1. SimonSage's Avatar
    So, last week Greenpeace basically said Apple's eco-friendliness in the management of iCloud was crap, but I'm curious how many users actually care. I don't think a lot of gadget enthusiasts really factor in their electricity usage when buying new toys, let alone subscribing to digital services, but I wanted to see if it's something you guys take into account. Stuff like manufacturing practices are easy to pin ecological concerns onto, and I was always a fan of Sony's Greenheart branding to identify their eco-friendly phones.
    04-27-2012 06:39 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Please don't get me started on the green movement.


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    04-27-2012 07:50 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    So, last week Greenpeace basically said Apple's eco-friendliness in the management of iCloud was crap, but I'm curious how many users actually care. I don't think a lot of gadget enthusiasts really factor in their electricity usage when buying new toys, let alone subscribing to digital services, but I wanted to see if it's something you guys take into account. Stuff like manufacturing practices are easy to pin ecological concerns onto, and I was always a fan of Sony's Greenheart branding to identify their eco-friendly phones.
    I don't consider it at all. It's a political hot potato, but IMHO, it's a huge load of certified BULLCRAP. Green movement, global warming, etc... making a lot of people rich (Al Gore), but making very little difference in every way, shape and form.

    Gotta run... have to fire up my 454 ci engine, turn on a dozen incandescent light bulbs (100 watters) and then chop down a tree or two...
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    04-27-2012 11:45 PM
  4. sherlock's Avatar
    Considering they are building a storage facility in Oregon where we have relatively cheap electricity I don't think it's an issue. The electricity here comes from dams and so many wind mills they have to dump water out of the dams without producing energy because the grid can't take it. I guess we need even more high tension lines heading south to California...
    04-27-2012 11:52 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't consider it at all. It's a political hot potato, but IMHO, it's a huge load of certified BULLCRAP. Green movement, global warming, etc... making a lot of people rich (Al Gore), but making very little difference in every way, shape and form.

    Gotta run... have to fire up my 454 ci engine, turn on a dozen incandescent light bulbs (100 watters) and then chop down a tree or two...
    Bravo, Bravo...'nuf said..


    Just Me, D
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    04-28-2012 12:21 AM
  6. redbeard's Avatar
    I guess there will will always be a flat Earth contingent among humans..
    04-28-2012 12:53 AM
  7. sherlock's Avatar
    I guess there will will always be a flat Earth contingent among humans..
    I suppose you're going to try and convince us that Armstrong et.al. landed on the moon?
    lol
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    04-28-2012 12:57 AM
  8. iDonev's Avatar
    Don't hate the player (Apple), hate the game (the "free for all" market system). If it's not profitable to make a change, the change is not made.
    Unless Apple goes 100% green (meaning ALL Apple Stores, cloud centers, production facilities, transportation methods, etc) - which will cost them probably all their money (and reducing their profit margins) - I am not impressed. Anything less than that is merely PR moves.
    04-28-2012 05:11 AM
  9. redbeard's Avatar
    I suppose you're going to try and convince us that Armstrong et.al. landed on the moon?
    lol
    No, I've learned that trying to convince people that are incapable (willingly or not) of understanding basic truths because they don't jibe with their wacky political beliefs spoon fed to them by pr firms is a waste of my time. So now I just shake my head and laugh, cause having a hurricane party doesn't mean the storm will spare you.
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    04-28-2012 08:04 AM
  10. redbeard's Avatar
    Don't hate the player (Apple), hate the game (the "free for all" market system). If it's not profitable to make a change, the change is not made.
    Unless Apple goes 100% green (meaning ALL Apple Stores, cloud centers, production facilities, transportation methods, etc) - which will cost them probably all their money (and reducing their profit margins) - I am not impressed. Anything less than that is merely PR moves.
    Well at least Apple is moving in the right direction, it isn't possible to be 100% green with today's technology, compared to some companies that are moving in the opposite direction, Apple is looking pretty damn good.
    04-28-2012 08:09 AM
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