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uziq
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full fibre networks are the most energy-efficient form of broadband. my internet connection is undoubtedly much more energy efficient than yours.

this is really what you're going to snipe at me for? for using ... public wifi and a fibre connection at home?

lmao. whilst posting on the internet.

oh look, my publishing house's in-house magazine literally has an article on this very topic:
https://physicsworld.com/a/powering-the … nsumption/

top marks, as ever, dilderp.

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uziq wrote:

full fibre networks are the most energy-efficient form of broadband. my internet connection is undoubtedly much more energy efficient than yours.

uziq wrote:

not a single fibre cable or wired connection in sight
Never mind the actual data centres.
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uziq
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i was talking about the limited times when i use a wireless dongle to work from public parks. i'm sure the ice caps are melting because of me, sharing a 5G hub with 30,000 other people in my immediate vicinity.

read the article. data centres are highly energy efficient and are becoming more so all the time.

yes, they're a necessary evil, but the internet is the backbone of the 21st century and its increasing proportion of 'energy use' represents us pivoting away from other, more co2-emitting, forms of human activity (% of electricity consumption and total co2 emissions are not necessarily the same thing.)

i suppose we should give up remote working lifestyles because *checks notes* the internet is polluting. much better if we all drove cars into the office every day, isn't it, dilbert ... like you do? i mean, you REALLY can't make this fucking shit up. subaru enthusiast who drives to work every day criticises someone for using fibre-optic internet.

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How much power is burned to store photos of food though.
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uziq
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apple is one of the main tech companies committed to making their data infrastructure completely green. photos are stored predominantly on their icloud. so there you go.

the internet is critical to almost every sphere of economic activity in the world. it is essential. it is also "always on", as the article above points out. single users opting out of cloud storage or going 'offline' isn't going to lower its energy consumption. this isn't about individual consumer choice. the data centres won't close because a bunch of greenpeace activists swear to go back to letter writing and communicating via radio.

and still, here we are: you criticizing me for using the internet, an essential tool for my job ... whilst you needlessly drive into an office everyday in a petrol vehicle, and get excited about business trips to asia.

you really do talk some awful fucking bollocks.
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I'm not excited about business trips to asia, with luck I won't have to go at all.

My annual mileage is 1/3-1/2 of what the average person does.

Unlike you I am a sociable person and most of my work is face to face.
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uziq
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publishing is more sociable than engineering. we really do need to charm people and maintain good relationships. it’s a social endeavour.

LMAO at you claiming to be sociable unlike me. do you have any friends? you’re a stay at home hermit who spends most of his recreational time constructing spurious arguments on bb code forums.

imagine justifying your wasteful solo-travelling, office-visiting lifestyle because you’re ‘lonely’ without it. hahahahaha. but FIBRE OPTIC internet uses electricity!!!

totally unreal: i post a small inconsequential photo about 'wow the internet here is fast', and you reply with a page full of argument about ... me being responsible for global warming, because i use ... the internet. you need to get fucking laid, my man. you are coming across real strong like a cuck right now.

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