Discussion in 'tech' started by Lain, 14 Apr 2013.
Did I mention I fucking hate cell phones?
Fuck cell phones, right in the ear.
Energy - an iPhone consumes more electricity than a refrigerator
Pretty wild claim, Tout. Wrong, in fact.
Fixed it for ya'
Voila Madame, en Francais dans le texte..
Depends on the fridge.
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What are we doing? Starting a band? They could play at the lesbian tent orgy events!
This Sears unit with French doors (in honor of Tout) requires 550 kWh of energy per year. Using 4.6 Wh per day, an iPhone itself consumes 1.7 kWh of energy per year. Multiply that by 10 for all the energy that cell phone towers consume to maintain that iPhone's connectivity.* The total for that iPhone is 18.7 kWh per year. Not the 322 kWh of Tout's article. Not even close.
*Working this out for say, 100 million iPhones in the USA, for example, that's 1.7 G-kWh per year. At Pacific Gas & Electric's current price for electric power ($0.10 per kWh), that's a PG&E bill to the cell phone companies of $170 million per year, a reasonable amount.
The time document of course talk about taking into account the energy needs its battery, wifi, or downloads, and data exchange.
Woahhh what a fridge!!!!!
That fridge is amazing!
Showing my mom this fridge, she will be remodeling her kitchen. Sometime in the next 5 years.
My parents just got that fridge! Well, the same kind, no idea if it is the same brand (but it does look IDENTICAL to the one int he picture!) It has the bottom freezer drawer with the shelves that pop out when you open it, and the fridge doors have a feature where you can just open the front of the doors to access the shelves on the door, instead of opening the whole fridge and warming it up just to grab some ketchup. It is easily the coolest fridge I have ever seen
Must be expensive this one.
And I never saw a fridge so nice and orderly clean.
It's a gorgeous fridge. We're going to need one in the next few years. Something like that is definitely on the list, but $3,000 is a lot for a refrigerator. Oh, well.
I did take battery, wifi, downloads, phone calls, and data exchange into account. The article's authors were grabbing the biggest numbers they could imagine for everything, ignoring an important fact: all the internet stuff exists for other purposes mostly, wired communications, not wireless. It's fraudulent to burden smartphones with the entire energy costs of the internet. Then the article's authors found the most efficient refrigerator available on the market (I couldn't find one that efficient at Sears.com). It's cherry-picking and data-distortion of the worst sort, for the sake of sensationalism masked as a technological discussion.
I must agree with you of course, i knew you or Lain would not let my post get away...
That a fridge for big families, are you so many home?