A proposition for Vai.com forums

This is the forum for all Steve Vai-related discussion including Steve's albums, videos, performances and frequently asked questions.
BlindVision48
Member
Member
Posts: 145
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:56 pm

Well, Im a pretty big enviromentalist, and love to see energy saving stuff going on.

Theres this site, called blackle.com

And its basically google but with black instead of white to save energy! I thought maybe Vai.com forums should try something like this.

Thanks for reading :D
pataman
Member
Member
Posts: 131
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:06 am

i think this is an awesome idea. whatever can help out.
BlindVision48
Member
Member
Posts: 145
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:56 pm

Well Im thinking Mikey would need to take care of it.
Mikey
Ex-admin
Ex-admin
Posts: 4520
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2003 10:51 am

If you use a flat-panel LCD display, I can't see how a black page would save energy, given that LCD panels are backlit.

Not using your computer to troll around on a message board to post stupid crap is another excellent way of saving energy... but then, I'm not referring to anyone who has posted in this thread so far...

Mikey :)
vai.com
pauldlr
Member
Member
Posts: 359
Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:11 am

Mikey, your on a roll today :lol: :lol:
User avatar
brentm
Member
Member
Posts: 857
Joined: Mon May 30, 2005 7:14 am

Haha..

That's the funniest thing I've heard in a while. I don't want to start a big long discussion (or have the thread locked in leiu of).... but...

We have all these green people in our office.. and not to say I'm not green... but they get on their proverbial soap boxes, put little recycle bins for plastic bottles that aren't accepted in the office recycling... etc etc..

And I'll say something like. "Eating beef is actually less green than driving a car (these guys are big beef eaters... ribs for breakfast, etc). I guess some Japanese scientist calculated the enviornmental impact of a serving of beef and figured that one serving releases the carbon equivalent of an ordinary car travelling at 50 miles per hour for 155 miles." Unfortunately, they don't bite... well, they don't stop biting into hamburgers.

Anyway, long story short.. I guess anything is helpful and it all contributes to prolonging the inevitable... but the bell has already rung... and reading a black screen to save kw is just too funny.. So thanks for that :)

Now where'd I park my Hummer?
Mr.crapo
Member
Member
Posts: 70
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:26 pm

Mickey is on Fire ! :lol:
User avatar
GreenMeanie
Member
Member
Posts: 674
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:52 am

BlindVision48 wrote: And its basically google but with black instead of white to save energy! I thought maybe Vai.com forums should try something like this.
I remember when they tried the forum black and green years ago and people bitched thus it stayed white.
User avatar
guyver_dio
Member
Member
Posts: 1164
Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:18 am

lol that's a riot, never seen anything so freaking pointless as blackle in all my life. Even if it did help, i spent 2 seconds typing a search in and then clicking the site i wanted which then just took me to the site which was practically all white lol. Like seriously how long do you sit on your searches. Never come across that site till just now and i lol'd hard. Especially because of the reason mikey pointed out, lol good thinkin 99.

If you wanna help save energy, go down your street and remind everyone to turn appliances off when they are not using them lol. There's like an infinite amount of things you can do to save energy that would make a world of difference before even thinking of making a website black lol. Something that really gets me about greenys is they get so caught up in thinking of new and better ways to save energy when they are neglecting some of the most obvious ones, like change all the lightbulbs in the house to energy efficient lightbulbs but leave a tv running in a room all day or something. It does happen, I've been witnessed to these idiots. Not suggesting you are one of those though I know a lot of them are really helping. All you gotta do is be a little more thoughtful then normal and switch off everything you switch on when you've finished using it. Simple
BlindVision48
Member
Member
Posts: 145
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:56 pm

Yeah.....
no need to be sphincters......

Just an idea
Vaiagra
Member
Member
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:16 am

On the contrary. I think we should be wasting as much energy as possible. At least until the Bush administration's reign ends.

I saw a program on the History chanel (or Discovery.. i forget) about the possibility of building a gigantic solar panel reflector thingy and sending it into orbit to harness energy from the sun. Theoretically, this solar panel should be able to fully power most of the US of A.

Yes, it's that simple. And it's doable.

So why should us Joe Shmoe's have to make inconvenient sacrifices while the powers that be could literally curb our dependancy on middle eastern oil and nuclear energy, significantly lower greenhouse gasses or provide natural, cheap and reliable energy?

Washington needs to wake the fk up.
Vaiagra
Member
Member
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:16 am

.. And as an environmentalist, why are you nitpicking through itty bitty and ultimately meaningless matters? 'Blackle' isn't going to save this planet.

It's like penny pinching. Sure, you don't have to leave a tip when you eat out. You'll definately save money that way. But God help you if I'm your waiter :lol: .

If you really want to save planet Earth, gather a bunch of green friends, stand in front of the white house with a loudspeaker, and create havoc until the Chimp wakes up and steps out on the balcony in his PJ's.

THAT'S the person you need to be focusing your energy on. Not Mikey, not Vai.com and not your next door neighboors.
Vaiagra
Member
Member
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:16 am

You should check out the Southpark episode 'Alert'. Season 10, episode 2 (or #141).

:wink:
User avatar
lydian2000
Member
Member
Posts: 1508
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:43 am

Vaiagra wrote:You should check out the Southpark episode 'Alert'. Season 10, episode 2 (or #141).

:wink:
A much better thing to do is to watch al gore's "an inconvenient truth", and THEN that south park episode, so that you can get the jokes in the first place and decide for yourself if the environmentalists are worth listening to.

I think they are. :wink: :peace
User avatar
notavirtuoso
Member
Member
Posts: 587
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:56 pm

Vaiagra wrote:On the contrary. I think we should be wasting as much energy as possible. At least until the Bush administration's reign ends.

I saw a program on the History chanel (or Discovery.. i forget) about the possibility of building a gigantic solar panel reflector thingy and sending it into orbit to harness energy from the sun. Theoretically, this solar panel should be able to fully power most of the US of A.

Yes, it's that simple. And it's doable.

So why should us Joe Shmoe's have to make inconvenient sacrifices while the powers that be could literally curb our dependancy on middle eastern oil and nuclear energy, significantly lower greenhouse gasses or provide natural, cheap and reliable energy?

Washington needs to wake the fk up.
How does the power get back down to Earth? How much is lost in the transfer. How much energy will we use designing, fabricating, launching parts into space and building, plus trips for maintenance? It sounds good in theory, but it isn't that simple.
Post Reply