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[filmscanners] Re: keeping the 16bit scans; now=HD longevityOT

Actually Owen, no we can't go back to discussing Filmscanners, since
basically, there is nothing much to discuss about them, which is obvious
from the lack of traffic here otherwise.

What you perhaps fail to comprehend is that war in Iraq... it's being
fought over the power to drive your damn hard drives and computer 24/7.
  Perhaps if you took some ownership for that, you'd feel as
justifyingly guilty as you should.

Some happen to recognize that two plus two equals four, and others
choose to be either completely selfish or intentionally ignorant to the
relationship between waste of resource and both suffering for the poorer
inhabitants of this world who can't afford such luxury, and ultimately
how all wars turn on greed of resource.

The US currently both contains 90% of the economic wealth of the world
and uses about 90% of its energy resources.  Americans may think they
are that much more valuable to this planet than anyone else, but when
the question "why do they hate us so much" comes up, there, my friend,
is the answer.


owenpevans wrote:

> Since I was the first to state that I left my computer on 24/7 to save me
> from hard drive failure, I need to answer to this statement.
> It's wonderful to spew out ifas; wouldas; couldas; & shouldas like the rest
> of the world is wrong. Pontificating as such is noble and revered by Sierra
> Club members, Greenpeace organizers and environmentalists as a whole. Since
> I don't adhere to the views of Arthur and I don't belong to any of the
> groups aforementioned; I shall just apologize for being an energy hog and
> hope that I don't use as much energy as the environmentally conscious folks
> who do so much to save the planet!
> That said maybe the waste of energy and fuel as well as the inordinate
> amount of gases going into the earth's atmosphere from the tragedy of war in
> Iraq should be scrutinized a little closer than my computer sucking up a
> kilowatt a year??
> This is neither a political nor environmental forum so can we at least stick
> to filmscanners and stop with the soapbox fora?
> Please,
> Owen
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Meier" <filmscanner@meierlim.com>
> To: <owenpevans@rogers.com>
> Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2003 12:15 PM
> Subject: [filmscanners] RE: keeping the 16bit scans; now=HD longevityOT
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
>>[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Arthur Entlich
>>I'm not suggesting we should go back to horses and carts, but we do need
>>to be aware of each use and particularly waste and try to reduce it.
>>Where it has hardly any impact in reducing is the best place top
>>concentrate first. If you were limited to a specific amount of
>>electricity or energy use which was, say, 25% less than you currently
>>use, would you decide not to go to work several days a month (I know it
>>sounds inviting ;-)) or turn off lights you aren't using, turn off the
>>computer when it wasn't needed, compile several car trips into one,
>>etc... things that might not really alter you style of living while
>>still allowing for savings of energy...??
>>I'm not implying you're an "energy hog" but we have an energy hog
>>culture, and that does add up.
> Arthur, I didn't know that side of you. Totaly off topic but a very good
> comment that speaks right out of my 'heart'... I wish everybody would think
> that way... Bravo!
> Robert

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