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GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. We avoid discussion of political issues. If you are quitting or even thinking about quitting, please -- join us! GUS Library at dKosopedia is organically evolving, and stocked with free-range information: quit-smoking links, helpful GUS diary writing tips, and the GUS Buddy List.

If anyone knows who came up with the locution

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I salute you.

As most GUSsacks know, my mother is afflicted with Alzheimer's dementia and it might be related to her smoking history.

This diary is an attempt to evangelize Folding@Home.

Folding@Home. It is currently the largest computer system in the world. If you can afford a couple of bucks a month extra on your electric bill I encourage you to load it and run it 24/7/365.

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Some current statistics are here.  Redstate Free Republic (72) has twice as many processors running as DKos. Conclusion, their pcs suck. There are more of us and we CAN catch up. DKos statistics are here on page three (250).Please start folding.

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