1. Post #1
    Fight until death, shoot until empty.

    November 2009
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    After years of playing such numbers extremely close to the vest, Google today released figures spelling out exactly how much electricity the companyís massive computing resources consume. Its data centers continuously draw 260 million watts--roughly a quarter the output of a nuclear power plant, says the NYT--to keep services like Gmail, search, Google Ads, and YouTube up and running around the clock and around the globe.How does that translate? Google also estimated that its total carbon emissions for 2010 were just below 1.5 million metric tons. Not all of Googleís electricity comes from carbon resources--a quarter comes from renewable fuels like wind, thanks to some deals the company has made with utilities--but thatís still some decent tonnage. Still, Google argues that its consumption really isnít so bad. Its data centers carry out billions of operations--a billion searches per day alone--and many of those save fuel. Google searches save trips to the library or the travel agent, for instance, offsetting the power consumed by its processing farms. And when you break it down itís not so bad, considering the vast numbers of people using Googleís services. The company said an average user consumes just 180-watt hours per month, which roughly equates to running a 60-watt light bulb for three hours. And how does that power usage break down? Google apparently didnít detail every last watt, but it did say that search queries only burn 12.5 million of those 260 million watts. As for the other quarter billion, itís probably a pretty even split between Gchat and Rebecca Black.
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  3. Post #3
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    seano12's Avatar
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    Google sucks.
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    January 2011
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    It doesn't save any electricity on the server, and barely any on the client.
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    September 2008
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    A quarter from renewables is pretty commendable. Good work Google.

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    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    It doesn't save any electricity on the server, and barely any on the client.
    2,696,805.237 Watt hours saved
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    April 2011
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    To spoil it that doesn't do much on CRT's and with most LCD screens that use a backlight.
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    Conservative Cunt who fucking loves piss
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    November 2007
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    I posted it mainly for lol value, I don't seriously use or advocate the use of it

  10. Post #10
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    January 2009
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    It doesn't save any electricity on the server, and barely any on the client.
    Although this isn't the point, I generally prefer bright on dark schemes. It's easier on the eyes in complete darkness at night, or right after waking up.
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