[ExI] former deceased nfl players...

spike spike66 at att.net
Sun Sep 20 23:20:11 UTC 2015



From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Rafal Smigrodzki
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2015 3:38 PM
To: ExI chat list
Subject: Re: [ExI] former deceased nfl players...




On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 8:21 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:


>>…Every time we buy a ticket to a pro football game, every time we patronize a college bowl game or even the local high school team, we encourage a sport for which we now have pleeeeenty of evidence wrecks their brains, plenty.  Ja I know it is a fun sport to watch.  But it is bad news, very bad news.  If we participate at any level, we have helped these galoots do this to themselves.

>>…Go ahead, I am prepared to have my ass kicked, and I probably deserve it.  But football wrecks brains, and our society causes football.  So where is the collective guilt?


### I'll one-up you on that: They say that transmitting one megabyte of data over the internet equals a pound of coal (or something - exact numbers are for bores). There is a miner or trucker or some other poor schlub killed for every couple gigawatts that are used to push these bytes between us. So, Spike, you just callously contributed, through your internet and electricity demand, to the death on an innocent blue-collar worker! And he has children, who are now crying inconsolably!!


Are you feeling guilty yet?  :)






HAH got ya Rafal!  My family is from coal country.  I am practically made of coal.  Or rather I am chemically very similar to coal.  For every KW I devour computing and sending email, I create JOBS for poor schlubs and truckers and such, which feeds their families!  So I am saving them from a horrifying death of starvation and the hopeless heartbreak of unemployment, which often results in alcoholism and suicide.  I helped prevent this, just by using electricity.


So no, I am not feeling guilty, on the contrary.  I am feeling a warm fuzzy from a job well done.



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