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Date: 06/23/11 10:22 AM

32 Responses to How Green Is Your Internet?

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 9:28 am
    Link: How Green Is Your Internet? - When you use the internet have you thought just how much energy you`re using?
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    krembill Male 18-29
    1094 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 10:42 am
    Meh, I stopped watching at 2%.
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    DMonk Female 18-29
    71 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 10:53 am
    I thought it was called, "How Green Is Your Lantern." =/
  4. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 11:38 am
    Welp, internet is more important to me. Oh well.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3146 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    Or switch to nuclear power.


    Problem solved
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    BBBBB Male 18-29
    64 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    So much more time on the comp, so much less time driving. :D
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    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    who care.. I hope I use it all up... drat the ppl in the Future, Their D!cks
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25407 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    Well thats nothing more than nothing
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    Dimmu_Borgir Male 18-29
    63 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    no, i have never thought how much energy am i using. because i don`t give a poo
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    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    drat you!!! you can take my freedom, but you can`t-take-my internet!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Slaador Male 18-29
    23 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    What a load of bull. I`d really like to see the calculations of how ANY computer viewing ANY online video generates exactly that amount of CO2. Hysterical videos like these just make Greenpeace look bad.

    I mean, really bad. Like, so bad they`ll one day make me go vegetarian so that I could fart up more CO2 in the atmosphere as a "take that" to these dumb tree-huggers.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    you can take my freedom, but you can`t-take-my internet!
    You can`t take my freedom nor my internet.

    I happen to be using about 100 watts right now thanks to this trusty socket power monitor; from my down-clocked computer and my LED monitor. If I wasn`t online, I`d be playing a game of some sort, which would mean much more power use. I can peak this machine at around 400 watts. So using the internet is greener for me.

    There! Take that random IAB post thing!
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    trashidea Male 18-29
    15 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    hipster apple fags are gona be pissed
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    [quote"> I`d really like to see the calculations of how ANY computer viewing ANY online video generates exactly that amount of CO2 [/quote">
    It`s probably an average so let`s see...

    Let`s assume the average power use of someone watching a YT video is 50 watts, taking into account laptops which consume less than desktops...

    That`s 50 Joules per second, which is 0.014 Wh/s

    According to this 200 grams is released per kWh of electricity used, which is 0.2g/Wh, which means ever second of watching youtube videos or doing anything light on your computer, you`re releasing ~0.0028 grams.

    They are off by a factor of 100, I think :-(

    I don`t trust this video any more.
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    Tekinette Male 30-39
    273 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    So.. blame the internet instead of the energy industry ? Btw 95% of that pollution probably comes from porn.
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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    Quick everyone save the planet! IAB shut down now!
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    and how much are all the oil/coal/gasoline companies putting into the atmosphere? why not try to take out the bigger problems and stop wasting time and energy on getting people off the internet
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2029 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    DARTA?

    Day-ta.

    data.
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    tsiemens Male 30-39
    515 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    and everything this country pollutes in one year is instantly dwarfed by one volcanic eruption, you have no real impact on this planet, get over it
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    Meh.. we`re already fuct, people. There`s no undoing the damage already done at this point. Every year, the seasons and weather will get stranger and more violent. I have maybe about 50 years left to live on this planet (assuming all goes well), and I think shxt`s really going to hit the fan in my lifetime.
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    lilbroder Male 18-29
    86 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm
    Nuclear is the only way to go. The only plausible source of energy that can match and exceed our current consumption of fossil fuels. People just need to get over the skepticism and irrational fear surrounding radiation. The fact of the matter is that all nuclear power plants are safer than your typical work environment.
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    Trojan Male 18-29
    511 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    Pretty sure this is a Hungry Beast video.
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    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    My internet is blue
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 12:32 am
    you took away my dreams of having a nuclear powered monster truck and now you want my internet videos?!

    GTFH
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 1:06 am
    CO2 is not the boogeyman the global warming alarmists claim it is, Especially when they can`t even prove that global warming even exists without manipulating the numbers and using `tricks`.
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    razordragon Male 18-29
    336 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 4:23 am
    Until you get a massive tsunami hitting your country and causing a nuclear situation worse than Chernobyl. >_> <_<
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 5:23 am
    ooh fack off eco warriors
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    evski1975 Male 30-39
    59 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 6:08 am
    hungry beast. dratting great TV program.

    Shame it burns up so much CO2 downloading it
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 8:27 am
    Airliners actually cool the earth by a degree, so there`s that. Plus the fact that termites produce more Co2 than we do, just plant some more plants and trees, the earth is kinda built to handle it. In fact, we can`t create more oxygen without it, just saying, don`t panic.
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    Slaador Male 18-29
    23 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 9:33 am
    LazyMe484

    Ok, that`s grounded enough calculation for me, thanks! However, it is only valid for a lone computer that is not interacting with the outside world.

    But Internet IS interaction with the world. So for the calculation to be correct, we should trace the route from your computer to the Youtube server (routers, switches and all), then calculate how much resources you consume on each network device along the way (for instance 1/100th of average load on the first switch, 1/2000000th load on some core router etc), THEN multiply the consumed power of each device by this fraction, THEN determine how exactly the power for EACH of these devices is generated (because your traffic commonly traverses many countries, each one with different views on energy generation), THEN add up the pollution numbers.

    Whew...

    To summarise, it`s near friggin impossible for one computer, vastly different for each computer and therefore is an utterly meaningless number for
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    Slaador Male 18-29
    23 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 9:35 am
    ...an "average" computer. Sorry, the post got cropped during cut-and-paste.
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    tiben36 Male 13-17
    66 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm
    >implying everyone in the owrld who uses the internet has their power generated by coal power

    drating greenpeace, most closed mined draters

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