Facebook and Intel want You to Donate Your Spare Cycles

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jakesty@aol.com

What's to stop any organization, even just a few employees from illegally using this system for their own purposes?  Like cracking codes or using it for terrorist activities maybe for some foreign country?  They could and you'd never know about it.  The government could also ask these companies to provide some "time" to crack codes, and again it would happen in the back ground without our knowledge.

A little conspiracy theory I know, but it's not that far fetched.

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nekollx

 depends on the parent company i guess. The point is the end user is just sharing clock cyccles how the server decides to use them however...

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Svetty Parabols

Why doesn't Intel just donate a few "super computers" dedicated for this reason. They expect me to put wear and tear on my rig, use my electricity, and slow my computer down for when they could donate some sort of computer for a big tax right off? How will this research lower my medical bills? These big corporations soak the consumer for every penny they can get out of them and they expect us to just hand over our computers?

 

I'm sorry.. this may be a good cause, but chalk this up to a big "FAIL"

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nekollx

 cause some tech savey people were aready do this of their own violition? Intel is just brining protine folding to the masses is all.

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erolsipar

Send me a Core i9 and Ill do a science donating lab. :)

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Digital-Kid0101

Yeah then a hax0r can hax that program and then he's got acess to alot of computers.

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nekollx

 no tghat would be you.

 

Distributed processor cyccles does not grant root access to the computer. AT WORST a hacker could force the program to eat processor cycles. Don't you think if folding@home could be used for pc hijacking it would have happend by now Noob?

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jess6369

just another publicity stunt for all the fools on facebook.

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savior

awwww Folding@Home's little sisters and brothers

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nekollx

 and yet no F@H or SETI@home....

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