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How Green Is Your Internet?

Hits: 10760 | Rating: (1.8) | Category: Technology | Added by: kitteh9lives
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tiben36
Male, 13-17, Canada
 65 Posts
Friday, July 08, 2011 5:47:06 PM
>implying everyone in the owrld who uses the internet has their power generated by coal power

drating greenpeace, most closed mined draters

Slaador
Male, 18-29, Europe
 23 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 9:35:36 AM
...an "average" computer. Sorry, the post got cropped during cut-and-paste.

Slaador
Male, 18-29, Europe
 23 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 9:33:12 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

EgalM
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 8:27:03 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.

evski1975
Male, 30-39, Australia
 59 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 6:08:19 AM
hungry beast. dratting great TV program.

Shame it burns up so much CO2 downloading it

funnehkitteh
Male, 18-29, Europe
 506 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 5:23:31 AM
ooh fack off eco warriors

razordragon
Male, 18-29, Canada
 338 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 4:23:35 AM
Until you get a massive tsunami hitting your country and causing a nuclear situation worse than Chernobyl. >_> <_<

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16140 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 1:06:36 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'.

RoboPatton
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2374 Posts
Friday, June 24, 2011 12:32:20 AM
you took away my dreams of having a nuclear powered monster truck and now you want my internet videos?!

GTFH

RdDan
Male, 30-39, Europe
 760 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 8:39:01 PM
My internet is blue

Trojan
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 512 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:50:43 PM
Pretty sure this is a Hungry Beast video.

lilbroder
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 86 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:37:15 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.

keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2517 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:08:28 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.

tsiemens
Male, 30-39, Canada
 499 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 5:31:29 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

malikymoo
Female, 18-29, Europe
 2037 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 4:30:46 PM
DARTA?

Day-ta.

data.

cyborg
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 2799 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:43:20 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

Sachi001
Male, 30-39, Asia
 598 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:37:26 PM
Quick everyone save the planet! IAB shut down now!

Tekinette
Male, 18-29, Europe
 265 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:24:48 PM
So.. blame the internet instead of the energy industry ? Btw 95% of that pollution probably comes from porn.

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:17:19 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.

trashidea
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 15 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:11:00 PM
hipster apple fags are gona be pissed

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:05:49 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!

Slaador
Male, 18-29, Europe
 23 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:27:47 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.

Plague555
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 562 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:19:51 PM
drat you!!! you can take my freedom, but you can't-take-my internet!!!!!!!!!!!

Dimmu_Borgir
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 64 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:18:52 PM
no, i have never thought how much energy am i using. because i don't give a poo

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24108 Posts
Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:17:16 PM
Well thats nothing more than nothing

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