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Old 10-10-2018, 01:39 PM   #241 (permalink)
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:53 PM   #242 (permalink)
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I just thought it was funny.
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:37 AM   #243 (permalink)
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When it comes to environmental impact, almost nothing is free and of course when a zillion people all do the same thing, the impact can be serious. Here's an article about Netflix and wi-fi which has some uncomfortable stats about something most of us indulge in all the time I imagine:-

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45798523

Here's a very striking quote if you don't feel like reading the whole article:-

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The lead scientist, Rabih Bashroush, calculated that five billion downloads and streams clocked up by the song Despacito, released in 2017, consumed as much electricity as Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, Sierra Leone and the Central African Republic put together in a single year.
The article also talks about the energy consumption of having round-the-clock wi-fi. Do you keep the wi-fi running even when you know you'll be asleep for eight hours? In my case, guilty as charged, I'm sorry to say. The only thing I can say in my defense is that I haven't downloaded the song Despacito - so that's good, right?
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:08 AM   #244 (permalink)
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So whats the actual environmental impact?

We are starting a superfund cleanup project (cooking the ground for a year) on a couple acres at my job which is going to cost $15million in electricity alone and thats just phase one. I wonder How that compares.
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:23 PM   #245 (permalink)
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So basically wi-fi is an environmental evil that will exist so long as it can exist cause no amount of knowledge will stop it? The internet is simply something that the human race will cling to until we simply can't through force.
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:27 PM   #246 (permalink)
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The internet tubes are leaking hate mail and ****posts into the ocean.
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:39 PM   #247 (permalink)
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The internet tubes are leaking hate mail and ****posts into the ocean.
Kiribati hates the internet and disposable diapers equally then.
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:26 PM   #248 (permalink)
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Despacito is a greater weapon against mankind than brute force ever could be.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:50 PM   #249 (permalink)
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^ Every time someone downloads Despacito, a puppy-dog dies on Kiribati.

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So whats the actual environmental impact?
^ I suppose that almost all elec production damages the environment somehow, so the higher the consumption, the worse the impact.

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We are starting a superfund cleanup project (cooking the ground for a year) on a couple acres at my job which is going to cost $15million in electricity alone and thats just phase one. I wonder How that compares.
^ Cooking the ground for a year sounds like extreme treatment - what contamination are you planning to clean up, DWV ?
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:23 PM   #250 (permalink)
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Mostly jet fuel, mercury, and PFAs from WW2 naval operations. This particular site is mostly BTEX. Another site we just started is littered with UXOs from the old shooting range.

Its all public info. Ill try and find our superfund specific site and post it.

Heres some stuff but not what i was looking for:

https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cu...cfm?id=0201178

https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/Si...ion=02&type=SC

(Mildly interesting, maybe)
I found my job listing from when I applied for the position: https://lensa.com/geographic-informa...2363b7b13b842f
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