Greenpeace says iPad threat to environment...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Larry, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Larry

    Larry Guest

    Larry, Apr 4, 2010
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  2. Larry

    kenji Guest

    has it been proven that global warming is actually a real threat?
     
    kenji, Apr 4, 2010
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  3. Probably true.
    Whether you actually want an iPad or not, there is no doubt that it
    is a harbinger of things to come. The iPad relies upon cloud-based
    computing to stream video, download music and books, and fetch email.
    Already, millions access the 'cloud' to make use of online social
    networks, watch streaming video, check email and create documents,
    and store thousands of digital photos online on popular web-hosted
    sites like Flickr and Picasa.

    The cloud is growing at a time when climate change and reducing
    emissions from energy use is of paramount concern. With the growth of
    the cloud, however, comes an increasing demand for energy. For all of
    this content to be delivered to us in real time, virtual mountains of
    video, pictures and other data must be stored somewhere and be
    available for almost instantaneous access. That 'somewhere' is data
    centers - massive storage facilities that consume incredible amounts
    of energy.

    O M G! The iPad accesses "the cloud" just like computers, Kindles, Nooks,
    and smartphones do. Horrors.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Apr 4, 2010
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  4. Larry

    Larry Guest

    No, AGW is the most expensive hoax in human history. But, Greenpeace will
    never accept that. I thought the article was funny enough to warrant a
    post.
     
    Larry, Apr 4, 2010
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  5. Larry

    Larry Guest

    We have a new Google campus about 12 miles from my home near Moncks Corner,
    SC, a massive facility with its own power substation.

    The day they first lit off the Google electric feed, it tripped out the
    Santee-Cooper state-owned utility it feeds off from (a coal-fired/natural
    gas fired AGW plant, of course). The surge of all those hard drives at
    once seemed to be too much for it....(c;]
     
    Larry, Apr 4, 2010
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  6. Larry

    Guest Guest

    you don't get it.

    it's perfectly ok for the kindle, nook, smartphones and netbooks to
    access the cloud. in fact, it's a big plus. it's not ok when apple does
    the same thing.
     
    Guest, Apr 4, 2010
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  7. No, AGW is the most expensive hoax in human history.[/QUOTE]

    The hoax is being perpetrated by luddites like you, who refuse to believe
    facts.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Apr 4, 2010
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  8. Larry

    Larry Guest

    The hoax is being perpetrated by luddites like you, who refuse to
    believe facts.
    [/QUOTE]

    Would someone shut down the power to Michelle's house to "improve her
    carbon footprint"? She doesn't need it.
     
    Larry, Apr 4, 2010
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  9. you don't get it.

    it's perfectly ok for the kindle, nook, smartphones and netbooks to
    access the cloud. in fact, it's a big plus. it's not ok when apple does
    the same thing.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for explaining that.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Apr 4, 2010
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  10. Larry

    Andrew Guest

    The hoax is being perpetrated by luddites like you, who refuse to believe
    facts.
    [/QUOTE]

    Well it's quite apparent that the facts have been changing, and there is a
    human impact on the data analysis.

    I don't know what to believe on this topic anymore, but I am leaning towards
    dismissing the human impact on climate change.
     
    Andrew, Apr 5, 2010
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  11. Larry

    Your Name Guest

    Yep, it's the same with the idiot "news" stories claiming you'll go deaf
    from using an iPod, when in reality the exact same thing is true for any
    device with earphones ... it's simply the name "iPod" catches people's
    attention.

    ..
     
    Your Name, Apr 25, 2010
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