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Leave your PS3 on for a good cause this Sunday night!

Folding@Home

While the PS3 won't bring about world peace or solve world hunger, there's a good chance that it can help cure cancer. But your PS3 can't to it without you. With firmware update 1.6 just around the corner, it's time to do your part for humanity. This week marks the first ever Sunday Night Foldathon in support of Stanford's cancer research efforts.

"The S.N.F event is simple. On Sunday Night (March. 25th 2007) everyone who wants to participate in the S.N.F event simply turn there PS3 on and start the folding program, could be anytime you want or when you goto bed, you may let the program run as long as you want but would be great if it could atleast last till 7am Monday morning, its all up to you since anything helps. This is to see how much help we (the playstation community) can be for this program and to show them that the feature is being widely used and maybe saving lives in the process."

Let's use the comments section as a virtual "pledge card." Let everyone know that your committed to leaving your PS3 on Sunday night in support of this great initiative and to help make the world a better place. Truly, this is a time for fanboys to unite!

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1. I pledge to leave my PS3 on Sunday night. Fanboys unite!

Posted at 10:51PM on Mar 21st 2007 by Ed

2. Count me in!!

Posted at 10:57PM on Mar 21st 2007 by Jose Godinez

3. mine will be on. will there be any kind of results or any kind of data to show that it does make a difference

Posted at 10:58PM on Mar 21st 2007 by john

4. Leaving it on all night Sunday. I leave for work at 6:00 PM and don't come home till 7:30 monday morning. I'll turn it on before I leave and set a fan lightly blowing in front of it. Houston is heating up and with my PC running, the room can get kind of warm.

Posted at 11:01PM on Mar 21st 2007 by kman79

5. Since [email protected] is probably the addition in 1.6 that I am most excited for (even more than background downloading if you can believe it) I totally pledge to leave my ps3 on Sunday Night.

I mean how can you beat curing cancer while you sleep?

Posted at 11:03PM on Mar 21st 2007 by RatBoy

6. 8pm - 9am... I can get that done... maybe even longer...

Posted at 11:22PM on Mar 21st 2007 by Thomas

7. Can superman do that?

Me 1 - Superman 0

Posted at 11:23PM on Mar 21st 2007 by Noshino

8. Yep. This is going to be awesome. I'm in.

Posted at 11:34PM on Mar 21st 2007 by Trioptical

9. Sure, I will even leave my computer on running Folding as well.

Posted at 11:36PM on Mar 21st 2007 by Lightbeard

10. Sure im in... once Home hits.. they should let you have a trophy of the protein you folded for your hall of fame.

Posted at 11:40PM on Mar 21st 2007 by humpty

11. As a slight aside, I know we can setup "teams", right? Well, how about having all of us folding under the same banner this Sunday?

Posted at 11:46PM on Mar 21st 2007 by mccomber

12. I will work different.

I WILL LEAVE MY PS3 ON RUNNING FOLDING HOME UNTIL MY DAD PAYS ME MY $70 AND I CAN AFFORD ARMORED CORE 4 HE BETTER HURRY UNLESS HE WANTS TO PAY ANOTHER $70 FOR THE POWER BILL(MAYBE IT WILL BE ON FOR A WEEk, OR MAYBE A MONTH, I DONT CARE IM HELPING THE HUMANITY, BUT NOT MY DADS POCKETS¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡)

Posted at 11:55PM on Mar 21st 2007 by mamardilla69

13. I'm definitely in. It's truly wasteful to have such a powerful computer and NOT use it for something like this.

Posted at 11:58PM on Mar 21st 2007 by Stef Geiger

14. I pledge to turn my lovely PS3 on..

Posted at 11:58PM on Mar 21st 2007 by Tesley

15. my system is on 24/7 usually anyways (afking FFXI) so ill start it @ 12am sunday morning and leave it on (between playing oblivion) untill i go to work on monday @9am....even then i might forget to turn it off... so thats 2 straight days i get to say i helped find cures for cancer!!! i better go to fucking heaven for doing this shit... :P

Posted at 12:18AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by KiraXD

16. humm, contribute to global warming my drawing more power from the coal burning power plant powering my home, or help cure cancer.
i'll take cure cancer, and plant an apple tree next week.....


@mamardilla69
if i were your dad, i would open the circuit breaker to your room with blackmail like that.

Posted at 12:26AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by eppsr

17. I'm dowm for some folding! ^_^

Posted at 12:29AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Tanya

18. Wow, I really didn't think that this would catch on with so many people, as PC screen savers like this have existed for years, but I'm glad to see many people utilizing it and actually enjoying it.

Posted at 12:29AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by oo7ev

19. O YA LETS DO THIS. SHOW THAT X-POS 360 THAT PLAYSTATION CAN DO ANYTHING BETTER, EVEN CURE CANCER.MINES DEFINATLEY GONNA BE ON

Posted at 12:34AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by TheChuckinator

20. O YA LETS DO THIS. SHOW THAT X-POS 360 THAT PLAYSTATION CAN DO ANYTHING BETTER, EVEN CURE CANCER.MINES DEFINATLEY GONNA BE ON

Posted at 12:35AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by TheChuckinator

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