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pierre_pierre
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Looks like I will have to stop boiling the Kettle

Looks like Google will cost me  Grin http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7823387.stm
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Re: Looks like I will have to stop boiling the Kettle

Well, I have just made the tea, so I won`t be googling for the next 15 minutes, so that cancels each other out !  Cheesy
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Re: Looks like I will have to stop boiling the Kettle

I don't drink tea, so I'm all good.  Wink Notice the article doesn't mention the carbon cost of keeping the milk cold..
Maybe we should post our requests here for pierre to google so we have some consolidation.
Will also keep him out of mischief.  Grin
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Re: Looks like I will have to stop boiling the Kettle

I definitely wouldn't like Google's power bills!
Some of the info here http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/category/google/ is quite interesting
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Re: Looks like I will have to stop boiling the Kettle

You could always try using http://www.blackle.com/ to offset the carbon used in your search (see the site for the theory on this)
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Re: Looks like I will have to stop boiling the Kettle

It may save a small amount of power on CRT's but it does not make any difference on LCD screens as the backlight is on no matter if the screen is black or white.
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Re: Looks like I will have to stop boiling the Kettle

No true but worth leaving in case anyone is still using a CRT eh?
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Re: Looks like I will have to stop boiling the Kettle

I'm using CRTs, still not gonna use it...
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Re: Looks like I will have to stop boiling the Kettle

Why on earth does anyone still use CRTs, don't you want the extra desk space?
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No true but worth leaving in case anyone is still using a CRT eh?

Why is it not true? With LCD displays the backlight is permanently on no matter what colour is used.How they work is similar to CRT's is that they use filters consisting of the 3 primary colours but they use the LCD to block the light unlike a CRT which fires electrons to generate the colour.
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Re: Looks like I will have to stop boiling the Kettle

I think it's bad grammer should have been..
"No, true..."
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techguy
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Re: Looks like I will have to stop boiling the Kettle

Yes adiewoo, thats what I meant
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Re: Looks like I will have to stop boiling the Kettle

Blackle will only save energy if you use a CRT monitor.
In an LCD Monitor it will increase energy consumption.
LCD monitors are backlit whenever they are switched on. So to produce white, just the energy powering the backlight is used.
To produce black, the liquid crystals have to have maximum current passed through them to cause them to twist enough to black out the white backlight.
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Yes adiewoo, thats what I meant

You mean, "that's what I meant" Wink  Cheesy
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In an LCD Monitor it will increase energy consumption.

Generally yes but the amount of engery is small in comparison to the power that the rest of the electronics in the monitor is using.