tony46
Global Soloist Rank: #1616
Global Soloist Score: 0

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Name: tony46
Location: Boston
Started Folding: 11/25/14
About me:

Way too old to be playing games, but foldit is fun. Although I have a minimal biochemistry background, I am not interested in proteins, protein design, or protein folding.

I have a lecture, Against Evidence-Based Medicine, which argues that medicine, particularly "personalized medicine", is intractable in the complexity theory sense. Protein folding is also intractable in the complexity theory sense. I use foldit as one of my examples of practical non-deterministic finite state like algorithms for solving intractable problems in a limited domain. Foldit is much more interesting than most crowd sourcing algorithms in many ways. One is in using unique human abilities. Spacial reasoning is one. But, more interesting to me are the mind algorithms which we do not understand, hunch, common sense, emotion, subconscious reasoning ...

Ranks

CategorySolo RankEvo Rank

Soloist Puzzle Scores

PuzzleRankBest ScorePointsLast Played
1419: Medium Monomer Design459,296908/22/17
1414: Unsolved De-novo 114688,970608/11/17
1413: Small Monomer Design419,4631608/10/17
1410: Extra Large Monomer Design: Larger Core598,389607/31/17
1408: Unsolved De-novo Freestyle 112529,1491607/31/17

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ContestRankScoreLast Played

Achievements

Junior Soloist
Achieved Soloist rank 30 or better in at least 5 puzzles
 
Baby Steps
Complete ten moves
 
Step Routine
Complete one hundred moves
 
Moving Up
Complete one thousand moves
 
Professional Mover
Complete ten thousand moves
 
Mover and Shaker
Complete one hundred thousand moves
 
Perpetual Motion Machine
Complete one million moves
 
Sidechains
Finish all of the 'Sidechains' intro puzzles
 
Backbone Packing
Finish all of the 'Backbone Packing' intro puzzles
 
Hydrogen Bonding
Finish all of the 'Hydrogen Bonding' intro puzzles
 
Hydrophobics and Hydrophilics
Finish all of the 'Hydrophobics and Hydrophilics' intro puzzles
 
Tools and Types
Finish all of the 'Tools and Types' intro puzzles
 
Sequences
Finish all of the 'Sequences' intro puzzles
 
Protein Design
Finish all of the 'Protein Design' intro puzzles
 
More Molecules
Finish all of the 'More Molecules' intro puzzles
 

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