Another month, another folder, this time it’s old GTOWN. I say old because he’s been here 11 days longer than me, and there’s not a lot of us left who joined in 2008.
As well as being a golden oldie at TSA, GTOWN was also one of the first 40 members, joining within the first 21days of the newly organised team. Over those 21 days we actually had about 35 people join the team. Unfortunately that’s dropped quite a bit, we’re lucky if we get that many new folders in 4 months.
We really do hope these extra posts we do on [email protected] encourage you to take part in this great cause, and what’s more, don’t forget, we’re giving you the chance to win a share of £60 worth of PSN vouchers.
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Folding Q & A
There are several different reasons why people run [email protected], be it experience with one of the diseases folding aims to cure, just helping out, or for community status. But what got you into folding and for TheSixthAxis’ Team?
I’ve always folded since I first got my PS3. As I spend most of my internet time lurking around TSA it makes sense for me to fold for them.
There are several different platforms that [email protected] can be run on (PS3, PC, MAC), what platforms do you use to fold?
At the moment I only use my PS3 for folding. My friend and I are currently building a PC out of spare bits and bobs we have lying about and I will have that folding at some point. Specs will be published once we’ve finished.
Some people get worried about using the PS3 to fold because they’re concerned about their PS3 dying on them. As a guide, how long do you fold on your PS3 for, and in which mode?
My PS3 now folds most nights overnight while I charge my controllers. I have also set it to kick in after 10 minutes idle time. It soon adds up. I always fold in standard mode as I have NO idea what the difference is between the two.
The [email protected] software on the PS3 has evolved over the past few years, brining in Music playback and most prominently Life with PlayStation. Is there anything that could be added to improve the experience?
Or is there something that you would like to be removed from Life with PlayStation?
It would be cool if it could run in the background while watching films.
There will be people from the TSA community that will read this who don’t currently fold, is there anything you’d like to say to those members?
Even if you only fold for an hour a day while charging your stuff you will make a difference to some pretty epic scientific theories. There is no reason not to. It’s a simple press of Triangle to set it to fold automatically. The cost is minimal on the PS3 and you’re not using bandwidth as you don’t need to be online to fold, just to send and download your work units. Try it for a week. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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We’d like to thank Stephen for his time in answering our questions.