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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.

Last edited by uziq (2022-07-14 04:17:52)

Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,790|5598|eXtreme to the maX

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
Member
+491|2945
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.

Last edited by uziq (2022-07-14 04:33:40)

Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,790|5598|eXtreme to the maX
How much power is burned to store photos of food though.
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uziq
Member
+491|2945
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.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,790|5598|eXtreme to the maX
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.

Last edited by uziq (2022-07-14 16:47:20)

SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+607|3212
I needed to jump a car and bought this little box. Super cool. It did its job no fuss.
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/91PF8cxu2ML._AC_SX679_.jpg
$99 Prime One Day
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+607|3212
I bought the new Google Pixel Smartwatch. Google's first and official Smartwatch
https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/g70upqgfJShnkx9TA2dAnw--~B/aD0xMzMzO3c9MjAwMDthcHBpZD15dGFjaHlvbg--/https://s.yimg.com/os/creatr-uploaded-images/2022-10/de016470-458a-11ed-bfee-9e8f8f63acb1.cf.jpg
And there is nothing Uzique can do to stop me.
https://media.tenor.com/rOIQU6d0Z6gAAAAC/metal-gear-solid-mgs.gif

Last edited by SuperJail Warden (2022-10-27 09:35:50)

https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
uziq
Member
+491|2945
i could probably see the (slight) use in a smartwatch if you're a teacher or a personal trainer or something.

totally useless to me though and way too ugly.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+2,015|6264|USA

That wristband still screams Scholastic Book Fair to me.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+607|3212
I got the wrist band in black.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
uziq
Member
+491|2945
what are you going to use it for? genuine question. don't tell me a teacher at their desk or lectern can't check their emails on their phone.
_j5689_
Dreads & Bergers
+361|6209|Riva, MD
I bought a 48" Sony Bravia A90K a few weeks ago, so now I'm finally in the 4K world.  PS4 Pro(namely Horizon: Forbidden West) looks amazing on it.  My XBox One X should be able to take advantage of the VRR and 120hz capability once I replace the broken hard drive in it with an SSD.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+607|3212
My pixel smartwatch came in. I think it definitely looks better than what I had before and also in general looks nice. I think they definitely did a good job making it look discreet.

https://ss7.vzw.com/is/image/VerizonWireless/google-r11-black-obsidian-ga03311-us?hei=400&fmt=webp
Better than what I had before
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/41GrwwkA6DL._UL320_.jpg

I haven't found much special uses for it yet but I really dig the health tracking. I did not like that I needed a data plan to use the LTE. The LTE capable version cost $50 more than the other version + you need to buy a plan with a carrier. The extra $50 is dick.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
uziq
Member
+491|2945
lmao. ‘looks neat but i haven’t found much use for it yet’. pretty well sums it up. bro you could get a $20 casio that looks exactly like that.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+2,015|6264|USA

If I swapped to iPhone and wanted a spy games wrist screen, I'd probably pair it with the apple series 8. Looks decent for what it is. Otherwise, just some old school casio quartz is fine.
_j5689_
Dreads & Bergers
+361|6209|Riva, MD
I got a 2TB Samsung 870 EVO to replace the broken hard drive in my XBox One X.  Probably overkill since I was only sometimes running out of space on the original 1TB HDD, but I figured I'd get the best possible drive since it's so tedious to replace it.  From what I understand, the XBox One OS can only do partition sizes that correlate with the size of internal drives that actually shipped in an XBox One, meaning you're limited to either a 500GB, 1TB or 2TB drive internally, so I went for the biggest one possible.  And the XBox One X in particular has a SATA III port, which the 870 EVO is fast enough to fully saturate for what that's worth.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+2,015|6264|USA

2TB sounds a bit artificially limiting. I wonder what their reason for that cap was. The ol' Microsoft "nobody will ever need that much?"
_j5689_
Dreads & Bergers
+361|6209|Riva, MD
I'm surprised they ever even shipped with that much drive internally tbh, and I think the 2TB ones were only ever limited launch editions of the One S & X.  The idea with XBox One is that you would use an external USB drive if you needed more storage, rather than upgrading your internal drive, whereas Sony allows swapping out the factory internal hard drive on a PS3 or PS4 with any off the shelf SATA drive via an easily accessible external slot.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+2,015|6264|USA

The Xbox naming scheme is utterly incomprehensible.
_j5689_
Dreads & Bergers
+361|6209|Riva, MD
Yeah I think XBox One was literally the dumbest name they could've ever come up with since it conflicts with what people were calling the original XBox, and Series is definitely the 2nd dumbest name they could've come up with.  I guess the marketing department thought it would've been disadvantageous to always be one number behind PlayStation, so they felt like they had to be original instead and have just repeatedly overdone it in the worst way.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+2,015|6264|USA

There must be some exec over at Microsoft whose Custer decision can't be backed down from now. IMO just call the next one XBox 6 or 7 so they're at or above Playstation's number. Unless there's already been one of those, I don't even know.

Nintendo doesn't really have a consistent naming scheme either but it's not confusing? Weird to explain.

Last edited by unnamednewbie13 (2022-11-24 17:58:57)

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