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    Yeah bc they dont want the antidote to fall into the wrong hands so that people could enginere a strain that is amune to the cure.
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    Hmmm, military project then. If this was a project for the good of mankind, then the vaccine should be freely available to all.
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    If you read the top of the team page it says stats are only updated at 12:00am. Just wait and they will be.
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    I'm confused. What was adrian's post about. Why has it vanished. 12:00? Eh.

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    Brian:

    You may have seen a message I posted but deleted shortly afterwards, (like about 30 seconds or so later!!!). I had not noticed the times of mine and xds4lx last posts were the same, therefore his comments could not have been a response to my message as it at first appeared to me.

    I'm sorry, but this is something I feel very strongly about. United Devices pulled a fast one once before with their Anthrax data project for the US - they lost a lot of members then, and despite tightening up their rules, (clarifying they said), after that debacle, they have not recovered from the loss of faith they suffered. They are not "for the good of mankind" as their marketting types would have you believe, they are a commercial organisation selling a resource - your free cpu time.
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    I have mine set to cancer as well...my user name on it is "kschwen"

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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    Brian:
    I'm sorry, but this is something I feel very strongly about. United Devices pulled a fast one once before with their Anthrax data project for the US - they lost a lot of members then, and despite tightening up their rules, (clarifying they said), after that debacle, they have not recovered from the loss of faith they suffered. They are not "for the good of mankind" as their marketting types would have you believe, they are a commercial organisation selling a resource - your free cpu time.
    Im just wondering what they did in the past? I used to run the project when it was in the Cancer stage I but stoped after my gf of the time (who got diagnosed w/ lukemia) dumped me.
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    >I used to run the project when it was in the Cancer stage I but stoped after my gf of the time (who got diagnosed w/ lukemia) dumped me

    ROFLMAO
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    Originally posted by *ClownPimp*
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    Yeah i know thats pretty funny but hey when your mad and you arent able to do anything to get back at them u do what u can :-p
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    >>> Im just wondering what they did in the past?

    It was a case of reading the terms and conditions really carefully. People were attracted to the project because of the "Help cure Cancer" marketting, (UD's own plus exposure on a number of news portals), and signed up, "knowing" they would be doing just that.

    In actual fact, the wording in the TaC's said that the work done on the volunteers computer was actually under the control of United Devices, and when the US gov. offered them a lot of money to do the Anthrax project following the hits in the US, they rubbed their hands together and said thank you very much. Suddenly peoples machines started crunching Anthrax related proteins for the US Defence Dept. A lot of people stopped running the client, (despite this the project was very successful).

    After the fuss, UD changed the wording of their TaC's to make it an "opt-in" rather than an "opt-out" of the work units being switched between projects.
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    if you want to do something of the sort move to a legit one like distributed.net

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    Say, Is it going to update my CPU time or what? Or do i have
    to wait till i'm done with the task for the CPU time to update?

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    Originally posted by windoze victim
    yes, in the shop again. =P
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