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March 31, 2012, 02:28:40 PM
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Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31st 2012
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As many of you might be aware that the world is celebrating  Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31st 2012... On this day over 2 billion people from all around
the world will switch off lights at their homes and work places for one hour ie 8:30 PM -9:30 PM Local Time to show their support for the cause of Climate
change.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Astronomy_Activities_2009/message/7361

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March 31, 2012, 04:18:53 PM
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That makes no sense, EskimoBob.

If you think you shouldn't mine because it's bad for the environment, just permanently turn off your rig. If you don't think it's a problem, keep your rig running through that hour.
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March 31, 2012, 04:40:59 PM
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I will shut my rigs down for an hour today......................so I can upgrade my network equipment and add more rigs!!! Grin

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March 31, 2012, 04:45:31 PM
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This is stupid, purely symbolic and wasteful of our natural recourses.  Power plants cannot be turned off for one hour and they will not be turned off since the operators know full well that consumption will pick right back up again after the wasteful symbolic hour.  During the hour of reduced consumption all the excess production is simply wasted.  Typical of this kind of idea - does exactly the opposite of what it is supposedly trying to do.

What I plan to do during this hour:  I will raise my clock rates, fire up additional AC and fire up all my spare cards at full capacity.

This is the most environmentally sound response to this stupid idea as it will utilize energy that would have otherwise been totally wasted.

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March 31, 2012, 04:53:02 PM
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Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31st 2012
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As many of you might be aware that the world is celebrating  Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31st 2012... On this day over 2 billion people from all around
the world will switch off lights at their homes and work places for one hour ie 8:30 PM -9:30 PM Local Time to show their support for the cause of Climate
change.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Astronomy_Activities_2009/message/7361




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Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31st 2012
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As many of you might be aware that the world is celebrating  Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31st 2012... On this day over 2 billion people from all around
the world will switch off lights at their homes and work places for one hour ie 8:30 PM -9:30 PM Local Time to show their support for the cause of Climate
change.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Astronomy_Activities_2009/message/7361


They actually tallied over 2 billion slips to confirm that number? Or is it just as much of a thumb suck as this whole idea.

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March 31, 2012, 05:27:29 PM
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Interesting how this is worded... "to show support for the cause of Climate change..."

Given that climate change is a completely natural cyclic state for our planet, and that artificially reducing our consumption of energy for 60 minutes would have a net zero effect on the planet, perhaps joining in this silly movement DOES support climate change. A lot of hot air being vented in support of a meaningless gesture.

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March 31, 2012, 05:35:14 PM
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March 31, 2012, 06:29:07 PM
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please spread this...  I can only do a couple mhash, Hopefully I have a chance at a bigger share of the blocks for today.

now if we could do a earth week, and drop the difficulty down...

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March 31, 2012, 06:47:33 PM
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That makes no sense, EskimoBob.

If you think you shouldn't mine because it's bad for the environment, just permanently turn off your rig. If you don't think it's a problem, keep your rig running through that hour.

LOL! No need to get your panties in a bunch Smiley

Ribuck, I turned my rig off long long time ago because it is pointless to mine at higher price per share than the market.

BurtWagner, because all the power lines terminate at time zone "borders"? Smiley Wow... good one!


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March 31, 2012, 07:32:26 PM
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BurtWagner, because all the power lines terminate at time zone "borders"? Smiley Wow... good one!


So, like, 2 hours of average electrical down time? 3?

Do they shut nuclear reactors and coal plants down for three hours at a time, guys?
How about hydroelectric/wind/solar?

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March 31, 2012, 07:45:23 PM
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Why don't you use this hour to create cleaner energy sources? 2 billions person working for one hour makes 2 billions hours worked on the same problem. I'm pretty sure somebody could develop something useful.

Where are our roof mades of solar panels? The small local dam for hydro-electricity? Affordable windmill* that we can use on our rooftops?


*I'm not sure of the exact term, in French it's éolienne, the thing that spin with wind and make electricity Cheesy
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April 01, 2012, 01:30:45 AM
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Why don't you use this hour to create cleaner energy sources? 2 billions person working for one hour makes 2 billions hours worked on the same problem. I'm pretty sure somebody could develop something useful.

Where are our roof mades of solar panels? The small local dam for hydro-electricity? Affordable windmill* that we can use on our rooftops?


*I'm not sure of the exact term, in French it's éolienne, the thing that spin with wind and make electricity Cheesy

I think 1.99billion of those mentioned cant afford power anyways so they were included in the numbers. heh.

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April 01, 2012, 01:44:06 AM
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That makes no sense, EskimoBob.

If you think you shouldn't mine because it's bad for the environment, just permanently turn off your rig. If you don't think it's a problem, keep your rig running through that hour.

LOL! No need to get your panties in a bunch Smiley

Ribuck, I turned my rig off long long time ago because it is pointless to mine at higher price per share than the market.

BurtWagner, because all the power lines terminate at time zone "borders"? Smiley Wow... good one!



Pointless to mine? so you just instantly sell any coin you have?

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April 01, 2012, 11:29:25 AM
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Power plants cannot be turned off for one hour and they will not be turned off since the operators know full well that consumption will pick right back up again after the wasteful symbolic hour.
Coal-burning power stations can't be turned off for just one hour, because they take time to get back up to operating temperature.

But hydroelectric and nuclear power stations can easily and efficiently be turned off for an hour (or, in most cases, even for just one minute).
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April 01, 2012, 11:44:08 AM
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Power plants cannot be turned off for one hour and they will not be turned off since the operators know full well that consumption will pick right back up again after the wasteful symbolic hour.
Coal-burning power stations can't be turned off for just one hour, because they take time to get back up to operating temperature.

But hydroelectric and nuclear power stations can easily and efficiently be turned off for an hour (or, in most cases, even for just one minute).

Huh how da hell you shutdown a nuclear reactor for an hour? Decay will be for days.


And restart is a slow process...
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April 01, 2012, 01:54:15 PM
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Today I am meeting with a buddy that actually runs a few plants - I will ask him.

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April 01, 2012, 05:09:27 PM
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Huh how da hell you shutdown a nuclear reactor for an hour?
Lower the graphite control rods into the core. The reaction goes subcritical immediately. Nothing tricky here; this is high school physics.

Nuclear power stations are routinely used to handle the peaks in electricity demand, while coal-burning power stations handle the baseline load.
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April 01, 2012, 05:15:52 PM
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This is stupid, purely symbolic and wasteful of our natural recourses.  Power plants cannot be turned off for one hour and they will not be turned off since the operators know full well that consumption will pick right back up again after the wasteful symbolic hour.  During the hour of reduced consumption all the excess production is simply wasted.  Typical of this kind of idea - does exactly the opposite of what it is supposedly trying to do.

What I plan to do during this hour:  I will raise my clock rates, fire up additional AC and fire up all my spare cards at full capacity.

This is the most environmentally sound response to this stupid idea as it will utilize energy that would have otherwise been totally wasted.


Once again you have summed it up perfectly.  Earth hour is pointless and doesn't actually do anything good for the environment.  Period.

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