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Windows 7: Did anyone know this?

11 Nov 2011   #1

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Did anyone know this?

I know it's a old news but I was kind of shocked to see this ...

Quote:
Dr Wissner-Gross's study claims that two Google searches on a desktop computer produces 14g of CO2, which is the roughly the equivalent of boiling an electric kettle
BBC NEWS | Technology | 'Carbon cost' of Google revealed
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11 Nov 2011   #2
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Omg !
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11 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I bet that's nothing compared to the CO2 output of, say, Facebook for a day.
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11 Nov 2011   #4

Win 7
 
 

Keep in mind that doing NO Google searches on your computer will have the same effect.

Anyway, 14 g is entirely trivial. How does that compare to backing your car out of the driveway, just once?
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11 Nov 2011   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lhorwinkle View Post
Keep in mind that doing NO Google searches on your computer will have the same effect...
i don't think this is true, because some power is also used by the google servers whilst processing your query, which wouldn't happen if you did no searches. (and a teensy little bit of power is also used by your nic, router, isp etc etc when data is sent and received.)

anyway, the OP's article is nearly three years old, and google have taken steps to ensure the power used by their data centres isn't as much as it once was.

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11 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Man ... So there is no point in having a signature "Consider environment before printing this e-mail"
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11 Nov 2011   #7

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yes there is. printing uses a lot more power (and paper and ink/toner and printer wear-and-tear) than googling.

you could even consider generalising the sig into "consider the environment before doing anything".

however, you also have to realise that using power is unavoidable in the modern world - just try not to waste too much of it!
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11 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

lol +1 to that
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11 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
yes there is. printing uses a lot more power (and paper and ink/toner and printer wear-and-tear) than googling.

you could even consider generalising the sig into "consider the environment before doing anything".

however, you also have to realise that using power is unavoidable in the modern world - just try not to waste too much of it!
That's true.
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11 Nov 2011   #10
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

14g may be trivial, but it is the many 14gs that add up.
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