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Global network of computers that communicate via common open protocols.

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If there is No reason why this site - Sustainable Living could Not have a Contest to choose a new Logo - what would the Contest look like? [migrated]

Why a new Logo and a Contest? To help move this Stack Exchange site (Sustainable Living beta) up from page 12 of 15 to at least page 6/15 of the ~170 sites by 'traffic',and move it off beta (status ...
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How much energy does it take to store 1 Terabyte of data in the cloud?

Some time ago I saw a documentary/infotainment program on television where they said that on average storing 1TB of data in the cloud costs 41 kWh of electricity per year. There was no further ...
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How much, if any, does resolution effect the net power consumption of watching online video?

I watch a lot of online video. I'd assume that for example videos on Youtube in 720p use less power than the same videos in 1080p. I think this might be because: more power is used by sending network ...
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How much CO2 do I cause with one Google search?

Is there any data about the CO2 emissions per individual Google search? Or are there none because Google is moving towards 100% renewable energy supply? Scope: Just the search query, no lifetime ...
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What is the environmental cost of encrypting your communications?

I am concerned by people's privacy in the Internet age, and the security that communication software and services offer, which is why I try to promote encryption in different everyday activities (...
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What are search engines with a focus on sustainability aspects?

Are there any internet search engines that emphasise a focus on one or more sustainability aspects in their day-to-day operations? For example, the extent to which their vision and activities ...
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The sustainability of Spotify

What are the arguments in favour and against using music streaming services such as Spotify in comparison to having music stored in a local folder and accessible offline? Sustainability can refer to: ...
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Green social media to connect with nearby people to help reduce carbon footprint

I find that it's difficult to associate with other sustainable thinkers, especially with the biggest sustainability challenge of them all - global warming. Is there some really famous green social ...