Gamers Solve Real World Retrovirus Enzyme Secret

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This is the best news story I've heard in a very long time. Foldit and Folding@home are some of the most ingenious research methods I've seen
 
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Proof once again that one person can accomplish some greatness (for the most part), but many people, working together, with the right motivation can truly move mountains!

Great work!
 

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[citation][nom]tom_@[/nom]Proof once again that one person can accomplish some greatness (for the most part), but many people, working together, with the right motivation can truly move mountains!Great work![/citation]

Damn right. Not much a couple million people working on something can't solve.
 

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[citation][nom]bunz_of_steel[/nom]Lets see this make headline news! Oh yeh.. no big hot shot celeb or politician to glamorize and exploit for $$TSM[/citation]
It already did a couple fo days ago....
 

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Distributed computer and a few smart guys (the gamers in the story) can do some amazing things. This is cool stuff. Think of the possibilities to harness this power to solve other problems.....
 

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[citation][nom]COLGeek[/nom]Distributed computer and a few smart guys (the gamers in the story) can do some amazing things. This is cool stuff. Think of the possibilities to harness this power to solve other problems.....[/citation]

Like why people keep buying apple products...
 

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[citation][nom]GoldenGoose[/nom]Like why people keep buying apple products...[/citation]

Like why people keep crying about people buying the most popular products...
 
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this is the correct way to crowd source, folding@home was just a brute force method trying to crunchy every possible combination, this uses the cognitive capabilities of users to solve the problem, participation was probably significantly smaller than a folding@home cluster because it required active participation but achieved results much faster than expected (that was some dedication considering this would be closer to your Tetris than CoD affair)
 

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[citation][nom]watcha[/nom]Like why people keep crying about people buying the most popular products...[/citation]
When you break it down by market share mac products are hardly the most popular with the exception of the iPod/iPhone, and the iPhone has been getting crowded out lately.
[citation][nom]Kelavarus[/nom]What, no one's going to point out that this is exactly what Stargate Universe proposed?[/citation]
Woot!
 

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[citation][nom]RealCrowdSource[/nom]this is the correct way to crowd source, folding@home was just a brute force method trying to crunchy every possible combination, this uses the cognitive capabilities of users to solve the problem, participation was probably significantly smaller than a folding@home cluster because it required active participation but achieved results much faster than expected (that was some dedication considering this would be closer to your Tetris than CoD affair)[/citation]

F@h still is going strong. And Foldit (and by extension Rosetta@home, of which Foldit is an offshoot) and F@h target different things. Foldit is trying to find a correct structure. F@h finds out how correct structures get to that configuration and why they might end up as a different structure.
 

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so , gamers actually contribute to preventing aids twice. once because they usually don't have girfriends, and twice because of this :p
 
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