, 14:49:01 UTC - in response to Message 41329.  

well we know the young girls will be protected against 4 forms of cervical cancer and genital warts. so the computers are doing something good.
Well, we have at least 6 good reasons.....the health of our grandkids. (see avatar) Maybe us too if we are lucky!....cheers, Rog.


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Message 41623 - Posted: 30 May 2007, 1:49:14 UTC

10 reasons I crunch.

1. I have Type 1 diabetes.
2. My kid brother has Type 1 diabetes.
3. My friend Anita has Type 1 diabetes.
4. My friend Allison has Type 1 diabetes.
5. My friend George has Type 1 diabetes.
6. My friend Manny has Type 1 diabetes.
7. My friend Scott has Type 1 diabetes.
8. My friend Sandra\'s son has Type 1 diabetes.
9. My friend Sara has Type 1 diabetes.
10. My friend Paige\'s daughter has Type 1 diabetes.
and so on.

This is a kids disease. But we all gave up being kids a long time ago.

Bernard Farrell
http://www.active.com/donate/bikethemiles/BernardF


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Message 41630 - Posted: 30 May 2007, 7:06:17 UTC

My 10 reasons for crunching Rosetta:

1: My belief that major Breakthroughs come through long hard years in the trenches developing programs like Rosetta.

2: My Brother is a Type one Diabetic and just recenctly contracted a Staff infection from a Dialysis Machine and lost the use of his legs plus a four month stay in the Hosipital.

3: My father died of Cancer. When he was in the last stages of the disease all they had to offer was some Hormone, that did not work.

4: I like to see a computer actually doing what a computer was intended to do.

5: The Graphics are Cool.

6: I would like to see the Sequenced Human Genome Morph into an actual Human Protome. So Some real good could start coming from such a huge effort.

7: The Baker Lab needs the help.

8: I like to gain points to better my world BOINC standing.

9: There is no intelligent life beyond Earth so SETI@Home was no longer Cool.

10: Because.....


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Message 41690 - Posted: 31 May 2007, 21:08:07 UTC - in response to Message 41630.  

I like points 9 and 10 and I understand your point 3. Mother in law died of cancer. 14 yr fight with standard treatment and such. Some sort of experimental drug was tried, but the cancer was to strong and it overcame the treatment. So points 4,7 is also another big point for me.

My 10 reasons for crunching Rosetta:

1: My belief that major Breakthroughs come through long hard years in the trenches developing programs like Rosetta.

2: My Brother is a Type one Diabetic and just recenctly contracted a Staff infection from a Dialysis Machine and lost the use of his legs plus a four month stay in the Hosipital.

3: My father died of Cancer. When he was in the last stages of the disease all they had to offer was some Hormone, that did not work.

4: I like to see a computer actually doing what a computer was intended to do.

5: The Graphics are Cool.

6: I would like to see the Sequenced Human Genome Morph into an actual Human Protome. So Some real good could start coming from such a huge effort.

7: The Baker Lab needs the help.

8: I like to gain points to better my world BOINC standing.

9: There is no intelligent life beyond Earth so SETI@Home was no longer Cool.

10: Because.....



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Message 47505 - Posted: 7 Oct 2007, 22:58:05 UTC

The main reason I use my computers to crunch Rosetta@home is because I lost my father to brain cancer on June 22, 2006, and so I want to help, in some small way, find a cure for this and for other diseases.
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Message 47773 - Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 4:13:52 UTC - in response to Message 14122.  

R@H gets my crunch because of

1. Grandpa died of Alzheimer\'s/Dementia
2. Grandma died of a bad liver disease that doctors couldn\'t cure
3. Uncle had cancer
4. Aunt died of diabetes
5. Family friends had cancer
6. If you can stop diseases from afflicting just by hitting the on button on ur computer y not?
7. Same goes for terrorists attacks
8. I want my kids, when i have them (only 15) to have 1 less problem in the world
9. I would like to be in the medical career field
10. Gives me an understanding of proteins and i feel like im contributing to the community
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Message 47801 - Posted: 17 Oct 2007, 6:22:43 UTC

If you want 15 kids, you had better start figuring out how they can feed themselves and where they can live on this already overcrowded planet. There are too many of us already.
Please forgive me if you think I am interferring, but I think I have done my bit, restricting my family to one fanastic young lady, who is now the architect of our experimental earth sheltered house.
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