Originally Posted by TyrantII
Like your giant HDTV, surround sound system, PS3 Bluray player (or xbox 360) and HTPC isn't eating up alot of electricity already? What about the carbon footprint these things have when produced in China, a country with very lax enviormental laws?
Come on, the amount used on this is much less then say running your refrigerator all month. Do you use a AC in the summer?
Anyways, support initatives by your congressman to get green renewable energy pushes in congress so that it can be offset, otherwise STFU.
The gains here could easily be offset by, say, not using AC in the summer and you'd then still use much less power on the PS3 then using AC alone for 4-8 months (and you'd be saving the world)
No A/C in the summer to allow for folding? Are you mad?
And the equipment listed above, sans the refridgerator, are all run at times. Not all the time. There's a difference between running a receiver that does the majority of its power draw at power on versus a PS3 that is already known as the most power hungry console of all time on all the time, 24/7, not exactly sitting there idling when it's running massive Folding calculations.
Leaving your PS3 on all the time, 24/7, is a recipe for broken PS3's. Sony didn't build it to stay on all the time. Otherwise, they wouldn't have the power button on the front put you into a "standby" that is almost completely shut down. They'd have had it standby in the more traditional sense.
If you want to fold, built a very low power PC with low power CPU and hard drives that can stop spinning with no fans to do your folding and leave the PS3 to those *moments* when you need to game or watch a BD.
Because otherwise, you're going to see a high power bill at the end of the month and know you contributed to the wasting of precious energy the rest of the world wishes they had.
The most amusing part of what was said is that if you take away the A/C, your PS3 will overheat in the summer. Ha!
And someone should keep a list of all that fold, so that when they complain, "MY PS3 BROKE! PS3'S SUCK!", we can just point at them and say, "Folder."