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very bad with terrible consequences for the environment
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oui

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Aug 2015, 07:32    Post subject:  very bad with terrible consequences for the environment  

today in my post box: the weekly paper from the next self-service store,,,

it offers reduces the price from SanDisk USB Stick Cruzer Blade 128 GB Exclamation from 71,00 Euro down to 27,95 next week!

I find it is absurd and terrible for environment and the supply of raw materials of the next generation...

why?

because if I have a 128 GB USB stick, I will probably not keep all the other one... Billions of USB sticks are suddenly worthless and can be discarded, and, as there is no deposit on such products to secure that they are collected carefully to not lose the raw materials the USB stick (how will go extra to a collecting place for a few gramm material, no one!) have a

TERRIBLE EFFECT

on the environment and assessment of our world wide raw material stocks.

distros making from the use of USB sticks a main focus like the new Puppy's accelerate that bad movement terribly...

pls back to the hard disk, quickly!!!

next problem, but only for users: can each hardware, can each OS manage correctly those big USB sticks?
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perdido

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Aug 2015, 08:01    Post subject:  

Even for this problem there is a puppy related solution.

We can make toys and not overfill the landfill!

http://www.digitalgeek.de/reitender-usb-hund.htm

(also gives new meaning to mounting a drive)
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Aug 2015, 09:15    Post subject:  

How is the price reduction bad for the environment?
It isn't.

How is a bigger flash drive bad for the environment?
It isn't.

How would a bigger flash drive automatically render the other smaller drives useless?
It won't.

The real thing to complain about is the fact that nobody recycles.

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Aug 2015, 11:34    Post subject:  

I think he means that low prices lead to consumption of things that really are not needed but that are bought simply because the price is not prohibitive.

Personally I've been fighting against the desire to replace the machine I'm writing this (a P4 from 2005), I'm afraid I'm losing. Smile

bark_bark_bark wrote:
The real thing to complain about is the fact that nobody recycles.

Pure fact.

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Aug 2015, 12:16    Post subject:  

Galbi wrote:
I think he means that low prices lead to consumption of things that really are not needed but that are bought simply because the price is not prohibitive.


I do see a need for a 128GB flash drive. You can run puppy off of it and store a lot of data on it.

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Aug 2015, 19:12    Post subject:  

The problem is as these 128Gb sticks get to market, the 8 and 16Gb sticks vanish. I find the waste to be that 120Gb I do not need. But then consider my place here, with a small puppy with an office that fits in a 512Mb partition (includes 128Mb save). /MHO
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