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Originally Posted by SheepGoBleet View Post
On the other hand, 300 million "little guy" americans = more than any single corporation.
Conservation can actually make a difference. It's not the be-all end all, but it's a healthy step.

What if F@H doesn't ever actually produce that many positive results?
ooo the irony.....
post #102 of 123
This just proves that hybernation mode has a good reason! I started using it a while ago, lowered our bill by ~$8, not much but every little bit helps!
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post #103 of 123
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Being responsible for 2% of the emissions per year,
yeah i need some proof of that. I mean, China Japan and India are consuming resources as they are rapidly growing crazily; using a lot of coal and 'unclean' cheap fuels. We are as well, and Europe is no better. All of that accounts for 2%? Then what is the other 98%? Seeing all the really really LARGE amounts of CO2 we put in the atmosphere, if 98% is not by us that would have to be extremely massive...are you saying the respiration of animals accounts for this? Or what? I dont think volcanic eruptions could account for any more than we burn up, i mean think of every single car, or coal power plant in china/russia
    
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Stupid people waste oxygen but you don't see petitions to turn THEM off do you?
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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!

w000000000t!!!!

Go El' Dukey!
    
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Last I heard there is no reason for a lightbulb to be turned on during the day at all. Haven't the Japanese figured out how to retro-fit skyscrapers with fiber optic lighting that collects/ filters out UV and IR from the sunlight and then send the light all through the building? That could be done to every building on the planet.

Or if you really want to do something, you could realize that the whole carbon-emission thing is really just pure crap - the deluded attempt by a few Earth worshiper-types that are trying to feel important and special because their world-view has left them with the belief that they have less intrinsic value of a ****roach.
the "carbon-emission thing" is not "pure crap" I was lucky enough to be a part of an ongoing experiment at the University of Illinois - http://www.soyface.uiuc.edu/
-where the effects of carbon emission was plainly visible- while its effect could be seen as positive because of increased plant yield -- this is not necessarily a good thing when it comes to the big picture as the balance of certain ecosystems tend to be thrown into jeopardy when certain species gain a sudden advantage- also it was observed that increased CO2 had the unpleasant effect of increasing insect populations and lifespans. and another less talked about greenhouse gas -- ozone- just plain doesnt like biological systems.
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post #107 of 123
My school wastes alot of power. They never turn off the PC's there. Some are on like a whole month... Wow!
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post #108 of 123
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On the other hand, 300 million "little guy" americans = more than any single corporation.
Conservation can actually make a difference. It's not the be-all end all, but it's a healthy step.

What if F@H doesn't ever actually produce that many positive results?
I love posts like this.

1. It has contributed to new understandings and ways of thinking. It is a research tool, not a big program that will some day spit out a little card with the cure for cancer written on it.

2. As you stated in the first part of you post. A little help can go a long way, and a lot of people helping a little, adds up too a lot of help.

_____________________________________________

To the OP:

If idle PCs are wasting energy, maybe fix is to load folding on all those PCs. Then they are at least using those idle cycles. I fold on a few of my office PCs. Turning them off at night is not a solution because most of my office systems do work 24/7. Not 100% of the time, but they must be available. There has been a number of times when I have gone into the office at 2AM because a system went down that had to be up and running.

There are situations where turning off a computer may be a good idea, and other times when it is not.

The fact that you mentioned folding as a possible waste of energy is only asking for a thread like this to become a flame war. Please inform us of all the enviromentally signifigant or life saving software you run on your computer. I am sure you have never wasted a single watt of electricity playing a game, surfing the web, or posting on an overclocking site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypocrisy

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Hypocrisy is the act of condemning another person, where the stated basis for the criticism is the breach of a rule which also applies to the critic. Though hypocrisy is frequently invoked as an accusation in debates, a few theorists have studied the utility of hypocrisy, and in some cases have suggested that the conflicts manifested as hypocrisy are a necessary or even beneficial part of human behavior and society.[1]
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post #109 of 123
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I love posts like this.

1. It has contributed to new understandings and ways of thinking. It is a research tool, not a big program that will some day spit out a little card with the cure for cancer written on it.

2. As you stated in the first part of you post. A little help can go a long way, and a lot of people helping a little, adds up too a lot of help.

_____________________________________________

To the OP:

If idle PCs are wasting energy, maybe fix is to load folding on all those PCs. Then they are at least using those idle cycles. I fold on a few of my office PCs. Turning them off at night is not a solution because most of my office systems do work 24/7. Not 100% of the time, but they must be available. There has been a number of times when I have gone into the office at 2AM because a system went down that had to be up and running.

There are situations where turning off a computer may be a good idea, and other times when it is not.

The fact that you mentioned folding as a possible waste of energy is only asking for a thread like this to become a flame war. Please inform us of all the enviromentally signifigant or life saving software you run on your computer. I am sure you have never wasted a single watt of electricity playing a game, surfing the web, or posting on an overclocking site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypocrisy

Amazing man, you are my hero

Oh and the hypocrisy thing...
    
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No but we have to put it up this way, people folding, they are doing a great thing when leaving their PC on the whole night. But people just leaving their computer on during the night when they aren't using/running anything, that's a real waste, knowing that S3 Standby is one click away.
    
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