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Question: Are you going to switch off some or all miners during earth hour?
Yes, I need symbolic remorse because I'm generally a bad person - 10 (11.2%)
Yes, but I'm gonna play Battlefield on the on all GPUs instead - 13 (14.6%)
No, I hate hippies and treehuggers and I'm gonna switch on some more because I think overall hashrate will be lower - 66 (74.2%)
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April 16, 2014, 06:24:31 PM
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I used to turn off all the lights and play board games by a 6W flood-light. Then I calculated that recharging the batteries at 4W for 14 hours uses about the same amount of energy as drawing 60W for an hour Tongue

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April 17, 2014, 05:16:57 AM
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A total farce.

Candles create more CO2 than it takes to power a comparative sized light-bulb.

More bullshit from the climate change loonies..

http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2014/03/the-chemistry-of-earth-hour-1-candle-x-1-hour-8-x-the-co2-from-1-lightbulb-x-1-hour.html
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April 17, 2014, 12:53:13 PM
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Not only that, electricity can't be stored.

If big amount is not used by the distribution network its simply lost/wasted.
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April 17, 2014, 03:37:09 PM
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Not 1 single F**k, Earth hour is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard of.  Our fractional banking and need for constant consumer spending to feed the beast is what drives the destruction of this planet.  Fracking for example... the presuit of profit with zero regard for anything.  The banksters should all be hung.
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April 17, 2014, 05:32:14 PM
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April 22, 2014, 03:22:21 AM
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Not only that, electricity can't be stored.

If big amount is not used by the distribution network its simply lost/wasted.

Energy can be stored. The catch is that power storage plants must cost at least as much as an equivalent generator (since they need to go into generation mode to return power to the grid).

One example in sevice.

Ironically, Nuclear power needs power storage almost as much as solar/wind energy. (Nuclear power can supply the "base load" while other plants spin-down off-peak.)


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April 22, 2014, 07:52:39 AM
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I'll say an extra hippie tree hugger pray to Mother Earth instead. My miners will be hashing full steam ahead.
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April 22, 2014, 09:54:24 PM
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Solar panels throughout the day could recharge the battery Smiley

but at how much cost to manufacture the solar panel......

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April 22, 2014, 10:31:31 PM
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Sorry, no.
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April 22, 2014, 11:12:59 PM
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Earth hour is not only retarded but also dangerous. It makes people psychologically think they have actually made their part in saving environment just by closing lights for an hour. That may keep them from doing something that actually helps environment and most importantly from politically addressing the problem...

Yep, that's the way this crap always works.

Somebody has done precisely nothing, but they have shown other people how much they care. That way, they can pat themselves on the back for doing something, and then they don't do anything of any real value.

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April 23, 2014, 07:58:12 AM
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during Earth hour , i stop mining .
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April 23, 2014, 08:07:16 AM
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Earth hour. does anyone mining care?

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April 26, 2014, 04:17:58 PM
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We are suffering from global cooling.  So please, continue to mine and generate heat.   Tongue
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April 26, 2014, 06:30:06 PM
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making conclusion of the poll, the hippie times passed  Sad

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April 27, 2014, 02:53:07 AM
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Everyday i stop my mining for 2-3 hours. So i have no problem to stop my mine foe one hour.

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April 27, 2014, 03:09:00 AM
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Everyday i stop my mining for 2-3 hours. So i have no problem to stop my mine foe one hour.

Why is that, may I ask?

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April 27, 2014, 03:32:00 AM
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Our country weather is very hot. To save my mining units i switch off 15 minutes for every 2-4 hours.

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April 27, 2014, 05:03:44 AM
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Our country weather is very hot. To save my mining units i switch off 15 minutes for every 2-4 hours.

Ah, okay, it's a heat issue. I would have been really surprised if it were an Earth hour issue. HA!

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April 27, 2014, 07:26:07 AM
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Noone really gives a shit, reverse everyone would turn on all their miners because of overall hash rate lower like mentioned in the poll. But Myself I would turn It out atleast for few minutes!
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April 27, 2014, 03:41:35 PM
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Our country weather is very hot. To save my mining units i switch off 15 minutes for every 2-4 hours.

On that note, do you have some idea how long it takes them to cool to ambient temperature?

For example, are they at ambient after 15 minutes, or is that just a short break? Conversely, are they at ambient after 5 minutes, and you give them 10 extra minutes?

Summer is coming, so I would be interested in your experience.

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