Earlier today I read a thread about smoking which got me to thinking about health, which got me to thinking about Folding.
It seems to me that since we are over fifty most of us are aware that we are not ten feet tall and are not immortal, so why not Fold?
I'm referring to a 'Distributed Computing' program called 'Folding @ Home'. Distributed Computing is a method whereby data is sent to home PC users, whose computers crunch the data and then send the results back to the host, which is Stanford in this case. F@H seeks to find out how proteins in the body mis-fold, which is thought to be associated with Parkinsons, Alzheimers, and other diseases.
One of the first DC programs was SETI, or Search for ExtraTerrestial Intelligence, which I personally ran from 2000-2005, when the classic version ended.
Now I run F@H 24/7, and since I have a HT chip, I have just added Rosetta, which also works with proteins.
If you are interested you can Google 'DC' or check out these sites:
Another is 'ClimatePrediction' which was a bear for me to set up, and which never seemed to run without crashing. Any of these can be used as a screensaver, but I never do that because it slows down the process. Since my computer is on 24/7 why not do something useful with it when I'm not reading or writing about bikes?
Why aren't you folding?