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Message 47802 - Posted: 17 Oct 2007, 7:46:22 UTC - in response to Message 47801.  

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.


I think he was saying he\'s himself 15 years old today, not that he wants 15 kids. Heh.
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Message 47846 - Posted: 19 Oct 2007, 6:02:45 UTC - in response to Message 47802.  

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.


I think he was saying he\'s himself 15 years old today, not that he wants 15 kids. Heh.


Whoops! I think you are right. Appologies to all concerned.
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Message 48262 - Posted: 2 Nov 2007, 0:32:19 UTC

I know that I am contributing to a worthy project - it will help.
I am presently sitting at just under 48,000 credit points towards the Rosetta Project, and I am proud to be approaching 50,000 points.
For me this is a realistic first solid milestone. I have several computers, all with good fast CPU’s running Boinc projects that I feel I should contribute to, but Rosetta is the first project that I signed up to – It is close to heart. As a former student of Molecular Biology, and someone that is extremely enthusiastic about protein structure science I take pride in my limited contributions towards the development of protein science. Long may it continue, develop and influence.
Thank you for developing and forwarding this project,

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Message 49120 - Posted: 28 Nov 2007, 8:13:23 UTC

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Message 49786 - Posted: 18 Dec 2007, 21:31:29 UTC

I don\'t have a top 10 list of why I run Rosetta@home. The reason I run it is because it is a project that I feel is going to greatly improve the life of mankind. The better that we understand protein structure the closer that we get to finding cures for genetic diseases such as the terrible Tasacs disease.
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Message 50211 - Posted: 31 Dec 2007, 13:32:31 UTC - in response to Message 49786.  

Reading these top 10 lists should encourage the project team. Each team member might want to find one post, print it and keep it in sight.

10. I like to build fast computers and all of them need something to do.
9. Lots of computers can heat the house in the winter
8. I need a reason to keep collecting computers (we need some racks)
7. The science - the hypothesis will be either be proven or dis-proven.
6. Justification for my next computer build project
5. I did not know that computers have an \"off\" button :-)
4. My late mother-in-law
3. Help people
2. Teach our children about science and helping people
1. Wipe out disease as we know it

I hope to have my next computer crunching R@H in March of 2008. Keep crunching R@H.
Thx!

Paul

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Message 52936 - Posted: 9 May 2008, 11:48:46 UTC

1.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
2.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
3.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
4.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
5.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
6.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
7.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
8.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
9.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
10.Просто делай это. (Just do it)
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Message 53319 - Posted: 24 May 2008, 20:00:25 UTC

10. it costs me nothing to participate
09. very active community
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02. to justify the price of my computer. I only use Word and have a 3Ghz processor :)
01. trying to help understand those terrible illnesses.
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Message 56081 - Posted: 29 Sep 2008, 15:28:20 UTC

Sorry this is only one reason But I think this sums it up.
There are much more motovated people in this world than me, They want to help anyone (even me), they are smarter than me and somehow, They want my help in some way. Good on ANYONE who has 1/2 of an idea, they deserve a hand in ANY and EVERY way. Maybe you hero\'s will save my life or someone close to me. I\'m not a person on the cutting edge of technology but respect anyone with the goal of helping. So a BIG thanks to the people on the frontline, financing the front line and of course everyone just trying to put in. \"An attempt is better than doing nothing\". \"Ignorance is not bliss\".
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Message 57429 - Posted: 2 Dec 2008, 0:17:02 UTC - in response to Message 56081.  

This is my first day on the crunch. why? because it will help.
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Message 57534 - Posted: 3 Dec 2008, 5:50:52 UTC

10. New GPS guided folding algorithms.
09. No real time rules here.
08. \"Client Error\", where have I heard that before?
07. Rosetta Schmetta.
06. My CPU needs a workout.
05. I\'ve downloaded everything else, I\'ll try this.
04. I need to save the world!
03. Over 70,000 subscribers can\'t be wrong!!
02. \"Nice\" Hair, my mop is jealous!
01. Who is David Baker?
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Message 57631 - Posted: 5 Dec 2008, 19:00:28 UTC
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I don\'t need ten reasons. Two is more than enough.

1. R@h is the first BOINC project I\'ve found that\'s both out of beta test and working on something that will eventually help diabetes research. I have type 2 diabetes. See the thread on zinc-binding proteins if you want to see why it will help.

2. I have some online friends with cancer.
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Message 59705 - Posted: 21 Feb 2009, 16:31:25 UTC

Perhaps it will encourage the medical profession to address diseases more an not just symptoms. Once we understand proteins better, we\'ll unlock magic that we didn\'t know existed. Later, we\'ll look back on our current state of affairs and be proud of what we contributed to.
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Message 60298 - Posted: 24 Mar 2009, 11:05:19 UTC

I. To better the world
II. To better the world
III. To better the world
IV. To better the world
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X. To better the world

That are sufficient reasons to participate by the project.
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Message 61671 - Posted: 11 Jun 2009, 6:20:30 UTC

Hah, my top ten reasons are kinda messed up but whatever

#1 I\'m a BOINCaholic and Rosetta always has work
#2 Research being done has infinite potential
#3 Curing diseases is well worth my wasted CPU time
#4 I want to help cure all of the below
#5 I have narcolepsy
#6 I have tourette\'s syndrome
#7 I have epilepsy
#8 I have OCD
#9 My family has a history of cancer
#10 My friend told me to
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Message 61749 - Posted: 15 Jun 2009, 2:07:50 UTC

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Message 62630 - Posted: 30 Jul 2009, 13:01:28 UTC

why i stop crunching Rosetta:

i\'ve crunched it for ages now, and the last days,weeks have used me with all those servers problems: is admin has gone ?

repeatedly http errors
can\'t download / upload

well, i restart when serious people at Rosetta team will take care of volunteers patience, cpu time & our electricity bill. (could add power earth saving)
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Message 63152 - Posted: 4 Sep 2009, 0:11:06 UTC

My top 10 reasons? Easy!

10.) Intel Core2 Q8200@2.33Ghz, CPU0
9.) ...and CPU1
8.) ...and CPU2
7.) ...and CPU3
6.) Intel Xeon W3505@2.53Ghz, CPU0
5.) ...and CPU1 - That\'s six cores total; CPUs that spend 80% of their time doing nothing!
4.) BOINC makes it sooo easy to use my spare cycles instead of wasting them as heat...
3.) ...to potentially make a difference for our world.
2.) If I can save at least one person from a debilitating disease...
1.) ...it\'ll be totally worth it.

Thanks for the opportunity to make a difference!

-don

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Message 63827 - Posted: 26 Oct 2009, 2:06:20 UTC

Something I\'d LIKE to see in this thread: Messages saying that the Rosetta@home software has become as reliable as it was back in 2006 again, and messages saying that the Rosetta@home project team has resumed being as responsive to participants as it was back in 2006. Sadly, I don\'t think either is likely to happen soon.
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Message 65033 - Posted: 18 Jan 2010, 18:17:16 UTC

1.) No better way to use a computer than to help people
2.) has unforseen benefits in relation to current and future science
3.) Makes you feel better about yourself
4.) Burns karma automatically :) (maybe, maybe not)
5.) Uses electricity in a different way than to merely light your home
6.) Ensures a place in the spiritual plane when you die( maybe, maybe not)
7.) Does the most amount of humanitarian work with the least amount of effort by you.
8.) You can do science without doing science :)
9.)
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