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Message 2763 - Posted: 20 Jun 2020, 23:26:10 UTC - in response to Message 2728.  

The point was to show that people crunch for more reasons than credits.

Yeah, nothing to say against it. We love science and that's the main reason for choosing projects. ;)

About credits I even do the opposite.
I crunch not much on Collatz because I don't like its credits are higher than GPUGRID and PrimeGrid ones.


You do know that the Collatz Conjecture IS a real math problem?
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Message 2764 - Posted: 21 Jun 2020, 11:35:02 UTC - in response to Message 2763.  

I crunch not much on Collatz because I don't like its credits are higher than GPUGRID and PrimeGrid ones.
You do know that the Collatz Conjecture IS a real math problem?
Yeah, I know, but it's not my favourite one. :P
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Message 2765 - Posted: 21 Jun 2020, 19:41:24 UTC - in response to Message 2764.  

I crunch not much on Collatz because I don't like its credits are higher than GPUGRID and PrimeGrid ones.
You do know that the Collatz Conjecture IS a real math problem?


Yeah, I know, but it's not my favourite one. :P


Yeah I think we all have favories.
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Message 2890 - Posted: 9 Aug 2020, 12:59:38 UTC - in response to Message 2726.  

Yes that's true of all Projects that are conforming to the GPDR spec, but it also means ALOT of work to figure all that out for every one of them.
The point was to show that people crunch for more reasons than credits.


Yip, the EU screwing things up for everyone, even if you don't live in the EU.

World Community Grid now has COVID-19 workunits as well, the Project is called Open Pandemic and they are cpu only workunits.


This is bound to start an argument but I'm not intending to. Did you know the number of people dying of coronavirus is less than the number dying of cancer? Cancer is the thing we should be curing. 80% of us are naturally immune to coronavirus, the remainder will probably recover if they happen to get it, but nobody is immune to cancer. And yet the governments shut the world down over the virus and screw up the world economy. Millions will die because of government actions, probably more than the virus itself. Everybody's going bankrupt, the world is a mess.
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Message 2899 - Posted: 16 Aug 2020, 2:28:00 UTC - in response to Message 2890.  
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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the leading funder of cancer research in the US. The NCI budget is $6.44 billion this year. In comparison, the budget of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the US NIH is $5.89 billion. You may be familiar with NIAID, as its director, Dr. Anthony Fauci, frequently comments on US COVID-19 research and policy on the TV news shows.

BTW, the US Army Medical Research and Development Command will spend about $470 million on cancer research in FY20.

I am not going to argue that spending money on COVID-19 research is more or less important than spending money on cancer research. However, as a cancer researcher who is constantly fighting for funding, I would love to have more money available to support cancer research!
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Message 2900 - Posted: 18 Aug 2020, 12:06:57 UTC - in response to Message 2899.  

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the leading funder of cancer research in the US. The NCI budget is $6.44 billion this year. In comparison, the budget of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the US NIH is $5.89 billion. You may be familiar with NIAID, as its director, Dr. Anthony Fauci, frequently comments on US COVID-19 research and policy on the TV news shows.


Is this government money or from charities? I just find it hard to believe Trump would be spending money on this. (Not that I'm one of those anti-Trump people).

BTW, the US Army Medical Research and Development Command will spend about $470 million on cancer research in FY20.

I am not going to argue that spending money on COVID-19 research is more or less important than spending money on cancer research. However, as a cancer researcher who is constantly fighting for funding, I would love to have more money available to support cancer research!


It's one of the places I'd be donating money to if I had it. However all I can do is donate computer time.
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Message 2901 - Posted: 19 Aug 2020, 12:14:33 UTC - in response to Message 2900.  

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the leading funder of cancer research in the US. The NCI budget is $6.44 billion this year. In comparison, the budget of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the US NIH is $5.89 billion. You may be familiar with NIAID, as its director, Dr. Anthony Fauci, frequently comments on US COVID-19 research and policy on the TV news shows.


Is this government money or from charities? I just find it hard to believe Trump would be spending money on this. (Not that I'm one of those anti-Trump people).

BTW, the US Army Medical Research and Development Command will spend about $470 million on cancer research in FY20.

I am not going to argue that spending money on COVID-19 research is more or less important than spending money on cancer research. However, as a cancer researcher who is constantly fighting for funding, I would love to have more money available to support cancer research!


It's one of the places I'd be donating money to if I had it. However all I can do is donate computer time.


The NCI/NIH and the NIAID/NIH are both parts of the US Department of Health and Human Services, a cabinet-level, executive branch agency of the US government. So, to answer your question, the NCI/NIH and NIAID/NIH budgets are funded by US tax dollars that are disbursed by the US government.

The bulk of the USAMRDC budget comes from the US Department of Defense. However, a small fraction comes from donations.
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Message 2916 - Posted: 17 Sep 2020, 19:25:18 UTC

Personally, I am going to stick with Collatz and PrimeGrid. The people who are running Folding & Rosetta will make billions of $$ if they find something on COVID. Rest assured that they are going to be well off and are not doing it for charity.

I would rather support underfunded and under-rewarded areas with my computing power.
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Message 2918 - Posted: 18 Sep 2020, 10:30:10 UTC - in response to Message 2916.  

Personally, I am going to stick with Collatz and PrimeGrid. The people who are running Folding & Rosetta will make billions of $$ if they find something on COVID. Rest assured that they are going to be well off and are not doing it for charity.

I would rather support underfunded and under-rewarded areas with my computing power.


Actually Rosetta just got a grant of $3 million dollars that they will put into more research hardware, they make their research results publicly available and then a company can use it and take the next step to developing. Rosetta does not develop vaccines, they provide the research saying this should work but that definately will not. Rosetta is also slowing down the amount of Covid research they are doing as there are several vaccines in the various trial phases and very few companies are interested in finding more possible vaccines at this point and there are tons of other diseases ravaging the World that they can work on.

I have no idea how Folding does things as I don't crunch for them right now.
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Message 2920 - Posted: 19 Sep 2020, 8:20:12 UTC - in response to Message 2918.  


Rosetta is also slowing down the amount of Covid research they are doing as there are several vaccines in the various trial phases and very few companies are interested in finding more possible vaccines at this point and there are tons of other diseases ravaging the World that they can work on.

I have no idea how Folding does things as I don't crunch for them right now.

Thanks Mikey for this and formation I was not aware they were slowing down. I am helping with the search but for another project WCG, I am still attached to the said project though and nothing has come across the notice tab or nothing is on the front page in regards to the slowdown
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