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Submitted by bbretterson 1879d ago | article

How Folding@home Turned Friends Against One Another

How a couple of egos and extrinsic motivations turned Folding@home into a bloody cold war competition, where work units were as valuable as kill counts. (Folding@Home, PS3)

Sadie2100  +   1879d ago
Ha. Well, at least they're doing some good in the world!
King-Leonidas  +   1879d ago
what is folding@home about?
Ocelot525  +   1879d ago
google, learn to use it:
valanceer  +   1879d ago
I wonder how many people would fold is they gave out trophies for certain number of work units....
DigitalAnalog  +   1879d ago
Looking at the lights (Places where Folding@home users are supposed to be). I noticed a few of them where in places I don't think I'd ever expect them to have any sort of technology, much less a PS3, EVEN moreso Folding@home. Such as:

- An isolated island
- The middle of Atlantic (No Island here, WTF)
- Some where in the nether mountain regions of Nepal (possibly Shangri-la)

Damn, PS3 you scary...

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garrod  +   1879d ago
lls good post. Funny story. I'm tempted to start a Folding war with some of my buddies now :)
Ocelot525  +   1879d ago
it's all fun and games until your PS3 gets YLOD from folding 12 hours a day :(
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HSx9  +   1879d ago
it's a PS3 not an Xbox 360
LockeCole  +   1879d ago
Interesting thoughts on competitive nature. I dig it.
illegalyouth  +   1879d ago
I really enjoyed this story. Great writing!
cmrbe  +   1879d ago
This is the kind of war the world needs.
Shadow Flare  +   1879d ago
The Fold War
Godmars290  +   1879d ago
I actually blame the 150+ work units my first PS3 contributed into Folding as the reason it died. Sadly, this is why I hardly do any Folding now.
DelbertGrady  +   1879d ago
You can always give some money to charity if you feel like helping without the folding.
yewles1  +   1879d ago
Ah, but it's "good" to have options... XD
foker  +   1879d ago
Really well written,.. bravo!
terrorofdeath  +   1879d ago
We need more articles like this. Good work. :)
Dylantalon1  +   1879d ago
xbl/psn - dylantalon
i have done 340 work unit on folding @ home so if anyone want to join me i'll give you the code to join in.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1879d ago
I remember putting my old 60GB turned on 24 hours at least a day per weak on folding home.

i might do that again now with my slim
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bananlol  +   1879d ago
I think sony should seriously consider implementing trophies into folding home.
xg-ei8ht  +   1879d ago
They should add trophies for it, would bring alot more people into it.

I did both folding on pc and ps3.

Only just started doing it again strangely enough this week.
heyheyhey  +   1879d ago
ive done a mere 19 units

still, not too bad i guess

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