[ExI] former deceased nfl players...
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 11:30:12 UTC 2015
On Sun, Sep 20, 2015 at 11:11 PM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com>
> On Sunday, 20 September 2015, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com>
>> 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? :)
> The 1lb coal for 1 megabyte data figure can't be right. Global coal
> production in 2012 was 1.7e10 pounds, while estimated global IP traffic in
> 2015 is 8.7e14 megabytes (72.4 exabytes per month). I guess your figure
> must have come from much earlier in the history of the Internet. I remember
> that my dialup modem and the laptop straining to push the kilobytes through
> it used to get pretty hot in the 1990's.
### I used a sensationalist luddite number I heard some years ago but I
made sure to jocularly distance myself from it in this tongue-in-cheek
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