Googles hates teh environment

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  1. zeni

    zeni Well-Known Member

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    Carbon cost of Googling revealed

    Think about THAT the next time you're looking up porn! I put forth that prez Obama's first official act should be to ban Google.
     
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    You don't ban Google, Google bans you. Don't you get it? Google owns you.
     
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    I question the ever loving crap out of their methodology.
     
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    I question the ever loving crap out of their methodology.

    He's from Harvard. That's all you need to know.
     
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    I question the ever loving crap out of their methodology.

    I am on board with environmental consciousness, but agree that this is a bit rich.

    At least based on the write-up above, the assumption is that without the search, the computing power would not be used for other tasks on your end. That is unlikely to be the case.

    The problem is that the search for a big number to talk about likely led to some heroic assumptions. The said thing is that I am sure there IS a real issue with energy use in data centers, batteries and silicon production, all of which are environmentally damaging. Stuff like this gives opponents of discussion on this issue ammunition to say that the other side is nuts/laying it on too thick.

    Finally, as we all know, the easiest way to get to avoid taxing the earth unduly is a suicide by hanging (biodegradable hemp) followed by Zoroastrian burial.
     
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    He's from Harvard. That's all you need to know.

    So was the cafeteria dude from Scrubs, and Yale no less, and they still couldn't figure out that riddle.
     
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    Think about THAT the next time you're looking up porn! I put forth that prez Obama's first official act should be to ban Google.


    A few weeks ago I convinced a coworker (she was a big McCain/Palin fan) that Obama was considering shutting down the internet due to the recession. Had a bunch of people in on it. Fun times.
     
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    That is a bit of an exaggeration, but Google's consumption of energy and overall environmental impact is a real issue. I believe that Google is among the world's top server manufacturers, and their large data centers consume a lot of power (the main reason they build their own servers), that is why it's putting a lot into research of so-called green computing.

    Such oversimplifications of course are a disservice to a serious issue.
     
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    A few weeks ago I convinced a coworker (she was a big McCain/Palin fan) that Obama was considering shutting down the internet due to the recession. Had a bunch of people in on it. Fun times.


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