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News "Carbon Zero computing" wooden PC

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 18 Jun 2007.

  1. Tyr

    Tyr Minimodder

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    Has anyone e-mailed to complain as I think they should revoke their statements and the article. It is ridiculous how you can say anything you want as fact with no details at all in the media.
     
  2. sam.g.taylor

    sam.g.taylor Apparently I'm Greg Kinnear

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    WTF is this bull****! Are we sure this isn't a joke/hoax by the folks over at PC World?

    I guess it might take less energy to produce, but... come on...
     
  3. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    Did someone type "touch /dev/brain" by mistake or just "rm /var/iq" That has got to be the utter most horrendous idiocracy i have ever heard.. Makes a certain J. Thompson sound like a Nobel Prize Winner!!
     
  4. lamboman

    lamboman What's a Dremel?

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    Guys, don't diss these retards. Just because they think that leather uses the most petrol in their cars, and that sleeping makes you tired.
     
  5. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    This is one of many reasons why you should never visit PC World.
    Pfft, even my PC is carbon neutral, I know any CO2 created from making or powering it will eventually go back into the ground via glorious plants.
     
  6. completemadness

    completemadness What's a Dremel?

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    you could say that infront of any PCWorld employee and be safe :p
     
  7. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    ROFL :lol:

    that is too good.
     
  8. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    BOOM

    "That's right - we discovered that all you have to do to make a PC efficient is REMOVE all the cooling solutions and build it out of something that will trap less heat, say...wood!"
    "Wait...why have people been making houses out of wood for thousands of years, again?"
    "Shut up!"

    If Bob Geldof made computers, this is what he'd dream up :wallbash:
     
  9. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    ...also, it's a pointless cheap-shot remark, but does that wood-line design look like it's got a swastika in it to anyone?
     
  10. Major

    Major Guest

    Save Carbon, DESTROY RAINFORESTS, YES!
     
  11. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    what a load of bull!!!!!!!!!!!!! fans using up most of the power????????? huh............. fooooooooollllllllllllllllsssssssssssssssss
     
  12. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    why are you bashing Mr. Falzone's incredible work? that is a mod that has nothing to do with PC World (thank heaven).
     
  13. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    what rock have you been living under? :worried:
     
  14. ZERO <ibis>

    ZERO <ibis> Minimodder

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    This is just another example of how industries are taking advantage of global warming fanatics to push their own crazy products. They make claims that anyone with a brain can see though but that does not matter because it says that it is "good for the environment" right on it. These people care more about just changing things in general than protecting the environment and thus they support every crazy idea like this.

    Lets switch to clean energy like hydrogen. It only gives off water vapor not the evil co2 that is a green house gas and kills us all. O crap water vapor is also a green house gas and takes up an even bigger amount of the atmosphere than co2. Well looks like "clean" energy killed the word too :wallbash:
     
  15. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    I know I shouldn't even be replying to this but, um, do you know what a swastika looks like? Its not in there, trust me.
     
  16. Sebbo

    Sebbo What's a Dremel?

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    with pleasure

    i can kind of see what boiled_elephant means...pieces of the metal form a right-facing swastika, such as
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:HinduSwastika.svg
    except the arms create a square in the centre
     
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  17. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    :duh: :duh: :wallbash:
    :hehe: :lol: :clap: :thumb:
     
  18. Guest-16

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    Uh, no.

    But even if it did, since it's based on a Japanese styling and East Asia have many Buddists, the Swastika is used as a sign of protection. It's only Nazi Germany that adopted it as their symbol some thousand+ years later.
     
  19. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Wasn't the Asian/Japanese styling the mirror image?
     
  20. Risky

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    Back on topic, this is an example of how the concern about the enviroment has gone rather off the rails with the gimmicry of "Zero-Carbon".

    You can produce a highly energy efficient PC, or use recyled materials in it's production or far that matter recycle parts of discard PCs (a area in which BiT-tech members probably excell). All these a practical and possibel, but rather dull and hard to make a splash in the sunday papers.

    Instead we have Zero-carbon this or that announced every day which in this case means:
    • find a vaguely energy efficient version of a product.
    • dress it up in something that make it seem green and wholesome - in this case wood trim.
    • up the price and send some money to a carbon-offset scheme
    • find guilable consumer who wan't to fellsmug about been green without bothering to know much about how it works

    Making computers, traveling and most other activities have a carbon cost. Better make an effort not to be wastefull and if you want to do the extra bit find you own carbon offsetting system to fund, don't claim your PC or flight was carbon-free.
     
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