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I haven't participated in this project for what seems like years now and I am wondering if it would be too much of a learning curve to start again. I know the project was only a year or two old when I last participated and I have no idea how much the software has changed and whether it has changed too much to be too complex to start again. Thanks for any input you might have for me.

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Quite a few

"old" players have come back over the last few months. They seem to find their feet fairly quickly.
Biggest change you will notice is how much scripts are used now.

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What did you think of the new Intro Puzzles?

Since you used to play a lot in 2009, and therefore were quite familiar with Foldit back then, I am curious about your thoughts on the current Intro Puzzles.

I think that if you are able to easily beat all the intro puzzles in a few moves (like you would have back in the day) you should be fine now... except for the scripts factor (as tealight mentioned). You'll need some hints from your teammates and the wiki for that!

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Hi Jwb52Z

Welcome Back

Its the same old same old.

I'll fill you in when you are around next.


Renton aka Aotearoa aka Marijuana aka etc etc

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On "The Science Behind Foldit", under "Why is this game important?", you wrote "A small proteins can consist of 100 amino acids, while some human proteins can be huge (1000 amino acids). "

The first "protein" is supposed to be singular.

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Nice catch natanic-warmaster

I fixed the typo, thanks!

Legen_____dary, that question gets asked very often, here is the answer:


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New applications for Food it

I was wondering if there is anything in the works for Fold it
to be made for other systems besides pc, like: Smart Phone, iPhone/iPad ?

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Phone Foldit

Legen___dary -

Phone Foldit would be convenient - but it takes so much memory it likely wouldn't run on such a small device. Half the time it won't even run on my computer. Even if it did run, you likely would not be able to do other things - even take calls, because of memory usage.


Developed by: UW Center for Game Science, UW Institute for Protein Design, Northeastern University, Vanderbilt University Meiler Lab, UC Davis
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