How Do You Get The Folding @ Home Thing To Work!!!???

G5orbust

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Hey guys,
I donwloaded the folding @ home thing (the grahpical interface one) and typed in the info (macrumors team #, username, etc.). But, how do i get it running. It starts up, but i cant seem to make it do anything. Can anyone give me step by step intructions please?
 

cb911

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WHAT IS THIS FOLDING @ HOME THING!!!???

WHAT IS IT???

I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF IT BEFORE!!

IS THERE A WEBSITE I CAN GO TO, TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT IT IS???!!


thanks :D :D :D
 

Rower_CPU

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G5orbust

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i got it to work

does it take a long time to finish??
 

Rower_CPU

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Originally posted by G5orbust
i got it to work

does it take a long time to finish??
Depends on which protein you're working on.

If you have a proteinA variety it could take up to a week, especially if you're multi-tasking. Smaller proteins take anywhere from a half-day (on a fast machine) to 2 or 3.
 

G5orbust

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hey, i wana have it work all the time, without me having to open it all the time. Is there any way i can do that? Is it safe to put it into the start up items folder of OSX?? Would the screen saver version work better is i want it to work like the way I do?
 

Rower_CPU

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It's completely safe to add to your Login Items, if you want it to launch when you startup your machine.

Once it's running, just hide it and leave it alone.:)
 

AlphaTech

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you missed this??

I can't believe no one has mentioned this yet... The EASIEST way to do folding at home, is to first do some laundry... then fold up the clean clothes.. :D You can get tons of units done in a short amount of time. If you have protein stains on the clothes, you might need to run them through the wash again. :eek: :eek: :eek: :D
 

G5orbust

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Re: you missed this??

Originally posted by AlphaTech
I can't believe no one has mentioned this yet... The EASIEST way to do folding at home, is to first do some laundry... then fold up the clean clothes.. :D You can get tons of units done in a short amount of time. If you have protein stains on the clothes, you might need to run them through the wash again. :eek: :eek: :eek: :D
Your sooo damn funny alpha, it scares me.

And may I ask why you have PROTIEN stains on your clothing?
 

AlphaTech

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Re: Re: you missed this??

Originally posted by G5orbust
And may I ask why you have PROTIEN stains on your clothing?
I don't have any such stains on my clothing... I was offering it up as advice for the true nerds... :eek: :eek: :eek: :D
 

G5orbust

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I know you dont. They dont even exist. Just doing a little humor taht only the maker of the joke actually gets.