Re: Join the All PS3 Trophies Folding@Home Sub-Team to help fight diseases!
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ok, im gonna aim this at the the MAIN POST.
i would love to join, but i have a question (really sorry, i was too lazy to fully read 1st post, but i just scanned through it)..
does this involve leaving the ps3 on for a long period of time? Because i am a very, very high energy consever. Everything in my house is unplugged when it is not being used. I only like to leave my ps3 on for 5 hours at the most, then turn it off for 1-2 hours.
Oh, and i am a high contributer to cancer research, we have all these events like marathons, canoe racing, etc. and i go to as many as i can, and raise money.
parnakas.. you don't HAVE to leave your PS3 on all the time. However you have to leave it going for 4-8hr 'stints' so that the work unit can be fully processed and sent back.. making sure Stanford gets their science.. and you get your points! haha .. now i do appreciate your very green approach .. thats why i included power usage figures above in my main post. If you only did 1 work unit a week, you'd still be helping.. although it'd be great if 4 a week could be done (roughly 1,000 points .. this equals what a 24/7 PS3 can do in a day (1,000 PPD (points per day))) .. Take advantage of the auto-shutdown after current work unit feature.. and you'll maximise your contribution! 😉
Power usage: In my experiences.. a lot of things like modern TVs etc don't actually drain too much from the socket whilst in standby (there is still a fair few products which do) and between the two TVs our family has and a couple of other devices.. total power usage works out to be less than $5/month.. and it gives me the convenience of turning my TV on with a remote control. Lazy? maybe.. but the power usage is negligible.
If you would rather not fold with your PS3, or would rather just not run it too much.. the PC versions make a bit more sense.. as you can do other stuff whilst folding is goin on in the background (it adjusts its CPU usage to only take up the 'left-overs). email me – firstname.lastname@example.org if you want further info on this
I'm sure your charity and contributions are very much appreciated! Cheers