[linux-elitists] BBC: Computers 'must become greener' (fwd from email@example.com)
Mon Mar 8 11:41:12 PST 2004
On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 10:14:35AM -0800, Teh Entar-Nick wrote:
> And then we all become gods when the extropian singularity
It could happen (it depends on how difficult naturally intelligent AI is).
But it's more a vingean singularity. Hence pretty unextropian.
> passes over our homes! FREE ELECTRICITY TO EVERYBODY, and hosannahs
> to Tesla!
No. Most likely it would be the end of the biosphere, you and me included.
Just industrial pollution on steroids, and the humanity at the receiving end
of it, for a change.
> If you can write a better article, then you ought to try. But
Andreas Grote has been spamming the c't with a series of mildly greenish
articles over the years. Unfortunately, it's in kraut, otherwise I'd put
> the one you pasted in was full of hand-waving, and the fact that you
I didn't paste an article. I retrocommented on the thread's comments.
> have to spend all this energy clarifying is a sign of its weakness.
I was more bemused by the depth of general ignorance on pretty
basic issues, rather.
> Perhaps you could give a rundown of the chemicals used in the process
> by weight, and list them based on the risk to flora and fauna and
> overall ecological health.
I could; but you, too, can google.
> I mean, hell, there's a bathtub in this flat that occasionally
> holds a hundred gallons of chemicals. OOOO, CHEMICALS!!! FEEEAR
Water usage as solvent is typically not taken into account, only waste
> Are there any good writeups on buildnig a super low-power
> low-heat server box? I'd love to move to a VIA chip for zork, since
You can buy them. There's one which takes 1/2 depth of 1U (fanless), so you
can put two of them into 1U.
> it's I/O bound, and even a lame low-power chip has to be faster than
> the K6 it's using now.
It is. I was wrong about the 1 GHz VIA, though. It's not yet available. The
fastest you seem to be able to do fanless is 600 MHz. The Nehemia one still
takes a fan.
> I don't know if mini-ITX in the answer, though. I'd like it
> to be rackable if possible.
I've seen some ads, but I can't stand up right now. I found
right away, so there must be serveral.
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