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Now that the hyped up title has caught your attention. Here's why

Source: The Register

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Next time you leave the office, turn off your machine. According to a new report, the typical mid-sized American business wastes more than $165,000 a year in electricity costs thanks to PCs left on through the night. That’s more than $1.72bn in wasted funds across the country.

Simply by turning off machines during night hours, the report says, the average business could also eliminate 1,381 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, which translates to nearly 15 million tons nationwide.
So you see, by folding you are trying to cure cancer by leaving your PC on, when in fact by leaving on your computer you are increasing the CO2 emmisions in the planet, increasing the chances of other forms of cancer such as lung and skin.

You are in fact part of the problem rather than part of the cure.

Think about it!
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Wow thats very interesting, if only everyone would turn off their pc when its not in use...
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Yeah but once we cure cancer it won't matter. Duh.
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Originally Posted by leimrod View Post
Now that the hyped up title has caught your attention. Here's why

Source: The Register



So you see, by folding you are trying to cure cancer by leaving your PC on, when in fact by leaving on your computer you are increasing the CO2 emmisions in the planet, increasing the chances of other forms of cancer such as lung and skin.

You are in fact part of the problem rather than part of the cure.

Think about it!
What does it matter? Either the world is going to end in 4 years so everything will be futile, including trying to save the planet or interplanetary spaceflight and colonization will be here soon.
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What does it matter? Either the world is going to end in 4 years so everything will be futile, including trying to save the planet or interplanetary spaceflight and colonization will be here soon.
Better yet, Jesus will take all the believers to heaven, leaving the wicked here to play Killzone 1 for all eternity.

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This is nothing... You don't see people saying the same about cigarettes, or any other form of tobacco. Media tells you what they want, not everything.
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I think there are alot more things causing problems in the world then just leaving computers on all the time. And it wouldn't make that much of a difference, because how many of those mid-sized businesses have a couple servers each that are on all the time and rarely ever get turned off.
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Any decent system admin would have all the machines turn off at 6pm unless in active use.


Damn the system admins to hell! Hell I say!
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post #9 of 123
So am I getting this right...
Don't try to cure cancer because your efforts promote it!
Some one is looking in to to many mirrors at once here!
Folding also researches the likes of Alzheimers, (which perhaps someone who wrote that that garbage of F@H adds to cancer) Huntingtons, Parkinsons and others!
So what I'm saying is NO WAY IN HATIES am I'm stopping folding or should anyone!

Coprorations waste BILLIONS just leaving all those lights on!!!
250,000 Semi tractors idle for 8-10 hours a day to either keep warm or cool while the drivers sleep instead of getting a room causing polution and help to desstroy the ozone!!!
AM I RANTING, DARN RIGHT!
Corprate BS and they want the little guy to recycle while auto comapnies allow billions of pounds of plastics to go in the trash while we return a pop bottle!

GET A CLUE PEOPLE!
    
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True dat Jester.
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