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LoneWolf_53

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Re: Which WCG projects should I work on?
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2009, 11:34:11 AM »

For what it's worth, why waste your resources, time, money (running a computer isn't free) on projects that aren't going to really show a proper benfit to humanity. Prime numbers, really? Who cares? SETI, yeh, let's wait a thousand years while they travel at the speed of light to get here. Come on, let's find a cure for cancer or somesuch with tangible benefits. Who knows, maybe 1 in 5 of us will get cancer and be greatful.

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I couldn't say it any better myself and feel exactly the same way.   +1

It's not up to me to dictate how others run their resources but I prefer to use mine in ways that I hope might actually be beneficial to humanity in my lifetime not to mention against something that I've seen touch too many first hand. 

I don't know anyone who's been killed by aliens but I sure have encountered a lot of devastation resulting from cancer.
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Re: Which WCG projects should I work on?
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2009, 07:21:39 AM »

to be quite honest it surprises me that researchers here, (I imagine there ARE people researching skin cancer here in Oz) haven't found some way to move current "cancer projects" over to suit their work on melanoma....

THAT"S the one that scares the bejeezuz out of me.....  I know I would certainly put ALL resources behind such a project.
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Re: Which WCG projects should I work on?
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2009, 05:51:31 PM »

to be quite honest it surprises me that researchers here, (I imagine there ARE people researching skin cancer here in Oz) haven't found some way to move current "cancer projects" over to suit their work on melanoma....

THAT"S the one that scares the bejeezuz out of me.....  I know I would certainly put ALL resources behind such a project.

As one that has had skin cancer, I'd drop all the other projects to follow it 100%!
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Re: Which WCG projects should I work on?
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2009, 06:02:51 PM »

As one who's 95% likely to get it, I would too!  Meanwhile, cancer research generally has to help, I tell myself.
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Re: Which WCG projects should I work on?
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2009, 11:48:57 PM »

(I imagine there ARE people researching skin cancer here in Oz)

That made me think, so I did a Google and there appear to be quite a few research projects and ways of funding.
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Re: Which WCG projects should I work on?
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2009, 11:48:06 AM »

i had a thought, a boinc project to help cure baldness :)

there are only 2 or 3 privately funded companies that are making leaps n bounds in that area, so when something along the lines of a 'cure' is found, these guys are going to heavily monopolize the niche..
If there was public help in ways of boincing, maybe this info would be considered public knowledge and thus end up being cheaper for the consumers in the long run and more companies to provide the solution?

i dont actually know if there is any crunching involved in such research, but  im sure its feasable ahaha


p.s. no i not bald, but i do have a very aero-dynamic widows peak forming hahah
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