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Goodbye For Now
Authored by: frickster on Oct 05, '07 07:37:28AM

I blame electricity waste on people like Al Gore... He probably uses more electricity running the air conditioner in his house in one day than all the dsl/cable modems in the United States running constantly for a month...

He's on the board of Apple. He invented the Internet. You should send this thread his way. But wait! He drives (or is driven in) a fleet of SUVs, and serves endangered-species fish (Chilean Sea Bass) at his daughter's wedding...

So much for the environment.

Pfft. TIRED!!

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Goodbye For Now
Authored by: frickster on Oct 05, '07 07:39:41AM

Ooops... Hit the enter key...

Leave the environmental stuff to the hippies, and stick to the computer hints. We're all aware on some level of the environmental implications of electricity usage, and the poll, while slightly relevant, is not a Mac OS X Hint.

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Goodbye For Now
Authored by: wayneDL on Oct 06, '07 08:31:26PM

I've known more than a couple "hippies" who were into "the technology". As for me, I think affluent people living in an industrialized, high-tech world have a responsibility to be self-critical about possible negative repercussions of their petro-electro-centric lifestyle--for people the world over, for the only habitable planet within reach, and for own health and happiness. That said, I haven't turned my DSL modem off in about 3 years, and I was under the impression that stuff like that uses a negligible amount of electricity.



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re: Goodbye For Now
Authored by: conundrum on Oct 05, '07 07:57:05AM

I would like to say not everyone feels like the flamers. I thought it was a great hint. Yes, it was a hint. I'm sorry you got flamed and I totally agree with your thoughts, especially on your blog. I am one of the 5.5% in your poll. Where I live, most of our power comes from hydroelectricity. While many say it is green power, the animals and people who's land got flooded by the building of the dams might say otherwise.

Funny how some will say they are all for conservation but can't be bothered to turn off their computer and related peripherals when they are not needed. No wonder this planet is dying. I may not be perfect in energy conservation, but I'm trying.

It was great having you here, Kirk. Hope you come back soon.



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