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Reply #30 posted 11/29/18 4:18pm

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EmmaMcG said:


DaveT said:



Really? biggrin That's a very interesting factoid! I'll be limiting myself as much as I can.

I resisted getting a smart phone for the longest time (mostly because I can't stand touchscreen keyboards and how often you end up pressing the wrong button!) ... but once I got one I fell in to that trap of scrolling through rubbish on my phone all the time ... pointless Google searches, social media rubbish, etc. Started off I'd pick up my phone during advert breaks, then during TV shows that lost my attention, then movies, then before I went to sleep. Total lightbulb moment though when I noticed how much I was on the thing and how little substance all the stuff I was looking at actually had.

Now I limit myself. My phone isn't near me if I'm watching TV or a film, and I'll pick up a book before bed rather than my phone. More environmentally friendly to as I'm charging my phone alot less.



Fun FACT. The word "factoid" doesn't mean something that is true. It just means that it's been reported to be true but might not necessarily actually be true. So saying something is an "interesting factoid" is basically saying that the you don't really believe it. Although in the case of Google searches being bad for the planet, I think "factoid" is the correct term. biggrin


Now THAT'S a fun factoid about factoids! lol



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Reply #31 posted 11/29/18 7:39pm

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I wish I could do more for Vanguard STEM beyond donating. I do make myself available to work in various church outreach programs like homeless relief gather supplies or distribution of disaster relief or lending a hand in veteran services, random stuff.

That's very cool, but to me that's been the problem. I can't commit to a cause, I too tend to do things randomly when I have downtime and for me it's worse because I do that once a year or so. Trying to be more proactive and incorporate volunteer work in my weekly schedule...thanks for sharing!



Small gestures still help. And I definitely understand finding it hard to commit to a specific thing there is so much need. But you are only one person and you can't save the world. Save one.

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Reply #32 posted 11/29/18 10:22pm

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..Why is that? I Read What I Did...?

I don't doubt that you read it. I read a story online about Michael Jackson plotting a big comeback next year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Off The Wall but reading something online (or in the paper) doesn't mean that it's true.


Umm...sorry? Do you have any clue how the web works? Google, the search engine, comprises many many computer servers, which *do* the actual searching - they run on electricity, yeah? ...I don't see what's so unbelievable about it....?

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Reply #33 posted 11/30/18 12:32am

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EmmaMcG said:


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..Why is that? I Read What I Did...?



I don't doubt that you read it. I read a story online about Michael Jackson plotting a big comeback next year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Off The Wall but reading something online (or in the paper) doesn't mean that it's true.


Umm...sorry? Do you have any clue how the web works? Google, the search engine, comprises many many computer servers, which *do* the actual searching - they run on electricity, yeah? ...I don't see what's so unbelievable about it....?




I think the planet is safe from Google searches.
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Reply #34 posted 11/30/18 2:43am

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EmmaMcG said:

domainator2010 said: I don't doubt that you read it. I read a story online about Michael Jackson plotting a big comeback next year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Off The Wall but reading something online (or in the paper) doesn't mean that it's true.


Umm...sorry? Do you have any clue how the web works? Google, the search engine, comprises many many computer servers, which *do* the actual searching - they run on electricity, yeah? ...I don't see what's so unbelievable about it....?


True, but I'm guessing those servers will be there doing their thing whether I Google search or not ... if everyone stopped using Google, maybe that would make a difference, but then its unlikely to happen and they'd be using something else to search with instead. Can't uninvent the internet.

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Reply #35 posted 11/30/18 5:08pm

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In New York....

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