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Posted by sspence on May 11, 2009, 11:06 pm
We had a great time at the North Country Energy Fair. We had about 20
people attend our DIY Solar class, 10 at our Make your own
biodiesel class, and about 50 attend the off-grid water pumping and
filtration class we presented with a panel of 4 others, including Jim
Juczak of Woodhenge and Rob Roy of Earthwood. Rich Douglas covered
wind pumping, Jim covered deep well hand pumps, I covered filtration,
John covered solar pumps and Luke Martin covered well buckets. Robs
presentation covered pedal powered piston pumps. We gave about 30
rides on our E-Zip electric bike, and everyone had a lot of fun with
it. Our DIY Berkey Water Purifier was a big hit, as was the Natures
Head composting toilet, and the MRSA and Swine flu resistant cleaning
products. Tom Leue presented his Yellow Heat Veggie Furnace. You can
find more info on these products at http://www.healthynaturalclean.com ,
and construction details on the DIY Berkey at http://www.green-trust.org/fr=


Posted by Eeyore on May 13, 2009, 1:06 am

sspence wrote:

What an utter waste of time, taking us back about 200 years,


Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on May 13, 2009, 2:59 pm
 On Wed, 13 May 2009 02:06:09 +0100, Eeyore

Oh sure, a nitwit sitting in front of a 100+W computer, consuming
about as much again in lighting (to prevent "falling down the stairs"
in the daytime dontcha' know), and hacking out dozens of utterly
worthless Usenet posts all day every day, is surely the kind of
progress we don't want to let slip. Face it man, if you were out
working on an optimized TP hanger for a bucket toilet, you'd be making
a bigger contribution to the world than you are now.


Posted by Eeyore on May 13, 2009, 5:05 pm

wmbjkREMOVE@citlink.net wrote:

The lighting in this room is either 18 or 20W. There's an 11W one in the
hall too.

I've been using CFLs for decades. I think the drive for ever more powerful
and power hungry CPUs whose usefulness is immediately lost by bloated
operating systems is particularly retarted thinking too.

I've considered puting the low power laptop version CPU in my PC too. I
think it would pay for itself in around a year.


Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on May 13, 2009, 6:23 pm
 On Wed, 13 May 2009 18:05:33 +0100, Eeyore

That's strange, because in this thread
you were highly critical of me for suggesting a figure of 15W per
person, claimed that you would never use less than 20W, that you
needed 70W while using the computer, and implied that the computer was
on the stairs. I suppose that now you'll crank out a "clarification".
How are we supposed to know which version, if any, is true? Which is
one of the reasons that your posts are worthless.

You asked about low-power computers once, and IIRC I pointed you to
some that use about 10W. You didn't follow up because your priority
isn't to save energy, it's to pump out tens of thousands of silly
Usenet posts. Even so, you could do that with a 15W netbook and zero

I expect that "considered" is the operative word. But you haven't
responded to my main point - why are you spending so much of your life
trying to find fault with people who are working harder than you are?
If you really want to save energy with your computer, then turn it off
once in a while! If that's too difficult, then at least try learning
from what you read on it. One of the reasons I rarely bother with your
posts anymore is because I've seen so many examples of you repeating
blatant ignorance and spin that others long ago corrected you on.
Apparently, your sole purpose in posting to these energy newsgroups is
to write poorly-reasoned posts seeking to convince others that they're
fools for having any genuine interest in alternative energy. As far as
I can tell, you don't have any practical experience with the topic.
And how could you? There just aren't enough hours in your day, what
with all the bloody posting. It's beyond me why you'd expect anyone to
take you seriously.


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